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The Kali Gandaki Valley Trek - 18 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min person: 2
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About Trip:

This exhilarating journey combines a portion of the Annapurna Base Camp trek and its Gurung villages, with the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill and the entire west side of the world-renowned Annapurna Circuit. The Kali Gandaki Valley Trek offers insight into the traditional lifestyles of magnificently set villages, spectacular mountain views and a hike along an ancient trading route. The main destination of is Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, set at the foot of the high mountains in a starkly beautiful landscape. If you are looking for a rewarding adventure then this trek is ideal for you!

The Kali Gandaki Valley has long been a favorite of trekkers in the Annapurna Region and the wide diversity in flora and fauna, rich cultural traditions and mountain views makes it an unforgettable experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. The whole journey is full of natural and cultural wonders and will leave you yearning for more.
After a tour of the highlights of Kathmandu, we visit the lakeside city of Pokhara and make a short, scenic drive to Phedi. From here the trekking begins as we hike up through lush forests to Dhampus, a beautiful village along a ridge top with a spectacular panorama of the Himalaya. We then travel through more forests and over a ridge into the Modi River Valley. We will follow this valley through scenic landscape and traditional Gurung Villages of Landruk and Ghandruk. We then climb through dense forests to Ghorepani and the highly acclaimed viewpoint of Poon Hill. From here, we drop into the Kali Gandaki Valley and deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh highest peak and Annapurna I, the world’s 8thhightest. The trek heads northward up the Kali Gandaki through splendid diversity in terrain. We pass the headquarters of Mustang District at Jomsom and then head up an arid side valley to the revered, ancient temple of Muktinath. This is the climax of our journey. We enjoy the picturesque surroundings before retracing our steps back to Jomsom for a flight back for a day of relaxation and entertainment at the tourist paradise of Pokhara!
There are many choices for more trekking in the Annapurna area, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your preferred schedule!

We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Annapurna Region and the most exhilarating scenery in Nepal!

 

Trip Highlights

  • World’s Deepest Gorge (The Kaligandaki Valley)
  • Traditional warm culture and charming villages.
  • Sacred mountain pilgrimage site..Muktinath
  • Enchanting forests of rhododendrons, oaks and pines.

Outline itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3:Drive to Pokhara

Day 4:Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus(1500m, 4920ft)

Day 5:Trek to Landruk ( 2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 6:Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m/6393 ft)

Day 7:Trek to Tadapani (2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 8:Trek to Ghorepani (2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 9:Climb to Poon Hill (3210 m/10525 ft) and trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3937 ft)

Day 10:Trek to Ghasa (1189 m/3898 ft)

Day 11:Trek to Kalapani (2530 m/8300ft)

Day 12:Trek to Marpha (2650 m/8688 ft)

Day 13:Trek to Jomsom and Kagbeni (2895 m/9492 ft)

Day 14:Trek to Muktinath (3760 m/12296 ft)

Day 15:Trek to Jomsom (2713 m/8895 ft)

Day 16:Early morning flight to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

Day 17:Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 18:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Cost Includes:

     

    • Fully Organized Lodge Trek (FOT) with all meals and drinks (Tea and hot water) included.
    • All ground transfers as per Itinerary.
    • Expert HH trek leader, English speaking local guide, Sherpas and porters.
    • TIMS card and ACAP fees.
    • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu Airfare.
    • 4 nights accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • 1 Night accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing basis with breakfast
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and entry fees
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
    • Foods and Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Staffs wages, allowances and their salaries.
    • Himalaya Hikes Kit bag and shirt, City map, 4 seasonal sleeping bag and dawn jacket. Sleeping bag and dawn jacket are to be returned after the completion of trip.
    • Service Charges.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • Rescue arrangements.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • International flight re-confirmation.

     

Cost Excludes:

    • International flight & departure tax.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (early arrival or late arrival, early return from the trek or tours).
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
    • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
    • Extra baggage charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Day 3Drive to Pokhara

Day 4Drive to Phedi, trek to Dhampus(1500m, 4920ft)

Day 5Trek to Landruk ( 2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 6Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m/6393 ft)

Day 7Trek to Tadapani (2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 8Trek to Ghorepani (2675 m/8770 ft)

Day 9Climb to Poon Hill (3210 m/10525 ft) and trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3937 ft)

Day 10Trek to Ghasa (1189 m/3898 ft)

Day 11Trek to Kalapani (2530 m/8300ft)

Day 12Trek to Marpha (2650 m/8688 ft)

Day 13Trek to Jomsom and Kagbeni (2895 m/9492 ft)

Day 14Trek to Muktinath (3760 m/12296 ft)

Day 15Trek to Jomsom (2713 m/8895 ft)

Day 16Early morning flight to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

Day 17Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Day 18Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
02 April, 2018 19 April, 2018 Contacts Available Book Now

Equipments List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
•    Hiking boots
•    Socks
•    Trekking trousers and pants
•    Under Garments
•    Hiking shorts
•    T-shirts
•    Fleece jacket or pullover
•    Waterproofs
•    Sun hat or scarf
•    Warm hat
•    Sunglasses with UV protection
•    Thermal gloves
•    Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
•    Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches)
•    Trekking Poles
•    Basic First Aid Kit
•    Water bottles
•    Deodorants
•    Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
•    Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
•    Face and body moisturizer
•    Feminine hygiene products
•    Tissue /toilet roll
•    Anti bacterial hands wash
•    Reading book & note book
•    Walkman
•    Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
•    Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek

The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
•    Down vest and/or jacket
•    4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
•    Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

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