Annapurna, Dhaulagiri (the spectacular ice pyramid) and Machhapuchchhre (fish tail) mountains number amongst the most beautiful in the world. During the trek you will experience a wide range of climatic variations, a rich variety of flora and fauna and the diverse life style of the people.
This unique and ideal trekking follows the highly praised trekking route through Manang, Muktinath, Kaligandaki, Marsyangdi and Jomsom.
Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November.
Per day walking: 5 – 6 hours
Type of Trek: Teahouse/Camping
Duration: 24 days
Maximum Elevation: 5416m
Trekking Suggested Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and taken to the Hotel. Your first night you will spend in Kathmandu. Bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast we will take you sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temple which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon we will return you to the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (6 hours drive)
You have a 7 hour scenic drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. O/N at Besi Sahar.
Day 04: On this day we begin our trekking. Besi Sahar to Baundanda (1300m)
Walking through Besi Sahar village, the trail drops to a stream and crossing the sub-tropical forest you will reach to Khudi, a Gururng village. Following the route of the Marshyangdi valley which has great views of Manaslu and Himalchuli, you will get to Bhulbule. Crossing Marshyangdi Khola(river) on a along suspension bridge you will come to the ACAP check post, passing a majestic waterfall, watching langur monkeys along the way, the trail reaches to Ngadi and to Lampata. Then finally making a short steep climb you will reach Baundanda, an attractive village. O/N at Baundanda.
Day 05: Baundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Descend on a steep, slippery trail and then climb to Lili Bhir, where you can visit the small hot spring. The trek to Khanigaon (1170m) and further on to Ghermu Phant with a huge waterfall. The trail descends, crosses the Marshyangdi on a bridge at Syange (1080m) and climbs to Shree Chaur. Passing a small waterfall, descend little bit and the trail reaches Jagat (1330m). After Jagat we take a long climb through the forest where we reach to Chamje. O/N at Chamje.
Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m)
Crossing the Marshyangdi river and making several ups and down the trail forwards through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Tal Besi and to the foot of a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675m). Descending following the east bank of river, the trek gets to Karte and climbs to Dharapani (1920m). Then the trek enters the east- west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and finally reaches to Bagarchap. O/N at Bagarchap.
Day 07: Bagarchap to Chame (2630m)
From Bagarchap the trail climbs through forest to Dhanakyu (2290m), crosses several landslides and travels uphill through the forest to Lattemarang (2360m). The trail climbs and then descends to Thanchok and to Kotho (2590m), a meadow surrounded by huge pine and spruce trees. Walking about half- hour you will reach to Chame, the administrative head quarters for the Manang district. From here you have the excellent view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. O/N at Chame.
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3190m)
From Chama you will reach Bhratang after walking through the pine forest and huge apple orchard which is surrounded by a stone wall. The trail forward has admirable views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and reaches to Pisang, upper part of Manang Valley. O/N at Manang Valley.
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
The trails makes a long climb with the excellent view of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7134m), reach to Manang airstrip at Hongde (3325m). Crossing to the north bank of Marshyangdi on a bridge the trail reach Mungji (3360m) and climb to Bryaga (3550m), Tibetan-style village. Finally forwarding you will reach Manang. O/N at Manang.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang
After having breakfast you will climb the ridge to the north of the village for excellent views of Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Tarke Kang (7193m). If you descend from the village you will see the glacial lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from Gangapurna (7454m). Back to Manang. O/N at Manang.
Day 11: Manang to Letdar (4250m)
From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tengi, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley, reaches the small village of Gunsang (3930m). The trail passes through a sparse forest of juniper, rose, and barberry and crosses a large stream, to reach Yak Kharka (4090m). Walking about an hour further you will reach Letdar. O/N at Letdar.
Day 12: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m)
From Letdar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and cross the stream on a bridge. Then making a short descent you will reach to Thorung Phedi. O/N at Throung Phedi.
Day 13: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m)
From Thorung Phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. From here the views are outstanding. The trail descends steeply and during the decent there are excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where you can see the impressive temple of Lord Shiva. O/N at Muktinath.
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)
From Muktinath the trail descends to Jharkot and to Khingar. Beyond Khingar you will meet the junction of two routes. The first one is Kagbeni (the entrance of upper Mustang) and another is to Jomsom. Then the trail proceeds to Eklebatti following the Kali Gandaki River. You will finally reach to Jomsom where you can see the Annapurna Conservation Project check post, hospital, airport and army camp. O/N at Jomsom. If you like to shorten your trek you can fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 15: Jomsom to Larjung (2560m)
The trail forwards to Marpha (2680m), the large Thakali village. Passing the agricultural projects, you will reach to Tukuche Distillery and to the village of Tukuche (2580m). Crossing the Thapa Khola you will get to Khobang. Then crossing the stream and passing the local school you will reach to Larjung. O/N at Larjung.
Day 16: Larjung to Ghasa (2010m)
From Larjung the trail proceeds through the forest and reaches to Dhampu where you can see old picturesque houses. Crossing the Kaligandaki you will reach to Kalopani (2530m) and to Lete (2480m). Making several ups and downs the trail reaches to Kiaku (2180m). From Kiaku the trail crosses the ridge and reaches to Ghasa. O/N at Ghasa.
Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
The route crosses the Kaligandaki River on a suspension bridge and descends to Thapla (1890m). Making a steep and rocky decent you will reach Kopchepani and Rupse Chhahara where you can see the beautiful water fall. From Rupse Chhahara walking about thirty minutes you will get to Dana (1450m). Crossing the Bhalu Khola on a suspension bridge the trail meets Guithe (1320m). Passing through a small tunnel you will reach to Tatopani where you can enjoy the relaxing hot springs. O/N at Tatopani.
Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorapani (2870m)
From Tatopani the trail again crosses the river and then climbs Shikha, a large and prosperous Magar village and forwards to Phalate. Beyond Phalate you will meet the trail junction and going further you can get to Chitre. The trail forwards through rhododendron and Mongolia forest and finally reaches to Ghorapani. O/n at Ghorapani.
Day 19: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Early in the morning you can climb about one hour to Poon Hill (3210m), the viewpoint for sunrise taking in the views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and Machhapuchchhre. Return back to the Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will climb to Gurung Hill, crossing pine and rhododendron forest’s with excellent views you will trek down to Deorali (3090m), then further trek down to Banthati (2650m). Passing Banthati trek down to the small river and climbing up the trail heads to Tadapani. O/N at Tadapani.
Day 20: Tadapani to Ghandruk (190m)
The trail descends steeply through the forest to Baisi Kharka. Then the trail further descends to a stream, crossing the stream the trail proceeds towards Ghandruk, a beautiful village where you can have excellent views of Annapurna South and also the headquarters of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). O/N at Ghandruk.
Day 21: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m)
From Ghandruk the trail descends to Chane (1690m) and to Kimchi (1640m). Following the ridge downhill to Kehone Danda then to Kliu (1390m) and on to a suspension bridge over the Sadhu Khola, finally arriving alongside the modi Khola you will reach to Shauli Bazaar (1140m). Passing through the lovely birch forest you will get to Lamakhet and then to Birethanti (1000m). Walking about half an hour you will reach to Napa Pul. O/N at Naya Pul.
Day 22: Drive back to Pokhara (1 hours drive). Take a day Sightseeing around Pokhara valley including Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake and also David’s fall. O/N at Pokhara.
Day 23: Drive back to Kathmandu 6 hours drive (6 hours drive or30 minutes flight as your wish).
Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 24: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.
Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road, as per itinerary.
3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
Three Queen City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
International Airport Departure Tax.
Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
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