Nepal’s most popular trek begins at the lakeside town of Pokhara and leads six or seven days northwest around the Annapurna Massif, through dramatic changes in landscape, climate and culture to the high village of Jomosom, near the isolated land of Mustang. Trekkers often continue on to the sacred shrine of Muktianath, and takes one through some of Nepal ’s most lovely rhododendron forests to the Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif of several peaks above 7,000 m, part of the range forms a natural amphi-theater known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Ringed by such giants as Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchere . We trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests, as we climb towards the famous Fishtail Mountain Base Camp. From the Sanctuary we use the same route till Chomrong downstream the Midi Khola before making a worthy detour to Gandrung, a beautiful and large Gurung village.
The Jomsom trek is probably the single most popular trek in Nepal . The diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the trek route give a marvelous insight into the way of life of rural Nepalese people. The route to Jomsom up the Kali Gandaki River passes through a gap in the Himalayan barrier in the bottom of the deepest river canyon in the world.
Kaligandaki Valley (Jomsom - Muktinath) area is situated in north of Pokhara. Gorepani, where we spend one night before descending Tatopani offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. In addition, this region is known for some of the most abrupt altitude variations experienced anywhere. A magnificent sunrise at Poon Hill, before descending Tatopani (hot spring) and then we encounter the world's deepest gorge, where the powerful Kali Gandaki River has cut deep through the Himalaya between the massive peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna , view of wonderful Dhaulagiri Icefall.
|Best time to travel||March to May, October to December|
Days 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport , transfer to hotel.
Days 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu :Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Days 3: Drive to- Pokhara about 6 hour drive stay overnight at hotel.
Days 4: Pokhara to Jomsom: Early morning fly in to Jomsom and continue treks to Kagbeni 2810m.From Jomsom trek continues about 3 hrs. Through the bank of Kaligandaki and reach to Ekley- bhatti villages. Trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni. Which lies at the bank of two rivers.
Days 5: Kagbeni to Muktinath(3800m):Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhist with a Gompa and a pagoda style.Pagoda is a dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Walking distances is just 4 hrs.
Days 6: Muktinath to Marpha (2713m):The trial descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 5,000 ft. below, the descends is through a dramatic arid landscape and continues to Kagbeni.To continue on to Kagbeni, one must travel on other side of the Kaligandaki River . The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni.After 3 hrs. Walk form Kagbeni one will reach Marpha the Apple capital kingdom of Nepal.
Days 7: Marpha to Ghasa, nice village with greenery and open space.
Days 8: Ghasa to Tatopani, Working through subtropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias,. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Stay at Tatopani and visit natural hot spring 1180m.
Days 9: Tatopani to Sikha.
Days 10: Sikha to Ghorepani.
Days 11: Ghorepani to Tadapani: Early morning work up to Poonhil, One of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal Early morning working to the Poonhil, which provides a unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and start our trek to Tadapani, A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view.
Days 12: Tadapani to Chhomrung: The trail drops down form Tadapani, through dense rhododendron forest. Stay at Chhomrong(2040m) towering above the villages is the mighty peak of Annapurna south, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.
Days 13: Chhomrong to Dovan: We walk through the forest of Kuldighar . The track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.
Days 14: Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp: A trek of the narrow Modi khola valley will bring you almost to the base of the M.B.C. Here you will spend a day gazing away at the snow covered peaks above and the beauty of the landscape around.
Days 15: M.B.C to A.B.C: ( Back to Dovan) Early morning working to A.B.C. where you stand in the century, the 360 degree views are breathtaking, Although clouds roll in early, the curtain often lifts at sunset to rival radiant, glowing peaks.
Days 16: Dovan to Jhinu danda. Enjoy a natural hot springa at Jhinu danda stay overnight there.
Days 17: Jhinu danda to Landruk a beautiful Gurung village provides you a excellent view.
Days 18: Landruk to Dhampus. Close up view of Mount Fishtail and Annapurna South.
Days 19: Dhampus to Pokhara, looking around pokhara.
Days 20: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu .
Days 21: Free day in kathmandu, you can do shopping or looking around, join to the cultural show dinner in the evening. Hotel
Days 22: Final departure, transfer to airport