Kaligandaki Valley Trek




8 days


January till May & September till December


From single person


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Trip Highlights

Excellent landscape, ethnic group, high desert landscape, Monasteries visit, deepest gorge of in the world, Hot spring, Rhododendron flower (March/April), 180 degree mountain views from Poon Hill, 3 Eight Thousander and many more....

Trip Overview

Kaligandaki Valley (Jomsom - Muktinath) area is situated in north of Pokhara. "Gorepani" where we spend one night before decending Tatopani offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. In addition, this region is known for some of the most abrupt altitude variations experienced anywhere

A magnificent sunrise at Poon Hill, before descending Tatopani (hotspring) and then we encounter the world's deepest gorge, where the powerful Kali Gandaki River has cut deep through the Himalaya between the massive peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, view of wonderful Dhaulagiri Icefall. As we trek up the Kali Gandaki valley we pass though the traditional and prosperous villages of Tukuche, Ghasa, Marpha and Jomsom. The Thakalis, a traditional traders, have converted their charming and wonderfully clean homes into trekker's lodges and are well known as one of the most gracious and successful inn-keepers in Nepal. Past Jomsom we reach the arid Tibet-like landscape of Mustang. At Muktinath, set below the Thorung La pass, we have a day to explore the temple and villages and enjoy wonderful mountain views. Finishing our trek along one the major pilgrimage and trade routes Jomsom between India and Tibet we experience local traders, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims making the end of our adventure as amazing as the beginning.

Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. Walking hour is about 6-7 hr per day.

Note: Kaligandaki valley is also known as windy place. There will be always big wind between 12 noon till evening 10 PM so please dont forget to take wind breaker & Sun Glass.

  • Day 01  Drive from Pokhara to Birethanti (1163m), trek to Tickhedhunga (1577m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)/ Morning: sunrise trip to Poon Hill (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Trek to Tatopani (1189m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Drive to Marpha  (2667m)by sharing bus/jeep (B, L, D)
  • Day 05  Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) via typical Thakali village (B, L, D)
  • Day 06  Trek to Muktinath (3802m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07  Trek to Jomsom (2713m); as an optional trekking route via Lupra Valley to visit old Bon monastery   (B, L, D)
  • Day 08  Morning fly to PKR (B)


Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
  • Day 00  Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (B)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Upon arrival in Pokhara from Jomsom; drive to Pokhara Hotel
  • Day 00  Drive or fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara/Hotel (B)
  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or degraded depend on your budget.

  • Trekking transport start from Kathmandu
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

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