trip duration TRIP DURATION
18 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Himalaya
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, May
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Group

Highlights

  • Spend 18 or 21 days exploring the beautiful Annapurna massif.
  • Spend several nights in different Nepalese villages.
  • Gaze at some of the most incredible peaks in the Himalayas.

Description

The Annapurna massif in Nepal is a sensational and incredibly fascinating area to explore. And on this trip, which can range from 18 to 21 days, I would like to guide you through it on a hiking adventure you will never forget!

The trip will begin as soon as you land at the Kathmandu airport. We will pick you up and take you to your hotel, where you can enjoy some much needed rest. On the following day, you will get to explore the amazing city and all of its highlights. After Kathmandu, the journey through Annapurna will begin.

After a long and scenic drive to Beshisahar, we will start trekking. The long trek that will encompass so much of Annapurna will take you to a number of wonderful Nepalese villages. From Jagat and Dharapani to Chame, Tal, Pisang and more, you will get to immerse yourself in the amazing culture of the area. Richly Tibetan, you will get to spend many nights in different tea houses in the villages we will trek through. Moreover, you will get to meet and talk to the local people, and enjoy their delicious food and wonderful customs.

Throughout this trek, you will also get to enjoy some breathtaking views of the amazing Himalayas. From places like Minang, you will get to gaze at some of the largest peaks in the region, as the sun rises and sets.

Participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

Full of long hikes, scenic drives and short, thrilling flights, this trek will create enough memories to last a lifetime. If you would like to experience it for yourself, just send me a request.

I can also lead you on a 10 day ascent of the amazing Stok Kangri in the Himalayas as well.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu (4,490 ft)

After you arrive at the airport, a representative will pick you up and take you to your hotel. At the hotel there will be a brief meeting about the trip to come. Afterwards, you can relax, enjoy a meal and get some sleep.

Day 2

Kathmandu City Tour

During the day, you can explore Kathmandu on a city tour. You will be able to see much of the city’s highlights, including the Bodhnath Stupa, which is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world, and Pashupatinath, and will get to walk around at your leisure before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3

Drive to Beshisahar and trek to Bulbule (2,760 ft)

We will depart Kathmandu early in the morning on a long, scenic drive to Beshisahar. Once there, we will trek for approximately 2 hours to Bulbule where we will spend the night.

Day 4

Trek to Jagat (4,270 ft)

Today we will trek past a beautiful waterfall to Ngaddi. From there, we will cross a suspension bridge, and climb through a forest to Lampatta. After that, we will pass the village of Bahundanda, descend to the river at Syange, where we will cross the river and continue on until we reach Jagat, where we will spend the night.

Day 5

Trek to Dharapani (6,100 ft)

Today we will cross another suspension bridge and climb through an oak forest until we reach the village of Tal. Afterwards, we will cross the river a few times before reaching the village of Dharapani, where we will spend the night.

Day 6

Trek to Chame (8,760 ft)

During today’s trek, we will pass through several villages including Bagarchap, Dhanagyu and Temang, where you can gaze at amazing peaks like Manaslu. Finally, we will make our way to Chame, where we will spend the night.

Day 7

Trek to Pisang (10,500 ft)

Leaving the forests behind, we will make our way through alpine terrain to Brathang. From there, we will continue on, going higher, providing you with amazing views of Annapurna II before we reach Pisang, where we will spend the night.

Day 8

Trek to Manang (11,610 ft)

Today, we will have 2 options as to which route we take to Manang. We can take the main trail, just under Braga, or take the shorter trail, which climbs a low pass into the valley below Pisang peak. After passing through Braga, we will make our way to Manang, where we will spend the night.

Day 9

Rest and acclimatization day in Manang

As you spend the day getting properly acclimatized, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore Manang, and enjoy the abundance of fantastic views of Gangapurna and the Annapurna massif.

Day 10

Trek to Yakkharka (13,180 ft)

We will make our way up to Yakkharka , where we will spend the night, by trekking out of the Marsyangdi valley and up the valley of Jarsang Khola. Once we reach Yakkharka, you will get to take some short, acclimatizing treks up the nearby hills.

Day 11

Trek to Thorong Phedi (14,600 ft)

For acclimatization purposes, today will be a short day, as we make our way up to the Thorong Phedi, where we will spend the night. Once there, you can walk up to the Thorong high camp and enjoy the views.

Day 12

Trek to Thorong-La (17,770 ft) and Muktinath (12,340 ft)

We will leave Thorong Phedi very early in the morning and make our way up to the Thorong-La pass. From the pass, you can gaze forward into Tibet, back at the Annapurnas and down at the Kali Gandaki chasm. Afterwards, we will descend to Muktinath, where we will spend the night.

Day 13

Trek to Kagbeni (9,190 ft)

After visiting a series of temples above Muktinath, we will cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to the village of Jhong, which you will get to explore. Afterwards, we will make our way to Kagbeni, where we will spend the night.

Day 14

Trek to Jomsom (8,920 ft)

Today we will trek to Eklebhatti, where we will have lunch. After that, we will make our way to Jomsom, where we will spend the night.

Day 15

Fly to Pokhara (2,790 ft)

We will wake up early and the morning and take a short, 40 minute flight to Pokhara. Once there, you can check into your hotel, take a shower, and spend the day and night at your leisure.

Day 16

Explore Pokhara

Today is a free day that you can spend how you please in Pokhara.

Day 17

Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu. Once there, you will have the day free to enjoy some sightseeing and do some last minute shopping.

Day 18

Departure Home

On your final day, we will transport you to the Kathmandu airport, where you will catch your flight home.

Price per person

1 Person2885USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
In addition to the guiding fee, the price includes airport transfer, hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, sightseeing trip in Kathmandu, park fees and permits, meals and lodgings throughout the trek. The price does not include the Nepalese visa, flights, insurance, personal expenses and gratuities.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu international airport.

Accommodation

Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and various tea houses throughout the trek.

More info

Participants must be least 13 years of age.
There is an option to walk back to Pokhara instead of flying from Jomsom on day 15. If you choose this option, it will add 3 additional days if trekking to Beni, and another 2 days if you want to drive back from Jomsom, which would extend the trip to 21 days.

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