Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara. We begin by traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 2: Pokhara - Kagbeni (2,858 m). Take a morning flight to Jomsom, the Head quarters of Mustang district. Reach to Jomsom village after crossing the Kaligandaki River Bridge then trek about 3 hrs through the bank of Kaligandaki and reach to Ekley Bhatti village. Trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni, which lies at the band of two rivers, Kaligandaki (flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri (flows from Mt. Nilgiri). There is a good current of wind that blows 10:00 am to 5:00 pm through out the trail. Total trekking time: 4-5 hrs.
Day 3: Kagbeni - Muktinath (3,817 m). Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists with a Gompa and pagoda style. Pagoda is dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Total trekking time: 5 hrs.
Day 4: Muktinath - Jomsom (2,709 m). The trail descend to the valley for over 1,525 m. below and there is a dramatic arid landscape, which continues up to Jomsom. On the Kaligandaki trading route it is a major and almost busy village.
Day 5: Jomsom - Larjung (2,522 m). The valley is dominated by Thakalis interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the Lutheran slopes. Total trekking time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 6: Larjung - Ghasa (1,970 m). A dramatic change of vegetation from dry arid desert to pine and Confer forest can be found while palling between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Passing through Kalopani, magnificent views of Annapurna range can be seen. Overnight in the Ghasa. Total trekking time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 7: Ghasa - Tatopani (1,189 m). Gradually going down to Tatopani, treks enter valleys and fields. The beautiful Rupse chhahara (waterfall) leaves behind while reaching Dana village for lunch. Then 3 hrs easy walk to Tatopani through the bank of Kaligandaki river for overnight rest.
Day 8: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,855 m). Steadily climbs all day up to Ghorepani. After lunch at Sikha village, the trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendron and reaches to Ghorepani. The best view of sun set over Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be seen from here. Total trekking time: 7 hrs.
Day 9: Ghorepani. Today you are free to enjoy all the beauty and mystery of this region or simply relax.
Day 10: Ghorepani - Tirkhedhunga (1,577 m). Descending to Tirkhedhunga, Mules loaded with goods can be seen en route. Total trekking time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Tirkhedhunga - Pokhara (915 m). Walk up 5 hrs to Nayapul (New Bridge) and drive to Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu. The last day of the tour. Home departure.
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