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Annapurna Circuit Trekking, also recognized as Round Annapurna Trek – like the classic trekking route; hiking to this entire Annapurna Himalayan range and distinctive views of impressive wanderings throughout the astonishing variety of scenery with mixtures of different ethnicities on the trail.
The mountains you get to perceive from the Annapurna Circuit trek is Annapurna I (8090 m, 26545 feet ) (the 10th highest peak in the world) and was first climbed by the French summit in 1950. Other peaks such as Mount Dhaulagiri ( 8165 m,26795 ft) (7th highest peak in the world ), Mount Manaslu( 8165 m,26780 ft) (the 8th highest peak ) and Mount Machhapuchare (also known as Fishtail) (6995 m, 22945 feet ).
This trek takes you to the abundant sub-tropical place to the enormous dense alpine forest where you’ll be crossing the tough Thorong La Pass (5415 m) that is the maximum point of the trek. This trekking is to some extent or a trek. With health, any trekkers can attempt this trek.
The way into the Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from a scenic drive to Besishar. We begin our trek from Khudi. After crossing suspension bridges, our trail takes us descending and ascending, we hit Sirung village. The communities living here are mostly from the Tamang ethnic group and you get to discover their culture and livelihood. After couple suspension bridges, we reach Dharapani and as we continue on the road, we’ll be crossing through terraced fields and headed towards Chame, which is the headquarter of the Manang district. We then head spotting temples on the way. Finally, we reach Manang, where we will acclimatize here.
Novice climbers may suffer some altitude sickness although there is no such altitude. So, we will stop here in Manang and do short hikes. And continuing our trek, we will reach Yak Kharka, where we’ll be spotting yak herders. As continuing our Annapurna Circuit Trek and crossing some more suspension bridges, we will be heading into the high cliff Thorang La (5416 m), where we get the splendid view of Mount Gundang, Mount Syagang, Mount Thorung and Mount Khatungkan. And from Thoangpedi, we’ll reach Muktinath, one of those places for Buddhists and Hindus. We are then headed a location for apple farming, to Marpha.
And then to complete our Annapurna Circuit Trek we’ll be heading to Kalopani, then to Tatopani, hiking through the beautiful villages of Shikha and Chitre and trailing through the gorgeous rhododendron and other several forests and reach Ghorepani village.Lastly, we trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the greatest paradise where we get the superb entire view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. We head to Tadapani and after hiking some time, we’ll drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
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Following your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu that is updated and medieval, you transfered to the hotel and will be greeted by our office representative. After check in and a few refreshments, give you a brief orientation about Annapurna Circuit Trek and our sherpa guide will come to meet you. You can go down the road go to bed, have supper and to get familiar with the neighbourhood for a stroll. This is the first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most on earth.
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historic and cultural heart of the country, is a favorite destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and Western cultures and influences. Bhaktapur and patan are both neighboring cities that are major. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historic, cultural and religious legacy that’s reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts they contain. You’ll be taken on a tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you’ll be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the nation; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which comprises both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the spiritual harmony that exists in the nation; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the next day, will be organized in the day.
You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Beshisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are located here. From here, you get to see some well known mountain peaks, a lot of naturally green landscapes surrounding the valley and the daily activities of the happy regional folks. This really is the centre from where the usable commodities are supplied to numerous towns and the different villages. You can enjoy the sceneries and the Gurung community’s local culture. After lunch the trail goes steeply up. From this point, you can see the region surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow-capped mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
The first part of the trail passes on a flat level along the side of the Marshyangdi River. You willenjoy the sceneries and the local culture of the Goorung community & family. After lunch the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about 2 hours. From this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow-capped mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
We love our healthy hot breakfast and begin our trek for Jagat. The road goes through paddy and muddy fields while observing high hillocks, mountains and beautiful waterfalls on the way. It’s about 5 hours trek to Jagat. We’ll have our lunch.
The first part of the trail descends into the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you start a climb to Sattale (1550m.) On a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that conceal the water. Climbing the zigzag route to the peak of the hill, you find the degree, plain of Tal (1700m.) . Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the degree area looks reassuring following the mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy river bank that leads to Tal with its resorts and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating waterfalls. Past Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and twisting and in several areas hewn from the stone itself. Past the small village of Karte (1900m.) , there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge and climb the short distance to the stone Mani marking the entry to Dharapani (1960m.) , along with your camp for the evening.
You climb through forests of pine and oak as you pass through Danaque (2210m.) . Shortly, there comes a tiny wooden bridge which will take you on a steeply ascending route up to Timang which is located in the base of Lamjung Himal. The trail goes then on a flat level until you reach Chame, where you will see government offices, shops and hotels. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky place as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From that point the valley gets extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.) . You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley varies from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a very long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.
With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sunshine, you set off for Pisang. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky place as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley gets extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.) . You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley varies from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) Continuing on, you come to a very long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.
Beyond Pisang, the road climbs a steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.) . Descending past Manang’s airstrip at Hungde (3320m.) , you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises above you. From the broad plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) Becomes visible. Just you cross the flow of the Marshyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge into the village of Mungji. After a short steep climb you reach Manang that is a village for this mountain area. Stay overnight at lodge. We can also explore lifestyles and culture of men and women. We bunk out overnight at our Lodge. We ascend a steep trail through Tenki Manang after we cross the pass. And we’ll reach then and Yak Kharkha on to Ledar. Overnight at Lodge.
we’ll hang around for one more day in Manang for acclimatization by observing beautiful views of green landscapes, silvery mountains, Chortens and Monasteries. We can also explore lifestyles and unique culture of men and women. We bunk out overnight at our Lodge.
The trek to ledar provides you much more memorable moments as you reach the apex of Annapurna circuit crossing the famous high pass Thorung La at (5,416m). After we cross the pass, we ascend a steep trail through Tenki Manang. And walking along the Jarsang river, we’ll reach then and Yak Kharkha on to Ledar. Overnight at Lodge.
Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending into the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you then descend to Thorong Phedi and follow a narrow trail across an spree slope that is unstable. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the mountains that are snow-covered above, to the mind of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple mountains of Mustang which are spread out before you. Eventually the moraines give prior to a walk across its shrines and the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and temple
You start early today for your crossing of Thorong La [5416m]. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the purple and brown hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The moraines give way to grassy slopes before a walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.
Today is the last day of our trek on these wonderful mountains, we’ll move through the trail of Kagbeni or Lupra to reach Jomsom. We’ll trek to reach Jomosm, this day. Jomsom is a windy city in a cold valley. You can get memorable views of Tilicho Mountain and beautiful hills that are wet. Overnight at lodge.
This takes approximately 25 minutes and stay overnight at our hotel in Pokhara. The flights are offered throughout the morning time. The breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight taken off in the day and being landed. During the flights in morning, the sky appears clear which helps you to enjoy the views of mountain peaks that are different. Overnight hotel inclusive breakfast.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable automobile is managed to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where many Nepalese come to get their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we eventually reach our hotel & a lovely warm bed and climb up to Kathmandu to Thankot, the gateway.
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our automobile and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We beg for your Safe journey home and meeting with you has been a great honour and will reflect. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again some day…