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Timal Trek – Rural Trekking Trail near by Kathmandu

Pack your bag for Timal Trek to explore the home of the Tamang community, their culture, and traditions. 

Temal also called Timal is just 60 KM far from the capital city Kathmandu. You can enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountain peaks; such as Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Jugal Himal, and other mountain peaks. These mountains are the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The mountain views from Timal is just spectacular. Dramatic landscapes with terraced farmland. The culture and traditions of the Tamang community are the main attraction of this Trek. Although, here living others castes or communities (Braman, Chhetri, Dalit(lower cast) as well


This is a less touristy and rural trekking trail nearby the capital city Kathmandu. Here you bearly see any trekkers while you explore this area. Timal trek can describe as the Buddhist Circuit Trek as well. Monasteries surrounding villages are ancient and practice old traditions of Buddhist culture. This area is also popular as the home of the Buddha Chita Mala known as the heart of Buddha.  If you like to be inside the local Tamang culture and traditions, this is the best choice for you still, you must have to satisfice with the local things. While you are in this area you encounter the Tamang culture and traditions.  The combination of Lamaism and Shamanist (Bon Culture) following is another attraction of this area.


To explore this region is only possible by camping or home-stay, but the accommodation in this area is better than other places; still, if you are looking for luxurious then this maybe not a good choice. For this trip, we offer the first two days for rafting in the Sunkoshi River and then start the hike to the Timal region and also some beautiful part of Mahabharat range as well. This is all about the best experience of a homestay and the authenticness of the Tamang community’s lifestyle.



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 program, for this we need a minimum of 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.


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.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

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

Day 2: Drive to Dolalghat and rafting to Dovantaar.

After breakfast in the 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 to get in the Mahabharat Hilly range.

Day 7: Tarakhasyo Lek to Namobuddha

Namobuddha is that historical place in Nepal related to Buddha’s life.

Day 8: Namobuddha to Dhulikhel

A 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 who 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 is less availability of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should be brought 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 a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you to select your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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