The challenging journey considering of the high passes and excellent day trips to Monasteries, Gompa, Chorten and Mountain lakes make Annapurna Circuit/Annapurna region Himalayan Classic. Annapurna Circuit trek package require 15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with flight journey from Jomsom to Pokhara or trekking to Pokhara via Tatopani/Ghorepani Poon Hill with the few days walking along the road and there will be Moterbike, 4x4 jeep and Local Bus traffic and Dusty. Annapurna Circuit trek provide scenery, Cultural diversity this has long been considered the best trek in Nepal and one of the world classic walks. Annapurna Circuit trek follows Marshyangdi Khola (Marshyangdi Valley) to the north of the main Himalaya range and crosses a 5416m past to descend into the dramatic desert like Tibetan style scenery of the upper Kali Gandaki valley. The walk passes picturesque villages’ homeland to Gurung/Manages and Thakali, offer spectacular mountains views of the numerous 7000m plus Annapurna snowy peaks and boasts some of the best trekking lodges in Nepal. Road construction having huge effect the popularity of the Annapurna circuit trek down way from Jomsom and along the trail there will be dusty 4x4 jeeps and motorbike traffic. Now a day’s mostly trekkers end theirs trek in Jomsom because trekking cut by road construction
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program and spare time for Annapurna Circuit trek shopping.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m) via Beshishar
Early morning pleasant driving from Kathmandu to Beshishar along the high way follows Himalayan rafting river Trisuli and cross Trisuli River in Munglin and follows the Marshyangdi Khola past several village to reach Beshishar and have lunch break here. Hike along the road to Bhulbhule or even Ngadi on same day. The approach to Bhulbhule offers you magnificent views of Himalchuli and Manaslu and other snowy peak along the Annapurna Himalaya of Nepal.
Day 03: Trek from Bhulbhule to Ghermu (1140m)
The trail leaves the road at Bhulbhule and continuing to east bank of the Marshyangdi River, continues to Ngadi (good alternative first night), before reaching bahundanda (1270m) hill of the Brahmins; on a ridge. From Bahundanda trail drops steeply to Lily Bhir and then follows an exposed trail to kanigaon and Ghermu (1140m) with view of high waterfall across the river.
Day 04: Trek from Ghermu to Tal (1700m)
After morning breakfast in Ghermu trail goes downhill directly to Syange and cross to the west bank of the Marshyangdi Khola on a suspension bridge. The trail then goes uphill steeply and cross the cliff face to stone village of Jagat, perched strategically in a steep-sided valley and looking for the entire world like the toll station for the Tibetan salt trade that it was. The trail descends before climbing through forest to Chamje (140m). The rocky trail crosses Marshyangdi Khola again, and then follows the valley steadily uphill to Tal (1700m) a former lakebed. Here the valley has been filled by ancient landslides and the river meanders through the fertile flat land before disappearing under some huge boulders. Tal is the first village of Manang District also gate way of Manang.
Day 05: Trek from Tal to Chame (2710m)
Today is long day considered breaking your walk in Timang or Koto? The trail cross the valley floor and then climb a stone stairway before dropping down to another time crossing Marshyangdi. The trail continues past khotro and katre and to Dharapani (1960m) which is marked by stone entrance Chorten and typical of the Tibetan influenced village from here northward. Bagarchhap is great lunch spot. A landslide roared through the center of this village in late 1995 and manages to wipe out much of it, including two lodges and there are more lunch spot nearby Danaque. The trail climb steeply from Danaque, gaining 500m to Timang and then follows through forest of pine and fir past the traditional village of Thanchowk to Koto at the junction of Nar-Phu valley and very nearby Chame.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3240m)
The trail runs through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley and recrosses to the south bank of Marshyangdi Khola at 3038m. View included the first night of soaring paungda danda rock face and awesome testament to the power of glacier erosion. The trail goes uphill to the famous lunch spot Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake) and follows beautiful village Pisang.
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3534m)
The walk is now through the drier upper part of Manang district cut off from the full effect monsoon by the Annapurna range. The people of the upper part of the Manang district herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year, but they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gain way back in 1784. From Pisang there are two trails north and south of the Marshyangdi Khola, which is meet up again at Mungji. The trail continue from Mungji past extraordinary village Gompa of Bragha (3470m) to nearby (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang
it is very important to spend one more night in Manang before pushing to Thorong La (5416m). There are some great day walks and magnificent views around village, and it is best to gain altitude during the day returning to sleep in Manang. The views of Gangapurna glacier are terrific either from the viewpoint over the lake or from the praken Gompa an hour walk over Manang. If you have more Energy better to hike Milarepas cave and the Ice Lake high over the valley floor at 4600m.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yakkharka/Leader
From Manang it’s an ascent of nearby 2000m to Thorong La. The trail goes uphill steadily through Tangy and Ghungsang leaving the Marshyangdi valley and continue along the jar sang Khola valley. The vegetation comes shorter and sparser as you reach Yakkharka (4020m) and then leader (4230m) a night in Yakkharka/leader is important for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek from Yakkharka/Leader to Thorong Pedi (4540m)
Crossing the river at 4310m and then uphill climb through desolate scenery to Thorong Pedi. Thorong Pedi mean foot hill of the mountain. There are two lodes only available here and high peak season 200 trekker days may cross over Thorong la pass (5416m) this is the last village before Muktinath and if someone need to make emergency call from here to your home possible and it will cost you 5USD per minutes. Also carry sufficient drinking water to cross Thorong la and walk downhill to Muktinath.
Day 11: Trek from Thorong Pedi to Muktinath (3850m)
Pedi mean ‘foot of the hill” and that is exactly where it is at foot of the 5416m Thorong La. The trail climbs steeply but is well used and easy to follow. The altitude you have you wheezing and snow can cause problems; when pass is covered in fresh snow it is often impossible to cross. It takes about six to eight hour to reach pass, marked my Chorten Buddhist stupa and prayer flags and route you will pass to teahouse, plus one on the pass itself. The effort is worthwhile as the view from the top-from the Annapurna along the great barrier to the barren Kali Gandaki valley is magnificent from pass you have knee busting and sometimes slippery 1600m downhill to Muktinath(3850m).
Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni
Muktinath is the pilgrims’ site from Buddhist and Hindu alike. You will see Tibetan traders as well as sadhua from as far away as the south of India. The shrine in a grove of trees include Buddhist Goma a Vishnu Temple and Jawalamai (Goddess of Fire) Temple, which shelters a spring and natural gas gets that provide Muktinath famous eternal flame. It’s combination of earth water and fire in such proximity that account for Muktinath great religious significance. From Ranipauwa the road descends through a desert like trans-Himalaya Land scape to the dramatic village of Jharkot 3500m, which large Chorten, Gompa and atmospheric animist totems. The trail continues to Khinggar 3400m and then follows the road down steeply to the medieval looking village of Kagbeni (2840m).
Day 13: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2760m)
From Kagbeni it is dusty rocky but mostly flat stroll along the kali Gandaki valley road to Jomsom (2760m), also called windy valley between Kagbeni to Jomsom. Jomsom is the major centre of Annapurna circuit trail and where available best accommodation, flight facilities to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, also Annapurna Conservation cheek point, Hospital and other facilities too.
Day 14: Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
After morning breakfast transfer to Jomsom Airport and fly to Pokhara and than from same airport to connected flight to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel. Evening celebrate your farewell dinner with Nepali Family.
Day 15: Departure for your onwards flight.
Mr. Devi Baral Thank you very much for your all help on our trek. We had wonderful time and enjoyed getting to know you very much. We appreciate all the information you shared with us about yourself and the trekking region. We also appreciate your flexibility with our route and transportation due to our tight schedule. Definitely we will recommend our friend in the coming future. Best of luck for your work. Definitely we stay on touch.
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Average walking per day: 6 hrs
Maximum altitude: 5416m
Best Seasons: February-May,October-November
Type of Trek: Tea house
Duration: 15 days