“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: 11 Nights & 12 Days (with drives and walks)
- Total Trip: 15 Nights & 16 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 Drive to Tatopani 1,190m via Jomsom & Marpha – 4 hours drive.
- Day 13 Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 08-09 hrs.
- Day 14 Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara
- Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu.
- Day 16 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’.
Drive to Tatopani 1,190m via Jomsom & Marpha – 4 hours drive.
After a long day trek, take the morning easily with late breakfast. Those who are interested, can visit famous Hindu-Buddhist Muktinath Temple. Today we will drive to Tatopani (Hotspring) as there is motor road built and there is no point walking on the dusty road. We pass through Mustang region headquarter at Jomsom where there is an airport for the area, we continue through beautiful Marpha Village with apple farms to reach Tatopani for late lunch. After lunch we can dip in Hot Spring to kill our tiredness.
Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 08-09 hrs.
After a relaxing day, we start our climb towards famous Gurung Village of Ghorepani. The trek leads through the local Village, paddy fields with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to reach Ghorepani with strenuous uphill walk. This trek joins the Annapurna Circuit route with Annapurna Sanctuary.
Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara
An early wake up for an excursion to famous view Point at Poon Hill. We try to reach the hill top before the sun rises so that we can enjoy a perfect view of whole Annapurna range together with Dhaulagiri in a close distance. Return back to our lodge to have breakfast and start our final descend towards the roadhead at Ulleri to catch the vehicle to drive on a bumpy rough road to Pokhara to conclude our trek.
Fly to Kathmandu.
Leisurely breakfast at Hotel. We can spend sometime visiting the famous Lake side area overlooking Fishtail Peak. Time to head to the airport to catch our flight back to Kathmandu with a memorable journey. Afternoon free for some last moment shopping and optional sightseeing tour.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Transfer to airport for departure.
22 March to 05 April
07 April to 21 April
25 April to 09 May
25 Sept to 09 Oct
12 Oct to 26 Oct
02 Nov to 16 Nov
20 Nov to 04 Dec
Price includes following services:
- Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 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 / Besisahar / Dharapani, Muktinath / Tatopani & Ulleri / Pokhara by private Non AC Vehicle.
- Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
- Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa crew using local lodges 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, wifi, fees for charging electronic devices, 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.