This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
Annapurna circuit trek framed by the spectacular snow-covered peaks gifts chance to flex the muscles on the criss-cross trail threaded via the trans-Himalayan region rewarding moments to perceive the eye-appealing mountain scenery, dramatic landscapes, and glacial plains. Classic trekking destination where every year numerous adventurer, trekkers, nature enthusiasts swarm to gulp the natural elixir in the form of natural wonders crafted with cultural wonder comprising verdant lands, gushing rivers producing splashing sounds against the rocks and which are crossed by the swinging bridge draped with fluttering flags, amazing waterfalls and Tibetan Buddhist villages furnished through monasteries, stupas, chhortens, mani stones, and festivals. During the thrilling trekking, the journey has the opportunity to cross the world's highest pass Thorong La at the height of 5416 meters from sea level.
The incredible camping trek begins from Chame after the long drive from Kathmandu passing Besisahar, Dharapani, on the windy and rocky mountainous road from Kathmandu and ends on the Jomsom; a tiny town at the rain shadow region and marveling with the carved natural caves.
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.
Early morning drive from Kathmandu passing Besisahar, Dharapani to reach Chame our trek starting venue for the overnight at tent. During 10 hours long drive we cover 250 km distance.
After breakfast, we leave Chame crossing the suspension bridge and taking a gradual uphill trail leading to the village Talekhu. Then we will trek on the flat trail till we reach Brathang. And we walk through pine and fir forests to reach Pisang for the overnight. During the 5-6 hours trek, we gain 450 meters altitude.
The initial part of the trek will be on the ascending trail for 1 hour till we reach Geru then follow the flat trail to reach Manang for the overnight. During 6-7 hours trek, we thrill at the spectacular vision of the Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak, and also explore Barge monastery gaining 200 meters altitude.
Today we let the heart, lungs, and muscles recover and give our boots a quick clean too. Each day we have been gaining altitude, but we must do this in carefully measured stages to ensure proper acclimatization for the higher altitudes and high passes ahead. So today we just do some short walks to explore the region around Manang. Options include a visit to the Buddhist Bhojo Gompa or a short walk across the valley floor to Gangapurna Lake which sits at the foot of a steep valley cut into the southern valley wall. But most importantly today we must continue to acclimatize for the challenging days ahead.
After breakfast, we head northward of Manang passing few pastures, juniper trees gaining elevation. Then we walk further and cross suspension bridges to reach Yak Kharka for the overnight. During 3-4 hours trek, we gain 600 m altitude and also visit the ancient old mani wall.
We trek on an uphill trail to reach Thorong la Phedi passing another village Ledtar. During the 3-4 hours trek, we will be rewarded with excellent views of the Mt. Gundang . Mt. Syange, Thorong peak gaining 300 meters altitude.
Today we cross the highest pass of the Annapurna circuit trek which Thorong la pass at the height of 5416 meters. After taking snaps on the signature pose at Thorong la we descend to Muktinath for the overnight.
Early morning explore Muktinath temple soaking on the religious vibe and feeling the cool breeze of the Mustang region and have breakfast and trek to Jomsom for 5-6 hours and flight to Pokhara from Jomsom for the overnight.
As an optional extra component of your trekking package, you may choose to take the 30-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Or you may choose the road option and extend your experience of Nepal that little bit further. Either way, by this afternoon you will be back in busy, and often dusty, Kathmandu. In the afternoon time is your own to explore or perhaps go shopping.
We will drive you to the airport for the departure on the basis of your scheduled flight.
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