Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The same evening, you and your team members will be offered typical Nepali food in a fine restaurant. You will also be briefed about the trip, and dropped at your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264ft)
After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.
Day 03: Drive to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) via Beshishahar (830m/2,723ft), 9-10 hrs
This morning we leave Kathmandu for our trek to Annapurna. Drive by 4WD Jeep to Beshishahar first through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Beshishahar is big town and district headquarters of the Lamjung District, stop here for quick lunch. Later on, you have another 5-6 hours shaky ride to Dharapani through Marsyangdy River valley passing by small mountain settlements Ngadi, Jagat, Chyamje, and Taal. Overnight stay in quiet Dharapani village situated on the riverside.
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7 hrs
We continue our trek further to Chame. From where the vegetation changes, people and the landscapes changes and the air will get cooler, the trail then climbs through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Timang, Thangchok, and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This headquarters of Manang district with the grand view of Annapurna II.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,200m/10,496ft), 5-6 hrs
The trails lead from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for an apple orchard. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to the windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening visit upper Pisang for the Tibetan style of houses and monastery with a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.
Day 06: Trek to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs
The trek starts with a pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thanka paintings, and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft)
Today is full of rest for acclimatizing and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After exploring and relaxing day at Manang, visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and if you have a free afternoon, go for a movie show.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), 3-4 hrs
After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclosing view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432), 3-4 hrs
We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have the same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for a wonderful view and tea breaks, we follow a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
Day 10: Trek to to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft), 7-8 hrs
Today is the longest and hardest day of the entire trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches high camp. Walk at your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng-La top and with a great feeling of victory take a short break for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath, one of the famous pilgrimage site in Nepal, after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,670m/8,760ft), 5-6hrs
We visit temple in the morning and continuing our journey descending to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekle Bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, from here onwards the valley gets very windy path, the walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. After lunch explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Driving from Jomsom to Pokhara, 6-8 hours
After breakfast at your hotel, take a drive (arranged by our trek leader/guide) through Kali Gandaki river to Pokhara by bumpy road with the spectacular scenery of Mt. Tukukuche, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri as crossing several different small villages. You will be dropped at your hotel and rest of the time explore the lakeside area or simply relax and overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 7-8 hrs drive
The morning we'll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast and lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, your guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure
Transfer to the international airport and fly to the onward destination.
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