Annapurna Region is one of the most preferred
destinations for the moderate trekkers. Tourists, who enjoy experiencing the
mountains, walking on the sloppy lands and feeling the pleasant climate, choose
this region as their ultimate trekking destination. Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking is a moderate trekking which commences from Bulbhule, a short drive
(an hour) from Pokhara, which takes you to the foot of Mt. Annapurna Base Camp,
4130m and passes through Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Lake. Annapurna is also
considered as one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The sceneries
seen throughout this trek decorates the landscape of the Himalayas, where
imagination defines the beauty of nature and as an experience that can never be
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and
welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest relax and
enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Breakfast, the guided full day sightseeing starts around Kathmandu. Here you
can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour
includes Kathmandu Durbar Square- houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu
kingdom, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys), Pashupatinath-
one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Boudha
Stupa- one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will be able to
observe the country in its original status. From the top of the SwayambhuNath
Temple to the fluttering of colorful prayer flags at Boudha Stupa, you will be
able to feel the way of life of the people living in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at
Day 3: Drive to Bhulbhule
Altitude: 840m, Hiking duration: 7/8 hours
Breakfast in the hotel, you will start your day with the drive from Kathmandu
to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. You can see the beautiful view of Nepal's
countryside and the beautiful scenery of rivers, streams. Jungles as well as
mountains on a clear day. Overnight Local
Day 4: Bhulbhule to Chamje
Altitude: 1430m, Hiking duration: 7/8 hours
in Bhulbhule, you will commence your trek to Chamje. You will have your Lunch
served on the way to Chamje. You must walk through the steep and slippery trail
running through paddy fields. After sometime the trail ascends through the
rhododendron forest to Chamje. Overnight
Day 5: Chamje to Bagarchhap
Altitude: 2160m, Hiking duration: 3/4 hours
Your day begins
with a rocky trail to the village of Mustang, Tal (1675 m) following the
Marsyangdi River. From here, you will cross flat valley, then ascend through
stone staircase. Now, the journey continues to Dharapani 1890m where you will
find a stone entrance, Chorten. Now you will enter the Bagarchhap village where
you can see the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetan design. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 6: Bagarchhap to Chame
Altitude: 2630m, Hiking duration: 2/3 hours
Today you have
to walk through very rough and rocky trail to climb Timang at 2360m. From
Timang you will walk through forest near the river to Kopar at 2590m. After
having some rest, you will continue walking to reach your destination Chame,
Headquarter of Manang district. From Chame, You can witness the fine views of
Annapurna and nearby two small hot springs. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 7: Chame to Pisang
Altituded: 3300m, Hiking duration: 5/6 hours
Today, you will
walk to Pisang. You will trek through steep and narrow valley totally covered
by forest. You will cross river , walk
for some time and then cross another bridge at 3040m, from where you can see the
towering Paungda Danda rock face. From there, the trail leads upward to Pisang,
3200m. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 8: Pisang to Manang
Altitude: 3500m, Hiking duration: 4/5 hours
Today, you will
walk through the upper part of the Manang district, which is the rainshadow
area shaded by Annapurna Range. People of this region are dependent on animal
husbandry and agriculture farming. Leaving Pisang, there are alternate trails
north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The
southern route by the Hongde airstrip at 3325m involves less climbing than the
northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that
follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past
the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby
Manang at 3500m. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 9: Acclimatization Day in Manang.
Today is your
acclimatization day in Manang. You can visit around the village and enjoy
viewing the wonderful sights around the village. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Khangsar Village
Altitude: 3756m, Hiking duration: 4 hours
Breakfast, you will start walking to reach Khangsar. Khangsar is a village development committee in Manang
District. Khangsar village is located in north central of Nepal
3756m above sea. If the weather is clear you can see the wonderful view of
various mountains. Overnight Local
Day 11: Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp
Altitude: 4200m, Hiking duration: 5
Today you will
head towards the Tilicho Base Camp, from where you will start ascending to the
world's highest lake; Tilicho located at the altitude of 4919 m above sea
level. On the way you can see Blue sheep, Yak and other Alpine Faunas grazing
in the meadow. You can also enjoy your walking as you will see the Alps like Gangapurna,
Annapurna 3 etc from your walking trail. Overnight
Day 12 : Trek to Tilicho Lake and back down
to Tilicho Base Camp
Altitude: 4919m/ 4200m, Hiking duration: 7/8 hours
Today, you will
take your breakfast quiet early than other days and start walking to avoid the
wind. From Base camp to the Tilicho Lake takes another 3-4 hours. In the
afternoon and early morning, before sun, the temperature of Tilicho Lake remains
quiet. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way
back to Base Camp as there are no accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake
area. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka
Altitude: 4000m, Hiking duration: 5 hours
Today, you will
return back from Base Camp and Returning from Base camp you can follow an
unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old
log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. From the river you will ascend
upward to reach Yak Kharka (4,000m). Overnight
Day 14: Trek to Thorung Phedi
Altitude: 4450m, Hiking duration: 5 hours
Breakfast in Yak Kharka, you will start walking up for two and half hour, then
descend down to cross the river at 4310 m. Now, you will again ascend up to
reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m. Overnight Local Lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La
Altitude: 3800m/ 5416m, Hiking duration: 8 hours
Today, you will
walk to reach an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Muktinath. After
having Breakfast, you will start ascending upward to Thorung La pass. You will
cross the Thorang La Pass and with a short hike, you will reach at the top.
Here, you will be rewarded by the magnificent view of the mountains. With
another 4 hours trek you will reach the holy town of Muktinath. It is said that
all sorrows you feel are relieved when you visit the temple, which is a scared
pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The Temple is dedicated to Lord
Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another
attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal
flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom
Altitude: 2713m, Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
Early in the
morning, you will visit the Muktinath temple. You can see the crystal clear
views of the mountains and surrounding areas in the morning. You can also see
many Pilgrims visiting and worshipping Muktinath temple. There are 108 water
taps and two small ponds. The Hindu people believe that if you take bath on 108
taps (108 is a sacred number in Tibetan Buddhism), of cow shaped cow heads; All
your sins which you committed in your past life will be washed out and the door
of heaven will be opened for you after you leave this world. After a short walk,
you will pass through Chortens is the Dhola mebar Gompa, or Jwalamai (goddess
of fire) temple, where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just
above the spring. After early morning visit you will have your breakfast then
start trek to Jomsom via Jharkot village, Kagbeni, Ekle Bhatti. You will reach
Jomsom and checkin to your lodge. Overnight
Day 17: Fly back to Pokhara
You will have
early breakfast in the lodge and you will head towards airport to catch the
flight to Pokhara, a lake paradise city. It will take about 30 minutes to reach
Pokhara. During the flight you can see many mountains as well as the trail down
to Tatopani /Ghorepani. Check in to Hotel in Pokhara. You have a full day to
stroll around the city Pokhara. you can enjoy roaming around the lake side as
well as you can have fun by boating in the Phewa lake and witness the view and
shadow of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the water of
Phewa lake. Overnight hotel.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive duration: 6/7 hours
Breakfast in the Hotel, you will catch the bus to drive back to
Kathmandu.Arrive Kathmandu and check in to Hotel. Overnight hotel.
Finally, today is the last day of your Nepal program.
After having breakfast, you will pack your luggage, get fresh and check out
from the hotel. You will be transferred to the International airport to catch
the flight for your onward destination.
Included in the Cost
- Arrival and
- Tour Leader.
- All Land transportation through a private vehicle.
- 3 nights'
accommodation in Nepal Apartment hotel on Full Board basis.
- 1 night accommodation in Pokhara.
- Jomsom to pokharaa and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket for you and trekking guide.
- All necessary
permits to treks and Expeditions.
Professional Trekking guide, Climbing Guide and porters (one
porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients.)
and their wages and salaries.
throughout the trek on Full board basis.(Lodge and Camp)
- Insurance for
the trekking staffs.
- First aid kit
for trekking staff.
- Good equipment
for your guide and porter.
Not Included in the Cost
- Drinks/Beverages bills for you.
- Personal Expenses.
- Donations in Temples, schools,
- Personal tour gear.
- First aid kit (for you).
- Emergency Rescue evacuation.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Any other things not
included in Cost include.
Annapurna Round Trek via Tilicho Lake