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From 2015 to 2016

Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking itself helps you to understand about the Trekking within the Buddhist Culture. Timal Buddhist Trekking is a Short and Easy Trekking nearby Kathmandu Valley to explore the Buddhist monasteries mainly of a Tamang ethical group of Nepal. Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trek is combination of great natural views and culture of Buddhist and Newari architecture. Timal Trail Trek offers you unique features such as traditional performance of Shamans and Jhankris, cultural and historical Buddhist monasteries, Buddhist master’s meditation caves and on the way your eye will be glancing at the stunning mountains and green hills. Buddhist Master’s Cultural Trek is at the lower altitude but full of scenic beauties and cultural importance.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

On arrival in the international airport in Kathmandu you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our office representative. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked by tours guide for your half day guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square (place of living goddess of Nepal). Back to hotel, after short rest in the hotel you will ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with city tours

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Namo Buddha (1672m) 1 hr drive and 3 hours walk

Today after breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide and go for about one hour drive to Panauti. Panauti is a small town with Newari culture. You will have a explore time here at Panauti to see a temples, museum and hospitality of Newari local people. After a best cultural food lunch your trek will starts with ascend towards the top of Namo Buddha which will take you about 3 hours. Namo Buddha is believe as a holy shrines for Buddhist, believe that a prince scarified himself to five hungry tiger cubs who later reborn as Buddha in Lumbini. You can see Kathmandu valley and tantalizing view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa from the top of Namo Buddha. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Namo Buddha- Kot Timal (1714m) 3-4 hrs walk

After having your excellent breakfast at hotel your trek will start by following the small ancient trail with a lifestyle and cultural views of different ethnical groups like Tamang, Chhetries, Brahmins and Newaries. You will pass through the Dapcha and Shyam Patti villages. You will able to see some vegetations and small birds on the way including Rhododendron. After you reach Bhakunde Beshi with the easy descend you will have lunch at this point. After lunch you have to go up till you reach Khardar Patti. You will able to see a Patti, a building which is made in 17th era. You will have a certain time to look for it and have to climb up to reach Kot Timal. Kot Timal is ancient kingdom of Tamang king, where you will able to see the ancient palace now also. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Kot Timal – Chapakhori (1755m) 3-4 hrs walk

With the pleasant stay at Kot Timal today after your good hilly breakfast the day will begins with exploring the religious sites with Buddhist scholars and Rimpoche. You will continue the walk through these Gyelung Wu and Tongsum Kunda is a bit challenging and continue downward with the stone peeped steps.  From Tongsum it will take you around an hour and half to reach Narayanthan Temple the specious temple of Timal region. Next destination is about 20 minutes called as Yari Nag which is also a holy place of guru Rimpoche. After a nice lunch here you will proceed to Chapakhori. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Chapakhori – Nepal Thok (508m) 3-4 hrs walk

After a wonderful night and breakfast in Chapakhori your trekking will be descend downward through the typical cultural village’s houses of Newars and Tamangs. You will reach to Bhote patti where you can have a some rest time with the greenery views. The farmland of different fruits like apple, pineapple, banana and other vegetables can be seen on the way. Approximately 30 minutes walk will let you to Mechhe Pauwa. You will go along with the Sunkoshi River and to Titer tar. After a lunch at Titer you have to descend an hour more to reach Nepal Thok. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Nepal Thok – Kathmandu (1350m) 3 hrs drive

Today after a nice overnight your morning will be fresh up with the Breakfast and morning praying scene of devotees praying at Mahadev Temple. After that you can take time if you like and it will take about 3 hours to drive back to Kathmandu from Nepal Thok via BP road.

Day 08: Final Departure

Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home or join with us for other activities.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Three star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and private vehicle.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • One guide with the quality of English speaking, registered with license, insured, salary, accommodation and all meals paid. Porter on your request.
  • Accommodation in the simple tea houses during the trekking days
  • Three meals per a day i.e. breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Tea or coffee is included during the trekking days.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Guest personal expenses in the Trekking like (laundry and baggage charge, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, battery recharge, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this Trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking?

A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on Royal trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if it’s very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Safe drinking water on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking

Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day

It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking

All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason.

Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Timal Great Buddhist Master’s Trail Trekking?

Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and TIMS as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

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