Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 2 : Drive to Jagat via Besisahar. - 10 hrs drive
We will pick you up from your hotel for the drive to Besi Sahar. Our journey begins through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. We will be passing through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet. Approximately after 7 to 8 hours’ drive, we reach foothills around Besi Sahar (760m). Through the villages of Ngadi and Lampata, the trail leads to Bahundanda and continuing high above the river eventually western side of the Marsyangdi at Syange after which the trail becomes steep in parts, reaching the ancient village of Jagat.
Day 3 : Trek to Dharapani (1860m) - 5 hrs walk
The initial route of trek begins from Jagat where the trail continues with a zigzag way across the right side of Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. It is one of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district after crossing the bridge near Tal. The trail advances through barely, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. Afterward, we pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang Valley.
Day 4 : Trek to Chame (2670m) - 5 hrs walk
After registering in ACAP office, we advance our climbs over a spur, steep forested ridges en-route to Chame. Throughout the day you can enjoy spectacular views of Annapurna II (7937m). Climbing steeply zigzag section of the road through Rhododendron forest, the trail climbs through the fir forest which follows the river for a time amongst the maple and oak trees. Finally at the entrance to Chame, is along with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of Manang district.
Day 5 : Trek to Upper Pisang (3700m) - 5 hrs trek
Today we will head out to Pisang walking through the apple orchards to the village of Bhratang. We then walk through a trail of a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising from the river that provides us beautiful scenery of the journey so far. Then, we move towards the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating Tibetan Plateau landscape.
Day 6 : Trek to Ngawal (3660m) – 4/5 hrs trek
There are two routes today from Pisang to Manang. While the lower route makes an easy and faster trek, the higher route promises some great views. Taking the upper route to Ngawal, the first hour or two is mostly the level path before the steep climbs and continuing until Ghyaru, a small village settlement where we can stop over for lunch. After lunch, we take another 3/4 hours of walk from here to Ngawal providing ample opportunity for great views along the way of Himalayan range including Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal.
Day 7 : Acclimatisation in Ngawal
Today, we spend our day in Ngawal to acclimatise before heading to the Chulu East Base Camp. You can take short hikes around the village. A training session on how to use your equipment before heading towards the base camp the next day.
Day 8 : Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (4800m) – 4/5 hrs
The trek to Chulu East Base Camp today crosses a suspension bridge and continuing a steep uphill through rocky trails and mostly ascending with views of Annapurna valley along with the panorama of Himalayas.
Day 9 : Trek to High Camp (5500m) – 4/5 hrs
We continue our trip towards high camp through the snow slopes with amazing views of Annapurna range with Chulu East and West along with Pisang peak.
Day 10 : Summit and back to base camp (6059m) – 7/8 hrs
A very early start today, we head towards the summit along with the climbing Sherpa to summit the peak at the elevation of 6059m. The rewarding views from the summit will include Annapurna range including Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Manasalu, Chulu West, Pisang Peak. We descend back to base camp and spend over night here after a very long day of almost 8 hours.
Day 11 : Reserve day for Summit
This will be a contingency day in case the weather is not suitable enough for the summit.
Day 12 : Trek to Manang (3500m) - 7 hrs trek
Continuing on the south side of the river, the trail includes a long climb over a ridge which passes through Upper Pisang via Ngawal as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak. On the way, we pass through pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. As we walk near Manang, the climate becomes more cold and dry.
Day 13 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m) – 4/5 hrs
As we head towards Yak Kharka and to Thorong Phedi, we take the northern trail. Passing through the beautiful villages, we will be gaining more elevation. A walk for 4 to 5 hours and we arrive in a small village at Yak Kharka.
Day 14 : Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) – 5/6 hrs trek
After less than one hour walk from Yak Kharka, we will reach Chauri Ledar (4250m). From Ledar, the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310 meters. After making a short ascent to a teashop, the route then follows to Thorung Phedi.
Day 15 : Trek to Muktinath (3700m) via Thorung La (5350m) – 8/9 hrs trek
Set out early in the morning from Phedi for the Thorong La. Today is one of the most challenging walks. Crossing the pass, you enter the valley of the Kali Gandaki River and further lead you to Muktinath (3800m) – the doorways of Mustang
Day 16 : Trek to Jomsom (2710m) – 6 hrs trek
Today we leave Muktinath and descend down to Jharkot village where we visit the ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery and Traditional Medical Center and then to Ekalbhatte. We continue towards Jomsom and try to get there during lunch.
Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara
We take an early morning spectacular flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and catch a connecting flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 18 : Final departure
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.