Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
The trip starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Feel free to explore around the city if you have any spare time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, you meet our tour guide at the hotel premises. He will give you the highlights of the day which includes a brief history of the places you will be visiting today. Some of the places you will be visiting are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. There are popular sites with great cultural significance and are all listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (608m)
On the 3rd day, you head to Arughat on a scenic drive along through the Prithvi Highway. The drive follows the curves of the Prithvi Highway and shows the rural lifestyle of Nepal. The drive is a way to see the hilly landscape, agricultural practices, and non-urban settlements of Nepal. In about 4 hours, you will reach Arughat. Overnight in Arughat.
Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (884m)
A stone-paved trail will take you along the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The trek starts by crossing a bridge in Arughat and goes uphill through Sal forests. The trail goes both uphill and downhill and passes tropical waterfalls, more suspension bridges, and Magar and Gurung villages. You make your way through terraced fields of rice, millet, and maize, and descend to the Gurung village of Lapubesi. Overnight in Lapubesi.
Trek from Lapubesi to Dovan (1070m)
From Lapubesi, the path climbs behind rocky boulders and then drops to the sandy riverbed. After crossing Tharo Khola, you reach Khorlabesi and climb over a small ridge to arrive at Tatopani. There are natural hot water streams flowing down near vertical cliffs here. Later you climb over another ridge and climb through wide staircase to end today’s trek at Dobhan. Overnight in Dovan.
Trek from Dobhan to Jagat (1300m)
From Dobhan, you continue your trek following the river beside the village. The trail is steep in some places and certain areas are also prone to landslides. You cross the suspension bridge over Dobhan Khola and follow a rugged rocky trail. You then cross a long bridge over Yaru Khola. At this point, you will have entered Manaslu Conservation Area. You trek through the conversation area on stone stairs to reach the beautiful village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.
Trek from Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m)
The trail ascends through the villages of Salleri and crosses Budi Gandaki River. You then arrive at Philim. It is a Gurung village and gives you the view of Shringi Himal (7187m), Boudha (6672m), and Himal Chuli (7893m). You will pass a check post and MCAP Visitors Center. The trek then continues on a flat track to reach Ekle Bhatti. Ekle Bhatti means ‘one teahouse' and it is a small settlement. There are, however, more than one teahouse. Overnight in Ekle Bhatti.
Trek from Ekle Bhatti to Bihi Phedi (1990m)
Leaving Ekle Bhatti behind, you descend down to the small village of Deng. You pass Lokpa and Myla village to arrive at Deng which is a viewpoint to observe the Shringi Himal range. The people here are ethnically Tibetan. The trail then climbs through the village of Lana and passes through a forested area to reach Bihi Phedi. Overnight in Bihi Phedi.
Trek from Bihi Phedi to Lihi Gaon (2920m)
After Bihi Phedi, you trek alongside the Mani stonewalls. You cross Budi Gandaki River and pass through the village of Ghap to reach Namrung. This Tibetan village sports a number of monasteries and Chortens throughout the village and is a viewpoint for Shringi and Ganesh Himal ranges. Lihi Gaon is just a few hours away from Namrung. Overnight in Lihi Gaon.
Trek from Lhee Gaon to Sama Gaon (3541m)
You climb up and cross a river originated from Lidanda glaciers too, first, arrive at Sho village. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy the view of Manaslu (8163m), Naike Peak (6211m), and Manaslu North (7157m) from here. The trek then continues through alpine vegetation to reach Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is a Tibetans settlement and you see Manaslu (8163m), Naike Peak (6211m), and Larkya (6249m). Visit the old monasteries in Samagaon to understand the Buddhist culture. Overnight in Sama Gaon.
Acclimatization at Sama Gaon (rest day)
As you will have gained high altitude and have been trekking for a while, you take a rest day in Sama Gaon. A day's rest will help with getting acclimatized to the higher altitude. This village is an absolute treat for the outsiders to explore. The houses here are small and tightly packed with a large gompa at upper reaches. You can observe ancient architecture, traditional lifestyle and ancient Tibetan culture still being practiced.
Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3875m)
It is an easy day of trekking today. You trek uphill past Kermo Kharka and descend back to the bank of Budi Gandaki. After a few hours of trekking, you read Kyanggma Kharka with long Mani walls and stone huts. After crossing a bridge, you arrive at the gates of Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
Trek from Samdo to Larkya Peak Base Camp (4800m)
Leaving Sama Gaon behind, you follow the trek route to the north and climb Larkya Bazaar. This is one of the most flourished trade markets in the region. After about 5 hours walk from Samdo, you arrive at Dharamsala where you can find a few stone houses for the travelers. It is also a viewpoint of Larkya Peak (6249m) and Naike Peak (6211m). Past Dharamsala, you walk through Larkya Glacier with a close view of snowcapped mountains to arrive at Larkya Base Camp. Overnight in Larkya Base camp.
Acclimatization at the Base Camp (Rest Day)
You gain high altitude very quickly as you arrive at the base camp. Even after a day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon, you will need to take another full day for acclimatization. This is to make sure that you are fully fit and properly acclimatized for the climb the next day.
Basecamp to Summit Larkya peak (6249m) and Descend down to Bimthang (3590m)
Today, you climb the Larkya Peak. The summit is quite steep and takes around 6-7 hours of intense climbs. The trail takes you through the moraines of glaciers and gets steeper as you progress ahead. From the top, you can enjoy the incredible views of Manaslu (8163m), Manaslu North (7157m) along with Ganesh Himal (7422m) and the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After descending down the peak, you trek to Bimthang. Overnight in Bimthang.
Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2300m)
Bimthang is a great viewpoint for Manaslu North, Himlung (7126m) and Cheo (6812m) peaks. From Bimthang to Tilije, the trail gets much easier. You start the day with a gentle climb through the paddy fields and march towards Kharche. Later, you descend through the rhododendron and pine forests to arrive at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije.
Trek from Tilije to Besisahar (760m)
Today is the final day of trekking. From Tilije, you follow the downstream of Marsayangdi river and pass through many scattered villages to reach Besisahar. The trek downhill from Tilije to Besisahar is long. Upon your arrival, you can rest at your hotel and celebrate the completion of your climb. Overnight in Besisahar.
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
Your trek has come to an end and you will be returning to Kathmandu. After about 6-7 hours of drive, returning the same way you came, you will arrive in Kathmandu. You can spend the remainder of your time in Kathmandu doing souvenir shopping. Or, you can just rest since you have been trekking for quite a long time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure
A company representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight. We bid you farewell and hope you see you soon for your next trip.