Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures’ representative will greet you. You will be dropped off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip and the next day’s sightseeing trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After a lovely breakfast in the morning, we start guided sightseeing tour to some most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We will be visiting some landmarks which are considered as World Heritage Sites. This Sightseeing will be fully informative and historical. We start our day from Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples, followed by Bouddanath, the ancient Buddhist Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Following our day to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the plaza in front of the royal place of old Bhaktapur. In the afternoon we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the old royal place complex which was built on the 14th century. After we finish sightseeing we follow the local market called Ason, crossing the busy local area we reach our hotel at Thamel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Early in the morning we have a flight to Nepalgunj, western part of Nepal. The city is situation on the flat or Terai part of Nepal. This will be our transit point for our flight the next day to Juphal, Dolpo. (Flights to Dolpo take place only in the morning, so we stay in Nepalgunj for a day.)
We take an early morning flight to Jhupal, which is a beautiful town located in the foothills of Dolpo. Upon landing, we start walking downward to the riverside and follow the river upto Dunai, the capital of Dolpo.
Trek to Tarakot passes through old and new suspension bridge which gives us a thrilling experience .The trail than pass through thick pine forest, Tarakot is small village where we can see terrace farming with wheat and millet.
Today’s attraction are the small villages which we pass through. Overnight in Laini Odar.
Trek passes through narrow gorge and head toward inner Himalaya valley leaving behind the juniper bushes. Overnight in Ghyamgar.
The rest day includes a short hike to nearby monasteries and houses where we meet locals. The people here practice Buddhism. Overnight on Dho Tarap.
We trek towards the upper Tarap valley with scenic views and the grassland. Passing by Buddhist monasteries, the trail becomes challenging until Numala Base Camp. Ovenight in Numala Base Camp.
|Day 11||Trek from Nummala Base Camp to Danigar (4631m/15,194ft) via Numa-la Pass (4440m/14,567ft) - 7hrs|
It is a tough and long day of trek as we cross Numala Pass on steep trail all the way but as we reach the top of Numala, the beautiful views of mountains make us forget about the strenuous walk. The trail than descends to Danigar. Overnight in Danigar.
Today we trek through steep hills of Bagala that offers splendid views of Mt. Kajirowa, then we descend down to Yak Kharka pastures for cattles in the village.
The trail passes through pine forest and alpine vegetation, we walk through gradual high and low terrain. The walk is short and easy for the rest of the day till Phoksundo, a beautiful Tibetan village where we stay overnight. Overnight in Phoksundo.
Today is a special day as we hike towards the crystal clear water of Phoksundo lake. The untouched nature surrounding the lake puts our hearts and mind to peace and calmness. We might see yak caravans along the way, heading to Tibetan borders which is around four hours from where we stand. The famous Hollywood movie ‘Caravan’ was shot mostly in this location. We will also visit the monastery nearby to get blessings from monks.
We trek downhill towards Chhekpa the trail passes through massive rocks and hills unlike we have seen so far in the trek. Overnight in Chhepka.
After leaving Chhekpa the route passes through villages before it climbs to Shyanta than the trail passes trees and we can see beautiful view of surrounding mountains and Jhupal village. Overnight in Juphal.