Unique Experiences:
Follow the ancient salt-trading routes on a remote itinerary
Stay at tea-houses that dot the trail from Gorhka to Manaslu
Traverse the challenging Larkya pass
Experience traditional Nepalese villages and monasteries
Trip Length: 14 Day(s) 13 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 4/5
Age Policy: Adults: to years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Child Policy:
This tour is not recommended for children aged below 15 years old.
Included in Price:
Accommodations: 13 nights in standard class tea houses
Transportation: Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Public Bus, Chamje to Kathmandu by Public Bus
Miscellaneous: Porters, English speaking guide, all entrance fees to national parks
Excluded from Price:
All meals
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities



Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola 
We start our journey with bumpy drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu. We'll be driving through beautiful landscapes, rivers and river valleys. We might need to change the bus in Arughat or even walk depending on road condition.  
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 2: Soti Khola to Machhakhola (trekking time 6-7 hours)
The first part of the day begins with uphill walk through deep forest, encounter several ascends and descends, then we'll climb the paddies just prior to the beautiful Gurung village. Away from the valley, the trail goes down onto the banks of river to the village of Machhakhola (Fish River) just above the river, which offers the good views of Ganesh Himal.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 3: Machhakhola to Jagat (trekking time 6-7 hours)
Following the forest path, until we arrive to Tatopani (meaning hot water). You'll pass by the natural hot water springs and reach to Dobhan. It’s an advantage to experience the rapids of Budhi Gandaki. At Lauri, we'll cross the river on a suspension bridge and then get ready to go up on a high pathway to the grassland of Jagat. 
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 4: Jagat to Philim (trekking time 4-5 hours)
On this day, we'll cross the West bank of Budhi Gandaki and go up a fold. Following the river smoothly uphill to the village of Sirdibas and moving down to Sirdibas. We'll meet and additional suspension bridge, which leads to the East bank that gives an exhausting ascend up to Philim. Philim is a flourishing Gurung Village, the Chholing Sandu Gompa, which is bounded by the grassland of maize and millet.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 5: Philim to Deng (trekking time 6-7 hours)
Crossing on the top of stunning gorge and entering the mainly unoccupied area of pine trees previous to drop to a trail junction at New Bridge. We'll be following the trail towards the left to Ghap, the Budhi Gandaki and then continue into its narrow gorge on an up-and-down trail with river crossings. After suspension bridge, the trail enters bamboo forest and rises to the village of Deng.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 6: Deng to Namrung (trekking time 6-7 hours)
Start the day with easy ascends, following by steep uphill walk. Then we'll cross the bridge over the river, where it goes down to a gorge, which the forest thins and the trail becomes easier.  Then we'll ascend through the bamboo forest of Rhododendron and the hydroelectric plant to Namrung.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 7: Namrung to Samagaon (trekking time 5-6 hours)

We'll take the trail that crosses the bridge over Numla Khola (Numla River) that exhausts the Pungyen Glacier from the Manaslu, the trail shows the pattern to Pungyen Gompa. The main part of Samagaon is formed with the two rows of houses and is a village development committee in Gorkha District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. Above the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the Kargyu Chholing Monastery.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 8: Samagaon
Today, we have an easy and comfortable day with short exploration to the village and monasteries. You can also hike to Birendra Tal (A freshwater lake) and Manaslu base camp. 
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 9: Samagaon to Samdo (trekking time 4-5 hours)
We'll trek to Samdo and have our breakfast early this morning. Samdo is the community of a group of people, whose houses are situated at the back of an edge. In the afternoon, we'll walk to the viewpoint on the Pana Danda. We can also go to Samdo Peak, the Northeast that presents the optimum views of Manaslu.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 10: Samdo to Dharmasala (trekking time 4-5 hours)
We'll take the uphill alpine walk for about 4 hours, where we'll be surrounded by perfect mountain views. Once arriving to Dharmasala, you can take a rest and be prepared for the next day journey.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 11: Dharamsala to Bimthang (trekking time 8-9 hours)
We start our day very early this morning to head to Larke La Pass with easy ascend. The climb doesn't take so much technic, but requires patience. You'll enjoy the stunning mountains and valleys from the pass, while continue descending to Bimthang. It's a long downhill walk from the pass, which needs a lot of patience and control. Bimthang is a wide valley with adequate numbers of stone walls and abandoned houses. 
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 12: Bimthang to Goa (trekking time 5-6 hours)
Today, we continue our journey towards Goa from Bimtang through dense mixed forest and some tiny settlements to get to this peaceful small village of Goa.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 13: Goa to Chamje  (trekking time 6-7 hours)
We descend down from Goa to Dharapani, which joins the main Annapurna circuite trail. Then we'll follow the road to Chamje, passing by some nice waterfalls, passing through beautiful place of Tal that situated next to the river bank with beautiful surrounding until we arrive at Chamje.
Accommodation: Standard class Tea House

Day 14: Chamje to Kathmandu
After completing your beautiful trek, you'll take a long drive back to Kathmandu (about 9 hours drive).

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