Bajhang is one of the most beautiful places
in Far Western Nepal where are heart alluring snowy mountains
like Saipal Himal (7031m), Sankhamala Himal, Lama Peak,
Ramkot Danda along Seti River valley. High land animals
like Himalayan black bear, wolf, hispid hare, blue sheep,
barking deer, snow leopard etc. and the high country birds
like raven, vulture, hawk, Himalayan munal, pheasant etc
dwell in ever green nice temperate forest and alpine forest.
The society in lower part is mainly Hindus and the upper
part is little a bit influenced by the Tibetan culture.
There is a very nice and scenic view point-RAMKOT
along the route to Dhuli via Raisalli village. RAMKOT provides
the spectacular views of Surmalekh, Urailekh, Saipal, Gorakh,
Kanti and Kanjirowa Himalayan ranges to the west, north
and east and very beautiful meandering Seti River valley
with nice settlement of the people, garlands of mountain-
horizons to the south. The trail to Ramkot via Raisalli
is very difficult but it can be made it easily from Talkot
Dhuli along the river valley. There are many things to see
and study like harvesting the crops and ox ploughing in
the field, grazing cattle in the pasturelands, melodious
voice of singing people, birds and insects, primitive life
style of the people, huts and thatched roof houses decorated
by colorful clay. The formation of the mountains can be
the subject of study for the geologists. Very few foreigners
have visited this area. Pete Decelles, D Robinson, Ofori
Neil Pearson from Arizona University USA and some other
geologists from different parts have focused their geo-research
in this region. Technically the previous hiking experience
is not necessary for the point of altitude because the highest
and last point of trekking is about 4200m. There is the
way to Tibet Kailash, Man Sarovar passing through the Chanwa
Urailekh via Seti River valley.
Administratively Upper Bajhang lies in restricted
area, so it needs to take the special permit from the Department
of Immigration and there must be at least 2 persons in a
group to organize the trip.
(There are some other nice places to see around
Chainpur. We can make a week package for Surma Sarovar (4300m),
2-week package for Kaphalseri Bijgada valley and 3 week
package for Khaptad Natioal Park. These areas do not lie
in restricted zone.)
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Fly to Nepalgunj and stay there.
Day 03 : Fly to Chainpur (2500m) and
camp at Bauligad river pad. (19 seater plane available)
Day 04 : Start hiking from here, the
trail follows the Seti River valley towards north. Ascending
200m cultivated field, there comes a nice village called
Talkot and camped at school ground.
Day 05-08 : Hiking through the pine
forests, villages and fields, spending 2 nights on the way,
reach in Dhuli and camped in the pastureland by the river.
Day 09 : hike up to the base of Ramkot
and camp there.
Day 10 : hike up to Ramkot and camp in the hill saddle.
Day 11 : Climb the small mound Ramkot
and see the spectacular view of the golden Himalayas in
the morning with sunrise scene and meandering river valleys,
back to the camp and stay there.
Day 12-13 : Hike back to Dhuli and
stay there. If the trekkers have time and want to go further
up to Urailekh towards Tibet it can be made it both way
within a week, otherwise hike head down..
Day 14-18 : Hike back to Chainpur.
Day 19 : Sightseeing in and around Chainpur.
Day 20 : Fly back to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Fly back home.