Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Group size:1-12 people Max-Altitude:5,416m/17,769ft
Destination:Nepal Trip Grade level:Moderate  
Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from:Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accommodation:Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Trip Highlight:

  • Lifetime adventurous trekking experience near Annapurna
  • Magnificent views of World’s famous and deadly mountain “Mount Annapurna and its Himalaya“, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak and Gangapurna 
  • Explore the Gurung peoples & its culture
  • Natural beauty and himalaya

Trip Introduction:

Annapurna Circuit trekking is the best trekking route in Nepal. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign tourists visit this area.

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most prefer trekking route in Nepal. It is located within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160-230km, depend on where motor transport is used. In this trek, the height is between 800m (Pokhara) and 5416m (Thorong La Pass). We trek slowly and steadily gaining altitude as well as acclimatization. That makes reach upto Thorong La Pass is easier and quite safe. During the mountain scenery, most memorizing views of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchree, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna and Pisang Peak. We also reach the most famous Temple Muktinath, where peoples believe get  “place of liberation or moksh” after death.

The trek begins at Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. We back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Our 15 days Annapurna Circuittrek ideall for those trekkers who want to trek around natural beauty of Annapurna mountain range with beautiful landscape and spiritual also. It is a best opportunity to explore the world of the Himalayas. However, trekkers must be in good health and physically fit for this trekking. In this itinerary, we keep in mind to acclimatized with the environment very well.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu[1400m/4593ft]
Day 2: Kathmandu – Bhulbule (190km/840m/ 8hrs)
Day 3: Bhulbule – Jagat (1300m 7 Hrs)
Day 4: Jagat – Dharapani (1860m 6 ½ Hrs)
Day 5: Dharapani – Chame (2670m 6-7 Hrs)
Day 6: Chame – Pisang (3200m 6-7 Hrs)
Day 7: Pisang – Manang (3540m, 6hrs)
Day 8: Rest Day At Manang
Day 9: Manang – Chulu Leder (4200m, 4hrs)
Day 10: Chulu Leder – Thorong Phedi (4450m, 3hrs)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi – Thorong Pass (5416m) – Muktinath (3800m, 10hrs)
Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom (2810m, 6hrs)
Day 13: Jomsom To Pokhara (B)
Day 14: Pokhara To Kathmandu
Day 15: Farewell

Includes:

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Duffle bag for the trekking Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require
  • First aid medical kit
  • Twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Excludes:

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu [1400m]
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport symbolic will welcome you and provide the detail program further. As we don’t have any planned activities, we check into the hotel and rest for the day. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu – Bhulbule (190km/840m/ 8hrs drive)
We begin our Annapurna trekking with a 8 hours drive to Bhulbule along to the Prithvi Highway with an essential physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support. From Dumre we divert to the rough route by the Marsyangdi River passing low-lying villages and rice fields. Eventually, we reach Besi Sahar which is the capital of Lamjung District.
We then continue our 2hrs drive to Bhulbule at the bank of Marsyangdi River.

Day 3: Bhulbule – Jagat (1300m 7 Hrs)
The trail for the day continues to Jagat descending sharply from Bahundanda via rice fields and crossing a stream situated at the bottom of a small waterfall. The trail further reaches Hani Gaon after climbing and traversing high hillside high above the river. Marshyangdi valley then forms a sharp V-shape. Then after we move ahead to the windy mountain path through Syange along with the river for some distance. The trail then harshly climbs around 200-300m above the riverbed into the sheer cliff-face to reach Jagat. This village is called stone village, situated on shelves, which extend out into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley.

Day 4: Jagat – Dharapani (1860m 6 ½ Hrs)
The descending trail further continues to the river and passes through a dense forest. On advancing higher we come across a sharp-edge cliff facing the river bank. On moving ahead, one of the magnificent scenery of Annapurna mountain ranges, Chyamje shows itself. We cross the suspension bridge and climb vertically towards slippery and physically challenging path to reach Sattale. Subsequently, we descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal. As we move ahead the valley narrows itself and trail turns into a high and windy with a bit of cliff walking. Further, we encounter with steep forested village of karte. Finally, travelling along the waterfalls and cliffs, we cross a suspension bridge and end our day at Dharapani.

Day 5: Dharapani – Chame (2670m 6-7 Hrs)
We continue our trip cutting through a narrow field from the village. The Dudh Khola veers to the left which originates from the south face of Manaslu. As we move ahead where the Marsyangdi veers to the left and Annapurna II is visible from Bagarchhap which is a Bhotia village where we find colorful flags with prayers waving in the breeze. We further ascend through a forest of pine an oak and waterfall thunder can be experienced after Dhanakyu. From here Marshyangdi river passes through a gorge and the trail follows rock-strewn path.
We can spend a majestic time with the pleasing scenery of Manaslu before we move ahead. As we cross sudden incline we then pass through magnificent rhododendrons slight vertical trail. Then we cross pine forest, stream and come into pristine Hamlet of Kotho. Here, we can capture enchanting view of Annapurna II. Walking further we arrive at Chame with large white gate with a corrugated iron roof. It’s major attraction is the hot spring. The administrative headquarter of Manang District has all the essential facilities like electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels lodges and banks.

Day 6: Chame – Pisang (3200m 6-7 Hrs)
The next day, in the morning, we will spend some time enjoying the mesmerizing sight of glowing Lamjung Himal (6893m) and move crossing large suspension bridge along Marshyangdi. We then traverse houses and lodges on the northern side of the river and mender through barley field towards Leleku (2775m). Ahead, after undulating mountain passes, we enter an interesting apple orchard close to a bridge at 2840 meters and the pristine hemlet of Bratang across. Historically, it used to be Khampa settlement place and a stone memorial of a Japanese Climber has been built in this place.
Moving further from forested village the valley turns into a gentle U-shape and beautiful Annapurna range rears up. Ahead, we again pass through steep rock-strewn trails to the south side to cross long suspension bridge at 3040 meters high. The vantage point allows viewing Paungda Dang rock rising more the 1500 meters from the river. Furthermore, towards Pisang we will have an opportunity to capture splendid views of Annapurna II high on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east.

Day 7: Pisang – Manang (3540m, 6hrs)
From Pasang to Manang through steep ridge and take pleasure our trek continues towards the beautiful sights of the Manang Valley and Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. Before Manang, we descend through Manang’s airstrip and arrive at Hongde lying under the gigantic Annapurna III on the north-east face.We reached ahead at wide plant of the Sabje Khola Valley where we can see the to beautiful view of Annapurna IV (7525m).
Advancing on we cross over a gushing Marsyangdi Khola on wooden bridge and enter a beautiful village of Mungji. Further treading we leave behind some cultivated fields and reach impressive monastery of Bryaga village. Finally, before we land at Manang we enjoy the majestic view of the Annapurna range – Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).

Day 8: Rest Day At Manang
When we reached Manang we stay there for a day and spend our some time to see the wonderful ice fall which flows down in the river from the mountain peaks covered by glaciers and also we will enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna mountain range and the Manang valley. Stay at Manang will help us acclimatize before we head through the Thorung La. Also, an interesting visit to Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post.

Day 9: Manang – Chulu Leder (4200m, 4hrs)
Taking break time for a day we move forward Thorung La to cross a stream, hiking to Tengi, 120 meters above Manang and move up crossing Marshyangdi Valley which takes us to north-west up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. Ahead we reach at small Gunsang village through amid the spectacular view Annapurna mountain range and trek beyond the lush vegetation of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. Gunsang is a cluster of flat mud roofs situated below the route where we can find several lodges.
We now encounter with grazing horses and yaks as we approach picturesque meadows and rich forest of barberry, juniper etc. As we move on along a large stream flowing from Ghulu West and Gundang and the trail leads to a rich pasture at 4000 meters.

Day 10: Chulu Leder – Thorong Phedi (4450m, 3hrs)
As we leave Letdar the trail steadily climbs to the edge descends to the headwaters of the Marshyandgi. We cross the River via a covered wooden bridge and ascent for a while up the mountain path on the right bank. Finally, a narrow trail crosses an unstable steep slope and descends to the Thorung Phedi.

Day 11: Thorong Phedi – Thorong Pass (5416m) – Muktinath (3800m, 10hrs)
The trek starts early in the morning to the Thorung La (5416m). As we leave the camp the trail turns out to be sharp. The trail is well defined since its being used by the local people for hundreds of years. Almost after 4 hours of continuous climb, the gradient eases reaching the Chorten and prayers flags of the pass. We experience the vivid picture of the mountains covered with white snow, the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which extend out before us.
We have 1600m trek remaining to Muktinath. The demanding journey makes up by the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Finally, appears grassy slopes and then a pleasant walk towards Muktinath and its shrines and temples.

Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom (2810m, 6hrs)
We continue our trek down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. We pass visiting the Jharkot and Khingar villages with Tibetan architecture and follow the valley floor mostly on the way to Jomsom. We can enjoy the fine views of Nilgiri peaks from Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki.

Day 13: Jomsom To Pokhara (B)
We will transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule and fly to Pokhara and free day.
As per the scheduled flight, we will manage your transfer to the Jomsom airport. The free day stars as you reach Pokhara.
Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (fishtail).

Day 14: Pokhara To Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly the free morning can be used in the city’s ample shops and cafe’s also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake.

Day 15: Farewell
A representative from Nepal Power Places will take you to the airport few hours before the scheduled flight.


The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new date, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given below:

Start DateEnd Date Price in USD($)Booking
2019-03-202019-04-04
1375
2019-03-252019-04-09
1375
2019-04-052019-04-19
1375
2019-04-152019-04-29
1375
2019-04-202019-05-04
1375
2019-04-252019-05-09
1375
2019-05-012019-05-15
1375
2019-05-102019-05-24
1375

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