Annapurna Circuit Trek

DurationPrice /👤 Group Size
19 DaysOn Request USDMin 2

Trip Overview


A Nepal Trek Around The Himalayas

One of the longest Nepal treks, Annapurna Circuit trek,  passing through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge in Nepal is in fact, a lifetime experience. This trek starts from the lowlands.  As altitude picks up you will experience the change of the landscapes, people and culture until you arrive “ Throng-La Pass” the highest pass of the world. Now you are behind the Himalayas and the landscape turns arid. You will see fluttering flags, Buddhist stupas, and soul touching chyme.

Normally, it takes 21 days to walk the entire circuit; for scenery and cultural diversity, this is the best trek in Nepal. It crosses to the north of the Himalayan range, on to trans Himalaya, and crosses pass of 5,415 meters.

Starting Point : Kathmandu, airport

Ending Point : Kathmandu, airport

Grade : Moderate to Strenous

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival - Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is described as “Racial Melting Pot” by the travelers. Kathmandu houses more temples then civic buildings. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

Day 2 Kathmandu

Morning, sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The stone embedded street inside the durbar square links a string of temples, monastery, courtyards and monumental squares. You will quickly notice how vibrant the town’s cultural life is with strong communities of potters, woodcarvers and weavers.

Afternoon, visit Pashupatinath temple which is one of the sacred Shiva temples on the Indian sub-continent. It draws devotees from all over India, including many colorful Sadhus (wandering Holy men). Continue on to hill top stupa of Swayambhunath. Also referred as “ Monkey temple” due to large concentration of monkeys around and inside the stupa premises. You will have a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley from here. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3 Kathmandu - Syange/ Jagat (1330m)

After breakfast drive to Jagat through scenic mountainous highway. Overnight at the local guest house/tea house in Sange/Jagat.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4 Syange/Jagat - Dharapani (1960m)

Today start your trek to Dharapani (6-7 hours walk). The trail passes the valley floor then climbs a stone stairway before dropping down to another crossing of the Marsyangdi. You will enter Dharapani, which is marked by a stone-entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan-influenced villages. Overnight at the local guest house/teahouse in Dharapani.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 Dharapani - Chame (2630m)

Start early, trekking through rocky trails until you arrive Chame (5 hours walk) which is the headquarter of Manang district. At the entrance, you pass a large mani walls with many prayer wheels.You will have a fine view of Annapurna II from Chame. Overnight at the local guest house/tea house in Chame.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6 Chame - Pisang (3210m)

Today the trail will pass through deep forest crossing the south bank of Marshyangdi river. The trail then climbs to Pisang (5 hrs walk). Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Pisang

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7 Pisang - Manang (3540m)

You will now already at the back of the Himalayas where the land is arid. Walk through the drier upper part of Manang district ( 6-7 hours walk). The lifestyle here is totally different from the lowlands where people here herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Manang.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8 Manang

It is very important to spend a day acclimatization in Manang. You may walk around the Manang village. Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Manang.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9 Manang - Chure Letdar (4250m)

From Manang it is ascent of nearly 2000m to the Throng La. The vegetation becomes sparser as you reach Letdar (4 hrs walk). Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Letdar.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10 Churi Letdar - Thorung Phedi (4400m)

Climb to Thorung Phedi (2 hrs walk). Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Throung Phedi.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11 Crossing Thorung - La Pass - Muktinath (3800m)

You will start very early this day. Today trail climbs steeply but as it has been regularly used and easy to follow.The altitude and snow can be the problem here.This is the highest pass of the world, marked by Chortens and prayer flags. Form the pass you have a tough 1600m descent to Muktinath (7 hrs walk). Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Muktinath.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12 Muktinath - Kalopani (2,530 m)

You will take a drive of jeep to Tatopani. The drive is little rough as you will be traveling through newly opened road rather it would be adventurous also. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Kalopani.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13 Kalopani - Tatopani

Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani. Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Tatopani.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14 Tatopani - Sikha (3108m)

Leave Tatopani, crossing a bridge just outside the village and heading to Sikha along a paved path that, at places, seems to be made of marble. Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Sikha.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15 Sikha - Ghorepani (2,785 m)

Leave Sikha and arrive the beautiful Gurung settlement of Ghorepani. The views of Machhupuchare and the Himalayas from Ghorepani are absolutely spectacular on a clear day. Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Ghorepani.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunh/Dinner

Day 16 Ghorepani - Poonhill (3, 210m) - Tirkedhunga

Early morning, hike to Poonhill, one hour climb above, is reputed to have some of the finest mountain views of Nepal. This hike is steep uphill through the stair. Later, trek down to Tirkhedhunga (6 hrs walk). Overnight at a local lodge/tea house in Tirkedhunga.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17 Tirkhedhunga - Pokhara

Today, descend gently down to the banks of the Bhurgundi River and followed the trail along the river to Birethanti and then Nayapul. After having a quick lunch, drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel in Pokhara.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 18 Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport in Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for farewell dinner with cultural shows. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Farewell dinner

Day 19 Kathmandu - Departure

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight.

Meal (s): Breakfast

Trip Includes


  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 14 nights twin share accommodation at local lodge/guest house during the trek with all meals at the same lodge or along the way
  • 1 night twin share accommodation at the hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All necessary airport transfers on private basis with service of a local representative
  • Service of am experienced Sherpa guide and required number of porters during the trek
  • Annapurna conservation area permit fees
  • Trekking permit
  • Private surface transfer to/from trek start and end point
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu domestic air tickets (including airport tax)
  • First aid trek
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural shows
  • All applicable entrance fees (except in museum)

Trip Excludes


  • International airfare
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Hard/soft beverages
  • Sleeping bags, walking sticks
  • Travel insurance

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