Bhimtang Trek Itinerary: A Place Yet to be Fully Discovered!

Manaslu Region
Start / End Point
7 Nights 8 Days
Max. Altitude
3700 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Tea house trek
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Bhimtang Trek Itinerary: A Place Yet to be Fully Discovered! Overview

On the way to the Manaslu region, lies a place that is less explored where trekkers spend the night while hiking back from Larkya pass and Tsum Valley Trek. Bhimtang cannot be described in words because they don’t do justice for what it is. Nestling in the abode of Mount Manaslu, the smell of fresh mountain air, and pristine nature all sets you on a peaceful and admiring mode naturally. This trek is an opportunity to devour yourself with the amazing views of snow-capped mountains like Manaslu, Kangaru, Ponkar, and Himlchuli. Though it is a newly discovered trail, it is slowly gaining its popularity and soon will be counted among the best treks in Nepal.

Bhimtang: A place yet to be fully discovered!
    • Not just the mountains, this place is adorned by the lake famous for the scenery it provides and its glacier called Ponkar lake is 4100m above sea level. Ponkar lake on the right and Ponkar glacier on its left with an unbothered presence will make your heart swell with the uncontainable beauty of this set of nature.
    • Ponkar lake is a perfect day tour destination. The lake is about one and a half hours of trek far from Bhimtang and it is a wonderful hike through mustard fields, meadows, and grazing yaks.
    • Bhimtang is a new trekking destination and thus does not see much crowd as in other routes such as ABC or EBC. Slowly it is winning a place in people’s hearts and for sure in no time will be the next one to be in buzz for its unmatched beauty.
    • Though Bhimtang is a part of the Manaslu circuit trek, this place is recognized as worth making a trek o
When to make a trip to Bhimtang?

The surge of trekkers in Nepal increases during specific seasons. During spring and autumn, you can see a whole lot of people with their bags hiking in the mountains. And there is a reason for it.

Spring has warm days, chilly mornings, and evenings. The temperature is moderate and the days are clear. This is all that we want to get the best views after the taxing journey. Spring is basically the start of the trekking season in Nepal.

Similarly, Autumn (September-November) offers the clearest atmosphere after all the dust that gets washed away by the monsoon rain. The days are warm and clear and the nights are cold.

You will get amazing views during winter too but the temperature gets extremely cold.

Trek difficulty

Bhimtang is a moderate trek and requires no previous trekking experience. Anyone with good physical fitness can complete the trek easily.


Trekking permits

Trekking to Bimtang requires two permits: Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit and Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card.

Bhimtang Trek Itinerary: A Place Yet to be Fully Discovered! Photo

Bhimtang Trek Itinerary: A Place Yet to be Fully Discovered!

  1. day 1

    Pokhara/Kathmandu to Chyamche (1370 m)

    Trek Duration 8 hours drive + 2 hours hike

    On the first day of our journey to Bhimtang, we take a bus drive to Syange, Lamjung. From Kathmandu it takes about 8 hours to reach whereas from Pokhara it takes around 5 hours.

    From Syange we hike for 2hours to reach Chyamche.

      • Overnight stay at a teahouse
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Chyamche to Dharapani (1860 m)

    Highest Altitude 1860 m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    Passing through the villages of Chamche we come across Chamche waterfall which is huge and beautiful and cuts the road right through. To experience this waterfall is a refreshment in itself. We then walk by the mountainside where the trail ascends with stone steps and descends and continues likewise. It takes about 5 to 6hours to reach Dharapani.

      • Overnight stay at a teahouse
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Dharapani to Gho (2515 m)

    Highest Altitude 2515 m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    From Dharapani we head towards Gho which takes about 5-6 hours. Walking by the mountainside and views of rivers we have to cross two bridges over the Marsyangdi River. The trail ascends from Dharapani (1963m) to Gho (2515m).

      • Overnight stay at a tea house
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Gho to Bhimtang (3700 m)

    Highest Altitude 3700 m
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    Gho to Bhimtang route is so beautiful that you start to realize how it feels to be all out in what you call true nature.

    From Gho, we walk through dense forests with tall mountain views and huge rocks on the way to reach Surki. Further on, with Marsyangdi River gushing, we walk by her side experiencing the intensity of life. After one and a half hours of hiking, we will reach Yak Kharka and have our lunch there. Spotting Manaslu on the way will inspire you to get going. After about 2 hours of hiking, we will reach Bhimtang where the nature and views will leave you spellbound.

    The rawness and intensity of the huge forest, the massive sound of the river flowing in full force, the glorious Manaslu Himal standing unapologetically strong, are the intoxicants of life you will be blessed with on the way to Bhimtang.

      • Overnight stay at a tea house
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Explore Bhimtang (Trip to Ponkar Lake 4100 m)

    Highest Altitude 4100 m
    Trek Duration 2-3 hours

    On the 5th day, we will explore Bhimtang of which beauty can’t be absorbed in a single day. We will try to pay as much reverence to the place as we can by visiting the eminent places Bhimtang is embellished with, which are Ponker lake, Ponker glacier, Nayamlo lake. While hiking around Bhimtang we can see mountains including Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli. This will be our second night in Bhimtang.

      • Overnight stay at a tea house
      • Included meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Bhimtang to Dharapani (1860 m)

    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    We will hike back to Dharapani from Bhimtang following the same route. We begin by walking across the pasture land and descending to the valley of Budhi Khola.

    We walk further crossing the river and walking through the rhododendron forests. After a couple of hours of hike, we reach Tije, where there is an apple orchard. Also, Tije is famous for its wine. We trek for another hour to reach Dharapani.

      • Overnight stay at a tea house
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Dharapani to Besisahar

    Trek Duration 9-10 hours

    From Dharapani, we return to Besisahar by jeep. The roads are not in good condition because of heavy rainfall last year, river Marsyangdi flooded through the Tal valley and caused much destruction.

      • Overnight stay at a lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Besisahar to Pokhara/Kathmandu

    Trek Duration 6-7 hours

    Taking a bus from Besisahar we back back to Pokhara/Kathmandu.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Travel Insurance Policy

This trip comes with high-altitude trekking risks such as potential altitude sickness. Hence, travel insurance is compulsory.

All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy to North Nepal Trek. The policy must cover medical and emergency repartition above 3000 meters- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

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