Bimthang Manaslu View Trek - 10 days

Trip Overview

Bimthang Manaslu View Trek is a splendid view site of Manaslu Trek, situated at the last stages of Larkya La (5160m). This trek offers the stunning view of snow-covered in Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges. Just below to the south of Manaslu Trek, we encounter a subliminal Ponkar glacier. The glacier melted Ponkar Lake is summer home to ducks.

Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition offers 10 days package of Bimthang Manaslu View Trek. It normally begins from sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Then, we follow the trek towards Besisahar to Dharapani, the trek then reaches to Bimthang. The route from Goa to Bimthang is through magnificent and pristine oak and rhododendron forest before rising to the stark alpine grandeur of the lakes. Teahouses all along the route are welcoming and comfortable. This package is mainly suitable for those who have a short period of vacation while staying in Nepal. Although this trek is open throughout the year, March to May and September to December is the most suitable time to trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritages in Kathmandu Valley
  • The commercial center of Besi Sahar
  • Exploration of 'EX Khampa Camp' Bimthang Village
  • View of Ponkar and Nayamlo Tal
  • Stupendous view of Mansalu, Phungi Himal, Nemjung, Kang Garu, Chombi Cone, Kechakyu Pinnacle, Gyalji Kang, Nemjong etc

Additional Information

From our website, we tried to consign almost all the information. However, you might have some confusion regarding the time, cost, and some technical help. So to have further discussion and information about the trip please directly contact us  info@amazingnepaltrek.com and feel free to ring +977-9851116042 and talk to us directly at any time.

Day 01: Arrival: Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport (1 300m/4 260ft). We will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Besi Sahar (7 60m/2 500ft) – Dharapani (1,920m/6,300ft), 9-10 hrs drive    

Day 04: Dharapani – Surki Khola (2 700m/8 860ft), 6-7 hrs trek

Day 05: Surki Khola – Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 06: Bimthang – Ponkar Tal exploration (3 970m/12 990ft) – Bimthang trek

Day 07: Bimthang – Gho (2,515m/8,250ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 08: Gho – Chamje (1410m/4 630ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 09: Chamje – Besi Sahar (760m/2500ft) – Kathmandu (1 300/4 260ft), 8-9 hrs drive

Day 10: Final Departure

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Dharapani (1,920m/6,300ft), 9-10 hrs drive

The westward journey to Dumre (400m, 4½hrs) winds over the forested Middle Hills that separate the High Himalaya from the Nepali and Indian lowlands. The road links Hindu villages and terraced farming communities, crossing several important rivers that flow from the ice fields to the north. At Dumre we turn north into the Marsyangdi Nadi Valley. A secondary road leads to the commercial center of Besi Sahar (760m, 2hrs). A minor road then heads into the hills (2-3hrs), passing a new major hydroelectric project, before climbing to Syange (1 080m).

The road then enters a canyon and climbs above the river to a ridge: and Jagat (1 330m, a former salt-route toll depot to Tibet). Continue, through Chyamje to Dharapani (1,920m/6,300ft). Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 04: Dharapani – Surki Khola (2 700m/8 860ft), 6-7hrs trek

In the linked village of Thonje, turn northeast (away from the crowds), cross the Marsyangdi Nadi and head up the narrower Dudh (Milk) Khola Valley to a suspension bridge; and the eastern bank. Later, re-cross to the attractive, stone paved Gurung cluster-village of Tilje (2 300m) for lunch.

Continue up the valley through fields and stands of oak and rhododendron to Gho, with lovely views of the river. To the east, Manaslu, Nadi Chuli, and Himal Chuli come into view. Annapurna II rises to the south. Beyond, the oak and rhododendron forest becomes denser and shady. The trail later climbs to flags on a ridge below which the river has cut an S bend. Drop down from the ridge pass the hamlet of Karche and cross a landslide to reach attractive Surki Khola. Overnight in Surki Khola.

Day 05: Surki Khola – Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft)), 5-6 hrs trek     

The river rises from the Suti Glacier one of the numerous glaciers that flow south from the huge curve of ice giants along the Tibetan border that tower over the Ponkar Lake region. Today’s trail zigzags up the Dudh Khola Valley through the magnificent mixed forest. The walking is easy with some steep sections including the final rise to Sangura Kharka (a yak pasture, 3 020m) for lunch at their new lodge.

Continue up the forest trail to Hompuk (3 430m), a rock shelter and goth (herder’s hut). Ahead is the lower end of the Bimthang Glacier. Exit the forest onto its moraine and drop on loose gravels to cross the glacier. The ascent on the far side is easier, the trail then follows the eastern bank as it rises gently to Bimthang (Plain of Sand). Ice-walled views behind are framed by forest and ahead barren rock and ice peaks rise tantalizingly above the brown wall of the glacier. Overnight in Bimthang.  

Day 06: Bimthang – Ponkar and Nayamlo Tal exploration (3 970m/13 025ft) – Bimthang explore day

Enjoy a fairly early breakfast, then set out to explore the stupendous rock and ice world behind the glacier wall. Cloud often forms from late morning and may obscure the views. Follow the gentle trail north of the dwellings to a ‘T’ junction.  To the right is the 3km trail to Dangboche Kharka at the foot of the Larkya La (Victory Peak) and Manaslu region. Ahead is a tough slippery track over loose dust and gravels that climbs the steep side of the moraine, then leads to the confluence of three glaciers: clockwise the Kechakyu, Ponkar, and Salpudanda. (The Suti glacier is hidden behind the western Tibikle Panlemu Danda.)  The medial Nayamlo Tal is trapped between the first two moraines and the track works its way to and around the larger Ponkar Lake between the central and third moraine. Thrill to the majesty, silence, and glacial power.

Peaks (clockwise from the west) include Kang Garu (6 981m), the Chombi cone (6 704m), the Kechakyu pinnacle (6 358m), Gyalji Kang to the north (7 074m) and Nemjung (7 140m).  Then from the SE, Larke (6 249m), the northwest faces of Manaslu (8 163m), and Phungi Himal (6 538m) in the south.  Return to Bimthang for the night

Day 07: Bimthang – Gho (2,515m/8,250ft), 5-6 hrs trek

The return journey to Gho is almost all downhill, dropping 1150m for a lower and warmer night. Take time to enjoy the richness of the forest and its fauna.

Day 08: Gho – Chamje (1 410m/4 630ft), 5-6 hrs trek 

Beyond Gho, the last views of Manaslu, Nadi Chuli, and Himal Chuli will be seen. Annapurna II and its satellite peaks will continue to be visible to the south. Trek back to Thonje and Dharapani on the Annapurna Circuit. Follow the road down to Karte (1 850m) then cross the suspension bridge to the dust-free old trail back to Tal. Continue down to Chamje for the night.

Day 09: Chamje – Besi Sahar (760m/2500ft) – Kathmandu (1 300/4 260ft), 8-9 hrs drive

After an early breakfast, take a jeep down to Besi Sahar, then transfer to Kathmandu by public bus. Free evening.

Day 10: Final Departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your next destination

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Cost Includes:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites 
  • Ground transport by Public bus/sharing jeep as per itinerary (Private 4WD Jeep could be another option on a surcharge of USD 300 each way)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Conservation area Permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (2 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Manaslu Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Annapurna and Manaslu region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Manaslu region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Is this trek appropriate for me?

We believe Bimthang Manaslu View Trek is easy to moderate trek. So, it is suitable for all kind mountain lovers except those having physical troubles. Although we have fewer possibilities of suffering from high altitude and thin air, we become conscious about it, applying some methods from preventing it. It requires us having inspiration and passion which makes your trek successful. You are supposed to have a light backpack for making your admirable trek. Although you have an average health condition, your positive attitude and strong determination can help to accomplish this trek. For making comfortable walking, adjusting to changing climate, our package manages the facility of acclimatization in needed place as well as 5-6 hours walking per day. If you have already accumulated hiking and jugging experiences that will be beneficial to adjust to the situation. However, if you do not have any pre-experiences, that is not a big problem. Amazing Nepal cordially requests to have medical checking before you plan to start long trekking and hiking.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given an information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and ecofriendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.


After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you are more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch


  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)


  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers


  • Gore-tex gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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