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Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek – 17 days
Trekking trail to Thorong Pass

Best trekking trail in the world.

  • Trip Highlights:

    • Magnificent mountain views across to Mustang and western Tibet
    • Cross Thorong La (5416m)
    • Explore timeless and sacred villages, such as Muktinath
    • You get a great view of Manaslu (8156m). World's 7th highest mountain
    • Explore unique Tibetan culture, colourful monasteries and famous Gompas
    • Enjoy uninterrupted views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
    • Trek start from Syange / Besisahar – Chaame – Pisang –  Manang – Muktinath – Trek end at Jomsom

    Annapurna Circuit Trek is also regarded as one of the best trekking trails in the world. This trek will blow your mind. The trek circumnavigates the entire massif of Annapurna. You walk through Marshyangdi River valley, Manang – a very remote Tibetan village, alpine meadow and high snow-covered pass at Thorang-la. The low mountain range and tropical vegetation slowly disappear as the journey approaches Manang. Depending upon snow and weather condition cross the pass at Thorang-la (17,498 ft/5335m) and reach Muktinath (12,332 ft/3760m) on the other side. This is the arduous section of the entire trek. Descend to Kaligandaki River valley and walk to Jomsom. Fly out of Jomsom to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu. Don't miss doing this trek.

    The ancient trade route through Jomsom brings you in contact with traders from Mustang, Far west Dolpo and Tibet. On the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, you get to see the great view of Dhaulagiri in the west and Annapurna range in the east. During the trek, you pass through various ethnic villages. Cultural and religions are as varied as the topographical and landscape through which you pass in this 13 days journey. The upper section of this trek has a landscape of Tibet. People and their culture are Tibetan in origin. Buddhist monasteries, unique houses and people in this high land give an ever-lasting impression. From Manang (11,578 ft/3530m) the entire view of the Annapurna range and its glacier is awesome. The fascinating Kaligandaki gorge, high pass at Thorang La and beautiful villages at the foothill of Annapurna, road and flight access make the trek around the Annapurna massif one of the most popular and memorable holiday destinations.

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation (BB)

    Upon arrival you are met by our representative. You are welcomed with a garland. Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 02: In Kathmandu - Free day on your own. Hotel accommodation (BB)

    This is a free day. You may take a city sightseeing tour in the morning. Please book in advance. In the afternoon you may do last minute shopping or rent trekking equipment. There will be a trek briefing in the evening at the hotel. You are introduced with your trek guide and the actual departure time will be given to you. There will be a short talk about the trek, altitude sickness and other logistics of the trek. If you have any last-minute question you can ask in this talk program.

    Day 03: Drive to Khudi (2591 ft/790m)

    Drive to Besisahr in the morning by bus. Catch a local jeep to drive further to Khudi, approx 3 hours drive. Besi Sahar is the headquarter of Lamjung District. There are good views of Lamjung Himal on the left and Himalchuli to the right. Overnight at lodge in Khudi.

    Day 04: Trek to Syange (2991 ft/912m)

    The trail which is a good one climbs gently towards the village of Khudi on the Marsyangdi river. Opposite Khudi (on the west bank of the river) where the Khudi Khola enters the main river the Marsyangdi swings north, the trail rises high above the river and round the corner revealing further views of Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) now very near and rising massively more than 6,700m. Continue up the east bank of the river, crossing Ngadi Khola bridge after 1.5 hours. Climb to Bahundanda ridge (1,310m) in about 2 hours. Descend towards river once again and reach the vicinity of a bridge at Syange after another 2.5 hrs. Total about 7/8 hours. Syange is the northern limit of rice cultivation in Marsyangdi valley.

    Day 05: Trek to Tal (5299 ft/1646m)

    Trail now climbs slowly into an increasingly narrow canyon. Cross the river on a good suspension bridge near Chyamje and continue ascent past canyon descending from rock barriers of Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) and Numun Bhanjyang. Tal, the gateway to Manang District, a beautiful flat meadow with several Bhotia houses and a splendid waterfall coming off the lower reaches of Peak 29. This is a superb site. The trail passes Jagat after 1.5 hours and Chyamje after another 1.5 hours. Tal is another 2 hrs. Short day but all climbing.

    Day 06: Trek to Bagarchap (7101 ft/2165m)

    Ascend east bank of Marsyangdi through the main gorge. The trail here is at times cut-out of vertical cliffs. Cross to the west side of the river at Dharapani 6200 ft. just south of Thonje, the confluence of Marsyangdi and Dudh Khola (the latter coming from Larkya Pass, two days northeast). Do not cross the river to Thonje but turn west and follow trail ascending on the south side of Marsyangdi through forests and meadows for about one hour then climb steeply towards Namun Bhanjyang to Tebang Meadow, a series of lust pasture perched high above the river. Excellent views of Manaslu- and the peaks situated above the Larkya Pass.

    Day 07: Trek to Chame (8902 ft/2714m)

    The trails run diagonally from Tebang through Thankchok village (2865m) and down towards the river to Kupar which lies above the junction of the Marsyangdi with the Nar river, coming in from the north. Police checkpoint here, coming from Tebang, this is a short day of only about 4-5 hrs.

    Day 08: Trek to Pisang (10,400 ft/3171m)

    Cross the bridge to the north side of the river near the horticultural apple farm at Brathang (2744m). The covered bridge with a door in the middle was built by Tibetan Khampas who had a camp close by the Marsyangdi. Begin spectacular ascent to Pisang. This begins the transition into the rain shadow area perched between Ghasa and Tukuche in the Kali Gandaki in fully force below, gaining momentum to break its way through the line of the main Himalayan range between Annapurna II and Manaslu. There is a choice of a campsite at Pisang below the village, either south or north of the river, or about half an hour before in a pleasant wooded country, sheltered from the prevailing wind.

    Day 09: Trek to Braga - Manang (11,349 ft/3460 m)

    You are on easy terrain through forests; climb a small ridge (3445 m). Below the ridge, you can see a long stretch of land that extends to the upper section of Manang Valley. The southern tier of this valley is walled by Annapurna II (7937m), and IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) (7193m) to the west and visible just south of distant sharp rock peak is the Great Barrier and the basin containing Tilicho Lake (7193m) is out of view at the head of the valley. To the north Thorung La (5416m) and Thorungtse (6483m) and barring the way to Tibet in the north, a long ridge of 20-22,00? peaks. Descending from this viewpoint, the path crosses a plain and passes Hongde airstrip (3280m). Further on the Sabje Khola is passed and Braga arrives. Braga is a cliffside village with several monasteries and an excellent campsite for camping in the fields below the village.

    Day 10: Trek to Manang (11,578 ft/ 3530m)- Acclimatization day

    It is essential to spend at least a night in Manang for acclimatization. There are splendid views from Manang. It is a large village situated on a rise immediately across from a huge glacier descending from Tarke Kang and Gangapurna. A beautiful emerald lake lies at its foot. If you stay at Manang instead of Braga it is possible to take a half-day walk to the lake takes located about 3 hours north of Braga at 4818 meters to the main Manang Gompa, or to Khangsar (3740m) on the trail to Tilicho lake.

    Day 11: Trek to Ledar (12,874 ft/4230m)

    A short day on this high altitude treks ,passing through Yak Kharka and Churi lendar. A side trip up the steam following down from the West Chulu peak can be done if time permits.

    Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi (14,566 ft/4441m)

    The trail turns northwest up the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the cliffs. Cross a covered cantilevered bridge and ascend to Phedi. (Base of Thorang La)

    Day 13: Cross Thorang pass (17,769 ft/5416m) and trek to Muktinath (12,332 ft/3760m)

    Ascend steeply for 2 hours to rock ledge and north at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the level top Thorung La. Views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. The peak immediately north of the pass is Thorungtse, to the south is an unnamed peak of 6625m. Descend into Mustang a steep downhill trail for three hours to Muktinath. Splendid views of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is mentioned in the classic Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, and one may see pilgrims bathing in the holy water flowing from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu Temple in a grove of sacred poplars. Muktinath is also home to many ethnic Tibetans and is holy to Buddhist as well, particularly for the temple in which fire miraculously burns in a stream of water.

    Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (8898 ft/2713 m)

    Descend gradually through fields and poplar groves, then steeply into the Kali Gandaki River Valley, reaching the valley floor at Eklebhatti at 2774 m. Follow the valley southward to the headquarters of Mustang District, Jomsom, a large settlement with a STOL airstrip, police station and bank. The Kali Gandaki Valley here is called the Thak Khola, from the ethnic group of the Thakalis, many of whom live in this area. Enterprising and ambitious the Thakalis formerly dominated the salt trade with Tibet in this region and after its collapse diversified into running lodges along the trek route, construction and other business.

    Day 15: Fly to Pokhara. in Pokhara (2689 ft/820m)

    After breakfast, fly to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon explore Pokhara on your own. The lake city of Pokhara is the second best tourist destination in Nepal. It is nice to relax beside the famous Phewa lake. There are many restaurants and bars along the lakeside. You can take a boat ride and swim in the lake. The view of Machhapuchare and all the peaks that you have seen earlier can be seen from Pokhara.

    Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu. Free day
    After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu – a beautiful journey. Check in to Hotel. In Kathmandu.
    Day 17: Transfer to airport, depart Kathamndu
    Free time until departure for shopping. Transfer to the airport. Depart Kathmandu.
  • Trip Cost per person (Based on group size)

    • 1  pax   US$1375  per person
    • 2  pax   US$ 1240 per person
    • 3-5  pax   US$ 1165 per person
    • 6-9  pax   US$ 1095 per person
    • 10 + pax    US$ 1025 per person
    • SGL Supplement: US$ 120

    Cost Includes:

    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and normal standard accommodation in lodges during the trek ( 15 days lodge trek)
    • Service of trek guide and Sherpa assistant above 6 persons in a group
    • Porters to carry personal baggage (24 kg for 2 person)
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Scheduled Airfare:  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS)
    • Arrival and departure transfers.
    • Sightseeing according to the program
    • Hotel accommodation using 3-star category in Kathmandu on BB as per program ( 5 nights double sharing)

    Cost Excludes:

    • Personal warm clothing, down jacket, boots (walking shoes) and sleeping bag
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Cost of emergency evacuation and medical expense
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips
    • Use of unscheduled flight, helicopter (sharing US$340 per person) and rescue flights
    • Medical and emergency rescue and evacuation expenses
    • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program
    • Expenses due to the flight delay, sickness other contingencies

    *Government fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date.
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    Trip Price

    $ 1165

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    • Grade : Strenuous
    • Max Altitude : 5416
    • Best Time : Spring (March-May) Autumn (Oct-Nov)
    • Mode of Trip : Drive / Lodge / Fly
    • Trek Duration : 13