Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

This trek is one of the most beautiful trek for all the mountain lovers, Annapurna is an enormous Himalayan massif, the tenth highest mountain in the world. In 1950, it became the first 8,000 meter mountain to be successfully climbed. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki river. The mountain has glaciers on its western and northwestern slopes which drain into this gorge.

Astonishing altitude variations and ecological diversity make this area flow over with natural beauty. You will cross- sacred valleys surrounded by enormous peaks. For thousand of years, many people from diverse ethnic backgrounds have carved a lifestyle out of its steep terraces and barren plateaus. Moreover, the excellent habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals reflect the region's biological diversity.we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Trip Highlights:

A classic trek on ancient trade routes - Ascending the Marshyangdi valley- Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli - Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga - Explore beautiful Manag village- Crossing the Thorung- La ( 5416m) - The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhawalagiri Ice- flow -The world deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley - Natural Hotspring at Tatopani - Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival. Transfer to hotel.Our representative will be at the airport to receive you on your arrival. Just look for your name card banner or our office banner.

Day 02: kathmandu guided tour, our guide will take around Kathmandu to show its back ground and history, visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a image of Nepal.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar Drive to Dumre by tourist Bus following wild hairpin bends, and drive by local vehicles about 3 hrs. approximately to reach Besi Sahar.

Day 04: Beshi Sahar to Nadi (1011m) Walk for about 6 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges ..and a deep river gorge.

Day 05: Nadi to Jagat (1314m) Walk for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Mt. Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.).

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1943m.) Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu.

Day 08: Chame to Pissang (3185m.) Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks.

Day 09: Pissang to Manang (3351m.) After a 7 hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

Day 10: Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Day 11: We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Camp/lodge at Kharka (3800m/3 hrs).

Day 12: Thorong Phedi (4335m.), Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hrs walk.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3798m.)Crossing the pass early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5416m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range , Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 9 hours.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom with beautiful snow mountains and no tree land ! It is gateway of Mustang trek. Those, having not good enough time to trek down all the way to Pokhra can fly to Pokhara-Kathmandu on the next day.

Day 15: Jomsom to Tukuche (2591 m.) 5/6 hrs. walk a valley dominated by Thakalis, Gurungs and Magars tribes, lunch at Marfa on the way.

Day 16: Tukluche to Ghasa (1970 m.) 5/6 hrs walk, a dramatic change in the surrounding with green vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region.

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.). 5/6 hours walk, gradual descend to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls) and then the time to have lunch at Dana village under the beautiful orange garden. which is the deepest gorge in the world.

Day 18: Rest in Tatopani.

You can spend all your day with hot spring and with a lot of delicious cake and orange juice(seasonal)

Day 19: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850m.). long day hiking up about 8 to 9 hour)
Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Day 20: Rest at Ghorepani.
We get up very early and start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m). A brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayaswith the view of 30 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.

Day 21: Ghorepani to Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951 m.)
From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, then wind our way to Tadapani (2540m) and have lunch.From Tadapani the trail descends steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, has their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations of trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy reach from Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Day 22: Trek to Birethanti Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara
From Ghandrung it's easy walking all down hill to Nayapul, and drive to Pokhara.

Day 23: Rest in Pokhara.

Day 24: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 25: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

Day 26: Drive to airport/departure or day for rest in Pokhara, prepare for rafting or Jungle trip, Pokhra is good place to relax, Clean, nice and cool with lots of good restaurants. you can extend your programme as your desire and time permits.Just contact to our office representative.

Cost Includes: 

  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost Non-Include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips for staffs
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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