This trek travels around the entire Annapurna massif, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. Much of the trek is through lowland country, but there is one high pass, Thorung La. The pass is not difficult, but this is still a long trek at high elevation. The change of scenery at the limits of Thorung Pass and the remains around the sacred area of Muktinath are also extremely interesting. The many hotels and teahouses along the course make camping equipment unnecessary.
We have also combined this trip with Ghale Gaon. A unique experience of Nepalese Culture and lifestyle, Ghale Gaon is home to Ghales, the famed Gurungs, the legendary mid-hill people of western Nepal. As people say, they come to Nepal for the mountains, but return for the people. Besides the extravaganza of the peaks, the warm and sincere hospitality of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people you meet along the way is also bound to captivate and touch you. Comfortable rooms with clean restrooms are available at selected Gurung houses and other lodges along the way. There are a few Pahuna Ghar (Guest Houses) belonging to the Aama Samuha (Mother’s Community) that also provide accommodation.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Kathmandu; Tour Asan Tol and Dhurbar Square. Welcome dinner.
Tour Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath.
Drive to Besishar and walk to Puma.
Hike to Ghale GaonHike to Ghale Gaon.
Jungle walk past honey cliffs to Khudi.
Trek to Sirung Village.
Trek from Sirung to Jagat.
Trek from Jagat to Dhorapani.
Trek from Dhorapani to Chame.
Trek from Chame to Pisang.
Trek from Pisang to Manang, visiting Braga on the way.
Free day in Manang.
Trek to Yak Kharka.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Churi Latar and on to Thorung Phedi.
Trek across Thorung La and down to Muktinath.
AM to enjoy Muktinath. PM return to Jomsom.
Visit Patan and Bhaktapur.
Optional early AM Everest View Flight (not included in base price). Depart Nepal for home.