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 Snow cave Mountains. We walk through the traditional village of Nwagal, visiting 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
Trek to Tilicho Lake
Bon village of Lupra and its monastery
The diversity of the region and it’s landscape
Vol pour Katmandou
. All airport transfer in private vehicle
.3Night 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
.2 day sight seen of Kathmandu valley with tour guide
.Permits ACAP and TIMS
.Topographical map of Annapurna region
.Visa of Nepal (30 days for 50 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: $120
Arrive in Kathmandu: Welcome at airport and transfer to Hotel Accommodation: Hotel on BB plan Briefing in the evening
Kathmandu – Beshishar- Jagat(1310)-Dharapani (1960m) Early morning departure to beshishar, transfer to Dharapani 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)
Day 3: 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
Day 8: Manang – acclimatization day
Today, we have a full day rest to be acclimatized to altitude.
Note: we can do a hike towards the Gangapurna Glacier and visit the manang village.
Manang- Khangsar – Tilicho Base camp (4150m)
After a 10 min work from Manang villge, we come to a junction; we follow the left trail and cross the suspension bridge. After a gradual ascend we came to Khansar village the last village of Manang. The village has a splendid on the Annapurna, Gangapurna and the tilicho barrier. As we continue our trek, walking through the moraine, we arriveat Shree Kharka. The small hamlets posses some lodge for the trekkers. The trail has been recently upgraded. Continuation to the base camp of Tilicho by taking a path traced on the side in sandy slopes. We arrive at TILICHO base camp, a small hamlet too.
Walking hour: 8 hrs
Elevation positive: + 900m
Elevation negative: -200m
Tilicho Base camp – Tilicho Lake (4920m) - Shree Kharka (4100m)
Early morning, we headed to the lake; we walk through the moraine for a while, after we have a steep climb to the pass. We are surrounded by Khangsar kang, the Tilicho barrier and other mountains. We admire the high mountain landscape between summit, glacier and turquoise lake. The color of the lake is turquoise blue. Finally, the long descend begin to Shre Kharka.
Walking Hour: 8 hrs
Elevation positive: +900m
Elevation Negative: -1400m
Shree Kharka – Yak Kharka (4050m) - leder (4200m)
The trail descends down to Thorang khola. We walk through the alpine forest. We met the classic Annarpurna circuit near Yak Kharka. A small hamlet, along the barrier of Chulu east. The place used to be the summer camp for the Yak herder. We continue our hike to Leder.
Walking hour: 5 hrs
Elevation positive: 670m
Elevation Negative: - 400m
Leder –Thorang Phedi (4500m)-High camp (4880m)
Today, we go to high camp. Walking slowly and drinking sufficient amount of water is a must. 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. We have a steep climb after phedi. We are at High camp
Walking hours: 5 hrs
Elevation positive: 920m
High Camp – Thorang- la – Muktinath (3800m)
We start early, 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
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
Early morning flight to Pokhara. Free day in Pokhara
Pokhara – Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu, visit of Pashupatinath, Buddha