•   Duration: 18 Days
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Fairly challenging
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 2-16 Pax
  •  Best Seasons: Autumn & Spring
  •   Trip Mode: Teahouse

Trip Overview

The Annapurna circuit via Thorang La Pass trekking is a circular route that takes you around the whole of the Annapurna range. This region is considered as the world’s great treks. You meet the biodiversity of Nepal from low land terrain rice fields, pine forest, Kali Gandaki gorge, Muktinath Temple and a glimpse of most beautiful mountains like Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre. This trek rises to an altitude of 5416m on the Thorung- La pass. You can get the Tibetan culture of Himalayan Manang Valley and the Lower Mustang. The Annapurna area was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. You can also enjoy different animals such as Musk deer, jackals, leopards, Mountain Thar, birds such as Pheasant, Lophophorus. This trek is suitable for beginner and moderate trekkers. The trekkers will enjoy the journey to the beautiful Manang and religious Muktinath.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit via Thorang La Pass

  1. Trek via Gali Gandaki George (World Deepest George)
  2. Traversing through the world’s most extensive pass – the Thorong La Pass (5,416m)
  3. Visit the famous Muktinath temple, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  4. Natural hot spring bath at Tatopani
  5. Diverse ethnic groups with their culture and verity vegetation forest (colorful Rhododendron, Bamboo and Oak forest).
  6. Gorge yak pastures with yaks grazing
  7. Beautiful and Magnificent glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls

Annapurna Circuit via Thorang La Pass is one of the adventurous & hardest treks in the Annapurna region, best for the adventure seekers. This trek route is recommended only for those who are in very good health condition.

Best Season for Annapurna Circuit via Thorang La Pass

March to May and September to October is the best season for the Annapurna Circuit via Thorang La Pass.

Outline Itinerary

    1st Day: Arrive in Kathmandu(1345 meters) and transfer to hotel
    
    2nd Day: Kathmandu-Besisahar(830m)
    
    3rd Day: Beshishahar- Bahundanda (1430m)
    
    4th Day: Bahundanda- Chamje (1410m)
    
    5th Day: Chamje- Bagarchhap(2160m)
    
    6th Day: Bagarchhap –Chame(2710m)
    
    7th Day: Chame-Pisang (3190m)
    
    8th Day: Trek to Manang(3540m)
    
    9th Day: Rest and acclimatization at Manang
    
    10th Day: Manang to Ledtar (4250m)
    
    11th Day: Ledtar-Thorung Phedi (4420m)
    
    12th Day: Trek to Muktinath(3800m) via. Thorung La Pass(5416m)
    
    13th Day: Muktinath to Jomsom(2665m)
    
    14th Day: Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani(1190m)
    
    15th Day: Trek to Ghorepani(2834m)
    
    16th Day: Hike to Poon Hill(3210m) and trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(827m)
    
    17th Day: Pokhara to Kathmandu
    
    18thDay: Fly back home.

Detail Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Kathmandu(1345 meters) and Transfer to hotel

Our company guide will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to meet, greet and transfer to Hotel. After freshen up, will provide you with a brief introduction to the trekking routes. Rest Day free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day
2

Drive from Kathmandu-Besisahar(830m); 6-7 hours

Early morning breakfast then drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar which is the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit which takes around 6-7 hours (185km). You will witness stunning snow capped mountain scenery on the way. Overnight at Guesthouse in Besisahar. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
3

Beshishahar- Bahundanda(1430m); 7-8 hours

This is the first day of our trekking we are going to share the path with mule caravans that transport provides to the remote villages. Our route makes its approach through semitropical forests and therefore the rice terraces of Sera to the village of Khudi (840m). Once we tend to pass the village of Bhulbule we are going to see an impressive 60m high body of water. On the approach, we’ve got views of Manaslu (8156m). The mountain views disappear as we tend to return nearer to the tiny city of Ngadi, here we are going to ought to cross the Ngadi Khola by a protracted bridge. From here on the path moves gently upwards to Bahundanda, a beautiful village within the saddle of a protracted ridge at 1300m. Accommodation within the Teahouse in Bahundanda. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
4

Bahundanda- Chamje(1410m); 6-7 hours

This is the second day of our trekking we’ll start by descending on a steep slippery trail past amphitheater-shaped rice terraces. There will be a small hot spring after this descends. The rest of today’s trek will have us pass the river a couple of times and that we will see a couple of waterfalls also. Then we will reach Jagat from where we climb up to Chamje. Accommodation within the Teahouse in Chamje. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
5

Chamje- Bagarchhap(2160m); 7-8 hours

Today we will ascent to Bagarchhap through bamboo and rhododendron forests, on a trail high above the river bank. We will pass the village of Tal at 1700 meters which lies at the foot of a large waterfall. Continuing the walk, we will cross to the east bank of Marshyangdi River by a 60-meter long bridge. The path can climb up from a second bridge to a stone kani (an overarch the trail) that marks the entranceway to Dharapani at 1960 meter.Accommodation within the Teahouse in Bagarchhap. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
6

Bagarchhap – Chame(2710m)

After breakfast, we’ll follow the south bank of the river climbing to Syal Khola (the river of jackals) at 2210 meters, after which we will cross the river over a cement bridge near a spectacular waterfall. Along this route, we will likewise observe the two small hot springs by the town on the way to Chame ( Headquarter of the Manang District). Throughout the day we can have the super views of splendid Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV after passing through the forest. Accommodation within the Teahouse in Chame. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
7

Chame-Pisang (3190 m); 5-6 hours

After early morning breakfast, we’ll pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meters and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang. Then we’ll cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a bridge at 3080 meters then make an extended gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. From there the trail joins to climb to the Pisang. Accommodation within the Teahouse in Pisang. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
8

Trek to Manang(3540m); 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we continue to the drier upper part of the Manang district, which is cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for a part of the year. We will also make a short visit to Barge Monastery which is the biggest religious community in the whole Manang district. Accommodation in Manang. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
9

Rest and Acclimatization at Manang

Today we spend a day in Manang in order to get acclimatized with the rising altitude, to prevent ourselves from high altitude sickness and acclimatize our body. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and explore the magnificent views around the village. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
10

Manang to Ledtar (4250m); 4-5 hours

Today we trek slowly upwards to Thorang La. We cross a stream, move to a village of Tenki and proceed with our move out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsing Khola. Following the trail northward of this valley and passing a couple of pastures, juniper trees, and the little village, we reach the meadow where ponies and Yaks graze. As we pass the streams on a wooden bridge and old Mani Walls, we reach a little and beautiful town of Yak Kharka. After an hour from passing Yak Kharka, we’ll arrive at Letdar. Accommodation within the lodge in Ledtar. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
11

Ledtar-Thorang Phedi (4420m); 3-4 hours

After breakfast early in the morning, we ascend to Thorang Phedi. Today’s walk is a quite short relatively easy day to get used to the altitude. As we reach Phedi we will take rest and further acclimatize before we have to cross the highest point in the trek, and possibly the highest point you have been on in your life. Accommodation within the Teahouse in Thorang Fedi. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
12

Trek to Muktinath via. Thorang La Pass (5416m); 8-9 hours

Today is that the longest trek so, we’ll be starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters where we’ll be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that’s regularly used and simple to follow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it’s covered by snow but it’s all betting on the atmospheric phenomenon. So, reaching the Thorong la Pass, you’ll be rewarded by the magnificent view then we’ll trek down around four hours to the holy town of Muktinath. Overnight at Teahouse in Muktinath. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
13

Muktinath to Jomsom(2665 m); 5-6 hours

Today after breakfast we follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. But we’ll first descend to Kagbeni, which is around 990 meters descend through meadows, streams and fruit trees like peach orchards. Then we will continue going down to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse in Jomsom. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
14

Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani(1190m); 4-5 hours

After breakfast we’ll drive from Jomsom to Tatopani. Then we’ll take a bath in natural hot spring in Tatopani, be fresh. Overnight at Lodge in Tatopani. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
15

Trek to Ghorepani(2834m); 7-8 hours

After breakfast in Tatopani we’ll trek to Ghorepani which is probably the easiest one to navigate as in the context of the previous days’ route where you have to rely on your guide. There are signs at every single intersection. Most of the path is usually made from hand-laid stones, making it the obvious route to take. So, this day you’ll be walking uphill constantly through the beautiful little towns with amazing views. Overnight at Lodge in Ghorepani. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
16

Hike to Poon Hill(3210m) and trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara(827m)

Our last day of trekking on the Annapurna Circuit where we we’ll hike to Poonhill then descend to Nayapul. On arrival in Nayapul, our private transportation meets us before driving to Pokhara. Accommodation at the Hotel in Pokhara. Meals Included:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day
17

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu; 6-7 hours

Morning sightseeing around Pokhara then drive back to Kathmandu(6-7 hrs.) or optional Fly Back to Kathmandu (25 min) Accommodation at the Hotel in Kathmandu. Meals Included:  Breakfast

Day
18

Fly back home.

Last day of our Journey. After Breakfast our representative will  transfer you to airport three hours early before as flight schedule for onward journey.Meals Included:  Breakfast

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Price
15 March, 2020 3 April, 2020 USD 1700 Available Book Now
5 April, 2020 23 April, 2020 USD 1700 Available Book Now
5 May, 2020 23 May, 2020 USD 1700 Available Book Now
1 Sep, 2020 18 Sep, 2020 USD 1700 Available Book Now
5 Oct, 2020 23 Oct, 2020 USD 1700 Available Book Now

Cost Included

List

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport pick up and drop
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Government licensed English speaking trekking guide
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fees
  • TIMS Permit
  • Taxes and office service charges
  • Required porters (one potter to two guests)
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB
  • One night hotel in Pokhara with BB
  • Porter and guide insurance

 

Cost not Include

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Extra accommodation cost in Kathmandu, due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking and expedition due to any reason
  • Helicopter or chartered flight cost
  • All bottled drinks and snacks.

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