An other Annapurna
From 1675 $ per person
We go up the Marsyangdi valley and fork straight north to discover the Naar valley, opened to trekkers since only 3 years.
After going through the Kang La pass (5300 m) and through the famous Manang village, on the tracks of Maurice Herzog expedition in 1950, we go up to the Tilicho lake, at the bottom of the « Great barrier ». Then we climb up the Tilicho pass (5100 m), before going down to Jomosom.
With the benefit of an excellent acclimatisation, this “end of the world” itinerary offers an other look on the high Tibetan valleys of Nepal and gives you the chance to almost go round the Annapurna massif out off the beaten tracks!
Protected by the Annapurna massif, this itinerary can be done in summer.
Just next to Tibet, this trekking that requires a good physical shape, goes through off the beaten tracks paths.
An hyperbaric chamber is systematically provided for that itinerary, in case of High altitude sickness.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the area of Thamel (city center). Night at the hotel
Day 2 : Kathmandu
Free day. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit of Kathmandu (optional).
Day 3 : Kathmandu - Beshisahar
Early morning departure by bus to Beshisahar, accompanied by one part of the staff (sherpas and cooks). We meet with the porters. Camping.
Day 4 : Beshisahar - Bahundanda (1310 m) [7 H of walk]
First day of trekking. The path is going on the left side of the Marsyangdi river. We walk in some rice fields before reaching Khudi. Then we go through the Bhul Bhule village, at the crossing of 2 rivers before reaching Bahundanda. Camping.
Day 5 : Bahundanda - Chamche (1390 m) [6 H of walk]
We still go up the stream of the Marsyangdi river and go through villages like Shyangse and Jagat. Camping in the village of Chamche.
Day 6 : Chamche -Danacu (2100 m) [6 H of walk]
The gorge of the Marsyangdi river narrows. We cross many hang bridges before entering the Manang district. We go through Tal, Kharte and Dharapani villages. Camping in Danacu village.
Day 7 : Danacu - Kyupar (2700 m) [5 H of walk]
Walk to Bagarchap (2614 m) where the Dudh Khola meet the Marsyangdi River. We leave the humid valleys to enter in dry zones. We go through Dhanagyu, Tamang Besi, Latamarang and Kyupar villages.
Day 8 : Kyupar - Dhamasala (3500 m) [5 H of walk]
We walk up the Naar valley. Camping at Dhamasala.
Day 9 : Dhamasala - Naar (4000 m) [5 H of walk]
We carry on in direction to Naar that we reach after going through Meta village. Visit of Naar fortress. Camping.
Day 10 : Naar - Bottom of Kang La (4600 m) [6 H of walk]
We walk up the high valley of Naar.Camping at the bottom of the Kang La peak, at 4600 m.
Day 11 : Bottom of Kang La - Ngawal (4400 m) [7 h of walk]
Long stage ! We climb up the Kang La (5300 m). Slope down in direction of Ngawal camping.
Day 12 : Ngawal - Manang (3500 m) [4 H of walk]
Short and well deserved stage ! Slope down in Marsyangdi valley and soft ascent to Manang. Camping.
Day 13 : Manang - Kangsar (3800 m) [3 H of walk]
Relaxing morning and visit of the village of Manang. Ascent to Kangsar in the afternoon. Camping.
Day 14 : Khangsar - Tilicho base camp (4000 m) [6 H of walk]
Walk along the mountain on a difficult path to the Tilicho base camp. Camping.
Day 15 : Tilicho base camp - Tilicho lake (4900 m) [4/5 H of walk]
From the base camp we get to the Tilicho lake, situated at 4900 m of altitude. Camping.
Day 16 : Tilicho lake - west side of the lake (4900 m) [6/7 H of walk]
We first walk along the lake then we might go up the lake and climb a 5250 m pass before slope down to the camp on the west side of the lake.
Day 17 : West side of the lake - Nama Phu (4500 m) [3/4 H of walk]
Ascent to the Tilicho pass at 5200 m. We slope down. We stop at the Nama Phu camp.
Day 18 : Nama Phu - Jomosom (2800 m) [5 H of walk]
The (long) slope down carries on to Jomosom going through Thini village. There it’s luxury : chocolate bars, beer, coke and even internet!!! Camping.
Day 19&20 : Kali Gandaki valley
Buffer day ! In the most probable case we spend 2 days in the Kali Gandanki valley. We will visit the village of Kagbeni, the Mustang door and climb up to the sacred site of Muktinath (3800 m). Night in a camp.
Day 21 : Jomosom - Kathmandu
Flight Jomosom - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu in the morning. Free afternoon in Kathmandu. Night at the hotel.
Day 22 : Kathmandu
Free day in Kathamndu. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit.
Day 23 : Kathmandu - International airport
Transfer to the international airport. End of our services.