Kali Gandaki trek

This popular trek offers excellent hotel facilities, if you are keen to hold on to your home comforts. Never rising above 3798 m, you are rewarded with some spectacular and unusual views of the high Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. This classic adventure trek to Jomsom explores the tremendous diversity of the Annapurna region following the old trade route to Tibet along the bank of the Kali Gandaki.


>SEASON: all year

>GRADE: Easy / Moderate (grade explanation)

>MODE OF TREK : tea house.

>MAX.ELEVATION : 3798m (Muktinath)


-Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Pokhara.

-Explore the Kali Gandaki River valley.

- Visiting the Pilgrimage town of Muktinath.

- Walking along the deepest gorge on Earth.

- Natural Hot spring at Tatopani.

- Sunrise at Poon Hill with magnificent mountain views.


D-1: arrival in Kathmandu and transfert to hotel.

D-2: visit of Kathmandu: Durbar Square and its bazar, temples, Royal Palace, the goddess Kumaris home.
Afternoon: visit of the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambunath, one of the oldest religious sites of Nepal, worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Visit of Pashupatinath, the Benares of Nepal, dedicated to the God Shiva on the Bagmati River and visit of Bouddhanath and its famous Stupa, one of the biggest in southern Asia.

D-3: KTM-Pokhara by bus (6h)

D-4: Pokhara-Naya Pool by bus, walk to Tirkedunga (1577 m): 4h
We follow the valley until the village of Hile (1500 m). From Hile we start the long ascent to the ridge of Ghorepani we will make in 2 days. Overnight in Tirkedunga (1577 m)

D-5: Tirkedunga-Ghorepani (2900 m): 6h
Its a long ascent to Ghorepani, the path climbs upward the village through beautiful rhododendrons and pines forest. Ghorepani is located on a ridge with few lodges.

D-6: ascent to Poon Hill (3193m): 1h30, descent to Tatopani (1360 m): 6h
Early morning ascent to Poon Hill for a magnificent sunrise over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna himal, Macchapuchare
Then we descend through terrace hills and cultivated areas, many Takali villages, orange trees, nice views of the Dhaulagiri south wall.
Tatopani is famous for its hot spring.

D-7: Tatopani-Kalopani (2560 m): 6h
We follow the gorges of the Kali Gandaki River, the deepest in the world, many up and down during the day. Nice views of the Annapurna west face (8091 m) and Nilgiri peaks.

D-8: Kalopani-Marpha (2800 m): 6h
Just after Kalopani we enter the wide, dry and flat plain of Jomson between the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.
Marpha is a charmant village surrounded by cultivated fields.

D-9: Marpha-Kagbeni (2810 m): 5h
The route continues in the plain of Jomson. Kagbeni is the entry gate of Mustang and architecture of the village looks much like Mustang.

D-10: Kagbeni-Muktinath (3700 m): 5h
Landscape is now similar to Mustang: small oasis in a stone desert, colorless rock and sand landscapes. The ascent to Muktinath is very gradual, the panorama is beautiful with Tilicho peak and Nilgiri peaks.
Muktinath is a holy place, many small temples above the village.

D-11: descent to Jomson by the same route: 5h

D-12: flight back to Pokhara: 30min
The flight provides breathtaking views of Himalayan giants like Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri.

D-13: drive back to KTM (7h)

D-14: rest day in KTM

D-15: Transfert to airport and return.

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Our Price Includes

  1. - transfert airport hotel and return, transport by land or / and by air
  2. - nights in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast (2 stars hotel)
  3. - One day sightseeing with a registered cultural guide.
  4. - ACAP trekking permit and tims card.
  5. - full board accommodation on the trek (cold drinks like coke, beer and sweet like mars, snicker, biscuitsare not included)
  6. -All our government taxes, tourist service charge, vat.
  7. - guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons, 12 kg of personal belongings/pers so 24 kg for two persons), their insurance, salary, food, accomodation, equipment.
  8. - reconfirmation of the international flight.

Our Price Excludes

  1. - international flight, travel insurance taken in your country (accident /repatriation), lunch, diner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (about 6 to 10 euros/day/pers).
  2. - nepali visa with 2 passport size photos (40 $ or equivalent in foreign currency, passeport must be valid 6 months after your return)
  3. - tips for trekking staff.
  4. - your personal equipment (sleeping bag ).
  5. - your own medicine
  6. - expenses due to unforeseen situations (strike, flight cancelled)
  7. - entry fees for some cultural sites