Top of the world adventure organize 14 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. If someone have exactly 15 days visa and would like to cover circuit trek then this can be the better option. On this trekking itinerary you will not miss the beautiful places on the way. You will travel from Kathmandu to Besisahar and same day travel by sharing jeep to Jagat and trek to Dharapani, you will meet trekkers coming from Manaslu trek along the way from Jagat to Dharapani. You will hike 5-7 hours a day and also cover the icelake on acclimatization day on Manang. When you will get Muktinath you can catch transport to back Pokhara directly but Top of the World adventure will make you on stop at Tatopani to bath on natural hotspring. Next day you will travel to Pokhara and get back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and overnight at Kathmandu hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus and same day besisahar to Jagat by sharing jeep. Overnight at jagat
Day 3: Jagat (1300 m) to Dharapani (1860 m) trek. Overnight at Dharapani
Day 4: Dharapani (1860 m) to Chame (2670 m). Overnight at Chame
Day 5: Chame to Pisang (3200m) trek. Overnight at Pisang
Day 6: Pisang to Manang (3540 m) trek. Overnight at Manang
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Manang and day hiking to Ice lake (4600 M)
Day 8: Manang to Yak kharka (4050 m) trek. Overnight at Yakkharka
Day 9: Yak kharka to Thorang high camp (4925m) trek. Overnight at high camp
Day 10: High camp to Muktinath (3770 m) trek via Thorang la pass (5416 m ). Overnight at Muktinath
Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom to Tatopani by jeep. Bath on hotspring. Overnight at Tatopani
Day 12:Tatopani to Pokhara by bus. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure
Day-1 :Arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will pick you up from airport. Transport to hotel by private vehicle. You can go for evening walk explore around kathmandu.
Day-2: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Dharapani (1860 m)
You will go Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus.The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar , there will be checking of permit and TIMS . After that we can provide you sharing jeep up to Dharapani. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 3: Dharapani to Chame (2670m) (5-6 hours trek)
The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There you will find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. Then you will visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, You will rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.
Day 4: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m) 6 hours
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. You you will cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m.
Day 5 : Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m) (5-7 hours)
Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.
Day 6: Manang Rest day
Today you will spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. You can explore the Ice lake as a day excursion.
Day 7: Trek to Yak kharka
After 5/6 hours hiking you will get to Yakkharka . And you will stay overnight at best available teahouse in Yakkharka.
Day 8: Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
This day you wil leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.
Day 9: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3760m)
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom to Tatopani (2135 m) 4 hours drive
Today our guide will arrange a sharing jeep to drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge. After you arrive at Tatopani, relax your weary muscles and dip in hot spring pools.
Day 12:Tatopani – Pokhara (2800m) 5 hours drive
Another day after breakfast you will take a bus from Tatopani to Pokhara. Our guide will drop you at hotel within Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 hours drive)
After having the breakfast you will depart towards Pokhara tourist bus park and take a bus to Kathmandu. After arriving Kathmandu you will take rest and buy some souvenirs to your well wishers.
Day 14: Final departure
This day time to fly back home or other onward destinations. If you have late flight you can do shopping and relaxing around Kathmandu.