Bigu Gompa Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major Attractionoldest Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal, cycling and rafting, rhododendron forest,
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November

Highlights

  • A delightful walk along with the rustic villages
  • Alluring views of Rolwaling Himalayas such as Melungtse, Mt Gaurishankar, and so on
  • Relish the beauty of Chortens, Mani walls, Prayer Flags, and many more
  • Explore around the stunning Bigu Gompa Monastery
  • Overwhelming hospitality of the Buddhist nuns

Bigu Gompa Trek is a beautiful trek that takes the trekker to the Bigu Gompa Monastery, located on the top hill of the Dolakha district. Trekking along the trail of Rolwaling Valley Trek up to the Bigu village, you will get to experience the lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa people. The magnificent views of Mt Gaurishankar, Melungtse, and many other mountains add more excitement to your trek to Gompa.

Bigu Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal and is famous as the Nunnery school. Drukpa Rinpoche established the Gompa in the year 1931. An earthquake in 2015 demolished the Gompa and the village. However, it has reopened. Your visit to the Gompa will aid the locals' living to some extent. You can ask the nuns to volunteer your trek to the Bigu village if you wish. Spending some quality time with them, you will appreciate their hospitality. Further, the chanting of mantras and the melodic sound of instruments provide you with a fascinating experience. Being a Buddhist pilgrimage destination, many people include this destination on the list of Monastery Tour in Nepal.

Apart from these, you can also join some recreational activities during this trek. The region is well known for recreational activities such as cycling and rafting. You can experience more adventure and thrill. The short trek to the Gompa commences after the long drive from Kathmandu to Sorung Khola. Passing through the beautiful rhododendron forest, charming villages, and narrow trails, we will finally reach Bigu Gompa. Strolling around the Gompa for a full day, the next day, follow the path back to Dolangsa. Further trekking from Dolangsa returns to Kathmandu via Barabishe. Interacting with the local sherpa and the nuns makes the trip reminiscing.

Despite the trek to Bigu Gompa being short, you will feel happier throughout your journey because the serene ambiance of the Gompa is genuinely outstanding. Hence, if you are opting for the easy cultural trek in Nepal, then without any hesitation, join this Bigu Gompa Trek.

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team member will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. You will spend the night at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Full Day
  • 1320m

On this day, we will take you sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will mostly visit religious and historical places such as Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath, Boudha Stupa, and Durbar Square. After seeing such beautiful sites, we will return to the hotel overnight. You will also get to interact with the trekking team here.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Full Day
  • 1320m

Today we will head towards Sorung Khola from Kathmandu. Though the journey from Kathmandu to Sorung Khola is quite lengthy, you will love the ethereal scenery on the way. We will stay overnight at Sorung Khola.

  • Lodge/Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 1300m

After the morning breakfast, we will start our trekking from Sorung Khola. Ascending uphill and trekking along with the remote villages and river valleys, we will reach the Bigu Gompa Monastery. On the way, we will cross various suspension bridges and see the numerous small Chortens and the Buddhist footprints. This Buddhist Monastery offers simple meals and accommodation for tourists.

  • Lodge/Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2516m

Today we will stroll around the village and explore the Bigu Monastery. Interacting with the nuns in the monastery, you will get overwhelmed. Moreover, the warm hospitality of the locals makes your trek more exciting and memorable.

  • Lodge/Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2516m

After enjoying the morning breakfast, we will head to Dolangsa village, crossing the Tingnasa Pass(3200m). The trail today offers spectacular views of various mountains, including Mt Gaurishankar. We will spend overnight at the teahouse or homestay. Staying at the homestay, we will get to taste the local food. Further doing conservation with them, you will get to know more about the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

  • Homestay
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Full Day
  • 2431m

Trekking along with the charming villages and paddy fields, we will reach Barabise. We will stop at Barabise for lunch. After lunch, we will take a drive to Kathmandu Valley. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 1320m

It takes us a full day to travel to Kathmandu by local bus. To get to Kathmandu, the bus travel can take about 11 hours.        

    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Free Day
    • 1320m

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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    Cost Details

    Includes

    • Airport Hotel-Airport picks up and drops by car/van depending on group size.
    • 2 Nights twin deluxe bedroom in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Government registered, well experienced, and friendly, helpful guide.
    • All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
    • Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits during the trek.
    • All necessary camping equipment.
    • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
    • All ground transportation.
    • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
    • Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
    • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
    • All transportation, tourist service charges, vat, tax, and Office Service charge

    Excludes

    • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
    • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items, and expenses of personal nature.
    • Sightseeing tour, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of an emergency.
    • Any costs arising due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, political trouble, strikes, etc.
    • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
    • Tips for guide, porters, driver. (is expected)

    Dates & Price

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    Few Seats AvailableStart DateStart: MondayOctober 03, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOctober 10, 2022Status & PriceStatus: AvailableUS $475

    FAQs

    • Q1. What are the best season for trekking to Bigu Gompa?

      Well, trekking to Bigu Gompa is possible throughout the year. Spring and Autumn season is considered the best time for trekking in any part of Nepal. The weather remains moderate during this season. The clear skies offer captivating views of mountains. Further trekking to this reason during the spring season you will get to witness varieties of Rhododendrons and other wildflowers.

      If you love to trek during the cold season then winter is also not bad.  However, it is not recommended to trek for this reason during the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, the trails get slippery and landslides may occur. Therefore, in order to avoid such a natural disaster, it is better not to trek during the monsoon.

    • You will be served continental cuisine from which to chose. Every vegetable offered at tea shops is fashioned similarly. Such foods are organic and beneficial to your health. If you enjoy non-vegetarian foods, you should check to see if the meat is fresh.

    • Typically, your guide would encourage you to use the restroom in the tea houses before departing to avoid having to go along the trail. However, there may be a few houses along the trail that may let you use their restroom. However, if there are no houses nearby, you will have to trek into the wilderness in an emergency.

    • There are numerous ways to connect to the internet. You will be able to utilize data to access the internet if you have acquired a SIM card. However, the network connection for both communication and internet access may not be reliable on a constant basis. The connection may become weaker as you climb higher. You will be able to access Wi-Fi from the tea shops, but you will be charged for it.

    • Trekking necessitates a few days of steady walking. It may be challenging and tedious at times. You must sometimes contend with the high altitude. Trekking is not physically demanding if you are in good shape. Our expedition is designed to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

    • We will operate our scheduled trips as usual. Even if other hikers cancel at the last minute, there is still a chance to go on the trip. Even if there are fewer persons, we will not cancel the entire trip. Please keep in mind that we will be unable to continue the journey if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics, or catastrophes, etc.

    • Bigu Gompa, located below Rolwaling Himal, is a rural uphill walk below 3500 meters height where visitors can experience local culture and enjoy spectacular mountain views. It is one of the greatest places to explore, despite the fact that it is not as well-known as Annapurna, making it a PERFECT area to spend time with locals.

    • Mid-September through November, post-monsoon/autumn. This is Nepal's main hiking season. Daytime temperatures in Kathmandu are generally above 20oC. The skies are frequently clear, and the days on the walk are sunny and temperate, with stunning vistas of the mountains. Although the days can be beautiful and sunny at the highest altitudes, temperatures can plummet to 10oC or below. The nights will be colder, with temperatures as low as minus 10oC at the highest mountains.

      March through May (pre-monsoon/spring). Temperatures will be warmer both throughout the day and at night, but haze will often form in the afternoons. The lowlands are quite hot, with temperatures reaching 35oC in Kathmandu. This is one of the reasons why flowers blossom during this season.

    Client Reviews

    • enjoyable hike

      In November, we went on an 8-day trek to Bigu Gompa. A hike was enjoyable, as were the rustic settlements. Views of the Rolwaling Himalayas, including Melungtse, Mt Gaurishankar, and others. The brief but refreshing hike

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      DianeUnited KingdomAugust 05, 2021
    • Lovely trek

      A lovely stroll through the rustic villages. I had the opportunity to tour the magnificent Bigu Gompa Monastery. The short and delicious hike It was fantastic. The breathtaking vistas of Mt Gaurishankar, Melungtse, and other mountains add to the adventure of your climb to Gompa.

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      HannahAustraliaJuly 01, 2021
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