Annapurna Circuit Lodge Trek
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE group package services begin with the overnight stay at the group hotel.
Day 2: We drive across country on the Pokhara road to the Marsyangdi River and follow this to the roadhead at Syange. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 3: We begin the Annapurna Circuit with a 300m. ascent to the village of Jagat (1314m. / 4311ft.)and then continue to Chamje where we then descend and cross the river, entering the Buddhist region of Manang at Tal. We cross the river again to reach Dharapani (1943m. / 6375ft.). Lodge.
Day 4: Trek through Bagar Chap and Koto with views of Manaslu and Annapurna 2, to the important village of Chame (2713m. / 8900ft.). Lodge.
Day 5: We cross the river several times today, passing a spectacular gorge section to a more open valley at Lower Pisang (3150m. / 10,335ft.). Lodge.
Day 6: There are two options today. A high route via Ghyaru and Ngawal villages or more easily along the river. Trails come together at Braga and continue to Manang (3520m. /11,549ft.). Lodge.
Day 7: A rest and acclimatisation day in Manang. There are several options for day hikes. Lodge
Day 8: Leaving the Maryangdi River, we trek via several isolated tea houses to Leder (4000m. / 13,123ft.). Lodge.
Day 9: The valley narrows again, en route to the foot of the Thorung La and the several lodges at Phedi (4420m. / 14,500ft.). Lodge.
Day 10: An early start for the climb to the Thorung La (5416m. / 17,769ft.). We have spectacular views from this major pass across the Himalaya. We descend to Muktinath (3800m. / 12,467ft.). Lodge.
Day 11: We continue our descent to the Kali Gandaki River and trek via Jomsom (2715m. / 8907ft.) to the pretty Tibetan refugee village of Marpha. Lodge.
Day 12: This is a contingency day in case of delays to the trekking schedule. If we have not used this day we will have a morning of relaxation. In the afternoon we make the short walk back to the busy airport town of Jomsom. Lodge.
Day 13: We take the short and exciting internal flight to Pokhara and then catch an onward flight to Kathmandu. Check in to the group hotel.
Day 14: A free day in Kathmandu for independent sightseeing and shopping. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 15: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.