Annapurna Circuit Treks
Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day.
As we descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, we continue to the the barren Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki – the worlds deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the circuit trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse.
Destinations :Annapurna region
Best Seasons :Feb to June. and Sep to Dec.
Highest Altitude :5416m.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative will be at the airport to pick you up to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing
After having breakfast you will be taken to historical and spiritual site of Kathmandu (The historic Durbar Square, The sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, The famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day: 03:Kathmandu to Besisahar
Besisahar is at an altitude of 820m/2700ft. It takes approximately 7-8 hours’ driveto reach there. We have a protracted drive to Besisahar as we come closer to the trek’s beginning. You’ll get your first look at snow-topped mountain-view.
Day: 04BesisahartoSyange, Chamje
Chamje is located at an altitude of 1385m/4540ft which takes approximately 4 hours’ trek.
You will leave Besisahar early and drive towards Syange, where you will take aleisurely walk around the journey. It’s declining and steep to begin, as we stroll toward Bahundanda. Seeing a waterfall is our sign to cross the Marsyangdi River by methods for suspension bridge. The method for the stream will bring us at first through the stone village of Jagat before the end of the day in Chamje.
Day 05: Chamje to Bagarchap
Bagarchap is at an altitude of 2160m which takes approximately 6 hours’ trek.
Regardless we’re taking along the Marsyangdi as another day starts, climbing consistently towards Tal, the primary village of the Manang. Past that, our trail crosses a wideflat valley, and after that towards Dharapani. We’ll know we have arrived when we see the chorten, or stone passageway which is a typical TibetanArchitecture. The perspectives offer approach to some flat roofed homes, set against plantations of apple trees and fields of waving maize. We’ll spend the night in neighboring Bagarchhap.
Day 06:Bagarchapp toChame
Chame is at an altitude of 2710m/7090ft which takes approximately 6 hours’ trek
Firstly, wego through Tyanja and then through the woods and parallel to a river while in the way to Kopar. Chame, our stop for the night, is the seat of the Manang. The general population of Chame took after the Nepal-Tibet exchange highway quite a while prior, and settled here. They carried with them the traditions and building style of the Tibetans, and have maintained the way of life as the centuries progressed. Chame has stunning perspectives of Annapurna II, and is crossed by a couple of burbling hot springs.
Day07: Chame to Pisang
Pisang is at an altitude of 3250m/10660ft which takes approximately 4-5 hours’ trek
Through the woods, over a precarious valley, over a waterway and a few bridges, our way to Pisang is not an exhausting one. On the way you’ll be offered stunning views of Paungda Danda.
Day 08:Pisang to Manang
Manang is at an altitude of 3540m/11600ft which takes approximately 4-5 hours’ trek
We’re traveling through the higher, drier part of Manang, which gets little rainstorm hydration because of the regular shield of the Annapurnas. The agriculturists here breed yaks and raise crops, while exploiting trading regulations that they’ve had since the eighteenth century. We’re back after the Marsyangdi as of Mungji village, and after that on our way through either Hongde, with somewhat less climbing, or Ghyaru, which has more pleasant perspectives. It is possible that either of them will convey us to our guesthouse at Manang.
Day 09: ManangAcclimation Day
We’ll wait in Manang today for a genuinely necessary acclimation day. We’ll keep our legs extended with some beautiful, serene day strolling around the sprawling village. Will we see the sights, as well as we’ll bit by bit change in accordance with the height. Around evening time, we’ll come back to our guesthouse to rest up for a steeply-rising leg of our trek.
Day 10:Manag to Yak Kharka
Yak Kharkais at an altitude of 4050m/13290ft which takes approximately 3-4 hours’ trek
Our trail rises a lofty, confounding 500m to the Yak Kharka, and afterward up through the Tenki Manang as we leave the Marsyangi Valley. Proceeding with the Jarsang Khola Valley, we achieve Yak Kharka at 4,000m. As the name recommends, there are a great deal of yaks here! The vegetation becomes inadequate, be that as it may, as we keep on hitting higher elevations.
Day 11:Yak Kharka toThorong Phedi
Thorong Phedi is at an altitude of 4450m/14600ft which takes approximately 3-4 hours’ trek
We’ll move high for around two hours before sliding marginally to cross the stream. It’s all tough again after that until we reach Thorong Phedi. A portion of the newest guesthouses of our trek are situated here. You will wake early tomorrow, so an entire night of rest is required.
Muktinath is at an altitude of 3800m/12460ft and Thorung-La Pass is at 5416m/17800ft which take approximately 7 hours trek’
We’ll begin trekking at 4am, keeping in mind, the end goal to reach Thorung-La Pass before 10am. It’s an essential underhandedness, in light of the fact that in the event that we arrive any later, we’ll chance hindering climate conditions adversely affecting our advance. Considering that we are 5,416m up now, the solid winds later in the day can be risky! It’s a lofty climb, yet one that it safe and routinely utilized. Substantial snow can likewise be an issue. Vanquishing the weaknesses of nature receives rich benefits now, be that as it may, for the superb view from the highest point of the pass and our entry in the heavenly village of Muktinath. The name signifies “place of Nirvana,” and it is said that pioneers going to the sanctuary there are calmed of all distresses. It is a place hallowed to Hindus and Buddhists, and loaded with interest and ethereal power. You willspend the night at Muktinath.
Day: 13 Muktinath to Marpha
Marpha is at an altitude of 2670m/8760ft which takes approximately6 hours’ trek
Today we venture to every part of excellent trail amongst Muktinath and Kagbeni, by means of Jhong. This is a less-every now and again voyaged part of the Annapurna Circuit, however one that we feel is luxuriously advantageous for its extraordinary perspectives. There are various particular homes here, all run of the mill of the group of mountain individuals who live here, and additionally an old gumba.
Ghasa is at an altitude of2010m/6600ft which takes approximately6 hours’ trek.
Marpha is a beguiling town with many channels and where you can discover an assortment of natural product. Ensure you visit the huge gumba in the downtown area. After lunch you will head towards Ghasa a little Thakali settlement with inviting individuals and hotels. You will see on atmosphere as it ends up noticeably drier and colder.
Day: 15Ghasa toTatopani
Tatopani is at an altitude of 1200m/3940ft which takes approximately 5 hours’ trek.
It is a moderately short trek, which implies that we can move at a restful pace and truly appreciate the sights we pass. The name “Tatopani” signifies “hot spring,” and that is what today’s goal is best known for. The villagers are ethnically Thakali and Tamang, and have made most of their home’s notoriety for being a huge trading post amongst Nepal and Tibet. This Buddhist village has around seven hundred homes. In spite of the fact that we are climbing rather steeply in height, the walk is agreeable as we pass bright villages, beautiful blossoms, and a lot of rich greenery.
Day 16: Tatopanito Ghorepani
Ghorepani is at an altitude of 2870m/9410ft which takes approximately 6 hours’ trek.
This is it, trust it or not, the last really difficult part of our experience. We’ll go through Shikha, watching town youngsters running off to class and ranchers working their fields. Ghorepani is a noteworthy stop for trekkers doing all assortments of the Annapurna Circuit, and is continually clamoring with movement.
Day17: Ghorepani to Poon Hill, Pokhara
Poon Hill is at an altitude of3200m/10500ft which takes approximately 6 hours’ trek.
We’ll be up before day break today, however all things considered: our day commences with a journey to Poon Hill and an indefinably awesome scene of three Himalayan pinnacles (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu) enlightened by the sparkling beams of dawn. From here, we’ll likewise be dealt with to perspectives of the 6,000m-profound Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual outskirt of Nepal and Tibet as isolated by the trans-Himalayan extents.
The last stroll of our trek is a simple one as we walk downhill from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul. Here, our trek authoritatively closes. We’ll stack our drained feet into a taxi and an hour away to flawless Pokhara, and a comfortable inn.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
We will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 19: Free day
Day 20: Final Departure
Our representative will drop us off you at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- All transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Government-licensed trek leader and guide according to group size .
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- Medical kit
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and PokharaTravel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.
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