Annapurna Circuit Trek
Commencing with an overland journey to Beshi Sahar, 130 km West of Kathmandu where we overnight, our trek follows the gorge of Marshyangdi river through lush fields of paddy, innumerable tiny streams, waterfalls and beautiful villages, eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.). The trek gains in height fairly gently reducing the chances of altitude sickness, although we do spend a day acclimatising before crossing the Thorang-La (5416 m.). From a high lodge camp we are up early for our crossing of the Thorang- La (tremendous high mountain feelings) before our decent to Muktinath in the lower Mustang region, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu people in Nepal.
We continue through the dry, arid landscape to Kagbeni, a fascinating historical fortress town. The trail back follows the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom (optional fly out here) beneath the shadow of immense Himalayan peaks and through the deepest canyon in the World. We descend to Tatopani before ascending to Ghorepani and Poon hill for some tremendous sunrise views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. A further two days are spent trekking through beautiful Rhododendron bamboo and Oak forest before eventually reaching Nayapul for a short drive to the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara. This trek is considered to be a classic Nepal trek - to experience the vast bio diversity and cultural heritage Nepal is renowned for.
Max. altitude: 5416 mtrs.
Minimum group size: Any
Day 01 Drive, Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (6 hours)
Day 02 Beshi Sahar / Bahun Danda (1398 m.)
Day 03 Bahun Danda / Chyamje (1430 m.)
Day 04 Chyamje / Dharapani (1860 m.)
Day 05 Dharapani / Chame (2670 m.)
Day 06 Chame / Pisang (3200 m.)
Day 07 Pisang / Manang (3540 m.)
Day 08 Rest at Manang
Day 09 Manang / Yak Kharka (4018 m.)
Day 10 Yak Kharka / Thorang phedi (4450 m.)
Day 11 Thorang phedi / Thorang pass (5416 m.)descend to Muktinath (3800 m.)
Day 12 Muktinath / Kagbeni (2800 m.)
Day 13 Kagbeni / Marpha (2670 m.)
Day 14 Marpha / Kalopani (2530 m.)
Day 15 Kalopani / Tatopani (1190 m.)
Day 16 Tatopani / Shikha (1935 m.)
Day 17 Shikha / Ghorepani (2750 m.)
Day 18 Ghorepani / Tadapani (2590 m.)
Day 19 Tadapani / Ghandruk (1940 m.)
Day 20 Ghandruk / Nayapul / Pokhara, overnight hotel.
Day 21 Drive,Pokhara / Kathmandu (7 hours).
Note: The best season for this trek is March to May and October to December. The trek can be operated in both teahouses and under the canvas on request, as well as being able to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting & wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.
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