Round Annapurna to Upper Mustang Trek
Round Annapurna to Upper Mustang Trek, you will take you right into the homes of Gurungs in the lowlands, and you can enjoy the hospitality of Thakalis around Jomsom, Manangis in the east and Loba and Tibetans in the arid north. Annapurna Circuit to Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful trek designed by Adventure Connexion for the clients who love to have adventurous jeep drive experiences with the views of natural beauty and local people/cultures/activities, all while traveling on a comfortable vehicle
Annapurna, attracts the largest number of trekkers in Nepal. Here you will find everything the Himalayas have to offer, accessible along a selection of well-maintained trails that snake in and around the 55-kilometre Annapurna massif, separated from the gargantuan Dhaulagiri (8167m) by the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world. Most trekkers will have heard of the legendary Annapurna Circuit. But if the lung-busting slog over the 5416m Thorung pass doesn’t suit you, there are many other trails that offer superlative panoramas and the cultural traditions of a whole spectrum of ethnicities. And though roads are bringing change to the region, new trails are being blazed for the faithful. Up north at the border with China, the mystique of the walled city of Lo Manthang remains intact. Even in Nepal’s most trekked places, a trail less travelled is never far away.
Annapurna I (8091m) was the first eight-thousander to be summitted, in 1950, when Maurice Herzog and his team turned away from the daunting prospect of the Great White One, Dhaulagiri (8167m). Ever since, tourists have flocked to the lake city of Pokhara to admire the iconic vistas of Machapucchare (6993m) and the peak-studded Annapurna range. The region was designated a Conservation Area in 1992, paving the way for a pioneering model of sustainable tourism. The verdant valleys around Pokhara receive high rainfall and snow, which make for relatively low-lying, visually stunning glaciers. This monsoonal lushness is in sharp contrast to the rainshadow created by the Annapurna massif to its north, resulting in the high-altitude desert and the eroded badlands of Mustang. It is as if all this immensity is meant to protect the mystical ‘Kingdom of Lo’, or Mustang, one of the last exemplars of living Tibetan culture.
To the east lies the Marsyangdi River and to the west lies the world’s deepest gorge, carved out by the wild waters of the Kaligandaki. The biodiversity of the region – entire hillsides swiped with pink and red rhododendron forests bursting with birdsong - is matched by its incredible cultural diversity. Cultural trails will take you right into the homes of Gurungs in the lowlands, and you can enjoy the hospitality of Thakalis around Jomsom, Manangis in the east and Loba and Tibetans in the arid north. Annapurna has been enormously popular with trekkers over the years and the new roads have actually opened up previously inaccessible areas.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m) and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to to Besisahar (830m) and Drive to Tal (830m/8 - 9 hrs)
Day 04: Trek from Tal to Timang (1943m 5- 6 hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Timang to Pisang (3300m / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang ( 3540m / 7 – 8 hrs)
Day 07: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4330m)
Day 09: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi (4450m / 6 - 7hrs)
Day 10: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorung La Pass (5416m/4 - 5 hrs) & descend to Muktinath (3800m/3 - 4 hrs)
ENTRY TO THE RESTRICTED AREA
Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Chhuksang (2920 m / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 12: Trek from Chhuksang to Samar( 3290 m/ 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Samar to Geling (3510 m / 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 14: Trek from Geling to Charang (3620 m) via Nyi La Pass (3973m/5 - 6 hrs)
Day 15: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang ( 3730 m / 4 – 5 hrs)
Day 16: Rest / Exploration day at Lo-Manthag
Day 17: Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghemi ( 3510 m / 5 -6 hrs)
Day 18: Trek from Ghemi to Samar ( 5 - 6 hrs)
Day 19: Trek from Samar to Kagbeni (2807 m / 6 - 7 hrs) ad 1 hr jeep drive to Jomsom ( 2710 m )
EXIT FROM THE RESTRICTED AREA
Day 20: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and relax time in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 21: Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 22: Final departure to your homeland
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please contact us for the full detailed day by day proposal with price, includes and excludes. The price are differ as per the standard of the hotel accommodation we use for this tour..
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- 1 night accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Trekker's information management System (TIMs Card) - Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
- Annapurna Conservation Fee
- Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour with cultural English speaking guide
- Kathmandu - Tal Private Transportation.
- Kagbeni to Jomsom Private Jeep
- Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight Tickets
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
- International air fare to Nepal.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Personal clothing & equipments.
- Nepal entry visa fee $40. ( during 60 days from the date of issue.)
- Travel insurance and helicopter charter in any cases but if you want us to arrange
- Items of personal nature. ( Personal Expenses)
- Any kinds of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone call, internet, laundry etc.
- Tips for your crews ( Guide, porter and driver)
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