Code ACT • 14 Days •
The Annapurna Circuit trek covers everything an ambitious trekker would want from a trek in the Himalayas- lovely lowland farms and villages, high mountainous scenery, cultural diversity and an exciting pass crossing.
The trek begins after a day of sightseeing in the colorful, lively streets of Kathmandu. From Kathmandu we get on a scenic drive to the Marsyangdi valley. From here, we head to the northern side of the Annapurna Massif. All through the trek, you can witness the stunning panoramas of giants like Manaslu and the Annapurnas.
We shall reach the high point of the trip after a demanding climb to the Thorung La (5416m) on the north side of the Annapurnas. The rewards of the climb are remarkable views of the Himalayan snow-capped peaks.
After making it through the pass, we shall move downwards into the deep valley of the Kali Gadaki. At the base of the pass, the valley is home to an uncanny collection of temples located in Muktinath.
We then shall take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara where you can have a good time in the calming atmosphere of Lakeside, while witnessing stunning views of the Annapurnas reflected in the waters of Phewa Tal.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Asian Journey will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal;Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Asian Journey outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
DAY 2 – Drive to Besisahar (830 m) / 7 hours
t is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.
DAY 3 – Drive to Jagat (1,330 m) Trek to Chamje (1,400 m) / 5 hours
We will reach Jagat with a local jeep through river, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330 m). From here, we will start our trek in the beautiful Annapurna range and be immerge by the Himalayan culture.
DAY 4 – Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160 m) / 5 hours
Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal (the first village in the Manang district). The journey continues up and down through other village before to reach our first overnight stop. Bagarchhap is a typical Tibetan village with a chorten at the entrance and surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields.
DAY 5 – Trek to Chame (2,630 m) / 5 hours
Along the way, we will see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, and broad plains. Once upon arrival you will be reward by the beautiful view on the Annapurna and you could enjoy a relaxing bath in natural hot springs.
DAY 6 – Trek to Pisang (3,300 m) / 5 hours
There’s a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic PaungdaDanda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang.Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.
DAY 7 – Trek to Manang (3,540 m) / 6 – 7 hours
From upper Pisang the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing yak and wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang.
DAY 8 – Acclimatization day at Manang (3,540 m)
This day you spend a second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings.
DAY 9 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m) / 5 hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenkiand continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of JarsangKhola. On the way we will pass few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees and through villages and meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we will see an ancient old Mani wall before to reach Yak Kharka.
DAY 10 – Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,400 m) / 2 hours
The trail climbs along the east bank of the JarsangKhola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow capped leopards, sometimes magically appears. The crow like bird choughs, large lamer geiers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead.
DAY 11 – Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (3,800 m) / 6 – 8 hours
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving ThorungPhedi, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.
DAY 12 – Trek to Jomson (2,670 m) / 6 hours
Today, it will be our last trekking day. Jomson is the beginning and end of many treks. Ending the trek in this place offers the possibility to have a scenic flight above the Himalaya.
DAY 13 – Fly to Pokhara / 30 minutes
Today, early in the morning take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, 30 minutes then transfer to hotel. Free time in the afternoon for shopping, delicious meal. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 14 – Drive to Kathmandu (6 – 7 hours)
As on the first way you could enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel. It will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area.
DAY 15 – Fly back home
Today as per your international flight time, keep your air ticket and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Cera Chan | Klang, Kuala Lumpur | August 7, 2017
We were happily travel from Malaysia to Kathmandu Nepal in a group of total 30++ members, trekking at Annarpurna Circuit (AC trail) passing Thorong La Pass within 10 days. I was doubted that how an agency can manage such a huge group, however we were grateful we finally returned with joy and safe with great supportive team from HimalayanTrekking.com.
This was my second times trekking at Nepal and completed my AC final loop. And our trip under care of HimalayanTrekking.com was truly amazing. We experienced heavy rain at first day of trek and snowing during second day and onward. Along the way lots of solo or small trekkers who told us do not proceed as heavy snow and bad weather may block us. Experienced Mountain Guide, responsive and caring teams, nice and responsible porters have make our day full of warms and we managed to pass Thorong La Pass safely. Lots of tears, happiness, inspired of words, encouragement to made us heading forwards and finally we achieved our goal together. I still remember the beautiful voice singing from our guide and the team during our hike from high camp towards Thorong La pass, it is so relax and feel of nature of Nepal.
First time trekked on snow land for total 9 days with twisted foot. It was swollen once arrived at Jomsom, our last day and ready to took flight return to Pokhara. Mr. Surya was worry about my foot and I was brought to hospital to treat my foot once arrived Kathmandu. My foot recovery fast and thank you Mr. Surya and team for kind and enthusiastically helps. Thank you. Dhanyabaad.
Jenny | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | July 23, 2017
This was the most amazing hiking experience that I had overcame before. Why do I say so? Because due to the weather when we went to Nepal to hike, it is freezing cold. However, the guides assisted us thoroughly throughout the whole hiking process. The most unforgettable event that I personally experienced during this camp was that I had been affected by the Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). I was sleeping along the way while I was hiking. The guides were so worried about me that they guarded right beside me, took an extra eye for me to ensure that I will be alright. They even specially asked my friends to share a room with me so that they will be up to date of my condition. I was very grateful for what they did for me when I was at such critical decision. As I was unconscious and did not know what had happened actually throughout the trip, what the guides did have just saved my life, and I appreciated for everything that had been done for me. The guides dealt with any events that appears despite it is a not so serious or very serious in a very professional way. For my personal experience from this trip, the guides called up the helicopter service to standby so that they can handle the matter in a very immediate manner when it turns out to become bad. The guides also encouraged the hikers to not give up while conquering the mountain at Nepal, talked about positive things so that we will not think about the negatives while hiking. The porters that helped to carry bags knew about my critical condition so they offered to carry my bag. I was so touched about how they reacted whenever they see someone in a not so good condition. A very big thanks to Himalayan Vista team for making the dreams of my friends and I come true. Thank you so much. I will definitely choose this company as my first option when i plan to hike in Nepal again. I will also recommend my other hiker friends to choose this when they want to hike in Nepal. It so much worth the whole hiking trip.
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