From Jomsom to Naya Pul

Day 15-21: Muktinath-Kagbeni-Marpha-Ghasa-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Naya Pul

Buses ply the dirt road continuously from Jomsom to Tatopani and most finish their hike at Jomsom. For walkers, the choice is between walking the dirt road or the alternative (longer) NAAT trails down the Valley, or change between the two as I did. As with Odar Village at the other side of Thorung La, a detour via  Titigaon and Titi lake brings you slightly off the beaten track as well.

From Tatopani, the dirt road is left behind and the trail continues +1500 meter up through atmospheric villages to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The descent to Birethanti (and Naya Pul) is uncomplicated but endless.
As an alternative way to descend the Annapurna Circuit, mountain bike outfitters propose rent of bikes as well as luggage transport from Muktinath to Tatopani.

Annapurna Circuit
Viillage on the way up to Ghorepnani

The highlights:

The complete photogallery of the Tilicho Lake Trek is available on flickr.
This post is part of the series on the Annapurna Circuit walked in October 2015.

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