|Group Size||2-16 persons||Duration||15 Days|
|Max Altitude||5200 meters||Difficulty Level||C- Streneous|
|Places||Kathmandu , Pokhara , Chame , Dharapani , Manang , Muktinath , Jomsom , Pisang , Jagat|
|Activities||Classical Trek , Trekking , Trekking in Nepal|
|Area||Thorong La Pass , Annapurna Region|
|Trip Style||Adventurous , Trekking , Trekking in Nepal|
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Places Visited: Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer and check in at hotel. After a short rest assemble at the lobby for a briefing by our local Tour Leader on the entire itinerary. Evening free or group dinner.
Drive to Besisahar, trek to Bhulebule
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive towards Pokhara. After leaving Kathmandu valley we follow the river to Mugling. We then continue to Besisahar where we begin our trek. From here we walk down to the river and cross to the east side to avoid the current construction of a new road. Our trail undulates above the river and for about 2 hours walking through quite country side with rice paddies and villages we finally meet the main trail at Bhulebule.
Places Visited: Jagat
The trail continues up the east bank of the river passing by beautiful waterfalls to Ngaddi. Here we cross a suspension bridge and then begin a steady climb through shrub forest finally arriving at Lampatta, a Manangi village with colourful Buddhist prayer flags hanging all over the village. A final short sharp ascend brings us to the village of Bahundanda, perched on a ridge at 1311m. From the ridge we descend to the river at Syange (1136m) where we once more cross the river. The trail then follows the river to Jagat.
Places Visited: Dharapani
Today our trail leads to Chyamje, after where we cross the suspension bridge and climb through the oak forest. The trail then emerges into a level valley where 'Tal', the next village is situated at the foot of a grand waterfall (1700m). Crossing the river a couple of times we reach the village of Dharapani at 1943m.
Places Visited: Chame
Beyond this village we continue our climb over a spur to Bagarchap, at 2164m. The name of this village means 'butcher's place' and, although Buddhist, the people of this region do hunt animals. Continuing we follow the trail through the green forest to Dhanagyu and climb to Temang, where we have lunch alongwith magnificent views of Manaslu and Peak 29. The trail then descends towards the fir and pine forests to Koto and Chame (2713m),the administrative centre of the Manang district.
Places Visited: Pisang
We now experience a dramatic change of scenery. Leaving the forest and vegetation of the alpine region behind, we enter the upper district of Manang, known as Nyeshang. At first our trail follows the river closely through a huge canyon before coming to Brathang at 2919m. The trail then follows the steep narrow valley through the deep forest which offers fine views of the Annapurna II. We cross the river where the curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises nearly 1500m from the riverbank, and climb to the village of Pisang at 3,185m.
Places Visited: Manang
There are 2 options today. The energetic can take the high route to Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal which offers a wonderful walk with great views across of the Annapurna. We drop down to the main trail just before Braga and continue on the main trail to Manang. The second option is to take the shorter main trail to Manang which climbs a low pass into the valley below Pisang Peak. As we continue up the valley, it becomes increasingly barren, and eventually we reach Braga, a picturesque village dominated by a large ancient gompa. Passing carved mani walls we arrive at the village of Manang at 3351m. The longer walk takes approximately 8-9 hours and respectively the shorter walk takes 5-6 hours.
Acclimatisation day Manang
We spend this day around Manang acclimatising to the high altitude. Most people climb the hill behind Manang to enjoy the magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range and the enormous icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna. This part of the trek is where we are closest to the mountains. Across the valley the huge bulk of Gangapurna and the Annapurna tower way above us- the sunset and sunrise over this great amphitheatre is one of the most beautiful experience one could always cherish in their memories of Nepal.
Leaving Manang we head towards the base of the Thorong La. We climb out of Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. We are above the forests now and pass through dry, alpine country, with shrub juniper and occasional clumps of birch. We spend tonight at a lodge in Yak Kharka. We will reach the lodge by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will have an acclimatisation walk into the surrounding hills. Please ! Look out for the Blue Sheep that inhabit this cold, windy spot.
Another short day to aid acclimatisation. The scenery becomes more wild as we continue ascending the valley. At one point we descend to cross the Jarsang Khola, and traverse a scree slope to the lone teahouses at Phedi at the foot of the Thorong La (4,400m).Thorong Phedi can be very cold and windy. In the afternoon we can go for a walk up to Thorong High Camp which is the last lodge and is about an hour above Phedi.
Places Visited: Muktinath
A long day as we leave Phedi very early the next morning for the climb to the pass. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat as we approach the top, although the altitude still makes the going tough. Eventually, after numerous false summits, we reach the pass itself at 5416m. Ahead there is a magnificent panorama of snow-capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet, and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of the Annapurna. Directly in front of us is the great chasm of the Kali Gandaki, 2,500m. It's a very long descend that begins gently and becomes steeper, as we follow a series of switch-backs down to the grassy slopes, before easing off to a gentle descent to Muktinath (3802m).
Places Visited: Jomsom
Today is the last day of the trek as we head towards Jomosom. It is an easy trail
passing through the settlement of Jharkot (3550m) down to the Kali Gandaki Valley. The wind blown rock formations surrounding us are reminiscent of Tibet. The last part of our walk takes us along the rocky Kali Gandaki to the town of Jomsom.
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Places Visited: Pokhara
We take a flight to Jomsom to Pokhara.
Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara
A free day in Kathmandu for individual sightseeing. Recommended are the Monkey temple also known as Swayambhunath, the largest Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath and the Hindu temple at Pashupatinath.
Places Visited: Kathmandu
Final departure, Transfer to airport.
All necessary airport Pick up and drop off.
All necessary permits
Airport pick up and drop transfer to hotel.
All ground transportation as per the itinerary
First aid Kit
Arrival & departures\ transfers
RT Bags 1 per client
Bed and Breakfast in all Tea houses/Lodges.
One good English-speaking Nepali guide
All accommodation (B&B twin sharing basis) with Breakfast during trek (As per Itinerary).
All domestic flights included (As per Itinerary).
International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
all client and trekkers insurance
Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
The services not mentioned in “cost Includes
All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu pokhara and on trek days.
All type of insurance for participants
Major meals (lunch and dinner)
Personal expenses such as telephone calls
Personal medical insurance and Medicine
One of Nepal's classic trek.
Learn about their culture.
Passing through amazing variety of landscape.
Cross the formidable Thorong La Pass(5416m).