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 Annapurna Round Trekking

Annapurna Round Trekking

Annapurna Round Trekking

10 Days of Adventure in the Annapurna Mountains

 

The mighty Himalayas are the world’s highest mountains. Because of their immense territory that they cover, the Himalayas are broken down into a variety of mountain ranges. One of the most beautiful of all of the Himalayan mountain ranges is the famed Annapurna Region. The impressive Annapurna Mountains can best be seen by doing the Annapurna Round Trekking.

The Annapurna Round Trekking is a unique trail that takes you deep into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Established by King Mahindra in 1968, it is home to over 100 varieties of rare orchids. This region is home of the snow leopard, Thar, blue sheep as well as over 100 varieties of mammals and 450 species of birds.

Part of the Annapurna Round Trek will take you to see the Gurung and Magar cultures in their traditional villages where they farm on terraced fields on the sides of the mountain. At other times, you will enter places only recently open to the world to explore with incredible remote settings.

 All along the Annapurna Round Trekking trail  are stunning views of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna Mountains. Included in view is Annapurna I (elev. 8,091 m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, along with Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu (8th highest peak in the world) and Mt. Dhalaugiri ( 7th highest mountain in the world). There are many more snowcapped peaks to observe as you travel the Annapurna Round Trekking.

Each day is a unique experience as you witness the ever-changing scenery. There will be deep canyons to follow, rushing rivers, hidden waterfalls and fields of wildflowers. There are huge glaciers to behold as you make your way through hidden valleys to alpine vistas.

The Annapurna Round Trekking is an enjoyable trek, and is not particularly difficult to do. Be sure to talk with your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this trek, or any other trekking experience in Nepal and Tibet. This adventure is waiting for you.

 

 

 Annapurna Round Trekking - Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)

Day 02: Kathmandu - Besishahar (847m) (179km)

Day 03: Besishahar  - Chame (2630m.)

Day 04: Chame - Pisang (3190m.)

Day 05: Pisang - Manang (3520m.)

Day 06: Manang Rest Day (3520m.)                                                                                                             

Day 07: Manang - Ledar (4250m.)

Day 08: Ledar - Thorung Phedi (4500m.)

Day 09: Thorung Phedi – Muktinath (3800m.)

Day 10: Muktinath – Jomsom (2713)

Day 11: Jomsom – Pokhara

Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure

Note:
The above program can be tailor made as per your request, We can use morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 30 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back to Kathmandu also late afternoon when finished the Trek.We can adjust the program as per the time and interest such as we can add Rafting, Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. Please do not hesitate to write us your interest; we will make the itinerary to suites your needs. 

Annapurna Round Trekking

Cost Included
Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.

Cost Excludes

Travel Insurance, All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days, multiple) and Airport Tax etc.

 

Annapurna Round Trekking - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Besisashar (847m) (179km)
Approximately 8 hours drive through Prithivi Highway with an excellent view of Marsyangdi River; you will reach your first destination Besishahar where you spend the night is the door of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Day 03: Besisashar- Chame (2630m.)
After Breakfast drive aproximate - 6-7hrs drive to Chame. On the way cross the the famous Dudh Khola which in fact is originated from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank as you cross the slender grassland from the village. The Marsyangdi then swerve to the left and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you reach to Bagarchhap. With the beautiful sceneries of Manaslu and Annapurna II (7939m.), you will continue your walk to the forest of Fir and rocky declivities. Later, you arrive to the capital and administrative headquarter of Manang district, Chame in the bank of river. 

Day 04: Chame - Pisang (3190m.)
Witnessing the view of Lamjung Himal (6893m.) dazzling in the first rays of sun, you begin for trekking to Pisang. A stunning waterfall can be spectacled near Brathangs village. Along with Pisang Peak, you can also see the east peak of Annapurna II. After that, you come to a extended Mani wall and walk on the path of lower village of Pisang. You walk for approximately five hours to reach Pisang.

Day 05: Pisang - Manang (3520m.)
From Pisang village today keep on trekking towards Manang valley. You take a steady ascend route for half an hour to reach the top and get our primary view of the Manang valley. This rousing spot bestows splendid sights of the valleys, Humde village and the great peaks of Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Chulu east, Pisang peak and more. The trek moves further to Humde and enjoyable walk will take you to the Braga village. From here vegetation changes, you will notice the distinction of scenery and dried up mountain hills. You reach to Manang for the overnight from Bhratang after half an hour walk.

Day 06: Manang Rest day
This is an acclimatization day as well as day to walk around Manang. Manang is the village with flat roofed houses which is the eye-catching set and is bounded by some wonderful scenery -Annapurna II, III (7,555 m.), Tilicho (7,132 m.), Gangapurna (7,454 m.) to the South, Chulu East (6,059 m.) to the North and to the West lies Chulu West (6,583 m.)

Day 07: Manang - Ledar (4250m.)
You trek from Manang after having your breakfast where the scenery is more like Tibetan plateau. It appears to be more steady; you will feel difficult to breathe and take more time to cover the short distance with the wonderful view of Annapurna Himal, Himalchuli and peak 29. Climbing the trail and passing the village of Gunsang, you will come across the Gundon Khola through a wooden bridge. You reach to the small community of Ledar. It will take around three hours.

Day 08: Ledar - Thorung Phedi (4500m.)
Departing from Ledar, you walk for three hours to reach to Thorung Phedi. You mount steadily to a ridge earlier than moving downward to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and trekking through an enclosed wooden bridge. After a short way up the mountain lane on the right bank, you tag on a slender trail and then move down to Thorung Phedi.

Day 09: Thorung Phedi – Muktinath (3800m.)
This is the longest and challenging day of the entire trip. Today you will start your hike very early in the morning where your path becomes steepest initially and takes us to the high camp. You will see the magnificent sunrise and sight of the gigantic mountains. You constantly walk to the apex which takes 3 to 4 hrs to the top and witness picturesque scenery. You then move down to the Mustang region and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, you reach Muktinath after 7 to 8 hrs long walk and for the night at lodge.

Day 10: Muktinath – Jomsom (2713)
Early morning after worshipping Lord Vishnu at Muktinath Temple, you will have breakfast at guest house and move slowly down on foot up to Jomsom and overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Jomsom – Pokhara
Today, after having your breakfast you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and will have free time in afternoon in Pokhara for your own activities. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu after having your breakfast. The rest of the day is all yours; you can go around the valley. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to Airport.

Trip Duration: 13 days
Country: Nepal (Annapurna region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 4 nights
Total Nights in Pokhara: 1 night
Trip Grade: Easy- Moderate
Per day walking/Hiking: 4-7 hrs
Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour
Maximum High Altitude: 5416 m at THORONG LA PASS
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses in trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March- May, Sept-Dec
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Jagat- Chame- Manang- Thorong phedi-Muktinath- Jomsom- Pokhara- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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