Day 1 - Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 2 - Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure and gear check, overnight at hotel.
You will rest in Kathmandu for a day. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 - Fly to Jomsom, and start trek to Kagbeni (2720m), overnight at guesthouse.
This morning you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then from Pokhara we will take picturesque flight to Jomsom for around 20 -25 minutes through the world’s deepest ravine offering incredible peak views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Annapurna Ranges. From Jomsom, our trek commences upstream the Kali Gandaki broad riverbed to arrive at Kagbeni, the doorway of Mustang. Kagbeni lies at the shore of two rivers. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 4 - Trek to Chele (3050m), overnight at tented camp.
Departing from Kagbeni, our trail climbs quite steeply up into a mishmash of gorge to a viewpoint above Kagbeni with Nilgiri bestowing an amazing range of white backdrop. The track keeps to the east shore, moving up and down to pass up the many river traverses. After crossing a tiny river of the Tangbe River, the path ascends soothingly to Thangbe, the first community of Mustang. We will take the western path, following the east shore of the river until we arrive at the end of a wide valley Chuksang, where we traverse the Kali Gandaki. Also, the trail ascends and descends downhill. First of all we will reach at Tangbe community with crops meadow. From here we will walk to Chhusang and go across the river up to the huge chunk of conglomerate falling from the cliff above, forming a tube through which the Kaligandaki pours out. We will walk on to small ridge to reach Chele village. Overnight at Chele.
Day 5 - Trek to Geling (3540m), overnight at tented camp.
A breathtaking gorge comes into view linking the track and the village, bordered by hodgepodge fields of buckwheat and vivid green. This trail takes us to a pass at 3550m. We can witness panorama of Nilgiri, Yakawa kang, Tilicho and Damodar himal. Then the trail goes into a huge sided gorge and moves down to Samar, one of the stunning villages. Now, you have a vertical climb downward a gorge to a holy cavern. From there we escalate up on a very fine ravine to Syangmochen prior to crossing a pass at 3800m. After that we will have the first picture of Geling community below. From here, we can observe an old castle, from where there is an excellent view downward over the charming village of Geling. Overnight at tented camp in Geling.
Day 6 - Trek to Tsarang (3560m), overnight at tented camp
On this day, the path ascends up to the Nya la pass (3950m) and moves downward steeply to Ghemi, a pleasant village. En route after Ghemi we will go by a long mani wall prior to climbing up to Tramar, renowned for its very stunning red eroded gorge wall high over the village. The path will then move up steep up a fine canyon before moving down to Lo Gekar which shelters vast statues of Buddha. The trail goes on all the way through barley and buckwheat fields to Tsarang, a superb village with its fortress and monastery adhered to the rock. Overnight at tented camp in Tsarang.
Day 7 - Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m), overnight at tented camp.
From Tsarang, we will walk to the capital of Mustang, Lo-Mangthang. A wall, 300 m long and 150 m wide, has secluded against warriors, thief and the brutal winds. Overnight at tented camp in Lo-Mangthang.
Day 8 - Rest and explore Lo-Manthang (3800m), overnight at tented camp
On this day, we will rest and explore around Lo-Manthang. The small settlement of Lo-Mangthang consists of more than a 1000 inhabitants. Also, we can observe the Mustang Palace soaring over the community. Overnight at tented camp in Lo-Mangthang.
Day 9 - Trek to Dhi Gaun (3360m), overnight at tented camp
Leaving Lo Manthang, we will go back to the pass after that we have to be careful not to fall down a steep gorge with eroded cliffs to Dhi Gaun. All the way downward is all the way through a colored canyon. Overnight at tented camp Dhi Gaun.
Day 10 - Trek to Luri Gompa (3500m), overnight at tented camp.
We will go across the stream before ascending to Yara amidst lunar scenery in the Puyon Chu ravine. Then, the track moves up to Gangra at an elevation 3870m then go across parallel till the outstanding monastery of Lori placed high up a cliff. This gomba includes some fascinating paintings. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 - Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4856m), overnight at tented camp.
From Luri Gompa we have a well walk from top of hill through the fields. At 4780m, the path crosses a broad verdant plateau bestows excellent vistas of the huge Dhaulagiri peak. The trail continues moving up to a pass lying at an elevation of 4940m and moves down to Ghuma Thanti, a place constructed as a home for the Buddhist pilgrims moving to the holy Damodar kunda lakes. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 - Trek to Namta Khola (4200m), overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 - Trek to Saribung Base Camp (5240m), overnight at tented camp
Today we will climb on the moraines of the east part of the glacier and is signaled by small cairns. We have to attach together to the glacier to go behind till its end a very eye-catching way of ice chunks. At approximately 5700m, the path goes across the glacier quite straight to go behind the western moraine. We will be perceive the views of the Khumjunggar Himal (6959m) and also the Damodar Himal. Overnight at the base camp.
Day 14 & ; 15 - Base Camp rest and preparation and trek to Saribung Pass (5600m), overnight at tented camp
Today we have 2 days rest and we will trek to Saribung Pass which lies at an elevation of 5600m. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16 - Saribung Peak Summit Climb (6387m) and return to Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
The track goes behind the moraine then a small glacier. The summit is 280 m further ahead on snow covered slopes opening on a wide ridge. From the peak of Saribung we have an exceptional scenery of Gyajikang, Bhrikuti, Himlung etc. From the pass the turn down on the other face entails some protection measures due to a lot of crevasses. At the final point of the glacier, we will take off the crampons for an infinite walk on the border of the eastern moraine until we reach at the camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17 - Trek to Nogaru (4300m), overnight at tented camp
Today, the trail will take us downward from the top of the hill till a river that we traverse and the trail follows the river area till a second river opens out. On the reverse side, we see the track joins a fine marked trail through meadows till Nogaru, a village now has been desolate. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 - Trek to Phu Village (4100m), overnight at tented camp.
The track after that climbs suddenly up to reach a very beautiful path that takes us to Phu, a village hanging on a rocky mountain and occupied by Tibetan people. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19 - Rest and explore around Phu Village, overnight at tented camp
Today we will rest and we shall get enjoyment visiting monastery in Phu on the opposite hill. Phu is an extremely striking village. We will spend our day sitting with the villagers as they entwine their sheep and yak wool and chat, hit mustard seeds to a paste for oil, or occupy themselves in the numerous activities in Tibetan villages. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 - Trek to Meta (3500m), overnight at tented camp
Day 21 - Trek to Koto (2605m), overnight at guesthouse.
Day 22 - Trek to Taal, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 23 & 24 - Trek to Bahundanda (1400m), overnight at guesthouse
Today, we will walk beside Marshyandi River and witness the beauty of the nature all around. And moreover, we can also explore the local culture and customs. We will discover that majority of Gurung people are residing here. Located at an elevation of 1310m, Bahundada bestows superb views. We stay overnight at guest house in Bahundada.
Day 25 - Trek to Bensisahar, overnight at guesthouse
Today we will trek to Besisahar is the headquarters of Lamjung district. We can observe some scenic views of well-known peaks along with cheering natural splendor from here. Overnight at guest house.
Day 26 - Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
We will now walk the under construction road from Besi Sahar to Manang and we take a local bus that takes us to Besi Sahar, where our personal vehicle is waiting for us. With a long drive we will reach Kathmandu and overnight you will stay in Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 27 - Leisure day in Kathmandu, shopping and sightseeing, overnight at hotel.
Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. Or, alternatively we can go for shopping or explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 28 - Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.
Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.
Hotel and Lodge:
Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous. We have to stay a night in the camp or tent as we build when we are in such are and we are in camping or tented house
Meals and Drinks:
We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.
Best Season to Travel:
The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.
Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.
Guide/Porter on Trek:
We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group.
Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:
Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides.
Personal Expenses on Trek:
Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.
Gears Available in Kathmandu:
For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.
A Typical Day on Trek:
On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.
Our Greetings at Airport:
We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:
Our usual itinerary of the trek is 18 days which is main customary and pragmatic. In this 18 days itinerary it has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.
Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of. If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.
Booking and Payment:
For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable. The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.