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Annapurna Circuit - Exodus Travels
22 days

Annapurna Circuit

From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
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16 to 99 year olds
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
  2. Day 2: Scenic drive to Besisahar. Trek to Bhulebule.
  3. Day 3: Start the slow ascent of the Marsyangdi Valley to Jagat.
  4. Day 4: Reach the village of Dharapani.
  5. Day 5: Steady climb through forest to Temang, then descend to Chame.
  6. Day 6: Continue ascending through forested hillsides past the rock face of Paungdi Danda to Upper Pisang.
  7. Day 7: Ascend the Marsyangdi Valley to the village of Manang.
  8. Day 8: Acclimatisation day in Manang.
  9. Day 9: Start heading towards the Thorong La. Half-day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka; afternoon acclimatisation walk.
  10. Day 10: Short half day walk to Phedi, at the foot of the Thorong La.
  11. Day 11: Cross the mighty Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage.
  12. Day 12: Trek through beautiful barren landscapes to reach Kagbeni.
  13. Day 13: Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the great peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha.
  14. Day 14: Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung.
  15. Day 15: Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete; descend to Ghasa.
  16. Day 16: Follow an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs.
  17. Day 17: A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Ghorepani.
  18. Day 18: Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanthi.
  19. Day 19: Short walk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara; afternoon free.
  20. Day 20: Free day in Pokhara.
  21. Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu.
  22. Day 22: End Kathmandu.
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      November 12, 2013
      We had previously done little trekking and had never visited Nepal. For us, therefore, trekking the Annapurna Circuit was much more than a photography-fest. It was an overwhelming experience, as intense as it was humbling; an experience that taught us... Show more
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    • A
      April 30, 2013
      I can't think of a better way of spending 3 weeks' of my annual leave. It was a wonderful and very varied introduction to the Himalayas, and I hope to return in the future.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Definitely crossing the... Show more
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      April 18, 2013
      Walking the Annapurna Circuit was the achievement of an ambition formed when doing the Sanctuary trek previously with Exodus. There is something compelling about Nepal – the biggest mountains in the world, the hugely varied landscape, the amazing... Show more
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      April 18, 2013
      Walking the Annapurna Circuit was the achievement of an ambition formed when doing the Sanctuary trek previously with Exodus. There is something compelling about Nepal
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    • A
      April 17, 2013
      A very good trek, excellently led by a local with extensive knowledge and well developed leadership skills.  The group gelled together well making it a really enjoyable trip.  There has been contact with all since arriving home and reunions are in the... Show more
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    • A
      January 08, 2013
      Was a trip of a life time, really enjoyed it. Group were good and guides were great people. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Climbing Thorong la Pass. But there were numerous moments on this trip, would highly recommend it. What did... Show more
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      January 04, 2013
      This was an amazing trip totally removed from anything I have ever done before.It was a magical, beautiful and humbling experience that will stay with me forever.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were many inspirational things... Show more
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      January 03, 2013
      The whole of The  Annapurna Circuit was simply an experience of a lifetime which will be very difficult to surpass!! It would be hard to imagine anywhere with such majestic scenery and with such a varied cultural experience. .What was the most... Show more
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      December 25, 2012
      An exceptional journey throught the Annapurna Himal. A trip of two halves with the challenging Thorong La dominating your thoughts then once passed the relaxation and the absorption of the final part of the adventure with plenty of time to reflect,... Show more
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    • A
      December 04, 2012
      A truly fantastic trek through constantly changing scenery. Rivers, valleys, forests, waterfalls, wonderful, snow capped mountains, desert-like areas, flowers, rice fields, bamboo, monkeys, yaks, lizards - so much to look at and absorb.  I feel very... Show more
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