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Hatia and Topkegola Trek in Upper Arun - 27 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 27 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3250 US Dollar (USD)

Lhomis of Hatia region are different from the Tibetan to the North and other adjoining areas, such as Olangchunggola and Topkegola. Answers to some of the question about the ethnicity of Lhomis raised by Haimendorf can be found in the book written by Mr.Singh. Kirati are the original inhabitants of Nepal. Dr. Baburam Acharya, the prominent Nepalese historian writes that they settled in the west, central and east Nepal in around 2nd century B.C. It has been established that Magar, Gurung in the west, Tamang in the central, Rai, Limbu and Lepcha in the east, and Tharu and other aboriginal ethnic groups in the southern plain are the descendents of the Mongol and Kirant cultural mix though in the present time only Rai and Limbu are defined as Kiranti. At the time when Tibetan king Srong-Tsen Gampo was in the height of his power a warior names Mao Rong Hang who came from Assam established his presence in Morang now known as Biratnagar. In his effort to expend his kingdom to the north he was defeated by Kiranti chiefs and he fled to Tibet probably using the route through Hatia and Kimathanka. In Tibet he established himself as head of Kampa Dzong at the behest of the Tibetan king; later he returned to the south and defeated Kiranti king with the help of Tibetans. For this mission he descended through Hatia, Topkegola and Olangchunggola.

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.

Tour Itinerary:
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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All meals and accommodation in tent during the trek
- Service of trek guide), cook, kitchen and sherpa assistants
- Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required
- Accident insurance for staffs and porters
- Domestic Airfare according to program
- National park/conservation entry permit as per program
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Local/Public transport as shown in the program for staffs
- Hotel accommodation on BB in Kathmandu using 3 star hotels.

Price Excludes:
- Personal clothing and sleeping bag
- Personal accident and health insurance
- Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
- Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
- Sightseeing tours and meals in Kathmandu
- Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies.

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