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Annapurna Circuit (Thorong Laa pass) Trek

16 Days
  • Bus
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • Kathmandu
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate

Overview

Embark on a 17-day Annapurna Circuit trek, including the challenging Thorong La Pass, blending cultural exploration with Himalayan landscapes. Starting in Kathmandu, the journey encompasses city sightseeing and a gradual ascent through picturesque villages like Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame. Acclimatization at Manang prepares trekkers for the high altitudes. The trek reaches its climax at Thorong La Pass (5416m), followed by a descent to Muktinath. Scenic drives and flights lead to Jomsom and Pokhara, offering unique perspectives of the Annapurna region. Enjoy Pokhara’s tranquility before returning to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Depart with a profound sense of achievement and memories of diverse cultural and natural wonders in the heart of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu
  • Traverse diverse landscapes from Bhulbule to Muktinath
  • Discover the charm of traditional Nepalese villages, including Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame
  • Conquer the challenging Thorong La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5416 meters
  • Take a moment of relaxation in Pokhara

Itinerary

Pick up at the international airport and transfer to a comfortable 3-star hotel.

Explore the cultural richness of Kathmandu at 1300m with an English-speaking guide and convenient transportation.

Begin your trek with a scenic drive to Bhulbule, followed by a one-hour walk to Ngadi, offering a gentle introduction to the trek.

Trek through picturesque landscapes for 6 to 7 hours, reaching the charming village of Jagat.

Embark on a 6 to 7-hour journey through diverse terrain, arriving at the beautiful village of Dharapani.

Trek to Chame, an elevation gain of 810m, over 5 to 6 hours, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.

Enjoy a 5 to 6-hour trek to Pisang, witnessing the changing landscape and elevation.

Ascend to Manang in 5 to 6 hours, immersing yourself in the rich Himalayan culture and breathtaking views.

Take a day to acclimate to the high altitude, exploring Manang and adjusting to the thin mountain air.

Trek for 5 hours, reaching the enchanting village of Ledar, surrounded by towering peaks.

Ascend further to the high camp, an exhilarating 5 to 6-hour trek, preparing for the Thorong La Pass.

Conquer the challenging Thorong La Pass, relishing the achievement before descending to the sacred site of Muktinath.

Enjoy a scenic drive to Jomsom, experiencing the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region.

Take a thrilling flight back to Pokhara, soaking in aerial views of the majestic Himalayas.

Explore the serene city of Pokhara, known for its lakes and stunning mountain views.

Travel back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, reflecting on the incredible journey through the Annapurna Circuit.

Day 17 :
Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure, concluding an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing
  • And Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • transportation by jip or bus
  • Trekking permit and national park fee
  • Trekking guide and potter
  • Trekking days room with breakfast lunch and dinner tea coffee all the your meals

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

FAQs

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Annapurna Circuit (Thorong Laa pass) Trek
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • Kathmandu
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate