Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the hotel with bed and breakfast | 1300m
You arrive at the capital city of Kathmandu and the surrounding hills fuels your curiosity for what’s beyond. Our company representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. In the hotel, your guide will meet with you and help you prepare for the trek to follow. You will talk about trekking in Nepal, what you may need to know and what to except. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Phaplu Salleri by Jeep and a short walk to Tibetan Camp
After breakfast, we head towards Phaplu Salleri by a company jeep. En route, you’ll experience the wonderful view of the hills and the settlements that sit atop them as the road twists and turns. Phaplu Salleri is mostly a Tibetan community. From Phaplu Salleri, we make our way to the Tibetan Camp. It is a short walk from the bus stop to the camp. Overnight in Tibetan Camp.
Tibetan Camp to Budhi Danda | 1800m
The lush green landscape that leads to Budhi danda is marked by many small Buddhist stupas and Gumbas on the way. The settlements here house the Sherpa and Magar community. The long trek on this day goes along a mostly level trail. The views of the peaceful green meadows, yak pastures, and terraced farmlands remain beautiful throughout. Overnight in Budhi Danda.
Budhi Danda to Sotang | 1600m
It is again a long day’s trek however, the trek is pleasant over the 5-6 hours duration. You will trek through a wilderness wonderland along the river. The sound of birds singing keep us company while, tall and slender pine and Rhododendron trees surround us. Along the way, you will see small settlements of mostly Sherpa and Rai people. They live a very minimalistic and traditional lifestyle. Overnight in Sotang.
Sotang to Gudel | 2068m
Today, we climb up to Gudel, a small village with thriving Rai, Magar, and Limbu communities. On the way to Gudel, we see the outstanding view of mountains like Mt Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) to the northern side. More views of mountains will appear as we get to Gudel. The village is set amongst the greenery of terraced farmlands where you may notice the locals working to grow their crops. Overnight in Gudel.
Gudel to Sanam | 2800m
The trek to Sanam begins with a steady climb up a ridge beside Gudel. After the ridge, we arrive at Chachalung. The trek smoothes to a gradual ascent. You continue on to the village of Share, beyond which is an enormous Boulder engraved with Buddhist inscriptions. Shortly after, you arrive at the village of Tiu but not before crossing a crackling waterfall. Next stop is Sanam, a simple village with cattle herders. Overnight in Sanam.
Sanam to Salpa Pass to Salpa Phedi | 2760m
Today, we trek to Salpa Phedi on hillsides that seem to be carpeted with an abundance of mosses and Lichens in the area. The trek carries along adjacent to the stream bank until you climb up to Salpa Bhanjyang. From here, you get a view of Makalu and Chamlang (7321m) mountains in the distance. You descend further crossing Guranse, Bilbate, Jaubari, and finally, arrive at Salpa Phedi. It sits at the confluence of the Irkhuwa and Sanu rivers. Overnight in Salpa Phedi.
Salpa Phedi to Gothe Bazaar | 1128m
You begin our trek beside the Sanu Khola in the east. You pass through lush forests and paddy terraces, eventually arriving at the village of Tendor. From Tendor, we cross Dobhane and continue eastward through a suspension bridge. Two hours beyond Dobhane is the eye-catching village of Gothe Bazaar. The village sits at the opening of the Bengkhawa Khola and is home to the Rai Kiranti people. Overnight in Gothe Bazaar.
Gothe Bazaar to Kattike | 457m
You walk along the northern bank of Irkhuwa Khola with a misty landscape adorned with vivid green paddy terraces, and orange and banana plantations. It’s a gradual uphill climb amidst rice terraces and you arrive at the Rai village of Marduwa. From the top of the ridge, you see a richly vegetated and undisturbed landscape of the Arun valley. The trek continues along Arun Koshi until you arrive at the Kattike.
Kattike to Tumlingtar | 410m
From Kattike, we arrive at Chyawabesi which lies across a suspension bridge. As we descend to lower elevation the villages are more consisting of the Brahmin and Chhetri population. From Chewabesi, it’s about an hour and a half’s steady climb to Bheteni where we stop for Lunch. We take the east bank of the Arun Koshi along to Kumal Gaon and then up to Tumlingtar subsequently. Overnight in Tumlingtar.
Tumlingtar by flight Kathmandu
Your trek concludes as you fly over from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. From the plane, you get aerial views of the green meadows, lush forests, and the mighty Himalayas that you pass during the trek. Once in Kathmandu, take the time to relax and do some light exploration. Tomorrow, you go for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Visit Kathmandu valley
To explore the cultural center of Nepal, today we tour Kathmandu valley. This tour would be a perfect complement as you have had a long trek. You can visit places of interest at your own pace. Recommended places to visit are religious sites of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath as well as exploring ancient Newari architecture in Patan Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar squares. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to international airport for your final departure
We hope you had a wonderful time trekking with Nepal Treks. Today, we drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home. We hope you leave with wonderful memories and we meet again in the future where we can show you another part of Nepal.