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Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang-La Pass

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Trip Facts

Price:
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Best Season :
Though the Year
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Nyagdi
End Point:
Kathmandu
Altitude:
5416msl, Thorang La
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and lodge
Transportation:
DRIVE/HIKING
Hotel nights:
5
Lodge/Guesthouse nights:
18
Phone Network Access:
Yes

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Mesmerizing Manang valley.
  • Achievement of crossing Thorong La Pass
  • Destination of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage – Muktinath.
  • Awe inspiring views of mountains like Annpurna I, II, II, IV, Gangapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri
  • Deepest gorge of the world- Kaligandaki, Kagbeni and Jomsom.
  • Water bath at Tatopani
  • Sunrise view from Ghorepani.
  • Lively Pokhara city

Overview

Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass is one of most adventurous and enriching treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a best way to experience the grandeur of Annapurna massif from so close. Embark the highest pass in world Thorang La pass at 5416 metres that offers some stunning views of mountains in Annapurna panorama like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manalsu, Mt. Gangapurna , Tilicho peak and many more.

Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass starts from the foothills of Annapurna and goes up to 5416 meters altitude region at Thorang La Pass. This change in altitude lets you experience the Eco system at different levels i.e. terraced farmland, lush sub tropical forests and alpine vegetation like hamlets at high altitude regions. This diversity in Eco system has made Annapurna Round Trek and Thorong La pass as an opportunity to encounter with variety of wild animals and birds found in different altitude and climate region.

Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass is one of the most preferred long distance treks in the Annapurna region. During this trek, you travel up to the massive mountains along the quaint villages, pine forests and friendly people. On the way, you will meet people of different ethnic group; therefore, this trek is an opportunity to mingle with the people and get some insights on their unique culture, custom and lifestyle. Muktinath, the popular spiritual hub for Buddhist and Hindus in Annapurna region is a highlighting part of this journey. Muktinath is not just famous religiously but the views of mountain that this temple offers are spectacular. Likewise, Poon Hill, Pokhara valley, deepest gorge in the world – Kaligandaki gorge, apple orchid – Marpha village and Marsyangdi river valley are also some attractions of Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass.

The trekking journey of Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass starts at Nyagdi after few hours’ drive from Kathmandu. You pass villages like Chamje, Bagarchaap, Chame, Pisang and open up to the spectacular valley of Manang. Manang is a beautiful valley with most generous people around the earth. Leaving Manang, you head to Thorong La pass via Yak Kharka and Muktinath. After getting rewarded with the close up views of mountains in Annapurna region from the pass, you return back to Marpha via Kagbeni and Jomsom. From Marpha, you take a route to Ghorepani and Poon hill and wrap up your journey at Nayapul. In this way, you encircle the Annapurna range therefore this journey is also popular as Annapurna circuit trek. So, are you ready to walk along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, amazing waterfalls, colossal cliffs and several villages to Annapurna massif?


Itinerary Overview

Day 1-2
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Day 3
Drive to Nyagdi

Day 4- 19
Trekking (5-7 hrs)
Accommodation in a guest house

Day 20-23
1 day in Pokhara
2 days in Kathmandu and
finally a departure day


Detail Itinerary

You will be welcomed by us at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. Enjoy your time at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the sightseeing tour. Enjoy the historical and cultural aspect of Nepal in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa. Today’s day is set aside for any last minute preparation for your trek if necessary.

Today, we drive to Nyagdi which would be our trekking starting point. Our drive to Nyagdi would be a scenic one. The view of the countryside, beautiful landscape along with lush and beautiful environment would be our attraction for today. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Nyagdi.

Today, we initiate our trekking journey and walk towards our destination for the day – Chamje. Our trail climbs up as we head to Chamje. A beautiful waterfall on the way and a suspension bridge over the Marsyandi river are the major attractions of the day.

Today, we follow the Marsyandi river and take our trail up to Tal. Our trail for the day is quite rocky. We cross a valley and continue our walk until we reach Dharapani. We stop at a guesthouse in Bagarchaap for an overnight halt.

Today, our trail climbs up to the heights of 2630m to Chame. From Bagarchap, we climb up and pass forest to Chame. Chame is the head quarter of Manang district which is well known for its stunning views of Annapurna panorama.

Our trekking journey for today starts will a walk through the forest. On our way, we cross two bridges after which we catch a glimpse of rock flank. The rock flanks are actually of Paungda Danda. From this point, we further continue our journey to Pisang which is our halting point for today. Enjoy your dinner at a guesthouse in Pisang.

Have you heard about the beautiful Manang valley? Yes! It’s our destination for today. We start our walk from Pisang, pass the yak herds and some settlements to beautiful Manang valley. Overnight halt at a guesthouse in Manang valley.

Today is our free day in Manang valley set aside for acclimatization. You can wander around the villages and capture the glimpse of mountains. Also, you can get some insights about the lifestyle and culture of the people in this region. The ethnic people living in this region are extremely warm and generous.

Our destination for the day is Yak Phedi. We follow our trail to Yak Phedi with the views of Annapurna II, III, IV and Gangapurna following us throughout our way. This can be one of the awesome days of our trek. Overnight at a guesthouse in Yak Kharka.

Today, we head towards Thorong Phedi. As we pass Yak Kharka, our path rises slowly to the beautiful Thorong valley. Our trail further rises to base camp at Thorong Phedi. Overnight halt at a guesthouse in Thorong Phedi.

Today is the most exciting and adventurous journey of the day. We start our trek early in the morning at about 4 a.m. We ought to cross the Thorong La Pass late by 10 a.m. as the weather in that altitude is highly fluctuating. If late, the storm and wind may act as an obstacle to our journey. At Thorong La Pass, we are at the highest point of our trek i.e. 5416 metres. We pass Thorong La Pass to reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a holy destination to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. People believe that all your sorrows and grief will flee way after your journey to this place. Apart from its religious values, this is a wonderful site for the awe inspiring mountain views.

Today, we descend down to Marpha via Kagbeni and Jomson. The popular Kali Gandagi gorge is the main attraction for the day. We follow the valley floor to Jomson which is stretched out to banks of Kali Gandaki River on both sides. The view of Nilgiri peaks from this point is simply spectacular. From Jomson, we head to the popular Thakali village – Marpha. Marpha village is popular for the apples grown here. The lifestyle of people, their culture and tradition are also another major attraction as it is influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. Overnight at a guesthouse in Marpha.

Our trail descends down through a windy and dry area covered with rhododendron and pine forests to the village of Ghasa. Ghasa is yet another Thakali village which is popular for bird watching. The views of the mountains like Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche peak is simply phenomenon. Overnight halt at a guesthouse in Ghasa.

Today, we descend steeply until we reach a water fall named Rupse Chahara. From this spot, our trails ascends slowly and pass through various settlements until we reach Tatopani. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tatopani.

Today, we have a leisure time in Tatopani to get rid of the exhilaration from the trekking journey. We can spend our time taking hot water bath. The natural hot water at Tatopani is considered as ailment for various illness and weaknesses. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tatopani.

Today, our trail passes through different ethnic settlements inhabited by people of different ethnic groups. We pass various agricultural land, lush environment accompanied by the views of the great Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri throughout. We walk through the rhododendron forests to Ghorepani. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Ghorepani

Today is yet another wonderful day of our trek. We wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill to admire the views of mountains as the golden rays of the sun falls on the white glittering snow of the Annapurna massif. The sun rising amidst the mountains, birds chirping, hike to Poon hill can be one of the most relaxing moments throughout your journey. After beholding the beauty of Mt. Annapurna from Poon Hill, we descend down to Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.

Today, we head to Nayapul. We descend down the terraced fields and villages, cross a suspension brige over Modi Khola to Nayapul. Overnight at a guesthouse in Nayapul.

Today can be the most awaited day if you have heard about the fascinating Pokhara city. Early in the morning we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Our sightseeing tour starts with a walk in the lakeside mesmerizing the views of Annapurna and Fishtail Himal accompanied by boating to the temple in between the lake. Then we head to Gupteshwor temple and then to David’s fall (water fall). We wind up our sightseeing tour at the International Mountain Museum. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara

Today, we make our way back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is your leisure day in Kathmandu. You can either rest or stroll across the valley for shopping or anything else as per your preference. In the evening, you will be treated with an authentic Nepalese cuisine as a farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Finally, it is time for us to bid you a goodbye. Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • The accommodation in tented camps throughout trek.
  • A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Permit fees of Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note : You are required to bring two passport size photo  for this purpose).
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All necessary trekking equipment

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal.
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET.
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff

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