Annapurna Round Trekking


    Annapurna Round Trekking is one of the world's classic trekking. The trekking starts off at Besisar and ascends along the Marsyangdi river valley. It follows the gorge of Marshyangdi River through lush fields of paddy, innumerable tiny streams, waterfalls and beautiful villages. Eventually it emerges into the high desert country at Manang (3597m). The Annapurna round trekking trail ascends in fairly gently pace, and thus reduces the chance of suffering from the altitude sickness. Furthermore, we will spend a day for acclimation to altitude sickness before crossing the Thorang-La (5416m). The descent is equally amazing and distinct. The trails switch over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descend through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom, and Ghorepani and terminate in Pokhara, giving you enough time to observe the people and their customs. The close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make the Annapurna round Trekking as one of the most popular treks in the world.


    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Besi sahar
    Day 04: Besisahar to Bahaun Danda 
    Day 05: Bahaun Danda to Tal 
    Day 06: Tal to Chame 
    Day 07: Chame to Pisang
    Day 08: Pisang to Manang 
    Day 09: Rest day at Manang 
    Day 10: Manang to Kangsar 
    Day 11: Kangsar to Tilicho Base Camp 
    Day 12: Exploration to Tilicho Lake. 
    Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Letder 
    Day 14: Leder to Thorung Phedi 
    Day 15: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath 
    Day 16: Muktinath to Kagbeni 
    Day 17: Kagbeni to Marpha 
    Day 18: Marpha to Kalopani 
    Day 19: Kalopani to Tatopani 
    Day 20: Tatopani to Gorepani 
    Day 21: Gorepani to Gandruk village
    Day 22: Gandruk village to Pokhara 
    Day 23: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 24: Rest day & shopping
    Day 25: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centres; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats, nearby Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world;Where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa and this is also kind of prayer centre for Tibetan school of Buddhism, Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing, exploration & final preparation for next morning to trekking. In the late afternoon your tour guide will confirm departure information for the next morning.

    Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Besi sahar.
    Wake up early in the morning and get ready to leave for Besi Sahar. It takes about 6-7 hours journey from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are there. From here you can witness some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and you can perceive the daily activities of local people. Overnight at Besi Sahar.

    Day 04: Besisahar to Bahaun Danda.
    It takes about six hours from Besi Sahar to reach Bahun danda. During the course of trekking we need to pass through flat level along the bank of the Marsyangdi River. You can get pleasure from the sceneries and the local culture of Gurung people. After lunch, the trail goes sharply upwards to Bahun danda which takes about 2 hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching sceneries with snow-capped Himalayas . Overnight at Bahun danda.

    Day 05: Bahaun Danda to Tal
    Wake up early in the morning to capture the superb view of sunrise that reflects the originality of nature and beauty. We can have pleasure from this view with a cup of tea. Then after having the breakfast we headed towards Tal, and make it rest day. Overnight there at Tal.

    Day 06: Tal to Chame
    This is the day when you can have the continuous view of mountains in front of your eyes. During the course of trekking we can have the superb views of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m) and Mt. Lamjung Himal (6932m) that greets you as you proceed up the valley. You will reach the village of Danakyu after a walk of 30 minutes. If you look beyond the superior peaks of Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest peak in the world and Peak 29 (7833m) would be visible on clear days. There is a steep climb of about an hour through Pine and Fir forest with spectacular scenery. Then, you will reach Tamang village with spectacular views of Manaslu (8156m). Continuing on the flattish path along the river, the village of Thanchok is reached. The towering Annapurna II (7937m) is incredible further up the trail. The path re-joins the main track while sliding through woodland down to Koto, which sits in the shadow of Annapurna II (7937m). Chame, which is the district headquarters of Manang, is a short walk from here. There are excellent views of Lamjung Himal (6932m) from here. Overnight at chame.

    Day 07: Chame to Pisang
    Chame to Pisang is the short day trekking route. This is the route from where you can have the magnificent views of hills and mountains. Most of the travellers like to take photographs in this trail where you will pass through a series of Mani walls. The trail is appealing even until we arrive at the apple orchards of Brathang. The trail heads uphill for about 45 minutes through forest, leaving off before reaching a deferral bridge. Then after some walk through the forest of juniper and fir, the valley begins to broaden and Pisang Peak (6091m) stands out in front of you. You will pass through a couple of small lakes where sometimes birds can be seen wading. Now you are at Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.

    Day 08: Pisang to Manang.
    This day we continue our trek through the drier upper part of the Manang district. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route is Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues pass the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse in Manang.

    Day 09: Rest day at Manang
    It is the rest day at Manang for acclimatization. You can have the superb view of peaks and lakes situated here. It is also possible to walk up the valley towards Tilicho Lake to the village of Khangsar. It is worth visiting the Manang Gompa or if it is open, visits the clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. They often have talks about altitude in the afternoon. There are also shops to explore for souvenirs.

    Day 10: Manang to Kangsar
    After breakfast, we will trek to the village of Khangsar, about 2-hrs from Manang at (3730m). On the way, you will experience the natural beauty of Annapurna range and perceive unique beautiful picturesque villages. You will also come across a monastery on your way, named as Tore Gompa. From the Khangser Village, you will have excellent views of the Khangsar Khola to Tilicho Peak and the Grand Barrier. Overnight at Khangser.

    Day 11: Kangsar to Tilicho Base Camp
    From Khangser, the trail proceeds through the big grassy fields where Blue Sheep are often seen. Walking a kilometer from the field, you will come across a hill. Climbing up the hill (4800m), you will be greeted by a glorious view of the entire valley. A steep descent will bring you to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

    Day 12: Exploration to Tilicho Lake.
    In this day, you will hike to Tilicho Lake, the highest Lake in the world. This Lake is 4 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide. It is the main source for the Marsyangdi River. It is about 3-hrs from the lodge to the lake. After visiting this lake, you will come back to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

    Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Letder
    After brekfast, we start our trekking journey as usual day to Letdar perceiving the fascinating views of Himalayas on the way. You may feel more paradise than some difficulties away from modern communication & busy life. Overnight at Letdar. 

    Day 14: Leder to Thorung Phedi
    From Letdar, the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and crosses the stream through a bridge. Then making a short descent, you will reach Thorung Phedi.

    Day 15: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath
    From Thorung phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. Some outstanding views can be observed from here. The trail descends steeply and during the decent, you will be embraced by excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will then reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where the impressive temple of Lord Shiva is situated. Overnight at Muktinath.

    Day 16: Thorung  Phedi - Thorong la - Muktinath.
    We start our trek with sunrise this day. Then you will first ascend steeply for 1 hours to a rock crease and notch at 4,679m, and then continue up along an ascending and swelling trail. Finally, after 3 to 5 hours of walk, you will land at the top of the Thorong La (5,416m) with its many prayer flags. You will have magnificent views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal bordering Dolpa to the west. The peak instantly to the south of the pass is Thorong Peak  this is a trekkers peak and you may see people climbing here. The descent to Muktinath is very steep and it takes about 3 to 4 hours. This is where you might be grateful for having walking poles to take the strain off the knees. During the descent, there are splendid views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and all the way down into the valley of the Kali Gandaki below. Finally, you will see the buildings of Muktinath coming into the view. You will bypass the enclosure round the famous temples and descend to the main village, which is actually called Ranipauwa and not Muktinath, a name that precisely refers just to the temple.

    Day 17: Muktinath to Marpha
    Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    Day 18: Marpha to Kalopani
    It takes about six hours from Marpha to reach Kalopani. Your trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The first part of the trek passes throughout the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Overnight at Kalopani.

    Day 19: Kalopani to Ghasa
    This day will be satisfying day when we trek further down the Kali Gandaki valley alongside the Kali Gandaki River to Ghasa. We will pass the villages of Tukuche at 2580 meter and Larjung at 2560 meter. We then cross the Kali Gandaki River by a high suspension bridge and continue through an area covered with fir, juniper and cypress trees. Towards the village of Kalopani (2530m) we will have marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak , the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. After crossing another very long suspension bridge (107 meter long) with the continuous walk of approx. 6 hours we will then reach Ghasa.

    Day 20: Gasha to Tato pani (hot spring)
    This day you will leave Ghasa which is an area populated by Brahmins and Chhetri hill farmers and members of hill tribes such as Gurungs and Magars after having breakfast. The trail climbs high above the river through a narrow canyon. You have to leave the former trail route at Kopchepani and climb uphill to reach Bhalebas. Rupse Chhahara is seen on the opposite side of Bhalebas. You have to stop for lunch at Kopchepani. After lunch, you will walk by a Brahmin-Chhetri settlement and the hydro power plant. Then, you will cross the bridge at Topang to reach the main trail, which leads to Tato pani, a busy village that has long catered to the needs of trekkers. In Tato pani which means; hot water in Nepali, there are natural hot springs down by the riverside, which are great for a relaxing baths.

    Day 21: Tatopani to Gorepani
    This day we are leaving the hot springs of Tato pani and starts climbing ahead to Gorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and will follow the Ghar Khola River which we cross on an old swaying bridge. We will continue climbing to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m) where there still is a British army training centre. The last part of the path today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Gorepani, where we will arrive mid-afternoon after the continuous walk of 7 hours approximately.

    Day 22: Gorepani to Gandruk village
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poonhill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill, which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; which is an undersized village where a small number of lodges are available and is covered by a jungle. On the other hand you can take a picture along with Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (fishtail). We continue trek down to Ghandruk. 

    Day 23: Gandruk village to Pokhara
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty. After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours from there. From Nayapul you will drive by a car to Pokhara where you stay overnight.

    Day 24: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 25: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 26 Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.

    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.   Tips for guide, porters & driver

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    Annapurna Round Trekking


    Annapurna Round Trekking is one of the world's classic trekking. The trekking starts off at Besisar and ascends along the Marsyangdi river valley. It follows the gorge of Marshyangdi River through lush fields of paddy, innumerable tiny streams, waterfalls and beautiful villages. Eventually it emerges into the high desert country at Manang (3597m). The Annapurna round trekking trail ascends in fairly gently pace, and thus reduces the chance of suffering from the altitude sickness. Furthermore, we will spend a day for acclimation to altitude sickness before crossing the Thorang-La (5416m). The descent is equally amazing and distinct. The trails switch over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descend through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom, and Ghorepani and terminate in Pokhara, giving you enough time to observe the people and their customs. The close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make the Annapurna round Trekking as one of the most popular treks in the world.


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    25  days
    Maximum altitude
    5415  m
    Grade
    Easy To Moderate
    Possibility
    Tea House & Camping
    Transportation
    None
    Average walking
    6  hrs
    Season
    October to December - Feb to May




    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Besi sahar
    Day 04: Besisahar to Bahaun Danda 
    Day 05: Bahaun Danda to Tal 
    Day 06: Tal to Chame 
    Day 07: Chame to Pisang
    Day 08: Pisang to Manang 
    Day 09: Rest day at Manang 
    Day 10: Manang to Kangsar 
    Day 11: Kangsar to Tilicho Base Camp 
    Day 12: Exploration to Tilicho Lake. 
    Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Letder 
    Day 14: Leder to Thorung Phedi 
    Day 15: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath 
    Day 16: Muktinath to Kagbeni 
    Day 17: Kagbeni to Marpha 
    Day 18: Marpha to Kalopani 
    Day 19: Kalopani to Tatopani 
    Day 20: Tatopani to Gorepani 
    Day 21: Gorepani to Gandruk village
    Day 22: Gandruk village to Pokhara 
    Day 23: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 24: Rest day & shopping
    Day 25: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends

    Long Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to the hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotel. Rest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: half day sightseeing & final preparation
    After breakfast, start the trip to visit Kathmandu Valley with its various important religious centres; Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), nearby along the banks of the Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats, nearby Boudhanath is possibly the largest stupa in the world;Where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa and this is also kind of prayer centre for Tibetan school of Buddhism, Then our trip moves toward Swoyambhunath, one of the most glorious Buddhist Chaityas probably the oldest temple of Nepal, famous for its nickname as Monkey Temple. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing, exploration & final preparation for next morning to trekking. In the late afternoon your tour guide will confirm departure information for the next morning.

    Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Besi sahar.
    Wake up early in the morning and get ready to leave for Besi Sahar. It takes about 6-7 hours journey from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are there. From here you can witness some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and you can perceive the daily activities of local people. Overnight at Besi Sahar.

    Day 04: Besisahar to Bahaun Danda.
    It takes about six hours from Besi Sahar to reach Bahun danda. During the course of trekking we need to pass through flat level along the bank of the Marsyangdi River. You can get pleasure from the sceneries and the local culture of Gurung people. After lunch, the trail goes sharply upwards to Bahun danda which takes about 2 hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching sceneries with snow-capped Himalayas . Overnight at Bahun danda.

    Day 05: Bahaun Danda to Tal
    Wake up early in the morning to capture the superb view of sunrise that reflects the originality of nature and beauty. We can have pleasure from this view with a cup of tea. Then after having the breakfast we headed towards Tal, and make it rest day. Overnight there at Tal.

    Day 06: Tal to Chame
    This is the day when you can have the continuous view of mountains in front of your eyes. During the course of trekking we can have the superb views of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m) and Mt. Lamjung Himal (6932m) that greets you as you proceed up the valley. You will reach the village of Danakyu after a walk of 30 minutes. If you look beyond the superior peaks of Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest peak in the world and Peak 29 (7833m) would be visible on clear days. There is a steep climb of about an hour through Pine and Fir forest with spectacular scenery. Then, you will reach Tamang village with spectacular views of Manaslu (8156m). Continuing on the flattish path along the river, the village of Thanchok is reached. The towering Annapurna II (7937m) is incredible further up the trail. The path re-joins the main track while sliding through woodland down to Koto, which sits in the shadow of Annapurna II (7937m). Chame, which is the district headquarters of Manang, is a short walk from here. There are excellent views of Lamjung Himal (6932m) from here. Overnight at chame.

    Day 07: Chame to Pisang
    Chame to Pisang is the short day trekking route. This is the route from where you can have the magnificent views of hills and mountains. Most of the travellers like to take photographs in this trail where you will pass through a series of Mani walls. The trail is appealing even until we arrive at the apple orchards of Brathang. The trail heads uphill for about 45 minutes through forest, leaving off before reaching a deferral bridge. Then after some walk through the forest of juniper and fir, the valley begins to broaden and Pisang Peak (6091m) stands out in front of you. You will pass through a couple of small lakes where sometimes birds can be seen wading. Now you are at Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.

    Day 08: Pisang to Manang.
    This day we continue our trek through the drier upper part of the Manang district. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route is Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues pass the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse in Manang.

    Day 09: Rest day at Manang
    It is the rest day at Manang for acclimatization. You can have the superb view of peaks and lakes situated here. It is also possible to walk up the valley towards Tilicho Lake to the village of Khangsar. It is worth visiting the Manang Gompa or if it is open, visits the clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. They often have talks about altitude in the afternoon. There are also shops to explore for souvenirs.

    Day 10: Manang to Kangsar
    After breakfast, we will trek to the village of Khangsar, about 2-hrs from Manang at (3730m). On the way, you will experience the natural beauty of Annapurna range and perceive unique beautiful picturesque villages. You will also come across a monastery on your way, named as Tore Gompa. From the Khangser Village, you will have excellent views of the Khangsar Khola to Tilicho Peak and the Grand Barrier. Overnight at Khangser.

    Day 11: Kangsar to Tilicho Base Camp
    From Khangser, the trail proceeds through the big grassy fields where Blue Sheep are often seen. Walking a kilometer from the field, you will come across a hill. Climbing up the hill (4800m), you will be greeted by a glorious view of the entire valley. A steep descent will bring you to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

    Day 12: Exploration to Tilicho Lake.
    In this day, you will hike to Tilicho Lake, the highest Lake in the world. This Lake is 4 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide. It is the main source for the Marsyangdi River. It is about 3-hrs from the lodge to the lake. After visiting this lake, you will come back to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

    Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Letder
    After brekfast, we start our trekking journey as usual day to Letdar perceiving the fascinating views of Himalayas on the way. You may feel more paradise than some difficulties away from modern communication & busy life. Overnight at Letdar. 

    Day 14: Leder to Thorung Phedi
    From Letdar, the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and crosses the stream through a bridge. Then making a short descent, you will reach Thorung Phedi.

    Day 15: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath
    From Thorung phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. Some outstanding views can be observed from here. The trail descends steeply and during the decent, you will be embraced by excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will then reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where the impressive temple of Lord Shiva is situated. Overnight at Muktinath.

    Day 16: Thorung  Phedi - Thorong la - Muktinath.
    We start our trek with sunrise this day. Then you will first ascend steeply for 1 hours to a rock crease and notch at 4,679m, and then continue up along an ascending and swelling trail. Finally, after 3 to 5 hours of walk, you will land at the top of the Thorong La (5,416m) with its many prayer flags. You will have magnificent views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal bordering Dolpa to the west. The peak instantly to the south of the pass is Thorong Peak  this is a trekkers peak and you may see people climbing here. The descent to Muktinath is very steep and it takes about 3 to 4 hours. This is where you might be grateful for having walking poles to take the strain off the knees. During the descent, there are splendid views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and all the way down into the valley of the Kali Gandaki below. Finally, you will see the buildings of Muktinath coming into the view. You will bypass the enclosure round the famous temples and descend to the main village, which is actually called Ranipauwa and not Muktinath, a name that precisely refers just to the temple.

    Day 17: Muktinath to Marpha
    Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    Day 18: Marpha to Kalopani
    It takes about six hours from Marpha to reach Kalopani. Your trail stretches at almost flat level through forests to Kalopani, a Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The first part of the trek passes throughout the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches. At Kalopani, you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Overnight at Kalopani.

    Day 19: Kalopani to Ghasa
    This day will be satisfying day when we trek further down the Kali Gandaki valley alongside the Kali Gandaki River to Ghasa. We will pass the villages of Tukuche at 2580 meter and Larjung at 2560 meter. We then cross the Kali Gandaki River by a high suspension bridge and continue through an area covered with fir, juniper and cypress trees. Towards the village of Kalopani (2530m) we will have marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak , the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. After crossing another very long suspension bridge (107 meter long) with the continuous walk of approx. 6 hours we will then reach Ghasa.

    Day 20: Gasha to Tato pani (hot spring)
    This day you will leave Ghasa which is an area populated by Brahmins and Chhetri hill farmers and members of hill tribes such as Gurungs and Magars after having breakfast. The trail climbs high above the river through a narrow canyon. You have to leave the former trail route at Kopchepani and climb uphill to reach Bhalebas. Rupse Chhahara is seen on the opposite side of Bhalebas. You have to stop for lunch at Kopchepani. After lunch, you will walk by a Brahmin-Chhetri settlement and the hydro power plant. Then, you will cross the bridge at Topang to reach the main trail, which leads to Tato pani, a busy village that has long catered to the needs of trekkers. In Tato pani which means; hot water in Nepali, there are natural hot springs down by the riverside, which are great for a relaxing baths.

    Day 21: Tatopani to Gorepani
    This day we are leaving the hot springs of Tato pani and starts climbing ahead to Gorepani. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and will follow the Ghar Khola River which we cross on an old swaying bridge. We will continue climbing to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m) where there still is a British army training centre. The last part of the path today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Gorepani, where we will arrive mid-afternoon after the continuous walk of 7 hours approximately.

    Day 22: Gorepani to Gandruk village
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poonhill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill, which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; which is an undersized village where a small number of lodges are available and is covered by a jungle. On the other hand you can take a picture along with Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (fishtail). We continue trek down to Ghandruk. 

    Day 23: Gandruk village to Pokhara
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty. After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours from there. From Nayapul you will drive by a car to Pokhara where you stay overnight.

    Day 24: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 25: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 26 Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.

    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.   Tips for guide, porters & driver



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Annapurna Round Trekking

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
25  days
Maximum altitude
5415  m
Grade
Easy To Moderate
Possibility
Tea House & Camping
Transportation
None
Average walking
6  hrs
Season
October to December - Feb to May