Trip duration: 23 days Trek days: 19 days Trek grade: moderate / strenuous Max altitude: Thorung La Pass 5416m. Trekking style: Tea house/ lodge Best Season: Oct to Dec, March to May Himalayan sights: Annapurna Himalaya Range, (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, Nilgiri,Tilicho peak,Lamjung Himal & more...
Around Annapurna Trekking is the popular Trekking Trail in Annapurna region. Around Annapurna trekking gives you an opportunity to explore Himalaya experience of your life time. This "classic" journey around the massif of the Annapurna Himal starts with a drive to Beshishahar - in the lowland paddy fields steadily gaining altitude leading up the Marsyangdi River Valley passing through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.) through the villages of Chamje, Bagarchap Pisang to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416 m). The descent is equally amazing and varied.
The trail then switches over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descends through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom and Ghorapani to terminate in Pokhara giving you enough time to observe the people and their customs. Lowland, farming communities of Brahmin and Chettri people of Aryan stock give way, slowly, to the highland trading communities of Magar, Gurung and Bhotia people of Mongoloid stock are main features of round Annapurna trekking. As the people change, so does the dominant religion. Close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make this one of the most popular treks in the world.
Around Annapurna Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Around Annapurna trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu.
Day 02: Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m and trek to Bulbule (916m)
Day 03: Bulbule trek to Bahundada (1311m)
Day 04: Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)
Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)
Day 06: Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)
Day 07: Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)
Day 08: Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)
Day 09: Manang acclimatization /Rest day.During this day you can hike up to Ice lake or Tea shop near by Gangapurna base camp from where you will see panoramic Himalayan scenery including Mt.Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Thorung peak, Peak 38 etc and overnight at manang village.
Day 10: Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)
Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)
Day 12: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La pass(5416m) to Muktinath.(3802m)
Day 13: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and overnight at Kagbeni (2840m)
Day 14: Kagbeni trek to Marpaha (2676m)
Day 15: Marpaha trek to Ghasa (2013m)
Day 16: Ghasa trek to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)
Day 17: Tatopani (Natural hot spring) trek to Shikha (1920m)
Day 18: Day 18: Shikha trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 19. Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tikhedhunga/Hile(1555m)
Day 20. Tikhedunga trek to Naya pul than by private vehicle back pokhara and make short sightseeing (915m)
Day 21. Pokhara to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight
Day 22. After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 23: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.