Hundred miles of excellent trekking trail in Nepal that has all the highlights of the best trek in Nepal- Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trek, aka Round Annapurna Trek is the most popular trekking adventure in Nepal. This incredibly beautiful trek in Nepal entertains thousands of trekkers on every trekking season of Nepal. The lush vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, floral and faunal biodiversity, the mesmerizing view of Marsyangdi Valley, rural lifestyle, monasteries and monastic culture and most importantly the Himalayan panorama throughout the trek are great highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal.
The moderate trek in Nepal begins at Besisahar, a mountainous town beside Marsyangdi River. Traversing through the forested regions, farmlands and canyons formed by Marsyangdi River the trek emerges frequently to culturally rich villages. As the Round Annapurna Trek gains elevation the scenario around changes dramatically. The culture and landscapes trekkers see around are completely different. The forest changes into low alpine one tropical and gradually no trees are seen. Heading off towards Thorung La Pass 5416m from Manang is a challenging walking adventure of this trek. Beyond the pass, the trek slides down to the sacred Muktinath Temple and exits out to along the trails of Kali Gandaki Valley to Pokhara via the apple orchard of Nepal, Jomsom.
Regarding the Himalayan panorama, the trekking trail of the Annapurna circuit Trek caters the panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak among others.
The best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal is from September to December and February to May. However, Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks arrange this trek throughout the year. We assure you a quality trekking holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal with the best guides and the best equipment. Places to visit in Annapurna Circuit
Manang is a town in the Manang District of Nepal with an altitude of 3519m from sea level. The district covers an area of 2,246 km.Sq. where the Manang is situated in the Marshyangdi River valley to the north of Annapurna Mountain ranges, Thorong La Pass (5416m) to the west. Ghyaru Village and pisang village are two popular villages in Manang Valley from where we will see Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Annapurna II, Khangshar Peak, Pisang Peak, Julu Peak and Thorong La peak at a closeup view. There are now motorable road as well as trails where jeep are regular for transportation.
Thorong La Pass
Thorong la situated at an elevaton of 5416m above sea level is the most popular hiking destination in Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail. The pass is located on a trail which connects the Manang village to the east with the muktinath temple in the Mustang district to the west. This is the highest point in Annapurna Circuit Trek which the trekkers and local traders regularly use. While trekking from manang to Muktinath, the trekkers cross this path in one day. However, a night spend in Thorong Phedi is recommended before attempting to hike Thorong la pass. From March to May and September to November are the best months for trekking to Thorong La pass as there are risk of Avalanches, frostbite and storm.
Muktinath, located in Mustang District at an altitude of 3710m, is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. This is the most popular site during the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The most suitable time to visit Muktinath is from March to May and September to November as the weather conditions is not safe in other months.
Poon Hill, situated at an altitude of 3210m above sea level is the most popular hiking area in Annapurna Circuit Trek as it provides an opportunity to witness the scenic mountain sunrise views over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Trekkers hike along stone stairs through rhododendron forest for 1 hour to reach poon hill early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise views. During the peak trekking seasons, the area is quite crowded with the trekkers taking photographs, witnessing the views from view tower and taking coffee on coffee shop.
Arrival in Kathmandu, Evening, welcome dinner in Nepalese kitchen, hotel B/B plan.Day 2
Annapurna circuit trek preparation and day sightseeing in Kathmandu city, hotel B/B plan.Day 3
Drive to Bashishar 6 hours, another drive to Jagat village along the marshyangdi river valley and villages via bulbule and syange, local lodge.Day 4
Trekking to Dharapani village through old Annapurna trekking trail via Chamje and Tal, local lodge in Dharapani.Day 5
Trekking to Chame the gateway of Manang valley via Tamang village where you can have beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu Himalayan ranges, stay in lodge.Day 6
Trekking to Pisang Village, lodge, full board meal. A beautiful walking along the Marshyangdi river and alpine forest. You will slowly climb few hundred meter easily. After arrive in Dhukur Pokhara a hot lunch in local restaurant with the view of Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Annapurna II, Khangshar Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu East and far east peak and Thorong la peak nice to see with Dal Bhat.Day 7
Trekking to Manang via upper Annapurna view route Ghyaru village and upper pisang village, great Annapurna Himalaya view from high place, lodge in manang.Day 8
Rest day at manang valley for acclimatize before crossing thorong la pass on the Annapurna circuit, This day we climb high and sleep low. Go uphill to the Cave monastery to see the great view of Mt. Annapurna range and step down to manang village, explore village. Evening Yak Steak or Yak Cheese in Manang.Day 9
Trekking to Yak Kharka. Walk about 3 to 4 hours, afternoon climb high steep low. Short hike up to 4500 meter and back. Guest House.Day 10
Trekking to Thorong-La pass Phedi. Hike about 3 to 4 hours. Get high altitude experience, hiking to High camp 4900 meter and back to Phedi. Guest House.Day 11
Big day climb thorong la pass and trek down to muktinath kaligandaki valley. Early Morning after hot tea and hot breakfast our thorong La pass journey heading to Pass. Steep climb up to high camp along the narrow trail and rocky. Short break and continue heading up to Thorong La pass it takes another 3 to 4 hours. Breathtaking view and picture and descent down to Muktinath with the view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mustang Himalayas another 4 hours. Stay overnight at Guest House.Day 12
Trekking to Jomsom via Lubra village visit the only Bon culture monastery in Mustang. Walk with dusty and panoramic view of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak with the strong wind in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom is capital of Mustang. Spend night in Puthang.Day 13
Trekking to Kalopani village via old kaligandaki caravan route. Cross the suspension bridge after Marpha village, visit the Buddhist Tibetan camp and apple farms. You will cross some of ancient villages and reach to Kalopani. A advance village offer wide view of 8000 meter snowy peaks Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna view.Day 14
Trekking to Tatopani via old Annapurna classic trek trail, follow the newly developed alternative trek route to Ghasa village along the pine forest, narrow trail with fascinating view of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Walk along the Gurung and Magar villages in Kaligandaki valley, enjoy waterfall and flowers, evening enjoying in natural hot spring.Day 15
Trekking to Ghorepani for Pun hill panorama view point, lodge in Ghorepani. Today long uphill hike, passing many villages, Ghara, Shikha and Chitre, rhododendron forest and some of monkeys on trail. Evening Sunset view of Mt. Annapurna South.Day 16
Early morning hiking to Poon hill for mountain sunrise view and trek down to Hile. All the descent trek, passing dens forest, villages and we left the Annapurna Himalayas behind.Day 17
Short and easy trek to Nayapul, where the trek will end, pack the bags in jeep and drive 1.30 hours to Pokhara. Free afternoon. Hotel B/B plan.Day 18
Explore pokhara city and enjoy lake site hotel B/B plan.Day 19
Fly or Drive to Kathmandu, free time in Kathmandu city hotel B/B plan.Day 20
Drive to onward destination/Departure.
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