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Timal Trek – Rural Trekking Trail near by Kathmandu


The home of Tamang community and culture – Timal. 

Timal is just 60KM far from the Capital city Kathmandu. The magnificent view of snow-capped mountain peaks such as Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Jugal Himal, and other mountain peaks. All the mountain view from Timal is just speechless. Dramatic landscapes with terraced farmland, rainforest and the culture of Tamang

community are the main attraction of Timal Trek.


Timal trek is a less touristic and rural trekking trail nearby the capital city Kathmandu. Timal trekking can describe as the Buddhist circuit trek as well. This area is also popular as the home of the Buddha Chita Mala known as the Heart of Buddha.


To explore this region is only possible by camping or home-stay because in this area there is not any good hotels and restaurant so you most have to satisfice with the local things. While you are in this area you encounter with the Tamang Culture and System.  The combination of Lamaism and Shamanist (Bon) religion is another attraction of this area.


For this trip, we offer first two days for rafting in Sunkoshi River and then start the hike to the Timal region and also some beautiful part of Mahabharat range as well.


Trip Outline Itinerary

1 Day: Arrive in Kathmandu.

2 Day: Drive to Dolalghat and rafting to Dovantaar.

3 Day: Dovantaar to Dumja Rafting.

4 Day: Dumja to Thulo Parsel.

5 Day: Thulo Parsel to Narayananstan.

6 Day: Narayananstan to Tarakhasyo Lek. 

7 Day: Tarakhasyo Lek to Namobuddha.

8 Day: Namobuddha to Dhulikhel.

9 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu.

10 Day: Fly back to Home.



Hotel in Kathmandu.

Homestay and tent during the trek.



Kathmandu you can have the food as you want and during the trip, you are mostly going to have local food with the local families.


This is our specific Timal trek day by day programme, for this we need minimum 5 to 8 peoples in a group. That is why if you are traveling solo and thinking for Timal Trek you can do by walking from Dumza or another place. And the trip will be shorter but if you wish for long days that is addable so please let us know we will make you the best experience around Timal.


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will welcome by our one of the team member in Airport and manage the transfer to the Hotel in Thamel.


Day 2: Drive to Dolalghat and rafting to Dovantaar.

After breakfast in Hotel, you will pack your bag on the bus to drive to Dolalghat. After reaching in Dolalghat your rafting trip start to Dovantar. Rafting will be 2 to 3 hours and enjoy the campfire at the Dovantar.


Day 3: Dovantaar to Dumja Rafting.

This is the second day of rafting. After breakfast, you will ready for rafting to Dhumja for 3 hours.


Day 4: Dumja to Thulo Parsel.

The walking day of the trip. Eat breakfast at Lodge and hike to Thulo Parsel. You will walk on the left bank of Sunkoshi River where you did rafting. While walking to Thulo Parsel you will pass through the local Tamang Villages.


Day 5: Thulo Parsel to Narayananstan

Walking to Narayananstan is not very far from Thulo Parsel but this is one of the beautiful days of Trek. Reaching in Narayananstan gives you the amazing view of snowcapped mountain peaks, Dramatic Landscapes, and Buddhist Monasteries and stupas.


Day 6: Narayananstan to Tarakhasyo Lek.

Another beautiful day of the trip. Get in Tarakhasyo Lek means get in the Mahabharat Hilly range.


Day 7: Tarakhasyo Lek to Namobuddha

Namobuddha is that historical place in Nepal related with Buddha's life.


Day 8: Namobuddha to Dhulikhel

Beautiful day of walking.


Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu and relax and shopping souvenir for friends and family.


Day 10: Fly back to Home.

Departure to airport for fly back to Home.

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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