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Annapurna Circuit – Jomsom Trek – 15 days

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15 days
Availability : September through June
Kathmandu, Nepal
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 14
Tour Details

The Annapurna Circuit is famous as Nepal’s classic trekking route, offering some of the finest views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and passing through more varied terrain than most routes of an equivalent length. The landscape ranges from sub-tropical forest and rice fields through alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys to the arid semi-desert of the high Tibetan plateau. Since the region was first opened to foreign travelers in 1977, this has become one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas.

The two-week trek is designed to give you in a short period an experience of the Annapurna region in all its variety. It begins in the lush, green valley around Besishahar with a gradual ascent along a rocky trail that follows the course of the Marsyandi River up to the village of Tal at an elevation of 1675m. This is a comparatively easy introduction to the area. The trek is suitable for anyone looking for an adventurous Himalayan experience that is not too taxing on the feet or the lungs. After your first overnight stop, the trail continues along a broad, open valley and up through the traditional stone-built villages of Dharapani and Bargarchhap, and along fast flowing river paths and across pine forested slopes before the country changes, becoming the typical dry and rocky open terrain of the high plateau around Jomsom, where the trek ends.

Breathtaking views of the Himalayas form a constantly changing backdrop to the interesting little villages, temples and natural wonders along the way. Every day of your trip offers up something special and fascinating, such as the sacred Hindu temple at Muktinah, the hot springs of Chame, the several rope bridge river crossings, which are always a thrilling challenge to the trekker used to more solid ground underfoot, and of course the gradual change in climate as you climb higher into the mountains. Here you will experience the magnificent desolation of the Thorung La pass, whose highest point at 5416m is marked by a traditional chorten or shrine, bedecked by prayer flags that make a brightly colored beacon in the otherwise untouched landscape of rock and ice.

Departure & Return Location

Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. (Google Map)

Departure Time

between 7 – 8 am

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop- off by car
  • 2 nights twin sharing room in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a cup of tea / coffee in each meal during the trek
  • Twin sharing room at guest houses / lodges during the trek
  • 1 English speaking guide and 1 shared porter for 2 persons
  • Surface transfer between Kathmandu and Benshisahar on private car; then drive to Jagat on local jeep
  • Annapurna Conservation & TIMS permit
  • 1 night twin sharing standard accommodation in Pokhara, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Surface transfer between Pokhara and Kathmandu on private car

Price Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal visa
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of bottled drinks
  • Staff tipping

Complementaries

  • Trekking Duffle Bag
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Farewell Dinner
What to Expect

The Annapurna Circuit is famous as Nepal’s classic trekking route, offering some of the finest views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and passing through more varied terrain than most routes of an equivalent length. The landscape ranges from sub-tropical forest and rice fields through alpine meadows, snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys to the arid semi-desert of the high Tibetan plateau. Since the region was first opened to foreign travelers in 1977, this has become one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas.

  • One of the best trek rated in the World
  • Trekking pass over 5000 meters
  • Breathtaking view of Himalaya ranges
  • Visit Muktinath; a pilgrimage site
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu; you will be warmly welcomed by our Airport Representative, and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 2Jeep drive Kathmandu to Jagat

Jeep drive Kathmandu to Jagat. 7 – 8 scenic drive through Prithivi high way. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 3Trek to Tal (1675m)

Trek to Tal (1675m). The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 4Trek to Danaque (2210m).

We walk through a wide and flat valley, then the journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. Before we reach to Danaque we walk through a pine forest and mani walls. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 5Trek to Chame (2630m).

With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 6Trek to Pisang (3300m).

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 7Trek to Manang (3500m).

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 8Acclimatization day

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and overviewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 9Trek to Ledar (4250m).

Today we leave Manang, & the trai makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 10Trek to Phedi or High camp (4600m).

The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can recently found some good Guesthouses built. Your overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 11Trek to Muktinath (3710m).

The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 12Trek to Jomsom (2713m.)

Trek to Jomsom (2713m.). Treks ends here. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 13Fly Back to Pokhara.

Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom (about 20 minutes short, but scenic flight). Overnight at hotel. B.L.D.

Day 14Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu by private car through Prithivi highway. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 15Departure

Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

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Phill and Emily

Couple Traveller

Dear Tilak, Bhairam, Chhapi and Arjun

Many thanks for a wonderful experience on the AC trek.

Thank you to Bhairam for overseeing our trip so efficiently and courteously. Everything went very smoothly even when we changed our plans slightly.

Chhabi, our guide, was a real star and was a great companion on our trek . He made sure we had everything we needed – and got us to the top of Thorung-la without a hitch!

Arjun, our porter, was also brilliant – he’s a multitalented porter cum guide cum cook.

The Annurpurna Circuit trek was an absolute joy. We had trekked to Muktinath over 20 years ago but this was our first time on the Manang side and we absolutely loved it – the views were sensational and the villages and countryside are a delight. The road is coming so I suggest people get to see it before the impact is too great.

The road on the Jomsom side has obviously had a negative impact on the trekking experience but new trails are being opened up that avoid the road, so I recommend you give yourself enough time to explore these (see the book by Andrees de Ruiter and Prem Rai about the new NATT trails).

After Kagbeni (which you should visit) we decided to take transport to Tatopani to save some time and avoid trekking on the road.

Ghorepani and the route to Tadapani and Ghandruk, etc is road free and absolutely stunning (if a little ‘crowded’ when we were there in March).

I recommend Nepal Hiking to anyone interested in trekking and we will be back!

Thanks again to all of you who made our trek such a happy and memorable experience.

Best wishes

September 10, 2017

Rob Harrison

Family Traveller

Dear Tilak,

I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our trek in the Annapurna region. We were very fortunate to have such a good guide (Ram) and such good porters (Amar and Babu).

In particular I would like to let you know some of the things that we especially valued.

Flexible itinerary:
Flexible itinerary designed to enable us to do the things we wanted to do, and modified as we went along when circumstances changed.

Safety:
This was always a very high priority for our guide. Ram monitored us, our environment and our circumstances continually and closely. We felt reassured that he took our safety very seriously, particularly with respect to the physical terrain, our health and our potential to get lost in unfamiliar city streets.

Accommodation:
Accommodation was always clean, and respect was shown for our privacy. Care was taken to ensure we were comfortable.

Information and advice:
Information and advice was invaluable. This included Ram’s local knowledge of the area, his awareness of Western food requirements and potential difficulties, his encouragement at times, and his guidance with respect to local customs and expectations.

Friendly, helpful and unobtrusive:
Our guide and porters were friendly at all times and helpful. They were never intrusive or pushy. If we needed to be hurried along it was always done gently and carefully (e.g. ordering meals).

We were particularly grateful for the “airport to airport” service of your company, for the protection and advice regarding touts at the airport, and for the welcome and care taken to establish the initial framework for the trek.

In addition when we needed a solution to a problem it was provided quickly and without fuss (for example when we left our passes in Kathmandu and we were in Pokhara).

It was wonderful not to have to organise a thing from the moment we arrived until we left.

We were also very pleased to find that your company ensures that your guides and porters have appropriate clothing and are well looked after during the trek.

Thank you again Tilak for the experience of a lifetime. I hope to return to your wonderful Nepal very soon.

I would very much appreciate you passing on our thanks to Ram, Amar and Babu.

With our very best wishes,

ROBYN HARRISON AND TIM PULSFORD
Australia

August 25, 2017

Rene Plume

Solo Traveller

I just wanted to thank you for one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. You and your staff did everything you said you would do and, in many cases, went above and beyond to make sure that we had a pleasant trip. Although you couldn’t have possibly planned the chemistry between myself and the other members of the group, I will give you credit nonetheless. We meshed extremely well, and I now count a number of new friends in my repertoire. You run a terrific company Tilak, and I will not hesitate to recommend Nepal Hiking to anyone who asks. You have also whetted my appetite for travel in Nepal and, in 2 or 3 years, I plan to return and do the Annapurna circuit. Hopefully, Ganga will still be a guide and will be able to do the trip with me. Speaking of which….I wanted to thank Ganga, in particular, for being such a great guide and a great person. I feel honoured to have met him and thoroughly enjoyed his company (as did the rest of the group). I look forward to our next trek together! Special mentions to Bishnu…who often went above and beyond the call of duty and looked after Kamran when he had fallen behind. He is a great kid! Our guide in Kathmandu (who’s name I have forgotten) was also fantastic, and very knowledgeable. You have a great staff! Please feel free to give out my email address to anyone who asks….I’d be happy to answer anyone’s questions.

Best of wishes,

September 13, 2016

Sara

Solo Traveller

Dear Basu and Hari,

I have enjoyed the last three weeks – Annapurna Circuit Trek very much. You have both made my time in the Annapurna region very memorable.

I have learnt so much form you both, and I will go away with very special memories of you both.

I can’t believe you could be so happy and smiling everyday, it was amazing.

Thank you so much.

Lots of love,

July 15, 2015

Natasha and Peter

Family Traveller

Hi guys,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for our trek in Nepal, we had a fabulous time and are already planning to come back and do the Annapurna circuit! Our guide Ganga and our Sherpa Hari where wonderful, very friendly and helpful and really good laugh too!

Everything ran smoothly from the first to the last day, very well organised and completely hassle free. Thank you once again, and if anyone I know is thinking Nepal, I will send them your way!

Kind regards,

February 8, 2006
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