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The Dugunagadi Fortress is a maze of crumbling walls strategically situated on a plateau. The views are stunning; during the day one gazes at the Tibetan snow-capped peaks and by night, the lights of Khasa, the first Tibetan town north of the Friendship Bridge, glisten throughout the dark evening sky. The Fortress is situated at an altitude of 2084 m and was built in 1854 by the Nepali Army to attack the Bhot, a region behind the Himalaya, which is in Tibet.
Some of the highlights of the trek are:
The Duganagadi Fortress (2400 m), our destination, is a maze of crumbling walls strategically situated on a plateau with stunning views of the surrounding areas.
Chagam (2200 m), one of the highlights of the trek is an all women’s monastery housing some 300 nuns. Some travel from as far away as Ladakh in order to spend time, learn and meditate here. The layout of the village is unusual as each nun has her own house, thus creating a colourful spattering of red, yellow, green and white homes throughout the beautiful countryside.
Listi (2180 m), a charming village overlooking the Bhote Koshi river with stunning views of the surrounding areas.
The Bhote Koshi is one of Nepal’s premier adrenaline rivers with more vertical drops and white water than any other in the nation. A 2-day rafting program on the Bhote Koshi, with Nepal’s No. 1rafting company renowned for its safety & reputation, is like nothing else on offer in Nepal.