Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Nepal's Wild West: From Kathmandu to Jumla (15 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Kathmandu, Nepal To Kathmandu, Nepal

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika’s Hotel Dinner

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
Nepalgunj, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Jumla, Nepal
Nepalgunj, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Patmara, Nepal
Jumla, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Bumra, Nepal
Patmara, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Pina, Nepal
Bumra, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Rara National Park, Nepal
Pina, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Ghorasain, Nepal
Rara Dah, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Sinja, Nepal
Ghorasain, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Chere Chaur, Nepal
Sinja, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Jumla, Nepal
Chere Chaur, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika’s Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, Nepal
None Breakfast

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.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

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.


Highlights

  • 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

About Us

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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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