Annapurna Circuit Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the round Annapurna trek, is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. This trek combines easy walking, majestic views, and a combination of cultures unmatched by any other trek in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been one of the most highly praised and spectacular trekking routes in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977.
This trek walks in the Shadows of the mountains, allowing you the chance to experience the ecological beauty of the Himalayas from beginning to end. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and the region around Annapurna is just that. This trek is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges, which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre and the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. This region is also the home to copious wildlife like pika, blue sheep, snow leopards, tigers, and Himalayan tear.
The trek starts from Besisahar, an eight hour drive from Kathmandu. After we climb along the Marsyangdi river valley, we pass beneath snow-capped Annapurna and the Annapurna Range of 6,000 meter peaks, that stretch north into Tibet. We continue and eventually reach the village of Manang, one of the highest villages in the world. Here we have to acclimate in preparation to cross the highest pass of the Annapurna region trek. We then cross the Throng La Pass at 5,416 meters to reach the holy shrine of the Muktinath temple. Here you can enjoy a holy bath and puja of Muktinath Temple, before we continue to the world famous hot spring of Tatopani, via Kalapani, Ghasa and Davawith across the Kaligandaki River. This is the deepest river valley on the face of the earth at 7,000 meters and runs between the mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Toward the end, we trek through a wonderful rhododendron forest on the Gorepani Ridge and the Gurung villages before finishing back in the Pokhara Valley.
- Keep in touch with local people
- Sleep in lap of Annapurna Himalaya
- Experience the different culture
- Real Hot Spring
- Panorama View of Himalaya
Facts of Trip
Tour Region: - Annapurna Circuit.
Best season: – September to December & Feb to May.
Transportation: - By tourist bus / Flight.
Accommodation: - Hotel, tea house /camping
Grade: – moderate
Trekking style: – tea house / camping
Highest access of the trek: 5416m
Culture: Gurung, Magar, Thakali
Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and fishtail
Attraction: Close Mountain View, Villages
Sample Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport transfer to hotel (1350m).
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (823m.) approximately six hours journey.
Day 03: Trek from Besishahar to Bahundanda (1305m) approximately six hours walk.
Day 04: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m.) about six hours walk.
Day 05: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m.) about six hours walk.
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m.) nearly five and half hours walk.
Day 07: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes approximately five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang.
Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) and it takes approximately five and half hours.
Day 09: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization and hang in and around. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Throng-La Pass.
Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) about three and half hours walk.
Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng-Phedi (4420m.) approximately three and half hours walk.
Day 12: Trek from Throng-Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Throng-La Pass (5416m) and it takes approximately seven hours.
Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m) and it takes about six hours.
Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m.) which takes about six hours.
Day 15: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about five hours.
Day 16: A rest day at Tatopani to enjoy the natural hot spring bath. It is believed that one who takes this bath get rids of skin diseases.
Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853 m.) for about seven hours.
Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3227m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about six hours.
Day 19: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours.
Day 20: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Nayapul, which takes approximately six hours and then Drive to Pokhara by car (40km, approx one hour).
Day 21: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes approximately seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 22: Full Day sightseeing of KTM (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 23: Final Departure
Costs: $1,695.00 USD
Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide. This trekking trip can be modified according to your time and requirements. The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduced as per client’s request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added.
Service cost Includes:
- Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Complete camping /Trekking equipment for trekking.(if camping group)
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
- Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek (if tea house trek)
- Trekking Permit, (National Park fee) and TIMS card.
- Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide.
- 20 Kg Luggage free Per Person during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
- Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, Mattresses Sharing with other member(if camping treks)
- Two member has one tent for camping during trekking period.(if camping treks)
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- Our service charges
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
Service cost excludes:
- Hotel and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
- Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee & Personal nature expenses
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Extra luggage & personal trekking gears.
- Extra porter cost US$15 per person per days per 25Kg.
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
- Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
- Airfare domestic / international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
- Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
- Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet.
- National Park entry fee and royalty (for off the beaten Trail and wilderness area) where we need special permit.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
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