Dhola Nalang Village Trek
- Trek in Details
- Itinerary Day by Day
- Cost Info
- Useful Info
Dhola Nalang Village Tour is a newly opened village destination for rural village tourism and recommended as a nontourist site for researchers, students, photographers, anthropologies and nature lover. Dhola Nalang Shreeban Nature Camp is a unique and fewer traveled trail. This short and beautiful trek offers you a visit to ethnic villages, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and many more activities with the majestic mountain views. The Dhola Nalang tour trekking area is unique with its natural flora and fauna, where a large part of the forest is covered with Nepal’s national flower Rhododendrons, stream, and waterfalls. This type of trek is home for different types of animals, birds, butterflies and so on.
Trekking to this village means you will stay in the local family home, sleeping in the small house and eating a really Nepali traditional food. The Dhola Nalang village is situated high up the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain range in the mid-western Nepal at an altitude of 1210m above the sea level. The trail of the Dhola Nalang village trek starts from Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi with the drive of about 4-5 hrs. Watching the grazing animals on the grasslands we will reach the Dhola village. You will have the chance to experience different ethnic communities mainly Newar, Brahmin, Magar, Kami etc all living together. You will witness the sun-kissed Himalayan range on the northern distance horizon from Mount Manaslu to Mt Annapurna and have great chance to understand the real lifestyle and traditional living of the people and get used to the country life. The people of the village have good hospitality behavior to their visitors which makes your trip memorable.
On the way, you will visit Shreeban nature camp which has been newly introduced to trekkers. You will have a chance of visiting ethnic villages with different mixed cast community along with bird watching and hiking. Have great chance to enjoy and explore different kinds of birds, animals, and butterflies in the camp. Dhola Shreeban village trekking can be the best to observe the real Nepalese cultural tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with the locals.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu drives to Dhading Bensi and trek to Dhola – Pursu
Day 04: Exploration day
Day 05: Pursu trekking to Shreeban Nature Camp Nalang
Day 06: Shreeban trekking to Bungchuk and drive back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final Departure to back home
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets of the city.
Day 3: Kathmandu drives to Dhading Bensi and trek to Dhola – Pursu
Today we will take a drive by bus to Dhading which is for about 4hrs drive. Reaching the Dhading city, we will have the lunch and a little stroll around the city to see the sights of it. From Dhading Bensi our trekking will pass through the subtropical forest. We will have wonderful views of cultivated fields and farmers working on the fields through out the trail. Watch the grazing animals on the grasslands and the attentive eyes of shepherds on them. Reach Dhola – Pursuk village for the overnight stay in the local house.
Day 4: Exploration day
Today we shall explore around the Dhola – Pursu village. We will visit the school in the village. Also there are some historical places worth visiting and an old big stone nearby village. In the clear day we can have wonderful views of mountains from Manaslu to Annapurna. Spend your day enjoying the customs and traditions of the local people. Explore and understand the real lifestyle and livings of the people over here. Tonight spend your night with cultural program.
Day 5: Pursu trekking to Shreeban Nature Camp Nalang
Today's day is mostly flat level trekking. We will visit our small project "The Himalayan Library" at Maidi Ukhubari. We will have working for about 4-5 hrs to reach Shreeban nature Camp. Here you will be offered with majestic views of Himalayan at 180 degrees. Also you have great chance to enjoy and explore different kinds of birds and animals in the camp.
Day 6: Shreeban trekking to Bungchuk and drive back to Kathmandu
After having our breakfast at nature camp, we will set our journey for Bungchuk. The trail descends mostly downhill passing through terrace fields of rice, millet and maize. Reach Bunchuk for the day lunch and take a local bus or private vehicle to Kathmandu, driving for about 3hrs. At the evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.
Day 7: Final Departure to back home
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle.
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Twin sharing Home Stay Accommodation during the Village tour.
- Full board meals including breakfast lunch and Dinner mostly local meals during the village tour.
- Necessary Trekking permits if applicable.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- local transport for trek by bus (If you want to travel by Land Cruiser or private car is available, by adding extra cost)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips and gratitude
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Get the required visa for Nepal.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
Money & Credit card Info
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
Who can trek?
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Our Trekking Dates
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
How to Book
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip
What Travellers Say
Trip Facts & Figures:
Duration: 07 Days
Max. Altitude: 1210 m
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February - June, September - November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during trek
Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Bus
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 1 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, 2 half pants/trousers
05: T-shirts - 2
06. Fleece jacket/Jumper
08. Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket.
09. Thermal Inners. Recommended for winter time.
10. Socks, Cotton 2 pairs, Woolen 2 pairs
11. 1 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
Other necessary equipments
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-10 to -20 degree Celsius)
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.
For more ideas what should bring please visit the Equipment list Or get back to us on firstname.lastname@example.org