Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
This trek provides an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western part of Nepal. The 18 day trek includes visit to range of landscapes and also different heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
Your arrival will be at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) from where we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
We take a one hour flight to Nepalgunj in southern plains of Nepal. Nepalgunj is the biggest city in the region and shares its southern border with India. It is hot and humid in Neplagunj but you can visit around town in the evening.
We will reach Juphal in 35 minutes. This small airport is the main entrance to the Dolpo region from the rest of Nepal. From here, we begin our trek downhill through grasslands till Kala Gaura. Then we follow a river upstream to Dunai. It takes three hours in total.
This hiking could take upto 6 hours as we have to gain 1,300 feet in altitude. Beauty of the nature will be our company on this day.
After leaving Tarakot we head toward Laina which is around 7 hours of journey through nature. Rivers will accompany us till we reach our destination.
Our next step is Nawarpani which is about 6 hours of trekking away. It is next to Laina Odarand there are several lakes and forests on the way.
Dho is a remote village and it takes about 7 to 8 hours to reach this village. Dho lies next to its neighbor village Tarap so they both are collectively known as DhoTarap.
Being in such high altitude, we are suggested to rest a bit due to change in humidity and temperature. Different cultural dance and performances can be arranged in the village for the entertainment of the tourists. Tarap is said to be the dream valley of vast plains in high mountains.
In order to reach Numa La Base camp we have to pass the upper Tarap valley walking on lush meadows. Crossing the vast land of Tarap we will reach our destination of Namu La Base Camp.
Leaving the Numa La Base Camp behind and continuing forward for 7 hours we will reach Pelung Tang. We have to cross the Numa La pass which lies above 17,000 feet on our way. The view from this high is what makes the trip worth all the trouble.
After breakfast we have to walk for 6 hours with a steep climb to reach the top of Baga La ridge which lies at 5070m. The surrounding landscape consists of distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range.Walking downhill from here for 3 hours takes you to Dojak Tang.
From Dojak Tang, we continue our journey through pine forest at first and vast grassland next till we reach Ringmo.
We walk to the Phoksundo Lake which is not far from Ringmo. The lake spread over 1.91 square miles is beautiful to say the least. As you might have seen in pictures, the landscape is surreal and that is why the Tibetan and Buddhist people consider this place sacred. At the maximum depth of 476 feet, it is the deepest lake in Nepal.
We will trek downhill to Chepka and follow the massive overhanging rock.We make our way through the thin forest and pass through villages till we reach Shyanta.
Following the trail that leads gently upwards, we will head to Jhupla. From the top of the ridge we can have glorious view of mountains. You can rest in the afternoon or explore the busy town market.
A 35-minute flight takes us to Nepalgunj. We will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.You might want to visit some landmarks of the city before we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation. We suspect you will have mixed feelings throughout the night: excited to get back home but sad to leave Nepal behind.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight. Goodbye.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
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