Kali Gandaki valley trek is actually 1-week trek to lower Mustang area. Kali Gandaki valley trek is also known as Jomsom Muktinath trek. The mixture of the green nature, mountain, Himalayan desert, Apple orchids, and more attractions are in this Kali Gandaki trekking itinerary. We make 7 days Kali Gandaki valley trek itinerary, 8 days Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary, 15 days Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary, Annapurna base camp Kali Gandaki valley trek itinerary. A big Rupse waterfall, the deepest gorge in the world is also in this Kali Gandaki valley trekking itinerary.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to hotel.
We will be greeted by a representative from Frolic Adventure at the Kathmandu international airport and takes us with private transport to our hotel where we meet a manager from the company and talk about the trip. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Full day cultural sightseeing.We explore in Kathmandu by visiting the world heritage sites of UNESCO today. The tour starts at 9:00 am with an expert tour guide and private transport. We visit four world heritage cultural sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath and drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6 hrs.Today we drive early morning with a tourist bus following the Trisuli, Marsyangdi, Madi, and some other valleys. After 6-7 hours long bus drive on the Prithvi highway, we reach in Pokhara and check in first then walk around the lakeside. overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul (1070m.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m.)4 hrs.After our breakfast at the hotel, we drive about an hour and a half to Nayapul with private transport. Here we prepare our first-day walk, buy some water, use sunblock and start the trek. Passing the checkpoint of the ACAP in Birethanti, we follow the Bhurungdi river valley and trek on the normal road. After walking for about three hours, we arrive Tikhedhunga.
Day 05 : Trek from Nayapul to Ghorepani (2,850m.)6-7 hrs.We cross 2 different suspension bridge and see the beautiful waterfall from the bridge. Right after the bridge, we start climbing following the stone steps until Ulleri and stop to catch up our breath. We trek another hour to Banthanti and stop for our Lunch. Here we enter the deep forest after the lunch and trek another 2 hours to Ghorepani.
Day 06 : Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tatopani (1190m.)6 hrs.We hike very early with the flashlight to Poon hill to see the unblock sunrise and the mountains. We see Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif from here and hike back to the lodge. We pack everything and have our breakfast then trek down to Tatopani. Today all the way descends from 2850m to 1190m. After checking to the lodge, we walk about 10 minutes to the hot pool for the natural hot bath.
Day 07 : Trek from Tatopani to Kalopani (2530m.)5-6 hrs.After our breakfast at the lodge, we trek through an easy path to Rupse waterfall and the world's deepest Kali Gandaki river gorge and cross a bridge to Kopchepani leaving the road. and cross to Ghasa and again walk on the road until Kalopani.
Day 08 : Trek from Kalopani to Marpha (2670m.)5 hrs.After the nice view of the Annapurna 1st and other mountains in the morning, we trek through the Kali Gandaki valley. Today, we see lots of Apple orchids along the trail. The Kali Gandaki valley is a windy valley. Once we reach Marpha, we can enjoy the apple items like apple cider, apple brandy, apple pie, and more. Marpha is known as a delightful apple capital city.
Day 09 : Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2800m.) 5-6 hrs.Crossing the district headquarter of the Mustang (Jomsom), we again walk following the windy Kali Gandaki Valley and arrive Eklebhatti. We may collect some fossil from the Kali Gandaki river bank along the way and reach Kagbeni which a famous and beautiful village.
Day 10 : Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m.)5 hrs.We descend to the Muktinath all the way today. We go almost a thousand meters but we don't feel like ascending one thousand meters. We see man-made caves around and reach Jharkot. Jharkot is another beautiful settlement. Once we reach Muktinath then visit the famous Hindu and Buddhist temple Muktinath. Here we see a natural gas flame, monastery, temple, and the shrines and back to the lodge.
Day 11 : Trek back to Jomsom (2720m.)5 hrs.Today we need to start our trek early because if we become late, there will be a big wind from the opposite side of our trail and will be difficult to walk. There is not compulsory to go to Kagbeni again so wee crosses Kagbeni by the short cut trail and arrive Eklebhatti. We follow the same trail from here to Jomsom for another two hours.
Day 12 : Morning flight o Pokhara, explore around Lake city.We have an early morning flight to Pokhara which takes around 20 to 25 minutes with the scenic mountain flight and land in Pokhara airport. After checking into the Hotel, we walk around the lakeside with the beautiful trekking memories. We can celebrate our trekking here visiting some bars and more this evening.
Day 13 : Drive back to Kathmandu.( 6 hrs.).Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.We drive by a tourist bus back to Kathmandu again. The tourist bus leaves 7:30 in the morning and drives 6-7 hours to Kathmandu. After riching to the hotel, we will be fresh and have a farewell dinner with the company and talk about our trek.
Day 14 : Departure to the international airport for your final flight.The company representative will be at our hotel to say goodbye until our next visit to Nepal and transfer to the international airport with private transport.