Dec 13 - Dec 16, 2018 | Change

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

View full itinerary: Annapurna Circuit

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

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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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 December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 5.6°C (42°F) and lows down to -10.4°C (13°F) at Muktinath.

via Kagbeni Side trek
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Thu Dec 13 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in December.

Muktinath
Fri Dec 14 (day 2)

Chhyonkar (3400 m)

About 1 hour from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.0°C (18°F) in December.

Jhong (3200 m)

About 2 hours from Chhyonkar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in December.

Putak (3000 m)

About 30 minutes from Jhong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in December.

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 6 hours from Mukinath or about 2.5 hours from Putak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in December.

Kagbeni
Sat Dec 15 (day 3)

Jomsom (2760 m)

About 3 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in December.

Jomsom

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 Dec 16 (day 4)
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