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accomodation Accommodation 02 Nighs Hotel 13 Nights Mountain
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Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: Crossing over Thorang-la Pass 5, 416 m high
  • Trekking duration: 12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways).
  • Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya region.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Arrival to departure)

‘explore both sides of Annapurna Himalaya within scenic North and South range’

Why Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

“Annapurna circuit trekking listed as world top most adventure destinations
Enjoy daily views of stunning Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range on walks
Explore varied cultures of different mountains peoples of great interest
Walk into nice lovely villages enriched with age-old traditional life and custom
Start from low warm areas to cooler alpine hills to the arctic zone of ice and glaciers
Super mountain views within scenic Manang valley and its impressive villages
Crossing high Thorang-La pass with breathing taking a panorama of high peaks
Journey into scenic Kaligandaki river valley and within world deepest gorge”

Introduction:

Annapurna Circuit Trekking will surely delight from the beginning to an end of this wonderful adventure where views of high snow-capped peaks will be present through the walks, with refreshing times to marvel the glorious scenery. Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking a combination of various scenery and cultures besides constant views of mountains walking into lovely cultural villages is equally fascinating to witness the local traditional life of great interest.

This marvelous Annapurna Circuit trekking graded as world’s top adventure destinations, which you will find on exploring this wonderful scenic country with varied bio-diversity from landscapes to vegetation and people as it changes every day during the walk towards high Manang Valley to enter the deep valley of Kaligandaki River. Starts with exciting long drive heading Mid-West Nepal around warmer sub-tropical areas and then towards cooler alpine hills where our adventure begins heading into many nice traditional hill villages with constant views of peaks.

As walk progress entering into serene woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees past lively villages and town of Chame to reach scenic Manang valley enclosed within the array of peaks of Annapurna and Chulus range of mountains. Enjoying marvelous time at main Manang village enriched with traditional cultures visiting the impressive monastery and then towards high Thorang-la pass facing awesome panorama of Mustang Himal with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Chulu peaks then downhill to lower Mustang areas on leaving Manang district.

On reaching the base of Thorang-La at holy Muktinath temple premises sacred sites for both Hindu and Buddhist followers a famous mountain pilgrimage site, from here taking a break from a long walk, with a short drive to reach lower warmer areas of Tatopani village, a place with refreshing natural hot-spring.

From here trek continues with a long uphill to Ghorepani Poon Hill located in the midst of tall rhododendron forest and at the base of famous view-point Poon Hill where early morning hike reaches you at Poon Hill for breathtaking sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks.

After a glorious moment at Poon Hill where walk leads to long descend back into paddy farm fields and terraces and views of cascading waterfalls as Annapurna Circuit Trekking comes to an end on a road-head at Nayapul.

A few hours drives to beautiful Pokhara a city and its scenic valley blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and calm simmering lakes Phewa and Begnas a magnificent spot to complete our wonderful adventure Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:  Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshishahar 800 m – 07hrs.
Day 03:  Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.
Day 04:  Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 05:  Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07:  Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11:  Drive to Tatopani 1,050 m via Marpha –Ghasa villages- 04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,470m -05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara – 05 hrs (walk and drives).
Day 15: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Pokhara Extension:

People with time in Nepal can extend their stay in beautiful Pokhara to engage in exciting thrills on Adventure Sports.
Hike to Peace Stupa, Para-Gliding, Ultra Light, Zip-Flyer, Rafting, and Kayaking or mountain biking around Pokhara.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Besisar 800 m - 07 hrs.
Morning as per group size to fit in spacious vehicles for an overland drive that leads you beyond Kathmandu valley towards low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains, where ride continues on the busy main highway of Nepal heading towards Nepal Mid-West at Lamjung area in Besisar town.

From here drive continues on rough jeep road heading higher up past far villages as drive ends at nice Jagat village for an overnight stop.

Day 03: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.

From Jagat, our first-day walk begins, starting on a winding path to Chamje, and to raging Marsyangdi River, and into a forested area with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu range, the walk continues reaching at Tal village located on a nice valley, after Tal another 2 hours walk to Dharapani village for overnight stop.

Dharapani a nice village with Buddhist culture, situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 04: Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.

Second day walk leads into cool rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then to Timang village from here onwards into more Buddhist area, with super view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, from this village few hours trek, leads to a large town at Chame for overnight stop, a major town and headquarter of Manang district.

Day 05: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
From here onward air gets cooler as walk gets closer into mountains through a beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River upstream to Bhratang village.

As walk leads uphill into pine trees to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few lodge and views of Chulu and Pisang peak, after a lunch stop walk downhill to Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.

Pisang located within Manang valley offers grand mountains views where altitude gains slowly from here onwards, walking leads into the forest with short uphill with views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu and Pisang peak, then reaching Hongde village with a small airstrip, from here tree lines fades to barren, arid landscapes.

On the way to main Manang village tour of old Braga monastery a Buddhist site with old relics, ancient wall painting, frescos and a super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village, houses here are of traditional Tibetan style with culture and traditions.

Day 07: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.

Necessary and important having rest day at this elevation in Manang for acclimatization before heading higher Thorang –la pass, in Manang one can take a short hike and explore Manang village beneath towering Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, a nice short hike up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang glacial Lake. 

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.

After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walk with views of mountains, crossing small streams to reach at Yak Kharka, a small settlement with incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 09: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads closer to Thorang-la as the walking progress crossing a bridge and then a climb along the Jarjung River, then leading at Thorung Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

Day 10: Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.

Start the early morning walk on this Big Day! A thrill and highlight of this great adventure, after breakfast a long climb up to Thorang-la with the steep haul to reach at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft on top of Thorang-la festooned with Buddhist prayer flags.

The highest point of the adventure certainly requires high spirit and a strong mind to reach this high point.

The pass rewards breathtaking panorama of dramatic landscapes, snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend to Muktinath at the height of above 3,800 m, a holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers where word Muktinath means
‘a place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Day 11: Drive to Tatopani 1,190m via Jomsom and Marpha - 04 hrs.

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with the exciting scenic drive all the way downhill with a big drop of 1,200m to Kaligandaki river valley, as ride leads at Kaligandaki river valley, from here heading past Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang area with small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.  From Jomsom through charming Marpha village with white painted houses, paved streets and well-kept lodges. Famous for delicious apple and its products cider, brandy and juice this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for an apple orchard.

Drive follows Kaligandaki river downstream overlooking Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri’s, and then back into the forest of pine, oaks and rhododendron trees past Kalapani village, another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill past Lete.

Drive enters between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River.

After Ghasa village end of Mustang area dominated by Thakali people ethnic tribe till Tatopani village. This pleasant drive continues leading back to paddy fields in warm sub-tropical climate to Tatopani for overnight stop past beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi.

Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

Day 12: Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m - 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Tatopani, trek continues on the nice winding trail for an hour, our route diverts heading uphill with steep climb then with gradual up all the way through dense forest to reach at Chitre, from here an hour climb to Ghorepani village with fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South with Vara-Shikar known as Annapurna Fang.

Ghorepani famous and popular for a hike to Poon Hill a viewpoint offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

 Day 13: Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,470m - 05 hrs.
Morning taking an hour climb to Poon Hill located at 3,210 m high offers stunning sunrise views over a range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.

From here walk into enchanting rhododendron forest, and then long downhill from Ulleri village to reach at Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop in the hills of Annapurna Himalaya with views of lovely waterfalls nearby.

Day 14: Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara - 05 hrs (walks and drives).
Our last day of wonderful walks within high hills of Annapurna, morning catching views of Annapurna peaks as walk leads downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas and rural village, where an exciting drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near to the shore of Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.

Day 15: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Day 16: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and adventure on Annapurna Circuit Trekking, and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your home-ward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

April to May and September till early December months of the year except for monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September.
March to May lively and colorful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time.

October to early December another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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