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Annapurna Circuit trek Fly From Jomsom Pokhara

Trip Highlights

Trekking route  : Kathmandu to besisahar & Throng pass to Jomsom Pokhara fly out
Total Duration   : 18 night’s/19 days in total
Trek Duration : 14 days
Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Elevation : 5416 meters at Throng top
Trekking style : Teahouse basis
Meal : Full board on trek
Accommodation : Lodge on trek
Transportation : Tourist bus, private vehicle & Flight
Best Months  : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Introduction

The Annapurna Circuit trek allows you good time to immerse in the fantastic Himalayan scenery and environment of the Trans Himalayan districts. The Annapurna region, offers an excellent trek through the huge Himalayan range with the high pass Throngla-la at 5,416m. (17,700ft). The trek begins following the raging Marsyngdi River all the way to its source at near Manang and leads through beautiful valleys following well established trails and passing traditional villages , forests, and snow covered passes. The walk continues with constant views of the massive mid Himalayan range and its rich multi culture, Himalayan wildlife and serene verdant forest of oaks, rhododendron, hemlocks, pines and himalayan maple which makes you feel so much alive being in the midst of this wonderful natural surrounding.

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks not only in Nepal but in the whole Himalayan range. The Kali Gandaki Valley is renowned as being Nepal's most prosperous regions because of the Trans Himalayan & Salt Trade Route passing through this region to Tibet and the surprisingly wild and varied scenically of the area. There are many settlements and isolated lodges and tea houses, open areas with enchanting forest and impressive views. Our trek follows the Yak country and crosses over to the Thorung-la, 5,416m pass with amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks. After the strenuous walk up to the top of Thorang-la we reach the highest point of this trek. The trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the sources of the Kali Gandaki River. We continue through the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley passing the charming villages of Kagbeni and Jomsom.

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Trekking Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar 800 m: 6-7 hrs journey

Day 04: Besi-Sahar to Bahundanda: (1,310 m.) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje 1,400m. 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap: 2110 m. 5-6hrs

Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame 2,680m: 4-5 hrs

Day 08: Chame to Pisang 3,180m: 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Pisang to Manang 3,450m: 4 hrs

Day 10: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang)

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka: 4,100m. 3 hrs

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4,430m/High Camp 4,800m: 4-5 hrs

Day 13: Thorong Phedi /High Camp to Muktinath 3,800m: 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Muktinath to Kagbeni 2,800m: 3-4 hrs

Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom 2,700m: 4 hrs

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (800 m)

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu. 200 k.m. 5-6 hrs Bus Journey

Day 18: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu.

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. You will be meet at the airport and be transfered to your hotel for check-in. After time to get refreshed, you will be meet in the evening for a welcome dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurants which includes a cultural show. Then afterwards you will be briefed about your trip and brought back to the Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing
Today, after breakfast you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding Valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, with its fine views over Kathmandu valley. The temple has many interesting features as well as the great stupa with highest point to the Kathmandu valley.
After this you can join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering saddhus (holy men) at Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent. It is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you may have a chance to see a cremation on the River bank.
Take time to walk around Bodhnath (Boudha) stupa, the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Boudha is also the centre of Tibetan culture in Nepal and a wonderfully vibrant, interesting community.
Explore the temples and courtyards of Patan, also known as the City of Fine Arts. In the evening we’ll drive back to Kathmandu where we’ll have a group briefing on what to expect when our trek begins tomorrow. The remainder of the evening is free for you to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar 800 m: 6-7 hrs journey
Today we take an early morning drive to the countryside of Nepal by local bus/ private vehicles towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Just two hours before the road that leads to Pokhara, our route diverts from the town village of Dumre towards north to Beshishar for overnight stay.  

Day 04: Besi-Sahar to Bahundanda: (1,310 m.) 5-6 hrs
This is the first eday of the trek. It starts in the morning and the path follows the River Marsyangdi upstream, the trail offers fine views of Hiunchuli and peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) as it climbs to Bulbule at 825 m. It then continues to Ngadi before reaching Bahundanda at 1,310 m after an hours climb. We will stay overnight at Bahundanda. In the evening explore the local houses and surroundings.

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje 1,400m. 5-6 hrs
Today from Bahundanda the trail drops steeply for half an hour, and then the walk leads to a winding path with few short ups and downs passing through interesting villages and terrace landscapes, Syange, and leading to Jagat where we stop for lunch. After lunch an hours walk brings you at Chamje via a large water fall and scenery across the River. We stop overnight at Chamje village.

Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap: 2110 m. 5-6hrs
From Chamje the trail follows the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal (1,700 m.), a small village at the foot of a large waterfall. Now the trek enters the Manang district. The trail crosses a wide, flat valley before climbing a stone stairway to 1,860 m. The trail continues with several ups and down before reaching at Dharapani and continues for one more hour to Bagarchhap for the overnight stay.

Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame 2,680m: 4-5 hrs
On this part of the trek the vegetation, people and the landscape changes and the air will get cooler. The trail then climbs through forests to Dhanaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchids and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II. The trail then follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings you to the village town of Chame an important place of Manang region. In the evening explore the Hot springs  and overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Chame to Pisang 3,180m: 4-5 hrs
This morning with beautiful mountain scenery, the trail leads through deep forest into a steep and narrow valley, crossing a river on a long suspension bridge at 3,040m. Nearing the village of Pisang one has a view of the whole of the Manang valley, a wide U-shaped valley between two huge snow peaks. Lunch will be at Dhukure Pokhari, a perfect spot for Mountain Views and the surrounding landscapes.  After an hour walk we reach Lower Pisang and overnight at Hotel. In the evening you can visit Upper Pisang to see Tibetan life style, a Monastery and the best scenery of Annapurna range.

Day 09: Pisang to Manang 3,450m: 4 hrs
This mornings walk leads to constant view of the high snow capped peaks. The path climbs steeply for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village. On reaching the ridge top, you can see grand views of the Manang valley. This grand spot offers a dramatic view of the valleys, Hongdre village with it's short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk continues downhill gradually all the way to Hongdre. From Hongdre the trek is more or less gradual on the wide path most of the way to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near the village of Braga and Manang.  Here we will have time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts.  From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

Day 10: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang)
Today is a day to acclimatize and explore Manang. The picturesque village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, is set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 mtrs.], Gangapurna [7,454 mtrs.] to the South - Tilicho [7,132 mtrs.] and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West [6,583 mtrs.] and Chulu East [6,059 mtrs.] to the North.

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka: 4,100m. 3 hrs
This is a short day now begins an ascent to Tenk Manang. We then continue to climb the Marsyangdi valley, passing the small village of Gunsang, with breaks for tea or drinks and for the excellent Himalayan scenery. After crossing a large stream that flows from Chulu west and Gundang, the trail passes an ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow at 4000 m. Beyond here is Yak Kharka, also known as Koche and where we will stay overnight at the lodge. The rest of the afternoon is free for leisure or for short hike around. Here one can see some wild life like, Himalayan Thar, wild goats (bharal) or if you are lucky, a Snow Leopard as well.

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4,430m/High Camp 4,800m: 4-5 hrs
From here after an hours walk, you reach Ledar at 4,250m. From Ledar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4,310 meters. After making a short ascent on a good trail to a small lonely teashop, the route then follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before arriving at Thorong Phedi, where there are about 2 lodges. Depending upon the group physical conditions and time to reach here, we can continue  our trek after a good break and a lunch. The trek takes another hour and half towards High Camp to make it easier for the next hard day and allows us to traverse Thorang-la in good time.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi /High Camp to Muktinath 3,800m: 6-7 hrs
Wake up early and trek becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorong Phedi, and takes four to five hours from Thorong Phedi to the pass. Thorong-La pass with its traditional Chorten prayer flags is at an elevation of 5,416 m. which is the highest point of this trip. The views of the high Himalayan scenery from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding. To the South One can see the entire Annapurna range, a heavily glaciated peak, the barren Kaligandaki valley far below to the West and the peak of Thorungtse (6,482 m.) to the north. We then descend to Muktinath where we will stay overnight. Muktinath is the holiest of all holy places. During auspicious times according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full and busy with pilgrims from Nepal and India. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place of picturesque scenery with mountain desert scenery.

Day 14: Muktinath to Kagbeni 2,800m: 3-4 hrs
Today, we wake up early to the divine sounds of temple bells and visit the famous pilgrimage center to Muktinath Temple area. After breakfast it is an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends  through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. To reach Kagbeni one must travel on either side of the Kaligandaki River. The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni. Later in the afternoon you can visit a seven hundred years old monastery and visit the small alleys in a village and overnight at Hotel

Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom 2,700m: 4 hrs
After few hours hours walk from Kagbeni one reaches the town of Jomsom. This is a large town and the headquarters of the Mustang region, with an airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. It is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. In the afternoon you can explore the Jomsom bazzar and later stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (800 m)
This is a last day of the trip in the mountains. In the morning after breakfast we will check in to the airport and fly back to Pokhara where you can see splendid scenery of the two huge mountains Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. We arrive at Pokhara and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu. 200 k.m. 5-6 hrs Bus Journey
Today morning drive back to Kathmandu with a wonderful countryside scenic with river view of Marsyangdi and Trisuli River, drive back to Kathmandu. The drive passes through numerous towns and farm villages with great scenery of the farm fields, terrace landscapes and reaches at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Evening explore the surrounding areas or relax in the Hotel.

Day 18: Leisure at Kathmandu
This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping at the heart of Kathmandu valley and evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

- Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes

  • 4 Night Delux twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel and 1 night standard hotel in pokhara
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Beshishahar by local bus (Optional private vehicle)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by regular tourist bus (Optional flight/Private vehicle)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight after trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Annapurna circuit trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the Annapurna circuit  trek
  • Annapurna circuit  trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper(for each two member), all payments
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee ,  TIMS and all major permit and entry fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service does not Includes

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
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Enjoy the adventure with our Himalayan guides and take good memories away with you from Nepal.

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