“Reawaken your senses and reinvigorate your soul on this extraordinary adventure into the heart of the Himalayas. These are the Annapurna mountains: a place where ancient geological forces and timeless spiritual traditions combine to make for a genuinely unforgettable trek.”
This trek is perfect for those travelers who are keen to explore the mighty mountains of Annapurna in the short holiday frame. But this 11-day Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary is comfortable one as it includes one acclimatization day on a trek.
EMBARK UPON ONE OF THE NEPAL'S BEST TREKS IN THE ANNAPURNA
Nepal’s Annapurna mountains offer some of the finest hiking in the entirety of the Himalayas, and the region’s iconic peaks need no introduction: Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Manaslu, and the Annapurna massif itself rank amongst the most splendid snow-draped summits on the planet.
In fact, Annapurna I is the 10th-highest mountain in the world, and travelers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of its distinctive south face. So perhaps it’s no surprise that some of the best treks in Nepal can be found right here in the Annapurnas.
ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK DIVERSE IN CULTURE & NATURE
CLASSIC ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK TRAILS
This majestic Annapurna Circuit journey begins in Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Besishar and Chame. the Capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, where you will have a chance to experience the local bus ride to Besishar and Chame by Jeep for the next day. A trek starts from Chame unless you want to hike in the lower area of the region on the road.
Trekking towards the more tranquil valley from Chame leads us through the most unquestionable Himalayas settlements like Pisang, Manang, and Yak Kharka, and reach Throng La (5416m); Manang is a place where we set at least 2 nights to acclimatize well to prepare for the further trekking up to the higher elevation areas.
ICONIC ICE LAKE & ACCLIMATIZATION IN MANANG VILLAGE
Manang and Ice Lake: Exploring the Tranquil Bliss of Annapurna Circuit of Nepal!
Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas in Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a come true for adventure enthusiast’s nature lovers comparable. Along this iconic trail lies the enchanting Manang village, known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes, and nestled just above the village lies the breathtaking Ice Lake, a hidden gem that promises to leave trekkers in awe.
As you embark on the Annapurna Circuit trek, the village of Manang welcomes you with open arms in your 4-day of trekking itinerary of this program, an ancient village, situated at an altitude of 3,540 meters, is a gateway to the divine beauty of the Himalayas, this is also the place where we normally stay one more extra day for the acclimatization to explore the exciting sight tour and get ourselves a good adoption with the thin year approaching higher elevation for the further steps of this journey. The traditional stone houses, prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and vibrant monasteries create a serene ambiance that instantly captivates visitors.
The inhabitants of Manang are warm and welcoming, always ready to share their unique culture with curious travelers. Take the time to immerse yourself in their way of life, participating in age-old traditions and savoring the delicious local cuisine. The ancient monasteries, such as the Gangapurna Lake Monastery and Braga Monastery, offer a glimpse into the spiritual heart of the village. The Buddhist rituals and stunning murals add a sense of tranquility to your journey.
But beyond the cultural immersion, Manang offers incredible vistas that will leave you breathless. As you hike from Manang village towards the Ice Lake, a 2 hours approx hiking distance from the village of Manag, each step unveils a panorama of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lush valleys. The trail winds through rhododendron forests, providing a burst of color during springtime. The pristine Marsyangdi River flows harmoniously along the path, adding to the tranquility of the surroundings.
After 2 hours of hiking, you reach the ultimate highlight of the journey – the Ice Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4,600 meters, this glacial lake is a sight to behold. Its crystal-clear turquoise waters reflect the towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Tilicho Peak, creating an otherworldly ambiance. The high-altitude wildflowers that adorn the lake's surroundings add a touch of vibrancy to the ethereal landscape.
Standing at the edge of the Ice Lake, you'll feel a profound sense of peace and serenity. The silence is broken only by the gentle breeze and occasional ripples on the lake's surface. It's truly a moment to connect with nature, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
THRONG-LA PASS IN ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT
Crossing the Throng-La pass is one of the challenging parts of the journey as it has known to be the highest trekking pass in the world. Views are simply rewarding. We enjoy panoramic views of the huge Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri from here is worth, you will be rewarded by these beautiful sceneries.
Descending from the top of Throng La to Muktinath is another chapter, mostly walking on down the small moraines. We are coming to a different valley now into the Kaligandaki with a different atmosphere. Following namely the local fascinating villages of Muktinath, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Tatopani, and Pokhara where the trek will end up.
THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
This trek is suitable in the Autumn (Sep-Dec) and Spring (March-May) seasons. Having said that, this trek is also not an impossible way to do in the monsoon and Winter seasons, it might be a little challenging in terms of the oldest climate in the winter and rainy season with clouds but with a little bit more preparation it is doable throughout the year.
If you are wondering to know the difficulty level of this trek then we would range this as a moderate to strenuous one. Both experienced and inexperienced hikers can do this with a positive mindset. Hikers with some previous hiking or trekking experience may make this trek more comfortable.
ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
Moreover, if you are looking to explore more of this unparallel beauty of nature and culture then start packing your bag to embark on this incredible beauty of everything. Don't you have an 11 days holiday? Then why not join this short Annapurna Circuit Trek?
ASIDE FROM ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
Our eleven days Annapurna circuit trek includes Airport transport, all the food, accommodations on a trek, a highly experienced and friendly Sherpa guide, all-the-ground transportation, trekking permits, etc. Alpine Ramble will preserve and assist you in everything you require throughout. For more info and speedy answers please contact us
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF CIRCUIT TREK WITH ART IN 2023-24
- Free Day tour in Kathmandu Valley with an ART tour guide.
- Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure by private vehicle by the friendly crew.
- Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
- The free access to store the bags/suitcases either in Kathmandu.
- Water-purification tablets for trekking
- Supportive medical kit with High altitude sickness tablets.
- Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!