Annapurna Circuit Trek is probably one of world’s famous trek beginning at Besi Sahar and ending at Jomsom, is considered the "classic" trek in Nepal. The walk starts off in sub-tropical forests and terraced farm lands and climbs through oak and rhododendron forests into fir and pine and finally into sub-alpine. Then the pure alpine regions of the magnificent Thorung La pass (5416m),the highest trekking pass in the world. The trek offers you the diversity of cultural and traditional variation in respect of caste and religious differences that shows the harmony and the eco-diversity. This route provides an excellent “window” through which you can view a wonderful cross section of Nepal. If you have the time to visit only one sector of this country-make it the Annapurna region. Spectacular, close-up views of soaring, ice-capped peaks, tumbling waterfalls, lush forests, craggy high passes provide the backdrop for ancient walled villages and people representing many of Nepal’s ethnic groups. Despite the length, some sections are moderately easy with the serious challenges beginning above Manang and crossing the pass. From Thorung Phedi the trail climbs 1000m to the Summit and then descends 1600m to the scared pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Thise side of the route is no less interesting than the eastern sector, although it is more developed. The villages of Jharkot and Kagbeni are all worthy of extra time to enjoy and explore the typical landscape and people.This site leads to the desert valley of upper mustang where ,still exists a king of region.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar
You have a 6 hour scenic drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. O/N at Besi Sahar.
Day 04: Besi Sahar to Chamje (1410m)
After breakfast take a local jeep to Syange and trek to Chamje. O/N at Chame.
Day 05: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m)
Crossing the Marshyangdi river and making several ups and down the trail forwards through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Tal Besi and to the foot of a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675m). Descending following the east bank of river, the trek gets to Karte and climbs to Dharapani (1920m). Then the trek enters the east- west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and finally reaches to Bagarchap. O/N at Bagarchap.
Day 06: Bagarchap to Chame (2630m)
From Bagarchap the trail climbs through forest to Dhanakyu (2290m), crosses several landslides and travels uphill through the forest to Lattemarang (2360m). The trail climbs and then descends to Thanchok and to Kotho (2590m), a meadow surrounded by huge pine and spruce trees. Walking about half- hour you will reach to Chame, the administrative head quarters for the Manang district. From here you have the excellent view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. O/N at Chame .
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3190m)
From Chama you will reach Bhratang after walking through the pine forest and huge apple orchard which is surrounded by a stone wall. The trail forward has admirable views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and reaches to Pisang, upper part of Manang Valley. O/N at Manang Valley.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
The trail makes a long climb with excellent views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7134m), before reaching to the Manang airstrip at Hongde (3325m). Crossing to the north bank of Marshyangdi on a bridge the trail reaches Mungji (3360m) and then climbs to Bryaga (3550m), a Tibetan-style village. Finally after leaving Bryaga, you will reach Manang. O/N at Manang.
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Manang
After having breakfast you will climb the ridge to the north of the village for excellent views of Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Tarke Kang (7193m). If you descend from the village you will see the glacial lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from Gangapurna (7454m). Back to Manang. O/N at Manang.
Day 10: Manang to Letdar (4250m)
From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tengi, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley before reaching the small village of Gunsang (3930m). The trail passes through a sparse forest of juniper, rose, and barberry and crosses a large stream to reach Yak Kharka (4090m). Walking about an hour further you will reach Letdar. O/N at Letdar.
Day 11: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m)
From Letdar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and cross the stream on a bridge. Then making a short descent you will reach to Thorung Phedi. O/N at Throung Phedi.
Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m)
From Thorung Phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. From here the views are outstanding. The trail descends steeply and during the decent there are excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where you can see the impressive temple of Lord Shiva. O/N at Muktinath.
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)
From Muktinath the trail descends to Jharkot and to Khingar. Beyond Khingar you will meet the junction of two routes. The first one is Kagbeni (the entrance of upper Mustang) and another is to Jomsom. Then the trail proceeds to Eklebatti following the Kali Gandaki River. You will finally reach to Jomsom where you can see the Annapurna Conservation Project check post, hospital, airport and army camp. O/N at Jomsom. If you like to shorten your trek you can fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara (about 20 minutes short, but scenic flight).Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu. overnight at Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!
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