The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.
Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours.
Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 2 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2713 m.)
And trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2895 m.) for about three hours. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. En route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki river.
Day 3 : Trek from Kagbeni to Tukuche (2550m.) takes about five hours.
You trek along the bank of Kali Gandaki for two hours until you reach Jomsom. From Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Tukuche peak, Nilgiri and many others. To reach Marpha from here, you trek along leveled path for one hour. Leaving Marpha, you begin your journey to Tukuche trekking along flat leveled path at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Tukuche, a beautiful Thakali village is well known for its monastery, panoramic view of Dhaulagiri over 8000 m and there are excellent lodges for the guests offering services of standard quality.
Day 4 : Trek from Tukuche to Kalopani (2500m.) takes about five and half hours.
After trekking along rocky trail with some bushes at some point at the bank of Kali Gandaki for nearly two hours you reach Larjung. This is the view point for Dhaulagiri glacier, Tukuche peak, Dhaulgiri I and many others. You find apple orchard in and around Larjung. After trekking along flat leveled path you cross a suspension bridge and after passing through the jungle you reach Kokkethanti where you can enjoy lunch. There are good lodges lying at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Finally you have to trek along flat leveled path passing few villages, lodges and cross a suspension bridge to reach Kalopani. This is a magnificent village surrounded by verdant forest from where you can have closer view of Annapurna I.
Day 5 : Trek from Kalopani to Jomsom (2713 m.) takes about six hours.
While trekking along the bank of Kali Gandaki river, you will be mesmerized by the views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. This day you pass through jungle, villages, rocky trail from place to place. To reach Jomsom from Tukuche, you trek along flat trail at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. While trekking, you pass Tibetan refugee camp situated near Marpha, apple orchard, distillery, Agriculture Development farm and beautiful hills.
Day 6 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes.
The flights are available during the morning time. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.
Day 7 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus takes about seven hours.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes
US$ 860 Per person, minimum number of participants : 2 * .
Air fare :
US$ 250 Pokhara - Jomosom - Pokhara
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.