Few places in the world hold such a wonderful variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of a long array of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, hot springs and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly people. This trek takes you far away from the vehicular movement, into the land of the standing mountains.
This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery and an extremely diverse cultural experience along with the vast landscape. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya. It is enjoyable and no technical knowledge is required to undertake this trek.
This trek will start in Pokhara before going through the different villages or settlements called Bhulbhule, Baggarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Churiledar, Phedi, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha and Tatopani. The trek shows some spectacular valleys including Ngwal, Ghyaru, Marshyangdi, Tengi Manang and Kalu Gandaki valley.
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
|Good wind/rain Jacket|
|Warm fleece jacket or Jersey|
|Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.|
|Sun hat or scarf|
|Sunglasses with UV protection|
|Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms|
Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.
Yesyou can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows-
MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$
MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$
MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$
Absolutely, Nepal is safe. Nepal is considered one of the safest countries to travel.Chances are Nepal is safer than your own home country.
Yes, the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking. Our experienced guides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay.You will get boiled water in the lodges, you can also buy sealed water or purify water using tablets.
Your guide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English. They are carefully selected with the appropriate experience, attitude and leadership skills. We can also provide French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish speaking guides.
Yesyou can bring your medication. Please make sure to put it in your original packet and bring your prescription with you.
The tourist police office is located near Nepal Tourism Development Board’s office.They are well trained and fluent in English to assist foreigners. You can always call 100 for police assistance.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will be there to welcome and assist you before transferring you to your booked hotel. After your hotel check-in, you will be provided with a welcome drink followed by the tour briefing. The remaining time is for leisure & relaxation; you can spend the time on your own personal activities. Overnight in Hotel.
You have a free day in Kathmandu for today. Our representative will meet you at the hotel to brief you about your trek and provide your necessary Permits, TIMS cards and other necessary documents required for the trekking. Furthermore, you will have an introduction to the guide who will lead you during your trek. Overnight in Hotel.
For today, we will drive to Bhulbhule. The drive will take about 8 to 9 hours which is quite long but it's a really fun experience through the countryside of Nepal. Mostly you will be driving through small to medium settlements and the environment is quite pleasant too. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent mountains reflecting an incredible scale. The terrace fields are well decorated with the ready to harvest paddy plants and the wind gushing towards your face makes your drive pleasant, smooth and wonderful. when we reach Bhulbhule, you can check-in in the hotel and use the remaining time to interact and to be familiar with your guide(s) before enjoying a good night sleep. Overnight in a local lodge.
Leaving Bhulbhule, we walk through a green lush trail along the dusty road to cross a river to arrive at the village of Lampata. Continuing our walk up and down the trail to arrive at the village of Bahundanda. Overnight in local lodge.
The trail descends down to the Dhule Khola and crosses over to reach the village of Besi. After some decent walking, we encounter the magnificent waterfall at Syange flowing from the high plain hamlet of Ghulima. Afterward, descend down to Marshyangdi River, cross the suspension bridge and climb gently to reach Jagat. Walk along the ridge of the hills and then uphill for about an hour through the bamboo forest, to reach the village of Tal set in the middle of the broad valley. Tal means ‘lake’ in the Nepali language. Overnight in local lodge.
Continuing our trekking, we descend down and cross the suspension bridge over the mighty Marshyangdi River. From here, it is about two hours to reach Dharapani, which means ‘stream’. We continue to walk to Bagarchap. Overnight in local lodge.
The trail gradually climbs up and move ahead through pine forests. Along the way, we will be accompanied by the landscape views of the Annapurna and Nilgiri Peaks. Arriving in Chame, you will be greeted by a large Mani (Buddhist prayer wheel) wall with many Manis. In Chame, people will be actively engaged in activities as it is the head-quarter of the Manang. As a gift of nature, there are two natural hot springs where you can relax and dip in the natural, hot baths. Overnight in local lodge.
Today, the trek begins through the forest areas in a steep, narrow valley. You can enjoy the rugged beauty of the towering Paungda Danda rock face and pose glacial erosion at its finest. The path then leads through a peaceful forest to the upper Manang valley. Upon ascending further, we will reach Pisang, a large & sprawling village. This village bears many lodges which offer delicious meals that challenge your taste buds. Overnight in local lodge.
We will head towards Manang by Ngwal / Ghyaru where spectacular views of the mountains and an exquisite view of the valley can be observed. The trail continues by the northern bank of the river before arriving at Ngwal. One can enjoy some free time and opportunities will be given to explore and soak in nature’s beauty at its rawest form. Overnight in local lodge.
Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang. If the situation allows it, we will enjoy a short boating tour at Gangpura Lake. We can visit the monasteries that are dotted around the area or simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas on the background. It is highly recommended to pay attention to the advice of the Himalayan Rescue Association for your stay in Manang. Overnight in local lodge.
Today we will head towards Churiledar. The trail ascends little by little through Tengi Manang, leaving the valley behind and carrying on towards the north, following the Jarsang river. You will come upon a canyon rising majestically on both sides, showing off its elegant snowy covered peaks. If luck supports you, the Himalayan blue sheep, a rare animal, may welcome you with its presence. Overnight in local lodge.
After crossing the freezing stream, Phedi (foot of the mountain) appears with the walking trail. At this stage, it is essential that you showcase proper signs of acclimatization for your own safety. Phedi is located at the bottom of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in local lodge.
Today the trekking starts early, around 4:00 AM. Even though the trail ascends steeply, there is nothing to worry about as it is frequently used by trekkers. The four to six-hour escalade up the pass offers an awesome view of the Great Barrier and the Kali Gandaki valley. After accomplishing this difficult feat, you will be greeted with a tough descending trail (1600m) to Muktinath. Muktinath is a place of great religious significance and you will be transcended into a world of religion. It is a pilgrimage center for both Buddhists and Hindus. You will meet the Tibetan traders, Sadhus (Holy men) and rock piles made from visitors in exchange for a good fortune in their next life. Overnight in local lodge.
In the morning, visit the Muktinath Temple: a very important site for both Hindu and Buddhist religion. Also, you'll visit the Buddhist Monastery and the famous natural gas light which is known as the flame of Muktinath. The Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains can be clearly seen from here. Later, we will start trekking to Kagbeni. The hike is downhill and easy, passing by Tibetan-like villages until you reach Kagbeni, which is situated in the Lower Mustang district. You will have sufficient time to explore the Monastery and/or village and interact with the locals to experience at first-hand the local culture. Afterward, head for Jomsom to catch the flight to Pokhara, the next morning. Overnight in local lodge.
According to the flight time, you will head towards the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. It will take about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara. During the flight, you can see many mountains as well as the trail down to Tatopani /Ghorepani. Check in to Hotel in Pokhara. You have a full day to stroll around the city Pokhara. you can enjoy roaming around the lakeside as well as you can have fun by boating in the Phewa lake and witness the view and shadow of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the water of Phewa lake. Overnight in hotel.
Our guide will receive you at your hotel and start your drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can engage yourself in personal activities, leisure, Shopping etc. Overnight in hotel.
In the morning, manage all your luggage and later on, our office representative will come to transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your future destinations according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.
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