Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna circuit trek covers the whole Annapurna region, with the highest point Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). You shall get opportunity to trek through the deepest gorge of the world—the Kali Gandaki gorge. This classic trekking package is a blend of adventure, natural scenery, majestic mountain vistas, new cultural experiences, and taste of Nepalese dishes. Further, this trek has spiritual and religious significance, as it covers Muktinath—the pilgrimage of both Hindus and Buddhists. This trekking, under the world's 10th highest peak, offers you the views of Mt. Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc. The view for Thorong La Pass is the most spectacular reward that you embrace in this trek.

Enjoying the comforts at various tea houses, trekking through forests full of rhododendron, witnessing the terraced fields, diverse terrain, paying visit to paying monasteries in the way, this trek shall be a worthy journey in your life, which you shall keep lamenting upon. The Thorong La Pass spreads from Mustang Valley to Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Summiting the pass can be quite difficult, but despite its tough assent, the view from the top is one of the most important rewards you get in the entire trek. You do not require any athletic body to complete this trek, but experiences of few trekking or related exercise can be added advantage.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive to Besi Sahar/Syange
Day 3 :Trek to Chamje
Day 4 :Trek to Dharapani
Day 5 :Trek to Chame
Day 6 :Trek to Pisang
Day 7 :Trek to Manag
Day 8 :At Manang
Day 9 :Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 10 :Trek to Thorong Phedi
Day 11 :Trek to Thorong La Pass-Muktinath
Day 12 :Trek to Marpha
Day 13 :Trek to Kalopani
Day 14 :Trek to Tatopani
Day 15 :Trek to Ghorepani
Day 16 :Trek to Poon Hill/Tadapani
Day 17 :Trek to Ghandruk/Pokhara
Day 18 :Drive to Kathmandu
Day 19 :At Kathmandu
Day 20 :Departure
 

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Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Altitude : 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 keeping 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 : Drive to Besi Sahar/Syange
Altitude : Besi Sahar: 830 m; Syange: 1,100 m
 
After your breakfast, we will be at your hotel to receive you. The first drive to Besi Sahar takes about 7 hours, and the drive to Syange from there takes another one and half hour. Just as you reach Besi Sahar, you will see mountains overlooking you. You shall spend the night at Syange.
Day 3 :Trek to Chamje
Altitude : Chamje: 1,560 m
 
Via Bahun Danda, you shall trek towards Chamje. As you leave Bahun Danda, you will spot a huge water fall. 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 at Chamje. Stay overnight at Chamje.
Day 4 :Trek to Dharapani
Altitude : Dharapani: 1,810 m
 
You will cross the river via suspension bridge and climb via the steep uphill, which is often slippery, to Sattale. You shall then descend down to Tal. The twisting, and uneven trail awaits 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 5 :Trek to Chame
Altitude : Chame: 2,725 m
 
Trekking over ridges covered with dense forest, witnessing the views of Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung HImal, you will reach all the way to Chame. On the way, you can find serval natural hot springs. You might want to wash away your exhaustion of the long walking in these hot springs. Stay overnight at Chame.
Day 6 : Trek to Pisang
Altitude : Pisang: 3,190 m
 
You shall trek over steep tail engulfed with forest and face the twisting and disturbing face of the rock. The vertical rock possess carved trail, through which you will have to advance further. Passing the Paungda Danda, you shall trek further to reach at Pisang. Stay overnight at Pisang.
Day 7 : Trek to Manag
Altitude : Manang: 3,500 m
 
Through Geru, enjoying the majestic vistas of mountains and landscape, experiencing the dry and cold climate, you shall visit the Barge Monastery. This monastery is supposed to be the largest monastery in the Manang district. This trek offers you natural scenes, and geographical and climatic change. Stay overnight at Manang.
Day 8 : At Manang
Altitude : Manang: 3,500 m
 
You shall 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. Otherwise, you might spend the day in Manang for acclimatization.
Day 9 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Altitude : Yak Kharka: 4,110 m
 
Crossing stream, passing the Tenki Village, Marshyangdi Valley, you will walk 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 at Yak Khrak. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 10 : Trek to Thorong Phedi
Altitude : Thorong Phedi: 4,600 m
 
Crossing a suspension bridge, 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 11 :Trek to Thorong La Pass-Muktinath
Altitude : 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 arresting one. After the pass, you shall descend down to the Muktinath valley. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
Day 12 :Trek to Marpha
Altitude : Marpha: 2,670 m
 
Before heading off to Marpha, you shall visit the Gompa and Temple here. Passing the Ranipauwa Village, Kagbeni, Jomsom, you shall 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 13 :Trek to Kalopani
Altitude : Kalopani: 1,200 m
 
Passing through the ancient Thakali settlement, witnessing the gardens full with apples, and mountains such as Mt. Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Fang, Nilgiri and Annapurna I, you shall pass Chokhopani. Through Kokhethanti, crossing the river, through new road, you shall reach all the way to Kalopani. Stay overnight at Kalopani.
Day 14 :Trek to Tatopani
Altitude : 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 15 :Trek to Ghorepani
Altitude : Ghorepani: 2,850 m
 
The mountains and beautiful farmlands shall overlook you as you trek towards Ghar Khola Valley. 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 Ghorepoani.
Day 16 : Trek to Poon Hill/Tadapani
Altitude : Poon Hill: 3,210 m; 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 17 : Trek to Ghandruk/Pokhara
Altitude : Pokhara: 850 m
 
You will have to descend downhill through dark and dense forest of rhododendrons, to trek further on the ravine. Walking for a while more, you shall arrive at Ghandruk Village. This village is mostly inhabited by Gurung communities, and is located on a slope, enjoying the beautiful mountains. Further trek shall take you to Nayapul. Then, you shall drive to Pokhara. Spend the night at Pokhara.
  
Day 18 :Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude : 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 busy 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.
Day 19 : At Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
This is the day to explore Kathmandu. Visit the sites listed in the World Heritage by UNESCO, such as Basantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, etc. Do some shopping for your return flight. We will be sitting together in the Farewell Dinner and share our experiences. Stay your last night at Kathmandu.

Day 20 : 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 bade our farewell and goodbyes. Have a safe journey.

Trip Facts

Duration: 20 days
Seasons : March - May & Sept - Dec
Type: Moderate, Strenuous
Maximum height : 5416 M.
No. of Pax : 01 - 20 People
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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