Ghyangphedi Nuwakot Trek

duration
6 Days
difficulty
Easy
accomodation
Home stay
max altitude
2400M
transportation
Private Vehicle
meals included
All
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  • During this 6-day trek, you will be immersed in the local culture as you visit 10 rural villages in the stunning Himalayas in the Kathmandu-Nuwakot and Ghyangphedi regions (Northern part of Nepal, near Langtang National Park). This is ideal for anyone interested in the local Nepali/Tamang culture and participating in local activities, such as traditional cooking and dancing, while also being outdoors. The trek itself is not difficult (medium grade but no hiking experience required) and it is off the beaten path which will provide you with a unique experience that other trekking companies do not offer. During this trip, you will explore the natural scenery of Nepal and experience the cultures and traditions of the people of this beautiful, mountainous region.   

    Trek Highlights:

    • Less discovered tourist destination.
    • Get involved with the local government and community members to spread awareness about child marriage and human trafficking.
    • Amazing view of the nature and beautiful landscapes.
    • Explore the ethnic group of Tamangs, their culture, food, and lifestyle.
    • Experience the day to day life of the Villagers.
    • Explore Dupcheshwor Mandir and perform the local religious rituals.
    • Experience the Homestay Tourism.   

     

    • Day 1 : Kathmandu- Samundratar

      Early morning, we will start our trip, we will be driving from Kathmandu to the village of Samundratar (in Nuwakot) by private jeep which will take approx. 4.5 hours. After reaching Samundratar, we will visit the Government School joined by the government teachers, local government (Mayor or Deputy Mayor) and police. You can interact with them on the issues of human trafficking and child marriage about Nepal and your country. In school, the children will also perform a program on human trafficking and child marriage issues. After the program, you will visit the Dupcheshwor Temple, Dupcheshwor Temple is one of the most popular temples of god Shiva.This is natural structure in the middle of big rock. But the way to the temple in the middle of steep rock is made by local people. The temple is very popular because of belief of people that wishes made by visiting the temple are fulfilled. Many people who visit the temple with the purpose of praying offer cow milk and put their wishes. When their wishes (Vakal) come true, they visit the temple again and pray to the god offering cow milk again.Then, visit and interact with the local community. Overnight stay in the family owned Lodge.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Ramati - Negi - Ghyang Phedi

      Starting the trek from Samundratar to Ghyang Phedi, it takes a 4 hour walk, along the bank of the Tadi river. After reaching the Ghyangphedi village we will be welcomed by ‘Aama Samuha’ (Women’s Group) and they will also show us a short cultural program in a traditional way. You can interact with the women’s group and share each other's experiences. We will then observe a demonstration of the local alcohol brewing technique and try the local brew. They will provide a cooking class on making a cultural food called ‘Khapse’! Overnight at homestay in Ghyang Phedi.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Ghyangphedi - Upra - Ghewar

      Our trek starts from Ghyangphedi to Upra, and continues towards Ghewar, where you will be able to observe local farms and even buffalos! During the trek, we will be stopping at a local mill, powered by the river. After trekking, we will be joining the local Tamang people in singing cultural songs and dancing, as well as learning the traditional bamboo basket weaving techniques. Overnight at homestay in Ghewar.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 4 : Ghewar - Sisipu - Ghyangdada

      This day trek is a very short day trek than another day. It takes 2 hours trekking from Ghewar to Sisipu crossing the wood birch. Along the way, we visit the community women’s group, where they are making bracelets, and interact with women. We also visit the local school. Once in Sisipu, you will observe how the villagers are living their daily lives and hand-make the traditional garment “Bakhu”. Overnight at the community homestay in Ghyangdada.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 5 : Ghyangdada - Hupkhel - Bolung

      We will take breakfast in the early morning, After, we will start our trek from Sisipu to Hupkhel and Bolung villages (6 to 6:30 hours). Today’s trek is a little longer than other days. During the trek, you will see beautiful hills and other scenarios. After reaching Bolung, you will enjoy the barbeque night and share your trekking experiences. Overnight at homestay.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 6 : Bolung - Kathmandu

      In the morning, you will observe a demonstration of traditional healing techniques. Then, we trek to Mishra Bhanjyang village, where we will be picked up by a private jeep to take us back to Kathmandu. After saying goodbye to group members, you will be free to depart at any time.

      Meals included
      All
  • Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

  • Overview

    During this 6-day trek, you will be immersed in the local culture as you visit 10 rural villages in the stunning Himalayas in the Kathmandu-Nuwakot and Ghyangphedi regions (Northern part of Nepal, near Langtang National Park). This is ideal for anyone interested in the local Nepali/Tamang culture and participating in local activities, such as traditional cooking and dancing, while also being outdoors. The trek itself is not difficult (medium grade but no hiking experience required) and it is off the beaten path which will provide you with a unique experience that other trekking companies do not offer. During this trip, you will explore the natural scenery of Nepal and experience the cultures and traditions of the people of this beautiful, mountainous region.   

    Trek Highlights:

    • Less discovered tourist destination.
    • Get involved with the local government and community members to spread awareness about child marriage and human trafficking.
    • Amazing view of the nature and beautiful landscapes.
    • Explore the ethnic group of Tamangs, their culture, food, and lifestyle.
    • Experience the day to day life of the Villagers.
    • Explore Dupcheshwor Mandir and perform the local religious rituals.
    • Experience the Homestay Tourism.   

     

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 : Kathmandu- Samundratar

      Early morning, we will start our trip, we will be driving from Kathmandu to the village of Samundratar (in Nuwakot) by private jeep which will take approx. 4.5 hours. After reaching Samundratar, we will visit the Government School joined by the government teachers, local government (Mayor or Deputy Mayor) and police. You can interact with them on the issues of human trafficking and child marriage about Nepal and your country. In school, the children will also perform a program on human trafficking and child marriage issues. After the program, you will visit the Dupcheshwor Temple, Dupcheshwor Temple is one of the most popular temples of god Shiva.This is natural structure in the middle of big rock. But the way to the temple in the middle of steep rock is made by local people. The temple is very popular because of belief of people that wishes made by visiting the temple are fulfilled. Many people who visit the temple with the purpose of praying offer cow milk and put their wishes. When their wishes (Vakal) come true, they visit the temple again and pray to the god offering cow milk again.Then, visit and interact with the local community. Overnight stay in the family owned Lodge.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Ramati - Negi - Ghyang Phedi

      Starting the trek from Samundratar to Ghyang Phedi, it takes a 4 hour walk, along the bank of the Tadi river. After reaching the Ghyangphedi village we will be welcomed by ‘Aama Samuha’ (Women’s Group) and they will also show us a short cultural program in a traditional way. You can interact with the women’s group and share each other's experiences. We will then observe a demonstration of the local alcohol brewing technique and try the local brew. They will provide a cooking class on making a cultural food called ‘Khapse’! Overnight at homestay in Ghyang Phedi.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Ghyangphedi - Upra - Ghewar

      Our trek starts from Ghyangphedi to Upra, and continues towards Ghewar, where you will be able to observe local farms and even buffalos! During the trek, we will be stopping at a local mill, powered by the river. After trekking, we will be joining the local Tamang people in singing cultural songs and dancing, as well as learning the traditional bamboo basket weaving techniques. Overnight at homestay in Ghewar.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 4 : Ghewar - Sisipu - Ghyangdada

      This day trek is a very short day trek than another day. It takes 2 hours trekking from Ghewar to Sisipu crossing the wood birch. Along the way, we visit the community women’s group, where they are making bracelets, and interact with women. We also visit the local school. Once in Sisipu, you will observe how the villagers are living their daily lives and hand-make the traditional garment “Bakhu”. Overnight at the community homestay in Ghyangdada.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 5 : Ghyangdada - Hupkhel - Bolung

      We will take breakfast in the early morning, After, we will start our trek from Sisipu to Hupkhel and Bolung villages (6 to 6:30 hours). Today’s trek is a little longer than other days. During the trek, you will see beautiful hills and other scenarios. After reaching Bolung, you will enjoy the barbeque night and share your trekking experiences. Overnight at homestay.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 6 : Bolung - Kathmandu

      In the morning, you will observe a demonstration of traditional healing techniques. Then, we trek to Mishra Bhanjyang village, where we will be picked up by a private jeep to take us back to Kathmandu. After saying goodbye to group members, you will be free to depart at any time.

      Meals included
      All
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

    Trip cost excludes

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack  (Waterproof material)
    • Windbreaker (Windproof jacket)
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (spf 50+), Sunglasses, Lip care,Hat
    • Normal clothes, Snacks, your regular medicines, Personal hygiene and first aid kit. 

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

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