Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu and at Nepal international airport, received by our Boundless staff and representative or guide, for short transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel.
Thamel the an interesting and exciting area of the city, after checking into your rooms, then join at the lobby for group briefing provides you with trekking and other necessary information.
Include group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese authentic restaurant with local culture of folk musical program to entertain along with dinner.
Day 02: Morning tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
Morning at the hotel having breakfast then leave for interesting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu famous world heritage sites, with time in afternoon preparation for trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange 1,140 m via Besisar 780 m - 06 hrs.
Morning starts with interesting long drive to reach Lamjung district around Nepal mid west, and at Besisar, a major headquarter town of the area, as drive continues on dirt road past Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marysangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange stopping here for overnight in this small farm village with views of waterfalls and fast flowing Marysangdi River.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m -06 hrs.
Start the morning with steep climb to Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers, as walk leads past Chamje on slow winding trail and crossing river on the other side filled with cool forest shade.
Walk continues on nice path with climb to reach a wide valley at Tal-Besi entering Manang district from here onward then reaching Dharapani for overnight in a large village where trails of Manaslu and Annapurna circuit joins.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hrs.
Trek from Dharapani on nice winding path in the shade of rhododendron and pine forest that leads to Bagarchap and Danque villages around apple field area, from here climb for short while to reach Timang village facing views of Mt. Manaslu and Lamjung Himal.
From Timang village few hours walks to Koto then at large town of Chame for overnight stop, a major town and headquarter of Manang district.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
From Chame town onward air gets cooler as route gets closer to mountainous area and within dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees, as walk follows Masrsyangdi River upstream with few ups and down hills to a nice village of Bhratang.
After a short break continue journey with climb into pine woodland to a small place called Dhukure Pokhari, located on a hill top with few teahouses and lodge offers grand views of Chulus and Pisang peaks, after lunch descend to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
Day 07: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.
From here on within scenic and beautiful Manang valley with close views of Annapurna II, A III and A IV includes Chulus peaks towards north high above the valley with Pisang peak, as walk climb to a hill facing panorama of Manang wide valley with snow clad peaks.
Descend towards Hongde a village with small airfield, from here on tree lines drops for barren and arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
As walk proceed reaching at Braga village with interesting tour of old Braga monastery with interesting Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, frescos overlooking views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village.
Day 08: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
At Manang having rest day to support with acclimatization before heading towards higher area unto high Thorang-la pass, at Manang take a short hike and explore Manang lovely village and witness fascinating culture of Buddhism, located beneath massive Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice climb to scenic hill for close views of Gangapurna Ice Falls and glacier with small icy lake of Manang.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hrs.
From Manang walk lead further to reach Yak Kharka as walks follows past scattered farm and villages with close views of Chulu West then reaching at a wide valley where Yak Kharka located facing Gangapurna, Tilicho peaks in the south with Chulu West towards north direction.
Day 10: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.
Morning starts to reach at the end of Manang valley at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a short bridge with climb that leads high above Jarjung stream to reach at Thorang Phedi or a base, from here steep climb for an hour to our overnight stop at Thorang High Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 crossing Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m- 06 hrs.
Our main adventure and highlight start this morning, after having early breakfast where walk heads with steep climb on winding up within barren landscape to reach on top Thorang-la Pass at 5,416 m high, on the highest spot of the adventure.
The high top rewards you with grand vista of beautiful scenery facing dramatic landscape and snowcapped peaks, then long downhill to Muktinath at 3,800 m.
On reaching at Muktinath village and temple area for overnight stop, this is a holy pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers where the word Muktinath means ‘a place for Nirvana and to liberate one-self’.
Day 12: Drive to Tatopani village 1,100 m via Jomsom and Lete -04 hrs.
Today our walk ends for a day, as motorable road has reached that links Jomsom and beyond to Pokhara city, taking a four-wheel drive in local jeep or similar vehicle, head downhill to wide Kaligandaki River valley.
As drive lead past Jomsom major town of Mustang district and down to lovely Marpha and Tukuche villages as ride leads into deepest gorge of the planet earth, in between towering Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains.
Journey continues to reach back into tree lines and nearing towards low warm farm area and then at Tatopani for overnight stop, a nice village with natural hot spring near Kaligandaki River bank.
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m/ 9,448 ft- 06 hrs.
After a day break from walking with refreshing time at Tatopani, morning starts on gentle trail for an hour then with steep climb to reach around terraced hills with many spread out farm villages, and then on gradual path within cool shade of rhododendron and pines forest as walk follows past nice villages of Sikha, Ghara and Chitre, from this last village climb into cool rhododendron forest to reach at nice Ghorepani village with grand views of Mt. Dhaulagiri includes Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar or Annapurna Fang.
At Ghorepani for overnight populated by Poon people a Magar hill tribe of Western Nepal located at the bottom of scenic and famous Poon Hill.
Day 14: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450 m-05 hrs.
Morning an hour climb to Poon-Hill at 3,210m, for superb sunrise views over range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna as far to Ganesh Himal in the far east horizon with towering peak Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.
After a picturesque moment descend back to Ghorepani and continue walk downhill within lovely rhododendron forest, as route lead to long descend from Ulleri village towards our overnight stop at Tirkhedhunga a village close to beautiful waterfalls.
Day 15: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
Last day walk of the adventure where morning starts with gentle downhill trail to reach low warm area at Bhirethati and then at Nayapul to complete our walk, where drive of few hours takes you at beautiful city in Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time around Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
Day 16: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 06 hrs.
Morning an overland journey to Kathmandu after leaving the hotel in Pokhara, as drive leads on the same interesting highway back at Kathmandu and then to your respective hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.
(Options for scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes)
Day 17: International Departure homeward bound.
Enjoying marvelous time around high hills of Annapurna Himalaya, and with last day in Nepal after a great experience on Around Annapurna Circuit trek, as time for your international flight depart from the hotel, where Boundless Adventure staff transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective countries.