Annapurna Expedition (43 days)
|Trip Duration||43 days|
|Min. Group Size||1|
|Max Altitude:||5416 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY|
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accomodation during Expedition|
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (760m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Besisahar (823m.). It takes almost seven hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Besisahar to Khudi. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Khudi to Syange. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Syange to Tal. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tal to Bagarchhap. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3155m.) takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point, the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bratang. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Pisang to Hongde. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Hongde to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Base Camp.
Clean Up Base Camp and trek back to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Manang. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Manang to Churi Lattar. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Churi Lattar to Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath takes about seven hours. You start early today to cross the Thorong La (5416m). The trail becomes steep but as local people have used this trail for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it is compensated with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually, the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m.) takes about approximately five hours. You now begin the descent path down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Marpha is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple juice, apricot and peach brandy. Stay overnight at lodge.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after the trip and frequent change of the weather sometimes prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Fly out from Kathmandu.
OPTION II: For Base Camp service arrangements
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Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.