Thamserku Trekking Pvt. ltd.

P.O. Box 3022, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4413842

Dona Lake Trek

Moderate

10 Days 9 Nights


Trip Facts

  • Duration:
    10 Days 9 Nights
  • Dificulty Level:
    Moderate
  • Activity:
    Featured Trips
  • Max. Altitude:
    4250
  • Destination:
    Nepal

Difficulty

Moderate

Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.



Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Chyamje – 10 Hrs Drive
Day 03: Trek to Nache via Tal – 4/5 Hrs Trek
Day 04: Trek to Kromtong (2975m) – 6 Hrs Trek
Day 05: Trek to Dharmasala (3665m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek
Day 06: Trek to Dona Lake (4250m)and Back to Kromtong– 5/6 Hrs Trek
Day 07: Trek to Tal via Nache – 5/6 Hrs Trek
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar – 10 Hrs Drive
Day 09: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 10: International Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: B

Day 02: Drive to Chyamje – 10 Hrs Drive

Highlights of the day:

- Chyamje Waterfall
- Beautiful Gurung Village Tal
- Chahare Khola waterfall at Tal

An early morning breakfast and we drive to Besisahar. We drive early to avoid the through the paved road from Kathmandu until Besisahar. We stop over for a lunch at Besisahar where we change our vehicle and use the Jeep from here until Tal as the roads are off route. We stop over shortly at the checkpoint in Khudigoan. Crossing several iron bridges and a tunnel made by Chinese government building a 50MW hydropower.

We arrive at Chyamje where will stop enjoy the waterfall and spend our overnight here.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 03: Trek to Nache via Tal – 4/5 Hrs Trek

The trail today continues countering the hill after crossing the small bridge all the while getting glimpse of jeep passing on the other end across the MarshyangdiRiver. We continue the beautiful walk to arrive at Tal which is a beautiful village situated at the bank of Marshyangdi River and have our lunch here. The Gurung village with around 300 people has comfortable lodges where we spend the overnight after the long drive from Kathmandu.

After lunch, we start our walk through the village and continue by the side of the Marshyangdi River flowing through the valley. 2 hrs. of walking brings us to Khotro (2200m) from where we start uphill towards Nache (2200m) for around 2.5 hrs. Nache is a village situated on a top of hill with around only 40 households and few homestay. We have our lunch here in Nache and continue our trek with a short descend to a long suspension bridge of 130m long.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Kromtong (2975m) – 6 Hrs Trek

With our early morning view of Annapurna and Manasalu we descend towards Alubari after breakfast through the small trails that are made by the local shepherds and villagers who commute through these paths. Passing through the massive pine trees we arrive at Alubari where we have our lunch. We continue trekking towards Kromtong through the pine forest and spend our overnight here.

Overnight in Camp

Meals: BLD

Day 05: Trek to Dharmasala (3665m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

We continue trekking towards Dharmasala today following the trail following the Dona Khola. Dona Khola follows through the two steep cliffs as we continue up to Dharmasala. We encounter various wildlife such as Himalayan Langur, Ghoral, Thar and Himalaya Griffon as we continue trekking up to Dharmasala, a beautiful village at the pasturelands of the Dona valley. Mt. Manasalu stays without throughout the day.

Overnight in Camp

Meals: BLD

Day 06: Trek to Dona Lake (4250m)and Back to Kromtong– 5/6 Hrs Trek

A short walk today brings us to Dona Lake through the rhododendron forest. The forest is enveloped with amazing rhododendrons flowers of at least 10 colors. The highlight of the trek is the glacial lake Dona at the altitude of 4250m with added views of Mt. Manasalu and large caves around the region.

We return back to Kromtong retracing the steps that we took as we ascended up to Dona.

Overnight in Camp

Meals: BLD

Day 07: Trek to Tal via Nache – 5/6 Hrs Trek

We return back today to Tal retracing our steps back to Namche where we spent overnight. We will have our lunch at Nache and continue our trek to Tal via Khotro and spend our last night of trek at the small Gurung village.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar – 10 Hrs Drive

Our private jeep will be ready for us after the breakfast for a long bumpy ride to Besisahar. As we drive to Besisahar, we will pass through the route which once was one once a popular trekking route. We will encounter some tourist walking up to trek the Manasalu region.

We will pass through small villages of Timang, Danakyu, Bagarchap, Jagat, Bahundada, Tal and Chyamje where we will have our lunch and continue driving to Besisahar where we stop for the overnight after a long bumpy ride.

We will leave the Jeep at Besisahar and hop into our bus as the road from Besisahar to Kathmandu is well black topped. The comfortable drive to Kathmandu takes around 5 to 6 hrs. depending on the traffic.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: B

Day 09: Free Day in Kathmandu

A free day in Kathmandu can be used for shopping in Kathmandu or just relax in the hotel. An optional sightseeing to the popular sites can be provided upon request. In the evening we will drive to Le Sherpa – a fine dining restaurant for 3 course dinner.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: BD

Day 10: International Departure

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport checks in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 P.M. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.

Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meals: B


Our Specialiast

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Trekking

Mingma Sherpa

+977 1 4413842
+977 9801249349
mingma@thamserkutrekking.com
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Emergency Contact

Yalamber Rai

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+977 9851131344
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    P.O. Box 3124, Naxal-5
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Phone

    +977 1 4413842
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    +977 1 4415439
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    info@thamserkutrekking.com
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