Annapurna circuit via Thorong-la pass

Exploring the magical stretch of the trail to the north of the Annapurna Himalayas, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the famous treks in the world. The trek highlights the natural beauty of the Annapurna Conservation Area, Manang, and lower Mustang regions. Moreover, the journey also includes major attractions like Manang Valley, Thorang La Pass (5416m), Jomsom, and Pokhara. Similarly, the culture and traditions of the Manangi and Thakali ethnic groups can be a unique experience as well.

The 10th highest mountain in the world- Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the center of many popular treks in Nepal. The name of the mountain itself translates to the goddess of food and nourishment in Sanskrit. Thus, the Himalaya is greatly revered by Hindus and Nepalese as a whole. As such, the Annapurna Circuit Trek also encircles this esteemed mountain. Starting from Besisahar, the trek goes past the Manang Valley and over the Thorang La Pass. At the end of the trek, you will settle at the Kali Gandaki river valley.

As you begin the trek, the trail ascends along the Marsayangdi River to Chame. Then, the next part of the trek enters the Manang Valley where you acclimatize to the high altitude. After exploring nearby attractions like Braga Gompa, the trek heads to the arduous climb over Thorang La Pass (5416m). Thorang pass it worlds highest pass and it offers a beautiful view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with Nilgiri (7161m) and Chulu (6429m). A sharp descent from the pass leads you to Muktinath temple, a prominent Hindu and Buddhist temple. Thereon, you continue to Jomsom and drive to Pokhara where you spend the final days of the trek.

This is a moderate plus trek so trekkers need to have great physical fitness and strong mental fortitude. We will have plenty of time to acclimatize while on the trek. This will make it easier for the trekkers to overcome the challenges of high altitude. However, it is very important for the trekkers to be aware of altitude sickness on the trek. During the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best time to do this trek.

Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates or your suitability.

01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) & transfer to hotel
02 Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (1100m) 5-6 hrs
03 Drive from Besi Sahar to Dharapani (1865m) 4-5 hrs
04 Trek Dharapani to Chame (2725m) 6-7 hrs
05 Chame to Lower Pisang (3190m) 5-6 hrs
06 lower Pisang to Manang (3500m) 6 - 7 hrs
07 Acclimatization day
08 Manang to Yak Kharka (4080m) 4 – 5 hrs
09 Yak kharka to Thorang High Camp (4816m) 5-6 hrs
10 Camp to Muktinath (3800) 7-8 hrs via Thorong La pass (5416m)
11 Trek to Muktinath to Jomsom 3-4 hours
12 Drive Jomsom to Pokhara 7-8 hrs
13 Rest day at Pokhara
14 Flight back Kathmandu
15 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
11/05/2021 - 26/05/2021 Guide: Space 15 $ 1,850

Included

  • All transportation for pick up drop
  • 4 nights superior accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 10 Nights twin share accommodation in local lodges/hotels in Himalaya Mountains
  • One domestic flights from Pokhara-Kathmandu with 15 kg luggage (10kg hold baggage and 5kg hand baggage)
  • All meals during the trek
  • Trekking permit & entrance fees
  • 1 Trekking guide, 1 Sherpa helper for every 4 trekkers
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All Nepali staff and porters insurance and wages
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, laundry
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Costs related with trip finishing early or you leaving trek early
  • Additional nights in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Moderate Plus
Best Season: Sept- Nov & Mar to May
Max altitude: 5,416m
Group Size: 2-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel & lodge

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