Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) |Welcome Dinner
One of our representatives will warmly receive you at the Airport in Kathmandu and escort you to your hotel. You’ll meet your climb guide and discuss the trip. Afterwards, you can go out to shop for essential trek gear, equipment, or accessories followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, you’ll meet your climb guide and prepare for the upcoming trip. Your guide will assess your gears, equipment, and other accessories. Afterward, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu city accompanied by an experienced tour guide. You’ll get to witness few of the magnificent UNESCO designated sites around Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive to Syange (1120m) (7-8 hours)
After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a 7/8hr road journey to Syange which lies at the foothills of the mid-western Himalayas. Leaving Kathmandu, you’ll drive northwest towards Syange. You’ll drive through Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River until Dumre. From here, you’ll take a detour and head towards Besisahar. Syange village lies 29.2km north to Besisahar that passes through Bahundanda. Overnight at Syange.
Drive and trek to Dharapani (1960m) (7-8 hours)
After early breakfast, you’ll commence the trek. The uphill trail from Syange advances northeast towards Dharapani. Reaching upon Jagat, the trail descends and continues through a thick forest. After a steep ascent, you’ll arrive at Chamje from where you can enjoy the magnificent sight of the neighbouring Annapurna massif. The trail continues to Sattale and passes through rock-strewn trails towards Tal and Karte to arrive at Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani.
Trek to Koto (2635m) (6 hours)
Leaving Dharapani, you’ll head towards Koto which lies north. The trail goes through beautiful pine and fir forests towards Bagarchhap. You will witness the whitewashed monastery in the village or towards Danakyu. The trail ascends to Tamang village which offers the panorama of Manaslu (8163m) and Peak 29 (7871m). You’ll continue trekking through pine forests till Lata Marang. After a while, you’ll arrive at Koto. Overnight in Koto.
Trek to Meta (3540m) (8 hours)
The trail for the day leads us to Meta. You begin trekking along the banks of the Soti Khola and you’ll encounter thick pine forests and fewer lodges en route to Dharmasala. The trail continues through alpine forests and ascends towards Meta village. The landscape of Meta village highly resembles the Tibetan landscape from where you can spot the pristine sights of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight in Meta.
Trek to Nar Village (4100m) (7 hours)
You’ll leave Meta and continue along the barren landscape towards Nar village. Nar valley lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Throughout the trail, you’ll be offered with the magnificent sight of Kang Guru I and Pisang (6091m). The trek may last around 7 hours and end at the scenic village of Nar lying. The village is home to numerous Buddhist monasteries as well. Overnight in Nar village.
Trek to Kang La Phedi (4530m) (5-6 hours)
You’ll leave human settlements and head towards the remote parts of the Nar and Phu valley. You’ll hike for a few hours and make a short ascent to arrive at Kang La Phedi. Kang La Phedi lies at the foot of the Kang La Pass (5320m). It is the highest point on the trek and is nestled between Manang valley to the south and Nar Phu region in the east. At the Kang La Phedi, you can see fellow campers and trek enthusiasts. Overnight in Kang La Phedi.
Trek to Base Camp (5357m) via Kang La Pass (5306m)
Today, you’ll cross the grand Kang La Pass and make your way towards the Narphu Base Camp. You’ll start early today and assault the steep terrain to arrive at the top of the Kang La Pass (5320m). A steep descent will follow through rocky moraine onto a valley which continues towards the Nar Phu Base Camp. You’ll acclimatize and rather sleep early today. Brief training will follow. Overnight in Nar Phu base camp.
Summit Climb of Nar Phu Peak (5,921m)
You’ll wake up early, approximately before the dawn, and have your breakfast. With all gears and equipment check, you’ll start climbing the peak. A brief climb along the snow and moraine passes will take you all the way to the top. You’ll also cross an ice-trail en route. Once at the top, you can get the magnificent view of the entire Nar and Phu valley along with the neighbouring peaks of Nemjung, Kang Guru, and Chulu ranges. You’ll continue down the same route and spend the night at the base camp.
Trek to Ngawal (3,676m)
Here on, the trail goes downhill. You’ll begin trekking down the remote valley and make your way towards Ngawal. The village of Ngawal lies in the Manang district. A short downhill trek will easily bring you to Ngawal. From the village, you can catch great sight of Chulu East (6429m). The residents of Ngawal are mostly Thakali and Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at Ngawal.
Trek to Manang (3,540m) (4-5 hours)
Today you’ll descend further and arrive at Manang village. The trail continues through the isolated village of Paugh with the magnificent sight of Annapurna massif at the distance. The trail gently advances uphill towards Munchi and continues along the main trail of Annapurna Circuit to arrive at Manang. You can visit the Gangapurna Lake and witness the Himalayas surrounding the lake. Overnight in Manang.
Drive to Besisahar (760m) (7-8 hours)
From Manang, you’ll catch a local commute and drive all the way to Besisahar. You’ll drive almost 96.5km through Humde, Pisang, Jagat, Ghermu, and Bahundanda villages to arrive at Besisahar. The ride can be a bit tiring, hence, you’ll spend the night at Besisahar. The trek concedes here. Overnight in Besisahar,
Drive to Kathmandu & Farewell Dinner (5-6 hours)
Today, you’ll catch your commute back to Kathmandu. You’ll begin the drive from Besisahar to arrive at Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. The drive is a combination of ups, downs and many twists and turns. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. If you are up for it, you can go for souvenir shopping in Thamel. A farewell dinner will follow shortly. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for departure
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drive you back to the airport approximately 2hr early so to avoid any delays from traffic congestion. Goodbye and Thanks.