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Annapurna Circuit Trek s

Key Information

18 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5416 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
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Overview

Wonderful Annapurna Circuit Trek embarks with the stunning views of the entire Annapurna massif reaching at the horizon of Thorong La Pass (5416 m/17,769 ft). The track goes through the world’s deepest gorge of the Kaligandaki River with Annapurna I rising up to 8091 m in the east and Dhaulagiri standing at 8167 m to the western part, as we also savor the astounding views of mountain series from Poon Hill and explore the diverse Annapurna province.

Moreover, the Annapurna circuit trek is the spiritual journey to purify your soul visiting by the great Hindu temple Muktinath and the trip experiences different cultures in the trekking places, an encounter with the verities of flora and fauna on the way. Further, the journey leads by Manang, Jomsom, and the Muktinath region which gets you acquainted with the diverse Nepalese religion and landscapes of the beautiful Himalayas. 


Furthermore, the Annapurna circuit trek is an adventurous trip that offers a complete scenic journey in the lap of mighty Himalayas. In this trek, your eyes encounter with the giant mountains Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft), Annapurna South (7,219m/ 23,693 ft), Gangapurna (7,455m/24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m/ 24,787 ft), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and in the east worlds 8th highest mountain Manaslu (8,163 m) Pisang peak (6091m), Chulu East (6,584m), Chulu West (6,419m) and the massive range of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) with the terrain of Nilgiri, Tukuche and Baraha Chuli and virgin Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) (6,793 m).

In particular, Annapurna Circuit is a trek beyond the mountain ranges of central Nepal, 160 – 230 kilometers lengthy route depending upon where motor transportation available at the end of the trek. This trek also crosses two different river valley and circle the Annapurna Massif. The track gets the highest point at Thorong La pass on the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Most of the trekkers practically hike the route anticlockwise for the gaining altitude slower day by day, as for crossing the high pass is easier and safer. The trek starts from Besisahar in the Marsyngdi River valley and concludes in the Kaligandaki River as Besishar can reach by seven hours drive from Kathamndu and the trail passes along the landmark of paddy fields towards subtropical forests, various typical villages and gigantic waterfalls on the way.

The trek encircle above greenery pasturelands of middle hills crossing through several traditional villages of Magar and Gurung ethnic tribes closer to the snow-capped Himalayan region. On leaving the alpine forests, journey entering the dry arctic verdant of Manang valley across the Himalayan zone of Tibetan lifestyle in cultures, traditions, and religions. We rest one day for acclimatization before the Thorong La Pass of the Annapurna circuit and explore Manang on that day visiting the surrounding area.

Accordingly, after the adjustment with altitude in the Manang journey steadily goes to the higher terrain of the dry land of the Tibetan plateau of Thorong La pass, the highest point of the trek offering a tremendous beautiful panorama of the outstanding rugged spot of the circuit. We take some pictures in the zenith and spend some more time there than descend our walking downhill to Muktinath valley of Ranipauwa. Muktinath is a Vishnu temple, sacred for both Hindu and Buddhist perhaps one of the world’s highest temples in the altitude of 3800 m. Buddhists believe the statue belongs to Avalokitesvara, the compassion of all Buddhas.

As, Muktinath, it means place of liberation, many pilgrims come here to worship to overcome all sins that they did in their life and get Moksha. This is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites among the entire Hindu province. There, from Muktinath, we can get the vehicle but we choose walking get Kagbeni village, a very beautiful village is the junction for the way to Ranipauwa village and Upper Mustang.

Finally, the trek reaches at Tatopani, a natural “Hot Spring” coming inside through earth. It is believed that if a shower in this hot spring takes out the ailments of physical disease. By the other day heading up to the Ghorepani best vantage point for the observation of mountain scenery from Poon Hill. In conclusion, the Annapurna circuit trek end at Pokhara was an exceptional view of adventure city Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. 


Included in this tour

* Airport picks up and departure including all ground transportation by private vehicle

* Accommodation for 2 nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.

* One-night accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara including breakfast 

* Provide full board meals with tea/coffee ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. 

* Comfortable twin sharing room during the trek for accommodation

* An experienced English speaking trekking guide porter (1 porter for two trekkers) including their payments, insurance, equipment, transportation, food, and lodging  

* All necessary paperwork and permits ((ACAP, Trekking permit)

* First aid medical kit 

*All government and local taxes.

Excluded in this tour

* Travel insurance 

* International airfare 

*Nepal entry visa: It is very easy to obtain an entry visa for Nepal as you can get when you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu ( for the multiple-entry tourist visa can obtain by US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similar to multiple entry visa for 90 days can obtain by the US $ 100. Please don't forget to bring two passport size  photos )

* Hot shower during the trek 

*All kinds of soft and alcoholic drinks like mineral water, hot water, coke, Fanta and beer, etc.

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathamndu, (Tribhuwan International Airport) 1300m/4264ft


After arrival in Kathmandu, our representative welcomes you in the airport and transfer to hotel and check-in then briefing about the following day’s program. You have a rest and a nice sleep at the hotel.


Day 02 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and trek preparation
After breakfast in the morning, our experienced and knowledgeable tour guide leads you for sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley most historical and spiritual places which are included in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Pashupatinath Temple great sacred Hindu temple visiting by the millions of people from the world by the year, Bouddhanath stupa is the biggest stupa in the world inspired by Tibetan Buddhism. Swaymbhunath stupa (monkey temple) situated at the top of hillock in Kathmandu viewing valley jungles and series of mountains in the horizon and Kathamndu Durbar square to see the living goddess Kumari in Kumari house established by King Jaya Prakash Malla in the 17th century are the most prominent visiting sites for the spiritual sites visiting by the many tourists.


Day 03 – Kathmandu to Jagat: 8 hours drive
 After breakfast, we drive to Jagat catching the magnificent views of typical villages and mountains. After Besisahar drive along on the Marsyandi River in the off-road but you will be mesmerized by the stunning view of rice fields on the way. Overnight stay at the tea house in Jagat, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day – 04 Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft): 7 to 8 hours hike
After breakfast trek starts smoothly trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river. Walking continues through the lush green forests lead ascent up to sharp-edged cliff in the face of the river bank and awarded to see the pinnacle of glistering mountain series of Annapurna. We cross over the suspension bridge and climb steeply towards the slippery trail, quite physically challenging way to Sattale. As the succession of the rocky steeply up the track, we descend to a grassy riverbank to the Tal. Passing through the terrace of grassy land from the Tal the path goes over the rugged trail in the rough track and reaches to the densely forested countryside of Karte. While we steadily follow the way and cross over the suspension bridge we finally reach to Dharapani. Overnight stay tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 05 – Dharapni to Chame (2710m/8891ft): 5 – 6 hours hike
In the morning after breakfast hike through few jungle ridges on the way to Chame is the district port of Manang. Throughout the walking, we are welcomed by the outstanding view of the mountains including Annapurna II, Annapurna Iv, and Lamjung Himal. Overnight stay at the tea house in Chame, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 06 – Chame to Pisang (3300m/10824ft): 5 to 6 hours hike
We start our journey after breakfast as the way steep and narrow through the dense forests lead us in the magical curved rock face, rising to 1500m by the river. It is one of the steepest parts of Marsyngdi valley, as steeply up that track carved into the vertical rock. There, crossing by the last bit of rock the valley seen with outstanding vistas. And we continue our trekking through the rocky trekking trails and get Pisang and overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 07 – Pisang to Manang (3570m): 6 to 7 hours hike
There are two routes to Manang while we follow the track that drives us Upper Pisang via Gheru. This route guaranteed excellent scenery of the beautiful landscapes and vegetation. The cold and dry climate might feel you unpleasant environment but the short visit in Barge monastery makes you happy, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang is your lifelong memory. Overnight stay at the tea house in Manang, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 08 Manang: Acclimatization day
In order to adjustment our body with higher elevation we do short hike either Bhojo monastery or Gangapurna Lake and go around the Manang village and overnight stay at the tea house in Manang and prepare for another day trek.
 

Day 09 - Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours
After breakfast, we start the journey to the Yak Kharka crosses a stream, climb up to Tenki village and continues beyond the Marsyngdi River valley turning by northwest up the Jarsang Khola. The track follows a few pastures and cross by the Juniper trees, as gradually gaining the elevation. Further, the path passes the nearby small village of Ghunsa, an amalgamation of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Then, the trails go through the horse and yaks grazing terrace after crossing a small river on a wooden bridge the path cross by an ancient old Mani wall in a flat lat land then reach to small village Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at the tea house in Yak Kharka, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 10 – Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours
After breakfast, start to walk uphill to Thorong Phedi. Some continuation of our journey we cross over the suspension bridge and reach the small typical village of Ledar. Furthermore, we ascend through high cliffs before reaching the Thorong Phedi or if you can you can little push yourself to high camp sometime. As we are walking through the wild trekking trails that reward the best view of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight stay at the tea house in Thorong Phedi, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 11 – Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 8 - 9 hours hike
Wake up very early in the morning eat breakfast and begins the trek steeply up to Thorong La Pass via high camp as the biggest past in the world. We pass the trail from Manang to Muktinath is the safest and easiest direction. When we reach the top, we feel that we are in the part of heaven and take pictures of the pass and spend sometimes there and again start the journey towards Ranipauwa by downhill of the Muktinath region. Overnight stay at the tea house at Muktinath, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included.
 

Day 12 – Muktinath to Marpha (2670m/8760ft): 4 – 5 hours hike
Muktinath is the great pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist people. In the morning we go to worship the Vishnu temple and a Gompa. Then After eating breakfast descend down to Marpha steep down to barren hillside. This day we get down through the Tibetan plateau cross by the beautiful village Kagbeni and reach to Marpha is the famous place for apple and enjoying different items made by apples. The local brandy of apple is most famous in this area called Marpha. Overnight stay in Marpha, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 13 – Marpha to Kalopani (2530m/8300ft): 5 – 6 hours hike
On this day after our meals, we take a new alternative route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. This day we cross by the traditional Thakali traditional villages of ethnic Thakali people. On the way, we can see the beautiful apple gardens from where we catch the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang, and Annapurna I mountains series. We continue our walking to Kokhethanti and cross the newly constructed road and reach the Kalopani. Overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 14 – Kalopani to Tatopani (1200m/3937ft):6 – 7 hours hike
This day all the journey towards downhill during the early part of our trek we cross the bridge at Ghasa. We get down to subtropical forests lush with vegetation. The track continues along with the Rupse waterfall and journey continues down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garper crossing the bridge at Dana. There are some bigger villages on the way where we can observe local daily life and their living style. We can enjoy hot spring while reaching at Tatopani overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 15 - Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours hike
 In the morning taking the meals then journey set of to Ghorepani as walking along the road and cross the Kali Gandaki river by the bridge then the trail goes up to by the sloppy way. We will be excited by the thrilling terrace of farmland with the extraordinary view of mountains. We pass through the village Sikha and Chitre reaching before the beautiful forest of Rhododendron. In the time spring when all flowers flourished in the forests change the colors of the jungle become very beautiful. Walking along the jungle, reach to Ghorepani. Overnight stay at the tea house, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
 

Day 16 – Ghorepani to Pokhara: 7 – 8 hours hike
Early in the morning hike up to Poon Hill for the sunrise and Himalayan views including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail. After Poon Hill back to Ghorepani eat breakfast and walk down to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast lunch and dinner included.
 

Day 17 – Pokhara to Kathamndu
You can take either flight or tourist bus to Kathmandu. If you take flight it takes 25 minutes and if you take the tourist bus it takes seven hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
 

Day 18 – Farewell
You can take rest and visit around the local market of Ason and touristic market of Thamel and approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative by our team will take you to the airport and fly back to your home. Breakfast included.

 

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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