Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport, one of our representatives will be welcoming you in a traditional way. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can explore the local market.
You will be taking part in the full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing. The program is dedicated to exploring the four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites in Kathmandu. The four sites include- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. After the sightseeing, you can prepare the needed stuff for the trek. If you do need to buy or hire anything then, your guide can show you a good place.
After breakfast, you will be starting the beautiful journey of AC trek. Taking the Nepal mid-west highway to Besisahar first. The drive continues on the dirt road of Khudi, Bhulbule, and finally to Syange. It is the place where you will be spending your night.
The trek officially kicks off. You will start with an uphill climb Jagat first. Here you will be leaving Marsyandhi river behind. Following the winding path, get to Chamje to meet the eastern bank of the river again. As the trek continues, you can enjoy the excellent views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. You will then finally reach Dharapani for the night. Dharapani is a small village and is the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse.
The trek resumes after the breakfast. Taking the wide winding trail through rhododendron and pine forest, you will first be passing a small yet beautiful village of Bagarchap. You will then gradually get to Danque then to Timing. You are now officially entering the area with reach Buddhist culture. In the final section, you will be passing Koto before getting to Chame village. You will be spending your night at Chame at a local lodge.
From here onwards air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads close towards mountains, a morning walk through an alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with few short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then an afternoon walk descends to reach a lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.
Start the day with breakfast. You will then start the trek with the great views of mountains and surrounding landscapes. The route slowly starts gaining altitude and offers greater views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Chulu, and more. From Hongde village, the tree lines disappear and the cold weather welcomes you. Along the way to Manang. You will get a chance to visit Braga monastery. Then get to Manang village for the overnight.
Manang village is a village with rich culture and traditions. You will be spending two nights here in Manang.
After spending two wonderful days at Manang, today you will be trekking to Ledar. The early morning walk first leads to Ghunsang village along with the grand views of the mountains. It then gradually leads towards Yak Kharka, which is a small settlement with few teahouses. Then with a further walk, you will reach to Ledar for the night. You can collect the wonderful views of Mt Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Chulu peaks, and Tilicho Himal from Ledar. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
Leaving the main trekking trail of the Annapurna circuit, the walk goes to the complete wilderness passing a glacial stream via the Yak herder shade to reach the Chulu west base camp for the night. Situated at 4700 meters above the sea level, you can enjoy the good views of the Himalayas here. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.
The rest day is dedicated to acclimatize the high altitude. This day the guide will be preparing for the required gears and checking with all the climbers to make sure everyone is doing great. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.
The trek resumes after the breakfast, the first section is over a steep slope at a ridge. Then the challenging ascending rote takes to the north col. With a further push of 200 meters, you will be getting to the high camp for the night. Then the guide will be rechecking the gears and managing it for the big day. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
The big is here, you will start early morning for the climb. The first hour of the climb is towards a rock band with some technical climbing to reach the northwest belt of the peak. From that point, the climb is towards a narrow ridge of the top of the Chulu West Peak. Upon reaching the top, you will be rewarded with the best feeling and the greatest views of Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu, and more.
After the successful climb of Chulu West Peak, you will be then retracing back to the base camp for the night.
The spare is dedicated in case of bad weather. If everything goes as planned then you may not need the extra day. If that happens then you will be skipping this day.
After the wonderful trip to Chulu West Peak, you will now be trekking to the Annapurna circuit main trail. From the base camp, you will be hiking to Thorang high camp for the night. Here, you can now stay at relatively warmer teahouses than the tented camps of the last few days.
One of the hardest and the biggest day. Start the journey early morning with a packed breakfast. The first section is a steep climb to reach Thorang La. The top offers excellent views of snow-capped mountains and great landscapes. Spend some time at Thorang La before making the final descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place to Hindus and Buddhists. Whereas, the literal meaning of Muktinath is salvation. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Muktinath.
Explore the temple in the morning. Then after you will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang region. You can explore the local village in your free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge.
With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside.
Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.
After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with a hope to see you again in Nepal. “FERI BHETAULA”.