Kathmandu-Besi sahar-Nagdi-Jagat-Karte-Koto-Dharmasala-Khyang-Phu-Nar-Kang La Phedi-Ngawal-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival
Arrival at the airport and transfer to a hotel and rest. In the evening free walk in Thamel.
Day02: Visit Kathmandu & Patan
Have breakfast in the hotel then transfer to Kathmandu Durbar Square and enjoy the World Heritage Site, then transfer to Patan to visit the old temples, Palace and the museum inside the Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Besi-sahar
Have breakfast in the hotel then drive to Besi-Sahar on a private vehicle. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Besi-sahar – Nagdi(930m)
For today we trek our way to Nagdi where we’ll set our camp for today and spend the night.
Day 05: Nagdi – Jagat(1300m)
Today we trek towards Jagat which in itself is a beautiful village. Upon arrival in Jagat we set up the camp and spend the night out here.
Day 06: Jagat – Karte(1850m)
After a cup of tea in the camp we head on our way upto Karte. We then set our camp on a beautiful campsite at Karte and overnight at the campsite.
Day 07: Karte – Koto(2600m)
Today we make our way to Koto, which will take us about 6-7 hrs. Today’s trail passes through some forests of pine and oak along the way, we’ll even get to see some beautiful waterfalls and spectacular views of Manaslu. We then reach to a small Gurung village of Timang, where the local people harvests crops of buckwheat or stuffing local sausages. After a few more ups and downs we reach to the village of Koto where we’ll be setting our camp for the night overviewing the magnificent Annapurna II. Koto is like a gateway to Nar and Phu.
Day 08: Koto – Dharmasala(3230m)
Today we need to make an early start as for today we’ll be walking for about 7 hrs and the route will also be a bit difficult than before. Most of the day we’ll be walking through some dense forest above the rivers leading to Nar Phu valley, we’ll even get to see several small shelters (caves) and a pilgrims' 'Dharmasal’. Slowly we emerge out of a narrow canyon and passes under a wide waterfall just before the Dharmasala, then on forward the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. Overnight at the camp.
Day 09: Dharmasala – Khyang(3740m)
Today we need to trek for about 6 hrs before reaching to Khyang from our campsite in Dharmasala. Along our way we might even be accompanied by some local yaks which will be carrying stuffs to their destination, we’ll also be seeing some spectacular mountain views. After a few more ups and downs we reach our campsite for the day at Khyang. Overnight at the camp.
Day 10: Khyang – Phu(4050m)
Our trek for today will be of about 5-6 hrs and we’ll be walking down some steep trails and then alongside some rivers for a while. We’ll even get to see some of the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are famous. We have to rock-hop carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. We then slowly reach up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides us with spectacular view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old "dzong" and the remains of two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu. We then slowly head towards our campsite in Phu and after setting up everything over there we then head to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighboring hillside to pay our respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, a "Trulku" who came to Nepal with HH the Dalai Lama back in '59. He is also a renowned "Amchi" or Tibetan doctor, as well as a Thanka painter. Overnight at the camp.
Day 11: Phu – Nar(4150m)
Today we retrace our steps back through the Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking sceneries also. Then slowly we reach at the top of the hill where stands the Nar gate. After a few more ups and downs we arrive at the campsite in Nar, we spend rest of the day exploring the village. Nar is a very interesting village as we can see lot of activities out here like women weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets, pounding mustard seeds for oil or spinning the obiquitous wool. After exploring the village we take the much required rest at the camp.
Day 12: Nar – Kang La Phedi
Today’s trek will be of less than 2 hrs so we’ll have a bit more time to explore the Nar village before leaving for Kang La Phedi. Even though the trek is short it will provide you with a lot of joy as you can see the magnificent Pisang Peak on your way. Then soon we’ll reach our campsite in Kang La Phedi where we’ll be spending our night.
Day 13: Kang La Phedi – Ngawal
Today our trek will be of 5-6 hrs from Kang La Phedi to Ngawal and along the way we can have some beautiful views of mountains like Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. After a few more ups and downs we reach the lovely Ngawal village. Upon arrival at the village we celebrate with a cold beer and a slice of sweet apple pie. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 14: Ngawal - Manang Valley
Descending to the broad forested valley floor, we follow the trail through the flat valley, past a small STOL airstrip, under construction, cross the river once again to Braga (3472m) and en-route visiting Braga Monastery. This is a village of about 290 houses stacked on top of each other, flat roofs forming verandahs
Day 15: Rest day in Manang
Rest and acclimatization day at Manang and today we spend the whole day exploring Manang. The village consists of about 500 flat roofed houses and is picturesquely set amongst spectacular scenery: Annapurna II, Annapurna III, (7855m), Gangapurna (7485m) to the south: Tilicho (7134m) and the Grand Barrier, to the west; Chulu west (6420m) and Chulu East (6558m) to north.
Day 16 : Manang to Churl Ladder ( 3868m)
We branch away from the Marshyangdi river steadily climbing in to district alpine areas. Keep your eyes open for Thar and Ghoral mountain sheep.
Day 17: Churl Ladder to Thorang Phedi (4442m).
Today we ascending about 3 hours then descending about 45 minutes to cross the Jarsang river, we climb to a small grassy valley and overnight halt.
Day 18: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3798m)
Though the crossing of the pass is not technically difficult, we take it slowly to take into account the complications of altitude and possible snow. After about 4 hours, we reach the top (5416m) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery. The entire Annapurna range in the south, the Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west, and the incredibly deep Kali Gandaki valley and the peaks of Throungtse (6542m) and Chulu to the north. The descend is steep and rough but we soon have excellent views of Dhaulagiri (8167m). Muktinath (3798m) is an important pilgrimage spot for both Hindus and Buddhist Gompa and pagoda style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most interesting aspect of the area, however, is the spot where burning of natural gas issued from the rock from the same place as a small spring. Earth, air, fire, water an important religious combination.
Day 19: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
The trail descends very quickly to the Kali Gandaki valley floor over 1538m below. The descend is through a dramatic arid landscape and continues to Jomsom (2720m), after passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typicalTibetan architecture. The trail rewards with tremendous views of magnificent Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We spend the final night of our trek in Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom
Day 20: Fly to Pokhara
Take an early morning spectacular flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most picturesque sots of Nepal, with its stunning lake set against the backdrop of the majestic snow-topped Annapurna Mountain range. You can take life at your own pace in his most wonderful and serene surrounding. Afternoon drive to Lake side and enjoy a one hour boat ride and take time to stroll around colorful lakeside shops and restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. .
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 22: Final Departure
Destination: Nepal Trekking
Activities: Trekking and Walking
Trip Duration: 22 days.
Group Size: 2-12
Trip Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Trip Seasons: Feb - May, Sep - Nov
- All ground transportation by Private Vehicle as per the itinerary.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara
- Fully catered camping trek
- Guided sightseeing trip as per the itinerary. Entrance fees where applicable as per itinerary.
- Trekking guide one porter, daily wages and their insurance of staff.
- Domestic airfare
- International airfare
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Air rescue if needed
- Travel insurance