Annapurna circuit trek is a popular and marvelous trek of Nepal which is rich in scenery apart from the diverse culture , flora and faunas. A trek to Annapurna circuit is top first brilliant trek route of its best scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). Furthermore, there are the settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetan Sherpa, Thakali, Magar, Tamang, and Gurung. Annapurna circuit trek trail is rich in wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others. Around Annapurna – circuit is one of the classic treks in the world. The circuit takes one around the Annapurna Himal, following the courses of two mighty Marsyandi River in the east and the Kali Gandaki in the west. Kali Gandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range. The flora, geography and culture also change dramatically around the Annapurna circuit trek.Annapurna circuit trek highlights
Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private car. If you have time, just couple of hrs time sightseeing around downtown Thamel.Day 2 Drive to Besisahar by bus (760m). 7 hours.
Early morning, guide will come to take your hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185km far from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will have some of the snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guest house.Day 3Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400m). 5 hours
The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. We, crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje village. Overnight at Guest house.Day 4 Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m). 5 hours.
The day begins walking on rocky mountain trails following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 m the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guest house.Day 5Trek to Chame (2630m). 5 hours.
The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guest house.Day 6Trek to Pisang village (3300m) 5 hours.
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. The journey joins to ascends to Pisang (3200m & 3300 m). In the late afternoon, visit upper Pisang for an amazing view of Annapurna massive. Overnight at Guest house.Day 7Trek to Manang (3540m), 5 hours.
After Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyandi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Humde, with its airstrip, at 3325m which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga village (3475m). Roughly walking about 30 minutes, you will reach at Manang village. Overnight at Guest house.Day 8 Acclimatization day at Manang Village.
Acclimatize day in Manang. Hiking and village excursion is not compulsory. However, we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest house.Day 9Trek to Yak Kharka (4050m) 4 hours.
Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500m to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 m , there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest house.Day 10Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) 3 hrs.
After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery as well as Internet and telephones are also available here. Overnight at Guest house.Day 11Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La pass (5416m) 8 hours.
Getting Thorong la is one of the most changeling day during the whole trekking. We conduct our journey before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather – windy conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 m thorong la, recognized as a widest pass of Himalayas. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross over thorongla pass if it is covered by heavy new snow. Roughly about 4 hours ascend up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the summit with another 4 hours trek will take you to the holy small town of Muktinath.
Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guest house.
Today, you will take the early morning flight which again will give close-up views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna range and you are flying about 25 minutes flight in a small aircraft. After arrival in Pokhara airport drive to hotel check-in your hotel and relax or do your own activities in Pokhara or look around lakeside. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus (7 hrs) or Fly (optional).
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes around 7 hours passing the great mountain views, green scenery, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about 25 minute only but paying an extra cost. Overnight Hotel.
Day 14 Final departure day .
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu. The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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