12 days Annapurna circuit trek is the shortest possible day to do Annapurna circuit. On this trek route you will not miss views and glaciers. Having one day acclimatization in Manang you can cover ice lake (4600m). From ice lake you can see 360 degree mountion glaciers. It can be the life time experience to pass Thorang La pass (5416M). For this programme package you will stay 1 night in Kathmandu and Pokhara rest of the time you will be in the mountains.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 2: Kathmadu to Besisahar by local bus. Same day drive to Dharapani (1860M).
Day 3: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2660 m). Overnight at Local lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Pisang (3200m). Overnight at local lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Manang (3540m).
Day 6: Rest day at Manang. Day hiking to Ice lake (4600M)
Day 7: Trek to yak kharka (4050 m)
Day 8: Trek to Thorang High camp (4925 M)
Day 9: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La pass (5416 m)
Day 10: Muktinath to Pokhara by drive.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive
Day 12: 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.
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 Pokhara
Mukltinath to Pokhara by local bus takes around 7/8 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 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
This day after breakfast we will provide you the tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu. After 6 hours of drive you will reach Kathmandu. After you arrive to the capital city you can buy some souvenirs. And overnight at Kathmandu hotel
Day 12 : Final departure