Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representatives will welcome you and then take you to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Permit Procedure and Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley
After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel premises. You will then be taken to the Monkey Temple aka Swayambhunath. After that, you will visit the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and then the Buddhist pilgrimage of Boudhanath stupa. You can stop for lunch and dinner at the restaurants recommended by your tour guide. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola 870m/8 hours by private 4W vehicle
After an early morning breakfast, you drive to Machha Khola on a land cruiser. You will follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards the northern side and pass through Morder and Simre villages. It will be a bumping and winding dirt road drive which will take around 7-8 hours. Overnight at a lodge in Machha Khola.
Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m/7 hours
You cross over Khorlabesi and reach the natural hot spring called Tatopani. After spending some time here, you climb a hill and cross the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. Climb down the stairs and cross another suspension bridge, then you arrive in Jagat. It will be a 6-7 hours trek. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.
Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Deng 1860m/7 hours
On this day, you climb over the rocky ridge to reach Salleri. You then head towards Sirdibas and continue the trek passing a long suspension bridge to reach Philim. Crossing the fields, you will reach Ekle Bhatti where you will have lunch. Then you pass through the bamboo forest and cross a stream to reach Deng. Overnight at a lodge in Deng.
Day 06: Trek from Deng to Namrung 2630m/6 hours
Today’s trek is a little longer and harder. It will be a 5-6 hours trek. There are many mustard fields and waterfalls along the way. As you head further, you can see carvings on the stones of various images of Buddha in meditation. You pass the rhododendron forests and cross some wooden bridges. Then, a climb through some stairs and a walk through the pine forest will take you to the neat village of Namrung. Overnight at a lodge in Namrung.
Day 07: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon 3520m/7 hours
We leave Namrung early in the morning and walk across Honang River. After some hours of walking, you reach Lho Gaon, from where you can get a good view of Mt Manaslu (8156m). It will then be an easy walk to Shyala (3500m) through the pine and rhododendron forest. As you move ahead, yak pastureland and stone houses come into your sight. Overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
Day 08: Acclimatization day - Hiking to Manaslu Base Camp 4400m/8 hours and back
This day is set for you to rest and get adjusted to the high altitude. There are various places to visit in Samagaon like Birendra Tal or Anie Gompa. Afterward, the team will hike up to Manaslu Base Camp. From the base camp, you get a wonderful view of Mt Manaslu (8156m). After spending some time at the base camp, you return back to Samagaon for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
Day 09: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo 3875m/4 hours
After breakfast, you follow the Budhi Gandaki River and cross a suspension bridge. The trek further is easy as you pass Mani walls and juniper forests. This trek will take 3-4 hours. Your final destination of the day is Samdo village, which is dedicated to yak herding as it has more animals and fodder than the human population. Overnight at a lodge in Samdo.
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala 4460m/4 hours
It will be an early morning trek as you head for Dharamsala. This trek will take around 3-4 hours. Walking past monasteries, you cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki River to arrive in Larkya Bazaar. From there on, you ascend on the moraines of Syacha Glacier as you walk through the Mani walls and stone huts until you arrive in Dharamsala. You get to see some great views of the snowcapped mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Dharamsala.
Day 11: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang 3590m/8 hours traverse Larkya La Pass 5106m
A short walk takes you to a valley which offers great views of Cheo Himal (6812m) and Larke Peak (6249m). Ascending on the steep and icy trail through Larkya Glacier, you reach the top of Larkya La Pass (5106m), the highest point of this trek. The pass provides wonderful views of mountains like Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Cheo Himal (6812m). You then descend to a more leveled path and make your way to Bimthang. Overnight at a lodge in Bimthang.
Day 12: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani 1860m/6-7 hours
Descend from Bimthang to cross the stony glacier to reach the pristine rhododendron and pine forest. The trail goes downhill along the west bank of Dudh Khola as we pass Hompuk and Sangure Kharka before going down to the highest cultivated land at Kharche. Trek through the forested land to the Gurung village of Tilje, then, descend rapidly towards Marsayangdi Valley through the scrub forest. Pass the west bank just before Thonje, and then, cross Marsayangdi River to arrive in Dharapani. Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.
Day 13: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2670m/5-6 hours
From Dharapani, the track passes a school, ascends, and again descends gently to Bagarchhap. Bagarchhap is a small village with distinctive Tibetan houses and peaceful vibes of Buddhist culture. The trail ascends to the mule track through pine and fir forests and then follows the stream for some time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. We pass through dispersed small villages before arriving in Chame (2670m). Overnight at a lodge in Chame.
Day 14: Trek from Chame to Pisang 3200m/5-6 hours
We follow the trails of Marshyangdi to Brathang from where we get a spectacular close-up view of Annapurna II (7937m). We continue the trek via the forest with the amazing Paungda Danda rock face escalating more than 5,000 feet from the stream. After passing a suspension bridge, we ascend for some time and then walk downhill to the valley floor. Finally, we walk across dry grazing land dwelling at Dhukur Pokhari. After walking for around half an hour from Dhukur Pokhari, we reach Pisang (3,190m). There are good views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak (6091m) seen from the village of Pisang. Overnight at a lodge in Pisang.
Day 15: Trek from Pisang to Manang 3540m/6-7 hours via Ngawal
We trek on a difficult road onto the dry Nyesyang region that starts from Upper Pisang and offers some of the best landscapes. Ghyaru is a captivating cluster-village with attractively built stone houses enclosed by meadows of wheat, barley, buckwheat, potatoes, and beans. Then, along high cross with great landscape, up and down the valley, to Ngawal--an exciting village with Gompa and age-old juniper trees. The trail now slowly descends to Mungji from where we head to reach the renowned Thakali village of Manang. You will be enjoying with the best view of Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.
Day 16: Acclimatization Day: Hike to Chhunker viewpoint - Gangapurna Lake & Cave Gompa
Today is acclimatizing/rest day. We hike to Chhunker viewpoint where we get to relish the view of the pristine Gangapurna Lake with a backdrop of the Annapurna Range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulo Peak (6584m), Thorong Peak (5416m), and so on. Then we retrace back to our lodge for lunch, a typical Thakali meal. After lunch, we hike to Cave Gompa (4500m), which is again an excellent viewpoint to enjoy the Annapurna Range panorama. Then, we return back to the lodge for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.
Day 17: 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 18: 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 lodge in Thorong Phedi.
Day 19: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3800m/7-8 hours traverse Thorong-La Pass 5416m
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 lodge in Muktinath.
Day 20: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2710m via Lupra Village 2790m/5-6 hours
From Muktinath, we commence our return journey gradually walking along the ridge with unparalleled sights of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri Peak (7061m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Annapurna I (8091m), and so on. Descending along the bare hills on a sandy path, we reach Lupra Village, which is one of the oldest settlements of this region. In Lupra village, we visit the 11th-century Lupra Monastery, where we can see the paintings of the various deities of Tibetan Buddhism. From Lupra, we descend alongside Panda River until we reach a suspension bridge below Ekle Bhatti. Then an easy walk along the Kali Gandaki River takes us back to the windy town of Jomsom. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom.
Day 21: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes
Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Pokhara enjoying the scenic landscape. You can spend the day in the Lake City either sightseeing or take part in adventure sports. The town offers splendid views of Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Manaslu (8156m). In the evening, you can stroll around the lakeside area. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.
Day 22: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 25 minutes
Late afternoon, we take a 25 minutes flight from Pokhara and fly over the mountains one last time before landing in Kathmandu. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 23: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast at hotel, as per your departure flight time, we drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip for individual, couple and small group)
All-inclusive Trek Price for single/individual trekker; USD 3485
All-inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2595 per person
All-inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 2415 per person
All-inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 2225 per person
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