Kathmandu to Besi Sahar
Trek from Besi Sahar to Bahundada
Our very first day trek begins from Besisahar. It’s an easy walk from here it is straight path no ups and downs. During our walk we will see the people working in the fields and their routine lifestyles.
Trek to Chamje
Today we will cross the first suspension bridge over the Marshyandi River and come across the beautiful, tall and gorgeous waterfall. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje.
Trek to Bagarchhap
Today we will have rocky trail making along the Marshyandi River climbing steadily uphill to Taal, the very first village to Manang district. As soon as we cross the plane village we have up and down trail to Dharapani. The people in this area are influenced with the Tibetan life style.
Trek to Chame
Chame is the head quarter to Manang District. We can also enjoy the hot spring in Chame and we will see the views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV.
Trek to Pissang
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the spectacular curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 1500m above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pissang where we spend the night.
Trek to Manang
Today we will have two routes to Manang, one takes us to the trail up to Upper Pisang via Ghyaru. This trail has the excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the powerful mountains mount Annapurna and Pissang. And the other one goes down to southern route of Marshyandi River by Hongde with its airstrip that involves lesser climbing comparatively to Northern route. The choice is yours, because we meet up at Munchi whichever route we take. We shall be noticing a contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment.
Acclimatization Day at Manang
We need to stay fit for our next day trip so, on this day, we shall be doing continuous day walks and capture the magnificent views around the village. We have the option to go for a hike to Gangapurna Lake or Braga village and visit the oldest Braka Gumba.
Trek to Yak kharkha or Ledar
On this day, we slowly climb up to the village of Tenki and continue walking across Marshyangdi Vallley turning northwest to the valley of Jhorshang Khola. The trail passes from side to side of the pastures and few scrubs of juniper trees. On the way we might be seeing horses and yaks grazing.
Trek to Thorong Phedi or Throng high Camp
In the present day we have an upward following trail to Throng Phedi. On the way we will be seeing one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. We shall be taking rest in either Throng Phedi or at the High Camp.
Trek to Muktinath via Throng La pass
We will Cross Throng la pass which is our main goal for the day so we wake up early in the morning and walk ahead with the lights on. After making through Throng La pass we shall reach in Muktinath in a few hours of walk. It is believed that all our sorrows and pain are relieved when visiting this very temple. The place is surrounded with several other monasteries as well.
Trek to Kagbeni
As we are on the other side of Manang most of the land we see will be dry and looks somewhat like the desert. We will continue our trek walking by the bank of Kaligandi River. Most of the time, we will descend with closer view of stupas and really old traditional house and civilization of Mustang.
Trek to Marpha
Going down from Kagbeni village we reaches to Marpha. The barren landscape of this area look likes Tibet. Marpha is also famous for apple in Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple like apple pie, and wines. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that we may be lucky enough to taste here.
Trek to Larjung
We will pass through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River. On this trail, we will have an opportunity to view Annapurna I (8091m) and beautiful landscapes over there.
Trek to Kalopani
Today will be another unbelievable day for the trek, as we will be passing through the traditional village of the ethnic Thakali people. Also we will be seeing panoramic views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. And in our surroundings will be a lots of apple garden.
Trek to Ghasa
We will keep transitory on by the beautiful villages on our way. Ghasa is another beautiful valley we are taking rest at.
Trek to Tatopani
We will continue thumping our feet towards Tatopani. On our way we will appear into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation and see power house that supply regular electricity in this area. In the end reaching Tatopani we get to relax in hot water.
Trek to Ghorepani
The trek today will lead us through the rhododendron forests with a terraced farmland surrounded with glowing mountains.
Trek to Poon hill to Tadapani
Today we will have early morning sunrise to catch up at Poon hill. From here we will be able to get a close up look at most of the mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking few photos and sight-seeing of the mountains we will head back to Ghorepani and then head towards Tadapani.
Trek to Chomrong
We have a steady walk of around 5 hours to Chomrong. Chomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridor of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offers the close up view of Annapurna South (7,219m), Fishtail (6,993m).
Trek to Bamboo
We will descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.
Trek to Deurali
Deurali is across the difficult moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition. We have bamboo forest and few steep sections and open views of the glacial river to cross.
Trek to ABC
The trail to Annapruna Base Camp climbs steadily to the snowfield and the edge of glacier. Today we have the wonderful views of the majestic Machhapuchhre aka Fishtaill along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.
Trek back to Bamboo
After ABC we will trek down back to Bamboo which is not so difficult for the day since we have a gradual down ward route.
Trek to Jhinu Dada
After reaching to Jhinu dada today we will have the chance to enjoy the natural hot springs which is just a few minutes downhill walk from our tea house to soothe our aching body.
Trek to Pothana
From Jhinu dada we will take a walk to Pothana through few up and down trail in the small jungle and villages.
Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara by private car
Today we will have the easiest path just for few hours and take the vehicle from Phedi and end the trek at Pokhara.