Annapurna Trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, trekking to Manang
valley, Tilicho Lake, Thorung La pass, Muktinath, Jomsom,
Kali Gandaki valley, Poon Hill, Gorepani, Gurung and Thakali
Trek Around the Mighty Annapurna Massif
- The Classic Trek of Nepal.
visit to Tilicho Lake the world highest lake located
at 4,920m / 16,140 ft.
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classic 21-day trek completely around
the famed Annapurna Massif offers the
most diversity of any trek in Nepal: fascinating
ethnic groups each with their own language,
incredible views of many of the Himalaya's
most famous high peaks, and constantly
changing panoramas - from lush, tropical
rice paddies and moss-laden rhododendron
forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging
to rocky cliffs.
Starting with a drive to Besisar we ascend
along the Marsyangdi river valley. We
pass beneath snow-capped Annapurnas II,
III and IV and a range of 6,000m/20,000ft
peaks stretching north to Tibet. Crossing
Thorung La pass (5418m/17,770ft) to reach
the holy shrine of Muktinath. We then
descend into the mighty Kali Gandaki Valley
- the deepest river valley on the face
of the earth - 7000m/23,000ft deep between
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At the end we
trek through a wonderful rhododendron
forest on the Gorepani Ridge and the picturesque
Gurung villages before finishing back
in the Pokhara Valley.
In addition our 21 day trek also spends
a few days exploring the Tilicho Lake
area in the upper Manang valley. Even
though this high altitude glacial lake
is only 2 days away from the main trail
very few westerners venture here. We will
spend a whole day exploring the lake which
is the headwaters of the Marsyangdi river
which you have been following since the
beginning of this trek. We do not know
of any other operator who offers this
Apart from being able to enjoy homely
comforts we will have the added advantage
of being guests to families of different
ethnic people typical of this area. The
Manang and the Kali Gandaki valleys lies
along an ancient trade route between India
and China, and a variety of ethnic peoples
have settled here: Newars, Chettris, Gurungs,
Manangeys and Thakalis.
Moderate to strenuous trekking between
2,000m (8,000ft) and 4,400m (14,500ft)
with one pass crossing of 5,418m (17,700ft).
Accommodation in comfortable lodges. The
trek starts from Kathmandu and includes
all meals, road-head transport, services
of experienced local guide and porters
to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack
only and walk at their own pace.
I T I N E R A R Y :
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Besisar.
Day 02 Trek to Bahaun Danda.
Day 03 Trek to Tal.
Day 04 Trek to Chame.
Day 05 Trek to Pisang.
Day 06 Trek to Manang.
Day 07 Rest day at Manang.
Day 08 Trek to Kangsar.
Day 09 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp.
Day 10 Exploration to Tilicho Lake.
Day 11 Trek to Leder High.
Day 12 Trek to Phedi.
Day 13 Cross Thorung La pass to
Day 14 Trek to Kagbeni.
Day 15 Trek to Marpha.
Day 16 Trek to Kalopani.
Day 17 Trek to Tatopani.
Day 18 Trek to Gorepani.
Day 19 Early morning climb Poon
Hill for sunrise views.
Trek to Gandruk village.
Day 20 Trek to Birethanti. Drive
Day 21 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu.
DATES - 2004 (ex Kathmandu)
Sep-16 Oct, 2004
Apr-01 May, 2004
Nov-01 Dec, 2004
treks are available on request.
DATES - 2005 (ex Kathmandu)
Sep-16 Oct, 2005
Apr-01 May, 2005
Nov-01 Dec, 2005
treks are available on request.
885 per person
Sleeping Bag, Douvet/Down/Goretek Jacket,
Duffel Bag, Etc.,
- US$ 1 per item per day (available in Kathmandu