Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna circuit is one of the most famous adventurous treks in Nepal. This amazing trek provides an opportunity to discover the whole Annapurna region, with the highest Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). Annapurna Circuit is filled with the panoramic landscape, beautiful forest mixed with Rhododendron, alpine and bamboo, the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge of the world and various ethnic settlements. This classic trekking package is a blend of adventure, natural scenery, majestic mountain vistas, new cultural experiences, and warm and hospitable Nepali people of the mountain. Beside this, spiritual and religious significance make this trekking worth visiting. We can explore the most scared Place Muktinath for Hindu and Buddhists in Nepal. This trekking, under the world's 10th highest peak, offers us splendid views of the Mt. Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and many more. The view for Thorong La Pass is the most spectacular reward that you embrace in this trek.
Various tea houses and there friendly and welcoming behavior, trekking through forests full of rhododendron, witnessing the terraced fields, diverse terrain, and visiting ancient monasteries in the way makes this trekking worth visiting. The major attraction of this trek is The Thorong La Pass that offers us incredible views of Mustang Valley and Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri mountain range, and many more. Summiting the pass can be quite difficult, but despite its tough ascent, the magnificent view from the top will surely compensate it. You do not require any athletic body to complete this trek, but experiences amazing trekking or related exercise can be an advantage in your trek.

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Drive to Besi Sahar/Syange
Day 4: Trek to Chamje
Day 5: Trek to Dharapani
Day 6: Trek to Chame
Day 7: Trek to Pisang
Day 8: Trek to Manag
Da 9: At Manang
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi
Day 12: Trek to Thorong La Pass-Muktinath
Day 13: Visit Muktinath and short trek to Kagbeni, visit village and monastery
Day 14: Trek to Marpha
Day 15: Trek to Kalopani
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 18: Trek to Poon Hill/Tadapani
Day 19: Trek to Ghangruk
Day 20. Trek to Nayapul / Drive to Pokhara
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m)
 Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representative shall receive you from the Tribhuvan International airport and take you to your hotel. You can do shopping keep in mind your trek starting from the next day. We will be enjoying the Welcome Dinner at a restaurant after our Debrief Session is completed. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
As morning rises, after early breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist. Syambhunath temple famous for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and largest Boudhanath Stupa through the world. In the evening, you need to be well prepared for the next day trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Besi Sahar (830 m) and Syange (1,100 m)
After your breakfast, today we will begin our journey towards Besi Sahar and Syange. Around 7 hours scenic drive will take you to the Besi Sahar and another one and half hour drive from Besi Sahar will surely reach to Syange which offers you breathtaking first mountains views. You shall spend the night at Syange.

Day 4: Trek to Chamje (1,560 m)
Today, from Bahun Danda, we will trek towards Chamje. As you leave Bahun Danda, you will get chances to view a huge waterfall on the way. You shall then cross the suspension bridge over the Marsyandi River. Trekking beside the river, you will reach all the way to Jagat Village, then, you shall climb uphill through dense forest to reach Chamje. Stay overnight at Chamje.

Day 5: Trek to Dharapani (1,810 m) 
After morning breakfast, we will continue our trek, through crossing the river via suspension bridge and most often climb steep slippery uphill, until you reach to Sattale. You shall then descend down to Tal. The twisting and uneven trail await you after Tal. Ascending the steep uphill covered by dense forest, crossing the suspension bridge, you will arrive at Dharapani. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 6: Trek to Chame (2,725 m)
 In this day, after breakfast, we will continue our trek over ridges that are covered with dense forest. During our trail, we will witness the views of Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal and finally reach Chame. On the way, you can find serval natural hot springs. You might want to wash away your exhaustion from the long walking in these hot springs. Stay overnight at Chame.

Day 7: Trek to Pisang (3,190 m)
 Today, we will trek over a steep trail that overwhelmed with forest and provide you an opportunity to face the twisting and disturbing face of the rock. The vertical rock possesses carved trail, through which you will have to advance further. Passing the Paungda Danda, you shall trek further to reach Pisang. Stay overnight at Pisang.

Day 8: Trek to Manag (3,500 m)
Today’s trail will be through the Geru with the magnificent vistas of the mountains and landscape which we can enjoy to its fullest. During the trek, we can trek in the dry and cold climate and visit the Barge Monastery and another natural scenery is really rewarding. Barge Monastery is supposed to be the largest monastery in the Manang district. further trek helps to reach our today's destination. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 9:  Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500 m)
Today is the rest day at Manang. After taking breakfast, you will hike to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba, today, depending upon your physical condition, and your wish. If the time permits, you might trek to the village of Vraga. The Himalayan Rescue Association is located at this village. Overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m)
In this day, after having breakfast, we will be crossing the stream, and follow the Tenki Village, Marshyangdi Valley, and continue to trek through some meadows and pastures. As the trail gains altitude, you shall pass through Ghunsa Village, again the meadows welcome you. Crossing a wooden bridge over a small river, you shall pass traditional Mani Wall to reach Yak Khrak. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m)
Crossing a suspension bridge, and passing the village of Ledar, you shall climb uphill through high cliffs to reach Thorong Phedi. After this village, the next day, you shall summit over the Thorong La Pass. It is called 'Thorong Phedi' because this village is situated at the 'bottom' (Phedi in Nepali) of Thorong La Pass. You are rewarded with the views of Mt. Khatungkan, Syagang, Gundang, etc. Stay overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 12: Trek to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)-Muktinath(3,800 m)
 Thorong La Pass is considered to be one of the highest passes across the globe. Crossing the pass from Manang to Muktinath is believed to be quite safe and easier than crossing it from any other side. The top of the pass offers you the most spectacular views, and probably the most eye-catching one. After the pass, you shall descend down to the Muktinath valley. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

Day 13: Visit Muktinath and short trek to Kagbeni, visit village and monastery
In this day we will have breakfast and explore the Muktinath temple and nearby another temple as well. After exploration, you can make a short hike to Kagbeni and visit the village. You can also get chances to explore the Monasteries over there and stay overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2,670 m)
 Before heading towards Marpha, you will explore the Gompa and Temple at Thorong La Pass. After exploration, we will continue our trail bypassing the Ranipauwa Village, Kagbeni, Jomsom, and you will arrive at Marpha. Above the Kali Gandaki River, you shall trek beside the plateau, which is the deepest gorge in the world. Do not forget to enjoy various items made from apple. The brandy, made locally, is popular all around the country. Stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 15: Trek to Kalopani (1,200 m)
 Today we begin our trek by passing through the ancient Thakali settlement with the beautiful view of the gardens of apples, and mountains such as Mt. Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Fang, Nilgiri, and Annapurna I. And you will also pass Chokhopani. Through Kokhethanti, crossing the river, through new road, you shall reach all the way to Kalopani. Stay overnight at Kalopani.

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1,200 m)
Before penetrating the subtropical forests, at Ghasa, you shall cross a bridge. Trekking beside the beautiful waterfall of Rupse Chahara, passing Garpar, you will arrive at Narchyang Besi. You might get to see a powerhouse at this place. Passing through larger villages, you shall reach Tatopani. You might love to bath in a hot spring here. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m)
 As you begin today’s trek towards Ghar Khola Valley, the mountains and beautiful farmlands will overlook you. Trekking through Chitre and Shikha villages, you shall enter into the forest blooming red with rhododendron. As you continue walking through this forest, you shall arrive at Ghorepani. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 18: Trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Tadapani (2,700 m)
After breakfast early in the morning, you shall climb uphill to view the spectacular sunrise view from the Poon Hill. This is the best and popular place for photographers. Poon Hill offers you the breathtaking views of Pokhara, Mustang, and snowcapped mountains. Returning back to Ghorepani, crossing the ridge, trekking through dense forests and beside beautiful waterfalls, you shall arrive at Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapani. 

Day 19: Trek to Ghandruk (1940 m/6360 ft) 3 hours
The next day, we will descend towards Ghandruk. Ggandruk is large Village is actually quite and offers the exciting views of Annapurna. Overnight in ghandruk

Day 20: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Nayapul
After breakfast, we trekstraight towards the road access where we can get our car that can take us back to Pokhara.After reaching to Pokhara, we walk through the entire city for refreshment. Overnight in Pokhara.  

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
 It takes about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara on a vehicle. After breakfast in the morning, you will enjoy this bus ride. You will be taken to your hotel. You have a long and soothing rest at your hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening we will be sitting together in the Farewell Dinner and share our experience.

Day 22: Departure
Pack your luggage and say goodbye to all the things that you will be missing about this city and the trek. Our representative shall drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We shall bid our farewell and goodbyes. Have a safe journey.

Included in the Cost

  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 2- Star level (3 nights)
  • Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast at a 2- Star level (1 nights)
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
  • Porter / Sherpa services to carry your duffel bag during the trekking  (2 clients 1 porter)
  • kathmandu to Besi sahar by bus and Besi sahar to Shyange by Jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  •  Nayapul - Pokhara by private Vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork such as Annapurna Conservation area entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
  • Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee during trekking
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Annapurna Circuit route map souvenir for you.
  • Welcome  and farewell denner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge.

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee for Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late departure.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section 
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 22 Days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate, Strenuous
Maximum height : 5416 M.
Type of Transport : Flight/Drive
No. of Pax : Min 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Pokhara

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular Annapurna range as a backdrop for daily trek

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna massif

  • A classic trek on Ancient trade routes-Ascending the Marsyangdi Valley

  • Cross dramatic river gorges above the Marshyangdi River

  • Passing Manaslu and Himchuli

  • Exploring the beautiful Manang Village

  • Visit the old Buddhist monastery in Braga

  • Crossing the world famous Thoroung La pass

  • Enjoy the mixed culture of Tibetan Buddhist

  • Visit Muktinath the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists

  • Magnificent mountain and sunrise view from Poon Hill

Route Map

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