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  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Activity: Trekking, City Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 5416m
  • Starts from: Besishahar
  • Finishes at: Pokhara
  • Best Seasons: Except Dec and Jan months of the year.

Trip Highlights:

Manang village, Thorung La Pass (5416m), The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, Views of the Dhaulagiri Ice – Fall, The world’s deepest canyon in the Kali Gandaki river, Hot Spring at Tatopani, and Sunrise and mountains views from Poon Hill Thus,  Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as a highly reputed and fabulous trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and passes along the Marshyangdi River, with great scenery of Lamjung Himal, Manashlu range and Himal Chuli in the east. This magnificent trek introduces you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the snow-covered Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally remarkable. The highest point of the trek is Thorung La pass at the top of the valley, 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki - the world's deepest canyon passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara,

Day 1:

Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our airport representative from All Trekkers Team, and taken to hotel. Your first night in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:

Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar with some of trekking crews while, rest of them (if any) will meet on the way to Trek(790m). About 5/6 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Guest House in Beshisahar.

Day 3: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m).

Today, our journey starts from Besishahar, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village,  As we continue the from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m.Then we go to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m we spend the night.

Day 4: Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m).

Today the course drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stony village of Jagat just before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400m. We stop there for the Overnight at Guest House.

Day 5: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).

The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stony entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages northwards. We visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical thatched  roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 6: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).

With often pass rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Thanchowk at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Koto at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town. Overnight at Guest House.

 Day 7: Chame to Pisang (3300m).

The day starts a marvelous trek through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, We also cross a river on a long bridge at 2910m and another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which lies between 3200m and 3300m. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3500m).

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternating trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route from Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the chocolate box but partially hidden village of Braka at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 9: Manang - Acclimatization day

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine walks and viewing over the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation and have a night rest.

Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4250m).

Today we leave Manang, and the trail leads an ascent of nearly 2000m to Thorung La pass. We climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse and wonderful. Our night at Guest House.

Day 11: Ledar to Phedi or High camp (4600m).

The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can find some good Guesthouses. We pass  our night stay will be there. Our night at Guest House.

Day 12: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).

The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill”, begins the day to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. Nevertheless, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view to forget the struggle. We pass the relaxing night in Guest House.

Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2600m)

This place is also nice settlements of more than 100 houses of Thakali people. It has also monasteries, and few apple brandy factory. If you are interested to see how apple brandy are produced, you will be taken there too. Don’t forget to get apple pie, apple crumble and fresh apple juice.

Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2100m)

On this day, you will follow Kaligandaki River and find Tukuche, Larjung, Kobang villages. In those village also there are big majority of Thakali cast people, there are also apple orchid. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 15: Ghasa to Tatopani (1200m)

On this day mostly you need walk gradual down hill, will find water fall and it’s called by “Rukshe Chhahara”. Then next place comes Dana and from Dana trails begin flat to Tatopani. T his place is famous for its hot spring. This is the best place to relax your body after a long days trek with relaxing night at Guest House.

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani.

It’s long days and high steadily climb part too. You need walk about 7/8 hours to get Ghorepani from Tatopani. You will have lunch break at Shikha after 4 hours treks. You will see Magar cast people in these villages and rhododendron forest is most attraction part of this day. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 17: Hiking to Poonhill –

Early wake up to see the sunrise view from Poonhill which is 45 minutes walk from Ghorepani. From the top of Poonhill we can see many more peaks. Like, South Annapurna, Neelgiri, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and many other unknown peaks. After see sunrise we will get back Ghorepani and will have nice breakfast. After breakfast we will starts to walk for Tikhedhunga. We will walk about 5 hours and mostly part we need walk down hill. We will see some village, farm field, rhododendron forest. Over night at Tikhedhunga.

Day 18: Trek to Birethati:

On this day we will walk about 4 hours and mostly part short down hill and flat. The closer spot from Pokhara. And we take one and half hour - drive to get Pokhara. Our night  at hotel in Pokhara with a lot relaxes.

Day 19:

We, after enjoying the worth-seeing views and places in Pokhara, take a drive back to Kathmandu spending about 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20:

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley around (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square, Sleeping God, Royal palace, Kali Temple etc. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21:

Transfer to Airport for your Farewell!