Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Annapurna Circuit

This classic Himalayan trek, first opened in 1977, is still magnificent and just got better with our updated itinerary. We ascend the Marsyandi Valley, before crossing the wild 5416m Thorong La (pass) and into the Trans Himalayan region, protected from the monsoon by the high passes and mountains to the south. This trek offers incredible cultural and geographical diversity. The trail starts in the lush green foothills of the Annapurna range that are dotted with Hindu villages. Views of the Annapurna range are inspiring right from the start of this trek. There is a dramatic change as we trek north of the Great Himalayan Divide and cross the Thorong La. We are now on the Tibetan Plateau, a stark and rugged landscape, where the culture is predominantly Buddhist. We then trek through the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the deepest gorges on earth, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering some 5000 metres above, before returning to Pokhara via a spectacular mountain flight from Jomsom.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu
DAY 3 Drive to Besisahar & Bhulbhule
DAY 4 Commence trek
DAYS 5/8 To Pisang
DAYS 9/12 To Yak Kharka
DAYS 13/15 Cross Thorong La to Jomsom
DAY 16 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu
DAY 17 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Although not used to camping anymore, the combination of excellent food and good leadership made it an unforgettable experience.

R. Dina London, UK

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Trip Code: ANC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  05 October 2017
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