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Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu from your home. We welcome to you a small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Our company representatives will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport, and drop you to your hotel with some important brief for the further preparation of three pass trek. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Our journey starts after breakfast early as much as possible. We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be bumpy whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our window is more than compensating for the bumpy ride. [Overnight in Jagat]
The trail follows along the gorges of Marsyandi River through bamboo forests, irrigated, rice fields, beautiful small villages, making several suspension bridge crossings and passing several beautiful waterfalls. On our way to the Jagat we get the views of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Peak 29, beyond the Jagat, the gorge becomes narrower and steep-sided in many places. We reach certain level of narrow and wide beautiful valley Tal. The trail leads us gently flat from Tal to Dharapani. [Overnight at Dharapani]
The trails follow through the barley fields and apple orchards, along the steep, narrow gorge to enter the upper Manang district. In this cold, almost arid climate wheat, barley, buckwheat and potato crops are limited to one per year and villagers depend on their herds of yaks, goats, cows and horses. From Chamje we cross the Marsyandi River and then you need to take a gentle steep walk till Tal. Tal is one of the most scenic places among the many on our way. From Dharapani you get the magnificent view of Manaslu and Lamjung. We come across the beautiful waterfalls on the way to Dharapani.
We trek through small village and dense forest along the river and dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river and get to Barthang. From here the way goes through the jungle and crosses the river and then gently climbs through dense forest of juniper and finally Dhukur pokhari arrives where we will stop for lunch. On the way you can see a lovely Buddhist temple with pray wheels, apple trees, Annapurna II and Pisang peak. After lunch we continue through small jungle and yak pasture with easy walk to Pisang. Pisang is a small Tibetan village which has been divided into upper pisang and lower pisang. We hike upper Pisang for exploring monastery, Annapurna II and typical Tibetan building small hiking. [Overnight at Pisang]
On this comparatively difficult day, we walk along the long, tough ascent via a number of small hills, but when you reach the prayer flags at the top you are rewarded with absolutely stunning high Himalaya scenery and the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west and a steep descend takes you to the Muktinath. [Overnight at Muktinath]
Pisang peak (6092m), Annpurna II, Annapurna IV and Lamjung peak gets a great view from the Pisang. Pines are the main plants in this Tibetan inhabited area which are supposed to be here since 400 hundreds years ago. A moderate hill is to be crossed and a gentle climbing leads to a Marsyandi river.Different Tibetan inscripted stones. Mani, Chorten are some frequent scene in this area. Braga is a place where Tibetan culture has flourished the most. You get the amazing view of Lamjung, Annapurna IV and Annapurna III. Within 25 minutes from here we reach Manang. [Overnight at Manang]
Manang is a beautiful village which is surrounded by white snow-capped mountains. After breakfast, we hike up to the mountain cave monastery from where you can see Annapurna III, Tilicho peak, north slope face of Annapurna II, Ganga Purna its lake, Chulu east, Chulu west and Manang valley. After that we hike toward Ganga purna Lake with wishes of success of our trek. This hike helps for acclimatization. After day hike, we lunch then visit Baraga village and monastery. [Overnight at Manang]
Manang is one of best places for altitude acclimatization. We stop for a day here and get the close view of Tilicho peak, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, and Gangapura. The main inhabitants of Manang are people of Tibetan origin whose life is based on herding the yak, sheep and goat and grow barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. The classic beauty of Gangapurna Lake, ever fluttering prayer flags, intricately carved mani stones, gumpas and chorten are something that we will be accompanied by on this trail. From Pissang to Manang, it's definitely a ‘viewing’ day. In Braga, a fascinating Gompa stands above Tibetan houses which cling to the hillside with their balconies formed by the roof of the house below. In the afternoon Annapurnas II, III and IV become increasingly imposing. The dramatic setting of Manang makes for a pleasant rest and acclimatization day with the added benefit of hot showers. [Overnight at Yak Kharka]
It is a moderate ascent from Churi Ladar to Phedi. We follow the trail enjoying the spectacular vista of Chuli west and Chuli east to northeast, and Annnapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna IV to southeast.3-4 hour’s walk which gives you a view of yak, blue sheep, marmot and mountain deer. You may need to be cautious for high altitude sickness. [Overnight at Thorung Phedi]
It is the hardest part of the trek. It takes about 8-9hrs from here to reach the Muktinath. It is located at the height of 5416m. It gives you the majestic view of Purkhung, Yakawakang, Putrun Himal, Gundrang, Chulu west, and Chulu east, in the east and Dhaulagiri mountain and upper mustang valley are seen on the west. The Kali Gandaki has Thakalis and Gurungs. Many of the hills bordering the northern end of the valley are yellowish due to desertification and make a striking contrast to the green farmland of the valley floor. The Thakali dominated the lucrative trade routes with Tibet and today have turned their entrepreneurial spirit to other businesses, the neglected Buddhist shrines of Tukuche testament to their 19th century conversion to Hinduism in their climb to power. The descent to Tatopani follows the increasingly narrow valley, through one of the world’s deepest river gorges, past the beautiful Rupse Chaharo waterfall, with fantastic views along the way and the lure of hot springs at the end. Take a dip at night with the sound of the river rushing below and starts above.) [Overnight at Muktinath]
Muktinath is one of the most important religious places for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is a fascinating village; sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, and attracts many pilgrims. Here spring water flows from a rock face via 108 spouts (108 is a sacred number to Buddhists & Hindus). This water wall surrounds a temple sacred to Vishnu and below the statue runs a trickle of water with pale flames caused by natural gas. There are shrines to Shiva and his consort and Padmasambhava as well as numerous chorten and the surrounding poplar grove supposedly sprang from the staffs of the 84 Siddhas. The mass of Dhaulagiri I make a striking contrast. The walk to Jomsom, renowned for the best apples in Nepal is mostly downhill with dramatic landscapes. You get the close view of Nilgiri to the north, some parts of Annapurna to the east. [Overnight at Jomsom]
We take a pleasant flight of 17 minutes which promise you the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna south, Fewa lakes, and Pokhara valley. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal, we'll surely admire the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal and beautiful city. This land is one of the important get aways for Annapurna trek which is located above 820m from sea level. Pokhara is also recreational center for mountain biking, hiking, Bungee jump, Zip line, Paragliding, boating, fishing, rafting and ultra light. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. [Overnight in Pokhara]
After exploring around beautiful city of Pokhara, we fly back to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes and do shopping for the final departure. By the evening we will have farewell dinner provided by our company. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.