Annapurna Round Trek (#78 )

About this package

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manag village in one day. As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki - the world's deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.

Day 1

Kathmandu to Bhulbhule ( Drive by bus ).

Day 2

Bhulbhule to Syange.

Day 3

Syange to Tal

Day 4

Tal to Timang.

Day 5

Timang to Dhukur Pokhari.

Day 6

Dhukur Pokhari to Manag.

Day 7

Manage rest day.

Day 8

Manag to Yak kharka.

Day 9

Yak Kharka to High Camp.

Day 10

High Camp to Thorong pass( 5416m) then down to Muktinath.

Day 11

Muktinath to Jomsom.

Day 12

Jomsom to Pokhara ( by Air ).

Day 13

Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.

Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Weather

Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.

Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.

Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.

Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.

Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.

Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.

  1. Accommodation Kathmandu and Pokhara - Twin share
  2. Accommodation on trek. Twin or multi share.
  3. All domestic transport as listed in itinerary
  4. All National Park entrance fees
  5. Porters to carry personal gear
  6. 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
  7. Trek guide

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  2. Meals
  3. International flights and departure taxes
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Legend Nepal
  9. Pokhara-Kathmandu flight (optional)

13 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 13 days
: 5416 m.
: Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara is on a twin share basis with private facilities.
: No meals are included. In Kathmandu and Pokhara restaurants of every style and price-range abound.
: 20 km. per day
: Tourist Bus and Private car
: Trekking
:
autumn (September – December)
summer (March – May)
: 6
: Trekking
: Moderate