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Gauri-Shanker & Everest Panorama
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*Pristine forest & traditional villages in the shade of the panoramic Himalayas
* Off the beaten track, constant views of the snow capped mountains
* Panoramic scenery in the serene forest from paddy fields to the alpine region with breathtaking wide angle views of Mt. Langtang
* Jugal Himal, Ghauri-Shanker to Everest a journey through remote mid-eastern frontiers of Nepal

* Panoramic scenery in the serene forest from paddy fields to the alpine region with breathtaking wide angle views of Mt. Langtang
* Jugal Himal, Ghauri-Shanker to Everest a journey through remote mid-eastern frontiers of Nepal

 

Introduction:


This is an off the beaten trail through thinly populated area near the Tibetan border on the southern rim of the giant Mt. Gauri Shankar with walks up the ridges gently outlining in the valley. One will see several beautiful little villages as the trek ascends gradually into the lovely upper part of this valley through the misty rhododendron forest. From the ridge line, a breathtaking view of the Mt. Gauri Shankar Peak 7,145m (23,439ft) can be relished on. The trek leads to Tinshang Ri (3,812m) from Tinshang La to catch the glimpse of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and panorama of the entire mid Eastern Himalayan Range. With grand view of Mt. Gauri Shankar (where the Nepal time meridian passes through), the trek descends along the narrow path passing through mixed forests to Dolong Sha, the valley’s last village. It is then followed by a walk through the terraced middle hills to a large bazaar of Barabise (2,700ft) situated on the bank of Bhote Koshi River.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu1,300m via respective airlines and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive to Khari Dhunga, 2,500m approx 5 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Chauri Kharka, 2,700m approx 5 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Koori, 2,800 m for Lunch (approx 4 hours walk) 
Day 06: Trek to Thare Bhir, 2,700 m. approx 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Bigu Gompa, 2,500 m. approx 6 hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Ting Shingla, 3,319 m approx 6 hours walk
Day 09: At Tinsing-La with excursion around the valley 
Day 10: Trek to Dolang Sha, 1,800 m. approx 3-4 hours walk and drive to Borderlands.
Day 11: Drive to Rafting put in point and start rafting. After Lunch drive back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
 Departure Dates Availability
 11 Mar-22 Mar  Available

 15 Apr-26 Apr

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 13 May-24 May

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 23 Sep-04 Oct

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 21 Oct-01 Nov

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 11 Nov-22 Nov

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 09 Dec-20 Dec  Available
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m via respective airlines.
 

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek/Camping, do's and don'ts and other related information that you might require while in Nepal. 

   
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour
 

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.

   
Day 03: Drive to Khari Dhunga, 2,500m. (Approx 5 hours drive).
 

After breakfast travel by a Coach on the way to Jiri on the scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Bus ride from Kathmandu heading towards the Bhote Koshi Valley on the main road to Tibet, on reaching at Lamosangu, a busy small bazaar where most of the Bus on route to Jiri and to Tibet border stops here for a meal, situated merely 30 km from the Tibetan border, on the only motorable highway that connects to Nepal and Tibet. From here our route diverts towards east through the strong steel bridge over the Bhote Koshi or upper Sun Kosi River. Drive climbs for an hour all the way to Khari Dhunga, here our staff will pitch for the best camping site for the overnight stop just beneath the main road on the clearing. 

   
Day 04: Trek to Chauri Kharka, 2,700m (approx 5 hours walk).
  Morning trek after breakfast leads to a gradual downhill on the hidden path through the forest of oaks and rhododendrons, and past Shepard's shades in the summer pasture with excellent views of the distant snow capped mountains of the Rolwaling area including Mt. Gauri Shanker and Melungatse, the walk follows with a short uphill to Chuauri Kharka on a small clearing which is a summer pasture with overnight camp here in the midst of the forest.
   
Day 05: Trek to Koori, 2,800 m. for Lunch (approx 4 hours walk).
 

Rest of the day excursion to Kalin Chowk - excellent view of Mt. Everest. After an excellent morning, our walk follows through these seldom used trails by the trekkers or by the locals, walk is more or less on the gradual path with few ups and downs and eventually the trek leads to an uphill for the overnight camp near Koori kharka another summer pasture, reaching here after 3-4 hours of good walk. Afternoon optional walk to Kalinchowk at about 3,690m altitude, one can have a superb view of the Rolwaling Himalayan range and of Mt.Everest on towards the Far East. Kalinchowk has a small temple of Bhagawati guardian of the nature. After a lovely time here retrace the journey back to camp for the afternoon tea.

   
Day 06: Trek to Thare Bhir, 2,700 m. (approx 6 hours walk).
 

Today’s walk leads to a downhill and uphill with several streams crossing passing through the patch of alpine forest and open country with farm terraces and small rural villages, with grand view of the surrounding landscapes and distant snow capped mountain range, and finally reaching to our overnight destination at Tare Bhir for the overnight camp, Thare Bhir meaning steep cliff which is nearby the camp or bit further depending upon the availability of campsite with good clean fresh water holes or creeks.

   
Day 07: Trek to Bigu Gompa, 2,500 m. (approx 6 hours walk).
  Morning walk is more or less down hill towards the Bhumatheng khola (stream) passing through the shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after the stream crossing it is more uphill climb all the way to Bigu Gompa, from the small stream 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 one can see a large stupa's and a nunnery, each monastic stupa's houses about 30 nuns and the nuns are mostly from Sherpa-Tibetan-Gurung and Tamang community. Here with ample time to visit the Bigu Gompa, a fine and interesting monastery set among juniper on a terraced hillside. The building which houses a nunnery built around 1933.
   
Day 08: Trek to Ting Shangla, 3,319 m (approx 6 hours walk).
 

Our route follows starting with a gradual descend towards a small stream and then with a steep climb beyond through prickly-leaved oak woods and rhododendrons forest coming to a clearing with a small settlement of cattle herders after two hours of steady walk, from here walk continues further for another 2 hours to Tinsang La. There is a remarkable change in the vegetations, as the walk gains the altitude every hour or so, and then reaching at the top ridge of Tingsang-La, with excellent views from the Pass looking over towards Mt. Gaurishankar and onwards the Tashi Lapcha. After a good hard climb towards near the pass overnight camp is made on the grassy meadow overlooking grand views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks, camp is made where there is number of old temporary shade of the Shepherd’s as this place happens to be a summer pasture. An early morning view from this campsite is well worth the effort of waking up earlier. 

   
Day 09: Free day at Tinsing-La with excursion around the valley - superb view of Gauri Shanker, Mt. Everest, Shisapangma and Jugal Himal. 
 

Today a leisure day free from packing, an easy day with optional hike around this beautiful area for interested people or one can have a relaxing day with the surrounding great views.

   
Day 10: Trek to Dolangsa 1,800 m. approx 4 hrs walks then drive to Borderland.
 

Starting the walk following the path on to the top of the Ting Shang-la pass where there is a narrow path all the way to the top of the ridge, from here the trail descends all the way Dolangsa passing through number of small farm villages and terraced fields, and small patch of cool forest, until it reaches at Dolangsa, a small village on the bottom of the Tinsang-La pass with a primary school yard People in this village are of Sherpa tribes and there is a small monastery just above the village. From here take a drive towards Bharabise town; a town village with a bazaar, situated merely 10 km from the Tibetan border, on the highway that connects to Lhasa, Tibet from Kathmandu. From here a short ride to the Borderland Resorts for the overnight stop by the Bhote-Kosi River, a popular rafting area.

   
Day 11: Raft for few hours till lunch and drive back to Kathmandu.
  Morning after breakfast preparation for Rafting, here you will be briefed on the safety measures regarding paddling the river and about do' and don't, once in the Raft you'll have helmets, life-jacket and paddle each, the float down stream takes you through many interesting, exciting rapids, and before the end of the trip a lunch break after 2-3 hrs of thrill and frills at Bhote-Kosi river a glacial river  flows from Mt.Shisapangma in Tibet and Jugal Himal range in Nepal that borders with Tibet. After a picnic lunch drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 3-4 hours of interesting journey.
   
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
 

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees. 
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Kharidhunga, Barabise / Kathmandu, by non AC private vehicle. 
 5.  Trekking and camping arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew on full board basis. 
 6.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Park Fees.
 7.  One day rafting on Trisuli River with safety equipment. 
 8.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu. 
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel. 
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance. 
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency. 
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket. 
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service. 

 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


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Bardia National Park:

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Kathmandu:

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Pokhara:
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Nagarkot:

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Tibet:

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India:
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Bhutan:

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Hotel Malla:
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Hotel Marshyangdi:

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Gauri-Shanker & Everest Panorama
  • Trip Duration : 12 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : at Tinshing-La top, 3,319 m
  • Month : Jan-May, Sep-Dec

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