Duration: 14 Days
Our two offers helps to do the popular Annapurna circuit trek in just 2 weeks or even less then it if you fly form jomsom to Pokhara. Annapurna circuit at some time was longer taking 21 days or mroe but these days since a year or two lets say around 2010 evolution of moterable roads in this region has make the trekkers little confused and compel to think either it is same experience like before to walk in the moterable roads ? many have already choosed the drive in the roads and begin to walk where there are no much horns and traffic. you might like these itnerary.
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Duration: 1 - 7 Days
- Group Size: 02+ Pax
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Good Karma Trekking who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Good Karma Trekking office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Good Karma Trekking . During our dinner, we will enjoy excellent traditional Nepalese cuisine.
Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek PreparationToday after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Good Karma briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) 10-12 hours on jeepToday will be the long driving day , kathmandu to Besisahar will be 5-6 hours depends on traffic and from Besisahar to Chame will be another 5-6 hours based on road conditions.
but there are couple of stops on the way for Lunch and drinks.
Day 4 Chame to Pisang (3,300m / 10824 ft) 5 - 6 hoursWe walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.
Day 5 Pisang to Manang (3,500m / 11,482 ft) 6 - 7 hoursFrom Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight at Manang.
Day 6 Manang Acclimatization dayIn order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.
Day 7 Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m / 13,484 ft) 3 - 4 hoursFrom Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.
Day 8 Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi (4420m / 14501 ft) 3 - 4 hoursIt is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.
Day 9 Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour driveCrossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Next, drive to Jomsom a Himalayan village famous for its delicious apples. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 10 Take a Jeep or Bus from Jomsom to TatopaniTake a Jeep or Bus from Jomsom to Tatopani passsing Kalopani on the way a scening drive of 4 hours where you will skip 2 days walk in moterable roads
Day 11 Trek to Ghorepani 2775 MeterA short distance downstream from Tatopani, we cross the river on a large suspension bridge and leave the Kali Gandaki behind. After passing through the villages of Sikha and Chitre, we climb through the forest to Deorali which is a 2834m pass providing excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. We will continue to the town of Ghorepani, which literally translates to "horse water" which serves as a watering hole for the packs of mules inhabiting the route between Pokhara and Jomsom.
Day 12 Trek to Birethanti 1050 meter and drive to PokharaOverlooking Ghorepani is Poon Hill [3193m]. An hour-long pre-dawn ascent under the starlight gives us the opportunity to see the fascinating views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri glowing in the morning sun. After breakfast, we begin the long descent to Birethanti through magnificent oak and rhododendron forests. From the village of Ulleri, a long steep stone path is prominent leading to a gradual descent to Birethanti, from here we will take a short walk to meet our bus to drive back to Pokhara.
Day 13 Relax day in Pokhara in the morning and take a flight to Kathmandu on the afternoonRelax day in Pokhara in the morning and take a flight to Kathmandu on the afternoon
Day 14 Fly back homeFly back home
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