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|Trip Duration||53 days|
|Min. Group Size||1+|
|Max Altitude:||8163 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Expedition
Preparation day for climbing. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.). You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours. You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours. You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours. The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours. You trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Rest day at Sama Gaon. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m). Stay overnight at camp.
Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu. Stay all overnights at camp.
Garbage collection and Base Camp clean up day. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek back to Sama Goan. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Sama Goan to Ghap (2380m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek from Ghap to Philim (1570m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Trek fromPhilim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes 6 hours on a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani you can relax in the warm and rejuvenating waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local housein Khorlabeshi.
Trek fromKhorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6 hours and drive from Soti Khola to Arughat. This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Drive fromArughat Bazaar to Kathmandu takes 6 and half hours. This is a picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu, which is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Transfer to the airport for final departure.
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