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Overview

“Explore the beautiful Annapurna massif and understand why it has fascinated adventurers, explorers, and travelers throughout the decades, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the right adventure for you to join with us.”

It is Snowy Horizon and team to guide you through the region Annapurna introducing you to remarkable landscapes and people through Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which is also renowned as the Throng La Pass Trekking. There is plenty to discover for mountain lovers, trekkers and anyone with a curiosity for nature and culture in the Annapurna Circuit trekking route. Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world and the first peak above 8000m to be climbed is just the most well known attraction in the route. However there are countless highlights along the way and the Annapurna massif in its entirety is just stunning and of course it is not just for mountaineers but for the trekkers as well. As there is a lot to see in the Annapurna region and you’ll need a bit of time to take it all in, Annapurna Circuit trekking is one of the best options.  Traditionally, the full Annapurna Circuit Trek ends in Beni or in Tatopani of Myagdi District of Gandaki Province of Nepal. We commonly plan for 18 days for the entire trip. But for trekkers with limited time, it can now also be finished at Muktinath/Jomsom and we can flexible adjust the itinerary to your demands as alternative.

The Throng la Pass trek starts from Dharapani of Manang District of Gandaki Province after an overland journey from Kathmandu up the Besishahar by surface buses or private vehicles as per group size and to Dharapani by the 4W/D jeep private or sharing through wonderful Marshyangdi Valley. From Muktinath, after crossing the highest pass known as Throng-La, overland transportation is available if required.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been incredibly popular since it was first opened to foreigners in the early 1980s. But far from being too crowded, it is still a very personal experience and at Snowy Horizon we make sure you can feel the adventurous spirit. There are more remote, more challenging and more exotic trails elsewhere but there is still something very special about the Annapurna Circuit Trek that captivates first-time visitors as well the ‘regulars’.

Snowy Horizon will thus take care of the logistics for your trekking on Throng La Pass so that you can focus on the physical challenges, the cultural impressions as well as the stunning nature of the route. For many of the trekkers this trek has proved to be a highlight in their life providing the fuel for new challenges. And others simply visit again and again. Whatever it’ll mean to you, Snowy Horizon will be happy to accompany you on this journey. Contact us for more information and individual advice.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 1)

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, City tour (Pashupatinath, Bouddha, Swyambhunath) in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive from Besishahar to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ladder (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Ladder to Throng Phedi (4540m-6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 11: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m-9 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes), explore Pokhara city; Hotel.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 Hours), hotel transfer

Day 15: End of the Program/Fly to your destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (18 Nights/19 Days) (Option 2)

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, City tour (Pashupatinath, Bouddha, Swyambhunath) in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive from Besishahar to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ladder (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Ladder to Throng Phedi (4540m-6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 11: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m-9 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 13: Drive to Tatopani (1050m-4 Hrs.), explore Natural hot spring; lodge. 

Day 14: Trek via Ghara and Shikha to Ghorepani (2850m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2520m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Ghandrung (19400m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.  

Day 17: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 19: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 1)

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, City tour (Pashupatinath, Bouddha, Swyambhunath) in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive from Besishahar to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ladder (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Ladder to Throng Phedi (4540m-6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 11: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m-9 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes), explore Pokhara city; Hotel.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 Hours), hotel transfer

Day 15: End of the Program/Fly to your destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (18 Nights/19 Days) (Option 2)

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02: Rest, preparation, City tour (Pashupatinath, Bouddha, Swyambhunath) in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive from Besishahar to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ladder (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Ladder to Throng Phedi (4540m-6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 11: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m-9 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 13: Drive to Tatopani (1050m-4 Hrs.), explore Natural hot spring; lodge. 

Day 14: Trek via Ghara and Shikha to Ghorepani (2850m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Explore Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2520m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Ghandrung (19400m-3 Hrs.), explore Gurung culture; lodge.  

Day 17: Trek to Nayapul (5-Hrs.) and Drive back to Pokhara; transfer to Hotel.

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 19: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Best available teahouse accommodations during the trekking.
  • An experienced Government license holder trekking guide in a group.
  • Trekking porter to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1 probably, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Wages, meal and accommodation, insurance, equipment, and transportation for guide and porter (s).
  • Ground transportation by surface coach from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
  • Transport by 4W/D Jeep to Dharapani private or Sharing.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets/ Nayapul to Pokhara private transfer.
  • Tourist coach from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fees and permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card.
  • Annapurna area trekking maps one in a group.
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon T-Shirt/Souvenir

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, Internet uses, etc.
  • All kinds of Personal Nature Expenses.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs. 

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per the needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • The cost will be re-calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per the trekker's request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of a number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Elevation: 5416 m
  • Location: Annapurna Region
  • Season: Spring (February-May) and Autumn (September-December)
  • Duration: 15-19 days (tipically)
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses.

You can find it in our below link: https://www.snowyhorizon.com/termsandcondition

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500 m/18000 ft.

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000 m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidentally it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.