From the Buri Gandaki, we cross ridges and descend to valleys under the gaze of the Ganesh Himal mountains in those rough up and down middle hills through an area that sees very few trekkers. The trek will be a cultural delight. Although our regular porters should know the way, route-finding might still be somewhat interesting.
GHT? This trek is a small section of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail but a section Jamie has yet to walk.
Yes, this page is somewhat sparse, perhaps I will add a little more detail sometime!
international flights, equipment rental, alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, laundry,
tipping and other items of a personal nature
Tips & extra cash
allow approx $40 per day for Kathmandu meals
allow more if you are a shopaholic
we suggest 5% of the trip cost per trekker for the crew tips pool
Day 0 - 11 Nov - early arrival
Arrive early to recover from long flights, and to do some sightseeing in the city.
Day 1 - Monday 12 November 2018 - arrive Kathmandu 1350m
2 - drive Arkhet
With roads relentlessly pushing into the hills, we will see where we actually drive to. Some roads are so rough that trekking is more comfortable though.
3 - trek Majhgaon
4 - trek Magne Goth via Myangal Bhanjyang 2975m
5 - trek Richet Gaon
6 - trek Hindung
7 - Hindung rest-explore
8- trek Thulo Dunga Kharka
Off the main trails, we explore towards the mountains.
9 - trek Nochhet Kharka 3690m / Kalo Tal
Lets see where the best camping is.
10 - explore Nochhet Kharka 3690m
Up relatively high for the area, we explore around here and soak up the mountain views.
11 - trek Thulo Dunga Kharka
12 - trek Hindung
13 - trek Tipling
14 - trek Pansang La camp
We camp near the top of the pass for extensive panoramas.
15 - trek Yuri Kharka
16 - trek Gatlang
17 - trek Syabru Besi
We may trek then drive to Bali's house and stay there...
18 - drive Kathmandu
Day 19 - Friday 30 November - depart
There is an option for us to start the trek at Barpak in the Manaslu region. The trek would be the same number of days but without the Nochhet Kharka detour. Barpak was the epicenter of the 2015 Nepal earthquake and apparently has been rebuilt by the community and is back to being its delightful self.
I will check which route makes the most sense later, and discuss with the team members..
GHT Kanchenjunga; although we won't have to cross any bridge as adventurous as this, we always do have adventures on our GHT treks
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