Embark on an extraordinary journey with Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition as we present you with the “World’s Deepest Gorge Trek” in the mesmerizing Annapurna Himalaya region of Nepal.
The Kali Gandaki Gorge or 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 in the Trans Himalaya trade.
This remarkable trek offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand amidst two majestic 8,000-meter peaks, Mt. Annapurna I, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Prepare to be captivated by breathtaking views of towering mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), and many more.
Additionally, the trek offers a chance to unwind and relax in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, making it an ideal destination for quality family time in the lap of nature.
Deepest Gorge Trek Highlights:
- The Deepest Gorge Trek gives you a lifetime opportunity to stand between two 8,000m above mountains i.e. Mt. Annapurna I & Mt. Dhaulagiri.
- One of the best views of Mt. Dhaulagiri-8,167m, Annapurna I-8,091m, Mt.Nilgiri-7,040m, Annapurna South-7,219m, Annapurna II-7,937m, Annapurna III-7,555m, Annapurna IV-7,525m, Hiunchuli-6,441m, Fishtail/ Machhapuchhare-6,998m, Tukuche peak-6,920m, Lamjung Himal-6,586m.
- Take a bath in the natural Hot-spring at Tatopani and relax.
- The best place to have quality time with your family in nature.
Where is the World’s Deepest Gorge Trek located?
The World’s Deepest Gorge Trek takes place within the magnificent Kali Gandaki River Valley, nestled in the Annapurna Himalaya region of Nepal. With a staggering depth of 18,278 ft (5,571m), the Kali Gandaki Gorge holds the distinction of being the world’s deepest gorge.
It is situated between the awe-inspiring peaks of Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri, both towering above 8,000 meters.
How to reach Kali Gandaki Deepest Gorge Trek?
To reach the Kali Gandaki Deepest Gorge Trek, you can start your journey from either Besisahar or Pokhara. If you opt for the Besisahar route, you’ll have the opportunity to traverse the highest and widest pass in the world, known as Thorang La Pass, standing at an altitude of over 5,416m.
You can cross this Thorang La Pass while doing Annapurna Circuit also which can be the best way to enjoy the trek.
Alternatively, for those with limited time, you can begin the trek from Pokhara or even Kathmandu. A scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom is also available for a captivating start to your adventure
This trek gives you the picturesque Muktinath valley-3,700m on the part of the upper Mustang. Whereas, Jomsom, Muktinath, and Kagbeni are Tibetian-influenced societies. That is why you will feel like you’re in Tibet territory.
Simply, follow the Kali Gandaki all the time until you reach Tatopani where you will relish the 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 drive from Pokhara where you will need to climb 3,500 steps before Poon Hill, Ghorepani. Most trekkers visit Poon Hill for the sun rising with almighty Annapurna views.
Finally, 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.
Who can do the Deepest Gorge Trek?
The Deepest Gorge Trek, although challenging, is suitable for adventurers of all ages and physical abilities. Unlike many other treks, this remarkable journey imposes no age restrictions or demanding physical requirements.
As a result, it becomes a perfect choice for families and individuals seeking an unforgettable experience amidst nature’s wonders. Regardless of your fitness level, everyone can partake in the exhilarating Deepest Gorge Trek with ease.
Embarking on the World’s Deepest Gorge Trek in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime that offers a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking grandeur of Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri, which stand between two colossal peaks, and explore the world’s deepest gorge.
Whether you start your trek from Besisahar or Pokhara, this extraordinary journey promises stunning landscapes, rejuvenating hot springs, and a chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of the region.
Upon your arrival at the International airport, our team will be ready to pick you up. Look for our team carrying a signboard with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Thamel, where you will receive a short briefing about your trek.
After an early breakfast at your hotel, our guide and porters will meet you half an hour before departure for Pokhara. The tourist bus leaves at 7:00 am from Kathmandu. Enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful mountain areas, passing small settlements, farmland, and the picturesque Trisuli River. Arrive in Pokhara, the enchanting city known for its natural beauty. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Take a morning flight to Jomsom, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Enjoy breakfast in Jomsom with a stunning view of Mt. Nilgiri. Start your trek with a gentle walk to Kagbeni, following the trail through the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley. Kagbeni is a Buddhist village influenced by Tibetan culture and serves as the gateway to the Upper Mustang region.
Embark on a vertical steep climb for an hour, followed by a gradual path to Jharkot, offering spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, and more. Continue climbing until you reach the holy Muktinath, a famous Hindu pilgrimage site at an altitude of over 3,700m. Explore the sacred area and witness the one-hundred-eight water taps believed to have purifying properties.
Descend from Muktinath to Eklebhatti and follow the Kali Gandaki River Valley. Enjoy the beautiful valley views, apple orchards, and the strong winds that blow through the Kali Gandaki Valley. Arrive in Marpha, a charming village known for its Thakali food and apple-related products.
Take a local bus or jeep from Marpha back to Tatopani. The trekking trails in this area have been affected by the road construction, making it preferable to avoid walking on the dusty road. Tatopani is renowned for its natural hot springs, where you can relax and rejuvenate your body.
Embark on a short walk along the road from Tatopani, crossing a bridge and ascending to Sikha village. Enjoy uphill sections and pass through small villages with captivating views. Reach Ghorepani, a popular tourist destination situated at an elevation of over 2,800m. Prepare for an early morning hike to Poon Hill.
In the early morning, hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) to witness the sunrise over the stunning Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna ranges. After breakfast, trek downhill to Nayapul. From there, a local bus or jeep will take you back to Pokhara. Enjoy an overnight stay in Pokhara.
After your Kali Gandaki Gorge trek, take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu through the beautiful countryside. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours due to narrow roads and traffic. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant in Kathmandu from us, where you can relish the flavors of Nepal and reflect on your trekking adventure.
On the final day, we will arrange your transfer to the international airport in Kathmandu, ensuring you depart with cherished memories of Nepal and the exceptional services provided by Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition. We hope your Kali Gandaki Gorge trek was a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience. We look forward to receiving highly recommended feedback from you, as we are confident that our services have left a lasting impression.