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Great Himalayan Trails Trekking 2024/2025

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  • Wilderness, pristine, off-beaten trekking route
  • Abandon super-friendly villages that genuinely offer place food and share their culture
  • The best mountain views and scenery in the Himalayan
  • Great chance to see wildlife including red Panda, and snow leopards
  • Its lifetime experience is the longest trekking in the high Himalayan
  • The highest high passes in the world.

Great Himalayan Trail Trekking Nepal

Navigate Outdoor offers some of the challenging trekking routes and trails in the Himalayan high passes Himalayas followed lower and real  great Himalayan trail  both Eastern Nepal Kanchenjunga  National Park and Far West Dhrachula India Nepal border. Getting ready for your trekking vacation and mountain journey  with mountain trained Himalayan Sherpa, The challenging trekking destination in entire Himalayan range, from low land paddy field to high Himalaya passes over 6000m/ 18000ft. Great opportunities to see Himalayan peaks,  trekking through upper valley settlement and explore untouched abandoned villages. Great Himalayan trail trekking both combined Teahouse, tented camping, sharing monasteries and staying with monks and test several local cuisine  as simple as buckwheat, locally grown potatoes, fresh vegetables and locally cooked Nepali food Daal – Bhat- Mixed veg.

The Great Himalayan Trails trekking is getting more and more popular among the Athletes in the world adventure communities, organizations and countries. The Great Himalayan trail trekking  journey crosses the highest possible route across the Nepalese Himalaya that’s over 1750km of remote mountain trails. This trail linking connects small mountain villages by crossing wild extreme high passes is known as the ultimate adventure challenge, there is simply nothing harder, higher, or tougher trail in the world. The Great Himalayan trails  trekking demand some  technical climbing and camping skills River crossing,  mountain climbing, ascending & descending high altitude, extreme cold weather, and hiking through thick rhododendrons forest. Those beautiful valleys are just a few of the tests of your nerve and patience. The great Himalayan trail trekking already been started and more than 100 people have already been completed the whole trail.

Navigate Outdoor offer partly or fully great Himalayan trail trekking expedition self service, guide services and full packages whatever depending in your desire, time ability interested you can also do one part at a time when you are interested in trekking in the Himalayan, good things you can finish whole trekking journey in several years individual or in the group. We provide a few options;  whether to continue to follow  entire great Himalayan trail  in the high route or trekking in the lower valley and reconnect with the great Himalayan trail route. Total trekking journey would be somewhere  between 100 to 120 days three to four months.

Planning for the Great Himalayan Trail Trekking Nepal

When you are making the biggest decision and planning your great Himalayan trail trekking in Nepal, great to consider the best season and your travel partner/company. Weather is one of the main challenging factors for that long expedition, Normally March through June are the ideal months in year in Nepal that avoid winter storms and the Monsoon. The post Monsoon trekking season from the end of September to January is shorter and much more challenging temperature/colder. People say navigation is often easier with the sun behind you, which is another reference for east to west route, and also some of the high passes are a little easier to approach heading East-West especially high passes between Makalu- Everest range. The West to East route is an option for those who want to do a fast pace trek and finish the mountain in a shorter time or do the trek in different stages in your winter/ spring break.

Permits and Entry fees

Great Himalayan Trail Trek Nepal needs to pay for National Park or Conservation Area Entry fees and restricted areas permit (Kathmandu). All restricted area permits must be issued for a minimum of two foreigners who must be accompanied by a qualifying local guide and legal company. If you wanted to do a solo trek then you need to purchase two permits and also need a guide and company. Every checkpoint guide must show permits and plans/itineraries. Navigate Outdoor provides a local expert who had already been on a great Himalayan trail before and has skills to deal with local authorities and in emergency situations. There are less than 17 different permits and entry fee costs and some seasonal permits and cost variations.

Our field staff

We provide local expert trekking and climbing leaders who has knowledge of the great Himalayan trail with support team like cook, potters/assistance guides, and most of the time one field staff/outdoor leader will continue throughout the trip. We’ll send support climber leaders at two different times Sherpani Col 6180m West Col 6190m, Apmhu Labtsa pass 5845m, and Tilman pass 5305m they will be back after the passes are done, and our trip continue with other support team/guides/leaders. In fully support trips we send assistance guides/porters who will carry your camping and expedition personal gear and you don’t have to worry about cooking, navigation, and camping, we also buy food locally grown and support local products along the trek.

 

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Max Elevation:6190
  • Total Duration:100 -120day
  • Best Time:Mar-Jun, Sept- Dec
  • Best Trek in Nepal:5 star

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu.
  • Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in kathmandu.
  • Day 03:Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam.
  • Day 04: Drive Ilam to Taplejung prep for trekking arrange assistance/porter.
  • Day 05 : Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa 1270m trek 6hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek Chiruwa to Sukethum 1575m trek 6 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek Sekathum to Amjilosa 2308m 6rs
  • Day 08: Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla 2730m 5hrs
  • Day 09: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa 3595m 5hrs.
  • Day 10: Rest day; Day hike/explore.
  • Day 11: Trek Gunsa to Khanmpachen 4050m 6hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek Khambachen to Lhonak 4780m 5hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek Lhonak to KBC 5143m 4hrs. and back to Lhonak
  • Day 14: Rest day at Lonak and hike glacier and back to Lhonak
  • Day 15: Trek KBC to Ghunsa Long day
  • Day 16: Get resupply and team for the Lumbasumba trek Ghunsa to Nanglo La Camp 4776m 6hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek Nango La to Yangma Khola 3430m 5hrs
  • Day 18: Yangma Khola to Olangchun Gola 3191 4hrs
  • Day 19: Trek Olangchun Gola to Highpass camp 4453m 7hrs
  • Day 20: Trek High camp to Thudam 3556m crossing the Lumba Sumba pass 5159m 7hrs.
  • Day 21: Rest day explore Thudam.
  • Day 22: Trek Thudam to Kharka 2700m 7hrs
  • Day 24: Trek Chymtang to Hongon 2323m 5hrs
  • Day 25: Trek Hongon to Bakim Kharka 3020m 3hrs.
  • Day 26: Trek Bakim to Molun Pokhari 3954m 5hr
  • Day 27: Trek Molun Pokhari to Dhunge Kharka 3590m 5hrs
  • Day 38: Trek Dhunge kharka to Cave camp 3115m 4hrs
  • Day 29: Trek Cave camp to Kalo Pokhari 4192m 5hrs
  • Day 30: Trek Kalo Pokhari to Yangri Kharka 4097 m 5hrs
  • Day 31: Trek Kharka to Yangla Kharka 3557m 4hrs
  • Day 32: Trek Langmale Kharka to MBC 4870m 7-8hrs
  • Day 33: Rest day resupply for the high passes.
  • Day 34: Trek MBC to Hilari Camp 5100m /Swiss base camp 5150m 5hrs
  • Day 35:Trek Hilari camp to High camp 5650m 5hrs
  • Day 36: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp 5700m.
  • Day 37: Trek Baruntse BC to Seto Pokhari
  • Day 38: Trek Seto Pokhari to Amphu laptsa high Camp 5400m
  • Day 39: Trek to Chhukung Valley Via Amphu Laptsa pass 5850m.
  • Day 40: Trek Chhukung valley to Chukung 4730m 4hrs
  • Day 41: Trek to Lobuche via Kongmo La 5335m 7hrs
  • Day 42: Trek to EBC and back to Gorakshep 5180m 7-8hrs.
  • Day 43: Trek to EBC and back to Zhong La 4830m 7hrs.
  • Day 44: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4800m 8hrs.
  • Day 45: Rest day at Gokyo Lake/explore/climb etc.
  • Day 46: Trek Gokyo to Thame via Renjola Pass 5260m 7-8hrs
  • Day 47: Trek Thame to Tashi labsta Camp 5665m 7hrs
  • Day 48: Trek Tashi Labsta Bace camp to Tsho Rolpa camp 4820m 7hrs.
  • Day 49: Trek to Beding 3740m 4-5hrs
  • Day 50: Trek to Simi 2030m
  • Day 51: Trek to Orangdanda 2029m
  • Day 52: Trek to Loting /Bigu gompa 2516m
  • Day 53: Trek to Sano Jyndan 3127m
  • Day 54: Trek to Last resort
  • Day 55: Trek to Sotang Kharka 3379m
  • Day 56: Trek to Tembathang 2160m
  • Day 57: Trek to Panch Pokhari 4045m
  • Day 58: Trek to Tin Pokhari 4255m
  • Day 59: Trek to High Camp South 4067m
  • Day 60: Trek to High camp North 4720m via.
  • Day 61: Trek to Langshisa Kharka.
  • Day 62: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3830m.
  • Day 63: Trek to Ghoratabela 3030m
  • Day 64: Trek to Syabrubesi 1503m
  • Day 65: Trek to Gatlang 2238m
  • Day 66: Trek to Tipling 1890m
  • Day 67: Trek to Nauban Kharka 2750m
  • Day 68: Trek to Tatopani
  • Day 69: Trek to Ekle Philim/Bhatti 1570m
  • Day 70: Trek to Ghap Prok/ Numbrung 2630m
  • Day 71: Trek to Sama Gaun 3520m
  • Day 72: trek to Dharamshala base camp/High camp 4460m
  • Day 73: Trek to Bhimtang 3590m
  • Day 75: Trek to Dharapani 1965m
  • Day 76: Trek to Upper Pisang 2300m
  • Day 77: Trek to Manang 3540m
  • Day 78: Rest day
  • Day 79: Trek to Thorong Phedi 4450m
  • Day 80: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La pass 5415m
  • Day 81: Trek to Kagbeni 2810m TH
  • Day 82: Trek Kagbeni to Santa 3777m Camp
  • Day 83: Trek Santa to Nujunsumba Kharka 4987m.
  • Day 84: Trek Nujungsumba kharka to Sarchen Gomba.
  • Day 85: Trek Sarchen Gumba to Ghajyan Sumna
  • Day 86: Trek to Tinje 4110m
  • Day 87: Trek Tinje to Shimen Gaon 3650m
  • Day 88: Trek Shimen Gaon to Salding.
  • Day 89: Trek to She Gumpa 4342m
  • Day 90: Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3600m
  • Day 91: Rest day
  • Day 92: Trek to Shey Gumpa
  • Day 93: Trek to Baijer
  • Day 94: Trek to Pung Kharka
  • Day 95: Trek to Takla Khola
  • Day 96: Trek to Shilenchaura Kharka
  • Day 97: Trek to Gamgadi and stay at the guesthouse
  • Day 98: Rest day.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathamndu.
Our staff will receive you at the airport with a vehicle and transfer you to the hotel, check-in/rest.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in kathmandu.
Around 9 am our tour leader arrive at your hotel with the vehicle for your full-day sightseeing including Soyamvunath temple, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square, and Basantpur Durbar Square, in our sightseeing the light walk back to the hotel from Basantpur Durbar Square, get to see the local market and cultural experiences.
Day 03:Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam.
Early morning fly to Bhadrapur with a guide and drive 3-4 hours to Ilam and stay at the guest house. Drive really Beautifully along the tea garden, rolling hills, and landscape. Stay at the local guesthouse.
Day 04: Drive Ilam to Taplejung prep for trekking arrange assistance/porter.
Full-day drive to Taplejung, our trip leader will be traveling with you all the time. Taplejung is a border district of India such beautiful landscapes and views. Stay at the guesthouse, if we arrive a bit earlier we will continue to drive to Mitlung for the night hold, it is all depending on our driving efficiency and road conditions.
Day 05 : Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa 1270m trek 6hrs.
On 1st day of our expedition, we go with the slow-build rhythm and take care of our feet/hotspots, blister, and take as many stops as needed for self-care. It's an easy day stay in the teahouse/local guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek Chiruwa to Sukethum 1575m trek 6 hrs.
On our 2nd day sets up our pace and normal schedule for most of our trekking days in the mountain, we try to start early morning so we can stop enjoying the mountain views and self-care. Stay at the Tea-house.
Day 07: Trek Sekathum to Amjilosa 2308m 6rs
Our normal schedule sets to continue hiking the Tamor River valley, we stop for the lunch along the trail and stay at the Amjilosa. Beautiful trekking day.
Day 08: Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla 2730m 5hrs
Our normal schedule sets to continue hiking the Tamor River valley, we stop for the lunch along the trail and stay at the Amjilosa. Beautiful trekking day.
Day 09: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa 3595m 5hrs.
Start getting a little high altitude from Gunsa, and spent night at the Teahouse/local guesthouse.
Day 10: Rest day; Day hike/explore.
On our 1st layover day, having a little late breakfast and hike to the nearest high point for acclimatization for the alpine hike coming days. Ghunsa is a small mountain town offers some interesting cultural experiences.
Day 11: Trek Gunsa to Khanmpachen 4050m 6hrs.
Continue to following the Tamor River valley some steep trails gaining about 500m elevation staying at the guesthouse vary basic guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek Khambachen to Lhonak 4780m 5hrs.
A beautiful hike getting closer to the Himalayan and glacier alpine zone. Today we hike some glacier moraine and rugged trails with beautiful views of the Jannu, Kambpachen, and Yalung mountains.  
Day 13: Trek Lhonak to KBC 5143m 4hrs. and back to Lhonak
On the most beautiful and rewarding days of our Kanchenjunga National Park KBC trekking, often our clients spotted snow leopards, and wild animals along its self the 3rd  tallest mountain base camp. We start a bit earlier with packing lunch and enough snacks for our whole day hike to the base camp, and back to Lhonak for our night hold.  
Day 14: Rest day at Lonak and hike glacier and back to Lhonak
one more day for exploring the Kanchenjunga glacier and climbing small peaks around, stay back the same place.
Day 15: Trek KBC to Ghunsa Long day
Long day hike back to the Ghunsa.
Day 16: Get resupply and team for the Lumbasumba trek Ghunsa to Nanglo La Camp 4776m 6hrs.
Meet our camping staff and food at the Ghunsa for Lumba Shumba trekking/pass, the area we're trekking is more remote and has fewer settlements, and is not popular with the tourist. We carry at least 7 days' worth of food and camping supply. During the preparation, you can explore Ghunsa or rest at the guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek Nango La to Yangma Khola 3430m 5hrs
1st half a day we gained about 1100-1200m elevation to  Nango La Pass 4776m and dropped to the camp about the same elevation long day in terms of elevation gain and loss. Today we hike with packed lunch at the camp our cook will prep, meals for the whole group including staff. We'll be camping (setting tents/camp).
Day 18: Yangma Khola to Olangchun Gola 3191 4hrs
One of the high light of the Lumba Shumba trek is Olanchun Gola village, the village is really beautiful, simple basic life, we stay in the village arrange food/shelter, and experience local culture.
Day 19: Trek Olangchun Gola to Highpass camp 4453m 7hrs
Trek to high pass and set up camp for night hold, our staff will prep meals for the group.
Day 20: Trek High camp to Thudam 3556m crossing the Lumba Sumba pass 5159m 7hrs.
One of the highest passes called Lumba Shumba pass 5159m. We start early morning target to reach the high pass before noon, normally afternoon we get some thunder/lightning, and snow, etc. We'll be staying at the village Thudam.
Day 21: Rest day explore Thudam.
Explore Thudam day hike to the nearest valley and rest day.
Day 22: Trek Thudam to Kharka 2700m 7hrs
Back into the trail hiking crossing grazing rolling hills and crossing the Arun River to the Kharka (normally villagers have their animal shed and grazing area.
Day 24: Trek Chymtang to Hongon 2323m 5hrs
On the short trekking day we're officially entering the Makalu Barun National Park, a beautiful forest and valley.
Day 25: Trek Hongon to Bakim Kharka 3020m 3hrs.
We continue trekking in the remote pristine wilderness area, hardly seeing any other hiker in this region.
Day 26: Trek Bakim to Molun Pokhari 3954m 5hr
Our normal schedule starts around 8:30 am and arrives at camp around 3:00 to 4:00 pm. We continue trekking in the remote pristine wilderness area, hardly seeing any other hiker in this region.
Day 27: Trek Molun Pokhari to Dhunge Kharka 3590m 5hrs
Our normal schedule starts around 8:30 am and arrives at camp around 3:00 to 4:00 pm. We continue trekking in the remote pristine wilderness area, hardly seeing any other hiker in this region.
Day 38: Trek Dhunge kharka to Cave camp 3115m 4hrs
Our normal schedule starts around 8:30 am and arrives at camp around 3:00 to 4:00 pm. We continue trekking in the remote pristine wilderness area, hardly seeing any other hiker in this region.
Day 29: Trek Cave camp to Kalo Pokhari 4192m 5hrs
There are so many Pokhari ( Pokhari is ponds) in the mountains on our trails.
Day 30: Trek Kalo Pokhari to Yangri Kharka 4097 m 5hrs
Our mountain climber team will join us with extra food/gear from Nehe Kharka on the way to our next stay,  they will be part of the team throughout the Makalu Base  Camp South Col Amphu Labtsa pass they will lead our expedition on this portion to Chhukung, and the team will be going back to their place after we pass our highest passes. This is where we have some of the re-supply personal clothing i.e socks, t-shirts etc
Day 31: Trek Kharka to Yangla Kharka 3557m 4hrs
Now we're following the Makalu base camp trail they have some good tea houses we can take hot showers and proper food and maybe internet services.
Day 32: Trek Langmale Kharka to MBC 4870m 7-8hrs
Way to Makalu Base Camp getting ready for our hardest part of the great Himalayan trails trekking.
Day 33: Rest day resupply for the high passes.
On rest day at the Base Camp, our climber team will be prep for the longest climbing day, they will introduce a rope system, an alpine rig, using crampons, etc.
Day 34: Trek MBC to Hilari Camp 5100m /Swiss base camp 5150m 5hrs
Before approaching the high pass Ice Col 6180m and South Col. we'll be camping our team will be prep meals/camp set up.
Day 35:Trek Hilari camp to High camp 5650m 5hrs
Before approaching the high pass Ice Col 6180m and South Col. we'll be camping our team will be prep meals/camp set up.
Day 36: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp 5700m.
Trek to Baruntse Base Camp 5700m crossing   Ice col and west col 6180 -6190m starting very early morning for high pass unknown hours. Khumbu/Hinku/ Barutse Valley
Day 37: Trek Baruntse BC to Seto Pokhari
Continue trekking descending to the Seto Pokhari/ Hinku Valley way to Amphu Labtsa.
Day 38: Trek Seto Pokhari to Amphu laptsa high Camp 5400m
Climb to the high camp of Amphu Labtsa pass and camp set up.
Day 39: Trek to Chhukung Valley Via Amphu Laptsa pass 5850m.
Start the early morning at attack high camp its longest descend to the Chhukung valley. Dropping to the Khumbu valley.
Day 40: Trek Chhukung valley to Chukung 4730m 4hrs
Hike crossing the Chhukung glacier and reach the Chhukung, the most popular destination, lots of people stay overnight or prep for the Island peak.
Day 41: Trek to Lobuche via Kongmo La 5335m 7hrs
The long trek crossing Kongmo La pass to Lobuche.
Day 42: Trek to EBC and back to Gorakshep 5180m 7-8hrs.
Trek to Gokarshep check-ins guesthouse have lunch rest a few hours and trek to Kala Pattar for the best views of  Mt. Everest the world's tallest mountain, and most popular trekking destination in Nepal. It's worth trekking up to Kalapattar.
Day 43: Trek to EBC and back to Zhong La 4830m 7hrs.
Start trek early morning  to EBC with packing lunch  explore the the high mountain base camp and  back track to Zongla which is long trek.
Day 44: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4800m 8hrs.
Beautiful trekking Chola Pass, the views from Chola Pass it is magical, you can see the whole Khumbu region valley and mountain garden. reach the Gokyo Lake for a night's stay.
Day 45: Rest day at Gokyo Lake/explore/climb etc.
Rest day at Gokyo Lake, climb Gokyo Ri for sunset views.
Day 46: Trek Gokyo to Thame via Renjola Pass 5260m 7-8hrs
We start trekking to the Rolwaling region, this trekking route is also a very beautiful and off-beaten track. Our Trekking team geared up for another high pass with 3night 4 days' worth of full organizing for our clients.
Day 47: Trek Thame to Tashi labsta Camp 5665m 7hrs
Hike up to the high camp gained about 500m of Tashi Labtsa pass, our team will prep meals as needed for the whole team.
Day 48: Trek Tashi Labsta Bace camp to Tsho Rolpa camp 4820m 7hrs.
Trek starts early morning crossing the high pass before noon, the views of the Rolwaling mountain, and Gaurishanker mountains range is so beautiful alpine Lake Tsho Rolpa.
Day 49: Trek to Beding 3740m 4-5hrs
It is a long hike to the Beding village spent a night at the tea house.
Day 50: Trek to Simi 2030m
Descending to the Simi village and exploring the village and enjoying the local food at the local guest house.
Day 51: Trek to Orangdanda 2029m
Drive to Jagat and hike to  Orangdanda nowadays there are some roads that have been built, and we can completely escape hiking on the road and take local jeeps.
Day 52: Trek to Loting /Bigu gompa 2516m
Hike via a small village along the trails and experience local culture and daily life in the Bigu village. We'll eat lunch at the local tea house this trail is not popular like Rolwaling/Khumbu region. There are very few local hotels we can find for a night's stay.
Day 53: Trek to Sano Jyndan 3127m
Hike via a small village along the trails and experience local culture and daily life in the Bigu village. We'll eat lunch at the local tea house this trail is not popular like Rolwaling/Khumbu region. There are very few local hotels we can find for a night's stay.
Day 54: Trek to Last resort
We arrive at the Last Resort they have proper guest services and facilities at the resort, and also have a hot shower/bar/ tented camp. If you are motivated you can try bungy jumping early morning before the hike.
Day 55: Trek to Sotang Kharka 3379m
We'll be hiking Tamang Heritage and staying at the homestay and exploring Tamang's culture.
Day 56: Trek to Tembathang 2160m
Trekking through the small settlements/villages, eating local food, and staying at the village.
Day 57: Trek to Panch Pokhari 4045m
We reach the Panch Pokhari (five ponds) it's really very popular among Buddhist and Hindu people.
Day 58: Trek to Tin Pokhari 4255m
We start hiking to Tin Pokhari this area has several ponds that are really popular among Buddhist & Hindu people.
Day 59: Trek to High Camp South 4067m
We meet our climbing guide at Tin Pokhari and hike to the high camp for Tilman Pass.
Day 60: Trek to High camp North 4720m via.
This pass (Tilman Pass 5308m) known as one of the hardest passes in the Lang Tang mountain range requires some mountain climbing skills and endurance. The beautiful mountain views, reach closer to the Tibet border.
Day 61: Trek to Langshisa Kharka.
A long day hike in the glacier has great views of Lang Tang Re 7705m Lang Tang Lirung 7227m and Naya Kang 5844m and camping.
Day 62: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3830m.
Hike to Kyanjin Gompa to enjoy the tea house and local restaurant. Explore the Kyanjin cheese factory and stay at the tea house.
Day 63: Trek to Ghoratabela 3030m
It all a gradual downhill hike to Ghoratabela vis Lang Tang village, lang Tang village was heavily impacted by the earth's quack in 2015 many people died during the snow landslide, but now this village is back to life and offers local food and a guesthouse. Along the trail, there are many Chhorten, gumba's and monasteries, beautiful Tibetan culture.
Day 64: Trek to Syabrubesi 1503m
A beautiful bamboo forest the habitat of the red panda, this area is protected for wildlife, especially Red Panda.
Day 65: Trek to Gatlang 2238m
The trails continue to Ganesh Himal ruby valley, amazing mountain villages, and Tamang culture they welcome to tourist their home and serve local food and introduce their culture,
Day 66: Trek to Tipling 1890m
Reach Tamang cultural experiences and beautiful villages, people are so happy to see and welcome tourists and share their home/culture.
Day 67: Trek to Nauban Kharka 2750m
Reach Tamang and Gurung cultural experiences and beautiful villages, people are so happy to see and welcome tourists and share their home/culture.
Day 68: Trek to Tatopani
Continue to hike to Yarsha Kashigao where we can stop for Chai and follow the Budi Gandaki river and cross the river at Machhakhola have lunch and continue following Manasalu trekking route to Jagat, there are several villages you can stop for an overnight stay or escape hike on the road take the jeep to Korlabeshi and hike to Jagat a long trekking day.
Day 69: Trek to Ekle Philim/Bhatti 1570m
Follows the river to Khorlabesi and the warm spring at Tatopani (930m), continuing on the eastern bank of the Buri Gandaki to Dhovan, Thulo Dunga, and Yara Bagar 1370m. The trail crosses back and forth across the river on suspension bridges to reach the entry gateway for the Manaslu Conservation Area and Jagat 1410m with flagstone village square. Here we check our restricted area permits. We start trekking around 8- 8:30 AM, lunch stop at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and reach at teahouse around 3 to 4 PM.
Day 70: Trek to Ghap Prok/ Numbrung 2630m
Above Jagat, the trail climbs to Salleri and Sirdibas, where most were destroyed, before reaching Philim, which scape with minor damage. The terrain becomes increasingly arid as the trail snakes past waterfalls to reach Ekle Bhatti then the turnoff to Lokpa on the trail to the Tsum Valley. Climb above the confluence of Buri Gandaki and Shar Khola to Pewa and Dheg 1860m. We start trekking around 8- 8:30 AM, lunch stop at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and reach the teahouse around 3 to 4 PM.
Day 71: Trek to Sama Gaun 3520m
Beyond this place, the trek enters upper Nupri where the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan and most people dress in Chubas, the Tibetan-style wraparound cloak. Through Barsam and Lihi, where most houses were severely damaged. Above Lihi, the trail passes turn-offs to a series of local Gompas and the base camp for ascents of Himalchuli(7893m), before reaching Sho(2960m), also damaged by the earthquake. The scenery of the mountain will be amazing of north Manaslu(7157m) and Naike peak (5515m)
Day 72: trek to Dharamshala base camp/High camp 4460m
This long day hike descends through fields before starting the climb towards the Larkya La.  We escape Samdo directly hiking from Sama to Dharamshala high camp. There are stunning views of the Manaslu and Syacha Glaciers, and a chance of spotting blue sheep, as you climb to reach Dharamsala 4480m, as high as you can go for the day without risking acclimatization problems. This is the only shelter before the Larkya La pass. This section of the trek is prone to snowfall and Samdo Lodge is usually closed from mid-December to mid-March when snow blocks the Larkya La.
Day 73: Trek to Bhimtang 3590m
Passing Larkya La takes about 4-5 hours (5100m), the high point on this trek. The ascent is cold and windy and the crossing can be dangerous if there is snow on the pass. The trail to the pass is marked by Cairns but sometimes it's hard to follow and find when it snows condition. Normally we follow the moraine to four frozen lakes, then ascend to the pass. The highlight of the day hiking on the moraine, views of Himlung Himal(7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru(6981m), and Annapurna II (7937m), descending to the west over unfaithfully slippery scree to reach Taubuche, from here the trail becomes much easier, the valley widens the trail drop into Bhimtang (3720m) once a major trading post on the Tibetan salt route.
Day 75: Trek to Dharapani 1965m
The landscape gets greener as you drop through the field and forests to follow the north bank of Dhudh Khola to Tilje 2300m the first real village after Samdo, this village reaches the culture of Gurung people. Leave Tilje via the Kani at the end of the village then cross the stream to reach Thonje. Continue Dharapani by crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsyandi river, now we are connected with Annapurna Circuits trek.
Day 76: Trek to Upper Pisang 2300m
Today we start trekking in the Annapurna Conservation, although they have built a road on our trekking route there are many beautiful villages and waterfalls we hike through and reach the Pisang. We can escape trekking on the road drive directly to the Managan and stay one more day to explore the Manang mountain town.
Day 77: Trek to Manang 3540m
Reach the mountain town of Managn and enjoy the local cuisine, coffee, bread etc.
Day 78: Rest day
Explore the Manang hike to ice lakes and further to see beautiful mountain views. Manang is getting popular among skiers, especially our Nepalese mountain guides.
Day 79: Trek to Thorong Phedi 4450m
Long day trek to Phedi we climb about 1000m and camp below the high camp of the Thorong La pass. It can be a tough day.
Day 80: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La pass 5415m
Start our trekking around 5 am to Thorong la Pass, sunrise view of the whole of Annapurna Hiaml from Thorong is just unmatched at 360 degrees arrive at Muktinath. There is a famous temple called Muktinath dedicated to lord shiva, it is worth visiting the temple and take bathing on 100 taps.
Day 81: Trek to Kagbeni 2810m TH
All downhill trek to Kagbeni, beautiful food houses, and culture. Explore the oldest mountain village and its life. Resupply at the Kagbeni for our next destination Upper Dolpo. Our kitchen team and camping crew will arrive the day we arrive here at the Kagbeni, introduce w/team, and prepare for the beautiful destination.
Day 82: Trek Kagbeni to Santa 3777m Camp
Heading out Kagbeni with the camping/kitchen team to Upper Dolpo the most beautiful remote and pristine region. Straight climb to Bhima Lojun La 4460m and slowly drop to the Santa for camping.
Day 83: Trek Santa to Nujunsumba Kharka 4987m.
Trek Santa to Nujunsumba Kharka 4987m via Junben La 5550m and Niwas La 5120 high passes. Our trek will start right after breakfast, a long day to the destination.
Day 84: Trek Nujungsumba kharka to Sarchen Gomba.
Lots of ups and downs descending following the creek to the Sipte and continuing to Chhakra Bhot our destination will be a bit further Chharka Bhot to Sarchen Gumba, our team will arrange local teahouse/food in the area, explore the Sarchen.
Day 85: Trek Sarchen Gumba to Ghajyan Sumna
Continue high trail to  Ghyajyan Sumna via Mola La pass 5030m, about 700m ascending tp pass and slowly  dropping to the camp.
Day 86: Trek to Tinje 4110m
Trekking to Tinje another mountain village we will be staying at the teahouse our trip leader will arrange food in the local house there is no proper teahouse on this route, but people are so friendly they love share food and their place for guest.
Day 87: Trek Tinje to Shimen Gaon 3650m
We'll visit so many Gumbas the popular ones are Shimen and Pu gumba our lunch break one of the Gumba and the trek to Shinem gaon continues descending to the village. One of the culturally best areas in the upper dolpo.
Day 88: Trek Shimen Gaon to Salding.
There are a few options trekking via  Khoma La pass 4460 and to Salding or continuing following the main trail trekking via Muri La pass 5030m dropping to Nisalgaon, Lurigaon to Salding which is a more permanent route with higher elevation and longer walking to the destination. We're entering Shey Phoksundo National Park.
Day 89: Trek to She Gumpa 4342m
We continue following the trail to Shey Gumba toward the Phoksundo Lake, we stay at Shey Phoksundo.
Day 90: Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3600m
Arrive at the Phoksundo Lake camp, and explore the alpine lake, this lake at 3600m really beautiful, a secret Lake for those people who live in that area.
Day 91: Rest day
Rest day at the Phoksundo explore the lake.
Day 92: Trek to Shey Gumpa
We're trailing back to Shey Gumba and continue on our way to the western Himalayas gaining 1420m elevation to Nangdala La 5350 and descending 1000m to Shey Gumba for our night stay. We can also break down our trekking camp below the high pass and the next day trek to Shey Gumba.
Day 93: Trek to Baijer
Trek to Baijer at the Bongo Gompa elevation 4850m we continue gaining elevation and trying our best to choose our destination.
Day 94: Trek to Pung Kharka
Trek to Pung Kharka via Yambur La pass 4813m, we trek via Pho to Kharka and get ready for the next day.
Day 95: Trek to Takla Khola
Trek to Takla Khola via Yala La pass 5414m.
Day 96: Trek to Shilenchaura Kharka
Trek to Shilenchaura Kharka via Chyangro La pass 5150m. We're just crossed the Shey Phoksundo National Park.
Day 97: Trek to Gamgadi and stay at the guesthouse
Trek to Gamgadi the big settlement staying at the teahouse/local hotel.
Day 98: Rest day.
Rest day at the Jumla Gumgadi and resupply for our expedition at the Gumgadi. Explore the town visit some apple farms.

Cost Includes

  • National Park and restricted area fees.
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • 1 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking and climbing guide.
  • Assistance guides/porter .
  • Tea house accommodation and camping both as required.
  • Three times meals- tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
  • Climbing group gear
  • Guide's and porter's salary, insurance, and food.
  • Domestic flights Ktm - Bhdrapur and Simikot - Nepalgunj - Ktm.
  • Water filter.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal health & adventure insurance and cost.
  • Evacuation fees/ local charges.
  • Extra hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Alcohol and bottled beverages.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Guide and Porter tip.
  • Personal gear/clothing.
  • International flight tickets.

 

Cost and Dates

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Personal Clothing and Preparation

Great Himalayan Trails Trekking in the Himalayan in Nepal, you must be prepared for personal nutrition/food, energy intake, clothing, and personal climbing gear. Mostly of Nepalese people prefer to eat rice, lentil, seasonal veggies, and potatoes. In our diet meat is not the prime food it's part of the meals eaten with rice or bread (flat bread/roti/Didho). If you're a meat eater we recommended to bring some meat supplements, chocolate, and protein, we can easily resupply. Climbing gear:

  • Crampons
  • Climbing boots
  • Helmet
  • Hardness
  • 12' - 18' 7mm cordless
  • 3-4 locking carabineer
  • Gaitors
  • Attack pack
  • For high passes: we highly refer to bring a good sleeping bag -15-20 degrees C, a sleeping pad/ thermorest/ sleeping blow pad, sleeping sheet.
  • Extra socks woolen, T-shirts, underwear (both cotton/synthetic)
 

    Landing in Nepal’s only International airport Kathmandu walk two minutes to immigration get ready for your online  visa application, having Passport, Passport size picture, change US Dollar saves your time in visa processing in the immigration. A long flight journey arriving in Nepal, keeping low expectations some delay in the baggage handling and a long line make your journey a little bit curious  want to get out of the crowd, and have a good rest in the hotel. While you walking outside of immigration, baggage claim don’t forget to buy (Nepal Telecom & Ncell) prepaid Sim card  takes a few minutes to sign approve, it makes your tour & travel vacation easier and stress free. Kathmandu valley is very small mountain valley surrounded by mountains, have interesting history, culture, diverse human culture in small area. Prepaid taxi makes your life easier no need to deal with taxi driver at the arrival, provide your information where you staying how many people are sharing transport they’ll easily accommodate your interest.       Booking Luxurious Hotel, Budge Hotels, and guesthouses you can book online or ask your agency they will book and simply add in your tour budget. Popular tourist destination is Thamel, you can get all the above accommodation options, world’s test, and fun evening walk, check local handicraft shops, small local restaurant and Nepalese cuisine. Kathmandu is worth to spend 2-3 days historic sites tour vacation would gives you glimpse of Nepalese culture, tradition and diversify of people. Bhaktapur is smallest district in Nepal with many beautiful historic places in the planet, Bhaktapur Durbar Square area, Changu Narayan, Nagarkot mountain view point short hike to Changu Narayan Temple. Staying overnight at Bhaktapur Durbar Square area great way to see night life of local people peace and Boddhanath Temple, Soyambhunath temple, Baantapur Durbar Square, Patna Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath temple all of them are UNESCO heritage sites, you can easily spent day or two even more time to check and take piture and learn Nepali culture and tradition with local guide at the sites. You can easily arrange tour guide from your hotel, and travel agency, worth to have a licensed tour leader with agency cost around $35 - $50 per day.       After your few days tour vacation, day hiking in Kathmandu valley your journey makes a lot easier to travel other part of Nepal. Your budget and time available there are many different adventure activities can do around Kathmandu, hiking Shivpuri National Forest a minute away from your hotel, climber can easily spent a few days climb limestone natural, bolted rock climbing, and indoor climbing in Thamel Kathmandu. For rafter, water adventure lover you can easily do day whitewater rafting two hours away from Kathmandu and enjoy the Himalayan Rivers and local outfit. There are many options in the close by extreme adventure, luxurious overnight stay in the resort, cultural tour and journey in Kathmandu. Nepal’s is most popular destination for trekking, mountain climbing along with whitewater expedition, cultural city tour and world heritage sightseeing. Have a great tour vacation and adventure journey in Nepal. Chura Mani Aryal www.navigateoutdoor.com

Sam & Jenn Nicholson Montana USA

Mani; Clearly you are chosen & Choose across the globe to make a lasting impact on our children. Your strength, calmness, guidance/wisdom, and patience are so evident. We will forever be grateful for the effort + Impact that you have made on our son. Thank you from our bottom of our hearts for this. It’s unbelievable. Peace & love to you forever. Sam & Jenn Nicholson Montana USA 2018.

Journeying a river: Jai Karnali, January 2020

How did river Ganga come to be?

Mythology says that there was a noble King who requested that Ganga descend from heaven to bless humanity and quench the thirst of the land and its people.
Pleased to shower the world with blessings, Ganga rushed down with such gusto that people feared that all that came in the way would be washed away. The God Shiva came to the rescue and stopped the momentum of the water with his long thick long hair. Because of this, Ganga flowed smoothly and satiated the thirst of all beings and showered blessings on the land with each drop of precious water.
Ecologists interpret this myth as a metaphor- Shiva’s thick long hair is synonymous with dense jungles that help check the floods and stop the land from washing away as the river accelerates down the slopes from the melting glaciers.

Rafting down the river Karnali in Western Nepal last month, it felt as if the myth was true! In our group of 11 people were some seasoned sailors, kayakers, river guides, and rafting experts, but a few like me had never been on a raft. I am also not a strong swimmer; so, it was an act of faith and surrender to the river and expertise of our leader Mani, and river rafting expert Manu to go on the trip.
We put the rafts in the river after about 4 hours drive up the town of Surkhet at an altitude of about 800 m. The rafts and the equipment, including the tents and rations, were supplied with the generous support of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) in the States.

This expedition was conceptualized and planned by Ravi, NOLS India Programmed Director, and Mani ( #navigateoutdoor Nepal) NOLS senior Instructor and who co-led the expedition. The two kayakers, Ganesh and Nanu Kayaks and were in the tumultuous waters of Karnali watching and guiding our rafts at each and every rapid that came along. They were plenty of challenges to varying degrees!

For the next seven days we were out on the river, and camping at some of the most beautiful banks. We witnessed a vast expanse of pristine natural habitats along the way both on land and in the waters. We parked the rafts often to take a walk over to beautiful villages and bought fresh vegetables, fish, milk and yogurt, etc. from the villagers. We savored some delicious meals in cottage eateries that you can find along the traditional walking routes of the shepherds, traders, and village folk, that connect the plains with the high Himal region in the kingdom of Nepal and beyond on the Tibetan plateau. The river crisscrossed some of the most wonderfully crafted hanging bridges on these routes as well.

We saw how the simple and rich life of fishing communities sustainably harvest the bounty of fish from the river. They fish in their dug up canoes made from tree trunks. The fish from Karnali is famous across the region and fetches amongst the highest price in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. High value and low volume seem to be the guiding factor – it can be 2-4 days walk to sell and transport the fish, so, the fish is dried or smoked creating a very special, niche type of produce from the villages along Karnali.
Agriculture and livestock rearing is still flourishing in the villages. It was amazing to see some of the most appropriately designed dehusking, pounding, and winnowing equipment still in use – that has perhaps not changed in the last thousand years.

It is indeed a living culture that uses and maintains the landscape, in harmony with nature, using indigenous knowledge to enhance biodiversity and what we call ecosystem services. Our faith in the concept of the Gross National Happiness index was further strengthened. The common Human Development indices merely emphasize infrastructure and access to institutions such as hospitals and schools- but there is so much to be taken into account for true sustainability. While the intent is not to romanticize the old, biocultural heritage, the wisdom of the old seems to be working harmoniously and should well complement human development in a more meaningful way.
Some of the big questions being discussed in conferences and seminars across the world could be answered in a much more eco-friendly and happy way by experiencing the life and values of the community here and of other indigenous peoples across the world.

The modern idea of development as highly individualistic has become increasingly crippled with outdated notions of competition, rather than collaboration, also creating massive disparities in income and consumption of natural resources.
We could learn from the communities here, and take lessons from the past into the future: the dignity of physical work, interdependence, and interconnectedness are three principles that need to be central to human endeavor- there is no sustainability without equity and dignity.

Gradually, we descended down with the flow of the river, as it slowly calmed down in the Terai region. It’s a rich habitat for tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants, and another charismatic megafauna. The very sight of these deep jungles invokes awe. We got off the banks of the mighty Karnali at the little town of Chiso Pani.

We deflated the rafts, packed the gear, washed, and rushed to one of the many restaurants in this little town. Some of us relished the delicious fish from Karnali to their heart's content! For others like me, the restaurant served fabulous fresh greens with dal-bhat; as they say in Nepal “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours!”

May the river Karnali have a long life and continue to bless humanity as the King had anticipated in the ancient times. May present-day leaders start to wake up to the wisdom in conservation and sustainable utilization of the river, rather than damning it and threatening the sheer existence of these communities. May we all learn from the life of the people here; all the wonderful ways to weave a close-knit community and flourish together with nature.

Thanks for the whole team Chura Mani Aryal, Manohar, Nanu and Ganesh river experts, and beautiful Karnali River, and people from the river corridor.

Ajay Rastogi

Majkhali India

Ajay Rastogi,Majhkhali India

"I want to thank you and your guides and employees again for the wonderful memories I have of the Manaslu trek and the lovely side trip into the Tsum Valley. The scenery and experiences were great and I especially loved the variety of forests, the wildlife, and of course the incomparable mountain scenery. I want to add a special thank you to you for the special care you gave me when my foot and leg became very swollen. Your help and knowledge allowed me to complete the trek with minimal discomfort. I still experience the problem to a minor degree but still, look forward to further adventurous travel when the situation allows in the future. Conversations with you about Nepalese history were also an enjoyable and informative aspect of the trek".

I would like to thank Navigate Outdoor for organizing such a joyful and safe trip to the Tsum and Manaslu region. I'd like to thank Mani and his entire team to make our trip such memorable and extra care to all of us on the trekking. I really enjoyed having my own personal time exploring the side valley taking pictures and interact with local people on the trail. Mani is an experienced leader who allows space while trekking. He helped, and always available for other trekkers they need medical attention. I saw him support others and interact with them in a really professional way. I appreciated and enjoyed the 24 days trekking in the Tsum valley and Manaslu round trekking.

Nick Green Australia 2018

Nick Green,Australia

 

I appreciate your attitude "Anyway life comes first and business comes second and other things." I can see you are really living that motto when you tell us of the wonderful time you are having with your family.

Dane, and I really enjoyed the trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. While I have been trekking in the Himalayas a number of times it was nice to do a trek with my son. Dane was very impressed to see the high mountains. Thanks for organizing Annapurna Base Camp trekking for me and my son Dane. Mani, I really appreciated sharing your previous experiences and telling stories about your own life and adventure career. We'll do another trip in the future. We'll share our experiences with our friends and recommended Navigate Outdoor. I can't express the joyful moment I had on the Annapurna Base camp trip you with, and felt 100% safe, thanks for taking care of us in the trekking.

Malcolm and Dane Dwyer Australia 2019

Mal & Dane,Australia

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Gray Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long-distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens, and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite, or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fishermen to add an extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included the bus journey.

 Dan Colorado USA.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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