Come and discover Nepal like a true explorer!
Put on your boots and enjoy this trekking through fascinating places like Gurkha, Barpark, Laprak and the Chyabru river, among many other places of great cultural interest. Discover, thanks to local guides, everything you ever wanted to know about the culture and history of Nepal.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, and transfer to hotel.
Welcome dinner in the evening. Our representative will transfer to the hotel and we will have welcome drink in the evening at the traditional Nepalese cuisine.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
We will visit the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu. Also, we will visit the Boudhanath Stupa, the Pashupatinath and the Durbar Square.
Day 3: By Bus: Kathmandu to Gorkha
After breakfast, we will drive to Gorkha Bazar, which is of 5 hours drive. Enroute, one can observe beautiful landscapes, various streams and following the bank of Darundi Khola. In the evening excursion to Gorkha Durbar at the top of hill.
Day 4: By Jeep: Gorkha to Ranglung Khola. Trekking to Barpak
After a big breakfast we will drive to Ranglung Khola along the Darundi Khola river. Then, we head to Barpak with steep, long climb up to the wonderful village of Barpak. The villagers often organize 'cultural shows', the proceeds of which go to improving the village, so we might be treated to one in the early evening. We are towered over by Bouddhi Himal, a high, snow-capped peak which makes for wonderful sunrise and sunset photos.
Day 5: Barpark to Laprak
Another early start and a picturesque climb, with Bouddha Himal providing a spectacular view. We will have the afternoon free to explore the village; take a walk down the hill and a look into some of the houses, all with symbolic murals on the mud-brick walls.
Day 6: Laprak to Khorlabeshi
We will descend the Laprak village paths and then the Chyabru river. Take care as the rocky steps just before the long suspension bridge to Khorlabeshi are a bit dangerous. Look out for the local women weaving straw mats in the village. We will probably get a visit in the evening from this village's cultural ambassadors, and perhaps we will enjoy another show.
Day 7: Khorlabeshi to Jagat
We will start the day with an hour of walking along the river, often climbing up stone steps, to reach the hot springs in the center of the small, terraced village of Tatopani, where we can enjoy ourselves for a a little bit. A gentle climb through the woods past with some spectacular waterfalls, across an old, wooden suspension bridge and through a short section of forest path and to reach Dobhan. We will also discover Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu Conservation National Park. It is worth wandering around this beautiful, paved village, where proud villagers have recorded how much they contributed to area.
Day 8: Jagat to Deng
From Jagat, descending to the river of Budhi Gandaki, we climb to terraced hill-side to the small hamlet of Salleri, from where we can see the impressive view of Sringi Himal 7187m. We pass the charming and paved village of Sirdibas. We cross the suspension bridge at Ghata Khola, the path splits, with the right-hand branch heading off towards the Ganesh Himal. Our route continues upstream and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim. The first bridge sits at the intersection to Tsum valley Trek, a remote valley leading to Tibet. After trekking through dense woods for over an hour, we pass Pewa and after another hour we leave the gorge and climb to the small village of Deng. We have views of Lumbo Himal to the rear, as well as Lapuchen and Dwijen Himals. It's worth a visit to the upper floor of their house above us, perhaps for a glass of local 'chang', or Tibetan beer and for a chat around the hearth.
Day 9: Deng to Ghap
Climbing through the lovely woods of pine and crossing a small bridge, we will reach Bihi Phedi. Eventually, we will also reach Ghap, where we will set up the camp for the night at the house of some wonderful villagers.
Day 10: Ghap to Lho
Today is a wonderful trekking day; soon after leaving Ghap, we will ascend for an hour through a dense, cool forest, crossing the Budhi Gandaki river. A few hours later, we reach the village of Lihi. After an hour we will reach Lho, where we can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mt. Manaslu.
Day 11: Lho to Sama Gaon
Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Mt. Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the high, idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla. You can take the afternoon to hike up to the old gompa settlement above the town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.
Day 12: Acclimatization day in Sama Gaon
Hike to Birendra lake and Manaslu Base Camp (2-3 hours walking)
Day 13: Samagaon to Samdo
En route, we will pass the long mani walls at Kermo Kharka,and we will spot the entrance of Samdo high. We will descend back to the Bhudi Gandaki, and cross a small bridge before climbing another short route to the 'kane' entrance of Samdo. We're at high altitude and the wind can be chilly in the evenings, so tuck into the little tea-house next door to our campsite for a cup of salt-butter tea to warm you up!
Day 14: Samdo to Dharamshala
We will leave Samdo on the old trade route towards the Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the ruins of Larkya Bazaar. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, we will reach the campsite at Dharamsala. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy an afternoon off and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner to get ready for tomorrow.
Day 15: Dharamshala to Larkya La Pass
After a short climb above the campsite, we will reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya-La. We'll have lunch below the pass on smooth rocks before continuing the descent, still three hours to go to our campsite. A boulder-strewn descent brings us, finally, to Bhimtang.
Day 16: Bhimtang to Dharapani
After leaving the grazing fields of Bhimtang, we will cross a boulder-strewn river and head down through open forests of brilliantly blooming rhododendron, past the Kharka below Bhimtang. We'll have lunch at a small tea-house, and then continue along the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small, green villages, a sign that we've reached lower altitudes. We will reach the large village of Tilje village.
Day 17: Dharapani to Shree Chaur
Today the trail runs gently downstream passing the village of Chamje and Himal Pani. We will stay overnight at Syange.
Day 18: By Jeep: Shree Chaur to Besisahar. Driving back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will drive in a Jeep to Besisahar. You will be in Besisahar by 11:00 AM and have lunch here. After a lunch, we will return back to Kathmandu and you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities
Day 20: Departure
Airport pickup and drop on private land transportation
Welcome dinner at authentic and typical Nepalese kitchen
4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing room on BB plan
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with well experience English speaking Tour Guide.
Entrance and monuments fees in Kathmandu
Transportation: Kathmandu to Ranglung Khola and Shree Chaur to Kathmandu on private Jeep.
Completely lodge trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Twin sharing rooms on best available Guesthouses in trekking routes
Manaslu Conservation Area project (MCAP) & Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) entrance fees
Special permit of Manaslu (8 days)
Well Experience English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant Guide) and Porters (2 trekkers:1 porter)
First aid and medical kits
All government taxes and official charges.
Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
Does not include:
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
Personal equipments and personal expenses.
In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.