Annapurna Circuit Trekking; Annapurna region and Pokhara valley are located in central Nepal. This is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya. Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule, the starting point of the trek. It takes about 6 to 7 hours by Bus or other private transportations.
Annapurna Circuit trek is generally called the Marsyangdi trail. It goes upstream along the Marsyangdi River. You will trek through canyons and gorges and move on the north side of Annapurna Himalayas. You will pass Manang which was once a kingdom, cross the Throng pass (5416m) the northernmost pass in the Annapurna Himalaya and descend to Muktinath, a sacred place. The final destination is Jomsom, which has an airport or continues walk down through Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Nayapul. From Naya pul drive to Pokhara.
A moderate trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful village, of Manang. Panoramic viewpoint from Throng Pedi.
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
After breakfast sightseeing Kathmandu: first we visit Soyambhunath, which is a beautiful Buddhist monastery, also known as the monkey temple, perched at the top of a hill –an excellent view point to see Kathmandu. Next we drive to Pashupatinath Temple (the National Hindu temple) & Buddha Natha (the biggest Buddhist monastery). These places are of interest because they were built in the 5th century, rich in their architecture and religious meanings. After visiting these historical heritages of great importance, we leave the rest of the day at your leisure. At your interest, you can wander around the small, lively streets in Thamel and shop along full with hundreds of colorful shops.
Early start to make the bus journey around 8 hours to Besisahar (850m), the starting point of the trek. Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of everyday living in these lowland villages and about one hour trek to nagdi.
After breakfast, we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we will step for lunch. We will have one and half hours further rocky trail walk to reach Chamje. Spend the night at Chamche .
Today you will cross a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left chamje and You will enter to Manang district after walking up hills before to reach tal, after passing fields of Corn, Barley and potatoes and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Just right after the tal, you will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani at late afternoon.
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Today you will encounter some typical Tibetan village’s enroute before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang. Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your hotel.
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang.
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga.
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.
which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka.
Today, After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.
Today we start early for ours crossing of Throng-La (5416m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after about 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the Chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but its compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant trek along the Jhong KHola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.
After breakfast we start trek with some shining downhill, which will be more pleasurable with jeep tracks trails with a mostly downhill gradient! We have to start early as the wind gets up after 11 am making riding a bit more challenging. Chill out on this section and enjoy the views of many different mountain ranges.
We will leave early in the morning after breakfast downhill from Kalopani to Marpha via Dhana,Ruptse, The trial follows the Kali Gandaki valley. The river cuts a channel between the peaks of Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri thus, qualifying the kali Gandaki valley for the title of the world’s deepest gorge.
After breakfast, leave Ghasa at 1630m and one stage takes a precious route through a very steep down at the end you can have a nice bath on natural hot spring where you can enjoy nature sounds of the wildness.
After early breakfast, we trek through the lifestyle of the people in the midland village of Nepal, Ghar and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands then we trek steep up to Ghorepani.
Today, we weak early morning and trek to poon hill to catch the moment of spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain views and surrounding rice terraces, then back to Ghorepani, after breakfast, we continue up and down of the trail to Tadapani then continue trek downhill to Ghandruk, the most cultural village the home of Gurung people. )
The last day of our walking, the trail goes down through field and villages to Syaulibazar after 3 hours. This is easy day and downhill most of the part bumping road drive but no vehicles is available until we arrive Nayapul and drive further to pokhara.
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We trekked Annapurna circuit as a group of friends in 2014 and Himalayan Leaders provided us with excellent service. We were highly satisfied and now we plan to have another…
We trekked Annapurna circuit as a group of friends in 2014 and Himalayan Leaders provided us with excellent service. We were highly satisfied and now we plan to have another trip with them in Upper Mustang. We are really looking forward to having another wonderful adventure!