Trek Around the Mighty Annapurna Massif - The Classic
Trek of Nepal.
visit to Tilicho Lake the world highest lake located
at 4,920m / 16,140 ft.
classic 21-day trek completely around the famed
Annapurna Massif offers the most diversity of any
trek in Nepal: fascinating ethnic groups each with
their own language, incredible views of many of
the Himalaya's most famous high peaks, and constantly
changing panoramas - from lush, tropical rice paddies
and moss-laden rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses
clinging to rocky cliffs.
Starting with a drive
to Besisar we ascend along the Marsyangdi river valley.
We pass beneath snow-capped Annapurnas II, III and IV
and a range of 6,000m/20,000ft peaks stretching north
to Tibet. Crossing Thorung La pass (5418m/17,770ft)
to reach the holy shrine of Muktinath. We then descend
into the mighty Kali Gandaki Valley - the deepest river
valley on the face of the earth - 7000m/23,000ft deep
between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At the end we trek
through a wonderful rhododendron forest on the Gorepani
Ridge and the picturesque Gurung villages before finishing
back in the Pokhara Valley.
In addition our 21 day trek also spends a few days exploring
the Tilicho Lake area in the upper Manang valley. Even
though this high altitude glacial lake is only 2 days
away from the main trail very few westerners venture
here. We will spend a whole day exploring the lake which
is the headwaters of the Marsyangdi river which you
have been following since the beginning of this trek.
We do not know of any other operator who offers this
Apart from being able to enjoy homely comforts we will
have the added advantage of being guests to families
of different ethnic people typical of this area. The
Manang and the Kali Gandaki valleys lies along an ancient
trade route between India and China, and a variety of
ethnic peoples have settled here: Newars, Chettris,
Gurungs, Manangeys and Thakalis.
to strenuous trekking between 2,000m (8,000ft) and
4,400m (14,500ft) with one pass crossing of 5,418m
(17,700ft). Accommodation in comfortable lodges.
The trek starts from Kathmandu and includes all
meals, road-head transport, services of experienced
local guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients
carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
I T I N E R A R Y :
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Besisar.
Day 02 Trek to Bahaun Danda.
Day 03 Trek to Tal.
Day 04 Trek to Chame.
Day 05 Trek to Pisang.
Day 06 Trek to Manang.
Day 07 Rest day at Manang.
Day 08 Trek to Kangsar.
Day 09 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp.
Day 10 Exploration to Tilicho Lake.
Day 11 Trek to Leder High.
Day 12 Trek to Phedi.
Day 13 Cross Thorung La pass to Muktinath.
Day 14 Trek to Kagbeni.
Day 15 Trek to Marpha.
Day 16 Trek to Kalopani.
Day 17 Trek to Tatopani.
Day 18 Trek to Gorepani.
Day 19 Early morning climb Poon Hill for sunrise
Trek to Gandruk village.
Day 20 Trek to Birethanti. Drive to Pokhara.
Day 21 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu. Trek ends.