From Kathmandu we travel to the road-head at Besishahar and trek following the Marsyangdi River through rice paddies, terraced fields and Hindu villages in the shadow of the Annapurna and Manasalu ranges. As we ascend, the valley becomes narrower, waterfalls plummet from high above, and the scenery gains a rugged alpine appearance. The trail then bears west behind the Annapurnas, to enter a Trans-Himalayan region populated by people of Tibetan
origin whose prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries are constant reminders of the thriving Buddhist culture. There are dramatic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Gangapurna as we make
the gradual ascent to the village of Manang. We rest and acclimatize for a day here before undertaking the challenging crossing of the Thorong La (5416 m) that links the Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki Valleys.
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 1: Arrivel in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representative and transfer our Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Beshishahar which is some 178 km. and will take some 6 hrs. Along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River popular rafting rivers of Nepal. Overnight in the Beshisahar.
Day 3: Trek to BahunDanda (1310 m) which means “the Hill of the Brahmins” the major cast of the Nepals’ midhill. It will take approximately 6 hrs. Then rice field where the water available can be seen. July- October is the month they grow rice and millet as well at the same time.
Day 4: Trek Bahundanda to the Chyamje (1430 m) Actually for those few days the chance to see the White Mountains is less but the hilly mountains also attracts you. The waterfall in Nepal is always great to see.
Day 5: Trek Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160 m) Now slightly and gradually the trail is hiking up. We will pass number of nice settlements and villages along the route Tal is the nice village to have lunch. Bagarchhap is the small village from where we can see the mountains behind you.
Day 6: Trek Bagarchhap to Chame (2670 m). You will continue to the forest of the Fir and rocky declivities with the view of the Manaslu and Annapurna II (7939 m) Chame is the capital of the Manag district situated in the bank of the river Marshyangdi.
Day 7: Trek to Pisang (3200 m) A spectacular waterfall can be sighted near Brathangs village where small stone memorial is erected in memory of the Japanese hiker, who died passing the ghat Thorong La, since he stayed in the snow storms for many days. Pisang is in the lap of the Pisang peak which is popular peak to climb.
Day 8: Trek to Manang (3540 m). This is really wonderful trail with the pastures by the Yaks, Horses and cattle. The trail offers some magnificent sights of the top of Annapurna’s After short walk from Pisang village the trail forks and one climbs to the Ngwal from where the view of the Annapurna's is wonderful.
Day 9: Rest in Manang for acclimatization. The Himalayan Rescue Association and they brief about the High altitude, sickness and the way to be safe from the problems. The Gangapurna Lake is nice to view and one can walk around the town to explore. There is the mountaineering school also in Manang where the basic training of the mountaineering is given by Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Day 10: Trek Manang to Letdar (4200 m) From Manang the landscape is more like Tibetan platue It seems more gradual rather than up but hard to breathe and take longer time to cover the short distance.
Day 11: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4800 m. This can be hard night with the lack of enough Oxygen. Ready to wake up in early morning for the next most excited day at all.
Day 12: Start the climbing early in the morning. This is the most awaited day for your Nepal trip. The top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m. is the highest point for the whole period. Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God with the meaning of the “God of Salvation”. The Sep- Oct fest is the most interesting and crowded. Apart from this, this is the greatest example of the co-relation and harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism.
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni 2800 m. Kagbeni is the Gateway to Upper Mustang. The monastery supposed to be some 500 yrs old which is situated in the town. Upper is only permitted with the special permit granted in the limited number per year with high royalty . That is 700 US$ per person only for the Govt royalty for at least two person and the trek cost is extra.
Day 14: Kagbeni to Marpha 2670 m passing Jomsom where the airport is situated with the connection to Pokhara. Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district with the government offices. The Eco museum serves here with the collections of Mountains. Marpha is the village of the Thakali peoples the local inhabitant and the apple garden and apple product is the most popular around the area.
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa 2010 m. Ghasa is small town near the Kaligandaki River and popular for the bird watching. The trail from Marpha to Ghasa taken as the deepest gorge in the world. Because the mountain Annapurna I 8091 m. and Dhaulagiri 8168 m. high on both Sides of the River making deep valley.
Day 16: Ghasa to Tatopani 1190 m. “Tatopani” literally means hot water in Nepali and there is the natural hot spring with the small bathing pool. You can enjoy the hot spring pool and relax after long walking.
Day 17: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani 2850 m. Tatopani to Ghorepani is all the way up. This will long way up but it will be easier anyway than the climbing above Manang.
Day 18: Climb up to Poon Hill 3210 m. Early in the morning will take approximately an hour to view the sunrise and the Mountains including the Annapurna South 7219 m, Fishtail 6993 m, Himchuli 6441 m. Other Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri 8168 m. and its range. This is the most popular view point of the Annapurna Region. After the breakfast trek down to Tikhedhunga 1577 m. The trail is in the jungle of the Rhododendron the national flower of Nepal.
It is believed that there is the 9 different species of Rhododendron in this area. Ranges, Dhaulagiri 8168 m and its range. This is the most popular view point of the Annapurna Region. After the breakfast trek down to Tikhedhunga 1577 m. The trail is in the jungle of the Rhododendron the national flower of Nepal. It is believed that there is the 9 different species of Rhododendron in this area.
Day 19: Trek to Nayapul for 3 hrs along the river Bhurundi. Birenthati small town in the confluence of the river Bhurundi and Modi from Annapurna Base Camp and then drive back to Pokhara through the curves road. Tour around the lake, rest and relax in city after 18 days in the mountain.
Day 20: Tour of Pokhara City. Overnight stay in the Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.
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