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16 Day Shiva Dhara Trek.

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16 Day Shiva Dhara Trek.

The Shiva Dhara Trek,  one of the most interesting yet most difficult to accomplish,   among the Makalu Arun Valley Trekking Routes. Shiva Dhara (4310m), renowned as one of the foremost pilgrimage sites, is nestled at the base of the towering Mt. Makalu (8,463m) in eastern Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 4,310m within the Makalu Rural Municipality, the sacred site lies within the expanse of the Makalu Barun National Park, along the trekking route leading to the Makalu Base Camp.

One of the major attractions of Shiva Dhara is a waterfall considered the most sacred tap (spring) of Lord Shiva. A substantial stone cliff, featuring a hole in its face, serves as the conduit for a majestic 500-foot-tall waterfall.
Shiva Dhara is believed to have been a playful bathing ground for Lord Shiva and Parbati during spring. Pilgrims make an annual trek to this site, seeking to be free from sins for their whole period of life by bathing in the holy water tap. The site is covered with snow from October to March.

The Shiva Dhara Trek, although among the most challenging, promises an adventurous and spiritually rewarding experience. Accessing this sacred place involves a daunting four to five-hour ascent up an extremely hazardous cliff.

 However, with the assistance of a local experienced guide, the climb becomes feasible.

Outline of the Trek Details

  • Total Program Days: 15 Days
  • Total trekking Days: 14 Days
  • Trekking Grade :Fairly Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude: Shiva Dhara (4310m)
  • Accommodation: Hotel , Tea House/ Home Stays.
  • Best Trekking Time: September to October.
  • Permits: TIMS card MBNP Entrance Fees
  • Transportation: Reserved Jeep, Regular Jeep, Flight, public Bus, Auto rickshaw
  • Activity:: Having a screed bath, Trekking adventure , Volunteering, Sight seeing Photo capturing
  • Total Trekking Hours Per Day : 4-8 hours.

Major Highlights of the Shiva Dhara Trek Trek

  • Piritual importance of the Shiva Dhara area, regarded for its historic Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage web sites.
  • Natural splendor of the Shiva Dhara vicinity, characterized with the aid of its picturesque landscapes, cascading waterfalls,lush greenery
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan mountain variety, along with snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and rolling hills.
  • Unique and off-the-overwhelmed-route revel in, far from the extra famous tourist destination.
  • Stunning Shiva Dhara Waterfall, renowned for its scenic splendor and cultural importance.

Shiva Dhara Trek Cost Include

  • Vegetarian three meal a day (Nepali food Dal Bhat ) at the tea houses.
  • One (1) porter guide daily salary including his food and accommodation for 14 days.
  • One (1) Porter guide insurance cost .
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card cost for 1 persons
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entrance Fee for 1 guests.
  • Jeep Reservation from Tumlingtar – Khandbari-Num – Chamla Kharka and from Chamla Kharka – Num – Khardbari – Tumlingtar
  • Two-night Khandbari Hotel room booking cost for 1 people.
  • Support for Social MAST community Projects
  • Total Company service charge cost including government Tax, VAT as well as miscellaneous cost

Shiva Dhara Trek Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fees are USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days
  • Kathmandu hotel room charge including breakfast, lunch dinner.
  • Kathmandu -Tumlingtar -Kathmandu Airfare cost
  • Khandbari Hotel breakfast, Lunch, Dinner charge.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and camera battery charging
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment cost like a robust sleeping bag, trekking pole, headlight, eyeglasses, medical kits etc
  • Tips for a porter guide.
  • Travel and medical insurance for the guest.
  • Emergency rescue for the guest.
  • Other personal expenditure like laundry, alcoholic cold drinks, hot showers, etc.
  • Other unforeseeable expenses incurred due to accidents, strikes, natural calamities, political unrest, etc.
Shiva Dhara Trek Itinerary (15 Days)

Day 1:Khandbari (1036m)

Buddha Air daily (30 minute) flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar airport. Meet MAST company Staff there. Then catch an auto rickshaw and travel for 15 minutes to Khandbari hotel room.
Meet your porter guide and be introduced with him. A detail discussion and plan and pack of necessary goods in the rucksack and be completely ready for 15 days long trek.

Day 2:Drive from Khandbari to Num (1500m) ,Trek from Num to Seduwa.

After breakfast, make your reservation and depart (4 hours by car and 4 hours by foot) to get Num. Following a little period of relaxation at Num, you walk downstream to the Arun River suspension bridge, cross the river, ascend, and arrive in Seduwa Village (1540m) in time for an overnight stay at a nearby tea house.
Remember to register your TIMS card and pay the Rs. 3,000 Makalu Barun National Park entrance charge at the park site office.

Day 3:Trek from Seduwa to Tasigaun (2070m)

To get to your target (Tasigaun 2027m), walk for four to six hours after breakfast. This hiking challenge is entirely uphill. Ascend gradually, passing Chyaksedanda (1890m) and the elementary school located at the base of Tasigaun. You pick up Tasi Gaun for your overnight stay at one of the teahouses in the evening.

Day 4:Trek from Tasigaun to Khongma (3560m)

After your breakfast at the tea houses at around 8 am, begin your 4-6 hours trek . Pass Danda Kharka, Chipla (2520m) Unishisha (3180m) and finally reach Khongma (3560m). Be careful you may experience the first sign of altitude mountain sickness.

Day 5:Trek from Khongma to Dobato (3550 m)

Have your morning meal at 8 and start your trek. Today you trek approximately 4 to 5 hours. You cross three passes: Ghenguru La (4045m), Shipton La (4216m), and Keke La (4150m). As you trek, take in the breathtaking view of Chamalang (7319m) Barunotse Himchuli (6424m) and admire the impressive peaks of Peak 6 (6739m) and Peak 7 (6105m) and finally get Dobato for your overnight stay at a teahouse there.

Day 6:Trek from Dobato to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

After breakfast prepare for your 4-5 hours’ trek to Yangle From Dobato walk slowly down, pass Phematang and cross a suspension bridge on the Braun river and finally reach Yangle Kharka (3600m) for your overnight night stay there.

Day 7.Yangre Kharka Rest Day. ( 3600)

This is your rest day at Yangle. Use this time to fully relax and enjoy observing the stunning natural beauty around the place. Your overnight stay at the same teahouse there.

Day 8:Trek from Yangle Kharka to Nghe Kharka (3750m) to Shiva Dhara (4310m) to Yangla Kharka (3600m)

Start your trek early in the morning, ensuring that you have carried enough food and water to drink . Trek slowly uphill, passing Nghe Kharka (3710m), and make your way to Shiva Dhara (4310m) with the help of your guide. Bathe in the holy waters of the sacred tap that cascades from a high cliff. Visit the Parbati Gupha, Ama Bhujung, and other nearby attractions. Take in the sights and sounds of the area, and then return to Yangle Kharka (3557m) for an overnight stay at the same tea house (6-8 hours of trekking).

Day 9:Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato

After breakfast at the tea house at Yangle, begin your trek to Dobato, which will take approximately 4 to 6 hours. Find a room at the tea house and spend the night there.. Enjoy more sightseeing around the place.

Day 10:Trek from Dobato to Khongma

After having breakfast at the tea house in Dobato, begin your trek to Khongma, which should take around 4 to 6 hours. Upon arrival, find a room at a tea house and enjoy food and accommodation there.

Day 11:Trek from Khongma to Tasigaun

After your breakfast at the tea house at Dobato, start your trek down to Tasigaun, which should take approximately 4 to 6 hours. Upon arrival, find one of the best rooms at a tea house for your overnight stay there. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy some sightseeing.

Day 12:Trek from Tasigaun to Seduwa

After your morning meal at the tea house in Tasigaun, begin your trek down to Seduwa, which should take approximately 4 to 6 hours. Upon arrival, find one of the best tea houses for your overnight stay. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy some sightseeing.

Day 13:Trek from Seduwa to Num , Drive from Num to Khandbari

After having mearning meal walk down to the Arun River, cross suspension bridge on the river an ascend up to Chamla kharka Catcha a reserved jeep and travel for5-6 hours and arrive Khandbari hotel room. Say goodbye to your porter guides also meet MAST company staff and evaluate the whole trek.

Day 14:Khandbari Area Exploration Day

We parted ways today so you may go to the Khandbari area and, if you’d like, take up volunteer work. Make a trip to the local market and purchase a keepsake made by hand. Additionally, you are welcome to see any hospital, school, or project that our organization is involved in.

Day 15:Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar, Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Visit Khandbari market, purchase some local product like Allo Clothes, Rudrakshya, Sugra can (Sakhar) , sheep woolen blanket, (Radi), locally waved money bags etc as a souvenir as you like. Also you have time to visit any one school or hospital or any one project being supported by our company and do some volunteering you like


FAQs About Shiva Dhara Trek

Question :01What is the best time to enjoy trekking?

The most favorable period to undertake this trek is during the months of July, August,, and September. After October, the area experiences snowfall, which can make the steep cliffs slippery and challenging to navigate, making it difficult to complete the trek.

Question:02How can I complete the trek?

The trek requires significant effort and may necessitate the assistance of two people. One guide can help push you upward while the other can help pull you along, making it easier for you to progress. After bathing at Shiva Dhara, you will return to Yangle Kharka in the evening.

Question :03Are we allowed to go around Shiba Dara with shoes on?

No . You are not allowed. You are required to remove your shoes at a designated area and enter the premises barefoot. However, you may wear socks

Question :4 What is the maximum height of Shiva Dhara area.

The maximum height of Shiva Dhara Area is (4310 m).

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