Annapurna Circuit trek 2018 is considered as a most popular trekking in Nepal. It is recognized as one of the most spectacular & varied walks in the world, with lush green valleys. A
Annapurna Circuit trekking offers both low and high altitudes, on the way to the Thorung La (5416m) as well as during the descent from it. Starting from 790 meters, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top. from many different angles and perspectives.
All above Annapurna Circuit
Mr. Robin Bhandari has over 34 Years of experience in the travel trade. He started his job with then TWA (Trans World Airlines) and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. He has a good personal relationship with Airlines and because of that, he was able to get competitive rates from some of the carriers like Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, from the year 1992 to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or the next day.
We drive to Besi Sahar in the morning, the starting point for the Around Annapurna (Annapurna Circuit) trek which takes around 4-5 hours. And on the same day we head to Syanje which takes about 3-4 hours from Besi Sahar.
From Syanje, we trek up to Jagat (1300m) about 2 hours and further continue till Chamje (1430m). Before reaching Chamje, we can see a beautiful huge waterfall. We will be walking along the banks of the River Marshyangdi, then walk through a lush green forest for an hour and reach the village of Chamje. From here we further continue to Sattare (1680m). On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads us to Tal.
After breakfast, we trek from Tal to Danagyu. We cross the bridge across the Marsyangdi River and continue through the forest of bamboo and settlements like Dharapani (1860m) and Bagarchhap (2160m) which exhibit traditionally built ancient stone houses. We reach Danagyu in about 5-6 hours and spend the remaining day exploring the area: the settlement of people, housing style, nearby monasteries, their lifestyle, culture and tradition and stay there.
Today, we trek from Danakyu to Chame. After having our breakfast, we climb up to the village of Timang (300-400m above Danakyu), on steep stone steps. On the, way we are able to see magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and other beautiful peaks. With the view of attractive peaks, we reach Koto (2600m) in no time. From Koto to Chame is about 20 minutes walk on a fairly easy trail. We can spend a few hours dipping tired muscles in the natural hot spring near the Marsyangdi River and rest there for remaining time.
Today’s walk, we pass through several rivers and climb up-down between them. From Chame, we reach the small settlement of Thaleku (2720m). We cross a bridge to the sparsely inhabited settlement of Bhartang. From Bhartang, we cross Dhukure Pokhari(3060m) where we can find many lodges and then ascend to the floor of the Manang valley and Lower Pisang. A spectacular Rockwall is in view for much of the climb.
We encounter the windy and dry atmosphere of the area which is one of the reasons for the Manang’s popularity. We continue up the valley via Humde (3280m) on a wide and dusty trail accompanied by Mani walls and the views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Gangapurna glacier dome, Tilicho Himal, Chulu East, Chulu Far East and many more. Then, we cross Braga where we can find old monasteries and head toward Manang.
Today is the day for acclimatization rather than going any further. Being active is the best way to acclimatize. We can visit different places, caves, Ice Lake, Glacier Lake, monasteries or simply explore the settlement of Manang. We can choose any option for an acclimatizing day and spend the day at Manang.
We trek to Yak Kharka early in the morning. You can see Blue sheep, Wild sheep, and Yak on the way. We pass through Gunsung village to reach Yak Kharka.
Today, we trek to Thorung Phedi. The houses are made by clay and stone and joint to each other. The path keeps on going up slowly by crossing the innumerable tiny streams, which comes from the Chulu east and Chulu west. We pass through Letdar (4200m) and reach Thorung Phedi.
Thorung-La Pass is a long day trek which is why we trek at around 3 am morning. Due to the weather condition, we have to walk early. After the clear weather, there is a magnificent view of Himalayas and will be the breathtaking day as you gaze at the high peaks of the Himalayas. The day is cold as we pass at high elevations which will offer incredible views of the mountains. We pass through Thorung La and descend to Muktinath, a sacred spot to both Hindus and Buddhists, where there are many important temples. The way is a mustang valley to the Muktinath.
Today, we trek from the temple Muktinath to Jomsom. The trek continues to drop in elevation as we make our way to Jomsom. We hike down to Jharkot (3550m) to explore the ruins of the original palace of the King of Mustang and a few chortens and monasteries around Jharkot. After exploring the area for some time, we now walk down to Kaag Beni (2800m). From Kaag Beni, following the old salt trade route, we hike all the way down to Jomsom. We walk along the Kali Gandaki Khola (River) and can find different types of fossil stones on the way to Jomson. The route from Kaag Beni to Marpha (2670m) is very windy. Jomsom is in between Kaag Beni and Marpha.
We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara taking back all the memories and the beautiful times with us and stay at Pokhara for the remaining day. The remaining day is the rest day for us due to the long days trekking.
Drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The evening is free time.
Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to the airport for outbound flight back to your destination.