Overview

Located in Eastern Nepal, Gupha Pokhari Tour is a unique offbeat trek experience, which is known for its religious significance and pristine beauty. Along with a divine surrounding, Gupha Pokhari, also known as ‘Cave Pond’ serves as a revered site for both Hindus and Buddhists. You will certainly be amazed by the majestic view of mountains such as Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Makalu (8463m). Moreover, this trek gives you the pleasure of experiencing the local culture and tradition, wildlife and natural flora and fauna of this region.

The Gupha Pokhari Tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu followed by a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO world heritage sites around the Kathmandu Valley. Meanwhile, you can also feel free to prepare for the trip. On the third day, you will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. The fascinating view of the geographical variation of Nepal is pretty surreal. Once at Biratnagar, you will drive towards Basantapur via Damak city. The drive will take you through the forested area and river streams. The trail now passes through Chauki and proceeds towards Lamo Pokhari. Along with a sublime view of Mt. Makalu (8463m), you will further continue your walk towards Gupha Pokhari, which is a famous tourist destination with huge diversity in natural flora and fauna. If you are lucky, you might encounter with some endangered wildlife along the way. Similarly, crossing few settlements like Nundhaki and Chainpur, you will finally reach Tumlingtar from where you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. Once at the capital, you can roam around Thamel area, buy souvenir and even enjoy its nightlife. Gupha Pokhari Tour gives you an opportunity to explore the ancient old villages, unique culture and lifestyle and religion along with a glorious beauty of Himalayas. Having said that, the months of February to May and August to November are considered the best times for trekking.

Highlights

  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath
  • Majestic views of Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Makalu (8463m) along the way
  • Getting familiar with their unique culture and tradition of the Rai and Limbu communities
  • Explore the pristine setting around the Gupha Pokhari

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Nepal, our representative at the airport will welcome you and immediately transfer you to your respective hotel. As the rest of the day is not scheduled for any other activity, you can explore around the city and observe the Newari heritages. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

After the completion of necessary trekking preparation, you will be ready for Kathmandu Valley city tour. Kathmandu is a historical city in itself and thus, there are a number of attractions in the valley. A local guide will be assigned who will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Today, you will take a short flight to Biratnagar, a city in the Terai of Nepal. Biratnagar is known as the economic center of the country. The flight to Biratnagar offers a scenic view of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve along with the large expanse of green forest. The eastern Himalayas will also be visible on the flight. Overnight in Biratnagar.

      From Biratnagar, you will start your drive towards Basantapur via Damak city. In the early hours, you will drive past few suspension bridges and villages. The path from Biratnagar to Basantapur is straightforward. Basantapur is known as the gateway to the Taplejung district and Kanchenjunga trek. You can explore the town and its ethnic resemblances after arrival. Overnight in Basantapur.

      • Maximum Altitude2200m

      From Basantapur, you will start your trek towards Chauki. Crossing several farmlands and green forest of rhododendron, you will gradually ascend towards the ancient hamlets and plain lands. Majority of Limbu tribes inhabit this village. You will find numerous cultural houses, age-old tradition, and a unique lifestyle while you explore around Basantapur. Overnight in Chauki.

        Trek to Lamo Pokhari is quite adventurous. You will start your trek crossing the forest of rhododendron and pine. The scenic lakes along the trail to Lamo Pokhari will offer refreshing scenery along the way. A steep climb to the top of the ridge takes you to the small plain valley from where you can enjoy a glorious view of Mt. Makalu (8463m). After a walk of four to five hours, you will finally reach your destination. Overnight in Lamo Pokhari.

          On the 7th day, you will continue your trek towards Gupha Pokhari. In the early hours, the trail passes through the forested area of rhododendron and pine. Moving forward, you will walk past zigzag paths and ascend gradually to the top of the ridge. Along with a stunning view of Himalayas and surroundings, you will reach Gupha Pokhari in no time. Overnight in Gupha Pokhari.

            Today is the rest day. You will be exploring Gupha Pokhari and the surroundings. Located in Tinjure ridge in the Tinjure, Milke, and Jaljale areas, Gupha Pokhari is a famous tourist destination with huge diversity in natural flora and fauna. The forested ridge divides Tamor and Arun valleys and offers beautiful view of surroundings and Himalayas from the top of the ridge. Overnight in Gupha Pokhari.

              From Gupha Pokhari, you will start your trek towards Nundhaki. The trail passes through the forest of Bamboo and Rhododendron. You can also find small hamlets along the way, which primarily depend upon agriculture and trade for their living. With a small population below 4000, Nundhaki is a beautiful village where you will find mixed ethnic group. Overnight in Nundhaki.

                Early in the morning, you will continue your trek towards Chainpur. In the early first hour, you will descend through the forest of pine. As you move forward, you will walk past suspension bridge over the river and beautiful waterfalls. This place is famous for ‘Karuwa,’ a traditional Nepali water-mug extravagant designs. Overnight in Chainpur.

                  Today is the last day of the trek. After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Basantapur village, which finally proceeds towards Tumlingtar. Along with Sabha River flowing on the edge, the trail follows beautiful rhododendron forest on both sides. Once at Tumlingtar, you will be amazed by the unique culture and tradition of the local inhabitants. Overnight in Tumlingtar.

                    On the 12th day, you will take a short flight of 35mins from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. You will also get to see the picturesque view of Himalayas on the flight to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you can roam around Thamel area, buy souvenir, and enjoy its nightlife. Finally, you will have a farewell dinner back at the hotel where you will stay for the night.

                      Cost Details

                      • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
                      • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
                      • Full-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
                      • KTM-Biratnagar flight
                      • Drive from Biratnagar to Basantantapur
                      • Tumlingtar-KTM flight.
                      • All meals and accommodation during the trekking period.
                      • An experienced English speaking guide
                      • All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
                      • Travel and rescue arrangements
                      • Personal Equipment & Insurance
                      • Nepal Visa fee
                      • Any personal nature expenses.
                      • Emergency Evacuation if required
                      • Tips for Staffs

                      Useful Info

                      We, at Eternal Himalaya, can make your Gupha Pokhari Tour with great transportation and accommodation services along with great team of professional and staffs. We put our main concern on safety, security, and comfort of our valued clients. With us, you are guaranteed an unforgettable trekking experience.