A trek considered by many to offer all aspects of trekking in Nepal. Green forests, tremendous mountain scenery and a mosaic of cultures not too mention a good work out !.
The trail leads northwards initially, crossing fields of paddy before dissecting the Marshyangdi river gorge, it passes through various interesting villages on route. The journey initially comprises of a fairly steady ascent which eventually emerges (with a dramatic change of scenery) in to the arid Manang valley, this region is much more Tibetan in outlook and lifestyle. The following delightful few days are spent traveling through the valley which affords some tremendous views and some fascinating settlements.
A day is taken for side trekking for acclimatisation purposes before continuing on to our crossing of the the Thorang-La (5,416 mtrs). This is a long but very rewarding day with splendid views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Dhampus Peak amongst others.
From the pass a steep descent (2-3 hours) leads to Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus & Buddhists situated in the region of lower Mustang. Our return follows the Kali Gandaki via many interesting lower Mustang and Thakali villages. We rest up for some great food and a day at the hot springs in Tatopani before a further two days trekking to Ghorepani.
The following morning we are up early for the trek to Poon hill and sun rise over the Himalayays. On our return we rest up on our final night in the beautiful large Gurung village of Ghandruk. Our last day is an easy descent to Nayapul where transport awaits for the one & half hour journey back to the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 01: Upon arrival at Kathmandu. We meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Evening, tour briefing + Nepali dinner with culture program.
Day 02: Trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar on local Bus (7 hours) - then trek Bhubhule
Day 04: Trek, Bhulbhule to Syange (1100m)
Day 05: Trek, Syange to Taal (1707m)
Day 06: Trek, Taal to Danaque (2082m)
Day 07: Trek, Danaque to Bhratang (2850m)
Day 08: Trek, Bhratang to Pisang (3200m)
Day 09: Trek, Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Day 10: Rest at Manang (for acclimatization)
Day 11: Trek, Manang to Yak Kharka (3980m)
Day 12: Trek, Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4450m)
Day 13: Trek to Thorang-La Pass (5416m) then descend to Muktinath (3810m)
Day 14: Trek, Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 15: Trek, Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m)
Day 16: Trek, Marpha to Kalopani (2530m)
Day 17: Trek, Kalopani to Ghasa (2010m)
Day 18: Trek, Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 19: Trek, Tatopani to Chitre (2390m)
Day 20: Trek, Chitre to Ghorepani
Day 21: Early morning (4.45 am) trek to Poon hill for seeing sun rise view. After spending there a while, we retrace down to Ghorepani village. After having breakfast, we set off for Tadapani village
Day 22: Trek, Tadapani to Ghandruk village
Day 23: Trek, Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara
Day 24: Drive, Pokhara to Kathmandu on tourist Bus
Day 25: At leisure
Day 26: Transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination