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Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary:

Day01: Arrival.

Meet by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

 

Day02: Half Day Sightseeing and preparation for trekking.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between 12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Kumari Temple.

 

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting mélange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious monuments. One remarkable monument here is 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.

 

 

Day03: Drive to Gorkha (1650m) and drive to Arughat(550m/9hrs).

After taking breakfast, our representative will take you and drive to Gorkha. Gorkha is well known of birth place of the Shah dynasty. In near of Gorkha Bazar, there is old royal palace and top of the hill of hindu deities, located on surrounding hillsides. From here, we can see a marvelous panoramic view of Annapurna, Ganesh and Langtang Himal. Overnight in Arughat.

 

Day04: Arughat to Setikhola(700m/6hrs).

after taking breakfast, we move northern part along with Budi Gandaki river through cultivated area and villages. We walk  through  Arkhole with pass through classic middle hills scenery; rolling, forested hills, snaking rivers with rounded rock strewn on the beaches, local fishermen casting their nets, iridescent rice fields, papaya, lemon and orange trees, water buffalos, thatched huts and local hotels.

 

Day05: Setikhola to Machhakhola(825m/6hrs).

After taking breakfast, we continue descends slowly through the village and field. After descending some time we climb up again to mountain and pass through forest. Overnight in Machha River bank.

 

Day06: Machakhola to Jagat(1330m/7hrs).

After taking breakfast, we reach at Khrola Besi ,where the natural hot springs of Tatopani. We pass forested area and can see huge rapid of Budi Gandaki. We then continue along the river over a series of suspension bridges bringing us to the agricultural town of Jagat After reaching at Jagat, there is police check point for checking trekking permit.

 

Day07: Jagat to Philim(

After taking breakfast, we begin our trek with uphill climb a series of Suspensions Bridge before arriving gurung ethnic village of Philim. In this village we can see several monasteries, Chortens and other religious traditional prayer flags.
 

Day 08: Philim to Deng(1860m/7 hrs)

After taking breakfast, we pass pine forest of rhododendron, other local flora and fauna. We cross a series of bridge. The village of Deng is known as waterfall, famous for agricultural products including potatoes, barley, wheat,spinach and harvested on Nepali systems.
 

Day09: Deng to Namrung(2580m/7hrs).

After taking breakfast, we move uphill to our next destination Namrung through passing dense forest and excellent view of Manaslu. After reaching at Namrung; gurung village can see various monasteries,Tibetan architecture and other picturesque scene.

 

Day10:Namrung to Lho Gaon(3480m/6hrs).
After taking breakfast, we move towards the inner Himalayan range with the view of Gorkha Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing Peak, Manaslu and other Himal. After reaching at Lho Gaon , we can see famous monastery run by Tibetian monks with panoramic scene of beautiful sunset.


Day 11: Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m/6hrs)
After taking Breakfast, we Walk through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu. We move through  the new gompa and then ascend through light forests  and small river ,  Tibetan settlement of Shayla, where the villagers are often out in the fields. Sama Gaon people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago.

 

Day 12: Samagaon to Samdo (3850m/6hrs)
After taking breakfast,today we encounter with  incredible mountain views, past craggy woods of Himalayan Birch, during the walk up to Samdo. We pass the long mani walls at Kermo Kharka, after which we spot the entrance chorten of Samdo high on a bluff. We descend back to the Bhudi Gandaki and cross a small bridge before another short climb to the 'kane' entrance of Samdo.

 

Day 13: Acclimatization in Samdo(3850m)
Today we take rest and acclimatization day below Manaslu. We hike up the valley directly in back of Samdo, heading towards one of their passes to Tibet, for amazing mountain panoramas.  The prayer flags strung up on a distant hill. In Samdo to enjoy sights of Manaslu, Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks in the region.

 

 

Day 14: Samdo to Dharamshala (Larkya Phedi)( 4460m/6hrs)

After taking breakfast, We move from Samdo on the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the ruins of Larkya bazaar, one of the trade markets that flourished years back. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly awe-inspiring panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass,  where we have lunch and gaze out at the views. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

 

Day 15: Dharamshala / Cross Larkya La (4930m) to Bhimtang (3590m/6hrs).
After taking our breakfast,climb above the campsite, we reach at the valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya-La. We continue across the moraines of , glacier, often through the snow, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass, which should take us about four hours to crest. The views from the top of the pass are wonderful; a mountain panorama of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II, equally stunning from both sides. We take our lunch below the pass on smooth rocks before continuing the descent, still three hours to go to our campsite. 

 

Day 16: Bhimtang to Tilje (2300m/6hrs).

After taking breakfast, we leave the grazing fields of Bhimtang, cross a boulder-strewn river and head town through open forest of blooming rhododendron. We continue our trek along with rockyriver bed and sliding hill sides to several small green village. We reach at Tilje village where mix of Manangis(Tibetan desent) and Chhetri(Hindu) so have unique architecture and mix culture and food.
 

Day 17: Tilje to Tal (1680m/6hrs).
After taking breakfast, we move an easy trekking day following the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests down to Dharapani, Tibetan village with prayer flags fluttering in the wind, stopping en route at the gompa in Thongje on the old Annapurna trail. Trekking south on the main Annapurna Circuit trail, we soon arrive at a long suspension bridge over which we cross the Marsyangdi River to reach the small village of Karte, re-crossing it soon afterwards. We continue along a high, winding, stunning cliff-side trail past several small teahouses at Khorte, and then switch backing down the steep trail before crossing the Marsyangdi river.

 

Day18: Tal to Chame. Drive to Besisahar.
we are Continuing trekking  the riverside, we have a quick ascent to the entrance 'kane' of Tal.and after cresting the small hump, we descend steeply past the small teahouses at Sattale, loosing even more altitude as we continue down through the lush forest to the river and cross another suspension bridge leading to Chame. But before then, one more steep descent through the woods, looking across the river to large waterfalls, leads us to the lovely cobbled village of Jagat, situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Descending steeply, we arrive at the small, somewhat wild-looking village of Syange. Drive to Beshisahar.

 

Day19: Drive to Kathmandu.

After taking breakfast , we move towards Kathmandu; it will take 6 hrs. We take our lunch en route.
 

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities and cultural dinner show.

 

Day 21: Departure.

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