“Annapurna circuit trekking listed as world’s top most adventure destination
Ever present views of snow capped mountains on daily walks to scenic Manang valley
Explore high country villages enriched with ancient culture and colorful custom
Walking from low warm areas of sub-tropic to cooler alpine hills and towards arctic zone
Adventure on both sides of massive Annapurna mountains and over high Thorang-la Pass
Within high and scenic Manang valley with tour of old impressive Braga monastery
Walking into world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River within dramatic landscapes
Stunning sunrise views over world’s highest mountain range from scenic Poon Hill”
- Mode of Trek: Hotel-Lodge
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
- Highest Elevation: 5,416m (17,700ft) on top Thorang La Pass
- Trek Duration: 14 Nights & 15 Days (with drives and walks)
- Total Trip: 18 Nights & 19 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
- Season: Best from March to May and September to December months March to May wild-flowers in full bloom, October to December clear day for views but cold in the morn / night times with chances of snow.
Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La Trekking, a classic, scenic and rewarding trekking in whole Himalaya region and probably in this planet, offers stunning panorama of world’s three highest 8,000m mountain range - from Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to Mt. Manaslu Mountain range with arrays of lesser snow capped peaks.
No wonder, Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La Trekking listed as world top most adventure destination by leading and popular international Travel magazines and Guide Books, truly an awe-inspiring adventure to experience once in your lifetime.
Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking, offers scenic views of snow peaks in the harmony of local Buddhist culture visiting its lively traditional villages and monasteries of great interest.
Walk leads you from low warm sub-tropical areas to cooler alpine temperature green hills and further towards arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking starts with exciting drive towards Nepal Mid West and the following the Marshyangdi River right to its glacial source at Manang valley where you will be surrounded by arrays of mountains with Annapurna and Chulus peaks.
Walking from lovely village of Dharpani to enter high and scenic valley after reaching Chame town and Pisang village, where tall trees of rhododendron and pines fades as walk leads into arid and barren beautiful country with northern side of Annapurna Himalaya.
With time in Manang to explore its exciting villages and monastery of great interest and then towards high and scenic Thorang-la pass highest point of the adventure leading towards lower Mustang areas around Kaligandaki River valley.
Enjoying tour of holy Muktinath Hindu temple and the walk past on the windy valley towards charming village of Marpha past Jomsom, and then downhill to warmer areas at Tatopani a village with ‘hot natural spring’, and then walking high to Ghorepani into lovely rhododendron forest.
From Ghorepani hike to Poon hill for 360 degree wide panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise and then walking to much warmer areas for the drive to picturesque Pokhara located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya, where our marvelous Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking completes.
- Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
- Day 02 A day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
- Day 03 Drive to Besisar 823m - 06 hrs journey.
- Day 04 Drive to Dharapani 1,860m - 04 hrs.
- Day 05 Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.
- Day 06 Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 07 Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.
- Day 08 Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
- Day 09 Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.
- Day 10 Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.
- Day 11 Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.
- Day 12 Trek to Marpha 2, 670 via Jomsom 2, 715 m - 06 hours.
- Day 13 Trek to Lete 2,480m - 06 hrs.
- Day 14 Trek to Tatopani 1,190m - 06 hrs.
- Day 15 Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m - 06 hrs.
- Day 16 Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500 m -05 hrs.
- Day 17 Trek to Bhirethati 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.
- Day 18 From Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu.
- Day 19 Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and transfer to your Hotel, where our guide provide briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking / Lodge on route with do's and don'ts and other necessary information.
A day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
After your first night in Kathmandu, morning with half day guided sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest, Kathmandu valley and the city steeped with historical monuments listed as World Heritage Sites with time in the afternoon for trek preparation.
Drive to Besisar 823m - 06 hrs journey.
Morning depart from the hotel for scenic overland drive heading toward Nepal Mid West leading past many farm villages and towns, and then on leaving main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway entering towards Lamjung district at Besisar town for overnight stop.
Besisar an interesting town with active markets full of shops and stores with many lodge and hotels, Besisar headquarter of Lamjung district populated mostly by Gurung people and other mixed tribes Magar, Tamang with Hindu Chettries and Brahmins.
Drive to Dharapani 1,860m - 04 hrs.
From Besisar drive continues on dirt road past Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following Marshyangdi River upstream, and through rice terraces to Syange, drive continues with a climb leaving Marshyangdi River below to reach Jagat and Chamje villages.
From Chamje back to join Marshyangdi River, as ride leads into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as journey advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.
A short stop for refreshment few hour drives from Tal takes you to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.
Starting our first day walk leaving Dharapani, following a wide winding trail into rhododendron, and pine forest as walk leads to Bagachap and Danque villages, from here an hour climb to Timang village entering within more Buddhist culture and villages with views of Mt. Manaslu.
From Timang few hours trek to Koto and then reaching at Chame town for overnight stop, Chame, a large as well headquarter and administrative town of Manang district.
Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
With pleasant stop at Chame town as air gets much cooler our walk gets close to high mountains, morning leads into forest of pines and rhododendron following Marshyangdi River upstream with few short up and down to Bratang village.
From Bratang village, walk leads to a climb up into cooler woodland to reach on a ride top within a small area of Dhukure Pokhari with some teahouse and lodge.
Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then afternoon walk downhill to Pisang village for overnight stop.
Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.
Morning from Pisang village catching views of Pisang and Chulu peaks with Annapurna II towards south direction, from here altitude gains slowly as walk leads into a small forested areas with short climb overlooking views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
From the ridge top downhill to a valley at Hongde village with a small airstrip, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery where you can witness old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to reach Manang village.
Around Manang houses are built in traditional Tibetan style, Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.
Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
A necessary and important rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation to Thorang - la pass, at Manang enough time for short walks and to explore its interesting village and around beautiful valley.
Manang, a large village of the area located on windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River beneath towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manangs' turquoise colored icy Lake.
Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.
After a good rest at Manang, morning heading past Ghunsang village with slow climb to Yak Kharka, an interesting and scenic high altitude trek with grand view of snowcapped mountains, and then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.
As walk continues reaching higher ground and reaching at the base of Thorang-la, after crossing a bridge and then a climb above Jarjung stream to Thorang Phedi, after a short rest with possible lunch stop an hour steep climb to our high overnight stop at Thorang High Camp.
Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.
Our tough and a big day of the adventure after early breakfast walk a steep climb to reach on top Thorang-la at 5,416 m, marked with thousands of Buddhist color prayer flags where a sign board is placed with name and altitude of Thorang-La Pass.
From the top offers spectacular views of landscapes and high snowcapped peaks with Dhaulagiri Mountains, and then a long descend takes you at Muktinath above 3,800 m.
Holy Muktinath areas for overnight stop, regarded as a sacred spot for both Hindus and Buddhists, the name Muktinath means ‘place for Nirvana or Liberation’.
Trek to Marpha 2, 670 via Jomsom 2, 715 m - 06 hours.
From Muktinath, rest of the journey is easy on gradual downhill hills with big drop of 1,200m to reach at Kaligandaki river valley, walking on vast windswept Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.
After a refreshing break an hour of pleasant walk in the windy afternoon brings you at Marpha, one of the most charming villages in all Himalaya regions where houses are painted whitewashed with neat stone paved streets and numerous well kept lodges, shops and stores.
Marpha, with vast apple orchards and garden a famous place for delicious apples and apple products like cider, brandy and juice a delightful village for walks around the village street.
Trek to Lete 2,480m - 06 hrs.
From Marpha onward, an enjoyable walk following Kaligandaki River downstream to reach at Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiris with views of Dhaulagiri icefalls.
After Tukuche to Larjung village, and then on wide river bed, walk either way over temporary plank bridges of numerous channel when river level is low, or walk over a high suspension bridge, after an hour walk back into forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron.
Our route lead away from the river for a while to reach Kalapani, a lovely alpine area village, after a short stop here, continue walk to Lete with views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.
Trek to Tatopani 1,190m - 06 hrs.
Walk from Kalapani and Lete onward takes you into dramatic changes of vegetation and landscapes from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forested area, walk leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world's deepest gorge.
The first two hours of walks leads to Ghasa village which is the end of Mustang district with another few hours good walks to warmer area at Tatopani village, a nice village with large hot spring pools by the bank of Kaligandaki River.
Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant and enjoyable at Tatopani with hot spring, morning walks continues on winding trail for an hour, then with uphill climb on steep terraced hillsides, dotted with farms and villages.
After a steep section walk on gradual path to Chitre, from here hour climb brings you at Ghorepani village with fantastic views Mt. Dhaulagiri with Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar / Annapurna Fang.
Ghorepani located on a high spot within beautiful forest surrounding, inhabited by Poon / Magar tribal people.
Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500 m -05 hrs.
Morning before dawn an hour hike up to Poon-Hill above 3,210m, for stunning views of sunrise over array of snow peaks with world's three highest mountains Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu with Machapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.
With time to enjoy the panorama of mountains with grand scenery, walk down to Ghorepani and continues trek downhill to reach warmer and low areas at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop.
Trek to Bhirethati 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.
After Tirkhedhunga, last day walk of our marvelous adventure heading downhill most of the way past scattered farm villages with views of waterfalls, and then finally reaching at a nice village Bhirethati by Modi River.
From here taking an overland drive and then ending our final day walk of the great adventure, with scenic and exciting drive of few hours to reach at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the clam Phewa Lake.
Pokhara, a popular touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.
From Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu.
Morning or afternoon flights to Kathmandu, scenic journey by air from Pokhara takes about half hour to land in Kathmandu airport with views of snow capped peaks from the plane.
Arriving in Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staff transfers you back to your Hotel.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, our staff transfers you to airport for final departure from the country of Himalayan Wonders, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
- Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
- Transportation Kathmandu / Syange & Trek / Pokhara by private Non AC Vehicle.
- Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
- Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
- Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
- Insurance for Nepalese crew.
Our price does not include followings:
- International flights to / from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.
- Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
- Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
- Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
- Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
- Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
- Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.