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Thapa Peak Annapurna Trekking (23 Days)

Trip Facts

Thapa Peak Annapurna TrekkingTrekking Type: Camping Trek
Trekking Grade: ▲▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 6030 m.
Best Season: October - May

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Besishar
Drive to Beshishar (176 km.) the district headquarters of Lamjung at the riverside of the Marshyangdi for about 7 hours. It is 41 km. from Dumre along a muddy and dusty road up to Besishar. Little walk and camp.

Day 02: Besishar to Bahundada
Walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets to Khudi. Walk towards the Bahundanda after crossing a bridge and we continue along the riverside past a majestic waterfall, arriving at Bahundanda with views of Himachuli and Manaslu. The trek is about 6 hours.

Day 03: Bahaundanda to Chyamje
A steep and slippery trail descends to cross the stream and then climbs to cross the suspension bridge. Continuing to climb through the villages and Rhododendron forest to Chyamje , a settlement 14330 m. We will see nice view o f some of the himalaya.

Day 04: Chyamje to Bagarchhap
Climb along a rustic trail , arriving at the Tal on the open plateau. Cross through barley and potato fields to arrive at Dharapani. Start to climb to Bagarchhap, the first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, which offers you views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Day 05: Bagarchhap to Chame
The Trail climbs along the mule track through the forest, past a rough trail, hot springs a waterfall and a wooden bridge to arrive at Chame. This is the administrative headquarters of Manang district. And offer great view of Mountains. The duration of the trek is about 6 hours.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang
This day we walk along the river side, through deep forest to cross the suspension bridge and arrive at Pisang with good views of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. The trek is about 5-6 hours and has got special view along the trail.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang
This day , we start climb to Manang 3535 m. to steady the Largest Tibetan settlement with the good views of Annapurna II, IV and Tarke Kang. It is no problem to trek here in the summer as there is a lower rainfall.

Day 08: Manang (Rest day)
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude . Time to visit Monasteries take advice from the Himalayan rescue association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalayan.

Day 09: Manang to Latder
This trail climbs to latder along the riverside , passing a village thicket and meadows where horse and yaks graze, at an elevation of 4250 m the second to last camp before the pass.

Day 10: Latder to Phedi
The trail turns north west of the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is some times possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the cliff.

Day 11: Phedi to Muktinath
ascend steeply for 2 hrs. to a rock ledge then north at 4,590 m. , then along an undulating trail to the level top of Thorong La at 5416 m. Views of Annapurna range to the south and the Mukut Hiaml bordering Dolpo to the west. Descend into Mustang, a steep downhill trail for 3 hr. to Muktinath. this is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. the holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Bishnu temple in a grove of sacred poplars. Muktinath is also home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists as well , particularly for the temple in which fire miraculously burns in a stream of water.

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom
Descend gradually through fields and poplar grove, then steeply in to the Kali Gandaki river valley. follow the valley southward to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki valley here is called the Thak Khola, from the ethnic groups the Thakalis, the main inhabitants of this area.

Day 13: Marpha to Yak kharka.
Day 14: Yak kharka to thapapass high camp.
Day 15: climbing Thapa peak (6012m.) and back to kalopani.
Day 16: kalopani to

Day 17: Jomsom to Kalopani
Descend to Marpha, a lovely village of white washed house and fertile fields. Continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading center of Tukuche ( 2587 m.) . Continue the transit from the Himalayan rain shadow into coniferous forest, which returns to the main river valley and to Kalopani.

Day 18: Kalopani to Tatopani
A lovely day with another transition into subtropical vegetation, and the return of water buffalo, banana trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through the narrow gorge, descending again to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall. Then continue walking through the valley Tatopani.

This is a wonderful village inhabited by high cast Brahman, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar  and other hill tribes. In Tatopani ( Hot spring ) there are natural hot water springs- time or a " Scrub- up" . It is very popular place for swimming. Some people use the hot spring to treat skin diseases.

Day 19: Tatopani to Ghorepani.
Today we walk through the village with climb of about 18 hundred meter and get up to Ghorepani, where the views are an excellent and accommodation is also good.

Day 20: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Today we wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the himalaya from Poon Hill. After sunrise trek back to camp and have a Breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani through the Rhodondendron forest.

Day 21: Tadapani to Ghandrung
Excellent trek with mountain view about 4 hours get us to the Ghandrung, the most famous village of Gorkha and it has also headquater of Annapurna Conservation area Project. We can go there and see the film about their work and awareness campaign. In the afternoon we make short trek around the village to know about their culture and traditions.

Day 22: Ghandrung to Birethanti and bus to Pokhara.
trek about 6 hours to Nayapool and the take a car to Pokhara. It is about 1 hour drive/Overnight at hotel

Day 23: Transportation back to Kathmandu.