Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will pick you up. Then check in hotel in Kathmandu
Morning in Kathmandu is a great time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the local courtyards or durbar squares. There are a number of ways you can spend the day given the many incredible sights around the Kathmandu Valley. Back to the hotel and take a rest for long journey tomorrow.
After breakfast, we will have a long trip, driving west along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway towards the village of Soti Khola, turning off toward the hilltop village of Dhading. The drive passes through rural communities, small towns, green terraces, and lush hillsides. The road will eventually become a rutted, dirt path and you'll start to see views of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal.
We will begin this epic trek up and down through various landscapes including forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and several beautiful waterfalls. We will climb onto a ridge above the wild rapids of Budhi Gandaki River. You'll then reach Khursane on a rocky trail, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. You'll eventually descend past a few ride paddies, then continue up and around to the picturesque Gurung village of Labubesi. Head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach the village of Machha Khola.
After breakfast in Machha Khola, you'll begin today's trek, which follows the gorge and continues up the river. Crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After more ascending and descending, you'll arrive at a small hot spring in Tatopani, the where we will have a rest for a while. From here, we will climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge and another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you'll climb a stone staircase and then drop to the river and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Keep an eye out for neat Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as Langur monkeys, which roam the region. After crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you'll arrive in Jagat
After descending a long series of stone steps to the river, we climb a terraced hill to Saguleri, from where we can see Singri Himal, 7187m. Our route continues upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. We cross the river three more times in the next two hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then climb up over a further steep spur to reach Phewa. We continue trekking for 1-2 hours to Deng. Arrive in Deng, we will take a rest at the teahouse.
As we leave Deng the valley is still steep-sided. We pass the village of Lama, and start to see Mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks), a sign that we are entering a Buddhist region. After about four hours we reach the village of Ghap in the Tibetan area. As we gain altitude we move into alpine territory with great mountain views. There are more Mani stone walls and three more crossings of the Buri Gandaki on our route to Namrung.
After breakfast in Namrung, you can walk around the village for a good viewpoint of Siring, Ganesh Himal, and also Mount Himal Chuli to the south. Once on the trail, you'll first climb steadily and pass through forests to reach Lihi, a fine village with many stupas and barley terraces. The trail then drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. Arrive in Lho, take a rest at teahouse.
Start trekking after breakfast, you can enjoy extraordinary views of Manaslu from Lho and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village you'll be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead. Other snowcapped peaks can be seen to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where you'll spend the night.
We will follow the Budhi Gandaki surrounded by spectacular mountains on all sides. Manaslu is particularly impressive and we take a detour off the main path to visit Manaslu Base Camp. Back to the teahouse and take a rest
Samagaon to Samdo trek distance is about 16.4 kilometers / 10.1 miles. Samdo village situated at an altitude of 3690 meters above sea level. It takes 4 to 5 hours to reach Samdo from Samagaon passing through Mani walls, juniper and birch forests & crossing wooden bridge via Lela Kharka, Khermo Kharka along Budhigandaki River. At Samdo you can enjoy a fantastic side trip to the nearby Tibetian village. Samagaon to Samdo distance is not very long; Manaslu ranges, Gumba, big Chorten, glaciers, Birendra Tal (lake) and mesmerizing view from both Samagaon and Samdo village will be interest during your trekking moment from Samagaon to Samdo
Today is a rest day. Samdo is really near from Tibetan Border (Province of China PR). You can have a side trip to Tibetan Border
Today we hike along the ever shrinking Budhi Gandaki river with towering mountains around us. We will find a stream that runs through Gya La, the gateway to Tibet and the remains of what used to be a trading hub. Finally we reach Dharmasala.
We will start trekking in early morning, because it is a long journey. Not long after leaving Dharmasala we reach the northern face of the Larkya Glacier and climb steadily to the Larkya La pass, from where there are stunning views of Cho Danda, Annapurna II and Larkya Peak. We will then walk down to Tanbuche and from there down to Bimthang.
After breakfast we will trek down to Dharapani, the last village before we going back to Kathmandu. It will be a long journey.
We will drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu for 6 – 7 hours. Arrive in Kathmandu, the journey is over. It’s time to say goodbye and see you next trip.