|Trip Name||Annapurna Circuit Trekking|
|Activity||Trekking and Hiking|
|Minimum Group Size||1-16|
Annapurna Circuit (Around the Annapurna) Trek has been highly praised and is a spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This two week trek starts right from Dharapani which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. It continues to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. The highest point of the trek is Thorung La [pass] at the top of the valley at 5416 meters high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day. As we descend to the west at Muktinath from pass, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki river valley
Drive from Kathmandu[ 1300 m.]to Dharapani (1,960m): 9-10 hours. Here the 170 km of the road is nice and almost 50 km of the road will be rough.
Dharapani to Chame (2,710m): 5 - 6 hours. Because of the recently built road we will encounter some jeeps running around which may cause the dust.
Chame to Pisang (3,300m): 5 - 6 hours. Because of the recently built road we will encounter some jeeps running around which may cause the dust.
Pisang to Manang [3500 m]: 6 - 7 hours. To Avoid the road we will walk Via Ghyaru [3670 m.] and Ngwal [3660 m.] which is of course longer but very scenic and beautiful walk. Where we can experience the medieval type of settlement and beautiful view of the Annapurna range
Manang: Acclimatization day. On this day we can visit the glacial lake Ganga Purna and the view point upto 3900 m.
Manang to Tilicho Base camp[ 4525 m.] 6 hrs.
visit Tilicho lake [4910 m.] the highest in the world and back to the base camp
Tilicho Base camp to Yak kharka[ 4110 m.]
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3 - 4 hours
Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m.) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours
Muktinath to Jomsom [ 2800 m.] 6-7 hours, via Lubra from where we can see the Pisang peak and Mount Nilgiri on the stone throw distance.
Fly to Pokhara[ 914 m.] ½ hr.
Apart from this itinerary, if you have an extra day, it is strongly suggested to visit Ice lake [4600 m.] the second highest lake in Manang
3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek