|ANNAPURNA CLASSIC TREK: ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT (ANTI CLOCK)|
|Max. Altitude||5416 m.|
|Type of Trek||Teahouse / Camping|
|Trek Grade||Medium / Hard|
|Permit||ACAP (USD 30.00).|
This route is considered as one of the most popular and classic treks in Nepal. It passes through villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people. The trail offers spectacular mountain scenery that passes through the Northern Himalayan range and Tibetan plateau. Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, and Newars heavily settle the Southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges except higher regions, which support thick forest of rhododendron and fir trees. There are small fields of millet and wheat and small flocks of sheep and goats seen as one passes through Manang valley. The Manang people are Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion considered as a trading race. As a result, their life style is quite different to those tribes on the Southern slopes. Since trekking in Nepal annapurna starting people become more advance and chances to show their own culture and custom.Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kaligandaki and Muktinath Temple until more through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. This trek is recommended as one of the top twenty trekking trails all over the world.
Crossing the Thorung~La Pass (5416m), the pilgrimage town of Muktinath, views of Dhaulagiri icefall, the world’s deepest gorge in the Kaligandaki river, hot spring at Tatopani, and sunrise and mountains view from Poonhill.
Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (175 km/ 7-8 hours): Drive by bus/car.
Besi-Sahar to Bahundanda (1250 m.): Trek.
Bahundanda to Chamje: Trek.
Chamje to Dharapani (1890 m.): Trek.
Dharapani to Chame (2715m.): Trek.
Chame to Pisang (3185m.): Trek.
Pisang to Manang (3350m.): Trek.
Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang): Rest.
Manang to Yak Kharka: Trek.
Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi/ High Camp: Trek.
Thorung Phedi/High Camp to Muktinath (3800m.): Trek.
Muktinath to Kagbeni: Trek.
Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m.): Trek.
Marpha to Ghasa (2015m.): Trek.
Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m.): Trek.
Tatopani (Natural hot spring): Rest.
Tatopani to Shikha (1920m.): Trek.
Shikha to Ghorepani (2855m.): Trek.
Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m.) to Tadapani: Trek.
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m.): Trek.
Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti: Trek, drive for one hour.
Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.