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Mini Annapurna Circuit trek is a relatively short foothill trek to the landmarks and surroundings of the Annapurna region. Throughout the journey, you encounter some interesting sites in the Annapurna region which doesn’t go unrecognized such as the crossing of the Marsyangdi river then ascending up the valley, Peaks of Hiunchuli, Manaslu, and Annapurna range, crossing the high pass to the mountainside called Thorung La. We can see Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, pinwheels along the trek in Manang district. The whole journey unwinds to the holy pilgrimage spots of Hindus and Buddhists at Muktinath temple. Then, coming to the beautiful lakeside Pokhara enjoying boat riding at Phewa lake, Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasini temple to take back home from Kathmandu.
You will also come across villages the newly opened trekking trails of Nar and Phu valley. There are some spectacular viewpoints such as canyons, rock formations, forest trekking trails, glaciers, and gompas that make this trek so adventurous. The remote region is usually yak trails in the mountainous region. It is a vast change from the landscapes found in Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is a challenging yet dramatic trek. This trek offers mountain displays such as the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Lamjung, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. The best time to set upon Mini Annapurna Circuit trek is March to May and between September to December.
Today after breakfast we will be taking a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. We will be driving through the countryside road, laden with beautiful natural sceneries and forests.as we reach Dharapani we check-in our guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dharapani.
Today after breakfast ,we will be taking a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. We will be driving through the countryside road is laden with beautiful natural sceneries and forests.as we reach Dharapani we check-in our guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dharapani.
Today after having our breakfast we start out trek towards the village of chame from Dharapani. As we take the trail which is an essential mule track ascending through oak, maple trees, and fir forests accompanied by the majestic views of the Annapurna Himalayas alongside a beautiful river. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chame. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
After breakfast, we continue the trail taking us to the beautiful village of Pisang guiding us through winding woodlands along with mesmerizing views of the amazing Pisang Peak and the Annapurna range. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Pisang. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Today after breakfast we take the upper route to Manang via the Ghyaru-Ngawal-Mungji trail, as we continue on the trail filled with Breath-taking natural scenery accompanied by Towering mountain peaks and also with Panoramic views of mountain peaks like the Annapurna range, the Gangapurna, and the Pisang Peak adding to its beauty .further, We can notice a significant change in the terrain as the cold dry terrain changes into a harsh environment with shrubbery scattered among the land. As we reach Manang. We will also pay a visit to the Barge Monastery. A century-old monastery having a peaceful Buddhist ambiance and also the largest monastery in the entire Manang district. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Manang.
Today we acclimatize to the new environment. Tonight We will be staying at Manang and spend our leisure time as we visit the local monasteries and religious Gumbasand learn about the local lifestyle by visiting the marketplace and interacting with the locals. We can also take a trip to the scenic Gangapurna Lake and visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Manang.
After breakfast, we continue our trek towards Yak Kharka as we take the trial filled with quite pretty streams and brooks intersecting. Later the trail ascends towards the village of Tenki which lays above Manang a village of ethnic Limbu people. Further on as we continue on the trail, taking us through meadows filled with grazing yaks and horses, pass lush pastures trekking through scrubs of juniper hamlets. As we will reach the village of Ghunsa Passing ancient Mani stone walls and wooden bridges, before finally reaching to Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Yak Kharka.
After breakfast, we head towards the foot of Thorong Phedi. A small settlement having a busy lifestyle.). Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Thorong Phedi.
Today we start our climb to the pass. Taking the trail As we approach the peak, the trail becomes slushy from melted snow taking us through rocky ridges. Before arriving at the top of the pass (5416m)offering us a magnificent 360-degree panorama of the snow-capped and several peaks of the Annapurna and the beautiful gorge of Kali Gandaki peaks that extend northwards into Tibet. After crossing the pass the trail then descends downwards to Muktinath(3800m) a religiously significant site where hoards of devotees make their way for prayer and resolution on festivals and special occasions, and an important pilgrimage site for the Hindu and Buddhist people.. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.
Today after breakfast, we drive towards Pokhara valley a gorgeous city also known as the “Tourism Capital of Nepal”. that is located on the periphery of the Annapurna foothill beside the tranquil Phewa Lake. As we reach Pokhara we head towards our hotel reserved for the night. After checking-in our hotel, We get some time to get freshen up, and late we explore the city or enjoying the peaceful lake-side and scenes. Overnight stay at a Hotel.
Today after breakfast we take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the Hotel. As we reach the Kathmandu valley we head towards the hotel. After checking-in the hotel we get leisure time.late in the evening we head to have dinner a final farewell dinner by our team for our successful and safe tour.
Transfer to the Airport from the hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
CLOTHING AND BASIC TYPES OF EQUIPMENT
Destination: Annapurna Region
Duration: 12 Days
Trip Grade : Fairly Hard
Best Season:March to May & Sept to Nov.
Max altitude:5,416 metres (17,769 ft)
Daily walking: 4-8 Hours a Day
Transportation: Tourist vehicle/ Local Bus or Jeep
Group Size:Min:02 Person