This trek is best of the Annapurna Circuit, offering a unique insight into the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal. Trekking in the Annapurna region is the best approach to have a close look at the formation of mysterious nature’s wonders which have facilitated this region to be highly concentrated trekking spot amongst the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been recognized as one of the World’s best Trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA).
At the top of the pass we savour majestic mountain views before descending to the holy temples at Muktinath. We further descend into the valley at Jomsom at the foot of world’s deepest gorge, cutting between the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From Jomsom we fly to Pokhara where we enjoy two nights close to the beautiful Phewa Tal Lake.
Anyone with sound health can join this trek since this trek has been set on the basis of slow hike pace to get full acclimatization with a view to enable our clients to get ultimate fun of trekking in this Himalayan paradise.
Day 01: arrive to Kathmandu:
Our Company representative will pick up you from airport and you will be transferred to hotel at Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m)
Beshisahar can be reached in 6-7 hours driving by private bus or Jeep from Kathmandu. We follow the Prithivi high way up to Dumre and the follow branch road towards right side. This is the district headquarter of Lamjung.
Day 03:Besisahar to Ngadi 930m
From Beshisahar we drive forward to Bulbule for around one hour on bumpy road and then we start walking after crossing the steel bridge we follow the trekking trail from next to Marsyangdi river to get to Ngadi. Some people some people direct go by driving to Ngadi.
Day 04: Ngadi to Jagat 1300m
From Ngadi we go up to Bahundanda observing the terrace field and local lifestyle. From bahundanda the trail descend little down and gets easily to Jagat. Which is small village just above the Marsyangdi river.
Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani 1860m
In the morning we start walking to Chyamje ( 1430 m) and following the trekking old trail via Taal village (1700 m) we get to Dharapani in the afternoon which is in Manag district. It takes around 6-7 hours walking.
Day 06:Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
Chame is the headquarter of Manang district which can be reached after passing away the village Bagarchhap ( 2160 m), Timang (2750m), Tangchok and Koto (2600 m).it is a beautiful village having many teahouse lodges and district administration office.
Day 07:Chame to Pisang (3200m)
We will walk a head following the trail via Thaluke and Bharatang village where we have good time to see the local daily life and the cultures. It is in the distance of 6-7 walking hours. Here at Pisang we can visit to Monastery.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
It is in the 6 hours walking distance. There is also small airport here on the way, we still have to go still forward to north side following the trail to , old Buddhist monastery, snow caped mountain and the alpine forest are the main attraction of this area.
Day 09: Rest Day at Manang (3540 m)
We make one rest day here. It is for maintaining the body with local environment. It’s for preventing from high altitude sickness problem. On this day we can visit to Ice Lake or Gompa and Milarepa cave as a short and easy day tour.
Day 10: Manang to Yakharka (4050m)
We start our trek after breakfast and we will ascend up to almost 500 meters on this day above tree line region. On the way we can visit small stupas and maniwalls. Observing the animal Bluesheep and some other good looking birds in the steep hills, we keep going upwards to Yakkharka which takes around 4 hour of walking.
Day 11: Yakharka to High Camp (4925m)
As much as we go higher we will have more beautiful scenery. This day we can see more panoramic Mountain View and unique landscape on snowline. Some people do not stay at high camp they start Thorung pass direct from Phedi (4450 m).
Day 12: High Camp to Muktinath (3760m)
we start walking very early in the morning after breakfast and have to walk slope upwards to the Thorung La (5416 m) top following the snowy path of Himalaya. From the top We can view incredible mountains range. It take four hours to get to the top of Thorung La and then the path goes downward to Muktinath on this day totally we have to walk around 8-9 hours of walking.
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Muktinath is a holy place for both Bhuddist and Hindu pilgrims , where we can see one pagoda styled small temple and 108 water taps on its back and nonstop flaming light in side there. We walk down to Jomsom on this day which is very easy. We can follow the trail either directly to jomsom or via Kagbeni. To get to Jomsom we can also get ride to jeep.
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara or may continue down by foot then Jomsom to Tukuche 2590m
This day we can fly to Pokhara from here in the morning. It takes around 25 minutes to get to pokhara airport. It is an option.
Another alternative: We can continue the trek to Tukuche (2590 m) from the Jomsom following the Kaligandaki river bank.
Day 15: Tukuche to Ghasa (2010m)
This day we walk down to Ghasa passing way the Khobang, larjung and Kalopani villages. We can also get ride to jeep or bus on bumpy road. It takes around 5 hours on foot.
Day 16:Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
We can follow the old trekking trail and also go via road to get to Tatopani.it a natural hot spring in the bank of Kaligandaki river at the bottom of village.
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
From here we cross the river kaligandaki and the the trail slopes upward to Ghorepani. On The way we can meet donkey carrying loads. After walking of around 6-7 hours through the village and terrace field we get to Ghorepani.
Day 18: Walk to Poonhill and trek to Hile 1430m
Early in the morning before breakfast we climb up to a hill, which a very good view point called poonhill (3210 m) from where many world famous mountain range Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range can be seen on rising sun light.From Poonhill we return to Ghorepani and start walk down to the hile after breakfast .This is 6 hours walking in the forest and on the way we can meet few teahouses.
Day 19:Hile to Pokhara 820m
We start walking down to Nayapul (1070m) seeing the typical daily life, local cultures and beautiful landscape. We exit from Annapurna conservation area and from Napapul we take bus or jeep ride for around 2 hours to get to Pokhara.
Return to Kathmandu
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
To return to Kathmandu we have two alternatives. Either we can take 30 minutes flight or 6-7 hours driving. by private reserved vehicle.
Day21: Reserve day this is the day for looking around city and also for buying something as per your interest. We will have farewell dinner all together in Kathmandu on this evening.
Day 22: Departure:
This day we will come to hotel and take you to airport on your given time for the final departure to home with wishing you good luck.