Sightseeing Tour of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley , Manang, Throngla Pass, Hindus Pilgrimage sites in Muktinath, Jomsom
Annapurna Circuit Trekking start from the sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley and main destination of this trek is Throng Pass 5414m, which is highest point for Annapurna Circuit Trek through the valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibetan Buddhist and ends at Beautiful Mountain with Lake city Pokhara. After Throngla pass Treks route goes down to the Hindu pilgrimage site called Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before arrive to Pokhara. Not only the mountain views, we encounter on Annapurna Circuit Trekking a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Magar,Manangi and Thakali people.
Annapurna Round Trek is popular for explore the panoramic Mountain views of Annapurna Himalayan range and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range from The Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210m, can be see Annapurna 1 80045m, Dhaulagiri 8245m, Fishtail(Machhapurchhe) 6985M, Annapurna South(7200m), Hiuchuli(6440m) and many more Mountain. On the way To Annapurna Circuit Trek, people can enjoy by Natural hot spring at Tatopani on the way to Ghorepani from Jomsom-Muktinath.
The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.
Day 01Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.We will pick up you with your name and our official board and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Day 02Preparation for Trekking and Kathmandu City tour. Overnight at Hotel.Our Trek starts with Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath and evening meeting for trek preparation.
Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs.Overnight at guesthouse.We will depart in morning take a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat.
Day 04Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.Today we start our trek through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here, then enter Manang district, the trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs.Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 06Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5 hrsThe trail follows through steep and narrow river valley with deep forest. Along the way you will be rewarded with the best mountain view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07Trek to Manang (3570m) 4 hrsToday we can follow the two routes to reach Manang; the easier low route follows the valley floor via Hongde and the strenuous route follow along the river north side of the valley which takes about 3 hour more than normal lower route. The trail goes through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops before arriving Manang which provides the spectacular views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. From Manang trail descent to a Chortens and turns to northwest and goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang Khola on suspension bridge the trail goes through blue pine forest and the wheat fields before arrive Khangsar, Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08Manang - Acclimatization dayThis is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time with visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. Also we visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 09Trek to Ledar (4250m) 5 hrsToday we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10Trek to Phedi (4420m) 4 hrsFrom here the trail continue climb along the bank of the Jorsang Khola, It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11Trek to Muktinath (3800m), crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) 7/8 hrs.From Phedi the trail becomes steep, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding, you can see the long great barrier ridged, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Throngla (5416m) from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists stay at 3800m. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 12Drive to Tatopani( hotspring) 4 hours
Day 13Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) (5 hours)
Day 14Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). (4:30 hours)
Day 15Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours .
Day 16Trek to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. From Tikedhunga it's easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. 3 hours. And we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. O/N at hotel
Day 17Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.BB
Day 18Transfer to International Airport for your onward destination.
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