Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures’ representative will greet you. You will be dropped off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip and the next day’s sightseeing trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After a lovely breakfast in the morning, we start guided sightseeing tour to some most historical and spiritual attraction in Kathmandu. We will be visiting some landmarks which are considered as World Heritage Sites. This Sightseeing will be fully informative and historical. We start our day from Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples, followed by Bouddanath, the ancient Buddhist Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Following our day to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is the plaza in front of the royal place of old Bhaktapur. In the afternoon we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the old royal place complex which was built on the 14th century. After we finish sightseeing we follow the local market called Ason, crossing the busy local area we reach our hotel at Thamel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
|Day 3||Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (608m/1995ft) - 7hrs, drive to Soti khola(700m/2297ft) - 2hrs|
We set off on a 7hr ride from Kathmandu towards the west to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of Dhading district. Beautiful landscape will catch your eyes when we drive in dirt road from Dhadingbesi and we reach Arughat on bumpy roads. Arughat is the start point of our trek which is the major town in the region. There is a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. Arughat is divided in to two parts when Budhi Gandaki River flows between them. From Arughat we take a local transport to Soti Khola. On the way we will pass the Arkhet Bazar, Kuerepani, beautiful water fall, local shops of Arkhet Bazar. Overnight at Soti khola.
We start our trek from Soti Khola and trek through a beautiful forest, passing through the ups and down rocky trails from Soti Khola. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among gravel bars. After walking along rounded stones then climb over side ridge. Welcome again the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Maccha Khola.
We start our walk today from Maccha Khola with undulating trails. After crossing a few streams and rocky ravines we reach the Khola Besi. We will find a hot spring there. Continues walk till afternoon takes us to the eastern bank with the help of suspension bridge. Finally we reach to Doban. Trekking from Doban to Philim is a good chance for viewing lots of natural beauties like amazing landscape and mountains like Shringi Himal (7187m). Walking on a steeply rising rocky trail we reach the Yara Khola. We continue on and cross another long suspension bridge to reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.
After morning breakfast in jagat, we get ourself prepared for the day ahead . After some walking we also cross the Manaslu Conservation Area then descend ahead with the trail will lead us up to Philim. We cross the Budhi Gandaki then descend down to river Shar khola. Pass through several village like Mani village, Barchham and Lihi village. After we climb for Sho village. Sho village is wonderfully crafted with stone houses. Mountains like Manaslu, Himalchuli and Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal will smile at us and that view will take your breath away. We walk for a while and then we enter Lho village. Lho has some beautiful monastery and Lama school. After passing through some forest we get to the Deng village. Overnight at Deng.
Starting the trek from Deng we again meet the Budhi Gandaki. Crossing the river again and following an uphill trail to Rana. By the Shrinng Khola suspension bridge to Ghap we stop for a lunch. We enter a dense mixed forest where we will feel the bird life and monkeys. The trail holds its height above the river. Climbing through the waterfall and another climb through to forest we finally reach Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.
With the view of beautiful village of stone houses along with Tibetan influence we move further. We climb up through the fields and past first the village of Barchham then Lihi. Again climb to Sho village again with stone houses. With the Mountain View like Manaslu, Himalchuli Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal on the both side of trail makes walk more interesting. After some walk we enter the Lho an important village with a monastery and Lama school. Overnight at Lho.
After night at Lho we put on a trekking boot and start our another adventure towards Samagaon. After moving more we get to the Thusang Khola. Mount Manaslu and Himal chuli dominate the entire landscape. Moving further on Numla Khola and the valley fades away and we finally arrive Samagaon. Samagaon is a classic Lama village with beautiful monasteries and complete looks of Tibetan culture. Overnight at Samagoan.
Exploring the village and hiking around to Pung-gyen Gompa. Interacting with the locals and observing the daily local life. Overnight at Samagoan.
We move further passing through the Manaslu base camp and enters a woodland. The mossy trails will lead us to Samdo village. The village is a well established Tibetan refugee community. Overnight at Samdo.
We cross the Budhi Gandaki for the last time and trail leads us to view point Larkya La glacier. Climbing further we arrive at the Dharamshala. It will be the camping place for us to stay overnight. There are no local guest houses or hotel around Dharamsala, so we have to arrange a camping site. Overnight at Dharmsala.
We start our trek early in the morning to avoid the wind which are usually gale force after mid day. After long climb we make short distance to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine which we cross to climb to ridge top. Frozen lake lie below in the number of four and it is up to crest of the Larkya La. We will forget all the difficulty we faced during climbing after seeing the remarkable view of mount Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna ll. Our tail finally leads to Bimtang after few walk. Overnight at Bimtang.
After leaving the toughest trek behind, we now move forward through pine and rhododendron forest. We arrive in Hampuk and after few walk we arrive Dudh Khola, crossinf the stream fed by the snows of the mount kichke Himal and arrive at Karche. After some trek we arrive at Gho village. We will be welcomed with Nepali menu. We move further then we finally reach the village of Gurung which is called Tilijet. Overnight at Tilijet.
Leaving behind the Tilijet village we now cross to the eastern side of Dudh Khola. After crossing The Dudh Khola which mixes with the river Marsyangdi we meet the Annapurana Circuit trail. This trail is ascending towards Manang. Then we descend down to Chyamche. Overnight at Chyamche.
From Chyamche we will continue walking down towards Nadi Bazaar, we will be able to walk through forest and waterfalls. We walk along side the most beautiful waters of Holy Marsyandi river. Overnight at Nadi Bazaar.
Today we will be using transport services to get from Nadi bazar to besisahar. After reaching Besisahar we get in our transportation and drive back to Kathmandu. Throughout the drive we enjoy the views of beautiful forest and landscape. Overnight at Kathmandu.