The trails comprise entire Annapurna massif, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the impressive Kali Gandaki gorge. Way leads through lowland villages to the remote part, Manang region – kingdom behind the mountains, down to Kali Gandaki River, cross a 5416m Thorang Pass – perhaps the highest pass, Muktinath and Jomsom. Rich vegetation, multi-cultural tradition, different features of local life of the people, flora & fauna, high mountains, deepest gorge of the world, High-pass and almost all the attractive places of Annapurna region are the magnetism of this trekking.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Our Peak Promotion representative will be at Kathmandu Airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation day for Trek
In the morning around 9 AM after having breakfast, we begin tour with our city tour guide. Today you can visit Hindu Temple (Pashupatinath), Monkey Temple (Swoyambhunath), and Bouddhanath (Buddhist Shrine). In the evening we will introduce guide and brief in details about the trek. Our guide will check your trekking equipment's that you have.
Day 03 Drive to Besisahar (760m) and trek to Bhubhule(840m)
We start our journey into the hills on a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way we admire terraced farms and beautiful huts. After reaching a juncture at Mugling, we move straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous trail and head north to Besisahar and we will start trek to Bhulbhule. Stay overnight at local teahouse .
Day 04 Trek to Bahun Danda (1310m)
Today after having breakfast our trek gently goes towards Bahun Danda a picturesque village at the top of this formidable ridge. It takes about 4 hrs to reach Bahun Danda. We will stop at Ngadi for Lunch further we will climb up to Bahun Danda.
Day 05 Trek to Chyamche (1430m)
A wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins today. Now our trail moves alongside the mighty Marshyangdi River and we cross one more bridge before reaching Chyamche. Chyamche comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. We can see beautiful waterfalls and greenery throughout the trail.
Day 06 Trek to Darapani (1860m)
After breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.
Day 07 Trek to Chame (2670m)
Today we walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek we can admire amazing views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). On today’s trek we also come across small hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles.
Day 08 Trek to Pisang (3200m)
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang where we spend the night.
Day 09 Trek to Manang (3540m)
There are two routes to Manang but we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. We begin to notice a contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang will be memorable.
Day 10 Rest day in Manang (3540m)
In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Day 11 Trek to Yak Kharkha (4018m)
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki and continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka.
Day 12 Trek to Phedi (4450m)
It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain.
Day 13 Cross Throng - la pass (5416) and Trek to Muktinath (3760m)
Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass.
Day 14 Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Pleasant walk about 3 hrs. The trail goes all the way down and visit beautiful village Kagbeni located at the bank of Kaligandaki River (2,600m) after Muktinath temple excursion on the way. The red–walled Kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa is really impressive to visit.
Day 15 Trek to Jomsom (2720m)
Today is our last trekking day we have to walk about 3 hrs to Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district.
Day 16 Fly to Pokhara(820m) in the morning and free time
Early in the morning we will fly to Pokhara(20 minutes flight) and transfer to Hotel(Temple Tree Resort). Today we have free time, you can explore Pokhara.
Day 17 Fly back to Kathmandu
We will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel and free time in the evening.
Day 18 Free day in Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner
Free/shopping day, explore Thamel (local market, tourist hub in Kathmandu). In the evening we will go to authentic Nepali restaurant for dinner with Nepali cultural shows.
Day 19 Final departure
Today is final Departure to your country. Our staff will be at hotel to help you to the airport and give you Khada, for good luck.
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