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Annapurna Circuit[VAACT19]


Trek around Annapurna Massif is of unparallel diversity and contrasts among three of the world’s highest peaks. Passing through the deepest valleys and trans Himalayan Pleatue.

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Day 1

Start journey into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. Enroute offer good sight of countryside with greenery, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Alternatively, get off at Besisahar, and then trek for an hour to get to Khudi along the wide trail. Khudi offers first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 2

The trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m, then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata and nearby Bahundanda for overnight.

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Day 3

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1,070m from Bahundanda. After crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge the trail follows the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chyamje for overnight.

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Day 4

Todays trek begins with a rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1,675m, the first village in the Manang district then the trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap, the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans can be seen along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 5

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2,360m, then continuing through forest, but near the river to Kopar and to Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame. Small hot springs add relief to long day hard trek. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 6

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest brings to the dramatic curved rock face, rising from the river. The forests and heavy vegetation would now be gone. Several crossings of the river again and again on suspension bridges opens up the trail surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks reaches to Pisang for overnight.

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Day 7

Today`s trek begins through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. Leaving Pisang, There  is an alternate trail from the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip at 3,325m, involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3,475m to the nearby Manang for overnight.

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Day 8

A day rest for acclimatizing in Manang.Fine walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village is worth taking. Visit Himalayan Rescue Association to get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 9

The trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka for overnight.

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Day 10

An easy walk up to the Thorung La Base Camp Hotel at Thorung Phedi, and a free afternoon to either hike up to the lodge at High Camp for some acclimatization, or an afternoon of reading and chatting with other trekkers in the sunny, all-glass dining area of the lodge.

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Day 11

Todays walk begins early in the morning after breakfast, the trail goes slope upwards to the Thorung La (5416 m) top following the snowy path of Himalaya. From the top, incredible view od mountains ranges are seen.I t take four hours to get to the top of thorung La and then the path goes downward to Muktinath for overnight.

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Day 12

The trail goes through the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk scenic picturesque places to stop come across. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb brings to Muktinath. Overnight at the geust house.

 

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Day 13

The trail from Kagbeni to Jomsom goes along the Kali-Gandaki river for approx 2-3 hrs then continue to another approx 3hrs to Marpha Village, famous for Apple garden place of Nepal. Another attraction of the Marpha village is ancient Thakali community village and typical architecture. Houses of the village are flat roofs and white wasted color. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 14

The trail goes down to kalopani after approx 6 hrs of walking through Kaligandaki valley. Enroute several Thakali houses will be seen and offer magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Kalopani. Overnight at the guest houses.

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Day 15

The trail passes through an ethnic Thakali village Ghasa and then passing through Kali gandaki valley to reach Tatopani. One can enjoy the beautiful views of hills on the way to Tatopani. In Tatopani, enjoy natural hot water springs for your refreshment. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 16

Trek to Ghorepani. Overnight Lodge/Camp. (6hrs/2885m)

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Day 17

Trek to Tikhedhunga. Overnight Lodge/Camp. (6hrs/1512m)

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Day 18

Trek to Nayapul (2hrs/1340m) (end trek) and drive 1 hour to Pokhara ( 820m). Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 19

FLY/DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
Nepal
Type of trip
Trekking
Trip Length
19 days
Maximum Elevation
5416
Grade
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Season
Mar – May / Sep – Dec
Highlights
Thorong la Pass, Dhaulagiri Icefall, holy place of Muktinath, world`s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki, hot- spring and a panoramic view of Himalaya from Poonhill.
Price
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