Around Annapurna Trek (10 nights / 11 days)

around Annapurna trek
Around Annapurna Trek Trip Overview:

Around Annapurna Trek Trip Duration: 10 nights, 11 days trek
Max Altitude: 5416m
Start: Pokhara
End: Pokhara
Difficulty: moderate to hard.
Transport: Private vehicle, local bus, and Jeep.
Accommodation: Tea House
Group Size: For individuals, friends, and family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Around Annapurna Trek is a remarkable journey that offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, featuring majestic peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche Peak, Tilicho Peak, and more. This trek is also an opportunity to witness different types of animals, such as musk deer, leopards, jackals, mountain thar, and various birds, such as pheasants, long-tailed birds, and many more.

In addition to the stunning natural beauty, trekking around Annapurna also allows trekkers to experience the diverse cultural landscape of the region. The trek takes you through picturesque villages, including Manang and Mustang, where you can experience the lifestyle and customs of mixed cultures such as Bramin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magars, Thakalies, and more.

The trek also offers a range of landscapes, from lowland terraced farms and forests to barren desert steppes, deep gorges and valleys, and alpine tundra. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Thorung La pass at an elevation of 5416m, which is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. The pass is also the highest point of the trek and offers an unparalleled panoramic view of the Himalayan range.

The Around Annapurna Trek is a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and challenging adventure. It is a must-do trek for anyone who wants to experience the best that Nepal has to offer.

ITINERARY:

The 10-night, 11-day itinerary for the Around Annapurna Trek offers an exciting and challenging adventure that will take you through some of the most picturesque and culturally diverse landscapes in Nepal. Here is a detailed itinerary for the trek:

Day 1: Pokhara to Chyamche (1430m) by road:

Drive by bus to Besi Sahar from Pokhara and then take a jeep to Chyamche (1430m), which takes about 6 hours. Enjoy the scenic drive through small towns and villages while passing by lush green forests.

Day 2: Chyamche (1430m) to Timang (2750m):

The trek begins with a gradual ascent towards Timang (2750 m), which takes around 4 hours. Enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas and the unique landscapes along the way.

Day 3: Timang to Chame (2670m):

Trek to Chame (2670 m), which takes about 6 hours. As you gain elevation, the views become more dramatic, and the landscape transforms into a mix of pine and fir forests, cascading waterfalls, and rocky cliffs.

Day 4: Came to Upper Pisang (3330m):

Trek to Upper Pisang (3330m), which takes around 5 hours. The trail passes through picturesque villages with traditional architecture and stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Day 5: Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m):

Trek to Manang (3540 m), which takes about 4 hours. Manang is a picturesque village surrounded by high peaks and a unique landscape. Spend the day exploring the village and acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 6: Acclimatization and Rest Day:

Rest day in Manang: use the day to explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and learn about the local culture.

Day 7: Manang to Ledar (4200m):

Trek to Ledar (4200 m), which takes about 4 hours. The trail passes through high-altitude landscapes with stunning views of the mountains and glaciers.

Day 8: Ledar to Thorung Phedi (4525m)

Trek to Thorung Phedi (4525m): Begin your journey from Ledar, situated at an altitude of approximately 4,200 meters (13,780 feet). Early in the morning, the trek involves covering a distance of around 7-9 kilometers and takes approximately 4-6 hours, leading you to the high-altitude settlement of Thorung Phedi at about 4,450 meters (14,600 feet).

Day 9: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) via Thorung La Pass (5416):

Trek to Thorong La Pass (5416m) and then descend to Muktinath (3760m), which takes around 6 hours. Crossing the Thorong La Pass is the highlight of the trek and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) via Kagbeni (2810m)

Trek to Kagbeni Jomsom (2720 m), which takes about 5 hours. The trail descends through barren landscapes and the Kali Gandaki valley, with views of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountain ranges.

Day 11: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara:

Take a bus from Jomsom to Pokhara, which takes around 8–10 hours. Enjoy the scenic drive back to Pokhara and reflect on your amazing adventure in the Annapurna region.

Note: If you wish to add a trip to Tilicho Lake, it will take an additional 3 days to add to the itinerary.

Please note that the trekking duration mentioned for each day is an approximate estimate and can vary depending on individual hiking paces, weather conditions, and other factors. 

INCLUDES:

  • Trekking permits
  • Trekking guide
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking map
  • Food (meals include only the main course and tea or coffee). It doesn’t include starters or desserts.
  • Private lodging
  • Water purification tablets
  • A first-aid kit or Medical kit
  • Transportation (pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel)

EXCLUDES:

  • No alcoholic beverages or soft drinks.
  • A porter isn’t included. If you need a porter, we can provide one for an extra fee.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent sleeping bags for an additional fee).
  • Wifi, hot shower
  • Tips
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Personal Travel Insurance.

Personal supplies for the trek 

The personal supplies you require for this trek depend on the season in which you are trekking. 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf 
  • Winter hat 
  • Headlights with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Face/body wipe

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Hooded rain jacket or wind shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt ( bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene Underwears
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick & light socks( take an extra pair of thick and light socks)
  • Sandals 

Essential gear

  • Backpack or day pack bag
  • Thermal bottle
  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Sleeping bag

Toiletries 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash 
  • Body wash

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Power Adapters and Chargers

Extra supplies

  • First aid kit (Note: The guide will carry a first-aid kit on the trip. However, personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)
  • Binocular
  • Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport
  • Lip Guard
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Mosquito Repellent spray
  • Moleskin for blister

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