|Package name||Annapurna Circuit Trek|
|Max. elevation||5416 Meter|
|Transportation||Private vehicle, flight ticket, Public local transportation as per itinerary|
|Accomodation||Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Teahouse lodges during the trek|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Besi Sahar-Chame-Pisang-Manang-Yak Kharka-Throng Phedi-Throng la pass-Muktinath-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 998 per person|
On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meets other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding Annapurna Circuit Trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable.
We can organize a half-day tour of some of the monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. The half-day sightseeing is organized so that you receive enough leisure time for rest and prepare for the following day’s trip to Annapurna Circuit. We will be meeting our trekking guide the same evening briefing about the entire trek at the hotel. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After early breakfast, a scenic drive leads towards the scenic highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalayas. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. As our route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Besisar from the main highway. A large town and headquarter of the Lamjung region. From here drive continues on a rough track following Masrsyangdi River, as the road follows upstream to reach Syange village. The drive continues high above the river valley to reach Jagat and then at Chamche village for an overnight stop, after a long exciting overland journey from Kathmandu. Transfer into a nice local lodge and get rest for the next morning walks towards Bagarchap.
Morning from Chamche, walk leads to cross a suspension bridge over raging Masrsyangdi river, after the bridge climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal Besi is reached, the village situated on a wide valley by the side of the Masrsyangdi River. From here on into Manang district, on leaving Tal walk gets easier on the gentle path till to a bridge, from here a short climb to a small place with few teahouses, the walk winds on the up and downhill path coming to a large bridge, after the bridge another hour of great walk brings to the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani the vegetation, people, and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climbs through forests to Bagarchap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture, facing views of Annapurna peaks. Transfer to a nice lodge, around this quaint village of strong Tibetan culture of Buddhism religion.
Today our trekking destination is Chame, which is the Headquarters of the Manang District, we will walk through of forest with amazing views of Massif Annapurna, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal. On this day we will cross the local village and some small hot springs as well. Overnight Lodge in Chame.
After breakfast, we start our trek negotiating a steep and narrow path through the lush forest. Eventually, we reach a dramatic curved rock face soaring 1,500m above the river. This is probably the steepest section of Marshyangdi valley. As we cross the rock, the valley opens up with incredible views. We continue walking until we reach Lower Pisang.
Today we have trekking options to Manang but we follow the Upper Pisang route via Geru. This trekking route ensures majestic views with stunning landscapes and mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. Gradually we start noticing a change in landscapes and vegetation. The climate becomes rough and dry as we reach Manang. On the way, we visit Bagre Monastery – the largest monastery in Manang district.
An important rest day for acclimatization before reaching high altitude and up to Thorang –la, here with short hike exploring Manang village beneath towering Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, a nice short hike up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang glacial Lake.
After a good rest at Manang, walk towards after breakfast leader, an interesting high altitude walk with views of mountains, crossing small streams to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Chulu Peaks.
Morning walk leads closer to Thorang-la as the walk progresses crossing a bridge and then a climb along the Jarjung river, then leading at Thorung Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.
Today, another highlight of the adventure as the walk starts after an early breakfast is a long climb to Thorang-la with a steep and winding path to reach atop Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,700 feet high. The highest spot of the journey enjoys the spectacular panorama high mountain range of Annapurna, Chulu, and Damodar Himal with Dhaulagiri snow-capped peaks. The pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, from here a long downhill to Muktinath around Lower Mustang area. After an easy walk from the bottom of Thorang-La reach Muktinath for an overnight stop, a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath means a place for Liberation from the present life to Nirvana.
You will start your trek from Muktinath towards Jomsom. The final leg of the trek via Kagbeni offers fine Himalayan scenery and glimpses of the restricted and highly secluded region of the Upper Mustang. Kagbeni itself, situated in peaceful surroundings by the Kali Gandaki River, is also sacred to Hindus. The trail leads on by the river all the way to Jomsom, a sizeable town that serves as the central administrative and transport hub for the region.
You will pass through the bank of the Kali Gandaki passing through the Eklebhatti. After the walk of 7 hours, you finally reach Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang and it is split into two towns and between these two towns passes through the Kali Gandaki river. You can enjoy the magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak from Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
A perfect day to rest your feet without missing out on the stunning views. Climb in, grab a seat and enjoy this breathtaking drive on mountain tracks and across riverbeds with unforgettable views of Nilgiri peak, an impressive 6995m high. We'll stop en-route at natural hot springs. The perfect way to indulge your tired muscles after trekking. Further drive to Pokhara, overnight at Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes around 6 hours. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can opt to take a rest or go for a half-day sightseeing tour to UNESCO world heritage sites. In the evening, attend a farewell dinner hosted by Adventure Great Himalaya to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.
Your adventure holiday in Nepal comes to an end today. An airport representative from Adventure. Hiker Himalaya will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.
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