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  • Duration15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,416 M (17,769 ft)

Annapurna Panoramic Trekking offers the same magic of the entire Annapurna Circuit Trek, however, it does so in a shorter amount of time. This trek begins on the same route of the Circuit trek, but ends in Jomsom, followed by a jeep or flight directly to Pokhara. On the Annapurna Panoramic Trek, trekkers view old Buddhist temples, pass Sadhus and pilgrims on their way to Muktinath, follow in the ancient footsteps of salt traders, encounter donkey trains with their bells ringing and be able to peek into the mysterious Upper Mustang. 

You will also be able to swim in hot springs, feel the howling wind that blows up the Kaligandaki valley and turn corners were amazing sights present themselves. The thrill of crossing the fabled Thorong La pass, adorned with its many prayer flags is a major highlight of this trek. Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists is also a place we explore, before descending into the Thak Khola (river), home of the famous Thakali people.

On this trek, Rugged Trails Nepal added an Ice Lake day hike from Manang, instead of spending a free lazy day in Manang. Ice Lake is one of the best viewpoints on this circuit trails, and it will be easy for trekkers to cross Thorong La pass after visiting on this elevation. Ice Lake is suggested but not necessary to do on this trip. It's a whole day trip and we will be carrying pack lunch and carry water with you because there are no shops and tea houses on the way. 

What makes this tour very interesting

  • Exploring the world's longest pass Thorong La.
  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing Annapurna Himalayas, Landscapes.
  • Sunrise viewpoints, diversity.
  • Food, Cultures, lifestyle and more. 
  • Kaligandaki Valley, Exploring Lower Mustang.
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Ice Lake Trek Annapurna

If you don't hike up to Ice Lake on this trek than you are missing the real beauty of this Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Overall Annapurna circuit trek is definitely the best choice for us. This Trek is highly recommended for all kind of hikers, don't worry about ...

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Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 2
    Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (760m) then again drive to Syange.
    • Lodge
    • 9 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1100 M
  • Day: 3
    Syange Trek to Dharapani.
    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1860 M
  • Day: 4
    Dharapani Trek to Chame.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2670 M
  • Day: 5
    Chame Trek to Pisang.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3300 M
  • Day: 6
    Pisang Trek to Manang.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3540 M
  • Day: 7
    Manang day hike to Ice Lake 4,600 M (15,092 ft)
    • Lodge
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Day: 8
    Manang Trek to Letdar.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch.Dinner
    • 4200 M
  • Day: 9
    Letdar Trek to High Camp.
    • Lodge
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4925 M
  • Day: 10
    Thorung Phedi trek to Muktinath crossing Thrung La Pass 5,416 M (17,769 ft).
    • Lodge
    • 9 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3760 M
  • Day: 11
    Muktinath to Kagbei , Jomsom , Kagbeni to Jomsom
    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2720 M
  • Day: 12
    Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 30 Minutes fly from Jomsom.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
  • Day: 13
    Drive back to Kathmandu from pokhara, it takes normally 5- 6 hrs.
    • Hotel
    • 5-6 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 14
    Kathmandu full day sightseeing, evening farewell dinner.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Dinner
    • 1300 M
  • Day: 15
    Final departure.
    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup drop.
  • All ground transportation & Tickets as trip plans. 
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card, Government taxes.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for short Annapurna Circuit Trek. 
  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), Tipping etc..
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.