Group Size : min 5 pax max 16
Min. duration: 25 days
Max. Elevation: 5143 base camp
Trek style: Home stay and Camping
Day 1. Ktm to Illam drive 8 to 9 hours from Kathmandu to illam by tourist vehicle (Tea state of Nepal) where you will see the Sunrise and beautiful tea garden of eastern Nepal.
Day 2. illam to Phidim to khamdinde after early morning view of sunrise and tea state, drive to phidim and after lunch at phidim again drive up to hilly area to reach khamdinde village.
Day 3. Khamdinde-doban-kebang now from today we start working in trail up to kebang village, no more vehicles,
Day 4. kebang to Yamfuding now on this trail you can see some Sherpa villages and their traditional house, and you will reach yamfuding, where you will have camping and tea houses,
Day 5. Yamfuding to Yak karka early morning we will start our journey to yak karka( on this trail for lunch you won’t get any water for lunch so need to make pack lunch or need to carry dry foods for all,
Day 6. Yak karka –Andhaphedii need to walk along with river for whole day, can see some yaks on the way
Day 7. Anhaphedi to chairam need to walk for 6 7 hours and you can see Nours (Mountain goat) on the way, and lots of holly birds.
Day 8. Chairam to Ramche (Oktum base camp 4500m altitude) you will enjoy the beautiful mountains around with Glaciers.
Day9.Ramche to Chairam today we return back to chairam from oktum base camp, and prepare our self for Sellele pass.
Day 10. Chairam to Phedi( Sellele Pass 4560m) today we start early to cross the sellele pass through rocky area, in nov/dec fully covered with snow, after long walk we reach phedi.
Day 11 . Phedi to Gunsa today we will reach Gunsa Sherpa village passing through tough way, where you can see lots of yaks and sherpa people,and Buddhist monastery
Day 12. Gunsa to Khambache from now we start our trail upto pangpema base camp
Day 13. Khambache to Ronak. today we go up to khambache,and hike up to pangpema base camp, where you can see beautiful mountains and Kanchanjanga Mountain (3rd highest mountain)
Day 14. Ronak to Khambache walk back to Khambache,
Day 15. Khambache to Gunsa. Again we stay overnight at gunsa where you can see groups of Sherpa, well facilities lodges/camping places etc, enjoy local Sherpa millet beer)
Day 16. Gunsa to pedi(Nanglo pass) today we go ahead for Nanglo pass,and camp in a stone broken house.
Day 17. Stone broken hut to Olangchun Gola (3208m altitude) today we will walk along the Yangma river and we will reach olangchun Gola,small sherpa village with lodges and you can see a 2nd oldest Monastery 465 years old in asia.
Day 18. Olangchun Gola to Langmale pass camp (Buddhist prayer flag came site) 3893 altitude today we will walk along with Tamor River and you can see lots of yaks on the way.Olangchung gola is the last village that we see to lumba samba pass, need to walk on snow from today.
Day 19. langmale to lumba samba passes 5177m altitude today we can see naur hill on the way to lumbasamba pass, need to walk in rocky path, better to take pack lunch because hard to cook at high altitude, and camp in a rocky place. You can have a beautiful view of Mount Makalu and Kanchanjunga. This area we can see dense forest of Rhododendron and you might see snow leopard.
Day 19. Thudam Sherpa village (3571m elevation) today we will go down more than 1000 meters and find a Sherpa village, where 20-25 Sherpa’s houses can be found near the Tamor River. And we will have lunch and rest there, where we will be welcomed by local dance at night by the women community. People of here can hardly speak nepali because they are near to Tibet and the sell herbs to Tibet for their living.
Day 20. Thudam to yak kharka 2877m elevation today we will walk bit hard and steep area through bamboo forest,if you are lucky you can see red panda because it’s very shy animal and we will reach yak kharka.
Day 21. yak karka to chyamtang-hatiya today we will pass chyamtang village and reach Hatiya which is known as old Bhote village.You can taste local food dido.
Day 22. Hatiya to Gola 1128m elevation today we decent and pass through barun dovan where you can see some temples and market where arun river and barun river meets.
Day 23. Gola to Simma Village today is the last day that we walk, next morning we get vehicle to Kathmandu passing from different places.
Day 24. Simma village to Num we take jeep from simma up to num and from again change vehicle to tumlingtar.
Day .25 . flight to Kathmandu
Included in the Cost
1 personal insurance
2 personal drinks like water, cold drinks
3 personal expenses
4 Tips for staff
For the stay in Kathmandu, we normally book for our clients at Ti-Se Guest House at Boudha but our clients can choose whichever hotel they prefer (for this the total trip price mentioned above will be adjusted on mutual agreement). The trekking duration will be fully camping.
Our staffs will prepare authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) during the trekking duration.
The best time to trek are Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring (March to May). The treks during Winter and Summer (monsoon) aren’t impossible but just quite challenging. For the best experience, the early and late Spring and Autumn would be preferable due to less tourist traffic.
During the early Spring, the vegetations look fresh with early flowers starting to bloom in several kinds of plants. The villages are full of activity in preparation of family farms for planting the crops. The days are generally sunny due to which they offer good scenery.
The early Autumn is fresh green after a period of warm rainy days from summer monsoon. The month long Nepali festivals of Dasain and Tihar can also coincide and the harvest time also starts in many of the villages.
The early Winter (late Autumn) is also a very good time if one prefers lower elevations in the Himalayas.
I feel lucky that my first trek in Nepal was with Wangda. His route to Pikey Peak was unique– it was a privilege to stay in his family home and with his other family members throughout the trek. We learnt about Sherpa life and culture first-hand and enjoyed many freshly prepared meals, which were extra satisfying after a day of trekking. Wangda and his four porters went out of their way to make sure we were well-fed, safe and comfortable. The
trek was fantastic – especially the walk along the ridge with great mountain views to the Pikey base camp (where we had a brilliantly memorable evening dancing around to traditional Sherpa songs and drinking the local rakshi) and from the peak down through forests to the picturesque town of Junbesi, which is full of orchards. The peak was incredible we had a panoramic 360-degree view that encompassed Annapurna and the Everest range at sunrise – and it was all to ourselves too. Wangda is also great fun with a sense of humour- he kept us entertained throughout.
I hope to go back to Nepal one day and now I’ve been on a trek with Wangda, I wouldn’t want to go with any other guide.
Rose Lock, October 2017
I have recently returned from a trek to Pikey Peak with Wangda Sherpa as our guide. It was my second visit to Nepal.
The previous time was to the Annapurna region with Wangda’s father Lakpa as our guide. This time we were looking for a trek in a less commercialised region, with a chance to discover more about Sherpa culture and traditions,
which is exactly what we got. Staying in Sherpa houses and finding out about their way of life, gave us a unique insight into the lives of these proud and resourceful people. Wangda was a superb guide. The trek to Pikey Peak took us through some beautiful mountain countryside with amazing views including the whole of the Everest range. Wangda ensured our comfort and safety at all times, whilst he was only too happy to answer all our questions about the country and people. Thanks to him the whole trip was a wonderful and memorable experience from start to finish.
Mike Cant UK”
“For me, the walk with Wangda to Peekey Peak was the trip of a lifetime. I’d never travelled anywhere challenging before and was both excited and apprehensive about it, as I have dietary needs and a chronic health condition. I needn’t have worried as Wangda and his team took great care and always ensured that we were well fed and hydrated – wherever we went there were always plenty of hot drinks and extra portions, if we wanted them. This isn’t a trip for the faint hearted – some of the accommodation is pretty basic – but it gives you a unique insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. They are tough, kind and good humoured. They may lack materially but this is more than compensated by their culture, community and family ties, and their love of the Himalayas.”
We had a fabulous time trekking around Wangda’s homeland. The whole trip was a great adventure from the jeep ride out of Kathmandu, the hospitality and friendship of the Sherpa people, the fantastic scenery and of course sunrise over Everest.
Every day was different, the food always freshly cooked, tasty and well portioned. We stayed in Sherpa homesteads and spent many an evening enjoying their hospitality, eating, drinking and dancing.Wangda and his team were brilliant, a great sense of humour, very knowledgeable and an admirable command of English from their leader. Also quite sensitive to our western needs so they took some cereals, coffee, and snickers for us -a nice touch!
A real adventure to be treasured forever!
In September 2017, my wife and I went an unforgettably amazing trek in the Mustang region with Lakpa. In addition to being a very experienced and trained guide, Lakpa is also a Buddhist monk and was able to show us the cultural depth of this traditional region better than we could have ever imagined.Upon our return to Kathmandu, Wangda took great care of us, taking us to must-see places such as the Patan Museum and Patan palace. Wangda made our visit fascinating by describing the various religious rites and cultures, putting it all into context for us.In addition to their guide activities both Lakpa and Wangda are very involved in development projects in and around their village in Eastern Nepal, including projects to rebuild damaged schools, finding funding for much-needed school resources (book bags, solar lights for doing homework, etc.). My wife and I were deeply moved by both Lakpa and Wangda as through their openness, generosity, and professionalism.- Brian Smith (Mustang Tour and Kathmandu valley trips, September 2017)Germany”
Last April I went on a beautiful trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Wangda. Wangda is a very good guide and the trekking became a special trip because of all the interesting conversations we had and everything he told me about Nepal, India, and Buddhism among other things. Already during my trip I was fantasizing about the next trekking I want to do with Wangda and now that I’m back in Holland… I have to decide when to go; this year or next year?