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Kaligandaki Valley Trek | 13 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: KVT013
Style: Trekking | Hiking Holidays
Maximum Altitude: 3880m
Transport: Private transport & Flight
Duration: 13 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 1399 per person
Best Season: Feb-May, Sept-Nov
Trip Description

Kaligandaki Valley is the main trading route with Tibet and the system of lodges and tea-houses here is well developed. This trek will provide you an opportunity to explore the excellent landscape, ethnic group, high desert landscape, Monasteries visit, deepest gorge of in the world, hot spring, Rhododendron flower (March/April), 180 degree mountain views from Poon Hill, and many more. The trail pass through Yak caravans loaded with salt descended from the Tibetan plateau, whilst mule trains carrying grain headed upriver from Nepal’s hills, meeting halfway to barter their precious commodities.
Those who want to avoid crowd can trek in winter but it will be cold at Muktinath. Trek to Kaligandaki valley can be done in Monsoon too but there will be the risk of landslide and also mountain views are not visible most of the time.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3: To Pokhara (850m) by bus or flight / hotel
  • Day 4: Drive to Birethanti (1163m), trek to Tikhedhunga about 5 hrs(1577m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani about 7 hrs (2855m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Tatopani about 6 to 7 hrs(1189m)
  • Day 7: Drive to Marpha about 5 to 6 hrs (2713m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Muktinath (3802m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Lupra village over night Jomsom about 7hrs(2713m)
  • Day 10: Morning fly to Pokhara / Hotel
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel
  • Day 12: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
  • Day 13: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Highlights of the tour:
  • Trail pass through Yak Caravans & Tibetan plateu
  • Explore historical sites and ethnic group culture
  • Spectacular Himalaya & Mountain views
  • Breathtaking Mountain flight and sunrise view
What's Included:
  • Airport transfers
  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Airport tax
  • Good standard Hotel ( 3*) accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • 3 meals during trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on trek twin sharing basic
  • Tims permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules
What's Not Included:
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visal
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue etc
  • Additional cost due to force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and bar bill
Dates & Price:

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.

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  • Trip End Date Single Supplement Price
    Monday 25 September 2023 Saturday 07 October 2023 US$ 200 US$ 1399

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    If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

Arrival  at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short brief about the package in the hotel. Rest time at Leisure. Evening  typical welcome dinner.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:D
  • Distance:6km
  • Time:30Min

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 3: To Pokhara (850m) by bus or flight / hotel

Today our tour guide will drive you to Pokhara which is the main attraction area for the tourist because of its natural beauty and scenery. You will reach there at the midday so you can take rest in the hotel for refreshment. After that you will be taken for the boating on Fewa Lake to the ancient temple named as Taal Barahi where you can get experience of beautiful senset view. You will be exploring David's Fall and different cave. Finally back to hotel.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 4: Drive to Birethanti (1163m), trek to Tikhedhunga about 5 hrs(1577m)

Today you will leave Pokhara and continue the trek to Birethanti. You will get to enjoy the majestic views of Manaslu and the snowcapped Annapurna mountain range. You will have a lunch at the Nayapool where you can enjoy beautiful waterfall. Furthermore uphill trekking finally you will reach your destination trek to Tikhedhunga. Evening dinner and overnight in Tikhedhunga.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:9Km
  • Time:5Hrs
  • Ascent:414

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani about 7 hrs (2855m)

Today you will be trekking to Ghorepani. At first you will be visiting the Ghar Khola valley. You can explore the valley and the ethnic people with their culture. You will be crossing the path through the spectacular views of Mountains and very popular Rhododendron forest which will make u so exciting and refreshing. The forest is covered with pink and red beautiful flowers. Furthermore walking yow will reach Ghorepani village.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:7-8Hrs
  • Ascent:1,400m

Day 6: Trek to Tatopani about 6 to 7 hrs(1189m)

Our tour guide will take you trek to Tatopani where you can explore the local small town villages. Tatopani the name itself define the meaning(warm water) where you can enjoy and take bath in the warm water. Overnight in Tatopani.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1,610
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:7-8Hrs

Day 7: Drive to Marpha about 5 to 6 hrs (2713m)

After breakfast, you will proceed for drive to Marpha on a pony/ local jeep. During the drive you can explore local small town villages and communicate with the local people as well as about their culture. You will reach Marpha hotel around 1 or 2 pm. Have some refreshment later on you will explore Marpha village, monasteries, apple orchard etc at the evening time. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:1km
  • Time:6Hrs
  • Ascent:1,524

Day 8: Trek to Muktinath (3802m)

This trek is a long trek so you have to start walking early morning. You will be crossing the way from east to west which is snowy and cold path environment. You can take adventurous photographs along the path. In the evening after reaching Muktinath where you will visit the very old and popular Muktinath temple. Dinner and overnight in Muktinath hotel.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:7-8Hrs
  • Ascent:1,089

Day 9: Trek to Lupra village over night Jomsom about 7hrs(2713m)

Today you will be trekking to Lupra village which is a traditional village hidden in the Panda khola gorges between Kagbeni and Jomsom.You will be exploring the village tightly packed traditional houses Thakali group. After that you will be enjoying the natural beauty Thak Khola. Further more walking ,finally you will reach to Jomsom. Dinner and overnight in Jomsom.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1,100m
  • Distance:13km
  • Time:7-8Hrs

Day 10: Morning fly to Pokhara / Hotel

Early in the morning you will proceed morning fly to Pokhara. Firstly you will taken to hotel for refreshment then you will be taken to visit Bindabasini temple and then after you will be experiencing the spectacular views of Himalayas and natural beauty in the evening. Return back to hotel and overnitgh in Pokhara.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L
  • Time:25Min

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel

This day you will be heading to Kathmandu along with your flight. On the way of fligh you can see the majestic view of high mountains. After reaching to Kathmandu you can explore the historical sites, after that come back to hotel. Night dinner and overnight in hotel.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B
  • Time:30Min

Day 12: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel

It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before setting for the airport.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 13: Drive to Airport for Return flight

Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.

  • Meals:B
Marie Lønberg

Nov 23 2022

We had a very interesting and good experience with TTG. They followed our wish to make a flexible trip with possibilities to take day hikes, side trips and so on. We visited the world second highest bungyjump place (did not try it though but fun to look at), Kalopeni (with view of 2 Mountain over 8000m!), beautiful and quiet Titi lake, Marpha (charming Apple Town) Muktinath (cold but very intens religious atmosphere at the temple), Jomsom (views from the hotelroom of the small planes land and arrive at the airport strip) and hot springs and a waterfall in Tatopeni. First we planned on going with just a jeep and a driver. But we decided to take a guide with us. And this was a really good idea! The guide Bijay Pathak, was very good to find places we liked, both when it came to accomodation, day hikes, food we should try and so on. He was ready to change the itinary if he or we heard of a good place to visit, or when one of us got sick for a day. He even brought carsick medicine for our daughter (he is a pharmacist apart from guide). He was very good with 3 our kids (6, 8, 11 years) and they played a lot of cardgames with him! We also will like to highlight our driver. The roads in Lower mustang was very bad some places when we were there. And it is very bumpy and narrow. Our driver was very experienced (12 years experience in that area). We felt safe with him. He also had some good ideas and tips for places to go and hotels and restaurants to visit. All in all our warmest recommendations on going with Team Trekking Group on a family Jeep trip in the lower mustang area.


Mar 17 2022

Kaligandaki Valley trek in March

I did extensive research before deciding on Trekking Team Group and it was fantastic. Fast responsive, they advised me on alternatives based on my interest/time/budget. The experience on site was awesome. Guide, driver, car, hotels, lodges, hikes, food, was top notch. Birman the guide was resourceful, always in a good move and a mine of information on history, geography and spirituality. Good value for money. I look forward to more trips together.

Eoinat Timaru
New Zealand

Apr 13 2017

In March we made our first visit to Nepal. We were looked after really well by Shreehari and his staff.

The trip was a great success, and gave us a good insight into the culture, customs, and way of life of the people, as well as some spectacular views of the mountains, and a close-up look at the wildlife. We were fortunate that Shreehari was able to accompany us on some of our excursions. He was able to give us extensive information about the land, buildings and people that we saw.

We wholeheartedly recommend Trekking Team Group to anyone looking to have a touring / trekking holiday in Nepal.

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Additional Information

This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.


IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?


Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.


One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

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The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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