Day 01: Namaste Nepal [1,330 m]: Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): After breakfast in the Hotel we have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu vally which takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. Including AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square - The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century.
PM: Visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Tour time 06-07 Hrs). (Also it is good time for acclimatization).Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat [600m] - (B/L/D): After an early breakfast we'll start our journeys with drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Arughat, on the footsteps of Manasalu. There is approx 5 hour drive (142km) from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Gorkha, the Capital of Medieval Nepal. Another 42km drive on a dirt road and we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Please note that the dirt road from Gorkha to Arughat may not be drivable during the monsoon season. In that case, we may have to begin our trek right from Gorkha and reach Arughat in the evening.
Arughat Bazzar is clustered on both sides of the River Budi-Gandaki linked by a suspension bridge, this is the largest settlement in the valley and it is also a junction to various important places. The path from here across the River leads to Dhading & Trisuli Bazaar and our route from here leads north. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average driving time is 06 - 07 hours.
Day 04: Arughat - Soti Khola [710 m] - (B/L/D): After breakfast this morning we break camp and begin our trek by following a well used trail that leads us past an ever-changing tableau of rice fields and Gurung villages. The walking today is fairly gentle and affords us our first views of Shringi Himal from Shanti Bazaar, from where the clear glacial run-off of the Budhi Gandaki provides a constant backdrop to our hike up into the mountains. Crossing a suspension bridge, we then follow the trail down to Soti Khola, and our camp amongst the landscapes of the famed 'Honey Hunters'. The foothills of Central Nepal have, for generations, been famous for their twice yearly harvests, when men gather from the surrounding villages to undertake the dangerous task of collecting the honey of the Apis Laboriosa (the world's largest honey bee) from the cliffs that are their home. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average trekking time is 05 to 06 hours.
Day 05: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900 m] - (B/L/D): Today, the path from here at times cuts into the steep valley, which is densely forested, passing through a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, till we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Burhi Gandaki river. The terraced cultivated fields belong to the upper village of Lapubesi (880m). From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We have last climb up to brings you at near villages where is some teashops and nearby we'll stay for overnight Overnight stay at Tea House. Average trekking time is 05 to 06 hours.
Day 06: Maccha Khola - Jagat [1,350 m] - (B/L/D): After breakfast we start our trekking to Jagat. Today, the trail leads to more interesting farm villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, after crossing bridge and heading upstream to the tiny village of Kholabesi and the hot springs at Tatopani.
From the Hot Spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb 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, climb over a ridge, trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat where we will spend overnight Overnight stay at Tea House. Average trekking time is 07 to 08 hours.
Day 07: Jagat - Lokpa [2,240m] - (B/L/D): 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. From Philim, you climb a gradual uphill where we stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 06 - 07 hours.
Day 08: Lokpa trek to Chumling [2,600m] - (B/L/D): You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. It’s a bit challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Visit Chumling village which is quite interesting and over night at Lokpa. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 04 - 05 hours.
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo [3,010 m] - (B/L/D): Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 04 - 05 hours.
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile [3,010 m] - (B/L/D): From Chhokanparo, we ascend to Lama Gaun crossing the monasteries and Gompa. We climb the Milarepa’s Cave where you will visit Buddhist meditation centers. Trekking further through Phurbe and Pang, we eventually reach the village of Nile where we stay overnight. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 04 - 05 hours.
Day 11: Exploration Mu Gompa and back to Nile [3,010 m] - (B/L/D): Today, we have an exploration day around Mu Gompa region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region and is located at the highest and most remote point of Tsum Valley. After visiting Mu gompa we trek back to Nile where we stay overnight. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 03 - 04 hours.
Day 12: Nile trek to Chumling [2,386 m] - (B/L/D): Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. 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. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 05 - 06 hours.
Day 13: Chumling trek to Philim [1570 m] - (B/L/D): From Chumling, we continue to Lokpa and then move ahead on a flat trail ahead overlooking the gorgeous Samba Falls. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 05 - 06 hours.
Day 14: Philim trek to Khorla Bensi [970 m] - (B/L/D): From Philim, we move towards Jagat and Tatopani to reach Khorlabeshi. We descend down to Sirdibas again and arrive at Jagat. From Jagat, we continue trekking through Tatopani. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 05 - 06 hours.
Day 15: Khorla Bensi trek to Soti Khola [700 m] - (B/L/D): Today, we cross the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. After that we head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We reach the Gurung village of Labubeshi trekking alongn the Budhi Gandaki River and finally reach Soti Khola where we stay overnight. Overnight stay at Tea House. Average Trekking time is 06 - 07 hours.
Day 16: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu [600 m] - (B/L): After breakfast we start our trekking to Arughat. First we climb up the ridge of Kyorpani and then descend down to the cascading waterfall. Passing through the Sante Bazaar, we arrive arughat bazaar where we will have a Lunch then we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel. Average trekking time is 04 to 05 hours. Average driving time is 06 to 07 hours.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): There are plenty of interesting sites to visit in the Kathmandu valley like the Old Palaces at Patan, Bhaktapur, Durbar square, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple or you may wonder down town Thamel to shop for souvenirs and sample the various restaurants of Kathmandu. We are happy to offer you some recommendations. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 18: Fly back home - (B): We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures. (Please note that airport reporting time will be at least 03:00 hrs before of your international flight's time).
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.