Supposed to be one of the best trails for the trekkers. Few places in the worlds have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly local people.
From the verdant lowlands, through lush subtropical forests, to alpine meadow and on to the barren, wind-swept Tibetan Plateau, You will see it all! You will experience the lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups along the trail, which follows ancient trading routes and passes through prosperous trading villages. Add the crossing of the 17,700 -ft. Throng La Pass and you have a perfect adventure. Beginning at only 500m from Beshishar, near historic Goroka, The trail leads north along the Marshyangdi river valley, while the peaks of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung Himal soar above. The lush forest of this region is a complete contrast to the arid northern terrain ahead.
Acclimatize in the colorful Buddhist valley of Manang, home of the shrewd Manager traders. Crosses the Thorong LA and descend to Muktinath. Here, eternal blue flames of natural gas are revered in Buddist and Hindu temples, to which pilgrims journey from afar. From here the trail descends into the deepest river gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, and trek all the way to Pokhara through busy villages, banana groves, mandarin orange orchard, green forest, and terraced hillside. Taking a natural bath at Tatopani (Hot Spring) is also a wonderful experience. Finally, you will be trekking to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara.
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu 1300m.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport; the staff from our agency will meet you then transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
The following morning you will be taken on a half day Sightseeing tour of the many holy temples and interesting Surrounding sights of Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule 840m 8hrs drive.
Early morning drive to Bulbule through beautiful country side scenery and reach to Beshisahar, a small beautiful town the district headquarter of Lamjung district, set on the banks of the Marshyangdi river.
Day 4: Bulbule - Sange 1100m 6hrs trek.
the then trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje, a small settlement then the trail climbs beside the river through bamboo groves viewing a dramatic waterfall before reaching Tal, a large village on a suddenly emerging open plateau and reach to Sange village.
Day 6: Sange - Timang 2470m 7hrs trek.
We cross Dharapani and begin to climb to Bagarchhap. The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest then follows the river through higher oak and maple trees to reach Tamang village.
Day 7: Timang - Chame 2610m 6hrs trek.
The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest then follows the river through higher oak and maple trees. We pass through scattered small villages before arriving at Chame.
Day 8: Chame – Pisang 3200m 6hrs trek.
The trail undulates through the river valley, ascending through deep forest to Pisang with good views along the way of Pisang peak and the high Annapurna II.
Day 9: Pisang - Manang 3500m 6hrs trek.
Tibetan culture begins in earnest as we start to climb towards Manang through fields of grazing yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement commands good views of Annapurna II, IV and Tarke Kang.
Day 10: Rest day at Manang.
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. You have a great opportunity to visit Monasteries, take advice from the Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.
Day 11: Manang - Latdar 4230m 5hrs trek.
The trail climbs to Latdar along the riverside and as the altitude increases, we move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose.
Day 12: Latdar - Thorung Phedi 4410m 4hrs trek.
The trail undulates near the river, before climbing a steep screed slope north west of the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the dramatic cliffs that surround the camping meadow at Thorung Phedi.
Day 13: Thorung Phedi - Muktinath 3750m 9hrs trek.
We ascend steeply to the flat top of Thorung La (5416m. pass providing a magnificent views of the Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the West. The trail descends steeply over glacial moraine, which gives way to grassy meadows before we reach Muktinath.
Day 14: Muktinath - Jomsom 2790m 6hrs trek.
Descend gradually through fields and poplar groves, then into the Kali Gandaki river valley. Follow the valley southwards to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki valley here is called the Thak Khola, from the ethnic group the Thakalis, the main inhabitants of this area.
Day 15: Jomsom - Tatopani 1100m drive.
Drive down to Tatopani through beautiful Thakali villages following the Kali Gandaki River and reach to Tatopani village with natural hot spring.
Day 16: Tatopani - Pokhara drive.
Drive to Pokhara Birethanti via a beautiful Beni bazaar through the beautiful scenery along the way crossing suspension bridges for about 5hrs.
Day 17: Pokhara – Kathmandu 6hrs drive.
Early morning start driving to Kathmandu through beautiful country side scenery. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu.
Rest day at leisure or final souvenir shopping. Join the farewell dinner in the evening most probably with cultural program. Evening Join the farewell dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by the company.
Day 19: Departure.
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.