Jan 23 - Jan 26, 2020 | Change

via Kagbeni side trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Muktinath and Kagbeni

Difficulty: easy
via Kagbeni
Starting at $161 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.08 /day per person for guide
+ $36 per person for permits

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Kagbeni is the gateway to the upper Mustang Valley. The longer route to Kagbeni via Jong passes through monastic villages reminiscent of those in Upper Mustang. It would be a shame to miss this picturesque village set in a spectacular landscape of dry eroded valleys and high snow-clad peaks in your rush to get back to Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you have the time, stop and take a break in Kagbeni.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 4.6°C (40°F) and lows down to -12.4°C (10°F) at Muktinath.

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Thu Jan 23 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in January.

Muktinath
Fri Jan 24 (day 2)

Chhyonkar (3400 m)

About 1 hour from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -10.0°C (14°F) in January.

Jhong (3200 m)

About 2 hours from Chhyonkar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.8°C (16°F) in January.

Putak (3000 m)

About 30 minutes from Jhong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in January.

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 6 hours from Mukinath or about 2.5 hours from Putak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in January.

Kagbeni
Sat Jan 25 (day 3)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 3 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.8°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.2°C (21°F) in January.

Jomsom

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Highlights: Marpha
Difficulty: easy
The picturesque village of Marpha sits in the shadow of Dhaulagiri. It’s a far more appealing place than nearby Jomsom, with its whitewashed Tibetan style homes and Niyingma monastery dominating the village. A pleasant place to linger after a long trek.

Highlights: Poon Hill

If you'd like to finish the trek with a climb to the panoramic view point of Poon Hill and wave goodbye to the 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, but not walk the road section you can cut out a few days by taking a bus between Jomsom and Tatopani.

Sun Jan 26 (day 4)
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