The massive Annapurna peak is one among the eight world's highest peak. Annapurna region is highly praised and spectacular trekking route which approach to have close look at the formation of mysterious nature wonder makes your travel different experiment in your life time. This is an special trek for an individual who have a very less time and is very enthusiastic in trekking and to explore the nature of Jomsom, Muktinath.
This trek leads you to villages inhabited by wide diversity of people belonging to different ethnic group. Continuing to the north of the main Himalaya on Tibetan plateau, the scenery is very glamorous. Then the trail follows the bank of Kaligandaki river.
Muktinath is one of the sacred place of Hindu people, with astonishing view of snow capped mountains from top. You will head to end with eye appealing view of around surrounding.
Trip's General Information
|Trip Code : TPC0025||Country : Nepal|
|Duration : 09 Days||Trip Level : Medium|
|Max. Altitude : 3,710 mt.||Activity : Welcome, Sightseeing,Trek, Farewell|
|Starts at : Kathmandu||Ends at : kathmandu|
Best Season : February, Match, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
|Trip Route: Pokhara- Jomsom- Kagbeni- Muktinath- Marpha- Ghasa- Tatopani- Ghorepani- Nayapul- Pokhara|
Trip Short Itinerary
Day 01 : Fly to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft), trek to Kagbeni(3,710m/12,170ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 02 : Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 03 : Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 04 : Marpha to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 05 : Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06 : Relaxing day at hot spring
Day 07 : Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 08 : Trek to Ghorapani (2,750m/9,020ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 09 : Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara, 3-4 hrs walk & 1hour drive
Day 01: Fly to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft), trek to Kagbeni(3,710m/12,170ft) 3-4 hrs walk
After breakfast in Pokhara, we will commence our trip by morning flight to Jomsom. It is a super scenic flight of 20 minutes that brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. From Jomsom our trek continues on the gradual & windy path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti. After good stop here an hour of easy walk reaches you to Kagbeni, an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.
Day 02: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today, we start you our trek to Muktinath. Firstly with walk a arid area and steeply climb up to the ridge for an hour and further gentle uphill with a scenic view of Annapurna and Tukuche as well as to the upper mustang part. We cross the small villages and reach at Jharkot which place is a great place to encounters with local Thakali and with its traditional dresses. Here is a very old monastery made around 500 years before and can be seen the local culture as well. After here half an hour climb up to the hill will reaches at Muktinath which is a superb scenic Himalayan ranges and arid area. You will have chance to encounters with many brave trekkers who came through crossing the Throung la (5,416 m) from the Manang side. You can explore the areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft), 6-7 hrs walk
We visit temple in the morning and continuing our journey descending to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekle bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, from here onwards the valley gets very windy path, the walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. After lunch at Jomsom further two hours of easy walk towards south east brings us at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice and dinner with apple pie.
Day 04: Marpha to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Today, the walk is very enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river down stream reaches another charming village at Tukuche, close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri's and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaualgiri's east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche continuing trek down to Kalolpani village for lunch, and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses and lodge with grandeur view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali village for overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 4-5 hrs walk
The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna's. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Relaxing day at hot spring
Today, we a full day relaxing at hot bath and after long day at Himalaya enjoy your day with Nepalese lifestyle and explore surrounding village, read your book or play pool. It's depends on your interest you have full free to do your own and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery.
Day 08: Trek to Ghorapani (2,750m/9,020ft), 6-7 hrs walk
An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tikhadhunga for overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara, 3-4 hrs walk & 1hour drive
This is our last day trek after long days and immersing yourself to finish quickly this day. Trek leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Saulii bazzar settled in river bank of Modi. Further an easy path reaches at Birethanthi for lunch, where is the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River. After half an hour flat walk will reach at Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
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