About Kali Gandaki trekking
Kali Gandaki valley trek is an incredible adventure that offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and physical challenge. It’s a journey of a lifetime that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re looking for an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone and into the heart of the Himalayas, then the Annapurna Circuit Trek is definitely worth considering.
Kali Gandaki valley trek is a part of traditional salt trading route to Tibet. Magar, Gurung and Thakali people are main inhabitant of Kali Gandaki corridor. The visitors get the opportunity to know about the cultural heritage and the traditions of the villages in the Annapurna trekking region.
Min 2 to Max 10 Persons
Muktinath 3760 meters / 12336 feet
March to May & Sept to Dec
Trekking & Sightseeing
Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels
3 Meals a day (BLD)
Flight, Drive & Hiking
Pokhara to Tatopani
Jomsom to Pokhara
Kali Gandaki valley trek essentially take you to the deepest gorge in the world. Andha Galchhi situated at Dana, Myagdi district in Nepal. Kaligandaki River made the deepest George in the world in between two highest mountains Annapurna 8,091 m and Dhaulagiri 8,167 m. Arial distance from one peak to another is only 30 kilometers. Deepest gorge of the world 5517 meters lower then Mount Annapurna and 5647 lower then Mount Dhaulagiri.
Explore beautiful scenery with the close up view of mountain, typical villages, lush-green forests, dry desert, deep gorge and altitude variation are main attraction of Kali Gandaki valley trekking package. It takes 11 days duration to complete. Highest elevation of this trek is 3,710 meters at “Muktinath”.
Kali Gandaki valley trek is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for its cultural diversity. The trek offers a chance to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali communities. Trek follows the Kali Gandaki River, which flows between two of the highest mountains in the world, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Kali Gandaki valley trek is a part of Annapurna circuit trek. It is possible to combine this trip with Poon hill trek and upper mustang trek also. It is low altitude easy trek any one can go year round. Best time of the year for Kali Ganadki valley trek are from autumn and spring.
The feel of adventure gets augmented as the trail takes you through the Kali Gandaki gorge, beautiful landscapes, pristine villages and mesmerizing panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks. Kaligandaki valley trek start from Pokhara by drive crossing throw Kusma, Beni and Tatopani. After enjoying natural hot spring, actual trek start towards Mustang Nepal. Kali Gandaki valley trek offers a wide range of landscapes, from dense forests to rocky trails, and from terraced fields to desert types high land of Himalayas.
We organize trek to Kali Gandaki valley, let us guide you into the mystical land of Annapurna area. You will find yourself encircled with the wonders of nature and aroma of captivating culture of Thakali ethnic group.
After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.
The main ways to travel from Katmandu to Pokhara are by bus, private car and plane as per the budget, interest and booking deal. It takes 6 to 7 hours to cross 200 kilometers distance of Prithivi Highway in between Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you prefer flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then only takes about 25 minutes.
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains, waterfalls, picturesque scenery, Trishuli & Marshyangdi River. Along the way, you will pass through small towns and villages that give you a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.
Once you reach Pokhara, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Annapurna range, serene Phewa Lake and beautiful Pokhara city. After checking into hotel you can take a rest or go to explore lakeside area, boating and walk around watching the reflection of mountain and sky in beautiful Phewa Lake. Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara end but memories last forever.
Muktinath to Jomsom journey begin after Muktinath temple exploration at Ranipauwa village in mustang. The distance from Muktinath to Jomsom is about 21 kilometers and possible to go by driving or walking as per preferences. It takes about 1 hour by driving and 5 to 6 hours by walking depend on your pace.
Trail descent from Muktinath towards the Kali Gandaki river crossing Jharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages in Annapurna region of Nepal. This is quite popular route offer stunning views of unique landscape, mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards and strong winds that blow through Kali Gandaki valley.
After crossing suspension bridges over Kali Gandaki river, ultimately you reach Jomsom, check in hotel either rest, relax or explore around city, museum, apple orchards and interact with local etc. Muktinath to Jomsom trip is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of lower mustang closely.
Today is the day to say goodbye to Mustang, early in the morning, we will take a flight to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara flight is a popular domestic route of Nepal. Plane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, offers stunning view of snow-capped mountains and valleys below. Once you arrive in Pokhara, there are plenty of places to see and things to do. You can spend rest of the day in leisure or walk around the streets of lake city, souvenir shopping, boating in Phewa lake and experience nightlife in Pokhara etc.
The weather of Jomsom change in no time that affect Pokhara flight frequently. If the weather is not fine, we’ll arrange jeep to drive back to Pokhara. We request you to plan some buffer time for this possibility and be flexible to use alternative ways of transportation like jeep or helicopter.
Jomsom Pokhara travel by jeep is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery, countryside, waterfalls, people and culture of Nepal, the memories will remain forever.
After breakfast, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu, a scenic drive takes around 6-7 hours to reach by jeep, car or tourist bus and 25 minute by flight as per deal. On the way back to Kathmandu by drive along the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river seeing the sight of countryside and beautiful high mountains and greenery around. Upon arrival in Kathmandu valley, you’ll check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel for souvenir shopping and relaxation. Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of trip.
Amazing Nepal trip completed today! Our company representative will transfer to international airport 3 hours before your flight departure.
“Enjoy the journey! Hope to see you again soon and stay in touch.”
Upper Mustang trek & tours organize verity of trip in Himalayas. Departure dates are 100% guaranteed until and unless there is no political unrest, natural disasters or epidemics in the destination. Start dates are your arrival date in Kathmandu and end dates are the returning date from Nepal. Listed departure dates & price quoted on group joining basic. if given dates are not suits you, or travelling with friend let us to know to book private trip as per your requirements.
The deepest gorge in the world located in dana village of Myagdi district in Nepal. it is known as Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi situated in-between Mount Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, and Annapurna massif 8,091 meters the seventh and tenth highest mountain in the world.
The best time of the year for Kali Gandaki Valley trek is from March to May in spring and September to November in autumn season but possible to do year-round. These months offer the most favorable weather conditions, clear skies and excellent visibility for mountain for trekking in lower Mustang.
Mainly two permits required for the Kali Gandaki Valley trek are ACAP and TIMS. Obtain these permit through the reputed trekking agency either Kathmandu or Pokhara before go.
Generally, Kali Gandaki valley trek is safe and rewarding experience. However, be careful with some potential risks factors like Altitude, wildlife, weather and disaster (landslide) and trek with experience guide.
It is one of the low elevation trip, go to see scenic mountain view, incredible scenery and feel the real image of country side in Nepal. Kali Gandaki Valley trek is a moderate trek but need to walk on uphill and downhill trails.
Yes, you can do the Kali Gandaki Valley Trek alone. However, we advise you to go with guide that help to ensure your safety and make the trek more enjoyable.
The cost of Kaligandaki valley trek will vary depend on the mode of transportation you choose, number of days you trekking, quality of food and accommodation and side trip you do. Typically, 7/8 days Kaligandaki valley trekking cost around $800 to 1100 per person from Kathmandu.