Annapurna Kali Gandaki Valley Trekking is North of Pokhara, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. This is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all trekkers ( more than 30.000 annually ) . It's also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are top-notch, and you can avoid the peak-season crush and still get fine weather and views.
Two main trails follow river valleys in relatively easy ascents: up the Kali Gandaki to Jomosom and Muktinath, and up the Marsyangdi to Manang. By crossing a high but straightforward pass, the Thorung La, these trails can be joined into the Classic Annapurna Circuit. As the land climbs, thatch-roofed mud-walled huts are replaced by flat-roofed stone houses, and people change from farmers to herders, Hindus to Buddhists. The Annapurna Region Trekking dramatically reveals the highland / lowland cultural and geographic frontier running across Nepal. Mountain views are frequent and good, and if they don't equal the heart-of-the-mountains feeling of Khumbu, there's the Annapurna Sanctuary, a secluded high-altitude hollow ringed by huge peaks.
Day 01 Kathmandu 1.400m Pokhara 900 by bus
Day 02 Pokhara 900m Naudanda 1.425m by 4 wheel drive
Day 03 Naudanda 1.425m Birethanti 1.000m
Day 04 Birethanti 1.000m Uleri 2.073m
Day 05 Uleri 2.073m Ghorepani 2.840m
Day 06 Ghorepani 2.840m Tatopani 1.189m hot springs
Day 07 Tatopani 1.189m Ghasa 2.013m
Day 08 Ghasa 2.013m Tukuche 2.591m
Day 09 Tukuche 2.591m Jomosom 2.713m
Day 10 Jomosom 2.713m Muktinath 3.802m
Day 11 Muktinath 3.802m visit holy places
Day 12 Muktinath 3.802m Jomosom 2.713m
Day 13 Jomosom 2.713m Pokhara-Kathmandu 1.400m by air
US$ 1005 Per person, minimum number of participitants : 2 * .
Air fare : US$ 250 Jomosom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Transport by 4 wheel drive :
US$ 90 Pokhara - Naudanda. Price per vehicle, divide by the number of passengers to get the price per person.
Equipment hire costs :
US$ 1 Per item per day, down jacket - waterproof jacket - kit bag etc.
* If you are with less than the minimum number of participants please contact us . We can bring you into contact with other people who would be interested to do the same trek and by posting a message to our message board you might find other people who would like to join you.