Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek is considered one of the classic and rewarding treks in the world. It offers tantalizing Himalayan mountain scenery, flora and fauna and the diverse ethnic groups of people, cultures, and traditions of Nepal. During the trek, we cross two different river valleys and make a circuit to the Annapurna massif. After the road is being constructed, the total length of the trekking route is shortened to 160 km. From Kathmandu, we can use land transport up to Bulbule and then we begin the trek onward.
From the lowland terrain we begin the trek and slowly we go higher altitude. We pass through oak and pine forests and eventually emerges into high desert land at Manang (3540m.). Leaving Manang we cross the highest mountain pass at the altitude of 5,416 m/17769 ft while approaching to the Thorung La Pass. Close- up views of the Mount Annapurna Himalayan range (40 miles between the two river valleys exist at twelve 7000 m peaks and many more above the 6000m peaks can be witnessed all along the trail.
After crossing Thorong-La Pass we descend towards Muktinath, the important holy shrine for both Hindu and Buddhists. This part of the area is also interesting. Close to Muktinath temple, one can view eternal burning flame over the undergrounded water spring.
As trekkers will come across varied ecosystems, diverse ethnic cultures and an ever-changing landscape from green paddy fields to oak forests, from arid deserts to the world’s deepest river gorge, Annapurna Circuit Trek has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world.
The full blooming of red rhododendrons can’t be missed in March to April. The landscape along the trekking route is wonderful. Clouds prevail more frequently, but clear days are still common in the region.
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Adventure Blossom Treks & Expedition ( Pvt,) Ltd representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast, we start guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After having breakfast at the hotel we drop you to bus stand from hotel by private car/jeep/van (as per group size ), the bus stand is called New Buspark , from there we start to our drive towards Besisahar by tourist standard bus via Prithivi Highway which is approx. 220kms, it takes about 7 hrs while on the way we can have a lunch break. After Dumre the road is small and narrow till Besi Sahar, after that 45minutes drive take us to Bulbule from where our real adventures start, we start our trek from there . After crossing the small suspension bridge we cross the Marsyangdi River than the trail was easy and short until Ngadi where we spent overnight there.
Today we are going to Jagat, Jagat is another small settlement near the bank of the river, we start as an easy trail from Ngadi, the trail was gently uphill till Bahundanda, where we can have our lunch, Afer lunch we start slowly down and we walk nice village with farming and planting rice field , through Ghremu another 20 minutes descend and little flat takes us to Jagat for overnight stay.
Dharapani is the destination for today,our trail starts from Jagat it winds up to Chyamje, after that the trail starts slowly downhill to cross the bridge, small suspension bridge could cross and takes us to gently uphill to the place Taal. It looks pretty amazing place which is side of the river, we can take a short break there for a tea/ coffee or also for lunch, it depends on how you feel. From Taal trail takes us uphill through the fir oak forest to Bagarchhap and another an hour takes us to Dharapani for overnight stay.
In this day we start our trek after having breakfast , the trail climbs along the mule track into a fir forest and then follows the riversides. In the side, we walk through oak and maple trees than we get in Timang for lunch . After Timang another one hour climb takes us Chame through koto. Chame is the district headquarters of Manang, the village was centralized there. All administrative 0ffice near the village and also lodges where we can spend our night.
Pisang is the destinations set for the day, we start as an easy trail with following the motor route and some small settlement till Bhratang. This place is very famous for apple garden while we can take a short break there for visiting the apple garden as well as testing of apple flavored items like apple pie, apple tea and so on. After this village trail starts uphill and it across us to small bridge than another hour and half step climb through dense pine forest takes us to Dhuklur Pokhari for lunch. After lunch till our destinations, the trail was easy through pine forest takes us to Pisang. There is namely two Pisang; Upper Pisang and Lower Pisang while we stay at lower Pisang and evening if you guys want to hike upper Pisang for visit the small monestry .
Manang is today's destinations whether there are two trails to go there, one is Upper route and another is Lower route but we recommend to you go through Upper route rather than lower route. When you follow the upper route from Geru and Nawal there was a nice settlement and also outstanding sceneries, It feels like we are horizontally in fronts of the majestic peaks. Then we go to Braga through Humde, In Humde there was local airport but not a regular flight. Braga is our lunch point than half an hour takes us to nice village Manang.
This day is aside acclimatization to the higher elevation. In this day we recommended a side trip for you, the one is Gangapurna ice lake and another is 100 Rupees Baba ( he is not anymore) place for blessing the Throng-la. From the Gangapurna ice lake, we also can see all the mountains from Annapurna range and retrace back to the hotel. Afternoon you can go to see a movie or participate in the consultations providing by Himalayan Rescue Association. Evening we can walk around the village and overnight stay there.
After having breakfast we start our hiking towards Yak Kharka. Starting trail across a stream (small river), ascend to the village Tanki over Manang than continue the climb through Jarsang Khola. Now the trails go through meadows where horse and Yak contentedly grow up, then another half an hour take us to Yak Kharka.
In this day our destination is Thorang Phedi, which is a very busy but small settlement. It likes a base camp overnight. After Yak Kharka trail go to upward to Ledar, then we start our climb until Thorang la Phedi which is our destinations.
Today is the ultimate destinations of Annapurna Circuit trek. In this day depending on season and weather early morning we start to our hike. Starting an hour straight uphill takes us to High Camp, then gradually 2/2:30 hrs takes us to Throng La Pass, before reach the top every single minute is struggling and of course memorable. People also called that pass is the world highest pass. The top offers an incredibly magnificent 360' panoramic view of snowcapped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. We spend an hour there and downward to Muktinath, It is a very important place for Hindus and Boudisht. It is itself demonstrates the religious harmony in Nepal. There is 108 taps from where water is coming parralley, the beliefs is if somebody takes a bath in that water our all bad karmas was gone and our soul is purified. Muktinath is holly place and there was a good settlement of locals. we spent overnight there.
Jomsom is destinations set for the day, after having breakfast we start our trekking, this day is not a rush we also can start the late morning. All the day we follow the downward trail, First, two hours downhill takes us to Kali Gandaki river which is very famous for fossils. Another two hours slowly downhill takes us to Jomsom, It is the very nice and windy valley, one nice song in Nepali (jomsome bajarma bara baje hawa sarara) which is related about wind in Jomsom. Evening we can walk around in Jomsom and overnight we can stay there.
In this day after having breakfast, we go to the airport for our flight to Pokhara, It was a very short flight (15m) while we can enjoy the view of downward all villages and side some mountains too. After landing the Pokhara Airport again we wait for the flight to Kathmandu depend on our schedule, then we transfer you to the hotel which is in Thamel
This is the last day with Adventure Blossom ,if your flight is early morning we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and if your flight is late in the evening you can go for some shopping or you can re-laxly rest on your hotel ,but if you have more days in Nepal we will arrangement some more adventures for you and accommodations too. Anyway we will drop you to the airport for your final departure.