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Located in the Himalayas of Nepal, the Annapurna circuit trek about 300 km trailing along the Annapurna range is an explicitly major attraction of the Annapurna Region. The trek begins in Besisahar and proceeds along the Marshyangdi River with the enticing view of Manasalu and Himal Chuli. The highest altitude in the trek, about 5516 m lies at the Thorong La pass, near the boundary of the well-known Tibetan plateau. The journey includes many spectacular mountain lookouts like Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhare (6,993m) and the ice pyramid Dhaulagiri(8,167m), the home of the legendary Buddhist guru Padmasamba. As the trek descends to the west from Manang to Muktinath, there emerge an infertile Tibetan like settlement of the Kali Gandaki, and the exciting part of the trek lies ahead at the world’s deepest gorge between the grand Annapurna and Dhaulagiri at dana. The Annapurna circuit trek, the trade route between Nepal and Tibet in the past is a culturally and religiously sound remote area. The trail covers up the whole Annapurna mountain region and offers a unique harmonization of people and landscapes, from the lowland to the alpine meadows and finally to the Tibet.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade: Moderate

Area: Annapurna

Activities: Trekking

Total Duration: 20 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 5416m

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu
After arrival in Kathmandu airport we will transfer to hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu - Beshi Sahar (823m) - Bhulbhule (840 m): 6/8 hours.
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. It takes six hours by private vehicles and eight hours local bus to reach Bhulbhule. Overnight at lodge.

Day 03:   Bhulbhule - Chamje (1430m.) 7/8 hours.
Having breakfast at Bhulbhule, we commence our trek to Chamje. Lunch will be served on the way. En route, we would trek along the steep and slippery trail running through paddy fields, trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 04:   Chamje - Dharapani (1860m.) 6/7 hours.
We trek from Chamje to Dharapani. The path goes along the river through bamboo groves. We would also cross barley and potato fields. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05:   Dharapani - Chame (2670m.) 5/6 hours.
After one hour trek we will be at Bagarchhap where we can visit the Tibetan Monastery Bagarchhap and view Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06:   Chame - Pisang (3200m.) 5/6 hours.
The trail follows through the river valley, stay at Pisang with panoramic view of Pisang peak and Annapurna 2. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07:   Pisang - Manang (3540m.) 5/6 hours
Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan Nepali settlement provides good views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4 and Gangapurna. Overnight at lodge

Day 08:   Acclimatization at Manang (3540m.)
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Time to visit monasteries, take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views from the Himalaya. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09:   Manang - Leder (4200m.) 4/5 hours.
We move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10:   Leder - Thorong Phedi (4450m.) 3/4 hours.
Walking near by the river; sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 11:   Thorong Phedi - Thorong-La pass (5416m.) - Muktinath (3800m) 8/9 hours.
We ascend steeply to high camp at 4550 m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of thorong-la ( 5416m). From here, the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus, it is also home for many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. We will visit around the pilgrimage site, overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 12:   Muktinath -  Marpha (2670m) 6/7 hours. 
We gently descend towards Jhorkot from Muktinath which is one hours walk from Muktinath, here is an ancient monastery. From here we will directly descend towards Kagbeni, here also we will see an ancient monastery. From Kagbeni we will reach Jomsom after 2 and half hours walk. Those who did not want to complete Annapurna Circuit can stay at Jomsom and next day fly to Pokhara. But, we are on the journey for Annapurna Circuit for this we have walk 1 and half hours to reach Marpha. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13:   Marpha – Ghasa (2010m) 6/7 hours
We start our journey towards Lete. We cross between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range, from where we can see panoramic views of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Pisang peak. We will slightly descend towards Ghasa. After walking 1 and half hour we will reach Ghasa.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14:   Ghasa - Tatopani (1190m) 6/ 7 hours
We descend gently towards Tatopani it will take 6/ 7 hours walk to reach Tatopani. This day we will walk along the Kaligandaki river, we will see world’s deepest gorge which is known as Kaligandaki Gorge, This gorge is formed between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15:   Tatopani – Ghorepani (2750m) 8/9
This day we have to be prepared for long and little hard walk. We ascend towards Ghorepani from Tatopani it will take 8/ 9 hours walk to reach Ghorepani, on the way we will see scenic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal and many more mountains. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16:   Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3200m) – Hille (1475m)
Early in the morning we will walk one and half hour to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani, from where we will see beautiful panoramic views of whole Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and also we will enjoy beautiful view of sunrise. After around one hour we will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and descend towards Tikhedhunga or Hile, we will walk 4 or 5 hours to reach Tikhedhunga or Hille. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17:   Hille – Nayapul – Pokhara 
After breakfast we will descend gently towards Nayapul after walking 3 to 4 hours. After reaching Nayapul we will hire a taxi to Pokhara. It will take one and half hour by taxi to reach Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18:   Pokhara – Kathmandu
There is flight to Kathmandu after every half and hour. We will have enough time to explore around Pokhara.  Afternoon fly to Kathmandu, It will take 25 minutes flight form Pokhara to reach Kathmandu. Otherwise we can drive by private vehicle 5 hours and 7 hours tourist bus to reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19:   Kathmandu
This day we will have a free day for shopping and other activities such as Kathmandu city sightseeing etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20:   Final departure day
Transfer to airport and fly to your destination.

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Bhulbhule vis Besisahar by private vehicle/local bus
  • Nayapul - Pokhara by private vehicle/local bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fee + TIMS Card 
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation at lodge during the trek
  • Guide  and porter-s during the trek
  • Guide and porters all meal, accommodation, daily wages, transportation and insurance  
  • Transportation Pokhara - Kathmandu by flight/private vehicle/tourist bus including guide
  • Porter-s transportation Pokhara – Kathmandu by bus
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes


COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer and etc.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
    Any other services, which is not mentioned above