|Daily Walk Duration:||4 - 9 hours|
|Group Size:||2 - 15 Pax|
|Season:||March to May, October to December|
|Day 1-3:||Drive to ARUGHAT BAZAAR or SOTI KHOLA, next morning trek to KHOLA BENSI, JAGAT by Buri Gandaki river (main check post before entering restricted area zone) - very open high ridge a large Gurung village, PHILIM at 1590 meter.|
|Day 4-5:||View of corn, millet field around. Lodges with better facilities. Trek on right uphill to LOKPA, only few lodges. Next day to Tsum valley, after CHUMLING through Kowo - Gho to CHHOKANG PARO.|
|Day 6-8:||Continue to Ranchen Gompa, Lar, Pangdun, Chule and Nile. Further trek to Chu Syang to Mu Gompa with extra excursion and return to Lokpa.|
|Day 9-10:||Further down hill to croos Buri Gandaki river to NYAK, PEWA, DENG, GHAP, NAMRUNG, LHO, SYALA for best 360 degree view of HIMALAYAS To SAMA GAON (known as RO), big village with pasture land, yak cattle around.|
|Day 11-12:||Extra excursion day take you to MANASLU BASE CAMP TO PUNGYEN GLACIER, BIRENDRA TAL (GLACIER LAKE) at 3450 meter chances to see avalance.|
|Day 13-14:||Trek further to SAMDO by crossing glacier river black and white river confluence. SAMDO is the main villages link with northern border, Tibet trade connecting Rhee village crossing LAJYANG LA, 5098 meter.|
|Day 15-16:||Trek to left route towards base DHARAMSALA and continue long tiring day though LARKYA PASS of 5220 meter. Excellent view of Himalayas. Reaching to BIMTHANG after pass is a relief.|
|Day 17-18:||Trek to DHARAPANI (by crossing the longest suspension bridge over DUNA and MARSYANGDI RIVER. Trek to Syange. Drive to Besi Shahar- Kathmandu or Pokhara.|
If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.
The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.
More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.
Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!
Challenging / Strenuous
Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.