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Annapurna Circuit Thorang-La Pass Trekking

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Price starting from

$1,399 USD 1,299

per person

Duration

22 days

Max. Elevation

5416.00m

Group size

2+

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June and September- December
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Meals
Full board in trekking & breakfast basis in the city.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Besi-Sahar-Khudi-Sirung-Chamje-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Manang-Churilattar-Thorang Phedi-Thorang High Camp-Throng-La-Muktinath-Kagbeni-Marpha-Kalopani-Tatopani-Gorepani-Poon hill-Tadapani-Ghandruck-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Adventure around the massive Annapurna Himalayas with the scenic and high Thorang-La pass.
  • A breathtaking experience on daily walks with spectacular scenery of mountains and valleys.
  • from low, warm areas to the cooler alpine zone and towards arctic areas of ice and glaciers.
  • enchanting woodland and into interesting and lovely villages treasured with Buddhism culture.
  • Walking both sides from the dry, arid north to the lush green south of the Annapurna Himalaya.


"Explore both sides of the scenic and beautiful Annapurna massive mountains."


The Annapurna Circuit (Thorang-La Pass Trekking) is a classic trek that completely circles the famed Annapurna massif. It is a favourite among all trekking destinations to the Himalayas of Nepal, China, and Tibet due to its Himalayan range arrangement that runs through the thick, rough country to close Tibetan borders. The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to the passionate viewpoints of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna as we travel through Manang's downtown and pass through Thorong La (5416 m), which is linked to the Marsyangdi valley and Kali Gandaki valley ranges.

Trekkers experiencing the high-altitude route of 5416 meters at Throng-La Pass in the Annapurna Circuit Thorang-La Pass Trekking can have the perfect magnificent Himalayan range views of three fantastic peaks named Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu. The trail then goes behind the Annapurna hills and crosses the Trans-Himalayan district, which is populated by Tibetan ethnic people who practice Buddhist culture. The involvement with various ethnic social cultures such as Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Lama, and Thakalis is one of the most fascinating aspects of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

The Kali Gandaki River, the world's most significant attraction, is still an untamed territory that draws tourists from all over the world. This trek, also known as the Annapurna Circuit, offers a unique and diverse cultural experience in Nepal. Trekking in the Annapurna region is the best way to get a close look at the majestic Himalayan scenery. A single glimpse of this enchanting mountain can mesmerize you. Likewise, it has been a popular trekking destination for international tourists since 1977, when it was first opened to the public.

The highlights of this trek are the journey's breaking points, where we can enjoy different views and locations within the same journey, such as the Thorong La pass and the remaining parts around the hallowed region of Muktinath, which are also great episodes of Annapurna Circuit Thorang-La Pass Trekking that demonstrate the diverse nature and climate differences. So, take a break from your busy schedule and lose yourself in the beauty of the high mountains that look like exotic models of nature.

Best Season for Annapurna Circuit: Thorang-la Pass


Autumn in the Himalayas occurs in September, October, and November, with October usually regarded as the finest month to walk the Annapurna Circuit. The monsoon has cleansed the air and left no dust trails. This is peak hiking season, so tea houses will be crowded, particularly in Manang. The Annapurna Circuit may be trekked in the winter, with November and December providing a welcome relief from the fall hiking hordes. Prepare for frigid days and much colder nights, as well as the chance of snow delays or diversions. Heavy snowfall in January makes the Thorong La crossing dangerous, and many trekkers will find the route closed. Warmer, longer days in February, March, and early April provide a lovely alternative to the hectic autumn trekking season, which is flooded with pink rhododendrons in full bloom. May is warm, especially at lower elevations, but it also brings the chance of pre-monsoon rain. As a result, you'll need to be prepared with wet-weather clothing. The monsoon arrives in full force in June, July, and August, bringing severe rain and the potential for flooded rivers in the circuit's lower portions, as well as landslides on the circuit's fragile slopes. While it does not rain every day and the landscape grows lush and green, vistas of the Himalayas are typically covered by clouds. Overall, avoid it if possible.

Accommodation at Annapurna Circuit, Thorang-la Pass


From the beginning to the end of this hike in the Annapurna region, we stayed at the best available local lodges. The lodge's vast menu, which includes everything from legendary Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental food, as well as some Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian dishes, provides wonderful meals based on your tastes. All meals are well-prepared, clean, and served in a large, friendly dining hall.


Acclimatization and Communication


The capacity to adapt to one's environment, temperature, climate, traditions, culture, and cuisine is essential for completing and enjoying the walk. When arranging our routes, we always bear in mind that we should not climb more than 1000 meters in a single day. This can result in altitude sickness and respiratory problems. On the other hand, slowing down and taking pauses along the way, on the other hand, helps our bodies adjust to temperature, weather, and climatic changes.

Meals and beverages must be avoided sometimes since they cause physiological and mental stress, resulting in diarrhoea, constipation, headaches, temper issues, a sense of mistreatment, and a lack of services. Before embarking on a journey and inquiring about available accommodations, travellers should always identify the foods and beverages to which they are allergic or do not eat, as this will assist in the construction of a food and beverage plan B.

Travel insurance 


Holiday Tours Nepal advises and recommends that all travellers get travel and medical insurance in case of unforeseen occurrences during their Himalayan holiday. Travel and medical insurance must be secured before traveling to the Himalayan areas.

Every one of our guests is required to get travel and medical insurance before embarking on any vacation or trek with Holiday Trip Nepal. A sufficient amount of coverage should be included for treks and tours, including coverage for death, personal injury, medical bills, and repatriation charges for any mode of transportation used for emergency evacuations, such as a helicopter rescue, an air ambulance, or the appropriate baggage coverage.

High Altitude Mountain Sickness


Mountain altitude sickness may affect anyone. Because of a lack of oxygen, the reduction in air pressure at high altitude makes breathing difficult. It is more prevalent above 3300 meters (10,000 ft). The signs and symptoms are as follows: Dizziness/headache, vomiting and nausea, tiredness and fatigue, sleeplessness, appetite loss, stress and anger, and so on.

Dress appropriately for the temperature, drink enough water, eat properly, and move slowly to avoid AMS. If your body is not feeling well, you should request rest or sleep. Maintain a supply of water and follow the tour leader's instructions and mountain sickness warnings.


If small problems emerge during a walk, our guides are trained for mountain sickness. Each consumer should have his or her own insurance before coming to Nepal in case of an emergency. All of our personnel are insured in the case of an emergency. If a helicopter evacuation is necessary in an emergency, we may arrange for Helicopter Rescue, which may be reimbursed by your insurance.

Toilet facilities


There are restrooms dispersed throughout the way; almost all of them are squat toilets, while western toilets are offered at all of the teahouses Intrepid sleeps in (save at Annapurna Base Camp), and none of them give toilet paper. Check your daypack for a paper roll. Individual rolls are sold by the majority of the shops and teahouses along the walk.

Communication/Electricity/Battery Recharge/Internet


The majority of ABC Trek destinations offer a stable internet connection. Although some lodges provide free Wi-Fi, most charge between USD 1 and USD 4 for Wi-Fi and smartphone charging. The internet, on the other hand, is not always reliable.  

You may, however, connect to the internet via sim cards. Using SIM cards to connect to the internet is the most cost-effective option. Sim cards also provide a range of data packages, making internet access quite affordable. Sim cards are widely and inexpensively available at airports and phone retailers. It is only available with a passport.

The two telecommunications companies that operate on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are Ncell and NTC. Most small towns and hiking trails have decent cell phone reception. However, in certain areas, the network may be insufficient or unavailable.Similarly, a new GSM Mobile tower has been built along the Mardi Gras route to help the ABC Trail. It is a solar-powered base station at a height of 3,550 meters (11,647 ft.). More construction is also planned along the ABC route. The ABC trekking trail may soon have a reliable phone connection.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Our airport representative will meet you at Kathmandu's international airport and transport you to your hotel. Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel after refreshments for a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's Durbar Square. You will be picked up from your hotel later this evening for a cultural dinner. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day

2

Today, a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Buddhist and Hindu sites in Kathmandu, most likely to Durbar Square, followed by a visit to "Swyambhunath." The holy site of Hinduism and Buddhism is also known as "the monkey temple" because it is home to many holy monkeys in the temple's north-west corner. You will then be taken to "Pashupatinath," a sacred Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest and oldest stupas. Later that afternoon, a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide will take place in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you on the trek and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. A second overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day

3

After an early breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and transport you to the bus station for a scenic country drive to Khudi. On the way, we can see more of Nepal's countryside, which includes greenery, rivers, settlements, farms, and beautiful mountains. We continue on the road toward Pokhara after Mugling. We leave the Pokhara highway at Dumre and head north to Besisahar. Khudi, the starting point of our adventure, is about a 30-minute drive from Besisahar. Spend the night in Khudi.

Day

4

The adventure begins after a leisurely breakfast. Our first day's trek includes a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, and several up-and-down hill sections through rice paddies and subtropical forest. The walk begins gradually and then becomes steeper. As we walk higher, the mountains (Manaslu) visible from Khudi become closer. The villages and people are both fascinating. We pass through Taranche, an ethnically Tibetan settlement, on our way to Sirung. In Sirung, we get up close and personal with Nadi Chuli and Manaslu. Sirung offers us home-stays where we can participate in cultural programs organized by locals for visitors. If there are more than four visitors, the group may have to split up to stay the night.

Day

5

The trail continues from Sirung Village, passing through amphitheater-shaped terraces, a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and small villages. The trail always follows the Marshyangdi River. Follow the river from Syange to the stone village of Jagat for lunch. After lunch, we'll walk for an hour to Chamje, which has a beautiful view of the Waterfall. Stay in Chamje for the night.

Day

6

The trail from Chamje steadily ascends the Marsyangdi River to Tal (1675m), a small village at the base of a large waterfall. The trek has now entered the Manang district. The trail winds through a wide, flat valley before ascending a stone staircase to 1860 m. The trail continues with several ups and downs before coming to a halt at Dharapani for the night. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

7

Chame is the administrative center of the Manang district. So, after breakfast, you will begin the day with a few slow ascents up to Timang at 2360m (the area dominated by the Tamang tribe of people) and then continue through pine forest to Chame at 2660m. Chame offers spectacular views of Annapurna II and Lamgung Himal. In the evening, visit the market and a small natural hot spring where you can take a bath. Overnight stay at the Tea House.

Day

8

Cross the Marshyangdi River and continue your journey through a lovely pine and spruce forest. Finally, your trek will bring you to Brathang village, which is set in a beautiful apple garden. A further trek takes you to the next bridge, where you will cross the Marshyangdi once more. Manang begins from here. A gentle ascent begins through pine forest with a spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna. You have arrived at Pisang village (3185m). Lower Pisang and upper Pisang are the two Pisang; the upper Pisang has a better view of the valley and the mountain. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

9

There are two routes to Manang: the upper route and the lower route. The upper route has a better view than the lower route, but both have nicer and more distinct views. The lower route takes you through pine forest with magnificent views of the Annapurnas from various angles and a beautiful landscape to Humde village and a further trek to Braga village, where you can visit a 600-year-old monastery and Tibetan-style houses. You arrive in Manang village after a 40-minute trek from Braga. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

10

A day in Manang village is recommended to acclimate and explore Manang. Manange's flat-roofed houses provide spectacular views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake. You have the option of visiting either Hundred Rupees Lama or Gangapurna Glacier Lake with Village today. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

11

After spending time in Manang Village, the trek begins with an ascent of nearly 2000 meters to the Throung La. From Manang, the trail crosses a stream and a mane stone before arriving at Tenki Manang. The trek continues through Gunsang, a small village where you can stop for tea or coffee. Today you will arrive in Yak Kharka, also known as Koche, and continue to Churilattar, which will take another hour. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

12

After breakfast in the teahouse, begin the trek with a few steps up and down until the stream is crossed on a wooden bridge at 4310 meters. After a short ascent on a good trail to a teashop, the route takes a narrow path across a high, unstable slope to Thorong Phedi. If you feel good today, you can make it all the way to Thorang High Camp; doing so today will make it easier tomorrow. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

13

Today, you will begin your walk early in the morning with a torch light, gradually ascending with a nice view of the Annapurna Mountain and Chulu West before reaching the pass. The Throng-La pass, with its traditional Chorten and prayer flags, is located at an elevation of 5416m and is the highest point of your journey, offering spectacular high Himalayan scenery. The path leads all the way to Muktinath. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

14

Today begins with an early morning visit to Muktinath Temple, followed by an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail quickly descends to the valley floor. The descent to Kagbeni takes you through a dramatic, arid landscape. Trek to Jomsom and then to Marpha village, a major trading stop on the Kaligandaki trading route. This is a very windy path in the afternoon, so cross before noon, following the Kaligandaki downstream with different views of mountain and sandy path. Visit Marpha village, which includes a monastery, an apple brandy factory, and other attractions. Stay at the tea house overnight.

Day

15

Today, after breakfast, you will trek through several villages with beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri Icefall. The trail continues along the Kaligandaki River, known as Thak Khola, until it reaches Kalopani. Today, after Marpha, you can visit Tukche, Larjung, and Kobang villages, as well as other villages in the Thakalis, Apple's homeland. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

16

Today, after a wonderful view of Mt. Annapurna I, we will trek slowly downhill to Dana, where we will stop for lunch. Right after Kalopani, you will see one of the world's deepest gorges. After lunch, you will be walking another two hours to Tatopani, where the view of Mt. Nilgiri is spectacular. Natural hot spring bathing is a major draw for Tatopani visitors. In Nepali, tata means 'hot,' and pani means 'water.' When you arrive in Tatopani, refresh yourself and then trek for about 10 minutes to the hot spring pool. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

17

In Nepal, you never finish up and down, especially when trekking in the mountains, so today you must climb 1600 meters in a day to Gorepaani. On the way, you will pass through villages of various ethnic groups, each with a unique life style, housing style, and profession. Ghara, Shikha, Phalate, and Chitre are the main villages along the way. Today you will see Mt Dhaulagri, Mt Nilgiri, and Mt Annapurna from different perspectives. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

18

Today, an early morning guide will take you to Poon Hill, where you will be able to photograph the sunrise for a lifetime memory. Over 30 snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, including Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Dhaulagiri, can be seen from here. After having a wonderful time at Poon Hill, return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing the trek to Tadapani. This is one of Nepal's best and most well-known trekking areas. The Annapurna and Machhapuchre ranges dominate the mountain views, with glimpses of the further Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range to the east. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

19

Tadapani is a beautiful location where you can see a beautiful sunrise and a mountain surrounded by Rhododendron frost. After breakfast today, the trail descends through dense forest to the Ghandruck. This is the trek's modern village and a lovely village settlement in a terrace field. Spend the night at the tea house.

Day

20

After a wonderful time in the mountains, you will descend to Syauli Bazaar, where the trail begins level until Nayapul, where your trek will end and you will drive to Pokhara. Stay the night in Pokhara at a hotel.

Day

21

You are welcome to spend your free day in Pokhara doing whatever you like, or ask us for some authentic places to visit.

Day

22

After breakfast in the hotel in Pokhara, you will be ready for day drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay over night at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Day

23

Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

Inclusions

Includes

  • all airports Pick up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
  • 02 night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with private vehicles (entrance fees extra)
  • Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want a private vehicle from Kathmandu, it is also available at an additional cost). and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want a flight or private vehicle from Pokhara, it is also available on an additional cost).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English-speaking, well-trained, government license-holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guests and 1 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • We provide the assistant guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance, walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Safe drinking water
  • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.

Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (you should bring accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos)
  • All the international air fares from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure, as well as early back/return from the mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
  • Your personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc)
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in the service includes a column.

Complimentary

  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • First, aid kit and services.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bags, down jackets, t-shirts, caps, duffel bags, and city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Use an oxygen oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during the trek. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms)), which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

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