Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel [1336m]
Day 2 Preparation for trekking/ Sightseeing
Day 3 (Kathmandu/Pokhara) Fly to Pokhara
Day 4 (Pokhara/Jomsom) Early flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni. This day is an easy day hike to Kagbeni along the Kaligandakiriver. Today there is not much climb up and down mostly gradual up to Kagbeni.
Day 5 (Kagbeni/Chele) The trail takes you up the east bank of Kali Gandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north. In the dry season, it is possible to trek the entire route up the river along the sand and gravel of the riverbed.
Day 6 (Chele/Geling) The climb from Chele is up a steep spur to a cairn at 3130 metres. Here there is the view of the village of Gyagar across a huge canyon. A long wall of packed earth encircles Gyagar and its field. The climb continues, as long, steep, treeless, waterless slog, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rocks at 3540 metres. Here the trails make a long gradual descent to some chorten on a ridge, then descend further on a pleasant trail to samer. Climb above Samar to a ridge then descend into a large gorge past Chorten painted in red, black,yellow, and white. Along the way the Annapurna Himal is still visible far to the south. From here you will descend to Geling with its extensive field of barley at 3600 metres.
Day 7 (Geling/Charang) From Geling , the trail climbs gently through fields up the center of the valley, passing below the settlement of Tama Gaun and an imposing Chorten. It rejoins the direct trail and then becomes an unrelenting climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass at 3950 metres, the highest point reached on the trek. Cherang is a maze of fields, willow trees, and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the large Charang Cho canyon. The huge 5 stories white zdong and red gompa are perched on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge on the east end of the valley. Near the Gompa is the house of Maya Bista which, if you have the nerve to get past the ferocious mastiff at the door, doubles as a hotel and restaurant. The village has its own electricity system.
Day 8 (Charanbg/Lo Manthang) The trail descends about 100 meters from Charang, crosses the Charang Chu, and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge opposite the village at 3580 meters, then enters the Thulung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently as the valley climbs to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. Still climbing , the trail crosses a stream, then becomes a grand wide thoroughfare travelling across a desert-like landscape painted in every hue of grey and yellow. Finally from a ridge at 3850 metres, there is a view of the walled city of Lo .
Day 9 (Teiji Festival Starts) Day in (Lo Manthang.) There are four major temples within the city wall of Lo Manthang. Each of these buildings is locked. The villager feels it necessary to control access to the temples: the caretaker and the key are available only at certain times, and usually only after a bit of negotiation you may be able to enter inside of the Gompas.
Day 10 (Teiji Festival) Day in (Lo Manthang.) There is a lot to do in Lo Manthang besides visiting the Gompas. Consider renting a horse to visit some of the other villages in the area.
Day 11 (Teiji Festival) Day in (Lo Manthang.) This day is either a free day or explores further to the north of Lo Manthang depending on weather and physical condition.
Day 12 Trek to LuriGumba [3450m]
Day 13 Trek to Yara Tange [3200m]
Day 14 Trek to Tetang [2940m]
Day 15 Trek to Muktinath [3750m]
Day 16 Day in Muktinath
Day 17 (Muktinath-Kagbeni/Jomosom): You will reach Jomsom by lunch and the rest of the day will be free.
Day 18 (Jomsom/Pokhara): Fly early in the morning to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
Day 19 Sightseeing of Pokhara and o/n at hotel.
Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 21 Free day/optional sightseeing
Day 22 Departure Transfer to the airport for onward destination.