Phikuri Danda Trekking is another one of the unfamiliar trekking trails in Nepal. Phikuri Danda Trekking Trial starts by driving to the north of Kathmandu Bhalche, Dumpang (2,000m/6,560ft) 5 to 6 hours. Most of the people of Phikuri region are Tamang, mostly rich in ancient Tamang cultures and traditions, while few people of other castes such Brahmin, Chhetri, Blacksmiths, and Gurungs also live here. When people become sick they used to go to Jhankri (Shaman) for treatment as Hospitals are far from Village and still, they believe in a God. From Bhalche trekking trials continues walking up through beautiful natural scenarios, different floras, and faunas and reach Gonga Bhanjyang, can see an amazing scene of sunset and sunrise.
After a rest day at Gonga Bhanjyang, hike up to Singla (4,400m/14,2560ft) and trek to Phikuri Danda (3,800m/12,312ft), can see the beautiful natural scenario, white snow-capped peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,234m/23,734ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422m/24350ft), Manasalu (8,163m/26,781ft), Goshainkunda (4,380m/14,370ft) and others more amazing views of Betrawati village, some tributaries of Trishuli river, some astonishing parts of Kathmandu Valley. Every year there will be a religious festival here at Ekadashi (eleventh lunar day (tithi) of each of the two lunar phases which occur in a Hindu calendar month). After an exciting trek to Phikuri Danda, we move down towards Manegaun. We can manage for a home-stay in Manegaun if you are interested. You can explore in Manegaun to know about the lifestyle of local people, can enjoy Tamang dancing and singing here. After collecting the exciting natural and important religious experiences from Phikuri Danda Trekking return back to Kathmandu via Betrawati.