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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles Annapurna massif. It boasts spectacular mountain scenery and rising peaks of Mt Annapurna 1-4, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang Peak and Paungda Danda at an elevation of 6000 m-8000m. The high point of the trek entails crossing the 5416m high Thorong La Pass.

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The valley of Upper Manang is the home of Tibetan-Buddhist pilgrimage site & Muktinath, Kaligandaki valley with settlements of Gurung, Thakali and Manangi people. Annapurna circuit trek starts from the Besisahar and passes along Marsyangdi river and high passes of Thorung La.Then we trek to Manang and after crossing the Thorong la Pass via Muktinath and arrive at Jomsom, then we descend down to Tatopani & from Tatopani, we will ascend to Ghorepani and finally reach Poon hill.

From there we head back to Hile and arrive Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. The next day from Pokhara we will fly back to Kathmandu with the memory of this beautiful trek. The trek is usually going anti-clockwise. Annapurna circuit trek is moderate to fairly challenging, makes numerous river crossings along with suspension bridges. The best season for this trek is October to the end of November in the Autumn and from March to the end of May in the spring season.

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Overview

  • Spectacular mountain scenery and rising peaks of Mt Annapurna 1-4, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang Peak and many more peaks  at an elevation of 6000m-8000m.
  • The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Thorong La Pass at 5416m.
  • The valley of Upper Manang is the home of Tibetan-Buddhist pilgrimage site & Muktinath, Kaligandaki valley with settlements of Gurung, Thakali and Manangi people.
  • Trek to Muktinath and also possiblities to explore Lubra the hidden valley.
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel O/N at the hotel with Dinner.

After arriving at Tribhuwan international airport kathmandu, our airport executiv will transfer you to the Hotel. Afternoon our company will provide the well come dinner at the Nepali Restaurant.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and from Besisahar to Jagat on jeep O/N at the lodge with B/L/D.

Today you will drive from kathmandu to Besisahar with the tourist Bus. From Besisahar you have to change the vehicle because of the gravelled road. After driving 2.5 to 3 hrs you will reach at your today’s goal point Jagat.

Day 3
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m o/n at the lodge with B/L/D

After having breakfast the treks goes towards to Jagat via Chamje, Tal, to Dharapani. You will have a lunch break at the village Tal. By exploring the water falls and the landscaps you will heading towards Dharapani.

Day 4
Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2670m.) o/n at the lodge with B/L/D

Today your goal point is called Chame, which is also known as the district headquarter of Manang. So by exploring different types of flora and fauna with enchanting views of the mountains, such as Manaslu, Lamjung & Ngadi chuli etc.

Day 5
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m.)  o/n at the lodge with B/L/D

After leaving Chame you will climb up slightly to the small village in the middle of the jungle. Which is called dukur pokhari, which means the pond of pegions. So here you will have a lunch and after lunch you will slightly climb up to the right hand sight to Upper pisang.

Day 6
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m.) o/n at the lodge with B/L/D

Now you will leave this panoramic village pisang and walk towards the next destination, by crossing the terraced field and gravelled road through the small jungles of junipers and other trees, you will climb steep up to the village Gyaru from here you will enjoy the the views of the sorrounding mountains.

Day 7
Acclimatization day at Manang o/n at a lodge with B/L/D

Today you have a free day in Manang. If someone interest you can climb up to the view point which lies direct above the Gangapurna lake and below the Gangapurna glacier. from here you will catch the Annapurna three very near infront of you. Also a magnificent view of Gangapurna glacier. The day is actually for the acclimatization day at this altitude. 3500m.

Day 8
Trek from Manang to Churi ledar(4200m.) o/n at lodge with B/L/D.

Now you have to leave Manang and trek towards Churi ledar at an elevation of 4200m. From today you have to take enough rest and walk very slowly, the camp goes not so far, because of the high elevation.

Day 9
Trek from Churi ledar to Thorong High camp(4900m.) o/n at lodge with B/L/D.

After the breakfast you will leave Churi ledar and slowly heading to High camp. You have to walk very slowly and it is recommended to take enough water, at least 3 ltrs per day.

Day 10
Trek to Muktinath via. Thorong La pass(5416m.) o/n at a lodge with B/L/D.

Early in the morning we will provide the soups and tea or coffee in the lodge at High camp. After having warm soup and Tea or Coffee. You will leave from here and heading to the Nepal’s highest pass Thorang la. 5416m. On this day up to the next tea shop you will walk with the head light, because of the dark.

Day 11
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(2700m.) via lupra valley (2790m) o/n at a lodge with B/L/D.

Now you have an options to choose between two different routes. One goes through the hidden valley Lubra, which is also known as the Bon religious monastery in Lubra. The name Lubra is actually derived from Lu Dak. which means Lu = snake god, Dak = Rock or Hills. So it means the Rock or Hill of the snake God. If you look to the rocks in this village you will see the figure of snake on the rock. The other way goes directly to jomsom by jeep or bus.

Day 12
Trek from Jomsom to Kalopani(2500m) o/n at a lodge with BL/D

After the breakfast now you will leaving jomsom and heading towards Marpha, Tukuche via Kalopani. If you feel disturb on the road side you will change the route from Marpha on the left side. There is a trekking trail on the left side through the jungle, but you will meet the road again in Tukuche. After lunch at Tukuche you should first decide to walk the trekking trail or by road, but if the trekking trail is free and open bridge you should walk along the trekking trail. You have to consult with our trekking guide on the way.

Day 13
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani(1180m) o/n at a lodge with B/L/D

As per itinerary today you will walk towards Tatopani from kalopani, from here the way is almost gravelled up to Tatopani. So if you don’t mind on this day you can drive with the local bus or jeep to Tatopani and you will enjoy the Hotspring in Tatopani.

Day 14
Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (1935m.) o/n at a lodge with B/L/D.

Today your destination is to Sikha. From Tatopani you have to climb steeply up to dhurbin danda, from here the trails goes slightly up through many small villages. Finally you will reach at Sikha at an elevation of 1935m.

Day 15
Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani(2860m) o/n at a lodge with B/L/D.

This day is actually not a hard day. The trails goes through the jungle with different types of trees like Oak, Rhododhendron and other many mixed vegetation. After short climb you will arrive at the goal point Gorepani. One can also go for the hike to Poon hill to explore the sun set view from Poon hill. 3210m.

Day 16
Morning sunrise to Poon Hill(3210m) and back to Hile o/n at a lodge with B/L/D.

Early in the morning we will serve you Tea or Coffee, then heading towards Poon Hill to capture the stunning view of the Mountains with morning sunrise. After a few minutes photo session we will have to descend down for the breakfast and heading towards to Hille. At the evening the trekking staff will celebrate the last day celebration here, because the next day after 2 hrs walk you will leave the staffs.

Day 17
Trek from Hile to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara o/n at a hotel with breakfast

Now after arriving at Nayapul it is time to say good bye for the trekking staffs. You will pick up with the tourist vehicle from here to pokhara and the staff they will drive with the local bus or if they have another chance they will again start the new trek with other groups.

Day 18
Fly back to Kathmandu o/n at a hotel with breakfast.

According to your flight schedule you will transfer to airport with our trekking guide.

Day 19
Sightseeing in Kathmandu ( the world heritage site in Kathmandu) o/n at a hotel with B/D

Today you will have a city sight seen program according to our program. The cultur guide will pick you up from the Hotel and guiding you to the world herritage site of kathmandu, Pashupati nath, Boudha nath, and swayambhu nath.

Afternoon we will provide fare well dinner at one of Nepali kitchen at ktm. with cultural program.

Day 20
Final departure from Tribhuvan International airport.

According to your flight schedule our airport executiv will bring you to the airport for the final departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/German speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • 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 kits (carried by staff members)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section.

FAQs

Is there a provision for flexibility in itinerary?

Yes, there is. However, conditions apply in terms of money and time.

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Trip Facts

  • Bus/Plane
  • 2-10 pax
  • 5416 m.
  • 20 Days/ 19 Nights
  • 3 Star category Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara in BB basis. Simple lodges and twin sharing bed during trekking in full board basis.
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