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Annapurna Circuit Trek (inc Thorong La Pass) - 15 Days

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Itinerary

Day 1
8th November, 2022 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Kathmandu Adventures. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Kathmandu Adventures display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. Overnight Kathmandu

Day 2
9th November, 2022 - Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (1100m): 7 to 9 hrs

We begin our journey at dawn as we have an 7 to 9 hour drive to arrive at our trek starting point at Besisahar. While enroute we see the beautiful countryside that Nepal has to offer. Rivers, villages, farms and spectacular mountain scenery. The road to Besisahar is paved so enjoy the relative comfort of today journey. Besisahar mean “the city at the base of the slope and is home to Brahmin, Magar, Chheri, Tamang and Newar cultures Overnight stay at Besisahar

Day 3
10th November, 2022 - Besisahar to Pisang (3,300m): 7 to 8 hrs

Today we continue our drive as deep into the Annapurna ranges as we can before we commence our trekking. We traverse a steep and narrow path through a very dense forest that bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up we welcome the surrounding views of the majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in the U-shaped valley of Manang between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites, we reach Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 4
11th November, 2022 - Pisang to Manang (3,500m): 4 to 5 hrs

Today we will have the choice of two routes. If we take the upper route (highly recommended), through Upper Pisang via Geru, we will be treated to outstanding Himalayan sceneries. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely tempt us. We experience our first contrast with the landscape and vegetation today, the cold and dry climate creates a much harsher, barren environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. Overnight at Manang.

Day 5
12th November, 2022 - Manang: Rest Day

Today is our scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay still so a short walk to higher altitude is suggested to help get acclimatized with the altitude. The next two days will be very challenging and tiring, with a significant gain in altitude. We should always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake are sights worth visiting for acclimatization and offer beautiful views. We have an easy excursion to a village called Vraga, where we will see the village’s monastery. At this site, we also visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association where we receive important information about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at Manang.

Day 6
13th November, 2022 - Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3 to 4 hrs

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest along the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail continues northward, through pastures and a scrub of juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation. The trail passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead and passes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes the ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at Yak Karka.

Day 7
14th November, 2022 - Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3 to 4 hrs

Today we make our way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers use this point as a Base Camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today to assist in acclimatization and help make the next day easier. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we have the best chance of a good night sleep rather than a risky sleep at the higher altitude of High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 8
15th November, 2022 - Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath (3,800m): 7 to 8 hrs

We reach the climax of our Annapurna circuit trek today. It will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime - crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La (5416m/17764ft). An early start is important to complete the task ahead and ensure the best of the day’s weather. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are so mesmerizing, that our eyes watch more over the horizon than on our trail. Once we have reached the top of Thorong La we are rewarded with panoramic Himalayan views. From here we begin the slow decent to Muktinath. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, the area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the harmony of religions throughout Nepal. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 9
16th November, 2022 - Muktinath to Tatopani (1190m): 3 to 4hrs Drive

Today, we drive around 5 hrs. via Kagbeni and take advantage of it to drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki - the world`s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles the Tibetan Plateau. If time permits, we will enjoy the Natural hot springs to relieve our weary body Overnight in Tatopani

Day 10
17th November, 2022 - Tatopani walk uphill to Ghorepani (2874m): 6 Hrs

We start our walk today in Tatopani and walk up the north face to the mountain village of Ghorepani we walk through the village of Ghara magar biggest Rhododendron forest in the world. As we climb the views of this side of the Annapurna provide a very different perspective than we have seen in previous days. Overnight in Ghorepani

Day 11
18th November, 2022 - Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani 7 hour walk

Today we rise before dawn for an early morning walk to Poon Hill to watch the amazing sunrise over the Annapurna mountain ranges, we then head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast before walking the Rhododendron forests to the village of Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 12
19th November, 2022 - Tadapani to Ghundruk 5 hrs. then drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we start our morning trek towards the village of Ghundruk before we board our vehicle for the drive back to Pokhara to enjoy the scenery along the way. Our journey through the mountains complete we get to rest tonight in the lake city of Pokhara. Overnight Pokhara

Day 13
20th November, 2022 – Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast we make our way to Pokhara Bus Station to board of Luxury bus back to Kathmandu. After days in the mountains, it is nice to relax in an ultra-comfortable lounge style chair as we watch the mountains, rivers and villages pass by. Tonight, we visit a Cultural show and enjoy a traditional Nepali meal and are presented with our certificates for completion the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14
21st November, 2022 – Kathmandu Day Tour

Today we will take in the sights and sounds and the bustling city of Kathmandu. We will be taken on a day tour of the city to see some of its most famous and recognisable monuments. We start the morning with a walk to Sambhunath Stupa also known as the monkey temple mounting the 365 stairs to the temple entrance before being taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our next stop is Nepal’s most revered Buddhist monument Boudhanath Stupa where we will stop for lunch at a rooftop restaurant with a view over the temple, before joining the pilgrims to circumambulate the temple three times for good luck. Our final stop for the day are the funeral ghats at Pashipatinath Temple. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 15
22nd November, 2022 - Farewell Friend

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today, If the flight is an afternoon or evening flight you are free to wander the streets of Thamel to experience the hustle and bustle of the city or for some last-minute shopping. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Kathmandu Adventures will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights 4 star Level hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast. (Apsara Boutique Hotel or similar)
  • 1 nights 4 star Level Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast. (Da Yatra Courtyard or similar)
  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • Transportation to Besisahar
  • Jeep transportation from Besisahar to our trekking start point
  • Muktinath to Tatopani by local transport
  • Teahouse accommodation with breakfast in the mountains
  • Govt. trained guide/porter with their insurance, salary and food
  • Company logo printed duffle bag
  • 12 kg luggage allowance for the trek (1 porter for every two guests)
  • Luxury bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • National park entry fees
  • TIMS permit card

Exclusions:

  •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Mountain teahouses except where specified.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water snacks, and shower battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal Travel Insurance, including medical evacuation insurance which is recommended but not compulsory.
  • Additional accommodation at the commencement or conclusion of the trek.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek (inc Thorong La Pass)
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