Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative welcomes and assists you with transfer to your Kathmandu Hotel. After time in getting refreshed, that evening you'll be invited to a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. You’ll also receive a trip briefing before retiring for the night at the Hotel.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
We have three different time intervals for bus departure but since the bus fills up quickly, we ensure an early start and try get on the bus first. Leaving the new bus park in Kathmandu, we start passing through valleys, hills , forests and villages as it slowly descends to the Trisuli valley. We stop at Trisuli Bazar for lunch. The road now climbs and as it does we get enchanting panorama’s of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna’s, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the peaks of the Langtang region. At Dunche we pick up our national park permits and then descend down to SyabruBensi where we have a night sleep in a tea house.
A tough start today as we climb 850mthat morning to the top of RonggaBhanjyang (2237m). As you climb, you’ll see a road that winds its way up to the pass making numerous nerve wrecking switch backs. From the pass the road flattens and after 30 minutes or so we reach Chauhattarwhere we stop for lunch. After lunch we walk a further two hours where we arrive at Gatlang, our next two night’s accommodation in tea houses.
Yesterday was a tough climb and so today we take things a little more easily as we explore the immediate surrounding area. A 45 minute climb takes us to ParvatiKundalakewhich passes through an old abandoned village (named Khedo) and within the vicinity, an old monastery. Not far from here we also visit a cheese factory where you can stock up some supplies for the coming days.Making your way down to the road and to BalbhuttoBhanjyang, you can’t help taking splendor in the views of SanjenHimal,Ganesh Hiaml,Langtang range, and the Gosaikunda range. Ghale palace is also ruined not far from here of which can also be explored.
This region of Nepal is inhabited by the Tamang people. You’ll have many opportunities along the trail in sharing a milk tea with them and as you will agree,an unforgettable experience.We arrive at ParvatiKunda after a 45 minute walk and then 30 minutes beyond that we arrive at a junction patrolled by the military. Taking the left trail it climbs slowly for the next 4-5 hours to Yuri Kharkapassing through Bamboo forest,pines and a dried lake along the way. We camp in tents at Yuri Kharka for the night.
It’s a two hourhike this morning to the top of KhurpuBhanjyang (3710m) passing through beautiful Rhododendron forests and other flowering plants. If you’re lucky, you may spot the much beloved YarsaGumba which is traded at high value between the Nepalese and the Tibetan’s.It’s of great value to them as it has many medical implications including the helping around impotency. If you really want to be blown away, ask the guide about its life cycle (like no other on earth). We take the trail on the right hand side of the ridge for about two and a half hours to get to Weeche where we camp in tents for the night.
We set foot that morning across a ridge that provides splendid views of both Somdang and Jageswor valley. The trail passes through beautiful grasslands and small Chortens. A further one and a half hours you trek through a Dhupi forest where life seems to have been suspended in time only to eventuate at a deep river valley.The valley is quiet and not spoilt as you continue another 45 minutes through grasslands. As you arrive at Jageswor Lake, you have the remaining afternoon to relax or take an optional side trip to the Old Dried Lake. We camp in tents that night.
The trail becomes fairly rocky as we reach the top of the JagesworKharkapassing many Chortens along the way. From here we can see views all the way up the Trishuli Valley to Gosainkund. The trail continues up and down for a number of more hours along rocky grassland as we reach GausyongKhola and then ChhupchungKhola. We camp in tents here for the night.
Traversing that morning over a rocky trail and through a deep valley, two hours later we arrive at Chhupchung dada. We continue past a dried up glacial lake as we proceed to Sanjen Valley where we have the opportunity to rest for a day.
Today is a day of relaxation in and around the camp. If you follow the river toSanjenHimal you can make a small side trip from here to Dilbulake. Roaming around the big grassland area’s you may glimpse both domestic and wild life animals here.
Today requires walking up and down a little while many Tamang villages along the way will offer their kind hospitality. Passing through Gongang and Chilime villages, after walking two hours you arrive at Thambuchet. There is then a further two hour climb up to RonggaBhanjyang before finally making the final plunge back down to SyabruBensi where you may enjoy a hot shower, some alternative foods, and a beer to quench that thirst.
We descend this morning reaching a deep gorge and a wooden bridgewith which we cross. Following the SanjenKhola River, there are small Tamang villages and large forests of Cedar, Bamboo, Rhododendrons, and various herbal plants along the way. On arrival to Tatopani (tato meaning hot and Pano meaning water) you will have the opportunity to bath in the natural hot spring. You will find it helps in relaxation and the local superstitions say that it also helps in healing numerous diseases.
The road you took to get to SyabruBensi is the same road you take to go back to Kathmandu. The initial climb to Dunche takes considerable time but once past Dunche it’s mostly downhill from there. You may still need to get out of the bus at the Police check point though.
Todayis usually a day spent for last minute souvenir and gift shopping. A representative is also interested in meeting one last time to understand how your trek went, if there were any problems along the way and or whether we are in any way able to provide you further service or assistance. That may be with onward transport arrangements, travelling information and or maybe further interest in joining one of our other treks or tours available to you.
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!