An adventurous trek among the mighty Annapurna Range.

An adventurous trek among the mighty Annapurna Ranges. This challenging adventure combines the two classic treks of Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary in a veritable kaleidoscope of all that the beautiful Annapurna region has to offer. The vision of snow-capped mountains, deep plunging valleys, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire travellers with a true adventurous spirit. Reaching over 5400m Thorung Pass and standing in the mountain amphitheatre of the Sanctuary, you will revel in the exhilarating experience and extraodinary lifetime achievement.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara

Day 04: Pokhara - Beni-Shinga

Day 05: Shinga - Durbang

Day 06: Dharbang - Shibang

Day 07: Shibang - Muri

Day 08: Muri - Bagar

Day 09: Bagar - Dovan

Day 10: Dovan - Sallaghari or Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp)

Day11: Upper Vugini (Italian Base Camp) - Glacier Camp

Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col - Hidden Valley

Day14: Hidden Valley camp

Day15: Hidden Valley - Yak Kharka

Day 16: Yak Kharka - Marpha

Day 17: Marpha - Kalo pani

Day 18: Kalo pani - Tatopani

Day 19: Tatopani - Ghorepani

Day20: Ghorepani - Birethanti - Pokhara

Day 21: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Day 22; International Departure

Trip Profile

Day Trip : 13

 Accommodation: Trek Accommodation

Type: TeaHouse

Style: Discovery

When to Visit: Oct to Nov, Mar to May

Altitude Max: 5,416m/ 17,765ft (Thorung Pass)

Altitude Avg: 2,800m/ 9,185ft

Grade: D / STRENUOUS

  • Involves trekking of up to 6-7 hours a day at a steady pace (at altitude, as we approach ThorungLa)
  • Crossing of the high Thorung La Pass (5,416m) is difficult and is usually snowbound from nid-Dec to mid-April, although navigable
  • Downhill section of Thorung Pass to Muktinath is very steep and could be treacherous in cass of snowfall
  • Risk of altitude problems and exposure crossing KaliGandaki
  • ThorungLa (5,416m)

{tab Highlights}

  • Seenic drive to Besisahar and to Kathmandu through deep river valleys
  • Incredible geographic and cultural diversity
  • Trek through sub-tropical forests, rice-fields and banana groves to ridges and moraines
  • Mule caravans reminiscent of olden times
  • Meetingpeople of various ethnic backgrounds; ie. Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung, Manangi, Thakali, Mustangi, Tibetan
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries and old villages
  • Try the potent Seabuckthorn juice, said to have vitamin content higher than any other fruit or vegetable
  • Trading village of Manang
  • Cross 5416m Thorung La Pass, one of the world's highest navigable passes
  • Fantastic mountain panorama from the pass
  • Sharing trail with pilgrims on their way to Muktinath Temple, one of the Hindu's most revered sites
  • Apple brandy
  • Walk on the historic trade route and explore the trading villages
  • Jomsom-Pokhara; one of the world's most beautiful mountain flights
  • Beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara

Cost Detail

Inclusions:

  • All meals except main meals in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport, including airport transfers, as mentioned
  • All accommodations;
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All applicable permits and entrance fees
  • Full trek staff arrangements including a Trek

Exclusions:

  • Personal expences
  • Tip and Donation
  • Drinks
  • Air fare

Comments

  • Offers a fine opportunity to get into the mountains in a short time and without having to contend with altitude and flight problems.
  • Excellent for those pressed for time
  • Excellent introduction to trekking
  • Excellent add-ons
  • Great monsoon trek with wild flowers in full bloom
  • It's a good idea to coincide our visit here with the local pilgrimage that takes place at the time of full moon of August
  • You can continue trekking to the Laurebina Pass above GosainKunda Lake and trek through Helambu to reach Kathmandu
  • You can also combine Langtang Valley trek with this
  • Excellent add-ons

Duration : 22 Days

Options:  Deluxe and Standard

Price Starts:  from US$

Remarks: condition apply