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Nepal - Bigu Kalinchowk Trek (11 Days)

BiguKalinchowk valley is extremely rich in culture and tradition and is located in the central part of Nepal. The place is unspoiled and the people are virtually unknown outside of their region. The land and the living style of people look like Tibetan place and the place reflects the view of snow ridges, rivers and lakes. You can also see many female monks (nuns) in the Bigu Gompa which is renowned for meditations and you will also visit the Kalinchowk temple (a female god and reincarnation of Goddess Kali) that is honored by Hindus all over Nepal.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

After having breakfast, your day will begin with a drive to Charikot along the Araniko highway. You can see the scenic beauty of Nepali villages and lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be somewhere along the way. The highway to Jiri is famous for the environmental-friendly approach adopted during its design, construction, and maintenance. As you reach Charikot, you can see spectacular Mountain Views of Gaurishankar and other ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight will be in a local lodge.

After having early breakfast you will start your trek by an easy hike through rhododendron and oak forest. You will also see many different kinds of floras along the way. We will stop for lunch then continue along the trail to Yak Kharka, where we will stay overnight. There is no village but a small shepherd and Yak houses in Yak Kharka.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

After having Breakfast in Yak Kharka, you will be moving ahead along the trail through the rhododendron forest. A quick lunch stop will be made on the way, before ascending through the treeless landscape. As you climb, you will have a great view of the Gaurishankar Mountain and Langtang range. The trail that follows to Phedi is used by many Tibetan and Nepali people to travel across the Nation.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

Today is your rest day in KalinchowkPhedi to enjoy the local sightseeing as well as to see the sunrise. You can start the day catching the sunrise over the mountain in the morning. After breakfast, you can have a small hike and visit the famous Kalinchowk temple. There is also a Tibetan market on the other side of the valley. You can also find different plant life as well.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

After having Breakfast in KalinchowkPhedi, you will descend the same way back to Charikot and stay overnight.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

After having Breakfast, You will follow the trail which leads you down to the river, passing through many local villages. You will stop to have lunch on the way, then trek through a Sal forest and onto Gum Khola and pause your trek until the next day.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

After breakfast you will resume trekking, passing many more villages. As you climb uphill you will experience places where people still follow the caste system and there is still discrimination against the lower caste people. Heading up the valley leads you to the rich village of Chilinkha where you will stay overnight.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

Today, the trail continues through more villages. It is amazing to see the culture, tradition, and way of life of local people. We will stop for lunch before heading along to Bigu Gompa. After lunch, we will continue our trek to Bigu Gompa.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

Today is your acclimatization day in Bigu Gompa. You can take time to stroll around the village and the local community. You will also visit the beautiful Buddhist monastery; BiguGompa which is a famous Buddhism school, especially for the Nuns.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

Starting the trek earlier, we will cross the Tingnasa pass. You must make your mind up and prepare yourself for a decrease in temperature and an increase in the altitude. As you cross the pass you will see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains. From the pass, we will descend down and enter the village of Dolansa.

Accommodation:  Overnight will be in a Tea House.

Today is the last day of your trekking. You will take your breakfast in Dolansa and start trekking until you reach the village of Barhabise. Lunch will be in Bahrabise. From Bahrabise, You will drive back to Kathmandu and your program is concluded.

Accommodation:  Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
1-night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
10-nights accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel, lodge or camp.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


    Excludes

    Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
    Travel Insurance.
    Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
    Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
    Donations.
    Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
    What’s not included in Includes.

    Includes

    All land transportation by private vehicle.
    1-night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
    10-nights accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel, lodge or camp.
    An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
    Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
    Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
    All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
    Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


      Excludes

      Food and Drinks/ Beverage bills.
      Travel Insurance.
      Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
      Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
      Donations.
      Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
      What’s not included in Includes.

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