The southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges are strew with small villages and covered by terraced fields, with the exception of the higher regions which support thick forests of rhododendron and fir. This region is the home of Gurungs and Magars (the famous Gurkha people of Nepal).
The small terraced fields on the mountain slopes support crops of millet and wheat, corn and barley and small flocks of sheep and goats. The people of Manang are traditionally a trading society who made there living brokering the exchange of good across the Himlayas. They are Buddhist in religion and Tibetan in origin, and their architecture and lifestyle are quite different to other the other ethnic groups in the southern slopes. The trek to the Manang Valley and into the rain shadow of the Annapurna ranges offers dramatic scenery of changing color. We meet Thakalis and Mustang tribes controlling the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki. We also meet Gurungs and Magars when we move through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna into the water zones. This is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal combining diverse scenery with diverse cultures. On the whole trek, you will always have magnificent views of all central Himalayan ranges.
Trek Grade: C (Challenging)
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Hotel KTM / PKR: 4 Nights
Season: March to May & Sept to Nov
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Beshishahar. O/N at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Bahundada. O/N at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chamje. O/N at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Barachap(2160m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Chame (2630m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Pishang(3190m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Manang (3535m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Latdar (4250m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Thorang Phedi. O/N at lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (5411m.). O/N at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom. O/N at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani. O/N at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani. O/N at lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani. O/N at lodge.
Day 17: Trek & drive to Pokhara.. O/N at hotel.
Day 18: Drive or flight to Kathmandu. O/N at lodge.
Day 19: Transfer to airport for departure.