Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures’ representative will greet you. You will be dropped  off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.

After breakfast you will drive for 178 km which takes around with beautiful scenic view to Besisahar along with Trishuli and Marshyandi Rivers. Once we arrive at Beshishar we will have our lunch, then we start our trekking towards to Bulbule. Overnight in Bulbule.

Our trail goes through Marshyandi River along with astonishing waterfalls, terrace rice field, and subtropical forest. With 3 hours we will reach Bahundanda where we will have our lunch. We continue our trek for two hours to reach Jagat where we stop for overnight stay at a local lodge. Overnight in Jagat.

We walk up to Jagat through a rocky path by passing beautiful waterfalls across the river. We enter the Manang District today. Finally after about 6 hours of walk we reach Dharapani where we stay overnight at a tea house. Overnight in Dharapani.

Today our aim will be to trek to Chame which is headquarter of Manang District. This place is situated on the banks of Marshyangdi River. At the start, the trail ascends up through oak and pine forest with beautiful landscape of Latamanang and Koto villages. It takes 5 hours to reach Chame. Overnight in Chame.

The trail climbs up to Pisang through fir and pine forest, rocky and steep path with magnificent views of Pisang Peak (6,091m), Annapurna II and waterfalls near Brothan Village. It takes about 6 hours to reach Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.

From Pisang our trail climbs up towards Manang through beautiful Yak pastures, crops fields and Tibetian monastery with the magnificent views of Annapurna II, III, IV, and other snowcapped mountain. It takes about 5 hours to reach Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Acclimatization is crucial before proceeding to higher elevations. This day you can visit the spectacular side trips to Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake and Glaciers. Also if you are interested to get more information you can visit Himalayan Rescue Association post. Overnight in Manang.

From Manang the trail starts gradually ascending to Shree Kharka. With high altitude regions we have difficulty in breathing and takes long time to pass short distances. It’s very important to hydrate yourself with plenty of water and walk slowly at this trail. Magnificent views of Annapurna, and other beautiful mountains with stunning landscape of Tibetan lake plateau can be viewed from this region. It takes 4 hours to reach Shree Kharka. Overnight in Shree Kharka.

From Shree Kharka our trek head towards Tilicho Base Camp. Our trekking pace will be comfortably pased along with the banks of Marsyangdi river. After couple of hours of walking on narrow paths we reach Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.

This morning you’ll wake up early to go upto the Tilicho lake (4,919m). From this place you can get touching views of mountains as well. It takes about 3 hours to reach the lake, which is the highest lake situated in the world. Spending about 30min to an hour here, we proceed back to Tilicho Base Camp, where we have lunch. We then walk further down to Shree Kharka. Overnight in Shree Kharka.

After breakfast at Shree Kharka, the trek contours up with magnificent view of mountains to grace us. About 6 hours of hike takes you to Yak Kharka. This is the joining place for those people who do Thorung-La Pass. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

From Yak Kharka our trek head towards Thorung Phedi Base Camp. We start our pace slow by slow along the bank of Jorsang river until we descend down to cross the bridge. Afterward passing narrow path for about an hour we finally reached Thorung Phedi Base Camp. Overnight in Thorung Phedi.

Today is the most challenging day of our trekking as we have to pass the gruelling Thorong-La Pass which stands at 5,416m. We start early in the morning and walking 4hrs uphill we reach the pass. From here we have an incredible panoramic view of high desert mountains along with Kaligandaki valley. Then our trails descend downs for 6-7 hours to Muktinath, our destination for today. Muktinath is a holy place of Hinduism and Buddhism. Overnight in Muktinath.

After breakfast we descends down to Jomsom. We trek along with Kaligandaki River with view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri along with other snowcapped mountain. Jomsom is a gateway to upper mustang and also headquarter of mustang district. Jomsom is the village of Thakali people. It is famous for apple garden and apple products. It takes 4-5 hours to reach Jomsom from Muktinath. Overnight in Jomsom.

An early morning we fly back to Pokhara which takes about 30mins flight over mountains and hills. You’ll arrive in Pokhara before noon. Your accommodation will be at a nice and peaceful hotel where you can relax the beauty of Pokhara, a gorgeous lakeside city. Overnight in Pokhara.

On a seven-hour drive on a tourist bus, we reach Kathmandu. You can spend some leisure time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute shopping in Thamel. We meet up for dinner in the evening and celebrate successful completion of our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

An amazing trip to the Himalayas concludes on this day. Freedom Adventures’ staff will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe flight back!