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5,416 m/17,769 ft
Annapurna Circuit trekking is trekking route, famous for its long day trekking in Nepal. It is also known as Annapurna Round Trek. It has been a two-week trekking route since the road was constructed at the bottom of the trekking area. Trekking on the Annapurna Circuit, also known as the Round Annapurna Trek, is still the top choice for many adventure enthusiasts due to its diverse geographic features and beautiful landscapes.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking combines a wonderful experience of trekking from alpine to wilderness through river valleys. However, many coffee shops and lodge locations offer modern accommodation and catering options.
The counterclockwise trekking route is popular and starts at Bhulbhule, the place that leads to the famous Besisahar. Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by jeep or local bus and start trekking on the famous trekking route along the Marshyangdi River. If you want to shorten the trek, go to Chame. The town of Manang is also possible. This will reduce the two days of trekking. The trekking route of the Annapurna Circuit crosses incredible places, passing through wonderful places such as Pisang, Lake Tilicho, Manang, Yak kharka, Thorang Phedi, and Thorang la Pass.
A walk through this beautiful river valley will bring you closer to the splendor of rural life and culture in the region. It slowly and gradually takes you to the mountains and eventually crosses the pass.
Thorang La Pass is at an altitude of 5,416 meters above sea level. It also offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas. Then, when you get off at Jomsom, you will enter the valley of the Kali Gandaki River.
Annapurna Circuit trekking involves not only trekking in the mountains but also enjoying the cultural beauty of the villages along the way. Crossing river valleys and mountain paths, you will pass through several beautiful cultural villages. The trekking adventure part ends with Jomsom before flying to Pokhara.
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Today , you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and we will transfer you to the hotel where you can relax and stay overnight.
Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani
We will be driving to Dharapani. Dharapani is the first entrance to the circuit with an ACAP and police check post. In Dharapani you may see animals like Common Wallbrown, Common Otter, Himalayan Palm Civet, and Common Palm Civet.
Trek from Dharapani to Chame
After breakfast, we will be trekking from Dharapani to Chame. We reach Dharapani to Chame by trekking through forest ridges. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district. In this trail, we will see views of Annapurna II and two small hot springs, and Dudh Khola.
Trek from Chame to Pisang
Today, we will trek from Chame to Pisang. The route passes through a very dense forest until the dramatic curved rock face crosses on a long bridge on a river at 2910m. Pisang is found in the heart of Pisang peak. Pisang is found in the heart of the Pisang peak.
Trek from Pisang to Manang
We will trek from Pisang to Manang. We will pass through the upper part of the Manang district, Mungji which has both alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River and the partially hidden village of Bryanga to reach Manang.
Rest day at Manang for acclimatization
Today, we will rest in Manang for acclimatization. In Manang, we can visit Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake, and a village called Braga and see its monastery or Himalayan Rescue Association where you can learn more about mountain sickness
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
After breakfast, we will trek from Manang to Yak Kharka. To reach Yak Kharka we will pass through Thorong La pass, Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Then we will follow along the Jarsang Khola Valley, and we reach Yak-kharka.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. To reach Phedi we will cross the river to 4310m then climb up to Phedi at 4450m. Phedi is a small settlement used as a base camp for trekkers and climbers.
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La
Today, after breakfast we will be trekking to Muktinath. First, we will cross the famous high pass, Thorong La (5,416m), then we will slowly descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is the God of Salvation, a holy place for Hindus and Buddhists.
Trek from Muktinath - Kagbeni- Jomsom
After breakfast, we will trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni and reach out to Jomsom. We will trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni from Khingar and Jharkot village. In Kagbeni you can visit Dhumba Lake, Phudzeling, Kag Khar Ruined Palace, Tilicho Lake, and Lhungfu Cave. Kagbeni is the center of nearby villages of Jomsom to the south and Muktinath to the east. To go to Jomsom from Kagbeni we follow the dry riverbed to Jomsom.
Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or Dirve to Pokhara
Today we will wake up early and after breakfast, we take an early flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or Drive to Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu
On this day, we will be driving back to kathmandu afterspending memorial time at Pokhara. We will follow the same route that we have taken before.
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure
Today, you will be leaving Kathmandu for your next destination. If in case, the above itinerary doesn’t fit your schedule and you would like to customize it, then please let us know.
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