DHARAN BAZAR TO YALUNG GLACIER Dharan BAZAR – Door Pani- Nesum- Dobhan- Taplijung- Mamaankho – Yamphudin- Torontan- Ramaze – yalung Glaceir
This is a long course that leads to such famous peaks of eastern Nepal as kangchenjunga and mysterious jannu via the enourmous yalung Glacier . Going from the subtropical low lands to yalung Glacier at 5000m, one must be careful not to overexert himself. Moewover, l must be caution trekkers as to the difficult y of breathing at altitudes of more tham 4000m sherpas and tents are necessary Because it is difficult to obtain food supplies in the interior, one must have adequate provisions. Lt is a long eleven-hour bus ride rom Kathmandu to the starting point of Dharan Bazar; it is best to maje reservations early to secure a good seat.
Day 1: You travel along awide toad leading directly north from the outskirsts of Dharan Bazar, passing many small bazaars and descending to ariverbed where there is the steep climb of sangria la. En route you pass many teahuouses abd are at an alutitude of1000m. there is no view from thes pass; ;you descend further to the banks of the Leuti khola, your first campsite.
Day 1: Follow the leuti khola which empties into the Tamur River a winding road leading to Dhankuta and Hile ascends the mountain flank on the opposites bank As you follow the path along the left bank you cone to a suspension bridge (tollcharged) over the Tamur River . crossing murughat pass through the checkpost of walk along aridge that leads to Dhankuta, The path is wide but very steep until you get to the teahouse at the summit of the redge. The mountain path continues through the tiny villages of Teknara and pangure phedi (has a school). You arrive at Yuku with its rest area and numerous larges trees. Form Y uku the path winds along the mountain ridge;the outskirts of Dhankuta becomes visible ahead. You enter Dhankuta , slowly ascending the cobblestone streets. A central hub of the district,there are government offices, banks, a hospitals, and hotels – there are even street lamps on the main street. Once you pass through the market area and reach the military post the cobblist one streets ends but the path along the mountain ridge is wide eith many house flanking it This well- travalled route leads to kakati (1570m) which has many teahouses where you may spend the night.
Leuti khola to Dhankuta: 4hrs
Dhankuta to kakati: 1
Day 3: The wide path countries from kakati to Nigare. From however , there are fewer houses along the road. You follow a ridge which is intersected by a road for vehicular traffic. After passing throught several towns and villages, you arrive at hile, Thursday is bazaar day here of T ibetans;Thursday is bazaar day here the trekking course from arun to Makalu Base camp branches off from this village.
After passing through Hile , you ascend the mountain range on the right via a ridge path through gently rising meadows.As you wend your way upward, you arrive at the hamlet of mure,consisting of nine huts woods is plentiful in this milkia range; thys ,though the route is atop a unusal for the Humalayas. St last you reach the simmit of the ridge, and as you travel the gebtly sloping wide mountains path , you come to gurashe with its six white-washesd huts.
The mountain path continues level to begins to wind up the left flank of the of this ridge, you arrive at shidua(2270m).a campsite in the grassy area nearby.
Kakati to Hile: 2 hrs
Hile to shidua: 3
Day 4: Leaving shidu on the ridge route , the mountains block your way so the path begins to wind up the left flank of the mountain.it continues through the forest and ends in chitre. ThePanorama from chitre is excellent, encompassing Makalu (8463m) and chamlang (7319m). from chite you taje a path along the mountain ridge to the right; after passing through forested areayou come to the 25 houses that are basantapur . when you leave this village, the path on the right . Take the former; it affords excellent views and is shorter.
Following the irrigation ditch ,you climb agentle slope, passing through two villages, both called Tsute. You again enter a forested area and the path leaves the ridge, climbing through rhododendron thickets, you emerge to a grassy field – an excellent campsite except that it through the forested area for another 15miutes to the hamlet of Door pani (2780m) with its two houses. The grassy fields here have a water suppy so it is a perfect campsite.
Shidua to Basantapur: 2⅓
Basantapr to Door Pani 2⅓
Day 5: Climb through the forests to the mountain ridge path has many ups ands downs; after about30 mintues you descend to the left . The very steep slope drops about 200m tinjure phedi,with a teahouse, you continue along a relatively level reidge route through rhododendron thickets;themountainflank to the left is agently sloping grassy meadow. You come to chauki, a village with eleven huts and a teahouse; because there are no cultivated fields,the area is used for pasture in the summer. Grassy fiekds with Makalu in view. Soon the Kangchenjunga Range Appears abd finally you arrive at mongol Bharai pass, lined with mane stones. The path begins to wind up the peak before you ; you ascend gradually through thickets of rhododendron at last cresting the redge at ram pokhari , a Therhododendron gives way to a grasscoverd, gently undulating ridge at Ram pokhari (2985m)which has alovely lakem, encountering occasional stands of rhododebdron.
Door pani to chauki: 3 hrs
Chauki to gupha pokhari: 3 hrs
Day 6: form gupha pokhari you skirt around the ridge directly before you taking the pass to the right. Here you bid farewell to the panorama of Makalu and chamlang that has accompanied your trek from shidua, Entering the mountain range on you right, you wind , climbing up and down m untio you reach a mountain pass at 3025m which leads to the descent (unoccupied huts where porters and traveoers may spend night ; after you pass them and climb the second of rwo small hills, you will see below you see
Below you the huts and fields of Gurja Gaon . Descending m you walk on jannu and Kangchenjunga are visible.You then descend a steep slope and take the mountain path on the left which winds its way down the alternate route out of Basantapur once again rejoins your route and you are near Nesum (16650m)where you will spend the night.
Gupha pokhari to
Pass at 3025m: 1 hr
Pass to Nesum: 4hrs.
Day 7: Continuing your descent to Dobhan, you make your way through the Tamur River, you pass by towns and villages with their teahouses and soon arrive at Dobhan , a Newar village. From Dobhan, which boasts a general store and several huts, you cross the meiwa khola tributary. Plain, you come to a suspension bridge over the Tamur River, taking you to the left bank. Here the roah divedes into anarrow path leading to Ghunsa and along sharp incline continues its Zigzag course to the school at the entrance to Deoringe. Here theabgle of climb lessens somewhat and gradually the path begins to wind through terraced fields and occasional forests. You climb this well-travelled route.
Pass a school and just above the communal bathhouse,you come to main street of teplejung (1798). A central offices, amilitary post, apost office, supplies may be replenished here, food suppliers may be replenished here.thourgh only on bazaar day, Saturday.
Nesum to Dobhan: 1⅓hrs
Dobhan to Taplejung: 3 ⅓hrs
Day 8: Leaving the cobblestone streets of Taplejung, you pass the water reservoir and take the path to the airfield.When the central street of Taplejung is no longer visible, you are halfway to the airfield. It is an unusually steep climb. As you ascend, you begin to see house, and when you pass the hotel, you have reached Taplejung Airfield at the summit of the ridge. Begin an easy climb up the mountainside, passing through grassy meadows into a forested area, The mountain path become pleasant ridge route. After a short,while you enter the mountains to the rights, leading to a forested area through which you decend to Lali kharka. On the far side of cross tomorrow. After you reach the your campsite should be near the school or in the fields.
Taplejung to airfield: 2 hrs
Airfield to Tambawa: 4 hrs Day 10: follow a level path to the ridge summit ane then begin a circuitous descent of the mountainside to pa khola At the village of pokhari you begin to walk through terraced fields, finally crossing pokora’suspension bridge. You begin to climb again; the long steep ridge route leads to kunjar, a mountain side village with many house and acentral water system . from the field you enter a mixed forest pass by some village and follow a gently sloping mountain path soon at Bhanjyang where ther are several teahouse ,kangchengunga is visiable from this pass and at long last you can discriminate yalung kang go to the terraced fieldsof khesewa(2100m) you may oitch camp in the fields arriving at the terraced fields of kheseswa this village.
Tambawa to pa khole 1⅟2hrs
Pa khola to khesewa: 3
10: descend through khesewa’s terraced fields, then through the forests to the headwater of the headwaters of the nandeva khola on the left. Cross the river and continue to descend along the river , entering the mountains to the left. Climbing through the forest , you then come to the village of loppoding. Continue on the mountain path through many ups and down until you arrive at the crossing of fun fun where there is a rest area. From the mountain path you went your way along the ridge, entering the mountains on the right bank of the kabeli khola. Descend gradually through terraced fields to the mountain ridge, entering the mountains on the right bank of the kabeli khole. Descend gradually through terraced fields to the mountainside village of anpan,walking along its upper edge,then climb a gentle slope to ponpe Dhara at the crest of the ridge. There is a rest area here from which jannu may be seen in the distance-it is an execellent spot to catch your breat h
The winding descent from pompe dhara passes hamlets and terraced fields to the kasshawa khola.you cross the mountain side, passing another rest area.after a gradual ascent through terraced fields you arrive atlthe large village of mamankhe which has a school .
Kasshawa to Ampan: 3 hrs
Anpan to mamankhe: 3 hrs.
Day 11: begin an easu climb, skirting around the ridge to a level path that leads to the village of dekadin. From the river bottom to become a mountain path, winding around various ridges and streamas from ridge to stream and stream and stream to ridge, it is a gentle up and down trek. The unvarying mountaing route affords a panorama of the kaheki khola flowing below and the huts and fields on the opposite bank at last the monotonous path ends and you descend via stone steps to the kabeli khola. Strike out on a ridge leaving the river and climb to a splendid ridge route that passes throughvillages and fields after a agradual climb through the fields,you come to this course’s most remote permanent village yamphudin(2150m),where there is a checkpost you may camp in the fields or in people’s yards .also since it is difficult for porters hired in the lowlands of dharan bazaar to continue to the higher altitudes beyond this point (the cold and snowfall are problem), it is best to hire new porters here.
Mamankhhe to kabeli khola: 3⅓ hrs
Kabeli khola to yamphudin 2 hrs
Day 12: there are two climbing routers from Yamphudin to lamine Bhanjyang.But I would like to introduce the route via a steep mountain ridge that descends from Yamphudin, you enter a mountain path stream and continue along the mountain path on the right bank of Omje knola . Cross a stream and continue along the mountain path. Cutting throughfields, you then descend tp the omje khole cross the the river and come to a mountain ridge with steep slope and many exposed bouldesrs that must be climbed very carefully .soon trees obstruct your vision so you do not have any sense of being at a high altitude when you come to the rhododendron thickets the angle of incline lessens it is an easy climb here through a forested area from which you emerge to an open ridge.finally you reach chitter which consists of one small hurt where you may spent the night. During the dry sreason water is unavailable here so you must continue to climb for below lamti yamhudin as to the small pond just below lamti bhanjang lngure before leaving yamphudin as to the availahility of water at cnittre.
Yamphudin to Omje khola: 2 hrs
Omje kholato chittere: 3 hrs
Day 13: from the camp the ridgre route is surrounded by magnolias and then bamboo; past you arrive at lamite which consists of a single hut aroof and supporting posts. You climb a rhododendron- covered ridge , and when you pass a small pound on the right you jannu appears atop the ridge before you when you look back toward dharan bazaar the mountain you have crossed thus far look very low . the opposite side of the pass is too steep to descend so you go to the right of the mountain ridge ascend some 150m and then desced to the simbus khola. Though the area is thickly forested with rhododendron, you can still see kangchenjunge from between the trees as you continue to descend the gently sloping path contnuie to descend the gently sloping path continues almost to the riverbed of the simbue khola you climb for a short while along the left bank via a wooden bridge arriving at the level area of torontan (3080m) where there are several bivouac caves that are excellent campsites .
Chittre to torontan: 3 hrs
Day 14: from campsite , go to the riverbank passing the bivouac caves the path along the right bank of the simbua khola is bot very high so you may follow along the mountain flank some what figher both walls of this valley are thickly forester with pine and rhododendron . at last you arrive at the single hut of whata cross astream in front of this hut and travel along the path on the roght bank thre is no view because of the thick forests soon the ground is gravel- covered you cut across this area and come to ashrine with ahuge boulder shaped like a snake according to Sherpa legend if anyone is killed from this point on evil spirits will come to the mountain s. from the forested area one enters the riverbed when you ascend from the forested area one enters the riverbed when you ascend from the difficult riverbed when you ascend from on the left you come to tseram where thre are roofless bivouac caves ahead yalung Glacier and behind it are kabru (7353) and Talung peak(7349m).
Torontan to whata: 2 hrs
Whata to Tseram 2 hrs
Day 15: the way out of tseram is blocked by a steep slope that descends from the left so you must tempraraily of down to the riverbed of this slope. When you climb back up the terraced hills you arrive at the single stone hut of yalung bara.this hut marks the end of the forest line soit is necessary to carry sufficient firewood for the remainder of your trek. From themountain path you pass several small stone huts and travel along the ablation line to lapsang where the lapsang la valley enters from the left. Pass atiny pound and skirt around a protruding ridge here the ablation area windens and there opens up before you the mountain panorama of kabru s(7317m) rathong (6678m) and the campsite at rmze (4560m) which has one small hut.
Tseram to lapsang: 3 Hrs
Lapsang to ramze: 1 hrs.
Day 16: at ramze the gigantic yalung kang Glacier turns to the left , and as you turn this corner, the magnificent form of kangchenjunga appears. The mountains this seemed s distant when viewed from the mikia range are now close at hand as you have entered into the heart of the mountains. The wide level zone of abletion soon ends you climb the lateral moraine and come to a chorten a stupa like figure from this point , you descend a very step slope to yalung Glacier where you are guided by footpaths and cairns (stone markers). It is a very difficult walk due to the thin atmosphere and the many ups and downs. At last jannu (7710m) appears and you arrive at the campsite (4890m) atop the glacier. Te vista of the mountain surrounding yalung Glacier opens before you-enclosed by rocky crags and ice precipices, here indeed is the world of the Himalaya Next, from corner camp (5140m) , it is a good climb up the hills on the left bank of the glacier to superb Glacier . the return to Dharan Gazar takes approximetaly fourteen days.
Ramze to yalung Glacier: 4 hrs