All about Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna circuit trek or Round trek is kind of long trek for about 18 days at most but it’s the best among trekkers. Annapurna circuit trek allows you through throng la pass at an altitude of 5,416m touching the edge of Tibetan plateau highest pass on this trail. Circuit trek allows thrilling walk through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to east Dhaulagiri 8167m hovering to west This trek is a quest to discover the mountain scenery at close quarters Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre(fishtail), Manaslu, Gangapurnna(7455m) and Tilicho(7134m) and what more..? Numerous peaks ranging from 6000m to 8000m. During the whole circuit trekkers enjoy the cultural variance from Hindu villages at low foothills to Tibetan culture of Himalayan. Warm hospitality of peoples and their mixed culture variety add up additional energy in you to travel more.
Our Pickup van will be available at the airport & we will escort you to the Hotel.
On this day you will explore the delightful capital city Kathmandu. Take a visit to UNESCO world heritage site sites- Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square & more. Your trip starts form next morning & we will brief your entire plan.
On this day we drive to Beshi Sahar it takes 6-7 hours long to reach Besi Sahar. we drive through views of hills and farm fields & you will spend overnight at Besi Sahar.
Now you will take a bus or jeep to reach Bhulbule later you will start walking towards Bahun danda. After crossing Marsyangdi river you will pass through terraced fields & forests, explore 8000m peaks likes Manaslu, Himala Chuli, & others in the region. after a steep climb, you will reach Bahun danda. it's a small yet beautiful village & you will spend overnight at Bahun danda.
Having breakfast, you will start your day towards Chamje. Form Bahun danda, the trail dips abruptly till you reach Syangle. Later on crossing Marsangdi river you ascend through a village of jagat. on descending, & climbing again you will reach Chamje. Overnight at Chamje.
On this day you will cross narrow valleys filled with rhodendron. pine & bamboo forests. On crossing the rocky folds of mountain, you cross a bridge & ascend to wider valley. After crossing Tal village you trek past fields of barley, wheat & potatoes & finally reach Dharapani. from here you will turn west bypassing pine & fir forests & reach Bhagarchhapp(2160m)
On this day you will reach Village & then take a steep climb towards Tamang village. This village offers beautiful village with exquisite views of peaks like Manaslu, Lamjung, Annapurna & others. Now from here, you stroll towards Tibetan village. later on, passing through Thanchowk, then kolo & finally reach Chame. you will spend overnight at Chame(2710m).
You will start the day from the older part of Chame & climb up to Telekhu. on crossing forests, you reach Barathang & after crossing back to the south bank of Marsyangdi river. later on, climbing over a ridge, you will reach Pisang form upper part of Manag valley. you will stay overnight at Pisang(3300m).
On this day, you will head for Manang. Along the trail, you will see Tibetan style village named Barga where houses are stacked upon each other. you will then reach gompa which offers beautiful views of the entire village. By now you will reach Manang(3540m) & spend night there.
It's always a wise idea to acclimatize at least for a day. The increasing elevation requires some rest & energy so we will rest today in the meantime, you can take a short tour to Khangsar village
Along the way you will likely see horses, yaks & blue sheep grazing in pastures on crossing those pastures you will reach Letdar(4245m). Overnight Letdar
On early morning you will head for Thorang Phedi(4600m). you will follow the east bank of Jarang Khola on crossing the Khola you will reach Thorang Phedi. you will spend overnight here.
To Muktinath this is probably the toughest day as you will be crossing 5416m pass. Snowfall might block path sometimes & trail could be crowded. It roughtly takes 16 hours to complete the journey & reach a target destination on time. You can expect 4-6 hours of trek form thorung Phedi to reach throng la pass Thorang la pass is the highest & best viewpoint in the Annapurna region. On descending along Dhaulagiri you will then reach Muktinath.
From Muktinath, you will descend through springs, meadows, and trees till Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative center and headquarters of Mustang. We will spend our overnight in Jomsom.
From Jomsom, you will descend further down to reach Kali Gandaki valley followed by Marpha. Marpha is famous for apple brandy. Now you will pass through Chokhopani, a traditional Thakali village & on crossing rivery you will reach Kalopani (2530m).
You will descend down from Kalopani & reach Ghasa. From here you will pass through forests & famous Ruptse chhahara(waterfall) to reach Narchyang Besi. Continuing the trek you will soon reach Tatopani. Tatopani offers natural hot spring enjoy dipping in hot spring & you will stay Overnight here
After all such tiredness one rest day could be a relief. so you better rest for a day enjoy organic tea, read books just make yourself a day.
From Tatopani, you will head for Ghorepani. On the way, you will likely see terraced fields & farmlands. also, you will get a glimpse of stunning Annapurna south. overnight at Ghorepani.
We will hike early morning to Poon hill so that we do not miss the magnificent sunrise view. At Ghorepani we'll take breakfast and move towards Nayapul. Drive Pokhara from Nayapul. Overnight in Pokhara
Today we will take a drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. Feel free to stroll around the shopping streets of Thamel. In evening, we will organize a farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of the trek.
We will escort you to the airport, Have a safe journey back home.