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Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days

  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days
  • Gauri Shankar Trek – 10 days

A quieter trail, less travelled than other trekking destination

  • Trip Highlights

    • A quieter trails, less travelled than other trekking destination
    • Quick escape to the mountain
    • local interaction with ethnic culture
    • Tingsang La situated at (3323 m)
    • Savour uninterrupted views of Gauri shankar and eastern eastern Himalayan range
    • Close-up view of the magnificent Gauri Shankar (7134 m)
    • Panoramic view of Gauri Shankar (7148 m), Melungtse (6908 m), Chombo Bumare (5960 m), and Number (6951 m)

    This is a quick escape to the mountain with a close and spectacular mountain view of Gauri Shankar (7148 m/ 23,446 ft) and its Himalayan range. The walk from Dolangsa (2400m) to Jiri through the high alpine area with alpine meadows, oak and rhododendron forest and, scattered settlements of Tamang and Sherpa people is a very nice and pleasant experience that suits every age group. The trail is almost free of traveller and tourists.

    Originally this route was chosen to avoid the motorable road to Lamosangu and Jiri. This is an almost off-the-beaten-path trek that takes you right to the mountain in a day. Because of the construction of a new road to the remote villages this area has become a quick escape to the mountain. However part of the road is still rough and dusty. After the insurgency ended for the first time we offer this trek in a new modified version to enable visitors with a short holiday. The walk in the mountain provides a close-up and a great view of the Himalayas, local interaction with ethnic culture and above all a nice pleasant escape to the mountain that gives a great view of Gauri Shankar Himal (7134m). The trek suits everybody. The trek offers a combination of spectacular mountain views, lust forests, Tamang and Sherpa villages and an almost traveller free route. The prominent hill in the proximity of the Bahrabise area is Kalinchok. It is a well-known place for a botanist. We travel by jeep to Bahrabise on the road to Kodari border and then drive gradually up the hill to Dolangsa (2400m). Our trek starts the next day walking steadily and gradually the steep trail to Tingsang La, a pass situated at 3323 meters. On the other side of the pass, you get a wonderful and panoramic view of the Gauri Shankar range amidst the pine forest. We follow the main trail that descends to the Bhote Koshi river and then again climb up to the ridge of Hanumante Danda. One of the trails leads to the cheese factory at Chordung (3600m). The close-up view of Gauri Shankar from the ridge is amazing and fascinating. Finally, we descend rapidly to Mali to stay overnight in the village. The next day descend further to Jiri and travel to Kathmandu.

  • Day 1.Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. In Kathmandu (BB)
    Upon arrival our office representative will meet and escort you to your hotel. After refreshment free time to explore, change money.
    Day 2.Half day sightseeing tour. In Kathmandu (BB)
    Enjoy half day sightseeing guided tour to Syambhunath and Boudhanath two important heritage site in the Kathmandu valley.
    Day 3.Drive to Bahrabise and to Dolangsa Kharka - camp (2400m) - 6-7 hrs

    We drive to Lamosangu and further up to Bahrabise towards the Tibetan border. Just south of Bahrabise is the confluence of the Bhote and Sun Koshi river. Sun Koshi is one of the major rivers of Nepal that flows south and then east to join the Arun river. Bahrabise is a crowded, bustling Newar, Chhetri, and Tamang Bazar situated at about 823 meters (2700 feet). Instead of walking the trail that used to take 3 days climb before culminating at 3323 meters (10,900 ft.) now, we drive to the Dolangsa village situated before the pass. As we drive up the trail passes through cultivated terraces fields and villages. Stone chautaras (resting place) and mushroom-shaped Banyan and Pipal tree. The trail after Parati is fewer steeps and gradually enters the large hanging valley where Khartali is located at (1676 m). We continue to drive past the village and move eastward along the ridge high above the Sun Kohsi river. The road then makes an ascent through a transitional forest to the ridge top where there is a small hamlet of Porteng (2286 m/7500 ft). After the ridge, the road enters oak and rhododendron forest and travel in and out of wooded side valleys. Below the walking trail and across the valley you find houses are scattered and strung along the hillside, but above that trail there is forest. As we turned around a ridge you get to see a view of the large spread out Sherpa village of Dolangsa. The spread-out fields yield corn, potatoes, wheat, and barley throughout the year. After k Dolangsa (2378 m/ 7800 ft) the trail climbs through rhododendron forests that are interspersed with kharkas (livestock grazing place) and highland meadows. We make camp in these alpine clearings.

    Day 4.Trek to Amakot or Amatal (1677m) 6-7 hrs

    The trail continues through the deep forests and meadows, before making a steep climb to the pass at Tingsang La situated at 3323 meter (10,900 feet). From the pass you get a great panoramic view of Gauri Shankar (7148 m/ 23,446 ft), Melungtse (6908 m/ 23,660 ft), Chombo Bumare (5960 m/19,550 ft), and Number (6951 m/22,800 ft). We descend a short distance below the pass to Thulo Tingsang – It is a large kharka at 3262 meters (10,700 ft). During summer this high pasture land is inhabited by many people. We continued to descend through lush rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests that lead us to Sano Tingsang. The trail then descends through more thick forest interspersed with maples and magnolias as well as kharkas to a stream at 2225 meter (7300 ft). The trail then continues along the west bank through lighter forests where monkeys can be seen occasionally and pass by cultivations and villagers. We stop at Amakot (1677 m/ 5500 ft) for overnight camp. It is a village of Tamangs and Chhetris village situated in a beautiful river valley setting. Across the valley, up above, is Bigu gompa that houses a Sherpa nunnery.

    Day 5.Trek to Sidarti (1006m) 6-7 hrs

    On this day we do a long but pleasant walk along the Sanguwa Khola (river) to its confluence with the Tamba Koshi. Just down the trail from Amakot, there is a view back up of the rock spire, Chomo Bumare (5960 m/ 19550 ft). The trail stays on the west side of the river for the entire morning passing through kopani and a few other small villages. Much of the route is in forests. The trail rises and falls over several small ridges and spurs until we finally make a steep descent to the Sanguwa Khola (1219 m/ 4000 ft). It has a nice lunch spot where you can wash clothes and take bathe. After lunch, we traverse most of the time on the east side of the river. The forest now has subtropical elements such as kapok trees, acacias, and dilenias. Further down the river, we reach a large suspension bridge located just before the confluence with the Tamba Kosi. We make camp near the village of Sidarti (1006 m/ 3300 ft). North of the confluence of Tamba Kosi is the Bhote Kosi (River from Tibet).

    Day 6.Trek to Serukapti (2317m)

    After we walk down Tamba Kosi river for about an hour we come across a wonderful chain link suspension bridge at Pikhuti Bazar. This style of bridge is fast disappearing in Nepal which is being replaced by cement and steel cable design. The trail now heads north up the ridge with good views of Gauri Shankar. We do a steady climb to Jaku (1463 m/ 4800 ft), a small Tamang village and stop for lunch. After lunch, we continue to climb the steep trail to Yarsa. The trail then becomes more gradual and contours to another Tamang village known Sarsepati at1768 meter (5800 ft). At this point, we are in the temperate forest with oaks and rhododendron. We find many ferns and orchids as we reach the Sherpa village of Serukapati situated at 2317 meter (7600 ft).

    Day 7.Trek to Mali (2195 m) 6-7 hrs

    From our camp at Serukapati we climb up the trail through oak and huge hemlocks interspersed with fragrant Daphne. The bark of Danphe is used to make paper. As we reach higher up, we would see maples and magnolias and finally fires. As we come out to the summit of Hanumante Danda we get to see the peak of Gauri Shankar and another fewer peaks to the north. In the south, we can see Jiri on the valley floor. We continue to walk the easy trail that follows the ridgeline towards the east. After lunch, we descend the slope slowly as the trail traverses below the ridge top to Patashe Danda. The trail is now quite wide as we descends the slope to the village of Mali (2195 m/ 7200 ft) inhabited by Sherpa. There are Mani walls and chortens to the village. It is also possible to visit the cheese factory at Chordung.

    Day 8.Walk to Jiri. Drive to Kathmandu (walk 1.5 hr - Drive - 8 hr)
    Make a short descend to Jiri. Travel to Kathmandu.
    Day 9.Free day in Kathmandu
    You have free day in Kathmandu.
    Day 10. Transfer to Airport. Depart Kathmandu
    Free time until departure. Our office representative will drop you at the airport for departure.

    Note: The itinerary and schedule as shown is guideline only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control. In such a situation Kailash Himalaya Trek and its agent / representative reserve the right to alter (lengthen or shorten) any programme when necessary. Any cost resulting from such change must be borne by the members.

  • COST- Private TripNet per person in US dollar

    • 2 person $1145
    • 3 to 5 person $1060
    • 6 to 9 person $ 860
    • 10 to 15 person $800
    • Single Supplement $50

    Cost Includes

    • Airport transfers
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 2 * Thamel on BB
    • All inclusive camping trek using bus to and from trek start and end points
    • During the trek all meals and camping arrangements
    • Local poters for food and camping gear
    • Trek guide (sardar) and an assistant sherpa above 5 persons in a group 1:5
    • Porter for member baggage 14kg
    • Local transport
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters, and ground transportation as required

    Cost Excludes:

    • Airfares, Visa fees
    • Tims & Park permit fees
    • Private transport to start and from end point of trek
    • Excess baggage and personal porter
    • Personal equipment , warm clothing, sleeping bags(rental US$ 5)
    • Emergency evacuation, Personal accident and health insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature like alcoholic and bottled beverage, hot shower, laundry and tips
    • Expenses due to flight delay, etc. and any other services that are not specifically mentioned

    Note: The itinerary and schedule as shown are guidelines only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control.

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