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Chintaphu Trek

Ilam, Eastern Nepal

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

No of Days

Maximum Altitude

3636m

Price

INR 10500/-

Available Date

4th Mar to 9th Mar 2024

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About Chintaphu Trek

Chintaphu is not just a trekking trail, but a trail of dreams, which comes true when you place your footsteps in the beautiful Villages of  Nepal. The initial trail through Nepal takes the traveler through the beautifully decorated Villages of Ilam district, beautiful Buddhist prayer flags, Monasteries, a nostalgic era of the trekkers. Unlike Sandakphu where one walks through the interconnected trails between India and Nepal, Chintaphu trails runs entirely thorugh the Nepal, then ends in India. The trails runs through the beautiful villages of Ilam district of Nepal like Maipokhri, Maimajuwa, Torkey falls, Goruwaleybhanjyang, and then to the Chintaphu top. The only trek in the Himalayas where the trekkers can get the amazing view of the four of the Highest Peaks of the World namely Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and the amazing gigantic view of KhanchenDzonga (Kanchenjungha) leaves the traveler spellbound. This Trail runs through Nepal, and one can get an amazing experience of walking through the rural areas of Nepal. The travellers can get the clear view of gorges, meadows, grassland areas of Ilam, flat land of Terai, Ilam bazar, Panchtar, the hills spreading towards Taplejung and parched villages on the far away hills. This trail is least popular, and less crowded, is one of those special trails which can take a special place is everyone's heart, specially the amazing villages, and its smiling innocent peoples. The path runs through rhodoendron forests, meadows,villages and one could spot, deer, red panda. The amazing sunrise and sunset on every spots leaves the traveler spellbounded and amused. The fogs rises like a curtain and embraces the human soul, the clouds flow beneath the foot, and the Gigantic Sleeping Buddha blesses the travelers soul. One experiences amazing hospitality of the Nepalese people, in the homestays and cottages, with delicious mouth watering authentic Nepali Thali. Best Time to do Chintaphu trek is from Mid September December and January to April. Winter months like December, January and February might be very challenging for it's extreme chilling temperature, with snowfall, temperature during winter months drops to -5 to -7 degrees.

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Itinarery

Day 01

Day 02

Day 03

Day 04

Day 05

Day 06

Arrival at NJP station, pick up from NJP station, and transfer to Deurali/Maipokhri. One could witness the beautiful landscape of Nepal and its market places like Shree Antu, Pashupati and Ilam Bazar. After a long drive we reach Deurali, then after briefing and registration to be completed by the Trek Leader , spend the evening leisure time exploring the base camp villages and one can visit Maipokhri, which is a sacred lake for both Hindu and Buddhist. Overnight stay at Homestay.

After morning breakfast Trek will start from Deurali to Maimajuwa(8kms), through the villages of Nepal with proper marked and paved trail. On the way one could get varieties of flowers and beautiful rhododendron during the month of March and April, initially the trail runs downhill till Torkey Falls also known as Torkey Jharna, a beautiful waterfall which comes vertically down to the Mai Khola, then after crossing a suspension bridge, which can be witnessed throughout the Nepal, the trail is a bit steep uphill till Budhbare, a beautiful town with amazing landscape, then staright to Maimajuwa Overnight stay at homestay.

After morning breakfast,trek to Goruwaleybhanjyang. Today's trail is through the forest, where we leave the settlements behind and then start our trek through the beautiful forests of oak, cedar, rhododendron and pine. The silent walk through the jungles is a different peace altogether, sometimes the fogs embraces the body, and the wet smell of the soil cleanses the mind, then one enters a beautiful meadows and finally to Goruwaleybhanjyang. Overnight stay at Hut.

Today is a important day, get up at early morning 3AM at then prepare yourself for the hike to view amazing sunrise over the Chintaphu Top,(4kms). The initial trail is easy and flat but on the later part the steep ascent through the stairs takes the trekkers to the Chintaphu Top. As you reach the Top witness the phenomenal sunrise over the beautiful gigantic KhanchenDzonga, which leaves the trekkers spell bound, visit a Shiv Mandir over there. After sunrise return to Goruwaleybhanjang, then trek to Aahl,(14kms).  The trek to Aahl is the most lengthiest part of the Trek,  the inital trail is downhill through the forest and jungles, where one gets varieites of flora and fauna, then it enters a beautiful meadows, which runs straight to Aahl. Overnight stay at homestay. Aahl is another one of the most prettiest point to view amazing sunrise and sunset as well over the Gigantic KhanchenDzonga.

Get up early morning to witness the spell bounding sunrise over Sleeping Buddha and Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse,Chamlang and Chomolanzo. After breakfast, descending trek to Sirikhola, via Sandakphu through dense forest of Singalila region where one could get amazing green bamboo forest and rhododendron forest through villages of Timburey and Gurdum. Overnight stay at Homestay.

After breakfast Departure to NJP. We will leave you to NJP railway station or Siliguri Bus Terminus(Tenzing Norgay Bus terminus). Our Service end here, leave only footprints,take only memories.

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"What included"

Cost of transportation to and from.(NJP to NJP)

Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays.

Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Evening tea to Day 6:- Morning breakfast)

Cost of Permit fees.

"What not included"

Cost of Personal expenses.

Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.

Cost of personal porter.

Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 6)

Cost of personal porter to carry his/her backpack.

Things to carry on a Trek

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Booking Policy:

To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.

One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID). 

Details to be shared on request.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount

  • 15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.

  • Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible

  • In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.

  • One has option to send another person on their behalf.

  • One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for. 

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