Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and take you to your hotel.
We will drive you from one monument to another in Kathmandu so you get a sense why this ancient city is so popular among tourists. Kathmandu has been included in Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites for its cultural, aesthetic, religious and historical importance so you won’t be disappointed.
We will introduce you to your guides and other members of your trekking team. We will run you through the itinerary and prepare you for the tough expedition ahead.
We drive to the town of Arughat in western Nepal by a private vehicle. The journey takes about eight hours through roads carved into the hills.
We follow the Budhi Gandaki River upstream through forests this day. We will reach Lapubesi after walking for five hours in the hills.
From Lapubesi, we again follow the river till we reach of Machhe Khola. We tread past some hills and forests till we arrive at our destination Khorla Besi. It takes five hours to reach this village.
We walk up the river bank for six hours till we reach the village of Jagat. The trail is similar to the earlier day’s with the Budhi Gandaki below us and the forests above. We will pass through the village of Tatopani along our way where lies a natural hot spring if you wish to take a dip.
We trek for only three hours this day. We climb up the Salleri and then down to Setibas. We again climb up the valley from here to Ghatta Khola and further uphill to Philim. Depending on the situation, we can either stay the night at Philim or trek a little ahead to Eklebhatti.
We have to walk for about seven hours this day going uphill and downhill through several forests. We cross several river in the process and enter the Tsum Valley. We walk past the Lokpa village and climb up to the beautiful village of Chumling.
We cross the river at Chumling and head towards upper Tsum. We cross some more rivers and climb steadily towards Chhokangparo. It takes about six hours to reach here and the trek will be tiring but we will have views of the majestic Himalayas throughout our trip to keep things interesting.
At the top of the Tsum Valley, lies the Mu Gumba, a monastery build more than 120 years ago. It takes a couple of hours to reach here and you will be treated with panoramic views of the valley throughout the trip and from up top.
We will stay at the Gumba and make an excursion to the top of the hill for better view. Staying in the monastery and around the area which lies on top of the entire landscape is just magical.
We walk towards the nunnery of Rachen Gumba in the Shiar Khola Valley. It takes around four hours to reach this monastery which was built more than 110 years ago.
We descend down the forest towards Chumling as we start to get back. It takes five to six hours of trekking in lower Tsum Valley to reach Chumling.
We take the same trail back via which we had arrived. We walk past forests and rivers for about six hours till we arrive at Jagat.
We will follow the Budhi Gandaki River downstream and pass yet more forests till we get to Machhe Khola. It takes about six to seven hours.
We keep walking along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki downhill to Soti Khola. We will get there in about six hours.
We take the same road back through which we had arrived at the beginning of our journey. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.
This is a leisure day so go partying, sightseeing or just rest. You will be back home the next day so we will host a farewell dinner for you to cap off your Himalayan adventure.
We will see you off at the airport. It will be a happy-sad moment as we know that it is hard to leave this wonderful country but you will be leaving with very rich memories.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 200.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR