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You may arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our staff members. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you may check-in. Our representative will also explain the travel plan further to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The tour includes visiting the cultural heritage sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, which includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. These heritage sites of the city present a wonderful insight into the art and architectural aspects of the Nepali style in their unique decorations and built. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Kathmandu Hotel.
Early in the morning, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The long drive is full of scenic landscapes, hills and winding rivers along with roadside settlements which reflect the typical village lifestyle. From Arughat, we will drive for another 1.5 hours to Soti Khola for sleep.
From Soti Khola, the trekking trail mainly goes through amazing woodlands, heading upstream along the Budhi Gandaki River. We will then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river towards Machha Khola. The terrain is quite chartreuse as the land is covered in trans-Himalayan woods that seem relatively untouched by human activities. tea house accommodation.
After crossing the Machha River and Khorlabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until crossing the Dovan Khola. From here, we will make our way to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. We then head towards Lhakpa and reach Jagat shortly. Jagat is a small village that is surrounded by tall green cliffs. Stay at the guesthouse at Jagat.
From Jagat, the trekking trail is relatively easy and undulating. The trail continues to Philim as it winds along the valley to Sirdibas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal (7162m) along the journey. Dropping down to the river, we will cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we can explore the village and its surrounding hillsides. Sleep at the tea house at Philim.
Moving away from Philim, the trail is laden with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We will pass Eklebatti and head towards the river, crossing it twice over suspension bridges. Then we reach Nyak and continue ahead to reach Deng. Deng is a Gurung village and provides great views of Sringi Himal (7162m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deng.
Today, we will trek steeply up onto a spectacular hill trail before descending down again to cross the river. We will pass through some small settlements along the way and then climb to an impressive open valley. After reaching Namrung, if you want- you can take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok as well – a two hour round trip. Accommodation at tea house at Namrung.
Leaving Namrung, we head towards Lihi. The trail runs through landslide-prone areas to lead to Lho. We can get splendid views of the Manaslu range on the way Samagaon. The trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Accommodation at tea house at Samagaon.
Today is set for acclimatization and we spend the day on short hikes around the Samagaon region. The hikes provide astounding views of mountains like Manaslu (8163), Manaslu North (7157m), Simnang Himal (6251m) and neighboring peaks. After completing a day of exploration, we return to Samagaon for sleep.
The trekking trail crosses pastures and gradually ascends further into the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, loom ahead as we reach Samdo (3875m), a Tibetan refugee village. You can also have a short trek to the Rui La (4,998m). It stands on the border between Tibet and Nepal.
After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. It is a fair seasonal Tibetan market and is heavy Tibetan influence. We get views of Larke peak (6249m) and Naike peak (6211m) on the way to Dharmashala. The village offers stone houses for trekkers. It is the last overnight stay before the pass. Accommodation at tea house at Dharmasala.
From Dharmashala, we will trek to Bimthang (3590m), crossing the Larkya La Mountain Pass (5160m). Climbing up to Cho Chanda, we will slowly head uphill towards the steep snow-covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You can see the Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Kang Koru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) from the mountain pass. The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bimthang. Accommodation at tea house at Bimthang.
With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karche La Pass. The trail descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. The trek is filled with views of gorgeous landscapes and the incredible range of biodiversity. You can explore around Tilje to observe the local lifestyle. Accommodation at tea house at Tilje.
Climbing over a small ridge, we will be trekking on the stone-paved trail as it passes through the beautiful villages of the region. We will then cross the bridge and reach the village of Thonje. We will have entered the Annapurna Circuit section of the trek from Dharapani. Further down, we will come across the Karta village and later cross a bridge over Marsayangdi Khola. From here, it is a short descent to the Chamje village. Accommodation at tea house at Chamje.
We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Besisahar. We will then drive to Kathmandu, bidding adieu to the Manaslu Peak. You can explore the local marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. You can also opt to explore around the city as per your preference. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will depart, hopefully taking with you wonderful memories of the journey.
3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Tea house Accommodation during the trek.
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