Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
A representative from ‘Keen Adventures’ will be there in Tribhuvan International Airport, waiting for you with a nameplate holding your name as you land in Kathmandu. He will pick you up and drive you all the way to our hotel where you will freshen up. A briefing regarding your tour package will be made and you will spend the peaceful night in our comforting bed.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
After early breakfast, we will take a full day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley whereby we will visit the UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. We will head to our hotel where evening dinner will be served.
Day 03: Drive to Beshisahar:
5-6 hours drive along the wide road of Prithvi Highway with mountains and Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers at the backdrop pursues to Beshi Sahar which happens to be the district headquarters of Lamjung district. Plenty of hotels and lodges cluster around the bustling town. We will find the ones that suit our taste to have a nap.
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda:
Mild walk through easy trail chasing the bridges, ravines and the serpentine track through the hills and subtropical woods turns up in a long ridge which is to be conquered to make it to Bahundanda hill.
Day05: Trek to Chamje:
6hours long walk through the Eden-like aura of inclined cliffs, mark woods, and few scattered settlements wind up at the bridge in Marshayngdi River crossing which we will pass through Jagat to Chamje.
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani:
The route prolongs along the banks of Marshyangdi River to the hill, mounting which we will head through a bamboo forest and corn fields to Tal. Leaving Tal behind, we will pass through the village of Kodo towards Dharapani- one of the prominent villages in the Manang valley.
Day 07: Trek to Chame:
Taking a short climb to Tyanja at about 2360m altitude, the trekking trail stretches through the forest near the river to Kopar which is at a 2590m altitude that allows the finest view of Annapurna II. We will wrap off our trekking for the day at Chame which is the district Headquarter of Manang.
Day 08: Trek to Upper Pisang:
Beginning a trek through deep thickets in a steeply tapered valley, we will cross a stream on a long bridge at 3040m. The trail ascends to Pisang which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m that allows the spectacular views of fabulous Valley of Manang and the range of Annapurna.
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Pisang:
Acclimatization is a must to synchronize your body with the high altitude of the atmosphere. We will take a short tour around Pisang. Eating fruits and drinking plenty of water is recommended.
Day10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp:
Taking a casual stroll uphill through the sparse woods, we will be arriving at a meadow of the green lush vegetation of Kharka where Himalayan Yak and Thar can be spotted grazing which seamlessly fits as the Basecamp for Pisang Peak.
Day 11: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp:
The next day, we will move for the trek to Pisang Peak High Camp located at 5400m altitude. Thorough study about the features is advisable prior to trekking towards Pisang Peak High Camp as it can be tricky at some parts especially due to being snowy and thus slimy. South Western ridge is considered best for mounting.
Day 12: Trek to Peak Summit and back to Base Camp:
Conquering the summit is going to be the most challenging part of our expedition. We will fix the cables wherever we feel it necessary and cut our way through pike axe and thus prepare for the climbing. We will reach the summit through perilous trekking. But the climb will be worth visiting for its scenic views of Manang Valley and Annapurna Range. Eventually, we will get back to Base Camp.
Day 13: Return to Manang Valley:
13th day marks the initiation of Return Trek. Leaving the Pisang Mountain, we will take a stroll through the arid terrains of the Manang district. The land gets minimal rainfall as being blocked by Annapurna Range. People of this region are yak herders and raise crops for the part of the year. Leaving Pisang we have alternative trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji.
Day14: Trek to Yak Kharka:
Moving along the closest proximity of sparkling Tilicho Lake, the course pursues through enchanting sparse settlement to lush green land of Yak Kharka where we will conclude our trek for the day.
Day15: Trek to Thorong Phedi:
Close to four hours of light walking through the rocky terrain following through the serpentine track opens up at Thorong Phedi which synthesizes as the base of the Thorong Pass.
Day16: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La:
Thorong La, the highest pass of the world demands to be crossed prior to heading towards the holy shrine of Muktinath premises. Clambering Thorong La is challenging. A word of caution- consult your guidance if you feel nauseating as it’s high possibility that you might suffer high Altitude Sickness.
Day17: Trek to Kagbeni:
An easy 4hours walking will be more than enough to make it to enchanting realm of Kagbeni. The trail for Kagbeni passes through culturally rich Village of Jharkot which offers the finest views of the surrounding landscapes.
Day18: Trek to Jomsom:
Moving along the bank of Kali Gandaki River famous for its ammonite Shaligram considered dwelling place of Lord Vishnu, we will make it to Jomsom – the district headquarters of Mustang.
Day19: Flight to Pokhara:
The trans-Himalayan scenic flight amid Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges will end up taking us to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara where we will be staying in a hotel at Lakeside.
Day20: Back to Kathmandu:
5hours long scenic drive through Prithvi Highway will take us to Kathmandu.
We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.