* An awe-inspiring journey amidst the snowcapped peaks and alpine forest
* Virgin rain-alpine forest, on the off-beaten trail, constant views of the majestic snow peaks, traditional villages
* Buddhist culture, friendly and welcoming locals with exceptional views of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range
Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will escort you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Expeditions, do's and don'ts and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
Drive to Machha Khola 910m via Arughat 750m 6-7 hours journey.
Early breakfast, then travel by Coach to Arughat and then to Machha Khola. Half the road is on the Kathmandu-Pokhara scenic highway and then detour towards Arughat – Machha Khola via newly opened road. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. An interesting drive from Kathmandu, the drive passes through many rural villages and town, with occasional view of the peaks of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu and as far to Annapurna, takes almost the whole day.
Machha-Khola to Jagat 1,350m 6-7 hours walks.
The trail becomes more interesting with the views of farmed villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, beginning our morning walk crossing the stream that gives its name Machha Khola (Fish stream) and heading upstream to the tiny village of Khorlabensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. From here the valley sides becomes steeper, until the path becomes impassable the route then switches to the left bank of the river by way of suspension bridge. After passing several villages and various artistic landscapes, the overnight stoip is at the village of Jagat after a good walk of 6-7 hours.
Jagat to Deng 1895, 5 – 6h trek.
The trail from Jagat descends to a long series of stone steps to the river, from here the path climbs a terraced hillside to Saguleri, overlooking distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m from this spot, the walk follows ups and down trail as we reach to the bridge over Buri-Gandaki, after crossing the bridge from Ghata-Khola, the path winds up towards Philim village. From here the trails climbs slowly along the hillside passing through small settlements of Aga and Lokwa then onto Deng.
Deng to Namrung 2650m 6-7 hours trek.
The walk continues to go across cultivated lands of buck wheat, wheat, barley and potatoes as staple crops, and some leafy vegetables. After a couple of hour’s walk brings you at Bihi and the journey continues for another two hours on this steep sided and impressive valley, coming across mani prayer stone and finally at Namrung village for the overnight station. There is a strong Tibetan influence at this village.
Namrung to Syala 3500m, 6 – 7 hrs trek
There is Li Gaon, a small village, to be confronted immediately after the commencement of the walk in the morning. You are likely to see the first clear view of Manaslu massif today. There are also a number of mani walls erected at a number of points, denoting the influence of Buddhist tradition.
Continuing on, you will pass through a small stone gate, the gateway into Syala. On your front is the clear view of Peak 29. The overnight stop is at Syala.
Lho to Sama Gompa (3,500m) approx: 5 hours trek
On leaving the Lho village, trek continues following the river on the right bank, with view of Peak 29 ahead, Two hours of climbing through the forest leads to the village of Shala which offers excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli.
A couple of hours further leads us to Samagaon village, with superb view of Mt. Manaslu. Samagaon, one of the biggest village of this region, the people are mostly farmers growing what they could in this harsh terrains and cold climate, like buck wheat, barley are the main crops, potatoes and few varieties of vegetables grow in this soil. The people like their ancestors descended from Tibet as early as 300 years back, the culture and their living style is very much like they predecessor. The people of this area still trade with Tibet taking 2 or 3 days to week. The border to Tibet is a day walk for the locals. It is one of the old salt trade route from Nepal to Tibet.
From here is just half hour walk up to our camp at Sama gompa just above the village of Samagaon. On reaching the camp near Sama-Gompa, we will have time to visit the Monastery one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of this region
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
4. Transportation Kathmandu / Arughat and Ngadi / Kathmandu by private non AC Vehicle.
5. Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.