As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. At evening, we will brief about the itinerary and permit and later we will go for nice dinner.
A visit to Boudhanath early in the morning and then to the city of devotees, Bhaktapur Durbar Square will purify your soul. Further exploration of the city will be carried out as per your preference. At the moment, our representatives will be doing the necessary preparation for the trip.
We’ll Leave Kathmandu for two weeks or more. We’ll make sure a private Jeep is ready to take us to Jagat which is situated at an altitude of 1330 m and it should take us around 7-8 hours. Throughout the day, we’ll observe big rivers, curvy roads, local shops, local life, local bazaars and small hydropower dams. Upon reaching the Jagat we get one step closer to the mountains.
A day when real walk begins where we pass through villages like Chamje, Tal and Karte to reach Dharapani
Today we leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. Our trail approaches gentle ascent till we reach the beautiful village of Chame. The people of Chame followed the Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago, and settled here. They brought with them the customs and building style of the Tibetans, and have upheld the culture through the centuries. Chame has lovely views of Annapurna II, and is crossed by a pair of burbling hot springs.
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. It is 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. We trek for a while before reaching Upper Pisang where we spend the night.
From Pisang, the high trail enters pine groves to reveal the view of the small turquoise lake of Mring Tso. The trail ascent to Ghyaru and enters well-cultivated barley and buckwheat field before we reach Ngawal. Ngawal is one of the most picturesque villages in Annapurna. The Main reason for our stay at Ngawal is to acclimatize to the high altitude. One of the main attractions of this village is a centuries old cave of Guru Rinpoche that is in the hills overlooking Ngawal village. The local people believe that the cave leads to Mustang.
Manang is just a few hours easy walk far from Ngawal. We pass through deep forest and monastery to reach Manang. It's basically the capital of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Gangapurna Lake adds beauty to already beautiful Manang village. There are plenty of monasteries nearby to explore. Local cinema hall can be a really fulfilling experience for the night.
From Manang, we resume our trek and advance towards Yak Kharka which ascends by nearly 500 m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out. Overnight stay at a guesthouse; we reach Yak Kharka by the lunch time, so we add another hike to the Chulu west Base Camp.
It 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 pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word 'Phedi' in Nepali language is referred to as the foot of a mountain.
Day 11 is the most challenging day for us because we will cross the highest pass (Thorang La Pass) in the world. We depart early in the morning so that we could cross the pass smoothly as the weather may hurdle the passing during the noon. Infamous Thorang Lass Pass is a very difficult pass which requires staunch effort. Later at evening, we reach Muktinath; Celebrated Hindu Shrine.
Today we give rest to trekking and instead choose bumpy jeep ride to Tatopani which means Hot water. To reach Tatopani we cross many famous villages like; Jomsom, Marpha, Ghasa etc. Upon reaching Tatopani, we can relax at natural hot Spring, this will be quite rewarding to us after the strenuous trekking.
Today it’s an uphill battle to reach Ghorepani; it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Ghorepani. It is going to be a long walk to reach and stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Today’s trek is going to be very rewarding as we transverse through beautiful florid rhododendron forest. We leave very early at morning to Poon hill to see the lovely sight of sunrise and later we head to Tadapani see the beautiful rhododendron.
We head to Ghandruk; a Gurung village which is quite famous for its beauty and hospitality. We stay there for a while and take a ride to Pokhara.
We explore the city of lakes; and at afternoon we take brief flight to Kathmandu.
Everyone has to part their ways and therefore to make your memories more special we will be arranging a farewell lunch for you as per your flight status. We will be escorting you to the airport.