This is one of the most popular treks in the world. This trek is famous for dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, fantastic viewpoints (Poon Hill), hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages, and stunning views of Annapurna summits.
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This trek lies within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs and includes crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m), walking by the edge of the world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki Gorge), enjoying sunrise views over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visiting Muktinath temple (a major pilgrimage destination for the Hindus & Buddhists), and refreshing in the hot springs of Tatopani.
We will be traveling through altitudes ranging from 800m to 5,416m taking us through several climatic zones past rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.
You will be able to view panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).
This trek provides you the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. There is a slight chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. We will also stop at Tatopani, where you can take a dip in the famous hot springs.
We will start the trek at Bhulbhule after a scenic drive from Kathmandu, and the route follows the Marsyandghi River Valley taking you through Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. We will be spending a night in all these places.
On our sixth day, we trek to Manang, where we stay for acclimatization to prepare for the crossing of Thorung La pass. After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue the trail and head to Yak Kharka, and on the next day, we hike up to Thorong Phedi and spend the night there.
We leave Thorong Phedi on our ninth day and trek towards Muktinath, and this will be the day you will cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Thorong La Pass connects Manang village in the east with Muktinath temple and Ranipauwa village to the west.
After passing the Thorong La Pass, we head down to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, we drive to Tatopani -famous for hot springs. People believe that hot spring water at Tatopani cures skin diseases. If you like, you can take a dip in this hot water. We will be spending the night at Tatopani.
The next day, we will trek from Tatopani, through lush rhododendron, birch, and magnolia forests, to Ghorepani. We will be spending our night in Ghorepani. The following morning we wake up at Ghorepani and trek for about an hour to reach Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint known for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, South), Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Macchapuchre, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, and Gurja Himal.
After spending some quality time in Poon Hill, we trek to Berithanti and then drive to Pokhara, where we will spend our last night in the trekking region. The following morning we will return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.
This journey is for trekkers who would like to experience adventurous journeys in the Nepali Himalayan region while enjoying the diversified scenery, geography, and different climate zones. We have other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and if you want, Visit Nepal Holidays can customize your trek.
- Pass by the yak pastures
- Natural hot springs at Tatopani where you can choose to take a dip
- Jomsom - the headquarter of Mustang
- A day at tourist hub Pokhara
- Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
- Visit the beautiful Manang district
- Magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls
- Visit Muktinath (a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists) known for 108 stone faucets, and eternal flame
- Cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
- Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang district
- Poon Hill Viewpoint (3,210 m)