Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Valley, one of our staff will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Trip in Kathmandu Valley
Today, we will visit some of the religiously adorned sites in the valley namely being Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa. These places have also been enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. All of these places resemble their rich religious heritage. Following a successful tour around the valley, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Chamje 1430m (8/9 hours) by 4W land cruiser
In the early morning, we will leave our hotel in a 4W land cruiser to Chamje. It is a long day-drive of about eight to nine hours along the path following the Trishuli and Marsayangdi rivers. We can enjoy the beautiful scenic mountain views of Lamjung Himal (m), Peak 29 (m) and Manaslu (8163m) on our way. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani 1,860m/6hrs,
Crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsayangdi River, we will enter the Manang district. The suspension bridge arrives just after leaving the village Chamje. The trail continues to the farmlands of corn, barley, and potatoes before entering the forests of rhododendron and Bamboo leading us to Tal. We will climb uphill right above the river to reach Dharapani. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2,670m/6hrs,
Today, the trail continues through the forests and some small settlements before reaching Chame. The beautiful panoramic views of snowcapped mountains can be enjoyed en route to Chame. We will cross few landslide areas, typical Tibetan villages, and a few hot springs. On reaching Chame we can see the beautiful Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna IV (7,525m). Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang 3,700m/6hrs,
We will walk through the dense rhododendron and pine forests following the Marsayangdi River up to the village Bhratang. From here, the trail continues through the dense alpine woodland surrounded by high mountain peaks to Dhukur Pokhari. It is a small settlement area with a few teahouses and lodges. We will have our lunch here and then descend to lower Pisang. The trail follows an uphill climb for a while to lead to Upper Pisang. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day
Today will be our rest day at Pisang Village. We need to acclimatize to the thinning air at this altitude. Taking short hikes and exploring the area with short walks help us to acclimatize to the high elevation. We can spend our day by strolling around the village and knowing about the local lifestyle. Beautiful views of Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Tilicho (7134m) can be enjoyed from most the areas in the village. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380m/4hrs,
After proper rest at Upper Pisang Village, we will head north, ascending and passing through the meadows and sparse woodlands. The grasslands are used for grazing the local cattle in the summer and is known as Kharka. It is also best-suited for camping and offers great views of the surrounding areas. Our team member will set up the camp and you can rest your legs for the night. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Base Camp to Pisang Peak High Camp 5,400m/4hrs,
Today we will climb south ridges leading over rocks, ice, and glacier to the bottom of Pisang Peak. The trail is only used by the trekkers and cattle herders. On reaching the Base Camp our trekking guide will provide us with some training on using the climbing gears such as the harness, ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, ascender and so forth. The trek leader will also help you understand the basics of peak climbing. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 10: Summit to the Pisang Peak 6,091m and back to Base Camp 4380m/9hrs,
We begin our climb early in the morning as mountain winds can get strong during the day. The trail is mostly steep along the rocky ridgeline and needs technical knowledge to ascend. Our trekking guide will fix the ropes where necessary. On reaching the summit we can see the magnificent views of the whole Annapurna Range, Chulu range, Damodar peaks and Manaslu (8163m). After marveling the view atop the Pisang peak, we will descend along the same route to Base Camp. We must be careful while descending as the ridge is highly sloppy and the descent can get rather dangerous. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley 3,540m/6hrs,
We will descend through the forested landscapes to the barren environment of Manang. We can clearly see the drastic change in the environment and vegetation while walking to Manang. On our way, we can see the beautiful Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), Chulu (6584m) and Pisang peak (6091m). We will mostly follow a downhill route until reaching the flat valley of Hongde village. Before entering the Manang Valley, we will visit the old Buddhist Braga monastery with old historic paintings and old Buddhist relics. An hour walk from here will lead us to Manang Valley. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka 4,050m/5hrs,
Leaving the beautiful Manang Valley we will climb up to the village Tenki which is situated just above the Manang valley. From here the trail continues through the Marsayangdi Valley to Jharsang Khola. The trail continues through the forested landscapes of junipers to the small settlement village called Ghunsa. The ascending trail finally opens to a meadow from where we will cross a small wooden bridge and a large Mani wall before reaching Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Pedi 4,525m/5hrs,
The trail continues climbing uphill to the village Ledar village. We will climb further and cross a few cliffs before reaching the Thorung Phedi. It is the last village before reaching Thorung-La pass (5416m). Trekkers are served with the beautiful views of Annapurna and Chulu mountain ranges on the way to the village. Overnight at Thorung Phedi.
Day 14: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath 3760m/10hrs via Thorung-La 5,416m
Today we will leave Thorung Phedi early in the morning and climb to the Thorung-La pass which is the largest pass in the world. Climbing the Thorung–La pass, we are treated with the mesmerizing panorama of the Annapurna and Chulu massifs. Enjoying the beautiful views, we will start to descend to Thorung Phedi retracing the same path and then to Muktinath which is just below the Thorung-Phedi. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhist and Hindus. Overnight at Muktinath.
Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni 2810m/4hrs,
Today we will descend to Kagbeni. A short walk from Muktinath for about half an hour will take us to the village Jharkot which is a settlement area reflecting the Tibetan influenced culture in this region. The village is also a beautiful site for enjoying the diverse landscapes of this region. We will further descend to Kagbeni. Overnight at a hotel in Kagbeni
Day 16: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom 2,720m/4hrs,
Today, we will descend to Jomsom following the route along the bank of Kaligandaki River. We will start our trek in the early morning before the dry wind starts blowing in this region. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang with the high Thakali populace. If time permits, we will visit the ecological museum which provides information about the culture, tradition, flora, and fauna found in this region. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 17: Early morning flight to Pokhara 820m/30mins flight,
We will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. A short and a scenic flight over the green and dry valleys will finally take us to Pokhara. We will transfer you to the Hotel and you can spend the rest of the day around the Lakeside area. The streets of Pokhara are known to provide great entertainment and hospitality. Overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 18: In the morning scenic drive to World Peace Stupa, afternoon fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Today, we will take a short hike to Shanti Stupa, also known as World Peace Pagoda, which is situated at Anadu Hill. It is a Buddhist pagoda style monument and is a reputed viewpoint that offers scintillating views of the snow-laden peaks of Annapurna massifs and numerous other peaks. After the short hike, we will drive to Pokhara airport. From there we will catch a scenic flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can shop for souvenirs around the local marketplaces. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final Departure to International Airport.
We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight.
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