There are numerous “community” and “cultural” treks available in Nepal to you. Then how this trek is different is a valid question. Indeed Mountain Delights trek does not operate a community trek for you but since its establishment has been supporting local communities in the areas we take our trekkers. We design this trek itinerary to provide you in-depth experience of the community in the rural and off route. Thus the program is special.
If you have a question in mind “what it would be to live like a Nepali in the remote village?” join us for this Jyamrung Trek. During Jyamrung trek you will stay in a local house – helping local people with their everyday 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 and so on. Whatever your host is doing you will also have the opportunity to participate.
The village we take you is remote and not often visited by tourists. It therefore provides a unique opportunity of cross-cultural communication and understanding. 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 various resources as they see urgent e.g. education facilities, health requirements, roads, improved water, etc.
We, through community treks aim to offer a sustainable economic future for the villages and its community and provide 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 you visit. We make sure that local people are benefiting from the trekking. Our company makes sure that our staffs are well cared for through insurance, good salary, and other benefits.
In this Jyamrung trek you trek to ‘The Ganesh Himal’ which is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune - Ganesha. This region offers untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly inhabitations and amazing range of peaks including Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Mount Manaslu, Tibet range, Langtang, and Annapurna stand out like crystal that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet with our friendly representative at the arrival terminal of only International airport. And, then you will be transferred to your hotel. You check-in at your Hotel and then after short rest you can go to explore market area of Thamel – where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears – if you need to do. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
After you enjoy delicious breakfast at the Hotel, you drive quite long for the day. It is long yet enjoyable drive in the mountain landscape with beautiful farming terraced field, river bed, brief view of the Himalayan peaks and rural lifestyle. From Trishuli Bazar – a famous trade town in the trade route of India Tibet in ancient period – we cross the Trishiuli river bridge and drive rough road to reach Satdobato, your night stay place. It is well established village with high school, and a health post and people of mixed culture live here. Overnight in the camp.
We serve your breakfast in the morning prepared by our expert crew. Then you start the first walking day with gradual uphill walk. You then walk steep to reach the small village of Kisping where you stop for lunch. This small town has people of mixed culture as well with a Hindu temple across the river, and Buddhist Monastery nearby. After Lunch, you continue uphill gradually to Bhalche village where we set up camp for your night stay. Today’s walk is an impressive one through farm terraces, dotted Tamang villages, and beautiful waterfall. Our campsite is beautiful spot with open and wide ground surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags and village view on the other side. Overnight in Camp.
This is not that long day after breakfast. You first climb down to the small river and start to climb uphill to reach the village named Salme – your second night’s campsite. It is very natural in the mid-hill mountain that you descend to the river and climb again after crossing it, sometime steep and sometime gradual. Salme village is comprised of largely Tamangs – ethnic indigenous living in the circumference of Kathmandu valley – with few houses of Dalit community – a historically marginalized people of so-called lower caste hierarchy of Hindu practice. Overnight in camp.
After breakfast you start steep uphill to the Salme top where you enjoy the lunch here with beautiful view. From here the most impressive view of the mighty Himalayan peaks can be seen. This is probably the hardest day of the whole trek. After lunch, you still walk a gradual up then a long way down to small stream from where you climb up to Meghang – a small town populated by farmers with a majestic view of the Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay in camp.
A short and gradual climb to the edge opens up with a beautiful view of the Himalayas. You walk down to Chautara village for lunch and a mostly gradual walk to Sally or Katunje village. You walk past various beautiful small villages, terraced farming field, diverse cultural groups, local shopping centers and beautiful landscape overall. Overnight stay in camp.
After breakfast in your camp, start walking down to Simle – place where you enjoy your lunch for today. From Simle after lunch you trek further down to lower Jyamrung. Again the day is impressive with villages, farms, view of river, green hills. Here you can choose to stay overnight either in local lodge/with family or in the tented camp. Overnight in camp.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu. The quantity of your gears/equipments for shorter treks can be lesser, and you may wish to travel light.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
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. Two pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for cold season.
10. Two pairs 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. A pair of light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13. A 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)
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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