Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive to Timbu via Melamchi Bazaar
Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Timbu. On the way, we will be passing via Melamchi Bazaar. Well, Timbu is a small Brahmin village with typical settlements of Tamang and Sherpa people. We will stay overnight at Timbu.
Day 04: Trek from Timbu to Melamchi Gaon
From Timbu, today, we will move towards Melamchi Gaon. It takes approx. 5 hours to reach Melamchi Gaon, which is a beautiful and welcoming Sherpa village. And here is where we enter the area of Helambu. We will stay overnight at Malamchi Gaon.
Day 05: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Melamchi Upstream Forest Camp
From Malamchi Gaon, we will trek to Melamchi Upstream Forest Camp. The trek will take approx. 6 hours. Today, we will make our preparation for tomorrow’s bear exploration activities.
Day 06: Bear Exploration Day
Today will be our Bear exploration day. So, after taking our morning breakfast, we enter into the forest area in search of sloth bears. You will have enough chances to spot the sloth bears during the visit.
Day 07: Back to Melamchi Gaon
After exploring the bears in Helambu region, we retrace back the same route to Melamchi Gaon today. Melamchi is the first Sherpa village in the Helambu Area.
Day 08: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Kutumsang
Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we will follow our trail to Tharepati from Melamchi Gaon which finally will take us to Kutumsang. En route, we will be passing through villages and rhododendron forest with magnificent views. We will stay overnight at Kutumsang.
Day 09: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani
Today, we will trek to Chisapani from Kutumsang which takes about 7 hours. We will be passing through meadows and fields. We will be passing via Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang and we will reach at Chisapani after 7 hours approx. where will will stay overnight.
Day 10: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and then drive to Kathmandu
Today, we will move from Chisapani. Actually, Chisapani is a weird place with magnificent views including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Gaurishankar, and Sesapangma among many others. We will follow our trail through the forests of rhododendron and oaks and finally reach at Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, we will drive back to Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 11: Final Departure
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!