Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu 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: Drive from Kathmandu to Cable Car Station and Chandragiri Hill 2410m by Cable Car and trek to Chitlang 1795m/3 hours
After breakfast, we drive 15 km southwest of Kathmandu for Cable Car Station, Thankot about an hour driving by private car. Then after immediately we will catch Cable Car to reach in Chandragiri Hill 2410 metres from sea level. It's just 12 minutes ride on Cable car, once you are in Chandragiri Hill, you will feel unforgettable experience of adventure in Nepal with panoramic views of soaring Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest and breath taking views of pristine landscape Kathmandu Valley covered with lush green blanket of flora. In the Chandragiri Hill, there is situated popular Hindu temple which is called Bhaleshor Mahadev. where a lot of pilgrimages worshipping. According to the myth and legendary, Lord Shiva was traveling through Chandragiri and felt thirsty but could not find any water. He used his trident to take water from the hill but it came bloods out. There are no water source in hill. After spending sometime to visit temple and enjoy with views, we descend down hill towards Chitlang avoiding bumpy road and follow trekking trail through the dense forest of rhododendron reaching in Chitlang which takes about 3 hours. There are lots of evidences, which shows that there was civilized society in ancient centuries. We still can see the many temples with amazing wood and stone carving, artistic rest houses, stone water taps inside the village. Chitlang offers visitors with an opportunity of village home stay where you can interact and get insight of the rural life in Nepal. Historical places like Pauwa, Saat Dhara (seven water taps), Shiwalaya, and some other archeological Monuments gives you more pleasure during the staying in Chitlang. Stay overnight in Homestay/Lodge/Organic Resort.
Day 3: Trek from Chitlang to Markhu 1625m/3 hours
After having breakfast, we will follow bumpy road through the village for one and half hour and an hour walking trail through the pine forest viewing Kulekhani Dam until reaching Markhu village where Kulekhani Dam (also known as Indrasarovar). Today during the walk you will pass agricultural terraced field, Seven Tap, old chitlang village known as Majh Gaun and views of surrounding green hills. Meeting with local people, their daily life and culture makes your trip more enjoyable. And the traditional method of farming could be extra experience to you. After lunch you could visit beautiful Markhu village and another opportunity of doing boating in the Indrasarobar lake. Markhu village is combination of mixed culture and people such as Tamang, Newars and Brahmin. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Markhu to Daman 2225m/4 hours
Today after breakfast, we leave village and cross long suspension bridge over Kulekhani Dam. After walk in the lake bank for a while then we climb up until another small village on the top hills. It takes something like 2 and half hour. During the climbing up hill you will get the chances to see high snowy mountains, beautiful villages, amazing landscape. That makes our trip more excited. Then we walk on the dirt road on the hills until reaching Daman which is taking one hour. Once you are in Daman, you have the stunning views high snowy mountains from east to west including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gangchhembu, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal himal, Gaurisankar and Everest as well as beautiful Tistung-Palung valley.
There is religious site near the Daman called Risheshor, related to Buddhism and also known as Guru Rempochhe (Padma Sambhawa) was meditated on 8th Century. Many Buddhist people are visiting whole time of the year. Stay overnight at Everest Panorama Resort.
Day 5: Trek from Daman to Tistung-Bajrabarahi 1565m/3 hours
After absorbing the stunning sun rise views over himalaya, we start to descent to the Okharbajar walking through the Rhododendron forest avoiding motor-able road. After walking one and half hour, we will be in Okharbajar (1685m), this is one of the trade point for nearby villages. From okharbajar we again follow old trail following farming fields. After walking two and half hour up and down we will be in beautiful village of Tistung. Tistung village is in middle of the green forest and massif terraces. Then we walk further up to Bajrabarahi where we stay overnight in nice Hotel.
Day 6: Drive from Tistung-Bajrabarahi to Kathmandu 4 hours by private car
Today after having breakfast, we start to drive back to Kathmandu crossing beautiful hills in the countryside which takes around 4 hours, then transfer to Hotel,
Day 7: Final Departure from KathmanduYour trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements.
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
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.