This trek is an exploration of the diverse Annapurna region. It begins in the town of Besishahar in Lamjung, continuing along the Marshyangdi River to climb northwest mountainous desert area of Manang and crossing the Thorung La pass, at an altitude of 5,416m. On the other side of the pass, the trek drops towards Muktinath shrine and continues along the Kaligandaki River from Kagbeni. It also passes by the Kaligandaki gorge (or Andha Galchi), arguably the deepest in the world. The Kaligandaki gorge runs between two gigantic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri (to the west) and Annapurna (to the east). The trek ends at Nayapul, near Pokhara.
In addition to the diverse landscape, you will come across a multitude of wildlife and vegetation. The villages of the Gurung, Brahmin, Magar, Manangi, Thakali and other communities give you a flavor for the culture of the region.
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Dev was born in 1983 in Solukhumbu, the foothills of Everest. Familiar with the hills and mountains since his early childhood, he has spent 13 glorious years as a professional guide. The idea of preservation and promotion of the natural and cultural heritage of Nepal while sharing the beauty with the world is what inspired him to become a trekking guide. He has acquired an intermediate degree and speaks English and Hindi quite well. He has received training in first-aid, map reading, navigation, foreign culture and others enabling him better service our clients. Adventurous by nature, he has a fascination for foreign culture and great admiration for nature. He’s quite an entertainer on trek and loves to share the gifts of culture, tradition and nature with our guests. He has extensively traveled Nepal and captured beautiful memories with his skillful photography. A warm person, he has high regards for moral principles. As interesting as his story-telling, he’s an entertaining singer and dancer.
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We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.
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