Day 1: Kathmandu - Besi Sahar. Drive out from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar early in the morning by reserved bus and local bus (depends on the size of the group).
Day 2: Besi Sahar - Bahundanda (hill of the Brahmins 1310 m). Along the route the trail follows a stream and climbs to Denauti, then slippery rocks lead to the Marshyangdi Khola. During this route the villages Khudi. Ngadi and Lampa are interesting to see.
Day 3: Bahudanda - Chamje (2160 m). Beautiful water falls, some forests full of birds, villages occupied by Tibetan heritage. Tea houses and guests houses are available.
Day 4: Chamje - Bagarchhap (2160 m). It is a village of Tibetan architecture. A well mentioned Diki Gompa is a famous place to see.
Day 5: Bagarchhap - Chame (2630 m). This is a nice camping place and several years ago it was the district Headquarters of Manang. Police check post, school, health post, post office, bank, wireless station are there, with the facility of electricity. On the route the Annapurna (II 7937 m), (IV 7525 m), Ganesh Himal and Manasalu Himal (8156 m) are visible.
Day 6: Chame - Pisang (3190 m). A Khampa settlement is known as Bratang now a days abandoned. One can find over there a stone memory to a Japanese climber who died in an avalanche. Crossing the Thorong La pass, Pisang peak, Annapurna II and other natural beauties blow one's mind.
Day 7: Pisang - Manang (3335 m). During the trek we cross the place, known as Nyseyang (wheat barley). They also grow potatoes and beans. Horses are the means of transportation. Life standard is better at Manang. There is a chance to buy medicines and warm clothes.
Day 8: Pisang - Manang. A day dedicated for your acclimatization. There is a good opportunity to climb the north ridge of the village and have a view of the Annapurna II, IV, Glacier Dome and other excellent scenery.
Day 9: Manang - Letdear. Trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tingi and continues to Marsyangdi valley. Yak Kharka and Letdear is next to last shelter before the pass.
Day 10: Letdear - Thorang Phedi. A wooden bridge at (3320 m) should be crossed to reach Thorang Phedi (4420 m). Sometime snow can block the pass. In such a situation this place is really crowded. Usually people schedule is 3:00 am to departure, which is not necessary. The ideal departure could be made between 4:00 and 5:00 am.
Day 11: Thorang Phedi - Muktinath (3800 m). During the season of December to January there are very few chances to cross Thorang La pass. If porters are not well equipped, they may suffer badly due to the cold and the storm.
Day 12: Muktinath - Jomsom (2713 m). Trail descends to Jomsom, this is a nice place from where trek could be shortened by flight back to Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Day 13: Jomsom - Kalopani (2580 m). Trek becomes easier as trail follows downwards. But no doubt, natural beauties are unforgettable. You may enjoy along the route the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and so on.
Day 14: Kalopani - Tatopani (1680 m). Tatopani means hot water in Nepali. Thus this village gains the name as Tatopani from the hot spring.
Day 15: Tatopani. This is a spot with more facilities and there are hotels and guesthouses which offers good accommodation.
Day 16: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2775 m). Ghorepani means horse water in Nepal. Along the route you will have a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Himalchuli and the Glacier. They all are excellent to be explored.
Day 17: Ghorepani - Birethanti (1065 m).
Day 18: Birethanti - Pokhara.
Day 19: Kathmandu - Departure. End of the service.
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