The Round Annapurna Himalaya
|Group size||1-15 people|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek|
|Accommodation:||3* Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Teahouses during the Trek|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|Transportation||Flight & Private Vehicle|
The Annapurna – this fascinating land of biodiversity is the largest protected area of Nepal, known as the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic diversity make it the world’s popular trekking destinations. This tour covers all type of landscapes from black topped road sections to dusty trails, from lush sub-tropical vegetation to cultivated fields and from rhododendron forests to high Tibetan style plateaus. Starting just from the altitude of 820m and reaching the maximum elevation of 5416m here you can see the different geographical structure and cultural bio diversity. During this adrenaline infused trip, experience the Annapurna and Manasalu Massifs as the friendly folk wave towards you. The round Annapurna trek touches the 5 districts of Nepal.
|Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,345m/4,412ft)|
|Day 02: Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft) 9hrs drive|
|Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430 ft) 8hrs walk|
|Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2670m/8,758ft) 6hrs walk|
|Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,824 ft) 6hrs walk|
|Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,611ft)|
|Day 07: Manang Acclimatization day|
|Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)|
|Day 09: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)|
|Day 10: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorang-La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft): 8-9 hrs|
|Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,922ft): 2-3 hrs|
|Day 12: Fly to Pokhara (25 min approx, 820m/2,690ft)|
|Day 13: Pokhara: Full Day|
|Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive or Fly (Drive 200km -6-7 hrs/Fly 25 min)|
|Day 15: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing|
|Day 16: Departure or extend for extra activities…|
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|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft)
Welcoming you at Tribhuvan International Airport with garlands by representative of Caravana Himalaya Adventure and drive you to hotel.
Evening there will be brief description of trip and meet and ask question related to trip with trek leader.
Overnight at Hotel
|Day 02:||Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft) 9hrs drive
After breakfast we drive to Besishar which will takes us around 6hrs and from here about 3hrs drive we reach Jagat where we rest for overnight and start our trek next day. It’s a long day drive till we reach our destination but still we can enjoy and get lost on the beauty of the highway that passes through the bank of river Trishuli the one half and Marshyangdi the other.
Lunch on the way,
Dinner and O/N at local lodge at Jagat
|Day 03:||Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430 ft) 8hrs walk
After breakfast at lodge, we get ready for our 1st day of trek. We trek through lush forest enjoying the beauty of nature. We can witness beautiful waterfall on our right hand side before our lunch break.
Lunch on the way,
Dinner & Overnight at Dharapani
|Day 04:||Dharapani to Chame (2670m/8,758ft) 6hrs walk
We have our breakfast at lodge and today we trek to Chame, headquarter of Manang District. As we are gaining altitude the weather get cooler and we can see the change in lifestyle of people living here. After reaching Chame we can explore village and also find hot spring where we can relax our tired feet’s but it’s not well organized so better be careful. Local people visit this hot spring for meditation purpose and to relax.
Lunch will be served on the way.
Dinner & O/N at local lodge at Chame
|Day 05:||Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,824 ft) 6hrs walk
Today we trek to Pisang a beautiful village. It is separated in 2 parts Lower Pisang and Upper Pisang. We walk more through the road rather than the trekking route. In addition the trekking route is affected from the devastating earthquake of April 25/ 2015. The trail is easy while we can encounter the scenic view of the glacier. We cross the Marshyangdi River and then we trek up to the pisang village.
Later in the evening we hike up to Upper Pisang for the Face of Mt. Annapurna II.
Then back to lower pisang
Lunch on the way,
Dinner & O/N at Pisang
|Day 06:||Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,611ft) 7hrs walk
Pisang to Manag has got two different routes. While most of the trekkers choose the simple route through the route of Humde Airport. Others who want to enjoy the view of Pisang along with the Manang Valley choose the difficult way through Ngwal measuring the altitude of 4200 m; which is very challenging because of the wind and difficult narrow route.
Lunch on the way,
Dinner & O/N at Manang
|Day 07:||Manang Acclimatization day
We should prepare ourselves for upcoming tougher walk so we stay a day here to acclimatize so that we don’t suffer from altitude sickness. We can explore surrounding places like Manang valley, Gangapurna lake, Gompa and also hike surrounding areas.
Or if we are here during festivals we can even participate in the ancient sports of pony racing and archery which is very popular pastime sports among the Manangi people.
Dinner at Lodge & O/N at Manang
|Day 08:||Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)
After breakfast, we start our easy trek today; the walk is gentle enjoying the wide range of the Himalayas on southern part. As we are trekking over 3500m we are going very slow nice and steady. We will reach our destination for today and have lunch there. After lunch we will have small hike to acclimatize. Hiking will be for the sunset view as well for the acclimatization.
Dinner & Overnight at Yak Kharka
|Day 09:||Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)
After breakfast we start our day; today our way is gentle but somehow the way is different. Crossing the river and reaching on the other side of the mountain we have to very careful as the wind is very strong and there will be small pebbles falling towards the route. As we reach our destination Thorang Phedi, we will have lunch there and thereafter hike upto 5000m altitude “High Camp” from where we fill like we are totally surrounded by high Mountain. Back to Thorang Phedi. Dinner early so that we get up early the next morning.
Dinner & Overnight at Thorang Phedi.
|Day 10:||Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorang-La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft): 8-9 hrs
Early morning at around 4 o’clock (time depends upon the group size) we start our trek. We will have packed breakfast. We will reach Thorang-la Pass 5416m at around 8 o’clock in the morning (time depends upon the group size/season) and spend some good time there and start descending. We descend the whole way to Muktinath the same day; while we will have our lunch at phedi (the other side) or at Muktinath.
Evening free to visit Muktinath Temple and surrounding.
Dinner & Overnight at Muktinath.
|Day 11:||Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,922ft): 2-3 hrs
Today is our final day of Trekking.
After breakfast we start our trek to Jomsom which is around 3 hrs. There are several options to Jomsom; one of the recommended is by Lubra Village.
Lunch will be at Jomsom or any other place on the way.
Arrive Jomsom; if not tired then we can hike up to a lake called “Dhumba” and back to Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Jomsom.
|Day 12:||Fly to Pokhara (25 min approx, 820m/2,690ft)
Early morning we will have our flight to pokhara. As we arrive to Pokhara we will check in to hotel, and Full rest day.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 13:||Pokhara: Full Day
Breakfast will be provided on the hotel.
Pokhara also known as the lake city is smaller but one of the most clean city in Nepal. You can relax here by boating in fewa lake, hike to different places like sarangkot, world peace pagoda and a lot. In pokhara you can also do many adventure activities like rafting/kayaking/paragliding/zip line/bungee jumping/ultra flight and so on…
One day here is just to relax on your own; roam around the city, super view of snowcapped mountains if the weather is clear etc and also there are many places you can explore in pokhara like seti gorge, mahendra cave, davi’s fall, gupteshwor cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp, bindabasini Temple and so on…
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 14:||Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive or Fly (Drive 200km -6-7 hrs/Fly 25 min)
After breakfast at hotel, Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 15:||Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
After the Breakfast, We proceed for Exploring the ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley which are included in World Heritage Sites.
Places to Visit:
· Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):
The Historical buildings and temples in the area were erected from the time of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520 AD) to Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875-1911 AD) covering the Malla, Shah and Rana period of Nepalese history. The entire palace complex here is named after a monkey god called Hanuman. One can see a huge stone statue of Hanuman painted all red next to the main entrance (the golden gate) of the palace. Hanuman here is regarded as a powerful protector of the entire Durbar Square.
Later, in the Evening Free on your own.
|Day 16:||Departure or extend for extra activities…
Your trip to Nepal ends today. If your flight time on the late afternoon or at the evening, you still got some chance to enjoy the last minute shopping time in Thamel.
Our hospitable airport representative will be assisting you up to airport.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private vehicle.
· 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast basis.
· Teahouse accommodation during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
· Welcome & farewell Dinner (with cultural Dance show).
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· Domestic flight (Jomsom-Pokhara)
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients; government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national park permit, TIMS)
· Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 per person for 15 Days.
· Airfare for International Flights.
· Entrances of Sightseeing Spots on Kathmandu & Pokhara.
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/porters etc
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.