Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Trekking is situated western part of Nepal offer the most popular Route for Trekking adventures. For this Region both entry and out points is pokhara. Pokhara is situated 200km from Kathmandu and which is very famous for beautiful lakes with panoramic views of Annapurna ranges. Fewa lake is its main attraction .The routes in this Area do cover some of the most beautiful villages and offer some of the finest mountain views in Nepal. You will find different ethnic groups and cultural diversity in this region.

01. Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Annapurna region is geographically and culturally diverse and has been declared a conservation area. Various tribes inhabit the regions subtropical low lands, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forest, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountain. Animal inhabitants include the marten, 4 species of wild deer, 2 species of monkey and the elusive snow leopard plus over 400 spices of bird and many other mammals and reptiles. A trek takes you from 1,500feet / 400meters to 18,000 feet / 5416meters and back. You will meet ten ethnic groups, pass through four climate zones. Vast contrast in landscape and vegetation exotic flora & fauna, mountain scenery from every angle. Little wonders why this continues to be the favored trekking region. You will be rewarded with your efforts when completing this trek around the entire Annapurna massif. Walk through the quaint lowland villages, lush subtropical forest up to the remote Manang region resembling the medieval era. Make your way up to the Thorong La pass at 5,416m, and cross down into another valley. The colors, landscape and terrain are comparable to Tibet; you will be walking amongst the highest mountain masses in the world. Trek along the Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge, all the way down the other side of the valley back into scattered lowland settlements completing the circuit will leave you inspired, with a real sense of achievement. Some part of you trek is one of the most beautiful. Both side will see Snow Mountains. The southern Part will be Annapurna range and the north Manaslu Range in-between the nice Manang valley. Manang is our rest day for trek and we will acclimatize here for one day. This area is covered with Gurung people, the small district of Nepal by population. Next two days of course the challenging days for us to cross the high pass. Thorong La (5416m). After two days hard snow walking we come to the dry and windy place Muktinath Temple (3843m). For couple of days we walk down wards through the Kaligandaki River up to the hot spring at Tatopani, day rest. Again from tomorrow for two days we need to walk up to reach Ghorepani (2834m). From this scenic place we will descend all the way down to Birethanti where our trek ends and continue to Pokhara.

Duration:            18 Days
From :                 Kathmandu to Pokhara
Grade:                 Medium/Difficult
Season:                Sept to Nov and March to May
Max. Elevation:  5,416 m

Day 01: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar- Bulbule  (8 hours drive)
You have a 7 hour scenic drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu Once arrive at Besisahar check in ACAP and Trekking permit walking for Bulbule. Overnight
Day 02: Bulbule to Chamje (1410m)
Crossing Marshyangdi Khola(river) on a along suspension bridge you will come to the ACAP check post, passing a majestic waterfall, watching langur monkeys along the way, the trail reaches to Ngadi and to Lampata. Then finally making a short steep climb you will reach Baundanda, an attractive village.  Descend on a steep, slippery trail and then climb to Lili Bhir, where you can visit the small hot spring. The trek to Khanigaon (1170m) and further on to Ghermu Phant with a huge waterfall. The trail descends, crosses the Marshyangdi on a bridge at Syange (1080m) and climbs to Shree Chaur. Passing a small waterfall, descend little bit and the trail reaches Jagat (1330m). After Jagat we take a long climb through the forest where we reach to Chamje. Overnight
Day 03: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m)
Crossing the Marshyangdi river and making several ups and down the trail forwards through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Tal Besi and to the foot of a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675m). Descending following the east bank of river, the trek gets to Karte and climbs to Dharapani (1920m). Then the trek enters the east- west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and finally reaches to Bagarchap. Overnight
Day 04: Bagarchap to Chame (2630m)
From Bagarchap the trail climbs through forest to Dhanakyu (2290m), crosses several landslides and travels uphill through the forest to Lattemarang (2360m). The trail climbs and then descends to Thanchok and to Kotho (2590m), a meadow surrounded by huge pine and spruce trees. Walking about half- hour you will reach to Chame, the administrative head quarters for the Manang district. From here you have the excellent view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Overnight
Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3190m)
From Chame you will reach Bhratang after walking through the pine forest and huge apple orchard which is surrounded by a stone wall. The trail forward has admirable views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and reaches to Pisang, upper part of Manang Valley. Overnight
Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
The trails makes a long climb with the excellent view of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7134m), reach to Manang airstrip at Hongde (3325m). Crossing to the north bank of Marshyangdi on a bridge the trail reach Mungji (3360m) and climb to Bryaga (3550m), Tibetan-style village. Finally forwarding you will reach Manang. Overnight
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Manang ( 3190m)
After having breakfast you will climb the ridge to the north of the village for excellent views of Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Tarke Kang (7193m). If you descend from the village you will see the glacial lake at the foot of the huge ice fall that drops from Gangapurna (7454m). Back to Manang. Overnight
Day 08: Manang to Letdar (4250m)
From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tengi, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley, reaches the small village of Gunsang (3930m). The trail passes through a sparse forest of juniper, rose, and barberry and crosses a large stream, to reach Yak Kharka (4090m). Walking about an hour further you will reach Letdar. Overnight
Day 09: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m)
From Letdar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and cross the stream on a bridge. Then making a short descent you will reach to Thorung Phedi.
Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m)
From Thorung Phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. From here the views are outstanding. The trail descends steeply and during the decent there are excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where you can see the impressive temple of Lord Shiva.Overnight
Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom –Marpha (2560m)
From Muktinath the trail descends to Jharkot and to Khingar. Beyond Khingar you will meet the junction of two routes. The first one is Kagbeni (the entrance of upper Mustang) and another is to Jomsom. Then the trail proceeds to Eklebatti following the Kali Gandaki River. You will finally reach to Jomsom where you can see the Annapurna Conservation Project check post, hospital, airport and army camp, the same same we will go to Marpha . Overnight
Note: Optional fly to Pokhara.
Day 12: Marpha to kalopani(2530m)
The trail forwards from Marpha (2680m) to kalopani, the large Thakali village. Passing the agricultural projects, you will reach to Tukuche Distillery and to the village of Tukuche (2580m). Crossing the Thapa Khola you will get to Khobang. Then crossing the stream and passing the larjung village you will reach to Kalopani.Overnight
Day 13: Kalopani to tatopani (1190m)
From Kalopani you will heading down to Lete (2480m). Making several ups and downs the trail reaches to Kiaku (2180m). The route crosses the Kaligandaki River on a suspension bridge and descends to Thapla (1890m). Making a steep and rocky decent you will reach Kopchepani and Rupse Chhahara where you can see the beautiful water fall. From Rupse Chhahara walking about thirty minutes you will get to Dana (1450m). Crossing the Bhalu Khola on a suspension bridge the trail meets Guithe (1320m). Passing through a small tunnel you will reach to Tatopani where you can enjoy the relaxing hot springs. Overnight
Day 14: Rest Tatopani
Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorapani (2870m)
From Tatopani the trail again crosses the river and then climbs Shikha, a large and prosperous Magar village and forwards to Phalate. Beyond Phalate you will meet the trail junction and going further you can get to Chitre. The trail forwards through rhododendron and Mongolia forest and finally reaches to Ghorapani. Overnight
Day 16: Ghorapani to Tadapani (2710m)
Early in the morning you can climb about one hour to Poon Hill (3210m), the viewpoint for sunrise taking in the views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and Machhapuchchhre. Return back to the Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will climb to Gurung Hill, crossing pine and rhododendron forest’s with excellent views you will trek down to Deorali (3090m), then further trek down to Banthati (2650m). Passing Banthati trek down to the small river and climbing up the trail heads to Tadapani. Overnight
Day 17: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1900m)
The trail descends steeply through the forest to Baisi Kharka. Then the trail further descends to a stream, crossing the stream the trail proceeds towards Ghandruk, a beautiful village where you can have excellent views of Annapurna South and also the headquarters of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Overnight
Day 18: Ghandruk to Nayapul-Pokhara (1070m)
From Ghandruk the trail descends to Chane (1690m) and to Kimchi (1640m). Following the ridge downhill to Kehone Danda then to Kliu (1390m) and on to a suspension bridge over the Sadhu Khola, finally arriving alongside the modi Khola you will reach to Shauli Bazaar (1140m). Passing through the lovely birch forest you will get to Lamakhet and then to Birethanti (1000m). After lunch drive to Pokhara  O/N at Pokhara.

02: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration:            18 Days
From :                 Pokhara to Pokhara
Grade:                 Medium/Difficult
Season:                Sept to Nov and March to May
Max. Elevation:  4130 m
Day 01: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga and stay over night. (4 Hours)
Day 02: Thikhedunga to Ghorepani about 5 hrs and stay over night at hotel.
Day 03: Early morning (View point poon hill) and trek to  Tadapani and over night (4 hours)
Day 04: Tadapni to chhomrong and overnight (5 hours)
Day 05: Chumrung  to Bamboo and overnight (5 hours)
Day 06: Bamboo to Deurali and stay over night (4 hours)
Day 07: Deurali to Machhapuchere Base camp and overnight (3hours)
Day 08: Machapuchhere to  Annapurna base camp O/N ABC (6 hours)
Day 09: Annapurna base camp  to Dovan and overnight (6 hours)
Day 10: Dovan to Chumrung and half day rest day stay over night (5 hrs)
Day 11: Chumrung Gandruk  overnight at Hotel (5hrs)
Day 12: Gandruk to Nayapul trek (4hrs) and drive to pokhara O/N (1.30hrs)

03: Ghorepani/Jomsom Trek

Itinerary A:

Day 01: Pokhara -to- Tikhedhunga (1540m), From Pokhara drive to Nayapul 1 hour drive and trekking start (4 and 1/2 hour) trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m) 6 hours walk.
Day 03: Early morning visit to Poon hill (3200m) climb up 1 and 1/2 hour and walk back to Ghorepani half an hour and Trek to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Marpha (2670m) 6 and 1/2 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 5 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 4 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) 6 hours walk.
Day 09: After breakfast fly back to Pokhara

Itinerary B:

Day 01: From Pokhara drive to Phedi 30 minutes and trek starts and trek to Pothana (1900m) 4 hours walk.
Day 02: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 6 and 1/2 hours walk.
Day 03: Trek to Banthanti (2520m) 5 and 1/2 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m) 5 hours walk.
Day 05: Early morning visit to Poon hill (3200m) climb up 1 and 1/2 hour and walk back to Ghorepani half an hour and Trek to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Larjung (2550m) 5 and 1/2 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) 5 hours walk.
Day 09: After breakfast fly back to Pokhara

04: PANCHASE TREKKING - 5 DAYS:(Camping Trek)


Day 01: Pokhara -to- Bhumdi (1650m) 5 hours walk.
Day 02: Bhumdi -to- Panchase (2030m) 5 hours walk.
Day 03: Panchase -to- Bhadaure (1965m) 4 hours walk.
Day 04: Bhadaure -to- Sarangkot (1550m) 5 hours walk.
Day 05: Sarangkot -to- Pokhara (830m) 3 hours walk.



Day 01: Pokhara -to- Bhumdi (1650m) 5 hours walk.
Day 02: Bhumdi -to- Panchase (2030m) 5 hours walk.
Day 03: Panchase -to- Bhadaure (1965m) 4 hours walk.
Day 04: Bhadaure -to- Chandrakot (1580m) 6 hours walk.
Day 05: Chandrakot -to- Pothana (1940m) 5 hours walk.
Day 06: Pothana -to- Sarangkot (1550m) 6 hours walk.
Day 07: Sarangkot -to- Pokhara (830m) 3 hours walk.



Day 01: Pokhara -to- Bhumdi (1650m) 5 hours walk.
Day 02: Bhumdi -to- Panchase (2030m) 5 hours walk.
Day 03: Panchase -to- Naudanda (1550m) 6 hours walk.
Day 04: Naudanda -to- Pokhara (830m) 5 hours walk.

07: SILKIS TREK FOR 06 DAYS (Camping Trek).


Day 01: pokhara -to- Lamkhet (975m.) one hour and 4 hours walk.
Day 02: Lamkhet -to- Parche (2000m.) 6 hours walk.
Day 03: Parche Rest day or day excurations to Big Gurung village in siklis and back to camp.
Day 04: Parche - to- Hill top (2713m.) 6 hours.
Day 05: Hill top -to- Ghachok (1248m.) 6 hours.
Day 06: Ghachok -to- pokhara (820m.) 3 hours trek and 1-hour driv back to pokhara.



Day 01 : Arrival - Hotel transfer - tour briefing
Day 02 : A full days Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Day 03 : Drive or flight to Pokhara (6 hours)
Day 04 : Pokhara - Kharpani
Day 05 : Kharpani - Ghalekharka
Day 06 : Ghalekharka - Nyaulikharka
Day 07 : Nyaulikharka - Parche / Sikles village
Day 08 : Sikles - Chansu or Yangjakot
Day 09 : Chansu / Yangjakot - Kalikasthan
Day 10 : Kalikasthan - Pokhara
Day 11 : Leisure
Day 12 : Flght to Kathmandu (30 minutes) transfer Hotel.
Day 13 : At leisure
Day 14 : Transfer airport - flight to onward destination

09: Mardi Himal trekking - (Camping Trek)


Day 01: From Kathmandu fly to Pokhara
Day 02 : Trek -Pokhara to Riban (1650m.) about one hour’s drive to Mardi khola pool and trek start and 5 hours trek to Riban and camp.
Day 03: Trek – Riban to Simre kharka (2890m.) 6 hours walk and Camp.
Day 04: Trek – Shimre kharka –to- Mardi himal bascamp (4120m.) 6 hours walk and camp.
Day 05: Trek – Mardi Himal Bascamp rest Day for acclimatization day.
Day 06: Trek – Mardi Himal Bascamp –to- High camp 2 (5120m.) 6 hours walk. And Camp.
Day 07: climbing to Mardi Himal summit (5588m.) and back to High camp or day rest in high camp.
Day 08: Trek – High camp to korchon (3682m.) 6 hours down hill and camp.
Day 09: Trek – korchon to Dhiprang (1440m.) 6 hours and camp.
Day 10: Trek – Dhiprang to chhorepani (1120m.) 5 hours and camp.
Day 11: Trek -Chhorepani to 2 and half hours Trek to Mahendra cave and visit to Mahendra Cave Lunch there and 1 hour’s drive back to Pokhara.



Days 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. In the afternoon, leave hotel for Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City and Swyambhunath Stupa. Overnight at hotel.
Days 02: After breakfast, drive or fly to Pokhara. Meet assistant at Pokhara and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Days 03: After breakfast at hotel, take a half-hour's drive to Hyamja, the trekking starting point. Start trek for about 3 and half hours to Lowang (Gurung village)
Days 04: Lowang is one of the beautiful typical Gurung village. View of Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail can be seen in the north and Pokhara valley in the south.
Days 05: After breakfast at the campsite, trek to Ghalel Village through Koleli. 5 hrs walk. Overnight at Ghalel Gurung village. You can experience their life style, cultural and custom.
Days 06: After breakfast, walk down towards Pokhara via Lumre, Khoramukh village. 6 Hour walk through bank of the Mardi river, Upon arrival transfer to hotel at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Days 07: After breakfast, drive/fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

11: Narphu Valley (Camping trek) 22 Days

Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our sturdy mountain ponies every few steps, their steaming sweat-soaked bodies heaving. Behind us Hongde airport, which we left behind early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Our destination is the Nar-Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia village in the Nyershang down valley.
Nowadays, Nar Phu the population about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.
Besides the Kangla linking Nar to the Nyeshang valley , the most direct route from Kathmandu to Nar and Phu is along the Marshyangdi River. Travellers trek through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before they arrive at Qupar, a police check post half and hour before Chame, Manang's district headquarters. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar and Phu whose villagers, laden with goods purchased in Chame and even lower down in Besishhar, the end of the roadhead leading to Manang, often camp at Dharmashala, a rudimentary wooden hut built by the people from the two villages.


Day 01: Drive to Besisahar, Trek Begins:
Day 02: Ngati, camp
Day 03: Jagat, camp
Day 04: Karte, camp
Day 05: Koto, camp
Day 06: Chhacha, camp
Day 07: Meta, camp
Day 08: Junum, camp
Day 09: Phu, camp
Day 10: Rest day at Phu, camp
Day 11: Hike around Phu valley, camp
Day 12: Yak Kharka, camp
Day 13: Panggi Pass, camp
Day 14: Above Nar, camp
Day 15: Youingar, camp
Day 16: Kangla Pass, camp
Day 17: Manang,
Day 18 : Khangsar Khola, camp
Day 19: Tilicho Lake, camp
Day 20: Mesokanto Pass, camp
Day 21 : Jomsom,
Day 22 : Flight Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Personal Equipment List

Trekking Boots/ shoes
Down Jacket (can be rented)
Fleece Pant / Jacket
Flashlight (extra batteries)
Trekking polls (optional)
Sun Hat / Visor
Sun Screen
Sunglasses (UV protected. Imperative to have quality eye wear)
Waterproof Jacket
Wool- fleece / Hat with ear protection
Water Treatment
Small First Aid

Pre-departure information and trekking tips

Insurance: Expedition members are responsible for having their own travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
Age: Age is an attitude not a problem, but we do require that group members be at least 18 years old.
Vaccination: Nepal has no official vaccination requirements for entry. However we recommend that you visit a doctor for the latest recommendations and protect yourself accordingly.
Visa: Visa can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival. You will need 2 passport size photographs.