Trip Duration: 17 Days
Activity: Trekking, City Tour
Max. Altitude: 5416m.
Starts from: Besisahar, Lamjung
Finishes at: Jomsom (Pokhara)
Best season: Except Jan and Feb months of the year.
Manang, Thorung La Pass (5416m); The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath; Kagbeni, Jomsom, scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and many more Trekking in the Annapurna region is the best advance to have a close look at the arrangement of unsolved nature's wonders which have facilitated this region to be highly rigorous trekking spot amongst the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been connected with the name of enormous Annapurna peak - one among eight world's highest peaks of the world. This highly praised and spectacular trekking route makes your travelling a different experience over lifetime. The great deal of traditional culture and the tranquil hospitality of the native people can definitely help to erase your tired mind. This short trek to Annapurna region is specially designed considering them who have got only few times in Nepal and very interested to explore this area by crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m.). In thus way, this short but exclusive trek program is basically targeted to enjoy the Himalayan spirit.
The starting point of this trek is Besishahar - a naturally rewarding area from where the trail heads to Bahundanda. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide multiplicity of people from different racial groups, offering amazing and magnificent view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. The trails then follows the way. We cross the Marsyangdi Rive by a suspension bridge, leading to the fine stone village called "Jagat".
Muktinath - the most sacred Hindu holi temple stands as the most remarkable feature of this trek offering the astonishing view of the snow - capped mountains from the top. The eye appealing view of around surrounding is beyond one's thought to enable you to enjoy never ending wonderful experience in peace and tranquillity.
Jomsom -at an altitude of 2713m is the ultimate destination of this trek where our hiking excursion gets an end. A night rest at this point is more praiseworthy in a sense that the countryside view settle down your all tiredness both mentally and physically. The next day, a 20 minutes scenic flight takes you another picturesque town - Pokhara which undoubtedly offers many things of tourist's alike within a very limited area.
Anyone with sound health can join this trek since this trek has been set on the basis of slow hike pace to get full acclimatization with a view to enable our clients to get ultimate fun of trekking in this Himalayan Kingdom.
Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative from All Trekkers Team, and transfer to hotel. Overnight in standard hotel in Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (790m).
About 5/6 hours scenic and Pleasant drive along with some of trekking crew. Over night at Guest House at Beshisahar.
Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m).
Our journey starts from Besishahar where the trail takes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (Mind it; many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue from Khudi the fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) are offered. It climbs upto Bhulbhule at 825m; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda 1310m. We have our night at Guest House.
Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m).
The trail drops now steeply descend to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River by a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stony village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400m. We have wonderful view of the folks around and spend the very relaxing night in Guest House at chyamje.
Day 5: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).
Today, after sharing very good morning and sipping the tongue kissing tea then,
The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairs to 1860m till another set of steps. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stony houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. Over night at Bagarchhap.
Day 6: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).
With most rough and rocky trail, we climb to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continue through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m.When we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are amazed by the fine views of Annapurna - II and two small hot springs by the town. Over night at Chame.
Day 7: Chame to Pisang (3300m).
The day starts a marvelous trek through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, We also cross a river on a long bridge at 2910m and another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which lies between 3200m and 3300m. Over night at Pisang
Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3500m).
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternating trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route from Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the chocolate box but partially hidden village of Braka at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.Over night at Manang.
Day 9: Manang - Acclimatization day
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine walks and viewing over the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation and have a night rest.
Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4250m).
Today we leave Manang, and the trail leads an ascent of nearly 2000m to Thorung La pass. We climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse and wonderful. Over night at Leder.
Day 11: Ledar to Phedi or High camp (4600m/4800m).
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can find some good Guesthouses. We pass our night stay will be there. Over night at Phedi/High Camp
Day 12: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill”, begins the day to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. Nevertheless, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view to forget the struggle.
Our night at Muktinath.
Now the final day of the Trek to Jomsom (2713m.). Treks end here after few hours walk. Over night at Jomsom
The next morning, after having glimpse over glowing Himalayan range, we fly back to Pokhara (about 20 minute’s short, but scenic flight).
Over night at hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu for - about 5 hours will be more relaxing.
Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Over night at hotel.
Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!!!