Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square / Swoyambhunath Stupa / Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar
Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje
Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap
Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame
Day 08: Chame to Pisang
Day 09: Pisang to Manang
Day 10: Manang
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong la Pass
Day 14: Trek to Marpha
Day 15: Marpha to Ghasa
Day 16: Ghasa to Tatopani
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 18: Poon Hill – Tikhedhunga
Day 19: Tikhedhunga to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
Day 20: Pokhara
Day 21: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 22: departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
- Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.
- Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is listed as UNESCO Heritage site. Kathmandu Durbar Square comprises of palaces of the then Royal family, ancient temples, courtyards and small alleys which date back to 12th and 18th You can find Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple (dedicated to Goddess Durga), residence of Kumari (a living goddess).
- Our next stop is Swoyambhunath Stupa, which means “self-created”. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site. The history of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started with the beginning of Swoyambhu. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal is in a monastery next to the stupa. Behind the hilltop is a temple dedicated to Manjushri of Saraswati - the goddess of learning. Statues and shrines of Buddhist and Hindu deities dot the stupa complex.
- From Swoyambhunath, we will head towards Patan for the tour of Patan Durbar Square, an UNESCO Heritage site. Patan is one of the three cities in Kathmandu valley which is famous for its fine arts. You can find Krishna Temple, Golden Temple along with other different temples and courtyards which surround the Palace area.
- Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (830m) - 5 hrs
- Our trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 7am in the morning to pick you up. After a 7-hour drive (185 kms) from Kathmandu, we reach Besishar. Upon arrival at Besisahar you will witness the stunning snow-capped mountain panorama. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1,310 m) - 5 hrs
- Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue from Khudi, the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m, then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1,135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1,310m. A brilliant start to the culture of Nepal. Overnight at a guest house. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1,400m) - 5 hrs
- The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1,070m from Bahundanda. On the way, you can see a large waterfall (season permitting). After crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chyamje at 1,400m . Overnight at a guest house. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) - 5 hrs
- Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1,675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2,160 m the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans can be seen along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at a guest house. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 07: Trek to Chame (2,630m) - 5 hrs
- The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2,360m, then continuing through forest, but near the river to Kopar at 2,590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community of which the residents are said to have migrated from Tibet centuries ago, noticeable by their distinct physical features and lifestyle as well as architecture and livelihood unique to Tibet. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3,300m) - 5 hrs
- The day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2,910m. We then cross another bridge at 3,040m from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda's rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3,200m and 3,300meters. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 09: Trek to Manang (3,540m) - 5 hrs
- Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails form the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip at 3,325m, involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3,475m to the nearby Manang at 3,540m. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang village
- We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night's rest. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) - 5 hrs
- Continuing on from Manang, the trails ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs
- A two-hour ascent the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450m where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs
- Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10am otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take you to the holy town of Muktinath.
- Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2,670m) - 6 hrs
- Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha, home to the legendary apple orchids. You will be able to taste the apples and the myriad apple products like pies and wine. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa (2,010m) - 6 hrs
- We descend through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River to Ghasa. We walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m) - 5 hrs
- We will walk through the world’s deepest gorge, Kopchepani. We then continue descending through the Kali Gandaki River valley to Tatopani. This place is famous for its hot springs, where it gets its name (tato - hot; pani - water). This is the best place to relax your body after a long day's trek. We will spend another day relaxing at this spot. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2,810m) - 6 hrs
- Today is a big day, it take about 7 to 8 hours from Tatopani to Ghorepani. We climb about 1650 meters up. We will pass couple of Magar and Gurung village on the track. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 18: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 5 hrs
- Very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m - a brilliant spectacle. This vantage point provides unobstructed views of the early morning sunrise over the high Himalayas, weather permitting. There we spend about 1 hour, then return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast at the hotel then trek down to Tikhedunga (1,570m). We head off towards Tikhedunga, walking down along the ridges and through rhododendron forests of a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,070m, finally reaching Tikhedhunga after a descent. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 19: Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) - 3 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1hr
- After some light trekking, we reach Nayapul (1,010m). Then after an hour drive, we reach Pokhara, the serene valley which boasts fabulous views of the Mountains. Overnight at a hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 20: Pokhara
- Free day. Overnight in Hotel (on BB basis).
Day 21: Kathmandu - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m)
- You have the option for rest and shopping. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Day 22: Departure
- On time transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.