Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek is started in Kathmandu valley with a day sightseeing and preparation of the Annapurna trekking. Annapurna mountain is a massif in it’s size and it has many different peaks. The highest peak of Annapurna mountain is 8000mts ( 26000ft) above sea level while other 13 peaks are 7000mts ( 23000ft) and over 16 peaks are over 6000mts ( 20000ft ) so Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most beautiful trekking in Nepal and during this Nepal trekking, you will see so many beautiful peaks next to each other.

We will drive from Kathmandu to Khudi village near Pokhara. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. On the first day of Annapurna circuit trek, you will have a beautiful view of waterfall, ethnic Tamang settlement of Taranche and a closer view of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung village. This long route Nepal trekking takes you to the most beautiful villages and some of the most beautiful valleys including Marshyangdi valley. Trekking continuously through the village of Pisang and Manang, this one of the best part of the Annapurna trekking trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang mountains. Reaching a small village of Yak Khaka. passing by meadows where horses and yaks graze, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow.

During the Annapurna circuit trek, we will cross Thorong La pass ( 5416m/17764ft) ,  one of the highest mountain passes of the trekking in Nepal and When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it as it is the most challenging part of Annapurna circuit trek. During the trekking around Annapurna, we will see lots of beautiful villages of different ethnics in Nepal, beautiful meadows, waterfall, lots of river, crossing over the suspension bridge, beautiful gorgers and dense forest.Muktinath temple which is a very important pilgrimage site to both Buddhist and Hindus. Also, we get to see beautiful apple gardens and a panoramic view of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna mountains.

Annapurna circuit trek goes through Tatopani, a small and busy town which is very close to the Kodari border between Tibet and Nepal and prior to the 2015 earth quake in Nepal, all Nepal Tibet overland tours had to go through Tatopani. Tatopani town is very famous for it’s beautiful natural hot spring so it is an ideal to have a big relaxing bath afternoon in Tatopani hot spring. From Tatopani to Ghorepani and then to Tadapani, trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region, we will again see a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light.

This beautiful Annapurna circuit trek finally takes you to Pokhara where there is a very beautiful lake and a big Tibetan camp. You can get lots of Tibetan items in Pokhara. After spending a night in Pokhara, we will be driving to Kathmandu and rest in the afternoon or time for souvenir.

 
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Tribhuvan international airport-Kathmandu city-Thamel BazarHotelNepaleseB
02Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparationBoudhanath stupa-Swayambunath stupa-Kathmandu Durbar squareHotelNepaleseBB
03Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours.Trishuli River-Beautiful villages-Khudi-view of Mt ManasluGuest houseNepaleseBLD
04Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 - 7 hoursSirung village-Taranche-view of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu-SirungGuest houseNepaleseBLD
05Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hoursMarshyangdi River-Water fall-JagatGuest houseNepaleseBLD
06Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours.Annapurna mountain ranges-DharapaniGuest houseNepaleseBLD
07Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hoursView of the Himalayan Mountain ranges-ChameGuest houseNepaleseBLD
08Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hoursMarshyangdi Valley-Paungda Danda-PisangGuest houseNepaleseBLD
09Pisang to Manang ( 3519m/11545ft ) : 6 - 7 hoursExcellent view of Annapurna and Pisang-ManangGuest houseNepaleseBLD
10Manang: Acclimatization day Short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna LakeGuest houseNepaleseBLD
11Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hoursMarshyangdi Valley-Jarsang Khola valley-Yak KharkaGuest houseNepaleseBLD
12Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hours.Ledar village-Thorong PhediGuest houseNepaleseBLD
13Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hoursThorong Phedi-Beautiful view of Muktinath valley-Guest houseNepaleseBLD
14Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hoursVishnu Temple and a Buddhist Gompa-Ranipauwa village-MarphaGuest houseNepaleseBLD
15Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 - 6 hoursChokhopani village-Apple gardens-Kokhethanti-KalopaniGuest houseNepaleseBLD
16Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hoursRupse Chahara (waterfall)-Tatopani-Hot springGuest houseNepaleseBLD
17Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hoursGhar Khola valley-villages of Shikha and Chitre-GhorepaniGuest houseNepaleseBLD
18Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours.Viewpoint of Poon Hill-Great view of Dhaulagiri ranges-Mustang and Annapurna-TadapaniGuest houseNepaleseBLD
19Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1 hour driveGhandru village-view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains-PokharaHotelNepaleseBL
20Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours.Pokhara valley-Kathmandu-Farewell dinnerHotelNepaleseBB
21Departure for home.Kathmandu-Tribhuvan international airportEnd the tripNepaleseB

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room or tent basis
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • BB in Kathmandu and fullboard during the trek
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Personal and medical evacuation insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Hotel on B

    After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and do preparation for the trek. Hotel on BB

    After breakfast, you will drive to Swayambunath stupa which is just around 5km distance from your hotel. Swayambunath is the oldest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and it has more than 2000 years history. The distance from your hotel to the stupa is around 15 Km . The stupa is located on the top of a hill and you can enjoy the view of the whole Kathmandu city. After you visit Swayambunath, you will drive to Bouddhanath Stupa which was built in the form of Buddha’s eyes and surrounding the stupa there is a monastery and it is interesting to give a round to the stupa. The Boudhanath stupa has more than thousand years history and it has been listed in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square . Kathmandu Durbar Square is architectonic appraised jewels of the Kathmandu city.(Durbar means palace) In her square, we can admire infinity of temples and Palaces such as, Gaddhi Baithak Durbar, Palace of Rana style, constructed in 1908, Basandabur Durbar, Main building of the old Royal Palace and the Kumari Chowk, the living Goddesses and the Kumari bahal, where her family resides. All these objects are located in Basandapur. Afternoon, we will do preparation for the trek.

  • Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We start our journey into the hills on a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way we admire terraced farms and beautiful huts. After reaching a juncture at Mugling, we move straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous trail and head north to Besisahar. A half-an-hour's drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Alternatively, we can get off at Besisahar, and then trek for an hour to get to Khudi along the wide trail. Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.

  • Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    Our first day's walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges and waterfalls including several ascents and descents across rice paddies and a subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual but is then followed by steeper trails. The mountains that we see from Khudi seem a lot closer now. Before reaching Sirung village we pass an ethnic Tamang settlement of Taranche. We admire close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung.

  • Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We leave Sirung for Jagat on a relatively easy trail. We leave behind the terraces of the village and hit forest, ferns and woodland. On the forest trail we spot a variety of birds. We also pass through several small villages and a few temples on the way. We cross a suspension bridge over Sangu Khola at Mipra then again at Syange over the Marshyangdi River. There is also a waterfall nearby the bridge. Now our trail moves alongside the mighty Marshyangdi River and we cross one more bridge before reaching Jagat.

  • Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours. Guest house on BLD

    After breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.

  • Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    Today we walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek we can admire amazing views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). On today’s trek we also come across small hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles.

  • Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang where we spend the night.

  • Day 09: Pisang to Manang ( 3519m/11545ft ) : 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    There are two routes to Manang but we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. We begin to notice a contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang will be memorable.

  • Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day. Guest house on BLD

    In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

  • Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hours. Guest house on BLD

    From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki and continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka.

  • Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hours. Guest house on BLD

    It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

  • Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours. Guest house on BLD

    Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass.

  • Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hours. Guest house on BLD

    Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world's deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal.

  • Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours. Guest house on BLD

    From Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see beautiful apple gardens. From here we get panoramic views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. We cross a river and come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kalopani.

  • Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    Our journey today is mostly downhill. During the early part of today’s trek, we cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. Our trail continues along Rupse Chahara (waterfall). We continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we get to see a powerhouse that supplies electricity in the area. There are bigger villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring.

  • Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours. Guest house on BLD

    We leave the Kali Gandaki and head up the Ghar Khola valley. The trail leads us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a beautiful rhododendron forest. When in bloom the rhododendron trees with its average height of up to 100" will be covered with pink or red flowers. Walking further we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top.

  • Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours. Guest house on BLD

    To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

  • Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive. Hotel on BL

    From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking a few more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We continue our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara.

  • Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours. Hotel on BB

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Day 21: Departure for home. End the trip.

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to the end today! Our representative will accompany you to the airport. We recommend to leave from your hotel 2-3 hours before your scheduled flight. Say good bye to the ancient city of Kathmandu and welcome back.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room or tent basis
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • BB in Kathmandu and fullboard during the trek
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Personal and medical evacuation insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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