Annapurna Circuit Trek ( Via Gorepani poonHill)-27 Days 27 Days

USD $1550/Person
Trip Code : KAT/ANA02
Accomodation : Lodge and Guest house
Duration : 27  Days
Grading : Difficult
Max Altitude : 5416 M
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Autumn/Spring

Overview

Khumbu Alpine travel has made two kinds of trip to Annapurna Circuit. One is flight back by Plane from Jomsom and another is  whole round trip by walk.The Annapurna Circuit trek part 2 trip is whole round by walk.It   is anti clockwise round of Annapurna region. Our trip Starts from Kathmandu by Vehicle drive to Place called Besisahar .These days the vehicle roads are available place till 5 days of walk from Besisahar but  because of rough track we prefer to walk with exploring and enjoying natural beauties as well as local customs and culture. From Besisahar our trip begins within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.This is the long trek for travellers . The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Our trail follows the  Marsyangdi river all the way to Manang, trekking trails are filled with lush vegetations  and fields.After acclimatized in Manang our trip move forward towards Tilicho Lake which is highest located lake(4949 Mtr). After  16 days of  soft  walk on the beautiful trail that leads us to the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes in the mountain. Crossing the Thorangla passs and descend  down to Muktinath  temple is sacred to both  hindu and buddhist people with wonder of  amazement at the presence of 108 small waterfalls and mysterious natural gas fires. Now  our trip move  forward toward down valley through world deepest Kaligandaki gorge and natural hot spring.After enjoying hot spring again our trail take us to steep climb toward Gorepani Poon hill which provides us a spectacular  massif Annapurna himalayan range.Having all done this we will head down to Pokhara for ending our trip. If we got to Pokhara on time, we will get chance to do  varieties of activities such as Paragliding, Bunjee Jumping, Zip flyer,Boating, sightseeing around city.Next day our flights to Kathmandu  will be early for final departure.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Beautiful himalayan scenery of Mount Annapurna, Daulagiri, Manaslu and so on
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan people
  • City tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Flight From Pokhara with beautiful scenery
  • Muktinath Temple ( Significance for both buddhist and hindus
  • Thorang la pass ( 5416 Mtr)
  • Tilicho Lake ( Highest located lake in the world)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


   Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airort, Our  airport  representative will be there with name board  and drop us in hotel. After check in we may roaming out in Thamel,tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shoping of clothes or gears. . There will be a full trek briefing this evening .After that We will host the welcome dinner in excellent nepali restaurant.
 

Day 2: Sightseeing and preparation for Trek


   After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of PashupatiNath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world  for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and gear preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
 

Day 3: Drive to Besisahar and trek to Khudi(800 Mtr/2624 Ft)


    Our journey begins today to western side of Nepal  by drive in Luxury vehicle  to Besisahar  for maximum 5 hours from Kathmandu along the Prithivi highway. The condition of highway is smooth.We will have the lunch before getting to BesiSahar in Bimalanagar.From besi sahar our trips begin with smooth walk up to Khudi in Marshyangdi river overnight stay in Khudi just 2 hours.
 

Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda(1100 Mtr/3608 Ft)


    Easy start  from khudi along the Marshyangdi river with naturally beautiful scenery passing several villages, steep climb up to Bahudanda at the top of the formidable ridge. It is settlement of Gurung community, where we can explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of people of western Nepal.
 

Day 5: Trek to Jagat(1300Mtr/4264 Ft)


    Our day begins with descends, crossing the terrace,crossing the Marshyangdi river continue walk along the river.Now we meet the motor road  to go to Manang.Should always try to walk from hill side.After lunch steep climb with zigzag path with gradual up in some section. We get up to our camp for tonight.
 

Day 6: Trek to Taal(1700 Mtr/ 5576 Ft)


    Our walk  begins with descend down for while to cross  the another suspension bridge over   Marshyangdi river again with  beautiful scenery and  a  range of gradients. We are in non motorable road now. We enjoy the walk along the river for while until we climb up in steep zigzag path  up to  beautiful valley of flat land  of Tal which is the first village of Manang district. Many spectacular waterfalls  are here to enjoy after the rain fall.
 

Day 7: Trek to Timang(2710 Mtr/8888 Ft)


     We  past this flat  and wide valley , our track goes on  bank of the river , crossing to left side of river. Continue walk along the river gets up in Dharapani, from where the way to Mount Manaslu   starts. Crossing of several villages of typical flat roofed stone houses  with traditional chortens  ( Stupas) , our steps onwards to northward.Steep zigzag climbs begins  for 1.5 hours  to get to beautiful highland village Timang, from where we can explore the view of Mount Manaslu and beautiful landscape.
 

Day 8: Trek to Chame(2700 Mtr/8856 Ft)


        Begins to walk in  forest  , gradual ascend  as usual , it takes 4 hours to get to this beautiful village , headquater of Manang district. From where  we can view the Mount Annapurna2, and there are two  hot spring  as well .
 

Day 9: Trek to Pisang(3300 Mtr/10824 Ft)


     Our start our journey ahead through  forest in steep and narrow valley, Crossing several  bridges.We  enter in different landscape with beautiful scenery of giant rock face ,some rocky mountains, we get up to this beautiful Pisang village in the flat land.
 

Day 10: Trek to Manang(3540 Mtr/11611 Ft)


    Now we really enter in different landscape , tree line is over, feels like dry. Todays walk up to Manang village is gradual up, No steeps  , no descents. We feel this landscape as another  land, another country as the tradition ,culture,lifestyle of the people of here are different. The mostly mouses are made stone and mud with flat roof top.
 

Day 11: Rest Day at manang


   We walk up in some higher altitude for the acclimatization  and explore some local cultures, tradition .Remaining days for full rest. 
 

Day 12: Trek to Shiri Kharka (4060 Mtr/13316 Ft)


    Trail begins to steep climb passing out of  Manang to our journey to Tilicho lake.( Worlds highest located lake)  Crossing the bridge , Straight  ahead in steep slopes with great view of Mount Gangapurna,Annapurna IV,II. After  passing the khangsar village, the trail steeply past the Monastery and small stupas,mani walls through juniper and sea buckthorn  bushes we arrive in shiri Kharka where we spend the night before Tilicho lake

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp(4140 Mtr/13579 Ft)


    Our  journey begins after the breakfast crossing some streams,zigzags trail brings us in Tilicho basecamp.Where we spend night and enjoy the view of Tilicho Mountains and many others 

Day 14: Visit Tilicho Lake (4949 Mtr/16232 Ft)and Trek to Shiri Kharka(4060 Mtr/13317 Ft)


    We have a day trip to Tilicho lake and  retrace the  trip to Shrikharka where we stayed on the way up.The path to the Tilicho starts quite early with walk on traverse onto a moraine,long climb up to Lake.After spending the memorial moments in Tilicho lakes and explore the views of surrounding mountains we steps downwards  towards Shrikarka.
 

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 Mtr/13120 Ft)


     Today we follow the same trails that we took on the way up. The trail follows the Marshyangdi valley to the north, passing old khangsar and following the unmarked trail which will bring us in bridge over the marshyangdi river. The views of Annapurna III is amazing.Yak Kharka where we spend night.
 

Day 16: Trek to Thorang Phedi(4400 Mtr/14432 Ft)


    Our day starts with walking on  pastureland , which is grazing land for yaks, sheeps and horses. Our trails  goes on graudual  up , after crossing the suspension bridg should walk  in small trail in steep slopes gradually up all the way to Thorang phedi ( Basecamp) on terminal moraine,rocks  Which is the second last point before  crossing the Thorang Pass.
 

Day 17: Trek to Thorang HighCamp(4850 Mtr/15908 Ft)


     Not long walk but walking in altitude is much harder. Our day starts with steep climb up to Thorang highcamp which in 2 hours from Thorang Basecamp.Walk around in evening for some sunset views of beautiful mountain.
 

Day 18: Trek to Mukhtinath(3800 Mtr/12464 Ft)


    Quite long day  as we going to cross over the Thorang la(5416 Meter). We begins our day  quite early after the breakfast.We climb up , the trails on the terminal moraine glacier all the way to the pass. Steep climb in some part, mostly zigzag, Normally the walk on glacier is much harder.Views are amazing from the summit of pass. We descent steep  down for three more hours to get in flat and normal track. Muktinath temple is one of the most popular sites for both hindusm and budhism where there is naturally burning fire, and 108 water flown tap

Day 19: Trek to Jomsom(2700 Mtr/8856 Ft)


   Easy walk after the late breakfast. We descent gradually  down  towards kaghbeni, one of the unique and beautiful settlement in the bank of Kaligandaki river in junction of way to upper mustang.It is too windy place in every time. Again easy walk in flat lands about 2 hours from khagbeni  , we get to this beautiful Jomsom town.Our last night of the trek before flight to Pokhara.
 

Day 20: Trek to Larjung (2544 Mtr/8344 Ft)


    Descending gradually down following the kaligandaki river, We walk all the way down in motorable road and option to hire the jeep to our destination but the road is not that excellent. Should be careful, walk always on the hillside. Most of the settlements upon here are Gurung and Thakali.
 

Day 21: Trek to Ghasa (2010 Mtr/6592 Ft)


     We still walk on the motorable road along the kaligandaki river.We have an option to ride the Jeep until Ghasa but the road is not that satisfactory.
 

Day 22: Trek to Tatopani(1200 Mtr/3936 Ft)


      We have an option to take jeep again to Tato pani. Where there is hot spring, we can go there for enjoy the bathing, and over night stay in Tato pani.
 

Day 23: Trek to Gorepani(2855 Mtr/2858 Ft)


     Motorable road is over, Our journey begins towards  Gorepani Poon hill view point which is one of the best view point of Annapurna range. Today we have no other trails than steep climb in forest for birch, rhododendron and pine forest.
 

Day 24: Trek to Gandruk(1940 Mtr/6363 Ft)


      Early in the morning quick hike up to Poonhill view point, which takes 40 minutes walks from Gorepani. Spend there for moments to explore the views and take photos. After get down to Gorepani again , we take step towards Gandruk, one of the popular and beautiful Gurung village. The trails goes steep climb about one hour in forest, then steep down all the way down to Gandruk with zigzag steep down. This is our last night in the village in this trip.
 

Day 25: Trek to Naypul Drive to Pokhara


     We still have go down till Nayapul, sometimes get chance to ride the Jeep from Gandruk as well. From there we directly go to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of  the beautiful city of nepal , having lots of beautiful natural features as well as many kinds of adventure activities such as ultra light flying,boating, paragliding, bunjee jumping, Zip flying and so on. We can roam out for these varieties of activities in pokhara.
 

Day 26: Flight to Kathmandu


    After the breakfast, we will be again transfer to airport for the  flight to Kathmandu. Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing in Kathmandu.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
 

Day 27: Final Departure


    Transfer to airport for final departure.
 

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

Head
  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

Accessories 
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

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