Annapurna Circuit Trek is a striking and strenuous trekking in the Annapurna region. The trail lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is also known as Round Annapurna Trek or Annapurna Thorong Pass Trek. Walking through the Marshyangdi River bank and passing the valleys, you cross the highest Himalayan pass of the world and connect to the Mustang region, following the dusty trail of the Kaligandaki windy valley.
After a long drive from Kathmandu to Khudi, Round Annapurna Trek begins with an excursion through the ethnic villages and through the bank of the Marshyangdi River. This trek offers breathtaking waterfalls and the lush forests. Sometimes, you walk through the canyon and again ascend to the forest. Pisang and Manang like villages are the Tibetan influenced villages. A side trip to the Gangapurna Lake helps to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. The treeless region begins as you walk to Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi and Thorong High Camp. It is a glacial zone. Reaching to the top of Thorong La, you can explore the scenic views of the Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung range. Around Annapurna Trek connects two different regions. The Mustang region is another part that lies in the Himalayan rain shadow area. It is like the Tibetan plateau. Muktinath temple is a renowned pilgrimage destination and the trek goes through the windy Jomsom valley after Kagbeni.
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Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by out trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
From Kathmandu, drive to Besisahar in the morning. It takes about 6-7 hrs in total. The views of Lamjung HImal and Himalchuli can be seen from the way. Overnight at lodge.
Early morning after breakfast our driving journey is starting, we have to drive dusty road all the way. We pass the check point and Drive to the Chame village. It is a district center of the Manang district. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we walk through the planned apple farm at Brathang. The Tibetan Khampas who came to Nepal as a refugee settled down at this place. Pisang village is another wonderful village, which is located just below the Pisang peak. The Pisang peak climbers split from Pisang. Walking through the woods, you reach to your destination. Overnight at lodge.
Walking through the arid part, we reah to the Manang valley. It is wonderfully located below the Annapurna peak. The views of Annapurna II (7937m), and IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) (7193m) can be explored during the excursion. Manang is a perfect village to research about the Tibetan Buddhism and their cultural values. Overnight at lodge.
The altitude is getting higher. We need to acclimatize so that we can have a successful journey on the coming days. You should know that the huge day is coming soon. During this acclimatization day, we can hike to the Gangapurna Lake or take a side trip to Bhraka Manang and explore the Manang Gomba. Back to Manang and rest. Overnight at lodge.
We have a short walking day through the high altitude range. We ascend through Yak Kharka and Churi Ledar. The stream down rises from the Chulu West peak. It is a popular climbing peak in Annapurna. Reach to Ledar and rest. Overnight at lodge.
A day before crossing the huge pass of Thorong La. With the pleasing sound of Jargeng Khola, we head upwards. Mountain blue sheep can be seen grazing on the meadows. Crossing a bridge, we walk towards the Thorong phedi, wishing the perfect weather tomorrow. Overnight at lodge.
It is the most important day of the Annapurna circuit trekking. From Thorong Phedi, we climb up through the steep trail for a couple of hours. This undulating trail leads us to the top of Thorong pass (5416m). Reaching to the top of Thorong La, we can explore the scenic views of the Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung range. Then we descend down to the famous pilgrimage site- Muktinath temple. Both Hindu and Buddhist go there for the pilgrimage trip. People regard it as the last pilgrimage destination where they go to eliminate their lifetime sins. Overnight at lodge.
We worship at the temple and begin to descend after breakfast. If you prefer, we can also take a drive. Passing Kagbeni and the windy Jomsom valley, we reach to Jomsom. It is the district center of the Mustang region. Then we celebrate the succession of the trek. We stop there waiting for the next day’s flight. Overnight at lodge.
This morning, we take a half an hour flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then we drive to hotel. Then we prepare for the city tour around Pokhara: Davis falls, Mahendra cave, World peace stupa, International mountaineering museum and others. Later on, we can also enjoy the boat ride. Overnight at hotel.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, its half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Note: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.
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