This scenic adventure starts from Gorkha (origin of the Shah Dynasty). Ground transport will be provided to transfer you to Arughat Bazar of Gorkha from your location in Pokhara. After a night's stay, trekking begins early the next morning.
Your trail follows the source of Budhi Gandaki River, through sub-tropical forests and hilly terrains to the alpine Manaslu region near the Nepal-Tibet border. Altitude varies from 700 m at Arughat to 5,212 m at Larkya-La.
Although this altitude shift occurs within safe limits on a day by day basis, you must have a great deal of stamina, physical fitness and be able to adapt to high altitude and treacherous paths. The guides and porters are completely familiar with the places and local people and will serve your needs with utmost sincerity.
Trekking usually starts early each morning, continuing through till dusk and nights are mostly spent in tented camps set up at appropriate locations. You may have seen many reality shows on TV. But when you are in the Himalayan region, you will get a first hand experience of the rural life and learn some key techniques of tackling the extreme conditions.
You will also have a truly local experience in some of the most remote and ancient villages of Nepal, inhabited by Magars and other ethnicities, mostly of Tibetan origin. Learn a few commonly used words in their mother tongue from your guides and communicate with these people. You will be touched by the warmth they treat you with, just like their family guests.
You will be eating local foods, obviously not quite like your regular diet, but certainly rich in calories, which you require more than ever. Just forget what your dietician told you and forget the luxuries back at home. Your perception of survival and contentment will find completely new meanings. But by the end of the journey, you will have collected a lot of memories to cherish for the rest of your life. The pride that you will feel after conquering the treacherous region will be your trophy.
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Arughat Bazzar (700 m). Rest, prepare for trekking next day and spend overnight.
Day 2: Trekking begins and continues as far as Sati Khola (815 m).
Day 3: Trek to Labu Besi (900 m.)
Day 4: Trek to Dovan (1022 m).
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1250m).
Day 6: Trek to Pangsing (1950 m).
Day 7: Trek to Deng (2600 m)
Day 8: Trek to Ghap (2050 m).
Day 9: Trek to Lho (3148 m).
Day 10: Trek to Samagompa (3517 m).
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3738 m).
Day 12: Trek to Dharamashala (4480 m)
Day 13: Larkya La pass (5213 m), the highest point en route. Trek down to Tanbuche (3890 m).
Day 14: Trek to Karche (3900 m).
Day 15: Trek to Tal (1725 m)
Day 16: Trek to Baundanda (1310 m).
Day 17: Trek to Beshisahar. (820 m)
Day 18: Drive from Beshishar to Pokhara
- Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the trek's departure time. 30% of the total amount will be deducted as a cancellation charge to compensate the pre-arrangement expenses of the operator.
- No refund will be granted against no-shows or cancellation made less than 72 hours from the trek's departure time.
- Since the trekking grade ranges from moderate to strenuous levels, children below 12 years old are not allowed.
You are advised to read carefully and following the guidelines.
Health Requirement - You should get yourself examined beforehand, because good health and physical fitness is required for this trek.
Trekking Skills- Basic skills of trekking is enough. Past experience is preferred, though not compulsory.
Travel Insurance - Participants must be insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
Equipment- Your shopping list should include the following equipment*.
- Trekking boots
- Down Jacket
- Thick, warm and comfortable clothing (jackets, trousers, socks, gloves)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, snow goggles
- Flashlight & batteries
- Sleeping bag
- Ice -jack
- Safety belt
- Snow bar
- Walking poles
- Three passport sized photographs for climbing permit documentation
* Some of these can be rented in Pokhara as well.
Provided by the operator:
Ground transport, all food, accommodation, entrance permits, guides and porters .
To be paid by the trekkers:
Drinks, battery charging, personal expenses, tips and donations.