Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a famous trekking route among the trekking enthusiasts around the world. The trekking route is considered as a classical route in Nepal and thousands of trekkers around the globe opt this route annually.  In terms of geography, it provides you with a wide variety of experience. The region has towering mountain peaks including the mountains of Annapurna range, Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m) to the deepest gorge in the world-the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trekking route takes you to the low elevation to the altitude of 5416 m at Thorang La Pass. In addition, you will experience alpine topography above the tree line.

Besides its topography, the region is famous for wide varieties of flora and fauna including some endangered species. The cascading streams, dense alpine forests take you to the world of tranquility. The trail passes through forest, many waterfalls, gorges, and valleys. Annapurna Circuit Trek is not only about nature, but the area is also rich in its cultural varieties. The trekking route also enriches you with cultural experiences. Among various other ethnicities, Annapurna region is dominated by Gurung and Magar people who are rich in their culture and tradition. Hospitality is their culture. The fluttering prayer flags in the Chortens and Gumbas takes you to the spiritual world.

Any trekker with good physical fitness can go on this trek. You should not worry about the Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as you will ascend gradually from a lower altitude to higher. Just make up your mind to embark on this trek, our professional team with years of experience in the field is with you to take you to the world famous trekking destination. And, we guarantee that it would be a trekking of your lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1    Arrival in Kathmandu    (1400m)

Day 2    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation    1400m

Day 3    Drive to Besisahar in a commuter bus and trek to Bhulbhule (840m)    

Day 4    Trek to Ghermu (2187m)            

Day 5    Trek to Tal (1700m)

Day 6    Trek to Bagarchhap (2610m)

Day 7    Trek to Chame (2710m)

Day 8    Chame to Pisang (3060m)

Day 9    Pisang to Manang (3540m)

Day 10   Acclimatization day at Manang (3540m)

Day 11    Trek to Yak Kharka (4230m)

Day 12    Trek to Thorang Phedi     (4450m)

Day 13    Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via Thorong-La-Pass (5416m)

Day 14    Trek to Marpha (3500m)

Day 15    Trek to Ghasa (2010m)

Day 16    Trek to Tatopani (1190m)

Day 17    Tatopani to Ghorepani (2874m)

Day 18    Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2590m)

Day 19    Tadapani to Nayapul via Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara (827m)

Day 20    Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 21    Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Tourist coach drive to and from Pokhara (air ticket or private vehicle can be arranged on the client’s behalf upon request)

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits that include a permit for Annapurna Conservation Area perm, Trekkers Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card 

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek.  

Company’s duffel bag , and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes. 

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner. 

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears 

Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers etc.  

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation 

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers 

Any other expenses not itemized in the "What is Included in the Trip cost? " are your personal expenses. 

Itinerary

We will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel. You will have a brief meeting regarding the trek with our company’s representative on the agreed time and location in the evening. Our representative will dine together with you in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural program. Overnight at Kathmandu.
We will take you for a day tour today. You will visit the main tourist places in the Kathmandu valley that includes Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swyombhunath. You will be back to your hotel in the afternoon and make the necessary preparation for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will drive to Besisahar today in a commuter vehicle. The road along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi River leads you to Besisahar. You will enjoy the rivers, forest, and farmland on the route. In addition, you will have a picture of the countryside of Nepal. It takes about 6/7 hours to arrive in Besisahar. You will start the trek from here. With the introductory trail of the region, you will arrive in Bhulbhule for the overnight stay.
Today, you will resume the trek in a route alongside Marsyangdi River that leads to you Ngadi village. You will enjoy crossing suspension bridge and a demanding uphill takes you to Bahundanda. From Bahundanda ups and downs with picturesque views of river and villages leads you to today’s destination Ghermu.
After Ghermu you will get to Syange through a downhill trail. Syange has many lodges and restaurants. Then, you will have a steep ascend to Jagat while overlooking some waterfalls. Though the path goes up and down from Jagat to Tal, it’s easy and you have a pleasant view on the route. You will enjoy the alpine topography and local lives on the route. Overnight at Tal.
Today, the trail leads you along the Marsyangdi River to Dharapani. You will have a few suspension bridges on the route. The path after Dharapani is comparatively easier than the first section of the day. In addition, it offers you amazing view of flowing waterfalls and river. Overnight at Bagarchhap.
Gradually you are entering to the alpine land. Also, you feel that you are leaving the green forest behind and moving to the unique high-altitude topography.You will enjoy the views of Mount Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung on the route. While looking the farm field, you will arrive in Chame after crossing a couple of settlements such as Danaque and Timang. Overnight at Chame- headquarter of Manang district.
The day will be full of beautiful views today. You will be mesmerized by the Mountain views on the backdrop of the hills. The gushing green bluish river makes you calm. You might be surprised to see the rapid changing topography along with the elevation. With picturesque views, you will arrive in Pisang after crossing Bhartang and Dhikurpokhari. Overnight stay at Pisang.
As you leave Pisang, you will resume your trek on a moderate trail through a pine forest. The top part of the trail offers you the magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna II and Gangapurna including the view of Manang valley. After passing through Humde and Braga villages you will arrive in Manang where you halt for the day.
As we are gaining altitude, you will stay here today to acclimatize your body with the altitude. You will explore the nearby area including a Gangapura Lake. The lake lies on the glacial debris. During today’s day tour, you will have a spectacular view of various mountains including Mt.Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, Chulu peak. You can spend the rest of the day visiting the town of Manang. Overnight at Manang.
In about an hour of walk in a moderate trek, you will arrive in Gunsang village. Thereafter, you will go gradually upward trail which leads you today’s stop point-Yak Kharka. Today’s trail offers you the magnificent view of wide range of mounts including Mt. Annapurna I, III, and IV.
Today you will cross about 6-kilometer distance. The path leads you through Thorong Khola valley. Definitely, you will enjoy the alpine topography and the vista of mountains all day today. You will arrive at Thoron La Phedi sooner than your previous destinations which provide ample time for you to acclimatize in order to ascend to Thorang-La-Pass tomorrow.
Today is the most awaiting day of your trek since you are passing renowned Thorong La Pass. You will have a steep ascent up to high camp. The track after high camp is a moderate one. Despite your fatigue, you will enjoy the views and landscape. The fluttering prayer flags in the cold breeze welcome you in Thorong La Pass. Spend some time there and you should have a careful descend to Muktinath where you stop for the day.
After a quick visit of Muktinath temple, famous among the Hindus, you will have a steep descend to Ekle Bhatti. You will experience a view of a dry canyon on the route. From Ekle Bhatti, you will continue walking on a flat trail along the bank of Kaligandaki River which leads you to Jomsom. From there, in about one and a half hour, you will reach today’s destination Marpha.
From Ghasa, the flat route continues to a river valley. Above the hills of the valley, you can see the mountains peeping you. You will arrive in a village of Tukuche with beautiful old buildings. As you continue down the valley to Kalopani, you will have a view of mount Dhaulagiri range. Having a glimpse of Annapurna I from Kalopani, the valley narrow downs while heading to Ghasa. Overnight at a beautiful village of Ghasa with green hills around.
You will continue walking on a stony path on a moderate trail towards the magnificent Rupse waterfall. Then, you will walk along the river bank in a valley. The path through lush vegetation and terraced field including suspension bridge lead you to Tatopani, your destination of the day. Tatopani is an attractive valley with hot water spring.
As you start the day, you will descend on a moderate trail to Kaligandaki River where you cross a suspension bridge. Then, the trail leads you uphill after crossing another suspension bridge over Ghara River. You will have a steep climb but rewarded with the pristine rhododendron forest prior to arriving in today’s stop Ghorepani.
You will hike for about an hour to arrive in the popular viewpoint of the region Poon Hill. Poon Hill offers you the panoramic view of mountain ranges. The view of the sunrise over the mountain from Poon Hill buzzes your mind for a long time. You can spend ample time there and hike down to Ghorepani for breakfast before trekking down to Tadapani for the overnight stay.
With the incredible view of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre, you will resume the last day of your trek. As you began the day, the trail leads you through a forest. You can peep the mountains through the trees while passing through a forest before arriving Ghandruk. After a couple of hour downhill trek, you will arrive at the end point of the trek. You will have an hour charming drive to Pokhara from Nayapul. Overnight at Pokhara.
You will drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus from Pokhara. You will enjoy the drive in the countryside of Nepal while having a glimpse of local lives. We will take you out for farewell dinner tonight.
Unless you extend your trip, today is the last day of your trip to Nepal for this time. Possibly, you have time to purchase some souvenir for your beloved one today. We will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight schedule.

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