“One of the world’s best trekking trails” Modern Maturity (USA)

The trek starts from Besi Sahar and follows along the Marshyangdi River.  The trail climbs from 1,000 meters to the Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters and offers breathtaking scenery along the way. The highest point of the circuit is the Thorung La Pass. Due to the difficulties crossing the pass, the circuit is usually trekked in a counter clockwise direction as this provides a shorter ascent.

The trek crosses through Tibetan villages and along the beautiful Kali Gandaki River Gorge (the world’s deepest gorge). We also include a side excursion as part of our trek to Tilicho Lake (the highest lake in the world).  There are several places to experience majestic Himalayan sunrises and sunsets.  Trekkers also enjoy taking in the countryside and getting a glimpse of Nepal’s fertile agricultural communities.

If you have the time, this is one that should make your “to-do” list!

Trek Facts:

Trek: Annapurna Circuit

Trek Starts: Besi Sahar

Trek Duration: 20 Days

Grade: Moderate & Strenuous

Maxium Height: 5416m

Minimum Height: 820m

Best Season: Auguest-December.

Trek End: Nayapul or Phedi.

 

 Trek Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02:  Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Trek briefing.
Day 03:  Drive to Besisahar and trek to Bhulbhule.
Day 04:  Trek to Jagat (1,330m).
Day 05:  Trek to Dharapani (1,960m).
Day 06:  Trek to Chame (2,710m).
Day 07:  Trek to Pisang (3,240m).
Day 08:  Trek to Manang (3,540m).
Day 09:  A day in Manang to rest and acclimatize.
Day 10:  Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018m).
Day 11:  Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,450m).
Day 12:  Cross over the Thorung La (5,416m) and trek to Mukhtinath (3,800m).
Day 13:  Trek to Marpha (2,600m).
Day 14:  Trek to Kalopani (2,010m).
Day 15:  Trek to Tatopani (1,190m).
Day 16:  Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m).
Day 17:  Morning hike to Poonhill (3,210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,460m).
Day 18:  Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 19:  Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 20:  Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!