The Annapurna Circuit or Round Annapurna Trek; has been highly demanded and is a spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This two-week trek starts right from Besisahar – Syange (1100 m) that goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Hiu Chuli to the east.
This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups. The continuosions of the north is the high and dry (rainshed) Mustang Valley. The Mustang Valley has similer landscape of the western Tibetan Platue, ofcourse it is breathtaking magnificent view of Himalayan Platue and snocapped Mountains peaks. It is highly rich by Budhism and nomadic culture. The highest point of the trek is Thorang La Pass at the top of the valley (5,416 m). The world’s deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains is another main charm of this trek.
Welcome receive from international airport with garland. Transfer, check-in to the hotel, program briefing in the evening.
After breakfast, start Kathmandu valley sightseeing including: Pashupatinath temple & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Afternoon, visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Evening, welcome traditional dinner with culture dance.
Drive Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar by bus & further drive to Syange by Jeep. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Trek starts after breakfast from Syange, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large suspension bridge to Dharapani. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast the trail leads to the west in Manaslu, forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As you continue, Annapurna range offers a splendid view. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast, start trek aside river passing through a narrow and steep gorge to reach Pisang via Bratang and Dukur Pohari. The splendid view of Annapurna range, culture and scenery is beyond the imagination. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast, trek to reach Manang, an U-shaped Valley hanging between the giant snowcapped mountains. Manang village is an isolated and the most prepossessing valley in the close surrounding of the Tibetan border. This valley was a gateway for yak and salt traders of Nepal which is main trade system to northern border these days too. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Rest day at Manang village. Explore Manang village and short climb high above the village for the panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. A short visit of the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) – aid post in the village, makes interesting educational excursions. A memorable visit to Ganagapurna Glacier Lake makes your rest day too interesting. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast, cross the Khangsar Khola to reach Khangsar heading towards the village region. The village also known as the” Last Village of Nepal” still preserving the ancient Tibetian culture and structures. Further trek to Tilicho Base Camp, following high crest and descend towards side valley. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Start trek as early as possible in the morning to Tilicho Lake because wind can make trek harder later on day. Tilicho Lake is considered as a sacred lake in Hindu and Buddhist mythology and also claimed as the highest lake of the world. After a short exploration of Lake, return back same way reaching to Shree Kharka. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast, start trek steadily through Tenki Manang, passing Marsyandi Valley and Jarsang Khola to reach Yak Kharka. The Nepali meaning of Kharka is alpine pasture. The name Yak Kharka came into existence as locals started identifying the grazing of Yaks in this place. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast trek to Ledar ascending along the east bank of the Jarang Khola reaching to Thorang Phedi, a place with a rock-strewn grassland surrounded by vertical cliffs. Sometimes, you can have a luck to see Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep. The day is also important for acclimatization for crossing the highest pass in this trek the next day. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Start trek early in the morning to reach Thorang-La Pass, where you can see a huge quantity of Buddhist prayers flags (Lungta) along with unbelievable views of Annapurna range, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang (heavily glaciated peak). After short exploration at the Pass, descend across the valley for about 1 and half kilometers with the view of Dhaulagiri entering the grassy fields to reach Muktinath, a sacred temple of both Hindus and Buddhists religion meaning Nirvana of life. Believing that all pains and sorrows relieve after visiting this temple. Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
Start trek after breakfast, descending trail towards Eklebhatti following Kaligandaki River and Kagbenni reaching Jomsom; a headquarter and the main place for peoples of Mustang district (optional drive to Jomsom). Overnight stay at Trekker’s Lodge.
After breakfast, check-in to Jomsom Airport to fly Pokhara. Arrival receive and check-in to the hotel. Visit Mountain Museum, Davis fall, Guptshwor Cave, Boating in Fewa Lake for about 1 hour. Evening time free for self excursion. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu for about 6 hours. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to International airport for final departure.
Difficulty : Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Altitude : 5200m ( Larkya Pass )
Best Season : | Mar – May | Sep – Dec |
Min People : 2
Routes : | Kathmandu | Arughat | Sotikhola | Maccha Khola | Jagat | Dyang | Ghap | Lho |Samagaon | Samdo | Larkya Phedi | Larkya Pass | Bimthang |Gho| Dharapani | Kathmandu |
Difficulty : Moderate
Highest Altitude : 4100m ( Mardi Base Camp )
Best Season : Round the Year
Min People : 2
Routes : | Kathmandu | Pokhara | Dhiprung | Simre Kharka | Khorchan | Mardi Base Camp | Pokhara | Kathmandu |