INTRODUCTION

This is one of the interesting classic adventurous trek into Annapurna massif in the central Nepal. It combines spectacular mountain scenery with an experience of the different Nepalese culture with varied topography to be found from the lowlands of central Nepal to the desolate heights of the Tibetan Plateau. This is a strenuous trek involving the crossing of a 5400m pass at Thorung-La which at times is covered by snow.

TRIP OUTLINE

We have to drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar, which lies 250km away from Kathmandu in the central west part of Nepal along the side of Trishuli and Marsyangdi Khola passes through scenic grandeur of terraced rice fields, poplar & banyan tress on the way. For the first few days, we have to follow the valley of Marsyangdi Khola gradually gaining height and acclimatizing. By the time we reach at Manang village at 3500m where we spend an extra night for acclimatization.

Manang is beautifully set against the view of Annapurna II, IV and Tarke Kang (7193m). There are many opportunities for both easy and strenuous day excursion around the surrounding area. Two days beyond Manang we will cross Thorung-La at 5400m – the highest point on the trek.Following the crossing of Thorung La we will descend down into the valley of the Kali Gandaki via Muktinath where the river has carved a gorge between the summit of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri both above 8000 meters in height. Finally, we will fly out of Jomsom to Pokhara.

Grade

Adventurous

Maximum height

5500m

Days 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (823m) approx. 9/10 hour’s drive by bus. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 2

Trek from Besi Sahar to Ngadi about 7 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 3

Trek from Ngadi to Jagat (1314m) about 7 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 4

Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1943m) about 6 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 5

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2713m) about 4 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 6

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3185m) about 7 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 7

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m) about 5 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 8

Rest day for Acclimatise at Manang & explore around the surrounding area. O/n at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 9

Trek from Manang to Letdar (4250m) about 4 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 10

Trek from Letdar to Thorung Phedi (5000m) about 3 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 11

Trek via Thorung La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3798m) about 10 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 12

Free at Muktinath to explore around the pilgrimage site or full day rest O/n at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 13

Trek down to Jomsom (2713m) about 6 hour’s walk. Overnight at tented camp or Lodge.

Days 14

After breakfast, have a short walk to the Jomsom airstrip and fly back to Pokhara.