Welcome to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, we will meet you outside the airport. Enjoy a scenic drive to your hotel overlooking the beautiful Kathmandu city and the overlapping lush green hills and the Himalayas. Check into the hotel and enjoy the refreshments. After a while, you will visit our office for a scheduled meeting. Meet your trek guide and discuss the trip in detail. You will clear the due payment and complete the necessary paperwork for the permits. Afterward, you can head out to enjoy the local lifestyle at Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The beautiful day begins with a delicious breakfast overlooking the majestic mountains. Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu City. An experienced tour guide will join you for this tour. The tour destinations are decided beforehand. You can always customize the goals according to your choice. You can choose to visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. Thousands of tourists visit these sites every day.
If you choose our affixed program, the tour begins with a visit to Swayambhunath Stupa (a revered Buddhist stupa located atop a hill). Next, we will drive through the bustling city to arrive at the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visit the ancient Malla Palace, numerous Hindu temples, and cultural monuments. The tour continues towards Pashupatinath Temple. It is the largest Hindu temple in the country dedicated to the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. Adjoining the Shiva temple, you will find other smaller temples dedicated to various deities. Explore the ancient temple site before driving towards a Buddhist place of Boudhanath. Located in the crowded part of the town, Boudhanath attracts any Buddhist pilgrims. The largest spherical stupa in Nepal remains a significant attraction for tourists. Relish the local Tibetan cuisines before heading back to your hotel.
The day begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will embark on a half-day road journey towards the village of Besisahar. Besisahar, a modest town in Lamjung District, serves as the gateway to Manang Valley. It lies almost 190km northwest of Kathmandu. The road journey goes along the Trishuli River and climbs north. Follow the Bhote Koshi River en route to Besisahar. The entire trip may last 5-6hr. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the bazaar and observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in Besisahar.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the lodge. From Besisahar, you’ll head towards the village of Koto. Instead of trekking, you’ll embark on a public jeep and drive through the narrow hillside road towards Koto. You’ll exit Lamjung and enter Manang Valley. The scenic journey goes past the villages of Syange, Jagat, Chamje, Sattale, and Karte towards Dharapani. Dharapani is one of the largest communities in the region. Enjoy your delicious lunch at the village, and then begin driving alongside the pine and fir forests towards Bagarchhap. Along the way, you will encounter a whitewashed monastery at Danaque. The last section of the journey goes past Timang and Latamaro towards Koto. Spend the evening overlooking the quaint sight of Annapurna massif, Manaslu, and Peak 29.
The first day of the trek begins at Koto and advances uphill towards Meta village. Leaving Koto, the trail starts to climb along the Soti Khola (River). Cross the river and start climbing through the lush pine forests to reach Dharmasala. A Buddhist village, Dharmasala is home to one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the region. After having your lunch, you’ll continue trekking through the forested path and climb along the rugged terrain to reach Meta village. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal en route. Here, you will witness the Tibetan-styled settlements.
The exciting trek continues from Meta and goes along the rugged desert-like trail towards Phu valley. Phu is a lower valley that serves as the gateway to the upper valley of Nar. The restricted area of the trek begins along with your entry to Phu Valley. Visit the beautiful Buddhist Chortens along the way. The valley opens up to a larger space that offers a beautiful view of Nar Phedi Monastery in the distance. A short hike through rocky canyons and gorges will bring you to Phu. Walk past the Tibetan-styled fortresses called “Dzongs” and cross a wooden bridge to reach Phu village. If time permits, you can visit the nearby Tashi Lhakhang Gompa.
The day begins with a warm and delicious breakfast. You will spend this day acclimatizing before heading towards Nar Valley. Enjoy this opportunity to enjoy an adventurous hike to the nearby Himlung Base Camp (4900m) located on the lap of Himlung Himal (7125m). The peak was recently opened for climbing. Catch the beautiful sight of the valley and the Tibetan-styled mud and rock houses along the way. The locals indulge in usual chores like spinning yak and sheep wool or pounding mustard seeds. If you’re lucky, you will spot the rare Blue Sheep grazing on the rocky cliffs.
Finally, you’ll leave Phu Valley and begin heading towards Nar Valley. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll embark on a rather exciting trail. The trail drops towards Meta village before heading right towards Nar Phedi Monastery. The half-day of the trek will take you past the Tibetan-styled villages towards Nar. The landscape resembles that of Tibet. Enjoy visiting the beautiful Nar Phedi Monastery and observe the local monks praying. You will spend the evening inside the monastery. Enjoy a modest accommodation and delicious local cuisine.
Enjoy a beautiful trekking experience as you leave Nar Phedi Monastery and begin climbing towards Nar Village. One of the highlights of this trek, Nar Village boasts of small houses packed together that resembles a palace. Made up of mud, they’re joined with each other to help preserve the heat. The trail goes past a Buddhist Chorten and then climbs towards Bamboo forests. The entire trek may last the only 3hr. Once at Nar village, you can spend the day exploring the settlements and observing the local lifestyle. You may witness women of the village weaving wool rugs, carpets, and blankets. Overnight in Nar Village.
Leaving Nar, you’ll begin tracing the off-beat trail leading towards Kang La Pass. One of the highest passes in the region, Kang La Pass, offers a panoramic view of the entire Nar and Phu Valley. Exit Nar and begin trekking through the rugged terrain towards Kang La Phedi. After a brief rest, you’ll start climbing the pass. Catch the beautiful sight of Pisang Peak en route. The entire climb may last 2-3hr. The top of the pass gifts you the beautiful view of the nearby mountains. Spend some time here before beginning to climb down towards Ngawal village. This will be the most challenging part of the trek.
A trail from Ngawal to Pisang marks the end of the trek. Leaving Ngawal, you’ll begin tracing the green landscape. After walking almost 10km, you’ll arrive at the base of Pisang Peak. A beautiful village lies at the base of the peak. Enjoy your lunch before embarking on a drive towards Besisahar village. Along the way, you will catch the majestic sights of the Annapurna massif. The trail goes past Ghyaru, Humde, Bhratang, Nache, Jagat, and Bahundanda villages en route to Besisahar. A 3-4hr of the drive will cover almost 70km in the distance. Overnight in Besisahar.
Upon completing the adventurous trek, bid farewell to the beautiful Lamjung District. You’ll begin heading back to Kathmandu. A scenic 5-6hr journey goes along the Bhote Koshi and Trishuli Rivers en route to Kathmandu. You can indulge in a soothing trekkers massage at one of the massage centers or explore the nearby Thamel to shop for souvenirs.
The day begins with a delicious breakfast. On the last day in Kathmandu, you can choose to do whatever you like. Our representative will drop you off at the airport two hours before your flight back home. Have a safe journey.