Kali Gandaki Valley Trekking

Kali Gandaki Valley TrekkingKali Gandaki valley trekking is popular in trail in Annapurna trekking area where you will enjoy with a spectacular Himalayan views, the desiccated landscape and mixed culture with Escort International Tours & Trek’s professional trekking guides. Kali Gandaki Valley was the main trading route with Tibet and the system of lodges and tea-houses here is well developed. The Thakali people who inhabit kali Gandaki area are renowned for their hospitality and for being obliging hosts. Your trekking trail follows the Kali Gandaki River valley from the Hindu lowlands in the south to the Buddhist villages and people in the upper valley. At Tukuche you head off the main trail and head to the spectacular Dhaulagiri icefall where you are treated to superb views of the icefall and across the deep valley to Annapurna. As you continue north towards Mustang and Tibet the scenery changes dramatically, the landscape becoming much drier and the river bed widening. At Muktinath you have time to explore the famous Hindus and Buddhist temples and make an excursion to the base of Thorung La Pass before descending to your treks end at Jomsom and a spectacular mountain flight to Pokhara.

Trip Facts

Trekking duration: 17 days

Starting from: Kathmandu by bus/flight to pokhara

Ending at: Pokhara (back from Birethanti or Phedi)

Grade: Moderate

Highest access of the trek: 3890 meters on Muktinath.

Culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali& Magar

Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse ( Lodge) Trek - or camping trek.

Himalayan sights: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhawalagiri range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan ranges

Splendid breathtaking place: High mountain pass, great Himalayan view, popular hot Spring along the route, etc

Kali Gandaki Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.

Day 02: Katmandu by flight or by tourist bus to pokhara (915m).

Day 03: Pokhara by taxi to Nayapul than trek to Tikhedunga (1577m)

Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2810m)

Day 05: panoramic view including the Fishtail( Machhapuchhare) ,Annapurna I ,Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and overnight at Shikha (1920m).

Day 06: Shikha to Tatopani/Hot spring (1179m)

Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m)

Day 08: Ghasa to Larjung (2543m)

Day 09: Larjung to Marpha (2676m)

Day 10: Marpha to Eklebhatti (2832m) & make excursion in around Kali Gandaki river.

Day 11: Eklebhatti to Kagbeni (2840m)

Day 12: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3802m)

Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and overnight at Jomsom (2713m)

Day 14: Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara (915m)

Day 15: Pokhara back to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 16: Katmandu valley sightseeing and farewell diner

Day 17: Back to onward destination.

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