Fikuri/Phikuri trek is one of the less touristy, short and most rural treks of Nepal to explore the culture, nature, and mountain scenery. This is one of the most unknown and newly opened trekking trails for the trekkers who wish to go somewhere very isolated to see the wild natural beauty and the ever-smiling local people. Fikuri trek is very suitable for the people who wish to go to a quiet place, where they can enjoy nature and local cultural traditions very much. 8-9 days are enough to explore this trek for the trekkers. In this short trek you can see the best view of Langtang Lirung (7,234m/23,734ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422m/24350ft), Manasalu (8,163m/26,781ft), Goshainkunda (4,380m/14,370ft).

What to see on Fikuri Trek?

Like other treks of Nepal, fikuri trek goes through the dense local settlements of Nuwakot. You can see the different types of local inhabitants and their unique cultures. The mixed cultures along the trekking trails are the major things to see with the incredible nature. Most of the locals of the Phikuri area are Tamang Ethnic groups. Tamang people are very rich in cultures and traditions. Their death funeral highlighted things to see if they are performing it. There are other inhabitants like Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurungs and Blacksmiths. Blacksmiths are the people who create weapons and equipment for other people. The local people still use Jhankri (Shaman) for the treatment of sick people locally even though they know that they should go to Hospital. Likewise, you can see the incredible view of the Himalayan range while trekking to Phikuri

Is Fikuri Trek a tea house or camping trek?

For your information Fikuri trek is a camping trek. Since it is a newly open trekking trail there is not good accommodation and hotels. If you wish to do a comfort trek then you should do the fully camping trek. The camping trek is very luxurious with meals plus you will sleep on the tent. We bring everything from Kathmandu. If you are budget travellers then we can also do the homestay trek but you should know that homestay trek is quite tough as you completely rely on the local house. The sleeping mattress and the food are not that delicious.

Fikuri trek highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bhalche, the drive is quite rough but it is more scenic and you can see the local villages.
  • Padddy fields, and different crops fields
  • Local people lifestyle, traditions, culture, norms, beleifs during the Hike
  • Chance to taste the Local things during the trek
  • Magnificent views of the Langtang Lirung (7,234m/23,734ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422m/24350ft), Manasalu (8,163m/26,781ft), Goshainkunda (4,380m/14,370ft).
  • Incridible local hospitality during the trek, observations of the Sheep herd and the astonishing mountain view
  • Very less tourist almost none

Fikuri Trek itinerary

1Arrival in Kathmandu1350 MeterYour time
2Drive to Bhalche2000 M8-9 Hr
3Trek to Thulo Chaur2300 M6-7 Hr
4Trek to Gonga Bhanchyang from from Thulo Chahur3000 M6-7 Hr
5Gonga Bhanchyang and Hike to Sing La Pass4200 M6-7 Hr
6Gonga Bhanchyang to Mandala1965 M5-6 Hr
7Trek to Mane gaun1400 M5-6 Hr
8Mane Gaun to Bettrawati then Kathmandu1350 M6-7 Hr

Fikuri Trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick-Up and drop service.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 Nights with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee, Hot lemon, Ginger Honey, hot chocolate during the Phikuri trekking.
  • All camping equipment such as a Member tent, (very high-quality north face or similar), kitchen, dining, toilet, mattress and necessary equipment for camping.
  • English speaking professional trekking guide for the trekking.
  • Necessary porters and cook for the trekking.
  • Insurance for the Nepali Trekking staff.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
  • Private transport to Bhalche and Betrawati to Kathmandu.
  • Medical Kit Bag during the trek.

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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  • Duration:9 Days
  • RegionNuwakot
  • MealsCamping
  • altitude4300 Meter Max
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transport:Private Vehicle
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