Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 meters)
One of our representatives will be waiting for you when you arrive at the Kathmandu airport. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. You can then spend the rest of the day taking rest and relaxing at the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation (1,300 meters)
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The sightseeing tour mainly consists of visiting the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Boudhanath Temple. After the tour, we will return back to our Hotel and prepare for tomorrow's trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Dharapani (1,860 meters) via Besisahar (760 meters), Duration: 09 - 10 Hours
From Kathmandu, we will begin our drive to Dharapani via Besisahar. It is a long journey that winds along beautiful Nepali townships and countryside. We begin our trek as we drive along the Trishuli River. As you enter Besisahar, you can catch glimpses of the Annapurna Himal (8091m) on the outskirts of the city some distance away. Dharapani is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,670 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
Today, we will trek our way through steep forested ridges alongside several landslides on route to Chame. Remarkable views of the Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV (7,525m) loom up over the valley, proving a wonderful Himalayan tapestry in the skyline. We will also come across a small hot spring along the way. Overnight in Chame.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,200 meters), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500 meters from the river as we trek out towards Pisang from Chame. The religious ambiance in the region is evident as we pass through monasteries and temples like Talekhu and Bhratang respectively. Pisang is one of those places that show the best of Nepal: scenery, mountains, culture, and generosity of spirit. Overnight in Pisang.
Day 06: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Pisang
Acclimatization is an important part of any trek. We take short hikes and walks around the area where we can interact with the locals and observe the lifestyle in the region. Throughout the day, the views of Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Tilicho (7134m) tower over the village quite dramatically. Overnight in Pisang.
Day 07: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380 meters), Duration: 4 - 5 Hours
We will begin our trek towards the Pisang Base Camp, ascending on a trail that passes through the thin forest of oaks and vast grasslands. The open pasture is used for grazing yaks and is also the best place to set up our camp. We can prepare for the trek tomorrow or enjoy the Himalayan greetings of nature herself. Overnight at the Pisang Peak Base Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Ascending on the south-west ridge, we will reach the high camp of the Pisang Peak. Here, some basic climbing training will be given by our guide. We will learn to use some of the equipment so that the climb in the following can be done smoothly. We take ample rest and sleep early as we begin the climb early in the morning. Overnight at Pisang Peak High Camp.
Day 09: Summit Day! High Camp to Pisang Summit (6,091 meters) and return to Base Camp of Pisang Village, Duration: 8 - 9 Hours
We will begin our trek early in the morning. The trail initially is mostly on rocky surfaces. The peak is steep- hence, there is not much snow. We advise you to properly follow the instructions of the climb leader during the scaling. The views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna ranges and others peaks of the massif are extraordinary from the Pisang summit. After spending some time at the summit, we will return to the base camp for an overnight stay. If you want, you can also continue on down onwards the village.
Day 10: Trek to Manang Village (3,540 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
From Pisang, there are two routes to Manang. Passing through Upper Pisang via Geru, we can enjoy outstanding views of Mount Annapurna (8091m), the Pisang Peak (6091m) and the Lamjung Himal (6983m) while making our way to Manang. The village of Manang is situated in the broad valley of the Marsayangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range Overnight at Manang.
Day 11: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Manang Village
This is another day for acclimatization. Manang is a great place to acclimatize. Sitting at an altitude of 3,519 meters, Manang is well-known to be a good place to stop on the Annapurna Circuit to adjust to the altitude as well. If you want to explore the local cultural heritage, there are a number of gompas and monasteries in the smaller villages around Manang. Overnight at Manang.
Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marsayangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jharsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward; we will be passing a few pastures and a hamlet of juniper trees as we steadily gain elevation. After passing through Ghunsa, meadows, and pastures we finally reach another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 13: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4525 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
It is an uphill walk to Thorong Phedi. We pass through Ledar village and small settlements to make way to Thorong Phedi. Our trek trail continues along he Kone Khola and we can see some landslide-prone areas as we gain altitude. Finally, we reach Thorung Phedi after making quick stop at the local tea houses. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3,760 meters) Via Thorong La (5416 meters), Duration: 9 - 10 Hours
We will be crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m) from east to west (Manang to Muktinath). There is practically no vegetation on the western side, a contrast to the Manang valley where vegetation and cultivation make up the landscape. Getting up at around three in the morning, we will walk up the mountain. Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2,720 meters) via Kagbeni (2,810 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus alike. The Muktinath Temple, also called the Chumig Gyatsa, is the symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists of the world. The holy shrine, which is said to have arisen on its own, is one of eight such shrines dedicated to the God. In the morning, we will tour the temple area and a Buddhist monastery located close to the temple. After the short tour, we will continue our trek to Jomsom, popular for its sweet apples and strong winds via Kagbeni. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, Duration: 25 minutes
Following a scenic flight to Pokhara, we bid farewell to Jomsom. On reaching Pokhara, we can explore the attractions of the city or enjoy the environment around the lakeside. Here, we can indulge in buying some souvenirs or sampling some local delicacies or riding the boat on the lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu, Duration: 6 Hours
We head to Kathmandu after breakfast and we can notice the lifestyle of the people. We drive through undulating roads and relish the beautiful landscapes and lush vegetation. We can explore the city and shop for souvenirs to spend the final day in the country. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final Departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight from where you will depart.
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