“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
The Annapurna Conservation Area includes some of the best views of the massive Himalayas and cultural jewels of Nepal, and the RABC — Round Annapurna Base Camp — is a three-week adventurous window to discover the beauty of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes some of the best views of the massive Himalayas and cultural jewels of Nepal while traveling through several climatic and ethical zones. The opportunity to encircle the Annapurna massif and see its various shapes from various angles, sometimes from far away viewpoints like Poon Hill or closer views from Manang or Annapurna Base Camp, is the main attraction of this trek, while the adventure of crossing the world's highest pass, the Thorang La pass (5416m / 17769 ft.), is unfathomable.
There is no doubt that trekking the Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp provides an excellent opportunity to experience the region's rich natural and cultural treasures, providing ample scenery of stunning high mountains, beautiful villages of various ethnic groups, picturesque green farmlands to arid barren terrain, numerous viewpoints, ever-flowing waterfalls, old ancient Buddhist monasteries, and reflections of people's archaic lifestyles while putting an ultimate thrill on the trek.
The trek to Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp begins with a journey from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, and then continues via small villages and towns amid green lush foliage, listening to roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls as you make your way towards Manang valley. As you approach Manang, the vegetation and scenery will change dramatically, becoming more treeless and arid beneath a blue sky. We will acclimate in Manang by visiting glaciers and the Chongkor viewpoint, and then prepare for the challenging Thorang La Pass to explore Lower Mustang, which is home to several old Buddhist monasteries, awe-inspiring views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri, beautiful Kagbeni village, and the Holy Muktinath temple.
We'll take a short, bumpy bus/jeep ride along Mustang Road to Tatopani, where we'll relax in a natural hot spring before continuing on to Ghorepani, where we'll join the Annapurna Base Camp trekking path. We start early in the morning for one of the best sunrises and a stunning vista of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu peaks, then descend to the Annapurna Sanctuary.
We'll restart our green, lush rhododendron forest walk after seeing the desolate landscapes of Mustang, passing past a spectacular sunset point and a Gurung town, till we reach treeless landscapes between Deurali and Annapurna Base Camp. Imagine the Annapurna Circuit trails on the opposite side of the gigantic Gangapurna and Annapurna massifs, with breathtaking sunset vistas. We're up early again to catch the sunrise, and the shimmering golden hues atop Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and the surrounding peaks take your breath away. We retrace our travels all the way to Choomrong village and soak in another natural Jhinu hot spring before heading to Pokhara.
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Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel.Drive: 30 minutesKathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also a city of World Heritage site. Our team will be waiting at the airport to transfer to your hotel. Day Tours Nepal Tour officer will meet you and greet at the hotel for further plans and trek preparation.
Day 02:Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing (optional) Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft). Day Tours Nepal Cultural tour expert will meet you at 9; 00 am in your hotel to explore the ancient’s kingdoms of Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour will be 5 hrs and after returning back to hotel Day Tours Nepal Trekking guide will meet you. Trekking guide will give you a briefing about trek plans and short introduction about the places you will be visiting. Evening welcome dinner with MountainMateek Adventure (Trek & tour) pvt.ltd.Team .
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (800m/2,624ft): 9-10 hours. Today, in the morning our guides will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch a bus to Besisahar. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal till Dumre following the Prithvi Highway. On reaching Dumre, the bus will head towards the north to Besisahar. After Finishing Permit check at besisahar thebus forwards to Bhulbhule and rest for the day.
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hours. this our first day of trek, follows the east bank of marshyangdi river towards Ngadi village passing through 60m waterfall tropical trees and terrace farm with continiuing view of Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Ngadi Chuli. walk of few hours crossing Sisneri khola and lampata we need climb 15minutes steep to reach Bahundad for our lunch stop. After lunch and little rest trails follows down hills , terrace farm and up hills to reach beautiful Gyarmu village.From ghyarmu little downhill walk and crossing of tremondous suspension bridge takes us to Synge. From here gradually ascent offroads motors trails walk takes us to Jagat which is our rest spot of the day.
Day05: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft) 5 – 6 hours. Today after breakfast, we take gradually ascent trail for couples of hour to chyamje.From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours.We continue our trek further to Chame. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air will get cooler, the trail then climbs through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This is head quarter of Manang district with grand view of Annapurna II.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours. The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening we visit upper Pisang Village and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) : 6 - 7 hours. The trek starts with pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it's short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thanka paintings and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
Day09: Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang ValleyWalk: 4 – 5hours. Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), 3-4 hours walk.After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
Day 11: Trek to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432), 3-4 hrs walk. We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small teashop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
Day 12: Trek to to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft), 7-8 hrs walk. Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft), 6-7 hrs walk. We visit temple in the morning and continuing our journey descending to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekle bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, from here onwards the valley gets very windy path, the walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. After lunch at Jomsom further two hours of easy walk towards south east brings us at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice and dinner with apple pie.
Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Today, the walk is very enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river down stream reaches another charming village at Tukuche, close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri's and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaualgiri's east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche continuing trek down to Kalolpani village for lunch, and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses and lodge with grandeur view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali village for overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 4-5 hrs walk. The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna's. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs walk. After spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery.
Day 17: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft), 5-6 hrs walk. An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day17: Trek from Tadapani to Choomrong (2170m/7120 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. Dropping down from Tadapani to the Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour we then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. Chhomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this valley. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day18: Trek from Choomrong to Himalaya (3100m/10170 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs. After breakfast our trail descent to the Chhomrong Khola and then the trail leads us to a small place of Sinuwa hill. After that the trek enters the upper Modi Khola valley. After lunch we continue our trek going down to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area to Dovan and a hour route climb to himalaya for overnight stay. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day19: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. Today on the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) , trail continues into the Machhapuchre Base Camp for the lunch with the closest view of the Machhapuchre along Annapurna I and Gangapurna. after lunch and little climatiztionthe trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Such as Annapurna I, South Annapurna ,Singu chuli,,mt.Fishtail, Annapurna IV etc. with Annapurna Glacier. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day20: Catch early sunrise and descend to Bamboo (2245m/7365 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs. Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day21: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5774 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day22: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sewei (1130m/3707 ft) and drive to PokharaWalk: 4 – 5 hrs. | Drive: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day23: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-8 hrs. .Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel. | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day24: Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day).Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day25: Final Departure | Other Travel Plan.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. "We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us"
"We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us"
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