Days 1 and 2: Arrival to Kathmandu
Arrival and reception by the guides at the airport, transfer to the accommodation in Kathmandu.
Management of trekking permits in Kathmandu, equipment review and free afternoons in the Nepalese capital.
Days 3, 4 and 5: The hike begins
Local bus trip from Kathmandu to Besisahar where we will begin our trekking. Short stage to Ngadi.
Initial ascension to Bahudanda and crossing of Marsyangdi River through one of the innumerable suspension bridges distributed along the route.
A steep slope takes us to Jagat and Syange. Last hike to the village of Tal, located in an old glacial valley.
We start by the river through a small and dusty road. The Tibetan symbology begins to appear, like the colorful prayer flags. We will overnight a few kilometers from the town of Chame, in a small town called Koto.
Days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Monasteries, alpine terrain and yaks
The road climbs up to 3,000 meters. The landscape has completely changed to an alpine aesthetic. We will stay in Upper Pisang, a town of incredible beauty at the bottom of Annapurna II and Gangapurna.
Free afternoon in Upper Pisang.
At the beginning of the day we will have an excellent view of the Manang Valley with the Tilicho Peak (7,132 m). The road is comfortable and without large slopes except a small hill.
Accommodation in Manang and free afternoon.
The 8th day of our trip is intended for acclimatization. We will leave the village of Manang if circumstances permit to go to Ghunsang, a tiny village with only two houses, where we will enjoy the solitude and peace of the area.
Day 9 will be another short stage destined to a correct acclimatization.
We will go to the small town of Ledar, passing by Yak Kharka and avoiding the large groups of trekking.
Days 10 and 11: The Annapurnas Circuit highest mountain pass
Taking advantage of the fact that we have wake up kilometers after the bustling Yak Kharka, we can reach Thorung Phedi before, at the bottom of the Thorung La. We will rest in this town to make a last ascent, probably the toughest of the trip.
Accommodation in High Camp, approximately 4,000 meters high.
Day 11 will be the key day of our trip. We will get up early to reach the Thorung La after about 3 hours of hiking. We will cross the Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters and descend to Muktinath, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centers in Nepal.
Day 12: Free day in Kagbeni
Many travellers avoid going through Kagbeni, the entrance to the kingdom of Mustang, to arrive to Jomsom as soon as possible. For us it is one of the most beautiful cities of this trekking with a spectacular arrival.
Here we can rest and visit this beautiful city.
Night at Kagbeni.
Days 13, 14 and 15: Road to Jomsom, flight to Pokhara and bus to Kathmandu
Today we will make a short trek to Jomsom, at 2700m high, chaotic but small highly commercial city crossed by the great Kali Gandaki river.
The next day we will take an internal flight to Pokhara, where we will spend the rest of the day resting under the watchful eye of the Annapurnas and the Dhaulagiri.
In the morning, after a good breakfast, we will leave towards Kathmandu in a local bus.
Days 16 and 17: Visits to Bhaktapur and Patan
We wake up in Kathmandu, a city founded 8 centuries ago and located in the valley that bears its name.
Kathmandu, as Patan and Bhaktapur, was formerly an independent kingdom, but in the 18th century, King Shah unified them by putting the former as their capital.
Today we visit Bhaktapur, 11 km away from Kathmandu where we will immerse ourselves in medieval times due to its number of medieval buildings, although many of them were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake.
We will walk among the ceramic stalls and traditional handicrafts, being at the same time spectators of their rituals of offerings to the Hindu gods. Both religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, coexist in Nepal without any conflict.
The next morning, we will go to the village of Patan, 5 km away from Kathmandu and separated by the Bagmati River.
We will walk through its streets of temples and stupas dedicated to the Hindu deities. Durbar Square is a jewel of the Newari architecture, ancient culture of the Kathmandu Valley.
Days 18 and 19: Visit of Khatmandu and free day in the city
Today we visit Kathmandu, discovering its most emblematic and interesting places while feeling the accelerated heartbeat and its essence, that will not leave us impassive with its chaotic and vital rhythm and its people and streets that coexist daily with the dusty and noisy air of the city and continuous traffic that floods this city.
We will also enjoy the Thamel neighbourhood, where we can find good coffee or beer and get lost in their labyrinthine streets full of small shops.
The next day, you can enjoy Kathmandu at your own rhythm.
Day 20: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport
Today we say goodbye to Nepal, but with the happy feeling of having soaked up their culture and their amazing landscapes, which will forever be engraved in our memory.