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CROSS THE THORONG LA PASS

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT

Duration

19 Days

Difficulty level

Moderate to hard ****

Accommodation

Teahouse

Max Altitude

5,416m

Overview

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most famous treks in the world. You will walk through small Nepali villages, green valleys, over rock paths. The views on the high mountains are overwhelming. The biggest challenge of Annapurna Circuit is the climb to Thorong La Pass, the highest pass in Nepal. This trek is a true challenge for those who wish to make a real trekking.

Highlights

Annapurna

More Information

Price: €550 Per person 

Duration: 7 Days 

Starting point: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Ending point: Pokhara

Difficulty level: Moderate **

Maximum altitude: 3,300m

Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre

Accommodation: Homestay/Eco-lodge

Day 01 – Briefing and preparation

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and trek to Bhulebule ( 5-6 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

Day 03 – Trek to Jagat (7-8 hours)

 Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hours)

Day 05 – Trek to Chame (6-7 hours)

Day 06 – Trek to Pisang (6-7 hours)

Day 07 – Trek to Manang (7-8 hours)

Day 08 – Rest and acclimatization

Day 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hours)

Day 10 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4-5 hours)

Day 11 – Trek to Muktinath  via Thorong La (8-9 hours)

Day 12 – Trek to Kagbeni (4-5 hours)

Day 13 – Trek to Marpha (6-7 hours)

Day 14 – Trek to Larjung (5-6 hours)

Day 15 – Trek to Ghasa (5-6 hours)

Day 16 – Trek to Tatopani (5-6 hours)

Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hours)

Day 18 – Hike to Poon Hill  and trek to Birethanthi  (5-6 hours)

Day 19 – Walk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2-3 hours)

Note: The itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change

Alternatively you can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 01 – Briefing and preparation

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and trek to Bhulebule ( 5-6 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

Annapurna Circuit starts with an early morning drive to Besisahar, approximately six hours from Kathmandu or five hours from Pokhara. From here you begin your Annapurna Circuit trek. A short walk takes you through rice paddies and villages to bhulebule (or optionally by drive). Here you enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, where you have to register.

Day 03 – Trek to Jagat (7-8 hours)

Continue up the east bank of the river, where you will pass a beautiful waterfall to Ngaddi. You will cross a suspension bridge and then begin a climb to Lampatta, a Manangi village. Another ascent brings you to Bahundanda, on a ridge at 1311 meters. From here you descend to the river, which takes you to Jagat.

 Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hours)

Today you will take a beautiful trail that takes you through Chamje. From here the path goes up alongside the Marsyangdi river that steeply leads to Tal, a village situated at the foot of a waterfall. You continue on an easier trail to Dharapani.

Day 05 – Trek to Chame (6-7 hours)

After breakfast you hike up to Bagarchap (2,160m), where the houses are more traditional Tibetan style. You continue to follow the trail through forest and climb up to Temang, where you can see Manaslu and Peak 29. From here you descend through pine forests to Chame, where you will be rewarded with great views of Annapurna II.

Day 06 – Trek to Pisang (6-7 hours)

Walk through dense forest alongside the river through a deep canyon, which you cross on a long suspension bridge. The trail then follows a steep narrow valley through deep forest, from which you have beautiful views of Annapurna II. You again cross a suspension bridge, from where you have sight of the impressive Paungda Danda rock face 1500 meters from the riverbank, and you climb to the village of Pisang.

Day 07 – Trek to Manang (7-8 hours)

The trail takes you through Gyaru and Ngawal and has great views across the Annapurnas. Just before Braga you drop down to the main path and continue to Manang.

Day 08 – Rest and acclimatization

Today you can relax and get used to the altitude. You can enjoy magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range. Also, you can view the Gangapurna glacier, from the viewpoint above the lake (3,900m) or  the Praken Gompa monastery nearby Braga.

Day 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hours)

Today is a shorter walk. From Manang you head towards the base of the Thorong La. On your way out of Manang you will climb steadily all the way to Yak Kharka, with amazing views all of the way. You will reach there early, so you can have an acclimatization walk in the afternoon.

Day 10 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4-5 hours)

Today again a short walk to help you acclimatize. You will gradually climb up along mountain trails along the Marsyangdi river. At one point you will cross over an old wooden bridge. You then follow a narrow mountain path to Thorong Phedi, at the foot of the Thorong La.

Day 11 – Trek to Muktinath  via Thorong La (8-9 hours)

You have a long day ahead of you. Leave very early in the morning for the climb to the pass. The first part is very steep, but it gradually gets easier, although the altitude still makes it tough. After another two hours you will finally reach the pass at 5,416 meters, with its prayer flags and spectacular views. From here you will descend on a steep path, before it's easing off to a more gradual descent to Muktinath, where you will stay overnight after a long and tiring day. The Muktinath temple is a sacred temple in a grove of trees and is a popular pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. 

Day 12 – Trek to Kagbeni (4-5 hours)

From here you pass through a desert-like landscape. After visiting the temples of Muktinath, you cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to Jhong, a beautiful village with an old monastery. You continue down the valley to Kagbeni, a green oasis that stands out to the surrounding moonscape.

Day 13 – Trek to Marpha (6-7 hours)

Today you will follow the Kali Gandaki River down to Jomsom, a major centre in the region. As you walk down the rocky riverbed look out for fossils. From here you walk down to Dhumba Lake. A short climb brings you to Dhumba Gompa, from where you have stunning views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. You will continue to Marpha, famous for the locally-made apple and peach brandy.

Day 14 – Trek to Larjung (5-6 hours)

You will follow the Kali Gandaki valley, a major trade route. This is the deepest gorge in the world, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will walk through pine forests to Tukuche, a village surrounded by apple gardens. You will continue to Larjung, where you stay for the night. You can walk up towards Thasang for a sunset on Niligiri.

Day 15 – Trek to Ghasa (5-6 hours)

Today you leave the main trail and you walk via Titi Lake to Kurje Gaon. You will have amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks. From Kurje you head towards Lete Khola and trek to Ghasa.

Day 16 – Trek to Tatopani (5-6 hours)

Descend and cross the river. The trail climbs above the river through a narrow gorge to Kopchepani. You continue up to Bhalebas and via a suspension bridge to Tatopani. In the afternoon you can relax in the hot spring baths.

Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hours)

Today’s trek takes you over two ridges, with a long climb to Ghorepani.

Day 18 – Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Birethanthi  (5-6 hours)

Early in the morning you will climb up to Poon Hill, for a stunning sunrise view over Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. You will walk back for breakfast and then descend via a long stone staircase and steep path down to Birethanthi.

Day 19 – Walk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2-3 hours)

A short walk takes you to Nayapul. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here. You get a transfer back to Pokhara.

Note: The itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change

Alternatively you can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Included

NOT included

The climate in Nepal changes with hight and season, varying between -100 on the high treks and 300 on the lower treks, so you need to bring a variety of clothes to Nepal

Price: €550 Per person 

Duration: 7 Days 

Starting point: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Ending point: Pokhara

Difficulty level: Moderate **

Maximum altitude: 3,300m

Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre

Accommodation: Homestay/Eco-lodge

Day 01 – Briefing and preparation

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and trek to Bhulebule ( 5-6 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

Day 03 – Trek to Jagat (7-8 hours)

 Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hours)

Day 05 – Trek to Chame (6-7 hours)

Day 06 – Trek to Pisang (6-7 hours)

Day 07 – Trek to Manang (7-8 hours)

Day 08 – Rest and acclimatization

Day 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hours)

Day 10 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4-5 hours)

Day 11 – Trek to Muktinath  via Thorong La (8-9 hours)

Day 12 – Trek to Kagbeni (4-5 hours)

Day 13 – Trek to Marpha (6-7 hours)

Day 14 – Trek to Larjung (5-6 hours)

Day 15 – Trek to Ghasa (5-6 hours)

Day 16 – Trek to Tatopani (5-6 hours)

Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hours)

Day 18 – Hike to Poon Hill  and trek to Birethanthi  (5-6 hours)

Day 19 – Walk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2-3 hours)

Note: The itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change

Alternatively you can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 01 – Briefing and preparation

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and trek to Bhulebule ( 5-6 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

Annapurna Circuit starts with an early morning drive to Besisahar, approximately six hours from Kathmandu or five hours from Pokhara. From here you begin your Annapurna Circuit trek. A short walk takes you through rice paddies and villages to bhulebule (or optionally by drive). Here you enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, where you have to register.

Day 03 – Trek to Jagat (7-8 hours)

Continue up the east bank of the river, where you will pass a beautiful waterfall to Ngaddi. You will cross a suspension bridge and then begin a climb to Lampatta, a Manangi village. Another ascent brings you to Bahundanda, on a ridge at 1311 meters. From here you descend to the river, which takes you to Jagat.

 Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hours)

Today you will take a beautiful trail that takes you through Chamje. From here the path goes up alongside the Marsyangdi river that steeply leads to Tal, a village situated at the foot of a waterfall. You continue on an easier trail to Dharapani.

Day 05 – Trek to Chame (6-7 hours)

After breakfast you hike up to Bagarchap (2,160m), where the houses are more traditional Tibetan style. You continue to follow the trail through forest and climb up to Temang, where you can see Manaslu and Peak 29. From here you descend through pine forests to Chame, where you will be rewarded with great views of Annapurna II.

Day 06 – Trek to Pisang (6-7 hours)

Walk through dense forest alongside the river through a deep canyon, which you cross on a long suspension bridge. The trail then follows a steep narrow valley through deep forest, from which you have beautiful views of Annapurna II. You again cross a suspension bridge, from where you have sight of the impressive Paungda Danda rock face 1500 meters from the riverbank, and you climb to the village of Pisang.

Day 07 – Trek to Manang (7-8 hours)

The trail takes you through Gyaru and Ngawal and has great views across the Annapurnas. Just before Braga you drop down to the main path and continue to Manang.

Day 08 – Rest and acclimatization

Today you can relax and get used to the altitude. You can enjoy magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range. Also, you can view the Gangapurna glacier, from the viewpoint above the lake (3,900m) or  the Praken Gompa monastery nearby Braga.

Day 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hours)

Today is a shorter walk. From Manang you head towards the base of the Thorong La. On your way out of Manang you will climb steadily all the way to Yak Kharka, with amazing views all of the way. You will reach there early, so you can have an acclimatization walk in the afternoon.

Day 10 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4-5 hours)

Today again a short walk to help you acclimatize. You will gradually climb up along mountain trails along the Marsyangdi river. At one point you will cross over an old wooden bridge. You then follow a narrow mountain path to Thorong Phedi, at the foot of the Thorong La.

Day 11 – Trek to Muktinath  via Thorong La (8-9 hours)

You have a long day ahead of you. Leave very early in the morning for the climb to the pass. The first part is very steep, but it gradually gets easier, although the altitude still makes it tough. After another two hours you will finally reach the pass at 5,416 meters, with its prayer flags and spectacular views. From here you will descend on a steep path, before it's easing off to a more gradual descent to Muktinath, where you will stay overnight after a long and tiring day. The Muktinath temple is a sacred temple in a grove of trees and is a popular pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. 

Day 12 – Trek to Kagbeni (4-5 hours)

From here you pass through a desert-like landscape. After visiting the temples of Muktinath, you cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to Jhong, a beautiful village with an old monastery. You continue down the valley to Kagbeni, a green oasis that stands out to the surrounding moonscape.

Day 13 – Trek to Marpha (6-7 hours)

Today you will follow the Kali Gandaki River down to Jomsom, a major centre in the region. As you walk down the rocky riverbed look out for fossils. From here you walk down to Dhumba Lake. A short climb brings you to Dhumba Gompa, from where you have stunning views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak. You will continue to Marpha, famous for the locally-made apple and peach brandy.

Day 14 – Trek to Larjung (5-6 hours)

You will follow the Kali Gandaki valley, a major trade route. This is the deepest gorge in the world, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will walk through pine forests to Tukuche, a village surrounded by apple gardens. You will continue to Larjung, where you stay for the night. You can walk up towards Thasang for a sunset on Niligiri.

Day 15 – Trek to Ghasa (5-6 hours)

Today you leave the main trail and you walk via Titi Lake to Kurje Gaon. You will have amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks. From Kurje you head towards Lete Khola and trek to Ghasa.

Day 16 – Trek to Tatopani (5-6 hours)

Descend and cross the river. The trail climbs above the river through a narrow gorge to Kopchepani. You continue up to Bhalebas and via a suspension bridge to Tatopani. In the afternoon you can relax in the hot spring baths.

Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hours)

Today’s trek takes you over two ridges, with a long climb to Ghorepani.

Day 18 – Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Birethanthi  (5-6 hours)

Early in the morning you will climb up to Poon Hill, for a stunning sunrise view over Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. You will walk back for breakfast and then descend via a long stone staircase and steep path down to Birethanthi.

Day 19 – Walk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2-3 hours)

A short walk takes you to Nayapul. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here. You get a transfer back to Pokhara.

Note: The itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change

Alternatively you can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Included

NOT included

The climate in Nepal changes with hight and season, varying between -100 on the high treks and 300 on the lower treks, so you need to bring a variety of clothes to Nepal

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