The Annapurna Trek is one of the best trekking tails where you get to experience the dramatic changes from lush forests to arid rocky deserts on the other side of the Himalayas. Here you get to connect with Gurung and Thakali people, spend time with them to know more about their world, try some local recipes, and enjoy the spectacular views. The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Circuit. The trek encircles the famous Annapurna massif passing through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayan foothills, trans-Himalayan Manang and then entering Mustang Valley. It then crosses the highest elevation Thorang La pass (5,416m). The trail then joins the Kali Gandaki River that flows through the deepest gorge on earth.
The trek starts from Capital City; Kathmandu and ends at second Biggest City; Pokhara. The trail following Besisahar further follow up the partly constructed road as far as the small market town of Kudhi, the first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River. You encounter countless high waterfalls that cascade down into the main river while the skyline is dominated by the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. From Manang, the trail goes uphill through high alpine pastures until the small tea-houses at Thorang Phedi. The trek on the following day goes towards Thorang La pass (5,416m), from where the long descent to Muktinath for a night halt. There are a good number of tea-houses at Muktinath as it is a very popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath you can see the skyline to the west dominated by the Dhaulagiri range while to the north can be seen arid hills of Upper Mustang.
Outline Itinerary (Annapurna Circuit Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Dharapani (1960m) via Bensahar drive – Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 03 : Dharapani to Chame (2620m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 04 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 05 : Pisang to Manang (3540m) walk – Duration: 4/30 hrs.
Day 06 : Rest day at Manang for acclimatization.
Day 07 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 08 : Trek to Thorong Phedi / high camp (4500m / 4700m) walk – Duration: 3-4 hrs.
Day 09 : Thorang Phedi – Muktinath (3800m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs, via Thorang La Pass (5416m)
Day 10 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2743m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 11 : Jomsom to Pokhara fly – Duration: 23 minutes and transfer to hotel
Day 12 : Back to Kathmandu drive- Duration: 6 -7 hrs.
Day 13 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Annapurna Circuit Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.