Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most- sought after trekking destinations in the world and on the must do’ list of any serious trekker or adventurer’. It is highly popular among the trekkers. This trek starts right from Chamje which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Mount Manaslu and Himal Chuli in the background.
The magnificent trail leads through the fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups giving you an insight into the local culture and interact with the local communities. You will be mesmerized by spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. You will walk to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is excessively breathtaking. The highest point of the trek is Thorong La pass at the top of the Manang valley at 5416 meters high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Trekking clockwise is the longer ascent, so it is better to make the shorter descent from east to west (anti-clockwise). Trekking clockwise is too much for many trekkers to manage in one day. Sometimes it may be risky while crossing the Thorong La pass due to the bad weather, such as snowing heavy, strong winds locked of trail etc.
After we descend to the west at Muktinath from Thorung La pass, we continue to the barren Tibetan like a village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After visiting Muktinath we walk further down to Jomsom and either catch a flight to Pokhara or continue to trek to Ghorepani and end in Pokhara.
The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit trek is in October- November when the monsoon season ends. The heavy rains have cleared the air, making views of the Himalayas dazzling. This autumn season is also considered a safe time because the slopes are not too moist and slippery. And, the temperature is just right, neither too hot nor too cold.
One can also do the trek in early spring–March, and April–before the monsoon season begins. This is another good option. The rhododendrons and other flowers are in full bloom, beautifying the trails with spectacular colors. Spring is the warmest time, which makes it appealing to travelers who don’t like the cold.
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, Evening we can walk around the Local market and overnight stay at nice Lodge.
After having a breakfast we start our journey by Local sharing Jeep, we drive through bumpy road towards Chame while we can enjoy the nice village view and wonderful waterfall and overnight stay at Chame.
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.
Khangsar is destination set for today, you will have a short climbing up to the Khangsar village. Walking ahead for a while we can walk ascend through a gorge, on the way we can able to see nice view of Tilicho peaks with nice Annapurna range, overnight stay at Khangsar village.
Tilicho Base camp is destination set for today, After having breakfast we start our trek towards Base camp, it was all uphill trail will starts through a grassy field and slightly climb up to a hill from where you can view the entire valley. Then, slowly slopping down in a steep inclination, you will reach at Tilicho Base Camp for overnight stay.
One of the highlight of the trek is Tilicho Lake, which is world highest lake located in 4920m from the sea level, to rich the Tilicho Lake, we need to climb steep uphill through the moraine, but after reaching you will get an eye-popping view of the tranquil lake and surrounding nice peak like Tiliho, Khangsar, Nilgiri as well as Muktinath peak. After relaxing heaven and we will back to another nice village called Shree Kharka for overnight stay.
In this day our destination is Yak Kharka village, which was a small settlement. The trail starts uphill climb cross the small ridge and trail take us to descend till Jharkhola, we cross a small suspension bridge and follow the trail towards Yak Kharka for overnight stay.
In this day our destination is Thorang Phedi, which is a very busy but small settlement. It likes a base camp overnight. we start our hike ascends tworing cliffs until Thorang la Phedi which is our destinations. After reaching the Throng la Phedi if you feel good and your body is fit you can climb up to High Camp and back to Phedi, it's like a small excursion which is like acclimatization then overnight stay at Phedi
Today is the ultimate destinations of Annapurna Circuit trek. Today's trai was lengthy. 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 we transfer you to the hotel which is in Lakeside, Overnight stay there.
You will be driven back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by Tourist Bus/Car/Van. Transfer to Hotel, rest and refresh. About evening you have short meeting with Office Team to say goodbye and thank you for your noble efforts by being a parts of Adventure Blossom's family.
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.