Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for our representative with Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu. . After check in, Be fresh and hang around the city. At the evening upon our reception, Nepal Himalyan Sherpa will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as Nepal Traditional Dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu city.
Day 02 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our Trekking gudie and Trekking crews . Mount Everst Nepal briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu city.
Day 03 :Rest day/ Visiting Around Thamel Tourist Area/ Shopping/Preparation for Trekking
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu city.
Day 04 :Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khudi [800 m/2624]: 8 - 9 hrs drive
We start our journey into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. Enroute we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios. Upon arrival at Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara. We leave the highway to Pokhara at Dumre, and head north to Besisahar. A half-an-hour's drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Overnight stay at hotel in Khudi village.
Day 05 :Khudi to Sirung [2200m/7216 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Our first day`s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections across rice paddies and subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual then it becomes steeper. The mountains that we see from Khudi become closer as we walk higher. The villages and people are an interesting. On the way to Sirung, we come across an ethnic Tamang settlement, Taranche. We enjoy the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu in Sirung. Overnight stay in Hotel at Sirung Village.
Day 06 :Sirung to Syange (1100m]: 5 - 6 hrs
We trek through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. Always following the Marsyangdi River, we walk in a fantastic landscape through little waterfalls, forests and villages. We will not feel tough until we reach Syange . Overnight stay in Hotel.in Syange Village.
Day 07 :Syange to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Today we enter the Manang region passing through fields of corn, barley and potatoes, and then through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village namely Tal. Tal lies on a flat plain next to the sandy beach and river at the base of a large waterfall. While hiking, sometimes we may have to give a pass to a large group of donkey caravan. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Dharapani village.
Day 08 :Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Overnight in Hotel in Chame village.
Day 09 :Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
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. Overnight in Hotel at Pisang.
Day 10 :Pisang to Manang : 6 - 7 hrs
Today, we will have disjunctures of two routes that we follow. If taken upper route (Himalayan Glacier recommends), 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. Overnight in Hotel at Manang Village.
Day 11 :Manang: Rest
Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude is suggested to get acclimatized with the altitude. The upcoming next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Further, we pay an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, upon wherre we will be at a village's monastery. At this site, we also visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight in Hotel at Manang.
Day 12 :Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3 - 4 hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight stay in Hotel at Yak Kharka.
Day 13 :Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3 - 4 hrs
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Himalayan Glacier's team leader does not advise for this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight stay in Hotel at Thorong Phedi.
Day 14 :Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7 - 8 hrs
We reach the climax of our Annapurna circle trek today. It will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La (5416m/17764ft). An early start is important to complete the mission. Each moment we have to work hard today through the icy high-altitude trail. But the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. Upon setting sun we will be at Muktinath. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. Overnight in Hotel at Muktinath Village.
Day 15 :Muktinath to Jomsom [2710m]: 4 - 5 hrs
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. In the morning, we pay our visit to Vishnu Temple and Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jomsome town.
Day 16 :Jomsom to Larjung : 5 - 6 hrs
Heading to Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki, the world`s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal.
From Marpha, we take a new route toward Larjung via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see apple gardens. Waiting here is the 360 degrees panorama of Himalayan peaks: Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. Overnight stay in Hotel at Marpha.
Day 17 :Larjung to Kopchepani [1,600m]: 5-6 hrs
The journey is mostly downhill. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. We continue along Rupse Chahara (popular waterfall). Overnight Stay in Hotel at Kopchepani Village.
Day 18 :Kopchepani to Tatopani [1200m).
We avoid the road and continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we get to see a powerhouse that supplies electricity in the area. We experience more villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 19 :Tatopani to Sikha [1935m]: 3-4 hrs
While walking, we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. Overnight stay in Hotel in Sikha.
Day 20 :Sikha to Ghorepani [2750m]
We gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. While traversing through the Phalate, Chitre and a no-habitation area, we encoounter with rhododendron, brich, magnolia and some meadows on the way. As we gain height, the peaks ahead look wonderful. We stay at Ghorepani for we have to make the climb to Poon Hill early tomorrow morning. Overnight stay in Hotel at Ghorepani.
Day 21 :Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Early at dawn, we ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m. /10,531ft) to catch the moment of spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. Nick name of Poon Hill is itself a photographer`s paradise. Upon breakfast, we continue ups and downs trail trek to Tadapani for overnight through the rhododendron forests. We like to keep inspecting at the horizon as sceneries are equally dazzling throughout the day at the trek.
Day 22 :Tadapani to Ghandruk [1940m]: 4- 5 hrs)
Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude is suggested to get acclimatized with the altitude. The upcoming next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Further, we pay an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, upon wherre we will be at a village's monastery. At this site, we also visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight in Hotel at Manang. The trail leads all the way down through the Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Overnight stay at Hotel in Ghandruk Village.
Day 23 :Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m.), then 2 hours drive to Pokhara Town
Walking through Beautiful village and following the River to Nayapul, then 2 Hourse Drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara City.
Day 24 :Pokhara
Boating in Lake and visiting the temples in Lake, sightseeing to Davis fall, Cave. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara City.
Day 25 :Rest day/ Hanging around Pokhara town
Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara City.
Day 26 :Pokhara to Kathmandu : 6 hrs drive
After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. : overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu City.
Day 27 :Rest day/ Free day/Shopping day
Evening celebrate dinner together with Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure Staff family , : overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu City.
Day 28 :Finally
Journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Nepal Himalayan Sherpa escorts you to the airport for your flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Nepal Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings.