Annapurna Round Trekking the famous Annapurna massif passing through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayan foothills, trans-Himalayan Manang and then entering Mustang Valley crossing the highest elevation Thorang La pass (5,416m). The trail then joins the Kali Gandaki River that flows through the deepest gorge on earth.
The trek start from Besisahar follows the partly constructed road. The first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River. The region has lush green valleys which are inhabited by Gurungs along with a large number of other ethnic groups. You encounter countless high waterfalls that cascade down into the main river while the skyline is dominated by the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.
From Manang, the trail goes uphill through high alpine pastures.The trek on the following day goes towards Thorang La pass from where the long descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a very popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath you can see the skyline to the west dominated by the Dhaulagiri range while to the north can be seen arid hills of Upper Mustang. The trail leads down through the banks of the Kali Gandaki Beni or Ghorepani to pokhara.
Trekking Region : Annapurna, North of Pokhara
Trek Grade : Moderate - Difficult
Starting Point : Besisahar
End Point : Pokhara
Trek Duration : 16 Night 17 days
Highest Access : Thorung La Pass (5416m.)
Seasons : April, May & September till December.
Trek Mode : Camping/Tea house Both
Himalayan Sights : All Annapurna ranges, Manaslu, Gangapurna, pisang peak, chulu west-East Dhawalagiri Himal and many more beautiful peaks.
Culture : Mixed influences among the majority of Gurung
Trek Summary : Walk completely around the Annapurna massif. Trek through lowland villages to the remote Manang Region, and down the Kali Gandaki. Cross 5416m. Pass - probably the highest you'll ever get without climbing a mountain.
Day 01 : Pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing In kathmandu valley.
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Drive a bus to Bensishar 177km (820m).
Day 04 : Drive to Chamche (1430m) (6:30 hours).
Day 05 : Chamche to Dharapani (1920m) (6:30 hours).
Day 06 : Dharapani to Chame (2630m) (7 hours).
Day 07 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) (7 hours).
Day 08 : Pisang to Manang (3500m) (6:30 hours).
Day 09 : Manang Rest (for Acclimatization).
Day 10 : Manang to yak kharka (4090m) (6 hours).
Day 11 : Yak kharka to Throng phedi (4420m) (4 hours).
Day 12 : Crossing throng pass (5416m) O/N in Muktinath (3800m).
Day 13 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m) (4 hours).
Day 14 : Flight/ Drive to Pokhara Over Night in Hotel.
Day 15 : Free Day or sightseeing in Pokhara.
Day 16 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus or flight.
Day 17 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.