Trek Highlights

  • You can see magnificent view of majestic Annapurna, Manaslu range and Lamjung Himal from the ridge and along the way. If weather is favorable then you will get to see Dhaulagiri range as well.
  • Explore Gurung and Ghale village
  • Explore Brahmin and Chhetri settlement on the way to Modi Khola.
  • Walk through blanketed forest of Rhododendron, fir and diverse range of trees.
  • Enjoy the walk through dense forest where you get to see different bird species with their melodious sound.
  • Encounter with deer and other wildlife if you are lucky.
  • Explore Pokhara city
  • Totally unexploited and less crowded trekking route
  • Mid-hill cultural and total wildness experience
  • Exceptional photographic destination

Trek Overview

Lamjung trekking is non-touristy trekking trail in Annapurna region. This is a rarely-trekked area that traverses a range of terrain from low land villages and terraced fields up to Nepal major Gurung village of Siklish. This trekking offers beautiful Himalayan scenery including Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range etc, beautiful landscape, lush valley, mixed Nepalese culture, and serene atmosphere.

Lamjung trekking commences from Besisahar which is about 179 km from Kathmandu. The trail goes after Ghalegaun which offers the majestic backdrops of the Annapurna range, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. The trail passes through the Rhododendron forest full with a diverse range of flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes. We get the opportunity to explore Gurung and Ghale settlement in upper parts.

Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.

  2. Day 2: Optional Morning tour to the ancient marketplace and explore World’s UNESCO Heritage sites

    After breakfast, we will start our fresh morning by wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. You’ll witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer.

    We walk through a narrow alley and see people rushing. Observe the first hand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There is plenty of opportunities to buy something for your selves and lots of photo opportunities to capture in your camera.

    Next, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, and used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient sites situated in the traditional heart of Kathmandu that incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

    The most revered places of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the three-storied temple named Kumari Bahal. The structured like a typical Newari Vihara. In this house lives Kumari, a girl who is respected as the living goddess. During the festival of Indra Jatra, the Kumari is paraded around the square in a custom-built gilded chariot and worshipped by the people.

    The tallest temple of Kathmandu valley ‘Taleju Bhawani’ built in 1549 AD. This temple is deliberated to be the most outstanding work of art in the Durbar square and considered to be the royal goddess.

    Jagannath temple built in the 16th century is well-known for erotic carvings, and the Hanuman Dhoka (the royal palace) is situated in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Kalbhairav is considered to be the destructor form of Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century, this, 10 ft. high stone statue of terrifyingly portrayed Kal Bhairav is sited near Jagannath temple.

    Temple of Shiva Parvati, rectangular in shape enshrines Nava Durga, a group of goddesses on the ground floor. It has a wooden image of Shiva and Parvati at the window of the upper floor looking out at passerby in Durbar Square.

    Swayambhunath:

    You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “Om Mani Padme Hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Boudhanath:

    Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in Nepal as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras. You can see the vibrant prayer flags tied to the stupa that conveys mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors signify the elements and the Five Pure Lights.

    Pashupatinath:

    Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to the Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

  3. Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar approx 5 hours drive; Trek to Baglungpani (1,700m/5,577 ft)

    In the early morning, we drive to Besisahar via Dumre from Kathmandu. Besisahar is about 179 km from Kathmandu. Five hours scenic drive offers glimpses of mountain peaks, beautiful landscape, picturesque villages, and mountains. After lunch at Besi Sahar, we start our trek to Baglungpani for 4 hours initially climb gently through rhododendron forest then we camp at School ground or teahouse. On the way, you get an opportunity to see Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal. 

     

  4. Day 4: Baglungpani to Ghanapokhara (1830m/6003ft) walk approximately 7 hours

     On the second day we leave Baglung pani behind and we pass through Kapur village then climb gently for about 3 ½ hours to Ghalegaun, one of the biggest Gurung villages, we will have lunch here then proceed further to Ghanapokhara and through jungle for an hour and we camp at open space in middle of the jungle. 

  5. Day 5: Ghanapokhara- Neghuche (6-7 hours) (2250m/7381 ft)

    Today we climb up for 2 -3 hours all the way through dense forest of rhododendron, fir tree. After that we pass through straight trail that takes about 3 hours. On the way you get to see the beautiful backdrops of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal. If weather is clear then we get chance to see Dhaulagiri range. We reach the destination called Neghuche where we overnight here.

  6. Day 6: Neghuche – Rambrong Base camp (4000 m/13123 ft) (6-7 hours)

    Today we walk a bit long since there is not enough camping area for big group. We walk through jungle where we encounter with deer and varied range of birds.  Then we climb higher and higher as the trail reaches Rambrong, 3900m, the highest point on the trek.  If any trekker prefers to climb up to Rambrong peak to see the closer view of mountain then it takes about 2 hours to reach there. Then climb back to the base camp.

  7. Day 7: Rambrong Base camp- Forest Camp (2,900m/ 9,514 ft.) (6 ½ hours)

    Today we walk long descend trail through forest for 3 hours followed by 3 hours straight trail that will lead to our destination Nausima. If weather is favorable you can have nice view of mountain range.

  8. Day 8: Forest Camp – Tangting (1,300m/4265 ft) (6 hours walk)

    We head towards Tangting all the way through dense forest. We stop by a shelter for a lunch and we walk downhill through beautiful forests. We then walk along the narrow trail to the village of Tangting, the picturesque village of Gurung settlement with beautiful paddy fields. You can enjoy the magnificent vistas of Annapurna III, IV and Lamjung Himal.

  9. Day 9: Tangting-Pokhara (About 7 hours)

    Today we walk through smooth trail followed by slight descend. About 3 hours walk we have to cross Modi Khola suspension bridge. We will stop there for the lunch. You can see Brahmin and Chettri settlement in Modikhola. After lunch, we take private vehicle and transfer to Pokhara which takes about 3 hours. You have time to relax and explore around Pokhara valley.

  10. Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu

    We will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival back in Kathmandu we will stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu. You have leisure time to do shopping and take rest.

  11. Day 11: Fly back Home

    You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home.

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