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Fall/Spring Treks
Annapurna Circuit (3 weeks)
Annapurna Sanctuary (2 weeks)
Bajhang Region (3 weeks)
Ganesh Himal Region (3 weeks)
Helambu Region (2 weeks)

Kanchenjungha Base Camp
(4-4½ weeks)

Kathmandu Ridgeline-Pokhara-
Chitwan (2 weeks)
Khaptad National Park (3 weeks)
Langtang Valley (2½ weeks)
Makalu Base Camp (3-3½ weeks)
Manaslu Circuit (3 weeks)
Rolwaling Himal (3-3½ weeks)
Laligurans Tour
Lumbini Tours
Summer Treks
Dolpa Region (4-4½ weeks)
Everest Region (2-3 weeks)
Limi Valley (4 weeks)
Mustang Kingdom (3 weeks)
Nar-Phu Hidden Valleys (2 weeks)
Rara Region (2-2½ weeks)
Upper Manang & Tilicho Valleys
(4-4½ weeks)
Winter Treks
Kathmandu-Jomsom-Pokhara-
Chitwan Wildlife Reserve
(2 weeks)
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan- Antu Danda (2 weeks)
Kathmandu-Suklaphanta &
Chitwan Wildlife Reserves
(2 weeks)
Winter treks also available at a Luxury level
**All treks can be done in spring & fall **
Annapurna Circuit
Length :
22 days
Trip Level :
3+ [level description]
Accommodation Grade :
Tea house [grade description]
Special Feature :
circumnavigate the Annapurna range
Best Times :
late March-early June
late September-mid November
   
This is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal for good reason. The trek starts amongst the green terraced fields of the Gurung and Tamang people on the lush southern side of the Himalayas. It climbs through the Marsyandi River Gorge, between the >8000-meter Annapurna and Manaslu Massifs and enters the fabled Manang Valley home to people of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Even the Buddhist saint, Milerepa spent time here, meditating in a cave that now bears his name. The wide, glacially-carved Manang valley offers views of the Annapurna Range from the north a stunning sight, only possible for people willing to take the time to trek to this remote valley. After acclimatizing in Manang village (3500 m), the trek winds up and over the 5400-m high Thorung La Pass and down to the Kali Gandaki River, at the southern end of the famous Mustang Kingdom. The wide arid Kali Gandaki valley offers an entirely new set of vistas compared to the Marsyandi Gorge and the trail continues gradually downhill until reaching the road in the town of Beni. Accommodation will be entirely in tea houses. Manang and Jomsom are larger villages with additional resources such as internet, Western medical doctors, and airports.
Detailed Itinerary            manang valley and prayerflag
Day 01 :
Arrive Kathmandu (1310 m).

Day 02 : Drive to Besisahar (785 m) along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers. During driest season, the road is open another 7 km to Khudi (790 m).

Day 03 : Hike up to Ngadi (880 m) from Besisahar, mainly flat and gentle. Fantastic views of Manaslu, when it is clear.

Day 04 : Ngadi to Jagat (1290 m). The climb to lunch on the Bahundanda ridge (1310 m) is long, but the views are great.

Day 05 : Jagat to Dharapani (1860 m), a beautiful village at the confluence with the Dudh Khola (Milk River). Again, a climb to lunch - this time to Tal (1680 m), a pretty village along a wider stretch of the river. Gradual climb in the afternoon to Dharapani.

Day 06 : Hike up Chame (2650 m), the headquarter of Manang district. Possible views of Manaslu, Peak 29 , Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Namung La and Kang Guru.

Day 07 :
On to Pisang village (3000 m), where the valley is wider and the culture is fully Tibetan Buddhist. Beautiful views of Manaslu, Pisang Peak and Annapurna II are possible. The final climb of the day passes through a lovely peaceful pine forest, well above the sounds of the river.

Day 08 :
Pisang to Manang village (3440 m) is a comparatively gentle walk through both pine forest and open vistas that provides spectacular view of the Annapurna from very close range.

Day 09 :
Day hike or rest in the Manang area. Possibilities include: exploring Manang village and Gangapurna glacier, hiking to Milarepa's cave next to the Annapurna III glacier, or climbing to the Kicho Tal - a picturesque glacial tarn 1000 m above the main valley. Manang village is surrounded by the snowy mountains of Manaslu, Pisang, Chullu, Thorang, Tilicho, Gangapurna, Annapurna ranges. At least one day in Manang village is important for acclimatization.

Day 10 :
Manang to Yak Kharka (4020 m). More great views as we gradually climb along the Thorung Khola. The distance is shorter to insure that we do not gain altitude too quickly.

Day 11 :
Hike to Thorang Phedi (4500 m) or High Camp (4750 m). The distance is very short, but it is wise to walk slowly in the higher part due to the altitude.

Day 12 :
Early morning hike to Thorang La Pass (5416 m) and then down to Muktinath. Excellent views of the Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges, beautiful upper Manang and Mustang valleys can be seen from the pass.

Day 13
: Downhill from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710 m). We will stop for lunch in the green oasis of Kagbeni (2830 m), home to a great than 400 year old Buddhist monastery.

Day 14
: Hike down to Tukuche (2590 m). Marpha and Tukuche are the beautiful villages of the Thakali people and popular for their apples and apple brandy.

Day 15
: Tukuche to Ghasa (2010 m). The region gradually becomes more green as we descend from the arid Mustang region.

Day 16
: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190 m). Hot springs at Tatopani (literally means "hot water") offer solace to the aching muscles and dusty skin.

Day 17
: Hike down to Beni bazaar (800 m)
Day 18-19 : Drive to Pokhara and explore Pokhara valley.
Day 20 : Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Fly back home.
Cost per person (in Us dollars) : range $750 to $1500 [ Include and Exclude ]
Earth's Paradise Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd.
P.O.Box No. 15142 KPC 853, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Mr. Bhim Chand | Tel/fax : 977-1-435-7614
E-Mail : contact@earth-paradise.com / b123chand@yahoo.com  
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