Sep, Oct, Nov
Flight from Paris in the late afternoon to Katmandu with Gulf Air. Stopover and a night in Bahrain.
Flight in the morning for Katmandu. Arrive in Katmandu at the beginning of the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel, Manaslu, in the town centre.
Flight for Nepalganj, weather permitting. Night in a hotel in Nepalganj.
Flight for Juphal, the start of the trek. Short walk of 2 hours to Dunaî. One night in the camp at Dunaî.
Trek along the valley of the Barbung Khola. Camp below the village of Tarakot (2,590m).
Visit Tarakot, an ancient fortress and caravan town, perched above Barbung Khola. Walk to the confluence of Barbund Khola and
Tarap Chu. Rest at Wool Camp (3,300m).
Hike to Tarap Chu along a difficult path, with steep cliffs: picturesque gorges and cliff caves. Camp at Maure Odar (3,700m).
Last trek day in the gorges to reach the valley of Tarap (4,050m). Camp at Dho Tarap.
Day of rest and acclimatization. Visit the Valley of Excellent Horses in Tarap. Tok Kyu joins the hamlets built on both sides of the Tarap Chu. Buddhist temples, sanctuaries, bônpos, chôrtens and prayer walls mark the two valleys. Visit the Bonpo Monastery Ship Chhok.
Climb to the foot of the Numa Pass. Camp near Shering Gompas at (4,500m).
Cross the Numa at 5,310 metres. Fantastic views of Tarap and Tibet. Camp at the foot of the Basia (4,600m).
Cross the Basia at 5,170 metres and descend into the valley of the Sali Gad, frequented by caravans. The waters of Lake Phoksumdo rest between red and ocher mountains. Camp of Yak Kharka (3,700m).
Hidden behind a hillock, the village of Rigmo is detached from a forest of pines and junipers. Visit the monastery and the area around Phoksumdo Lake.
Day of rest and exploration of the area around Phoksumdo Lake. The area is considered one of the most beautiful in the world; villages, lake with turquoise waters, Buddhist temples.
Descending from Sali Gad, we pass to Palmo, the winter village of Rigmo.
A pleasant valley with fields of barley and mustard. Cross the Mugars village and arrive at Dunai (2,150m).
Last day of trek. Ascend from Dunai to Juphal (2,550m).
Flight from Juphal to Katmandu via Nepalgunj.
These days will be used to visit Kathmandu and its surroundings. We will stay in the heart of Katmandu during these 3 nights at the Hotel Manaslu.
In Katmandu, accommodation is in a comfortable 4-star hotel in a double room. In Nepalganj, accommodation is in a typical but comfortable Nepali hotel. During the trek the accommodation is in tents.
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Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.
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