Annapurna Circuit trekking, a rewarding experience, offering the chance to explore the scenery of both the northern and southern Himalaya. From thick fir and rhododendron forests to the harsh, thin atmosphere of the Tibetan plateau the ethnic groups encountered, lowland Hindu and highland Buddhist, are as varied as the landscape. From the dizzying heights of the Thorung Pass (5416m) line upon line of snow ridges stretch before you whilst below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge a busy pilgrimage and trade route controlled by Thakali and Mustang tribes. This trek follows the classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking, with an extension to Tatopani and Ghorepani via the Kali Gandaki and homelands of the Manang.
Some people have the idea that trekking is all sweat and hard work with no fun. This is far from the truth. Days are designed to be challenging, but not exhausting. You can get Annapurna circuit map from any local store.Days begin with breakfast at the tea house you stay. You will need to pack up your duffle bags before breakfast, as porters will set off early. To cover the magnificent sun rays that strike on the mountains, you will be on the trail by around 8 am. A lunch stop for a leisurely lunch will be around noon. Lunch usually takes about 2 hours, allowing plenty of time to explore the village or relax. The afternoon walk is shorter and you usually arrive around 4pm leaving time for excursions to nearby sites, nunneries, exploration of the village or simply relaxing with a book and catching up on your diary. Dinner is generally around 7 pm. The map can come really handy !
World’s deepest gorge – Kali Gandaki
Stunning views of Annapurna I and III, Machhapuchhare, Varhha Shikar and Kanshar Kang.
Reach altitudes of over 5,400m
Peaceful lakeside in Pokhara
Trek Grade: 4
Trek Code: ANN-CIR-16
Duration: 16 days
Trek Style: Tea House Trek
Best time to go: Year Round
Day 01: Drive to Beshishar-Syange (760m, 10hrs) Day 02: Trek to Chamje (1430m, 5hrs) Day 03: Trek to Dharapani (1860m, 7hrs) Day 04: Trek to Chame (2670m, 6hrs) Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3200m, 7hrs) Day 06: Trek to Manag (3540m, 7hrs) Day 07: Manang Acclimatization day Day 08: Trek to Letder (4260m, 3hrs) Day 09: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m, 3hrs) Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La Pass (5416m, 12hrs) Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2743 m, 6hrs) Day 12: Drive from Jomsom-Tatopani via Ghasa in Local jeep (2590m, 6hrs) Day 13: Trek to Shikha (4hrs) Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m, 3hrs) Day 15: Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1540m, 5hrs) Day 16: Trek down to Nayapul (3hrs)-Drive back to Pokhara (915m, 1.5hrs)
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