Annapurna Circuit Over Thorangla
Annapurna circuit trekking or Round Annapurna trekking or Thorung La pass trek is one of the most popular trekking in the world. The highest point of annapurna Round Annapurna trekking is Thorung La pass (5416m) which is great and challenging trekking passes in Annapurna region. Crossing of Thurong La pass which is 5,416 m is hard and thrilling but rewards you with some magnificent views of the Himalayas.Taking a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara can make short to this trek. Jomsom is one day walk away from Muktinath. The road has built up in the Thak Khola Valley- Jomsom to Beni.At the top of the pass we majestic mountain views and then descend to the holy temples at Muktinath, before dropping to the valley floor at Jomsom. We then pass through the world’s deepest gorge cutting between the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Trip briefing.O/N at hotel. B.B.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (790m).
About 5 hours scenic drive by car / van through the different valley along the Trisuli and Marsyangdi river. O/N at Guest House.
Day 03: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m).
Today our journey starts along the Marsyangdi Soldiers are Gurungs) & towards your destination. O/N at Guest House. river bank, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha
Day 04: Chyamje (1400m).
Today the trail pass on a suspension bridges. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest before reaching Chyamje. O/N at Guest House.
Day 05: Bagarchhap (2160m).
The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. 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 influence, that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of the local settlements. O/N at Guest House.
Day 06: Chame (2630m).
With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district situated in deep George vally and bellow a 500 Mtrs steep rocky hill, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town.
O/N at Guest House.
Day 07: Pisang (3300m).
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear & view of Mt. Manalsu. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m.
O/N at Guest House.
Day 08: Manang (3500m).
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & 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 some traditional villages. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m. O/N at Guest House.
Day 09: Manang – Acclimatization day
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 climbing up for 3 hrs to north of the valley with suffucent drinks and some snakes in your day pack for the great views of Mt. Niligiri and its glacier. Decent to your lodge.
O/N at Guest House.
Day 10: Ledar 4200.
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki villages, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. O/N at Guest House.
Day 11: Thorang High camp (4600m).
The trail accent to cross the river at 4110m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. Further up to Thorang High camp O/N at Guest House.
Day 12: Muktinath (3710m).
The journey from Thorang high camp at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. 3 ½ hrs decent to Muktinath. O/N at Guest House..
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 2713m
Morning visit of Muktinath temple and Bhuddhist Nanary hostels/monasteries. 6 hrs decent to Jomosom via Jhaarkot village. Last 2 hrs windy valley walk along the kali Gandaki river. Treks ends here. O/N at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara (about 20 minutes short, but scenic flight).
O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by Private Car / Van – about 5 hours scenic drive.
Day 16: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu Durbar square). Fare well dinner with cultural programs O/N at hotel. B.B.
Day 17: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!