The Deepest Gorge Trek – Trekking in Nepal - 10 Days

Gorge Trek

Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition presents the Deepest Gorge trek for your life experience. It is within the Kali Gandaki River Valley in the Annapurna Himalaya region. However, you can do it from 2 completely different areas. One from Besisahar with Annapurna Circuit trek and another from Pokhara via Poon Hill Ghorepani.

It is located between Mt. Annapurna I & Mt. Dhaulagiri that each over 8,000 meters on top of the sea level. The Kali Gandaki River from Tibet erosion continuously. However, its sands & gravel make it deeper & deeper every day.

Difficulty Easy-Medium
Duration10 days
Max Elevation3,700m
Best TimeOct-Dec,March-June
ActivitiesTrekking,Culture,Flora & Fauna
Trekking PermitsACAP Permit, TIMS Card
AccommodationVery Good
MealsIndian/Nepali/Western/Chinese
Starting/Ending pointKathmandu/Kathmandu
RegionAnnapurna, West Nepal
Other InformationSpectacular mountain amphitheater

The Deepest Gorge in the world:

Andha Galchhi is the deepest gorge trek area in the world that is 5,571m less than Mt. Annapurna I. This area is called Thak Khola where Thakali people are living for a long time. Thakali people were very popular for the Trans Himalaya trade.

Similarly, you can start this trek from Besisahar on the other side of the Annapurna region. From there you can cross the highest & widest pass within the world which is called Thorang La Pass. You can cross this Thorang La Pass while doing Annapurna Circuit also. It is over 5,416m altitude above the sea level and you can experience a beautiful atmosphere at Manang.

Whoever has a short time, they can start from Pokhara otherwise you can start from Kathmandu also. You can take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom if you want to start from Pokhara.

This trek gives you the picturesque Muktinath 3,700m on the part of the upper Mustang. Whereas, Jomsom, Muktinath, Kagbeni are Tibetian influenced society. You will feel like you’re in Tibet.

Follow Kali Gandaki all the time until you reach Tatopani where you will relish natural hot spring. And climb up to Poon Hill for the beautiful sun rising viewpoint one day before Pokhara.

Or you can start from Nayapul after a short driving from Pokhara. Wherever you should climb 3,500 steeps before Poon Hill, Ghorepani. Most trekkers visit Poon Hill for the sun rising with almighty Annapurna views. Then trek all the way down to Kali Gandaki gorge trek trail via Tatopani (Hot Spring) way to Muktinath & back to Jomsom for a flight back to Pokhara.

Social Activities

Pristine Nepal Treks has also been involving in social works as well since its established. We are coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal. We send volunteers to public school on mountain and woman school in Kathmandu. You may check our social activities on our free volunteering Nepal page. If you are interested then you can send us an email at info@pristinenepal.com

Conclusion

The Deepest Gorge Trek is one of the challenging and daring treks in Nepal. But, it is also one of the short trekking in Nepal where you can bring your children and families with you. However, before trekking in Nepal, don’t forget to read the best tips or suggestions that can help you in different ways.

Day 1
RECEIVED BY PRISTINE NEPAL GUIDE OR STAFF & TRANSFER TO HOTEL

Before your arrival time at the International airport, our team will be already there for you to pick you up. You just have to look around for the signboard that our team carries.

After receiving you, you will be dropped at the hotel, inside Thamel area and you will have a short brief about your trip.

Day 2
DRIVE TO POKHARA BY TOURIST BUS

After a short breakfast at your hotel in the early morning; our Guide & porters will be there half an hour before departure to Pokhara.

Normally, the tourist bus always leaves at 7:00 am in the morning from Kathmandu. It will be a long drive to Pokhara via beautiful mountain areas where so many small settlements are located, a lot of farmland, and mostly followed the riverside.

You will encounter the Trisuli river also. Trisuli River is very famous for rafting, probably you can see many rafting boats in this river.

Likewise, Pokhara city is the most beautiful city in Nepal known as the touristic city as well. Enjoy Pokhara & overnight stay before trekking.

Day 3
FLY TO JOMSOM & TREK TO KAGBENI- 2900m

Normally, Jomsom flight is always in the morning time. Usually, a strong wind blows after 11 am so most of the flights to Jomsom are done only in the morning.

A short & scenic flight will bring you in picturesque Jomsom with beautiful mountain views of Annapurna Himalaya & Dhaulagiri Himalaya ranges.

You can have breakfast in Jomsom with a wonderful view of Mt Nilgiri. And after your breakfast, your day starts with a gentle walk to Kagbeni via Eklebhatti. You will have a beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley trail to follow. This area is very popular for fossil; you may get them very easily until today.

Kagbeni is a beautiful Buddhist village totally influenced by Tibetan culture & custom but Hindu people also go there for their memorial ritual process.

There is a monastery in Kagbeni which is the oldest one in this area. Now, they have renovated the new design. You may walk around in this village & see many paintings, carving, & architecture. The Upper Mustang trail goes from here; it is the main gate to enter to the Upper Mustang.

Day 4
TREK TO MUKTINATH - 3,700m

After a wonderful stay in Kagbeni, your morning starts with a vertical steep climb for an hour. There is the road too but trekking trail is better for trekkers.

An hour steep climb up brings to you on the flat area of the mountain with gorgeous views of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, & other much more. And a gradual path till Jharkot makes your walk easy & smooth.

Then again, you should climb up to the mountain till Holy Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous Hindu pilgrimage place with its one hundred eight water tabs over 3,700m above the sea level.

Especially, Hindu pilgrimage travels to this holy place to pray for the liberation of their past family members & their own good health & wealth. There is flame underneath the ground with spring water.

Muktinath is a popular place for trekkers too. Most of the trekkers stay overnight here after their big pass named Thorang La Pass 5,416m of Annapurna Circuit trek. You can have a jeep, minibus or motorbike riding from Muktinath to back to Pokhara.

Day 5
TREK TO MARPHA

After an interesting night, the morning starts with an easy downhill walk to Eklebhatti. From here, you should follow to Kali Gandaki River Valley again & all the way to Tatopani.

The more you follow the Valley the more it gets into the gorge area. But till Marpha today, it is beautiful valley view, lots of apple garden, strong wind blowing into the Kali Gandaki Valley. Enjoying very popular Thakali food here in Marpha with maybe Marpha/Apple brandy or sider.

Day 6
DRIVE TO TATOPANI BY LOCAL BUS

After spending a night in Marpha, it is recommended to have a local bus or jeep drive back to Tatopani.

There is a bumpy road in this trekking area. Most of the trekking trails are already destroyed so it is better not to walk with the dusty road.

Tatopani is very popular for natural hot spring. There is very hot spring water. They have built a swimming pool to take a hot bath for trekkers.

After walking around the mountain, to have a natural hot bath here is so relaxing.

Day 7
TREK TO GHOREPANI

The morning starts with a short walk on the road after an interesting night in Tatopani. Crossing a bridge brings to you for a steep climb up to Sikha village.

It is almost all uphill all the way to Ghorepani from Tatopani. But many small villages with beautiful views make your trek enjoyable & interesting.

Ghorepani is the most popular & busy touristic place located on the top of the mountain over 2,800m above sea level.

Trekkers love to hike Poon Hill from this place in early in the morning.

Day 8
TREK TO NAYAPUL & DRIVE TO POKHARA

Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the early morning. Approximately, it takes an hour to climb to Poon Hill from Ghorepani.

Poon Hill is a gorgeous place to see sun rising view on the top of Mt. Dhaulagiri & Mt Annapurna Himalaya ranges. Back to the hotel for breakfast after Poon Hill & trek down to Nayapul. It will be a big day too. From Nayapul, local bus or jeep will bring you Pokhara in the evening for one more overnight stay.

Day 9
DRIVE TO KATHMANDU

After your Kali Gandaki Gorge trek, tourist bus brings to you Kathmandu via beautiful countryside. It is only 200km long Pokhara-Kathmandu but the road is narrow, busy, & lots of turning so it takes 6/7 hours. We will have farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 10
DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Finally, we will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu after providing our best services for your Kali Gandaki Gorge trek. We hope; you will remember beautiful country Nepal, excellent services provider Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition. And we expect highly recommendation from you. We are sure it will be a lifetime experience for you.

Price Inclusion

  • Airport picks & drops by private vehicle
  • Two night’s hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing
  • Two night’s hotel in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing
  • Tourist bus tickets Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets to Jomsom from Pokhara
  • Guide’s flight ticket to Jomsom from Pokhara
  • Porter’s bus ticket to Jomsom from Pokhara
  • Local bus ticket from Marpha to Tatopani
  • Private vehicle to Pokhara from Nayapul after trekking
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • TIMS Cards Permit
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner during the trek
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Steri Pen for water purification
  • Trekking guide (salary, food, accommodation, insurance)
  • Trekking Porter (Salary, food, accommodation, insurance)
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
  • All paper works
  • Farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant

Price does not include

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, WIFi, hot shower
  • All soft & hard drinks

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Price From USD 800 USD $ 749/person
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Total $ 749 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle/Taxi/Public bus/Tourist bus/Domestic flight
  • 2+
  • 3,700m

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