Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna trekkingThe Around Annapurna Trekking/Annapurna Circuit is one of the classic treks in the world and on the must do list of any serious trekker or adventurer. The circuit takes one around the Annapurna Himal, following the courses of 2 mighty rivers: the Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west, and takes one over the 5400m-high Thorung La Pass in between the upper reaches of the rivers. The Kaligandaki is the world's deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. The flora, geography and culture also change dramatically around the circuit.

In recent, Around Annapurna/ Thorung la pass trekking has become a very popular and busy place for trekking, after opening in 1997. A few lucky scientist expedition groups had trekked into this region in the past 1950's. Any parties that are planning to do this trek must have a prim consideration with regard to the porter's clothing and equipment at the moment of crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416). Sometimes it may be risky due to the bad weather, such as snowing heavy, strong winds locked of trail etc. may cause problem.

Trip Facts

Trekking duration: 18 days

Starting from: Bensi Sahar (By bus from Kathmandu)

Ending at: Pokhara (back from Birethanti or Phedi)

Grade: Strenuous and alpine.

Highest access of the trek: 5416 meters on Thorung Pass.

Culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali& Magar

Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse (Lodge) Trek - or camping trek.

Himalayan sights: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhawalagiri range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan ranges

Splendid breathtaking place: High mountain pass, great Himalayan view, popular hot Spring along the route, etc

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.

Day 02: Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m)

Day 03: Beshishar to .Bahundada (1311m)

Day 04: Bahundada to Jagat (1314m)

Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani (1943m)

Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2713m)

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3185m)

Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3440m)

Day 09: Manang acclimatizing day.

Day 10: Manang to Yak kharka (4210m)

Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)

Day 12: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath.(3802m)

Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and overnight at Kagbeni (2840m)

Day 14: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2713m)

Day 15: Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara (915m)

Day 16: Pokhara back to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 17: Katmandu valley sightseeing and farewell diner

Day 18: Back to onward destination

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