After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, you will be sincerely welcomed by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. When you are freshen-up after your long flight you will contact for meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the tools needed for the Trekking. If time leftovers, you can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, maybe the most in the world. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early in the morning, we will head ahead towards Jagat through Pokhara along the route of Trishuli valley observing the splendid mountain outlooks of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. With natural scenery, we will cross many small and large rivers along the thrilling route. After 7-8 hours of stunning ride, succeeding of different beautiful path we finally arrive at Jagat. Overnight stay in guest house.
Next morning, the trail will be continued towards Dharapani. After overpassing a suspension bridge the way goes uphill through the Oak forest. Continuing the walk for a while the trail emerges into a valley and we reach a village of Tal which is situated on the foot of mountain range waterfall. After crossing the river again the path go up to a village of Dharapani. Overnight stay in guest house.
From Dharapani, we will continue our climb to village of Bagarchap (2164m) after breakfast. Ongoing the trek through the forest we will reach Dhanagyu. With having beauty of nature, we will climb to Temang where we will rest for a while to have lunch. Temang offers the attractive sights of Manaslu along with many other snowcapped mountin range. From here the way goes downhill through fir and pine forest to Koto and then to Chame, which is also the administrative capital of Manang district.
Firstly, the trail follows the river closely through deep canyon, making of our way through number of waterfalls we will arrive to Brathang(2919m). From here the trail goes through steep narrow valley winding through deep forest witnessing the magnificent view of Annapurna II. Crossing the river where the extraordinary curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises abruptly nearly 1500m from the riverbank, the trail climbs to the village of Pisang.
Today, either you can have a high route to Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal or shorter main trail to Manang which goes through a low pass into the valley below Pisang peak. Both the options offer the attractive and splendid Mountain View which introduces us to different Himalayan lifestyle and set up a strong foundation about the hidden geographical variation of the country. The longer walk will take 8-9 hours whereas the shorter takes 5 - 6 hours.
Today we will take a rest in Manang village and get adapted with the risen altitude and explore the surreal beauty of surrounding. Most of the visitors ascend to a hill situated behind Manang which offers the astonishing view of Annapurna massif and the huge icefall that run into and rumbles down from Gangapurna. Diagonally to the valley the huge mass of Gangapurna and Annapurna tower just above us. The view of sunrise and sunset seen from here is one of the most beautiful sights seen in the whole country.
From Manang, we will create our mode towards the base of Thorong La pass. Hiking out of Marshyangdi valley, we turn northwest to the valley of Jarsang Khola. Twisting directly above the forest we pass through arid, alpine land, with scrub juniper and patches of birch to Yak Kharka. We will reach Yak Kharka by afternoon. There are beautiful views of the couloir of weathered and pointy mountains from Yak Kharka. The highest from all the tops is Syagang (6026 m), under which leads the „secret “trip from the other side of the Thorong High Camp and the remaining time we can explore the neighborhood.
The Trial from Yak Kharka (4035m) rises only slowly through Thorong Khola valley up to the base camp in Thorong Phedi (4538m). Arround Annapurna’s this one belongs to the shortest ones. In Thorong Phedi, from where every day early in the morning tourists set off to conquer Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek, is plenty of time to have a rest or an acclimatization trip up to High Camp. We start after the breakfast trek to thorong phedi about claiming 5000mtr. The path is easy but we have to careful it is above Attitude more than 4000 mete. On the way some time we can see blue sheep also.
We will start early in the morning to climb the pass. The first phase of the ascent is very steep, but as we approach the peak it become completely disorder, but the altitude still makes the walk a thrilling one. After making our way through few false summits, we finally make it to top of the pass (5416m). The top offers the unexplainable 360-degree panorama of snowcapped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Upon looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki. After the pass the trail descends gradually but becomes steeper, finally making to a grassy slope, just before easing off to a gradual downhill walk to Muktinath.
After visiting the trials highest point Muktinath, we make our way through arid landscape with the snow-clad Himalayas in the backdrop. The trail goes down the valley offering an array of beautiful colors to Kali Gandaki valley at Ekalabatti. The scenery of the way ranges from forest of bright Rhododendrons to rocky cliffs. An easy walk from here finally brings us to Jomsom.
The flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are usually in the early morning due to the high winds which blow up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The short but very remarkable flight takes us all the way down the Kali Gandaki Valley with beautiful sights of Niligiri and Dhaulagiri. We fly to Pokhara, where we transfer to a small guesthouse for the night. The rest of the day is free to discover this lakeside resort. You can hire a bike and cycle around the lake, shop or simply relax in one of the lakeside cafes. Overnight stay in guesthouse.
We take a drive back to Kathmandu via same highway we took earlier to go there. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure. The rest of the day is free to explore Kathmandu. You can visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its complicated woodcarving, is located. Outside is Kumari Chowk where the young girl (Kumari) who is well-regarded as a living goddess. You may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambhunath which is one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath. The most important Hindu temple in the valley is Pashupatinath. Several sightseeing tours can be sign up and paid for locally at the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in hotel.
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon