The Manaslu and Annapurna regions are ambitious for trekking holidays. Trekking in both regions at the same time is a slightly longer trek in the Himalayas, but the trek combines two of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit and the Annapurna Circuit Trek, passing through two passes above 5000 meters, the Larkya La Pass and Thorong La Pass. Manaslu (8163 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world, and its area was opened for trekking only in 1991. Heading north from Gorkha, along the Budhi Gandaki River, the route then turns westwards into a high alpine valley with typical Tibetan villages and a number of fine monasteries. A steeper ascent to Larkya La pass (5160 m) is rewarded by stunning views of the Manaslu. At Dharapani, you will join the Annapurna Circuit Trail and follow the Marsyangdi River upstream.
After Pisang you get stunning up-close views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurnas II, III and IV. Huge glacial moraines abound, etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars. We complete this breath-taking route by crossing the Thorong La pass (5416 m) to Jomosom. From there, we can either fly to Pokhara or Trekking continues through the Kali Gandaki river valley and then climbs up to Ghorepani to the best hill station, Poon Hill (3210 m), from where you will enjoy stunning dawn views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Annapurna South.
But the itinerary given below is a trek that ends in Jomsom and takes a flight to Pokhara. If you don't want to use a flight from Jomsom, there is now a motor road connecting to Pokhara, so it is possible to travel from Jomsom to Pokhara in a single day. There are regular bus services. From Pokhara, you come back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus or if you pay the flight fare then come back by flight.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Arughat and Soti Khola (730m)
Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)
Day 05: Machha Khola trek to Jagat (1340m)
Day 06: Jagat trek to Deng (1860m)
Day 07: Deng trek to Namrung (2630m)
Day 08: Namrung trek to Lho Gaon (3180m)
Day 09: Lho trek to Samagaun (3520m)
Day 10: Rest Day or either visit Manaslu Base Camp or Pung Gyen Gumba
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m)
Day 12: Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4460m)
Day 13: Larkya Phedi to Bimtang (3590m) Over the Larkya La Pass (5160m)
Day 14: Bimtang trek to Dharapani (1960m)
Day 15: Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
Day 16: Chame trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 17: Pisang trek to Manang (3540m.)
Day 18: Acclimatization in Manang (3540m.)
Day 19: Manang trek to Letdar (4250m)
Day 20: Letdar trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 21: Thorung Phedi trek to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 22: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 23: Jomsom Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 25: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
Day 26: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
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