Annapurna Circuit Thorang La Trek: Ascend the World's Highest Pass - 10 Nights 11 Days

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
131 km
Start / End Point
Chame/Muktinath
Duration
10 Nights 11 Days
Max. Altitude
5416m
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
1-50
Nature of Trek
Tea house trek
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
AT-ACT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

Annapurna Circuit Thorang La Trek: Ascend the World's Highest Pass Overview

Arguably the most popular trekking route of Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around the entire Annapurna Mountain Range. You will begin from 800 meters and reach an elevation of 5416 meters. You will traverse through diverse landscapes and human cultural settlements. On this trek of Annapurna Circuit, you’ll experience a variety of cultures, traverse through forests, fields, and rocky ridges, and discover many naturally exotic places. The trek will last for about 11 days as you go around the Annapurna Range exploring it from all directions. You’ll also visit popular destinations like Muktinath, Jomsom and Poon Hill as well. Most importantly, you’ll walk across the Thorang La Pass, one of the highest passes of the world. Our Annapurna Circuit Trek Package will cover all your trekking requirements. It is designed to meet all of your expectations on the tour.

Some Trip Highlights on Annapurna Circuit Trek

    • Crossing the world’s highest pass, Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.
    • Majestic mountain views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt Macchapuchchhre.
    • Diverse landscapes, rich Tibetan cultures, astonishing Buddhist monasteries.

    Related trek: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Annapurna Circuit Trek package can be customized as per your needs. You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

    • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. We can readily modify it according to your needs and requirements.
    • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
    • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
    • This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
    • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

     

Some features of Annapurna Region Trekking

– Discover diverse cultures

Exploration of Tibetan culture is another important aspect of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You’ll visit monasteries and Chortens which are some sacred places of Buddhists. In addition, you’ll get familiar with the Sherpa living in the Himalayas and their livelihood. Moreover, you’ll also know about Hinduism as you visit one of their most holy places i.e., the Muktinath Temple.

Muktinath temple is also one of the leading destinations of this trek. The holy temple of Muktinath is a popular destination among the Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrims. However, other tourists also go there to see the historical and sacred temple. It is an immensely popular Vishnu temple situated in the Muktinath Valley at the bottom of the Thorang La mountain pass. Around 108 water spouts surround the temple premises.

– Traverse assorted landscapes

Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through four districts of Nepal. We go counter-clockwise around the Annapurna Massif as we move through Chame, Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, and Ghorepani, among other places. The circuit encompasses forests, rivers, hills, valleys, and mountains across Midwest to the northern part of Nepal. Along with Annapurna, the trail also provides some magnificent views of other mountains like Manaslu, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. Furthermore, places such as Poon Hill provide glimpses of other mountains like Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Lamjung Himal.

The ideal times to visit are the months of September, October, and November. Also, February, March, April, and May are equally good times for the trek. These months of autumn and spring provide favorable weather to enjoy the trekking. We offer guides that will accompany you throughout the journey. Moreover, we provide Annapurna Circuit Trek at an unbeatable price.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in October

Annapurna Circuit Thorang La Trek: Ascend the World's Highest Pass

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up by a private vehicle and drop you off at your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room and get rid of your jet lag from your flight to Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu you will be placed in a deluxe hotel. You will be provided with breakfast in the morning. So, rest well for we have a lot of new things to experience in the morning.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel.
  2. day 2

    Drive from Pokhara to Chame

    Flight Hours 4 hours
    Highest Altitude 1860 m

    On the first day, we get on a tourist bus that will take us to Besishahar. It takes about 3 hours to reach there. From Besishahar, we take a 4-hour Jeep ride to Chame.

      • Overnight stay at Trekkers Lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Chame to Upper Pisang

    Trek Distance 13.6 km
    Highest Altitude 3300 m
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We follow a narrow path through dense forest and then along a steep rocky trail. We pass through Telekhu, Bhrathang and cross a bridge to reach the south bank of Marshyangdi River. We then walk along a gentle climb northward with the view of Annapurna 2 at our backs. We finally reach the town at Upper Pisang, where we spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at New Trekkers Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Upper Pisang to Nagwal and Nagwal to Manang

    Trek Distance 5-6 hrs
    Highest Altitude 3540 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    We hike towards the Tibetan-styled village of Braga. There is also a Gumba that is quite stunning, which is the largest in the district. After walking for about 6-7 hours, we finally reach Manang.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

    Trek Distance 3-4 km
    Highest Altitude 3519 m
    Trek Duration 2-3 hrs

    It is crucial to acclimatize at high altitude. So, we spend the day exploring the town as there are several places worth visiting.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Manang to Yak Khraka (4110m) 3-4 hrs

    Trek Distance 9.4 km
    Highest Altitude 4050 m
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    It is a gentle climb to the village of Tenki, and we continue to climb out of the Marsyangdi valley. The route further passes through the village of Gunsang. After that, you will walk across grasslands that are the grazing places of yaks. After crossing a bridge and walking for some time, we will reach the village of Yak Kharka.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi

    Trek Distance 8.5 km
    Highest Altitude 4525 km
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    After walking uphill for a while, we cross a suspension bridge and then reach the village of Ledar. We climb upward further until we reach Thorang Phedi.

      • Overnight stay at Thorong High Camp Hotel
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Thorung Phedi to Thorang La Pass to Muktinath

    Trek Distance 15 km
    Highest Altitude 5,416m / 17,756ft
    Trek Duration 9 hrs

    We will walk up a steep slope towards one of the highest passes in the world; Thorang La pass. After reaching the pass, we walk downhill to the Muktinath valley where we spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel in Muktinath (room with attached bathroom)
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Muktinath to Jomsom-Marpha

    Highest Altitude 2670 m
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    In the morning, we visit the popular Vishnu Temple and also the Gumba nearby. Then, we start descending down for about 4 to 5 hours until we reach Marpha.

    • Overnight Stay at Hotel

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Drive to Tatopani

    Flight Hours 3 hrs Jeep
    Highest Altitude 1200 m / 3940 ft

    We get on a Jeep from Marpha and drive to Tatopani which takes approximately 3 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Tatopani to Ghorepani

    Trek Distance 16 km
    Highest Altitude 2860 m / 9383 ft
    Trek Duration 8 hrs

    We walk uphill across terraced farmland with endless views of the mountains. We pass through the villages of Shikha, Chitre and across forests of rhododendron. After hiking uphill for about 8 hours, we reach the beautiful village situated on the ridge.

      • Overnight stay at hotel (room with attached bathroom)
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Nayapul-Pokhara

    Trek Distance 10 km
    Flight Hours 2 hrs
    Highest Altitude 2860 m / 9383 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    We start early to catch the sunrise from Poon Hill. It is about an hour walk to the top of the hill. After enjoying the view, we return back to Ghorepani. We then have our breakfast and start descending. We pass through Ulleri, Tikhedhunga, Birethanti and finally reach Nayapul after 7 hours. From there, we take a ride back to Pokhara, which takes about 1.5 hours.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  13. day 13

    Free and arrangement day

    Highest Altitude 1400 m

    The second day of the trek is a free day. You are allowed to do as you please in the valley. This includes touring and sightseeing the famous tourist destinations in the Valley. There are many interesting things to try in the Kathmandu Valley.

    The day is barely enough to visit all of Kathmandu valley. If you want, you can enjoy some extra days in the valley after the trek.

    Also, today along with the sightseeing and enjoying the culture and cuisine of the valley, you will make proper arrangements for the actual trek starting tomorrow, this doesn’t just mean physical preparation but also mental preparation. So rest well as we will drive to Pokhara the next morning from where our adventurous trek starts.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel.
      • Included meals Breakfast.
  14. day 14

    Fly or drive to Pokhara

    Trek Distance 200.9 km
    Flight Hours 25mins
    Highest Altitude 1400 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours drive

    Our third day is filled with beautiful scenic views from the ride to Pokhara, we will take a tourist bus to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views of the landscapes and the mountains.We will stop on the way for lunch and reach Pokhara in around 6-7 hours. We will have dinner in Pokhara and stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

    You can also take a flight to Pokhara which takes about 25mins to reach.

      • Overnight stay at a hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    •  Airport and hotels transfer by private car/van (depends on group size).
    • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee) during the trek.
    • Tea house/Lodge accommodation during the trek( sharing basis).
    • Kathmandu – Besisahar by private car/van (depends on group size).
    • Besisahar-Chame and at the end of the trek Nayapul-Pokhara by Jeep
    • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc. (one porter for two people).
    • The company guarantees the rescue services in case of an emergency; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us.
    • All the necessary paper works and conservation entry permit (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking poles (to be returned after trip completion).
    • First Aid Medical Kit Box.
    • Government taxes and VAT.
    • Nepali food farewell dinner party.
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by Luxury Tourist Coach

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail Map

everest base camp trek map

Why plan your Annapurna Circuit Trek via a Travel Agency?

  • Everything including the accommodations and required permits will be managed by the travel and trekking agency if you are planning to hike as a group.

  • Travel agencies are well equipped with required tools and professional guides trained to handle any kind of situation in case of any bad circumstances.

  • Your heavy luggage and baggings will be carried by local porters. Trekking in groups is always safer than solo travel. It may be expensive to some extent but it’s worth paying some extra bucks.

What do you need to know about Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

  • The Annapurna Circuit Trip will be somewhat tough. You need to be healthy and fit as the trip will include trekking through difficult trails. If you choose a travel agency like us, the trek will definitely be easier.

  • There is always the risk of Altitude Sickness. We guarantee the rescue service in case of an emergency.

  • Taking less load of things with yourself is always recommended.

  • Carrying a basic medical toolkit for first aid is recommended.

  • If you are planning a trek the Annapurna circuit, you probably want to get travel insurance.

North Nepal Travel and Trek will always be with you from the planning to the departure phase of the trip. You can rely on us with confidence.

What equipment and clothing shall I wear?

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek.

Head

  • Head

    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
    • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Face

    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglass with UV protection
    • Face/body wipes

Body

  • Hands

    • Lightweight gloves
    • Heavyweight winter gloves

    Body

    • Hiking shirts
    • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
    • Hooded rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Lightweight cotton pants
    • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
    • Polypropylene underwear
    • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
    • Sweater
    • Waterproof jacket and pants

    Footwear

    • Hiking Boots that been worn in
    • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

    Essential gear

    • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
    • Thermal bottle
    • Water purification
    • Trekking pole
    • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
    • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, toothbrush, )

    Toiletries

    • Medium size drying towel
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant/ floss
    • Biodegradable bar soap
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror

    Personal accessories

    • Money
    • Watch
    • Cell phone
    • Camera
    • Extra items
    • First aid kit
    • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
    • Notebook and pen
    • Binocular

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Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 850
2 Paxes $ 790
3 - 6 Paxes $ 750
6 - 12 Paxes $ 720
13 - 25 Paxes $ 699
26 - 50 Paxes $ 650

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