Annapurna region is 332 km far from Kathmandu. The journey of whole Annapurna region is named as Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Most of all says that it is challenging trekking in one of the highest mountain ranges on Earth. Experience such that stunning Alpine pastures, forests of rhododendron, temples, rural villages and local people with their own lifestyle and culture, waterfalls, glaciers, and some of the most spectacular/panoramic mountain scenery can be observed by the trekkers group.
Annapurna I is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramic view point from any parts. Throughout this trek you come across isolated white snowcapped mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, in lower region and visit their monasteries and temples too. Along the way, you also see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward with a soak in natural hot springs water. The trekking is very challenging in comparison to other small trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
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: Trek to Jomsom (2713m.).
Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: “Farewell”
Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Scene drive through Prithivi high way. Overnight at Guest House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Your overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest House.
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.
Treks ends here. Overnight at Guest House.
About 20 minutes short, but scenic Flight. Overnight at hotel.
By Private Car / Van - about 5 hours scenic drive.
This is departure.