Annapurna Round Trek and Thorang La Pass is one of most adventurous and enriching treks in the Annapurna region. 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 it goes up to 5416 meters altitude at Thorang La Pass. This change in altitude lets you experience the Eco system at different levels. Terraced farmland, lush sub tropical forests and alpine vegetation like hamlets at high altitude regions compliments the beauty of this trek. After all 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, it 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. You get to see the beautiful views of mountains from the pass. After that you head to Marpha valley. 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, get ready to walk along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, amazing waterfalls, colossal cliffs and several villages to Annapurna massif?
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation.
Drive to Nyagdi
Day 4- 19
Trekking (5-7 hrs)
Accommodation in a guest house
1 day in Pokhara
2 days in Kathmandu and
finally a departure day
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
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.