Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time.
The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights into the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking.
The overland journey starts after the breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect the wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes of driving via Trishuli and Budi Gandaki river to reach Soti Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
The starting day of the trek, from Soti Khola, you walk following Budigandaki river upstream crossing several farm villages and the fields. With the views of nice waterfalls and villages you continue your walking to cross a stream to reach Machha Khola. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
Following the Budigandaki upstream you will be first reaching to Khorla Besi, which is a small farm village. There onwards following the winding path you will reach Tatopani village- the literal meaning of Tatopani is hot water and this village has the natural hot spring. You can take a hot bathe at the hot spring. You will then continue of trek passing Dovan village to reach Yaruphant for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Yaruphant.
The journey resumes after the breakfast. The first village you will get today is Jagat. The walk from Jagat continues heading to the higher areas through some small farm villages. The local working on the farms and the typical local style of the houses are interesting to watch. Upon crossing the suspension bridge, you will be reaching Philim. Philim is a large village with scattered farmhouses. You will be spending your night at a local lodge.
After spending a wonderful night at Philim, the day starts with a good breakfast. The first section of Philim to Deng is an easy section. Deng onwards you will enter to the cooler area and you will then start entering the Himalayan alpine region. With the four hours of walking, you will be reaching to Behi Phedi for the overnight. You will be staying at a local teahouse.
Grab the delicious breakfast and start the journey towards Namrung. The first place you will be getting today is Ghap village, which is a beautiful village with people followed the Tibetan Buddhism. Ghap onwards you can see the true local cultures and the traditions which is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Then following the Budigandaki river then crossing it, you will trek through the small farm villages and cultivated farm fields to reach to Namrung village for the night.
Namrung village offers the excellent views of Mt. Manaslu north face and adjoining peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge at Namrung.
After collecting the views of Mount Manaslu, the walk continues to Banjham village. The walk continues passing a few more villages of Lhi and Sho. The altitude gains with an hour up to Shrip village and then to Lho Gaon for overnight. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Lho Gaon.
Start the day with the breakfast. Lho Gaon onwards, you will be now entering the alpine region as the tree lines fades away. You will find short juniper bushes and some willow trees on the route. As the walk progresses on the nice path with the wonderful views, the barren landscapes itself looks fantastic. With few pushes you will be reaching to Sama Gaon for the night. It will be actually two nights stop for you. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
The rest day is dedicated to acclimatization. In the free day, you can explore the wonderful village of Sama Gaon, which is so much similar to Tibetan. Tibet much influences the cultures, traditions and living styles.
With two wonderful days in Sama Gaon, today you will be trekking to Samdo, which is the last point before crossing Larke La pass. Distance wise the walk is not much but the high altitude and the thin air makes the trek bit slower. Samdo is a beautiful village with rich cultures and the traditions which is sole influenced by Tibetan culture. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house.
The walk from Samdo leads to more barren areas, as the adventure continues crossing the Gyala Khola, then ascending to the ridge to get to the village of Larke Bazar. You will then continue your walk to Dharamshala for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
One of the best and the longest day of the trip, the walk from first takes you to Larke Phedi then a gradual walk to the top of Larke La. Then the gradual winding uphill leads towards the highest point of the pass. The further you will be crossing the pass to make the final descent to Bhimtang for the night. The pass offers the greater views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Bhimthang.
An easy trek, you will be trekking to Tilje today through the thick forested area of pines, and rhododendron trees with the greater views of the Himalayas. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
The final day of the great adventure. You will be heading southward, following the man trail by Marsyandi river downstream to get to Tal Besi. From Tal the easy and descending route with the wonderful views of the waterfalls takes you to Chamje. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje this day. In Kathmandu, you can have a good rest. In the free time you can do some last-minute shopping.
After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home. Namaste!!