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The best and short trekking destination

The best and short trekking destination

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

Larke pass trekking

Larke pass trekking

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Everest Region trekking

Everest Region trekking

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Annapurna Circuit (Thorongla-pass)Trek

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Starting from Beshisahar of Marsyangdi river valley, Annapurna circuit trek crosses the highest point of Thorong La pass, from where you see the breathtaking view of Himalayas, and ends at the gorge of Kali Gandaki—the deepest one in the planet. Hiking along with waterfalls, paddy fields, great cliffs and villages with cheerful people, you cross the two river valleys around the Annapurna area. Usually, it is a journey of a fortnight, but the time often depends upon the walking pace of the trekkers and time spent at each momentous landscape.

You might want to observe the culture of villages in Manag and Mustang, their typical everyday lives, and social connection and interdependence. Apple pies wait for you at their teahouses. During the whole trek, you will enjoy the glimpses of Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, and Tilicho peak. When you cross the Thorong La pass, you will enter into the sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist—Muktinath. When you reach Muktinath, do not forget to go to Marpha—the beautiful village renowned for Apples.

The most ideal month for this trek is October through to November; also February through to April is considered fine. Since the passes get closed from snow, trekking during December through to February is not considered good. Similarly, you might not want to go during the season of high risk of landslide, rains, and leeches, i.e. June through to September. Beside the season of trekking, altitude can be a problem to you; thus, you might want to visit a doctor to talk about your health concern for the trek. Often, the slow hike is essential part to adapt in altitude sickness, which results in time taking journey.

Himalayan Wild Treks offers you the best Annapurna circuit trek package in Nepal. Our experienced and trusted professionals and guides will take you into the wilderness of mighty mountains and dense forest blooming with rhododendron.


Itinerary Outlines

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) 7-8 hours

 Day 12: Jomsom: (2,713 m)4-5 hours

Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 15: Final departure

 



Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.

Meals in Trekking 
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain. 




  
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)
 
 


Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu. You will be received from the airport and taken to your hotel where you shall rest and freshen up. You might want to visit nearby places and be mentally prepared for your stay in this country. A Welcome dinner will be organized where you will be enjoying Nepalese dishes with us.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

You might wish to visit some places of Kathmandu listed at UNESCO's World Heritage like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You can do some shopping for the trek. A short debrief session will be held in the late afternoon regarding our trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours

This is the day we drive all the way to Syange through Dumre, along Marshyangdi River, passing Besi Sahar. The villages near the Marshyangdi River, terraced paddy fields will be worth observing for the start. It will take six hours to reach Besi Sahar, and additional 2 hours to Syange. Overnight at a teahouse.
 

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours

We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail passes through barley, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. We also pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

 

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight at Chame.

 

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.

 

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight at Manang.

 

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

 

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.

 

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

 

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft)

We will cross Thorung La Pass and descend through an ancient downhill trail. Then we ascend uphill for around four hours. This trek can be little complex as the altitude and snow might be problematic. But, after we reach at the top, the panoramic view arrests our heart. Then through Jhong Khola Valley, we shall descend to Muktinath. This place holds religious importance to Hindu and Buddhists. Overnight at Muktinath.


Day 12 Trek To Jomsom (2,713 m)
Next day, we shall pass through Jharkot and Khingar, Kagbeni to arrive at Jomsom. Throughout the trek, Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri shall overlook us. There will be some wonderful monasteries on our way to Jomsom; and walking along the bank of Kali Gandaki River will be worth remembering. Jomsom is the district headquarter. We shall spend our night at Jomsom

 

Day 13 : Return flight to Pokhara (827 m (2,713 ft)
It usually takes 20 minutes to Pokhara from Jomsom over the flight. Most probably, we will have a morning flight schedule. After reaching Pokhara, we might explore this city a bit; as long as our legs and body have proper rest and energy to bear some more exhaustion. Overnight at Pokhara.
Altitude: Pokhara

 

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off. There will also be a farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

 

Day 15: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Pokhara-Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Cold Drinks and Alcohol
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver

 

 

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: $1600
Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-10
Maximum Access : Thorongla pass 4516m.
Starts From : Beshisahar
Ends at : Nayapul

Trip Highlights

 
  • Historical, cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Experience a complete ecosystem in the Himalayas
  • Panoramic View of some of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Cross the famous Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
  • Visit the famous pilgrimage place of Muktinath
  • Visit the atractive world’s deepest gorge in the Kaligandaki valley
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • View impressive sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill

 

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