Annapurna circuit trek hiking Nepal Travel

Annapurna circuit trek – detailed day by day itinerary

Impressive view over Mustang region on Annapurna circuit

Annapurna circuit turned some of the controversial climbing routes in Nepal after some elements of the path have been was a street. There was many hikers strolling from Besi Sahar all the best way to Nayapul these days nearly all of individuals takes a bus or a jeep at first and on the finish of the path to make it shorter and to skip strolling on the street. Earlier than we walked the circuit we couldn’t discover good details about how a lot street stroll do you get, the place is the perfect place to start out and end and why, how good are the choice routes and so forth. We determined to finish the entire circuit to verify all these out and to write down probably the most detailed and complete itinerary. We walked from Besi Sahar to Nayapul it took us 15 days to complete the circuit, we tried to skip strolling on the street in all places we might, out of km we walked on the street solely km.

This submit accommodates solely the itinerary for Annapurna circuit trek for extra particulars about permits, transportation, value, lodging and so on. go to Annapurna Circuit trek information.

Annapurna circuit trek details

  • Distance – 260 km/161 mi (if strolling the entire route)
  • Time required – 15-18 days 
  • Start line – Bhulbhule (7 km from Besi Sahar) 
  • Ending level – Nayapul 
  • Highest level – Thorong La move (5400 m)
  • Complete elevation achieve (in 15 days) – 11 685 m
  • Complete elevation loss (in 15 days) -11 358 m
  • Strolling on the street – 69 km out of 260 km however most of it wasn’t on the primary busy street.
  • Lodging – guesthouses
  • Meals – Nepali, Indian, Western meals
  • Permits – TIMS card and Annapurna Sanctuary allow required 

Campbell admiring the surroundings of Mustang area on Annapurna circuit

Day zero. Bus Pokhara – Besi Sahar, 5h., 108 km

Buses depart from terminal in Pokhara. With a view to get right here from Lakeside you’ll be able to take a taxi for NRP 300/US$Three or an area bus – NRP 25/US$zero,2 pp.  We weren’t in a rush and took a bus, we have been planning to start out strolling subsequent day. We arrived on the terminal round 10.30 the subsequent bus to Besi Sahar was at 11.45 we purchased tickets (NRP 265/US$2,5 pp.) and waited outdoors. By that point we already had some expertise with Nepalese buses however we couldn’t think about that it will probably take 5 hours to drive 100 km on one of many important roads. The experience was very bumpy  with many stops, individuals getting on and off, loading and unloading stuff and so on. Buses make a few stops on the best way so you should purchase some snacks and water or use the bathroom. We heard from individuals who took a bus early morning that their experience wasn’t that lengthy so perhaps it’s higher to go earlier. 

We arrived in Besi Sahar at 5pm and determined to remain right here for the night time. The city is a little bit of a dump in comparison with Lakeside there are a few visitor homes and native eating places. In case you arrive not too late I’d recommend quite to stroll or take a bus to Bhulbhule, Ngadi or one other village on the route outdoors Besi Sahar these locations are a lot nicer. 

The visitor home was good with a really pleasant younger woman in cost. For a double room (fairly huge) we paid NRP 700/US$6 however we needed to eat dinner and breakfast right here.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, not likely scorching extra warmish
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, a number of within the rooms
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 1. Bus Besi Sahar – Bhulbhule 7 km, stroll Bhulbhule – Ghermu, 15 km

Besi Sahar (760 m) – Ngadi (840 m) – Lampata (1017 m) – Bahundanda (1223 m) – Ghermu (1108 m), 15 km/9 mi

  • Start line – Bhulbhule
  • Ending level – Ghermu, guesthouse 10 min. earlier than Syange
  • Distance – 15 km
  • Time – Four hours
  • Complete ascend – 663 m
  • Complete descend – 324 m
  • Strolling on the street – 6 km out of 15 km at first from Bhulbhule to Lampata

Elevation profile walk from Bhulbhule to Ghermu. Elevation profile Day 1 Bhulbhule – Ghermu (Rainbow Lodge)

In Besi Sahar there’s a check-point the place hikers supposed to point out their permits we didn’t even discover the place first. We began strolling from Besi Sahar however after a few kilometers determined to catch a bus the street was very dusty with many buses, jeeps and development automobiles driving each methods. We took a bus to Bhulbhule, eight km from Besi Sahar. The street could be very dangerous it took us about 40min. to drive 7 km, worth NRP 100/US$1 pp. (they tried to cost NRP 200/US$2).  It was the one bus we took on the route this a part of the route was the busiest with probably the most visitors we had on the circuit. Someplace on the best way there’s one other check-point the place you present your Annapurna park allow that one is troublesome to overlook even in case you go by bus it’ll cease there.

We began strolling at Bhulbhule it’s a small place with a few guesthouses. About 2 km from Bhulbhule there’s one other small village with a number of good guesthouses that look very nice (inexperienced backyard, flowers, tables outdoors and so forth.) for my part it’s a a lot better choice to remain than Besi Sahar if had recognized about this place we’d slightly come right here the day earlier than.

First 6 km of strolling have been on the street with buses and vans driving by we weren’t very impressed and received fairly unfavorable considering it’s going to be like this for the entire day. After 6 km there’s a cut up; the route that goes proper is for hikers and the left one for transport. The surroundings on the best way was lovely rice terraces, small villages, a few waterfalls – an ideal change after the dusty street. We actually loved the stroll although it was fairly scorching +30°C, be sure that to put on hat, sun shades and take sufficient water (there will probably be locations to purchase or refill water on the best way).

Syange waterfall from Ghermu, Annapurna circuit Day 1View from Ghermu over the valley and Syange waterfall

Highlights

  • Lovely surroundings; rice terraces, river, small waterfalls, forest and so on.
  • Syange waterfall, an enormous and highly effective fall at Syange village, value taking time and getting nearer. We walked there from our guesthouse that was on the other aspect of the river, it took us about 45min. to stroll to and again.

Challenges

  • First 5 km strolling on the filth street
  • Warmth, it made us fairly drained

Rainbow lodge, Ghermu

We determined to not go to Syange (it didn’t look too good from the highest) and stayed at Rainbow lodge, the final guesthouse in Ghermu. The place was good with nice view over the mountains and Syange waterfall (we might see it from our room). Costs between NRP 400-600/US$Four-6 for 2 individuals, we received a room with hooked up rest room for NRP 500/US$5.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, solely outdoors
  • Flush rest room – sure, outdoors
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the rooms
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 2. Ghermu – Tal, 18 km

Ghermu (1108 m) – Jagat (1250 m) – Chyamch (1367 m) – Tal (1633 m), 18 km/11 mi

  • Start line – Ghermu (Rainbow Lodge)
  • Ending level – Tal
  • Distance – 18 km if strolling on the footpath or 15,Four km if strolling on the street from Rainbow Lodge (Ghermu) to Jagat.
  • Time – 5h30min. on the footpath or 4h30min. on the street (from Ghermu to Jagat).
  • Complete ascend – 1291 m if strolling on the footpath and 892 m if strolling on the street from Ghermu to Jagat
  • Complete descend – 807 m (on the footpath) or 354 m on the street
  • Strolling on the street – 2,5 km out of 18 km if taking the footpath from Rainbow Lodge (Ghermu) to Jagat and 6,5 km out of 15,5 km if following the street from Syange.

Elevation profile walking from Ghermu to Jagat on the footpath Elevation profile Day 2, half 1, trekking route from Rainbow Lodge (Ghermu) to JagatElevation profile walk from Jagat to Tal. Day 2 of Annapurna circuitElevation profile Day 2, half 2, Jagat – Tal

We determined to take the footpath from Rainbow Lodge with a view to skip the street, we knew it was longer however we didn’t anticipate to get some very steep ascends and descends. Complete distance of the footpath from Ghermu to Jagat is 7,6 km in comparison with Four km on the street, complete ascend 646 m vs 250 m on the street and complete descend 513 m vs 100 m on the street. It took us 2h30min. to get from Ghermu to Jagat (we walked fairly quick), I consider on the street it will take us not more than 1h30min. The surroundings on the footpath was very good, the route is distant, no different hikers, no automobiles however it makes your strolling day a lot more durable and when you’re terrified of heights it’s higher to not take the choice route as some elements of it are actually slender and near the sting.

Trekking route map from Ghermu to Jagat. Annapurna circuit itineraryMap of the trekking route (various to the street) from Rainbow Lodge in Ghermu to Jagat

At Jagat we stopped for an actual espresso at Lodge Mont Clean (proper on the entrance to the village) and continued strolling. We walked for about 2 km on the street until the cut up; the trekking route goes uphill, you stroll on it for about 1,5 km until Chyamch the place it joins with the street once more however only for a short while, proper after the village the trekking route continues on the opposite aspect of the river. Each routes meet once more simply earlier than Tal. 

Annapurna circuit river sceneryLovely surroundings on the second day of Annapurna circuit trek

Highlights

  • Rice terraces and delightful views over the river on the best way from Ghermu to Jagat (on the footpath)
  • Many massive waterfalls on the best way however it’s unimaginable to get nearer to any of them
  • A number of breathtaking hanging bridges
  • Lovely mountain surroundings on the best way from Chyamch to Tal; huge river on the backside, weird mountain formations, waterfalls.

Challenges

  • Should you take the trekking route from Ghermu it’s fairly demanding with two lengthy ascends and descends all the best way again to the river
  • Final half from Chyamch to Tal there was various strolling uphill

Tal

There are various guesthouses and eating places in Tal we stayed at Manang Visitor Home, NRP 300/US$Three for a double room with rest room.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, hooked up loos have photo voltaic panel bathe, inside bathe is heated by fuel
  • Flush rest room – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the rooms
  • Wi-fi – sure however the entire village didn’t have wi-fi as a result of the tower was damaged after heavy snowfalls
  • Blankets – sure

Day Three. Tal – Timang, 21 km

Tal (1633 m) – Karte (1781 m) – Dharapani (1844 m) – Odar (2131 m) – Bagarchhapad (2059 m) – Danque (2139 m) – Timang (2578 m), 21 km/13 mi

  • Start line – Tal
  • Ending level – Timang
  • Distance – 21 km
  • Time – 4h45min.
  • Complete ascend – 1297 m
  • Complete descend – 376 m
  • Strolling on the street – 7 km out of 21 km, we once more took an optionally available route (marked with white and blue) and minimize off about 2 km of street strolling, from 14 km to Timang it was all the best way on the street (besides on steep ascend up the steps).

Elevation profile walk from Tal to TimangElevation profile Day Three Tal – Timang

The start of the day, first 11 km, was nice you stroll on the climbing path alongside the mountains, previous small waterfalls on the suitable aspect and a few spectacular waterfalls on the other aspect. There have been various up and down hill strolling however the surroundings was nice. When you attain Dharapani the path joins with the street. In Dharapani there’s a check-point the place they examine your Annapurna allow, about 100 m after that there’s an optionally available path that goes up by means of Odar village. It can take you away from the street which is good nevertheless it’s very steep uphill stroll with subsequent steep however not as lengthy descend again to the street, you’ll stroll about 100 m additional up and down.

From Bagarchhap on there might be principally strolling on the street with one brief steep half the place you go upstairs. In contrast to at first of the circuit the street right here is just not dusty however very muddy.

Views of the snow peaks from TimangBeautiful view over the mountains from our guesthouse in Timang

Highlights

  • First 11 km from Tal to Dharapani was a fantastic stroll on the path previous a number of small waterfall
  • Many huge and small waterfall all the best way
  • Spectacular views from Temang, the village is surrounded by the mountains with snow peaks

Challenges

  • Plenty of strolling uphill
  • Final 7 km from Bagarchhap to Timang on the muddy street however with not a lot visitors occasional development automobiles and few motorbikes

Timang

We have been planning to stroll all the best way to Chame however the distance turned to be longer than we although (22 km on the street vs 29 km if taking all various climbing trails) plus it began raining fairly arduous so we determined to cease in Timang and have been actually completely happy about it. The village is legendary for unimaginable views and they’re really breathtaking. 

Tibet Lhasa Visitor Home

We paid NRP 200/US$2 for a easy double room, the place was good however the rooms have been fairly chilly.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, outdoors
  • Flush rest room – no, outdoors gap rest room
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the eating room
  • Wi-fi – sure labored effective within the room
  • Blankets – sure, need to ask for

Day Four. Timang – Higher Pisang, 27 km

Timang (2578 m) – Chhitepu (2636 m) – Koto (2656 m) – Chame (2726 m) – Talekhu (2830 m) – Bratan (2932 m) – Dhukurpakhari (3211 m) – Higher Pisang (3303 m), 27 km/16,7 mi

  • Start line – Timang
  • Ending level – Higher Pisang
  • Distance – 27 km
  • Time – 5h43min.
  • Complete ascend – 1081 m
  • Complete descend – 451 m

Elevation profile walk from Timang to Upper PisangElevation profile Day Four Timang to Higher Pisang. Annapurna circuit itinerary

Strolling on the street – 20 km out of 27 km, principally all the best way from Timang to Dhukurpakhari you stroll on the street, right here and there there’s 1 km on the trekking route that goes away from the street. Final 7 km from Dhukurpakhari to Higher Pisang are on the foot path. I need to say that strolling on the street didn’t hassle us in any respect there have been some automobiles and vans on the best way between Timang to Chame however after that we noticed only a few automobiles and a few motorbikes.

The day was fairly straightforward however lengthy it was one among our longest days on the circuit. To Bhratang it was fairly flat with slight ups and downhills so we progressed fairly quick. At Koto there’s a check-point the place they examine your allow and TIMS card. We stopped in Chame making an attempt to get some money, there’s an ATM however it is just for locals, vacationers aren’t allowed to attract cash there, there was a guard on the entrance who didn’t even allow us to are available. Fortunately we might draw cash at Lodge Royal Backyard it’s on the best way out of the city. They cost 12% fee nevertheless it’s the one place we might discover. 

From Chame the route obtained quieter with much less automobiles and other people, the surroundings was getting higher and higher; snow peaks, small glaciers, rivers, pine forest and so on. Bhratang is an attractive place, it’s not a village, it’s principally one fancy lodge, a few native homes and a manhattan farm, the place is surrounded by apple plantations, it’s the most important apple plantation in Nepal.

From Bhratang you begin strolling uphill it’s not very steep nevertheless it’s up all the best way. The street is squeezed between the mountains and the river, you’ll be able to’t cease admiring the surroundings. Dhikur Pokhari is sort of a pleasant village with many guesthouses, and eating places in case you don’t really feel like strolling additional you’ll be able to keep right here and proceed to Manang the subsequent day. After Dhikur Pokhari the route splits; one continues on the street to Decrease Pisang, one other one goes uphill to Higher Pisang.

Scenery at Upper Pisang, Annapurna circuit itineraryView over the world from Higher Pisang

Highlights

  • Principally the entire day was one lengthy spotlight the surroundings on the best way was breathtaking from the start to the top, it was getting increasingly lovely regardless of strolling on the street for the a lot of the day.
  • The view from Higher Pisang over the world was superb

Challenges

  • Uphill stroll from Bhratang to Higher Pisang, 370 m ascend
  • The street from Bhratang to Dhikur Pokhari was fairly muddy

Higher Pisang

We determined to stroll by means of Higher Pisang as a result of the route goes away from the street and it’s situated larger than Decrease Pisang (which is clearly from the identify) and gives higher views. Although you stroll about 100 m up additional.

Lodge Norbulinka

It was one of many nicest guesthouses we stayed on the circuit. They didn’t cost us something for the room with the situation we eat dinner and breakfast right here (like some other place). The place is good, new, the individuals who that run it are very pleasant and quick, our meals was all the time prepared virtually instantly and it was good.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, outdoors
  • Flush rest room – no, regular rest room however with a bucket
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the room
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 5. Higher Pisang – Manang, 22 km

Higher Pisang (3303 m) – Ghyaru (3695 m) – Ngawal (3669 m) – Munchi (3500 m) – Braga (3519 m) – Manang (3560 m), 22 km/13,6 mi

  • Start line – Higher Pisang
  • Ending level – Manang
  • Distance – 22 km
  • Time – 6h20min.
  • Complete ascend – 888 m
  • Complete descend – 629 m
  • Strolling on the street – 7 km out of 22 km, the final 7 km to Manang have been on the dust street however we didn’t see a single automotive.

Elevation profile Upper Pisang - Ghyaru - Manang. Annapurna circuit trekElevation profile Day 5 Higher Pisang – Manang via Ghyaru

From Higher Pisang there are two choices of strolling to Manang the quick and straightforward one – stroll right down to Decrease Pisang and from there proceed to Manang on the street. And the harder and longer one take the trekking route with nice views with a really steep uphill. We selected the robust one and have been rewarded with unimaginable views however by the point we arrived in Manang we have been fairly drained. My recommendation in the event you don’t really feel very robust because of excessive altitude don’t punish your self and take the shorter route you don’t need to get altitude illness earlier than going over the cross. The trekking route by means of Ghyaru takes between 6 and seven hour, on the street you’ll get to Manang in Three-Four hours.  

Trekking route map Upper Pisang - Ghyaru - ManangMap of the trekking route from Higher Pisang to Manang by means of Ghyaru

From Ngawal village there are once more two choices; one is to go down and proceed to Manang on the street, one other one is to take a trekking route which is in fact longer however once more it provides some good views. Each routes are marked because the official circuit route, most individuals take the shorter choice on the street, we didn’t see anyone in the entire hour we walked on it. Notice! As soon as right down to the river (an deserted village Julu) the route marking is just not nice and there are once more two choices one goes right down to the street and one other one continues on the trekking path until Braga. We comply with the primary route that goes left via the village because it had higher indications.

The final 6 km to Manang have been on the street we although of stopping at Braga however the village didn’t look too spectacular and we continued to Manang which was simply 15 min. away.  

Scenery on the way from Upper Pisang to ManangUnimaginable surroundings on the best way from Higher Pisang to Manang

Highlights

  • Lovely surroundings on the best way from Higher Pisang to Ghyaru and from Ghyaru to Ngawal; snow peaks, pine forest, valley and so forth.
  • Lovely monastery complicated in Braga

Challenges

  • It was generally fairly a troublesome day resulting from excessive altitude, most a part of the day you stroll over 3500 m
  • Very steep and lengthy ascend from Higher Pisang (2 km after) to Ghyaru, about 400 m
  • The route was at some locations muddy and coated in snow

Manang

The final village accessible by street earlier than the cross, there are numerous resorts and visitor homes, espresso outlets with actual espresso, eating places with all type of meals, a number of outlets and so forth.

Tilicho Lodge

We selected this place to start with as a result of we noticed Lavazza signal (we’re huge espresso addicts), the lodge could be very good, the rooms are fairly spacious with hooked up rest room, the dinning rooms are cozy and really heat. They’ve an excellent menu from conventional Nepalese meals to Pizza, Mexican meals and burgers. Our room was fairly heat in comparison with the opposite visitor homes we stayed earlier than, we didn’t use our sleeping luggage, one blanket was sufficient. Worth NRP 300/US$Three for a double room. 

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, outdoors
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Flush rest room – no, hooked up gap rest room
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the room
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 6. Acclimatization day in Manang

We felt fairly good in Manang and didn’t have any signs of altitude illness however having earlier expertise of not doing an acclimatization day and getting sick (once we did Everest Base Camp trek and didn’t keep an additional day in Namche Bazar I received sick at Tengboche) we determined to not danger and keep in Manang for 2 nights. Our guesthouse was very good we have been fairly joyful simply to relax right here, drink Lavazza espresso, relaxation, wash our garments and so on. You may get no signs at 3500 m however in case you don’t take time to acclimatize and subsequent day go over 4000 m it’d hit you actually dangerous and it’s not one thing you need to expertise.

There are a number of aspect hikes that you are able to do from Manang like The Ice Lake or Tilicho lake. The primary one could be finished in in the future, it’s a return hike as much as the lake and again, it takes about 7 hours. To get to Tilicho lake you’ll want 2 days, it’s truly a separate climbing route that begins in Manang, goes previous the lake and finishes in Jomson however once we have been in Manang it was closed resulting from a whole lot of snow on the route. We determined to skip the Snow Lake and fairly have a relaxation day, the lake is at 4200 m it’s fairly a climb up and I’m unsure how nicely it’ll go together with the acclimatization day earlier than you begin heading as much as the cross. When you have extra time you’ll be able to perhaps keep in Manang for 3 nights and after a relaxation day go to the lake.

There’s a day by day free speak at 3pm on the clinic in Manang the place they inform you concerning the altitude illness and the methods to stop it. They’ve oxygen in case you want it and another drugs. The service for vacationers just isn’t free however they offers you a receipt so you possibly can declare the cash again out of your insurance coverage. Because of the cash that vacationers pay for the medical providers locals can get free remedy.

In Manang you should purchase some gear there are a number of outlets that promote jackets, footwear, crampons, climbing poles, gloves and so on. When you understand you’re lacking some gear that you simply may want for the cross you should purchase it right here, costs are principally the identical as in Pokhara, e.g. we paid for our crampons in Pokhara NRP 1500/US$13,5 they usually value the identical in Manang.

There’s even a small place with a video projector the place they present trekking associated films each night time. As for extra additional providers within the village I can spotlight laundry service there are a number of locations with washing machines (you’ll see the indicators), they cost per merchandise not per weight. In Manang museum you’ll be able to refill you water for NRP 40/US$zero,Four per liter, the cash goes to the area people.

Day 7. Manang – Yak Kharka, 10 km

Manang (3560 m) – Tengi (3719 m) – Ghunsang (3947 m) – Yak Kharka (4050 m), 10 km/6,2 mi

  • Start line – Manang
  • Ending level – Yak Kharka
  • Distance – 10 km
  • Time – 3h20min.
  • Complete ascend – 569 m
  • Complete descend – 99 m
  • Strolling on the street – zero km

Elevation profile Day 7 walk from Manang to Yak KharkaElevation profile Day 7 Manang – Yak Kharka

We determined to cease at Yak Kharka moderately than going to Ledar, making an attempt to stay to advisable not more than 500 m up per day once you go over 3500 m. We took it actually sluggish and walked about Three km per hour in comparison with our regular Four-5 km. The primary ascend for the day begins proper from Manang, in Four km you go about 400 m as much as Ghunsang, on the up don’t go quick, cease each occasionally to relaxation and drink water. As soon as at Ghunsang I’d recommend to cease there for 15-20 min. to drink tea, eat chocolate and benefit from the view, from the roof you get a tremendous view over the world.

The second half of the stroll is far simpler with a number of very gradual ups and downs, during the last 6 km you go solely 100 m up, it was principally flat stroll with unimaginable surroundings, don’t overlook to look again typically.

Many individuals we met continued strolling to Ledar it’s an choice however provided that you are feeling 100% properly and powerful with out even slightest symptom of altitude illness. We have been completely effective however determined to not danger and quite keep decrease for the night time.

Some individuals did acclimatization stroll to Ledar and again to Yak Kharka, we didn’t do something like this for us the important thing to feeling good on the excessive altitude is taking your time, strolling sluggish, no more than 500 m up a day, consuming sufficient water and resting. To date it labored nice for us.

Scenery on the way from Manang to Jak Kharka, Annapurna circuitBreathtaking surroundings on the best way from Manang to Jak Kharka

Highlights

  • Superb views on the best way to Jak Kharka

Challenges

  • Strolling 400 m up from Manang to Ghunsang

Gangapurna Lodge

Typical guesthouse on the route, NRP 200/US$2 for 2 individuals however on the finish they didn’t cost us for the room.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, outdoors, NRP 200/US$2 per individual. 
  • Flush rest room – no, hooked up gap rest room or shit-hole rest room how we name it
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, on the reception within the eating room, NRP 100/US$1 to cost a laptop computer however for charging a telephone or an influence financial institution they didn’t cost us something
  • Wi-fi – sure, labored even higher than in Manang, no wi-fi within the night
  • Blankets – sure
  • Cellphone sign – no

Day eight. Jak Kharka – Thorung Phedi, eight,Three km

Jak Kharka (4059 m) – Higher Yak Kharka (4142 m) – Ledar (4248 m) – Deurali tea home (4440 m) – Thorung Phedi (4548 m), eight,Three km/5 mi

  • Start line – Jak Kharka
  • Ending level – Thorong Phedi
  • Distance – eight,Three km
  • Time – 3h03min.
  • Complete ascend – 565 m
  • Complete descend – 92 m
  • Strolling on the street – zero km

Elevation profile Day 8 Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi. Annapurna circuit trekElevation profile Day eight Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi.

We began day at about 8am and tried to stroll as sluggish as we might, stopped twice for tea and relaxation at Ledar and Deurali tea home, our common velocity for the day was 2,7 km even slower than the day earlier than. It’s higher to start out earlier because it’s often sunny and heat until 12pm after which it will get cloudy and windy.

Highlights

  • The entire day was a spotlight, the surroundings is similar to the day before today; mountains, snow peaks, river on the backside of the canyon

Challenges

  • The altitude makes you fairly drained
  • We had lots of snow so the path was principally buried beneath it in some elements you needed to stroll very cautious to not slip down.
  • The steep uphill at 5,5 km; first you go right down to the river, over the bridge after which climb 150 m up

Hanging bridge and a lot of snow, walk from Jak Kharka to Thorong PhediHanging bridge on the best way from Jak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Thorung Phedi

The upper up you go the extra primary every thing will get however to our shock at 4500 m we nonetheless might get wi-fi, freshly baked pastry and natural espresso. Clearly the meals costs right here and at Excessive Camp are the very best on the trek.

Thorung Base Camp lodge

  • Scorching bathe – no however you will get a bucket of scorching water for NRP 200/US$2
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the dinning space, NRP 100/US$1 per system
  • Wi-fi – sure, NRP 200/US$2 nevertheless it didn’t work once we have been there as a consequence of heavy snowfalls the tower was buried beneath tons of snow
  • Blankets – sure
  • Cellular phone sign – no
  • Operating water – no, we couldn’t discover a faucet with water however there have been massive canisters with water within the dinning room the place we crammed our LifeStraw water bottle.

Day 9. Thorong Phedi – Muktinath, 15,6 km

Thorong Phedi (4548 m) – Excessive Camp (4884 m) – Thorong La Cross (5400 m) – Chambar Bhir (4200 m) – Muktinath (3611 m), 15,6 km/9,6 mi

  • Start line – Thorong Phedi (Thorung Phedi)
  • Ending level – Muktinath
  • Distance – 15,6 km
  • Time – 6h10min.
  • Complete ascend – 854 m
  • Complete descend – 1680 m
  • Strolling on the street – zero km

Elevation profile Day 9 Thorong Phedi – Muktinath. Strolling over Thorong La cross – the very best level on Annapurna circuit

The day that we have been wanting ahead lots; going over Thorong La cross. I need to say it was by far the hardest day on the primary half of the circuit. As I discussed earlier than within the morning the climate is often one of the best; sunny, no wind, no snow because of this many individuals begin strolling at Four-5 am. We determined it wasn’t vital to start out that early and left Thorung Phedi at 6 am we have been the one individuals left which was good as the primary half of the day we walked alone.

The primary a part of the stroll from Thorung Phedi to Excessive Camp was very steep, it took us about 1 hour to get there. There’s a dawn viewpoint at Excessive Camp in case you really feel prefer it you can begin strolling at Four.00-Four.30am in an effort to watch the dawn up there we didn’t really feel like beginning strolling that early. At Excessive Camp you possibly can relaxation, drink tea, refill your water and proceed going up.

The second a part of the ascend was fairly lengthy and hard although it wasn’t as steep as the primary half. It took us about two extra hours to get to the highest of the move. We walked all day on the snow sporting crampons however often there’s not that a lot snow in season. There’s one cease after Excessive Camp earlier than the move the place you possibly can drink tea, purchase chocolate and refill water (NRP 100/US$1 for 1l for melted snow water). The ascend to the move was robust we walked it fairly quick however for most individuals it takes Four-5 hours to get there. As an choice yesterday as an alternative of staying at Thorung Phedi you’ll be able to go to Excessive Camp then your stroll over the move shall be shorter. Word! I’d advocate to do it provided that you are feeling 100% positive and don’t have any signs of altitude illness.

After the move the descend begins, the primary half of it was fairly good and straightforward so we might progress quick however then we hit the steep half, the truth that the path was coated in snow didn’t assist in any respect, it was very slippery that’s when our crampons helped an incredible deal. It took us 2 hour to get down from the move and one other hour to get from there to Muktinath, the final bit was slight downhill.

Word! We walked the circuit on the finish of March however there have been uncommon snowfalls in February-March usually there’s not that a lot snow in March-April so that you won’t want crampons in any respect. The great factor is that you simply don’t have to hold all of them the best way, you should purchase them in Manang and even at Thorung Phedi when you get there examine how a lot snow is round and determine in case you’ll want crampons or not.

Stingy Nomads at Thorong Phedi pass, Annapurna circuitCampbell & Alya on the prime of Thorong La cross, the very best level of Annapurna circuit trek

Highlights

  • Lovely dawn on the best way to Excessive Camp
  • Beautiful surroundings all the best way over the move
  • Weird panorama at Muktinath very totally different from what we’ve seen on the route earlier than.
  • Muktinath monastery

Challenges

  • Very steep ascend to Excessive Camp
  • Lengthy and hard ascend to Thorong La move
  • Lengthy and steep descend to Chambar Bhir

Lodge the Paths of Dream

First worth was NRP 200/US$2 for 2 however then they determined to not cost us something for the room on the finish.

  • Scorching bathe – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the dinning space
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 10. Muktinath – Jomsom, 22 km

Muktinath (3611 m) – Lubra (2983 m) – Jomsom (2784 m), 22 km/13,6 mi

  • Start line – Muktinath
  • Ending level – Jomsom
  • Distance – 22 km
  • Time – 5h30min.
  • Complete ascend – 536 m
  • Complete descend – 1396 m
  • Strolling on the street – 6,5 km out of 22 km the final half to Jomsom

Annapurna circuit itinerary. Elevation profile walk from Muktinath to Jomsom through LubraElevation profile Day 10 Muktinath to Jomsom

Many individuals determine to take a bus or jeep from Muktinath and go to Jomsom, Tatopani or all the best way again to Pokhara which is nice in a method as a result of the path will get emptier a lot of the organized teams disappear from the trek. In the event you’re fascinated by ending in Muktinath listed here are some bus costs (jeeps are often about double the worth);

Bus costs

  • Muktinath – Jomsom – NRP 350/US$Three,Three
  • Muktinath – Tatopani – NRP 1200/US$10
  • Muktinath – Pokhara – NRP 1450/US$13

We walked from Muktinath by way of Lubra and have been fairly completely happy about it as a result of the surroundings was unreal very totally different from what we noticed on the earlier days of strolling; colourful rocky mountains with the snow peaks on the background. The most effective views we received from the highest of Lubra cross you undoubtedly don’t see it from the bus. The stroll begins on the previous filth street (previous the bus terminal) with not transport, no one makes use of this street as a result of there’s a new tarred street from Muktinath. After about 15min. of strolling we acquired to the climbing path that went all the best way to Lubra. This route is the best choice for walkers the second choice is undergo Chongar however it goes all the best way on the filth street. 

Trekking route map Muktinath - Jomsom, Annapurna circuit trekMap of the trekking route from Muktinath to Jomsom

From Lubra there are two methods of continuous the stroll; taking the higher route that goes alongside the mountains or taking place to the river and strolling on the rocks alongside the river mattress. Each routes be a part of on the street, after about 5 km, from there you stroll on the street until Jomsom. The higher route isn’t the best choice it’s very slender with steep ups and downs, at some locations coated with rocks I assume after landslides. The worst is the top of it, it ends with a dead-end from there you’ll should climb down about 10 m to the street. I needed to take my backpack off and climb-slide down dragging with. The river route is far simpler and faster (about 15 min. quicker) but when it rains quite a bit for a very long time the river may be too excessive to cross it (you cross it twice) and also you’ll need to stroll the higher route. When have been walked there was virtually no water within the river.

The final half to Jomsom is on the dusty street with fairly a number of buses, automobiles and motorbikes driving previous. It’s attainable to proceed strolling down alongside the river for about 2 km however then you must proceed on the street.

Lubra village, walking from Muktinath to JomsomsLovely village of Lubra between Muktinath and Jomsom

Highlights

  • Beautiful surroundings on the primary half of the stroll until Lubra; colourful mountains, snow peaks, dried river mattress. 
  • Lubra – a reasonably native village surrounded by almond timber

Challenges

  • Lengthy ascend at first o the highest of Lubra move
  • Very lengthy and typically fairly steep descend to Lubra
  • Strolling on the dusty street for the final 6 km to Jomsom

Jomsom

There are two villages Previous Jomsom and New Jomsom (the one with the airport), most visitor homes and eating places are situated in New Jomsom which is nearly 10 min. stroll from the previous one. There’s a good espresso store Himalayan Java Cafe with good muffins and nice espresso right here. There’s a verify level at tourism info workplace the place they once more verify your permits.

Nilgiri View Lodge

Worth NRP 300/US$Three for 2 individuals, good scorching bathe however fairly sluggish service.

  • Scorching bathe – sure
  • Flush rest room – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the room
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 11. Jomsom – Tukuche, 15,5 km

Jomsom (2784 m) – Thini (2836 m) – Chhairo (2704 m) – Tukuche (2615 m), 15,5 km/9,5 mi

  • Start line – Jomsom
  • Ending level – Tukuche
  • Distance – 15,5 km
  • Time – 4h10min.
  • Complete ascend – 440 m
  • Complete descend – 582 m

Strolling on the street – 500 m out of New Jomsom then the route turns left proper after the runaway. The route was a mixture of strolling on the trekking route and on the previous dust street however this street isn’t used a lot in the entire day we noticed three motorbikes and one truck. The primary street that buses and jeeps use these days is on the opposite aspect of the river we might see it more often than not however it didn’t hassle us in any respect. For those who cross to Tukuche over the hanging bridge you’ll need to stroll for about Three km on the street. We used winter bridges (small picket bridges) to cross to the village as a result of the water degree within the river wasn’t very excessive.

Elevation profile Day 11, part 1 Jomsom to Chhairo. Annapurna circuit trekElevation profile Day 11, half 1, Jomsom to ChhairoElevation profile Day 11, part 2, Chhairo to Tukuche. Annapurna circuit itineraryElevation profile Day 11, half 2, Chhairo to Tukuche

We began the day fairly late as a result of we needed to attract extra money however not one of the 5 ATM in Jomsom was working one thing about dangerous reception however in the long run we might get money at . We stopped at Dhumbra lake for about 20 min. and after lastly began significantly strolling. The entire day we might see the street however by no means walked on it until we crossed the river at Tukuche. The path was marked with purple and white markers on the timber and rocks we used Maps.me a few occasions however generally didn’t have any drawback discovering the best way.

Route map Jomsom - Chhairo, Annapurna circuitMap of the trekking route from Jomsom to Chhairo. Day 11 of Annapurna circuit

Those that didn’t take a bus from Muktinath did it in Jomsom so the path received principally empty, in the entire day we noticed a biking couple and on the finish of the day in Tukuche three different trekkers. The trekking route is longer than the street and it has many ups and downs however it’s nonetheless a lot better than strolling on the dusty street with many buses and jeeps driving by.

We determined to cross to the street aspect and keep in Tukuche, there’s a bridge at about Three km earlier than the village, we missed it and simply walked throughout the river (there was one small bridge), the water within the river was very low.

Trekking route map Chhairo - TukucheMap of the trekking route from Chhairo to Tukuche

Highlights

Turquoise shade Dhumbra lake, about Three km from Jomsom, not huge however with crystal clear water and a number of fish. You pay NRP 20/US$zero,2 entrance to have the ability to come nearer to the lake, there’s a path that goes round it and a few picnic spots.

Chhairo – a small village with a temple on the entrance. It’s a Tibetan settlement, we stopped right here for tea and I attempted Tibetan Salt tea for the primary time, it was actually good. There’s one guesthouse with meals costs half of what you pay within the different locations so in the event you don’t really feel like strolling anymore you possibly can all the time cease right here.

Good stroll by way of the forest and alongside the river from Chhairo to Tukuche.

Dhumbra lake, JomsomLovely Dhumbra lake close to Jomsom

Challenges

The trail at about 5 km will get very slender and goes alongside the sting of the mountain high-quality for strolling however we noticed a pair biking or making an attempt to cycle there and half of the time they needed to push or carry their bikes.

Tukuche

A typical small village with a number of guesthouses and eating places and a really busy street.

Excessive Plain Inn lodge

NRP 300/US$Three for 2 individuals, a spot seemed fairly good the house owners are a Dutch-Nepalese couple, they bake their very own break and make hand-made pasta, the meals right here was good. There are costlier rooms that look very nice with hooked up toilet for NRP 800/US$7. Every little thing can be discover if it wasn’t for rats, there are numerous of them dwelling between the partitions, we didn’t see rats however we might hear them at night time which was fairly scary. 

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure
  • Flush rest room – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, on the reception
  • Wi-fi – sure, NRP 100/US$1 for limitless variety of units
  • Blankets – sure

Day 12. Tukuche – Ghasa, 30 km

Tukuche (2615 m) – Sauru (2570 m) – Kokhethanti (2533 m) – Konjo (2700 m) – Titi Lake (2700 m) – Chhoya Deurali (2505 m) – Ghasa (2072 m), 30 km/18,6 mi

  • Start line – Tukuche
  • Ending level – Ghasa
  • Distance – 30 km in case you take the longer route and stroll previous Titi Tal (lake), for those who comply with the river from Kokhethanti to Chhoya it’ll be Four-5 km shorter.
  • Time – 7h45min.
  • Complete ascend – 800 m
  • Complete descend – 1383 m

Strolling on the street – zero km should you take the longer route via Titi lake, should you take the shorter route on the left aspect of the river you’ll stroll on a jeep trek for a bit. Should you cross the river after Kokhethanti to the best aspect you’ll get a number of intersections with the primary street however your stroll might be a lot shorter.

Elevation profile Day 12 Tukuche to Ghasa. Annapurna circuit trekElevation profile Day 12 Tukuche to Ghasa.

Once we began the day we didn’t plan to stroll 30 km and by the top of it have been fairly drained. We didn’t stroll on the street in any respect, we crossed to the opposite aspect from Tukuche after distillery plant, there’s a small picket bridge however I’m unsure you possibly can cross it after wet season.

The primary a part of the stroll was straightforward and flat via the pine forest and previous a few small villages. From Kokhethanti we took the higher path and went to Titi lake, the route was very good and quiet however with a steep ascend, about 170 m. From the lake the route goes right down to Chhoya, an area village with no guesthouses or eating places, locals could make for you a primary meal.

Map of the trekking route from Tukuche to Ghasa. Annapurna circuit trekMap of the trekking route from Tukuche to Ghasa via Tili lake. A you’ll be able to see the route doesn’t cross the street in the entire day.

The final a part of the day was fairly demanding we have been able to cease however the one place we obtained on the best way was at Chhoya Deural and it didn’t look very good so we determined to maintain on strolling to Ghasa. That half took about Three hours with many smallish ups and downs. Ensure you to refill your water earlier than the final half. Word! The trekking route from Chhoya to Ghasa wasn’t on Maps.me it didn’t have two bridges after Ghasa that you should use to cross the river. The route was partly marked however it was fairly straightforward to comply with because it was principally the one route.

To get to the street aspect of the river you should use one of many two bridges simply after Ghasa the smallish Previous bridge or the larger one New Bridge however that one is additional away.

Scenery on the way from Chhoya to Ghasa, Annapurna circuit trekSurroundings on the trekking route from Chhoya to Ghasa

Highlights

  • Titi lake – a stupendous lake well-known as a terrific place for fowl watching
  • Beautiful surroundings on the best way from Chhoya Deurali to Ghasa; forest, canyon, river, weird rock formations and so on.

Challenges

Distance was the primary problem we didn’t plan to stroll 30 km, our calculation have been round 24 km however as we took the longest route and went to Titi lake the space elevated quite a bit.

In case you’re afraid of heights the trekking path from Ghhoya is perhaps fairly a problem particularly the hanging bridge, about 5 km earlier than Ghasa, it was fairly an extended and excessive bridge.

Final a part of the stroll, about 5 km to Ghasa on the path have been fixed ups and downs.

Fairly harmful brief part of the path simply earlier than the bridge to Ghasa, it appeared like there was a landslide lately.

Ghasa

For us coming from the opposite aspect of the cross the place you will discover many guesthouses with good amenities Ghasa was a shock I consider it was a well-liked cease on the route earlier than the street was constructed. These days there are solely occasional trekkers come right here, most vacationers drive previous. The primary village itself is about 15 min. stroll from the bridge.

Gauchan Lodge

Quite simple lodge with a pleasant household operating it, worth NRP 300/US$Three for 2 individuals

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – no, bucket with scorching water that you should use within the bathe
  • Flush rest room – no
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, in the primary home
  • Wi-fi – no
  • Blankets – sure

Day 13. Ghasa – Tatopani, 17 km

Ghasa (2072 m) – Pairothapla (1937 m) – Kopchepani (1765 m) – Narchyang (1448 m) – Tatopani (1362 m), 17 km/10,5 mi

  • Start line – Ghasa
  • Ending level – Tatopani
  • Distance – 17 km
  • Time – 4h20min.
  • Complete ascend – 335 m
  • Complete descend – 1057 m
  • Strolling on the street – Three km out of 17 km; 1 km on the primary street to Tatopani and a couple of km on the other aspect of the street earlier than Tatopani

Ghasa to Tatopani elevation profile, Annapurna circuit trekElevation profile Day 13 Ghasa to Tatopani. Annapurna circuit itinerary

First a part of the day was a pleasant and straightforward stroll with a number of ups and downs, previous small native villages with a number of waterfalls on the each aspect of the river. It was a simple and enjoyable stroll.

The final half from Narchyang to Tatopani was on a mud street on the left aspect of the river there was not many automobiles simply a few development automobiles, after crossing the bridge, final 1 km to Tatopani you stroll on the primary street with fairly a couple of automobiles and buses driving previous.

Map of the trekking route from Ghasa to Tatopani.Map of the trekking route from Ghasa to Tatopani. As you’ll be able to see the route and the street go on the other sides of the river.

Highlights

  • A number of huge and small waterfalls on the best way
  • Quiet path by means of small native villages from Ghasa to Narchyang

Challenges

The primary challenges for the day have been the final Three km of strolling on the street, there are dust roads on each side of the river; on the left (climbing path aspect) there have been a few development automobiles, it seemed like they have been busy constructing a dam or one thing like that; on the best aspect it was the primary street with many jeeps and buses.

Tatopani

We received the concept Tatopani was fairly an enormous place with many resorts and eating places however in truth it wasn’t a lot greater than another village you cease on the best way, not like Manang or Jomsom. There are fairly a number of inns with eating places, lodging right here is costlier, a lot of the locations have rooms with hooked up rest room and scorching bathe. We needed to remain in a nicer place with hooked up rest room and scorching bathe. 

The Previous Kamala guesthouse

The rooms within the place appeared the nicest, plus they’ve Italian Espresso machine so we determined to spoil ourselves and paid NRP 1000/US$9 for our room with hooked up flush rest room and scorching bathe.

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure, within the room
  • Flush rest room – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure, within the room
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 14. Tatopani – Ghorepani, 17,6 km

Tatopani (1362 m) – Ghara (1745 m) – Shikha (1934 m) – Phalate (2272 m) – Chitre (2370 m) – Ghorepani (2800 m), 17,6 km/11 mi

  • Start line – Tatopani
  • Ending level – Ghorepani
  • Distance – 17,6 km
  • Time – 5h40min.
  • Complete ascend – 1744 m
  • Complete descend – 200 m

Strolling on the street – eight km out of 17,6 km; 1 km on the busy street from Tatopani and seven km after the bridge on the filth street in progress with not many automobiles principally development vans. After that we crossed the filth street a few occasions however we didn’t see a single car on the street.

Elevation profile Day 14. Tatopani to Ghorepani. Annapurna circuit itineraryElevation profile Day 14. Tatopani to Ghorepani

On the exit from Tatopani there’s a allow check-point, typical story they write down your identify, stamp your allow (I feel by the top of the circuit our TIMS playing cards and permits had like 10 stamps every). Then it’s about 1 km of strolling on the street with many jeeps and buses driving previous until you attain a dangling bridge. From there you continue to stroll on the street for the subsequent 7 km however that street is far quieter and muddier with few automobiles and motorbikes however no buses. There are a few eating places on the best way on the primary 5 km.

After Ghara the street and the trekking route cut up and for the remainder of the day you stroll on the foot path now and again crossing the street.

If strolling 1700 m up in at some point feels like an excessive amount of for you Shikha is an effective choice to cease, it’s within the center between Tatopani and Ghorepani, 9,5 km, there are a number of good wanting guesthouses with good amenities and the views from the village are nice. There’s one other check-point in Shikha.

From Shikha on we stopped wanting round and have been simply going up making an attempt to make it earlier than the rain and we made it. At Ghorepani it was fairly chilly in comparison with Tatopani.

Campbell on the way from Tatopani to GhorepaniCampbell conquering the final uphill on the best way from Tatopani to Ghorepani

Highlights

The second half of the stroll from on was good with lovely views over the world and lots of timber and blossom.

Challenges

The day was one lengthy problem from the start (after the bridge) until the top it was a continuous steep ascend, 1744 m in complete. We have been fairly drained once we arrived in Ghorepani.

Ghorepani

It’s a pleasant village with many guesthouses. Ghorepani Poon Hill is a very fashionable trek there might be many hikers round you’ll discover it whenever you go to Poon Hill for the dawn. 

Asha Lodge

It was the primary lodge on the best way a bit away from the primary space. The lodge is new, it’s fairly huge with many rooms and an enormous eating corridor upstairs. Our room was the nicest room we’ve had on the circuit. It appeared like an actual lodge room not like a typical guesthouse. A mattress was huge with good bedding and a brand new cover. We didn’t pay for the room they only needed us to eat there. I need to say the meals wasn’t nice besides the soups that have been fairly good. 

Amenities

  • Scorching bathe – sure
  • Flush rest room – sure
  • Electrical energy – sure
  • Energy retailers – sure
  • Wi-fi – sure
  • Blankets – sure

Day 15. Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghorepani – Nayapul, 22 km 

Ghorepani (2780 m) – Poon Hill (3200 m) – Ghorepani (2780 m) – Nangethanti (2524 m) – Banthanti (2306 m) – Ulleri (2110 m) – Tikhedhungga (1536 m) – Hile (1554 m) – Birethanti (1120 m) – Nayapul (1117 m), 22 km/13 mi

Dawn on the highest of Poon Hill

  • Start line – Ghorepani at 5.20
  • Ending level – Ghorepani  at 7.00
  • Complete distance – Three km/1,eight mi
  • Time – 1h30min.; 40 min. up, 30 min. down, 30 min. on the highest
  • Complete ascend – 387 m
  • Complete descend – 387 m

It takes about 45 min. to get to the highest of Poon Hill from Ghorepani, the stroll is steep uphill all the best way, be sure to take water with. The path is straightforward to comply with, you gained’t get misplaced there will probably be many individuals strolling up. We took solely water, headlamps and cameras with, the remainder of our stuff we left locked within the room within the guesthouse. Take cash with to pay the doorway charge to Poon Hill (NRP 100 pp.). Notice! You’re not allowed to deliver thermos with scorching water/tea/espresso to the highest, high quality for that’s NRP 2000/US$18. They promote scorching drinks on the highest for 2-Three occasions costlier than down within the village, NRP 160-200/US$2.

Sunrise from Poon Hill, GhorepaniBeautiful dawn on the prime of Poon Hill mountain

Strolling from Ghorepani to Nayapul

  • Start line – Ghorepani
  • Ending level – Nayapul
  • Distance – 19 km
  • Time – 4h50min.
  • Complete ascend – 235 m
  • Complete descend – 1895 m
  • Strolling on the street – eight km out of 19 km; the final half from Hile to Nayapul is on the filth street with occasional vacationer jeeps driving previous.

Annapurna circuit elevation profile walk from Ghorepani to NayapulElevation profile of Day 15 Ghorepani – Nayapul.

Most individuals stroll to the highest of Poon Hill and are available again to their guesthouse for breakfast after which begin strolling. Don’t be stunned there shall be lots of of individuals on the highest Poon Hill is a well-liked place for Nepalese individuals to return for weekends.

The entire day you descend typically it’s fairly steep typically very gradual. We didn’t cease a lot on the best way down as we had already walked it (different approach round) as part of the Poon Hill trek. If to go down all the best way to Nayapul is an excessive amount of for you Ulleri is a pleasant place to cease for the night time, there are lots of guesthouses and eating places within the village and the views over the are from there are very good.

Rice terraces on the way from Hile to NayapulPeaceable nation surroundings on the best way from Hile to Nayapul

The final eight km to Nayapul have been a bit boring in all probability as a result of we couldn’t wait to get again to heat Pokhara, to examine in to our good lodge room, to get an excellent cup of espresso and so on. At Birethanti you get two final examine factors the place you need to take a look at earlier than you allow the conservation space. It’s about twenty extra minutes from Birethanti to Nayapul the place you possibly can catch a bus or a jeep again to Pokhara.

Highlights

  • Good view over the world from Ulleri

Challenges

  • Lengthy ascend from Ghorepani to Ulleri
  • Lengthy and steep ascend from Ulleri to Hile
  • Strolling on the street for the final eight km although not very busy

Getting again to Pokhara from Nayapul

We obtained there on Sunday after an enormous Hindu celebration so there have been many individuals, buses, jeeps and so on. on the street, plus after heavy rain the street was very dangerous and muddy in some locations it took us unreal 6 hour to get by bus from Nayapul to Pokhara that are 40 km aside. Usually it takes 2 hours. Bus ticket is between NRP 200/US$2 and NRP 300/US$Three relying on how many individuals there are and what day of the week it’s.

Lodging in Pokhara

Lakeside is the primary touristy space of Pokhara it’s full of lodges, visitor homes, eating places, bars and so forth. right here you’ll find lodging on any finances from low cost residence stays to fancy spa resorts.

Price range choices | Pokhara Youth Hostel | OYO 128 Lodge Dream Pokhara | Gauri Shankar backpackers hostel | OYO 11460 Lodge Romantica (we stayed right here a number of occasions and saved our baggage when went climbing) |

Center worth | Pokhara Boutique Lodge | Pokhara Selection Inn | Pokhara Batika | Lodge Center Path & Spa |

Luxurious | Temple Tree Resort & Spa | Glacier Lodge & Spa | Lodge White Pearl |

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