One of the best known treks in Nepal, Annapurna circuit trek takes you to the most beautiful landscape of Nepal. The circuit starts from the low land to the one of the highest pass Throng-la pass. Monasteries, Mani wall, prayer wheel, chorten and the Snowcave Mountains. We walk through the traditional village of Nwagal, visitng the monastery of Braga. lupra village of Muktinath where the Bon religion is still practice.
Highlight of trip.
From low land to the Throng-la pass
Visit of century old monastery of Bagra
The Tibetan village of Ngawal
Bon village of Lupra and its monastery
The diversity of the region and it’s landscape
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Number of walking days: 9 days of trek
Duration: 14 days
Best period: Autumn and spring
Highest Point: 5416m
Vol pour Katmandou
. All airport transfer in private vehicle
.2Night in Kathmandu in BB plan.
.111Night in Pokhara in BB plan.
.Transfer from Kathmandu to Besisahar on Tourist Bus.
.Jeep local from Besisahar to Jagat.
.Full board during trek ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
.English speaking guide for the Trek
.Porter for the trek, 1 porter for 2 pax
.Baggage for trek 13/ person during the trek
.Group size more than 4 pax, we provide 1 assistance guide
.1 day sight seen of Kathmandu valley with tour guide
.Permits ACAP and TIMS
.Topographical map of Annapurna region
.Visa of Nepal ($30for 15 days + photos)
. International flights
.Insurance and assurance
.Meals in Kathmandu and pokhara (excluded Breakfast)
.Entrance fee during sight seen
.Tips, personal expenses, bottle water ,drinks, sleeping bag , hot shower during the trek
Single supplements for 4 nights: $100
Arrive in Kathmandu: Welcome at airport and transfer to Hotel Accommodation: Hotel on BB plan Briefing in the evening
Day 2: Kathmandu – Beshishar- Jagat(1310)
Early morning departure to beshishar, transfer to Jagat by jeep.
While driving we can see the beautiful country side of Nepal. If are lucky, we might see the Himalayan massifs: Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurnas.
Transfer: 6hrs + 3 hrs (Jagat)
Jagat – Dharapani (1960m)
The first of our trek, we walk through the beauty village, pine and oak forest. We arrive at Tal, we are in manang. We are welcome by the mani wall and chorten of the village. We are in the Buddhist village. The villagers have well preserved their temples and monastery. The village of Dharapani lies on the confluence of Marsangdi knola and Larkya River.
Walking hour: 6hs
Elevation positive: +930m
Elevation negative: -330m
Dharapani –Danaque-Koto –Chame (2670m)
From Dharapani village we follow the Marsangdi River and arrive at Bhargarchap, the prayer flags and stone carved with mantras welcome us. After a steep climb, and walking through the rhododendron forest we arrive at Timang village. The next settlement is Koto, the entre point to Nar and Phu Tibetan village. Chame is the capital and centre of administration of Manang.
Walking hour: 6hrs
Elevation positive: 970m
Chame- Upper pisang (3300m)
We walk through the forest dominated by the impressive cliffs. The cliffs are more than 3500m. The lamjung (6983) and Annapurna 2 are on our left as we walk through the pine and coniferous forest. We arrive at Dhikur pokhara. The best place to have a lunch with the massif Annapurna 2 in front of us. The valley of manang opens up. We follow the trail to Upper Pisang, spectacular view of Annapurna range and Manang valley.
Walking Hour: 5-6hrs
Elevation positive: +850m
Elevation negative: -350m
Upper Pisang –Ngawal (3660m)
We walking the trail which passes through the village, the view of Annapurna 2, 4, 3 Gangapurna and kangsar kang is superb. After a steep climb, we arrive to the Ghyaru village. The view point of Manang valley. We admire all the mountain range and Manang valley. The Ghyaru and Ngawal are the two Tibetan villages in this region. In the mean time we visit the village Monastery
Walking hours: 5hrs
Elevation Positive: +650m
Ngawal – Braga- Manang (3500m)
We descend down to the Manang valley, walking through the pine forest. We arrive at Braga village. It’s a typical village of Manang. We visit its beautiful monastery which dates back to 12 century. We follow the trail and arrive at Manang.
Walking hours: 5hrs
Elevation Positive: +255
Manang – Yak Kharka (4050m)
After Manang, we had short day of walking to Yak kharka. As we gain altitude, we need to be careful. And get acclimatized with altitude. From Now, the trail turns north. We follow the pasture land of Yak Kharka. A small hamlet, along the barrier of Chulu peak to the east. The place used to be the summer camp for the Yak herder.
Walking hour: 4 hrs
Elevtaion positive: 570m
Elevation Negative: - 100m
Yak Khakra –Thorang Phedi (4500m)
Today too, we had a short hiking day. Walking slowly and drinking sufficient amount of water is out moto for the day. The path crosses pastureland of yaks, alternating ascents and descents. On our way we might see the wild animals. We are surrounded by snow Cave Mountain on the horizon. We progress slowly to the foot of the throng la. We are at throng Phedi.
Walking hours: 4 hrs
Elevation positive: 520m
10 Thorang Phedi – High Camp – Thorang- la – Muktinath (3800m)
We start early, as there is a steep climb a head up to High camp. After High camp, the trail ascends gradually. Everybody take their time to climb. As we are not in rush nor there is any competition. The Thorang la pass (5416m) is dominated by the Khatung kang and yakawa kang. On the other side is Mustang. The region is dominated by Dhaulagiri and Niligiri Himal. This is the rain shaded region of Nepal. We admire the dry landscape and the Kaligandaki River. After a long descend we came to Muktinath. Hinduistes, Buddhists comes to visit the Muktinath sactuary.
Walking hour: 9 hrs
Elevation positive: 950m
Elevation Negative: -1750m
11 Muktinath –lupra –Jomsom (2750m)
As we leave the Muktinath village. We follow the trial which passes through a pass to Lupra village. Lupra village where Bon Religion still exist in Mustang. The Bon used to be the ancient region of Tibet. The village has still managed to keep its charm despite the development projects. We follow the windy route of Muktinath to arrive the Jomsom.
Walking hour: 5 hrs
Elevation positive: 150m
Elevation negative: - 1100m
12 Jomsom –Pokhara
Early morning flight to Pokhara. Free day in Pokhara
Pokhara – Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu, visit of Pashupatinath, Buddha