Annapurna Circuit Itinerary


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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. Our tour guide will be at the airport to take you to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley guided tour. You will be guided around  the marvelous city of Kathmandu visiting temples, monasteries and other amazing locations.
Day 03: You will be driven to Khudi Khola via Beshi Sahar and hike to Nadi (1011m) through narrow tracks, suspension bridges and a deep river gorge. About 3 hours. Stay at Nadi.
Day 04: Hike for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several stunning waterfalls. You will get to view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Stay at Jagat.
Day 05: Hike for about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a enormous bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.
Day 06: Hike from Dharapani to Chame a distance that will take about 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu it forms an amazing backdrop of Annapurna II which appears occasionally to the south. As you continue, Annapurana range offers a breath-taking view. Staying at Chame.
Day 07: You will be hiking by the side of the river all day for about 7 hours and passing through a narrow and steep gorge. The trek continues by passing through Manang Valley and two giant snows peaks. Staying at Pisang.
Day 08: After a 7-hour hike through trails and broad forested valley floor you will reach a small airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery.  This is the largest in the entire district. You will stay in Manang.
Day 09: Acclimating in Manang. This is a necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang; the village of about 500 flat.
Day 10: Ascending. It seems more gradual than up but hard to breath so it takes longer to cover the short distance. We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Stay at Ledar This is about a 4 hour walk.
Day 11: This may be a hard night with the lack of oxygen. Be ready to wake up early in the morning for the most exciting day of all. Crossing the Jarsang Khola. You will climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hours.
Day 12: You will start the climbing early in the morning. This is the day you have been waiting for. You will reach the highest part of the trek – the top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m.
Day 13: You will continue the trek from Muktinath till Kagbeni. This section is really different from the trek in the Marsyangdi side. Here, the climate is relatively dry, and the landscape looks like a desert. The area on the way from Muktinath to Kagbeni is full of caves and you will be surrounded by wonderful geological forms. From Muktinath (3800 meters) the trail gradually descends towards the quiant village of Jarkot, a quaint village with interesting houses and lots of green fields which seem out of place in the brown surround. At this point you can choose between two routes: one goes directly to Jomsom, and the other goes to Kagbeni; located 2800 meters high, Kagbeni is a village worth seeing, with stone houses and narrow alleys. The village is located near the Kali-Gandaki River. This river is huge and has created a very wide valley here. Do not venture north of this village. It is the border to Mustang area, which is closed to tourists and requires a very special permission to visit.
Day 14: The trek will take you to Kagbeni and Jomsom along the Kali-Gandaki River, as does most of the trek in the next few days. The geological forms you’ll see on the way around you are really spectacular and you can buy black fossils called “Salligrams” from the locals. Jomsom, located 2700 meters high is a rather large village. It has a small airport, which will connect you to Pokhara and Kathmandu for the following day. The trek will continue to the small village of Marpha and you will camp for the night. It contains stone houses built on the mountain above the Kali-Gandaki river, with narrow streets paved with flat stones. There are few lovely guest houses there, with excellent food the recommendation is to go to  the “Neeru” guest-house with its delicious cakes!
Day 15: The trek continues from Marpha to Ghasa (1970 m.) which is a 5-6 hour hike.
Your surroundings will take a dramatic change to green vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. You will  stay at Ghasa.
Day 16: You will have a 5-6 hour trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.). The trek begins a gradual descent to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls). You will stop for lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. You will rest and stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 17: 6-7 hours of hiking which begins with a challenging ascent to Ghorepani. You will stop for lunch at Sikha village, and stay overnight at Ghorepani. The views of the sunset are amazing over Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 18: Is a day of rest at Ghorepani with a day hike to the Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the the highest hill in the western part of the trek. It gives a birdseye view of the Mustang and Pokhara Valleys as well as clear view of over 25 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.
Day 19: Your trek will continue up and down for 6-7 hours from Ghorepani/Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951 m.) You will stop at Tadapani for lunch and camp at Ghandrung which is the largest Gurung settlement. From here you will have a closer view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.
Day 20: Your trek will continue down for 5-6 hours as you go from Ghandrung to Birethati and the Modi river. From here you will be driven back to Pokhara
Day 21: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22: a day of rest in Kathmandu  for shopping and any other sightseeing.
Day 23: Drive to airport/depart or stay as your time permits.