Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla PassTrekking (18 days)
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Duration: 18 Days
Type of Trek: Tea house.
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
No of Pax: 1 to 30
Max Altitude: 5416 m.
Mode of travel: Land and flight Transportation
Best Month: September/October/November/March/April/May
It is an outstanding Circuit Trek of The Annapurna Massif, Crossing the Thorang-La pass at 5416 meter
One of the most sought after trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trek goes Through Marshangdi River Valley which brings you almost to the base of Ganggapurna and into the Manang Valley (the Himalayan Shangri-La) this is where you will spend two Remarkable Days Gazing at the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you. An Amazing Trekking route that circles around the magnificent Annapurna Range, The experience this trek offers is unbeatable.
The Adventurous Climb of thorong-La pass the highest pass in Nepal – at 5416 meters is the highlight of the trip and once you are on the top, it is perfect360- degree views which takes your breath away and Leaves you wondering with your jaws open,
Once we descend from the pass, we will witness the views of mustang which is a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhist and numerous friendly people.
We will then Follow the Deepest gorge on earth- the kaligandaki river Gorge –which is guarded by the giant 8000 peaks of Dhaulagiri- 8167meters, and Annapurna 1- 8091 meters, we will then use the unchanged ancient paths that were used as trade route between Nepal and Tibet and here we will pass through the apple and wheat farming areas. Interact with Local thakali people and share our moments with sheep and yak herders
Thorung La pass, the highest pass in the world at an elevation of 5416 meters
Muktinath, a holy Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu
Jomsom valley, with its antique vibe and strong winds
Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
Marpha with its apple orchards, apple candy, pie, and brandy
Viewpoints like Ghorepani, Poonhill
Natural hot spring of Tatopani
Traditional Gurung, Tibetan and other ethnic villages with the warm hospitality of the people
Day 01: arrival day 1300m
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration day
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhara pani (1800m)
Day 04 Dharapani to chame 2650m
Day 05: Chame to pisang 3100m
Day 06: Pisang to manang 3520m
Day 07: manang rest
Day 08: Manang to yak kharka 4010m
Day 09: yak kharka to Thorong phedi 4400m
Day 10: Thorong phedi to Thorong pass 5416m muktinath 3800m
Day 11: Muktinath to marpha 2700m
Day 12: Marpha to Ghasa 2010m.
Day 13: ghasa to Tatopani 1190m
Day 14: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2858m
Day 15: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2600m
Day 16: Tadapani to pokhara
Day 17: Kathmandu
Day 18: depature
During our Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.
All accommodations for Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 18 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities
Health and Experience Requirements
Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking is a high and difficult trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.
It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
‘ Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.
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