Annapurna Circuit (10 Days) Trekking

Duration:10 Days| Difficulty: Challenging

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Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan region .It offers you a broad and varied spectrum of Nepalese culture and sceneries of unparalleled beauty.

Day 01 - Drive to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley –7-9hrs

Early morning after breakfast we take a local bus to Bhulbhule. The route goes out of the valley along the picturesque trishuli river to Pokhara from where we head north to the large bazaar to Besisahar to Bhulbhule,situated along the Marsyangdi river.Throughout the ride we will be able to see beautiful scenery of terrace farms, villages and catch a sight of the snowy mountain peaks of ganesh and Manaslu. At Bhulbhule we register our permits at the check post.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 02 - Drive to Chame (2,710 m/8,890 ft) by Local Bus 7 to 8 hours

We take a normal bus to Chame.The bus route is a pleasant road through the jungles and terrace farms by the Marsyangdi river . We take a lunch break and climb up through several of the rural villages to finally reach the peaceful village of Jagat . From there we continue on the bus on the route following the Marsyangdi river to the bustling village of Dharapani( 1860 m), the main entry point for our Annapurna circuit trek, here we register our paperworks at the checkpost then continue on our bus to Chame. Chame has a busy bazaar and a rejuvenating hot spring along marsyangdi river where we can relax, there are also great views of Annapurna II (7,937m) and Lamjung
Himal (6,932m) up the valley and if you look back you will be able to see the
Manaslu (8,154m) and Peak 29 (7,833m) Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 03 - Trek to Pisang (3,115 m/10,200 ft) - 6hrs

We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also see clear views of Annapurna 2 at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 04 - Trek to Manang (3540 m/11,300ft)- 8 to 9 hrs

We trek on the upper trail through upper pisang via Geru, we choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak. as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang. Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 05 - Trek to Ledar (4200m/14206ft) – 4 hrs

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation, and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, we then move forward on our way to the Thorung La high pass. From the landscape is more alike Tibetan Plateau.We first make our way through the older section of Manang and then climb through the rustic Gunsang as we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar. Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 06 - Trek to High Camp (4900 m/15091 ft) -3 to 4 hrs

It is another short day of about 3 to 4 hours walking again to help the acclimatisation process. Leaving Ledar and after crossing the river , Jorsang Khola (4310m) there is a trek to Phedi at 4420m/14501 ft , Pedhi means “foot of the hill” . We follow a narrow path across a high, screen slope (small stones that move when you trek on them) then walk slowly one and half hour up hill to Highcamp or Throng Phedi.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 07 - Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12467 ft) via Thorung la pass(5,416m/17764 m) – 8 to 9 hrs

Today's the most challenging part of the trip, we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to wake up early morning at 3 to complete this challenge . we have to push ourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet,at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna.
We then descend all the way to Muktinath,The descent to Muktinath is quite steep and will take between 3 to 4 hours Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 08 - Drive to Jomsom and Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) by local bus

After exploring Muktinath we take a public transportation to head down the valley.We will soon find ourselves at the bottom of Kali Gandaki river valley on the trail to Jomsom, district headquarters of Mustang. Jomsom bustling market area will be a big change from the scenic farms and rural villages we had previously visited .After a resting for a while, we catch a local bus to Tatopani. This rugged journey goes through the deepest gorge in the world, it'll will take us from the arid high elevation terrain to the lowlands with lush jungle and farmland.we will be able to get good views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Until we finally reach Tatopani. Tatopani means ‘hot springs’ Nepal . We can take a dip in the nearby hot spring.Overnight stay at Lodge. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 09 - Drive to Pokhara (850m/2788 ft) – 7 hrs

Approximately seven hours bus or jeep drive from Tatopani via Beni Bazaar take us to Pokhara. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers. Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Included Meals (B).

Day 10 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Early morning we return back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The 200 km route first goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river giving us a good look at the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we are back in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu. Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
We wish you have a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration

10 Days

Destination

Annapurna Region

Country

nepal

Group Size

2-12

Difficulty

Challenging

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