Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna traverse trek is one of the top destinations treks in world and based in Nepal. Which trek offering grand view of the three highest mountain range Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manasalu over 8000 meters height including ranges of snow capped trekking peaks over 6000m. The trail follows the Marshyangdi valley all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm field from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine timbers. After crossing the Throng La we have scenic deserts and famous pilgrimage Muktinath temple. Further down hill walk in the holy river bank and enjoy with apple garden in the Marpha. The trail leads us to the hot spring for relaxing bath via deepest gorge and climb up to pun hill for panoramic view point passing through rhododendron forest.
This trek may have chances to touch with wide ranges of diversified culture. Most of the tribal inhabitants are Gurungs, Magars and Thakalis. Higher region domain by Tibetan society and followed the Buddhism as lower part domain the Hindus with mixed culture. Higher mountains and attractive glacier lakes with higher pass Throng La (5,416m/17765 ft) carries own characteristic in this area. It is not only enough to see culture and mountains but we also have Himalayan wildlife admitting rare species of Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep and Golden Eagle are another attraction alsstic Yak during the trek. This trek has carries multi features with wide ranges of mountain scenery, flora and fauna, rare wildlife, rich culture and diversified landscapes is the reason for this trek, and the experience is truly awe-inspiring for visitors.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu(1,300m/4,264 ft).
Namaste & welcome to Himalayan Planet of Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Airborne Adventures representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Boudhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise.

After visiting Boudhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant & fellows to prepare for next day and overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, the same group may have option to choose same 3 sightseeing place inside Kathmandu valley instead of these given place.
(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (830m/2,723ft).
This morning we leave Kathmandu for our long trek to Annapurna. Drive by local bus to Besisahar through the scenic countryside and river view. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. En-route to Pokhara our route diverts from the town village of Dumre towards north to Besishahar. On arriving Besishahar entry your permit number and rest at the hotel. This is big town and district headquarters of the Lamjung, explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft).
Today, we begin our walk from Besishahar with fine view of Hiunchuli and peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) and crossing some local wooden & bamboo bridges reaches at Bhulbhule. It then continues to Ngadi village for lunch passing through waterfall through the river bank before reaching at Bahundanda for overnight. This is nice village on a top of hill and you may have chance to explore the evening time to local village and around the school area
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft).
After a breakfast the trek descends to Syange village crossing fields and local villages, a short downhill walk brings you Syange village is reached after crossing a long suspension bridge, and our trek continues gradually uphill from the river and the last steep climb to get to Jagat for lunch stop. From here an hour further walk on rocky path & long scenic waterfall across the river and finally brings you at Chamje for overnight stop. You can visit around the small villages but nothing to important for good view.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft).
From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft).
we continuing our trek further to Chame. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air will gets cooler, the trail then climb through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This is head quarter of Manang district with grand view of Annapurna II.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,700m/12,139ft).
The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening visit upper Pisang for the Tibetan style of houses and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft).
The trek starts with pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it’s short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk gently forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, thankas and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft).
Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft).
After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432).
We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means ‘foot of the hill’, is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 13: Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft).
Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 14: Muktinath to Kagbeni 2,800m/4240ft).
Today, we wake up early to the divine sounds of temple bells and visit the famous pilgrimage center to Muktinath Temple area. After breakfast it is an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. To reach Kagbeni one must travel on either side of the Kaligandaki River. The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni. Later in the afternoon you can visit a seven hundred years old monastery and visit the small alleys in a village and overnight at Hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 15: Kagbeni to Marpha 2,670m/8811ft).
After few hours hours walking from Kagbeni one reaches Jomsom, a large town and the headquarters of the Mustang region. It has an airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River and is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, the path continues following Kaligandaki down stream with different views of mountains and sandy paths. Two hours of easy walk from Jomsom towards the south-east brings you at Marpha for the overnight stop. This is a little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice as this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for its delicious apple and its products. Visit Marpha village with its Monastery, Apple Brandy factory and around.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 16: Marpha to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft).
Today, the walk is very enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river down stream reaches another charming village at Tukuche, close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri’s and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaualgiri’s east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche continuing trek down to Kalolpani village for lunch, and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses and lodge with grandeur view of Mt.Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali village for overnight at
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft).
The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna’s. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people with fewer of this ethnic tribe till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft).
Spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery and Kaligandaki valley.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 19: Pun hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft).
As briefing yesterday evening, we hike to early morning for 40 minutes up to Pun hill and en-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fur forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 20: dapani to Ghandruk (1,990m/6,529ft).
Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested path. The trail leads us is on gradual downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain. The trail enters an unusual and cool forest of moss-hung oak and rhododendron for an hour to Bhaise-Kharka a small place with couple of teahouses amidst the woods. A steep descend leads us through the slippery small fast flowing creeks and streams, after the steep portion the walk gets better on the gradual path most of the way for another hour or more to Ghandrung village for lunch and overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area and simply relax at the hotel.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

Day 21: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft).
This is our last day walk after long trek and immersing yourself to finish quickly this day. Trek leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Syalui bazzar settled in river bank of Modi. Further an easy path reaches at Birethanthi for lunch, where is the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River. After half an hour flat walk will reach at Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
(Breakfast, Lunch,& Delux Hotel accommodation included) Day 22: A Guided sightseeing in Pokhara Valley.
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Bindabashini, which one most important popular Hindu temples in pokhara. Two hour boating in phewa lake and visit the barahi temple which one in island in phewa lake. After this we will take you to Davi;s falls (water fall) The water is come from phewa lake by underground and water came out in here and falls start again goes from underground. Ghupteshower cave which is beside the falls. In this cave it is possible to go inside and from the last stop you can see the same devi’s falls water and you can see where is this water going.
After Davi’s falls and Gupteshower cave we’ll bring to you Tibetan refugee camp where the Tibetan people lives and do some business. One the way back to hotel we will show you pokhara cities around in Mahendrapul which means there is one bridge in seti river but we can’t see the water only we can hear the water sound. And this area is big shopping area for local people. This river is one of the deepest river in Nepal. After all of that we will back to hotel and free.
(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 23: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and re. st of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 24: Leisure at Kathmandu.
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, farewell dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu.
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
(Breakfast included)

Cost Include / Cost Exclude

Cost Include

  • 4 night\’s twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu as per your requested categories
  • 2 night\’s twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara as per your requested categories
  • All local transportation by private vehicle in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Beshishahar by local bus (Optional private vehicle)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by regular tourist bus (Optional flight/Private vehicle)
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle after trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek
  • Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper, all payments
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee and permit
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation

Cost Exclude

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Anything does not includes in service inclusive column

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