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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Cross Pass: Thorong La Pass
Max Altitude: 5416
Min Altitude: 760m
Accommodation: Tea houses
Transport 2 Trek: Bus
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About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Itinerary

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel.


Day 02 Sightseeing -Kathmandu city, Patan Durbar Square.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between 12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. Kumari Temple.

 

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting mélange of Palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former Royal Palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious monuments. One remarkable monument here is 17th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone.


Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m)7 hrs.

After breakfast, your trekking guide come in your hotel and drive to Besisahar(185km/7hrs). our journey into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. Enroute we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios

 

 
   

Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m/6 hrs).

Our first day’s trekking introduces us to the diverse cultural elements of Nepal and we pass by many typical local houses and the faces of varied ethnic tribes exchanging greetings (Namaste) as we pass. We start our trek to Bahundanada after breakfast from where we can seeing beautiful scenery of Annpurna ranges, Khudi and Ngadi peak. After a walk of one and half hour, we will reach Ngadi where we will have our Lunch. After Lunch we will head towards Bahundanda in about two hours and overnight at Lodge.


Day 05: Bahundanda  to Jagat (1290m/5hrs).

we trek continue along with the Marshyangdi river valley. After 2 hr walk we go to take our lunch on the way place called Syange. A beautiful waterfall follows through the northern side high hills.


Day 06 :Jagat  to Dharapani(1860m/6hrs).

 We continue follow the Marshyangdi River bank on north and southern side of the high hills we meets many beautiful long waterfalls. Dharapani is called the main source and springs of the water. Another famous trekking route is called Manaslu round Larkey-La pass 5140 m.


Day 07 :Dharapani  to Chame (2670m/ 5 hrs).

 similar walk the sufficient walk another days through the same valley hikes up to the eastern part of the river. We a cross with so many beautiful water falls and green pine forests on the way. After 2 hrs walk we can see close view of Mt. Annapurna II 7940m., Annapurna IV 7525m. close to the head quarter town called Chame.


Day 08 :Chame  to Pisang(3100m/5hrs).

After starting  trekking Chame to pisang we pass through Lamjung Himal (6893m). The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.). You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.


Day 09: Pisang  to Manang(3440m/6hrs).

When we are walking through Pisang, we can see good viewsof the Manang Valley , Tilicho Peak(7145m) & after descending we can see Hondge(3320m). from here we can see in north east side face of  Annapurna III, Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV [7525m]. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7145m].


Day 10: Acclimization on  Manang rest day 

Explore other old monasteries in Manang. From here we can see many high mountains and peaks called Annapurna II, Annapurna II and III 7555m., Gangapurna 7454m. Ticlcho Peak 7134m. Manaslu 9156m., Chulu east 6059 and many more.


Day 11: Manang  to Yak Kharka(4350m/5hrs.).

Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.


Day 12: Yak Kharka  to Thorung Phedi(4420m/3hrs).

After Yak Kharka, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.


Day 13 :Thorung Phedi-Thorung la pass-Muktinath(3850m/7hrs).

We  start early today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.


Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha(2665m/ 6hrs)

After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here we get fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. We continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, with a well-planned drainage system. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Marpha is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple, apricot and peach rakshi.


Day 15: Marpha to Ghasa(2015m/6hrs)

We walk a close view of Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m) , Nilgiri (7061m) , Tukche Peak 6920m.


Day 16 :Ghasa to Tatopani(1200m/5hrs).  

Ghasa – Tatopani: 1200m. 6 hrs walk. through the deepest Gorge of the world close to Dana valley when we descend cross the trail towards to Tatopani. (Tatopani) means natural hot water spring is situated on river bank of Kaligandaki. Relax your hot bath in natural hot spring the day.


Day 17 :Tatopani  to Ghorepani(1940m/8hrs)

. We cross the bridge and hike up to Shikha village: the village is the large and mix minority of the inhabitations various castes people called Magars, Chetries, Bramins, Kami (black smiths) etc.


Day 18: Ghorepani -Poon hill- Tadapani(6hrs 

Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.) which takes about five hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast, you again follow gradual descent path through the forests of rhododendron and oak upto Banthanti. It is a small village where you can pause for hot and cold drinks. Then the trail descends to Ulleri (1960m.), a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. From here the trail upto Tirkhedhunga is steeply descent passing terraces and some villages. After a short walk of 15 minutes from Tirkhedhunga, you reach Hille. It is also a small Gurung village with surrounding green hills. Most of the inhabitants of this village are occupied in agriculture.


Day 19 :Tadapani trek to Ghandruk(1940m/4hrs)

From Tadapani the trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk, which is a stunning village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most famous ethnic groups, known for their distinctive dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gurkha regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtai


Day 20: Ghandruk  to Nayapul-5hrs and drive to Pokhara one hrs and end of trek 

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel. 


Day 21 :Pokhara fly to Kathmandu 


Day 22: Kathmandu sightseeing of Pashupatinath Buddha- Bhaktapur Durbar Square.


Day23 :Departure.

 

 

 

 

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