Annapurna Trekking has been wildly recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. It begins at the lakeside town of Pokhara and leads north-west around the Annapurna Massif, through dramatic changes in landscape, climate and culture to the high village of Jomsom, near the isolated land of Mustang, deep valleys, gorge, high mountain passes, and sub-tropical to alpine vegetation, Buddhist monasteries, Muktinath Temple, ancient villages, ethnic people, their culture and their lifestyle. The region consists of Annapurna peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III & IV, Kali Gandaki River and several climbing peaks. The most prominent ethnic groups of people are Gurung, Thakali and Managhis. As well as Annapurna is famous for Wildlife animal like Pika, blue sheep, Ghoral, Snow Leopard and Himalayan Tahr. Mustang or Lo Manthang, the desert plateau located in the upper valley of the river Kali Gandaki, and to the north of the main Himalayan range also falls in this region. The popular trekking routes of this region are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp , Annapurna foothills, Siklis, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and around Pokhara. The best time to visit this region for trekking and mountaineering is during spring and autumn.Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. With international help, the project aims to integrate environmental conservation with development that can sustain the area’s reserve base. The project aspires to improve local living standards, protect the environment and develop a more “sensitive” form of tourism. One of its most important function has been to develop and teach courses on environmental education in local schools.
You will be welcomed by our representative on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Later, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel, freshen up, relax a bit or you can explore the vicinity until we meet in the evening for the trip briefing. The time for the briefing will be informed to you once you arrive at hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Early morning breakfast and we check out the hotel to go to Pokhara. A 7 hours drive by tourist bus takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive is very scenic which goes through the winding and stretching road along side the famous rafting river of Trishuli and later on Marsyangdi. The passing through some beautiful small Nepali towns will give you some glimpses of countryside of Nepal.
Take a short but scenic flight in the morning to a stunning town of Jomsom. A twenty minutes’ flight with a very close up view of Annapurna range takes you to the mountain town of Jomsom.
Feel welcomed by the mountain air in Jomsom and start the trek of the day to Kagbeni along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. A five hours gentle walk takes you to this beautiful place in the middle of the mountains. Enjoy the view of the mountains.
Wake up early to a beautiful morning, take breakfast and start the walk of the day to Muktinath. Muktinath is a very important holy pilgrimage site for the Hindus and even for non Hindus the place has a special spiritual charm.
An about six hours walk takes you to this enchanting place. .
Stay at a tea house.
Wake up to another fresh and beautiful morning, feel refreshed with each inhale of the mountain air. Drive to Jomsom after breakfast and trek to Marpha. Experience and enjoy the mountain driving in Nepal for about one and half hours and trek gentle down hill for about two hours to Marpha, today’s stopover.
Take another day experience of mountain driving in Nepal. Drive to Tatopani (Hot Water) after breakfast. Once you reach Tatopani, you can enjoy a bath natural hot spring pool and wash the tiredness away.
Rest in a tea house
It’s a long day today. It will take you about eight hours to reach a magnificently beautiful town of ghorepani. Once you reach there, enjoy the close up view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range.
Stay in a tea house.
Early morning wake up to hike to a stunning view point of Poon hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and an incredible sunrise. Walk back to the tea house and enjoy the breakfast. Map the trail down hill again to reach Nayapul from where you drive to Pokhara. It is a very long day considering the time you wake up at and the trek itself is long too, although it’s all down hill and gentle trail.
Drive back to Kathmandu today after breakfast. It takes about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. You can choose to fly back with an extra cost (In that case, let us know in at least 3 days in advance). Later in the evening, we go for farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and can have discussion about the trip experience.
Stay in hotel.
Today is the last day of the trip, so we will transfer you to airport for the final departure.