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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:22 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board in Trekking

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Recommended Month:March - May / Sept - Nov

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Maximum Altitude :5416m (Thorong La Pass)

Group Size:Any

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Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking packages of the Annapurna Region. Annapurna Circuit Trek brings us closer to the high mountains of the Annapurna Massif. The trek takes us to the city of temples, Kathmandu, and the Cherapunji of Nepal, Pokhara. The team of the Gangajamuna Treks will take on an adventurous journey in the Annapurna Region to experience the tropical climate of the hilly region to the alpine climate of the mountainous region with breathtaking views of the mountains and rivers.

Also known as Round Annapurna Trekking, the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with a drive from the Kathmandu valley to the Bhulbhule village through the city of Pokhara. From there, we will test our physical strength, stamina and endurance in steep ascents and descents throughout the trek. The major attractions for this trek are the majestic snow-capped peaks and the flora and fauna of the region. Since the climate goes from tropical to alpine, we will be able to explore flora and fauna of both climatic conditions. We will be able to see the hospitality and culture of the Nepalese people living in the Annapurna region. We could also analyze how the Tibetan culture and tradition has affected the lifestyle of the people of the region. Annapurna I, II and III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre are some of the notable peaks that we will be able to view in panorama. This trek also covers the religious side as the trail goes through the holy place of Muktinath. We will also visit the village of Marpha which is famous for its apples.

Annapurna Circuit Trek can be made longer or shorter according to your timeline. If you want no changes in our default package, this trek can be completed in 21 days. The fitness level needed for this trek is moderate to fairly fit and this region can be visited at any time of the year.

Few more information of Annapurna Circuit Trekking
• There are lots of option to make this trek longer or shorter
• You can take transportation facilities in most of the trekking trails
• The Round Annapurna Trek can also end at Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara
• You also can continue your trek to Annapurna Base Camp after Annapurna Circuit Trekking
• Do not trek alone, take your insured and well equipped experience guide and porter from registered trekking company
 

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, UNESCO world heritage sited 
  • Natural city Pokhara at the end of trekking 
  • Touch from near with more than 10 ethnic group and their warm hospitality 
  • Dense forest, wildlife and amazing waterfalls
  • Manang village- Himalayan Shagri La and Tibetan lifestyle 
  • Famous Thorong La pass (6416m) 
  • Muktinath Temple, A Natural hot spring one the way -Tatopani
  • Typical village, interesting to learn their cultures
  • Best Sunrise and Mountain view from Poon Hill 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1345 m). Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m, 7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 04:Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1310 m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 05:Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 06:Chamje to Dharapani (1,890m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 07:Dharapani to Chame (2670m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 08:Chame to Pisang (3200m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 09:Pisang to Manang (3540m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 10:Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea House

Day 11:Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 12:Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 13:Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3760m, 8/9 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 14:Muktinath to Marpha Village (2670m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 15:Marpha Village to Ghasa (2010m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 16:Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea Hou

Day 17:Tatopani to Ghorepani (2840m, 6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 18:Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 19:Tikhedhunga to Nayapul (1070m) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

Day 20:Sightseeing in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

Day 21:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 22:Final Departure

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement 
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing room
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing
  • Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Accommodation in local tea house. Guest house on the way in trekking 
  • Private transportation in Kathmandu valley, drive to Besisahar, drive to Pokhara from trekking ending point
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card for trekking
  • An experience trekking guide and Porter (2 pax 1 Porter)
  • Salary, Foods, Accommodation, equipment and insurance of guide and porter
  • Three times foods in trekking days (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hot drinks (tea, Coffee)
  • A welcome dinner in Nepali typical restaurant
  • Emergency evacuation arrangement 
  • Government tax and service charge 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • bar bills and other bottled drinks 
  • personal equipment, insurance, medicle expenses, Emmergency evacuation charge 
  • Cost of personal nature, Tipping 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1345 m). Overnight at HotelOne of our representatives will pick you up at the airport and guide you to your hotel room. After you freshen up, you can start preparing for your trekking equipment. In the evening, you will be welcomed by the team of the Gangajamuna Treks in a dinner party. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at HotelA visit to some of the world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and the Kathmandu Durbar Square with an experienced guide before a short brief about the trip will end the day for us. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m, 7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe will get on a private vehicle and travel in a bumpy and windy road with great mountain views to arrive at the lake city of Pokhara and then enter Dumre to arrive at the village of Besi Sahar. After a quick lunch break, we will drive to our destination for the day. Overnight at tea house.

Day 04Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1310 m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe wake up to the sunlight to have our breakfast and start our trek to reach the village of Bahundanda. We start off in a green lush trail with views of the snowy mountains above us and rushing river below us. The walk is mostly flat until a short and steep climb will take us to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start off early to descend to the village of Ghermu. A fifteen minute walk downhill will take us to a very attractive village of Syange, which has beautiful views of a high and narrow waterfall. From there, a short and easy walk of about one and a half hours will take us to the village of Jagat and past that village comes our destination for the day, the village of Chamje. Overnight in Chamje.

Day 06Chamje to Dharapani (1,890m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseFirst, we walk up to the village of Tal that takes us about 5 hours for us to reach. The trail is a bumpy up and down steep trail that grasped the river. After Tal, we will hike for about 2 hours to reach Kharte before arriving at the village of Dharapani. Overnight at tea house.

Day 07Dharapani to Chame (2670m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start off early by walking about two hours from Kharte to Danaque. From there, we climb up on a very difficult and steep trail to Timang where we will stop for a tea break and soak ourselves in the mountains lying at the background. We walk up and down the rugged path for 2 hours to arrive at the village of Koto from where; Chame is just a 30 minute walk. Overnight at tea house.

Day 08Chame to Pisang (3200m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAn early start off to the village of Chame for the clearest views of the sun and mountains. First we will reach a small settlement of Bhratang then we move up a massive glacier-like rock face. Crossing the rock face, we will get to the entry of the Pisang village. We can either stay at the Lower Pisang or can stay at the Upper Pisang. To preserve our energy, we will stay at the Lower region overnight.

Day 09Pisang to Manang (3540m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start our trek early in the morning by taking the upper route which will be twice as long and beautiful than the lower route to Manang. We will start our trek through a flat trail and then slowly move uphill in a steep mountainside. A relentless climb up a steep path will take us to the village of Ghyaru. From Ghyaru, the walk is mostly flat and windy. We will stop at the village of Ngawal for a lunch break and then descend through a desert-like landscape to arrive at the village of Bragha. From there, the walk is just half an hour away. Overnight at Manang.

Day 10Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea HouseA day to cope with the changing climate and altitude. We will visit a nearby looking point up the mountainside for the views of the majestic surrounding mountains. We could also visit the Milarepa’s cave and also to the Kecho Lake depending on our effort and schedule. There are also several café for us to enjoy our time. Overnight at tea house.

Day 11Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseFairly comfortable walk to the village of Gunsang with magnificent views of the Annapurna massif. From there, we will walk along the Marshyangdi River and Jharsang Khola to arrive at the village of Yak Kharka. Throughout the day, we will have magnificent views of the Annapurna II, III and IV and Gangapurna. We will also enjoy the views of the Gangapurna Lake. Yak Kharka is basically a dey and dusty settlement with few lodges. We will hike up the hillside for acclimatization. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAfter breakfast, we will leave Yak Kharka along the Kone Khola Valley. We will cross a long and high suspension bridge before arriving at the village of Letdar. A steep climb will take us out of Letdar with great views of Annapurna and Gangapurna. We will hike downhill in a steep path to a river and cross a wooden bridge to zig-zag our way up to the other bank and cross a dangerous steep slope before arriving at the village of Thorung Phedi. Overnight at tea house.

Day 13Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3760m, 8/9 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start off early in a steep climb out of the settlement of Thorung Phedi. We will first arrive at a settlement of High Camp and in about two hours, we will arrive at a tea house, where we will stop for breakfast. We will climb up and up for 2 or 3 hours to arrive at the Thorung La Pass. In the pass, we will see a pile of prayer flags, memorials and a small tea house. Enjoying the panoramic views on the top of the pass, we will drop down a very long steep downhill trail to arrive at the holy place of Muktinath. After an hour drop, we will be walking on a dry and dusty trail rather than the snow. For lunch, we will stop at a tea house at a small settlement of Chabarbu. Then, after sometime, we will arrive at Muktinath. Overnight at tea house.

Day 14Muktinath to Marpha Village (2670m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe will walk across the hills of the Upper Mustang to pass the villages of Ranipauwa and Jharkot. The views from the villages are just mesmerizing. We will be able to view the Dhaulagiri mountain range and the Kali Gandaki River Valley. Descent through green lush forest will take us to the apple growing village of Marpha. Marpha is a village famous for its small and tasty apples. While we are here, we will try different varieties made from apples such as the apple wine and apple pies. Overnight at tea house.

Day 15Marpha Village to Ghasa (2010m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe take the road along the Kali Gandaki Valley to arrive at the village of Ghasa. The scenery of the rivers and mountains will amaze us in every possible ways. The road to Ghasa is extremely dangerous and it lies in a very steep cliff. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 16Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouAlong the banks of the Gandaki River on a gravelly road, we descend down almost 1000 meters to arrive at the hot springs of Tatopani. We rest in a hot spring for relaxation. Overnight at tea house.

Day 17Tatopani to Ghorepani (2840m, 6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseA serious climb through a high steep hill will take us to the village of Ghorepani. The roads are pretty much uphill. We will leave the Gandaki River behind and open up the view of the mountains and villages in front us. We will climb the stone stairs that have been placed on the ground and enjoy the natural scenery around us. High up on the ridge is the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani has a few small shops with various items for sale. Overnight at tea house.

Day 18Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m, 5/6 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseEarly in the morning, we will trek up to the Poon Hill for sunrise views. We will walk up 300 meters to reach the summit of Poon Hill to have amazing views of the Annapurna massif. Back to the village of Ghorepani for breakfast. From there, we will get down to the village of Tikhedhunga. We will descend through the villages of Ulleri and Birenthanti before getting to the village of Tikhedhunga. The village can be recognized from a distance as all the houses are painted bule in color. Overnight at tea house.

Day 19Tikhedhunga to Nayapul (1070m) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel10 kilometers walk will take us to the village of Nayapul, the start of the Annapurna Trek. From Nayapul, we get on a cheery and bumpy drive up to the lake city of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20Sightseeing in Pokhara. Overnight at HotelToday, we will explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. We will visit the Phewa Lake, International Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave, David Falls and other religious and entertaining places. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at HotelAfter breakfast, we will make our way back to the city of temples in a bumpy hillside road with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Overnight at hotel.

Day 22Final Departure Our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you farewell.

Useful Info

  • Our package cost is based on 2 pax a group. if you are more than 2 pax or only one pax, cost will be different. 
  • You also can add more activities with Annapurna Circuit Trekking. White water rafting, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, Mountain flight, Home stay Tour and many more...

Trip Note

  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking can be longer or shorter days. You also can take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or take facility of Transportation in most of trekking part. 
  • Trip cost is based on 2 pax and i will change if there will be change is group size. single travellers or more than 02 pax 

 

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