Trip Overview Botanical trek in Nepal
Since ancient times, the people of Nepal have depended upon plants and plant products as a mainstay of everyday life. Today, almost 90% of Nepalese rely on subsistence agriculture, with plants performing a vital role as arable crops, fodder, fruit and vegetables, fuel, building materials and medicines. Nepal is a multiethnic and multilingual country, with more than 60 different ethnic groups speaking about 75 languages. As one would expect, associated with this is a great diversity in plant lore. However, with increasing urbanization and uptake of modern medicines and agricultural practices, much of this indigenous knowledge is now dwindling and largely only retained by village elders. There is real danger that this will be lost to future generations, and ethno botanists are busy documenting the wealth of indigenous knowledge for posterity. So far over 1500 plants (1434 flowering plants, 65 ferns and their allies, and 8 conifers and their allies) have been recorded as having at least one use, including more than 650 used as food plants and over 1000 species of wild plants used for medicine.
Botanically Nepal forms a transition zone between the plants of the western Himalaya (including western Asiatic and Mediterranean elements) and the eastern Himalaya (with many Sino-Japanese elements). Adding variety to the mix are Tibetan Plateau (Central Asiatic) plants from the north and humid tropical species of the lowland plains (Terai) from the Gangetic plains of India and further a field into Indochina. Central to this is the Himalayan range itself, a unique series of mountain chains formed by geologically recent mountain building events. These young massifs contribute to the diversity of plants, and have provided barriers to and corridors through which plants migrated during the ice ages.
Day 01:- Arrive in Kathmandu 1317m/
Day 02:- Excursion day in Kathmandu
Day 03:- Flight to Nepalgunj
Day 04:- Flight to Jhupal (2475m) trek to Dunai
Day 05:- Trek to Tarakot 5-hrs
Day 06:- Trek to Laina Odar 5-hrs
Day 07:- Trek to Langa 3441m/5-hrs
Day 08:- Trek to Dho Tarap 3944m/5-hrs
Day 09:- Explore day at Dho
Day 10:- Trek to Tyoku 42Day 09m/5-hrs
Day 11:- Trek to Numa-La Phedi 444Day 0m/5-hrs
Day 12:- Trek to Baga-La Phedi via Numala Pass (5238m) 4631m/7-hrs Crossing Numa-La Pass
Day 13:- Trek to Yak Kharka via Bagala pass (5214m) 3982m/7-hrs Crossing Baga-La Pass
Day 14:- Trek to Ringmo Gaon 3733m/ 4-hrs Phoksundo Lake, Thasung Tsoling Bon Gompa
Day 15:- Explore day at Phoksundo Lake 2883m/7-hrs
Day 16:- Trek to Chhepka 2475m/6-hrs
Day 17:- Trek to Jhupal
Day 18:- Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 19:- Leisure day Kathmandu
Day 20:- Departure day
Four Nights hotel accomodation with BB basis on twin sharing at Three star standard hotels in Kathmandu.
Flight from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj -Juphal -Nepalgunj -kathmandu as per Itinerary.
One night Hotel accomodation with BB basis in Nepalgunj .
Fourteen days treks with all the crew members and three meals a day at tented camp.
An english speking trekking guide.
National park fees.
Personal nature expenses
Lunc/dinner in kathmandu/Nepalgunj as per itinerary.