Day 01: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar
We have 7 hours of drive for Besi Sahar(760m) by local bus. It’s about 185km from Kathmandu.
Day 02: Trek from Besi Sahar to Bahundada (1310m)
Our very first day trail trek begins from Besisahar. It’s an easy walk from here just straight path no up and down. During our walk we shall be seeing the beautiful people working in the fields and their routine lifestyles.
Day 03: Trek to Chamje
Today we shall cross the first suspension bridge over the Marshyandi River and encounter the beautiful, tall and gorgeous waterfall. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat (1300m) before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400 meters.
Day 04: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Today we have rocky trail making along the Marshyandi River climbing steadily uphill to Taal, the very first village to Manang district. As soon as we cross the flat surface village we have up and down trail to Dharapani (1860m). The people in this area are influenced with the Tibetan life style.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m) 6hrs
Chame is the head quarter to Manang District. We can also enjoy the hot spring in Chame and we have the views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).
Day 06: Trek to Pissang (3200m) 5-6 hrs
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 1500m above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pissang where we spend the night.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m) 6-7 hrs
Today we have two routes to Manang, one that takes us to the trail up to Upper Pisang via Ghyaru. This trail has the excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains mount Annapurna and Pissang (6091m). And the other one goes down to southern route of Marshyandi River by Hongde with its airstrip that involves lesser climbing comparatively to Northern route. The choice is yours, since we meet up at Munchi whichever route we take. We shall be noticing a contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Manang
We need to stay fit for our next day trip so, on this day also we shall be doing continuous day walks and capture the magnificent views around the village. We have the option to go for a hike to Gangapurna Lake or Braga village and visit the oldest Braka Gumba.
Day 09: Trek to Yak kharkha (4050m) or Ledar (4200m) 4-5 hrs
Today we slowly climb up to the village of Tenki and continue walking across Marshyangdi Vallley turning northwest to the valley of Jhorshang Khola. The trail passes through the pastures and few scrubs of juniper trees. On the way we might be seeing horses and yaks grazing.
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi or Throng high Camp (4925m) 4-5 hrs
Today we have an upward following trail to Throng Phedi (4525m). On the way we will be seeing one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. We shall be taking rest in either Throng Phedi or at the High Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath via Throng La pass (5416m) 7 hrs
Crossing Throng la pass is our main goal for the day so we are waking up early in the morning and walk ahead with the lights on. After making through Throng La pass we shall reach in Muktinath (3760m) in a few hours of walk. It is believed that all our sorrows and pain are relieved when visiting this very temple. The place is surrounded with several other monasteries as well.
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 4 hrs
Since we are on the other side of Manang most of the land we see will be dry and looks somewhat like the desert. We will continue our trek walking by the bank of Kaligandi River. Most of the time, we will descend with closer view of stupas and really old traditional house and civilization of Mustang.
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m) 4 hrs
Descending from Kagbeni village we reach Marpha. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple in Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple like apple pie, and wines. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that we may be lucky enough to taste.
Day 14: Trek to Larjung (2550m) 4-5 hrs
We pass through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River. On this trail, we will have an opportunity to view Annapurna I (8091m) and beautiful landscapes.
Day 15: Trek to Kalopani (2530m) 5-6 hrs
Today will be another fantastic day for the trek, as we will be passing through the traditional village of the ethnic Thakali people. Also we will be seeing panoramic views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. And in our surroundings will be lots and lots of apple garden.
Day 16: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 3-4 hrs
We will keep passing on by the beautiful villages on our way. Ghasa is another beautiful valley we are taking rest at.
Day 17: Trek to Tatopani (1190m) 4 hrs
We will continue beating our feet towards Tatopani. On our way we will emerge into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation and see power house that supply regular electricity in this area. In the end reaching Tatopani we get to relax in hot water.
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani (2880m) 7 hrs
The trek today leads through the rhododendron forests with a terraced farmland surrounded with glowing mountains.
Day 19: Trek to Poon hill (3193m) to Tadapani (2630m) 6 hrs
Today we have early morning sunrise to catch up at Poon hill. From here we will be able to get a close up look at most of the mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking few photos and sight-seeing of the mountains we head back to Ghorepani and then head towards Tadapani.
Day 20: Trek to Chomrong (2170m) 5 hrs
We have a gradual walk of around 5 hours to Chomrong. Chomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridor of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offers the close up view of Annapurna South (7,219m), Fishtail (6,993m).
Day 21: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 hrs
We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.
Day 22: Trek to Deurali (3230m) 4 hrs
Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition. We have bamboo forest and few steep sections and open views of the glacial river to cross.
Day 23: Trek to ABC (4200m) 6 hrs
The trail to Annapruna Base Camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the edge of glacier. Today we have the wonderful views of the majestic Machhapuchhre aka Fishtaill along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.
Day 24: Trek to Bamboo 7 hrs
After ABC we trek down back to Bamboo which is not so difficult for the day since we have a gradual down ward route.
Day 25: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1780m) 5-6 hrs
After reaching Jhinu dada today we shall have the opportunity to enjoy the natural hot springs which is just a few minutes downhill walk from our tea house to soothe our aching body.
Day 26: Trek to Pothana (1990m) 5 hrs
From Jhinu dada we take a walk to Pothana through few up and down trail in the small jungle and villages.
Day 27: Trek to Phedi (1130m) and drive to Pokhara by private car
Today we have the easiest path just for few hours and take the vehicle from Phedi and end the trek at Pokhara.
Day 28: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We take the tourist bus to Kathmandu.