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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna circuit. The complete circuit has only been possible since mid 1980's when the Manang area was officially opened up to non-Nepali visitors. For and all-round experience of the scenery and culture of Nepal this trek has a lot to offer. Starting in the lush Marsyandi valley, that separates the Annapurna range from that of Manaslu, the scenery is composed of lush cultivated fields with dense forests on either side. In the winter season, orange tree are laden with fruits and fragrant frangipani blossoms cast their scent along the trails. As you travel higher the valley becomes more rugged until the villages and forests finally give way to the arid hills of Manang. The Thorong La pass, at 5416 meters, marks the highpoint of the treks after which the trail joins the kali Gandaki river that flows through the deepest gorge on earth.

This is a challenging trek that is not without some risks. The crossing of Thorong La can be dangerous at times, especially during unexpected snowfall so potential trekkers must make sure that they are well prepared and equipped for all eventualities. The trek can be completed in a minimum of fifteen days, starting in Kathmandu and finishing in Pokhara. If a few extra days are allowed for it is then possible to enjoy several of the possible side trips and add immeasurably to the experience. And entry permit for the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) is needed for this trek.

ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive to trailhead Bensisahar (760m) - Bhulbhule (840m)
Day 04: Bhulbhule (840m) - Ghyarmuphant
Day 05: Ghyarmuphant - Chamje (1430m)
Day 06: Chamje (1430m) - Dharapani (1920m)
Day 07: Dharapani (1920m) - Chame (2630m)
Day 08: Chame (2630m ) - Pisang (3200m)
Day 09: Pisang (3200m) - Manang (3500m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Manang 93500m) - Yak Kharka (4090m)
Day 12: Yak Kharka (4090m) - Thorng Phedi (4450m)
Day 13: Via Thorong La pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m)
Day 14: Muktinath - Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 15: Kagbeni (2800m) - Marpha (2670m)
Day 16: Marpha / Tukuche - Ghasa (2010m)
Day 17: Ghasa (2010m) - Tatopani (1190m)
Day 18: Tatopani (1190m) - Ghorepani (2800m)
Day 19: Ghorepani (2800m) - Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 20: Tikhedhunga (1540m)- Nayapul (1070m) & drive back to Pokhara.
Day 21: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu by air.
Day 22: Final depart.

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