Details

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. 
Participants:

Small Group Adventure - Typically no more than 5 fellow travellers. A small group brings you closer to local life and gives you the flexibility to venture off the beaten path and go beyond the ordinary.
 
This group departs with a minimum of 2 travellers. 

Trip Length: 14 Day(s) 13 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily, exceptions will be stated in the booking calendar.
Travel Season:

Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. 

In the main trekking seasons in the spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November), the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. But beware, you are heading into the World’s highest mountain range and be prepared for changes of temperature and weather. And though this period is generally expected to be dry, as everywhere, rainfall and gloomy weather may occur making the mountains less visible. 

Not least, sudden snow may be experienced at high altitudes blocking the trail and bringing with it freezing temperatures.

The monsoon season roughly starts mid-May/June and runs to the end of August. During this period rainfall and muddy trails may be expected and the possibility to see mountains is less as compared to the main trekking seasons. Travelers who value greenery and quiet environments will love traveling during monsoon season.

Type of Transportation: Driving, Walking
Type of Accommodation: Local Teahouse
Physical Rate: 4/5
Child Policy:

This tour is not recommended for: Children below 15 years of age due to the physical demands of the trek.

Included in Price:

Accommodation: 13 x Nights in Local Teahouse in Sharing Room and common Bath/Toilet
Entrance Fees: Restricted area permit, National Park and Conservation Area Permit.
Transport: Local Transport to and from Trekking Starting - Ending Points
Others/Activities: English-Speaking Guide and carrier.


What to bring and What to expect?
Please find Gear List & Trekking Tips here: http://bit.ly/nepalkbyg

Excluded from Price:
  • Meals: You can buy locally at the Teahouse and expect to pay around 25 - 35 USD per day
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, cigarettes, bar bills/soft/hot drinks/mineral waterr, extra snacks on the way, and etc.)
  • Hot shower and attached bathrooms, these will be charged extra by the lodge owner, if available at the teahouse.
  • Personal items such as medications, clothing and equipment (sleeping bag and down jacket can be purchased in Kathmandu)
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation from remote mountain locations as well as standard coverage, like trip cancellation, lost baggage, etc.
  • Any unforeseen expenses from delays or diversions due to acts of God (for example, landslides or strikes)
  • All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Soti Khola, Jagat, Sama Gaon, Samdo, Larke La, Chamje, Besisahar.
Start City:
Kathmandu
End City:
Kathmandu  

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive 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.  
 
Accommodatoin: Overnight at Local Teahouse 
Note: Driving approximately 9 hours, height - 880 meters.


Day 2: Trek to Machhakhola 
 

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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours, height - 890 meters.


Day 3: Trek to Jagat 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours, height - 1,410 meters.


Day 4: Trek to Philim 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 4 hours, height - 1,519 meters.


Day 5: Trek to Deng 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours, height - 2,360 meters.


Day 6: Trek to Namrung (at 2,660 meters)  
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 - 7 hours, height - 2,660 meters.

Day 7: Trek to Samagaon

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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 5 - 6 hours, height - 3,530 meters.


Day 8: Samagaon Rest Day 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse. 

Day 9: Trek to Samdo 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 4 hours, height - 3,780 meters.


Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 4 hours, height - 4,460 meters.


Day 11: Dharamsala - Larke La Pass - Bimthang 
 
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 abandonned houses. 
 
Accommodation: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 8 - 9 hours, Larke La Pass at the height of 5,160 meters.


Day 12: Trek to Goa 
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 5 hours, height - 2,515 meters.


Day 13: Trek to Chamje  
 
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: Overnight at Local Teahouse
Note: Trekking approximately 6 hours, height - 1,430 meters.


Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu 
 
After completing your beautiful trek, you'll take a long drive back to Kathmandu. 
 
Note: Driving approximately 9 hours.

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