Duration: 10 days
Best season: October to May
Trek Grade: Moderate
Starting : kathmandu
Kathmandu [1400m] - Jalbire [1000m]
After breakfast we have a nice scenic drive of about 3 hours duration in which we can enjoy the mountain views! We head northeast on the road to Tibet to Balephi, which once used to be one of the main towns on the trade route to Tibet. The whole Balephi Valley is magnificent and from here we drive further on a dirt road to Jalbire for about one hour upstream to our first night camp at Jalbire. Jalbire is a lovely Newar village set on the banks of the Balephi River, where we gain an insight into the Newari culture and see the Hindu temple of Lord Bishnu.
Jalbiri - Chanaute [1350m]
Today we have about 4 hours of easy walking along a road to Chanaute. On the way we will pass through some small Tamang villages and a stunning waterfall. Chanaute is a small villages and home to Braman and Chettri people. Tonight we will camp by the school where we can relax and enjoy great mountain views!
Chanaute - Khani Gaon [2000m]
We have about six hours of walking from Chanaute to Khani Gaon. This is a more challenging day’s walk, with some steep uphill on small walking trails. We’ll be inspired though by the stunning villages, streams, and the excitement of passing local schools where we are quite an attraction! Khani Gaon is a Newar village, also known as Dalle Pokhari after it’s ‘cute lake’ tucked in a hollow near the school.
On the middle of 18th century, before the unification of Nepal, there was a fight between Gorkha and Bhaktapur and the people of Bhaktapur fled here and eventually settled. Once again we have excellent mountain views at our campsite!
Khani Gaon - Rest day
Today we get to relax, or explore the culture and tradition of this interesting and picturesque Newar Village.
: Khani Gaon - Forest Camp [3150m]
Today we have a steep walk up through the Rhododendron forest. We have about 6 hours of walking today and while harder than previous days, it is a great chance to take in the truly beautiful forests of Nepal. On the way we will see some nomad houses for cattle and if we are lucky we will see some wild animals and birds. Tonight we will get wild and camp in the forest!
Forest camp - Pati [3765m]
Today also involves steep uphill climbing, so we take it easy on the way up and enjoy the surroundings! We ascend towards incredible views through pine and rhododendron forest. Having climbed for about 4 hours, we have plenty of time to relax when we reach Pati. We can enjoy taking in the glorious mountain views and check out the rest houses made for pilgrims taking the trek to the holy Bhairav Kund.
Pati - Bhairav Kund [4250m]
This morning we have about a 1 hour walk up hill and then it levels out and we continue for about 2 ½ hours to our destination - Bhairav Kund!
Bhairav Kund is a stunning holy lake (Kund means ‘lake’) at 4250m. It is an important pilgrimage destination and once a year in June/July pilgrims come to pay their respects at the temple dedicated to Bhairav (the destructive form of Lord Shiva) and bathe in the holy lake.
Bhairav Kunda - Bhairav Kunda top - Sherpa Gaon [2500m]
This morning we are up early to catch the sunrise! Our heart starter is an uphill walk of 1 ½ hours to the top where we are richly rewarded by magnificent views over Langtang, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwalling Range and the Tibetan Range.
After this awesome morning treat we will trek down steeply for about 6 hours through stunning forest to Sherpa Goan.
Sherpa Gaon - Larche [1500m]
Today is our last day of walking and we follow our trail down for about 3 ½ hours to the bank of the Bhote Koshi River and our destination of Larche. We will camp here and if we take a walk of about 30 minutes to the natural hot spring, we can take a hot shower and then relax back in camp!
Larche - Kathmandu
Today we head back to the comforts of Kathmandu! We board our bus and it will take us about six hours through stunning scenery to drive back to Kathmandu.
• Accommodation in different standard hotels as per our different category package with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
• All necessary transportation from airport to airport as applicable.
• All inclusive treks with food, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, sleeping bag and mattress.
• All trekking permit, TIMS Card and national park fees.
• An experienced English-speaking, Trained, educated, professional and friendly staffs (Guide & Porters, Cook ,Sherpa etc..) including their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation
• All government & Local taxes
• A comprehensive medical kit
• Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures
• Departure to Airport
• Nepal visa Fee
• International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Hotel in Kathmandu
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle and cold drinks,etc)
• Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike road blocked etc.
• Tips for guides and porters
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