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Western Great Himalayan Treks

Nepal, Trekking In Nepal

Western Great Himalaya Treks
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Trip duration 44 Days
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Maximum Elevation 54116m
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Grade Challenging
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Best Time October / November and April / May


The Western Great Himalayan Trek is undoubtedly one of Nepal’s unique but challenging adventures. This trek takes you through the remote and off-beaten locations in the mid-western part of Nepal, including the regions of Annapurna and Manaslu Circuits. This journey combines three famous treks; Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley, Annapurna Circuit via Nar Phu Valley, and Upper Mustang.

This long trek combines adventures from all aspects, from the mystic Himalayas in the north to the diverse landscapes and cultural insights. Besides, the religious insights that you experience from the temples and monasteries offer you great knowledge of Hinduism and Buddhism and their practice in Nepal.

Is This Trek for You?

It depends on several factors, such as your physical fitness, experience in trekking, and ability to acclimatize to high altitudes while considering if you can do the Western Great Himalayan Treks. This package is physically demanding and exhausting, which requires strong physical fitness, mental state, and preparation with gear and safety.


On top of that, trekkers must have prior trekking experiences on high-altitude destinations to adapt to the destinations like Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass. These regions feature thin air, and low oxygen, which pushes you to suffer from altitude sickness. So acclimatization is mandatory before embarking on high altitudes. Similarly, anyone with pre-existing medical conditions must have prescribed medications and consult with doctors before taking this journey.


Ultimately, anyone with prior trekking experience, exposure to high altitude, and physical, mental, and gear preparation can take on this trek. In the meantime, they must be mindful of the natural calamities, injury, and other related issues that might occur on the journey.

Highlights of the Western Great Himalayan Treks

  • Explore Manaslu Region and Tsum Valley
  • Reach Lo-Manthang, the capital city of ancient Lo Kingdom
  • Explore Buddhist Monasteries like Mu Gompa, Jampa Gompa (Jampa Lhakhang), Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa
  • Reach Kang La Pass, Larkya La Pass, Thorong La Pass, and other high altitude locations
  • Explore Jomsom and Kagbeni
  • Visit Muktinath and explore 108 sprouts and eternal flame
  • View the stunning Annapurna Mountain Ranges, including peaks like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others.
  • Sightseeing activities in Pokhara and Kathmandu Cities

Best Time For Western Great Himalayan Trek

The Western Great Himalayan Trek offers one of the most breathtaking and adventurous hikes through the Annapurna, Tsum Valley, and Upper Mustang regions. Autumn and Spring are considered the best time to go for the trek. So why are they the most favorable seasons for undertaking this trek? Know them below!


Autumn (September to November):

Autumn Season is one of the best times for the Western Himalayan Treks. First, the weather condition from September to November is pleasant. The environment is usually clean and dry, with warm days and cool nights, allowing clear views of the stunning mountain ranges and landscapes.


Besides, the probability of encountering natural hazards like landslides, floods, and avalanches is minimal as Autumn falls between monsoon and the winter. This also means that you don’t have to deal with the closures of the destinations like Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass.

Spring (March to May)

The mild and pleasant weather condition makes Spring the peak time for going to the Western Great Himalayan Treks. The clear skies and moderate temperatures will allow you to enjoy the hike more beautifully, providing a transparent view of the Himalayas, forest, and surroundings.


One of the most exciting components of the Spring season is its colorful and vibrant nature. The flowers go in full bloom, and the green leaves of the forest make the scenery breathtaking. The environment is usually dry, allowing you to navigate the landscapes easily.


In conclusion, Autumn and Spring are the best environments to trek in the Western Great Himalayan region. But the choice depends on the trekkers’ personal preferences and trekking goals while choosing the best time for travel.

Off-Season Trek | Should I Do It?

Off-season treks are generally operated during monsoon and winter. Trekking in Nepal is challenging during these times as they come with different issues and environmental conditions. First, the weather condition is unfavorable for long travel; for example, monsoon features heavy rainfall, while snowfall and avalanches can be a problem during the winter. So you must be fully prepared with everything you have, from physical and mental needs to gear and professional guides.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Ride Bus / Jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola , 8 hrs-730m

Day 2

Soti Khola To Machha Khola , 890m. 6 hour

Day 3

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat , 1350, 6-7 Hours

Day 4

Trek from Jagat to Lokpa . 1874m, 4-5 Hours

Day 5

Trek to Lhokpa from Chumling - 2320m, 4-5 Hours

Day 6

Trek From Chumling To Chekampar -3031m, 6 houre

Day 7

Trek From Chekampar To Nile-3361m, 6 hour

Day 8

Trek To Mu Gompa - 3700m, 4-5 Hours

Day 9

Trek From Mu Gompa To Chhokangparo -3501m, 6 hour

Day 10

Chhokangparo To Chumling-2320m, 7 hour

Day 11

Trek From Chumling To Deng - 1860m, 6-7 Hours

Day 12

Trek From Deng To Namrung -2660m, 6-7 Hours

Day 13

Trek From Namrung To Sama Gaon -3525m, 8-9 Hours

Day 14

Trekking to Samdo -3690m, 6 hour

Day 15

Free Day- Explore Samdo Glacier

Day 16

Trek To Dharmasala -4460m, 4 hour


Day 17

Trek to Larkey La pass (5214m) Bhimthang -3720, 8 hour

Day 18

Trek From Bhimtang To Tilche - 1900m, 4-5 Hours

Day 19

Trek to Dharapani, 1,320 m , 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 20

Trek to Koto - 2600m, 6 hrs

Day 21

Trek To Meta -3638m, 5 hour

Day 22

Trek To Phu Village, 4250m, 7 hour

Day 23

Acclimation Day

Day 24

Trek to Nar Phedi, 3490m, 6 hour

Day 25

Trek to Nar Village - 4150m, 7 hour

Day 26

Trek to Kang La Pass (5320) 7 hour

Day 27

Trekt o Manang-5 hour , 3351 Meters

Day 28

Trek to Yak Kharkara, 5 Hour , 4110 Meters

Day 29

Trek to Throng Phedi , 4600m, 5 hour

Day 30

Trek to Muktinath Via throng la Pass( 5416m)

Day 31

Trek to Kagbeni, 2810m, 4 hour

Day 32

Trek to Chele- 6 hour , 3,050 Meters

Day 33

Trek to Ghiling, 6 hour , 3540m



Day 34

Trek to Charang, 3560m, 6 hour



Day 35

Trek to Lo manthang-3840m, 4 hour

Day 36

Accimatioa and Local Hike

Day 37

Trek to Dhakmar 3,820 m – 06 hrs.

We will have enough time to rest and acclimatize on the thirty-fourth day. Since the journey is long, we will be physically and mentally exhausted, so having proper rest, sleep, diet, and nutrition is crucial.

Trekkers are recommended to eat healthy and nutritious food, stay hydrated, and take safety measures against altitude sickness. This day, we also can hike to the different areas around Lo-Manthang, which was the capital city of Kingdom Lo in ancient times. We can still see the Royal Palace, whitewashed mud-brick walls, and several Gompas like Jampa Gompa (Jampa Lhakhang), Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa.

Day 38

Trek to Dhakmar 3,820 m – 06 hrs.

Day 39

Trek to Ghiling 3,806 m – 06 hrs.

Day 40

Trek to Tsusang 2,980 m – 06 hrs.

Day 41

Trek to Kagbeni 2,830 m – 05 hrs.

Day 42

Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 04 hrs.

Day 43

From Jomsom Morning Flight to Pokhara.

Day 44

Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 45

Free Days

Day 46

Departure from Nepal

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