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Few places in the world hold such a wonderful variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long array of snow capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, hot springs and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly local people. This trek takes you far away from the vehicular movement, in to the land of the standing mountains.
This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery and an extremely diverse cultural experience along with the vast landscape. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya. It is enjoyable and no technical knowledge is required to undertake this trek.
This trek can be undertaken in all days of year. The Thorung La pass is becoming easier to cross every year due to the growing developments in this region. You can start the trail from both directions but anticlockwise is best due to steepness of the trail. If you like physical activity in the outdoors, the Annapurna round will be a appropriate and challenging experience.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m
Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will be there to welcome you. He will transfer you to your booked hotel. After hotel check-in, you will be provided with welcome drink followed by the tour briefing. The remaining time is for leisure & relaxation; you can spend the time on your own personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Free Day in Kathmandu      
Breakfast at hotel. Today, you have free day in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you in the hotel where you stay and brief you about your trek and he will provide your Permits, TIMS cards and other necessary documents required for the trekking.  Similarly, you will have an introduction with the guide who will lead you during your trek.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Bhulbhule By Tourist Bus
Altitude: 840m
Driving duration: 8/9 hours
After Breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. The ride will take about 8 – 9 hours. The drive to Pokhara is quite long but it's a real fun driving through the countryside of Nepal. Mostly you will be driving via small to medium settlements. The environment is quite pleasant too. On the way, you can enjoy the magnificent Mountains reflecting an incredible scale. The terraced fields well decorated with the ready to harvest paddy plants and the wind gushing towards your face makes your drive pleasant, smooth and wonderful. We will have Lunch on the way & continue the drive to the day's destination. In Sayange, you can treat yourself with a mouthwatering dinner and imagine the experience for the tiring however exciting trek ahead. You can use the remaining time to interact and to be familiar with your guide(s) and enjoy good sleep. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 4: :Bhulbhule to Baggarchhap 
Altitude: 2160m
Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
The first day trek from syange is an easy trek - towards north through the Marshyangdi Valley. The trail follows a sloppy way and reaches the first Gurung village Tal. Best place to take Lunch and head towards Baggarchhap. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 5: Baggarchhap to Chame
Altitude: 2670m
Hiking duration: 7/8 hours
The trail gradually climbs up to Latte manang (2440m) and move ahead through pine forest.  Arriving in Chame, you will be greeted by a large Mani (Buddhist prayer wheel) wall with many Manis. In Chame, people will be actively engaged with activities as it is the head-quarter of the Manang.  A few numbers of hotel, a bank, a health post are available here as a basic facilities for the tourists and the locals. As a gift of nature here are two natural hot springs where you can get relaxed and dip in the natural, hot baths. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 6:Chame to Pisang 
Altitude: 3200m
Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
The trek begins through the forest areas in a steep, narrow valley. You can enjoy the rugged beauty of the towering Paungda Danda rock face and posing glacial erosion at its finest. The path then leads through a peaceful forest to the upper Manang valley. Upon ascending further, we will reach Pisang, a large & sprawling village. This village bears many lodges which offer delicious meals which challenge your taste buds. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 7:Pisang to Manang via Ngwal  & Ghyaru
Altitude: 3657m
Hiking duration: 5/6 hours
Today we will head towards Manang by Ngwal / Ghyaru where spectacular views of the mountains and exquisite view of the valley (the valley is said to be the most beautiful valleys in the region) can be observed. The trail continues by the northern bank of river. Upon arriving at Ngwal, one can enjoy ample time and opportunities will be given to explore and soak in nature’s beauty at its rawest form. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 8:Rest Day in Manang
Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang. If the situation permits, we will enjoy a short boating tour at Gangpura Lake. We can visit the monasteries that are dotted around the area or simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas on the background. It is highly recommended to pay attention to the advice of the Himalayan Rescue Association for your stay in Manang. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 9:Manang to Churiledar
Altitude: 4200m
Hiking duration: 4/5 hours
Today we will head towards to Churiledar. The trail ascends little by little through Tengi Manang, leaving the valley behind and carrying on towards north, following the Jarsang river. You will come upon a canyon rising majestically on both sides, showing off its elegant snowy covered peaks. If luck supports you, the Himalayan blue sheep a rare animal may welcome you with its presence. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 10:Churiledar to Phedi
Altitude: 4450m
Hiking duration: 3/4 hours
After crossing the freezing stream, Phedi (foot of the mountain) appears with the walking trail. At this stage, it is essential that you showcase proper signs of acclimatization for your own safety. Phedi is located at the bottom of the Thorong La pass. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 11: Phedi to Muktinath crossing Thorong Pass
Altitude: 3800m/ 5420m
Hiking duration: 9/10 hours
Trekking starts early at around 4:00 AM. Even though the trail ascends steeply, there is nothing to worry about as it is frequent by trekkers. The four to six hour escalade up the pass offers the awesome view along the Great Barrier and the Kali Gandki valley. After accomplishing this difficult feat, you will be greeted with a tough downway (1600m) to Muktinath. Muktinath is a place of great religious significance and you will be transcended into a world of religion. It is a pilgrimage center for both Buddhists and Hindus. You will meet the Tibetan traders and Sadhus (Holy men) and rock piles made from visitors in exchange for good fortune in their next life. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 12: Muktinath to Kagbeni
Altitude: 2800m
Hiking duration: 2/3 hours
Today, You can visit the Muktinath Temple, Buddhist Monastery and the famous natural gas light which is known as the flame of Muktinath. Nilgiri and Daulagiri mountains can be clearly seen from here. After lunch, we will start trekking to Kagbeni. The hike is downhill and easy, passing by Tibetan-like villages until you reach Kagbeni which is situated in the Lower Mustang district. You will have Sufficient time to explore around the Monastery/village and interact with the locals and get to experience the first hand local culture. Similarly, Kagbeni is also famous for cultural pluralism in East and West. In the East, you could explore the polygamy system of family likewise polyandry in the west. However, the place treats you with a friendly environment with its always smiling peoples. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 13: Kagbeni to Marpha 
Altitude: 2690m
Hiking duration: 5/6 hours
From Kagbeni, we will walk along the left side of the Kaligandaki River. At the same time, you can engage yourself to a hunt for some fossil stones that are hidden away from unwary eyes in the dirts. The trek cut through the Mustang district to Jomsom town. You can stop to visit the Mustang eco-museum to observe the displayed cultural and geographic information of the area. The Museum is also a center for studies of the culture and biodiversity in the upper and lower Kali Gandaki Valley. It presents information on the ancient history of the Himalayas when it was still lying beneath ocean level and how it became the highest mountain range. The museum will provide an exciting pit stop for flora and fauna lovers. From Jomsom, trekking is like a leisure walk to Marpha. It is one of the largest villages of the area and home of the Thakali people (Unique ethnic group of Nepal). It is decorated with white painted houses, orchards giving the village a clean and vibrant feeling. One must try the unique Apple Brandy produced locally. Continuing the route along the river side, you will reach Tukche, where you can spend the night in the fruit farm village. Overnight accommodation will be in a local hotel.

Day 14: Marpha to Tatopani by Bus 
Altitude: 2010m
Driving duration: 4/5 hours
Today, We will drive from Marpha to Tatopani passing through Dana (world’s deepest Gorge) - a proof of nature’s beauty and cruelty. Tatopani is well known for its variety and exotic foods and natural Hot Springs. The place is usually filled with resting trekkers and is a melting pot for both trekkers and tourists from different parts of the globe. You can take an entertainment break for your well worked muscles in hot natural bath along with your favourite drink from the bar facility available here. Here you get choice on lodges and can choose your desired one. This place can also be a shopping paradise for you. You can enjoy the fresh seasonal fruit that is grown locally. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

Day 15: Tatopani to Pokhara by Bus 
Altitude: 827m
Driving duration: 8/9 hours
Today, we will return to our trek commencing place, Pokhara. While starting from Tatopani, the trail leads along the Kaligandaki riverside. It is strongly advised that you bring some snacks or a packed lunch in your bag, as there aren’t many restaurants along the way. You can make lunch stopover in Gale shower to feed yourself or you can also walk further into the headquarter Beni of Myagdi district and then drive to Pokhara. It is popular for its lakes and fine views of the Annapurnas & Machhapuchhre. There are a large variety of shops, hotels, restaurants etc which caters to different tastes and preferences according to your choice.Pokhara will challenge all your five senses.Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

 Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus 
Altitude: 827m
Driving duration: 7/8 hours
Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can engage yourself with personal activities, leisure, Shopping etc. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

Day 17: Departure

Have your breakfast in the morning and intact your luggage, later on our office representative will come to receive you to transfer  you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your hometown destinations according to your flight time. Have a safe journey. 

 

Trip Grade

Moderate

Included in the Cost

  • ·         All necessary permits for Annapurna trek.
  • ·      Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by bus.
  • ·      Bhulbhule to Syange or forward by shared jeep.
  • ·      Marpha to Tatopani and Tatopani to Pokhara by Bus.
  • ·      One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (one porter can carry 18 kilo
     of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to
     bring 9 kilo of luggage)
    and their wages and salaries.
  • ·      Insurance for the trekking staffs.
  • ·      2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 Night in Pokhara on BB Plan.
  • ·      Accommodation on a normal lodge during trek.
  •         First aid kit for trekking staffs.
  • Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek (wind jacket, Water bottle, hiking shoes).

Not Included in the Cost

  • Food, Drinks/Beverages Bill for you
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fees for temple and monastery
  • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • First aid kit (for you)
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Insurance of any kind

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