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.

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: 171Km (Approx. 7hrs)Highest Point: 1338m (Kathmandu)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1338m (Kathmandu) to 830m (Beshisahar)

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 (Bahundanda)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 830m (Beshisahar) to 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: 9.5Km (Approx. 5hrs)Highest Point: 1400m (Chamje)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1310m (Bahundanda) to 1400m (Chamje)

The rocky trail follows Marshyandi River and climbs to Tal (1,675m). The trail undulates up to Dharapani. Stony chortens gives a flavor of Tibetan culture. When you reach Bagarchhap, you can see the village is surrounded by apple orchards and maize fields.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


Distance: 15.1Km (Approx. 5hrs)Highest Point: 2160m (Bagarchhap)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 1400m (Chamje) to 2160m ( Bagarchhap)

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

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

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: 17Km (Approx. 5hrs)Highest Point: 3540m (Manang)
Start to Finish Elevation Change: 3200m (Pisang) to 3540m (Manang)

We take a rest and acclimatization 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 making our way towards Tilicho Base Camp, definitely getting close to our destination – Tilicho Lake. Crossing Khangshar Village, we cross a river and walk on to cross a few villages of traditional Tibetan lifestyle and monasteries, and reach Shree Kharka, which is our lunch spot. And then reach a high crest and descend on switchbacks carved out through the scree slopes to a side valley. After about 8 hours of walking, we reach Tilicho Base Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


An early morning start is necessary to evade headwinds. It takes about 4 hours from Tilicho Base Camp to reach Tilicho Lake, claimed to be the highest lake in the world. After spending some time at the lake and enjoying the splendid moments here, we return to the Base Camp. There are no accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


The trail begins to descends from Tilicho Base Camp and continues towards Yak Kharka. You make climb gradually via Shree Kharka, where you will have your lunch along the Jarsang Khola Valley. In late afternoon we reach Yak Kharka.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


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

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

The trail from Muktinath to Jomsom descends onto Eklebhatti and follows the Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom is the largest town and district capital of Mustang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge


A short 25-min flight from Jomsom takes us to the lakeside city of Pokhara. In the afternoon you will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devis Waterfall, Museums, and Gupteshwor cave, etc.

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, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


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

Meals included: Breakfast