Day 01: Arrival
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to
hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected
for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the
same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar(760m) to Ngadi(930m):
After the breakfast we will be heading to Besi Sahar by local
bus or by private transport which takes around 5-6 hours. On the way we would
be seeing the beautiful view of the Trishuli and Marshangdi rivers which are
flowing side by side and one after another throughout the most of our way to
Besi Sahar. We even get to witness the people doing rafting in Trishuli river.After
we reach Beshi Shahar we take local vehicle to Bulbule. Then we trek 1 hour by
the side of the river to Ngadi.
Day 03: Ngadi to Jagat(1300m):
We start our trek following the
Marshangdi river with several villages on the way and the scenic view of the
rocky mountains. We see the several small settlements and the green farming
lands of the local people as majority of the people of this area are engaged in
agricultural sector for their livelihood. After around the walk of five hours
we reach Jagat and overnight at Jagat.
Day 04: Jagat to Tal(1700m):
After the breakfast, we begin our trek along the
rocky trail following the Marshangdi river steadily uphill to Tal. It is the
first village of the Manang district. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach Tal.
It is the small flat valley situated in the bank of the river.
Day 05: Tal to Danagyu(2300m):
As usual our treks begins in the morning as
soon as we have our breakfast. After leaving the valley our journey continues
making up and down to Dharapani. As we continue to walk we find a stone
entrance leading us to Tibetan influenced villages. Then we continue trek to
Danagyu leaving the Bagarchap behind through the pine forest and mani walls.
Overall we walk for about 5 hours this day.
06: Danagyu to Chame(2670m):
We begin our trek through the rough
and rocky trail and reach Chame leaving behind Koto which is the starting point
of the Nar Phu Valley trek. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang district
from where we can see the Mt. Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Besides, there
are also two small hot springs in the town. It is a 5-6 hours walk altogether
Day 07: Chame to Pisang(3200m):
journey begins through the deep forest in the steep and narrow valley following
the Marshyangdi river. Crossing the several bridges we reach Dhukurpokhari
which is the one of the best view point to see the Annapurna II. As we leave
Dhukurpokhari the trail enters through the pine forest which leads us to Pisang
at the exit point. Walking Approximately 4-5
hours we reach Pisang.
08: Pisang to Manang(3540m):
Today we have the two alternative ways
to Manang one is through the steep hills passing the Ghyaru and Ngawal and
another through the Humde which is quite short
and easier. But we prefer to through the first one because on the way we
can see the ancient villages , beautiful view of the Annapurna range , Mt.
Gangapurna along with Tilicho. We walk around 6-7 hours to reach Manang.
09: Manang (restday):
Today we spend our whole day at Manang
as acclimatizing day. We go on a dayhike walking around 2 hours to a cave where
a so called 100 Rupees Lama lives as we pay 100 rupees to the lama and receive
cup of tea with blessed holy rope. People believe that every person who receive
the blessed rope from the Lama can pass the Thorang La(5416m) successfully. We
can also see one of the best view of the mountains like Annapurna range ,
Gangapurna and Tilicho from this place. Back to hotel , we relax the remaining
day prepare for the next day.
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka(4018m):
As the altitude increases the weather gets
colder and vegetations are getting thinner. We cross Tenki Manang and Gunsang
on the way to Yak kharka where the trail is quite uphill up to Gunsang and then gets easier to walk. Overall we walk
for about 4 hours during the journey to Yak kharka.
11: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi/High
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi takes
about 4 hours. The landscapes gets more drier and barren as we continue to walk
towards Thorang Phedi. On the way we cross Letdar from where we can see the
beautiful view of Mt. Chulu East and West. Typical Nepali meaning of the word "Phedi" means the settlement in the bottom of the long climbing.
Phedi to Thorung La(5416m) to Muktinath(3800m):
Today we will be heading to
our major destination of the trek after which the name of the trekking itself
is taken i.e. Thorang La pass. Today we start our trek very early in the
morning with packed lunch. As we begin the trek the trail becomes steepest
initially and reaches at high camp from where the trail gets easier as compared
to initial one. After about 3-4 hours walk to Thorang top a great feeling of
victory emerges in everybody's heart and soul which gets greater by the
additional beauty of the view that can be seen from that point.
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom(2770m) to Marpha(2686m):
in the morning we go to pilgrimage
site for both Hindus and Buddhists where we come across
Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see
splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Then, we
start our trek to Jomsom which takes
about approximately four hours. From Jomsom views of the Nilgiri peaks are
fine. We further start trek to Marpha which takes around 1 hour. Marpha is a large Thakali village which still
retains the typical architectural features of narrow alleyways , flat roofs ,
and whitewashed buildings.
Day 14: Marpha to Ghasa(2010m):
we start our trek along the side of the Kali Gandaki river but crossing it
several times further as trail continues. On the way we cross villages like Tukuche, Khobang , Larjung etc. with the
majority of the Thakali people living there. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach
Ghasa which is also a small Thakali village which lies by the side of the small
Day 15:Ghasa to Tatopani(1190m):
We start our trek to Tatopani after we
have our breakfast. Today, the trail continues down the Kali Gandaki gorge.
This is considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated as it is
between the 8000m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Walking slightly down we
reach Rupse Chhahara from where we can see stunning waterfall. We continue trek
to Tatopani crossing Dana on the way. Overal it takes around 4-5 hours to reach
Tatopani from Ghasa.
16: Tatopani to Ghorepani(2750m):
As always we start our trek
after the breakfast and this time to Ghorepani. Today it will be a trek about
6-7 hours continuously walking up hill until the Ghorepani. On the way we cross
the villages like Ghara , Shikha , Chitre etc. Our last 2 hours of the trek
before Ghorepani will be through the Rhodendron forest which is totally red due
the flowers durng the months of February to April.
Day 17: Ghorepani to Tadapani(2600m):
Today, very early in the
morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill , a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides a
superb view of sunrise over the high Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare. In Poon Hill we will spend
about 1 hour, we then return to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at the hotel
and continue our trek to Tadapani.Along the trail towards
Tadapani, we make climb along ridges and through pine- and rhododendron
forests. Our final destination for today, Tadapani, offers magnificent views of
Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South.
18: Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m):
Today we take enough time
to wake up and have breakfast as our trek is only 3 hours down hill today to
Ghandruk. It is a large,
prosperous Gurung village and after arrival we have time to explore the maze of
narrow alleyways separating the neat slate-roofed houses and watch the sunlight
on Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Day 19: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara(820m):
Today is the last day of our
trek and we start our trek from Ghandruk
we descend down to Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar it is a pleasant easy
walk following the river to Birethanti where we cross the bridge. A
short walk from the village brings us to the road at Naya Pull
from where we go to pokhara by private transport which takes 1 hour drive.
Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1320m):
Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as our trip comes to an
end. We can prefer to go by tourist bus(6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic
air (35minutes flight) too.
Day 21:Kathmandu to Departure:
After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expdition responsible
person will drop you to the international airport.