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Annapurna – Circuit

Trip Title: Annapurna – Circuit

Trip Length: 15 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Annapurna

National Park: Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 4       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Complete circuit of the Annapurna massif

Months: April, May, September, October, November, December,

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Description:

A mosaic of landscapes and cultures Take a trip through the unique and colorful region of Annapurna. Managies (A young migrated Tibetan group living in Manang), Gurung & Magar (People of Gurkha Army), Tamang and other villages along the trail will enchant you with their fascinating customs and delectable specialties. Manang and Mustang, you will experience almost Tibetan feelings. As you traverse Thorang La pass at 5,416m, and follow the Kali Gandaki (The deepest Gorge in the world) river, you will come upon the sensational panorama of Himalaya's most famous peaks at the Poon Hill sanctuary. Along the way, through valleys and rice fields, you might encounter some charming hidden treasures: a hot water spring at TatoPani, a holy temple at Muktinath and beautiful mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You might even catch a glimpse of a solitary mountain bear.

Itinerary:

Remember if you have a group of 2 or more we can arrange this trip for you on your prefered date during any of the available months listed.

In partnership with The Child Space Foundation/Helping Society of Nepal, we have begun to run fixed departure trip dates so some of your trekking money can help support children in Nepal.

Fixed Departure Dates:
• September 15th 2012
• October 15th 2012
• October 31st 2012
• November 5th 2012
• November 30th 2012

Day 1.
5 hours driving from Kathmandu, you will reach Besisahar (760m.), a popular Gurung town.

Day 2.
Jeep Driving over rough road to Syange (1390 m.) and trek to Taal (1,680m.) a spot that offers beautiful landscapes, mani walls – a welcome to The Manang district.

Day 3.
Tilche, Thonche, Tache and Nache (Old Manang villages) can be viewed from the trail. Camp at Danakyu (2,080m.) crossing through Bagarchhap.

Day 4.
Great view of Mount Manaslu (8,463m.). Manang/Chame (District Headquarter of Manang) and overnight at Bratang (2,830m.).

Day 5.
Climbing 300 m. up along the mountain forest where on occasion, snow leopards have been seen. View of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Pisang Peak and Chulu Far East. Night camp at Hungde (3,280m.). Hungde airport for flying facility.

Day 6.
Visit Braga Monastery (500 years old), Pocho monastery (1000 years old), view Milarepa cave, lots of beautifuly shaped cliffs and mani walls. Half-day rest and night at Manang (3,440m.).

Day 7.
Slow walking up through Tengi (Upper Manang)/Gunsang and a straight walk to Chauri ledar (4200m.), Right of Chulu West.

Day 8.
Trekking across morrain to Throng Phedi (Throng Base Camp, 4,450m.) and hiking right up to High Camp (4700m.).

Day 9.
Long day, very early in the morning trekking start since strong winds blows from 9:00 AM on the top. 700 m. up through numerous bends and 1700 m. down to Muktinath. From the top, Thorang La Pass at 5,416m, panoramic views of almost all mountains of the region. Visit sacred the Hindu temple at Muktinath with 108 holy water taps and an amazing flame, nunnery monastery etc.

Day 10.
Short and easy treking down to Eklebhatti and along the banks of the Kaligandaki to Marpha (2670m.) through Jomsom.

Day 11.
Jeep Driving to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.).

Day 12.
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of the Kali Gandaki hiking up starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 13.
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe the Himalayan sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 14.
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 15.
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Price:

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

For a group size more than 10 persons, a group leader will be offered as complementary by company or if the group has own leader, he/she will be offered the trek free of cost.

Tea-House Price:

Minimum 2 Pax – 45
(3-6) Pax – 40
(7-10) Pax – 30
10 to more – 27

The Tea House Price includes:
Accommodation in available hotels or guesthouses in route, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide and porters) and their all expenses including insurance, ACAP entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, Nepal Internal Flights.

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