This is the ideal trek for all those travelers who would
like to experience Nepal’s classic Annapurna circuit trek in a short time
The trek winds through different type of topographical
circumstances from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid or semi-desert alike
to Tibetan topography.
Offering the astonishing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri,
the trek gives the chance to cross heart-gripping Thorang La pass (5416m)
making it Nepal’s classic and most celebrated trekking trails.
This is an exemplary case of teahouse trek giving us the
time to spend in villages inhabited by people belonging to different ethnic
After making our way through Thorang La pass we will fly
back to Jomsom and then to Pokhara. This is a short but fulfilling introduction
of trekking in Himalayas of Nepal.
Day 1: Kathmandu
As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport
our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of
Day 2: Drive to
Besisahar and trek to Bhulbhule
Early in the morning we will drive towards Pokhara along the
Trishuli valley witnessing the superb mountain views of Ganesh Himal and
Manaslu. Upon reaching Mugling the road turns to Dumre and continues to
Beshisahar which is the starting point of our trek. From Besisahar the trail
takes us down river and continues northwards up to the Marshayandi valley with
Hiunchuli and 29other snow claded peaks dominating the skyline. Continuing the
walk through rice paddies and villages for about two hours we will reach
Day 3: Trek to Jagat
From Bhulbhule the trail goes through the east bank of the
river passing a grand waterfall to Ngaddi. Crossing the suspension bridge the
trail steadly goes uphill through the scrub forest to a Tibetan style Manangi
village of Lampatta which is adorned by prayer flags. From here the trail
steeply ascends to the village of Bahundana(1311m)and then descends to a river
at Syange(1136) where we cross the river once again. Following the river we
finally arrive to our camping site in Jagat.
Day 4: Trek to
Leaving Jagat, the trail winds up to Chyamje, after crossing
a suspension bridge the trail goes uphill through the Oak forest. Continuing
the walk for a while the trail emerges into a valley and we reach a village of
Tal which is situated on the foot of massif waterfall. Crossing the river again
the trail ascends to a village of Dharapani.
Day 5: Trek to
From Dharapani we will continue the climb to village of
Bagarchap(2164m). Continuing the trek through the forest we will reach Dhanagyu
and climb to Temang where we will rest for a while to have lunch. Temang offers
the magnificent views of Manaslu along with many other snow capped Himalayan
massif. From here the trail goes downhill through fir and pine forest to Koto
and then to Chame, which is also the administrative capital of Manang district.
Day 6: Trek to
Initially the trail follows the river closely through deep
canyon, making of our way through number of waterfalls we will arrive to
Brathang(2919m). From here the trail goes through steep narrow valley winding
through deep forest witnessing the magnificent view of Annapurna II. Crossing
the river where the extraordinary curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises
abruptly nearly 1500m from the riverbank, the trail climb to the village of
Day 7: Trek to Manang
Today you have 2choices, either you can take a high route to
Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal or opt for shorter main trail to
Manang which goes through a low pass into the valley below Pisang peak. Both
the options offers the magnificent Mountain View, introduces us to diverse
Himalayan lifestyle and set up a strong foundation about the concealed
geographical variation of the country. The longer walk will take 8-9hours
whereas the shorter takes 5-6hours.
Acclimatization in Manang
Today we will take a rest in Manang village and get adapted
with the risen altitude and explore the surreal beauty of surrounding. Most of
the visitors ascend to a hill situated behind Manang which offers the
astonishing view of Annapurna massif and the huge icefall that run into and
rumbles down from Gangapurna. Diagonally to the valley the huge mass of
Gangapurna and Annapurna tower just above us. The view of sunrise and sunset
seen from here is one of the most beautiful sights seen in the whole country.
Day 9: Trek to Yak
From Manang we will make our way towards the base of Thorong
La pass. Climbing out of Marshyangdi valley, we turn northwest to the valley of
Jarsang Khola. Winding above the forest we pass through arid, alpine land, with
scrub juniper and patches of birch to Yak Kharka. We will reach Yak Kharka by
afternoon and in the remaining time we can explore the vicinity. Here we can
get a occasional glimpse of Blue Sheep which are the local inhabitant of this
chilly and breezy area.
Day:10: Trek to thorong phedi (4450 m)
we start after the break fast trek to thorong phedi about claiming 5000mtr. The path is easy but we have to careful it is above Attitude more than 4000 mtr on the way some time we can see blue sheep also.
Day 11: Trek to
We will start early in the morning to climb the pass. The
initial stage of the ascent is very steep, but as we approach the peak it
becomes much sloppier, but the altitude still makes the walk a challenging one.
After making our way through few false summits, we finally make it to top of
the pass (5416m). The top offers the unexplainable 360 degree panorama of snow
capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Upon looking back we can view
several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the unfathomable gorge of Kali
Gandaki. After the pass the trail descends gradually but becomes steeper,
finally making to a grassy slope, just before easing off to a gradual downhill
walk to Muktinath.
Day 12: Trek to
After visiting the holy temple of Muktinath, we make our way
through arid landscape with the snow clad Himalayas in the backdrop. The trail
goes down the valley offering an array of beautiful colors to Kali Gandaki
valley at Ekalabatti. An easy walk from here finally brings us to Jomsom.
Day 13: Fly back to
From Jomsom we will take a early morning scenic flight to
Pokhara watching the magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival,
we will check into the hotel, freshen up and have lunch. The rest of the day is
free to explore this lake city. You can hire a bicycle and make the trip even
Day 14: Fly back to
We will take a early morning flight back to Kathmandu
through the Himalayas. In Kathmandu the rest of the day is free. We will start the
traveling around by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of
Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped
temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit
the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities
performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where
the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is
located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument
representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan
Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is
dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their
antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar
Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit
Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single
tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple
(residence of living goddess Kumari).
After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed
in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is
situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back
to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Farewell
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport
for your onward journey.
- Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
- Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.
Electricity in Nepal
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal Climate information
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Nepal Visas information
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Respect to Local Peoples
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”