Track around Annapurna 16 days16 days




Dmitry Ivantsov


16 days


1 470$

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  • Timing 23 (24) October - 7 (10) November

Трек вокруг массива Аннапурны
16 days (including trek to Tilicho lake — 19 days)

Dmitry Ivantsov

Full-fledged member of the Russian Geographical Society (Sochi Branch), head of the ecotourism department, co-author of the Russian Guide to “Big Sochi” pedestrian routes, author of the program for the development of the ecotourism infrastructure of the Western Caucasus territories for the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, author of articles on geography and tourism of the Western Caucasus and Nepal.

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  • Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport, named after the former king of Nepal. Shortly before landing, the velvety green hilly valley of Kathmandu opens to the gaze, framed from the north by glittering glaciers of the Himalayan ranges.
    The first thing you will hear in Nepal is the traditional Namaste greeting, literally meaning “I greet God in your person.”

    Nepalese entry visa is issued at Kathmandu Airport.

    Transfer to Kathmandu.
    Accommodation in the hotel Samsara resort.

  • Day 2. Kathmandu

    Registration of permits and trekker’s card.
    ОSightseeing in Kathmandu Valley: Swayambudhnat, Kathmandu Durbar, AsanTol, Garden of Dreams. Swayambhudnat is a large Buddhist complex located on the monkey hill. Below at the foot is the Buddha Park. At the very top is the Swayambhu stupa (translated as “self-arisen”), two Hindu shikhara temples built during the Malla dynasty and other temples and monasteries. From the top of the hill offers a charming view of the valley of Kathmandu.
    Kathmandu Durbar Square (Palace Square) consists of two parts: Hanuman Dhoka Square and Basantapur Square. The oldest temples, the Royal Palace, sculptures — UNESCO treasury! AsanTol Square is located on the old caravan route, passing through the Kathmandu Valley (Diagonal Bazaar).
    The amazingly beautiful Garden of Dreams was built at the end of the 19th century by the Prime Minister of Nepal, Jang Bahadur Rana, for one of his sons. An amazing combination of European and Asian architecture is still impressive seekers of beauty.
    Preparing for the trek.

  • Day 3. Transfer to Besisahar.

    Besisahar — a staging post before entering the trek around the Annapurna massif. From the windows of the hotel opens a stunning view of the peaks of LamjungHimal, 6983 m.
    Overnight stay at the Gateway Himalayan resort.

  • Day 4. Transfer by jeep to Danakyuvillage.

    Danakyu is a small authentic village where you can have a good rest and hire porters (porters) if you wish.
    Overnight stay in the lodges.

  • Day 5. Trek to Danakyu - Chame

    From the village of Danakyu begins the ascent to the beautiful rhododendron forest near the village of Timang. At the top of the village we’ll have a second breakfast and admire the amazing view of KangaruHimal, 6981 m!
    Overnight in the village of Chame.

  • Day 6. Trek Chame - Pisang

    Annapurna II, 7937 m is already visible from Chame!
    A beautiful piece of trek with suspension bridges, wonderful forests, authentic villages. If lucky we may spot some small animals of the Himalayas: a big field mouse, a fox. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

  • Day 7. Trek Pisang - Manang

    In the morning a miracle awaits us: the Annapurna II, 7937 m wall opens right in front of us! It is an unspeakable view!
    Downhill we’ll pass the valley of the Marsyandi River and the Lower Pisang. To the right is a view of the mountains adjacent to the Humde valley.
    This part of the journey is sheer delight: theHumde valley with the walls of Annapurna IV, 7525 m; humps of the peaks of KanglaHimal; and behind the backdrop is Tilicho, 7000 m! A small cafe in the middle of the valley. Silence.
    When approaching Manang, you can see rock caves and herds of yaks.
    Overnight in Manang.

  • Day 8. Manang

    Acclimatization in Manang. Visit to a Buddhist monastery with lovely scenery.
    Directly in front of the village are two seven thousand meters — Annapurna III and Gangapurna. Below it — the glacier and the lake Gangapurna.

  • Day 9. Transfer to Tilicho base camp, 4200 m.

    Difficult transition, especially in the scree! But insanely beautiful. It is from this part of the treck that the views of the Kangsar Kola valley and the Kangsar Kang peak, 7485 m, open up!

  • Day 10. Ascent to Lake Tilicho.

    We dedicate this day to a smooth ascent to Lake Tilicho (the platform at the lake is 5014 m). The lake itself is located in the bath (mirror — 4920 m). From the slope of the 7000 mTilicho, a glacier is sliding into the lake. Sometimes you can see small avalanches.
    Walk around the lake and photo shoot!
    Overnight stay at the camp.

  • Day 11. Down to Gunsang / Manang

    Trek to Gunsang / Manang

  • Day 12. Gunsang / Manang Track - TorungPhedi

    TreckGunsang / Manang — TorungPhedi

  • Day 13. TorungPhedi - Torung La Pass - Muktinath

    Muktinath — a valley in the Himalayas, is located on the territory of Nepal in the administrative district of Mustang. Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. A large number of temples and monasteries are located in the valley, the most famous of which is located near the village of Ranipauvaand has the same name Muktinath.
    Hindus call this place MuktiKshetra, which means «place of salvation of the soul.» Also this place is one of 51 Shakti Pith (Shakti worship center). Buddhists gave him the name ChumigGyatz, which in Tibetan means «one hundred sacred waters.»

  • Day 14. Muktinat - Jomsom

    Jomsom is located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2770 m above sea level. The city is located in a valley formed by the Kali-Gandaki River, which flows between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The width of the valley is 0.5-1 km.
    From Jomsom you can see the mountain peaks of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), and Tukche-Ri (6920 m).

  • Day 15. Transfer to Jomsom - Pokhara

    Accommodation in Hotel Pokhara Eco resort.

  • Day 16. Leisure day in Pokhara

    Activities in the resort ofPokhara: boating, ascent to the World Peace Pagoda, visit the museum of mountains. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, located in the valley of Lake Phewa. We will be able to see 55 km of the Annapurna massif from the south from the Sarangkot mountain, including the Annapurna I, 8091 m!

  • Day 17. Transfer to Kathmandu

    Transfer to Kathmandu

  • Day 18. Excursions to Baktapur and Narayanhiti Palace

    Baktapur (formerly Bhadgaon) is a city rebuilt between the 12th and 18th centuries and retaining its architectural appearance to this day.
    The palace where the kings of Nepal lived until 2008 is now a museum. It is all the same as it was in the days of the Shah dynasty. Narayanhiti is an amazing must see!

  • Day 19. Departure from Kathmandu

    Departure from Kathmandu

Cost 1 470$

  • accommodation in 3* and 3+* hotels
  • accommodation in the lodges on the trek
  • all transfers
  • permits and trekker’s card map
  • all other permit on the route
  • guide on the trek
  • xcursions and entry tickets
  • flight Moscow — Kathmandu — Moscow
  • meals
  • Nepal entry visa (on arrival) 40 USD
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