14 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking is also known as Thorong La pass trekking; it is one of the most popular trekking route in Nepal. This trekking route was 3 weeks long trekking itinerary some time ago but now with the road connection to Manang from Besishahar is shortening the trekking days. Somehow, our 14 days Annapurna circuit trekking starts at Syange which is 2 camp after Besishahar. We directly drive and drop off at Syange then continue trek to Dharapani, Chame, Manang, Thorong phedi, Thorong La Pass and trek down to Muktinath and Jomsom. From Jomsom we fly to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.
Though some people directly drive to Chame or Manang and trek from there but the altituide sickness, and the rough road riding is not beautiful. Hence we carve our itinerary to start the trek at Syange and trekking gradually pass over Manang and Thorong La pass. While starting trekking at Syange confronts the road off and on but we follow the original trekking route hence it is not disturbing by vehicles on the road. And also driving above Syange is not possible in summer and early autumn due to slippery and bad road condition. We suggest our clients to drive up to the safe road (Syange) not to the danger and risky road to Chame or Manang. Since our itinerary follows the classic Annapurna Circuit trail you can enjoy the local flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation area and encounter local’s life style and customs. While following our 14 days Annapurna circuit itinerary, start walking at 1100m and it ascends gradually to Thorong phedi 4450 m and until you arrive Thorong phedi you will be well acclimatized to go Thorong la pass of 5416m. Thorong phedi is the last camp before going over the pass of Thorongla. Though some people stay at High Camp of Thorongla 1 hr further from Thorong phedi many other stay at Thorong phedi, considering the fact of better sleep at lower altitude. Which is very important for high altitude walking. Along the trekking you will enjoy the magnificient view of Annpurna 3, Annapurna range, Daulagiri and many other beautiful mountains.
Nature Adventure treakking and expedition has been organizing Annapurna circuit trek since long time, our friendly field staff will take good care of our each clients.Specially about the altitude sickness. The guide will consult to the clients about doings and not doings regarding the altitude sickness. The knowledge acquired with their experience is very valuable for avoiding the altitude sickness. With our professionally groomed up field staff and management team can organize Annapurna trip in a very hassle free way, so leave us your trip we’ll carve it as your requirement. Enjoy unleashing we take care of your Nepal holiday.. book your trip with Nature Adventure , we make your holiday adventure with joy and excitiement…
Is It Safe to Travel After Earthquake?
Well, the earthquake on 25 April 2015 left very bad impact. Somehow the effect of Earthquake mostly remained devastating to the Eastern region from its epicentre, So west to the Gorkha the less impact as a result only few casualties happended. And so on only old houses were damaged in the Annapurna circuit trekking region. The tea houses, bridges and trail are clear. The US engineering firm Miyamoto International undertaken the survey in the Annapurna region and Everest region. They concluded that Annapurna region is safe to trek and travel. Their survey showed that the infrastructure are safe. Annapurna Trekking Route is Safe to Travel
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:Sightseeing and preparation of trek. Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Syange (1,100m) 8-9 hrs drive. Lodge Accommodaton
Day 04:Syange to Dharapani (1,960m.) 7-8 hrs.Lodge
Day 05:Dharapani to Chame (2670m.) 6 hrs. Lodge
Day 06:Chame to Pisang (3200m.) 5-6 hrs.Lodge
Day 07:Pisang to Manang (3540m.) 6-7 hrs. Lodge
Day 08:Manang (Acclimatization day, excursion around Manang)
Day 09:Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m.) 4-5 hrs.Lodge
Day 10:Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4450m.) 4-5 hrs Lodge
Day 11:Trek to Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath (3,800 m) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Day 12:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 Minutes
Day 13:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14:Trip ends. Final departure transfer to airport
We offer very reasonable cost for Annapurna circuit trek. And we never compromise in the service we provide to our clients and we are always aware of maintaining the reputation of the company and the so called cheaper deal may not fulfill your expectation of service. So get assured about the best service at the cost you are offered. We also care about our clients’ personal interest hence we offer Annapurna circuit deluxe pacakage, budget package and guide and porter service. So for the cost details please send us email.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is operated for the group of 2 person or above, so if you have 2 persons of the same family or frineds and if you want to make it private trek then, please inform us. Well arrange a private tour for 2 person and above.
We have different date to start Annapurna Circuit trek and if any of the dates dont match your trekking date, please let us know, well find the same match.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by a representative of Nature Adventure treks. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Nature Adventure Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. Later in the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy the Nepalese meal.
Included Meals: D
Day 02Sightseeing and preparation of trek. HotelToday after breakfast we start a guided tour of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. Get back to hotel and preparation for next day's trekking.
Included Meals: B
Day 03Drive to Syange (1,100m) 8-9 hrs drive. Lodge AccommodatonToday Early morning we take a jeep ride to Besishahar and Syange. Besishahar is 6/7 hrs journey from Kathamndu and Syange is another 2/3 hrs jeep ride. We stay at tea house at Syange.
Included meals: B D
Day 04Syange to Dharapani (1,960m.) 7-8 hrs.Lodge After breakfast, your first day trekking starts at Syange. The trail heads up to Jagat and Chyamje. The trail passes along the valley of Marshyangdi river. The beautiful rice field, waterfalls view from Chyamje is excellent. Nearby from Chyamje crossing the Marshyangdi river the trail heads up to Taal. Taal is beautiful settlements and on the top of village there is big and beautiful waterfall. From Taal around 3 hrs walk brings you at Dharapani. And the trail today is mostly uphill but not too steep.
Day 05Dharapani to Chame (2670m.) 6 hrs. Lodge Today we walk approximately 6/7 hrs and the walk is mostly uphill.Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight at Chame.
Included meals: B L D
Day 06Chame to Pisang (3200m.) 5-6 hrs.LodgeWe walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.
Day 07Pisang to Manang (3540m.) 6-7 hrs. LodgeFrom Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Gyaru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight at Manang.
Day 08Manang (Acclimatization day, excursion around Manang)In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.
Day 09Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m.) 4-5 hrs.LodgeFrom Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.
Day 10Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4450m.) 4-5 hrs LodgeIt is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi
Day 11Trek to Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath (3,800 m) then drive to Jomsom: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1 hour driveCrossing Thorong La pass 5,416m, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate target today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around 3 am in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Next, drive to Jomsom a Himalayan village famous for its delicious apples. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 12Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 Minutes From Jomsom we fly for 30 minutes. Early morning flight provides sunrise on Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Having scenic mountain flight arrive to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon you may go boating at the lake or shopping or whole day rest in the hotel. Overnight Pokhara
Included Meals: B
Day 13Drive from Pokhara to KathmanduToday early morning we transfer to Pokhara tourist bust terminal. As the bus leaves normally at 7:30 am in the morning your reporting time will be 7 am in the morning.Arrive to bus station and we receive and transfer you to Hotel. In the evening we invite you a farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant. Hotel Accommodation.
Included Meals: B D
Day 14Trip ends. Final departure transfer to airport Your 14 days trip to Annapurna circuit ends. And transfer to Airport.. Hope to see you again...
Before setting off to Thorong La pass 5,416m ( the highest alitude) of your Annapurna circuit or Annapurna round trekking requies to have some useful information. Which we have listed out are:
Although, the Annapurna circuit trekking is trekked all round the year besides too heavy snow in Dec- January, the best time to trek for best view and right temparature is Sept- November in the autumn and March to June in Spring season.
We have listed out Equipments that is necessary for the trek is on the link of Equipment lits on right side of page Under the Trip Info Section
Getting rehydrated is very important during the trekking and in the mean time maintaining the hygenic drinking wateer equally important to keep you healthy. And along the Annapunra circuit trail there are euro guard filter stations and you can buy the water from the stations, for that you need to have the water bottles.
As along the trail to Annapurna circuit the GSM mobile phone reception is possible besides some places so you can use the mobile phone for the basic communication. And you can find internet facilities in some major towns such as, Chame, Manang, Muktinath and Jomsom.
High Altitude Sickness:
High altituide sickness in the adventure trips is common, yet, it is very subjective in person to person and the pace of walking also determines the adaptation of oxygen level to avoid it. Some people though they are very new to high altitude still he can be okay if he maintains the right timing of ascending. And the our itinerary to Annapurna round trek is considered the altitude sickness so we have put some acclimatization day on the itinerary. And this trek starts at low altitude and it ascends gradually, and till you arrive to Thorong phedi, you are likely to be well acclimatized. If you are too concern you can use Diamox as preventive measure. Which have some side effect yet, it prevents from the altitude sickness. And our guide and team members will be very attentive to take good care of our clients, they will get updated and they will consult what to do. And the guide will brief you about preventing the altitude sickness.
Physical Fitness and Experience:
Physical fitness is a must for Annapurna circuit trekking which demands 5/6 hrs rough walking on the mountainous terrain. The walking consists of mostly uphill up to Thorong La pass with minor downhills and after the Thorong La pass the trails heads almost steep downhill up to bottom of Thorong La then still the walk is downhill up to Muktinath and Jomsom. If you have previous experience on mountainous tough walk that is very useful and if not yet, you should be adventurous creature with strong determination.
The second day of your arrival in Nepal is trekking preparation day, somehow, the trekking preparation alone cant take the whole days so you also use this day as sight seeing day. The sight seeing (city tour) with tour guide provides you the information about historical sites of Nepal. And if some of you want to use the day as a leisure and trekking preparation day, we respect your choice.
The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara according to itinerary is 3 star standard hotel with Breakfast. And during the trekking the accommodation will be on local tea houses. The rooms are on twin sharing basis. The single supplement is possible on request but that depends on the season and availability of room in the tea houses.
The included meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara is breakfast only and on the travelling day to Besishahar Lunch also is not provided. And 3 meals with tea/coffee during the trek is provided ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/ coffee). The meal along the Annapurna circuit trek you can choose from the menu. The menu includes local delicious meals to Western food such as Pasta, pizza ofcourse the meal in the mountains are not of the standard of Western. And in the Nepalese meal you can enjoy, rice, lentils, and curry.
The Annapurna circuit trekking and all our trekking packages are subject to join at least 2 person. But if somebody wants to do a solo trekking we offer the package upon the payment for single suplement charge. Please mention it while booking the trip. And if you are with your friends and family that consists of 2 person or above and if you want to make the trip private, let us know well arrange it as your wish. And we dont put more than 10 person in the group. Up to 10 pax is manageable...
We have offered different departure dates if that doesnt meet your expected date please let us know, well try to find the match the departure date with other prospective clients.
Travel Insurance for Annapurna Circuit:
The travel insurance against the emegency medical response is a must for any adventure holidays. So make sure that your travel insurance covers the trip cancellation, unused trekking service, and emergency air ambulance and emergency helicopter evacuation. Keeping insured for all above cases provides you extra strength to success your trip of Annapurna circuit trekking.