Annapurna Wilderness Trekking


    A fascinating journey to experience the different cultures in the Annapurna region. This area is famous for the holy pilgrimage place for Hindus and Buddhist devotees. You can have a spectacular view of Mountains along with your trekking route, follows by the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge of the world. Finally, it emerges to the north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry, desert- like Tibetan Plateau. A day walk beyond Jomsom takes you to the final Destination to the Muktinath 3798m (a holy temple). The route start decending through Jomsom, Tatopani (Hot Spring), Ghorepani and Pokhara.


    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    Day 03: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
    Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath 
    Day 06: Muktinath to Kagbeni 
    Day 07: Kagbeni to Marpha 
    Day 08: Marpha to Kalopani
    Day 09: Kalopani to Tatopani 
    Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani 
    Day 11: Ghorepani to Ghandruk village
    Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara 
    Day 13: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 14: Rest day & shopping
    Day 15: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centres; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats, nearby Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world; Where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa and this is also kind of prayer centre for Tibetan school of Buddhism, Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing, exploration & final preparation for next morning to trekking. In the late afternoon your tour guide will confirm departure information for the next morning.

    Day 03: Fly or drive from Kathamndu to Pokhara
    Early in the morning we take bus/ private vehicle heading toward Pokharapassing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. It takes about 5/6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Once you climb up of the Kathmandu valley, then quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famoustreks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
    Early in the morning take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom with great View of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri andFishtail through worlds deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. It takes about 25 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and four hours trek to Kagbeni. Arrival at Jomsom and you will meet the trekking crew and start trekking towards Kagbeni, the gateway to ancient Buddhist kingdom.

    Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath
    This day we will ascent to Muktinath which is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhist. It will take about 4 hours to reach there. It is in a Gompa and a pagoda style. Pagoda is a dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Overnight at the lodge.

    Day 06: Muktinath to Kagbeni
    Descending from Muktinath to kagbeni, we see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly-revered mollusc fossil called shaligram. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni , which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes. Overnight at kagbeni.

    Day 07: Kagbeni to Marpha
    After the night spent in kagbeni, this morning after having breakfast our trek descend to Marpha. It is a lovely village of white washed house and fertile fields. As the trail continues, The Himalayan rain shadow end and open spaces make way for conifers forest. Marpha is famous for its apples. It is also known as the capital city of apples. Overnight at Marpha village.

    Day 08: Marpha to Kalopani
    It takes about six hours from Marpha to reach Kalopani. Your trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The first part of the trek passes throughout the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Overnight at Kalopani.

    Day 09: Kalopani to Tatopani
    This morning after having breakfast we will have a beautiful walk with another transition in to subtropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banana trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Stay at Tatopani and visit natural hot spring, where you can take bath. It is believed that taking bath in Tato pani will erase your pain and skin diseases. Overnight at Tato pani.

    Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani
    This day we are leaving the hot springs of Tato pani and starts climbing ahead to Gorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and will follow the Ghar Khola River which we cross on an old swaying bridge. We will continue climbing to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m) where there still is a British army training centre. The last part of the path today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Gorepani, where we will arrive mid-afternoon after the continuous walk of 7 hours approximately.

    Day 11: Ghorepani to Ghandruk village
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poonhill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill, which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; which is an undersized village where a small number of lodges are available and is covered by a jungle. On the other hand you can take a picture along with Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (fishtail). We continue trek down to Ghandruk.

    Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty. After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours from there. From Nayapul you will drive by a car to Pokhara where you stay overnight.

    Day 13: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 14: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 15: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.

    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.      Tips for guide, porters & driver

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    Annapurna Wilderness Trekking


    A fascinating journey to experience the different cultures in the Annapurna region. This area is famous for the holy pilgrimage place for Hindus and Buddhist devotees. You can have a spectacular view of Mountains along with your trekking route, follows by the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge of the world. Finally, it emerges to the north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry, desert- like Tibetan Plateau. A day walk beyond Jomsom takes you to the final Destination to the Muktinath 3798m (a holy temple). The route start decending through Jomsom, Tatopani (Hot Spring), Ghorepani and Pokhara.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    15  days
    Maximum altitude
    3800  m
    Grade
    Moderate
    Possibility
    Tea House & Camping
    Transportation
    None
    Average walking
    6  hrs
    Season
    October to December - Feb to May




    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    Day 03: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
    Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath 
    Day 06: Muktinath to Kagbeni 
    Day 07: Kagbeni to Marpha 
    Day 08: Marpha to Kalopani
    Day 09: Kalopani to Tatopani 
    Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani 
    Day 11: Ghorepani to Ghandruk village
    Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara 
    Day 13: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 14: Rest day & shopping
    Day 15: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends

    Long Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centres; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats, nearby Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world; Where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa and this is also kind of prayer centre for Tibetan school of Buddhism, Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing, exploration & final preparation for next morning to trekking. In the late afternoon your tour guide will confirm departure information for the next morning.

    Day 03: Fly or drive from Kathamndu to Pokhara
    Early in the morning we take bus/ private vehicle heading toward Pokharapassing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. It takes about 5/6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Once you climb up of the Kathmandu valley, then quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famoustreks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
    Early in the morning take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom with great View of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri andFishtail through worlds deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. It takes about 25 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and four hours trek to Kagbeni. Arrival at Jomsom and you will meet the trekking crew and start trekking towards Kagbeni, the gateway to ancient Buddhist kingdom.

    Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath
    This day we will ascent to Muktinath which is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhist. It will take about 4 hours to reach there. It is in a Gompa and a pagoda style. Pagoda is a dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Overnight at the lodge.

    Day 06: Muktinath to Kagbeni
    Descending from Muktinath to kagbeni, we see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly-revered mollusc fossil called shaligram. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni , which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes. Overnight at kagbeni.

    Day 07: Kagbeni to Marpha
    After the night spent in kagbeni, this morning after having breakfast our trek descend to Marpha. It is a lovely village of white washed house and fertile fields. As the trail continues, The Himalayan rain shadow end and open spaces make way for conifers forest. Marpha is famous for its apples. It is also known as the capital city of apples. Overnight at Marpha village.

    Day 08: Marpha to Kalopani
    It takes about six hours from Marpha to reach Kalopani. Your trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The first part of the trek passes throughout the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Overnight at Kalopani.

    Day 09: Kalopani to Tatopani
    This morning after having breakfast we will have a beautiful walk with another transition in to subtropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banana trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Stay at Tatopani and visit natural hot spring, where you can take bath. It is believed that taking bath in Tato pani will erase your pain and skin diseases. Overnight at Tato pani.

    Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani
    This day we are leaving the hot springs of Tato pani and starts climbing ahead to Gorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and will follow the Ghar Khola River which we cross on an old swaying bridge. We will continue climbing to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m) where there still is a British army training centre. The last part of the path today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Gorepani, where we will arrive mid-afternoon after the continuous walk of 7 hours approximately.

    Day 11: Ghorepani to Ghandruk village
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poonhill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill, which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; which is an undersized village where a small number of lodges are available and is covered by a jungle. On the other hand you can take a picture along with Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (fishtail). We continue trek down to Ghandruk.

    Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty. After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours from there. From Nayapul you will drive by a car to Pokhara where you stay overnight.

    Day 13: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 14: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 15: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.

    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.      Tips for guide, porters & driver



    Print Trip Note

Annapurna Wilderness Trekking

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
15  days
Maximum altitude
3800  m
Grade
Moderate
Possibility
Tea House & Camping
Transportation
None
Average walking
6  hrs
Season
October to December - Feb to May