Considered to be strenuous relatively but classical trekking trail in Annapurna region in Nepal and around the globe, Annapurna Circuit trekking commences from Khudi, Syange being naturally touched with beautiful landscapes and unique culture in Annapurna region. And while accomplishing the circuit of massive Annapurna, the trekkers have to get a significant victory of one of the highest passes in Nepal and in the world, Thorongla- Pass (5416m.). The adventure enthusiasts really love to triumph this high pass in the mountain for the thrilling adventure for once-in-life. The rugged and the dry yet beautiful landscape of the Manang valley with typical Nepalese villages , forest and passes and a pilgrimage tour to Muktinath, the district of Mustang where one can witness the amazing natural flame which never goes out and also 108 water spout around the pilgrimage. It a holy pilgrimage site of high spiritual importance for the Nepalese (both Hindus and Buddhists) will be an asset for the hikers.
Like any other treks. In Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Treks also offers undoubtedly, the most heart-beating panoramic view of mountain range including three major peaks, Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt . Manasalu. This trek is indeed a both blend of natural and cultural diversity perhaps with the people of low economic background but the most rewarding and adventurous as well.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the most popular trekking trail for adventure walking holidays. Book the trip in the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Magic Expedition Travel and Trekking operates the Annapurna Round Trek with 20% discount during the festival time. Trekking to Annapurna Round will be fine during winter season also.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8am; take a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.
After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here, we enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs
Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5 hrs
The trail follows through steep and narrow river valley with deep forest. Along the way you will be rewarded with the best mountain view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3570m) 4 hrs
Today we can follow the two routes to reach Manang; the easier low route follows the valley floor via Hongde and the strenuous route follow along the river north side of the valley which takes about 3 hour more than normal lower route. The trail goes through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops before arriving Manang which provides the spectacular views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. From Manang trail descent to a Chortens and turns to northwest and goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang Khola on suspension bridge the trail goes through blue pine forest and the wheat fields before arrive Khangsar, Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 08: Manang - Acclimatization day
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time with visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. Also we visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 09: Trek to Ledar (4250m) 5 hrs
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 10: Trek to Phedi (4420m) 4 hrs
From here the trail continue climb along the bank of the Jorsang Khola, It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) 7/8 hrs
From Phedi the trail becomes steep, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding, you can see the long great barrier ridged, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists.
We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Throngla (5416m) from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists stay at 3800m. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom -2600m, 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara, 20-minutes. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of full board meals
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 15: Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your home departure. "Farewell"
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