Multi-adventure in Annapurna

24 Days

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November 1, 2022 - November 24, 2022 Available $2,700
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Tour summary

Explore the world renowned trekking trails of the Annapurna Circuit in this exclusive multi-adventure tour. Starting with a two-day yoga retreat in the majestic hilltops of Kathmandu valley, this tour is designed to give you an exhilarating travel experience with trekking, mountain biking, and rafting trips in the region.

We start by trekking for 6-10 days through a variety of trails starting from the sub-tropical forests and amazing culture of the mid-hills of western Nepal through the high altitude Tibetan villages of Manang and Mustang. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Manasalu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges from the majestic villages nestled right next to the mountains. The trekking experience ends with an unparalled hike over the Thorung-la pass (above 5416 m/17,700 ft.) ending at the otherworldly landscape of the Muktinath region.

We then head down to the mid-hills again from Muktinath, starting the mountain biking phase of this adventure. Riding along the amazing jeep tracks and single tracks through unique villages like Marpha, we then test the waters of the mighty Kaligandaki river on a three-day rafting retreat.

This exclusive tour is sure to be one of your best travel experiences!

Overview

Explore the world renowned trekking trails of the Annapurna Circuit in this exclusive multi-adventure tour. Starting with a two-day yoga retreat in the majestic hilltops of Kathmandu valley, this tour is designed to give you an exhilarating travel experience. Explore sub-tropical forests and amazing culture of the mid-hills of western Nepal, and the high altitude Tibetan villages of Manang and Mustang by trekking and mountain biking. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Manasalu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges from the majestic villages nestled right next to the mountains. Enjoy the explosive and majestic waters of Kaligandaki river on a three day rafting retreat.

Explore the famous Annapurna region with multiple adventures

  • Two day yoga retreat in the hilltops of Kathmandu valley
  • Eight days of trekking from Besisahar to Muktinath via Thorung-la pass (5416 m/17,700 ft.)
  • Three days of mountain biking in Muktinath and lower Mustang region
  • Three days of rafting in Kaligandaki river

Itinerary

Our staff will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel on a private vehicle. The evening can be spent exploring Thamel, a tourist hub offering numerous bars, shops and restaurant, as well as Basantapur, which gives you an instant taste of Nepali life. Later in the hotel, we will also brief you on trip details, safety and preparation for the adventure.
This multi-adventure experience begins with a two-day yoga retreat in the hilltops of Kathmandu valley. Relax with basic to advanced yoga instructions from local experts. We will clear our minds with mindfulenss and meditation exercises, while also exploring the surrounding villages and local lifestyle through mindful community hikes.
We enter the second day of the yoga retreat. We will stay overnight at the yoga retreat center or other local accomodation nearby before heading to the next phase of our journey.
We set off on a 5-hour drive in the morning to the town of Besi Sahar, the starting point of our trip. You can observe the local way of life, bustling local markets, the mighty Trishuli River and the distant mountains during the drive. When we reach Besi Sahar, we will ready ourselves for the trekking journey to Muktinath via Thorung-la pass. We may drive a little further from Besi Sahar before starting our trekking journey.
We begin our first trekking day with the first views of the Annapurna range, with the Marshyangdi River (also called Khudi River) gushing below. The traditional Nepalese way of life will leave you enchanted during a 6-8 hour trekking today. This is a great prelude to the exciting adventure in the days to follow.
Leaving Khudi, we follow jeep tracks and reach the entry gate of the Manang district en route. The region starts to get more remote and gives us the true taste of the marvelous Nepali life composed of different cultures. There is a fantastic waterfall along the way and you should definitely enjoy the chilling water here.
We climb the ascending trails through pristine forests, and pass through Buddhist prayer walls as we hike along marvelous green corn, barley and potato fields. We then reach the district capital of Manang, Chame, where we can relax along the hot spring set on the Marshyangdi River. We’ll explore the region and taste products from a popular bakery and get in touch back home from an Internet café. The majestic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV mark our stay at Chame.
As we climb higher, the increase in altitude can be felt with the effect you experience while trekking. With trails that run through forests and narrow valley, we cross several suspension bridges en route. There are enormous massifs along the way, which is the heart of the Annapurna region. The trails run through a wide valley, passing through Humde, the highest commercial airport in the world. There are several monasteries along the way, and the famous Barga Monastery is worth a visit. Local peaks are another spectacle that will definitely draw your attention – there are several peaks over 4,000m and we’ll ride between two of these. The change in landscape and vegetation is very marked in Manang, the ancient and mystifying village with a very intriguing culture and lifestyle.
In order to acclimatize to the higher altitude, we’ll spend the day at Manang, situated at 3,500m. The air things out at this point, and it is necessary to let our bodies adjust to the change so as to avoid high altitude sickness. Manang has plenty to offer for sightseeing, so today we’ll explore this amazing village, visit Hundred Rupees Lama Monastery and hike to Gangapurna Lake. We’ll check the bikes and make sure it’s ready for more adventure.
We leave Manang through a maze of narrow alleys and medieval houses of Manang. As we climb up steadily to the village of Khusang, we say goodbye to Marshyangdi Valley and following the trails leading to Jarsang River, we reach Yak Kharka. We’ll take it easy and climb at a comfortable pace to counter the higher altitudes, enjoying the marvelous beauty of the otherworldly landscape and the giant Himalayan mountains. The settlements are sparser in this region and along the way we’ll encounter yaks in a large numbers grazing here, as well as an old mani, a Buddhist prayer-engraved wall. After the day’s hard work, we reach Yak Kharka village in early to late afternoon.
We climb to Thorung Phedi through trails that first drop and cross Jorsang River at 4,310m, and then ascend steeply. We hike through the picturesque village of Tenki Manang from where you get stunning views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Along the way, we cross several small wooden bridges over streams and ride through a narrow path heading towards Thorung Phedi. “Phedi” means base of a hill or a mountain; and Thorung Phedi is the base of the massive Thorung La Pass, which we start crossing the next day.
From Thorung phedi, we make our way to the high camp where we will stay overnight and enjoy the mountains from up-close and revel at the majestic night skies. We sleep early to prepare to cross the pass the next day.
We start very early in the morning to dodge high winds to reach the top of the pass, at an altitude of 5,416m. The feeling of accomplishment at the pass is one to savor for a life time. Marvel on the panoramic vista of a chain of virgin snowcapped mountains far and beyond you see from this altitude. From the pass, we head down to Muktinath, where we come across trekkers and pilgrims, flocking from as far as India, on their way to this revered Hindu temple. 
Once at Muktinath, we’ll spend some time exploring the religious site and see the eternal flame that burns on natural gas source. “Mukti” means liberation and “nath” means a holy temple, so Muktinath is considered to be a temple of soul liberation. Besides Hindu hermits and pilgrims we’ll see some Tibetan traders as well. This will also serve as a much needed rest day as we begin preparations for mountain biking, the next adventure in this exhilirating trip.
From Muktinath we ride along a very enjoyable downhill track descending to the Kaligandaki River valley floor. We’ll make a quick pit stop at Marpha, a village with legendary apple orchids. Make sure to taste some Marpha Brandy here as well as a range of apple products like apple pie and dried apple skin. We call it a day at Tukuche village, an ancient Thakali tribe settlement, and spend some time exploring the region and learning about the culture and history of the village. Tukuche lies right beneath the Tukuche pea and Dhaulagiri, with amazing views of Mt. Nilgiri and massif icefalls of Dhaulagiri’s east face.
We begin riding from Tukuche to Tatopani through some fantastic downhill sections. Tatopani translates to “hot water” and rightly so, the hot springs at Tatopani are quite a treat. This is a fabled place to relax your mind and body, so pamper yourself after a great day of biking in this fantastic region. Located besides the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, the hot dip in Tatopani will help loosen up your muscles amidst the surrounding natural beauty.
After a relaxing time at Tatopani, we ride for about 1.5 hours on jeep tracks to reach Beni, a small but vibrant market town. We’ll spend some time exploring the town and begin preparations for the next phase of the multi-adventure experience.
We begin our rafting experience today with experienced rafting guides. We will cross many fun and exhilarating lines, while hopping from one river-side beach to another.
We continue our rafting experience.
After a brief morning of rafting, we will drive to Pokhara for a relaxing evening alongside the famous Phewa lake ("lakeside"). Once we reach Pokhara, we can do some boating on the Phewa Lake, having a pleasant time and reflecting on our thrilling adventure around the Annapurna region. In the evening, loosen up your muscles and free your mind with an hour-long full body massage.
Our staff will take you to the airport for an early morning flight to Kathmandu, and transfer you to the hotel. We’ll have some time for sightseeing in the afternoon. Some of the places we visit include UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Bouddhanath (the largest Buddhist shrine in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temples in the world), and Swayambhunath (a popular stupa perched on a hillock overlooking the city). Shopping can be done in the late afternoon, then in the evening, we invite you to a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant which hosts cultural performances, and you’re more than welcome to join the merry. We toast a round or two of locally brewed drinks to celebrate our biking achievement and to good health! Holidays should never have an ending date. So extend your trip and whet your appetite for adventure with a host of activities including trekking, bungy jumping, mountain flight, rafting, hiking, Chitwan jungle adventure, Lumbini heritage trip and shopping tours. These can be arranged before or after the adventure.
The trip concludes today. Our staff will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport and wish you bon voyage for onward journey.

Costs

Costs Include

  • All the required permits and paperwork
  • Pick-up or drop-off service from and to the airport
  • Hotel stay in cities, homestays or local teahouses during trips
  • Transportation costs within the country including domestic flights (if needed)
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, daily wages and insurance of guide(s) and porter(s) during the trip (tips to supplement our guides earnings is highly encouraged)
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use especially if you have specific medical requirements.)

Costs Exclude

  • International airfare and Visa charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Your gear and/or equipment (unless request for rental during booking/inquiry)
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, or laundry
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency

Dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
November 1, 2022 - November 24, 2022 Available $2,700
5 Available

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