Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking is one of the most enriching and rewarding trekking experience in the whole region. It can be described as a complete package trek which consists of just the right amount of fun, adventure, exploration and relaxation. Since it is a circuit trek, we will follow a different route while returning, coming a full circle. The trekking itinerary has been designed in such a way that there is not a single place for monotony, With the hike to challenging Thorong La Pass, the Annapurna semi circuit trekking will prove to be very adventurous holiday, perfect for trekkers looking for an adrenaline rush. Similarly, the Annapurna semi circuit trekking to the historic and forbidden kingdom of Mustang will give you surreal Old-World vibe. In this way, the Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking is a truly gratifying and one-of-a-kind trekking in Nepal.
The 15-day long Annapurna semi circuit trekking begin with an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu to Beshi Shahar in Lamjung district. As we commence our trek northwards, we will witness a dramatic variation in the landscape of the region, varying from serene terraced fields to forested trails of rhododendron, pines, oaks and fir forests. Further northward, we will trek through the windswept valleys and terrians as the mountains appear nearer and nearer. As we trek through the picturesque hamlets like Chame and Pisang, on the fourth day, we will reach Manang village. Manang itself is a tourist hotcake with its unscathed natural and cultural beauty. Trekking to the Thorong La Pass and crossing it is one of the most enthralling and adventurous highlight of the whole Annapurna semi circuit Trekking . Similarly, while returning, we will trek down through the Mustang district. A forbidden kingdom until a decade ago, the region boasts of impeccable history and culture palpable in its tangible and intangible heritages. The trek comes to an end at Pokhara, the famous tourists destination in Nepal.
On top of the mounting natural beauty, the region also boasts of its grand history, culture and traditions. The Gurungs, who are the traditional inhabitants of the region, have impressively preserved and celebrated their ancient culture and civilization which is visible in their lifestyle till today. During the home stay, trekkers will have the fantastic opportunity to experience their warm hospitality and live a traditional Gurung lifestyle for few days.
In short, we can say that Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking is a one-of-a-kind, amazing trek that packs in on history, adventure, and serenity. Although it is a moderate level trek, it is preferable that the trekkers have previous trekking experience, especially because the trek itinerary involves crossing the Thorong La Pass at a very great elevation.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||Hotels / Lodge basis.|
|Trek Grade||Moderate to Adventurous|
|Highest Spot||5, 416 m at Thorang-la.|
|Trekking||10 nights & 11 days.|
|Total Trip||14 nights & 15 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.|
|Season||April to June and September to December.|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshsisar 800 m – 08 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
From here a picturesque walk leading at Braga village just before Manang, here a worth a visit in its old monastery with an old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos, offering overwhelming views of Annapurna’s Himalaya, and then an hour walk reaches at Manang village and check into a nice cizy lodge with magnificent views of snow capped peaks that surround this village and the Manang valley.
Day 07: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 14: In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.
Day 15: International departure homeward bound.