Round Annapurna trekking

Round Annapurna trekking

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Round Annapurna trekking is one of the best and rewarding treks in Nepal. In round Annapurna trek, the trekkers have an opportunity to explore the wonderful views of the southern and northern Himalayas and the beautiful Nepali hills.

Thorong-La Pass (5,415m) is the highest pass in this trekking. From Thorong-La Pass the trail goes all the way down to Muktinath, the important holy place for both Hindu and Buddhists. Close to Muktinath temple, the tourists can view eternal burning flame over the undergrounded water spring.

Round Annapurna trek provides tourists with an opportunity to explore many different Nepali ethnic groups, their culture and traditions. Excursion day in Muktinath is fantastic to understand the ethnic people and their culture. Trekkers encounter red rhododendron forest fully bloomed in March to April. The landscape in this trek is amazing. Some parts of this trek grant you a dense forest. And another part comprises just the necked hills and snowcapped mountains.

Tourists enjoy a bath in the natural hot water pond at Tatopani. The Poone hill at Ghorepani is a best place to view the amazing scenery of Annapurna and Dhoulagiri Himalayan ranges, both above 8,000m.

A miraculous view of Gangapurna himal from Manang village. Yaks are the mountain transport and used for flesh too. Tilicho lake is situated at the height of 4919 meter in annapurna trekking area.

Flora and Fauna in round Annapurna trekking

Trees: There are many plants in round Annapurna trekking. Schima,chestnut,hemlock,silver fir,rhododendrons and many small plants. The schima and chestnut are the major species of trees. Nepali language schima is called chilanune (itchy) it belongs to tea family. The chestnut that belongs to the family of oak or beech. The evergreen oaks are found at the height of from 1,700m to 3000m. There are more than 30 species of rhododendron called as "Lali Gurans" in Nepali language. The lower land of the trekking trail is covered by the beautiful rhododendron flowers. The hills are just colourful in Spring when the rhododendron trees bloom.

Birds: There are many small birds around round Annapurna trek, including white capped river chat,whistling thrush,large pied kingfisher,white breasted kingfisher, Eurasian kingfisher, Himalayan griffon and lamer geier.

Wild animals: There are more than 100 wild animals found in Annapurna round trek. Among them, trekkers could view monkeys and common langur. Blue sheep are more common and the trekkers could see them in between Manang and Thorongla Pass. Leopards and bears are also found in this area.

Highlights of Round Annapurna trekking

1. Beautiful views of the Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna  Himalaya range, Gangapurna Himal and Tilicho Peak

2. Marshyandi River with water springs

3. Traditional villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Kagbeni

4. The well known Thorongla-Pass (5,415m), the highest pass in this trek

5. Famous Muktinath temple with eternal burning flame

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival. Welcome by our office representative at the airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Introduction to the guide. Briefing about the trekking and trekking preparation, including essentials

Day 03: About 6 hrs drive to Beshisahar from Kathmandu. The road leads along the mountains and thundering rivers like Trishuli and Marshandi. The green hill road is really amazing. Lunch is provided on the way in a typical Nepali local restaurant

Day 04: Breakfast. Drive about 4 hrs till Chamje. The mountain road is really wonderful. Take lunch on the way to Chamje. About 2 hrs trekking starts from Chamje and stay at Tal village (1,800m)

Day 05: Breakfast. In 2 hrs pleasant walk we arrive to Dharapani from where we can see the magnificent view of the Manaslu Himal (8,156m). The trail goes gradually uphill and in another 2 hrs we arrive to Danakyu (2,210m). Stay overnight

Day 06: Breakfast. Trekking and first 2 hrs is the trail really steep till Timang and the trail leads almost flat till Chame (2,700m). If the weather is good, we can view very clearly the Mt. Manaslu. As you move towards Chame. We can see the beautiful Mt. Annapurna Second till Chame. Stay overnight

Day 07: Breakfast. Trek about 5 hrs to Pisang (3,200m) starts. The trail passes through the pine tree with amazing view of rocks. In Pisang you can see the beautiful buck wheat fields and ‘Mani Walls’ with prayer wheels. Stay overnight

Day 08: Breakfast. Trek about 5 hrs from Pisang to Manang (3,400m) starts through almost flat road. Tall rocks and Hongde airport are the main attractions of the Day and stay at Manang

Day 09: We spend one more day in Manang for acclimatization as we have to encounter with the Thorong-La Pass (5,415 m). We can make excursion day around the Manang village. There are some monasteries. We can walk till Chongar view point

Day 10: After breakfast we head to Yak Kharka and takes about 4 hrs walk from Manang. From Manang, the trail leads graduaaly uphill but it is flat road and stay overnight to Yak Kharka (4,020m). From here you can see herds of Yaks and Blue Sheeps grazing around the hills

Day 11: We walk gradually uphill about 4 hrs till Thorong Phedi (4,500m)

Day 12: Today we wake up early in the morning and have breakfast and walk 4 hrs steep up and 4 hrs down to Muktinath (3,810m) via Thorong-La Pass

Day 13: Pleasant walk about 3 hrs. The trail goes all the way down and visit beautiful village Kagbeni located at the bank of Kaligandaki River (2,600m) after Muktinath temple excursion on the way. The red–walled Kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa is really impressive to visit

Day 14: Walk about 3 hrs to Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. Look around and rest. The road passes almost flat or down till Tukuche. In Marpha, you can see the beautiful apple and apricot gardens and stay at Tukuche (2,600m). It takes about 6 hours walk altogether to Tukuche

Day 15: Today we walk about 5 hrs to Ghasa. The trail passes along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. If the weather is clear, we can view the beautiful views of Nilgiri Peak, Dhoaulagiri and Annapurna Himal and stay at Ghasa (2,000m)

Day 16: About 6 hrs walk to Tatopani and enjoy in natural hot water spring (1,100m)

Day 17: Today's walk is little longer, 7 hrs uphill to Ghorepani (2,800m) through the beautiful Sikha village and stay overnight

Day 18: In the early morning, we walk about 45 minutes uphill to Poon hill, the best view point of Nepal. From here we can view the whole range of Dhoaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri and sunrise. Spend about 45 minutes here and get back down to Ghorepani. Breakfast. Trek about 4 hrs to Hile (1,500m). Today the road goes all the way down

Day 19: About 4 hours trek down to Birethanti (1,100m) and have lunch. This is the ending point of our adventure trekking journey. Drive about 45minutes to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 20: Drive  to Kathmandu from Pokhara with tourist Bus

Day 21: Rest in Kathmandu

Day 22: Drop off at the airport and departure for your country