Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1388m
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will be waiting for you. He will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Permits Procedure and full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
On this day, we will do full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley in our private van along with an experienced tour guide. We will visit the Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa. We can see great Tibetan influence with lots of art and culture tracing back to the culture. We will also visit Pashupatinath Temple which is a famous sacred Hindu temple. After a sightseeing tour of the city, we will return to our hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola 870m/8 hours
After an early morning breakfast, you drive to Machha Khola on a land cruiser. You will follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards the northern side and pass through Arughat and Soti Khola villages. It will be a bumping and winding dirt road drive which will take around 8 hours. Overnight at a lodge in Machha Khola.
Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m/7 hours
Today we will climb to Tatopani which is also famous for being home to the relaxing hot springs. We refresh ourselves and continue along the cliffs. We cross a large suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River and then climb through the narrow valley to Dobhan. Enjoying the easy up and downs along the river we will reach Jagat. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.
Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Deng 1860m/6 hours
Heading towards rocky ridges to Salleri, we will view the beautiful Shringi Himal (7131m) and then descends to Sirdibas. The trail from here passes through the left bank of the river to the largest large suspension bridge on the east side taking us to Philim. Continuing ahead, we reach Tsum valley and after crossing few suspension bridges, we will reach Nupri and then to Deng. Overnight at a lodge in Deng.
Day 06: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2630m/6 hours
Today, we will follow the ascending trail to Rana and then to Bhi crossing many canyons. The trail crosses Sarang Khola and widens around the valley of Ghap. From Ghap, we will enter the forest area of rhododendron, birch, and pine. We will cross many Mani walls and prayer flags on our way. The trail is fascinating as we will enjoy the local tradition of Tibetans. Overnight at a lodge in Namrung.
Day 07: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon 3520m/7 hours
We will cross a few Mani walls, fields and houses before entering the dense forests of rhododendron. The trail follows the forested landscapes until climbing to Lihi and then to Sho. A leisurely walk along the stupas and monastery will take us to Samagaon. We will cross many large Mani walls and we will see many prayer flags hanging on the way, enjoying the views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North (7157m) we will reach Samagaon. Overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
Day 08: Acclimatization day, Hiking up to Manaslu Base Camp 4400m/8 hours
This day will be for acclimatization to the higher altitude. As we will have gained a massive altitude and our journey continues above 3000m, we will acclimatize ourselves with the climate. We will use this day to hike up the Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy the views of mountain vistas in the Manaslu region and then return to Samagaon. Stay overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo 3875m/4 hours
Today’s trail will be along the Birendra Tal under the Manaslu Glacier. The trail will be initially passing through the juniper forests and climbs up to the cliff leaving the tree-line below. From there, we will ascend along the ridges and descend to Budhi Gandaki River. The trail will take us to Samdo after some time. Overnight at a lodge in Samdo.
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala 4460m/4 hours
We will descend along the Budhi Gandaki River and pass another trail of Tibet. We will head left after reaching a large Mani wall and traverse along the dense forest area. The trail continues to climb along the dense forests area settlements along the river bank up to the Larke Phedi. The views of the mountain vista are incredible. Stay overnight in a lodge in Dharmasala.
Day 11: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya Base Camp 5160m/6 hours
We will climb gently through the lateral moraines of the Larke Glaciers. The route is long and mostly passes through the rocky ridgeline up to the moraine. From here, we will descend to the four frozen lakes and then climbs up to the Larkya-La pass (5160m). We can see the beautiful prayer flags hanging with the magnificent views of Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m) and other mountains in the Annapurna Range. Stay overnight at a tented camp in Larkya Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Larkya Base Camp to High Camp 5600m/5 hours
Our trek today begins as we continue on a gradual ascend to reach High Camp. On the climb today, we will walk on steep paths and narrow rocky channels which make the walk all the more difficult. On reaching high Camp, we can explore the area to acclimatize ourselves to the climate. Also, we can practice for the climb on the following day. We will learn to use some of the climbing gears and equipment. Overnight in a tented camp in Larkya High Camp.
Day 13: Summit to Larkya Peak 6249m and back to High Camp 5600m
We begin the climb to the summit early in the morning. This way, we will not have to confront the strong mid-day winds around the mountains. Upon reaching the top of the Larkya peak, we will be greeted by the now –familiar Himalayan air revealing a gorgeous range of peaks in the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. After enjoying the blissful moment for a while, we descend back to High Camp. Overnight in a tented camp in Larkya High Camp.
Day 14: Extra Day for climbing due to bad weather or AMS
Today is the reserve day allocated for situations when the climb is not possible on the summit day. As mentioned earlier, the weather conditions can get severe within a matter of moments in these areas. So, we will scale the peak on this day if we fail to complete the climb on the scheduled day. Overnight at a tented camp in Larkya High Camp.
Day 15: Trek from High Camp to Bimthang 3590m/5 hours
Today we will climb along the lateral moraine and continue along the descending trail along the loose rocks. At times, we may need to fix a rope to descend back to the grassy moraine. Enjoying the beautiful snow-capped mountains we will descend to the sandy village Bimthang. On reaching Bimthang, we will get a chance to view the medial glacial lake called Pongkar Tal which lies just between the Pongkar and Salpudanda glaciers. Overnight at a lodge in Bimthang.
Day 16: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani 1860m/9 hours
We climb up to the Bimthang glaciers and then quickly climb to the far moraine wall so that we can avoid the stone falls in this region. From here, we will enter the beautiful dense forests of rhododendron and pine. We will continue along the riverside and then to the forests crossing Karche and then the Gurung Gho. Crossing a large suspension bridge we will reach Dharapani. Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.
Day 17: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat 1400m/7 hours
We will walk through the descending trail along the Marsayangdi River leading us to the iron bridge. The trail ascends to Kotro and we continue ahead to cross few settlements and tea houses and descend down to the sandy area of Tal Village. We will continue on the trail to Chyamje. We then head to Jagat. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.
Day 18: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu via Besisahar by land cruiser 7 hours
Enjoying the beautiful views of green valleys and tranquil villages we will drive back to Kathmandu crossing numerous settlements and verdant hills on our way. On reaching Kathmandu we will drive you back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day by shopping or exploring the local areas. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our airport representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport in our private van around 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
Pricing for Group Size Basis:
All inclusive Trip Price for single trekker; USD 6400
All inclusive Trip Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 4070 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 3-4 trekkers basis; USD 3645 per person
All inclusive Trip Price for 5-6 trekkers basis; USD 3185 per person
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