Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) and trek to Bhulbhule (840m) 7/8 hours
Today, we drive to Besishahar which goes into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. It is 177km far from Kathmandu and takes around 6 hours. On the way you can see the flowing Trisuli River, green countryside along with some snow-capped mountain views. Upon arrival at Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara and the trail departs to Basishahar from Dumre, and head north to Besisahar. We can walk from Besisahar to Bhulbhul which takes approximately 3 hours on foot and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Ghermu Phant (1,130m) 5/6 hours
After having breakfast, the way travels up the east bank of the river past a majestic waterfall and continues through small villages scattered amongst extensive rice terraces with the beautiful view of Manaslu (8156m) and Ngadi Chuli. We again carry on our journey to Bahundanda and the trail goes through small beautiful village called Ngadi, crosses Ngadi Khola and moves upwards though scrub forests about 1 hours, then ascends to some small tea shop and cold drinks stalls opposite the rice terraces of Lampata. After that the trail makes short steep climb to Bahundanda. Bahundanda (hills of Brahman) is the north most Barahman settlement in the Marsyangdi valley. It is located on the top of the hill (1310m) from where you can see the Ghermuphant and Syange village very clearly. From here, the route descends on a steep, slippery trail past rice terraces along with the green view of countryside and finally arrives at Ghermu Phant. We stay a night at lodge.
Day 05: Ghermu Phant to Taal (1,700m) 4/5 hours
Ghermu Phant is small village and opposite of it, you can see nice waterfalls.We descend down and cross a long suspension bridge and arrive Syange and Shree Chaur village. Beyond Shree Chaur the trail climbs quite high on an exposed trail carved into nearly vertical cliffs, which are forested with rhododendron, pine and garnished with healthy crops of stinging nettles and marijuana. Before reaching Jagat, there is a steep 200m climb to a trail blasted out of the rock face but the way is wide and safe. After the long ascending, the way crosses a stream and descends down to a small village called Jagat.From here, the trail descends to the Marsyangdi and follows along the river bank, make a long climb through forest and finally arrives at Chamje.We continue our journey and cross the Marsyangdi river over a long suspension bridge and beside it you can see bee hive hanging on the rock. Then the trail climbs up through jungle and small village to Taal where we spend a night at lodge.
Day 06: Taal to Bagarchhap (2,100m) 5/6 hours
Taal is a beautiful village located at the bank of the Marsyangdi River. It is the main entrance of Manang. From here the trail goes through a rocky trail along the river and crosses the river over long suspension bridge then gently ascends first and later descends and crosses the river second time over the bridge and arrives at Kharte. It is a small village located at the bank of the Marsyangdi River. From here, the trail goes again along the river with its sound and finally reaches Dharapani. Dharapani is divided into upper and lower Dharapani. You have to check your permits once here in the police check post. There are many nice lodges for accommodation at Dharapni. It is main point of Annapurna circuit trek and Manaslu round trek. The way for Manaslu and Annapurn circuit trek departs from here separately. Leaving Dharapni, the trail enters the east-west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine and reaches to Bhagarchhap. We stay a night at lodge.
Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m) 5/6 hours
We will take breakfast and trek to Chame. The trail gently climbs up through dense forest of juniper and pine tree along with incredible view of Manaslu and Lamjung Himal and gets to lattemarang. It is a small village where only few lodges are available. From here, we go through green forest of pine and easy way then descend down, cross a river on long suspension bridge, make a small climb and finally arrives Koto. Koto is a small village where a police check post is located. You have to show your permits here for checking. This is the main entrance for Narphu valley trek. After 30 minutes of short walking you will get Chame the main administrative headquarter of Manang. Before it, you will see a long wall with pray wheels. There is a small natural hot spring near by the river. We stay a night here at lodge.
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,200m) 5/6 hours
The trail goes through small village and dense forest along the river and dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river and gets to Barthang. From here the way goes through the jungle and crosses the river and then gently climbs through dense forest of juniper and finally arrives Dhukur pokhari where we will stop for lunch. On the way you can see a lovely Buddhist temple with pray wheels, apples trees, Annapruna ii, Pisang peak and Tilicho Himal. After lunch we continue through small jungle and yak pasture with easy walk to Pisang. Pisang is a small Tibetan village which has been divided into upper Pisang and lower Pisang. You can go to upper pisang for small hiking. We stay a night at lower Pisang.
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,540m) 6/7 hours
After having spent a night there, we head to Manang. There are two ways to go to Manang. The short one goes directly via Humde and the other longer trail goes through upper Pisang via Ghyaru (3,670m) and Ngawal (3,660m). The longer way is best one for acclimatization and excellent Mountain View. It passes an interesting gompa in Ghyaru and a gompa in Ngawal that was built in 1990.You feel like you are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna ii, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. The high route rejoins the direct route at Mungji. From Munji we walk again through bare field and get to a small village called Baraga where you can see a very old Buddhist monastery. From here, we walk again 30 minutes and finally arrive at Manang where we spend a night.
Day 10: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization
Manang is a beautiful village which is surrounded by white snow-capped mountains. Today after breakfast, we go to the Ganga Purna Lake for acclimatization from where you can see good view of the Manang village along with Gangapurna, Chulu east, Chulu west, Pisang peak and Annapurna ii. After having visited that, we descend down to Manang and have lunch. After Lunch if you haven’t visited Baraga monastery, you can visit it again and then return back to the lodge and stay overnight at the same lodge.
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,018m) 4/5 hours
On the next day, the trai gentl climbs up through Tenki Mannag with the beautiful view of whole Annapurna range, Pisang peak and Manang valley. It continue out trip following the way to northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees. The way further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. It goes through meadows and Yak pasture where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant lawn filled with Himalayan incense and then finally reaches a small village of called Yak Kharka. We spend a night there at lodge.
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) 4/ 5 hours
As usual we start the trek after breakfast. Today the trail gently climbs up through yak pasture and letdar village with the sweet smell of incense and outstanding view of snow-capped mountains of Annapurna range and Chulu west. We cross the river and make a small climb then continue to Throng Phedi through rocky way and landslide today. This area is a bit danger and sometime the rock may fall. So, you have to take care yourselves. Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers where only few lodges are available for accommodation. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, better to stay at Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp.
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,760) 7/ 8 hours
Today is the longest and difficult route for us due to the famous pass (Thorong La) 5416m. We start our journey early in the morning around 3am So that we could reach on the top before 12pm. After 12 pm the pass becomes a bit windy and difficult to cross at snowing time. From Phedi, we slowly ascend through high camp. It will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La (5416m. Each moment we have to work hard today through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenery are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. From the top, the way descends down to Muktinath directly. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. You can visit the holy Muktinath shrine. We stay a night there at lodge.
Day 14: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,800m) 3/4 hours
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. In the morning, we visit to Vishnu Temple and Gompa. After that we descend down from Ranipauwa through Jarkot village with the beautiful scenery of Mustang valley and Dhualagir Himal. From Jarkot we slowly descend down passing the Kinger village and finally arrive at Kagbeni. Kagbeni, a small village is the main entrance for upper Mustang where you can visit a very old monastery as well. We stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Kagbeni to Marpha (2,670m) 4/5 hours
Leaving Kagbeni, we descend to Marpha along the Kaligandi River passing the Eklobhati. Today the way is a bit windy after 11 am. So, you have to wear sun glass to protect your eyes. The trail is rocky and sandy till Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative headquarter of Mustang where most of the bank, travel agency and nice hotels are located. If you don’t want to go the Kaligandaki and Ghorepani trek, you can postpone your trek. There is a small airport as well. So, you can fly to Pokhara directly. We constantly descend down and cross a small stream and finally arrive at Marpha. Marpha is a beautiful Thakali village. It is famous for apple farming. You can visit a Buddhist monastery here along with long wall with pray wheel. We stay overnight here at lodge.
Day 16: Marpaha to Kalopani (2,530m) 5/6 hours
Marpha and Tukuche is the main inhabitant of Thakali. Thakali is an ethnic group of Nepal who has their own language and culture. Today, we head to Kalopani through traditional Thakali village Tukuche. Tukuche village is famous for apple brandy where you can visit apple distillery factory. From here, the trail goes along the Kaligandaki river through Larjung village and cross the river and arrives at Kokhethanti. After that we make easy walking along the bank of Kaligandaki River with the view of Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I and finally arrives at Kalopani. It is a beautiful village where you can visit the technical school as well. We stay overnight there at lodge.
Day 17: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,190m) 6/7 hours
The route constantly descends down to Ghasa through green forest. Ghasa is the deepest gorge of the world. We continue our journey to Tatopani along Rupse Chahara (popular waterfall), Dana village and at the end of the day arrive at Tatopni. Tatopni is famous place due to its natural hot spring. Here, Tato means hot and Pani means water. So, it is named from the natural hot spring. You can relax and have a bath in the hot spring with a bottle of bear. According to Nepalese culture, if you take bath in the natural hot water, you can cure all the disease of your skin. That is why every year; most of the people come to this place to take a bath in this holy water. We stay a night here at lodge.
Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,800m) 7/8 hours
After breakfast, we start our journey to Ghorepani. The way first goes through landslide and cross the Kaligandaki on a long suspension bridge and then make a steep climb to Ghorepani through Shikha and Chitare village. On the way to it, you can observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. On the other hand, you can see the magnificent view of Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak along with the green scenery of the rural village. After Chitare village, the trail goes through dense jungle of rhododendron and magnolia tree and finally gets to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village located on the top of the hill. It is famous for its view point (Poon hill). We spend a night here at lodge.
Day 19: Poon hill and back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani (2,630m) 5/6 hours
Ghorepani, a beautiful place located on the elevation of 2800m is famous for its own best view point called Poon hill. This morning you will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon hill (3190m) from here you will see superb views of sunrise, and the entire Annapurna range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poon hill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani, you can see again the same view that you have seen from Poon hill. From here the way gently ascends through dense rhododendrons forest and arrives at Deurali where we stop for a cup of tea. From here the way descends down to Banthanti and crosses the small river then climbs up to Tadapani. Tadapani is located in the midst of rhododendrons tree where you can see the special cultural dances organized by the local woman groups. We stay overnight there.
Day 20: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,950m) 3/4 hours
In the morning if the weather is clear you can see the Mt. Annapurna south, Hiunchuli and fishtail. Sometimes you can see the Langur (white monkey) in this area. This area is one of the finest and most famous trekking areas of Nepal. The Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) dominates the mountain views through glimpses farther east of Lamjung Himal. The route descends through large boulders into the maze of tracks around Ghandruk at 1940m. Ghandru is one of the beautiful village of Annapurna regions. It is the huge gurung community and you can visit the old and new Gurung museums which show the real cultural activities. You can see the wonderful view of Fishtail, Annapurna south and Himchuli and Gangapurna. We spend a night there.
Day 21: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1,070m) and back to Pokhara (820m) 4/5 hours
On the next morning, we will start our journey after breakfast. From here the trail descends through the small village and arrive a tiny village called Syauli Bazaar. Then we again continue our trek Birethanti and cross the Modi River and at last arrive at Nayapul. We catch a cab or by our company car and drive back to Pokhara. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m) 7/ 8 hours
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara through the Prithavi highway remembering the wonderful moments of the trek
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you have whole day free and can do shopping for your final departure. By the evening we will do farewell dinner for the last day of your trip and spend overnight at hotel.
Day 24: Final Departure
We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.