Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information regarding this trip in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.
Day 02: A day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked.
Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m. via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journeys.
Morning a scenic drive leads towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved. Just few hours before the road to Pokhara, route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. On reaching Beshishar drive continues to Syange village for another 2-3 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The drive continues on the high road with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls and snow capped peaks the dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through winding path from Syange and Jagat village, trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From this village journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure ends here.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climb through forests to Bagarchhap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant cool morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. 6 hrs.
The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang.
Day 07: Trek to Julu 3,900m. 5 – 6 hrs.
From Pisang, there are two path that reaches to Chulu Base camp and to Manang, depending upon the condition, from the suburb of Pisang village the road diverts up above the river Marsyangdi, which ever the route is taken both the trail offers outstanding scenery of the surrounding landscapes eventually joining the trail just above Nagawa village, the path from here leading north west on arid slopes and hills till we reach a small village of Jhulu.
Day 08: At Julu for acclimatization.
Rest day, a must as the altitude gets in and the air gets thinner. There are good places for a short hike around with superb views of the snow capped mountains.
Day 09: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4,700m.
The walk leaves the last village for complete wilderness on the barren landscapes with views of both Chulus and the Annapurnas. The walk meanders to a steep climb for an hour with few gradual portion enroute the valley that runs up toward the col between the East and Far East Peaks of Chulu for the overnight camp and as well Base Camp for the climb.
Day 10: Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.
The ill define path climbs up following the Chegaji Khola on the east bank and finally arriving at moraines below the col after three to four hours of strenuous walk. The high camp here forms a launching iste for both the South-West Ridge of Chulu Far East and as well for our climb from the east Ridge of Chulu East Peak.
Day 11: Rest Day at High Camp.
Rest day for acclimatization and for the preparation of the climb.
Our climbing Sherpa will scout the area of the climb and will fix ropes where necessary.
Day 12 – 13: Climb of Chulu East.
The route continues up the snow ridge ahead to the summit which is exposed at first but is climbed without much difficulty. On reaching the top great panoramic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and the valley down below. After a memorable moment descend back to Base Camp for the overnight. These two days will make this trip more flexible allowing the climbers ample time for the preparation of the climb to Chulu.
Day 14: Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.
From the Base Camp trek continues on with grand views of the high snow capped peaks, and descending steeply. The trek is more or less gradual on the wide path most of the way to Manang via the village of Braga. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.
Day 15: Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka. 4,130m. 6 hrs.
The track gently winds up offering inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the close up view of Chuli mid and west as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region, coming to a small settlements of Yak-Kharka. Walking on the gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb at Thorang phedi meaning bottom of the Thorang-la.
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath 3,800m. via Thorang – la 5,415m. 6 – 8 hrs.
Starting very early in the morning before the break of dawn catching the magnificent views of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. Walk continues on the narrow gradual track reaching at the height of 5,415 meter at Thorang-la, after a short break here continue on the steep and gradual trail to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places, during auspicious time according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full and busy with pilgrims from Nepal and India.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2, 730m. 3 – 4 hrs walks.
Journey carries on with a 1,200m of descent to the Kaligandaki river valley floor; following the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River.
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara 8,060m. 25 minutes scenic flight.
Leaving early to the Jomsom for the scenic sweeping flight to Pokhara, on arrival transfer to respective Hotels, with afternoon free for individual activities and to marvel the grand views of the Annapurna and Mananslu range of mountains including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (The Fish Tail)
Day 19: From Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu.
From Pokhara takes about 5-6 hours driving journey to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen along the way, on arrival check into respective Hotels after a great time in the mountains.
Day 20: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform GA staff if you would like to go on a short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
Day 21: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure from this high Himalayan country, Nepal.