Budget Trek In Nepal

Are you someone who needs a break from your work? Someone who is from other countries and who loves trekking? Someone looking for an exhilarating trekking destination yet doesn’t want to spend much in the adventure? Well you need not look further! Nepal is just the destination you need to be for a refreshing vacation. Nepal is the home to the highest peak in the world. Nepal has some of the most implausible trekking trails. It is needless to mention that the country attracts trekkers every year 300,000 and over. It can be astonishing to find the best trekking trail for you yet ensuring there are several different options of your interest. We stand here to help you plan the perfect vacation what you have been dreaming of if you are looking for a limited budget trek, no worry because we can offer the best budget deals so that everyone can enjoy the exhilarating trekking experience in Nepal.

We barely come across people who wouldn’t like to visit new place (tour/trek) solo or in group but then time and budget has always been the obstacle somehow or other as we are not eventually blessed with resources. Nepal however offers low cost trekking package with all necessary services obligatory for the trek. We have anticipated various budget trekking options in Nepal for stumpy budget trekkers. For the economic trekking searchers, these budget trekking helps to sketch their trip in the Himalayas of Nepal. All of the following premeditated budget treks tenders all basic requirement for trekking devoid of any additional cost in an economic way.

Budget trekking package tenders the freedom on choosing food for your own during the trek. All the necessary services such as guide, porter, accommodation, flights, and car and permits will be arranged for you. These budget trekking accumulate your budget and on the other hand offers a trade to the guide and porter you will hire which ensure an environment beneficial for both parties. We just classify you the hotels, guide/porters, permits, transportation for the trek. It’s not obligatory to buy our entire package. You can buy the basic requires from us and other things you can organize on your own. For backpackers, students, budget trekkers, these trekking on budget are best option to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Why Budget Trekking?

Great Adventure Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd offers both luxury and budget trekking packages which bestows an alternative choices based on the price available for your holidays. The trekking routes and permits are the same but the service like hotel, food, guide/porters etc differs on budget. However the common requirements are available in budget trekking packages also. The budget trek price is reduced by providing guide cum porters, with or without porter. Meals on the trek are permissible to choose on your own budget and price. We just organize you the hotels, guide/porters, permits, transportation for the trek. It’s not compulsory to buy our entire package.

Assuming you are looking for budget trek we recommend you the following treks while you can always feel free to have your queries in our contact page, we pledge to arrange your trek as per your time, interest and budget.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp lies in the central-western part of Nepal. Blessed with some of the most gorgeous views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range alongside Machhapuchhre, it is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. This wonderful Annapurna Base Camp trek customized by The Great Adventure Treks takes you to some of the most picturesque Gurung villages in the Annapurna region. These villages include Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Dobhan, Bamboo etc. From almost all of these villages, you will be able to see some towering mountains of this region.

This trek starts after a 7-hour bus ride to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will trek right next to Modi Khola. The gushing waters of this region will always accompany you during the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Due to the abundance of water resources, you will be able to see many streams, rivers, and majestic waterfalls in this trek. You will cross these rivers and streams in suspension bridges that make your trek quite thrilling. You will also get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp. From both of these Base Camps, you will be able to see mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I) II, III, IV; Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. You will trek along many rhododendron forests while you are under the premises of Annapurna Conservation Area. These forests are homes to various animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc. So, you might get to view these animals in their wilderness during your trek.

You can meet travelers from all across the world while you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp organized by The Great Adventure Treks. So, you will have a chance to interact not only with the hospitable local people but travelers from all around the world. Therefore, you will learn the culture of the villages along the way and the cultures from all around the world in this trek by The Great Adventure Treks. You can also explore two of the most popular cities- Kathmandu and Pokhara- during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. These two cities are full of many religious, natural, and cultural beauty.

Main Attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

• A wonderful bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside beautiful hills and rivers.
• Enjoy some of delightful views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
• Get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp.
• Trek through various picturesque villages with wonderful views of the mountains
• See many flowering and non-flowering plants like Rhododendron, Orchids etc as you hike in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
• If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some rare animals in ACAP like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
• A 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara that has views of the mountains of the Annapurna region.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Two of the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp are the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May while and autumn season falls in the months of September, October, and November. In the spring season, the amount of rainfall, as well as the amount of sunshine, is moderate. The wind speed is also gentle. So, the chances of cloud covering the views of the mountains are also quite low. Spring is also the time when the rhododendron forests in the Annapurna Base Camp light up with its glowing red color. This makes the spring trek to Annapurna Base Camp a unique experience. The weather conditions of autumn season are almost identical to spring. The major difference is that you won’t be able to catch the spectacular views of rhododendron in autumn. Apart from these seasons, you can also trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the winters. Winters offer the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. There is almost no chance of rain or fuzzy views of mountains. However, you have to prepare for the cold in the mountainous regions in winters better than in other seasons. There might be snowfall in winters. So, you might have difficulty in tracing the trekking trail. It is almost a compulsion to take a guide in this season. Finally, you can also complete a summer trek to Annapurna Base Camp. But you have to prepare for rainfall well. You need to have the proper gear to protect yourself from rainfall. You will also need sturdy trekking boots with a firm grip to prevent slipping in wet trails.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. This is mainly due to the low altitudes during this trek. The trekking trails are also quite easy to hike in. The highest point in the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the Annapurna Base Camp itself. It lies at an altitude of 4130 meters. This is quite low in comparison to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. The amount of altitude you will gain each day in this trek is also quite low. The highest altitude gain in this trek is when you get to Annapurna Base Camp from Himalaya. You will gain an altitude of 1200 meters this day. The trekking trails of Annapurna Base Camp trek has some steep uphills as well as downhills. On average, you will hike for 5-6 hours each day in this trek. So, it is extremely important that you prepare well before embarking upon this trek. At least one month of preparation for this trek will be ideal. Running, swimming, cycling, strength training, or hitting the gym to work on your fitness are some of the ways you can prepare for this trek. If you complete at least a day hike before coming for the ABC trek, it will be extremely beneficial. A day’s hike will help you assess how well your body can handle trekking for a prolonged period of time. As the trekking trails are quite smooth, even a person without any trekking experience can complete this trek. But you should make sure that you have had a good amount of physical preparation.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to Hotel (1,365 m / 4477 ft), Hotel Accommodation
You will arrive at Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal. Our representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will meet you outside the airport terminal. They will then help you to transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the hotel you will be staying. He will also brief you about your trek and other related information you might need during your stay in Nepal.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation
After having a breakfast at your hotel in the morning, you will head out for a half day sightseeing tour of the capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a modern city that still proudly boasts of the heritage of its ancient culture. You can see the influence of this in the architecture of this city, where you can find modern buildings as well as temples of the medieval age.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most Hindu temples in the world. It lies on the banks of the river Bagmati. Over a million Hindu devotees come and pay their respects to Lord Shiva in this temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. It is a two-storied temple that has various other temples surrounding it.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath, a holy Buddhist site in Kathmandu, was the 5th century C.E. It was established as a World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D. You can find people of all faiths in Boudhanath. They rotate the prayer wheels that are abundant in the temple. People make several rounds of this monastery while they are here.

Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares:

Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square were the residential palaces of the kings of Kathmandu and Patan respectively in the past. These palaces embody the wonderful architectural styles of Newari artists and craftsmen. Krishna Mandir is the most popular temple in Patan Durbar Square. Hanuman Dhoka complex is the most visited site inside the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can also visit the museums located in these Durbar Squares.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Next day, you will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070m / 3312 ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1940 m /6396 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will drive to Nayapul. The ride to Nayapul is one and a half hours long. this day. Birethanti, From Nayapul, you will trek to Ghandruk. The trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk is merely 4-5 hours long. Ghandruk has an altitude of 1940 meters. It is a beautiful village, which is mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If you have some spare time, you can also visit Gurung museum.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m/ 7118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Ghandruk, you will trek an uphill for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. You can catch some stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Gangapurna along the way. After a steep descent from Kimrungdanda, you will reach Kimrong Khola. You will encounter another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda. From Chere Danda, you will descend for a while followed by a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Today’s trek to Chomrong (2170 meters) is 5-6 hours long.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya (2920 m / 9577 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Chhomrong, the trail initially descends through thousands of steps down to the Chomrong Khola. You will cross a suspension bridge and continue an uphill trek to Khuldighar at 2,380 m. In the yesteryears, there was an ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area) check post here. You will encounter a clearing in a forest in the ACAP region after trekking from Chhomrong. From here, the trail descends quite steeply onto a rock bank. The trail then becomes a level field as you cross a series of bamboo forests to the right of the river. After trekking for a few hours along the bamboo and rhododendron forests, you will reach Himalaya, which lies at an altitude of 2920 meters. The total duration of today’s trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya is 4-5 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,546 ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m / 12,136 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

An hour’s walk from Himalaya will take you to Deurali. Then you will climb gently through a river bed before an ascent over a steep trail that leads you to a mountainside of Bagar. You might find the hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) a tad demanding. You can get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will head out to Annapurna Base Camp. Forested vegetation, which is the hallmark of the ABC trek, disappears on your way to ABC from MBC. The trekking trail from to ABC from MBC also widens. After trekking for 90 minutes to 2 hours from MBC, you will get to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters). The total length of today’s trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp is 5-6 hours. From Annapurna Base Camp, you will get some of the staggering views of the south face of Annapurna towering above us. From Annapurna Base camp we again get to savor panoramic views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.

Day 08: Trek to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp (2310 m /7576 ft ) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After enjoying the beauty of the mountains amidst the sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp in the morning, you will make your descent back. You will trek back from the same trail you came from. You will walk alongside the river that you were part of during your trek uphill. Today’s trek is mostly downhill. So today’s trek is quite easy. In addition, you will still be able to catch glimpses of some extraordinary landscape by your side. After trekking for 7-8 hours, you will reach Bamboo (2310 meters). You will stay overnight in Bamboo

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m / 5838 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Initially, you will have to trek uphill until you get to Kuldighar. Then you will trek downhill to Chhomrong Khola. Then, you will trek uphill through stone steps for about an hour before reaching Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where you will spend your night. You will trek for 5-6 hours before reaching Jhinu Danda (1780 meters). In Jhinu Danda, you can enjoy a shower in hot springs. The hot springs are merely half an hour downhill trek from Jhinu Danda.

Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive, Hotel Accommodation.

On your way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hilly landscape of ACAP region. You will hike along the side of Modi Khola for 4-5 hours before reaching Birethanti. This will be one of the most pleasant walks of the trip. This day’s trek will be mostly flat. After trekking for an hour to 90 minutes from Birethanti, you will get to Nayapul. An hour’s drive from Nayapul will take you to Pokhara, where you will stay overnight. Note: *If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Day 11: Leisure day in Pokhara where you walk around Lakeside and enjoy the mountain view and other local activities on your own. Hotel Accommodation.

This will be your leisure day in Pokhara. You can go for a sightseeing tour this day. Pokhara has some of the most beautiful lakes in the country. So you can head out to Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake. You can also get some boating experience here. Pokhara is also home to some adventurous caves like Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bat Cave, and Mahendra Cave. So there are plenty of exciting things you can do in Pokhara on this leisure day. Or you can simply take a break and rest in your hotel.

Day 12: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

You will take a scenic flight/Bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara this afternoon. The flight is extremely scenic as you have the last chance to view the mountains of the Annapurna Region. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will head out to your hotel. You can enjoy a leisure day, buy some souvenirs, catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks you missed on your first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of the ABC trek, we will also organize a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 13: Final Departure.

We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Our representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. We could also arrange another tour for you in Nepal if you want.

Cost Includes:
• Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
• Accommodation in Kathmandu
• Kathmandu sightseeing by car.
• Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
• Accommodation in Pokhara
• A Professional trekking guide with government license.
• A porter who will carry your baggage (2 guest 1 porter: 25 kg max )
• Pokhara to Nayapul by car.
• All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House)
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit ( ACAP )
• TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card.
• Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
• Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
• Insurance for Guide and Porter
• First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
• Emergency Rescue Help ( covered by your travel insurance)
• Nayapul to Pokhara by car.
• Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
• Airport departure to your sweet home
• Government tax and service charge.
• All program as per Itinerary

Cost Excludes:
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the trek.
• Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
• Visa, international flight ticket
• Kathmandu monuments fees
• Personal Nature expenses
• Tips for Staffs
• Rescue and Evacuation cost
• Any other special accommodation.

Manaslu Circuit Trek – 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers majestic view of Himalchuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Sarangi Himal (7,161 m), Ganesh Himala II (7,118 m) and other several peaks. Manaslu Circuit Trek also involves the crossing of one of the most dramatic high passes, Larkya La pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened for trekking in 1991 A.D. This less crowded circuit trek is very beautiful and enchanting of its own kind. The trek is isolated and undomesticated yet there are teahouses at every stop point which saves the trekkers to carry their tents and food materials, it helps in making this trek more accessible and affordable. The trailhead can be reached over land which saves another need for the flights.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

• Experience splendid views of Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal and Ngadi Chuli
• A peaceful walk along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River
• Hot spring baths at Tatopani
• Panoramic views of the mountain range from Larke La Pass at 5420 m
• Explore the Chortans, beautiful mani walls, and Monasteries.
• Experience the culture of ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa.
• Hike over the viewpoint of Larkya La Pass.

Manaslu Circuit Trek permit

Since, this region is isolated region, all the trekking activities are looked after by Government of Nepal. Trekkers will have to have permits to trek in this region. The permit and the cost for it depends on the number of days you will stay in this region. Trekkers should have four permits for Manaslu Trek.
1. Manaslu restricted permit
2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP)
3. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)
4. Tsum Valley Permit(TSP) ( Only if you are going to Tsum Valley )

Best time to trek Manaslu Circuit

The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the major attraction for trekking in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek. During Autumn, the best months to trek is October , November , December. You can also trek in January. During Spring, March, April and May is considered as the best months. During these seasons the weather is perfect and you can view the mountains range clearly.

How fit do you need to be for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Talking about difficulties this trek is a demanding trek. But with certain level of fitness, willingness and a bit of preparation anyone can make this trek a success. We have seen trekkers of various age groups trekking in Manaslu Circuit area. You should be prepared to walk at least 5 hours a day. There are a lot of tea houses in this trekking route, so if you feel like you need a rest you can always rest there. The trail takes you through the remote villages, lush green forest, rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain vistas. You will get to witness striking view of some of the highest mountains. Like Mt.Himalchuli, Mt.Ganesh, Mt.Manaslu, and many more.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Upon landing Kathmandu international airport, the staff from our agency will receive you with a warm welcome. The agency staff will escort you to the reserved vehicle. The staff will load your luggage in the vehicle. You will enjoy an interesting view of the street of Kathmandu. After 30 mins of a ride from the airport, you finally get to your hotel. After you freshen up from the long travel, the trek leader/guide will invite you for a welcome dinner. The tour guide will give a short brief about the Manaslu trek via Larke la pass. There will be a session of questions and answers. Later in the evening, you will enjoy a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a cultural program. You will come back to your room and rest for the night at the hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

You will enjoy an organized sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a city full of wonders and mixture of religious influence. You will leave for Pashupatinath early in the morning, it is one of the holy shrines of Lord Shiva. You will witness Sadhus and devotees swarm the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Later that morning, your tour guide will lead you to Boudhanath Stupa. You will explore the premises of Boudhanath with melodious chanting noise of the Buddhist monk. Prayer wheels and colourful flag fluttering in the winds add a peaceful ambience to the surrounding. You will enjoy lunch at Boudhanath and leave for Swayambhunath stupa. Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as Monkey temple and it lies at the highest point of Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy splendid 360 degrees of the Kathmandu valley. After your sightseeing tour is over, the tour guide will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710 m/2329 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

You will start a fascinating long drive to Gorkha after you enjoy breakfast at your Hotel. You will enjoy the fabulous ride through small towns and following the Trisuli river for a brief amount of time. Your journey continues on the Kathmandu/Pokhara highway towards Arughat. You will arrive at Malekhu after a 70km scenic drive through the forested Hills. You will enjoy local fish and side dishes for lunch at Malekhu. Your journey begins towards Dhading besi through 35 km of dirt road. You will witness panoramic views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Himal. The road descends to Ankhu Khola and after a short drive, you arrive at Arughat. You will arrive at Soti Khola after 3 hours worth of drive. You finally arrive at soti Khola after 8-9 hours of scenic drive through the hills. You spend the night at a Lodge in Soti Khola (710m).

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola (900 m /2952 ft ) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

You will start your hike early in the morning after breakfast at the teahouse you are staying. You will shortly cross a bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests. The hike continues onto a ridge above the Budhi Gandaki river. You will climb steep terrains to Kyoropani and descend towards the river to Khursane. The trail leads to rocky terrains, tropical waterfalls on a steep cliff and eventually you walk your way down to Labubesi (885m/2,800ft). You will have lunch at the Gurung village of Labubesi. The trek continues shortly after to steep climb behind a rocky terrain. The trail continues through the rocky terrain and opens up a beautiful view of Budhi Gandaki. You will descend to the sandy river banks of Budhi Gandaki and hike along the rounded stones. The trail leads to the suspension bridge over the river and finally after 6-7 hrs of the hike, you finally arrive at Machha Khola. You will stay for the night at Machha Khola (900m).

Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410 m/ 4625 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

You will have breakfast at Machha Khola early in the morning. The trek begins after you cross the Machhe Khola, you will head to the tiny village of Khorla Bensi. Shortly after, you will arrive at Tatopani and the trails start to go ups and downs from here. Eventually, you will climb over a ridge, and cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. The hike today sets off through the harsh terrains and is challenging at some places. You will hike a short section of forest before arriving at a Guest House at Doban. You will enjoy lunch at Doban in the with an impressive view of Budhi Gandaki river. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola shortly after your lunch at Donovan. The trail continues through the stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. The hike leads to a steep climb over a ridge of the Budhi Gandaki. You finally arrive at the village of Jagat. You rest for the night at Jagat (1410m) after 6-7 hours of hike.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat to Deng (7187 m /23,573 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
The breakfast is served early in the morning at the teahouse. Your trek begins with a steep climb over a ridge to salleri and will shortly descend to Sirdibas. You will cross Gandaki River again and hike towards Gatte Khola through grassy land slopes. The trail continues to lead upstream towards a long suspension bridge in Philim. You will continue to hike north on a fairly level trail to Ekle Bhatti. You will witness an impressive view of Shringi Himal 7187m through your trek. To avoid difficult valley trains, you will cross the river three times to reach the village of Deng 1860m You will arrive at the village of Deng after 6 hours of a hike from Jagat. You will stay for the night in Deng.

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m /8626 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

You will start the trek early in the morning and cross the Budhi Gandaki. The hike leads to a trail from Bhi and then you will head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. You will hike on a steep and impressive valley. The trail continues to the village of Lana, you will witness Mani stones in the village. After 4 hours of hike, you will arrive at Gham and you will commence lunch at the resting place. You will continue the route towards and through the Prok village. The trail ahead passes through beautiful gompas. You will hike through the dense forest and cross thundering streams down a narrow gorge. Afterwards, the hike is a pleasant walk through a less dense forest. You will spend 6 hours hiking the entire day before you reach namrung. Shortly, the pleasant hike leads to a steep climb and you will finally arrive at Namrung. You enjoy a decent meal at a lodge in Namrung (2630m) and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Namlung to Samagaon (3530 m/11,578 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

You will enjoy a great view of Siring and Ganesh Himal from Namrung village. After a hearty breakfast, you will start the trek walking steadily through forests to Lihi. Lihi is a beautiful village with chortens and barley terraces. You will have an amazing view of Simrang Himal (6251m) and Ganesh Himal (7422m) as you pass through the Sho, Lho and Shyala villages. You will explore the famous Ribung Gompa at Lho village. Today’s hike is a scenic hike through the beautiful villages surrounded by majestic mountains like Himal Chuli and Ngadi Chuli. You will witness Ganesh Himal as you continue through the trek. You will hike a total of 6-7 hours on today’s journey. You will finally arrive at Samagaon (3530m) and stay for the night at a teahouse.

Day 09: Exploring Pungyen gompa (3530 m/11,578 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Today is the first day of acclimatization on your Manaslu trekking expedition. You will rest for the day at Samagaon and explore the Sherpa culture in the village. Exploring through the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures is a breathtaking experience. An exploration to Sama village in an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa) is optional. Pungyen Gompa is a monastery and it offers splendid views of the glacier. Pungyen means bracelet and it is named after Manaslu. The gompa was partially destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The Japanese were finally successful in 1959. You will spend 6 hours walking and exploring Pungyen gompa. You spend the night in Samagaon (3530m).

Day 10: Trek from Samagaon — Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

The trek today will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail follows north towards a bridge over a side stream. The trail ahead is easy as it passes through the walls with several mani. You will shortly head towards the river and pass through the forest full of juniper and birch. The trail drops slowly through the lush terrains and leads to a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki. The hike continues to a steep climb over the two forks of the river. This hike is rather short as you walk for 4-5 hours at maximum. You will arrive at a stone arch, the stone arch offers a view of white kani. You will pass through the Kani shortly after and arrive at Samdo. You will stay for the night at a tea house in Samdo (3860m).

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

This is the second day for a proper acclimatization process. You will have two options for, whether you will hike to valley directly at the back of the Samdo village or rest at the tea house. The hike to the valley will pass through the trade trails to with excellent views of Mount Manaslu (8,163 m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Simrang (6251m), Ngadi (7871m) and Mount Manaslu (8,163 m). You will pass through many herders and their settlements called doksas. If you are lucky, you might even come across Lophophorus, Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high in the sky. You can also trek to the Gya La, it is a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. You will avoid this trip because it takes a whole day to complete it. You will spend the night in Samdo.

Day 12: Trek from Samdo — Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4450 m/14,596 ft) 4- 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today, you will hike for 4-5 hours to Dharamsala/Larkya B.C. You will start your descend past the northern village and cross the Budhi Gandaki. The trail follows the grassy terrains and forest with rhododendron and juniper above the Syacha Khola Valley. You will witness the Larkya Glacier as you cross two streams along the trail. The trek continues beyond the Larkya La Phedi. Soon, you will climb through steep terrain and arrive at the stone guest house in Dharamsala (4450 m). Dharamsala is not a lodge but a shelter for travelers. It is a short hike today which leaves you plenty of time to relax in the afternoon. You will spend the night in Dharamshala.

Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala — Larke la (6249 m/ 20497 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

The trek begins early in the morning and you start to hike steep trails to Larkya La through. The trail ahead is windy and rocky but the views of sunrise at Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) , Larke peak (6249m), Cheo Himal (6,820mt) are spectacular. The trek can be very cold, especially if windy. The snowfall and ice conditions will certainly slow down the pace of your trek. You will walk across moraines of the Larkya Glaciers and spectate the remarkable views of Cho Danda.Belo w the trail lies a magnificent basin and ice walls. The trek to Bimtang is certainly longer than the rest of the days in the trek. You will a total of 8-9 hours until you finally reach Bimtang. You will hike into pastures with the evening mist looming close by. You will spend the night t in Bimtang (5160m).

Day 14: Trek from Bimthang — Tilije (2300 m/ 7544 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

You will enjoy the breakfast early in the morning with splendid views of Mt.Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. The Trek from Bimthang to Tilije takes about six to seven hours. You will start your trek for today with a descend and cross Sangure Kharka. Shortly after, you will cross a bridge over Dudh Khola. The trail passes through high pasture area and descends to the valley of Purdin Khola. You will hike towards a ridge at 4150 meters, from here you can enjoy excellent views of Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) and Annapurna II (7937m). The trek continues beyond a bridge over the waters of the Dudh Khola. Eventually, you will make a descend into a forest to the highly cultivated land at Karche, 2785 meter. You will continue hiking until you reach the village of Gho. Staying at the teahouse of Gho is optional but we recommend you to stay at Tilije for the night. So, you must continue the trek despite the extreme tiredness to Tilije (2300m). You will spend the night in Tilije Village.

Day 15: Trek from Tilije — Dharapani (3–4 hours) and drive to Besishar.

After an early morning breakfast, you will hike through the farmlands of Tilje (2,300m/7,544ft), The trek heads towards the crossing to the east bank of the river and descends gradually towards the Marsyangdi Valley. You will hike through the scrub forest and eventually and head towards Thonje (1,965m/6,447ft). The trek continues along the main Annapurna Circuit route to Dharapani. You will enjoy a perfect lunch at dharapani. Here on, you will hop on a reserved jeep or a local bus to Besisahar. The entire trip takes around 3-4 hours of a time interval. You will witness beautiful waterfalls and lush landscapes during the road drive to Besisahar. Upon your arrival at Dharapani, you will check in a lodge and enjoy a decent meal. You will spend the night at a lodge in Besisahar (825m).

Day 16: Drive back from Dharapani to Kathmandu on a comfortable vehicle. 5 – 6 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

You will enjoy a crisp view of hills and mountains on your drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu. The drive will follow the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You can book a ticket for yourself on a Microbus service from Besisahar to Kathmandu until 2 p.m. Regardless, you always have an option to take a bus ride after you enjoy breakfast at 7 am. It takes about 5-6 hours to reach Kathmandu from Besisahar. Upon your arrival at Balaju Bus park, you will drive back to the Hotel in Kathmandu. You can spend the in leisure or go last minute shopping. You will celebrate the successful completion of your trekking expedition with a pleasant farewell dinner with your trekking team.

Day 17: Final departure.

Today is your last day here at Kathmandu. You will pack your belongings in your luggage before you check out from the hotel. A representative staff from the agency will be waiting for you outside the hotel. After you check out from the hotel, the representative will escort you to the reserved vehicle and load your luggage. The staff will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your take off. He/she will confirm your ticket before you reach the airport. The representative will wish you a safe flight back to your homeland. We expect further travel plan from you in the future.

Cost Includes:

• Airport pickup and drop
• Accommodation in Kathmandu
• Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
• Kathmandu to Sotikhola by regular bus.
• Professional trekking guide with government license
• Porter, who carry your baggage during the trek (2 people 1 porter)
• Accommodation during the trek
• Manaslu restricted Permit
• Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)
• Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
• TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
• Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation food, and accommodation
• First aid Medical kit
• Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance).
• Besisahar to Kathmandu by regular bus.
• All program as per itinerary.
• All government and local taxes.
• Final departure to airport.

Cost Excludes:

• All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
• Hard and soft drinks
• Personal Travel insurance.
• Rescue operation.
• International airfare, visa fee and tax.
• Tips for guide and porter.
• Any special Accommodation.

Langtang Valley Trek – 09 Days

Langtang Valley Trek by Great Adventure Treks is one of the most awesome short treks in Nepal. The Langtang Valley blesses you with some spectacular views of the mountains as well as delightful alpine scenery. You can complete the Langtang valley trek in a week. However, an additional day for acclimatization will work out perfect for you. In this acclimatization day, you can explore the Langtang village and the various places of natural, cultural and religious significance there. The Langtang Valley trek takes place inside the premises of Langtang National Park. The Langtang region lies wonderfully in the Himalayas. Langtang is around 150 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The national park is home to various 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem types. So you will have an opportunity to trek in rhododendron, orchid, and pine forests. You can also find various species of birds and animals like monkeys, musk deer, Pika and Danphe (the national bird of Nepal).

The Langtang valley trek by The Great Adventure Treks starts after a fascinating bus ride through forested hills and terraced farms in the countryside to Syabrubesi 1950m. From Syabru Besi, you will trek through gradual uphills of the Langtang National Park. The park comprises of rhododendron and bamboo forests with sparse Tamang settlements in between. As the Langtang valley lies quite close to Tibet, you can see a strong influence of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. Most of the inhabitants of this valley are of Tamang ethnicity. The Tamang people originated from Tibet and have a distinct culture, architecture, and lifestyle. Various Gompas, Mani walls and colorful prayer flags along the way reflect the culture of these people. After trekking through forests, terraced fields, scrub vegetation and open rocky ground, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). You will spend a day resting and acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa. In this day, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). You can have some wonderful views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers from Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Ri is home to a cheese factory supported by the Swiss government. Langtang valley trek is one of the most wonderful off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal which is easily accessible. The Great Adventure Treks offers an authentic cultural experience, mesmerizing natural beauty, wonderful view of the mountains as well as glaciers, waterfalls and a great range of plants and animals in the Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang valley trek is an ideal short trip for people looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Himalayas of the Langtang region.

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (December, January, February) and summers (June, July, and August) have their own advantages. With clear mornings, low precipitation, smaller wind speed, and clear views of the mountains, autumn and spring are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. As the Langtang Valley trek is low altitude trek, you can spend some quality time in the Langtang valley in the winter. Winter season will give you solitude, off-season discounts as well as the best view of the mountains. You can also complete the Langtang valley trek in the summer season as long as you accommodate for the possibility of rain and are well geared for the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

Even if you are moderately fit, you can complete the Langtang valley trek quite easily. The low altitude gains in this trek and the short trekking time makes this trek a moderately difficult trek. You will be trekking for only 6 days in the Langtang valley trek. The trek starts from an altitude of 1400 meters and takes you to the highest altitude of 3870 meters in Kyanjin Gompa. During the optional hike, you can also trek to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). The altitude you will gain in this trek is also quite low. The trekking trails are also safe and easy to trek. As this trek is moderately difficult, you don’t have to do vigorous exercise for a long period of time before trekking. However, a few months of preparation makes it really easy to complete the trek.

Main Attractions of Langtang Valley Trek

• Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple etc. in Kathmandu
• The scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back.
• Visit the first Himalayan national park of Nepal- Langtang National Park
• Explore the valley of glaciers- Langtang valley.
• Spend quality time in quaint villages like Syabrubesi, Ghore-Tabela etc.
• Astonishing views of Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala peak.
• A chance to catch sights of flora and fauna of Langtang region like red pandas, monkeys, and bears
• Learn the culture of Tibetan Buddhism
• Visit Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
• Climb Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters).

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) 7 hour drive, Tea House Accommodation.

After having breakfast, you will head out to Dhunche on a 7-8 hour bus ride. The bus ride takes you along winding uphills and downhills as it drives along to many rural towns and farm villages. The road to Dhunche is to the north of Kathmandu valley. As the road leaves Trishuli Bazaar, it climbs uphill to cooler regions leaving the rice paddy behind to and taking you along maize and millet terraced fields. You will notice a change in the weather as well as the people and culture. You will then arrive at the entrance of Dhunche (1,780m), which is a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district.

Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,460 m/4790 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Today, you will start your trek to reach Thulo Syabru. Early in the morning after breakfast trail begins on a motor able road which later merges into trekking trail at Bharku. The trail gradually reaches to (Pairo) landslide and leads you to Thulo Syabru (2,260m). The trail passes through calm pine forest which is real fun to trek by, the chirping of birds and the silent forest adds an extra dimension into your trekking on this day. Thulo Syabru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal and overnight here.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you will start your hike as you leave Syabrubesi and head out to Lama Hotel. The initial part of the trail to Lama Hotel takes you along Bhote Koshi River followed by a trail along Langtang Khola. You will ascend along a steady uphill to Bamboo (1,960 m) trekking in rugged trails. From Bamboo, the trail takes you along a gentle slope to Rimche (2,400 m). You will have your lunch in Rimche. Another hour of steady uphill trek leads you to your overnight stop at Lama Hotel, which is an ideal spot to spend your night. On your way to Lama Hotel, you might also be able to catch the glimpses of red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you are fortunate. Lama Hotel is a wonderful place to stay with some time for a refreshing splash in the nearby river. The trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2420 meters) is 5-6 hours long.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

The walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest. After trekking for a while, you will get to a gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream. After trekking for three hours, you will get to Ghore-Tabela. “Ghore-Tabela” in the literal sense means Horse Stable. This is a beautiful settlement that is set amidst pines, hemlocks and rhododendron forests. After a pleasant stop here, the trek continues to Langtang valley. You will trek through cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, leaving the tree line behind. After trekking uphill for an hour, you will trek along a gradual winding trail with few ups and down before you reach Langtang village. You will spend your night in this valley, which provides you glimpses of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.

Day 05: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today, you will leave for Kyanjin Gompa. You will head out for the exploration after you have breakfast. The trail leads you along a gradual path for a small amount of time. It also takes you up along some winding up hills. After trekking along these curvy uphill paths, you will reach a destination where you encounter Burberry and high alpine shrubs. You will also encounter “mani-prayer wall”. You will have to walk in the clockwise direction when you encounter these prayer walls. As you trek towards the eastern side, you will see the valley opening up. You will then walk on the grassy meadows. At a distance, you will also be able to see some fantastic mountain views. You will trek gently as you might have difficulty gaining some altitude before reaching Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters). Kyanjin Gompa is beautiful place to watch panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Langtang Lirung (7,234m) and its icefall is the closest landscape to the Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa monastery lies on the top of a knoll. This ridge is formed by large boulders. The hike from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa is 3-4 hours long.

Day 06: Rest-Day for a hike around Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration of the spot and enjoy the scenic beauty, culture and traditions. Tea House Accommodation.

Today is a rest day which you can use for sightseeing Kyanjin Gompa. You can visit the cheese factory here which provides some delectable cheese. You also have the opportunity to trek up to the moraine. From here, you can have fantastic views of icefalls and the gigantic glaciers of Langtang Lirung. If you have the energy, you can also trek up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m). This is also the highest part of this trek. You can also wonder around the back of the village in case you are still hungry for more mountain views.

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After a wonderful time at Kyangin, journey heads back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel. The journey today is 6-7 hours long. You will first reach Langtang valley. From there as you walk through rhododendron forests, you will get to Ghore-Tabela. From there, you will take a downhill along the stream of Trishuli before reaching Lama Hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
After having breakfast in Lama Hotel, you will trek through a hillside which will take you to large a Sherpa settlement. From there the descent to Bridhim village is short and easy. Along the way, you can also catch breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal range, the Himalayas of the Tibetan and the horizontal views of Langtang valley. The trekking trail descends further to the confluence of Langtang River and Bhote Koshi River. Eventually, you will reach Syabru Besi. Today you will trek for around 5 hours.

Alternative Route:

There is an alternative route to get to Syabrubesi from Lama Hotel. This route follows Langtang River downstream as you trek through the lower valley. This route is comparatively shorter and easier. But it doesn’t offer as good a view of the mountains as the upper route. Further, this route might not be fit for trekking in the summer season if the track is by a landslide or nasty latches.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi.

After breakfast in Syabrubesi, you will head back to Kathmandu on a 7-8 hour bus ride. The road is primarily a winding downhill with a few bumpy tracks in between. The road to Kathmandu is the same one you come to Syabrubesi. The drive will be very enjoyable as you get to witness the lovely nature of Nepal over again while you enjoy your drive.

Cost Includes:

• Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu
• Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
• Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche in regular bus.
• All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House).
• A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
• Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 people 1 sherpa porter).
• Langtang National Park Entry Permit
• TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card).
• Necessary Equipment ( sleeping bag and Down Jacket).
• Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter.
• Insurance for Guide and Porter.
• First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
• Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance).
• Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by regular Bus.
• Government tax and service charge.
• All program as per Itinerary
• Airport departure.

Cost Excludes:

• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
• Food during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
• Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
• Visa, international flight ticket
• Kathmandu monuments fees.
• Personal Nature expenses
• Tips for Staffs
• Rescue and Evacuation cost
• Any special accommodation.

Mardi Himal Trek – 12 Days

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fishtail”. Mardi himal trekking is relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region the Majestic Grouping of Mountains.

Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.

In this trek you will be moving to your final destination through the path offering visions of numerous mountains, valley, forests, beautiful lakes, waterfalls. The trek starts from Pokhara where we start our drive till Phedi and start our trekking till Deurali. This is where all adventure and fun begins, you will enjoy your trekking right from this moment. This trek is of its own kind, you will get to see the magnificent outlook of Mt. Macchapuchare, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. The national flower Rhododendrons that blooms magically will pilfer your heart. You will come across with the prevailing culture and lifestyles of Magar and Gurung community. This trek can be arranged as a private or joining an existing group upon availability and is preferred by all grade trekkers.

Mardi Khola (River)

Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. Down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Mardi Himal Trekking Facts

• Destination: Nepal
• Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
• Lowest altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
• Start point: Pokhara
• Departure point: Pokhara
• Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge throughout the trek
• Other activities in Pokhara: Zip Flyer, Paragliding, Kayaking, Boating, Bungee Jumping

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the finest hotel at Thamel. After some rest at the hotel, you’ll join our team meet-up in the office. During this program, you will meet and greet with your guide and other trekkers. In the evening, you can stroll around the main tourist area of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

After breakfast, you’ll go for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple on the bank of the Bagmati river. In addition, you can also visit Swayambhunath Temple, a famous Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath. On the way back to your hotel, you’ll also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a place that holds the history of the valley. In the evening, you’ll get plenty of time for trek preparations. If you’ve missed anything, then you can do short shopping at Thamel or Durbar Marg. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Next day, you will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 m/ 6888 ft) 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hrs trek, Tea House Accommodation.

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2520 m/ 8266 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.
Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970 m /9742 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.
We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3540 m/11,611 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 08: High Camp to upper viewpoint (4250 m/ 13,940 ft) returns back to High Camp 2-3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 09: High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700 m/5576 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

Day 10: Trek to Lumre 2-3 hrs, and drive to Pokhara 35 minutes, Hotel Accommodation.

After an early breakfast, our trek starts with a walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening walk around the lake. There are plenty of exciting things to do in this leisure time in Pokhara. This awesome tourist valley is filled with travelers all around the world. There are plenty of world class restaurants here where you can find cuisine from all around the world. You can also go for boating or a thrilling walk in the caves in Pokhara. You can also go for a sunrise/ sunset views from Sarangkot. In short, you are free to spend this day whichever you want to.

Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

You will go to Kathmandu today. You will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. The tourist bus takes around 6-7 hours for you to get to Kathmandu from Pokhara. You will get to see scenic hills, free flowing rivers, and culture of people along the way in small settlement. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you can go for shopping souvenir. Walk around the the Thamel street and there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of Mardi Himal Trek.

Day 12: Final departure.

The Great Adventure Treks will help you transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport. You can catch your flight back home in this airport. The representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will drop you at the airport in a private transport. You will get to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. You need to secure your confirmed air ticket as well as necessary travel documents. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal. Don’t hesitate to write to us if you want to be a part of another tour in Nepal.

Cost Includes:

• Airport pickup and drop
• Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
• Transportation Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
• Accommodation in Pokhara
• Professional trekking guide with government licence
• Porter, who carry your baggage during the trek (2 guest 1 porter)
• All requirements paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
• Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation food, and accommodation.
• Drive back to Pokhara from Lumre.
• Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara in tourist bus.
• First aid Medical kit
• Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance).
• All program as per itinerary.
• All government and local taxes.
• Airport Departure

Cost Excludes:

• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
• Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
• Visa, international flight ticket
• Kathmandu and Pokhara monuments fees
• Personal Nature expenses
• Tips for Staffs
• Rescue and Evacuation cost

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *