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Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek Package

The mini Annapurna Circuit Trek is that the good mixture of dramatic mountain scenery, Associate in Nursing ecological paradise and a cultural journey. If you do not have time to completely circumnavigate the Annapurna, we offer this tour with the opportunity to get to know some of the classic route on a shorter trek. At the starting point in Besisahar the landscape is still green subtropical. Marsyandi through the valley of the river, we pass rice paddies and through bamboo forests up every day and continue into the karst mountain landscape. The higher you climb, the more prayer flags you see - a sign that you have arrived in the Buddhist culture. The highest mountains of the world stand side by side, walk in front of the most impressive scenery! The highlight is the crossing of the 5,416 m high Thorong La (La = Pass). Well acclimatized can easily master the climb. A fantastic view is the well-deserved reward! On both sides of the pass are proud collect 6,000 points and the view sweeps up to the high plains of Mustang. Finally, you reach for the Buddhists and Hindus alike popular pilgrimage site Muktinath. Enjoy the special atmosphere, before you hike down to Jomosom, the end point of the trek. By plane to return to Kathmandu.

      Trip Duration:
      14 Nights 15 Days
      Trekking destination: Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek (5416m Thorong-La Pass)
      Trip Grade: Moderate or Grade B (5 to 7 hours a day, altitude between 3000 to 5500m)
      Trekking and cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
      Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
      Accommodations: 3 nights in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara and 10 nights in lodge/teahouse during trek
      Food in Trekking: In the Local Tea Houses, Lodges
      Public Bus, Private vehicle and domestic flights

      Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    • Day 02: Kathmandu – Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
      Guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu….some are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). The shrine is one of the large Stupas in the world. Late afternoon we will have a pre-trip discussion and last minute Q & A.
    • Day 03: Kathmandu to Syange [1100m/3608 ft]: 8-10 hrs
      An early start gets us on the drive to Syange, the starting point of the trek. On the way we see lush green countryside, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain-scapes. The road to Besishahar is tar, thereafter gravel.
    • Day 04: Syange to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7-8 hrs
      A leisurely trekking pace takes us into the Manang district with its fields of barley, rice, potato and pine forests. We pass the village of Kodo and will overnight in Dharapani.
    • DAY 05: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5-6 hrs
      On the way to Chame we climb a few steep, forested ridges and are treated by some of the most sensational mountain views: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). At our destination a few small hot springs bring relief to our taxed muscles.
    • DAY 06: Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs
      Today we trek higher along a steep and narrow, densely forest path that leads to a rock face that soars 1500m/4,920 ft above the river. This is a wow! As we emerge from this steep sided valley we are greeted by amazing views of majestic Himalayan Peaks. We reach Pisang and you ask yourself, “Can the scenery get any better.” Your inner voice answers, “It’s not possible,” and yet, you remember hearing, “This is just the beginning.”
    • DAY 07: Upper Pisang to Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6-7 hrs
      Out of the two routes to choose, we select the upper one (through Upper Pisang and Geru) where the sceneries is unmatched. Majestic peaks tower all around us….Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others. As we trek higher the landscape and vegetation change with the colder and dryer environment. It’s not all hard work though, since we will visit the Barge monastery (largest in the district of Manang).
    • DAY 08: Manang:
      Acclimatization Day To allow our body chemistry to change, adapt to the lower levels of oxygen at altitude, this will be an acclimatization day. We will take a few short walks to higher ground. Great detsintions are the Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake, the Himalayan Rescue Association and even the small old, monastery village of Vraga. This day is important since the next two are challenging with a rapid gain in altitude.
    • DAY 09: Manage to Yak Kharka , 110m/13,484ft]: 3-4 hrs
      We climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley toward Jarsang Khola and Ghunsa. With every step we gain in altitude; “pole pole (Swahili for slowly, slowly) is important. We pass a few pastures, a patch of juniper trees, and the flat mud roofs. After crossing a small river, we pass an ancient old Mani wall (religious carvings on stone slabs) before entering the small village of Yak Kharka. We have gained 610m/2002 ft in altitude – slow progress was the key!
    • DAY 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs
      Thorong Pedi is close to the foot of the pass, Thorong La. This ‘trekker/climber’ village caters to the needs of these adventures souls. Some people hike higher to make the “pass-day” easier and risk contracting Altitude Sickness. We stop here to avoid this and potentially get a better night’s sleep (altitude can be hard on the Zzzz’s). Tomorrow, with the continued altitude gain to the pass, will be exciting and challenging enough.
    • DAY 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7-8 hrs
      Thorong La (5,416 m/17,769 ft), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of our Annapurna Circuit trek. It is in our grasp today. Yes, we will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience; our own human performance and the unimaginable majesty of this place that few Westerners see. We reach Muktinath with the setting sun. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist Monastery and is often referred to as an example of the religions harmony in Nepal. Note: we have descended over 1600m/5300 ft today.
    • DAY 12: MUKTINATH TO JOMSOM (2,715m) 5-6 hrs
      After breakfast we visit Muktinath Temple. It is a important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists both. There we can see Tibetan traders as well as Sadhus from the far south of India. There is shrines in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets that provide Muktinath's famous eternal flame. It's the earth-water - fire combination that accounts for Muktinath's great religious significance. It also offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak. Afternoon hike/ drive back to Jomsom. Overnight at Tea house.
      After breakfast we take 20 minutes short, scenic flight back to Pokhara. Transfer you to the hotel and end of the Package.
      After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
    • DAY 15: DEPARTURE.
      In the morning, you will be free. Afternoon we will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the departure flight to home.
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    • When to go for trek in Nepal:
      Trekking in Nepal is possible to do at any time of the year but it depends on where you are planning to trek. There is always somewhere to go and something to do in Nepal, whatever the weather

      Autumn season from September to November when the monsoon ends and days become crystal clear. This is the real feature of the autumn and winter months. The mornings and especially the evenings can feel particularly brisk, but in sunshine the conditions are ideal for trekking.

      Trekking during the winter Season from December to February is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters because this season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations. You must be careful planning trek with high passes for this period because the high passes and ridges are may be blocked with snow and footpaths impassable.

      Spring season is the pre-monsoon period that extends from March to end of the May when the days can become hazy, with the distance view obscured, and clouds are a common features if the afternoons and the both days and nights are getting warmer. The real treat in the Spring months are the flowers, especially the rhododendrons.

      ummer Season (June to August): Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. During this season, you can trek in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo.

    • If you really want to enjoy tour trekking holiday in Nepal, get fit before the trek not on the trek. Arriving in Nepal out of shape having taken no exercise for months, possibly years, is asking for trouble. Nepal, like like in general, is full of ups and downs. Run walk, swim, bike, do circuits, whatever but exercise before you to. You don’t need to be marathon-fit, but you will enjoy it more if your legs have reasonable muscle tone.

    • Clothing:
      For trekking in Nepal you don’t need a lot of specialist equipment, indeed, most porters wear little more than a cotton shirt and trousers. But for Westerners the choice is wider. Light cotton trousers or loose skirt o shorts, with a t-shits and a pair or running shoes or lightweight boots is the norm on most treks. In the morning and early evening this might be supplemented by a fleece sweater and pants, or perhaps a light down jacket or vest. It’s usually only on the higher treks or between November and January that wool shirts and thermal underwear become necessary. Unless it is overcast or windy, the day is usually warm, but the early mornings and the evenings can be very cold so, unless you want to retire early to your sleeping bag, take warm clothing, a down parka, gloves and wool hat.

      If you have favorite pair of comfortable walking boots, stick with them. If you are looking for a pair for first time, ask yourself the following: will I be going above the snowline, or on very rough and rocky terrain? A specialist retailer should be able to advise you on the most suitable boot once he know your plan. Normally fabric upper boots, although generally less durable or waterproof than leather boots, are ideal for most trekking.

    • You don't need special equipments to go to trek in the most of the regions of Nepal. A comfortable hiking boot, a sleeping bag and a few clothes as per the travelling season are the basic things you need. It is best to travel light. Please note that most of the equipments we need for trek in Nepal is possible to buy or hire in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • Most of the treks in Nepal requires permits/ conservation area entry tickets. When you book your trek with us, all the necessary trekking permits will be arranged from our team.

    • If you are coming for short and easy trek, you can travel with normal regular insurance but if you are planning for trekking in high passes/ remote area you must check if your insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions or not. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters.
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