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AROUND ANNAPURNA TREKKING

 

Around Annapurna Trekking... That suggests crossing of the two worlds...

This trek is difficult to match for its rugged mountain scenery, trekking challenges and the expose it provides on the variety of ethnic Nepalese cultures. Starting in the lowland paddy fields the trek steadily gains altitude passing through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.). The descent is equally amazing and varied. 

Strenuous trekking is well rewarded at both low and high altitudes, on the approach to the Thorung La (17,769 ft) as well as during the descent from it. Close up views of the Annapurna range (40 miles between the two river valleys contain at twelve 7000 m peaks and many more above the 6000 m mark). Varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make this one of the most popular treks in the world.

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Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
          
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Annapurna (8,091 m)
Shisapangma (8,013 m)
Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
Pumori (7,161 m)
Himalchuli (7,893 m)
Khangaru (7,010 m)
Thamserku (6,623 m)
 
 
Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak (6,654 m)
Chulu East (6,584 m)
Singhu Chuli (6,501 m)

Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
Chulu West (6,419 m)

Kusum Kangaru  (6,367 m)
Parchamo (6,187 m)
Island Peak (6,160 m)
Lobuche (6,119 m)
Pisang (6,091 m)
Kwangde (6,011 m)
Ramdung (5,925 m)
Paldor (5,896 m) 
Kongma Tse (5,849 m)
Naya Kanga (5,844 m)
Pokhalde (5,806 m)
Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)
Mardi Himal (5,587 m)
 

 
Around Annapurna Trek - Itinerary   Ensuring you experience the difference of worlds...
 
Day 01
: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
(See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
               Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 04
: Trek Besisahar to Bahundanda. (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 05: Trek Bahundanda to Tal (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 06: Trek Tal to Bagarchhap (5-6 hrs). Camp.
Day 07: Trek Bagarchhap to Chame (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 08: Trek Chame to Pisang (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 09: Trek Pisang to Manang (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 10: Rest Day at Manang for better acclimatization. Camp.
Day 11: Trek Manang to Letdar (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi (Base of Thorung La) (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 13:
Cross Thorung La (5,416m), Trek to Muktinath * (7 hrs). Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
* (5 hrs). Camp.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara. Free to explore. Hotel.
 

Day 16: Flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 17: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 18: Final Departure.
* Option: You can trek down from Jomsom for a complete circuit
Day 01: Trek Muktinath to Marpha. (6 hrs) Camp.
Day 02: Trek Marpha to Ghasa. (5 hrs) Camp.
Day 03: Trek Ghasa to Tukche. (5 hrs) Camp.
Day 04: Trek Tukche to Tatopani. (4 hrs) Camp.
Day 05: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani. (5 hrs) Camp.
Day 06: Trek Ghorepani to Hile. (6 hrs) Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Nayapul. (5 hrs). Drive to Pokhara. Hotel

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Trip Duration: 18 - 23 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
Pokhara Hotel: 02 Nights
Flights: Jomsom - Pokhara
                  Pokhara - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 14 Days
Type: Camping or Tea House 
Max Elevation: 5,416m
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Crossing Thorung La (5,416m / 17,767ft) - From Lonely Planet

Thorung La is a high pass and crossing it is potentially dangerous. It is easiest and safest to cross this pass from east to west. It's impossible to define exact dates, but Thorung La is usually snowbound and closed from mid-December to late February. There are years when the weather allows it to stay open throughout the winter, and other times when unseasonable storms close it in October or April. Trekkers have died on Thorung La because of altitude sickness, explore, cold and avalanches. Be certain you are prepared well for this long trek. 


ANNAPURNA - Other Short and Enjoyable Trips
 

You need not to worry even your vacation doesn't allow sufficient days for a long trek. Here, in this region you can experience other treks relatively short, but of course enjoyable. Check out Makalu Adventures special short treks -
 

Siklish Trek         /       Royal Trek
Poon Hill Trek     /       Ghandrung Loop


EVEREST - Trekking Facts
 
Highlights :   Complete circuit walk around Annapurna Massif
 Cross Thorung La ( 5,416m) suggests crossing of two worlds
 Trek from lowland villages to desert like landscapes of Manang
 Give extension to your program to other short enjoyable treks.
 
Normal Weather Conditions :   Usually temperature ranging from 5°C to 20°C
Accommodation :   Give priority to Camping / Local Lodges also Available
Medical / Emergency Facilities :   Small Health Care Facilities available in most of the trail.
 
Communication Facilities :   Telephones available in most places
Rescue Operations :   Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 01 hour)
Guidebook(s) :   Trekking in Nepal Himalaya - Lonely Planet
Season(s) :   Spring: March - April   /  Autumn: September - November

ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY TREKKING - Trek to the Base Camp of Massif Annapurnas for 360° view 
 

There is a good mix of high mountains and Himalayan culture on this trek. The Annapurna Himal lies between the Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. As rhododendron forests give way to bamboo groves, which in turn vanish into the high, desert landscapes, people of Aryan stock give way to those of Mongoloid stock and the dominant religion changes from Hinduism in the lower reaches to Buddhism higher up.


  Equipments we use
 

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
 
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