On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel. After refreshment our guide will brief you with information regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, upcoming tours and more, with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 2 Preparation day in Kathmandu
Briefing about the entire trekking schedule and associated team members would be carried out. The Nepal Adventure Team will help to sort the required documents and tricks for the trek. You can utilize this day to take rest from long flight or for the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley which include the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Day 3 Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshishar (800m) - 08 hours
We have long scenic drive towards mid west of Nepal. The drive is made up to Jagat for the day. Upto Beshisahar we have smooth pitched road then, the off road adventure begins passing the villages as Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi. Beside the road Marsyangdi River continuously accompany us. As we reach to Syange, we slowly climb up for our night stay at Jagat leaving Marsyangdi river behind.
Day 4 Trek to Dharapani (1,920m) - 05 hours
From Jagat village, our actual trek begins through winding path passing Chamje and eastern bank of Marsyangdi. We land at forest area, with superb views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. Tal Besi is our lunch. Likewise, 2-3 hours walk leads to Dharapani village for overnight stop which is a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
Day 5 Trek to Chame (2,670 m) - 05 hours
The trail along rhododendron and pine forest, Bagachap and Danque village from Dharapani leads to Timang village. More Buddhist culture enriched village with grand view of Mt. Manaslu is observed. Without being diverted by the trail’s beauty, we reach Chame for the night stay by passing Koto village. Chame is large and major town of Manang area as being the head quarter of Manang district.
Day 6 Trek to Pisang (3,230 m) - 05 hours
Through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills we drop to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill by alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari. Dhukure Pokhari is a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak. With a lunch break here, walk descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
Day 7 Trek to Manang Village (3,450m) - 05 hours
Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes. From here, altitude gains as a short uphill climb begins with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Chulu’s and Pisang peak. As you reach flat valley of Hongde village, tree lines disappear, barren and arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate is experienced. We visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya. Manang village is accomplished after an hour walk where we have warm night stay
Day 8 Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization
A day is separated for the acclimatization before heading higher elevation of Thorang –la pass. You have optional short hike for exploring Manang village. Manang is a large village situated on windswept valley at the bank of Marsyangdi River beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range. Nearby walk gives the views of glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.
Day 9 Trek to Sri-Kharka (3,945m) via Khangsar (3,734m) - 04 hours
With sound rest in Manang village we march towards last village of Manang that is Sri-Kharka leading to Tilicho and diverting us from main Annapurna Circuit trail. Khangsar village is big enough having well settled settlement. From Khangsar our route is diverted towards Tilicho lake. On this day, our stay is arranged at Sri-Kharka with small settlement and probably the last village on the way to Tilicho Lake.
Day 10 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,800m) - 04 hours
This day we reach our ultimate destination, Tilicho lake. We walk through bareen land having few short juniper trees and bushes. The path is much narrow on the dry terrain which disables to pass more than two people at a time. However, this narrow path leads to broad view of sensational and sound lake far away from any hustles and humans’ footprint. Tilicho Lake is sole blessing of almighty being pure and sensational lake accompanied by the view of Tilicho peak, Annapurna III and Gangapurna. Besides, Tilicho Lake is regarded as holy for both Hindu and Buddhist religions. Here, we stay at cozy lodges at the shore of this emerald Tilicho lake with magnificent scenery. We have rest of the day and night to deeply enjoy this spectacular beauty.
Day 11 Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919m) - 04 hours
After a great time at Tilicho Lake, we lead towards remote areas of Manang valley in complete wilderness. We reach at the base of Mesokanto-La or Tilicho Lake which is the highest overnight camp of the trip at 4,800 meters altitude. Tilicho Base camp provides the opportunity of encountering some wildlife like antelopes, musk deer or an elusive snow leopard.
Day 12 Trek to Nama Phu (3,510m) via Mesokanto La (5,099m) - 06 hours
12th Day of the trek offers the most adventure as we tend to cross to high passes. Firstly, we head up the high slope traversing Tilicho pass and eventually climb Mesokanto-la pass at 5,099 meters festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. After the most energetic climb, descend towards Jomsom for overnight camp at Nama phu, a temporary shelter of cattle herders'
Day 13 Trek to Thinigaon (2,850 m) via Kaisang- 07 hours
We have an enjoyable walk on downhill path towards Kaligandaki valley with super views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We reach large grazing pasture of Kaisang. Likewise, afternoon walk land us to large Thinigaon village for overnight stop, located above Jomsom and Kaligandaki Valley.
Day 14 Trek to Jomsom (2,713m) -03 hours
Today’s aim is to stay at Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang area through all downhill walk. Jomsom has many excellent lodges for overnight stay, as this town is situated in the hub of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri circuit, Upper Mustang and holy Muktinath route. You have leisure to explore Jomsom area.
Day 15 Fly to Pokhara (827m) and transfer to hotel
We have remarkable flight from Jomsom to Pokhara as the view makes our heart bounce. Additionally, Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in the world crafted with lakes, hills, Himalayas, temples, monasteries and cool people.
Day 16 Return to Kathmandu - 06 hours
You can have scenic cool long drive to Kathmandu or short flight. You can rest or roam around the Kathmandu city for shopping souvenirs. Authentic Farewell dinner is arranged.
Day 17 International departure for homeward bound
With the big heart after visiting Annapurna Base Camp, as per your schedule, Nepal Adventure Team drops you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Adventure Team is open to your feedback and reviews as well as bid you goodbyes with the hope to meet you soon in your next trip in Nepal.