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Round Annapurna Trek

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Plan Holidays offer 21 days Nepal trekking package goes through High Mountain, passes and beautiful lakes, through beautiful villages of various ethnic groups. The route encircles the Annapurna Range, a collection of huge ever snowy capped range reward for your questionable sanity is a breathtaking view of the world’s tallest mountains glowing in the pastel light of dawn and dusk Unique experience. The Tilicho lake trek follows some of the most interesting round Annapurna routes leading towards Muktinath trek you will then head towards Muktinath and Ghorepani as parts of round Annapurna trekking in Nepal with lodge based facilities. Round Annapurna trek provides tourists with an opportunity to explore many different Nepali ethnic groups, their culture and traditions. Excursion day in Muktinath is fantastic to understand the ethnic people and their culture. Trekkers encounter red rhododendron forest fully bloomed in March to April. The landscape in this trek is amazing. Some parts of this trek grant you a dense forest. And another part comprises just the necked hills and snowcapped mountains. Round Annapurna Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif.

Round Annapurna Trek

Highlights of Round Annapurna Trek

  1. Beautiful views of the Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himalaya range, Gangapurna Himal and Tilicho Peak and You can explore Traditional and beautiful village i.e Chame, manang, Tilicho base camp, Muktinath, Marpha, Tatopane ,Ghorepani and Ghandruk.
  2. Marshyandi River with water springs
  3. Famous Muktinath temple with eternal burning flame
  4. Flora and Fauna in round Annapurna trekking, There are many plants inround Annapurna trekking. Schima,chestnut,hemlock,silver fir,rhododendrons and many small plants and many small birds and wild animals around round Annapurna trek, includingwhite capped river chat,whistling thrush,large pied kingfisher,white breasted kingfisher, Eurasian kingfisher, Himalayan griffon and lamer geier. Trekkers could view monkeys and common langur. Blue sheep are more common and the trekkers could see them in between Manang andThrong Phedi. Leopards and bears are also found in this area.

Round Annapurna

 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Beshishar Trek To Khudi
Day 03: Bahundanda
Day 04: Chanmje
Day 05: Bagarchap
Day 06: Chame
Day 07: Pisang
Day 08: Manang
Day 09: Manang
Day 10: Khangsar
Day 11: Tilicho base Camp.
Day 12: Tilicho Lake and back to Tilicho Base Camp
Day 13: Throng Phedi
Day 14: Muktinath
Day 15: Marpha
Day 16: Kalopani
Day 17: Tatopani
Day 18: Ghorepani
Day 19: Tadapani
Day 20: Ghandruk
Day 21: Pokhara
Day 22: Kathmandu
Day 23: Departure

Round Annapurna

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. Overnight accommodation is set with BB Plan.

Day 02: Drive to Beshishar Trek To Khudi
We drive along the Kathmandu- Prithivi Highway to Dumre and then follow the rough road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. [Drive approx 6 hours]. Besi Sahar is the starting point of the trek.
The road at the north end of the Besi Sahar bazaar we follow a rough rock staircase down to the Puwa Khola. We climb onto the roadbed and trek past Chanaute. Going through several ups and downs we pass through subtropical forests and the rice terraces of Sera then to Khudi, the first Gurung village on the trek, our first night’s camp.

Day 03: Khudi to Bahundanda
Early Morning we start our Trek from Khudi we follow the road to Bhulbule. we leaving the road cross the Marsyangdi Khola on a long suspension bridge. Collecting the first stamp on our entry permit at the ACAP check post we cross the few trail junctions between Bhulbule and Lampata, taking the trail to the left in each case and reach to Ngadi. We to continue with our trek head towards the Tibetan Settlement crossing a stream beyond Ngadi. Moving gently upwards through scrub forests and across landslides to Lampata. The trail winds around to the small Manaslu lodge and a police check post, then make a short steep climb to Bahundanda. Overnight stay at Bahundanda.

Day 04: Bahundadad to Chanmje
From Bahundada a climb over a ridge leads us to the pleasant village of Kanigaon, at 1170m.The trail descends crossing the Marsyangdi on a long suspension bridge at Syange. Beyond Syange the valley narrows and becomes a steep canyon. A steep climb over a landslide leads to Shree Chaur, beyond which the trail climbs quite high on an exposed trail carved into nearly vertical cliffs. It is a short descent past a small waterfall to Jagat. From Jagat, we descend and cross a landslide near the Ghatta Khola, from where we take a long climb through forests passing a waterfall to Chamje. Overnight at Chanmaje.

Day 05: Chanje to Bagarchap
After Breakfast we continues our Trekking. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands.

Day 06: Bagarchap to Chame
With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours
Today we start our trek chame to pisang , steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 08: Pisang to Manang
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

Day 09: Manang
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. 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 10: Manang to Khangsar
Today, we will trek to the village of Khangsar, about 3-hrs from Manang at (3734m). On the way, we can make a detour to small lake at the Gangapurna glacier. The trail Manang to Khangsar is very narrow and this village is small village with beautiful monastery. You are enjoying with splendid views of Khangsar Khola to Tilicho Peak and the grand barrier. Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Khangsar to Tilicho base Camp.
In between Tore Gompa and Tilicho Lake, there is a big, grassy field where Blue Sheep are often seen. About one kilometer from the field, we reach a hill. You have to Climb this hill (4200m) affords us a view of the entire valley. A steep descent will bring us to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m), where we will find trekking seasonable lodging at Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Tilicho Lake and back to Tilicho Base Camp
Early morning climb to Tilicho Lake (4920m) and take a look and enjoy with beautiful Lake situated at such high elevation. The Lake is 4 kilometers long and 2.5 kilometers wide. It is the main source for the Marsyangdi River. After enjoying with lake view then trek back to Tilicho base camp.
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 13: Tilicho to Throng Phedi
After an early breakfast at Tilicho Base camp we continue with our trek for the day . We make a short ascent on a good trail to a tea shop, and then we follow a narrow trail across a high, unstable screed slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. Overnight stay at Thorung Phedi.

Day 14: Throng Phedi to Muktinath
It takes 7 – 8 hours From Throng Phedi . Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective 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 three 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. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 15: Muktinath to Marpha
We begin the descent down the Kali Gandaki Gorge. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and greys, contrasting with the white snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom. The wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as we head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. The local apple brandy is well-known at Marpha . Marpha makes a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. Overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 16: Marpha to Kalopani
From Marpha it takes 5- 6 hours, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see beautiful apple gardens. From here we get panoramic views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. We cross a river and come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kalopani. Overnight at Kalopani.

Day 17:Kalopani to Tatopani
Our journey today is mostly downhill. we cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. Our trail continues along waterfall(Rupse Chahara) . Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring.overnight stay at Tatopani.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Today is a bit hard day for trek up to Ghorepani with about 50-60 degree slope up via Ghara, Shikha and Chitre the Braman and Magar Indigenous habitant. Lunch on the way and overnight at teahouse/lodge at Ghorepani is set.

Day 19: Climb Poon Hill(3210m/10531ft) /Tadapani (2,647 m/8,684 feet)
An early morning excursion takes you to Poon Hill, which provides an even better and unobstructed view of the high Himalaya peaks such as Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Peak, and Dhampus Peak. Return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, continue to trek towards Tadapani. Stop in Banthati for lunch. Beyond Banthati, the trail starts climbing, leaving the moist, high mountain forests and entering a field of cane. The trail climbs steeply for about 30 mins before reaching Tadapani, which means “Far Water.” This is an ideal place to see the views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the Glacier Dome. Spend the night at your lodge. (7 miles: 1 hr steep up from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, and 45 min return; 3 hrs steep up through rhododendron forest; 2 hrs steep down; 1 hr short ups and downs)

Day 20 : Tadapani/Ghandruk (1,980m /6,500ft)
This morning, descend through a forest of wildflowers. Try and spot some of the long-tailed monkeys that inhabit this area! Arrive in the village of Ghandruk, beautifully set against the peaks of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, Ganga Purna, Annapurna III, and Hiun Chuli. Visit the Annapurna Area Conservation Project, the Gurung Museum, and a sheep wool weaving workshop. Overnight at your lodge in Ghandruk. (4 miles: 3-4 hrs gradually down)

Day 21 – Ghandruk/Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) 15kms / 6hrs /Pokhara (1 hours)
The trail descends at first on a stone staircase and then traverses high above a river on a wide stone-paved lane. The trail keeps heading downhill through terraced fields at Kilu, onto a suspension bridge over the Sadhu Khola, finally arriving alongside Modi Khola in Shauli Bazaar where you stop for lunch. Continue on this beautiful trail until you arrive at Nayapool. From here, drive back to Pokhara (about 1 hr) and transfer to your hotel. (Hotel Dandelion) (9 miles: 4-5 hrs gradually down)

Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 23: Departure
Plan Holidays representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Price includes

In kathmandu Twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All transfers from and to airport.
An experienced English speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage
(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
18 Nights in lodge accommodation during trekking,
3 meals a day ( Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner ) during trekking
Plan holidays duffle bag for trekking
Trekking map
Sleeping bag for trekking, a used one (return after completion of trekking)
Trekking permit and paper work
Trekking information management system fees (TIMS Card)
All government taxes
First aid kit

Price does not include:

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Personal travel health insurance,
Drinks and tip,
Extra expenses due to inclement weather,
Flight cancellation or any unforeseen events beyond human control
Evacuation cost