Jyamrung Trek

There are many “community” and “cultural” treks advertised in Nepal. So, why is this one different.  Mountain Delights has been supporting local communities in the areas that it takes trekkers to for several years but now wants to give our clients a more in-depth look at the real people of Nepal. So, if you want to know what it would be like to live like a Nepali, in a remote village, come and join us. During Jyamrung trek you will stay in local houses – helping local people with their every day chores.  This could be working in the fields; cooking for the family; looking after the animals;  helping in the local school; enjoying and participating in a nightly musical concert, etc.  Whatever your host is doing – you will also have the opportunity to participate.

These villages are remote and not often visited by tourists therefore providing a unique opportunity for cross-culture communication.  For every dollar spent in the village, Mountain Delights donates an equal amount to the local community fund.  This community fund is managed by the community to provide community resources as they see fit e.g. education facilities, health requirements, roads, improved water, etc.

Therefore community treks offer a sustainable economic future for the village and its community and provides you with a unique opportunity to be their guest.

Our Objective is to promote Tourism with social cause by using porters and staff from the villages we visit, we make sure that local people are benefiting form the trekking. Our company makes sure that our staffs are well cared for. We provide insurance policy for our staff in addition to the good salary and equipments.

The central eastern region of Nepal is one of the most isolated and least explored area Nepal's Himalayas. Only a few foreigners are explored in the recent years. The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. This region offers untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitations and Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) ,Mount Manasalu, Tibet range,Langtang and Annapurna stand out like crystal that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu/ check in at hotel
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served; after you’ve refreshed, you will be taken to an exclusive Nepali restaurant for a delicious Nepalese cuisine welcome dinner, this will also include a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles. Over night at your hotel, this is your first night in historical Kathmandu.

Day 2 : City tour visit Buddhist and Hindus temples. This also include an orientation
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. At eventide, your senior trek leader will brief you about your trip. Overnight at your hotel

Days 3 : Kathmandu – Satdobato  (1400m) 6 hrs drive.
Drive towards north of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazar and   Betrawati.   The drive is scenic along the forest, villages, farming fields, waterfalls, beautiful view of the Himalayan Peaks. First 3- 4 hrs drive is on the black topped road and last 2 hrs is bumpy road. Satdobato  is a small town  centre for local people with mixed caste people with small health post, school etc.

Days 4 : Trek Satdobato  - Bhalche  (2100m.); 5 hours walk.
We walk today through various small villages of mix communities; pass beautiful cultivated farms, Sal forests. As we hike through vibrant Tamang village, we interact with these friendly people & get upfront knowledge of their lifestyles & interesting culture. We also visit the village school situated towards the east of the village. There is also an old Buddhist monastery down here with stupas; on the way, we can see green cultivated vegetable farms & a wonderful cascading waterfall. First trails gradually climb uphill  to Kispang where we take lunch and after that mostly climb and with few downs to Bhalche.

Days 5 : Satdobato to Salme village( 1800m) 4 hrs walk.
We walk down to the small river ( Khola) and climb up to Salme village, the great village of Tamangs with few houses of Dalit people. Today also we walk through various ups downs, cross waterfalls, farming fields. The dominant people are farmers in the village.

Days 6 : Salme village  - Meghang (2200M)  via Salme top (2800m)
Steep climb to Salme top where we take lunch. From here the most impressive view of the mighty Himalayan peaks can be seen. This is probably the hardest day of whole trek.
After lunch we walk some gradual up and long way down to small Khola ( stream) from where we climb up to Meghang. We walk through forest along with pretty scenic views. Meghang is a small town lived by farmers with majestic view of the Himalayan Peaks.

Days 7 : Meghang – Sally or Katunje  (Approx height 1800m) 5 hrs walk
Short gradual climb to the edge opens up with beautiful view of the Himalayas. Walk  down to Chautara village for lunch and  mostly gradual walk to Salle or Katunje village. Start up your day by walking towards Tharpu village. Nice terrace farm, mix caste village, local shopping place, Mountain View etc are major attractions of the town.

Days 8 : Sally or Katunje  - Jyamrung (Sharabensi) ( approx height 900m.) 5 hours walk
Walk down to Simle, have lunch and walk down to lower Jyarung. We walk through beautiful villages, nice terraced farms and excellent view of river, green hills and White Mountains. Jyamrung is a beautiful village where farmers live and a river from Ganesh Himal Glacier flows down via Jyamrung.

Days 9 : Free day at Jyamrung (Sharebensi)
You  spend your whole day by  teaching in school, working with local people . You can take part in cooking of Dal Bhat, fetching grass for cattle, collecting firewood for cooking or other. We show you our  community project school, micro - hydro power, eco-friendly toilet, health centre etc.

Days 10 : Jyamrung (Sherebensi) – Sukaura – Kathamndu (1300m) Walk for 40 min and drive for 6 hrs.
Walk 40 min crossing the suspension bridge over the river. Our private 4 WD vehicle will be waiting you at Sukaura. Drive the most scenic road to Kathmandu.  The first part till Dhading Besi ( the district headquarter of Dhading ) is bumpy and from Dhading Besi the road is black topped. You can enjoy the whole driving.

Days 11 : Sightseeing to Bhaktapur and visit our women empowering fair trade project.
Tour of beautiful heritage town Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur Durbar Square used to be the royal palace sites of Malla Kings who ruled in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur from 9th Century till 18th Century. After tour of Bhaktapur, visit the fair trade shop and project which is trying to empower women of the poor background and village.

Cost Includes

1.  Airport picks up & Droop.
2.  Guide, Porter & Necessary Staff.
3.  All food (Break fast, Lunch& Dinner.)
4.  Accomodation.
5.  Hot drinks.
6.  Land Transportation (Private)
7.  All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all transport etc for guide and
8.  Three star level   hotel with breakfast in  Kathmandu..
9.  Down sleeping bag and duffel bag.
10. All taxes.

Cost Excludes

1. Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal
    insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
2. Lunch and Dinner in  Pokhara.
3. Tips for Guide and Porter( Tips is not compulsory but expected)


1.   Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
2.   Duffel bag or Rucksack and suitcase ((Optional/duffel bag we can provide one if you need it
      but is to be returned after the trek.
3.   Daypack.
4.   Down Jacket only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e January, Feruary, November and
      December (Optional/we can  provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

1.   Sun hat.
2.   Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears .
3.   Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
4.   Headlamp.
5.   Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket
      should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
6.   A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for
      cold season (optional).


1.    Golves( not  too warm  and not light ).

Core Body

1.   T-shirts
2.   Shirts
3.   Fleece jacket or pullover.
4.   Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
5.   Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
6.   women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton.

Lower Body – Legs- Feet

1.    nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton.
2.    Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3.    Lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4.    soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5.    Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts..
6.    Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7.    All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture
       resistant plastic bags.
9.    pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for cold season. 10.2 pair light
       weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11.  light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
12.  pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13.  pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well).

1.   Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
2.   Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
3.   Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
4.   Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.      
      Pleasediscuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
5.   1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids,
      some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive
      medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous :

1.   Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
2.   Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to
      change the date of your).
3.   Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
4.   Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your
      neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from
      having to stop and look for it.
5.   Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses
      its' effectiveness over time.
6.   Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
7.   Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
8.   Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid
      hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
9.   2 bandanas.


1.   1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great
      assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees,
      ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
2.   Favorite snack foods.
3.   Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge.
      Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember,
      keep these items light weight .
4.   Binoculars .
5.   1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok,
      but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use .
6.   Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator.
7.   A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid
      that chilly late night trip.

1 - 2 of 2 reviews

Only started for two weeks, was too short, but I had an amazing time Bus rider are exacting (To say the least j-) But it is really an unbelievable beautiful country. Best memory is the hill to Jyamrung Village. Hope fully I can come back again within not to long.Thanks for every things Ram you?re the man!
David Lenefors
August 4, 2011 at 02:40 am
Lovely Stay In Nepal
Lovely Stay In Nepal
Thank you Ram for a lovely Stay in Nepal , Specially the very special days in Jyamrung.
April 15, 2011 at 03:32 am

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