Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla) til the following Monday (he waited and watched us fly off on a delayed afternoon flight). Mingmar was hospitable,... Read More
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to a hotel for check in. You will then be explained about the program further. There are no planned activities for the day. Enjoy your stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Today, we start our sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritages in Kathmandu valley i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of Nepal. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hrs
After breakfast, we drive to Beshisahar. We then take a local jeep from Beshisahar to Syange. This drive gives you some insights about the rural people, their lifestyle and their culture. From Syange, we start our trek. We walk to Jagat. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hrs
After breakfast, we leave Jagat. Our trail winds up to Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail goes uphill through the Oak forest. We continue walking for a while until the trail emerges into a valley. We pass a village of Kodo and ascend to a village of Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hrs
Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 5 hrs
Our trial follows a steep and narrow river valley winding through a deep forest. The view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II on our way is rewarding. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3570m) Duration: 4 hrs
Today, we have two options. We can follow either of two routes to reach Manang. One is easier route that follows the valley floor via Hongde. The strenuous route follows the river on the north side of the valley . The strenuous one takes approximately 3 hours more than the easier route. Both trial offers a magnificent mountain view as we walk through the fields where yaks are grazing. From Manang, our trial descends to a Chorten and turns to northwest. Our trial then goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang Khola on suspension bridge, we pass through the pine forest and wheat fields before we reach Khangsar, a Gurung village. We encounter a small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags there. We stop here. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08: Manang - Acclimatization day
This day is set aside for acclimatizing the higher altitude. We spend our time visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake and doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. We can also visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 - 4 hrs
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Himalayan Glacier's team leader does not advise for this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hrs
Today, early in the morning, we start our climb to the pass. The initial stage of the ascend is very steep. As we approach the peak it becomes much sloppier. After making our way through rocky ridges, we will be on the top of the pass (5416m). The top offers an unexplainable 360 degree panorama of snow capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the unfathomable gorge of Kali Gandaki. Our trail then descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800m) an important pilgrimage sight for Hindus. It is a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists as well. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2600m) Duration: 5 hrs
After our visit to the holy temple of Muktinath, we make our way to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara
We take a morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we check in the hotel. You can spend the day exploring the Pokhara city. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a six hours drive, we will be in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 15: Leisure day
Today is a leisure day. You can either rest or explore the Kathmandu city, as per your inclination. You can also use the day for shopping. Overnight at hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 16: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport for your onward journey.