This circuit is considered one of the best treks in the world though road construction is threatening its reputation and its future as a classic trek. Yet no one disputes that the scenery is outstanding: 17 to 21 days long, this trek takes you through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna and above all - mountains.
There are four regions that are passed through on the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu and with lush green subtropical valleys with villages and terraced farming.
Manang and Mustang are of the higher elevations and are predominantly Tibetan Buddhist. The Manang people are Gurung (not Tibetan descent) and are very proud of their unique cultural heritage and merging of lower land Gurung and Tibetan cultural influences.
•22-Apr day 1 Leave Johannesburg
•23-Apr day 2 Arrival in Kathmandu
•24-Apr day 3 Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m) to Bhulbhule (810m) (by car/bus)
•25-Apr day 4 Bhulbhule to Jagat(1310m)
•26-Apr day 5 Jagat to Dharapani(1960m)
•27-Apr day 6 Dharapani to Chame(2630m)
•28-Apr day 7 Chame to Pisang(3300m)
•29-Apr day 8 Pisang to Manang (3500m)
•30-Apr day 9 Manang
•01-May day 10 Manang to yak Kharka (4100m)
•02-May day 11 Yak Kharka to thorong Phedi (4420m)
•03-May day 12 Thorung Phedi to Muktinath(3800m) – via Thorung La Pass (5400m)
•04-May day 13 Muktinath to Marpha
•05-May day 14 Marpha to Jomsom
•06-May day 15 Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
•07-May day 16 Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
•08-May day 17 Fly Kathmandu to Jhb
Phone Heinz for further detail, or alternatively Jani on 071 610 1985