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Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek which is also known as the short Annapurna circuit trek or Thorong la pass trek. Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek is perfect for those who are short on timeand still want to explore theHimalayas. The Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek is filled with the splendid Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchui and several other mountains of Nepal and gives you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals of the central Himalayan region. This trek will be organized as a group of only a few people departing from Kathmandu. Do remember that, we do have the best deals and offers for our early bookings. In case you have any queries, you can feel free to contact us! With the Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek, you get to explore the assorted ethno-cultures, varied religions, aboriginal people and their ethnic lifestyles, picturesque villagesthat lie on the lap of stunning Himalayan ranges. We start the trek amongst the greenery of Besisahar where we slowly move towards Bahundanda. While you're on the road, you will come across the very fine villages that are homesto a wide diversity of inhabitants. All of whom come from varied ethnic groups but live together as a family. On your way, you will be offered marvelous views of the Himalayas. As the trek continues,towards the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the mountains become more stunning and gorgeous. The route will further lead us to a suspension bridge as we cross the Marsayangdi River.Our first of the many suspension bridgeswill lead us to the exotic stone village called Jagat. After numerous days of trekking on stony roads crossing several villages, we finally reach the highlight of our trip, the alpine village called Manang. Manang is where we relax for two days toacclimatize our body. Surrounded by the massive Himalayan giants, Manang delivers some of the best hiking points at your foot, to enjoy theviews of Annapurna massif. We furthertrek for another 3 days which will take us over the Thorang La pass(5415m), to the divine and holy temple of Muktinath. Regarded as one of the most spiritual Hindu temples, Muktinath is one of the most phenomenal features of this trek. The eye appealing view of the White Mountains is beyond one's imagination of a blissful and tranquil experience. The district headquarters of Mustang region, Jomsom is where the Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek comes to an end. The very next day, a short 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to another tremendous and lively town, Pokhara.After a day at the enchanting Pokhara city, we go back to Kathmandu on a scenic drive or a thrilling mountain flight.Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program Personal nature expenses Bar bill and all kind of drinks Rescue & Evacuation Gratitude (tip) for staff
Day 1 : Arrival At Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our trek leaders will greet you and transfer to hotel. In the evening, we settle all the payments and take you to a typical Nepali restaurant for the welcome dinner. Enjoy the local meal with short brief about round Annapurna trek fly out from Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Rest, Shopping and Packing Day or Sight-seeing of Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be at hotel; today is a rest or shopping and packing day. As per your request, we can organize sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule, 9 Hours.
After an early breakfast, we take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule. The will be by a local bus. Enjoy the views of countryside. Overnight at guest house.
Day 4 : Trek from Bulbule to Bahundanda 1320m, 6 Hours Walking.
We start our walking through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets, past a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu. Overnight at guest house.
Day 5 : Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje 1440m, 5 Hours Walking.
A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje. Overnight at guest house.
Day 6 : Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap 2160m, 5 to 6 Hours Walking.
The path climbs the river through bamboo groves, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani and walk an hour to Bagarchhap site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with the views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at guest house.
Day 7 : Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame 2710m, 5 to 6 Hours Walking.
The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. Overnight guest house.
Day 8 : Trek from Chame to Pisang 3210m, 5 to 6 Hours Walking.
The trail follows through the river valley stay at Pisang with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at gust house.
Day 9 : Trek from Pisang to Manang 3570m, 6 Hours Walking
Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna I, III, IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Overnight at gust house.
Day 10 : Acclimatization Day At Manang
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude, time to visit monasteries take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.
Day 11 : Trek from Manang to Churi Lether 4250m, 5 Hours Walking.
We walk through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. We stay at an elevation of 4250m. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12 : Trek from Churi Lether to Thorong Phedi B.c. 4500m, 5 Hours Walking.
Since the trail gets higher we walk gradually to Thorong Phedi. While walking, we might see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at gust house.
Day 13 : Trek to Muktinath 3800m, Via Thorong La Pass 5415m, 8 Hours Walking.
We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m, then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Thorong La Pass 5415m, from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. Overnight at guest house.
Day 14 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2700m, 5 Hours Walking.
We walk gradually through field and popular groves, then in to Kaligandaki valley. Visiting an old Buddhist Monastery at Kagbeni, we walk towards Jomsom. Overnight at hotel in Jomsom.
Day 15 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 825m, a 35 Minutes Flight.
After an early breakfast at hotel in Josmsom, we walk towards a tiny airstrip of Jomsom and take a scenic 35 minutes flight to Pokhara. Free day explore around Pokhara, boating in the Phewa Lake, visit Davis falls, world peace stupa, etc… Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 : Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfast at hotel, we take a scenic drive to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours. Enjoy the views of villages, rivers and green hills. Or take a 35 minute mountain flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17 : Rest and Shopping Day At Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, explore the day on your own doing some final shopping around Thamel. In the evening join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18 : Final Departure.
After breakfast, we drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight.
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* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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