Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La Pass

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18 Night/19 Days
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Min Age : 12+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

A circular route that takes you around the whole of the Annapurna range, including across the 5416m Thorung La pass. This trek is unsurpassed for the geographical and cultural diversity. It offers, from lowland villages, to pine forests, and on to the remote Mustang-Manang plateaus, and one of the deepest gorges of Kali Gandaki valley.

Price Includes

  • Annapurna region permits, TIMS(tourism Information Management service fee Meal during the trekking three times a day(Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast), Hot drinks twice a day.
  • 4-night hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Accommodation during the trekking in twin share room/ double bed.
  • 1 Guide and 1 porter and their salary, insurance, food and accommodation.
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, all ground transportation and airport pick up and drop.

Price Excludes

  • Your personal/health insurance& entrance fee for monuments/temples and monastery.
  • Alcohol, mineral water/ bottle beverages.
  • Guide & porter Tip.
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill, extra porter, ponny, Yak, Internet.

Suggested Backpack :

  • Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen/sunblock, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc)
  • Hiking boots, camp shoe/sports shoe/ trainers, 3 to 4 pairs woolen socks,2 pairs liners socks, 1 liner gloves & 1 pair mitten, warm hat,
  • 1 Day backpack and duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.

Note:

Comprehensive list will be provided while book the trip.

Most of the items can buy or rent in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu; Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Arrival in international airport meet our staff transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Join staff welcome dinner with tour meeting, introduction with guide and Sherpa, porters.

Day 2Kathmandu; Free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek

We will be happy to arrange sightseeing tours of the valley for you if you desire, let us know if any member want, extra activities O/N Hotel

Day 3Travel to Base Sahar drive by local bus/Car/Van 5 hours, Overnight Teahouse.

Our tourist coach is ready to go Besi sahar, breakfast and lunch on the way. After Besi sahar drive off road till Snage through narrow tracks, suspension bridges and a deep river gorge. Overnight at Sange in Lodge.

Day 4Trek to Jagat 1314m 5 hours trekking Overnight Teahouse.

7 AM breakfast, 8 AM start to walk for about 5 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Overnight at Jagat.

Day 5Trek to Dharapani 1943 meters 5.30 hours ,Overnight Teahouse.

6.30AM breakfast, 7.30 AM start walking distance of about 17 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 6 Trek to Chame 2713m 5 hours, Overnight Teahouse

6.30 AM breakfast, 7.30 start trek; the distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame, Chame is the district head quarter of Manag

Day 7Trek to Pisang 3115m 4 hours, Overnight Teahouse.

7AM breakfast time, 8 AM start our trek; keeping by the side of river all day for about 5 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U – shaped valley) hanging between two giant snows peaks. We have lunch in Dhukur Pokhari and continues walk to Pisang 1.30 to 2 hours after lunch, Overnight at Pisang.

Day 8Trek to Manang 3450m 4.30 hours Overnight Teahouse.

7 AM beakfast, 8 Am start our trek; After a 5 hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang. Explore Barge Monastery and continues walk to Manang 1 hour. Manang is the beautiful landscape and there is many think for few days explore such as glacier view, snow lake, hundred rupees monks etc. dinner on 6 PM.

Day 9Manang – Rest for Acclimatization.

Rest in Manang for a necessary day acclimatize and explore Manang. You can talk with guide and make day trip as your own and take rest with laundry.

Day 10Trek to Yak Kharka 4200m 4 hours Overnight Teahouse.

Today is short day so we start after breakfast at 7.30 AM; From the landscape is more alike Tibetan Plateau. It seems more gradual than up but hard to breath take longer time to cover the short distance. We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Yak Kharka means Yak pasture so we will meet many Yak pasture after lunch we will bring you on the hill top for acclimatization. Overnight lodge at 4 hrs walk.

Day 11Trek to Thorong pedi or High camp 4700m 4.30 hours Overnight Teahouse.

Today also not long distain is above 10 KM so we start at 8 Am it takes 4 hours. This can be hard night with lack of enough oxygen. Ready to wake up early in the morning for the next most excited at all. Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. On the way there is only tea shop so we have lunch is Thorang Phedi at 12-1 O’clock, in the afternoon climb little and decent to Phedi O/N in Lodge. 5 AM have our dinner tonight because of we go bed early and get up early.

Day 12Trek to Muktinath 3800m 6/8 hours Overnight Teahouse.

4 AM wakeup call, 4.30 hot short breakfast and start walk at 5 Am in the morning. This is the most awaited day for your Nepal trip. The top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m. is the highest point for the whole period. At first an hour bring you in High camp there is some hotel, and continues walk to the first tea shop and crossing the mountain terraces to reach the top. There is seasonal tea shop on the top, after hot tea/coffee then steeply down to Muktinath side Base camp, the time is depend on you, weather and season however its appromax 8-10 hours. Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God with the meaning of the “God of Salvation” in Hindu and in Buddhism “Nirvana”. The Sep- Oct fest is the most interesting and crowded. Apart from this, this is the greatest example of the co-relation and harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism. Overnight in Lodge

Day 13Trek to Jomsom or Marpha 2667m 5.30 hours Overnight Teahouse.

We start late at 8.30 today after breakfast. The part of the trek from Muktinath till Kagbeni, is really different from the trek in the Marsyangdi side. Here, the climate is relatively dry, and the landscape looks like a desert. The area on the way from Muktinath to Kagbeni is full of ancient caves, and till you reach Jomsom you’ll be able to see wonderful geological forms around you. From Muktinath (3800 meters) the trail descends gradually towards Jarkot, a nice village with interesting houses and lots of green fields in the brown-looking area around. From Jarkot the trail keeps descending, and you can choose between two ways: one goes directly to Jomsom, and the other goes to Kagbeni; located 2800 meters high, Kagbeni is an interesting village, with stone houses and narrow alleys, and a green area of fields lying between the high mountains above. The village is located near the Kali-Gandaki River, and it is the first place you meet this huge river, still flows in a very wide valley at this area. Beware not to walk north of this village!! It is the border to Mustang area, which is usually closed to tourists and requires a very special permission to visit. Fail to do so – and you are inviting an enchanting rendezvous with the local policeman. The way from Kagbeni to Jomsom goes along the Kali-Gandaki River, as most of the trek in the next few days. The geological forms you’ll see on the way around you are really spectacular, and children on the way will offer you to buy black fossiles called “Salligrams”. Jomsom, located 2700 meters high is a big village. It has a small airport, and so – connected by air to Pokhara and Kathmandu for the following day. Although it is a comfortable place to stay in, we recommend to keep on and sleep in Marpha – a small and charming village, located 2660 meters high. It contains stone houses built on the mountain above the Kali-Gandaki river, with narrow streets paved with flat stones. There are few lovely guest houses there, with excellent food. O/N guest house

Day 14Travel toTatopani 1189m Drive by Jeep 6 hours Overnight Teahouse.

We take jeep around 7 to 8 AM, gradual descend to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water fall’s) and then the time to have lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. After our arrival bring in the Hot spring take natural hot bath. There is two small pounds, relax you pain muscle in hot bath Rest and overnight at Tatopani.

Day 15Trek to Ghorepani 2850m 6 hours Overnight Teahouse.

Today is long distains of we start at 7 AM, A challenging ascent up to Ghorepani. Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It takes 7-8 hours trekking and we sleep early because of next morning wakeup early morning for sunrise view from Poon Hill.

Day 16Tikhedunga 3210m 3.30 hours Overnight Teahouse.

4.30 AM wakeup call, climb 1 hour to Poon Hilll (3210m) for sunrise view panoramic fantastic view. Poon Hill is the one of the best breathtaking panorama view point in Nepal. We can see the Dhauligiri range to Manaslu range including the famous Mounthain peak Machhapurche “Fishtail”. Return back to the Hotel and take Breakfast then proceed to down to Nagythati meaning open hut, Banthati meaning Jungle hut and Ullari the beautiful mountain scenic and the village. You have lunch in Ullari and 1.30 hour steeply down to Tikhedunga the bank side of Bhurungdi Khola. Dinner in 6 PM with celebrate the last night in the mountain.

Day 17Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara 4 hours Overnight Hotel.

7AM wakeup call, 7.30 breakfast and 8.30 start our trek to Nayapull passing through Hille, Sudame, Ramghari and Birethati where we start our trek on first day and finally walk to Nayapul with is 3.30 hours. We have lunch in Nayapool and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours, our tourist coach is waiting us in Nayapul. Transfer to the hotel and visit waterfall and Gupteshow Mahadev Cave, return to the lakeside and boating an hour. Dinner at 7 PM.

Day 18Travel to Kathmandu by tourist coach or fly.

6 AM wakeup call, 6.30 drive to Dam side for the best view and drop to tourist Bus Park own way travel to Kathmandu 6 hours drive 200Km or half an hour fly to Kathmandu and shopping or relax in Kathmandu, finished our trip.

Day 19drop to Airport

Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey or next trip