Nepal Flower Study and Research Tour
- Cost Info
Destination: Research Tour and Trekking for Student
Activities: Trekking + Tour
Duration: 15 days
Mode of Trip: Lodge Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 5357 meters
Transportation: Private Tourist Vehicle + Plane
Accommodation: Hotel + Guest House
Group Size: Min 1 - Max 12
Best Season: Feb -May and Sept - Dec
Botanical trekking and tours in Nepal special offer who are interested about the Himalayan Flora and Fauna. Nepal’s biodiversity is a reflection of its unique geographic position and variations in altitude and climate.
Nepal occupying only 0.1 % of the world's total land mass is surprisingly rich in bio-diversity. Nepal is a small country but you can find so many kinds of weather at the same time because of Altitude variations are from 67m to 8850 m from sea level. In Nepal more than 7500 types of plants are founded which is 2 % of all the flowering plants in the world. There are 399 endemic flowering plants in Nepal of which about 63% are from the High Mountain alpine meadows, 38% of the Mid Hilly regions, and only 5% from the Tarai and Siwaliks small hill.
Nepal is also extremely rich in indigenous medicinal plants. The medicinal and aromatic plants database of Nepal includes 1,624 species of wild, domesticated, and naturalized plant species. Of these, 1,533 are flowering and 91 are non flowering plants. Rhododendron flowers (Nepal Notational flower) can be seen in all the hilly regions of Nepal above 1,700m. More specifically, the middle mountains vertical belt between 2000 and 4000m serves as the 'wild' preserve of the Rhododendron, or Lali Gurans as it is known in Nepali.
In spring (March and April) we operate treks to view Rhododendron, Magnolia, Daphne , Mahoniya, Pieris Formosa, Inulas, Primulas while in summer ( July and August) we classify treks to see Primulas, poppies, Arisarma, Iris , Gentians ,Cirsium, Berberis Croydalis, Saxifraga, Meconopsis and other wildflowers on the alpine slopes. Beyond the alpine scrub meadows, rocks and screes, there are colorful herbs, grasses and sedges.
The flowers blooming season varies from place to place -depending on the altitude, earlier in lower elevation and later in higher elevations .That means it requires precise knowledge which flower blooms where , when and lasts for how long.
We recommend Gokyo valley in Everest region, Langtang Valley in Langtang region and some western region for flower explorer and Botanical research trekking in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Warm welcome by our office representative, then drive to hotel to check in. Brief the program in details after re-fresh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Early morning
fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek Phakding
(2640m). Overnight at Guest House
You will have 30 minutes scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu in the early morning. Our guide will take you to the lodge for re-fresh after landed at tiny airstrip, meet with the crew, prepare for day hiking with bagpacks. Then your journey starts. Leaving Lukla, the trail drops steeply down then runs level above Sherpa village Chaurikharka and Cheplung. As you continue north from Cheplung, you'll catch your first view of Dudh Koshi River roaring along the bottom of hill. The trail continues Thado Kashi Khola through pine forest. You can see Kusum Kangaru (6367m) when you reach Ghat. The trails passes a school and enters a curious complex of Mani wheels, Chortens and stone carving mani walls just before reaching the Phakding.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m). 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House
The trek continues along the crossing five suspending Dudh kosi rivers and valleys through the villages of Benker Monjo and Jorsale then leave the valley climbing steeply on the path that leads to Namche Bazaar, a large sherpa market town. Along this stage of the trek, villages are interspersed with magnificent forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and fir with waterfalls. Just above Monjo is the entrance check point of TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park. It's a tortuous, zigzagging ascent you will have your first glimpse of Everest protruding above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. In Namche Bazaar there are stores, hotel, and Restaurants run by the Sherpas.
Day 04: Namche to
Khumjung (3780). 3 hours. Overnight at Guest House
The trail continue climb to Sayanghe airship and beautiful village Kunde.The village is famous as the location of the first Hospital in Khumbu by Hilary foundation. From Khunde trials continue down through Potato filed to Khumjung .This is largest Sherpa settlement in Khumbu where you can visit old Gompa with Yeti scull and Hillary School.
Day 05: Khumjung to
Dole (4040m). 4 hours. Overnight at Guest House
After Breakfast, The trek continues along high path towards Everest base camp & Gokyo Lake. The trail leads to Gokyo from Sanasa and starts climbing about two hours at Mong La and descends to Phortse Thanga then climb through density forest at Dole.You can see bust view of Ama Dblam, Tengboche, Themserku, Khatega, and Kongede Ri. You will cross last density forests and there are chances to see the musk deer and Himalayan Thar, and after continues ascending up to reach Dole.
Day 06: Dole
to Machhermo (4410m). 4 hours. Overnight at Guest House
From Dole, its steep climb through barren hillside to Lhafarma, offers excellent view of Cho Oyo (8201m). From here trails climbs gently to Luza, large numbers of Yak Kharks with primulas and others alpine flowers at rivers side. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley, over a serious of sandy hillock through Chortens with fluttering player flags to Machhermo.
Day 07: Machhermo
to Gokyo Lake (4750m). 5 hours.Overnight at Guest House
The trails climb steeply up to Chorten. You'll soon come to the tiny settlement Panga A short day consisting of walking to Gokyo situated west of the Ngozumpa glacier near the highest of the three mountain lakes. From Gokyo, a summer pasture, there are tremendous views of the south face of the Cho Oyu(8201m) and Kantega (6685). Rest overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Exploring
the Gokyo Lakes and Glacier.
There are five sacred lakes in these areas. You can walk north from Gokyo to forth lake Thonak Tsho and fifth lake Ngozumpa Tsho (4980m),on the age of the moraine to the east is a small hill festooned with prayer flags, offer another panoramic view of the Himalaya including Mt Everest. After having pack lunch back to the Gokyo. Rest overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek down to Luza (4350). 6
hours. Overnight at Guest House
Early morning climb up to Gokyo Ri, one of the best Panoramic views of the Himalayan range of Khumbu including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Pumari, Thamserkhu ,Taboche, Cholatse with lake and Glacier. And back down to Gokyo. After lunch trek down to the side of Dudh Kosi valley at Luza. Rest overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Luza to Tengboche (3640m) via Phortse. 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House
A train descends to Phortse Thang and short walkup through Birch and Silver Fir forests to Phortse.After lunch the trail descend to Khumbu Khola.It is nice walk up to Tengboche Monastery through density forest.
Day 11: Tyangboche to Namchhe via Phungi Thagna. 5 hours. Overnight at Guest House
Day 12: Namche to Lukla via Phakding. 7 hours. Overnight at Guest House
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu in the early morning and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward destination
Following services are including in the price:
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary
- Three nights' accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
- One expert government license holder trekking guide and require number of porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers); their meals, salaries, insurance, equipments etc
- Your three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and twin sharing accommodation in guest house during the trekking
- Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu round flight tickets inclusive domestic airport taxes
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit fee
- Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
- Rescue assistance
- First aid kit
- Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
Following services are not included in the price:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Your travel insurance
- Flight tickets to/from Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee ($ 40.00 for 30 days, easily can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, require 2 copies of passport size photos)
- All kind of drinks (Tea/coffee/mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) during the trekking
- Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary
- Your personal nature expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc....
- Tipping to guide and porter (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)
Exciting mountain flight to Lukla; Sherpa culture; Gokyo Lakes; astounding view of Amadblam,Themserku, Khangdeka, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nupse Cho Oyu, Ngozumpa Glacier, trek up to 4th & 5th lakes, Hiking to Gokyo Lake