Annapurna circuit


Overview about the Annapurna Circuit Trek - 11 Days

The captivating 11-day Annapurna Circuit Trek starts in Besisahar and travels through verdant valleys, terraced fields, and charming villages. Trekking to Manang via the gorge of the Marshyangdi River will allow you to acclimate and embrace the distinctive culture of the area. You can take a detour to reach Tilicho Lake, which is encircled by craggy mountains and ranks among the highest lakes in the world. Proceed via the thrilling 5,416-meter Thorong La Pass and descend to the revered Muktinath Temple. Travel through a variety of landscapes, such as the Kali Gandaki Gorge, until you arrive at Jomsom, where this amazing adventure comes to an end.

Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1 : Pokhar to Besisahar (760m) to Jagat (1,300m) 6 hours

Early morning by 6 am we drive from Pokhara by Bus for about 4 hours (125 km) to the Besishar. On the way, you can see beautiful villages, farms, fast-flowing rivers, and glimpses of mountain ranges. After lunch we take sharing Jeep or reserved Jeep to reach Jagat on time.

Day 2 : Jagat (1,300 m) to Dharapani (1,860m) 5 hours

After breakfast, we begin our trip to Dharapani. First, we leave Jagat, cross a suspension bridge, and reach Tal Village. At Tal, you can witness several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. However, we will continue the journey that takes us through barley, rice, and potato fields leading us to Dharapani. Lunch on the way.

Day 3 : Trek from Dharapani (1,860m) to Chame (2,610m) 6 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek going through a forest with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees, eventually taking us to Chame, the district headquarter of Manang district. You will see yourself surrounded by the green forests, and over you. Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m) can be seen from there. Lunch on the way.

Day 4 : Chame (2,610m) to Upper Pisang (3,300m) 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we walk through a steep and narrow valley to catch the views of Sworgadwar Rock Face – a curved rock face rising 1500m from the Marshyangdi River after crossing the bridge. From here, you will also see clear views of Annapurna II in the south and Pisang Peak in the northeast. Lunch on the way.

Day 5 : Pisang (3,115m) to Manang (3,540m) 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we leave Pisang behind and trek on the upper trails of Pisang via Ghyaru and Nawal village. This path offers outstanding north face views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. Since we are ascending, you will feel the air turn cold, dry, and harsh. Even in this harsh environment, you will find Tibetan-style settlements. Lunch on the way

Day 6 : Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

As we have gained a lot of elevation, and our body needs to acclimatize, so we will stop at Manang for a day. We will use this day to explore Manang. In the early morning, we hike up to Gangapurna Lake. During the day after lunch, we can also explore Manang village. Most trekkers visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraga village to learn about Acute Mountain Sickness, its symptoms, and ways to prevent it.

Day 7: Manang (3,540m) to Kak kharka (4,060m) 4 hours

After breakfast we start our trek. The trail from Manang to Yak Kharka is mostly gradual uphill. Along the way, you will be passing various meadows where the Yak and horse grazes. A big stream having its source Chulu Peak is one of the attractions of the day. You will be reaching Yak Kharka late afternoon. In the free time, you can walk around, lunch at Camp.

Day 8 : Yak Kharka (4,060m) to Thorong Phedi (4,525m) 4 hours

After breakfast we will walk gradually uphill from Yak Kharka to reach Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is the last village that comes before the Thorong La Pass. While walking uphill, you will get to see mesmerizing views of several mountains – including Gudang, Syagang, Khatungkan, and Throrong Peak. Lunch at camp.

Day 9 : Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m) via Thorong La High Pass (5,416m) 9 hours

Today’s trek will be the most challenging part of this trip, as we will be crossing Thorong La Pass – one of the highest passes in the world. It is also the highest point of the trek. To avoid the afternoon wind, we wake up at Thorong Phedi at 3 am and push ourselves against high altitude and icy air.

When you reach the Thorong La Pass, just by seeing the incredible scenery, you will feel that nature has paid back your efforts handsomely. From here, you can see the Himalayan peaks extending to Tibet in the north, and if you look back, you will see Annapurna standing proud and tall.

We descend from Thorong La Pass to reach Muktinath – a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists.

Lunch at camp.

Day 10 : Muktinath (3,760m) via Jomsom to Marfa (2,670m) 3-4 hours

After a holy visit to Muktinath Temple, come back to the lodge. We take a local bus that takes us to Jomsom. And then walk toward to Marfa village. Explore and enjoy the village.

Day 11 : Marfa to Pokhara (860m) 8 hours Drive

Today is our last day of the trek, after breakfast we catch the Bus and drive towards Pokhara, which is pretty rough, full of twists and turns. We can see the world’s deepest gorges and the falls called Rupse Chahara, in Nepali. Our path will take us through the bustling Beni Bazaar and finally to Pokhara. Lunch will be taken on the way. Our guide will transfer you to the hotel and say goodbye until next time.

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Annapurna circuit track

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