DHARMA HILL TREK

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destination Lower Everest Region
duration 12 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Lower Everest Region
max altitude 4,300m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Homestay
season Spring-Summer-Autumn

DHARMA HILL TREK

A NEW ADVENTURE (AWAY FROM THE USUALTOURIST TRAILS) IN THE LOWER SOLUKHUMBU REGION.

The NEW Dharma Hill Trek (Dharma Danda Trek) gets you away from the crowds and into less explored regions. It takes you to numerous villages each with their unique culture and traditions that includes Rai, Chhetri similarly as Brahmin, Tamang, Sherpa, and Magar villages. The Dharma Hill Trek is also referred to as the Lower Everest Eco Trek.

The Dharma Hill Trek starts from Salleri or Phaplu amidst striking terraced farmland and lush valleys then crosses the Dudh Kosi River (milk river) continuing on through fascinating villages in the SoluKhumbu region, such as Rai, Chhetri, Brahmin, Tamang, Sherpa and Magar. 

The Suke Danda, Dharma Danda, and Ghyangkharka peaks are the highlights of this trek and of course, the fantastic views of several giant snow-capped mountains, Mt.Everest (8848m), Mt.Lhotse (8516m), Mt.Makalu (8481m – 5th highest in the world) and Mt.Kanchenjunga (8586m).  
The ideal time to do this trek is from September to December (autumn) and from March to May (spring). Between March and May, the rhododendron forests will be in full bloom, with pink flowers contrasting with the otherwise green countryside. Homestay accommodation is offered and is an excellent way of understanding how families survive in these sometimes rugged and remote regions. The best starting point of this trek is from Phaplu.  

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also offer several other new trekking destinations to out of the way places, such as Pikey Peak Trek in the Lower SoluKhumbu region, Panch Pokhari Mera Trek and the Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trek. These treks will also offer you a uniquely peaceful and more tranquil time in this region.

Key Features of Dharma Hill Trek 

  • Climbing to Dharma Danda (3750m) - highest in Kurima area and Ghyangkharka Peak (3612m).
  • Off the regular tourist routes – tranquil, scenic and fascinating trails.
  • Admire the different ethnic groups and their individual lifestyles and traditions.
  • Excellent wilderness with unique flora and fauna, rhododendron forests, lakes, rivers and various local cultures, 
  • Mind-boggling Mountain perspectives on Mt.Everest (8848m), Mt.Lhotse (8516m), Mt.Makalu (8563m) and Mt.Kanchenjunga (8586m) – 3 of the massive 8000m plus peaks of the Himalayas.

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3-star hotel. You can rest at your hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping and take in the sights. In the evening Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will invite you to a welcome dinner.
Hiking to Pattale view point, enjoy to seeing breathtaking Himalayan Panorama including Mt.Everest 8848m then Drive to Kathmandu by Jeep
Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport at least (3 hours before departure) for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Cost Includes:

  • All airport arrival and departure by private Car.
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • Experienced guide and staff with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance. (2 trekkers,1 porter)
  • Homestay accommodation and 3 times meal during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, tea/coffee.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu for group and guide.
  • Staff transportation by local drive.
  • All documents which are needed for Dharma Hill Trek.
  • Drive from Sotang bazaar to Pattale bazaar by private Jeep.
  • Drive from Pattale bazaar to Kathmandu by private Jeep.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Dharma hill trek achievement certificate.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt 

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and staff.
  • Delay due to weather.

Your trekking gear (Sleeping bag, Down jacket and trekking pole, are possible to rent and buy in Thamel Kathmandu, if you inform us, we will provide this).

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the Dharma Hill Trek. we will be staying at the homestay/local tea house. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses.

Meals During the trip

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Dharma Hill is an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,100
2 Pax USD 1,050
3 Pax USD 1,020
4 - 6 Pax USD 999
7 - 12 Pax USD 970
13 - 18 Pax USD 950
19 - 24 Pax USD 910
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