Laprak and Dharche Hill trekking

Duration : 9 days

Nepal, Manaslu

Level : easy

from 990 € / p. from 2 to 14 persons

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Beautifully settled villages, warm and welcoming people, unique culture and traditions, traditional art and craftsmanship, and breathtaking views of the snowy mountains: this is what awaits you on this Laprak and Dharche Hill trek.

Due to the new trekking routes, the number of tourists is decreasing in this region. This is a shame because the people here are very friendly and give a great welcome to visitors.

You can also follow me on other itineraries in the Manaslu region.: the Manaslu balcony trek, the Manaslu tour trekking, a roaming in the Ganesh Himal massif and, a little further afield, this route in the Ruby valley.


D1: Kathmandu.
Arrival and reception at the airport, then transfer to your hotel.

D2: Kathmandu.
Free day and preparation of the trek.

D3: Kathmandu - Baluwa (1000m).
Departure in the early morning for about 9 hours  of driving.
Night in lodge.

D4: Baluwa - Barpak (1900m).
Today, for about 2 hours, the trail moves along the river and climbs to the village of Barpak. After leaving the Daraundi river, it offers a superb view of the Himal Buddha.
About 5 hours of walking.

D5: Barpak - Mamche Danda (2800m).
You continue climbing on a ridge to reach Mamche Danda. You can enjoy a beautiful view from your lodge.
About 5 hours of walking.

D6: Mamche Danda - Laprak (2100m).
A small pass at 2815 meters is the highest point of your day. Once again, you have an extraordinary view of the Himal Buddha, Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Lantang Himal, etc. when walking on the side of the mountain and before descending through the pastures. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 and whose epicenter was located in Laprak left a terrible trace of destruction and desperation, unprecedented in the history of this village.
About 2 hours of walking.

D7: Laprak - Nambai Kharka (2700m).
You reach the Kharka (pasture or stable) after a moderate 4-hour walk from Laprak. It is an open pasture with a few temporary houses serving as shelter during the planting and harvesting period of the potatoes.
Night in a tent.

D8: Nambai Kharka Dharche Danda (3220m) - Tallo Thotneri.
Dharche, the highest point of the trek, offers a 180 degree panoramic view of more than 20 Himalayan peaks. Among the most visible you will recognize: Annapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Barashikhar, Gangapurna, Machapuchare, Langtang, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, among others. The inhabitants share with us their dances and cultural delights.
About 5 to 6 hours of walking, night in homestay or tent.

D9: Tallo Thotneri - Ghyampesal.
You walk to Ghyampesal from the village of Tallo Thotneri. After visiting the cave of Sita, you arrive at Ghyampesal, the final destination of our trek and spend the night at the inhabitant or in tent.
About 3 to 4 hours of walking.

D10: Ghyampesal - Gorkha.
You explore the historic Gorkha palace, the palace of King Prithvi Nayaran Shah who unified Nepal by federating hundreds of small kingdoms.
2 hours drive by bus.

D11: Gorkha - Kathmandu.
About 6 hours drive by bus, overnight at the hotel.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the experienced guide.
  • Airport / hotel / airport transfers.
  • Kathmandu/Baluwa Gyambesal/Gorkha and Gorkha/Kathmandu trips in private bus from 4 persons, else in local bus.
  • One night in hotel in shared room, including breakfast.
  • 8 trekking days with full board accomodation in lodge, every meal with tea or coffee and on the 9th day, lunch during the trip Gorkha/Kathmandu is included (except drinks).
  • License for conservation of Annapurnas.
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management Service).
  • 1 porter for 2 participants (in accordance with the regulations of the Union of Nepalese Porters, a porter carrying a maximum of 20kg, you will have to hire an additional porter if your luggage exceeds 10kg).
  • Insurance for the whole Nepalese team.

The price does not include

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • International flight.
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, hiking poles, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen).
  • Personal insurance (mandatory: check that your insurance covers you in case of accident, ie all medical expenses, the cost of a helicopter evacuation and repatriation to return home).
  • Drinks.
  • Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your return date).
  • Transport for the visits in Kathmandu.
  • Fees in the city (museum, monument, monastery).
  • Costs caused by exceptional events (road cut, landslide, general strike, bad weather, snow) that can not be expected.
  • Tips.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Any trip interrupted or abridged, any change of program at the request of the participants (accident, illness, mountain sickness, early return, trek abbreviated) can not give rise to any refund.


  • In lodge or tent during the trekking.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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