17 days Annapurna circuit trek is perfect plan for trekking lovers on Annapurna region. Top of the world adventure have been organizing this trip as most selling trip among all. During this trek this is most diversed and beautiful journey.Gurung, Thakali, Bramin, Chhettri are the mostly founded ethinic group in this route. Also in terms of Flora and fauna this trek is really amazing. You will see great view of Rhododendron along the way. When you travel on this trekking route you will see all the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri etc mountains glaciers. Tilicho lake (4919 m) which is the highest elevation lake all around the world. On this trekking route Top of the world adventure manages this trekking including the Tilicho lake. After manang via Khangsar you will go to the Tilicho base camp and overnight. Next day you will go to the Tilicho lake and see really amazing view of all around mountain on 360 degree. You will pass by the route via Thorang La pass (5416 m) to Muktinath. After Muktinath you will take transportation to Tatopani and bath on Hotspring you will travel to Pokhara and explore there. Second last day you will get back to Kathmandu and back home.
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 Tilicho Base Camp (4150 M) Overnight at Tilicho base camp
Day 9: Tilicho Base camp (TBC) to Tilicho Lake hiking and back to Srikharka
Day 10: Srikharka (3770 m) to Yak kharka (4050 M)
Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorang high camp (4925m) trek. Overnight at high camp
Day 12: High camp to Muktinath (3770 m) trek via Thorang la pass (5416 m ). Overnight at Muktinath
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom to Tatopani by jeep. Bath on hotspring. Overnight at Tatopani
Day 14:Tatopani to Pokhara by bus. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 16: Kathmandu city tour
Day 17: Final Departure
ay-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. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day-2: Kathmandu to Besisahar
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 checking the permits we provide you sharing jeep up to Jagat. Overnight at local teahouse lodge.
Day-3: Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)
A wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins today. From Jagat we head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge top high above. We cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley where, after rain, many spectacular waterfalls will flow. Just before camp at Dharapani the village in Manang, we come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right. Dharapani is a connected place from Manaslu trekking trail as well where you can have beautiful view of Manaslu & so many more . This night you will stay at tea house lodge on Dharapani.
Day 4: Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
The journey continues making up and down to Chame 2670m. 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 5: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m)
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 6 : Pisang to Manang (3540m)
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 7: Manang Rest day
Today we 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.
Day 8: Tilicho Base camp (4150m)
This day you will start to do second stage of your trek because it is more than 3500m. You will trek to Tilicho base camp through the narrow road. There will be little harder to breath because of high elevation. When you will reach Tilicho base camp via Srikharka , you will do rest and prepare to explore Tilicho lake for next day. Overnight at Tilicho base camp tea house lodge.
Day 9: Tilicho Lake(4925)
Most exciting and spectacular day of your trek will be the Tilicho lake exploring day.Tilicho lake is the highest elevation lake all around the world. After having the breakfast on Tilicho base camp , you will start trek for the lake it takes around 3/4 hours to reach . There will be frozen on winter and cloudy summer. , the strong wind and excellent glacier view gives you amazing feelings. After sightseeing around the lake you will back to Tilicho base camp again for accommodation. Overnight at Tilicho base camp lodge.
Day 10: Back to Shreekharka
This day basically you will return through the same way what you done before. After 4/5 hours hiking you will get back to Shreekharka and can have lunch. If you tired better not to rush , you can rest on Shreekharka itself. Otherwise you can trek up to Yakkharka (4050m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 11: Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
This day we 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 12: 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 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Today you leave Muktinath to Jomsom. Jomsom is a town located at an altitude of about 2720 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakali. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights.
Day 14: Jomsom to Tatopani
We will provide sharing jeep or bus to Tatopani via Marpha and Ghasa.After 4/5 hours bus journey when you reach Tatopani , take tea house and go for the natural hot spring bath.(If you like it is also possible to fly back pokhara directly )After deep relaxation on hot spring go back to lodge and take good sleep and prepare for next day bus drive to Pokhara.
Day 15 : Tatopani to Pokhara
Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus takes around 3/4 hours . You will pass through Beni and Baglung.In this day you will reach Pokhara on mid day.You can stay at lake side and relax around the lake.Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
This day you will take the tourist bus to Kathmandu at the morning after breakfast. After reaching Kathmandu on the day time you can do shopping and buy some souvenirs. And prepare for the final departure
Day 17: Final departure
According to your flight timing, our team will drop you to the airport for onward destination.