24 Days of Adventure and Local Color
Tea House trekking is unique to Nepal. Here, local people have opened up their homes by setting up small "tea houses" where visitors can grab a meal, and get a good night's sleep while enjoying local hospitality!
Tea house trekking has a minimum of impact upon the local culture as well as the environment. It allows the local people to become entrepreneurs while enjoying the opportunity to improve their lives by catering to visitors to their villages. Trekkers get the unique opportunity to visit with the local people and immerse themselves into the local culture. It is a fun time as visitors and residents interact with each other.
This trip is for those who are in moderate condition and willing to have a sense of adventure. The tea-houses are not five star hotels, but they do offer clean, safe lodging with good food and opportunities for cultural exchanges. You can often find hot and cold showers in many of the tea houses where you will feel right at home.
The trek itself is an experience of a lifetime, taking you around the Annapurna Mountains. This is a spectacular mountain range, and your trail climbs to the high point at Thorang-La Pass (elev. 5416 m). You will pass by the world's deepest gorge along the Kali Gandaki River. The trail begins in sub-tropical elevations and climbs to great heights. The trail is gradual, allowing for acclimatization for altitude.
This is a popular trek and is well recommended by anyone who's traveled to Nepal. Call or write PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS to learn more as well as to let them make your travel plans.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.
Day 02 : Drive to Besishahar (760m) and change bus to Khudi and trek to Bhulbhule (approx. 7 hrs drive)
Day 03 : Trek to Ghyarmuphat - 1100m (5-6 hr)
Day 04 : Trek to Tal-1700m (5-6 hr)
Day 05 : Trek to Danaque -1940m (4-5 hr)
Day 06 : Trek to Chame-2670m (4-5 hr)
Day 07 : Trek to Pisang -3200m (4-5 hr )
Day 08 : Trek to Manang Village -3540m (5 hr)
Day 09 : Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka -4018m (4-5 hr)
Day 11 : Thorung Phedi - 4450m (4-5 hr)
Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath (3798m) crossing over the Thorung-La (5416m)
Day 13 : Trek to Kagbeni -2800m (3 hr)
Day 14 : Marpha/Tukuche -2670m (5-6 hr)
Day 15 : Trek to Ghasa - 2650m (5-6 hr)
Day 16 : Trek to Tatopani -1189m (5-6 hr)
Day 17 : Lay over day at Hot Spring (Tatopani)
Day 18 : Trek to Shikha- 2390m (4hr)
Day 19 : Trek to Ghorepani - 2850m (3-4 hr)
Day 20 : Morning visit Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 21 : Trek to Nayapul -1100m (3-4 hours) end the trek and drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
Day 22 : Free day in Pokhara for personal activities- go for boating in Fewa Lake/rest/ shopping etc…
Day 23 : After breakfast transfer to airport, fly to Kathmandu or drive by tourist bus (6-7 hr.) and transfer to hotel and afternoon free day in Kathmandu for personal activities.
Day 24 : International departure or go for onward program.