Timal Trek

Timal is name of ancient state of Tamang ethnic group, located 85 km far in the east of Kathmandu. Its known as origin of Tamang people in Nepal. You can see the majority of Tamang population also including dalits (lower cast), newar, bramin, magar etc too. During the trail, you will enjoy with the multi cultural trails, terrain farmlands, local cultivation, local houses also excellent views of Sunkoshi River and eastern mountain ranges Langtang, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa etc. This is mini trek and very easy walking in low altitude, it gives more opportunities to make the best photos during the trip

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Timal Trek.
Maximum Elevation: 1800m.
Walking Level: 4-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 9 Days
Mode of Operation: Home Stay Trek.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept,Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Timal Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Kathmandtu to Bolde 1100m by local bus 6 hours. Home stay or camping
Day 03: Rest day Bolde & Kalleri villages exploration . Home stay or camping
Day 04: Trek Bolde  to Danda Gaun 1500m  5 hours. Home stay or camping
Day 05: Trek Danda Gaun to Timal Danda  1800m  4 hours. After lunch exploration of monasteries, cave, temple etc. Home stay or camping.
Day 06: Trek Timal Danda to Lupu Ghat 7 hours. Home stay or camping.
Day 07: Lupu Ghat  to Kathmandu by local bus 5 hours and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 08: Rest day in Kathmandu hotel 2 star bed and breakfast.
Day 09: International departure.

COST INCLUDES:
-International and domestic airport transfers by private car or tourist bus according to group size.
-3 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-Trekking permits of Chepang Hill and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation in home stay twin basis.
-Food (breakfast, lunch & dinner with hot drinks: coffee, tea, milk, lemon etc.) during the trek.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide and porters.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food, accommodation etc. for guide and porters.
-Kathmandu – Hugdi Bazaar, Shaktikhor – Kathmandu by bus.
-13 % VAT compulsory government tax & 10 % income tax.

COST EXCLUDES:
-Nepal visa fee 25 $ for two weeks and 40 $  for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu  also in the case of early return in Kathmandu from trip than the scheduled itinerary.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks.
-Personal clothing and travel insurance.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in Lodge.
-Tips for guide, assistant guide and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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