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Day 2 Bahundanda to Chamje

Day 2

Bahundanda

Chamje

North

28°20.55'

28°25.93'

East

84°24.50'

84°23.65'

Altitude

1,200m

1,436m

Ascent

236m

Time

3 hours 15 minutes

Distance

12 kilometres

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This is an easier day than yesterday, and begins with a gentle but perhaps unwelcome descent from Bahundanda to Syange. An hour after leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. A suspension bridge carries the path across the Marsyandi river to its left bank and the little 'village' of Syange. Syange clings to the cliff face. The path becomes a narrow gorge with the cliff on the left and the hotels to the right. One of the two hotels has an interesting dining room with a panoramic window. The hotels here are the:

  • New Thakari Guest House
  • Sonam Tibetan Hotel

Continue for one and a half hours to Jagat (2 hours 30 minutes). Jagat has 4 hotels:

  • Tibetan Pemba Lodge
  • Everest Hotel
  • Sushma Lodge
  • Manaslu Lodge

There is a hot spring 15 minutes down the hill below the Manaslu lodge, however it is not recommended.

Follow the path as it ascends for another 45 minutes until a large waterfall may be seen on the other side of the valley. Chamje (3 hours 15 minutes) lies just beyond here. The first hotel reached is the Tibetan Hotel. The main village lies a few minutes further on in a narrow gorge. The hotels here are:

  • Lhasa Guest House
  • Potala guest House

There is also a shop and a school, not that you will need one. The village also has a huge cave which can be used to shelter animals, if you have any trekking with you.

Copyright Ian P Johnson October 1998