Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an ideal package for those who wish to explore around Annapurna. No other treks allow as variation in altitude as this trek. Annapurna Circuit trekking route takes you from world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge at 2520m to Thorong La Pass that stands tall with 5,416m height. This trek was opened to the foreigners only in 1980 and since then many adventure lovers have spent memorable time in this piece of paradise. Annapurna Round Trek is specially recommended to people who love mountain views. Enjoy the 360degree views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m) Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7555m), Nilgiri Mountain (70451m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail Mountain (6998m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Tukuche (6920m), Tilicho(7134m) and other peaks and mountains and have a wonderful insight into the local life in Manang. Visit their gompas and monasteries and learn about primitive culture and traditions which they have still kept alive.
Mani Kang Nepal Treks & Adventure operates Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary as 20-days package. After driving to Besisahar, this trek begins from Syange and takes us through Pisang to Manang. Crossing Thorong La is the most challenging part of this trek. We will descend to Muktinath and proceed to Kalopani from where we will hike to Ghorepani before ending the trek at Nayapul. Join this trek and leave with memories which you will never forget throughout your life. Participants of this trek are expected to have normal physical fitness and previous trekking experience will be an extra benefit.
When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will go through custom and visa formalities. As you exit from the Arrival Hall, you will find our representative waiting for you with placard in his hand. Look for your name in a placard. After receiving you, he will transfer you to the three-star category hotel. Get refreshed. Later, you will get briefing regarding the trip. Explore the surroundings. Have a comfortable stay.
After breakfast, you will join for guided Kathmandu City Tour. Out of 10 UNESCO cultural sites in Nepal, 4 of them exist in Kathmandu alone making it the historical city. We will start the tour by visiting Pashupatinath Complex which is the most significant Hindu Temple in Nepal. Non- Hindus are not allowed an access in the main temple premises but you can still observe cremation ceremony at the bank of Bagmati River. You will also visit Bouddhanath which was listed in world heritage site in 1979 A.D. This is also known as mini Tibet in Kathmandu. Next stop will be at Swoyambhunath which is the oldest Buddhist Stupa located at the top of the hill. Swoyambhunath is the oldest stupa that dates 2500 years back. Drive further to Kathmandu Durbar Square- the ancient Royal Palace. Hanumandhoka Museum, Kasthamandap Temple, KalBhairav Statue and House of Living Goddess are places of interest. Return to hotel for comfortable stay. In the afternoon, you can shop for any trekking equipment that you require.
It takes almost8 to 9 hours to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu by bus. So, we will leave Kathmandu early in the morning after breakfast and follow the meandering Prithvi Highway. Enroute, we can enjoy views of green hills, rivers, forest and Nepal’s first cable car at Kurintar. As we reach Dumre, we will leave Highway and follow the branched road to Besisahar. This is the District Head Quarter of Lamjung where we can find many hotels and lodges to stay overnight.
One can find local jeep from Besisahar to Syange. We will catch the jeep which will take us to Syange in an hour through a bumpy road. Annapurna Circuit Trek at Manikang Nepal begins from Syange. Once the porters are ready with the baggage, we will begin our trek to Shree Chaur. The trail escalates uphill from Shree Chaur to Jagat. Walking through boulders, we will reachChamje. Stay overnight in Chamje.
We can find many local teahouses in Chamje. After having a refreshing tea early in the morning, we will lower down to the river. We will cross that river and follow the escalating path uphill to Sattale. Walking past teahouses in Sattale, we will follow the path located just above river and reach to the top of hill. The hill allows clear view of Tal village. We will cross thecheck post and walk throughKartevillage. We will once again arrive at river. As we cross the river, we will move further to Dharapani. Stay overnight in Dharapani.
We can witness change in geography after Dharapani.Temperature will drop down. We will cross the pine forest to reach Bagarchhapwhich is the first Tibetan style village that we can see during this trek. We will move further to Danake. The trail takes us through local farm land from where we can get views of Lamjungand Annapurna II Mountains. Walking past tiny Koto village, we will reach Chame where we will stay overnight.
After breakfast, we will follow the northern edge of river for brief period before climbing through pine forest. Walking through few dispersed villages, we will reach Bhartang where we can witness apple garden. Wewill climb further to DhukurPokhari hill from where we can enjoy the breath-taking sight of Pisang peak and Chulu peak. Descending from the hill, we will walk further to Pisang village where we will stayovernight.
After breakfast, we will leave Pisang and walk through pine forest to reach to the top of hill. Enjoy the striking views of Manang valley,Humde village, Annapurna II Mountain, Pisang Peak and Gangachuli Peak before following the trail to small Humde village. We will walk further to Braga village where we will visit Braga Monastery before taking sharp climb to Manang. Stay overnight at Manang.
Take a day of rest at Manang. You can seize this opportunity to explore historicManang village. Manang village comprises of around 500 houses. This is also a perfect place to have close-up views of Annapurna Mountain Range, Gangapurna Peak, Tilicho Peak and Chulu peak. There also exists a building of Himalayan Rescue Association in Manang where we can visit to learn about High Altitude sickness. Stay overnight in Manang.
After early breakfast, we will follow the ascending trail to Tenkifrom Manang. Tenki is a vast expanse of green meadow that greets us with views of Annapurna Mountain, Gangapurna Peak and Tilicho peak. We will climb further from Tenki to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight in Yak Kharka.
This is a short trek that will take around three hours. We will leave Yak Kharka and descend to Ledar from where we will continue to walk to Jorsang River. Following the eastern edge of Jorsang River, we will walk past local tea houses to ThorongPhedi, the base of Mountain Pass of Thorong La. Stay overnight at ThorongPhedi.
Climbing Thorong La is the most difficult thing to do in Annapurna Circuit Trek. Once the crew members get ready with packing things and preparing baggage, we will begin to climb Thorong La early in the morning. Do not rush and always try to maintain the constant pace. Climb gradually to the top of Thorong La. The summit rewards us with views of surrounding mountains. We will descend to Muktinath Temple from Thorong La. Muktinath Temple is considered holy by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
Early in the morning, we will explore Muktinath Temple. Along with the main Muktinath Temple, there are also Vishnu Temple and Jwala Mai Temple. Fuelled by natural gas, the flame in Jwala Mai Temple is believed to have never been blown off. You can also take shower in 108 water sprouts that lies in Muktinath Temple premises. After spending morning in Muktinath, we will descend to KaligandakiRiver valley and trek to Kagbeni where we will stay overnight.
From Kagbeni, we will take brief walk to Jomsom. Jomsom is the district headquarters of Mustang. Walking through the dusty road, we will reach Marpha. So not forget to take the taste of local apple brandy while you are in Marpha. This place is known as capital of apple production in Nepal. Stay overnight at Marpha.
Leaving Marpha, walk along Kaligandaki River to Tukuche village. The village is named after Tukuche peak that stays close to the village. We can get panoramic views of Dhaulagiri Mountain and NilgiriMountain. Descend to Kalolpani village for overnight stay.
After an early morning breakfast, descend to the Thakali village of Ghasa. There will be changes in topography from dry desert setting to green forest from Kalopani onwards. Cross few ethnic villages and walk through Rupse waterfall. The trail descends further to Dana village before continuing to Tatopani. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
We can visit a natural hot spring early in the morning at Tatopani for taking bath. We will descend to river. Following Kali Gandaki River, we will reach to the point from where the route splits off. We will choose the left path and walk through rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.
From Ghorepani, we will take about 40minutes of walk to reach Poon hill which is named after Poon ethnics that inhabit in the village. Poon hill is popular for sunrise view over Annapurna. We can get panoramic views of Nilgiri Peak, Tukuche Peak and Annapurna Mountain from Poon Hill. We will descend to Ghorepani and take breakfast before walking further to Hilewhere we will stay overnight.
Leaving Hile, descend to Nayapul. Nayapul is the end point for Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It takes an hour to reach Pokhara from Nayapul in a private vehicle. After taking lunch in Pokhara, we will follow Prithvi Highway back to Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to hotel.
You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe journey. We hope to see you soon.