Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Upon your arrival you will be welcomed by our office representative who will be accompanying you to your hotel. After checking in you are free to spend your evening as you wish. Take your day off, come by our office or hang around the city. In the evening we will have proper Nepali cuisine with your guides to end the night.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
You will be having a guided tour around the city today after your breakfast. Kathmandu is blessed with popular landmarks and renowned National Heritages. The ones we’ll be setting our foot on are Pashupatinath (Lord Shiva Shrine), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and the Buddhists holy place Bouddhanath which is known to have one of the largest stupa in the world. Later on we will visit some popular public squares and historical landmarks. At the end of the day we do a small pre-planning meeting regarding your trek for better assessment and to clear your doubts if any.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazar (550m/1804ft)
Early morning after having our breakfast we start our journey with 7-8 hour's drive from Kathmandu to the western mountains of Nepal, which takes us to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of the Dhading district. Following the dirty off-road from Dhadingbesi viewing the green hills we reach Arughat, our trek start point.
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
Traversing the Budhi Gandaki we start our trek from Arughat. We take gradual easy road north through the bazaar. Our attractions are the hydro-electric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through woodlands we touch base at Shanti Bazar. The route to Budhi Gandaki valley now ends up plainly more extreme and the trek more troublesome as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension connect. Than to see falling waterfall influencing a long soak to trudge up an edge to Kuerepani. At that point from here the trail plummets to Soti Khola. Overnight remain at the campground at Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.
Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
Begin with an early breakfast than we wander through woodlands, beautiful towns, colorless streams, pretty waterfalls and green dales until the point that we achieve Lapu Besi, this is a town primarily occupied by Mongolian tenants, now, we again we navigate a crisscross way to achieve Machha Khola and overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
As it’s a 7 – 8hrs walk we start off early to miss the scorching sun. The narrow trail to Tharo Khola makes small ups and downs then to a flowing it reaches Khorlabesi. After hiking several ups and downs we reach to a small hotspring in our trial, from where we reach to Tatopani. Leaving the Hot Spring behind we then climb over another ridge and then cross the Budhi Gandaki once again. Then again after walking for some time we will be crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola then we hike uphill on the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the budhi gandaki and momentarily we reach Jagat.
Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
Today, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then slowly descend down to Sirdibas. The valley will gradually seem to open up a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue walking until we reach Philim valley which is also well known for Japanese made school and police station. We will pass Philim then head north into the dense forest with the views of the narrowing valley and we finally reach Chisopani.
Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
We will start off early today, following the main trail we will reach Ekle Bhatti then will cross a gorge which will take half an hour. We will get to see a beautiful waterfall as it enters the pine tree forests. Now, we slowly hike downhill to trail going to the Tsum Valley then climb through pine and rhododendron forests. We will be able to see marvelous views of Himalchuli (7893m) and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, another small yet beautiful village. Leaving Lokpa behind us we descend down another half an hour towards Lungwa khola and again climb the trail until we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling.
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
We cross a suspension bridge and head on up to a ridge from where we can enjoy great views of Ganesh Himal then again after savoring the view we walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge arriving the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. After reaching enjoy the moment witnessing great views of Himalchuli (7893m) and Ganesh Himal (7140m).
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
Today our destination is Chule Nile, we start by climbing over Chokhangparo, slowly and steadily ecasue quick altitude gain can cause serious problem if not careful. Then we pass via Lamagaon to Rachen Gompa. We make a small visit there and then we cross the Shiar Khola, then we walk Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile.
Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa.
Day 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Today, we will investigate the locale as the Mu Gompa is the biggest religious community in the district and the Gompa lies at the most astounding and most remote piece of the Tsum Valley, in the wake of investigating the Mu Gompa range, and overnight at hold up.
Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Subsequent to eating breakfast clearly, we begin our trek and we will trek back through Chhule and Phurbe and after that touch base at Burgi-a little lovely town at that point ascends to the Milarepa's Cave and trek towards Burgi Village and overnight at hold up.
Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
After early breakfast we continue trekking down to Chhokang Paro enjoy the great scenery we come across. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling.
Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3182ft)
Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day.
Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft)
The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola.
Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
Trek down to Arughat then drive back to Kathmandu. A last dinner will be held at fine dining, where engulf ourselves in good food and talk and talk about everything we encountered and experienced. Spend last night in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Completion Of Trip (Dinner with friends)
Finally the great journey has come to end with smiles on our faces we enjoy the moment with a heartfelt dinner with the whole team before our representative escorts you back to airport the next day. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.