Through the relationships of Abraham, Swamp India Camp Director, the church in Kathmandu, Nepal heard about camp. In October of 2019, Abraham and Jeff took a trip there to check out various camp locations and meet with the church to inform them of camp and of Swamp Corps. From this point, it was decided that Anu and Gulshan Dangol would be the camp directors. Plans are being made for Anu and Gulshan to travel to India in May of 2021 for training and then a Swamp Corps trip is planned for October 2021 for the first-ever Swamp camp in Nepal.
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is the 49th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. People from many countries travel to Nepal for the mountain treks and natural beauty.
We are excited to announce this trip and hope to have the most international training team yet to date. Join us today for an exciting time...and a trek in the Himalayan mountains.
Chisapani trek – 2 nights 3 days
DAY 01 – KATHMANDU – SUNDARIJAL - CHISAPANI (2,150m) - 7 hours of walking
From the hotel, it is a short 30 minutes drive trough the city, past Boudhanath Stupa and out into the countryside. Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani takes about four - five hours. Sundarijal is a small bus park and market square located at the entrance to Shivapuri National Park. The name Sundarijal means beautiful water and once you start your trek, you will see why. Head off on a stone stair case, the trail follows the beautiful cascading waterfall and stream for about an hour in the subtropical jungle until you reach the small settlement of Mulkarka, just before here we will pass an army check post . From here you have a long haul up the stair case, through farming villages, terraced paddy fields and open grazing fields. Once you reach the top of the stairs, the trail heads down the ridge through the forest of oak and rhododendron and we pass through jungle on route to Chisopani (Cold Water) . On arrival , given clear weather you will be greeted with your first tantalizing views of the Himalaya. You will have close view of a long range of Eastern Himalayas from Langtang to Gaurishankar Ranges . Overnight is at Chisapani Tea House Lodge
DAY 02 – CHISAPANI (2150m) – NAGARKOT (2175m)- 9/10 hours of walking
From Chisopani y o u t r e k through t he l us h f o r e s t s a n d through the “ Dhaps ” , (wet lands) and out into the rural hillside farming land, given clear weather you should get fantastic views through most of the day featuring Gauri Shankar, Shishapangma and Mardi Himal . Overnight at Simple hotel in Nagarkot.
DAY 03 – HIKE TO CHANGUNARAYAN & DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU – 3/4 hours of walking
Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan takes approximately three and half hours and drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. The trail passing through the scattered bushes of protected forest and villages to reach the Changu hillock. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left . Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, i t is said to have been built in 323 A.D. by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is said to be the oldest temple in the valley which is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu.
Clothing and Equipment
Suggested items to bring:
1. Rucksack or backpack or daypack with clothing for 2 days only
2. Sunglass or goggles-suggested.
3. Hats- Sun hat and woolen hat
4. Water bottle (1 liter)- with proper cap
5. Down jackets, wool-shirts and sweater
6. Socks- Wool or wool/nylon
7. Shorts and shirts
8. Walking shoe: trekking boots are useful in all condition. Sport shoes work on this trail.
9. Walking stick – suggested only
Medical Supplies (suggested only)
1. Chip stick
2. Foot powder
3. Bandage and tapes
4. Moleskin or blister tape
5. Anti-diarrhea medicine
6. Decongestant medicine
8. Antiseptic cream
9. Cough Syrup
10. Water purification tablets
For questions, contact Karen.
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