All this happened in 7th century A.D. By 849 to 880 A.D. successive chief left their own imprint throughout east and west of Arun River. During the end of the same period a Limbu chief Shrijunga Hang (880-935 AD) said to have built fort at Chainpur and introduced Limbu script known to be one of the oldest written document, Continued migration from east to west, south to north and vice versa in the process of struggle for domination until 18th century explains unique culture of Lhomi of Hatia and other ethnic group in upper Arun River. Dr.Harka Gurung, a prominent geographer explains all this in his best seller “Vignettes of Nepal.” Among the very few who visited the region are C.J. Morris and L.R.Wager. Morris wrote "The George of Arun" and Wager wrote the book “The Arun River Pattern and the Rhine of the Himalaya” in the geographic journal. Trek starts at Tumlingtar and follow Arun-river towards north to Num and travel northeast to the source of Arun River, which is located beyond the old trading post of Kimathanka. Visit the isolated villages of Hatia, Chepuwa, Ritak and Thudam near the Tibetan border of north east Nepal. From Thudam you travel south to Topkegola. It is another village that share the history of upper Tamur. From Topkegola instead of taking lower trail through Mewa Khola (river) to Donje, Phapung and Lingtep the proposed trail climbs up to the ridge of Jaljala Himal (4800m) and continues the snow traverse through the high mountain trail to Milke Danda and descend to Chainpur. The traverse involve about 4 days of travel through snow and average 4700-meter elevation. Depending upon them weather and physical condition of the trekkers the higher trail would be taken. From Milke danda it is also possible to descend to Basantapur and catch bus to Biratnagar. Milke Danda is famous for unique rhododendron forest. The Milke danda-Jaljala trail is one of the most spectacular anywhere. The panoramic view of four of the five tallest mountain peaks can only be seen from this trail. The long spiny mountain stretches from north to south over 25 miles. Jaljala himal has the lowest elevation in the Himalaya range.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, in Kathmandu
Day 2: In Kathmandu, free day to explore Kathmandu and official work
Day 3: Fly to Tumlingtar. Trek to Khandbari
Day 4: Bhotebas (1720m)
Day 5: Num
Day 6: Lamobagar (Arun Khola)
Day 7: Hatia (2480m)
Day 8: Chepuwa (3000m)
Day 9: Ritak
Day 10: Explore the valley to Kimathanka (4000m)
Day 11: Ritak (4000m)
Day 12: Thudam.
Day 13: High camp at Yala
Day 14: Cross Thangla Bhanjyang (4286m)
Day 15: Descend to Topkegola
Day 16: Extra day
Day 17: Ascend the ridge to Panchpokhari
Day 18: Traverse through the ridge of Jaljala Himal (4785m)
Day 19: Traverse though the ridge of Jaljaa Himal (4780m)
Day 20: Extra day
Day 21: Milke Danda (ridge) –3600m
Day 22: Mayam (1800m)
Day 23: Chainpur (1200m)
Day 24: Rest day in Chainpur.
Day 25: Tumlingtar
Day 26: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, overnight in Kathmandu
Day 27: Transfe to airport, depart Kathmandu.
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