Day 01: Arrival 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: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip
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: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Today, we will take our domestic flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Then, we will explore the Nepalgunj city and stay at the hotel overnight.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal [2,320m/7,610ft] and trek to Dunai [2,850m/9,348ft]: 2-3 hrs walk
Today, we will take our flight from Nepalgunj to Jhupal. After reaching at Jhupal, we then start our real trekking which finally will take us to Dunai after about 45 minutes flight. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to Bheri river and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai.
Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot [2,543m/8,341ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast, we start our trek which continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. After walking few hours, a colorful terraced field of Tarakot greets us. The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans.
Day 06: Trek from Tarako to Laini [3,160 m/10,365 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
After having our breakfast, we continue our walking to follow the Tarap chu river upstream crossing by bridge and crossing the same river twice. The famed Sandul Gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung Khola and Tarup Chu River. After few ups and downs, we finally descend to reach our overnight camp at Laini.
Day 07: Trek from Laini to Nawarpani [3,545m/11,627 ft]: 5 hrs walk
After breakfast, we continue walking up to the gorge of the Tarap River rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Finally we reach at Nawarpani.
Day 08: Trek from Nawarpani to Do Tarap [4,090m/13,415ft]: 7-8 hrs walk
Our morning walk begins after breakfast with a gradual up leading us at Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. The walk of few hours will finally take us to Do Tarap which is surrounded by an irregular stone wall.
Day 09: Rest Day at Do Tarap for acclimatization
We spend a rest day in Do Tarap for gradually getting used to the altitude. Now, it is time to visit monasteries and enjoy the breathtaking views. You can explore around Do Tarap today or simply take rest whole the day.
Day 10: Trek from Do Tarap to Numa La Base Camp [4440m/14,563 ft]: 6-7 hrs walk
After a wonderful time at Do Tarap, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley. The walk then follows in this plain valley with patched of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. Finally, we will reach at Numa La Base camp and we stay at camp there overnight.
Day 11: Cross Numa La [5,190m/17,023ft], and Camp at Pelung Tang [4465m/14,645 ft]: 6-7 hrs
This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. After having our breakfast, our journey continues to cross the Numa La Pass, then the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top of the ridge of Numa La with great views of surrounding landscapes. Finally we will reach at the camp of Pelung Tang.
Day 12: Cross Baga La [5,070m/16,630ft] and Camp Dajok Tang [4,080m/13,382ft]: 6 hrs
After breakfast, our morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-La which offers the fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow-capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range. This trek will finally takes us to the Dajok Tang for overnight.
Day 13: Trek from Dajok Tang to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft): 3-4 hrs walk
After breakfast, our morning trek starts through the pine forest. On leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo.
Day 14: Rest Day at Ringmo for hike to Phoksundo Lake
Today will be the rest day at Ringmo and you can take your time to explore around this area or hike to Phoksundo Lake or you can take rest whole the day.
Day 15: Trek from Ringmo to Shyanta [2520m/8265 ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
Today, we will trek downhill to Chekpa. From Chekpa the trail follows the massive overhanging rocks. We find many important medicinal minerals which are believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages before climbing to Shyanta.
Day 16: Trek from Shyanta to Jhupal
Following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jhupal via Sulighat. We meet tall birch trees on our way. From the top of the ridge, we can have the most spectacular views of the mountain and Jhupal below.
Day 17: Fly from Jhupal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj today. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos.
Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!