On this incredible trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you’ll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.
Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Day 2 Kathmandu/Jagat (1L)
Travel to Besi Sahar and then on to Syange via local bus. From Syange, head out on a short trek to Jagat and take in the beautiful hot springs along the way.
Day 3 Jagat/Bagarchhāp
Begin 11 days of challenging trekking in one of the highest mountain ranges on Earth. Experience stunning Alpine pastures, forests of rhododendron, temples, rural villages and local people, waterfalls, glaciers, and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery known to man.
Day 4 Bagarchhāp/Chame
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft).
Day 5 Chame/Pisang
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft).
Day 6 Pisang/Manang
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft).
Day 7 Manang
Enjoy a rest day at Manang.
Day 8 Manang/Yakkharka
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft).
Day 9 Yakkharka/Phedi
Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft).
Day 10 Phedi/Muktināth
Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft).
Day 11 Muktināth/Kalopani
Take a local bus to Kalopani and view the contrasting yellow hills against green farmland of the valley floor. View the Kali Gandaki, home to the deepest canyons.
Day 12 Kalopani/Tatopani
Cross a suspension bridge and switchback€ross the river. Spend 3-4 hours trekking through waterfalls, bridges, varieties of trees, and small communities to reach Tatopani.
Day 13 Tatopani/Sikha
Climb a stairway of stone steps and cross a suspension bridge. Reach a mesmerizing view of ascending levels of teahouses and lodges with the mountains surrounding. Today’s hike will be 4-5 hours.
Day 14 Sikha/Ghorepani
Today trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft). View local villages, teahouses, and settlements along the uphill route.
Day 15 Ghorepani/Birethanti
Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. Then venture through Poonhill to Ramghai, enjoying spectacular views of the Annapurna range along the way. Cross through forests, streams, and bridges to reach the final destination, Birethanti.
Day 16 Birethanti/Pokhara
Take a short hike from Birethanti to Nayapul where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town.
Day 17 Pokhara/Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu.
Day 18 Kathmandu
Depart at any time.
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