Off-Beat Trekking in Nepal's Himalayan backcountry.

10-Days

Journey to Nepal’s Himalayan foothills and experience the power of traveling with H.E.A.R.T. Join this guided high-altitude trekking adventure to challenge your physical self and your “everyday self” to break away from your habitual world. Engage directly with local culture in this gorgeous landscape while learning about and practicing self-sustainable ways of being. Come back with new visions both personally and professionally through this meaningful travel adventure.

OVERVIEW:

  • Airport: Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) 
  • Duration: 10 Days 
  • Price (Starting At): $3,400 (double occupancy) 
  • Activity Level: Challenging 
  • Season: October 

Update: Health & Safety

Nepal has now removed quarantine requirement and offers visa on arrival for fully vaccinated travelers. You would still need a negative PCR report taken 72 hours prior to your flight plus an antigen test on arrival. This article shares more details. 

The Trek

Experience life in the Sherpa villages of Junbesi and Lodging by starting your trekking adventure with a culturally immersive three-nights in Junbesi.

Gain confidence in your physical abilities while being guided on your trekking adventure over small-passes, rich forested foothills and prolific diversity of Nepal’s Himalayan foothills. 

Climb the Pikey peak that offers panoramic views of Kanchenjunga to the east – the Rolwaling range to the west, with Everest and Makalu in the middle. The journey itself and the views along the way offer a fresh and inspired perspective for all travelers.

October is one of the best months for trekking in Nepal.

Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Transfers and meals as listed. 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special activities, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously-designed itinerary intentionally made to manifest your greatest desires for your journey.
  • Our Process that includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 
  • Complimentary Travel with H.E.A.R.T. gift packages before departure (includes over $50 worth of travel goodies and printed essentials for your journey!)
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included.

10 days, 9 nights

Day by Day Itinerary Outline

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met and chauffeured to your hotel.

Arrive at the starting point of your trekking adventure after a short flight to Phaplu. Check into Kyrimu lodge at Phaplu before setting out with your guide for a  visit to the local monastery.

  • Our travelers have the option of a hike (3-hours) from Phaplu to Junbesi or to take a chartered jeep.
  • Travelers also have the option to remain in Phaplu on Day 2.
  • Overnight Elevation: 8,900 ft. 

After breakfast, begin a steady ascent to Thuptencholing Monastery. One of the most significant monasteries of the region. Established by Thrulsik Rimpoche after his escape from Tibet in the 1950’s. Thrulsik Rimpoche is a highly regarded monk and is a teacher of the Dalai Lama.

At the monastery complex travelers can choose to attend a prayer ceremony and have lunch with the monks and nuns before returning back to Junbesi. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon or hike to another nearby monastery or visit the local school.

  • Overnight Elevation: 8,900 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 3 hrs. 
  • Distance: 2.41 miles. (each-way) 
  • Ascent: 1,082 ft. 
  • Descent: 74ft. 

Begin the trek after breakfast challenging yourself to an ascent over to the Solu river valley before the final steep switch-backs start easing-out.

There’s also a chance of spotting some wildlife and rare birds along the Solu river valley. Feel inspired as you ascend over a small pass through a canopy of Himalayan oak and Rhododendron forests before descending into the small Sherpa village of Loding. Your home-away-from-home where you find yourself safely disconnected from your everyday life. Spend the night in a camp set-up by your hosts. 

  • Overnight Elevation: 8,200 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 5 hrs. 
  • Distance: 5.84 miles.
  • Ascent: 1,469 ft. 
  • Descent: 2,034 ft. 

Pace yourself to ascend a little over 3,000 feet early this morning. October is one of the best months for trekking in Nepal, soon after the monsoon rejuvenates the eco-system, for some of the best views of the mighty Himalayan ranges.

The trail follows a recently built jeep track to Upper Loding before entering a thick Rhododendron/Pine forest that soon leads to steep switch-backs all the way to Jase Bhanjyang – saddled in between two hill-tops. Spend the night in a tented camp. 

  • Overnight Elevation: 11,200 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 5-6 hours. 
  • Distance: 4.29 miles. 
  • Ascent: 3,288 ft. 
  • Descent: 94 ft. 

 

Begin the final ascend all the way to the top of one of the two Pikey peaks. A steep trek that on a clear-day can be a rewarding climb offering humbling views of Gauri Shanker, Rolwaling, Numbur, Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga peaks. A panorama of the greatest mountain ranges of the world can be a true life-changing moment for some!

There’s the option of continuing the day to summit both of the Pikey peaks before descending to your camp for the night. 

  • Overnight Elevation: 11,200 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 5 hrs. 
  • Distance: 1.72 miles (each-way)
  • Ascent: 1,835 ft. 
  • Descent: 41 ft. 

Descend to Junbesi via a large yak pasture, thick-forests, switch-back trails and the village of Taktor. Today the trek will re-join the classic Jiri to Lukla trail which was used by climbers before the Lukla airport was built. Continue a on level-trail before descending back to the village of Junbesi.

  • Overnight Elevation: 8,900 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 
  • Distance: 6.25 miles. 
  • Ascent: 1,188 ft. 
  • Descent: 3,820 ft. 

Continue on the classic Jiri to Lukla trekking trail to Ringmo. Start today with a steep-ascent that eventually eases out to views of Mt. Everest and Makalu over the village of Ringmo and Takshindu within bird-eye view of the valley of Phaplu and it’s little air-strip. After lunch at Ringmo, take a local chartered-jeep with your guides for an hour-long bumpy-ride back to Phaplu.

  • Overnight Elevation: 8,400 ft. 
  • Average Trekking Time: 5-hours. 

Board a short-flight back to Kathmandu and spend the day reflecting and honoring your experiences in Nepal. Take the opportunity to catch-up on laundry but avoid using technology. Enjoy the evening soaking-in the vibe of Kathmandu that offers a different perceptive into the lens of every-day-life. This journey can leave you feeling inspired to bring some of those insights back into every-day-life. Hence offering more substance through meaningful travel. 

Say goodbye to your hosts and embark on your adventure back home. Your airpot transfer will be organized by your hosts. Upon arrival back home – schedule your post-journey reflection-session with Transformative Travel LLC. 

PACKAGE PRICING

Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

9 Nights

$ 3,400
Per Person
  • All Meals Included
  • Double Occupancy
  • Private Departure

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