Day 00: Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal Airport 1350mtrs.
Well, come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where you had booked. After resting some hours and we will brief about our Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule 840mtrs/6-7 hours via Besisahar.
Taking a local Bus/Private jeep to Besisahar-Bulbule depends on which time you prefer. Kathmandu to Besisahar along the high way follow Himalaya rafting river Trisuli and cross Trisuli River in Muglin and follow the Marshyangdi River passing several Gurung, Magar and other villages to reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar. After the Besisahar there is two option by foot or drive if you drive around 40m and by walk, two hours cross the Marshyangdi River through Belauti Bisauni (village way) and walk up to Bulbule viewing of Himalchuli, Manaslu and another snow peak along the Annapurna range of Nepal overnight at lodge.
Day 02: Bulbule - Bahun Danda to Ghermu Phant 1170mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
After breakfast walk through villages, road and continuing to the east bank of the Marshyangdi River and will reach Ngadi after uphill to Brahmin settlement of Bahun danda 1270 meters hill time for good lunch. Having lunch tail drop down to Lili Bhir and then follows an exposed trail is hidden by thick vegetation.Ghermu Phant 1170mtrs has a high waterfall view overnight at the lodge.
Day 03: Ghermu - Chamje to Tal 1700mtrs/5-6 hours.
After having breakfast in Ghermu trekking trail goes downhill to Syange and cross to the west bank of the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge and then uphill steeply and cross the cliff face to stone village of Jagat. The trail descends before climbing through forest to Chamje 140mtrs. The rocky trail crosses Marshyangdi Khola again and then follows the valley steadily uphill to settle then trek to Tal 1700mtrs. The valley has been filled by ancient landslides and the river meanders through the fertile flat land before disappearing under some huge boulders. Tal is the first village of Manang District also gateway of Manang.
Day 04: Tal - Dharapani - Timang 2400mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
This day starts crossing the Marshyangdi suspension bridge to Karte such a way Dharapani, Bagarchhap 1960mtrs and reaches Danque 2300mtrs which is marked by stone entrance Chorten and typical of the Tibetan influence village. In 1995 landslide swapped houses as well as two lodges in this area and this is quite a long day compared to other. After the Danaque 500m climb up to Timang Village from where you can see an awesome view of can see some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Mout Manaslu on right.
Day 05: Timang to Chame, Manang Head Quarter 2670mtrs/3-4hours.
Having a breakfast with good view Mt. Manaslu then passing through pine forest of traditional village Thanchock to Koto-like a Nepali flat and reach in District headquarter of Manang District, Chame overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Chame - Dikur Pokhari to Pisang 3245mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
The trail runs through a dense forest narrow valley and crosses to the south bank of Marshyanngdi Khola at 3038 meters which will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500mtrs from the river. The way passing through Teluk, Brathang, and trail goes uphill to the famous lunch spot Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake) and we find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between giant snow peaks and after walking through these wonderful sites we reach beautiful village Pisang 3213mtrs overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Pisang -Humde to Manang 3540mtrs/ 4-5hours.
If you spent a night in lower Pisang there are two ways one is following the Marshyangdi Khola and one is crossing the Khola but that trail met up again at Mungji. The lower way passing through pine forest, Manang valley as well as Humde airport where they make flight twice a week and the route through Upper Pisang via Gyaru, Ngawal, and the view is outstanding. The panoramic views of mountains peaks, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and other massifs.The trail continues from Mungji past unique village Gompa of Braga village 3470mtrs nearby Manang 3540mtrs overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day.
It is very important to spend a day acclimatizing in Manang before pushing on to the Thorong La 5416mtrs.
- 100 rupees Lama (Monk), if you go there you should donate 100 rupees so we say that and taking blesses from lama as well as have a cup of sweet tea. Which is around 300mtrs from your hotel and it takes around an hour and rest of time hanging around village watch Movie.
- front of Manang where Gangapurna lake is and walk up to near the glacier and rest of time chill out or save a energy to push Thorong La 5416mtrs.
- Milarepa Cave, which before the Manang if you would like to go there you should back to Braga and crossing river and climb uphill to near the Annapurna III, it takes around 2 to 3 hours.
-Ice Lake is also day explore which is quite far compared to another one it takes 5 to 6 hours both way but you should take pack lunch and overnight at Manang.
Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka/Chauri Lader 4095mtrs/ 3-4 hours.
The trail uphill to Tanki village from Manang and steadily through Ghungsang leaving the Marshyangdi valley and continue along the jar sang Khola valley and this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees. A cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead it goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. If you hiding to Chauri Lader little further from Yak Kharka uphill taking an hour to Chauri Lader overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Chauri Lader to Thorong Phedi 4550mtrs/ 3-4 hours.
This is a last camp before crossing the Thorong La Pass, the way following yak grazing ground along the Nepali flat then down to Jarsang Khola, Crossing a Jarsang Khola 20 minutes way up to Durali Tea shop for best rest as well as good tea.all the way straight to Phedi and will be there lunchtime after lunch we can hike up to Thorong High Camp for acclimatization and back to Phedi overnight at Thorong Phedi 4550mtrs lodge with delicious food and variety of Bakery items.
Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3710mtrs via Thorong Pass 5416mtrs/ 7-8 hours.
This is the last night in Manang District. Phedi means “Food of the Hill” and last day to hard work as well as long day too. In this morning we have to start early in the morning due to a long day I mean to climb up 850mtrs up and 1700mtrs down to the day camp. The way is steadily up to Thorong High Camp around 40-50 minutes and such a way walk to Tea shop between Thorong Top and High Camp. After half and an hour will summit on the top of Thorong-La Pass 5416mtrs. It takes 3-4 hours to climb up to pass, marked by Chortens and prayer flags.The effort is worthwhile the view from the top Thorong-La Mt.Daulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak along the great barrier to the barren Kali Gandaki valley is magnificent from Thorong Top.On the way down to Muktinath, we can see old and popular pilgrims pace surrounded by white wall overnight at Muktinath 3710mtrs.
Day 12: Muktinath to Tatopani 1200mtrs/ 5-6 hours by Drive.
The day has three optional routes from Muktinath to Tatopani or Pokhara, we mean if you take short route flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and walking through the Tatopani it takes 3 days Marpha, Ghasa and Tatopani and this itinerary is driving by jeep or Bus following through the Kali Gandaki River Bank, Capital city of Apple in Thakali villages as well as Deepest Gorge in the world.Tatopani means Hot water where is very good natural hot spring so you can fully enjoy sitting in the pool and drinking cold or hot drink over at night.
Day 13: Tatopani - Ghara to Shikha 1935mtrs/ 4-5 hours.
After spending a wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the Burung Khola for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We divert from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top of Batase Danda and continue with farms, Ghara and Sikha villages. The Shikha is a place to have a lunch.
Day 14: Shikha - Chitre to Ghorepani 2850mtrs/3-4hours.
After having lunch walking through the Magar villages of Phalate and Chitre and the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron and pine forest this day will be quite hard.Finally, we will reach Ghorepani from where we can see the paradise of Rhododendron flower when it is blooming and fantastic view of many mountains.
Day 15: Ghorepani - poon Hill - Tikhedunga to Pokhara 800mtrs/6-7hours.
An early in the morning hike up to Poon Hill 3210mtrs/40-50m to see the sunrise with an awesome view of Mt.Daulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli and between of those mountains we can see Annapurna I too and Fishtail as well as Lamjung and Himal range. Poon Hill means Poon is a caste of local people and Hill is made by those Poon people that way this tower called Poon Hill. After view of mountains hike to Ghorepani to have Breakfast and trek descending all the way to Tikhedunga and some part is flat trail then you will reach Nayapul then after that, you can catch private or public vehicle then overnight at Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus drive 6-7 hours.
From Pokhara to Kathmandu there are different services we provide a choice of clients like by Tourist Bus. Your choice is always well come which way you prefer to take and this night we offer you farewell dinner.
Note: We organize short trek of Annapurna Circuit Trek start from BESISAHAR and fly out from Jomsom and as our valued clients holiday time.