Annapurna Circuit trek Nepal 250 KM and Altitude of 5416/17700 FT

5. Trip Details
20 Dec 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
12 days total trip, 8/9 days run as well fast trekking and run downhill Annapurna Circuit remote part of Nepal with facing to top Annapurna (Thorong-La Pass) is one of the best view in the mountain Max elevation 5416M/17700FT.
Total altitude 10,000/32,808 FT & total destination 250 KM
One day run Kathmandu Valley Rim Cross Country Hike.

Includes All accommodation in Nepal (basic hotel teahouse/ Homestay) all breakfasts all meals on trek (except some meal in Kathmandu) all transportation including to from airport, (except during free time in Kathmandu) to Drive to Besisar 180KM by car. Trekking permit and trekking’s guides and porters on a trek.

Excludes Air tickets HK-Kathmandu-HK, Visa, travel insurance, tips some meal in Kathmandu, optional activities in Pokhara and Kathmandu personal spending.

Total trip cost will be US$ 1685$ per person + Fights (approx. HK$5730 Dragon Air) + tips & personal spending.

All details please take look Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit trek.

Annapurna Circuit trek & run trip just for our hard hikers and runners

Annapurna Circuit Trekking & Run

Trek Fact – 10 days Trip Mode: On Teahouse / Lodge basis.

Trekking grade: Moderate to Adventurous.

Run duration: 08 Days.

Average run: 30-35 KM a day

Highest altitude gain: 5, 416 m / 17,700 ft. on top of Thorang-la.

Distance covered: Approx. 250 KM on a cross country run

Total Trip: 09/10 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Seasons: Mid-March to June and September to December

Around North & South scenic areas of massive Annapurna Himalaya range. The worlds 10th destination trekking around Annapurna, picturesque daily walk through interesting rural farm villages, the dramatic change of climate, vegetation’s, fascinating culture, beautiful rhododendron, pines forest with views of snowcapped peaks, around scenic Manang valley with impressive Buddhist culture, a crossing of high Thorang-la and towards world deepest Kaligandaki gorge.

A unique Annapurna Circuit Cross Country Marathon Run some called “Yak Attack” although this run is not officially organized due to some logistic and technical problems.

However, this Cross Country can be privately organized with proper field staff and booking designated hotel and lodge beforehand.

A strong team of field staff and medical team required for this cross high country marathon this run is organized every year called as Yak Attack by UK organizers, this starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Our Cross Country starts from Besishar on the low and warm areas of Lamjung district and the heading high alpine hills into cooler area eventually to arctic terrain of high Manang valley and to Thorang – la 5,416 m high pass.

Before heading towards a higher country with short running day and with a rest day at Manang to revive the strength back before heading to the higher country for a few days.

After Thorang-la with steady and good run downhill towards Beni back into warmer area through charming villages of Jomsom-Marpha and Ghasa at Tatopani “hot spring” and ending the run at Beni town headquarter of Myagdi district.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Dec 2019, Arrive at Kathmandu airport our runner’s guest will pick up from the airport to a hotel. He will softly briefing about the trips.

Day 2: 21 Dec 2019, Drive to Besishar 800 m – 08hrs (180KM). (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse0)

Starting this wonderful Annapurna circuit Marathon Cross Country run with the long drive towards north mid-west from Kathmandu, leading to Beshishar town (headquarter of Lamjung district).

From here transfer to another vehicle for the rough and exciting drive on dirt trail passing Khudi, Bhulbhule, and Ngadi following Marsyangdi River upstream, and then leaving the river with a climb to reach at Jagat village for an overnight stop in a nice lodge, Jagat a small farm village with few good lodges for trekkers.

Day 3: 22 Dec 2019 Run from Besisar to Dharapani 1,920 m (42.6KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse1)

From Besar start the run early morning by 6:30am due to warm day run to Jagat starting on winding path to Chamje, and to raging Marsyangdi River, and into forested area with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu range, continues reaching Tal village located on a nice valley, after Tal to Dharapani village for overnight stop.
Dharapani a nice village with Buddhist culture, situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 4: 23 Dec 2019, Run to Pisang 3, 230 m via Chame 2,670 m (25.8KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse2)

Start morning run into cool rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Taming village from here onwards into more Buddhist area, with super view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, passing large town at Chame, a major town and headquarter of Manang district.

From here air gets cooler as the run leads closer into mountains through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream to Bratang village.

From this village an uphill into pine trees to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few lodge and views of Chulu and Pisang peak, and then downhill to Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Day 5: 24 Dec 2019, Run to Manang Village 3,450 m (29 KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse3)

Pisang village located within Manang valley with stunning mountains views as altitude gains for here onwards so we have the run shorter here to Manang main village.

Run into a forest with short uphill views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu and Pisang peak, then reaching Hongdae village with a small airstrip, from here tree lines fades to barren, arid landscapes.

Following a wide trail to Braga village and then end the run at Manang village rest of the afternoon relax and marvel the view of a mountain.

Day 6: 25 Dec 2019 Rest day at Manang for local hikes around 10 KM and acclimatization. (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse4)

An important rest day for acclimatization before heading high altitude and up to Thorang -la, a short hike explore Manang village beneath towering Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, a nice short hike up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang glacial Lake.

Day 7: 26 Dec 2019, run and walk to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m (19 KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse5)

After a good rest at Manang, run towards Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude run with views of mountains, crossing small streams to reach at Yak Kharka, a small settlement with incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks, after a short rest continue towards Thorang High Camp.

Treks lead to Thorung Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

Day 8: 27 Dec 2019 Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Marpha 2,715 m via Muktinath via Jomsom (42KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse6)

Start the early morning treks on this Big Day! A thrill and highlight of this great adventure, after breakfast a long climb up to Thorang-la with the steep haul to reach at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft on top of Thorang-la festooned with Buddhist prayer flags.

The highest point of the adventure certainly requires high spirit and strong mind to reach this high point.

The top offers superb vista landscapes and snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800M, Muktinath a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

After Muktinath, a run is easier with a big drop of 1,200m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley and to Jomsom headquarter town of Mustang area with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. Overnight at Jomsom rest and rejuvenate the strength back for the next day run.

Day 9: 28 Dec 2019, Run to Tatopani 1,190m (43KM)
After Marpha, one of the most charming village, a gem village, with white painted houses, paved streets, and well-kept lodges. From Marpha onward, follow Kaligandaki river downstream with views of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri walk to Larjung village, after few hours walk getting back into tree lines of pine, oaks and rhododendron forest and then reaching Kalapani village, another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill run reaches Ghasa for overnight stop, Ghasa village end of Mustang district.

Day 9: 29 Dec 2019 Run to (Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210 M) (20KM) (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse8)
Start run reaching warmer areas with dramatic change in vegetation and climate, as the run leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world deepest gorge.
This pleasant run leads back to paddy fields in warm sub-tropical climate to Tatopani passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kali Gandaki. Through rhododendron forest from the grassy top of the hill there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. After sunrise walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.)

Day 10: 30 Dec 2019 Run to Beni (18.4km) End of the Cross Country Run) drive to Pokhara 860m. (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse9)

After a wonderful overnight stop at Tatopani, continue last day run on nice winding trail with gradual trail following Kali Gandaki River all the way to Beni town headquarter of Myagdi district.

After a rest and getting refreshed board in the bus for 3-4 hours’ drive to scenic Pokhara for overnight stop by the Lake Phewa.

Pokhara, a popular touristic city, where the peaks of Annapurna Mountain range reflects on its beautiful serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Day 11: 31 Dec 2019 Drive back to Kathmandu. (http://www.geographictreks.com/annapurna-circuit-marathon/#collapse10)

The morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the interesting and exciting highway through many farms, villages, and towns and then drive leads to uphill to reach Kathmandu valley.

On reaching hotel, afternoon free with farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture/folk dance program to entertain with authentic Nepali meals.

(Option of 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

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