Dudh Pokhari Trekking

Dudh Pokhari Trekking

    Dudh Pokhari Trekking

This trek was officially opened to tourists in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have long had access to the area. In 1950 a party led by H.W. Tillman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang and Col. Jimmy Roberts crossed the Larkya La looking for an interesting mountain to climb. Manaslu( 8163m) was attempted by Japanese Expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956 when the first ascent was made. Having become known as “Japanese Mountain” much of the information about the area was available only in Japanese. The Japanese continued to dominate the climbing scene of Manaslu until 1971. A few trekkers including peripatetic Hugh Swift managed to obtain a trekking permit for the region but otherwise this trek always has been under the domain of mountaineering expeditions. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating circumnavigating Manaslu peak 29 (7871m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m). Much of this trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence. You will cross the Rupina-La (4520m) and descend to the Marshyangdi river and further trek down to Besisahar from where you will drive back to Kathmandu. Sama Gumpa is an interesting spot when you look through Manaslu Himal. Being a restricted area, to trek in Manaslu there are certain formalities required by the government of Nepal in obtaining a special permit.


Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
. Namaste & welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. When you land at the Tribhuvan international airport a Whitewater Adventures Nepal (WWAN) representative welcomes you with your name and assists you to transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After taking some time to get refreshed a WWAN staff member will meet you at your hotel and bring you to our head office where will conduct our briefing about the program. That evening we will have a welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu. Stay overnight and overnight hotel.
(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)
Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
. After breakfast head out for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We will take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is a place of thousand of devotees. Saddhus (holy men/Baba), can be seen there and also there is cremating bodies for funerals daily on the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys will surround you giggling you as we take time to explore the surrounding areas and visit Bouddhanath Stupa another pilgrimage centre which is also a most popular and important place for Buddhists. You will enjoy seeing the rounded prayer wheels and fluttering colorful flags with melodious chanting noise. After visiting Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and prepare for next days departure for trekking. Stay overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, there is the option to stay on for a three day sightseeing tour inside Kathmandu valley instead of going trekking. (Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (550m/1,804ft) In the
early morning we leave Kathmandu for our trek to Dudh Pokhari. Drive by local bus or private vehicle to Arughat through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hills, flowing streams, farming terraces, villages, a small market and most of all the majestic mountains in the far distance. Arughat is an old market situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area and stay overnight in Arughat.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 04: Arughat to Sotikhola (730m/2,394ft) 8-9 hours
Your trek follows the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. You pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat you ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today near the confluence of the Soti River an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We will stay overnight in Soti Khola. In Nepali language Khola means river.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m/2,920ft) 7-8 hours. The trail descends slowly until you climb again the mountain ridge to Almara. Pass through the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail descends down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,350m/4,429ft) 6-7 hours
. Cross Machha River and head upstream along the river’s edge. After crossing Khola Besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows a forested area andthen after this towards Doban. Below Doban, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergo a complete transformation. Stay overnight in Jagat.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,350m/4,429ft) 6-7 hours
Cross Machha River and head upstream along the river’s edge. After crossing Khola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Doban. Below Doban, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight in Jagat.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)

Day 07: Jagat to Pangsing (2,250m/7,380ft)
. Today takes approximately six hours. Leaving Jagat, you trek along a gentle ascending path until Surtibas following villages and terraces. Your trail then turns a little bit difficult as you have to trek upward. While walking, you can relish the splendid views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and green hills. Pangsing being grassland is a campsite surrounded by forests here we camp for the night.
Day 08 Chhuling Khola to Dhungapani (2,950m/9,676ft) 6 hours
. After breakfast the path goes through rain forest covered with bamboo, juniper, oak and many other plants and shrubs. You may be lucky to encounter a bear, deer and many colorful local birds. You will camp at Dhungapani surrounded by forest.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 09: Dhungapani to Rupinala Phedi (4,643m/15,229ft) 6 hours
. Today takes about approximately six and half hours. The trail moves gently upward crossing Rupinala pass (4,720m.). Today, you can have closer views of the magnificent mountain ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and Shringi Himal and we will camp overnight at Rupinala Phedi which is a grazing field.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 10: Rupinala Phedi to Bhedi Odar (5,150m/16892ft)
6 hrs.After trekking uphill until Rupinala Bhanjyang you have to descend to Bhedi Odar. From Rupinala Bhanjyang, you can enjoy the views of Boudha Himal, Manaslu Mountain, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. The camping site Bhedi Odar is another grazing field of the area where local people bring sheep and goats for grazing. We put our tents out to camp here for the night. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 11: Bhedi Odar to Bhedi Kharka (5,225m/17,138ft) 6 hours
. The early part of the trail is a bit muddy and then to Bhedi Kharka we trek uphill passing through green hills. At times you are able to catch glimpses of the magnificent mountains surrounding you. We pitch our tents here for the night.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 12: Bhedi Kharka to Dudh Pokhari (5,390m/17,679ft) 5 hours
. Today we have to walk uphill until you reach Dudh Pokhari. The panoramic views of parts of the Manaslu range and Ganesh Himal will, definitely attract you. Dudh Pokhari is a pilgrimage site where many devotees gather at different periods around the year. Dudh Pokhari is the best view point of this trip which will amaze you with panoramic views of Manaslu mountain Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. We put our camp here for the night.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 13: Dudh Pokhari to Ninghalaghari (4,590m/15,055ft)
6 hrs.This day you descend until you reach your destination passing through forests covered with bamboo, rhododendron, pine and other plants and shrubs. You will have the possibility of encountering monkeys, deer and various local colorful birds. Ninghalaghari is a campsite surrounded by forests covered mainly by bamboos and green hills. We put our camp here for the night.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 14: Ninghalaghari to Chyadi Danda (3,600m/11,808ft)
6 hrs. After walking gently downhill for a few minutes you begin to trek uphill until you reach Chyadi Danda. En route you walk through forests and can enjoy beautiful mountain scenery and villages in the far distance. Chyadi Danda is a ridge surrounded by forests and green hills. From here, you can see beautiful mountain views as well. We put our camp here for the night.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 15: Chyadi Danda to Tonje (1,850m/6,068ft)
6 hrs. To reach Tonje, you have to trek through sparse forests and the trail is undulating. Tonje is a small village mainly inhabited by the Gurung tribe. You will be heartily welcomed by local people and you can enjoy a cultural show in evening. We put our camp here for the night. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 16: Tonje to Duwar (975m/3,198ft)
6 hrs. The trail is descends through a muddy area. You walk through villages and along the river bank. Duwar is a comparatively bigger village than Tonje and here too you will experience the traditional customs and behavior of local people. We put our camp here for the night.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 17: Duwar to Besisahar (760m/2,492ft) 6 hrs.The trail is quite comfortable as you trek along a flat leveled path passing terraces, villages, suspension bridges and all the while enjoying mountain views, green hills, and the flowing river at far distance.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & tented accommodation included)
Day 18: Besisahar to Kathmandu
. We drive for approximately six hours back to Kathmandu, so we’ll try to head off early and stop for lunch en route back. It is a different world back in the Nepali hills, and the gentle light sends us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal’s capital.
(Breakfast & deluxe hotel accommodation included)
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
. This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping in Thamel. Afterwards, you will have an evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at your hotel.
(Breakfast, farewell dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
.Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts for your family and friends until your departure flight/drive to the airport. Alternatively you may commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
(Breakfast included)

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Cost Include

4 nights deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel with breakfast
▪ All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
▪ Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
▪ A day in Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
▪ All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek as per itinerary
▪ Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and ecotourism trained), one Sherpa porter (for each two particpants ) and one assistant guide ( in a group) all payments with insurance
▪ Langtang National park entry fee and all required major permit and entry fees
▪ Safe drinking water
▪ Exclusive medical kit bag
▪ All government and local taxes
▪ International flight ticket re-confirmation
▪ Kathmandu to Arughat and Besisahar to Kathmandu by local bus (option private vehicle)
▪ Accommodation in tented camp during the trek
▪ Dudh Pokhari Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and ecotourism trained), camping chef, assistant guide (in a group), Sherpa and porters, all payments with insurance
▪ Manaslu special trekking permit and all required permit
▪ Manaslu & Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit
▪ Safe drinking water
▪ Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
▪ All government and local taxes
▪ International flight ticket re-confirmation
▪ Satellite phone

Cost Exclude

Visa fees, international airfare & departure taxes
▪ Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Tips for driver, guides and porters
▪ Excess baggage charges (20 kg allowed in domestic plane)

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