Early morning drive from Kathmandu to reach around Nepal Mid-West as journey heads on main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway past many farm villages and towns, and then route diverts from Dumre town leaving the main road.
From here drive enters low warm agricultural area within Lamjung district and at Besisar headquarter town of the district, where journey continues heads following Masrsyangdi River to reach at Bulbule village for overnight stop.
From Bulbule village after a pleasant overnight halt, morning drive continues on the bank of Masrsyangdi River to reach Syange village from here up to Jagat, and then into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.
Drive continues to Tal Besi village, another hour brings at Dharapani village and then finally at Chame for overnight stop, Chame a large, major town and headquarter of Manang district.
From Chame our actual adventure continues walking into cooler area from here onward heading closer to mountainous region, trek through nice alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village.
From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, after lunch break at Dukuri Pokhari walk descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
Pisang village with great views of mountains walk leads through woodland with short uphill and views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
As walk leads to Hongde village, from here tree lines disappear for barren, landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics and then an hour walk brings at Manang village.
The houses here are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions. With time here to explore Manang village, located beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range and Manang glacial Lake.
After a good rest at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Ledar past Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trek with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka.
After a short refreshing break an hour walk reaches you on a small settlement at Ledar for overnight stop offers tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
Morning heading much higher area, towards Thorang-la after a climb along the river bank, walk leads at Thorang Phedi, from here an hour of steep climb brings at Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
Our main Big-Day! Of the adventure, with early breakfast trek follows a long climb up to Thorang-la with steep haul on the winding path to Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.
The highest point of the trip, the pass offers super views of awesome sceneries of snowcapped peaks after feeling high reaching the main highlight, and then a long descend leads to Muktinath at 3,800 m.
On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Our walk ends at Muktinath from here onwards overland drive to Tatopani and then ending at beautiful and scenic Pokhara city.
After Muktinath, rest of the journey is pleasant with long overland drive rewards you with amazing views of Nilgiri-Tukuche-Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range as the drive leads downhill to warmer past world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River and then reaching at Tatopani for overnight stop.
Enjoy refreshing time taking a dip in natural hot-spring at Tatopani village which means Hot-Water / spring located near the village on the bank of Kali-Gandaki River.
Last day journey takes you to Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time on Annapurna Circuit Trekking, drive follows Buri-Gandaki downstream to large town at Beni, headquarter town of Mygdi district.
Entering into much semi-tropical climate and then on main highway as drive takes you to Pokhara facing amazing views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to Pokhara for overnight stop near the shore of Lake Fewa.
Morning an overland journey to reach Kathmandu from beautiful Pokhara drive on same interesting highway to reach at Kathmandu and back to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.
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