- Total Duration:7 Days
- Trekking Duration:7 Days
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- DAY 1 – ARRIVE KATHMANDU (1,370mt).
- DAY 2 – DRIVE KATHMANDU –BRIDIM (2,195m). 7-8 hours drive.
- Day 3 – Explore Bridim.
- DAY 4 – TREK TO GODEKANG (3270m), 4- 5 hours walk.
- DAY 5 – RETURN TO BRIDIM (2,195m), 2-3 hours walk. Prayer flag hanging in the morning..
- Day 6 – DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU.
- DAY 7 – DEPARTURE
On arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet and meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show. (Meals: D)
Drive by 4x4 from Kathmandu. This drive takes you up through the beautiful Himalayan foothills and through villages occupied by different ethnicities including Brahmin Nepalis, Tamang (Tibetan related) and finally the Kerung Tibetans with whom you will spend most of your adventure. You will settle into your accommodation. Your accommodation will be simple but comfortable. Bedrooms have twin beds with sheets, pillows and blankets. There are solar heated showers with Nepali style toilets close to the houses. In front of the guest house is a pretty stone walled garden with table and chairs, with fabulous views. Overnight Village Tea House. (Meals: B, L, D)
After a comfortable night's sleep, today you will get to know Bridim. The village was settled by Tibetans from Kyirong several hundred years ago. Most houses are built on traditional patterns, and it is fascinating to observe the traditional way of life. Changes are coming to Bridim – there are now electric power lines, and there is a health post. The gompa is the centre of village life. As you walk around the village, you are sure to be invited into houses that you pass. (Meals: B, L, D)
Today you will walk up to the summer pastures used by the people of Bridim. The path leads up through the village and past the old gompa, tucked into the hillside and reportedly visited by Guru Rimpoche. The path climbs gradually through forests of bamboo and rhododendron to reach an outcrop of rock covered in prayer flags. The route gradually becomes steeper and the forest thicker, with many huge old trees. It is quite an effort at this point, but very well worth it as you suddenly emerge onto the yak pastures and to fabulous views of big snowy mountains all around, including the Ganesh range, Langtang 2 and many peaks in Tibet. After a picnic lunch those with energy can walk a little further uphill towards Pangsang. It is recommended that it will be better for acclimatization. In the evening there may well be singing and dancing around the campfire. Camp overnight. (Meals: B, L, D)
Camping; Two person tents, toilet and mess tents are provided, plus staff to do all camp work.
It is well worth getting up early to take in the stunning mountain views.
After breakfast you descend to Bridim and a welcome shower. Depending on your interests, you may have the chance to visit the local mill, try your hand at weaving or help brew the local drink, Ara. There will be a Tibetan cultural show in the evening.
Overnight Village Tea House. (Meals: B, L, D)
You will drive back to Kathmandu and In the evening there will be a farewell dinner in a restaurant. (Meals; B, L, D)
You will be driven to the international airport for the departure to your next destination.
We had 2 great treks, thank you Tsering and team, for making it an exceptional memory. Our kids had so much fun playing "Eke" with you all, they still talk about it! We will be back, I really want to see the flowers in spring one day!
Isabelle Lacoste & family. Bridim Trek in Dec 2013 and Ghandruk Trek in Jan 2014.
Having previously done a number of Himalayan treks in the course of which we passed through many villages, it was a great pleasure and privilege to have the opportunity to stop in Bridim and be able to spend time with the villagers and learn a little of their daily lives.
The welcome that we received was such that our planned stay of around three days in Bridim stretched to almost a week after which we left feeling that we had made some close friends. We are returning soon!. We traveled together with Dolma Ecotourism on a trip organized by Mountain Kingdoms.
So much has happened since we were in Nepal in 2003, but the trip has had lasting, positive effects. The kindness and warmth that was showered upon us in Bridim have never quite washed away. There will always be a place in our hearts for the people of Bridim and we plan on bringing our children there to meet them someday.
We also cannot speak highly enough of Tsering, who was the consummate professional and made us surprisingly comfortable there in the middle of the mountains. Indeed, Tsering is just an amazing overall person and it is hard to imagine someone more knowledgeable, friendly, and trustworthy guiding your tour. We wholeheartedly recommend him and wish him continued success!
Beautiful scenery – a fascinating and diverse cultural experience enhanced by our caring and interesting guide, Tsering. A very good reality check as to what is important in life and how much we take for granted. Spiritually moving and highly recommended. We travelled with Dolma Treks for two weeks in March 2009 and there were a total of seven on the trip from US, UK, Caribbean and Singapore.
My trip to Bridim was an exceptional experience in so many ways. To get an insight into a way of life that is so far removed from the hurly-burly of my ‘Western’ existence was a privilege. Our guide Tsering could not have been better and our welcome by the villagers was generous, kind and above all, genuine. Then you have the Himalayan scenery...what else could one ask for?