This is a wonderful trek through lovely Gurung and Magar villages before descending into the Kali Gandaki valley located between the massif peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This valley is an important migration route for birds that fly from the Siberian steppes and Tibetan Plateau towards the south in the winter. The trail follows the ancient trade route to Mustang and Tibet and passes through Tibet-like countryside, reaching the pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3,658 m). We retrace the trail to the hot spring at Tatopani before returning to Pokhara via Ghandrung and Dhampus. For this trek we need to fly to Jomsom and begin the trek from there to Muktinath. This trek also can be done by taking a flight to Pokhara and trek through Dhampus - Ghandrung - Jomsom up to Muktinath. After Muktinath we retrace our way back to Jomsom and fly back to Kathmandu. Beautiful panoramic views from Ghorepani and on the Deurali ridge as well as diverse cultures make this a first time trek that will bring you back to this Himalayan Kingdom.  

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Duratoin: 16 days Trip Code: MBT
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Departers Dates 2017 / 2018
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  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m By flight (30 min.) or Tourist Bus 8 hours.
  • Day 04 : Pokhara to Birethanti to Tikhedhunga 1120m, 2 hrs driving up to Naya pul and 4 hours walking.
  • Day 05: Tirkedunga to Ghorepani 2830m 6 hrs walking
  • Day 06 : Ghorepani - climb Poon Hill to Tatopani, 1189m.
  • Day 08 : Tatopani to Ghasa 2013m 5 and half hrs walking
  • Day 09 : Ghasa to Marpha 2667m 5 hrs walking
  • Day 10 : Rest day in Marpha
  • Day 11 : Marpha to Kagbeni 2974m 6 hrs walking
  • Day 12 : Kagbeni to Muktinath 3802m 5 hrs walking
  • Day 13 : Muktinath - Rest and Explore
  • Day 14 : Muktinath to Jomsom 2713m 6 hrs walking
  • Day 15 : Jomsom to Pokhara by flight (30 min) or by Jeep or bus 10 hours.
  • Day 16 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by fligt (30 min) or by tourist bus 8 hours

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