Dharma Hill Trek – is one of the newly opened trekking trails in Lower Solukhumbu in the eastern part of Nepal. The more popular Everest Base Camp Trek lies to the south of the newly opened route. Situated at an altitude of 3750m, and roughly 450km away from the capital city – the route provides ample opportunities to look at more than 20 peaks, including but not limited to Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Dudh Kunda, Amadablam, Mera, Chamlang; along the path. The Dharma Trek route also consists of off beaten tracks, remote villages, and untamed wilderness; making the entire route unique and beautiful at the same time.
Dharma Hill encompasses about 130 houses, inhabited by different ethnic groups like the Sherpa’s. Rai, Tamang. The local people residing here are farmers by trade and make a living by growing potatoes, apples, maize, wheat, barley, peach, radish, buckwheat, millet – amongst others. They, in turn, take the produced products to the local market, where they exchange the goods with rice, tea, salt, oil, butter, spices, soaps etcetera.
The Dharma Hill trekking commences when the plane lands at the Lami Dada Airfield of Khotang District In Nepal. The route passes through many terraced farm fields and beautiful landscapes and countless rhododendron fields along the way. Following the trekking trail, will ultimately lead to the crossing of the Dudhkosi River atop a suspended bridge. After crossing the Rawa Khola, we can see many beautiful villages, inhabited by the peoples of various castes and cultures, along the route. The trail ultimately leads to the village of Kurima. The village is predominantly a Sherpa settlement mixed with other mountain tribes of Solukhumbu District. Trekkers usually rest in the village situated at the height of 3800m above sea level – to acclimate themselves before starting the trip once again. Along the route, trekkers will be able to view different snow-capped mountain massifs, see a variety of flora and faunas and also get the opportunity to enjoy the natural biodiversity that Dharma Hill trekking route has to offer. March to May and September to December are considered to be the best time to embark on the trek. With the rhododendron flower in full bloom, adding a variety of colors along the trekking trail. Dharma Hill Trek is a fully camping trek and it is also possible for Homestay accommodations with basic facilities. The Dharma Hill Trek is 10-18 days long and is suitable for anyone with an intermediate to advanced trekking experience.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, shuttle to the overnight Hotel.
Catch a flight to Phaplu from Kathmandu. (Flight Time: approx.: 45min - 1 hour). Upon landing, drive to Nele Bazaar. Drive Time: 1-2 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Suke Danda from Nele Bazaar - from where you will be able to enjoy the mountain view of the surrounding mountain tops. Terk Time: 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Kurima(2,550m) a beautiful Sherpa Village, from Suke Dada. Trek Time: 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Chitre ( 2,400m) from Kurima. Trek Time: 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Ghyangkharka (3,612m) via Dharma Peak from Kurima. Trek Time: 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Sanam Sherpa Village from Ghyangkharka. Trek Time: 3-4 hours. Overnight on a homestay or tent.
Trek up to Bung (A Kulung Rai Village) from Sanam Sherpa Village. Trek Time: 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Trek to Sotang Bazaar from Bung. Trek Time; 2-3 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Drive down to Pattale Bazaar (2,840m) in a private jeep, from Sotang Bazaar. Travel Time: approx. 1-2 hours. Overnight in a homestay or tent.
Hiking to Pattale viewpoint to enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan Panorama including Mount Everest. Drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep. Travel Time: approx. 8-9 hours. Overnight in a hotel.
Rest day or take a shuttle to the airport for final departure from the country.
All Domestic flight tickets to and from Pokhara, up to 2 clients.
Procurement of all necessary legal documents and papers for the trek.
All meals during the trek.
1 English speaking guide.
Dowan Insurance for the guide and porter.
Visa fees and cost to come to Nepal.
Personal Expenditure ( Gifts, Laundry, Souvenirs, Extra Room & Extra Porters)
Tips for guides and porters.
Soft and hot drinks during the trek.