DAY 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (1350 m).
Arrive in Kathmandu anytime. Our airport representative will welcome you and give you more details about the program. There are no activities planned for your arrival day, so check into the hotel, do your cogs and enjoy your night at the hotel.
Day 02: Visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath evening briefing on the trek. Accommodation: Night in a hotel in Boudhanath.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Barpak (1900m)
An early morning breakfast and we head to Barpak along the Trishuli River. The first half of the trip will be on the paved road and the rest of the trip off-road. The reason we chose Barpak to Arughat as our starting point is due to road construction in the classic route, good view of the mountains and also to avoid the crowds. Number of hours of walking: 10/11 hours on the road, Night in a Lodge
Day 04: Barpak to Laprak (2100m)
An easy walk today, the trail climbs to the start of Barpak. The trail crosses the magnificent rhododendron forest. If you happen to be there in the spring, you will see the hills covered in rhododendron blooms of different colors. We climb gently to Bhosu Khang (2800m), today's highest point where we stop for a while and enjoy the view of the Ganesh Himal range and Buddha Himal (6672m). Then we descend slowly towards the village of Laprak, a beautiful Gurung village. Before reaching the village of Laprak, we cross Gupsi Danda where the new houses are being built for the Lapraki people after the earthquake of 2015, Number of hours of walking: 5 hours, Night in Lodge
Day 05: Laprak to Khorla Besi (900m)
Today, the descent on the stone stairs continues to the Machha Khola river and gradually begins to climb to the village of Sing La. On the way, we will have the view of the snow-capped mountains for most of the day and villages like Gumda, Laprak, Lapu are seen in the distance. From Sing La, the trail descends to Khorla Besi passing through the village of Khorla. Number of hours of walking: 7h/8h, Night in Lodge
Day 06: Khorla Besi to Jagat (1340m)
As we cross several steep sections open to the Budi Gandaki River, we pass through herds of mules. It is important to stay on the side of the wall so as not to be pushed back by the mules carrying the loads. We arrive at Tatopani, a small hot spring from where we cross the Budi Gandaki river by a suspension bridge. Arriving at Jagat, we will notice the large cliff on both sides. A door painted with "Welcome to the Manaslu Conservation Area" visibly greets us as we walk a little further to arrive at our lodge. Number of hours of walking: 6 hours
DAY 07: JAGAT – DENG (1860m)
We leave Jagat passing over a suspension bridge which spans the confluence and the superb waterfalls of the Dudh Pokari khola and the Pahang khola. We evolve on a path in balcony, sometimes above the river. We cross several villages with traditional dry stone houses and woven bamboo, including that of Philim. View of the Ganesh Himal and the Shringi Himal (7,161 m). Himalayan pines adorn the trail. We change banks several times and the gorges tighten. We leave the path of the Manaslu tour on which we had been for 2 days. We arrive at Lokpa, there are 4 houses. Number of hours of walking: 6-7 hours approximately
DAY 08: DENG – NAMRUNG (2630m)
We cross the region of Kutang, populated by Gurung practicing Buddhism. Many villages and landscapes punctuate the day: pine and bamboo forest, rivers, torrents, villages of Rana, Ghap, Bihi before reaching the beautiful stone houses of Namrung. Number of hours of walking: 8 hours
DAY 09: NAMRUNG – LHO (3180m)
We will start the day with a short visit to Namila Gumba, from where we will ascend along the Budhi Gandaki Gorge. Enjoying the magnificent views of the Manaslu range, we will pass through various villages such as Lihi, Lamagaon and Sho before reaching Lho. Lho village offers stunning views of Manaslu (8163m) and is also home to a large Gompa with over 100 student monks. Overnight in Lo.
Number of hours of walking: 5 hours
DAY 10: LHO-SAMA GOMPA (3520m)
Always along the Budi Gandaki, we cross many villages inhabited by the Bhotias, of Tibetan origin, in particular those of Namrung, Shyala, Pung Gyen Gumba to reach the glacial plateau where the beautiful village of Samagaun is located. After Syala, Pung Gyen Gumba the beautiful view emerges on the summit of Manaslu (8,163 m) and we are dominated by Himalchuli (7,893 m) and Ngadi Chuli. We also have a beautiful view of the Ganesh Himal. Number of hours of walking: approximately 7 hours.
DAY 11: Acclimatization day. We visit the superb Tibetan village of Pok and the glacier of Pungen monastery. Number of hours of walking: 5 to 6 hours.
DAY 12: SAMA GOMPA (3400m)
Acclimatization day. We visit the superb Tibetan village of Samagaon, the monastery and the cells of the nuns then for those who are in good shape, possibility of climbing towards the base camp of Manaslu, we make a small detour towards the lake of Birendra Kund (3,570 m ) located at the foot of Manaslu. Before discovering the monastery of Sama (Sama Gompa), Number of hours of walking: 5 to 6 hours
DAY 13: SAMA GOMPA – SAMDO (3875m)
We continue our progress towards the long Mani wall of Kermo Manan and the village of Samdo (3,780 m) located very close to the Tibetan border, not far from the confluence of the Sama Chu with the Budhi Gandaki, and which is home to a community of Tibetan refugees. A caravan trail joins Tibet by the Lajyung pass (5,096 m). Number of hours of walking: 4 hours
DAY 14: SAMDO – DHARAMSALA (4460m)
Altitude acclimatization day. It is possible to discover the surroundings of Samdo before continuing our progress towards Dharamsala. A stone hut only. Highest camp of the trip, the night will be cold. Number of hours of walking: 4 hours
DAY 15: DHARAMSALA – LARKYA LA (5,150 M) – BIMTANG (3590m)
Departure early in the morning, going up the course of the Larke Khola. The progression is easy at first, then becomes much steeper at the end of the ascent of the Larkya pass, the altitude of which varies quite significantly depending on the sources, from 4,910 meters to 5,220 meters. In any case, we have a great view of Tibet border peaks such as Cheo (6,812m), Nemjung (7,140m) and Himlung (7,126m), as well as Kang Guru (7,010m) , Gyaji Kang (7,036 m) and even Annapurna II (7,937 m). On the other side of the pass, we often descend on snow, then scree, to reach Larcia, then Tabuche and the glacial valley of Bimtang, from where we can see the west face of Manaslu. Number of hours of walking: 9 hours
DAY 16: BIMTANG – TILIJE/Darapani (2300m)
We descend the valley of the Dudh Khola river to the village of Tilije, inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group. We still cross mountain pasture hamlets, then find wooded areas and the first villages. Number of walking hours: 7 hours.
DAY 17: DARAPANI/BESI SAHAR/KATHMANDU
Departure by jeep on the road by the Jeep, which will take us Darapani to Besisahar 4 hours drive and Then, Besisahar to Kathmandu in about 7-8 hours drive. Transfers Darapani / Beshisahar / Kathmandu: By private vehicle (11-12 hours drive)
DAY 18: KATHMANDU – Journey security in Kathamandu free day.
DAY 19: Departure to France:
On this day we will come to the hotel and take you to the airport at your given time for the final departure home wishing you good luck.
This trek located on the border of Tibet (100 km northwest of Kathmandu) will take you around the Manaslu 8th Himalayan summit with its 8163m.
A wild route still little used. We plunge into Nepal with ancestral traditions still very much alive. The originality of this route is a gradual rise in altitude. You start from a tropical environment to reach the high mountains via the Larkya pass 5150m. A wide variety of landscapes, dwellings as we go up in altitude. You follow the gorges of the mighty Burhi Gandaki river. Then, the rice fields, the Gurung villages where you enter the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Monasteries, mani walls, prayer wheels, chortens line your route. You climb through bamboo, pine and rhododendron forests. Then, the mountain pastures and their herds of yaks. The landscape becomes alpine, the high peaks are there: Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Chéo Himal, Himlung Himal. After passing the larkya pass 5150m, you descend to the heavily wooded valley of the Marsyangdi river.
the trek is done in a lodge.