Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking   |  15 Days

around massif Annapurna Himalaya crossing high scenic Thorang-La to Kali-Gandaki at Mustang areas

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking, a wonderful and scenic journey around worlds famous and prime trekking destination where walk leads you towards northern side of Annapurna massive peaks, within fascinating places includes interesting farm villages of Buddhist culture and traditional life as it was since past hundred of centuries.

On marvelous Annapurna Semi Circuit Trek leads you into deep green forested areas with daily scenic views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains and then slowly our journey enters into high arid and barren country at Manang valley enclosed within giant peaks of Annapurna northern peaks with range of Chulu and Pisang peaks.

After an enjoyable time around villages of Manang within Pisang-Braga and main Manang with time to explore its interesting culture and monasteries of immense interest with eye catching scenery of glaciers and high peaks of Gangapurna-Tilicho including range of Annapurna .

With time at Manang with rest day for acclimatization and local hike then crossing over high Thorang-la Pass to reach at Lower Mustang at holy Muktinath and Jomsom town for scenic short flight to scenic Pokhara city.

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trek, starting with interesting drive from Kathmandu towards Nepal Mid West around low and warmer areas of Lamjung district at Besisar the headquarter town of the area, then towards our starting point of the trek at Syange village.

From Syange climb into cooler region within deep woodland and charming villages with Buddhist monuments of Mani or prayer wall, then entering into scenic Manang valley and its interesting villages Pisang-Braga and Manang itself on Annapurna circuit route.

After an enjoyable and marvelous time walk at Manang main village where our route to cross highest pass of the adventure over Thorang-la above 5,416 m facing spectacular views of mountains and then ending our walk at holy Muktinath within Mustang area.

Completing our fabulous journey at nice Jomsom town famous for apples and its products located on ancient Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, from Jomsom taking a short scenic flight to land beautiful Pokhara a leading touristic city where our marvelous and overwhelming adventure on Annapurna Semi Circuit completes.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure around Annapurna Himalaya within picturesque high Manang valley unto high Thorang-la
  • Daily views of Annapurna - Manaslu with Dhaulagiri Himalaya all three worlds highest peaks
  • Exploring traditional villages of native Manang -Thakali - Magar and Gurung tribes of great interest
  • From moderate to adventurous e walks within high and scenic Manang valley with amazing views
  • Following raging Marysangdi River right up to its glacial source at near Manang village and beyond
  • Flying high from Jomsom above world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River to beautiful Pokhara

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West for Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Syange 1,140m via Besisar - 06 hrs.Morning taking an exciting drive with scenic views of Himalayan peaks, as ride leads on Nepal’s busy highway past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Nepal Mid West warmer areas at Lamjung district, and the continue drive past Besisar (headquarter town of Lamjung district) following Marysangdi River to reach at Syange village for overnight stop with views of wonderful waterfalls nearby.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Dharapani 1,943 m - 06 hrs.From Syange walk begins with climb on leaving Marysangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers, after Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. As walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here few hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village, located on the midway of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Chame 2,720 m - 05 hrs.After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 04 hrs.Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk leads through forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.
  • 8 Day 8: At Manang for acclimatization day with short hike.A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before reaching higher areas to Thorang-la pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on windswept valley by the bank of Marysangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210m - 04 hrs.After a good rest and overnight at Manang villager walk further North-West towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorang Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
  • 11 Day 11: Cross Thorang La 5,416 m / 17,769 ft and descend to Muktinath 3,800 m- 06 hrs.One of the highlight and Big Day of this adventure! After early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on steep winding path to reach Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft. The highest point of the adventure with views of snowcapped peaks, and then with long descends to reach at holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area. On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.
  • 12 Day 12: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 02 hrs afternoon free at leisure to explore the town.From this peaceful religious and holy site of Muktinath with views of Dhaulagiri range, at Muktinath our trekking completes taking a ride to reach lower areas of Mustang, since the motor-able came walking is disturbed by movement of vehicles, so taking a drive instead of walking. Drive leads towards wide Kaligandaki River within its windswept landscapes to reach at Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang area, an interesting town inhabited by Thakali people of Buddhism religion, as these tribe on long history of trade with Tibet as this town situated on main old Trans Himalayan salt and caravan trade of Nepal and Tibet. With time here to enjoy walks around and observe the local people fascinating culture and traditions.
  • 13 Day 13: Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 22 mins and transfer to hotel by the lake of Phewa.Our last day of the adventure early morning walk to Jomsom small airport for super scenic short flight to land at picturesque Pokhara and then transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa lake side.
  • 14 Day 14: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 15 Day 15: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful adventure and experience on Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance            
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • All land transportation there and back
    • Two night standard Hotel in pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
    • Jomsome flight to pokhara 
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

  • Cost start from US $1150
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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