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Annapurna round trekking can be one of the good choices in Annapurna region. The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Circuit. The complete circuit has only been possible since the 1980's when the Manang area was officially opened up to the non-Nepal visitors. For an all-round experience of the scenery and cultures of Nepal this trek has a lot to offer. Annapunra round Trekking starts from Besishahar, the lush Marsyangdi valley, that separates Annapurna from that of Manaslu, the scenery is composed of lush cultivated field with dense forest on either side. Annapurna round trek will end to the beautiful city Pokhara.
In the winter season, orange trees are laden with fruit and fragrant frangipani blossoms cast their scent along the trails. As you travel higher the valley becomes more rugged until the villages and forest finally give way to the arid hills of Manang. The Thorangla pass at 5416 meters marks the highest point of this trek after which the trail joins the Kali Gandaki River that follows through the deepest gorge on earth. From Thorang La (5416m) pass you will see the beautiful ranges of mountain Annapurnas from the eye level. After the pass you will see another side of ranges of mountains, different culture of thakali people, cultivated fields, the places in Muktinath, Jomsom, Tukuche, Marpha and so on. Annapunra round trekking gives you full satisfaction of two different areas before and after the pass, different people and their cultures.
Trip Duration: 15 days (10 days Trek & 5 days in City)
Accommodation: Lodge/ Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
Maximum Altitude: 5416m
Starting Point: Jagat
Ending Point: Besishahar
Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu airport, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu
After Breakfast sightseeing Tour to Shyambhunath Stupa, Where you can see a lots of monkeys & beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley. This old stupa called by Monkey Temple as well. Bouddhanath Stupa, second biggest Stupa in the world & Pashupatinath Temple, famous Hindus Temple. In the afternoon prepare for Trekking. O/n at Hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Jagat(1290m)
After Breakfast we drive to Besishahar then continue drive to Jagat. Approximately 8-9hrs drive. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04 Jagat - Dharapani (1920m)
After Breakfast we decends until it almost reaches the river and then begins to climb again through a forest. we will reach to Chyamje, which is marked by a magnificent waterfall on the opposite bank. On the way we cross the suspension bridge. We continue on an undulating path above the river. We descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. After Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding. there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani. [walk approx 5 hours]
Day 05 Dharapani - Chame (2630m)
As we cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, we arrive at Bagarchhap, You will continue to the forest of the Fir and rocky declivities with the view of the Manaslu and Annapurna II (7939m.) Chame is the capital of the Manag district situated in the bank of the river Marshyangdi Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. (Walk approx 5 hours)
Day 06 Chame - Pisang (3190m)
With Lamjung Himal [6893m] sparkling in the morning sun, we set off for Pisang. A spectacular waterfall can be sighted near Brathangs village. Pisang is in the lap of the Pisang peak which is popular peak to climb.We can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the northeast. Continuing on, we come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. (walk approx 5 hours)
Day 07 Pisang - Manang (3520m)
This is really wonderful trail with the pastures by the Yaks, Horses and cattle .The trail offers some magnificent sights of the top of Annapurna's After short walk from Pisang village the trail forks and one climbs to the Ngwal from where the view of the Annapurna's is wonderful.We spend the the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags which adorn the houses. (walk approx 4 hours)
Day 08 Manang Rest Day (3520m)
Rest in Manang for acclimatization. The Himalayan Rescue Association and they brief about the High altitude, sickness and the way to be safe from the problems. The Gangapurna Lake is nice to view and one can walk around the town to explore. Mountaineering school also in Manang where the basic training of the mountaineering is given by Nepal Mountaineering Association can be visit the day.
Day 09 Manang - Ledar (4250m)
Early morning after Breakfast we Trek from Manang the landscape is more like Tibetan platue It seems more gradual rather than up but hard to breathe and take longer time to cover the short distance with the magnificent Annapurna Himal in view all the way, while behind us we can see Peak 29 and Himalchuli in the distance Climbing the path past the summer village of Gunsang, we cross the Gundon Khola via a wooden bridge. We come to the small settlement of Letdar. (walk approx 3 hours)
Day 10 Ledar - Thorang Phedi(4500m)
Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. (walk approx 3 hours)
Day 11 Thorang Phedi - Muktinath (3800m)
Start the climbing early in the morning. This is the most awaited day for your Nepal trip. The top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m. is the highest point for the whole period. Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God with the meaning of the "God of Salvation". The Sep- Oct fest is the most interesting and crowded. Apart from this, this is the greatest example of the co-relation and harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism. (walk approx 7-8 hours)
Day 12 Muktinath - Jomsom (2709 m)
We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom and are rewarded with tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River. We spend the night at Jomsom.
Day 13 Jomsom - Pokhara
We take morning flight down to Pokhara takes 40mintues. Then Transfer to Hotel in Pokhara. Free afternoon on your own for rest or relaxation. O/n Hotel.
Day 14 Pokhara - Kathmandu
After Breakfast Drive back to Kathamndu by Tourist Bus or your private Vehicle takes 5hrs drive. O/n Hotel.
Day 15 Departure
Drive to Airport for your Final Departure.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions availability of porters and the health of Trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Lodge Trek we provide Trekkers lodge as accommodation which is normally simple, neat & clean. We provide your meals as simple Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Trekkers Restaurant. And Camping Trek You are accomodated in tents whilst on trek. We usually camp near village. We have our own cook team who will do all the cooking on trek. This also ensures that we have good control over hygiene.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 7 - 8 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky. There may also be some snow cover on the Thorong La.