Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl.
airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel
in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for
welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu
and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our guided day
trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu
and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus
temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the
subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba),
and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of
Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring
surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which
is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding
prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise.
After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey
temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and
enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas
visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and
can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk
in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about
your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and doesn't in the trek?
Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question
and remaining time explore the surrounding areas or simply relax at the hotel.
Drive to Barabise and trek near Simle (860m/2821ft), 3-4 hrs walking
This morning after breakfast we'll start our journeys with drive towards the
Bhote Koshi Valley reaching at Barabise a large village and a bazaar, situated
merely 10 km from the Tibetan border, on the only motor able highway that connects
to Lhasa, Tibet from Kathmandu. After a short preparation, we start our climb
up from the bazaar heading to Simle. Our trek climbs above from the busy bazaar
of Barabise for an hour then coming on the gradual path till we reach to our night
camp between the rural village of Simle and Budipa approx. at 1,130m after nearly
3 hours of good walk.
Trek to Dolangsa (2,510m/8233ft),4-5 hrs walking
We start our today's walk following the path through number of small farm villages
and terraced fields, and small patch of cool forest then gradually climbing and
crossing many small streams, until we reach at Dolangsa, a small village on the
bottom of the Tinsang-la pass with a primary school yard for camping. People in
this village are of Sherpa tribes and there is a small monastery just above the
village. Our camp will be on the open clearings in the village itself.
Trek to Tingsang-la (3,319m/10886ft), 4 hrs walking
Today, our route follows above Dolangsa village, starting with a steep climb
passing by the monastery and beyond through prickly-leaved oak woods and rohododendron
forest coming to a clearing with a small settlement of cattle herders after two
hours of steady walk, from here our walk continues further for another 2 hours
to Tinsang La. We can notice there is a remarkable change in the vegetations,
as the walk gains altitude every hour or so, and then reaching at the top ridge
of Tingsang-la. We get excellent views from the Pass looking over towards Gaurishankar
and onwards the Tashi Lapcha. After good hard climb to the pass a short descend
on the grassy meadow lead us to our overnight camp overlooking grand views of
the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks, camp is made where there is
number of old temporary shade of the Sheppard as this place happens to be summer
pasture. An early morning view from this campsite is well worth the effort of
waking up earlier.
Trek to Bigu Gomba (2,310m/7577ft), 4-5 hrs walking
After an early morning view of the superb scenery, our journey continues with
an hour and half descend to the settlement of Ruphtang situated on a small hill
top amongst the terraced fields. After a brief stop here,walk follows on the downhill
slope path to a small stream. From here nearly two hours of gradual climb will
reach us to our overnight camp on the large grassy field just few minutes away
from the Bigu Gomba premises. From the camp we can see large stupas for a nunnery,
each stupa which houses about 30 nuns and the nuns are mostly Sherpa women. Here
we have ample time for a visit to Bigu Gompa, a fine and interesting monastery
set among juniper on a terraced hillside. The building which houses a nunnery
was built around 1933.
Trek to Chilangka (1,930m/6330ft), 4-5 hrs walking
From here our trek leads to a long descend through the terraced fields towards
Sangwa khola, which later joins the Tamba khola, coming to the warmer area after
a good walk of two hours. The path then gradually climbs after crossing the bridge,
the path winds up leading through Lading and continues to Chilangka after 2-3
hours of walks for the overnight camp high above the river. It is a quiet and
lovely spot with splendid views across the terraced hillside, and down to Bhote
Trek to Bulung (1,890m/6199ft), 5-6 hrs walking
Our journey onwards the east above the Sangwa khola, crossing several tributary
streams the path leads to gradual walk with few ups and downs in between and then
coming to Chutara, well decorated with religious paintings. Chautara are interesting
structures and are found along trails through out Nepal which is a lateform often
stepped on which a weary traveller and porters can easily rest their heavy load
without having to lower it to the ground.Sometimes found in good spots almost
in homage to the landscape, and invariably they are bulit around two holy trees
Pipal (Ficus Relgious) and Bahar (Ficus Bengalise) whose spreading roots cling
to the platform. After short rest admiring the surrounding view of the landscapes,
our trek from here leads to the winding trail towrds the corner of the Gyalsung
Danda (ridge) above the river, and then leading downhill towards Bulung for our
overnight stop in this widely spread village, Camp is made is near by the school
yard of this village Bulung.
Trek to Gongar Khola (1,430m/4690ft), 5-6 hrs walking
This morning our trek starts from Bulung village leads to north east along the
trail above the Tama Koshi through the village of Yarsa and Warang, walking along
the seldom used path at first, but after a an hour of good trek the trail becomes
something of a highway, on this broad winding road with excellent views of Mt.Gurishanker.
Traversing through intensively terraced farmfields, we then skirt past the village
of Orang and coming through few small ridges and finally our route leads to a
steep downhill path to the junction of the Gongor Khola and Tama Koshi, and the
small settlement of Gongor on the wide valley floor where we make our overnight
camp by the river after a good walk of six hours.
Trek to Simigaon (2,000m/6560ft), 4-5 hrs walking
Leaving Gongar, the trail continues along the west bank of the Tama Koshi, which
narrows into a gorge then reaching at Chetchet and its beautiful waterfall. Having
descended to almost the same height as our starting point after an hour or more
walk, the climate here is once again hot and slightly humid. Shortly afterwards
we cross the Tama Kosi river and make a steep climb for an hour to the village
of Simgaon, after the steep portion the walk leads to gentle up to the village
of Simigaon, where we camp beside a Gompa 20 minutes above the main village with
more fabulous views of
Trek to Dovan (2,850m/9348ft), 5-6 hrs walking
Today, our route leads towards north east. Beginning the walk on the gradual uphill
slope passing through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests and pasture
with numerous clearing that are used for summer grazing. In this area the change
from lush Tama Koshi to the mountain side of Rolwaling Valley is very distinct.
Depending upon the season, if the monsoon flood has washed much of the trail which
usually happens sometimes in this case, we either take the high path that climbs
steeply towards the ridge of the Sambur Danda, crossing the Daldung la at 3,976m.
as a safer
alternative.Our walk continues contouring above the hill side and then descending
to the river passing more huts in an area called Gyalche. After reaching the valley
floor we cross a small wooden bridge to our camp at Dovan, a small unlikely clearing
in the dense forest of the steep valley side.
Trek to Beding (3,690m/12,103ft), 5-6 hrs walking
Today, crossing the Rolwaling khola we take a path leading through the jungles
on the northern side, the walk heading to a gradual climb then coming to a clearing
passing along little settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields
and reaching at Beding for the overnight stop after a good walk of five hours
or more with time to visit Beding village. It is the principal Sherpa village
in the Rolwaling area which is situated in a narrow gorge enlivened somewhat by
its well-positioned Gompa, comprising about sixty houses. There is a Hillary school
in Beding. We'll overnight here at camp.
Trek to Na Gaon (4,180m/13,710ft), 3-4 hrs walking
From here we feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding
high mountains. Our trek today will be a short walk of three hours or more along
the Rolwaling River, taking easy on this high altitude terrain with its impressive
scenery of the surrounding high landscapes and the snow capped peaks. Our walk
continues slowly in order to acclimatize, just before Na the valley opens out
into classic, glaciated in U-shape. On reaching to our overnight camp at Na which
is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Beding and
beyond, it is a summer yersa (grazing pasture) and potatoes are grown. There is
a roughly built monastery here. Our camp is made on this grassy field with time
to relax and marvel the surrounding beauty. Ahead, up the valley beyond Na, the
majestic summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence
of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers.
Acclimatization day at Na Gaon.
Today, after long time walking you may have full day at leisure and relax at
your camp. Day time you can explore the local areas and enjoy your full day with
out waking. This nights you can chill out with your fellow staff and crews who
offer you normally everyday at dance party in the camp with flute and tom-tom.
Rest and relax at the camp.
Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa (4,560m/14957ft), 4-5 hrs walking
After a pleasant time at Na our actual adventure begins from here onwards, morning
walk starts crossing the river to the south bank and then following a shallow
stream to a crossing point near Yersa at Sangma, the last place of the cattle
herders. After the wooden bridge climbing up on moraines, traversing steeply above
the main stream until finally we reach the terminal moraine, near behind is the
dammed of Tsho Rolpa. The lake sometime known as Cho Pokhari, we will make our
campsite on sandy level ground to the south side of the Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk after
4-5 hours of scenic hard walk. From the camp splendid views of the surrounding
peaks can be seen including Tsoboje 6,689m and Dragker-Go 6,793m.
Trek to Drolambau Glacier near Tashi Laptsa Base Camp (5,400m/17,712ft) 5 hrs
From camp the path traverses the moraine above north side from the lake, continuing
right along the moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs, as the walk follows
high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further up we have
to trek along the centre on the hard rocky glacier to our camp below the Drolambu
ice-fall. The steady walk leads us to the lowest point of the icefall and then
climbing to the easiest point to gain the Dromlambau glacier. Around this section
there is some danger sometime of rock falls. The middle moraine providing a route
up the glacier, we then stop for the overnight on finding a suitable campsite
where the glacier flattens out, here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain
scenery in this wild and impressive place.
Traverse Tashi Laptsa Pass (5,755m/18.876ft) and camp on the other side of
Khumbu area. 7-8 hrs walking
Today is the main high light of this adventure journey, starting well before sunrise
following the glacier again for an hour and half, then reaching a spur which gives
an easy access to our route on the upper glacier? Here we will fix ropes and make
steps and ledge for the porters, although the terrain is not so difficult, just
a precaution that we must imply in this kind of mountain landscapes. After everything
is set for the final climb, a further 3-4 hours climb amidst wild and mind-boggling
scenery leads us to the top of the pass at our highest point of this trek at Tashi
Laptsa pass, where there are buddhist prayer flags and cairns.This will be our
longest day of trek and its important to keep up a good pace to make sure that
we reach our camp on the other side of the pass well before dark. From the pass
along with the magnificient view of the surrounding snow capped peaks our walk
follows downhill for another 3-4 hours towards Ngole and further near past the
glacial pond of Parchemuche-tsho and just before Tengpo for the overnight camp
at around 4,900m.
Reserve day in case of delay in the schedule due to bad weather.
Today, we have reserved it as a spare or contingency day, in case we face problem
with the weather or delay in our schedule due to unforeseen reason. If all goes
well as per the Itinerary days we can have a well earned rest day further down
or can be used whenever the situation calls.
Trek to Thame (3,800m/12,464ft) 5-6 hrs walking
After a long hard day, walk from here will be enjoyable most of the way to Namche
beyond. From the camp below the Khumbu side of the pass our path follows eastwards
over snow slopes the trail from here is well marked and continues its long descent
down the upper reaches of the Thame Khola to Thengpo, with excellent views of
Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Makalu and Lumding Himal above the Thame Khola, after an hour
or more arriving at dozen or so shepards huts that makes this place Thengpo with
wide pasture field. Another two hours of gradual descend will bring us to our
end of our walk for today at Thame Village and our first hint of trekkers civilisation
since Beding. There is a very old interesting Monastery at the upper end of the
village. At Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-la into Tibet branches
north follows the Bhote Koshi, which incidentally 2-3 rivers so named on this
Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,450m. 4-5 hrs walking
Today it is a pleasant walk way down to Namche, an affluent rich Sherpa town
and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market, fresh foodstuffs
are brought up from lower villages to barter or sell. Walk leads east from the
camp with a short downhill to the bridge over Bhote Koshi river, from the bridge
20 minutes climb to reach the gradual descend and passing through number of villages,
Mani, prayer walls and pass into the pine woods on this gentle winding path, after
3-4 hours of pleasant walk, Namche Bazaar comes into view from the top ridge where
the trail splits into many direction the north from the Mani stupa leads towards
Khunde and Khumjung. Our route heads downhill with a view of Namche down below
with colored roofed houses. After a 45 minutes descend reaching at Namche for
the overnight camp.
Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 4-5 hrs walk
An easy day downhill walk today; from Namche an hour walk brings us to the confluence
of Bhote Koshi and Imjatse River that makes the Dudh Koshi which we follow most
of the way. From here we cross the long suspension bridge with a short climb into
the pine woods, the walk will be on the busy path full of trekkers, locals, porters
and pack animals, reaching again back to the river bed, the gentle trail follows
the river downstream passing through many farm fields and villages then coming
at the entrance of Sagarnmatha National Park in Monjo village.
After Monjo another 2 hours of good walk leads us to camp at Phakding near
the river Dudh Koshi with enough time for a walk in the village.
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 3-4 hrs walking
Last day of this great trek will be another good walk to Lukla; you can walk at
leisurely pace, enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill
the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approximately 45
minutes from a place called Cheplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching
Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa
crew, porters and trekking members and overnight at last tented camp.
Fly back to Kathmandu
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel.
Leisure at Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel
or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family,
friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence
any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll
be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your
We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!