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Annapurna Circuit ( Thorongla-pass) Trekking

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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 1:       Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2:       At Kathmandu

Day 3:      Journey to Syange

Day 4:      To Tal/Karte

Day 5:      To Chame

Day 6:      To Pisang

Day 7:      To Manang

Day 8:       To Letdar

Day 9:       To Thorung Phedi

Day 10:     To Muktinath

Day 11:     To Jomsom

Day 12:      Return flight to Pokhara

Day 13:      Back to Kathmandu

Day 14:     Departure
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
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 2 :  At Kathmandu
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 3 : Journey to Syange
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.
Altitude: Syange: 1,100 m

Day 4 : To Tal/Karte
Our trek begins by one and half hour descend to Jagat, and then towards Chyamche, again arriving at the Marshyangdi River. Trekking through thick forest for an hour, we reach Chamje. Through Sattale, we descend to a river bank rich in grass which leads us to Tal. Trekking through twisting and off-beaten trail, we reach Karte Village. Overnight at Karte.
Altitude: Karte: 1,700 m

Day 5 : To Chame
Initially, walking right to the Dudh Khola we pass through narrow village and cover rocky trail. Then trough rhododendron forest, we arrive at Koto. It's an hour walk to Chame from Koto. It is also the district headquarter of Manang District. You might enjoy views of Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna during this trip.
Altitide: Chame: 2,630 m

Day 6 : To Pisang
Next day, we cross barley fields, apple orchards, mountain passes, hamlets, and arrive at Bratang Village. Initially, passing through narrow and steep valley, we cross bridges over raging rivers. Then we have to ascend the uphill to Pisang enjoying views of Gangapurna Glacier, Mt. Annapurna II, and other mystic peaks. It is a 5-6 hours trek today. Stay overnight at Pisang.
Altitude: Pisang: 3,190 m

Day 7 : To Manang
The top range of Manag is dry—this is where we continue our trek. The north and south routes diverge both leading to Manag from Pisang. We shall choose south route and along with Marsyangdi River, we pass Ghyaru and Mungji. We reach Manang through Bryanga Village. We shall spend the night at Manang.
Altitude: Manang: 3,500 m

Day 8 : To Letdar
Our beginning trek starts with ascending Thorong La Pass. Parting away from the Marshyangdi Valley, we ascend via Tenki which is 120 meters above Manang. Passing through barberry and juniper forest, meadows, stream of Chulu West, we arrive at a large pasture. It is as we cross Jarsang Khola Valley that we reach Letdar. Overnight at Letdar.
Altitude: 4,250 m

Day 9 : To Thorung Phedi
Next day, before beginning our downhill climb, we ascend for a while over a ridge. Then we pass through a wooden bridge, and start climbing at the right side. A steeply slope awaits us ahead. After covering this, we descend to Thorung Phedi. It usually takes 4 hour to cover today's trek. We might reach High Camp, provided we have time and aren't exhausted.
Altitude: Thorung Phedi: 4,500 m

Day 10 : To Muktinath
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.
Altitude: Muktinath: 3,800 m

Day 11 : To Jomsom
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.
Altitude: 2,713 m

Day 12 : Return flight to Pokhara
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 13 : Back to Kathmandu
After breakfast in the morning, we shall drive back to Kathmandu. It usually takes somewhere around 7 hours. Furthermore, this drive also grants opportunity to view the highways of Nepal and nearby settlements. We shall take you to your hotel, where you can have rest. We will invite you at the Farewell dinner.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 14 : Departure
This is the day you return back to your country. We shall drop you at the airport with sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall say our goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your hometown.

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 (Kathmandu- Lukla -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

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • 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 drivers
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Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD $c1600
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

One of the best places Pokhara 
Ethnic Gurung culture
Actravtive Landscape
Thorongla pass 
Panoramic view of popular Mountains 

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