|Grade:||Vigorous / Strenuous|
|Duration:||15 days (on trek 10 days)|
|Group Size:||2 - 12|
This is the ideal trek for those who wish to discover the variety and beauty of the Annapurna mountain range, on a shorter, less strenuous version of the full Annapurna Circuit. Following the Marshyangdi River our trek begins in Besisihar, through paddy fields and sub-tropical rhododendron forest. Above the village of Manang the scenery changes as we enter higher, more arid landscapes and ascend steadily to cross the Thorong La at 5,416m/17,765ft, with fantastic views of the entire Annapurna massif.
|Day 1-2:||Arrive in Kathmandu. Explore points of interest through a guided tour.|
|Day 3-5:||Drive to Syange and begin the trek to Chame, 2,725m /8,940ft.|
|Day 6-7:||Trek to Manang, 3,500m /11,483ft via Pisang.|
|Day 8:||Spend the day in Manang to aid acclimatisation, taking a day walk to the lake or Manang gompa.|
|Day 9-10:||Trek to Yak Kharka and then on to Thorong Phedi, 4,441m /14,570ft.|
|Day 11:||Cross Thorong La, 5,414m / 17,763ft. This is the highest point on the trek, and involves a 3-5 hour ascent.|
|Day 12:||Trek to Jomsom via Muktinath - an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.|
|Day 13:||Fly to Pokhara. The rest of the day is free to relax and wander around the lakeside town.|
|Day 14-15:||Fly to Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring the city. Transfer to airport for flight back home.|
Cost Includes: * A trek leader and Sherpa support staff * All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers * Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, bed and breakfast, twin share basis * All road transport by private vehicles * Costs of all porterage and their insurance * Kathmandu sightseeing tour * A free Ananya Holidays welcome kit bag * Best quality tea houses booked in advance * Full porterage * All meals on trek including tea and coffee * An evening fill up of your water bottle with drinking water * Supplementary snacks on trek * Bedding pack: sheet, pillow slip, four season sleeping bag and fleece liner, (hot water bottle in winter) * Showers while on trek * Park fees
Accommodation: Hotels, teahouses
If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.