ABC CIRCUIT THORONG PASS
Annapurna Circuit Thorong Pass – From thick fir and rhododendron forests to the harsh, thin atmosphere of the Tibetan plateau the ethnic groups encountered, lowland Hindu and highland Buddhist, are as varied as the landscape. From the dizzying heights of the Thorung Pass (5416m) line upon line of snow ridges stretch before you whilst below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge a busy pilgrimage and trade route controlled by Thakali and Mustang tribes. The highest pass is Thorongla Pass that is 5416 meter.
Royal Mountain trekking also offers these Annapurna packages at budget cost. Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking, Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.
Kathmandu – Bhulbule (190km/840m/ 8hrs)
We then continue our 2hrs drive to Bhulbule at the bank of Marsyangdi River.
BHULBULE – JAGAT (1300m 7 hrs)
JAGAT – DHARAPANI (1860m 6 ½ hrs)
DHARAPANI – CHAME (2670m 6-7 hrs)
We can spend a majestic time with the pleasing scenery of Manaslu before we move ahead. As we cross sudden incline we then pass through magnificent rhododendrons slight ertical trail. Then we cross pine forest, stream and come in to pristine Hamlet of Kotho. Here, we can capture enchanting view of Annapurna II. Walking further we arrive at Chame with large white gate with a corrugated iron roof. It's major attraction is the hot spring. The administrative headquarter of Manang District has all the essential facilities like electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels lodges and banks.
CHAME – PISANG (3200m 6-7 hrs)
Moving further from forested village the valley turns into a gentle U-shape and beautiful Annapurna range rears up. Ahead, we again pass through steep rock-strewn trails to the south side to cross long suspension bridge at 3040 meters high. The vantage point allows viewing Paungda Dang rock rising more the 1500 meters from the river. Further more towards Pisang we will have an opportunity to capture splendid views of Annapurna II high on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east.
PISANG – MANANG (3540m, 6hrs)
From Pasang to Manang through steep ridge and take pleasure our trek continues towards the beautiful sights of the Manang Valley and Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. Before Manang we descend through Manang’s airstip and arrive at Hongde lying under the gigantic Annapurna III on the north-east face.We reached ahed at wide plant of the Sabje Khola Valley where we can see the to beautiful view of Annapurna IV (7525m).
Advancing on we cross over a gusing Marsyangdi Khola on wooden bridge and enter a beautiful village of Mungji. Further treading we leave behind some cultivated fields and reach impressive monastery of Bryaga village. Finally, before we land at Manang we enjoy the majestic view of the Annapurna range – Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).
REST DAY AT MANANG
MANANG – CHULU LEDER (4200m, 4hrs )
We now encounter with grazing horses and yaks as we approach picturesque meadows and rich forest of barberry, juniper etc. As we move on along a large stream flowing from Ghulu West and Gundang and the trail leads to a rich pasture at 4000 meters.
CHULU LEDER – THORONG PHEDI (4450m, 3HRS)
THORONG PHEDI – THORONG PASS (5416m) – MUKTINATH (3800m, 10hrs)
We have 1600m trek remaining to Muktinath. The demanding journey makes up by the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Finally, appears grassy slopes and then a pleasant walk towards Muktinath and its shrines and temples.
MUKTINATH – JOMSOM (2810m, 6hrs)
JOMSOM TO POKHARA (B)
As per the scheduled flight, we will manage your transfer to the Jomsom airport. The free day stars as you reach Pokhara.
Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).
POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
• Basic lodge accommodation on trek • 2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking • All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi • Annapurna conservation entrance fees • Trekking permit (TIMS) • Porter to carry personal gear • 15kg luggage allowance while on trek • English speaking trekking guide
• Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary. • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head • Cost for Insurance. • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly. • Payment for service provided on a personal request. • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc. • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara • Airfare
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