Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Depending upon your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Kathmandu - Besisahar - Jagat. – 9/10 hrs drive
We will pick you up from your hotel for the drive to Besi Sahar. Our journey begins through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. We will be passing through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers meet. Approximately 7 to 8 hours of a drive we reach foothills around Besi Sahar (760m). Through the villages of Ngadi and Lampata the trail leads to Bahundanda and continuing high above the river eventually western side of the Marsyangdi at Syange after which the trail becomes steep in parts, reaching the ancient village of Jagat.
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1860m) – 7/8 hrs trek
The initial route of trek begins from Jagat where the trail continues with a zigzag way across the right side of Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. It is one of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district after crossing the bridge near Tal. The trail advances through barely, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. Afterward, we pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang Valley.
Day 4: Trek to Chame (2670m) – 5/6 hrs Trek
After registering in ACAP office, we advance our climbs over a spur, steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. Throughout the day one can enjoy spectacular views of Annapurna II (7937m). The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque, a valley surrounded by apple orchards. Climbing steeply zigzag section of the road through Rhododendron forest, the trail climbs along the fir forest which follows the river for a time amongst the maple and oak trees. Finally at the entrance to Chame, is along with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of Manang district.
Day 5: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Departing Chame, we cross the northern side of the river and follow a relatively easy trail up through apple orchards to the village of Baratang. We then start advance trail through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising from the river that provides us beautiful scenery of the journey so far. Then, we move towards the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape.
Day 6: Trek to Manang via Ngawal (3540m) – 4 hrs trek
Continuing on the south side of the river, the trail includes a long climb over a ridge which passes through Upper Pisang via Ngawal as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak. On the way, we pass through pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. As we walk near Manang, the climate becomes more cold and dry.
Day 7: Rest day in Manang
We rest at Manang today after the long treks in the past few days accompanied by fine day walks over viewing the panoramic views of the villages.
Day 8: Trek to Ledar (4250m) – 5/6 hrs trek
We continue our trail that ascents towards the Thorong La pass as we climb steadily through Tenki and leaving Marshyangdi Valley. As we continue along the Jarsang Khola Valley. we arrive at Ledar that lies at the elevation of 4250m.
Day 9: Trek to Phedi or High Camp (4600m)
The first small settlement we reach after a steady walk upwards is Letdar. It is an uphill walk towards Thorong Phedi. We now ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorong Phedi. On the way, we go through the outstanding views of Mt. Ghundang, Mt. Syagang.
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong Pass
The trail becomes steep as soon as we leave Thorong Phedi. Following rocky ridges, as it ascends to the Thorong La pass, the Great Barrier Ridge appears. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. The site one can see upon reaching the pass is of traditional chorten, prayer flags, and cairn, and the panorama of Himalayan giants along with the first view of the immense Kali Gandaki valley to the west.
Day 11: Trek to Marpha (2700m) – 7/8 hrs trek
Today’s trek begins with the downhill walk to Kali Gandaki Gorge having arid landscapes opening on the Tibetan plateau to the north, high mountains covered with snow to the south (Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himal). Passing down to Jomsom, we cross Jarkhot and Kagbeni which are also worth visiting. Further descending down we reach Marpha, a delightful Thakali village. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Marpha is well known for its apples, apple cider, apricot and peach wine.
Day 12: Trek to Kalopani (2500m) – 7 hrs trek
After breakfast, we head out to Kalopani, crossing the river and walking through Tibetan Refugee camp at Chairoto Tukuche. From Tukuche, the trail is undulating and passing through small villages of Sauru, Kobang and Larjungon the way, making our way down to Kalopani.
Day 13: Trek to Tatopani (1200m) – 7 hrs trek
From Kalo Pani, we follow the standard trail until we reach Ghasa. From Ghasa the trail descends steeply up to RupseChhahara (Waterfall). From Rupse, the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani. The word “Tatopani” is also known as the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Take a dip into the hot spring to relax your sore muscles after long walks.
Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) – 7 hrs trek
Today we climb steadily through thick forest until we reach Shikha. From this vantage point we have stunning views down through the Kali Gandaki Valley and across to the Dhaulagiri range. Continuing through rhododendron forest we make our way to Ghorepani.
Day 15: Morning visit Poonhill (3150m) then trek to Tikhedhunga (1350m) - 7 hrs trek
Early morning take a short hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to enjoy the panoramic sunrise views over the peaks of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri amongst others. Afterward, we return to Ghorepani for a breakfast before descending to Tikhedhunga.
Day 16: Trek to Hille and drive to Pokhara (900m) – 4/5 hrs trek
Today we will trek down to Hille which takes approx. 2 hrs walk. Our vehicle will be waiting for you and will transfer you to hotel.
Pokhara is Nepal's second largest town and is far more relaxed than Kathmandu. It’s beautiful lakeside setting beneath the imposing shadow of the stunning Annapurna Range, make it the perfect ending point for our trek.
Remaining day at leisure
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today morning, you are transferred to Pokhara airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are transferred to Hotel.
Day 18: In Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel.
Head out to the sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur City and Patan City.
Day 19: Final departure
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport checks in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.