Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel


An Apex  Asia Holidays representative will organize a small pre-trip meeting at the hotel lobby before commencing the day trip. Please bring a copy of your passport, travel insurance document and three passport-size photos.

Then we head off for sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit three main places: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most revered temples for Hindus. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the temple from different countries. Bouddhanath is located in the outskirts of Kathmandu city and is a holy Buddhist monument. Meeting monks, learning about Buddhism and stupa dome is the main attractions of Bouddhanath. Finally, Bhaktapur Durbar Square large premises of ancient house and temples is a settlement of local ethnicity called Newars. Fifty-five-window Palace, golden temple, pottery house are definitely worth a visit in the tour.

After the tour, we head back to Thamel, where our guide will help you with checking gears required for the trek. There are plenty of trekking shops in Thamel, so you can rent or purchase if you’ve missed anything to bring.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, you will be picked up by your trekking crew and head off for 7hrs drive to Besi Sahar. Driving along Prithvi Highway up to Dumre goes along Trishuli river until you cross Mugling, then following Marshyangdi River up to Dumre. The picturesque farmland on the banks of rivers are outstanding.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 170KmHighest Point: 1338m (Kathmandu)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1338m (Kathmandu) to 830m (Beshisahar) Approx. 7hrs

Trekking begins from Manang Chautra, Besi Sahar, and follows the valley of Marshyangdi, crossing Khudi and Bulbule to reach Nadi for lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs to Bahundaanda (1,310m) with spectacular and lush landscape surrounding you.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 24.8kmHighest Point: 1310m (Bahundada)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 830m (Besisahar) 1310m (Bahundada) (Approx. 7hrs)

From Bahundanda, the trail descends to Syange at 1070m where you see a large waterfall and then you will cross a suspension bridge over Marshyandi River. Afterwards, you will reach the cobbled village of Jagat. Just before reaching Chamje (1400m) you can see more waterfalls.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9.5 KmHighest Point: 1400m (Chamje)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1310m (Bahundada) to 1400m(Chamje) (approx. 5hrs.)

The rocky trail follows the Marshyandi River and climbs to Tal (1,675m). The trail continues gradually up to Dharapani, where the stone Chorten gives the flavor of Tibetan. Dharapani is another permit checkpoint, and it is also the junction where you can meet people coming from Larkey La Pass of Manaslu trek. At Bagarchhap, you can see the village surrounded by apple orchards and maize fields.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15.1KmHighest Point: 2160m (Bagarchhap)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1400m (Chamje) to 2160m (Bagarchhap) (approx. 5hrs)

The trip begins to climb till Temang through a jungle, and then reaches Chame via Thanchowk and Koto. Temang village is located at the bottom of Lamjung Himal and Thanchowk is the lunch place where you can enjoy a lunch with awesome views of Mt. Manaslu. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district and sports rewarding view of Mt. Annapurna II.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 13.5KmHighest Point: 2630m (Chame)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2160m Bagarchhap to 2630m (Chame) (Approx. 5hrs)

We leave Chame and head off to Pisang, following narrow valleys and over the treeline of Annapurna Himalayan range. Before you cross the second bridge of Marshyandi, you can see apple gardens. Ascending trails of Pisang go through blue pine forests via Dhikur Pokhari, where you will have your delicious lunch, and walk an additional 1.5 hrs to get to Lower Pisang. Late afternoon we hike up to Upper Pisang to explore the monastery and also for acclimation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 13.2KmHighest Point: 3200m (Pisang)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2630m (Chame) to 3200m (Pisang) Approx. 5hrs

Today there are a couple of options to reach Manang. First is northern side of Marshayandi River and next is south of Marshyangdi river, both ends at Munji. The Southern way through Humde is easier than the other, whereas via Ghayru and Nawal is harder one but gives awesome views of Annapurna Range. From Munji it takes less than 2 hours to reach Manang (3,540m) via Bhraka (3,475m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 17KmHighest Point: 3540m (Manang)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3200 (Pisang) to Manang (3540m) (Approx. 5Hrs)

We take a rest day in Manang. Visit Chhokar Danda, crossing the Marshyangdi River and explore Gangapurna Lake. The Danda offers the view of Mt. Annapurna II, III, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak etc. We head back to the guesthouse for lunch and rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


After breakfast, we start walking towards Yak Kharka from Manang. The trail gradually climbs up to Gunsang Manang via Tenki Manang along the Jarsang Khola Valley. Today is the best day for beautiful Himalayan peaks, you can see Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu Peak etc. and finally reach Yak Kharka (4,050m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9.4KmHighest Point: 4050m (Yak Kharka)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3540m (Manang) to 4050m (Yak Kharka) (Approx.5hrs)

Slightly up the trail to Thorong Phedi, we get to see large herds of blue sheep and yaks on the barren fields. Just before the Phedi, you have to cross the landslide area which is about 10 minutes. And finally, reach Phedi where you have lunch and settle into rooms here. You can walk up to High Camp for acclimatization.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 9.6KmHighest Point: 4450m (Thorong Phedi)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4050m (Yak Kharka) to 4450m (Phedi) (Approx.5hrs)

Today is the one of toughest and longest days of the trek that begins before sunrise at around 4am to cross Thorong-La Pass (5416m). It is important to cross the pass by no later than 10am to dodge the winds and potentially inclement weather. We will be well over 5,000m, which is very high altitude, so it’s important to pace ourselves comfortably and drink plenty of water. The pass is marked with praying flags and gives picturesque views of Mustang valley and high mountains up ahead. After crossing the Pass again, we need to walk for another 4hrs to reach Muktinath (3800m).

Muktinath is an important Hindu heritage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Thousands of pilgrims visit the place and take the holy bath at 108 holy waterspouts in the temple premises. It is considered to be the place of Nirvana, where Lord Vishnu confessed his transgression. Lord Vishnu is the main god of this temple. Likewise, there is a temple called Jwala Mai which has a natural eternal flame fueled. We stoll about Muktinath for the remainder of the day, and celebrate our success of crossing Thorung La Pass.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 11KmHighest Point: 5416m (Thorong La Pass)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 4450m (Thorong Phedi) to 3800m (Muktinath) (Approx. 8hrs)

From today the trek goes to lower altitudes, and entering the windy valley of Kali Gandaki. You have two options to choose from, via Kagbeni. The trail of Kagbeni is a bit longer, and the meeting point of both paths is Eklebhatti. 2 more hours of walking later we reach Jomsom, the capital town of Mustang. You will have lunch at Jomsom and continue to Marpha, legendary for Apple orchids, where Apple brandy is another specialty of the town.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 26.8 KmHighest Point: 3800m (Muktinath)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3800m (Muktinath) to 2670m (Marpha) Approx. 6hrs.

Continuing the trail down the Kali Gandaki valley, we reach Ghasa in about 6hrs. The beginning of the trail crosses some villages as we walk along the river bank. First we reach the village of Tukuche, and then cross Thak Khola. After few hours of walking we reach Kalo Pani, the lunch place via Larjung village and Kobang. After lunch the trail descends towards Ghasa, it takes about 1.5hours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 28.5 KmHighest Point: 2670m (Marpha)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2670m Marpha to 2010m Ghasa (Approx. 6hrs)

The descending trail leads to Tatopani, a relaxing place. It is famous for hot springs. On the trail, before you reach Tatopani you will see quite a few orange gardens, popular waterfall Ruptse Chahara and get in world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki at Dana. Once at Tatopani, you will have lunch and spend a tranquil day here. Having the bath in natural hot springs is a rewarding activity of the trek.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15.2KmHighest Point: 2010m ( Ghasa)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 2010m Ghasa to Tatopani 1190m (Approx. 5hrs)

Leave the hot springs and ascend to Ghorepani, a popular place of Annapurna region. The path of today climbs up to Ghorepani, from the altitude of 1190m to 2840m, so it is a tough day. Ghorepani is the village of Magar community, where you can see the different picturesque landscapes and beautiful Himalayas.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 19.7KmHighest Point: 2840m (Ghorepani)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1190m Tatopani to 2840 m Ghoreopani (Approx. 7hrs)

Get up early in the wee hours of the morning to hike up to Poon Hill (3210m). The stunning sunrise view over the mountains is really worth all the effort and waking up early. After spending about an hour on the hill, we head back to Ghorepani and have breakfast before heading off to Nayapul. The trail leads through the rhododendron forest and villages inhabited by local ethnic groups. We reach Nayapul via Tikhedunga, and then drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Highest Point: 3210m (Poon Hill)

After a long trip in the mountains, we will be off on a relaxing tour covering religious, historical places in Pokhara. The day tour begins after our breakfast. During the tour, you will visit Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Devis fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Museums and Tibetan refugee camp.

Extend your holidays in the Himalayas. It'll be amazing!! Options include: Chitwan National Park,

Bardiya National Park and Paragliding in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


We drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The drive takes about 7 hours on a scenic route. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with folk music and dance performance.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel


The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.

Meals included: Breakfast