Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Chame via Beshisahar [820m]
We will start the day today with high level of enthusiasm and spirit as we have a long scenic drive to Chame. We will drive along the Prithvi Highway till Dumre and take a rough road through the Marshyangdi River as we pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields for around 6 hours until we reach Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar, a small market area in the bank of Marshyangdi River is the Headquarter of Lamjung District.
( Note- This trek is not possible in Monsoon as the road to Chame is not in good condition so we recommend the other normal Annapurna Circuit trek if you are travelling during the month of June, July and August (even till mid of September)
Day 03: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 6 hrs
We will start walking towards Pisang after breakfast today. We will walk past the settlements of Gurung, Magar, Tamang and Thakali with the view of Lamjung Himal range throughout our trail. It will be a walk of 7 hours today. Pisang is a scenic gurung village with great view of the Annapurna range. A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. The forests and heavy vegetation would now be gone. We cross and re-cross the river again and again on suspension bridges. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. Upon walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang
Day 04: Trek to Manang
Today, we will have disjuncture of two routes that we follow. If taken upper route i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, we will have outstanding sceneries. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We experience a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today. On the way, the cold and dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable.
Note (If you don’t feel well as you are approaching high altitude you can have an additional day in Manang, provided you have one as it depends on how many days you have in disposal)
Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka.
We will walk past few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as we start walking uphill. We will walk through the village of Ghunsa which has flat mud roofs that look very beautiful. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. We will reach Yak Kharka after we walk past an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow.
Day 06: Trek to Thorang fedi.
We towards the base of Thorung-la pass, Thorong Phedi after breakfast today. This area is a small but busy settlement as trekkers who are tired and sick and those who will cross the pass tomorrow take rest here. People use this point as a base camp. Some people also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them but we do not recommend attempting High Camp and overnight there because sleeping in higher altitude is not really advisable.
Day 07: Trek to Muktinath
Today is the most exciting day of the trek as we will be crossing the Thorung La [5416m], the highest mountain pass. We will start early for the climb and the following descend. The trail is very steep but well defined and easy to track as it has been used by the villagers since hundreds of years. The walk is uphill and hard for next four hours until we reach the place with prayer flags and a small stupa/chorten. From the top we can see the majestic snow capped mountains, hills of mustang and the valley of Kaligandaki. After a brief rest we start descending downwards to Muktinath (3800m).We will walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, a popular pilgrimage in the Himalayan region for both Hindus and Buddhist.
Day 08: Trek to Jomsom
After the short descend in the morning you will find yourself in Jharkot and Khingar, where there are beautiful monasteries which give you the opportunity to witness the interrelation and similarity of Tibet to this area. The view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is splendid throughout the trail. We will walk past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom along the bank of kali Gandaki River. We can spend some time exploring the headquarter of the mustang district, Jomsom.
Day 09: Fly to Pokhara
Early morning flight to Pokhara and free day at Pokhara for lunch.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.
You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal
This itinerary is only a guideline and we can customize it as per your request. You can add rest days in between, ask for an alternate route (if available) and add other destinations like Pokhara and Chitwan if you wish to visit any before or after the trek. We can arrange for trips to Bhutan, Tibet or India upon your request before you travel back to your home country.