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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trek was once 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. People of Mustang identify themselves a lot closer with Tibet and the Mustang region has actually been part of Tibet in history. Mustang also is one of the last places in the world to view the ancient Bonpo Religion in action. Villages to note for Bonpo are Thini and Lupra near Jomsom, and Nargon near Kobang.

The trek begins at low elevation and climbs up to 5,416 meter (17,768ft) Thorung La pass. Along the way it passes through dozens of lowland and high mountain villages and some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world.

We can finish this trek either in 21 days or in in 13 - 14 Days. Please check both the options

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival/ transfer to Hotel . You will have a nice clean, A/C room/ attached bathroom/ 24 hrs running hot water/ type of hotel on a good location.

Day 02: Kathmandu guided tour/ your guide will take around Kathmandu/ to show its back ground and history/ visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal.

Day 03: Drive to Beshi Sahar more: Following Trisuli and Marsangdi River Valleys.

Day 04: Beshi Sahar to Nadi (1011m) Walk for about 6 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges ..and a deep river gorge.Overnight at Nadi.

Day 05: Nadi to Jagat (1314m) Walk for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Overnight at Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1943m.) Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

Day 08: Chame to Pissang (3185m.) Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 09: Pissang to Manang (3351m.) After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

Day 10: Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Tilicho Lake If time permits we can take you on two days side to Tilicho Base camp.

Day 11: We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. o/n at Kharka. 3800m/3 hrs.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi (4335m.)/ High camp 4800m, Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hrs walk.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3798m.)Crossing the pass early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range , Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 8 hours.

Day 14: Jomsom with beautiful snow mountains and no tree land ! It is gateway of Mustang trek. Those, having not good enough time to trek down all the way to Pokhra can fly to Pokhara-Kathmandu on the next day.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning and rest in Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu by Private Car / Van - about 5 hours scenic drive.

Day 17: Fly back or Kathmandu City Tour

This is considered to be the traditional trek in the Annapurna region. The highlight of this trip is the trek over the 5416 m Thorang La pass. This is as high as one can get in this region without climbing a mountain. This 20 days trip tends to be more physically demanding than the other treks so good physical condition is needed.

People call this same trekking by different names like Annapurna circuit Trek or Round Annapurna Trekking or Round ABC Trek or Trekking from Manang To Mustang too.

So remember us for Trekking in Nepal, Trekking Operator Nepal, Annapurna Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Everest base Camp Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Dolpo Trek, Mustang Jomsom Trek, Poon Hill Trek and many other trekking and tour options in Nepal.

We organize both long and short treks in Nepal and Tibet.

Himalayan Glory Tour, Travel and Trekking Operator Nepal is organizing this trekking since 1999 and we have achieved many awards too. So for the reliable tour and trekking company in Nepal, Tibet please contact us.

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival/ transfer to Hotel . You will have a nice clean, A/C room/ attached bathroom/ 24 hrs running hot water/ type of hotel on a good location.

Day 02: Kathmandu guided tour/ your guide will take around Kathmandu/ to show its back ground and history/ visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal.

Day 03: Drive to Beshi Sahar more: Following Trisuli and Marsangdi River Valleys.

Day 04: Beshi Sahar to Nadi (1011m) Walk for about 6 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges and a deep river gorge.Overnight at Nadi.

Day 05: Nadi to Jagat (1314m) Walk for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Overnight at Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1943m.) Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

Day 08: Chame to Pissang (3185m.) Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 09: Pissang to Manang (3351m.) After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

Day 10: Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Tilicho Lake If time permits we can take you on two days side to Tilicho Base camp.

Day 11: We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. o/n at Kharka. 3800m/3 hrs.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi (4335m.)/ High camp 4800m, Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hrs walk.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3798m.)Crossing the pass early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range , Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 8 hours.

Day 14: Jomsom with beautiful snow mountains and no tree land ! It is gateway of Mustang trek. Those, having not good enough time to trek down all the way to Pokhra can fly to Pokhara-Kathmandu on the next day.

Day 15: Jomsom to Tukuche (2591 m.) 5/6 hrs. walk a valley dominated by Thakalis, Gurungs and Magars tribes, lunch at Marfa on the way.

Day 16: Tukuche to Ghasa (1970 m.) 5/6 hrs walk, a dramatic change in the surrounding with green vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) 5/6 hours walk, gradual descend to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls) and then the time to have lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. Rest and overnight at Tatopani.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2793 m.) 6/7 hrs. walk, A challenging ascent upto Ghorepani. Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Day 19: Rest at Ghorepani and Excursion to the Poon Hill The highest hill in the west in the whole trek , bird- eye view of Mustang and Pokhara valleys, also provides clear view of 30 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Or walk to Tadapani at the afternoon for 4 hrs.

Day 20: Ghorepani/Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951 m.) 6/3 hours, with ups and downs towards Tadapani for lunch and camp at Ghandrung which is the biggest Gurung settlement with a closer view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

Day 21: Ghandrung to Birethati (5/6 hours, walk downwards to Modi river) and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 22: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 23: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

Day 24: Drive to airport/departure or stay as your time permits. Or day for rest in Pokhara/ prepare for rafting or Jungle trip/ Pokhra is good place to relax/ Clean/ nice and cool with lots of good restaurants.

Annapurna Thorongla Pass Trek -- II (Annapurna Circuit Trek)

Annapurna Thorongla Pass Trek, in the western region of Nepal, is one of the most popular. The route follows two river valleys, Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki, crossing between them over the Thorong-la pass, at 5416m (the highest pass in this trek). During Annapurna to Thorongla Pass Trek you will see many Himalayas, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, etc. which ranges from 6000-8167m (Dhaulagiri) and will see Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri, Thakali, Tamang castes and their culture.

The popularity of the Annapurna Thorongla Pass Trek is entirely understandable; being amongst some of the most dramatic scenery in the world with trekking routes to suit all seasons and levels of fitness. The best seasons for doing this trek are October to December and mid-March to May.

Highlights of Annapurna Thorongla Pass Trekking

Trek Duration: 13 days

Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Nov) and spring (Mar-May)

Starting from: Bensishar (8hrs by Bus)

Ending at: Jomsom

Grade: Adventurous and moderate

Highest access of the trek: Thorong-la Pass 5416 metres

Average Temperature: -10 to 15 Celsius

Culture: Gurung, Brahman, Chhetri, Thakali, Tamang and others.

Mode of the trekking tour: Tea house trek only

Himalayan sights: Himalayan ranges Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Fish tail, Dhawalagiri, and many mores.

Most attraction of the trek: Touristy route specially mixed life and culture.

Itinerary - Annapurna Thorongla Pass Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Besisahar By tourist bus and trek to Bhulbhule about 3hrs. and then stay over night in Tea house.

Day 02: Bhulbhule to Jagat about 6hrs and stay over night.

Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani about 6hrs and stay over night.

Day 0: Dharapani to Chame and stay over night.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang and stay over night.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang and stay over night.

Day 07 Manang rest day.

Day 08: Manang to Churi-latter and stay over night.

Day 09: Churi-latter to Thorong Phedi and stay over night.

Day 10: Phedi- Thorung-la pass Muktinath and stay over night.

Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni and stay over night.

Day 12 Jomsom to Pokhara by flight and transfer to the hotel relax and sight seeing during the afternoon then stay over night.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight as per your required but flight fare.

Note: The above Itinerary can be customized according to your requirement, for the details you can ask our tour expert.

We organize both Individual and Group Treks. But if any one individuals or small group wants to join with other group then please see our Fixed Date Departure and do inquiry with us. But some time due to excessive number of people in fix date departure we may not join you too.

Trip Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops.
  • Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All meals & accommodation during the trekking period.
  • All Entrance fee and Trekking permit(TIMS).
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Highly experienced guide and staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

Trip Excludes

  • Visa Fees
  • International air fare
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters (for staff)

Trip Fact
  • Trip Duration : 17 Days
  • Trip Grade : Challenging
  • Group Size : 2 (Min.) - 15+
  • Transportaion : Bus/Jeep/Car/Flight (Scheduled)
  • Accommodation : Hotel, Mountain Guest House
  • Season : Feb-May, Sep-Nov
  • Stats From : Kathmandu
  • Ends In : Kathmandu