Day 1; 3rd October 2018: Arrival in Kathmandu
We pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Permits Procedure and Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
We take a tour of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. We’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa in our private van. The guide will give you an insight into the design and the history related to these heritages. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3; 5th October 2018: Kathmandu to Jagat by private land cruiser (8/9 hours)
Driving along the beautiful Trishuli River at first and then along free-flowing Marsyangdi River, we reach Jagat by our private land cruiser after 9 hours of drive. We get to relish the view of Lamjung Himal (6983m), Peak 29 (7871m), Manaslu (8156m), and the other Himalayas, during our drive. Overnight at a hotel in Jagat.
Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m (5/6 hours)
Leaving Jagat, we trek through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper to reach Chamje. From Chamje, we cross a suspension bridge and move along rocky trails till we reach Tal. We come across the beautiful waterfall in Tal and continue our trek. We trek for a couple of hours to reach Kotro which leads us to Dharapani. Overnight at a hotel in Dharapani.
Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2600m (5/6 hours)
Trekking through fir and pine forests, we reach Bagarchhap. We enjoy the alluring view of Peak 29 (7871m) and Manaslu (8156m) on our way to Timang via Danakyu. We pass other small villages and trek along rocky trails till we reach Koto which hosts superb view of the Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Koto.
Day 6: Trek from Koto to Meta 3570m (6/7 hours) (Nar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Entry)
We enter the restricted area with our permits and continue our trek along Naar Khola. Trekking through dense forests of juniper and pine, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Dharmasala. We come across a beautiful waterfall on our way to Meta. After trekking for 7 hours, we reach Meta. Overnight at a lodge in Meta.
Day 7: Trek from Meta to Phu 3900m (6/7 hours)
Crossing few suspension bridges over different water streams, we pass small villages of Jhunam, Chyakhu, and Kyang. We trek along Phu Khola on rocky trails till we reach Phu. We may encounter blue sheep grazing in the field. We take a tour of Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is said to be the last monastery made by Karmapa Rinpoche. Overnight at a lodge in Phu.
Day 8: Trek from Phu to Nar 4100m (6/7 hours)
Trekking across Phu Pass (5050m) and Nar Pass (5400m) and crossing many small streams on suspension bridges, we pass lush Himalayan forests to reach Mahendra Pul. We trek through the gorge of Labse River before descending downhill to Nar. We will pass many Buddhist stupas and monasteries on our way to Nar. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Nar to Kang-La 5322m to Ngawal 3660m (6/7 hours) (Nar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Exit)
We kick off our day by trekking uphill to Jhombu Kharka aka Kang-La which hosts an outstanding view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and the other Himalayas. On our way to Kang-La, we may come across some yak herder’s camps. After relishing the beautiful panorama of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Ngawal. Overnight at a lodge in Ngawal.
Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Manang 3540m (5/6 hours)
Trekking downhill, we explore some monasteries on our way to Braga. From Braga, we trek for an hour to enter the valley of Manang. We then hike up to Chhunker viewpoint which hosts a spectacular view of Gangapurna Lake (3500m) along with Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulu Peak (6429m), and the other Himalayas. Later, we explore the Cave Gompa on our way back to a lodge in Manang where we would be spending our overnight stay. We get to enjoy the typical Thakali food in the small town of Manang.
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka 4018m (4/5 hours)
Climbing several rocky ridges, we head towards Yak Kharka. We will trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine, and may encounter yaks grazing in the field. The trail to Yak Kharka features monasteries and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags and with a backdrop of the Himalayas. After 4 hours of trek, we reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4450m (4/5 hours)
We climb few ridges along Kali Gandaki River until we reach Ledar. We then cross a wooden bridge over the river and climb steep trails till we reach Thorong Phedi. We spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to high altitude. Overnight at a homestay in Thorong Phedi.
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong-La Pass 5416m to Muktinath 3800m (7/8 hours)
Ascending steep trails, we reach Thorong High Camp which is the gateway to the highest mountain pass in Nepal, Thorong-La Pass. We climb steep rocky ridges and reach Thorong-La Pass. We relish the alluring panorama of the Himalayas from the pass and trek downhill till we reach Chabarbu. From Chabarbu, we trek for a couple of hours and reach the holy Muktinath. Overnight at a hotel in Muktinath.
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2710m (4/5 hours)
We take a short visit to Muktinath Temple which is a sacred destination for Buddhists and Hindus all over the world. We take a shower in 108 spouts which are believed to cleanse our sins. We then trek downhill enjoying the stunning view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m) and Dhaulagiri range till we reach Jharkot. From Jharkot, we further trek downhill till we reach the windy city of Jomsom. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom.
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight (40 minutes) and the afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.
After a successful trek, we fly from Jomsom to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. The flight in itself is an adventure as it takes you through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki. From Pokhara, we catch another flight to the capital. Flying over the mountains, hills, and rivers, we arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16; 18th October 2018: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.
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