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Annapurna-Circuit-Trekking-18 days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: BTA-02
Trip Duration: 20 days
Max. Altitude: 5416m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Beshishahar
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 2+
Best season: March - June / September-November

Annapurna circuit trek:- Annapurna circuit trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal.

The southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna range are heavily settled and format, except the higher region which support thick forest of rhododendron and fir most of the tribes inhabiting this area are Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris Thakali and Newars.

The people living in the highlands of the Annapurna area are certainly Nepalese but being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they are look like the Tibetans.

In Annapurna circuit, up to manang the altitude remains the same but starting from Manang, the altitude gets higher and higher that cannot support the animal life or vegetation; however, birch, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron grow in the lower areas. There are no plants above 18,690 feet (5,750 meters).

Many animals like Musk deer, wild yak, red panda, snow leopard and Himalayan black bears etc. are found in Annapurna circuit at lower altitudes.

]There are also small numbers of Himalayan thars, deer, langur monkeys, hares, mountain foxes, martens, and Himalayan

As we turn to the  western part of  the Manang valley and into the rain shadow of the Annapurna ranges, dramatic changes occur. Though, there are small fields supporting some crops of millet and wheat, and small flocks of sheep and goats, the Manang tribes are traditionally a trading race, they are Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion, and their architecture and life-styles is quite different to those tribes on the southern slopes.

Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki, until move through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna into the wetter zones, where one can meet Gurungs and Magars again. On the whole trek there in not one day during which one does not have magnificent views of all the ranges.


Day 01:– Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft.

Day 02:- Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs)

Day 03: Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs)

Day 04:- Chame to Pissang (3200m/10,400ft. 6hrs)

Day 05:- Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,482ft. 6 -7 hours)

Day 06:- Manang:- Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 07:- Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft 5-6 hours).

Day 08:- Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours).

Day 09:- Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4060m/13,020ft.4-5 hours).

Day 10:- Yak Kharka to Thorong High camp (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours).

Day 11:- Thorong High camp  to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours).

Day 12:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2738m/8,900 ft 6-7 hrs).

Day 13:- Jomsom to Ghasa (2584m/8,400 ft 5 hrs).

Day 14: Ghasa to Tatomani (1534m/4,988 ft 5hrs).

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs).

Day 15:- Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs).

Day 16:- Ghorepani (Poon Hill ) to Birethanti (1046m/3,400 ft:6hrs).

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 18:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft): then pick you up and take a short drive from the airport to the hotel check in the hotel and rest for few hrs then we meet again with guide and barging about the trek what we need the equipment for then trek and what time we live from Kathmandu details.

Day 02:- Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs):- After morning berakfast we start to from Besisahar to Cchme by four wheel drive will follow Marsyangdhi valley and it passes through many mountain village and beautiful scenery.We stop for a lunch one way it is call Khothe thanti about 1 hrs. After Lunch we keep continue our 4WD drive. It will go through unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for possible bumpy road. Stay overnight at Chame in Tea house.

Day 03: Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs):- After morning berakfast we start to from Besisahar to Chahme by four wheel drive will follow Marsyangdhi valley and it passes through many mountain village and beautiful scenery.We stop for a lunch one way it is call Khothe thanti about 1 hrs. After Lunch we keep continue our 4WD drive. It will go through unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for possible bumpy road.

Day 04:- Chame to Pissang (3200m/10,400ft. 6hrs):- continuously cross the river all day, Palling through the narrow and steep sided gorge, Nearing the village of Passing top a ride to get first views of the Manang valley, a wide U-shaped valley hanging between two lions of snow peaks. It also takes approximately 6hrs. Stay overnight at Pisang in Tea house.

Day 05:- Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,482ft. 6 -7 hours):- After breakfast we trek on the lower  trail through lower pisang. We choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak .as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang. Stay overnight at Manang in tea house.

Day 06:- Manang:- Rest day for acclimatization: A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village, of about 500 flat roofed houses, is picturesquely set amounts spectacular scenery; Annapurna II, Annapurna III (24,787ft), Gangapurna (24,457ft) and Chulu East (19,880ft) to the north.

Day 07:- Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft 5-6 hours):- After breakfast we walk an easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations, we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other snow Cover Mountains Stay overnight at Lodge..

 Day 08:- Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours):- We start the day early to avoid afternoon wind. After a steeps consistent climb of 2-3 hours we reach Tilicho lake, The highest lake in the world also referred as the “the great ice lake” by the leader of the French expedition team .this is a large sparkling lake that lies at the foot of the north face of tilicho peak, after spending some time here we take the same route back to siri kharka Stay overnight in Siri Kharka at tea house.

Day 09:- Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4060m/13,020ft.4-5 hours):- We descend to the uninhabited Khangsar village, pass Tare gumba,a thousand year old monastery then follow a rock wall out of Khangsar to descend a bridge in the Thorong Khola valley.We go across a river ,hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka .from her you can see Annapurna mountains range, other peaks, blue sheep (bharal) and if you are lucky you might spot a snow leopard.
Stay overnight at Tea house lodge.

Day 10:- Yak Kharka to Thorong High camp (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours):- After breakfast we are continue our way to the foot of the pass, Throng high camp today. Thorong high camp is a only one teahouse and alwaays busy catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors stay only low camp but a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for us. Stay overnight at tea house. 

Day 11:- Thorong High camp  to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours):- After early fast breakfast  we continue our trek to crossing the difficult Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Stay overnight in Muktinath at Tea house lodge.

Day 12:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2738m/8,900 ft 6-7 hrs):-The trail descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 500ft. below. The descend is through a dramatic arid landscape and continues to Jomsom . After the last few days Jomsom seems almost busy in fact it is a major village on the Kaligandaki trading route.

Day 13:- Jomsom to Ghasa (2584m/8,400 ft 5 hrs):- The thakali are the dominant tribe of the valley, interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the southern slopes. Then pass through Marpha and ‘Tukche, beautiful Thakali villages and camp at Ghasa Stay overnight at Ghasa in teahouse

Day 14: Ghasa to Tatomani (1534m/4,988 ft 5hrs):– A dramatic change in the vegetation, from day, arid, deserts, to pine and conifer forests occurs passing through and between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna . Passing through Kalapani the view of the Annapurna is magnificent. Camp at spectacular Tatopani (Hot spring) Tatopani means Hot water and is possible to bath on the spring.

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- Cross the Kali Gandaki and climb steadily to the Magar village of Sikha   for lunch . Then the trail ascends to Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Stay overnight at Ghorepani in tea house.

Day 15:- Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- After break we start to descend is almost as tiring as the day from Muktinath.Mule trains, loaded with goods keep up entertained however beck to Birethanti after Birethanti to Nayapur about 30 minute. From Nayapul to Pokhara we take our private vehicle. Stay overnight at Pokhara at lodge.

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- Cross the Kali Gandaki and climb steadily to the Magar village of Sikha   for lunch . Then the trail ascends to Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Stay overnight at Ghorepani in tea house.

Day 16:- Ghorepani (Poon Hill ) to Birethanti (1046m/3,400 ft:6hrs):- After break we start to descend is almost as tiring as the day from Muktinath.Mule trains, loaded with goods keep up entertained however beck to Birethanti after Birethanti to Nayapur about 30 minute. From Nayapul to Pokhara we take our private vehicle. Stay overnight at Pokhara at lodge.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu: – Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours. If we take flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu about 25 minutes.While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel

Day 18:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport:- today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing then we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

 

 

 

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Cost Include

Cost Is Included

  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B basie plan
    • Kathmandu to Beshishara transfer by bus.
    • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhra with B/B basic plan
    • All airport and hotel transfers
    • National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
    • Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
    • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
    • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
    • Transfer from Nayapul to Pokhara by private Car
    • For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Cost Is Not Included

• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

 

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