Annapurna Circuit to Upper Mustang Trek is a wonderful trek offered by Yala Adventure for the clients who love to take the experiences with the views of natural beauty and local people/cultures/activities, all while trekking to Annapurna and Mustang. 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-kilometer 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.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, pickup and transfer to your hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening and trip briefing.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar -Bhulbhule.drive by jeep 6-7hours (950m) and overnight lodge
Day 03: Trek to Bahundanda (1390m.) 6 hours and overnight Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1650m.) 6 hours and overnight lodge
Day 05:Trek to Dharapani(1943m)
Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani . The route also reaches Lata Manang near the waterfall. From Lata Manang, the trail continues in an easy manner staying level, passing through pine forests past the village of Kodo and reaching another village of Chame, which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame(2713m)
Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang(3292m)
Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang(3351m) .
After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang. You can see fascinating panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others.
Day 09: Manang- Rest day
It is very important that you take a day rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do that because the next three days will be very challenging and tiring with rapid gain in altitude. You should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. You can take an excursion to a little distance away to the place called Brada. It is a small village that you will find interesting visiting.
Day 10: Manang to Throng Phedi high camp (4780m)
The trail continues further along after an hour's walk reaching to Ledar. From here, the trail continues to climb along the East bank of Jarsang Khola and then descends and crosses a stream on a wooden bridge. From the bridge, continue walking on the steep slope; watch your steps for loose rocks. The trail is small. In about 1 hour, you reach Thorang Phedi with only one lodge. The camp is set high on the slopes.
Day 11: Thorong phedi (Thorong La 5514m) to Muktinath 3802m.
You will have to start very early about 3 am because in the late morning there will be lots of wind blowing which makes walking difficult. More strenuous downhill walking awaits you on your journey to Muktinath, a pilgrimage center. The place is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhist alike; it has a beautiful landscape set beneath the Damodar Hills. You can visit the temple and view the ever-burning flame of the place considered holy by all Hindus and Buddhist.
Day 12: Muktinath rest day or excursion to Marpha, overnight Mukinath.
Day 13: Muktinath to Kag beni (2800m.) 5 hours and lodge
Day 14: Trek to Chele (3050m) via Tzug Gomba kang and Tangbe Gompa visit, 6 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 15: Trek to Shyangmochen (3820m) via visiting Samar Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 16: Trek to Ghami (3490m) via visiting Tamagaon Gompa about 5 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 17: Trek to Tsarang (3620m) about 4-5 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 18: Trek to Lo Manthang (3730m) via Lo Gekar about 7 hours walk and overnight in lodge
Day 19: Visiting to other side Lhari Dzong Gompa, Tinghar Gompa & Tibten Gompa and back to Camp overnight same lodge
Day 20: Visit to around the monestery and 6 hours walk and overnight same lodge
Day 21: Trek to Ghami 6 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 22: Trek to chele (2800m), 6-7 hours walk and overnight lodge
Day 23: Trek to Kagbeni and jomsom.Overnight at Hotel
Day 24: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to your hotel, Overnight at hotel
Day 25: Fly back toKkathmandu and overnight at Hotel
Day 26: Depart to Airport
Free till your departure. Our representative will drop you to Kathmandu International Airport.
Warm jacket or down jacket
Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
Long sleeved synthetic fleece
Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
During winter season, additional clothings may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking area
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Camera, battery etc
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Candles (for lodges)
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen
Stove and fuel
Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)