Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trekking gives you an opportunity to explore Himalaya experience of your life time. This trek is one of contrasts between the green terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid environs of Lower Mustang. The two areas are separated by the Thorong La (5416m), which we must cross on a long day, to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. The temple complex is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists and when seen from here the sunrise on Dhaulagiri is particularly striking. We descend into the world's deepest river gorge, carved by the mighty Kali Gandaki, as it slices between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. The river is followed to the relaxing hot springs at Tatopani before ascending to Poon Hill for our last sunrise over the Annapurna.

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the classic treks in the world and on the ‘must do’ list of any serious trekker or adventurer. The circuit takes one around the Annapurna Himal, following the courses of 2 mighty rivers: the Marshyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west, and takes one over the 5416m-high Thorong La Pass in between the upper reaches of the rivers. The Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. The flora, geography and culture also change dramatically around the circuit.

Overview:

Destination: Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Trekking Duration: 15 Days
Starting from: Bensi Sahar (By bus from Kathmandu)
Ending at: Pokhara (back from Birethanti or Phedi)
Grade: Strenuous and alpine.
Highest access of the trek: 5416 meters on Thorung Pass.
Culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali& Magar
Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse ( Lodge) Trek - or camping trek.
Attractions: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhawalagiri range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan ranges , rich culture.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (Arrival & Transfer to Hotel) - 1340M
Day 02: By Tourist Coach Drive to Basisaher (760M) - Approx 5/6 Hrs
Day 03: Trek to Bhahun Danda (1398M)-Approx 6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Chamje (1410M) - Approx 5/6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Bagarchhap (2080M) - Approx 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Chame (2720M) - Approx 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3060M) - 4/5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Manang (3440M)-3/4 hrs
Day 09: Rest/Acclimatization in Manang
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200M) - 4/5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Throng Phedi (4450M) - 3/4 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Throng-La pass (5416M) and Trek down to Muktinath (3760M) - approx 7 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670M) - Approx 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2010M) - Approx 5/6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani/Hot Spring (1190M) - 4/5 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Gorepani (3190M)-Approx 4/5 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Poonhil (3210M) & Trek down to Ulleri (1840M) – 6/7 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara (900M) - 5/6 hrs, sightseeing of Attractions in Pokhara city -Hotel
Day 19: Transfer to Kathmandu by tourist coach 5/6 hrs-
Day 20: Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - Hotel
Day 21: Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. Or Join other activities

Trip Cost Include:

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure by Private Car/van/Private Bus
  • Total 03 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing/Single room in Kathmandu 02 night Accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All entrance fees during all tours places as per itinerary
  • Round Trip( KTM-PKR-KTM) By Tourist Bus for Guide
  • English Speaking experienced Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for KTM-whole Trek- KTM
  • Porters (One porter for 2 Pax bases, Max 35 KGS per Porter) from Pokhara-Whole Trek-Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conservation Trek Permit & TRC Permit
  • Domestic Airport Transfers (Hotel-Domestic Airport-Hotel) before and after Trek in KTM & PKR
  • Round Trip Pokhara-Phedi-Pokhara By taxi/Van/Private Bus
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as per above Itinerary
  • Best Tea house/Mountain Lodge Accommodations in Twin/single Sharing basis in Whole Trek
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & Pashupatinath Temple by tour guide and car/driver
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Half day sightseeing in Pokhara (Devi’s fall, Caves: Gupteshower cave, Mahendra cave, White River George, Temples: Bindyabasini Temple, Barahi
  • Temple & Boating at Fewa Lake(1hr)by guide/taxi/van
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees

Trip Cost Exclude:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: US$ 30 & Departure Airport tax: Approx. US$ 24 in International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Waters, Beverages etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free on spot)
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above