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Annapurna Circuit Trekking- 21 Days

Commencing with an overland journey to Beshi Sahar, 130 km West of Kathmandu where we overnight. Our trek follows the gorge of Marshyangdi river through lush fields of paddy, innumerable tiny streams, waterfalls and beautiful villages, eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.). The trek gains in height fairly gently reducing the chances of altitude sickness, although, we do spend a day acclimatising before crossing the Thorang-La (5416 m.). From a high lodge camp we are up early for our crossing of the Thorang- La (tremendous high mountain feelings) before our decent to Muktinath in the lower Mustang region, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu people in Nepal.

We continue through the dry arid landscape to Kagbeni, a fascinating historical fortress town. The trail back follows the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom (optional fly out here) beneath the shadow of immense Himalayan peaks and through the deepest canyon in the World. We descend to Tatopani before ascending to Ghorepani and Poon hill for some tremendous sunrise views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. A further two days are spent trekking through beautiful Rhododendron bamboo and Oak forest before eventually reaching Nayapul for a short drive to the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara. This trek is considered to be the classic trek in Nepal to experience the vast bio diversity and cultural heritage Nepal is renowned for. Annapurna circuit trekking is the most important and most famous trekking area in annapurna regions.

Trip Code: NT-N202 |   Duration: 21 days   |   Standard: Grade C+
Max. Altitude: 5416 m. |   Start: Kathmandu   End: Kathmandu

Group size: Min. 2 |   Group size: Max. 25 |   Best Season: September to December and February to June

Mode of trekking: Tea house (lodge to lodge) / Camping on request

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Drive Kathmandu / Besisahar (760 m) by local bus. (approx. 6 hrs drive)
Day 02:  Trek Besisahar / Bahun Danda (1310 m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 03:  Bahun Danda / Chamje (1430 m.) – 6 hrs walk
Day 04:  Chamje / Dharapani (1860 m.) – 6 hrs walk
Day 05:  Dharapani / Chame (2670 m.) – 5 hrs walk
Day 06:  Chame / Pisang (3200 m.) – 6 hrs walk
Day 07:  Pisang / Manang (3540 m.) – 4 hrs walk
Day 08:  Rest at Manang. Stroll around at Manang.
Day 09:  Trek Manang / Yak Kharka (4018 m.) – 5 hrs walk
Day 10:  Trek Yak Kharka / Throng Phedi (4450 m.) – 4 hrs walk
Day 11:  Thorang phedi / Thorang pass (5416 m.) descend to Muktinath (3800 m.) – 8 hrs walk
Day 12:  Muktinath / Kagbeni (2800 m.) – 3 hrs walk
Day 13:  Trek Kagbeni / Jomsom (2710 m) / Marpha (2670 m.) – 5 hrs walk
Day 14:  Trek Marpha / Kalopani (2530 m.) – 6 hrs walk
Day 15:  Kalopani / Tatopani (1190 m.) – 6 hrs walk
Day 16:  Tatopani / Shikha (2830 m.) – 5 hrs walk
Day 17:  Shikha / Ghorepani (2750 m.) – 3 hrs walk
Day 18:  Ghorepani / Ghandruk (1940 m.) – 7 hrs walk
Day 19:  Ghandrunk / Pothana (1900 m). – 5 hrs walk
Day 20:  End trek at Phedi (approx. 3 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 min drive).
                Overnight stay at hotel
Day 21:  Drive or fly Pokhara / Kathmandu

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.

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