- Getting across Throng La Pass.
- Panorama of Himalayan giants dominated by Annapurna.
- The common pilgrimage of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains Muktinath.
- Jomsom, the windy city of Nepal.
During the trek, you will pass through four different districts of Nepal; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. The lower regions; Lamjung and Myagdi, are mainly Hindu, whereas, the higher regions; Manang and Mustang, are predominantly Buddhist.
The majestic peaks including of Annapurna I, II, III & IV, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri dominate the local scenery in the entire trek. Starting from the small town of Beshisahar and ending at Nayapul, the trek lasts for almost 3 weeks.
Thorong La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft) at Thorong Phedi is the highest elevation of the trek. Crossing the pass requires an early morning hike to the top.
A budgeted trek to Annapurna, crossing Thorong La Pass and visiting the holy temple of Muktinath can be the best experiences of this trek.
Drive to Besisahar via local highway, it is approx of 220 Kms, takes about 6 hours to reach this mountain town, from where our real adventure to Annapurna begins!
We will walk another a 2 hours via local villages, riverside walk, green lands onward to Khudi. Overnight at Khudi. Khudi offers the first glimpse of gorgeous Manaslu range mountains.
Today after breakfast, we will continue walking along with riverside, several suspension bridges involves crossing, today is an opportunity to explore with farming lands, enjoy with several waterfalls en route.
The walk onward leads to the big hill of Bahundanda, the first ascent, then walking becomes easier as we will mostly down onward to the village of Ghermu for overnight. You may explore hydro-electricity power station and the water falls as an evening excursion.oday after breakfast, we will continue walking along with riverside, several suspension bridges involves crossing, today is an opportunity to explore with farming lands, enjoy with several waterfalls en route.
We cross the Marshyangdi River to Syange then contunie our walking onward hill up gradually via sub-tropical forest till reaching to Chanje where we will have a lunch break. After here, we gradually walk down to the river again, cross the small wooden bridge then continue walking onward opposite hill, gradual up again.
The final trail leading up to Taal, an hour is demanding up, Taal uplift the gorgeous river valley, it is a great village at the riverbank, amazing peoples and its marking landscape. Overnight at Taal.
Walking is again along with the Myarshyangdi Rivers ride for another 2 hours brings you to the village called Dharapani, from which is the villages that the trekking of Manaslu comes to meet at Annapurna. Another half an hour walking brings you to your lunch place at Danaque.
From here, we do have two ways to walk to Chame; Approx of 3 to 4 hours. We suggest the upper way, it involves an hour uphill but the views from after this is just amazing, the views of Annapurna is just unbelievable as it is on your level of eye. You can also follow the down trail, not much mountain views but walking is through the interesting riverside, pine forest. Overnight at Cham.
Walking to Pisang, for the first half an hour, we walk easy and local areas, after Bhratang, walking involves with a steep and narrow path through a very dense forest, bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river, pretty interesting walking here along with pine forest. Upon on reaching to the hilltop, vegetation is ended, walking is straight and wide range of river valley starts.
From here, the entire views of Annapurna Range are majestic, entirely surrounded. Pisang is really interesting village with riverside. Evening you can take a half an hour walk to Upper Mustang if you want. Overnight at Pisang.
From Pisang, there are two routes to Manang, Upper Route & Lower Route. If you want to go through upper route (we recommend), the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries are outstanding. It feels like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice the contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment.
We will retrace back to Braga village for the lunch, take a short look to Barge monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery of Manang village. Another half an hour brings us to the Manang for overnight.
After a week walk, you must be pleased to have a relax day at Manang. A day, mainly for acclimatize, we have some recommended hikes for today as an acclimatization hike. Walk to Gangapurna Glacier Lake, and take an hour uphill to the tea stop at lap of Gangapurna, you would have a great overlook of Manang, and it’s surrounding villages.
Either walk up hill above Manang onward to the cliff where there is 100 rupees BABA, he blesses you for the success of Thorong-la. Very interesting cliff gumpa here, views of entire Annapurna’s and Tilicho is on horizontal. Pretty Windy. Overnight at Manang.
Today we leave Manang; trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang then continue through meadows where horses and yaks graze to reach yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Today, we are walking on the foot of the world highest pass, Thorong-la Phedi, it is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers who must have to overnight here before heading to the pass. It is like a base camp overnight before heading to the pass of 5416m. Peoples who are fit and want to shorten the hike of the nest day, they can hike up to high camp for another hour and half for overnight.
However, we overnight at Thorong Phedi for the safe and sound sleep.
The Ultimate destination of our Annapurna Circuit Trek! Cross to Thorong-la, 5416m- the highest passes of the world. Early start is essential thus we would start our walking in the morning approx of 4 to 4.30 depending on seasons and weather conditions. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to attempt the top, initial first hour is pretty tough as it is straight up hill till to high camp, then gradual walk onward, however, each minute is hard and memorable. Altitude can be a problem, so slow and continuous walking is required.
Reaching top is an achievement. The dramatic views of entire mountains are just amazing. Enjoy your time here then prepare for the long descend all the way down to Muktinath at altitude of 3800m, you would love to be back to this altitude as you doing a lot of ups and down.
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. Overnight at Muktinath
We believed that you would have a late morning sleep, no problem! Breakfast at morning at 08: AM then slowly started the day walking. All the way down, deserted hills, takes 2 hours around to reach Kaligandaki River Valley then walking mostly through the river valley, cross Jomsom- the head quarter of Mustang, airplane ground is available to fly back to Pokhara.
Another hour walking on sand bar with windy afternoon brings us to Marpha for overnight stay. Marpha village is a symbolic village of Mustang, all houses are attached to each other, once can round the village from the roof.
Walking till to Kalopani is along with widen river valley, sands bar, required to cross Kali Gandaki river several times thus several suspension bridges involves! After Kalopani, the vegetation gets changed; we are again into the green and low valley. Walking till to Ghasa is via local sub tropical pine forest and into the narrow mountain valley. Ghasa is a interesting place as it lies between two big hills. Nice settlement of Thakali peoples. Overnight at Ghasa.
Pretty ward day today. Take a descent walk all the way to the Ruptse to Dana, cross the deepest valley of the world, busy settlement of local peoples, mixed ethnic peoples and cultures, walking all the way to Tatopani is almost the same.
Tatopani is a great low land mountain village, looks like a mountain town. It has a great hot spring spot at riverside. Evening, visit to this natural hot spring place; relax with its natural heated water. Return back to hotel for overnight.
Today, we need to walk up again to the big hill, after walking easy riverside for 30 min, prepared to walk an hour hill up, hard work. While we walk, we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Central Annapurna. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. Passing through the Phalate and Chitre, we walking through a no-habitation area through rhododendron, birch, and magnolia and some meadows.
Ghorepani is the top of the hill; it has a amazing panorama of entire Annapurna range mountains view. It is an interesting blue roof top local houses village. Richest cultural and traditions of Poon who are the permanent inhabitant of this hill is one of the remarking things to see. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Morning, we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view point of this Annapurna. En-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fir forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.
Enjoy with sunrise views of Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli & Fishtail while having breakfast- these three mountains are very closed from Tadapani thus you would have the most amazing sunrise view of these mountains from here at this morning. Today walk is pleasant through the dense rhododendron hill. It is all descent downtill to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest local villages of this area; it is an impressive Gurung village. Explore remaining time with Gurung museum and local hillside.
1 hrs drive
Descend all the way to Modi River then the walk is pleasant most of the way following the River side till to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
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