MUNDUM TRAIL (NEW TRAIL )
Mundum Trail is named after the verbal scripture of Kirati people called “Mundum”, which is considered as the basic guiding principle of the whole Kirati values and life activities. The trail is commended as being the first trail used by HW Tillman back in 1950 while travelling to Lukla. Starting from Diktel (a town approx 265 km from Kathmandu), the trail goes through the typical mid hills villages, lush rhododendron forests, hill ridges, pasture lands and culminates at the vibrant town of Bhojpur. The major highlight of the trail include numerous exclusive viewpoints that offer the panoramic views of mountain ranges from Mt. Shisapangma (in China) to Kanchenjunga, including six mountains above 8000m Manaslu, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. Regarded as a live museum to observe Kirati civilization, one of the earliest known civilization in the history of Nepal, the trail also connects the lower Great Himalayan Trail and serves as the linkage points to Arun Valley and Lukla.
Mundum trail Itinerary:
Day 1-Kathmandu – Diktel 1650m – 265kms (Guest House) 9-10 hour driving.
Day 2-Diktel – Chakhewa 2300m – Temke 3000m Hike – 48kms ( Camping) 1.30 hour
Day 3-Chakhewa 2300m – Dhotre 2752m (Camping ) 4-5 hour
Day 4-Dhotre 2752m – Maiyung (Satdobate 3122m) (Camping)4-5 hour
Day 5-Maiyung (satdobate 3122m)- Rawadhap 3426m (Camping) 6,7 hour
Day 6-Rawadhap 3426m – Salpa Bhanjyang 3348m (kulopankha) (Tea house) 4-5 hour
Day 7-Salpa Bhanjyang 3348m – silichung climb – Salpa Bhanjyang (Tea house) rest day 6-7 hour
Day 8- Salpa Bhanjyang 3348m – Hyakule 2972m ( Camping) 4-5 hour
Day 9- Hyakule 2972m – Maiyung danda 3333m (Camping) 3-4 hour
Day 10- Maiyung danda 3333m – Delikharka Bhojpur 1800m (Guest House) 5-6 hour
Day 11-Bhojpur ,Taksar – site seen (Guest House) half day.
Day 12-Bhojpur ktm – by Bus / by flight Bhojpur – Hile- 88 kms Hile – Dharan – 64 kms Dharan – Kathmandu – 300 kms
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