The Annapurna Circuit is the popular name for a 300 kilometer trek in Nepal around the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas. The trek reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau. The magnificent mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes Annapurna 8,091 meters which was the first 8,000 meters peak to be climbed, the magnificent ice pyramid Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, once the home of the legendary Buddhist guru Padmasamba, and Machhupuchhare 6,993 meters, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain in the world.
The trek follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. These paths have long facilitated the flow of cultures and religions in this remote and formerly inaccessible region. Today Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism and the mysterious Bon-Po religion still coexist and interpenetrate one another in this region which contains many pilgrimage sites.
Trip Name: Thorong La Pass Trek
Duration: 18 Days (5 days on Way+13 days trek)
Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Best season: September to November & February to May
Transportation: Kathmandu Beshishar , Pokhara -Kathmandu Overland or Pokhara -Kathmandu Flight + Jomsom Pokhara Flight
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Hotel in Pokhara, tea house during the trek or camping on Request
Highest access: Thorong La Pass 5416m
Culture: Mixed, Ghale, Gurung, Thakali , Sherpa and others
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel, Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Beshishar takes about 7 hour, overnight in hotel
Trek from Besishahar to Ngadi(3,050 feet) takes about 3-4 hour
Trek from Ngadi to Jagat(4,330 feet.) takes 5 hours
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani( 6,100 feet) takes 5-6 hours
Trek from Dharapani to Chame(8,760 feet) takes 6-7 hours
Trek from Chame to Pisang(10,500 feet) takes 5-6 hours
Trek from Pisang to Manang (11,615 feet) takes 4-5 hours
Rest and acclimatization day in Manang.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (13,415 feet) takes 3-4 hours
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong High Camp(16,010 feet) takes 6 hours
Cross the Thorong La to Muktinath
Trek to Jomsom 2 hour trek.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Sightseeing in Pokhara Stay overnight at Hotel as your desire.
Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Shopping and free day in Kathmandu, in the evening farewell dinner.
Transfer to airport for departure