This is the long course that follows The Marshyangdi River, crosses Thorang Pass (Highest pass in the country) from the bottom of Manang village. This trek offers the roundabout tour of the Annapurna region, crosses about 30 km around the entire Annapurna massif. It allows us to witness the beautiful landscapes at the limit of Thorang Pass and around the sacred area of Muktinath Temple. The Variation in culture to be witnessed from the Tibet Like country on the north and to our own native People like Gurung, Magars resides down the valley.
Around 9.30 AM in the morning we start the tour discovering the extraordinary city. The program will be:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square monuments with their wooden pagoda-temples. The Bodhnath stupa, a Buddhist sanctuary & Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu temple where the Cremations process of Hindu religion takes place and, including many temples spread about along the Crowded and busy streets of the antique city.
The first day of walk starts across the rice fields with the stunning views of Himal Chuli (about 7200m). We walk along the Marsyangdi River, later on we come to the first remarkable villages (Bulbulhe).
Cross the suspension bridge, pass the village, and follow the trail through paddy field and we will come to Tarangche, a Tamang village and ahead of this we come to Ngadi Bazar, small hamlet, near the torrent. We stop here for the night in the lodge. 4.30 hrs walk.
Our first village after crossing the suspension bridge will be Bahundanda, the Bahun, Tamang & Gurung of cast live in Bahundanda. We walk through bamboo forerst, terraced field, and crossing the suspension bridge we come to the village of Syanje where strong Tibetan influence culture is witnessed. The valley narrows, and our ups and down walk stops at Jagat, which will be our overnight stay. 5hrs walk.
The trail move along the river with many ascents & descents, river becomes narrow and the rock faces on the both side becomes steeper. Before long we will reach to village Chamje. We soon leave the village, cross the suspension bridge, river becomes pleasant as we walk through the maize fields which have replaced the rice fields before reaching Tal (1700 m), a small village stuck under huge cliffs. The trek has now entered Manang district.Climb past several bhattis to reach Ningala, keep walking on the flank to Khorto. Cross the suspension bridge and we will reach to Karte. From Karte, we walk again the level road on the left bank, cross the suspension bridge, climb up the terrace and enter to Dharapani village (2000 m), villages built with mani walls, slate roofs and wooden balconies. Overnight at Dharapani, 5 hrs walk.
After breakfast we start our walk and in an hour we reach Bagarchap(2164 m)village, built with mani walls and we can even see some of the monasteries around, people are called Bhotia Gurung, Tibetan Buddhist.
We come to Danque and if you turn around point of view of 8163 m peak of Manaslu comes as a reward. We can also enjoy the hot spring bath in the Latamrang hot spring. The trek after now goes through forested area, pine trees and you will see Annapurna II (7937 m) and you will approach to Koto. And a little more climbing and you will come to Chame, good place to spend the night. Chame, capital of the Manang district with its numeral shops and its unrestricted outlook over Himal Chuli. 5hrs walk.
Today we walk through the pine trees forest and later come to open area of Talekhu.
Climb along the river side with several ascents & descents and come to a high huge rock cliff near about 300 meters tall. Before long you will be in Bhartang village. Our walk through pine trees, cross suspension bridge climb steep slope and in front of you stands again huge tall and wide rocky cliff about 300 m tall & 600 m wide. We descend and later trail becomes level and you will cross chorten and maroon colored in white and as you keep on walking you will begin to see Pisang Peak (6091 m) through the trees. You reach Pisang village. You can view of Annapurna II on your left. This is known as Manang area. Today we stay at the lodge at Pisang, a village with Tibetan influence culture. We visit the gompa, Buddhist temple. 4h30 walk.
Today we see with the huge glacial barrier of the Annapurna IV, II, III north faces, one of the most spectacular mountains with beautiful landscape. We also come across the beautiful village of Braga. After Braga, Manang village appears to welcome us. Our stop for the overnight will beat Manang. 7hrs walk.
Today’s is the day to explore Manang Valley and this will be also good for acclimatization to get prepared to cross the most awaited THORANG PASS. We walk up to Khangsar Village & Khangsar gompa (3920m) today. A 5.30 hours loop circuit with sublime landscapes. Those who are tired may not to go and relax at or around Manang.
Today’s walk will also be short for avoiding altitude sickness. But, the majestic views of high mountains and several enough sceneries are spectacular. Today is the night before crossing Thorang-La. In the afternoon possible acclimatization while going up towards the pass. Overnight at Thorang Phedi. 3hrs walk.
It is good & wise to start very early on this day to avoid strong wind at the top of Thorang La.
The ascent walk will be long of about 4.30 hours and again down seems like it never ends, but, this is the charm and unforgettable moment one can desire of this trek. After long & exhausting walk of up & down we reach at sacred place of Muktinath, also a pilgrimage spot of all Hindu religion. Muktinath is the doorways of Mustang, the old Lo Kingdom. 8hours walk.