Our airport representative will meet you at Kathmandu's international airport and transport you to your hotel. Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel after refreshments for a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's Durbar Square. You will be picked up from your hotel later this evening for a cultural dinner. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Today, a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Buddhist and Hindu sites in Kathmandu, most likely to Durbar Square, followed by a visit to "Swyambhunath." The holy site of Hinduism and Buddhism is also known as "the monkey temple" because it is home to many holy monkeys in the temple's north-west corner. You will then be taken to "Pashupatinath," a sacred Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest and oldest stupas. Later that afternoon, a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide will take place in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you on the trek and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. A second overnight stay in Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and transport you to the bus station for a scenic country drive to Khudi. On the way, we can see more of Nepal's countryside, which includes greenery, rivers, settlements, farms, and beautiful mountains. We continue on the road toward Pokhara after Mugling. We leave the Pokhara highway at Dumre and head north to Besisahar. Khudi, the starting point of our adventure, is about a 30-minute drive from Besisahar. Spend the night in Khudi.
The adventure begins after a leisurely breakfast. Our first day's trek includes a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, and several up-and-down hill sections through rice paddies and subtropical forest. The walk begins gradually and then becomes steeper. As we walk higher, the mountains (Manaslu) visible from Khudi become closer. The villages and people are both fascinating. We pass through Taranche, an ethnically Tibetan settlement, on our way to Sirung. In Sirung, we get up close and personal with Nadi Chuli and Manaslu. Sirung offers us home-stays where we can participate in cultural programs organized by locals for visitors. If there are more than four visitors, the group may have to split up to stay the night.
The trail continues from Sirung Village, passing through amphitheater-shaped terraces, a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and small villages. The trail always follows the Marshyangdi River. Follow the river from Syange to the stone village of Jagat for lunch. After lunch, we'll walk for an hour to Chamje, which has a beautiful view of the Waterfall. Stay in Chamje for the night.
The trail from Chamje steadily ascends the Marsyangdi River to Tal (1675m), a small village at the base of a large waterfall. The trek has now entered the Manang district. The trail winds through a wide, flat valley before ascending a stone staircase to 1860 m. The trail continues with several ups and downs before coming to a halt at Dharapani for the night. Spend the night at the tea house.
Chame is the administrative center of the Manang district. So, after breakfast, you will begin the day with a few slow ascents up to Timang at 2360m (the area dominated by the Tamang tribe of people) and then continue through pine forest to Chame at 2660m. Chame offers spectacular views of Annapurna II and Lamgung Himal. In the evening, visit the market and a small natural hot spring where you can take a bath. Overnight stay at the Tea House.
Cross the Marshyangdi River and continue your journey through a lovely pine and spruce forest. Finally, your trek will bring you to Brathang village, which is set in a beautiful apple garden. A further trek takes you to the next bridge, where you will cross the Marshyangdi once more. Manang begins from here. A gentle ascent begins through pine forest with a spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna. You have arrived at Pisang village (3185m). Lower Pisang and upper Pisang are the two Pisang; the upper Pisang has a better view of the valley and the mountain. Spend the night at the tea house.
There are two routes to Manang: the upper route and the lower route. The upper route has a better view than the lower route, but both have nicer and more distinct views. The lower route takes you through pine forest with magnificent views of the Annapurnas from various angles and a beautiful landscape to Humde village and a further trek to Braga village, where you can visit a 600-year-old monastery and Tibetan-style houses. You arrive in Manang village after a 40-minute trek from Braga. Spend the night at the tea house.
A day in Manang village is recommended to acclimate and explore Manang. Manange's flat-roofed houses provide spectacular views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake. You have the option of visiting either Hundred Rupees Lama or Gangapurna Glacier Lake with Village today. Spend the night at the tea house.
After spending time in Manang Village, the trek begins with an ascent of nearly 2000 meters to the Throung La. From Manang, the trail crosses a stream and a mane stone before arriving at Tenki Manang. The trek continues through Gunsang, a small village where you can stop for tea or coffee. Today you will arrive in Yak Kharka, also known as Koche, and continue to Churilattar, which will take another hour. Spend the night at the tea house.
After breakfast in the teahouse, begin the trek with a few steps up and down until the stream is crossed on a wooden bridge at 4310 meters. After a short ascent on a good trail to a teashop, the route takes a narrow path across a high, unstable slope to Thorong Phedi. If you feel good today, you can make it all the way to Thorang High Camp; doing so today will make it easier tomorrow. Spend the night at the tea house.
Today, you will begin your walk early in the morning with a torch light, gradually ascending with a nice view of the Annapurna Mountain and Chulu West before reaching the pass. The Throng-La pass, with its traditional Chorten and prayer flags, is located at an elevation of 5416m and is the highest point of your journey, offering spectacular high Himalayan scenery. The path leads all the way to Muktinath. Spend the night at the tea house.
Today begins with an early morning visit to Muktinath Temple, followed by an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail quickly descends to the valley floor. The descent to Kagbeni takes you through a dramatic, arid landscape. Trek to Jomsom and then to Marpha village, a major trading stop on the Kaligandaki trading route. This is a very windy path in the afternoon, so cross before noon, following the Kaligandaki downstream with different views of mountain and sandy path. Visit Marpha village, which includes a monastery, an apple brandy factory, and other attractions. Stay at the tea house overnight.
Today, after breakfast, you will trek through several villages with beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri Icefall. The trail continues along the Kaligandaki River, known as Thak Khola, until it reaches Kalopani. Today, after Marpha, you can visit Tukche, Larjung, and Kobang villages, as well as other villages in the Thakalis, Apple's homeland. Spend the night at the tea house.
Today, after a wonderful view of Mt. Annapurna I, we will trek slowly downhill to Dana, where we will stop for lunch. Right after Kalopani, you will see one of the world's deepest gorges. After lunch, you will be walking another two hours to Tatopani, where the view of Mt. Nilgiri is spectacular. Natural hot spring bathing is a major draw for Tatopani visitors. In Nepali, tata means 'hot,' and pani means 'water.' When you arrive in Tatopani, refresh yourself and then trek for about 10 minutes to the hot spring pool. Spend the night at the tea house.
In Nepal, you never finish up and down, especially when trekking in the mountains, so today you must climb 1600 meters in a day to Gorepaani. On the way, you will pass through villages of various ethnic groups, each with a unique life style, housing style, and profession. Ghara, Shikha, Phalate, and Chitre are the main villages along the way. Today you will see Mt Dhaulagri, Mt Nilgiri, and Mt Annapurna from different perspectives. Spend the night at the tea house.
Today, an early morning guide will take you to Poon Hill, where you will be able to photograph the sunrise for a lifetime memory. Over 30 snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, including Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Dhaulagiri, can be seen from here. After having a wonderful time at Poon Hill, return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing the trek to Tadapani. This is one of Nepal's best and most well-known trekking areas. The Annapurna and Machhapuchre ranges dominate the mountain views, with glimpses of the further Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range to the east. Spend the night at the tea house.
Tadapani is a beautiful location where you can see a beautiful sunrise and a mountain surrounded by Rhododendron frost. After breakfast today, the trail descends through dense forest to the Ghandruck. This is the trek's modern village and a lovely village settlement in a terrace field. Spend the night at the tea house.
After a wonderful time in the mountains, you will descend to Syauli Bazaar, where the trail begins level until Nayapul, where your trek will end and you will drive to Pokhara. Stay the night in Pokhara at a hotel.
You are welcome to spend your free day in Pokhara doing whatever you like, or ask us for some authentic places to visit.
After breakfast in the hotel in Pokhara, you will be ready for day drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay over night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.