to Day Itinerary
This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon
arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and
transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed
about necessary formalities and rest of the program.
Depending on your arrival time you will have choice
of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time
free for leisure.
/ Cultural Day In Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city
where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and
Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local
tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s
time to explore the city’s many charms on your
own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area
permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali
well come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
Drive approximately 4-5 hours to reach Gorkha. In
the afternoon sightseeing around Gorkha bazaar and
the palace of Gorkha King where firstly brave Gorkha
- Kanchowk (956 M.) 6-7 HRS
The trail separates from here north-east toward Budhi
Gandaki river. We follow the right trail toward Khanchowk
bazaar for the night halt. Khanchowk commands good
view of Gorkha himal.
- Arughat (530 m.) 5-6 HRS
Continue on to Arukot. The trek today involved little
bit of up and little bit of down toward Budhi Gandaki.
Arughat is the largest village of this river basin.
- Seti Khola (750 M.) 6-7 HRS.
Follow the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of
origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to
reach Arkhat river. After Arkhat we ascend slowly
toward Kyoropani. Camp today near the confluence of
Seti river - an ideal place to take a fresh water
Khola - Machha Khola (890 M.) 6-7 HRS.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to
mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to
arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another
side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi,
the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi
Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha river.
Khola - Jagat (1350 M.) 6-7 hrs.
Cross Machha river and head upstream along the river's
edge. After crossing Khola besi, there is a hot spring
called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested
area after this toward Doban. Below Doban, there is
a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases,
the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete trasformation.
At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your
trekking permit will be checked.
- Ngyak (2300 M.) 7-8 hrs.
Descend to the riverbed again. After crossing the
river, ascend to a terraced hill of Saguleri. Sringi
Himal (7177 m.) can be seen from here. At Ghatte river,
cross the river Budhi Gandaki to continue toward Sirish
Gaon. Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring
Free for the local excursions.
- Ghap (2095 M.) 6-7 hrs
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village
of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel
from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb.
At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones
and chortens all around.
- Lho Gaon (3150 M.) 5-6 hrs.
Cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki to follow
the path lined with houses interspersed with cultivated
fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again.
After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from
Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak,
Manaslu north (9774 m.) and Manaslu (8150 m.) is visible
from here. Camp near a spring at Lho gaon - a small
Gaon - Sama Gompa (3500 M.) 4-5 hrs.
Pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the
village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead.
You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from
here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow
the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama.
From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes
to reach Sama Gompa for night halt.
Gompa - Samdo (4000 M.) 3-4 hrs.
Trek along the level table land and skirt around the
ridge like lateral moraine heading to Karmo Kharka
and Kermo Maman. Climb a terraced hill on the opposite
bank of Budhi Gandaki from here toward a most remote
permanent settlement - Samdo. Here amid the most sever
condition of nature live some 200 villagers in forty
houses check-by-jowl. Camp tonight here.
Free day for local excursisson.
- Guest House (4450 M.) 5-6 hrs.
Descend a mountain path from Samdo and until you cross
Gyala Khola. Ascend again to the ridge overlooking
the remains of a thriving Lyarke bazaar. Cross two
small streams before Larke Glacier appears before
you. Ascend from here to stirringly built buildings
called "Guest House".
House - Larke Phedi (4450 M.) 5-6 hrs.
Early morning tea and prepare for the pass. Climb
slowly toward Cho Canda and continue on to further
ascending steep uphill heading to Larkya la (5135
m.). Magnificent view of Himlung Himal (7126 m.),
Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru (7010 m.) and Annapurna
II are visible from here. It is steep descent again
on the other side of the pass covered with full of
snow. Tired & exhausted camp at the foot of Larke
pass called Phedi.
Phedi - Karche (2785 M.) 6-7 hrs.
Descend again to Larcia and to a hill called Pangal.
Excellent view in the background from here. At Tangbuche,
you descend again toward Bimtang. Climb the lateral
moraine for a while until moraine ends to a riverbed.
Descend again through Rhododendron forests to Hompak
toward cultivated field to arrive at Karche for the
- Dharapani (91943M.) 6-7 hrs.
Ascend through the paddy fields toward Karche La.
From the pass the track descends through numerous
fields to Tillije. Cross Dudhkhola from here to reach
Thonje check post. You will join Marshyangdi valley
from here. Camp to night at Dharapani.
- Chamche (1433 M.) 5-6 hrs.
Follow the trail down stream of Marshyangdi river,
passing through the scattered villages to reach Chamche
village for overnight camping..
- Ngarri(846 M.) 7-8 hrs.
Ascend gently to Bahun Danda until descend again to
Nagatti for the overnight halt.
Ngatti - Besi Sahar (823 M.) 6-7 hrs.
The trail runs gently down stream of the river passing
the village of Bhulbhule. Camp at Besi Sahar.
Sahar - Dumre / Kathmandu
After early breakfast, drive for about 7-8 hours back
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