Duration: 12 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 more 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 itinerary .
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Duration: 1 - 7 Days
- Group Size: 02+ Pax
Option 1 Annapurna full circuit Walk, drive & Walk,Annapurna full circuit Walk, drive &Walk,
Day 01: 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 Himalayan Glacier 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 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today 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 Trekking 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 03: Drive from Kathmandu Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 10-12 hours on jeep
Day 04: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours
We 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 05: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours
From 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 06: Manang: Acclimatization day
In 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 07: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours
From 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/14501ft): 3-4 hours
It 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 drive
Crossing 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 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 Meter
A 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 Pokhara
Overlooking 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 afternoon
Day 14 fly back home
Option 2 Annapurna Half circuit drive and walk .Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu Chame (2,710m/8,891ft):10-12 hours
Day 4 Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 5 Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours
Day 6 Manang: Acclimatization day
Day 7 Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 8 Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 9 Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Day 10 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes
Day 11 Relax day in Pokhara in the morning and take a flight to Kathmandu on the afternoon
Day 12 Fly back home
Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer)
Government license holder Trekking Guide.
Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Tea house accomodations
Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
Annapurna Conservation area fee
Domestic flight or land transfer as per the plan
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
All program as mentioned in itinerary.
Government Tax and office service charge.
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
Nepal Visa fee & Sightseeing fees in kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Tips for guides and porters
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
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