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Bimthang Trek

Encounters with the locals and their ancient history

per person from USD 1000

Best Season Best Season Mid February - May & September - Early December
Trip Duration Trip Duration 10 Days & 09 Nights
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy to Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotel in City & lodge in trekking
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 3,800m (12,467ft)
more Facts
Trekking Days: 07 Days
Arrival City: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: Approximately 5-7 hrs walking
Nature Of Trek: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Trip Route: Kathmandu, Dharapani,Thonche, Bimthang

Trip Highlights

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani.
  • Experience the world’s eight tallest mountains and the Manaslu Glacier.
  • Views of the highest peaks in the world like Mt.Manaslu (8,156m), Lamjung Himal, Mt.Annapurna II, etc.
  • In the surrounding communities, you can see a fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan cultures.
  • Possibility of seeing an endangered species such as Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard in the wild.


The Bimthang Trek is a noteworthy section of the Manaslu Circuit Trek as well as the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can have a one-of-a-kind experience on the Bhimtang Manaslu Trek. The trek takes you to the highest point of Larke La (5160m). While traversing the Bimthang trails, trekkers savor each minute in the midst of nature. A trip to Ponker Lake and Bimthang will leave you with unforgettable memories. The breathtaking Ponker and Nayamlo lakes, nestled beneath the magnificent Himalayas, offer a picturesque sight and serve as a summer habitat for ducks. You will undoubtedly experience the wilderness and tranquility like never before if you take this trek.

This off-the-beaten-path trip in the Annapurna region can be in combination with the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar Phu Valley. Travelers who complete the Manaslu Circuit end their journey in the first segment of the Annapurna Circuit, making the Bimthag trek the final stage of the Manaslu trek. The initial part of the Bimthang trek follows the Annapurna Circuit, after which the trail turns right and passes through the beautiful historical and cultural village of Tilche. Another sight with religious significance is Pyakane Cave, which is 30 minutes to the west of Tilche.

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During the trek, adventurers will traverse a vibrant forest and charming villages with distinct cultural backgrounds. Along the route, there is a chance to encounter various endangered wildlife species including Red Pandas, Deer, Langurs, Himalayan Thars, elusive Snow leopards, and Pheasants. Additionally, the awe-inspiring vistas of Mt Manaslu, Mt Kangaru, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Lamjung Himal,  Phungi Himal, and the enchanting Ponkar lakes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Also, a close-up view of the Himlung glacier, Himlung Lake, Ponker Lake, the adoring individuals, and amazing vegetation and animals as well will keep your heart and mind at ease. Furthermore, the presence of teahouses and lodges along the trail ensures a more comfortable trekking experience.

Bimthang was once a hub for the trade of salt between Nepal and Tibet. It has recently gained popularity among trekkers as one of the stunning Manaslu Trek pathways. Bimthang offers an excellent environment for those who prefer to experience exotic cultures and quiet nature. Because it is far from the bustle of the city region. Trekkers can experience the true splendor of nature on a walk that is free from unnecessary crowd disturbance. The splendor of the Bimthang trekking trail welcomes all avid travel enthusiasts.

Consider that you want to experience the Bhimtang journey in all of its glory. Don’t forget to embark on the Manaslu Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek, too.

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Trip Itineraries are customizable according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

    (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)

  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft) Besisahar: (830m/ 2,723 ft)

    The very next morning you will be traveling to Besisahar, the entry point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. A private van will be waiting for you at the hotel parking hop on and get ready to ride. Once you leave Kathmandu Valley through the check post at Nagdhunga, it will be a fun ride. The road might be bumpy with lots of turnings but the excitement of starting the great adventure, the views of the hills, forests, and terraced farmlands outside the van will make it worth it.

    Pulling over for occasional tea/coffee, snacks, and toilet breaks; you will pass through Dhading, Chitwan, and Tanahu districts to reach Lamjung. Once you reach Besisahar, the ride for the day will be over. You can spend the rest of the evening taking a rest and preparing for the next day.

    Overnight at Besisahar, Lamjung; the starting point of the trail.

  • Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Dharapani

    Besisahar: (830m/ 2,723 ft) Dharapani: (1,860m/ 6,102 ft)

    Wake up early in the morning, enjoy breakfast at the lodge resume the ride to Dharapani. Today you will drive for 6-7 hours on Besisahar – Chame Highway along Marsyangdi River. On the way, you will see the small town called Khudi Bazar (810m). Following the river, the road will lead you through Upper Marsyandhi Hydropower Project to Bhulbhule (820m). If the weather favors then you can get your first glance at the mountains from Bhulbhule. The glimpse of Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) Himal Chuli North (7,331m) and Himal Chuli (7,893m) will definitely invite you for more. Ride through Bahundanda stopping over at Chamche waterfall for some clicks and continue riding until you reach a stone entrance at Dharapani. Enjoy the rest of the evening looking around and prepare yourselves for an exciting trek that is about to begin.

    Overnight at Dharapani.

  • Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Thonche (GOA) via Tilje

    Dharapani: (1,86 0m/ 6,102 ft) Tilje: 2,300m/ 7,545 ft) GOA: (2,515m/ 8,251 ft)

    Just after crossing Dharapani, you will see a long suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge will lead you to the village of Thonche located at the confluence of Marshyangdi and Dudh Khola, Thonche used to be the junction point for the Nepal-Tibet salt trade for many years. But with the new route nearby (through the Kali Gandaki valley) the trail is not used for salt anymore.

    Overnight at Thonche.

  • Day 05: Trek from Thonche (GOA) to Bimthang

    GOA: (2,515m/ 8,251 ft) Bimthang: (3,720m/ 12,204 ft)

    Leave early From Thoche to Bimthang. (Bimthang means plains of sand) Up until Bimthang, the trek is pleasant cutting through subtropical forests and villages. You will often come across the herds of sheep, cow, and yak on the way since people are mostly engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry in these villages. Walkthrough the villages of Karche (2,700m) and Yak Kharka to finally reach the small valley at Bimthang. Once you reach Bimthang, you can have lunch; dump your backpacks at the tea house and hike to explore the glaciers with just your cameras and day pack.

    Ponkar Lake, Nayamlo Tal, Ponkar Glacier, Kechakyu, and Suti glacier are the main attractions of Bhimtang. On the way to Ponkar Lake, you can view mountains and peaks like Manaslu North (7,157m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Larkya Peak (6,249m), Himlunhg (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,812m), and many more. You can also see the junction of three lakes (Kechakyu, Suti, and Ponkar) from the foot of Larke la pass.

    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 Tal between the central and third moraine.

  • Day 06: Trek from Bimthang to Gowa

    Bimthang: (3,720m/ 12,204 ft) Gowa: (2,515m/ 8,251 ft)

    With the view of Manaslu from the west, start the trek from Bimthang. You can get a spectacular view of Larkya Himal, Manaslu North (8,156m), the sky piercing Phungi (6,538m), Nemjung (7,140m), Himlung (7,126m) and Cheo (6,621). Passing the dense rhododendron forest and blue pine trees, and walking along the Dudh Khola, we reach Gowa. The highest elevation today is at 2,515 m in Gowa.

  • Day 07: Trek from Gowa to Chyamje

    Gowa: (2,515m/ 8,251 ft) Chyamje: (1,410m/ 4,625 ft)

    Walking from Gowa, you will see the last view of Manaslu, Nadi Chuli, and Himal Chuli. Crossing the suspension bridge and passing trails that lead to Tal, you will reach Chyamje which is today’s destination.

    Overnight at Chyamje.

  • Day 08: Drive from Chyamje to Kathmandu

    Chyamje: (1,410m/ 4,625 ft) Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    After breakfast in Chyamje, drive to Besisahar via jeep. Marking the end of an amazing trekking experience, drive to Kathmandu from Besisahar.

    Once you reach Kathmandu you will check-in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu.

  • Day 09: Rest day/ Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    Looking at your schedule you can plan your free day in Kathmandu. You can spend a productive day by engaging in outdoor activities like cycling, wall climbing, short hiking, or a Private tour (Outdoor-activities-in-Kathmandu).

    Later in the evening the all of us associated with this amazing trip will gather for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.

    (If you don’t have time you can departure same day)

  • Day 10: Final Departure

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule.

    Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Besisahar on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Private transport from Kathmandu – Dharapani (start) Chamjhe- Kathmandu (end of the trek) 4WD jeep.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Six nights room with a best available room
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Park Permit
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner.A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Train Yourself

Best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves on a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, rowing is also a good way to maintain your physical strength.


  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are fill-up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • Do I need permits?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Annapurna conservation permit, and trekking permit (TIMS)

  • How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?

    There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.

  • Will we have Wi-Fi?

    Wi-Fi and network might not be always available. However, few hotels provide Wi-Fi free or with a certain charge.

  • How are the shower facilities on the trek?

    Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such a facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • May I charge my camera and mobile batteries on my Trip?

    These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

  • Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

    Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

  • How long does it take to trek Bimthang?

    The trek can be completed within 10 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Mardi Himal, Manaslu Circuit, EBC, etc.

  • Is Bimthang trek safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.


We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Safety precaution for Bimthang Trek:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

The meals during the trek:

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails. The food on this trek is very convenient, but not as convenient as it is in cities.

There will be Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Tea & coffee will be provided in the trek. The popular menu items are:-

Breakfasts – (Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Lunch – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Dinners – ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Pokada, finger chips, etc.

Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) Are available on the menu during the trek.

The best items from the lodge’s menu are fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritious. Almost everywhere on the menu, there is a mix of typical local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we get closer, the menu list will be shortened. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Accommodation details during the Trek:

 10 days Bimthang trek includes Six night’s lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Manaslu region. We provide six nights in a standard room generally twin sharing basic.

Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.


Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Trekkers Paradise Crews:

During the Bimthang trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Join Some Extra Activates:

  • A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest, Annapurna
  • White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
  • A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
  • A cultural show, with dinner
  • A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
  • The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet

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