• Rugged Trails Nepal
    Published: Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Short Annapurna Circuit Trek for 10 Days. 10 Days Annapurna Circuit trek starts from Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar Jeep drive and again a drive to Chame. 

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, Check in Hotel.
    Rugged Trials Nepal will welcome at the Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening welcome dinner with the team and guide will give you the details information about the trek and also help to pack the trek gears. Pack your bags for Next morning long drive.

    Day 02: Travel to Besi Sahar, 200KM, 4-5 hours by Jeep, and continues drive to Chame (2713m) 5-6 hours by Jeep, overnight at Lodges.
    Rugged Trails Nepal guide and a 4w drive will be at your hotel. After breakfast, we will drive to our first destination Besi Sahar. About 4-5 hrs drive. A scenic drive to Beshisahar from Kathmandu and we will have Lunch over here. After lunch, another adventure drives up to Chame. The drive itself is an adventure but with the beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, different kind of Landscapes, and the Mountain village and valley. Overnight at Teahouses.

    Day 03: Chame to Upper Pisang (3115m) 4-5 hours, overnight Lodges
    Normally during the trek breakfast starts at 7 AM, Breakfast will be ordered before going to bed and after breakfast in the morning start walking. Around 8 Am start walking. The first day of the trek will be easier and we will cross the right side of the river easy walking through the alpine forest. We pass the Bhratang the small village and it's famous for Apple plantation farm. We will be stopping for tea and short breaks for pictures and after crossing Marshyandi river slightly climb up to Dhukur Pokhara. Our last destination is Upper Pisang.

    Day 04: Upper Pisang to Manang (3,450 M) 5-6 hours, Overnight at Lodges.
    Today we will pass by Nawal village, which is a small settlement of Gurung People, where we have lunch today (3-4 hours), After Nawal the trekking path catch road so follow the road to reach a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang. Explore Barge Monastery and continues walk to Manang 1 hour. Manang is one of the biggest Mountain settlement villages with the beautiful landscape and we will explore monastery, Glacier lakes, Hidden Caves, and obviously the glorious mountain views. We will see Yaks gazing around.

    Day 05: Rest day in Manang for Acclimatisation (B/L/D).
    On this day normally people chill around but we will take to Ice Lake, which is one of the best viewpoints in this Trek. Almost a full day hike from Manang and also this full day hike will help for further to cross the Thorong La Pass. Full day excursion to Ice Lake.

    Day 06: Manang trek to Yak Kharka (4,200 M) 4 hours, Overnight at Tea House.
    After walking a few hours towards Yak Kharka you will feel the different kind of landscape, which is more alike Tibetan Plateau. It seems more gradual than up but hard to breath take a longer time to cover the short distance. We will see Yaks and Naks gazing around. Today is a short day so after reaching Yak Kharka we will have lunch and then walk a bit higher at the viewpoint and then hike down to the Yak Kharka. 

    Day 07: Yak Kharka trek to High camp (4,850 M), 4-5 hours, overnight tea house.
    As usual, after breakfast, we will start our day. The trail is not so long but today we will be sleeping on the higher elevation. Next morning we will be crossing the world’s longest pass Thorong La. The view from the High Camp is amazingly beautiful with the snow capped mountains and the Landscapes. You might feel a headache over here so we suggest you to drink plenty of water and our quick snaps and if possible a short tea break and start walking down towards to Muktinath.

    Day 08: Trekking to Muktinath (3,800 M) cross Thorong La Pass (5,416 M) 6/8 hours, overnight Guest House
    Pack your bag before going to sleep which will be easier today Guide will knock your door at4 AM. We will have short tea and breakfast at the tea house and start walking, must carry headlight for this morning. Follow the guide instruction and his path because we are walking in the dark and in some places, it’s rocky and narrow. Porters will be around to help and show the way. It almost 4 to 5 hours walking you can reach above the mountain. You feel how difficult and how beautiful on the earth. On the top of Throng La (5416m), there is one tea shop (small hut) and many Buddhist flags and one small board written on Throng Top with altitude etc. After reaching on Top we will take some quick snaps and if possible short teas break and start walking down towards to Muktinath.

    Day 09: Trekking to Jomsom (2,730 M) 5 hours trekking, overnight Hotel.
    After a long day hike from yesterday, we will take an easy hike for today. At the beginning gradually downhill and then almost flat trail to Jomsom. Instead of Walking we can take a jeep drive from Muktinath to Jomsom to make the day easier but our original Plan is to hike.

    Note: If you think days are longer then we can take a jeep drive from Muktinath and then fly to Pokhara on this day.

    Day 10: Jomsom Fly to Pokhara. 35 Min.
    Breakfast at the guest house and then fly to Pokhara. Today you can relax and go for Massage in Pokhara, Easy day relaxing.

    Day 11: Pokhara Drive Back to Kathmandu.
    5-6 hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Evening farewell dinner will be provided by Rugged Trails Nepal. Enjoy your last evening in Nepal. Late afternoon if you want to visit Durbar Square and Monkey Temple then we can visit those places.

    Day 12: Fly Back Home.
    Transfer to the airport on your flight schedule. 3 hrs before!

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