Annapurna Circuit trek is no doubt one of the extraordinary trekking trails of Nepal allowing every traveler to wander around the open natural and cultural museum while encircling the massif Annapurna and her range (I, II, III, IV).
This short version of Annapurna Circuit became more popular with recent progress on the roadway connecting Lamjung to Manang district. Instead of just one day drive on the highway to start the trekking to Annapurna Circuit, we take two-day drive by joining an exciting uneven road trip on the jeep from Bhulbhule to Chame and then continue our way up to Manang Valley. Our walk will be rewarded with a magnificent view of snow-capped peaks and old monasteries visit. On our acclimatization day at Manang, we make our way up to Chongkor Hill (4600m) which serves as an excellent viewpoint to watch over Manang valley (3540m) and giant Annapurna IV, III and II along with Pisang Peak (6091m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Shree Kharka Peak (m). And quick visit to Gangapurna glacier on the way back (or on the way go).
We continue gradually towards world biggest pass – Thorang La Pass (5416m) and reach the summit at early dawn and then continue descending to Muktinath Temple – sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrine. Lower Mustang section of trekking around Annapurna is a fascinating gallery of old Buddhist monasteries and their centuries old typical living style can be felt. We will visit more monasteries at Jharkot and even more at Kagbeni village before we arrive at last teahouse at Jomsom (Mustang Headquarter) from where we catch an early flight to Pokhara the next morning.
Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft.) and transfer to Teahouse Drive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 2Drive from Bhulbhule to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft.) Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 3Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft.) Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.) via upper route Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.) Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.) Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.) Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni Village Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft) Flight: 25 min | Drive: 10 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
We got to kathmandu without a plan. The only thing we knew was, we want to go trekking. We got this recommended in a coffee place, So we met there the next morning And sat down with Milan who really took his time to explain every little thing to us. So we choose to go annapurna trek. In the morning Aryan came to pick us up And this was the beginning of 2 beautiful weeks. Every single thing was very well taken care of and we even became friends! IT was a perfect way to do the trek. He told us a lot about the area, helped us with everything we needed. IT was the most inspiring experience of my life. And after we even got a certificate of doing this trek! Thank you So much for everything guys, you are the best! See you next time, namaste ?
Ilse Veldhuizen, Netherlands
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