21 days | Best season: Sept. to May | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 5,416m | Easy to Moderate trekking
Annapurna Circuit trek gives you an opportunity to explore the Himalayas, an experience of a life time. This trek combines the contrasts between the green terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid landscape of Lower Mustang. The two areas are separated by the Thorong La (5,416m), which we must cross on a long day, to reach the sacred site of Muktinath - the temple of salvation both for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. On a clear day Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,160m is clearly visible in the distance. We descend into the world's deepest river gorge, carved by the mighty Kali Gandaki river, as it slices between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. The river is followed to the relaxing hot springs at Tatopani before ascending to Poon Hill for our last sunrise view over the Annapurnas.
GLIMPSE OF ANNAPURNA REGION
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour including major pilgrimage and heritage spots.
Day 03: Drive to Bensi Sahar. 5-6 hr. Overnight in guest house.
Day 04: Besi Sahar to Bahundanda 1,315m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje 1,435m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap 2,160m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame 2,630m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Chame to Pisang 3,190m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Pisang to Manang 3,500m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Manang 3,500m.
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka 4,090m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi 4,420m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath crossing Thorung La 5,420m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha 3,200m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 15: Marpha to Ghasa. Overnight in lodge.
Day 16: Ghasa to Totopan. Overnight in lodge.
Day 17: Tatopani to Gorepani. Overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Morning hike to Poon Hill and back to Tirkhe Dunga. Overnight in lodge.
Day 19: Nayapul to Pokhara by bus or jeep. Overnight in hotel.
Day 20: Back to Kathmandu by private bus. Overnight in hotel.
Day 21: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!