Annapurna Circuit/ 18 days, 5416m

The magical 18-days Annapurna Circuit trek takes you around the entire Annapurna massif, reaching the highest point at Thorung La Pass (5416m). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna 1 rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! The route goes also past the following mountains: Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna 2 and 4, Annapurna 3 and Gangapurna.  The trek leads through Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites, most notably the village of Muktinath, a holy site for both Buddhists and Hindus, and Bryaga, one of the oldest monasteries in the region. There are four regions that are passed through on the trek: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi with lush green subtropical valleys, villages and terraced farming of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu. Manang and Mustang are of the higher elevations and are predominantly Tibetan Buddhist.

Trip Hightlights:
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Type of Trek : Teahouse
  • Max Altitude: 5416m
  • Minimum Pax: 1 +
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation/ flight (local airlines)
  • Grade: Moderate
Proposal of the itnerary:   

(B, L, D – breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • mapa_annapurna_cDay 01 – Arrival and transfer to hotel in Katmandu/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02 – Driving to Besi Sahar (750m) and trek to Bhulbbule (840m), 6-7 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 03 – Trek from Bhulbbule to Ghermu (1310m), 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 – Trek to Tal (1700m), 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 – Trek to Danakyu (2300m), 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 – Trek to Chame (2670m), 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 – Trek to Pisang (3300m), 5hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 – Trek to Manang (3540m), 5-6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 – Acclimatization day in Manang (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4010m), 4 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 – Trek to Thorung Phedi (4450m)/Highcamp (4925m), 3-4hrs/5-6hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 – Cross Thorung La Pass (5416m), trek to Muktinath (3800m), 7-8 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 – Trek to Kagbeni (2800m), 3 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 – Trek to Jomsom (2720m), 3 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 – From Jomsom flight back to Pokhara (820m) – 25 minutes (B)
  • Day 16  Rest and sightseeing in Pokhara (B)
  • Day 17 – Back to Kathmandu by bus or flight (B)
  • Day 18  Drive to airport for return flight (B)

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