Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.
Day 2 Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
The day beings with a meeting and introducing with your trek and tour leader. After breakfast, we organize a short meeting at the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. In the meeting, you need to bring three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. Soon, the day tour will starts and on the tour visit most highlighted places of Kathmandu.
- PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindu. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place also the cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood in the bank of holy river Bagmati.
- BOUDDHA STUPA
Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, gather the information about Thankas, and its significants.
- BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built in centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdom. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur.
After finished the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.
Day 3 Drive to Machha Khola (900 m) via Arughat Bazaar Gorkha (640m) and Soti Khola (775m)
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Arughat, the starting point of the trek, via Dhading Besi. The road up to Tari Besi is a comfortable drive and from Tari Besi to Soti is through a winding dirt road. The road follows the Budhi Gandaki River to reach Arkhet Bazaar via Mangaltar and Simara through the river banks. And ascending road brings you to Soti Khola where we stay for the night. On a flat path, we reach Armala and through the forest trail you will reach Lapubesi and then the trail follows down to the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, which will be on the Machha Khola (Fish River).
Day 4 Trek to Jagat (1,340m)
We continue on the trails which has some uphills and some downhills to Khani Goan crossing a few rivers to reach Khorla Besi. Following the narrow path, you reach a hot spring called Tatopani. Along the trail, you will see terraced rice fields and eventually reach Jagat.
Day 5 Trek to Deng (1860m)
After breakfast, we ascended to Saguleri. It is a viewpoint of Sringi Himal (7,177m), continuing to Sirish Gaon. The trail goes through a bamboo forest. Following the upstream Deng River and arrive at Deng village.
Day 6 Trek to Namrung (2,630 m)
Today is a bit more tough day than previous days, though we are enjoying the walking in landscape and cultivated areas. After a few hours of walking, we arrive at Ghap (2160m). Ghap welcomes with melodic sounds of a waterfall. After 4 hours of walking, we reach Namrung.
Day 7 Trek Trek to Sama Gaon(3,500m) via Lho (3,200m)
The trail goes through areas scattered with cultivated fields after crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki. We cross the Hinan river and continue to Lho from there you can see Manaslu North and Mt. Manaslu and arrive at Lho Gaon. And we continue to Samgaon (3,500m).
Day 8 Acclimatization and exploration day
Today is acclimatization and exploration day, as we are gaining altitude and it’s important to get used to the thin air. During the day, we can visit Pungyen Gompa or glacial Lake Birendra Tal (4-5 hours). Or, we can also trek to Manaslu Base Camp as a day hike.
Day 9 Trek to Samdo (3,860 m)
We will enter the Stone Gate and cross the long stonewalls along the trail. Peak 29 can be seen very clearly. The side trip to Pungen Glacier gives close views of Mt. Manaslu and continues to meet Sama Gaon after 20min from Sama, where the overnight accommodation is.
Day 10 Acclimatization at Samdo.
Today is acclimatization and exploration day, as we are gaining altitude and it’s important to get used to the thin air. A recommend hike up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village from where you can enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Manaslu including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo.
Day 11 Trek to Larke Phedi (4460m)/ Dharmasala
We walk to Dharmasala/ Larke Phedi (4460m). The guesthouse in Dharmasala is with basic facilities for meals and accommodation.
Day 12 Cross Larkya La (5,215m) and trek to Bhimtang(3,590m)
Before the crack of dawn we set off for Larkya La pass through steep uphills. From the pass, you can see the amazing views of Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m). The trail then descends through moraines on a steep gradient, towards Bhimtang.
Day 13 Trek to Tilje (3,900m)
Having crossed Larkya La the previous day, this day will be very easy for you. A light climb brings us to paddy fields towards to Karcha La Pass and a descent to Tilje through rhododendron forests.
Day 14 Trek to Tal (1,725m)
The trail follows Marshayangdi River passing through the dispersed village to get Tal.
Day 15 Drive back to Kathmandu by 4WD Jeep
We travel in a 4WD jeep from Tal to Kathmandu. The road up to Besishar is dirty, bumpy off-road. From Beshishar, drive on a smooth road and arrives in Kathmandu. We enjoy the farewell dinner in a Nepali Restaurant with folk music and dances.
Day 16 Trip concludes.
The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.