ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

Annapurna Circuit is also known as the Around Annapurna trek. Whatever you call it, it is a classic walk and one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. It follows terraced fields, takes you over the Thorong La at its highest point and then down through the world’s deepest gorge-the Kali Gandaki gorge.

A road is being built between many of the towns and villages but there are still opportunities to get off the road and experience the grandeur of this walk. A key feature of this walk is its diversity. (We may mention this again!) Trekking in the Southern slopes of Manaslu and the Annapurna ranges takes you through areas that are heavily settled and farmed. As you move to the higher regions you walk through thick forests of rhododendron and fir. The region is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups including Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris and Newars. Once you cross the pass, you move into the realm of the Thakali and Mustang tribes who have controlled the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki for ages.

All this cultural and ethnic diversity and more (depending on the season!).

 

17 Days

5416m

Moderate

Camping - Lodge

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, Briefing.

Day 02: After break your Sightseeing day starts around 9am.  Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar 6hrs (820m)

Day 04: Drive Besisahar to Chyamche and trek to Taal (1700m)

Day 05: Taal to Chame (2670m)

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m)

Day 07: Pisang to Manang Via Ngawal (3540m)

Day 08: Excursion day

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4050n)

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong phedi (4450m)

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (Via Thorong La 5416m) (3800m)

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2810m)

Day 13: Flight to Pokhara from Jomsom (850m)

Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 16: Free Day Shopping day

Day 17: Departure