This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. In 1950, a party led by kw.tilman trekked from Thinje to Bimtang and col. Jimmy Roberts crossed larkya la looking for an interesting mountain to climb.
This trek enables you to explore through the Langtang National Park home of the Tibetan looking people the Tamangs. We begin our journey by drive towards the North West of Kathmandu to a mountain village of Dhunche a major village of Langtang area.
For this region, there are two options for you.
OPTION 1:Trek further to Jomsom at Kali Gandaki river valley crossing which is another high and arduous hike through Thorung la pass at 5416 meter and conclude the trek by flying down to Kathmandu via Pokhara, or you can also avoid a flight by walking down to Pokhara from Jomsom following the Annapurna trail in 4-5 Days. Along the way you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Annapurna Massifs and Dhaulagiri peaks.
OPTION 2: Continue descending along the Marshyangdi river valley through the rhododendron & oak forests and finally conclude the trek at Besi Sahar and Drive to Kathmandu. Any physically fit person can do this trip anytime from Mar to May [spring season] and Sept to Nov [autumn season].
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (1300 m)
Our company representative will pick up you from international airport and you will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu .
Day 02: City tour
Our city guide will take you to historical places around Kathmandu valley which is also listed on world heritage sites by UNESCO. In the evening you will be given general information about trekking regarding Do and Dons during trekking and daily routine / schedule of trekking will be given to you by our tour guide every day.
Day 03: Drive to Aarughat (608 m)
We start trekking from Aarughat. This is a beautiful small market and is located on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River; it can be reached after 6-7 hours driving from Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi valley. At first we follow the Prithivi highway and then we turn to our right taking the branch road to get to Aarughat and stay here for one night.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (700 m)
We start walking n the morning after having breakfast crossing the suspension bridge, and old part located near both sides of the bridge. We walk through the hotels and lodges of Aarughat bazar and register our trek permit then we follow the rough road which is heading toward north after walking of 5-6 hours we will reach to Soti khola where we set out second day camp.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (869 m)
On this day we again step ahead toward north. On the way we can see the beautiful terrace rice field local houses beautiful waterfalls as well as Mt. Yaru and Ganesh himal. Observing the rural scenery Machha khola can be reached after waking of 5-6 hours. It is a small village where we can find shops and few lodges.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan (1070 m)
We cross the small Machhakhola river which flows from uphill and we walk toward the Dovan following the local trail. On the way there is hot spring at Tatopani, It’s a small village at the bottom of the cliff having 7-8 houses, where we can take bath on natural hot spring. After 6-7 hours walking Dovan can be reached where we set our camp for this night.
Day 07: Trek to Jagat (1340m)
From Jagat we step forward following the local trail which is lightly up and up to Yaru Bagar and the from the right side of the Gandaki river we head forward to Jagat the trail goes parallel with the river gandaki. Jagat is the entrance point of Manaslu Conservation Area from where the restricted area starts. This place can be reached in 5- 6 hours walking. It is almost the central village with primary school and few shops and lodges.
Day 08: Trek to Filim (1570 m)
The trail gradually ascends to the Salleri village from the right edge of Gandaki river. In Salleri there are few local lodges and the trail goes continue to Sirdibas (1430 m) an unique village and the again continue to Fillim village which is the village where some important government offices secondary school some shops. We have chance of seeing beautiful Himalayan range and daily schedule and living way of local people.
Day 09: Trek to Deng (1860 m)
About an hour from Philim Chiso Pani can be reached where we can find some houses, from there we arrive in Ekle Bhatti (1600m) and Pewa following the same way forward. There are few tea shops at Pewa which is very close to river. And from there the trail goes gradual upwards up to Deng, It’s a small village where we can see some reflection of local Buddhist culture.
Day 10: Trek to Ghap (2015 m)
We start walk forward to Ghap following the slightly up and down trail toward north direction on the way we walk through the village and we can see local habitants working on their slope fields. Seeing the mountain on our front side we enjoy on our walking in the rural area, where we feel the real and haras life of the Nepal Himalaya. It takes nearly 5 hours to reach Ghap and there we can stay either at lodge and we can set up tent camp.
Day 11: Trek to Lho ( 3180 m)
From Ghap the trail progressively goes upward through the pine forest and after 2 and half walking we will reach to the Namrung village from where we can see the Hiun chuli , Ganesh himal and Shringi himal toward east. From there we move forward through the jungle we get to a village called Lhi from the we still go forward to Lho village keeping Mt. Manaslu in the eyes. It takes aroung 6-7 hours to get to this village. Where we can have look fantastic view of double peaked Mountain Manaslu and other peak around. Here we can also visit to monastery.
Day 12: Trek to Sama Gaun (3520 m)
This day we go to visit to monastery to observe Buddhist ritual function and pray in the morning and the we move our steps forward to our destination Sama Gaun. The trail which is Gradual up little down and increasingly in ascending order takes us to Sama Gaun, which is a big village having some good lodges, shops, Police post and Manaslu Conservation Area check post. it takes just three hours from Lho to Sama gaun. This is the tree line and from here the amount of tree is less.
Day 13: Trek to Samdo (3875 m)
We walk around three hours taking easy trail above the tree line, keeping the major attraction Mt. Manaslu and some other peaks in its line on our left hand side. We will have unforgettable walk from the base of this incredible mountain Manaslu.
Day 14: Rest day at Samdo (3875 m)
This day we will take rest as it is over the 3500 m elevation on this day we can do explore around Samdo village and short walk toward Tibet village for the acclimatization.
Day 15: Trek to Dharmashala (4460 m)
We walk around 4 hours through the trail which is on slowly increasing upward from Samdo toward Dharmashala , Where we walk slowly keeping our eyes to the beautiful white snowy mountain Manaslu range to the left and gray high hills to the right hand side, Which is the grazing place of Local yaks and wild animal blue Sheep.
Day 16: Trek to Larke-La ( 5160 m) and Bhimthang (3590 m)
We start our walk very early in the morning around 4 am and it takes around 5 hours to get to the top of the Larkyaâ€“Pass. This day we will have marvelous sight of rising sun in the morning while we keep on walking towards the top. We spend few minutes on the top seeing the incredible fantastic view and we start walking forward to Bhimthang following the steep slope trail for around 3 hours and then easier trail for around 2-3 hours to get to village just back of the Manaslu.
Day 17: Trek to Goa (2505 m)
We start our walking in the morning following very easy down ward walking through the pine, bamboo and rhododendron forest and crossing the rivers keeping all the beautiful mountain range on our backwards. While walking we can see colorful birds and flowers on the way. After 5-6 hours walking Goa can be reached. It’s a beautiful village at the bottom of the Himalayan hill and just above the river.
Day 18: Trek to Taal (1700 m)
We cross the river after 1:30 hours of walking from Goa and get to the road which comes form Bulbule. From there we walk a little bit and then we can choice the trail . either we can follow the trekking trail for around 30 minutes or we can follow the new rough road. That trekking trail again joins with the road and goes head down. After half and hour walking we have to cross the suspension bridge leaving the road on next side and walk a head for around1 hour then a beautiful market Taal can be reached which is in the bank of river Marsyangdi.
Day 19: Trek to Syange (1100 m)
This is the easy day of walking just for 4-5 hours from Taal. We can follow the old trekking trail which goes beside the Marsyandi river at the beginning and the after 20 minutes it descend down on rocky trail and crossing through the cliff, where we can see beautiful orchid flowers after the cliff we cross the bridge and the we reach to Chyamje from where we follow the road to Syange Passng through Jagat village.
Day 20: Trek to Bulbule (840 m)
From Syange we follow the trail to Bahundanda through the beautiful village observing the terrace field and local lifestyle. From Bahundanda the trail descend little down and gets easily to Ngadi. Which is small village just above the Marsyangdi river and then continue walking parallel with river we finally reach to Bulbule, where we can spend our last night either in lodge room or we can setup our tented camp.
Return to Kathmandu
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu(1300 m)
On this day some people continue walk to Beshisahar but we catch our bus which is waiting for us next to the bridge and after driving of around 7-8 hours we get to Kathmandu following the road crossing the Besihsahar , Dumre, Mugling respectively.
Day 22: Reserve day
This is the day for looking around city and also for buying something as per your interest. We will have farewell dinner all together in Kathmandu on this evening.
Day 23: Departure
This day we will come to hotel and take you to airport on your given flight time for the final departure to home with wishing you a nice journey.