HIMAL TREK 15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS.
Day 01: KATHMANDU/BUDHANILKANTHA/SHIVAPURI
(8500 FT.). Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha for 45 minutes. An ascend
for one and half hour will reach you to Nagi Gompa, from here you will have
the bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley. Hot lunch will be served near Nagi
Gompa. After lunch you will trek through the rhododendron forest with
different kind of orchids and wild flowers for three hours. Overnight camp
in Shivapuri, from here one can have the good view of Himalayan ranges on
one side and other side you will have view of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 02: SHIVAPURI/PATI
BHANJYANG (5860 FT.). Follow the ridge for about 3 hours to reach Sherpa
Gaon for lunch stop. After lunch, ascend to Pati Bhanjyang for today's
overnight camp via Chisapani.
03: PATI BHANJYANG/KUTUMSANG (8000 FT.). Ascend steeply to Namche Danda
and descend gradually to Kutumsang for overnight camp. Lunch will be served
Day 04: KUTUMSANG/THAREPATI
(11800 FT.). Today the trail ascends to Golbhanjyang Kharka and then
descends gradually towards Thandang Daura. Lunch will be served. Now the
trail ascend for about 3 hours passing through the rhododendrons forest to
reach our camping place of Tharepati.
Day 05: THAREPATI/TARKEGYANG
(9000 FT.). Descend through the forest quite steeply but it is compensated
by the cool shade of rhododendron forest. Lunch will be served in Melamchi
river. Cross the river and descend for about 3 hours to reach Tarkegyang. If
time permits, you can visit the village to get an idea of the culture and
way of life of the people. You may be invited to some homes for 'Chhyang' or
local beer or perhaps a cup of lasted butter tea. Most houses are
beautifully decorated with carved cupboards containing old pots mostly made
of brass. You may able to do some shopping by the way of curios and
Day 06: TARKEGYANG/SERMATHANG
(8600 FT.). From Tarke Gyang the trail leaves the village near the big
guesthouse and follows the electricity supply line around the hillside to
Parachin. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between
Parachin and the pretty village of Ganjwal at around 8200 ft. At the end of
the village the lodge sells beer and soft drink. The trail drops down from
the ridge of the ridge but then continues at around the same altitude along
the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams and waterfalls and
picking its way over the debris from a huge landslide. Finally it passes a
Gompa at the edge of the large village of Sermathang. There is a Langtang
National Park office in the village.
Day 07: SERMATHANG/YANGRI
RIVER (6900 FT.). The trail follows the ridge about 3 hours down to the
lunch place. After having lunch, trek along the bank of the river for
overnight camp at Yangri.
Day 08: YANGRI/DUKENG
(6900 FT.). Today trek all the way straightly about 5 hours passing through
the scattered bushes and trees to reach the camping place at Dukeng. Lunch
will be served enroute.
Day 09: DUKENG/NASIM
PATI (11850 FT.). The trail ascends steeply and steadily across stony,
grassy pastures to cross the ridge. From the ridge the route descends
through forest. The descent to Hile Bhanjyang is steep. In spring this can
be in deep snow with difficult icy sections in the gullies. The trail
finally climbs steeply to a hillock at 13000 ft., then traverses open ground
along a flagstone trail to another crest. The views are wonderful in clear
in weather. There is a stone house above Nasim pati and well-trodden trails
that lead off the ridge crest to both east and west.
Day 10: NASIM PATI
/ PANCH POKHARI (13300 FT.). It's about a four hour climb on a well defined
trail to Panch Pokhari, five holy lakes at 13300 ft. There are two
metal-roofed huts, a sheet metal enclosed shrine to Shiva and a pile of
cast-iron tridents. During the June/July full moon thousands of Nepalese
come here to worship. You should not wash in the holy stream near the
temples. There is often snow on this ridge.
Day 11: PANCH
POKHARI Rest day for local excursion.
Day 12: PANCH
POKHARI / GAI KHARKA (8300 FT.). Return to Nasim Pati and descend west on a
good trail past several ravines with water. Today we overnight here. Lunch
will be served enroute.
Day 13: GAI KHARKA/
YARSA (7200 FT.). The descent continues through forest on a sometimes steep
and rough track crossing two major water courses. Pass a few substantial
villages then descend a small and very steep trail directly to our today's
Day 14: YARSA/
PHUSRE (6600 FT.). Today two hours of easy walking takes you to your lunch
place at Barshyap. If weather is fine, you can get magnificent view of
Langtang, Gosainthan, Dorje Lakpa, Phubri Chayachu and other peaks. Descend
gradually for about 2 hours through a rhododendron forest to reach Phusre,
for tonight's camping.
Day 15: PHUSRE/
SHEOLI (6000 FT.). It is a further steep down for one and half hour through
a rhododendron forest. The route continues following a ridge for two hours
to reach Phuchusay for lunch. After lunch descent gradually passing through
villages for about 4 hours till your camping place.
Day 16: SHEOLI/
CHAUTARA/ KATHMANDU After breakfast, ascend gradually for two hours passing
through villages towards Chautara. From here, transfer by car/coach to
Kathmandu for approximately 4 hours.
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