Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking
- Duration: 15Days
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Price:1100 USD
Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking is one of the prominent trekking destinations in Nepal. The Nepal Trekking Company leads you to an attractive, pleasing journey with a constant view of high snowcapped peaks and countless of other smaller peaks. It is an unique destination full of excitements with overwhelming scenery of mountains, flora and fauna, fascinating rhododendrons, oaks and variety of pine forests with charming traditional villages. Truly trekking to Annapurna Semi Circuit trekking is the best of Nepal Himalaya in the center of ancient culture and traditions. This trek offers you plentiful time to engage yourself in the fantastic Himalayan environment of the Annapurna Region. This is the outstanding trek through the vast Himalayan range with the high Thorang-La Pass at 5416m.
Trek to Annapurna Semi circuit trekking will start from the beautiful town of Besishahar in the western region of Nepal following Marsyangdi River passing through the traditional villages inhabited mostly by Gurung, Magar as well as Thakali people, snow covered mountains and dark green forests. The trek leads towards the freezing lake in Manang, through the villages and terraced farm fields and through the rain forest to the alpine forests. Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking does not just provide the trekkers the opportunity to explore the adventures of trekking in Nepal, but it also provides an opportunity to observe the great Himalayan peaks from very close distance and also a chance to learn more about the culture and the lifestyle of people living in the vicinity of the Annapurna region. We are sure that the hospitality of the people will warm your heart. During the trek you will also have the chance of watching varieties of endangered birds and animals in the natural habitat of Annapurna.
The total duration of Annapurna Semi Circuit Trek is 15 days. You are most welcome to explore Annapurna region with many exciting things. Come to us and we will make your trip into an unforgettable one.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will transfer you to the Hotel where you will have your overnight stay. In the evening you will be briefly explained about your program package.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today, you will be sightseeing around the Capital City, enjoying and exploring around several temples, monuments and sites of archeological and historical significance. The places you will be visiting on a one-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will be the Durbar Square of Patan and other temples and monuments like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, among other places. Most of the sites you will be visiting are enlisted in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Day 03 : Drive to Jagat/Chamje (1100m) via Besisahar and Bhulbhule 07 Hrs
Early in the morning on the third day, you will drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahsar along the Prithvi Highway, enjoying 06 hours of scenic drive. Besisahar is the headquarters of of Lamjung district in the western Nepal. From Bhulbhule, you will take a local jeep to Syange/ Jagat while enjoying the scenic but uneven drive along the way.
Day 04 : Trek to Dharapani (1960m) 05 Hrs
Today you will move to Dharapani (2630m) from Jagat. The hike provides a beautiful walk along the Marshyangi River. It is a day for you to enter into the Manang district. The trails steadily uphill nearly you are reached Taal, a small village on the lap of waterfall. From Taal, the trail follows the wide and flat valley along the bank of Marshyangdi River. You can enjoy the natural waterfalls, vegetations along the way. Sometimes you have to walk uphill where as sometimes you have to move downhill. Overall you will love the day’s trekking.
Day 05 : Trek to Chame (2630m) 06 Hrs
It’s a day that you have to trek through the pine and fir forests passing the rough and rocky trail. You will continue along the way through barley, rice, potato fields. Chame is a beautiful destination and small little village standing as a headquarter of Manang district. You will get the superb view of Annapurna II from Chame. In the evening, you can explore round the village.
Day 06 : Trek to Pisang (3300m)
Today you will be heading towards Pisang from Chame as you will hike along the trail following the river valley through steep and narrow deep forests. On the way you will be rewarded with the best views of the Mount Annapurna and the Pisang Peak. Pisang Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna region. On this especial day you will be blessed with many mountains and high peaks that will overwhelm the trekking experience.
Day 07 : Trek to Manang (3540m) 05 Hrs
Today you will have two alternative paths to reach the Manang Valley. The easier route to the Valley is through the path along the river north of the valley, which takes about 3 hours of trekking. The road passes through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops before reaching Manang. You will also be provided with the most spectacular views of Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna Mountain.
Day 08 : Manang – Acclimatization day
Today is the day allocated for acclimatizing to the higher altitude and the changing environmental conditions. Acclimatization is very important when it comes to high altitude trekking in the trails of Nepal. You can spend your time visiting monasteries, traveling along the shores Gangapurna Lake and also interacting with the local villagers of Manang. Throughout the day, you will have chances to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Day 09 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4020m) 04 Hrs
You will leave Manang and continue with the trek towards Yak Kharka located at 2000 meters of altitude from sea-level. Earlier day’s acclimatization at Manang will keep the trekkers fresh and they will have some great time while trekking. From Manang, the trail crosses a small stream before climbing to Tenki Manang. You will continue climbing the Marshyangdi valley, passing through the small vilage of Gunsang where you may have a short stop for a tea or coffee with the Himalayan scenary. From here, you will pass through an ancient Mani Wall in a pleasant meadow to reach Yak Kharka.
Day 10 : Trek to Thorong Phedi (4430m) 04 hrs
The trail from Yak Kharka (4020m) to Thorong Phedi (4320m) is a short but interesting trail for the trekker. First an hour trek will take you to Letdar (4250m). You will pass through the east bank of Jorsang Khola and cross a wooden bridge. After crossing the bridge, you will ascend to a small tea shop where you can have short stop. Then you willl follow the narrow path acrossa high slopebefore reaching to Thorong Phedi. It will take around 04 hours for you to cover the distance of around 400 meters as the altitude is high and breathing is relatively effortful. Thorong Phedi is the starting point for those trekkers who are willing to explore until Thorong-La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek. Thorong-La Pass, located at an altitude of 5416 meters, is considered as the Pass situated at the highest altitude in the world.
Day 11 : Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via Thorong La Pass (5416m) 07 hrs
From Phedi, the road becomes steep, switching backing up towards the moraines along the rocky ridges as it ascends to the Pass. The view from the trail is exceptional as you can see the great Himalayan Mountain peaks of the Annapurna region along the way. You willl have some rest on the top of the pass, then head towards Muktinath which is a popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindus. The temple of Muktinath is very important religiously as many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims come to visit the shrine. You can visit the Muktinath Temple and eveing cane be spent at relax.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) 02 Hrs
Today you will get up with the devine sound of a temple bell. After visiting the Muktinath Temple and get refreshed, you will catch a local jeep to Jomsom that takes about 02 hours. The drive quickly descends to the valley floor. The local jeep ride will be enjoyable as you will travel along the rugged terrain of Mustang. Once you arrive at Josmom, you can take rest for some time and move to Marpha for visiting lovely village with Monastery, Apple Brandy factory etc. Then you will return back to Jomsom for your overnight.
Day 13 : Fly back to Pokhara
After having light breakfast in morning, you will board a scenic flight to Pokhara. The journey will be brief, taking only 30 minutes, but you can enjoy the mountain flight watching the views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, among others. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to Hotel where you will be spending the night. You will have enough time to round the city to relax.
Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu 06 Hrs
You will be driving back to Kathmandu from Pokhara enjoying the scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway. On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will drive back to the Capital city of Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. It will take around 06 hours for you to reach the Capital city.
Day 15 : FinalDeparture
It’s the last day of your stay in Nepal. As per your flight time, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your country or to your next favored destination.
What is included?
- Airport pick up and drops
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on B.B plan
- All necessary paper works and trekking permits and tims cards
- All accommodations in tea houseduring the trek
- One experienced trekking guide and porter
- Salary,Foods,Drinks,Accommodations,Transportations and Inseurance for the guide and porter
- Frist aid kit
- Farewell dinner with cultural dance
What is not included?
- Nepal visa which is open arrival in Kathmandu per person $30 USD
- Personal Equipment for Trekking:
- Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal covers helicopter rescue, accidents
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Emergency Rescue evacuation
- Tips For Guide& Porter
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.tea, coffee
- personal expenses.
- laundry, internet call, phone