Annapurna Circuite Trek

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TiLicho Lake (4920m), is the highest Lake in the world, (By Dr. Harka Gurung) before discover this lake people believe that Titicaca (3812m) Peru Bolivia. Annapurna Circuit trek makes travel to feel like it’s real Nepal and it’s unique cultural travel both Hindu and Buddhist.

When you start this trek from sea level of 86o m and you will pass the height of 5460m Thorong pass or Tilicho lake pass 5121m Mesokanta pass trek. Both trek now we can drive direct bus from kathmandu to Jagat 9hrs drive. Mostly rice fields we can see during the drive in narrow valley.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
Airfare Accommodations
2 days cruise Professional guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Meandering river of Marshangdi gives it’s real like glacier water and small hydro power project in nagdi and upper Marsangdhi and newly track open up to Manang highway drive makes you Nepal is developing their poor infrastructure.

But for nature lover, hiker, trekker and traveler always missing their one of the most important part in the world. Manang is the most populer village for this trek, when we are at Manang people love to take rest and explore around Gurung cultural tour, visit monastery, visit Melarepa cave, visit cave monk, visit Ganga purna lake and glacier.

After few days you will cross the pass 5460m you feel like you won the war. After pass you will see the greatest view of Dhaulagiri and entered Mustang holi Kaligandaki valley.

Day 1 Drive to Jagat(1300m)

After Break fast at star Hotel in kathmandu you will drive to by private car or jeep safari to Jagat about 8-9 hrs (200km). During the drive you will see meandering river of Trisuli river first and after break at Mukling bazzer, drive will follow Marsandghi river till Besishar to Jagat, and your guest house at Jagat stop for night. Your guide will short brief about next day trek.

Day 2 Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)

Next morning wake up around 6:00am, make packing your belongings on Daffle bag, breakfast will start 7:15, after your breakfast trek will start 8:00 am , your porter will carry your staff, you will carry only your day backpack, drinking water, sun cream, extra few chocolate and camera, you have to carry always with you cause porter sometime goes farther or behind you. During the trekking path you will see waterfall, rain forest, and heavy noise of Marsangdhi river.There are few settlement of Gurung people and it’s culture. After 3 hrs walk lunch break at Tal 9very nice village. After lunch trek to Dharapani.

Day 3 Dharapani to Chame(2670m)

Today, after same time like before we start trek from Dharapani, it’s nice village and port between Mansalu trek and Annapurna trek. Treks begins with green rain forest and will cross nice village called Danaqu, there are few Buddhist mani stones, and its flags can see.Crossing the Danakyo khola climb up to 500m and stop for Lunch at Timang, from here we start to see mt. Manslu and few other renge of Annapurna, trek continue to Chame takes around 3 hrs.

Day 4 Chame to Pisang(3200)

After great breakfast at our guest house, start trek to Pisang, trail goes gently up and after few hours we will cross the Marshangdhy River with suspension bridge. During walking , there are really nice pine treestill Dukur pokhari (Lunch Place). When we get there the land looks like we are locked by massif white clip rock and nice valley makes us more excited and can see really great views of Annapurna range, Pisang peak, and Chulu west. We will stop at Pisang village. This village people is totally Buddhist practice with Tibet culture. Mostly land they plant potatoes, and keep animal like yak, cow, sheep, and horse.

Day 5 Pisang to Manang

This is the most interesting day for traveller cause, there is easy walk and mostly trail is flat.On the way you can see small airstrip at Humde, when you move your head around you will see around is only mountain and Manang valley. The Marsangdhi river is now smaller in both size and noise too, cause it’s flooding on flat land. You will stop at Braga before Manang and visit old monastery.

Day 6 Manang Rest day

Today most of the western traveller makes acclimatization at Manang(3540m), after wake up make short day trip to Ganga purna lake and Glacier, visit Meralrapa cave at Kresang, visit cave monk at top of the mountain. Or somebody visit nice Manang village, there are really nice bakery and local restaurant, can have some Nepali Beer or can write post card to friend. There are more then 500 population and about 200 houses together. Manang is quite big town and most people around come to trade here.

Day 7 Manag to Yak Kharka (4018m)

Today we will start trek like before and walk slowly up to Lather, during walking we will pass several mani stones, and villager’s houses and also a lot of Tibet sovineir shops. We can buy really nice old things they bring from Tibet. During the walk we can see the absolute great views of Annapurna himalaya range. We will stop at Yak kharka small settlement of Manangi people. Only 4 hrs walk and you will feel little bit altitude.

Day 8 Yak Kharka to Thorong Base Camp (4450m)

Yak kharka mean there local people use to keep yak and a lot of open land for grazing grass for animals. So, many many animals love to stay around, we can see a lot of mountain thar, blue sheep, and few musk deer and birds like Danfe (Himalayen pheasant). Trail from Yak kharka to Phedi is quite difficult of landslide.We have to take care of it cause rock always getting fall down. Today mostly people will get tired by altitude and will get little headache. When we reach to Thorong Base Camp, we will get enough drink tea or food then we will refresh to climb High Camp(4950m). Sleep High camp make easier for next morning but if not well, we will return to BC.

Day 9 Thorong High Camp/Base Camp to Muktinath(3760m)

Early in the morning around 4 : 00 am in the morning wake up and drink some tea coffee start walk to cross the popular Thorong pass (5460m), It takes 3-4 hrs to get on the top, from top we will see both side the greatest view of all mountain. About trail there is well mark by ACAP and easily can walk and more safety cause there is no change of falling rocks any where. After pass you have to descent about 1300m to get in Muktinath temple. to get bottom of hill there is 500m is step down path. At Muktinath you will enjoy a lot of joy, success, happiness, sorrow of pain legs, but holi temple you all will forget this.

Day 10 Muktinath to Kagbeni (2970m)

After visiting around Muktinath temple, we will slowly trek down to Kagbeni. It takes only 3-4 hrs walk but afternoon always strong wind from south makes trouble, always looking another landscape and meandering Kaligandaki river and Mustang valley makes your trek exciting. You will see very fascinating Thakali’s guest houses and tea shop are always charming and interesting to see at dinning hall to kitchen. When you get at Kagbeni you will see the old red paint monastery and can visit inside to look around. And village makes you more interesting to look people, and their Tibet culture.

Day 11 kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m)

Today we will walk close to Kaligandaki river and try to find fossil at the bank of river is called “Saligram”, Hindu people believe that god Bishnu live in it. Afternoon it is really strong wind from south makes us quite tired and meandering river kaligandaki makes more fun and interesting to walk on the sand. We will arrive at Jomsome can do little sight seeing around the village. This village is the biggest village in Mustang District. Nice small rounded houses are attraction of the village with it’s Thakali culture. There is small airstrip too.And make plan for next day fly back to Pokhara or Drive back to Pokhara.

Day 12 Jomsom to Pokhara

If we take flight to Pokhara or drive back to Pokhara, we will make sight seeing around the nice city of Pokhara. Pokhara is the most attraction tourist destination in Nepal. We can visit Mahendra Cave, Boating at lake, visit Stupa, and see paragliding. We can spend 2 nights at Pokhara even more. Your all city tour is guided with expert guide.

Day 13Pokhara Fly back to Kathmandu

When we finish our trek in Annapurna from Pokhara you can fly back to kathmandu, it take only 30 minutes flight. When we arrive in kathmandu you will transfer to star Hotel free day. More sight seeing or guided city tour, shopping. Last dinner in kathmandu city.