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Annapurna Circuit & Upper Mustang Valley - 33 days

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The Annapurna Circuit follows two river valleys and crossing the Thorung La pass at 5,416m which links the wide open Kali Gandaki Valley.
After crossing the pass and visiting the Muktinath Temple (the second most sacred Hindu temple outside India) we continue to Kagbeni.

Upper Mustang Valley: From Kagbeni we enter the restricted Mustang Valley. The Mustang valley was closed to foreigners until 1992 and this ‘Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang dates back over a thousand years.  It is situated  on the southern tip of the Tibetan Plateau and boarders the Annapurna region of Nepal.
We trek up to the walled city of Lo Manthang which is considered the crown jewel of the Upper Mustang.This is a amazing section of the trip, where it is like going back in time. We return to Kagbeni and continue on down the Kali Gandaki Valley.

This trip offers (in season) fantastic views of Rhododendrons with their vibrant colours covering the hillsides, amazing mountains and the bonus of it being a circuit means we cover new ground every day.
We take a bathe in the hot pools at Tatopani, walk up to Poon Hill for sunrise to see the vista of Machhapunchhre and the Annapurna range.

Pokhara is on the shores of Lake Phewa Tal. Pokhara township, has a much slower pace than the bustling Kathmandu city, has spectacular mountain scenery with a lush foreground of greenery surrounding the lake. You can visit the amazing International Mountaineering Museum, take a boat ride, visit temples, or relax in one of the many cafés.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – sightseeing
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara – Bessishar – drive to Chamche and trek Tal
Day 4: Tal to Danaque
Day 5: Trek Danaque to Chame
Day 6: Trek Chame to Lower Pisang
Day 7: Trek Lower Pisang to Manang
Day 8: Manang (acclimatisation / rest day)
Day 9: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi
Day 11: Trek Thorung Phedi to High Camp (acclimatisation)
Day 12: Trek High Camp over Thorung La pass – Muktinath
Day 13: Trek Muktinath
to Kagbeni
Day 14: Trek Kagbeni – Chele
Day 15: Trek Chele – Samar
Day 16: Trek Samar – Geling
Day 17: Trek Geling – Tsarang
Day 18: Trek Tsarang – Lo Manthang
Day 19: Lo Manthang – Rest day with side trip
Day 20: Trek Lo Manthang – Lo Gekar – Ghemi
Day 21:Trek Ghemi – Rangchyung Cave – Samar
Day 22: Trek Samar – Kagbeni
Day 23: Trek Kagbeni to Marpha
Day 24: Trek Marpha to Kalopani
Day 25: Trek Kalopani to Tatopani
Day 26: Tatopani (chill out & hot pools)
Day 27: Trek Tatopani to Silkha
Day 28: Trek Silkha to Ghorepani
Day 29: Trek up to Poon hill & then Ghorepani to Ulleri
Day 30: Trek Ulleri – Birethanti then drive to Pokhara
Day 31: Pokhara – Chill out day
Day 32: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 33:Kathmandu

group size: Max 12

Trip Dates

Start: Kathmandu     End: Kathmandu

Please inquire for dates for this trek for 2020

Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD2,990.00 to USD3,890.00(depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$180.00

Price Includes:

  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • Ascend to Thorung La,Taklam La, Nyi La, Yamda La  passes
  • Acclimatisation days in Manang, Yak Khaka, High Camp, Lo Manthan, and rest day at Tatopani hot pools
  • Return flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara taxes(value of USD240.00)
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance fees (value of USD$40.00)
  • Cultural dinner with local entertainment (value of USD$30.00)
  • Transfers from Pokhara to beginning and end of trek
  • Arrival and Departure transfers to Domestic and International airports
  • Porter to carry your large pack – Trekking Adventures policy of  one porter = one pack policy (which means less weight for porters)
  • Guide and Porter salaries
  • Trekking Adventures T-Shirt (value of USD$75.00)
  • Five nights x Hotel and twenty seven nights x teahouse (lodge type with comfortable foam mattress and pillow) accommodation on twin shared basis
  • Special entry Mustang permits, plus Annapurna park permit & Tims Certificate (value over USD550.00)

Vote with your feet and come walk with me.

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