Earth's Paradise Treks & Expeditions

Globally recognized, one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal, this trip starts amongst the green terraced fields of the Gurung and Tamang people on the lush southern side of the Himalayas. It climbs through the Marsyandi River Gorge, between the >8000-meter Annapurna and Manaslu Massifs and enters the fabled Manang Valley home to people of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Even the Buddhist saint, Milerepa spent time here, meditating in a cave that now bears his name. The wide, glacially-carved Manang valley offers views of the Annapurna Range from the north a stunning sight. After acclimatizing in Manang village (3500m), the trek winds up and over the 5416m high Thorung La Pass and down to the holy Kali Gandaki River, at the southern end of the famous Mustang Kingdom. The wide arid Kali Gandaki valley offers an entirely new set of vistas compared to the Marsyandi Gorge. Due to the road access close to the highest pass Thorang La from both side, these days, the trek is much shortened. Accommodation will be entirely in tea houses. Most of the places are with additional resources such as internet, Western medical doctors, and airports. Hot spring bath at the end of the trip is really interesting.

Package Itineary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1310m), hotel

Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, depending on time, visit medieval era interesting artistic city Kathmandu Durbar Square where you see beautiful temples, palaces, bells, statues, living Goddess Kumari and typical lifestyle of locals. Dinner and overnight.


Day 02: Drive to Bhulbhule (800m), landscape and lifestyle, teahouse

After breakfast, drive to Bhulbhule through beautiful river valleys, farmlands, villages and towns. We see magical view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna range, wonderful landscape and typical lifestyle of locals. Have lunch on the way. Arrive Bhulbhule, check in guesthouse, explore Tamang tribal village and culture. Dinner and overnight.


Day 03: Drive to Koto (2600m), waterfalls, landscape & lifestyle, camp

Have breakfast, drive to Koto along Marsyangdi River valley. We see interesting landscape, very beautiful waterfalls, and traditional villages and lifestyle of Gurung tribes. Explore Gurung tribal villages, culture and culture program on the way. Have lunch on the way, arrive Koto, explore and enjoy classic culture and beautiful nature in the afternoon. dinner and overnight in the camp

Day 04: Drive to Manang village (3440 m), teahouse

After breakfast, drive to Manang along the base of Annapurna range through interesting Marsyangdi River valley, pine and juniper forests, apple gardens, grasslands and traditional villages where we see classic Bhotia Gurung culture, typical lifestyle, hanging glaciers, icefalls, cliffs, caves, waterfalls and magical view of Annapurna, Tilicho and Jullu range. On the way, we visit the oldest and most traditional Braga village and the Kagyupa gompa; one of the oldest monasteries in the upper Marsyangdi valley which is located in the lap of colorful gray canyons. We see interesting houses, classic culture, typical lifestyle in the village where as wonderful scenery of the majestic Annapurna range just opposite side of the village. Check in teahouse, have lunch then we observe Gangapurna hanging glacier, Gangapurna glacial Lake, moraines, beautiful riverine terraces, Marsyangdi River valley from the hotel and the village. Dinner and overnight at teahouse.


Day 05: Explore Manang village, wonderful nature and culture, teahouse

The day is dedicated to explore traditional village, classic culture, typical lifestyle of Bhotia Gurung tribal people and surrounding magical nature scenery. After breakfast, visit the monastery and the village then we visit Gangapurna glacial lake just other side of the Marsyangdi River. From the Gangapurna moraine, we see wonderful view of Tilicho, Jullu and Kangla Himal as well as beautiful Marsyangdi River valley, terraced farmlands, interesting Manang village on top of the river canyons, cliff monastery. Return to the village. Relax in the afternoon.


Day 06: Manang - Yak Kharka (4020 m), wonderful landscape, teahouse

After breakfast, hike up to Yak Kharka along the base of Jullu mountain. This is the land of blue sheep, wild yaks and snow leopard where we see often blue sheep along the trail. We see beautiful Manang valley with magical Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range. Depending on time and interest, you can hike little further up to Letar. Have lunch and relax in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.


Day 07: Hike to Thorang High Camp THC (4750m), teahouse.

This section is short and beautiful but has to be careful on rock falling both side of the stream. If there are blue sheep or any animals above the trial then we should definitely be careful. Due to altitude concern, most of the people spend night in Thorang Base camp but we already have fresh experience of high altitude of Kangla Pass, so, we may spend a night in Thorang high camp. Arrive Thorang High Camp, check in teahouse, have lunch, explore and enjoy wonderful pristine nature in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.


Day 08: THC - Thorang La Pass (5416 m) -Muktinath (3800m), wonderful view of Himalayans, teahouse

In term of the highest elevation of the trip, today is tough day even the trail is ok and comfortable. Generally there is wind in and around the pass after 11am. So, we start the day little early to summit the pass on time. There is temporary teahouse where we can have tea/coffee and light snacks at the pass. There is long descend to Muktinath. The road is under construction both side of the mountain. Nowadays there is road at the base of the steep part. Today, either we should have pack lunch or any power bars with us. Arrive Muktinath, visit holy site Muktinath then check in teahouse and relax and sightseeing in the village in the afternoon. Today, there will be our jeeps from Kathmandu. Dinner and overnight.


Day 09: Drive down to Kalopani (2530m), guesthouse

After having breakfast, visit Muktinath temple premises and some monasteries in the village then drive down to Kagbeni through beautiful Jharkot and Khingar villages. We see wonderful view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri range as well as interesting holy Kaligandaki River valley with heart alluring farmlands and settlements. Visit Kagbeni traditional village then drive down to Kalopani through beautiful traditional villages of Jomsom, Marpha, Tukuche and Kobang where we visit important monasteries, beautiful apple gardens and traditional distillery. We see hanging icefalls and glaciers very closely in the Dhaulagiri range from the way and from the hotel we stay.


Day 10: Drive to Pokhara (820m), explore Pokhara valley, hotel  

Observe wonderful close view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from the hotel, have breakfast then drive to Pokhara through the deepest gorge Dana, beautiful waterfall Rupse, hot spring spot, important monument Galeshwor, hills and hillocks and settlements. Great view of beautiful Pokhara valley is seen from the Kande and Nagdana at the base of Annapurna south. Arrive Pokhara, check in hotel, explore and enjoy wonderful nature and culture in the afternoon. Observe sacred oil lamps offerings to mother goddess Tal Barahi in the Phewa Lake island in the evening. Dinner and overnight.


Day 11: Explore Pokhara valley, hotel

The day is dedicated to visit World Peace Pagoda, Davi’s Falls, Mahendra cave and Phewa Lake. Depending on time, you may also visit Mountain museum. You see wonderful view of lakeside city Pokhara, Phewa Lake, the entire Pokhara valley and the magical Himalaya panorama from World Peace Pagoda. You see interesting waterfall in Davi’s Falls that disappears in limestone creek and flows under the ground. Have lunch then you also visit mysterious limestone cave where are see interesting natural idols and images in the cave. Visit Tal Barahi Island accessed by boating in Phewa Lake. You see the reflection of Fishtail mountain in the surface of the lake. Observe sacred oil lamps offering to the goddess in the evening. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.


Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu, hotel
After breakfast, drive down to Mugling then follow the Trishuli River valley towards Kathmandu. This is also very scenic drive through beautiful farmlands, settlements, river valleys, and hills and hillocks. We see typical lifestyle of people and magical Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range from the way. Have lunch on the way. Arrive Kathmandu, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight.


Day 13: Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu, hotel
Have breakfast, visit UNESCO heritage sites; Pashupatinath and bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath, have farewell lunch with host family, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.


Day 14: Fly back home

After breakfast, program over, transfer to airport, fly back home.

Detailed Trip Cost

Entire trip cost per person (USD):  $1399 (1pax complimentary in every 11 paid guests group)


Trip cost includes:
All accommodation (twin sharing basis) & food; three meals a day -breakfast, lunch and dinner (except bar bill), insured crew (guide, porters, donkeys, dzopa), all essential permits, all domestic transportation as per the itinerary, service charge and government taxes.

Trip cost does not include:
Personal expenses (like laundry, communication, alcohol, cold drinks and bottled water during trekking), gratuity to serving crew, emergency evacuation, international airfare, visa, your travel insurance and any kind of gifts and donation.

Payment system

  • 80% of total trip budget must be paid in advance (the amount should be appeared to our account just two weeks before the trips) for domestic transportation, permits, hotel bookings reconfirmation and essential preparations.
  • Balance can be paid before or during/after the trip.

Refund system
In case of trip cancellation in the last 10 days of group arrival, 50% of the deposited amount will be deducted. If the trip cancels 10 days before the group arrival, we settle the full amount in next trip.



Special Feature

Circumnavigate the Annapurna range, thundering waterfalls, razing rivers, meandering river valleys, hanging icefalls, magical Himalaya, glacial lakes and valleys, traditional villages, classic Hindu and Buddhist culture and typical lifestyle of mountain people,