Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2022 | Change

via Kagbeni Bus to Tatopani and trek to Poon Hill side trek (6 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Muktinath, Kagbeni, and Poon Hill

Difficulty: easy
via Kagbeni
Starting at $223 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.05 /day per person for guide
+ $36 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

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.

Side trip Bus to Tatopani and trek to 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.

Weather Conditions in October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 12.6°C (55°F) and lows down to -1.4°C (29°F) at Muktinath.

via Kagbeni Bus to Tatopani and trek to Poon Hill Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed Oct 5 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in October.

Muktinath
Thu Oct 6 (day 2)

Chhyonkar (3400 m)

About 1 hour from Muktinath
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in October.

Jhong (3200 m)

About 2 hours from Chhyonkar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Putak (3000 m)

About 30 minutes from Jhong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in October.

Kagbeni (2840 m)

About 6 hours from Mukinath or about 2.5 hours from Putak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in October.

Kagbeni
Fri Oct 7 (day 3)

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in October.

Jomsom
Sat Oct 8 (day 4)
Public bus from Jomsom to Tatopani (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in October.

Tatopani
Sun Oct 9 (day 5)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 6-8 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Mon Oct 10 (day 6)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 2 hours above Ghorepani, and an hour return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani (to avoid a very long last day add a night here)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in October.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

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