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Nepal's Wild West: From Kathmandu to Jumla

This remote trek through western Nepal is not for the faint-of-heart, but for the brave and adventurous. This 15-day wilderness journey will take you through valley low, and mountain high from Kathmandu to Jumla and back again. Experience remote trails with stunning vistas and surroundings. Visit the high altitude lake of Rara Dah. Explore its banks of fragrant pine and juniper forests and find solace in real, pristine wilderness. Camp out in remote villages, along river banks, beneath the Nepalese starry skies along the way.

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  • Experience what very few have before you, trekking through some of the most remote regions of Nepal
  • Build your strength and endurance with steep descents and tricky assents along mountain passes between Padamara and Bumra
  • Witness wilderness, untouched and pristine, as you camp beneath the stars in many a remote destination
  • Visit the high altitude lake of Rara National Park 
 
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Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide and swept off to one of three beautiful hotels in Kathmandu – Dwarika’s Hotel, Hotel Yak & Yeti or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at the hotel and get a good night’s rest.

Day 2
Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

A short flight will bring you to Nepalgunj, where your guide will bring you to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure; we suggest some rest and relaxation in preparation for the adventure ahead.

Day 3
Nepalgunj-Jumla

Enjoy the scenic flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla, where you will be met by your sherpa team and brought to the campsite at Jumla. Here, you will spend the night and enjoy a meal with the team before heading off to bed.

Day 4
Jumla-Padamra

Today the real adventure begins! Start your trek in a northeasterly direction through pine forests past Chandbise Khola. Continue past Urthu - from here you will head upstream toward Ghursenigaon. At this point, the path ascends steeply through a narrow gorge of Ghurseni Khola. Continue until you reach Padmara at 9,898 feet. Spend the night at camp in this sleepy Chhetri village.

Day 5
Padamara- Bumra

Head out in the cool of early morning along the north side of the Ghurseni stream. Just over two miles past Padamara, you will reach the first pass, Khali Langna, at 11,630 feet. Revel in the beauty of your humbling surroundings – the snow-blanketed ranges of Patrasi and Jagdula to the east, and Chyakhure Lekh to the south. Beyond the pass, descend northward through dense forest until you reach the bridge crossing at Sinja Khola. Cross to the north and continue west towards Bumra, where you will enjoy dinner and a restful night’s sleep.

Day 6
Bumra- Pina

Beyond Bumra, your journey takes you high above the river and around two small spurs on the way to Bhargon. Continue over stream and field through Chautha and on through the pleasant meadows, before descending steeply down the northeast shore and skirting along a series of low spurs to reach Pina. This is a Chhetri village with stunning views of snow-peaked Humla Patan and the sweeping Mugu valley in the distance below. Overnight and dinner at camp in Pina.

Day 7
Pina-Rara National Park

Just over four miles west of Pina, Rara is a short, pleasant trek with breathtaking views to the north. The village site of Rara is part of a region designated as a national park, home to the largest lake in Nepal. Enjoy a wilderness walk around the western bank of the lake. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Dinner and overnight at your camp on the banks of Rara Lake.

Day 8
Rara Dah

Wake when you please, perhaps taking the opportunity to sleep in on the morning of your eighth busy day. Today is free to explore the area around Rara Lake. You could spend a full day walking around, taking in the beautiful scenery. The area offers a unique remoteness and wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal. Here, a wide variety of birds, flowers and wildlife are abundant. Dinner and overnight once again at Rara Lake camp.

Day 9
Rara Dah

Enjoy another free day before continuing on your journey again tomorrow. Enjoy the calm serenity, and take in the fresh air that surrounds you. At nightfall, enjoy yet another al fresco dinner, before allowing nature to sing you to sleep.

Day 10
Rara Dah- Ghorasain

Today, bid the peaceful waters of Rara Lake goodbye, following her outflowing stream, Khatyar Gad, toward Ghorasain. Today’s trek involves climbing through dense forests, along ridge trails with distant views of mountains and a last look at the lake from a new vantage point. Reach Ghorasain on the banks of Ghatta Gad before nightfall, enjoy a hearty dinner and set up camp for the night once again.

Day 11
Ghorasain-Sinja

Follow the Ghatte Gad on a southeasterly path toward a Botan. The next leg of the trail boasts gorgeous scenery as you climb Diyabala Danda. The climb, through bright birch forest takes about one hour, before the trail skirts southeast above the fields of Lumsa. Descend to Okharapati village, and further to Sinja. Arrive in Sinja, a Thakuri-Chhetri village. There is much to see here, with the neighboring temple of Kanak Sundari, and the ruins of Lamathada, the ancient capital of Khasa Mallas. Enjoy dinner and camp overnight at Sinja.

Day 12
Sinja-Chere Chaur

Cross a log bridge over Sinja Khola to the east and follow the south bank of Jaljale Gad toward Chere Chaur. Today’s trek includes a rolling ridge ascension, and descent along the banks of a fertile stream: a fascinating path full of twists and turns amongst a rich forest. Reach Chere Chaur before nightfall and enjoy dinner and before setting up camp for the night..

Day 13
Chere Chaur- Jumla

Today return to the village of Jumla through the beautiful alpine pastures of the Chere Chaur region. The return trek is a pleasant, slow descent with stunning views of the village ahead, Tila Valley and Chyakhure Lekh. Sit down to dinner and set up camp tonight at Jumla.

Day 14

Rise and shine early this morning for a return flight to Nepalgunj and on to Kathmandu. Your guide will transfer you to one of the recommended hotels - Dwarika's Hotel, Hotel Yak & Yeti or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Enjoy the luxuries offered by your accommodation. Indulge in a decadent dinner, spa treatments, and get some well-deserved rest.

Day 15
Kathmandu- Departure

Enjoy breakfast and reflect on your incredible adventure before being transferred to the airport on time for your onward journey either home or to your next destination.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
Accommodation
KATHMANDU
Dwarika's Hotel, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Dwarika's Hotel

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 74 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s has no spa, but does offer massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.

 

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds and built in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. The hotel is just 4 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 km from the city centre of Kathmandu. The Boudhanath Stupa is within five minutes walking distance from the hotel. The hotel’s 280 rooms and suites enjoy views of either the Boudhanath Stupa or the lush gardens and the surrounding mountain ranges. All rooms are well-equipped and spacious with a private bathroom, a walk-in shower, an in-room safe and a mini bar. Guests at the Regency Club rooms and suites enjoy additional privileges and facilities such as the usage of the boardroom, a dedicated concierge and evening cocktails and canapés. The four exciting restaurants and bars at the hotel ensure the perfect dining experience with an array of cuisine options, while guests can stay fit at the hotel’s fitness centre - Club Oasis, which features a well-equipped fitness centre, a health and beauty spa, two outdoor swimming pools-one for adults and one for children, indoor and outdoor whirlpool, tennis courts and 1.6 km jogging track.
 
 
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