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Monastery Circuit Trekking

Trip Overview

Trekking the Monastery Circuit Trail is a bold, energizing and most quick adventure through the lower Solukhumbu regions of the Eastern region. This monastery circuit trail offers us the chance to visit various structurally delightful and socially rich religious communities. You likewise become more acquainted with the way of life of neighborhood occupants, cooperate with them and investigate the cloister trail with incredible energy and excitement.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m), Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02- Drive from Kathmandu to Lamidanda(1219 m) , trek to Halesi (1355 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 03- Trek from Halesi to Kharpa (1221 m), 4–5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 04- Trek from Kharpa to Dumre (1300 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Monastery

Day 05-Trek from Dumre to Harishe (2300 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 06-Trek from Harishe to Kurima (2400 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 07-Trek from Kurima to Chitre (2379 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 08-Trek from Chitre to Dimbul (2600 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 09-Trek from Dimbul to Nirkum (2913 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 10-Trek from Nirkum to Shyare (3220 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 11-Trek from Shyare to Bung (1677 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 12-Trek from Bung to Khiraule (2693 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 13-Trek from Khiraule to Cherem (3040 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 14-Trek from Cherem to Kharikhola (2040 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 15-Trek from Kharikhola to Takshindu (2960 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 16-Trek from Takshindu — Ringmo and to Thupten Choling(2920 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Day 17-Trek from Thupten Choling to Junbeshi (2700 m), then trek to Phaplu (2413 m), O/N at Lodge

Day 18-Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (1350 m), 35 mins. O/N at Hotel

Day 19-Transfer to International Airport

 

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m), Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Mountain sun valley treks will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. 

Day 02- Drive from Kathmandu to Lamidanda(1219 m) , trek to Halesi (1355 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We drive from Kathmandu to Lamidanda, and then start our trek to Haleshi. It is about 5–6 hours trek to reach to Haleshi Mahadev Temple. This is one of the famous Shiva temples in the east. We can also explore cave, hill and Maratika Monastery. 

Day 03- Trek from Halesi to Kharpa (1221 m), 4–5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

The trek starts from Haleshi Mahadev temple area and passes through beautiful villages of Arkhaule and Lamidanda. Kharpa is a small village with few hotels and camping sites.

Day 04- Trek from Kharpa to Dumre (1300 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Monastery

The trek from Kharpa after breakfast goes ahead to Rawa Khola at Armara and progresses along the river before crossing it at Bhaise. The trek then reaches Dumre Dharapani.

Day 05-Trek from Dumre to Harishe (2300 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We meet the old Haleshi — Phaplu trekking route at Aishelukharka. Aishelukharka is the old district headquarters of Khotang. After having lunch at Aishelukharka, the trek passes through Deurali to reach Harishe for the nights stop.

Day 06-Trek from Harishe to Kurima (2400 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

After breakfast, we follow the trail to Bagor. We can visit the monastery at Diyale. The trail meets the GHT Sub Trail at Parma Ri that has a helipad. 

Day 07-Trek from Kurima to Chitre (2379 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

After spending night at Kurima, the trek progresses through the GHT Sub Trail via Mude to reach Chitre for the night’s stop. Chitre is a small village with a helipad, few lodges and two monasteries. It is the popular stopover the trekkers on the GHT Sub Trail in Lower Solu. 

Day 08-Trek from Chitre to Dimbul (2600 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Home Stay

The trek passes through the village of Dhodre to reach Dimbul. There is a monastery at Dhodre. Our trek from Chitre to Dimbul gives the scenic beauty of lower Solukhumbu and their cultural background. 

Day 09-Trek from Dimbul to Nirkum (2913 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We begin our trek from Dimbul to Nirkum after our breakfast. After we reach at Nirkum, we visit a monastery. This really gives us great knowledge to distinguish the people living in different topography and the way they have been following the traditional norms and value.

Day 10-Trek from Nirkum to Shyare (3220 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

Our trek from Nirkum to Shyare too targets for the best possible site around the village along with monastery there so that we can be able to understand the people and their cultural activities. 

Day 11-Trek from Shyare to Bung (1677 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We as usual, begin our trek after getting our breakfast from Shyare to Bung. The trail offers an amazing view of Lower Solukhumbu including the human influence that creates a vibrant atmosphere. There is a beautiful monastery too. 

Day 12-Trek from Bung to Khiraule (2693 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

The trek from Bung to Khiraule starts after having breakfast. We find the little village very rich in vegetation especially the trees like rhododendron, daphne and meconopsis. Khiraule is at an elevation of 2,200 m and surrounded by huge Himalayan Mountains and the deep gorge river running by the side of the village. There is a beautiful monastery at Khiraule. 

Day 13-Trek from Khiraule to Cherem (3040 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We trek to Cherem passing through Phoktekharka and Cherem Khola. We pass through Mani walls in the village which reflects human efforts in the course of civilization since long. Cherem is at an elevation of 2,904 m from the sea level. We can see the great Himalayan village life and Buddhist followers and their activities. 

Day 14-Trek from Cherem to Kharikhola (2040 m), 5–6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

The trail that comes passing through Nirkum, Sibuje, Bung, Khiraule and Cherem meets the popular Jiri- Everest trekking route at Kharikhola. The monastery at Kharikhola is worth visiting. Kharikhola is abuzz with foreigners during the peak season. 

Day 15-Trek from Kharikhola to Takshindu (2960 m), 5 hrs. O/N at Lodge

We reach to Takshindhu after crossing the Dudh Koshi River on a suspension bridge. The trail is largely downhill and passes through Juving village. The trail offers magnificent views of Kusum Kangaru (6,367 m), Mt. Number (6,959 m), Khatang (6,853 m) and Karyalung (6,681 m). 

Day 16-Trek from Takshindu — Ringmo and to Thupten Choling(2920 m), 6 hrs. O/N at Lodge

After breakfast, we start our trek from Takshindu and reach to Thupten Chholing Monastery through the beautiful Ringmo Village after crossing the Takshindu Pass (3,010 m). Ringmo is a beautiful Sherpa settlement with grass fields all around. The trail then passes through Junbenshi village to the Thupten Chholing Monastery. 

Day 17-Trek from Thupten Choling to Junbeshi (2700 m), then trek to Phaplu (2413 m), O/N at Lodge

The trail descends to Junbenshi village and heads toward Phaplu airstrip after visiting the Junbenshi Monastery. 

Day 18-Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (1350 m), 35 mins. O/N at Hotel

We drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu in the morning by sharing jeep. You could utilize rest of the time for shopping or taking rest. 

Day 19-Transfer to International Airport

We transfer you to the Airport 3 hours before the flight so that you could manage for the boarding.

Equipment List

  • Sleeping bag 
  •  Duffel or Rucksack bag 
  •  A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair light weight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket 
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • Head/torch Light.
     

Useful Info

The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your preference. For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com
 

FAQ

How are tea house facilities during Monastery Circuit Trekking?

Tea houses in Monastery Circuit Trekking area are professional though they are simple but with neat and clean lodging offering fine views and plain but fresh and hygienic food with friendly atmosphere Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. 

What sort of accommodation do I get in trekking?

Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket.

What sort of foods, water and drinks can I expect in trekking?

The food is hygienic, fresh and delicious. We recommend you to drink mineral water or the boiled or using water purification pills or drops.

May I charge my electronic gadgets during Monastery Circuit Trekking?

Most of the places in your tea houses have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. 

May I get chances for shower during Monastery Circuit Trekking?

Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. In few places, bucket water will be provided for the shower.

What type of shoes should I wear during Monastery Circuit Trekking?

You could better have carefully chosen hiking boots with extra laces which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots for Monastery Circuit Trekking. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. We advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek so that you could feel well habituated on the newer trail for your feet.

From USD950pp

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  • We provide budget friendly trips
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Duration 19 Days
Transportation Jeep/Bus
Group Size 2-13
Difficulty mODERATE
Max Elevation 3350m/10990 ft
Accomodation Lodge
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