Bigu Gompa Trek is a wonderful trek that takes the trekker to the Bigu Gompa Monastery located in 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 Tamang and Sherpa people. The magnificent views of Mt Gaurishankar, Melungtse, and many other mountains adds more excitement to your trek to Gompa.
Bigu Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal and is popular as the Nunnery school. The Gompa was established by Drukpa Rinpoche in the year 1931. The Gompa and the village were badly destroyed by the devastating earthquake in 2015. However, it has been reestablished now. Your visit to the Gompa will aid the living of the locals to some extent. If you wish then you can ask the nuns to volunteer your trek to the Bigu village. Spending some quality time with them you will appreciate their hospitality. Further, the chanting of mantras and the melodic sound of instruments provides you a fascinating experience. Being the Buddhist pilgrimage destination many of the people include this destination on the list of Monastery Tour in Nepal.
Apart from these all, you can also join some recreational activities during this trek. As 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. From there, 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 trail back to Dolangsa. Further trekking from Dolangsa returns back to Kathmandu via Barabishe. Interacting with the local sherpa and the nuns makes the trip reminiscing.
In spite the trek to Bigu Gompa is short but you will feel more alive throughout your journey. The serene ambiance of the Gompa is truly outstanding. Hence, if you are opting for the easy cultural trek in Nepal then without any hesitation join this Bigu Gompa Trek.
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 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.
Delightful walk along 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
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport
Day 02:Free Day at Kathmandu
Day 03:Drive to Sorung Khola from Kathmandu
Day 04:Trek from Sorung Khola to Bigu Gompa
Day 05:Exploration Day
Day 06:Trek from Bigu Gompa to Dolangsa
Day 07:Dolangsa to Barabise to Kathmandu
Day 08:Final Departure
Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and drop 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 are served during the trek.
All necessary camping equipment.
Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide, and porter.
all ground transportation is included.
Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
All transportation, tourist service charge, Vat, tax and Office Service charge
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 expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes, etc.
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
Tips for guide, porters, driver.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airportUpon 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.
Day 02Free Day at KathmanduOn this day, we will take you for sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit mostly around the religious and historical places such as Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath, Boudha Stupa, and Durbar Square. After visiting such beautiful places we will return back to the hotel and stay overnight there. You will also get to interact with the trekking team here.
Day 03Drive to Sorung Khola from KathmanduToday 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.
Day 04Trek from Sorung Khola to Bigu GompaAfter the morning breakfast, we will start our trekking from Sorung Khola. Ascending uphill and trekking along the remote villages and river valleys we will reach the Bigu Gompa Monastery. On the way, we will cross various suspension bridges and get to see the numerous small chortens and the Buddhist footprints. This Buddhist Monastery offers simple meals and accommodation for tourists.
Day 05Exploration DayToday 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.
Day 06Trek from Bigu Gompa to DolangsaAfter 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 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.
Day 07Dolangsa to Barabise to KathmanduTrekking along 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 hotel in Kathmandu.