Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

Trip Cost

$ 790

Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

The gorge of Kali Gandaki separates the major peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft) on the west and Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft) on the east. If one measures the depth of a canyon by…


8 Days


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Max altitude



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Hotel and Tea Houses

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size



Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

The gorge of Kali Gandaki separates the major peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft) on the west and Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft) on the east. If one measures the depth of a canyon by the difference between the river height and the heights of the highest peaks on either side, the gorge is the world’s deepest and the coolest fact is that this river is older than the Himalayan Range itself. When trekking up to Kali Gandaki valley to the Thak Khola, one of the best experiences in this trek is to realize  changes in flora and fauna that are more dramatic than anywhere in Nepal. Even a one day we can climb down from the arid Tibetian steppe flora at Tukuche through temperate coniferous to reach the humid subtropical zone around Tatopani. The Kaligandaki has cut the world’s deepest river gorge right through the Himalaya. The river runs from the Tibetian plateau to the north, through almost the center of Nepal and the middle of the Himalaya. The valley is a biogeography divide flora and fauna. Forests to the west of the valley are generally drier and have fewer plant species than eastern forests.

Detail Itenerary

  • day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) / Transfer to Hotel

  • day 2

    Drive to Beni (830m)

  • day 3

    Trek to Ghasa (2010m) [5/6-Hours]

  • day 4

    Trek to Tukuche (2590m) [5/6-Hours]

  • day 5

    Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) [5/6-Hours]

  • day 6

    Trek to Muktinath (3760m) [4-Hours]

  • day 7

    Trek to Jomsom (2720m)

  • day 8

    Domestic Flight to Pokhara / sightseeing [25-Minutes]

  • day 9

    Drive to Kathmandu [7-Hours]

  • day 10

    Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Explore the beautiful World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar to better understand the history and culture of Nepal.

    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • day 11

    Transfer to Airport / Departure

    We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.

    Included Meals: Breakfast


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Cost Info

Cost Includes

    • Private Arrival & Departure transfers
    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share bed/Single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
    • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
    • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
    • Accommodation in teahouse during the trek,
    • Welcome / fare - well dinner in Kathmandu,
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
    • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
    • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
    • Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
    • The Trekking t-shirt,
    • Trekking map to each members,

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind
    • International Airfare and Airport Tax
    • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned on email.
    • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
    • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, beverage drinks etc.

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This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.