14 Days Trek To Annapurna Circuit

Trip Highlights:

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the special trekking knowledge to pearl life time. This trek facades idea of Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak seen at near billets. Trek initiates at Besisahar or Bhulbhule and concludes in Kaligandaki Gorge. It consists of four regions – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi passing through and crosses two different river valleys. Trek is well-known on grand forests, astonishing waterfalls and royal crags. We can detect Hindu villages at the low slopes to the Buddhist culture of Mananag Valley and lower Mustang with ethnic cultures like Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Lama and Thakalis. The trek also follows the traditional trails used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet.

Details

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the exclusive trekking experience to paragon forwhole life. This trek concealments vision of Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak seen at near billets. Trek initiates at Besisahar or Bhulbhule and concludes in Kaligandaki Gorge. It consists of four regions – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi passing through and crosses two different river valleys. Trek is well-known on grand forests, astonishing waterfalls and royal crags. We can detect Hindu villages at the low slopes to the Buddhist culture of Mananag Valley and lower Mustang with ethnic cultures like Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Lama and Thakalis. The trek also follows the antique paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. During the walk the interaction with friendly villagers from different cultural groups can be apparent.  It is a typical circuit trek that starts with a long drive, alongside the main Pokhara road, and following the Marshyangdi River to Besisahar. 

 

Outline Itinerary:

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

Day 02: Kathmandu: Exploration and Trek Planning

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

Day 04: Trek begins 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: Accommodation 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) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 20-25 minutes

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 14:  Final departure

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be received by an evocative from Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest. We may also promenade in the streets of Thamel, a tourist center in Kathmandu for some relic shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition. During our dinner, we will enjoy brilliant traditional Nepalese cooking.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Exploration and Trek Planning
In the present day after breakfast we start a directed tour to numerous of the most historical and mystical magnetisms in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the blessed Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours
We initiate our long drive to Syange early in the morning. In route we get to adore the countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, adjoining farms and of course the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Syange.

Day 04: Trek begins from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours
We arrive Manang district after overpass a large bridge near Tal. The trail passes through barley, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to attend 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
In the present day we convert a few steep wooded ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be received with extraordinary visions of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us ease 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 sight of Paungda Danda rock face, a affected curled rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain brilliant visions of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we incline to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the appealing 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 assurances owing 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: Accommodation day
In edict to keep fit on the tracks that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the verve, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Release Association which will give us some idea about Severe Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours
After Manang village, the track crosses a rivulet, 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 fields where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an antique old Mani wall in an enjoyable field and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Steady rise is the key to evading height problems.

Day 10: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
It is an arduous walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a deferral bridge and reach Ledar village. We rise furthermore and pass through lofty cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are satisfied with one of the best visions 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) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hrs trek, 1 hr drive
Overpass Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our eventual impartial today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the calmest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we understand that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Next, drive to Jomsom a Himalayan village famous for its appealing apples. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 20-25 minutes
In the present day we fly to Pokhara, the lake city in the initial possible airplane. After checking-in at our hotel, we may take a rest or visit the Lakeside area in the locality of the Fewa Lake. Here, we can indulge in buying some souvenirs or sampler some local delicacies. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will leave the striking 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 Leaf Holidays Treks and Expeditions in the evening to celebrate the fruitful completion of our voyage.

Day 14: Final departure
Our exploration in Nepal ends today; Leaf Holidays Treks and Expeditions evocative will escort us to the airport around 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have sufficient of time to plan our next quest in the delightful country Nepal.

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