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Annapurna Yoga Adventure Trek, Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Yoga & Spiritual Experience  
Season: October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)

The classical Annapurna trek with the combination of Manang valley provides the spectacular views of high mountains, picturesque lowland farms, village farms and Local villages. The added advantages to this interesting journey are getting to know about the culture of people of this place and crossing the Thorung La High Pass which is very popular and best approached in a counter clockwise direction, which allows for a more gradual climb to the height of 5,416 m covering the most magnificent views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and the Tibetan Himalayan ranges. It also takes you from dense forests to the sparse Tibetan plateau, passing through ethnic villages of different communities including Gurungs, Tamangs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangies, Brahmins and Chhetris.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Arrival in Kathmandu airport, greeted by our guide and transfer to hotel followed by shopping for trekking gear and an evening briefing about the trek and all programs. After briefing, meet with yogi to do some light evening stretching, evening enjoy welcome dinner with groups followed by Nepali traditional Cultural Dance. O/n at Hotel. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu to Bulbule (790 m, 6-hour drive).

After breakfast, the crews and the bus arrive and we set to drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. The drive takes about 6 hours to reach to Bhulbhule, the capital of Lamjung district of Nepal. The drive continues on the Prithvi Highway towards Pokhara and passes several valleys villages mostly through the banks of beautiful river like Trishuli and Marsyangdi. After Dumre on Prithvi Highway, we head through the forests, terraced plains on the bank of Marsyangdi River for about two hours before reaching Bhulbhule. O/n at Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Bhulbhule to Chamje (1,410 m).

After sunrise yoga, our adventure continues! Crossing Marshyangdi Khola (river) on a long suspension bridge you will come to the ACAP check post, passing a majestic waterfall, watching langur monkeys along the way. The trail reaches to Ngadi and to Lampata. Then finally making a short steep climb you will reach Baundanda Descend on a steep, slippery trail and then climb to Lili Bhir, where you can visit a small hot spring. The trek continues to Khanigaon (1170 m) and further on to Ghermu Phant with a huge waterfall. Then the trail descends, crosses the Marshyangdi on a bridge at Syange (1080 m) and climbs to Shree Chaur. Passing a small waterfall, we descend a little bit and the trail reaches Jagat (1330 m). After Jagat we take a long climb through the forest where we arrive at Chamj. Evening Yoga to stretch our tired feet from first day of trekking. O/N at mountain Lodge. Includes": (B, L, D).

Day 4: Chamje to Bagarchap (2,160 m).

Early morning sunrise yoga. After breakfast, we start another beautiful day of walking crossing the Marshyangdi river and making several ups and downs along the trail through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Tal Besi and to the foot of a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675 m). Descending following the east bank of river, the trail gets to Karte and climbs to Dharapani (1920 m). Then the trek enters the east-west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and finally reaches Bagarchap. Evening sunset Yoga. O/N at mountain Lodge. Includes: (B, D, L).

Day 5: Bagarchap to Chame (2,630 m).

Early morning yoga and after Breakfast we leave from Bagarchap. The trail climbs through the forest to Dhanakyu (2290 m), and continues uphill through the forest to Lattemarang (2360 m). The trail then descends to Thanchok and to Kotho (2590 m), a meadow surrounded by huge pine and spruce trees. Chame is the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. From here you have an excellent view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Evening yoga, O/N at mountain lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Chame to Pisang (3,190 m).

Sunrise yoga at early morning to energize your body, and after Breakfast trek continues. From Chame, you will reach Bhratang after walking through the pine forest and huge apple orchard which is surrounded by a stone wall. The trail has admirable views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and ends for the day at Pisang, upper part of Manang Valley. Evening Yoga, O/N at mountain lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Pisang to Manang (3,540 m).

Morning yoga, after breakfast the trails takes a long ascent with the excellent view of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7134 m), reaching Manang airstrip at Hongde (3325 m). Crossing to the north bank of Marshyangdi on a bridge, the trail passes Mungji (3360 m) and climbs to Bryaga (3550 m), Tibetan-style village. Finally, you will reach Manang. Evening yoga, O/n at mountain lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Manang.

Early morning sunrise yoga and after having breakfast you will climb the ridge to the north of the village for excellent views of Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Tarke Kang (7193 m). If you descend from the village you will see the glacial lake at the foot of the huge ice fall that drops from Gangapurna (7454 m) back to Manang. Evening yoga O/n at mountain Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 9: Manang to Letdar (4,250 m).

Morning yoga and after breakfast from Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tengi, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley, reaching the small village of Gunsang (3930 m). The trail passes through a sparse forest of juniper, rose, and barberry and crosses a large stream, to reach Yak Kharka (4090 m). Walking about an hour further you will reach Letdar. Evening yoga O/n at mountain Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 10: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4,420 m).

Morning Yoga and after breakfast from Letdar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and cross the stream on a bridge. Then making a short descent you will reach Thorung Phedi. Evening yoga, O/n at mountain Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 11: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 m).

An early morning wake-up, after breakfast we set out for the toughest part of the trek. The trail begins with a steep ascent immediately behind the last lodge of Thorung Phendi. The route is steep at first but becomes less so as you gain altitude. At Thorung Phendi you cross a small valley, descending to the stream and climbing far across the far slope. The 4-5 hours steep climb takes you prayer flags welcoming you to the top of an icy pass. Two peaks rise up from the saddle of the pass. To the north is Yakawa Kang 6482 m and to the south Khatung Kang 6488 m.

After Throung La, the descent can be very tough though not steep at first. You pass within about 50 m of a large glacier. The trail continues steeply down from here, crossing a stream to more yak herders’ huts. Passing through the meadows, you reach Muktinath. The entire walk from Thorung-La is about 4 hours and during this trail you can have the first views of Dhaulagiri 8167 m (the world's seventh highest mountain). O/n at mountain Lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,710 m).

Early morning sunrise yoga and after breakfast trek starts from Muktinath. The trail descends to Jharkot and to Khingar. Beyond Khingar you will meet the junction of two routes. The first one is Kagbeni (the entrance of upper Mustang) and another is to Jomsom. Then the trail proceeds to Eklebatti following the Kali Gandaki River. You will end the day at Jomsom where you can see the Annapurna Conservation Project check post, hospital, airport and army camp. Evening Yoga and O/n at mountain lodge. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara.

The day wake up early catch tea/coffee at lodge, next to the airport. After, catch a 20-minute scenic flight to Pokhara with great views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and rest of the day is free at your own leisure and in the evening final yoga with the group. O/n at Hotel. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 14: Pokhara.

End of the trip at Pokhara and you may stay extra days at Pokhara or return to Kathmandu or extend to another trip, with which we will be happy to assist you. Options include: going on a safari or white water rafting/kayaking or another trek with us.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Regular (Price): US$1,800 per person.
- A $500.00 deposit is necessary to secure your spot, with the balance due prior or upon your arrival in Nepal.
- Payment type: Bank transfer or credit card.

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