The trail goes on a circuitous route around the entire Annapurna massif, visiting the Tibet-like landscapes on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is the classic long-distance route in Annapurna. Walk up the Marsyyangdi Valley and down the Kaligandaki Valley crossing Thorong La, a 5416m pass. The trail over the pass is steep but in good shape and not hard to follow. Here one is really midst of the mountains. However, be aware of altitude sickness and be prepared for weather extremes as the Thorung La is notorious for changing its mood. The pass is often snowbound and sometimes un-crossable between mid-December and mid-February. This long and strenuous trail wanders through a whole range of bioclimatic zones from subtropical to alpine, inhabited by distinct ethnic groups mostly with a Hindu or Buddhist religious background.
Day to day program
Day 1. Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2. Kathmandu. Free day in hotel, shopping in Thamel, sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 3. Drive to Besi Sahar 823m Trek begins.
Day 4. Trek to Ngadi 1011m.
Day 5. Trek to Jagat 1314m.
Day 6. Trek to Dharapani 1943m.
Day 7. Trek to Chame 2713m.
Day 8. Trek to Pisang 3185m.
Day 9. Trek to Manang 3351m.
Day 10. Manang. Rest day.
Day 11. Trek to Ledder 4110m.
Day 12. Trek to Muktinath 3812m via Thorong La 5416m.
Day 13. Trek to Jomson 2713m.
Day 14. Trek to Kalo Pani (Lete) 2530m.
Day 15. Trek to Tato Pani 1189m.
Day 16. Trek to Gorephani 2855m.
Day 17. Morning Poon Hill 3193m and Trek to Birethanti/Naya Pul 1613m.
Day 18. Bus to Pokhara. Hotel and half day sightseeing.
Day 19. Morning flight to Kathmandu. Hotel and half day sightseeing.
Day 20. Departure Kathmandu.
1 4 pax : 1560 USD.
5 8 pax : 1440 USD.
9 or more : 1320 USD.
- All permits.
- All domestic transport as flight, bus, transfer.
- Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Accommodation in Lodges during the Trek.
- Food, 3 meals a day.
- Guide & Porters.
- Insurance for Guide & Porters.
Price not includes
- Personal insurance.
- Emergency evacuation by Helicopter.
- Personal expenses like chocolate, hot shower, mineral water, beer, wine