Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
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 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: 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 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar 610m by land cruiser (5-6hrs)
We will travel to Arughat in a private jeep enjoying the scenic natural beauty. The drive to Arughat present glimpses of the settlements along the roads and gorgeous landscapes to compliment them. We follow the road along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach Arughat. Arughat is a small settlement area with a small pleasant market. Overnight at a hotel in Arughat.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (6-7hrs)
Today we will continue along the trail passing through tranquil Gurung and Magar villages. The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River passing through the farmlands of millet, maize, and rice. We will continue to climb along the staircases through the beautiful valleys narrowing down to the bank of Soti Khola. Our last part of the trail mostly passes through the dense pine and fir forests which open out to the Gurung settlement of Lapubesi. Overnight at a lodge at Lapubesi.
Day 05: Trek from Lapubesi to Khorlabesi 970, (5-6hrs)
Continuing along the gravel river bed, we will cross Machha Khola on our way. Our today’s trail mostly ascends and descends along the forested areas and crosses rivers sometimes. We will generally follow the same side of Budhi Gandaki River and cross few settlement areas with small lodges before reaching Khorlabesi. Overnight at a Lodge in Khorlabesi.
Day 06: Trek from Khorlabesi to Jagat 1340m, (5-6hrs)
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 at Jagat.
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Deng 1860m, (5-6hrs)
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 Deng.
Day 08: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2630m, (5-6hrs)
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 09: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon 3520m, (6-7hrs)
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 tented camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization day, Hiking up to Manaslu Base Camp 4400m, (6-7hrs) and back Stay overnight at Lodge.
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.
Day 11: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo 3875m, (3-4hrs)
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.
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala 4460m, (3-4hrs)
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.
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya-La 5160m/5-6hours,
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 tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Larkya-La to High Camp 5600m/4-5hours,
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.
Day 15: 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.
Day 16: Reserve day for climbing due to bad weather,
As mentioned earlier, the weather in these mountains are unpredictable and can worsen at any moment. Today is especially sanctioned as a reserve day in case the climb is not possible on the scheduled day. This day will not be required if we complete the climb on the 15th day. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek from High Camp to Bimthang 3590m/4-5hours,
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.
Day 18: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani 1860m, (7-9hrs)
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 at Dharapani.
Day 19: Trek from Dharapani to Syange 1100m, (6-7hrs)
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 and take a path down to Syange. Overnight at a hotel at Syange.
Day 20: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besisahar by land cruiser (7hrs)
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 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 21: 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.
All inclusive price on 2 persons basis; USD 3500 per person
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