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World Famous pass Throng-la Pass (5416m)
Annapurna Circuit Trekking attracts a relatively high number of trekkers in Nepal. As the name itself suggests, this trail goes on a circuitous route around the entire Annapurna massifs, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. Much of the trek is through lowland country, but there is one high pass, ‘Thorong La’ (5416m). The trail over the pass is steep but in good shape and not hard to follow. This is one point of the entire circuit where you really feel you are amidst the mountains. However, you should be aware of altitude sickness and be prepared for weather extremes as the Thorong La is notorious for changing its moods. The pass is usually snowbound and uncrossable from mid-December to mid-April.
The Kali Gandaki Gorge is another spell binding part of this trip. Known to be the world’s deepest river gorge, the trail up to the Jomsom and Upper Mustang actually goes side by side with the river giving the lonely trekker company and groups something to talk about. Thus, the Annapurna Circuit is an extraordinary trek, truly one of the world’s best. It requires at least three weeks. But due to the popularity of this route, it can sometimes tend to be crowded.
Highlights of the Trekking
Spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges, fascinating landscapes of Mustang, Muktinath temple (Hinduism and Buddhism), Manang, Marpha, Braga village, large numbers of monasteries, Kaligandaki gorge etc.
Duration: 18 Day more or less( Depends on Time)
Avg. walking per day: 5-6 Hrs
Maximum Altitude: 5416 Mtr
Best Seasons: Feb-May, Oct-Nov
Type of Trek: Camping/Teahouse
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Pokhara
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and receive from the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu which takes to many historical monuments, temples, Stupas,
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus & trek to Bulbule. 840m (8 hrs).
Day 04 : Bhulbhule trek to Jagat. 1,300m (4 hrs)
Day 05 : Jagat to Dharapani. 1,860m (6 hrs)
Day 06 : Dharapani to Chame. 2,670m (5 hrs)
Day 07 : Chame to Pisang. 3,200m (6 hrs)
Day 08 : Pisang to Manang. 3,540m (6 hrs)via upper route
Day 09 : Rest at Manang to get acclimatized to the altitudes and climate.
Day 10 : Manang to Ledar (4200m) 5 hours
Day 11 : Ledar to High Camp (4,925m) 4 hours
Day 12 : High Camp to Muktinath. 3,800m (6 hrs)
Day 13 : Muktinath to Jomsom. 2,710m (5 hrs)
Day 14 : Jomson to Kalopani. 2,530m (4.5 hrs)
Day 15 : Kalopani to Tatopani. 1190m (5hrs)
Day 16 : Tatopani to Ghorepani. 2750m (7 hrs)|
Day 17 : Ghorepani - Ghandruk. 1940m (5 hrs)
Day 18 : Ghandruk to Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara
Day 19 : Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Sun hat or scarf
Light or warm fleece hat.
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or sweater
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Hiking shorts (4)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C
Headlamp and batteries
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Small wash towe
Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
Books (Highly Recommended)