Around Anna Purna trekking 16-22 Days

 
Anna Purna @The Annapurna Circuit is considered to be the most traditional trek in the Annapurna region. The highlight of this trek is crossing over the 5,416m Thorong La Pass, which is as high as one can get in this region without climbing a mountain. The Annapurna Circuit tends to be more physically demanding than the other treks in this region, so good physical condition is necessary.
 
Detail Itinerary
 
Day 01: Kathmandu
Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and be met by a member of our crew. We will be driven to our Hotel and later go on a familiarization walk with one of our guides. 
Check into Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
Spend the day on a guided tour of sacred Tibetan stupas and monasteries. 
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Khudi (790m/2,600ft) 
Drive 190km (5 hrs) by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Besisahar and than trek 1 hour further to Khudi. This is a beautiful road trip through the hill country with views of the Himalayas. 
Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 04: Syanje (1,314m/4,323ft)
Trek 16km (6 hrs) through a lovely valley, crossing suspension bridges and seeing waterfalls. From this portion of the trek you can view Mt. Lamjung (6,775m/22,291 ft), Mt. Manaslu II and Peak 29 (7,493m/24,652 ft). 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 05: Dharapani (1,860m/6,120ft)
As we proceed ahead (17km/7hrs), the valley becomes more narrow with scarcely populated villages perched on the steep flank of the valley wall. This valley was once a well trafficked area along the salt trading route with Tibet. We will officially enter the Manang District at Tal (1,700m/5,593ft) which is 2 ½ hours away from Dharapani. Here the Marsyangdi River ambles through a small widening of the valley floor, providing fertile ground for planting before vanishing into the huge boulders created by landslide. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 06: Chame (2,670m/ 8,596ft)
Trek 13km/6hrs passing by many chortens and mani-walls, as we go through villages heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture. The entry gate at Kani Village wards off evil spirits giving those that pass through it added blessings for a safe journey. As we reach Chame, the headquarters for the Manang District, Annapurna II appears looming in the distance. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 07: Pisang (3,185m/10,479ft)
This 14km/5.5hrs trek crosses to the right and then the left bank of the Marsyangdi River, and the valley narrows as the trail gradually climbs to Pisang. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 08: Manang (3,351m/11,025ft)
As we trek 15km/5hrs along the south bank of the Marsyangdi Khola the landscape becomes sparse with vegetation. The trail continues along the river basin slowly ascending to Manang. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 09: Manang
We will spend a day in the village of Manang to rest and acclimatize. Some nice day trips are possible from here. Annapurna III and Gangapurna are displayed magnificently here with a hanging glacier in between. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 10: Yak Kharka (4,018m/13,219ft)
We trek 8.5km/5.5hrs branching away from the Marsyangdi Khola, steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 11: Thorong Phedi High camp (4,800m/15,792ft)
The trek (9km/6hrs) to Thorong Phedi goes through meadows and ever changing rocky landslide areas, before finishing with a very steep climb to the high camp. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 12: Muktinath (3,798m/12,495ft)
Today is one of the most challenging trek days (11km/7hrs), as we will leave very early in the morning (before sunrise) to cross the Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,819ft) by noon, and then trek down to Muktinath. Muktinath, a symbol of religious acceptance, is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike, for they worship their God by a different name in the same temple. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 13: Jomsom (2,800m/9,212ft)
The 18.5km/5hrs trek to Jomsom descends from here, with views of the Kaligandaki River far below and Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks towering in the west. At Eklobhatti Village the trail conjoins with the path from Kagbeni winding along the valley floor through beautiful barren lands with snow capped peaks in the distance. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 14: Tukche (2,590m/8,521ft) (4 hrs) (11km)
Trek 11km/4hrs along a river bed (where you can look for ammonite fossils) and then by apple, peach and apricot orchards. We will pass through Marpha, a peaceful Tibetan settlement with a large temple and monastery, before reaching Tukche. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 15: Ghasa (2,010m/6,613ft)
We trek 19km/6hrs along the river valley with a few tributary crossings before reaching Larjung. After Dhampu the scenery changes dramatically, as we enter a pine forest with lush vegetation and have beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna region. The trek from Kalopani to Lete Khola gradually goes down before the final climb to Ghasa. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 16: Tatopani (1,190m/3,915ft)
The trek (15.5km/6hrs) is a gradual descent through valleys and fields with beautiful rupse chahara (water falls) along the way. We will stop in Dana Village, site of the deepest gorge in the world, and have lunch. Tatopani (hot water), where we will be stopping, is home to some wonderful hot springs that sit beside the icy river. It is here that you will have your first opportunity in many days to have a nice soak. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
Day 17: Tatopani
We will take a rest day in Tatopani, and renew our weary limbs by alternating soaks between the river and the springs. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
 
Day 18: Ghorepani (2,750m/9,047ft)
This 13km/7hrs trek is a challenging ascent, but it is well worth the sunset view over the profiles of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. 
Overnight night stay in lodge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 19: Pokhara (800m/2,632ft)
The day begins with a pre-sunrise hike (45 minutes) up to Poon Hill (3,193m/10,505ft), the highest hill on the entire trek, for amazing views and photo opportunities of the Mustang and Pokhara Valleys. From the top you can see as many as 30 snow capped peaks, including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Trek 16km/6.5hrs down to Nayapul (1,100m/3,619ft) and drive 33km (1 hr) to Pokhara. 
Check into Hotel 
Day 20: Pokhara 
Today is a rest day in this lovely lakeside village. For those that choose to go on an outing, you can go paddling on the lake or take a visit to the Peace Temple which overlooks the lake. 
Overnight in Hotel
Day 21: Kathmandu 
Fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the late morning after breakfast. 
Check into Hotel
Day 22: Kathmandu 
Depature from the airport.
 
The trek program is – because of weather or unforeseen events – subject to change.
 
Services and costs included in the price
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed and trained trekking guides
  • Porters for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during trek
  • All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
  • Transportation to and from trailhead
  • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents, mattresses
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
 
Services and costs NOT included in price
  • International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Permit and liaison officer fee (where applicable)
  • Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking

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