Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Ultimate Nepal Trek: Around Annapurna (24 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Kathmandu, Nepal To Kathmandu, Nepal

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your journey by arriving in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and transfering to your hotel. Here, you’ll meet your welcoming guides and participate in a short briefing about your adventurous trek ahead. In the evening, relax at the hotel and rest up for an exciting day tomorrow.


Day 2
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day by enjoying a scenic drive to Besisahar. Here, you’ll start your trek and explore the charming town for the day. After lunch, you’ll stop at several administrative offices to have your trekking permits approved. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a hearty meal and rest at an accommodating overnight camp.


Day 3
Besisahar, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day by enjoying a scenic drive to Besisahar. Here, you’ll start your trek and explore the charming town for the day. After lunch, you’ll stop at several administrative offices to have your trekking permits approved. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a hearty meal and rest at an accommodating overnight camp.


Day 4
Nangi, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start trekking northward in the morning and lose yourself in an environment of lush rice paddies and endless cornfields along the way. You’ll stop at Bhalam and then continue across the impressive Khudi Khola suspension bridge. Next, you’ll reach the quaint village of Nangi and finish the day with a well-deserved dinner.


Day 5
Jagat, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Nangi first thing in the morning and hike to Bahundanda, a remote settlement situated high in the misty mountains. Here, you’ll stop for lunch and take in the breathtaking view of Mount Phungi. After, climb down and stop at a majestic waterfall in Syange. Continue a few more hours until you reach Jagat, a rustic village situated along the ridge of a mountain.


Day 6
Dharapani, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, hike to Chamje and stop for a picturesque lunch at the top of the hill, which overlooks the hamlet. Next, walk along jagged ridges and climb up the hill through a rich bamboo forest. Within an hour, you’ll reach Tal, a village situated in the heart of a broad valley. From there, you’ll continue on and arrive in the pastoral town of Dharapani in the late afternoon.


Day 7
Chame, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll cross the humid valleys of the south to the dry regions of the Marsyangdi mountain range. In the morning, you’ll pass the tranquil hamlets of Thanchock and Kodo and continue trekking until you finally arrive in Kyupar . Here, you’ll stop for a break before proceeding to Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district.


Day 8
Pisang, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll hike along a beautiful river until you reach the village of Bratang. Here, you’ll stop for a hearty lunch and interact with Tibetan locals who mainly populate the hamlet. From there, you’ll step into a mountainous pine forest and have the opportunity to plant your own pine sapling. After, head down to Pisang and rest at an overnight camp.


Day 9
Manang, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the Pisang region and embark on a climb to a steep pass. At the top, prepare to be spellbound by a scene of rich valleys and misty mountains. After, you’ll trek deeper into the valley and catch a glimpse of the Himalaya Mountains before arriving in the ancient village of Hongde. Here, you’ll discover the Gompa, an exquisite Buddhist temple filled with sacred religious scroll paintings and prayer books. Depart Hongde and finish the day by hiking to Manang.


Day 10
Manang, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up in Manang and enjoy a day of rest. This downtime will help your body adapt to the thin air found in these high altitudes. In the afternoon, you’ll take a stroll to the north of the village and gaze upon a panoramic view of the Annapurna IV and II mountains.


Day 11
Lattar, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Manang and climb to the hamlet of Tengi. Continue up the hill to Lattar, a Himalayan pasture home to yaks and bovines reared for its wool, milk and used to transport goods. Here, you’ll also witness the Himalayan tahr, a wild goat that travels in herds. In the evening, indulge in a satisfying meal and stay the night at the cozy Churi Lattar camp.


Day 12
Thorung Phedi, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, cross the majestic Thorung-La Pass and reach Thorung Phedi, the foot of the hill situated at an elevation of 13,845 feet. Here, you’ll be captivated by a panoramic view of snow-blanketed plateaus. After, you’ll retreat to the Thorung Phedi camp and rest for a big trek ahead.


Day 13
Muktinath, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue further into the mountain range and conquer 20 hills before reaching the summit. Along the way, you’ll see prayer flags and small rock statues that adorn the hillsides. At the top, you’ll take in the stunning view of the Yakgawa Kang, Khantung Kang and Dhaulagiri mountain peaks. From there, you’ll descend to Muktinath and settle in at an overnight camp.


Day 14
Muktinath, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a day to unwind in Muktinath. This rest time will acclimatize your body and get it ready for the intense treks ahead. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the traditional Muktinath temple and tour the surrounding village nearby. Head back to the camp in the early evening and feast on an authentic Nepalese meal.


Day 15
Marpha, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, cross the hamlet of Ranipauwa and arrive at the rustic village of Jharkot for a short break. After, hike for two hours through rocky terrain and continue to Jomsom. Here, you’ll stop to show your trekking permits before moving along to Marpha. Renowned for its famous apple liqueur and black-salted streets, Marpha is a fascinating destination to explore for the remainder of the day.


Day 16
Ghasa, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Marpha and take a stroll along the gorgeous banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Arrive in the quaint village of Dhampus and enjoy a scenic lunch overlooking breathtaking mountain ranges and lush greenery. After, cross a tropical forest until you reach the picturesque town of Ghasa.


Day 17
Tatopani, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, walk over several rolling hills and cross a bridge leading to Rupse Chhara village. Here, you’ll visit an alluring waterfall and stop for lunch by the water’s edge. In the afternoon, continue your journey to Tatopani, a hamlet famous for its rejuvenating hot springs. Spoil yourself and take a dip in the warm waters before settling in at a local overnight camp.


Day 18
Galesower , Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up and hike along the banks of the serene Kali Gandaki River. Arrive in Galesower in the afternoon and walk across the town’s suspension bridge for a stunning view overlooking the river below. Explore the rest of Galesower and head to Galesower Mahadev, an impressive Hindu temple complex built on a large rock.


Day 19
Pokhara, Nepal
Beni, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin the day by trekking to Beni Bazar. From there, you’ll board a vehicle and drive to the metropolitan city of Pokhara. Here, you’ll spend the evening boating on the serene Phewa Lake. Situated by rich forests, you can also expect to spot monkeys lingering nearby. After, unwind at your accommodating hotel and enjoy a rejuvenating rest.


Day 20
Chitwan, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Chitwan in the morning and pass through impressive terraced rice fields and scenic countryside situated along the peaceful Trishuli River. In the late afternoon, indulge in a satisfying dinner and check in to the local resort in town. Relax at the hotel in the evening and rest up for an adventurous day ahead.


Day 21
Chitwan, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Royal Chitwan National Park and participate in thrilling jungle activities for the day. Here, you’ll spoil yourself with an exciting elephant safari and get the chance to come face-to-face with the magnificent creatures. After, you’ll hop in a canoe and paddle through scenic lakes. Finish the adventure with a peaceful nature walk and spot tropical birds along the way.


Day 22
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll depart Royal Chitwan National Park and return to Kathmandu. Take a drive to the capital and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the former home of the Royal family. Here, you can take a stroll through elaborate halls and tour the exotic garden full of bamboo groves and home to giant fruit bats.


Day 23
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day at your leisure in Kathmandu. We recommend shopping at the bustling Bishal Bazar. Here, you can have clothes custom made with the finest fabrics for an inexpensive price. In the evening, you’ll attend a farewell dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy one last authentic Nepalese meal.


Day 24
Kathmandu, Nepal
None Breakfast

On your final day, we wish you farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. Head to Tribhuvan International Airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination. For those staying in Kathmandu, we recommend paying a visit to Swayambhu, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. Here, you’ll take in an amazing view of the city and spot curious monkeys nearby.


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The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

For the ultimate trekking adventure, head to Nepal and conquer the breathtaking Annapurna mountain range with this epic 24-day tour. Considered to be the most geographically and culturally diverse region for hiking, the Annapurna Mountains are a section of the mighty Himalayas you don’t want to miss. During your journey, you’ll interact with unique cultures, tribes and castes and experience authentic Nepalese life. You’ll also be spellbound by unforgettable scenic views of green valleys, lush forests, alpine meadows, desert plateaus and misty mountains. Wildlife is also abundant in the region and you’re sure to spot the elusive snow leopard, wild deer and exotic monkeys.


Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful and ancient Kathmandu Valley, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Embark on an unforgettable three-week trek through the Annapurna mountain range

  • Discover Royal Chitwan National Park and come face-to-face with graceful elephants

  • Visit charming villages all over the country and learn about Nepalese history and culture

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