Trip Facts

Grade: Moderate
Altitute: Max. 3200m
Group size: 2 - 15 Pax
Time: October to May

Description

Bigu Gompa, below Rolwaling Himal is a village hilly trek below 3500 meter altitude level and can experience local culture and excellent mountain view. It is one of the best place to explore though it is not that popular as Annapurna, which means a PERFECT place to be with local. It is normal average hilly area where you can see the local village daily life of hardworking people struggling to make a living with possible infrastructures. From the high view point, you see the whole range of east centre Himalaya including Rolwaling Himal which include Melungtse, 7181m and Melungse II, 7023m and Gauri Shanker 7134m and many other 6000 meter peaks.
Through the lush green forest, we go to Bigu Gompa which is very unique Buddhist monastery in this place and popular as nunnery institute which was established by Drukpa Rinboche in 1931. Around 1990s about 120 nuns decreased to 40 and grown to 300 nuns. 
 
Through the high pass Tinsang la (3200m). Breathtaking view of Himalayas including Choba Bamara. The forest is covered by oak, wild bush and rhododendron.  
 
 
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
Day 1: We start our journey from Kathmandu via East Araniko highway which leads to Tibet border. We separate route near Lamosangu to Jiri route. We stop at Charikot about 72 km. about 2-3 hours drive and walk close for camping or lodge incase too late.
Day 2: Trek start from the middle of the market and the stone staircases gaining altitude. Trek through Shigati or Chilanka by Sorong Khola on side and separate West side leaving Rolwaling, Na, Tso Rolpa route.
Day 3-4: We stay in Chilanka village, normally camp in school compound, so opportunity to know about village school and can support if interested. By lush green wild forest, we go to Bigu Gompa which is very unique Buddhist monastery in this place.
Day 5-6: Climb hill to Rupthang from Stupa which is the last habitation before returning through high pass Tinsang la (3200m). Continue to Dolangsa.
Day 7-8: Next day trek until Barabise village which is busy local town where we lodge or camp. We drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur if any optional visit require.

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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Trek Grading

The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.

Moderate/Reasonable

More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.

Adventurous/Vigorous

Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!

Challenging / Strenuous

Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.

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