Round Annapurna Trek fly out from Jomsom, half circuit - 13 days trekking
Round Annapurna trek fly out from Jomsom is also known as short Annapurna circuit trek or Thorong la pass trek is the most thrilling trekking in Annapurna region. This is a popular trek for those who have a limit of time and want to go more high. This is 13 days trekking plus 5 days sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara offers a magic blend of nature and culture of the central Himalayan region of Nepal with the splendid Himalayan panorama of Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchuli and several other Midwestern Himalayan giants of Nepal.
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Round Annapurna trek with flight from Jomsom to Pokhara provides an opportunity to explore the diverse ethno-culture, religion, people and their lifestyle, picturesque villages and topography on the shadow of stunning Himalayan ranges.
The trek begins from Besisahar towards Bahundanda. This wonderful trek leads us to the fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering marvelous views of the white Himalayas. As trek continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally stunning. The route leads us further crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, leading to the fine stone village called Jagat. After several days of pleasant trekking we reach the alpine village called Manang where we have two days to rest and acclimatize our body. The village is surrounded by the high Himalayan giants and offers some of the nice hiking points in the region to watch the tremendous views of Annapurna massif. From Manang, three days later the trek reaches in Muktinath over the Thorong La Pass (5415m). Muktinath is one of the holiest Hindu temple stands as the most remarkable feature of this trek offering the stunning views of the Himalayan giants from the top. The eye appealing view of around surrounding is beyond one’s thought to enable you to enjoy never ending blissful experience is peace and tranquility.
Jomsom at an attitude of 2700m is the district headquarters of Mustang region and ultimate destination of Around Annapurna trek where our trek comes at end. The next day, a 35 minutes scenic flight takes us another tremendous town of Pokhara from where we take a scenic drive or mountain flight to Kathmandu.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Round Annapurna trek fly out from Jomsom short Itinerary
Day 01: arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Rest, shopping and packing day or Sight-seeing of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule, 9 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Bulbule to Bahundanda 1320m, 6 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje 1440m, 5 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap 2160m, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame 2710m, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang 3210m, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang 3570m, 6 hours walking.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang.
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Churi Lether 4250m, 5 hours walking.
Day 12: Trek from Churi Lether to Thorong Phedi B.C. 4500m, 5 hours walking.
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath 3800m, via Thorong La pass 5415m, 8 hours walking.
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2700m, 5 hours walking.
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 825m, a 35 minutes flight.
Day 16: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Rest and shopping day at Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure.
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Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.