Days: 15 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Myagdi-Baglung Eco-Tourism Trek
Myagdi-Baglung districts are very suitable for eco-tourism .It has mostly geographical variation with significant bio-diversity. There are available various species of vegetation, mammals, birds and flora-fauna. The world famous Guranshe Ban (Rhododendron forest) is remained here; which is assumed as largest Rhododendron forest in the world. It is home place of famous animals and birds like Kasturee (Deer) and Danfe (Impeyen Pheasant)). Some parts (12600h) of Royal Dhorpatan Hunting Reservation area covered the western parts of the district. There are available almost kind of climates, vegetation, mammals, birds and flora-fauna including numbers of Khola-Nala (Streams) and Jharana (Waterfalls). Every settlement is close to forest with fully natural environment .So it has great prospects of eco-tourism point of view.In this trek you have different experience with Magar Culture and religion. In the district, there are numbers of places to provide panoramic view of Himalayan, Rivers, and Beautiful Landscape. There are also some of the vantage view in this Eco-Tourism Trek such as Takum and Jaljala Deurali with stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri Range and Gurga Himal. Then some places are very important for religious site like as Barahasthan where yearly fair in Janaipurnima(Full Moon of August) and Buddha Jayanti (Buddha’s Birth Day).
Historical Tourism in Takam
Takam is important historical place in the district. It is 37km far west from Beni Bazar. It was the first capital of Parbate King, Dimbabam Malla and whole period of Thapa Chhetri rulers who ruled for 300 years. After the victory of Bam Malla, the capital was shifted to Dolthana during the reign of Dimba Bam Malla. Takam is a beautiful village with attractive landscape as well as stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mukut Himal. It is ancient settlement of mixed community of all tribes, Brahmin, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Magar, Gurung, Thakali, Chhantyal etc. Main inhabitants are Brahmin and Chhetri. It lies on the way of Dhaulagiri base camp and Dhorpatan Trek. Takam is called a historically important place. War weapons of medieval time and ancient war trench can be still found in that area. Takam Kot is archaeologically and religiously important place.
Village Tourism in Dhorpatan
Dhorpatan is a large valley covered by dense forest and grassland. That is the habitat of different kinds of wild animals and birds. It is as recognized as Dhorpatan Hunting Reservation area which was declared in 1978 by government. This reservation area covers 1,325 sq. km. 126 km part of Dhorpatan lies in Myagdi District. Other parts lie in Baglung and Rukum District. People of Tibetan origin are living around Dhorpatan. Flora is typical of middle hill with good strands of forests interspersed with agricultural and pastures lands. The northern sections of the walk is rich in wild life including musk deer, grey wolf, red panda and many more common spices.
There is numerous cultural, religious, Historical heritages and resources in the district for cultural tourism. Now a day, original life style of village is being interesting to tourists. The tradition, custom, festivals, agricultural system and instruments are important resources for that. Mostly typical lifestyle, custom and social system is alive until now, which are going too disappeared in modern world with latest development. Therefore, those create cultural tourism. There are living different caste and indigenous groups like Brahmin, Chhetry, Damai,Kami, etc of Khash- Aryan community and Magar, Chhantyal, Gurung , Thakali etc of Mongolian origin community . They are very rich own unique culture and custom. One of the cultural heritages of the district is Mela-Jatra (Festival). Every village has to conduct at least one Festival in a year on occasion of sacred date and festivals. Then launch various program of Puja(worship),sports,dancing,singing etc.Those Festival often organize in new year, Chandi Purnima, Janaipurnima,Teeej, Dashai, Tihar,Maghe Sankranti,Fagu Purnima. It has commercial important as marketing and shopping activities. Main purpose of Festival is to enjoy by traditional way. There celebrates varies festivals by peoples. Some are of particular communities and some are common to all. Dashain, Tihar,Maghe Sankranti, Fagu purnima etc are common festivals in the district.
Minimum 4 participants in group
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni 830m (8/9hours). Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Drive from Beni to Darbang 1030m (2/3 hours) and trek to Takum 1665m (3/4 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Takum to Lamsung 2250m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Lamsung to Upallo Jaljala 3430m (6/7 hoours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Upallo Jaljala to Chhentung 2940m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Chhentung to Dhorpatan 2860m (3/4 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Exploring the Tibetan Refugees Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Dhorpatan to Sukurdung 2045m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Sukurdung to Burtibang 1130m (7/8 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Drive from Burtibang to Pokhara (5/6 hours) with local bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7/8 hours) with Tourist Bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 14:Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
After breakfast, we are going to visit two historical monuments which represent early and late medieval history, architecture, culture and religion. Bhaktapur Durbar square is an ancient newari city, 13 kilometers far from Kathmandu stores numbers of Hindu temples, 55 windowed medieval durbar and offers you various examples of metal smith and wooden craft along with the opportunity of exploring traditional pottery work to the another corner. Patan durbar square is equally important which represents late medieval history, Culture and architecture. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 5 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and Standard hotel inPokhara.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All transportation.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide,1 cook and 1 helper, porters (1 porter
for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation.
* All Camping Equipments (Tents) and Kitchen equipments
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.