Route

Annapurna Circuit, Himalaya

Mountain: Annapurna (8 091 m / 26 545 ft), Annapūrna II (7 937 m / 26 040 ft)
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Challenging
Elevation: 5 416 m / 17 769 ft
Duration: 20 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 1 500
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Overview

Route Name:
Annapurna Circuit, Кольцо Аннапурны, Trek around Annapurna, Thorang la pass trek, Round Annapurna Trek, Треккинг вокруг Аннапурны
Activity type:
Hiking
Activity level:
Challenging
Type of Climb:
Trekking
Location:
Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Mountain:
First Ascent:
1/1/2015
Duration:
20 Day(s)
Max. Elevation:
5 416m / 17 769 ft
Vertical Gain:
4 616m / 15 144 ft
Length:
211km / 131 miles
Climbing Season(s):
01 Sep-30 Nov;
01 Mar-30 Jun;
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Convenience Center(s):
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Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
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Price: $955
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Difficulty: Moderate

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    You may classify the route around Annapurna and the base camp of Everest between women and men. It's not because of the popularity of women or men but exclusively because of their own perception of these places. Everest is unequivocally masculine: severe, demanding determination, knocking down with its power and grandeur, legends, heroism and betrayals manifested here. Patient nerves are required for this route. The route Around Annapurna is more feminine. Even the name of this mountain is translated as mother feeding, the goddess of fertility and well-being. The trek is more varied and inconstant. A little easier, but more whimsical in the weather. There are more greenery, temples, lakes here. Not only snow tops and stones, but also the presence of different cultures, places of worship and religious relics. Both routes are interesting and worth a visit. Just, at some point of their life, someone is more suited for the severe Everest, and others for the coquet Annapurna.
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    The route not only includes high snow peaks but also various Nepal nationalities, monasteries, places of worship and temples. It is interesting for mountains lovers, ethnographers, religious scholars, historians and geologists. On a relatively small territory, you will find different cultural and social groups. For example, you can leave the village in the morning with a patriarchal way of life, and dine already among the matriarchy. The observant traveller will easily note changes in national costumes, house structures and even preferences in colours from village to village, not to mention cult buildings. Another trek is full of ancient monasteries and temples to which people from all over Nepal, India, China and other Asian countries and not only conduct pilgrimage. You will regularly see these holy places, located high in the mountains. In most of them, pujas(prayers) occur twice a day: at dawn and sunset. Everyone can attend, just go into the temple and observe with respect and in silence. Often, under the walls there are mats or mattresses laid out so that you can sit. At the entrance to the temple, you have to take off your shoes. With good weather, you can see three eight-thousand m. peaks: Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I. You can see Annapurna I only from Pokhara. But the first part of the route over the path is dominated by Annapurna IV, II, III. And the Big Barrier and the Tilicho Peak open up, which blocks the way from the gorge of the Mananga Valley to the Kali Gandaki River valley. In addition to them, you will see many other beautiful seven- and six-thousand m. peaks. You must see the beautiful blue Tilicho Lake and the road to reach it. Then, you can’t miss the valley of the sacred river Kali Gandaki which is considered the deepest river valley in the world. It its channel can be found shaligrams that are considered the incarnation of the god Vishnu according to the Hindus’ beliefs. They are ammonites - fossils, which are 150-200 thousand years old. They are the main confirmation that the Himalayas used to be the bottom of an ocean. This route is fascinating: it is diverse and you will never forget it.
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    To start the route, you need to get to the town of Besisahar. There are three options: 1. By tourist bus right up to Besisahar. During high season, buses run every day at 7:30 in the morning. The cost is about $10, it takes about 6 hours. 2. By local minibus to Besisahar. They depart after the bus is full from 5 am to 3 pm. The approximate cost is about $5, but there is almost no comfort, drivers try to collect as many passengers as possible and stop often. It takes more than 5 hours. 3. Hire a private car. It takes about 5-6 hours. The cost of a car for 4 people is about $ 120, which is $30 per passenger. Comfortable and fast. If you leave early, you can be in Besisahar at lunch and take the jeep further from there. This is the best option if you want to save one day. 4. Local buses with transfer. The bus going to Dumre or passing it (for example buses on Pokhara) will approach. In Dumre it will be necessary to take the bus to Besisahar. It will take from 6 to 18 hours. It will cost about $ 10. You will spend a huge amount of time on all unpredictable situations on the road. Comfort and cleanliness in local buses is also missing. 5. Tourist bus to Pokhara. Get to Dumre and there to change to local bass up to Besisahar. From 6 to 18 hours. Slightly more expensive than the previous option, about 15-20 $. But at least the first half of the way you will be in relative comfort. Previously, it was from Besisahar that the pedestrian part of the route began. But with the construction of a hydroelectric station and a highway, it became possible to save a few days and get further into the mountains right up to Manang by jeeps. We recommend going out a little earlier in Chame. The fare to Chame costs around 20-30 $, takes about 6-7 hours. It is possible to travel further to Manang, but we do not recommend this, since you will miss an interesting part of the route and get to the altitude of 3500 m above sea level without sufficient acclimatisation.
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    It's necessary to have Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS Card. Entry Permit you can get in Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, open hours 9 - 17), Pokhara (Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside, open hours 10 - 17), Besisahar, Lamjung (ACAP entry permit counter, Besisahar, Lamjung, open hours 10 - 17). You'll need 2 passport size photographs, a photo-copy of passport, form filled in, health insurance policy information. This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and must be carried during the entire trip. Period of staying in the area is not defined. TIMS Card you can also get in NTB of Kathmandu and Pokhara. You'll need 2 passport size photographs and a photo-copy of passport. You have to pay fees for both Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
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    This trek is suitable for any walker. It does not require super fit or any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.
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    There are a lot of lodges and villages on this route, so you can plan and change your day according to your feelings and wishes. It's important that you can book a place to stay overnight by making a phonecall from some other place the same very day, where you have lunch, for example. Today the situation with the route is changing because of the new road, that is being built along the old trail. You should check for new trails to avoid the road. You can trek by yourself or hire a guide and porter. In some parts of the route a strong and cold wind starts after 12 AM, so you should plan your day and clothes accordingly.There are also areas of falling stones and landslide. This is indicated in the maps and in the guidebooks, and there are signposts on the trails. Such places you should pass in the morning. The danger od landslide is begger during the monsoon. The total ascend is slow, but still it is absolutely necessary that you stay at least two or better three nights in the upper Manang valley before you continue to go further up. It can be dusrty in some areas (besause of jeeps or the wind), so it's better to have a mask.
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    Base Camp Elevation: 800 m / 2 625 ft
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Both - huts and tents
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Huts only
    Number of Camps: 10
    Avg. Cost: 1 500 USD
    Age Restrictions: 14
    Soloing: Yes
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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    Name (Elevation) Description
    Beshisahar
    800 m / 2 625 tf
    This village is the start point of the route. Here arrive buses from Kathmandu and Pokhara. There is a check post and the counter, where you can get the Entry Permit.
    Bhul Bhule
    850 m / 2 789 tf
    This is actually the last bus. There are now lodges on the right (road) riverside and also the ACAP check post.
    Bahun Danda
    1 310 m / 4 298 tf
    A nice village with rewarding views. It has 5 old style basic lodges and 2 newer which are a little bit above the village.
    Syange
    1 070 m / 3 511 tf
    There are 5 lodges in this village. One newer is a little further on the left near a huge waterfall but on the road. The road fortunately bypasses Syange from above but still one will hear every jeep.
    Jagat
    1 300 m / 4 265 tf
    Jagat has a community mainly of Tamang and Gurung. There are many lodges and restaurants.
    Chamje
    1 400 m / 4 593 tf
    You will find enough lodges in Upper and main Chamje. If you want to stay in Chamje the upper part it is definitively the better choice. Uptown lodges are much quieter than the ones right inside the village.
    Tal
    1 700 m / 5 577 tf
    Tal is a beautiful village, mainly lodges, but also some old houses. Here the valley widens, but it's surrounded with forbidding clifs. Behind the village is a huge waterfall which makes nice photos together with the horses, Tal is famous for.
    Dharapani
    0 m / 0 tf
    This beautiful village stretches itself over at least 1,5 km with empty fields between the three village centres. First police want to check your TIMS and ACAP Permit in Dharapani Bazar, the ACAP wants to check your ACAP Permit in the last village part. There are several lodges in Dharapani in all of the village parts.
    Bagarchhap
    2 160 m / 7 087 tf
    This village has a few lodges and some nice old houses near the stupa in the centre. The Gompa is rather new. Bagarchhap was devastated twice in the last 25 years by big landslides after heavy rain.
    Koto
    0 m / 0 tf
    It's an old village of Koto with some nice old wooden houses.
    Chame
    0 m / 0 tf
    This is the headquarter of Manang district with a bank, police headquarter, district administration and many places saying that they have broadband internet. Chame is also a big bazar for all the surrounding villages and a place where you can buy many things including medicines. There are many lodges in Chame. There is also thermal spring.
    Pisang
    1 400 m / 4 593 tf
    This old style village is typical for the Manang area and has a large prayer wheel wall in the centre. Just opposite of the valley is Annapurna II in all its splendour and you have marvellous views on the mountains. There are four lodges in upper Pisang, so it might be difficult to get a room in the high season and you might have to descend 10 min to Lower Pisang. There is a 250 years old Gompa, which is worth visiting.
    Ngawal
    3 660 m / 12 008 tf
    There are 5 five bigger lodges in Ngawal spread from the beginning of the village to the end. The famous Gompa is nice and from there one has a reathtaking view on the east face of Annapurna III.
    Braka
    3 500 m / 11 483 tf
    There are 5 lodges along the main trail and the Braka bakery has a wood fired oven and makes delicious cinnamon rolls and other bakery items.. Many of the old houses are not inhabited anymore as the people moved to warmer places. There is the Gompa worth seeing.
    Manang
    3 500 m / 11 483 tf
    This is the last village in the valley. It's rather big, there is bazar and bakeries. All the hotels are situated in the beginning of the village where you also can find many little shops selling warm clothes, sun cream and other trekking items.
    Khangsar
    3 745 m / 12 287 tf
    It is a very traditional old village and a highlight of this area. There are now several lodges.
    Tilicho Base Camp
    0 m / 0 tf
    Lodges here are open only during the season.
    Tilicho Lake
    4 920 m / 16 142 tf
    Tilicho Lake freezes in December/January and will be icy till April – mid May. It’s an absolutely magic place. Be prepared to have very cold and stormy winds after 12 AM so bring sufficient of warm clothes with you.
    Yak Kharka
    4 030 m / 13 222 tf
    It has 5 big lodges, but between the first one and the last one it will you take 25 min. 3 of lodges are in the middle part.
    Thorung Phedi
    4 550 m / 14 928 tf
    In 1981 there was not even single shelter between Manang and Muktinath and there was in Thorong Phedi just a little shelter for shepherd with only half a roofed. Soon Michung Gurung started to build a small lodge which grew to a full complex of sleeping rooms and a huge dinning hall. A second lodge is now on the same premises.
    High Camp
    4 900 m / 16 076 tf
    All the lodges in High camp are owned now by one landlord. Behind the lodge there is a long ridge with an awesome view at the top.
    Thorung-La Pass
    5 416 m / 17 769 tf
    There is a little teahouse selling tea and some food. Above the stone pile many prayer flags a waving the prayers to the wind. After 12AM a strong wind usually starts.
    Muktinath
    0 m / 0 tf
    Muktinath has been a pilgrim site since about 3000 years. The whole area is now surrounded by a big white wall. Coming from Ranipauwa you will pass the red arch and climb to the main gate of the temple area. Like many temples in Nepal, Buddhists and Hindus share the area end even many temples.
    Ranipauwa
    3 770 m / 12 369 tf
    There are lodges here. In the centre of Ranipauwa there is the police check post that will control you ACAP permit. Just before the ACAP Centre you’ll find the safe drinking water station and ACAP Information centre.
    Lupra
    0 m / 0 tf
    This cute little village (you can explore it in a few minutes) is special interest as it has a Bonpa-Monastery. The Gompa of Lubra is absolutely worth visiting, ask in the village for the person who have the keys and don’t forget to give a donation and a tip.
    Kagbeni
    2 800 m / 9 186 tf
    This is an absolutely magic place and no one should miss the opportunity to see it. Kagbeni is situated at the confluence of the Jhong River and the Kali Gandaki River and was controlling the trade to upper Mustang and Tibet. Here you can find the safe water drinking station and ACAP office.
    Jomsom
    2 720 m / 8 924 tf
    There is new and old parts of the village. There are a lot of lodges, ACAP office, Police check post, safe drinking water station, internet and the airport).
    Marpha
    0 m / 0 tf
    Marpha is one of the places should not miss and you could have some very nice hours exploring it. Here you can find internet, safe drinking water station and money changer.
    Tukuche
    0 m / 0 tf
    This is an old Thakali village. Once it was the toll place for the salt trade with Tibet and still you see the large houses used as caravanserai. One can evaluate the wealth of Tukuche looking at the beautiful carved wooden windows.
    Kokethanti
    2 500 m / 8 202 tf
    Here you can find 3 basic lodges.
    Titi Lake
    2 685 m / 8 809 tf
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Day 1


Besisahar - Bhulbhule. Buses from Kathmandu and Pokhara bring you to Besi Sahar. If you arrive early, you can walk to smaller villages forward the route, like Khudi (6 km) or Bhulbule (8 km). Some people take a local bus to get there, but there is a very rewarding side trek through beautiful rice paddy fields bypassing most of the road. At the end of Besisahar the road plunges down to the river, but there is a little shortcut trail on the right hand leading directly to the river which you can cross on a little wooden bridge. After reaching the road you follow it for approximately for 30 min. and then the trail marked with red white signs starts to the right. Soon you will reach the suspension bridge and cross the Marsyangdi River. From there you still have to climb a lot to reach the highest point at 1030 m (200m above Besisahar) and then go a little down and reach Bhulbhule.

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Day 2


Bhulbhule - Bahundanda. Start from Bhulbhule on the main trail which is easy to follow. The road is on the other side of the river. When you pass Ngadi and cross on a huge suspension bride over the Ngadi Khola, the trail joins again the road. When the road dips to the river and you turn sharply to the right and take the road going up. After some time you miss the side road on the right and continue straight seeing already the houses of Bahundanda which are above a high ridge.

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Day 3


Bahundanda - Chamje. From Bahundanda the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070 m. It can be very slippery when it is raining. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge you follow the road to the village of Jagat. First it is ascending slightly, but then it climbs in serpentines to Jagat. You may try short cuts but beware of falling rocks. Then you have to climb through a beautiful and romantic forest 130 m more till the trail is getting nearly flat and you reach Chamje at 1400 m.

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Day 4


Chamje - Bagarchhap. Just after Chamje turn right and descend a very steep path, marked with red and white signs going down to the river and cross it
on a suspension bridge. After the bridge follow the trail passing a great waterfall. After some going up and down you reach the step climb to Tal (1675 m) (3-4 hours from Chamje). We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. And then after an hour you reach Bagarchhap at 2160 m.

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Day 5


Bagarchhap - Chame. From Bagarchhap it is just a short way to the first houses of Danaque. Follow the trail till the river and cross it over a little wooden bridge. After the
bridge there is a steep climb to the right for more than 350 m to Temang (2,5 hours from Bagarchhap). After Temang the trail goes with little ups and down to the first village of upper Thanchouk (1, 5 hours from Temang). Follow the road trail for about 1 hour to reach the old village of Koto with some nice old wooden houses. And then it's about half an hour to reach Chame.

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Day 6


Chame - Pisang. After Chame the trail continues through nice pine forest and after 25 min you reach Talekhu 2710 m. Just a few minutes after Talekhu a marked trail turns to the right into the forest. After three kilometers you rejoin the road and reach after 30 min the lodge settlement of Bhratang (2800 m, 2,5 hours from Chame).Then the trail returns to the pine forest, but after 20 min there starts the path carved out from the solid rock. The valley turns to the left in sort of polished enormous rock wall which is called Swarga Dwari or gateway to heaven. After that you cross the river on a suspension bridge and climb up in a dense forest. The trail crosses once the road to join it later; there are some red/white marks. After 1 hour after the bridge you reach the settlement of Dhukur Pokhari. At the very end of the village after a mani wall you can take the trail on the right with the red and white signs. This trail leads to the old village of Upper Pisang. Follow the trail to the river and cross it on one of the two bridges, then turn left. It will first be rather even, then gently but steadily climb up to upper Pisang (3400 m).

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Day 7


Pisang - Manang. Leaving Pisang, there are alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. The trail of the northen route will pass above a beautiful emerald green little lake in half an hour after start. Then the alpine stile small mountain path goes mainly through small pine trees and shrubs. When you finally reach a long Mani wall turn to the right and take the long suspension bridge over the river. From here you can see some flags of Ghyaru high above on the hill. The trail climbs up in many serpentines near the electric poles which are going up in the direct line. After Ghyaru the marked trail leads along the fields. Continuing above many fields you will reach the village of Ngawal. From here you can go down to the river right away, or take the high trail which offers beautiful views. It starts just opposite the Ngawal Gompa leading through some nice meadows with a little river. After climbing a ridge you will find yourself on a plateau with on the right side the old Gompa. After that you have to descend a very steep trail. Finally you reach two huts with three big wooden benches for the porters. This is the junction with the lower trail from Ngawal. The trail continues for about 45 minutes through sparse and dry forest with small pine trees and prickly scrubs. Descending a big meadow you come to the lodges of Munji and join the big road trail, that leads you to Manang via Braka.

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Day 8


Manang - Khangsar – Shree Kharka. From Manang take the trail going to Thorong La west. Around 200 m after the end of the Manag village turn to the left (there are two blue/white marks at the begin of the trail). Follow the trail going west and cross the river Thorong Khola, which is coming from Thorong Phedi, on a bridge. climb up the hill and you will reach Khangsar and its entrance chorten. Im order to pass the dangerous path early in the morning the next day, you can go a little further from Kangsar to the new lodge Shree Kharka at 3900 m.

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Day 9


Shree Kharka –Tilicho base camp lodge – Tilicho Lake – return to Tilicho base camp lodge. Follow the trail that climbs up to the ridge (4700 m) and then passes along a very steep gravel slope with amazing rock statues on it. And all the time you will have the breathtaking Grande Barriere just before your eyes. Be careful about falling rocks and keep always some distance between the people of the group. Then the trail goes down to the Tilicho base camp lodge (4000 m). It takes 2,5 hours from Shree Kharka toTilicho base camp lodge. Walk up the big side moraine to get to Tilicho Lake. Be prepared for stormy and cold winds in this area after 12 AM.

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Day 10


Tilicho base camp lodge –Yak Kharka. Going back to Khangsar and before reaching it, turn to the high trail on the left side of the river Khangsar Khola. Then you reach the river Jharsang Khola and cross it on the bridge. Then the trail goes up to the lodges of Yak Kharka.

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Day 11


Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi - High Camp. Just go up the trail (red /white marks) with some up and downs above the river. Soon you will see a suspension bridge. Even when the main trail seems to continue straight on take the trail left leading down to the suspension bridge. Cross the river and climb the trail passing by two little teashops. From here you can already see at the end of the valley the houses of Thorong Phedi. About 20 minutes after the teahouse you will have to cross for 15 min a landslide and stone fall area which begins after the signpost. After this landslide stretch the trail continues at about the similar level for 15 min and you reach the two lodges of Thorong Phedi at 4550m. If you have time and feeling well, you can climb more 400 m to the High Camp (around 1,5 hour).

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Day 12


High Camp - Thorong La (5416 m) - Muktinath / Ranipauwa
The trail climbs gently behind High Camp and after around 25 min you will reach a little iron bridge. After the bridge you have to climb a ridge, on the top you can see also Annapurna II. 25 min after the bridge you will come to a teahouse situated at around 5000 m. From there the trail continues steadily, but not steep going up in sheer endless turns. The trail up is marked with several black poles. It takes about 3-4 hours from the High Camp to the seddle. The descent to Muktinath is long and exhausting. The trail is now very clear and marked with black poles. It descends in barren dry and rocky terrain. Descending you will reach a big pasture making a perfect camping site around 4700m with a new water fountain and some 50m lower an other pasture with some ruins. After this pastures the trail descends in sharp turns steeply down to the 5 teahouses at around 4200 m. From the teahouses it is another long 1:30 hour way through pastures till you finally reaches the temple area of Muktinath. Your lodge will be another 15 -30 min further in the lodge settlement of Ranipauwa.

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Day 13


Muktinath / Ranipauwa - Lupra - Jomsom.
From Ranipauwa you have several possibilities to continue to Jomsom: along the road via Kagbeni (5 hours), noerthen trail via Dzong and Kagbeni (9,5 hours), southern trail via Lupra (8 hours). Here you'll find the third one. Go to the parking site of the jeeps and follow the road for about 150 m. Turn left at the sign post indicating Lubra. The trail is marked with blue/white signs. It climbs gently through the large pastures and is easy to follow. Reaching the ridge the trail continues just a little below of it. From the Lupra pass turn left to the big a visible trail going down south to Lubra. The trail will turn right after passing a big apple orchard. It will descend to the river, which you cross on the bridge. Note that in monsoon it might be impossible to cross it. It is 2 hours from Lubra to Jomsom/ Walk around long 45 min along the riverbed till you reach the main Kali Gandaki Valley. In the afternoon you will have a stormy wind blowing sand and little pebbles in right into you face.

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Day 14


Jomsom - Marpha. If you are in a hurry, you can reach Marpha in about 1, 5 hrs. by road. There is alternative way by the trail over Thini and Dhumba lake marked with red/white marks which takes 2,5 to 3 hrs. The trail isn't very easy to follow. The marks and description of the route will be useful. Firast you climb up to the Dhumba lake and then go down to Kali Gandaki river and Marpha. You can stay in a new lodge not reaching Marpha and visit Marpha from it.

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Day 15


Marpha - (Tukuche) - Kokhethanti. This is a very long journey (8 hours). In the middle you can make a stop in the beautiful Thakali village of Tukuche and walk the rest of the day on the road. But the new trail is much better than the old one which is now the road. The trail is going up and down twice on this route. First above Chimang and second time - on the way from Chokhopani to Sauru.

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Day 16


Kokhethanti - Titi Lake, Taglung - Kalopani. If you have enough time, this day round trip is highly recommended, as it will bring you to beautiful surroundings. It takes about 5 - 6 hours and the trail has red/white marks. The top of this forest trail is at 2700m thus 200m higher than Kokhethanti. Descending with some minor up and downs you'll find the village Titigaon and after it you will see Titi Lake. Then you return to Kali Gandaki in the area of Chhoyo village. There you can cross it and choose where to stay: in Kalopani or Lete.

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Day 17


Kalopani /Lete - Ghasa. This marvellous jungle walk on a soft forest trail marked with red / white marks takes 4 hours. Most of the time the trail goes with ups and downs high above the road. One time it descends to the road at Ghumaune, then returns to the forest. The second time it returns to the road just before Kaiku, a little village. From here it's about 20 minutes walk by the road to Ghasa.

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Day 18


Ghasa - Tatopani. This route via villages Pairothapla, Kopchepani, Bhalebas and Dana goes up and down several times and takes 8 hours. But you can stay in Dana to have rest and not to reach Tatopani tired in the evening when it is difficult to get a place in a lodge. It's 2,5 hours from Dana to Tatopani. This trail avoids the road and only last 500 meters are on the road.

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Day 19


Tatopani - Ghorepani. An alternative to the bus drive is another 1-2 day route Ghorepani. As Ghorepani is on 2860m, this means climbing 1670m. This can be done in a very long and hard day or you stay at Ghara (1700m), Shikha (1935m) or Chitre (2390m). To go to Ghorepani, go down to the road and cross first the Kali Gandaki then the Ghar Khola on the suspension bridges. After the second bridge start climbing up the valley.

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Day 20


Poon Hill, Ghorepani - Naya Pul. Most people climb up the Poon Hill to watch Daulagiri and also the sunrise on the Himalaya rage in the north with the Annapurnas and the Machapucharean. This takes about 2 hours. Then you can go two ways from Ghorepani to Naya Pul where you can take a taxi or the bus to Pokhara: via Tadapani and Ghandrung or via Banthanti, Ulleri and Birethani. It's posible to walk both ways for one day, but it's a rather long way, so you can stop in the middle of the trek.

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