Destination: Annapurna Region, Nepal
Duration: 18 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Trek Duration: 13 Days
Best Season: March - May & October - November
Max. Altitude: 5416 metres
Transportation: Local bus, Jeep, tourist bus
Trekking in the Annapurna region is the best approach to have a close look at the formation of mysterious nature's wonders which have facilitated this region to be highly concentrated trekking spot amongst the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been associated with the name of massive Annapurna peak - one among eight world's highest peaks of the world. This highly praised and spectacular trekking route makes your travelling a different experience ever in lifetime. More than anything else, the great deal of traditional culture and the unique hospitality of the native people can definitely help to erase your tired mind in course of your great journey. This two weeks trek in the Annapurna region is specially designed considering those individual who have got only few time in Nepal and very interested to explore this area by crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m.). In this way, this short but exclusive trek program is basically targeted to enjoy the Himalayan spirit through unique adventure as well as within short period of time.
This magnificent Annapurna Circuit trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
Muktinath - the most sacred Hindu temple stands as the most remarkable feature of this trek offering the astonishing view of the snow - capped mountains from the top. The eye appealing view of around surrounding is beyond one\'s thought to enable you to enjoy never ending blissful experience in peace and tranquility.
Anyone with sound health can join this trek since this trek has been set on the basis of slow hike pace to get full acclimatization with a view to enable our clients to get ultimate fun of trekking in this Himalayan paradise.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Jagat.
Day 03 : Trek to Tal (1675m).
Day 04 : Trek to Danaque (2210m).
Day 05 : Trek to Chame (2630m).
Day 06 : Trek to Pisang (3300m).
Day 07 : Trek to Manang (3500m).
Day 08 : Acclimatization day
Day 09 : Trek to Ledar (4250m).
Day 10 : Trek to Phedi or High camp (4600m).
Day 11 : Trek to Muktinath (3710m).
Day 12 : Drive to Tatopani by local jeep / bus.
Day 13 : Trek to Ghorepani
Day 14 : Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
Day 15 : Trek to Ghandruk
Day 16 : Trek down to Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara.
Day 17 : Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 18 : Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduYour arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 02Drive Kathmandu to Jagat. Scenic drive through Prithivi high way and Trishuli river gorge. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 03Trek to Tal (1675m). The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 04Trek to Danaque (2210m). We walk through a wide and flat valley, then the journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. Before we reach to Danaque we walk through a pine forest and mani walls. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 05Trek to Chame (2630m). With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues 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. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 06Trek to Pisang (3300m). The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 07Trek to Manang (3500m). Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m 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 Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 08Acclimatization day Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and overviewing 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, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 09Trek to Ledar (4250m). Today we leave Manang, & the trai makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 10Trek to Phedi or High camp (4600m). The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can recently found some good Guesthouses built. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 11Trek to Muktinath (3710m). The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the 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 problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 12Drive to Tatopani by local jeep / bus. In the evening, you may enjoy natural hotspring at the bank of Kaligandaki river. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 13Trek to Ghorepani We walk by following the bank of Kaligandaki river for 30 minutes and climb up after crossing the bridge till Sikha and Ghara, a big settlement of Magar community. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani at 2775m. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 14Hiking to Poonhill - back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani. This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill to see superb view of sunrise and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue trekking to Tadapani. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 15Trek to Ghandruk The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara. Overnight at guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 16Trek down to Birethanti - Nayapul - Pokhara. Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk offering easy walking all downhill to Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 17Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 18Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. End of the tour.
Can this trek be customized? Yes, we can customize to meet your needs, interest and timeframe unless you join our group tour.
Can I do this trek privately without joining others? Yes, private trek is available for this trek if you are travelling alone or with your own family.