Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Travel to Besi Sahar before heading out on a short trek to Jagat. Take in the beautiful hot springs along the way.
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. For almost 2 weeks, we immerse ourselves into the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Range. At 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any view point. Throughout the trek we come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, and visit their monasteries and temples. Along the way, we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs (you've earned this!). The trekking is challenging, averaging 6-7 hrs a day, often at high altitudes. The highest point we reach, occurring on Day 9, is the 5,416m (17,769ft) Thorung Pass.
Given the dangers of altitude sickness, it is imperative that we take at least 3 days to ascend to this height. A couple of days are also allowed for rest and acclimatisation.
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft).
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft).
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft).
Enjoy a rest day at Manang.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft).
Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft).
Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft).
Enjoy a rest day and explore Muktinath.
Drive from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,530m, 8,301ft).
Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,160m, 3,806ft).
Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (3,108m, 10,197ft).
Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft).
Enjoy a trek before taking some time to relax back in town. Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 8 hrs 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.
Return to Kathmandu. We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes.