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Jiri to Tumlingtar Trek

Jiri to Tumlingtar Trek

Still Jiri to Everest base camp and to Arun valley trek itself is extremely beautiful walking lots of ups and downs mean, it is one of the best options to lose your weight and gain good health and mind. Start hiking at the altitude of 1939 m. and climb up to 5365 m. EBC and 5545 m. the Kalapathar Peak without problem, because you are well acclimatized. Along this trail you will cover seeing the gorgeous mountain sceneries, natures, villages, have best chances to experience the different cultures, the daily lifestyle of people who live there and closely interact with them.
If you have enough time to continue to Arun Valley Trek (AVT) would even be perfect to see and experience the “live-museum” for example Bung, Chheskham, Gudel, Salpa Phedi and further. Or as a good option doing it is; Jiri – Bupsa turn to right to Pangom and Bung – Gudel – Salpa pass – Phedi and Tumlingtar. Its lodge trek, between Bupsa and whole AVT trail is with basic food and accommodation.
Now, you can drive to Salleri from Kathmandu, which shortens 4 to 5 days. Or you can fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and continue to hike all the way to EBC and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu or walk down to Salleri and long drive to Kathmandu. It always depends on your best available time duration.

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Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan Int’l Airport (TIA) and transport to Hotel,

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Day 2

For the trek final preparation day in Kathmandu, meeting with you guides etc.

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Jiri bus drive 1939 m (7 hrs approx)

Few buses leave to Jiri from the old bus park of Kathmandu in different time, super express bus leaves too early! You should buy bus tickets one day earlier and you can catch the bus, which leaves around 8:00 AM, would be better. You will have lunch normally at Kharidhunga on the way to Jiri.

Day 4

Jiri to Shivalaya 1780 m via a little pass with telephone tower 2400 m (5 hrs approx)

On the Jiri – Everest - Arun valley trek that you should always notice in your mind 500 – 2000 m ascending and descending is normal.

Day 5

Shivalaya to Bhandar 2400 m via Deurali Bazar 2700 m (5 hrs approx)

Bhandar is a beautiful place with stupas and gompa at the center, and there is a Himalayan paper factory as well.

Day 6

Bhandar to Kinja Bazar 1635 m to Sete 2558 m (7 hrs approx)

Just nearby the twin Buddhist stupa of Bhandar, there is a guest house called Angdawa lodge (mobile no 9741171242 Mr. Kaji Sherpa), from here you should hike 5 – 7 min. down to the trail junction leading left to Kinja takes much shorter, which is newly opened trail to Kinja and Bhandar from other direction, it passes via Khalte and Korem villages. There is a classic trail leading most of time on the dirt road to the river of Likhu Khola, do not take it, it takes much longer. From Kinja to Sete and further till Lamajura pass all the way is very steep up, one of the longest climbing for this trek.

Day 7

Sete to Junbesi 2665 m via Lamajura pass 3530 m (7 hrs approx)

Nearby the stupa right above the river, Junbesi is one of the most beautiful jewels of this trek! With the breath taking views of Numbur peaks!

Day 8

Day trip to Thupten Chholing gompa 3070 m,

In the north and right at the bottom of the hill (4 – 5 hrs round trip), this is important for you to visit and see the 500 female monks and 100 male monks (6oo monks) live there. There are hundreds of hut built for them, if you be there around 11 am, you will get chances to eat lunch together with those female monks in their kitchen. Oh they make massive fire wood to cook foods for 600 people at once!! And in the largest hall they do meditation with the Guru. Also you should not miss to visit an old gompa of Junbesi.

Day 9

Junbesi to Taksindu village 2938 m via Taksindu pass 3065 m (5 hrs approx)

Today is a beautiful hike, you will get chance to see first time the Everest, Lhotse and Nupse and other peaks from Phurtyang Beni!!

Day 10

Taksindu to Kharikhola 2015 m (6 – 7 hrs approx)

You descent in the forest and small hamlets reaching the beautiful Nunthala 2180 m, come across to Juving 1665 m and climb up to Kharikhola 2075 m.

Day 11

Kharikhola to Panggom 2850 m (4 hrs approx)

All the way up to climb till the settlement.

Day 12

Panggom to Najidingma 2650 m (5 - 6 hrs approx)

A short climb to the pass of Panggom 3150 m then slide decent to Sibuche (Bhasme), now really steep and deep descent to Ingkhu khola 2350 m and climb nearly similar distance to Najidingma with couple of basic lodges.

Day 13

Najidingma to Bung 1620 m (6 hrs approx)

Climb up to Surke (Chharakhor) pass 3080 m, descent to Chharakhor with few lodges and continue to the huge village of Bung with basic lodge.

Day 14

Whole day explore Bung

This place is a real “live museum” so I would advise you to have one extra full day to explore within the village and interact with the beautiful people.

Day 15

Bung to Sanam 2840 m (6 hrs approx)

After lower part of Bung, descent to the Hungu khola, climb up the beautiful village of Gudel 1910 m. There are few nice lodges. Continue gradually walk to Sanam, very basic lodge, once with my friend Andrees we had to cook dal bhat by ourselves.

Day 16

Sanam to Jaubari 2140 m (6 hrs approx)

Sanam to Salpa pass 3352 m will take minimum of 3 hrs and descent to Jaubari another 3 hrs. At Jaubari there few basic lodges but views are amazing.

Day 17

Jaubari to Dovane 930 m (5 hrs apporx)

You walk via the beautiful village of Salpa phedi and follow the Irkhuwa khola, passing through villages, forests, field etc so lovely walk! At Dovane there is no proper lodge, still nice to sleep near with the river sound and eat dal bhat.

Day 18

Dovane to Kulung 530 m (5 – 6 hrs approx)

You continue following the river till Gothebazaar, now turn left and go forward to Kulung a beautiful village. There is no proper lodge yet you can stay with the families, if you asked to cook or serve you whatever they prepared is best thing. I found best oranges at this village. And this area is very famous for Rudrakshya (Elaeocarpus ganitrus).

Day 19

Kulung to Heluwabeshi 460 m (4 hrs approx).

Descent on paddy rice field to Chhabbis bridge over Koshi (Arun) river, cross it and climb up to Heluwabesi a big rice field. There are no proper lodge but no problem you easily get food to eat and place to sleep. These people are so kind to you, there no other tourists so you are something very special to them.

Day 20

Heluwabeshi to Tumlingtar 400 m (5 hrs approx).

Walking through the villages, jungle till Katike bridge and follow the left bank of Koshi reaching Tumlingtar. There some good hotels with good food. Normally in Oct. / Nov. most of the hotels of this area are occupied by Chinese traders for Rudrakshya, also difficult to get air tickets. I had the best and freshest Koshi river fish soup at this place.

Day 21

Fly to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

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Itenary

Day 1

Kathmandu or Pokhara to Tal village 1700m (9 – 10 hrs approx)

Drive with jeep is better idea to reach in-time, at least from Besishahar and spend overnight at lodge.

Day 2

Tal village to Nache 2260m (3.8 hrs approx)

You can have lunch at Karte (Khotro), at Nache one basic homestay with 2 rooms and 4 beds, may be other empty houses may offer you to sleep in. If you have bigger group do camp.

Day 3

Tal village to Nache 2260m (3.8 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s a tenting camp. For the first few days you should not hurry up, go rather slow to adjust the altitude.

Day 4

Aalubari (potato field) and Thulo Kharka to Dharmashala 3660m (7.5 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s a tenting camp and a long way going along the khola of Dana.

Day 5

Dharmashala Day Excursion

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. In the day you do a visit to Donalake. It will be an extra support for Triple (Goa) pass and of course it’s beautiful. It may take 5 – 6 hrs approx a round trip including break time.

Day 6

Dharmashala to Triple Base Camp 3912m (4.45 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s a tenting camp. You feel been walking on very isolated territory and it’s indeed!

Day 7

Triple Base Camp to Triple (Goa) Pass 4466m to Khaindi Kopa 3900m (6.4 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s a tenting camp. And it’s extremely challenging hikes today with the delightfully enchanting scenery!

Day 8

KhaindiKopa to Goa village 2544m (4.7 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s difficult dense forest hikes passing through huge cliffs, landslide areas, streams and waterfalls etc. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 9

Rest day at Goa.

You need some recoveries as well. You get a fresh nettle leaf soup on request.

Day 10

Goa village to Tache village 2355m (6 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. This is the best option instead of going on the road to/from Thoche or Dharapani. Definitely the views are stunning from high above the valley. (Just you need to make sure it before going toward Chhipabhir trail section has maintained or not, because we had to walk on too bushy trail). And you will stay at homestays.

Day 11

Tache village to KhorokyuOdar (cave) 3498m or MajeseuOdar (cave) 3579m (5.8 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s very tough hikes with mind blowing scenery. You sleep in the cave or put some tents.

Day 12

Khorokyu Odar or Majeseu Odar to Kuchumro Base Camp (KBC) 4089m (5.4 – 6.4 hrs approx).

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s very strenuous climbs with the mind-blowing sceneries. It’s tenting camp

Day 13

Kuchumro Base Camp (KBC) to Kuchumro Pass 4879m to Namge Kharka 4452m (5.6 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s a tenting camp a really tough ascent up to the pass and descent at the Namge Kharka with superbly incomparable sceneries.

Day 14

NamgeKharka to Meta 3610m (4.9 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. Stay at lodge overnight. Very deep descent passing through the high cliff! Views are just beyond imaginations.

Day 15

Meta to Chyaku 3780m (2.5 hrs approx)

Lunch camp; bring some drinking water with you. Until this book was written there were two very basic kind of lodge or you may sleep in tent is even nicer.

Day 16

Chyaku to Phu village 4053m (5.1 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. Stay at basic lodges overnight. Deep and narrow gorge hikes along the left bank of Phukhola.

Day 17

Day Excursion:

Visiting Tashilakang gompa and exploring the village of Phu.

Day 18

Phu village to Phu Pass 5061m to Tashikang Kharka (Loang) 4659m (6.2 hrs approx).

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. Long ascent and descent on the grassy slopes with the magical views! It’s tenting camp

Day 19

TashikangKharka (Loang) to Nar Pass 5391m to Chaungkhas Kharka 4369m (6.8 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. It’s tenting camp.An extremely strenuous ascent up to the Pass and descent to campsite with the splendid views.Don’t forget to bring extra 2 liters water each of you in case.

Day 20

ChaungkhasKharka to Nar village 4200m (3.2 hrs approx)

Lunch camp to Nar, bring some drinking water, and stay at lodge overnight.

Day 21

Nar to Kangla Pass 5313m to Ngawal village 3660m (8.7 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. Long ascent and descent with a taking unawares an array of Mountain views! Stay at lodge overnight.

Day 22

Ngawal village to Braka 3494m (3.5 hrs approx)

Lunch camp at Braka, as always bring some cookies with you. Today is one of the most joyous hikes via Julu and upper trail of TankePhant a naturally made balcony☺and overnight stay at lodge.

Day 23

Braka to Tilicho Base Camp (TBC) 4136m (7.1 hrs approx)

Lunch break at Srikharka. You will walk through the landslide areas, be careful about the rocks fall that more chances after 11 am, while sun heated them, and each of you need to hike in the distance of 10 to 15 meters, that’s why if someone hit with a rock others can be saved and rescue the injured person. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 24

TilichoBace Camp (TBC) to Tilicho Lake (TL) 4922m (4.7 hrs approx)

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. Walking through the landslide areas and the grassy slopes with an excellent views. Camp at the Lake-shore☺.

Day 25

Tilicho Lake (TL) to Mesokanto Pass to Namkhu Kharka 4189m (8.2 hrs approx).

Bring a packed lunch and drinking water along with you. You have to cross two high passes of Tilicho Eastern Pass 5369m and Mesokanto Pass 5253m. It’s long walk with the exceptional views! Camp overnight at Namkhu Kharka.

Day 26

NamkhuKharka to Thini 2876m and old Jomsom 2756m (3.9 hrs approx).

Oh! This is a “Day of Finale, achieving the Dream you had!”…
Many Congratulations!!

Inclusion
Trip Information
Highlights

How to get there?

Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan Int’l Airport (TIA) and transport to Hotel,

For the trek final preparation day in Kathmandu, meeting with you guides etc.

Kathmandu to Jiri bus drive 1939 m (7 hrs approx)

Jiri to Shivalaya 1780 m via a little pass with telephone tower 2400 m (5 hrs approx)

Shivalaya to Bhandar 2400 m via Deurali Bazar 2700 m (5 hrs approx)

Bhandar to Kinja Bazar 1635 m to Sete 2558 m (7 hrs approx)

Sete to Junbesi 2665 m via Lamajura pass 3530 m (7 hrs approx)

Day trip to Thupten Chholing gompa 3070 m,

Junbesi to Taksindu village 2938 m via Taksindu pass 3065 m (5 hrs approx)

Taksindu to Kharikhola 2015 m (6 – 7 hrs approx)

Kharikhola to Panggom 2850 m (4 hrs approx)

Panggom to Najidingma 2650 m (5 - 6 hrs approx)

Najidingma to Bung 1620 m (6 hrs approx)

Whole day explore Bung

Bung to Sanam 2840 m (6 hrs approx)

Sanam to Jaubari 2140 m (6 hrs approx)

Jaubari to Dovane 930 m (5 hrs apporx)

Dovane to Kulung 530 m (5 – 6 hrs approx)

Kulung to Heluwabeshi 460 m (4 hrs approx).

Heluwabeshi to Tumlingtar 400 m (5 hrs approx).

Fly to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

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