Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration : 12 days Accommodation : Standard | deluxe hotel | Lodges
Season : Sept – June Transport : Jeep | Tourist bus

 

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an incredible trek that offers you a broad range of unique recreation Nepal has to give. Immerse yourself in the rhododendron forests and vibrant mountain villages to discover the nature of the Annapurna panorama’s majestic pinnacles. Visit temples, monasteries, and some intriguing landscapes that will satisfy your hunger for nature and cultural fantasies. The knowledge of rural culture and unique ethnic group people tradition will encourage you to live with joy!

Annapurna Circuit Trek brings you across the challenging Thorong La Pass from beautiful subtropical Nepal to the desert-like alpine region. Annapurna mountains and Mt. Dhaulagiri’s spectacular landscapes are a intriguing asset that will keep you moving all the way. Your walk up to the Thorong La Pass is nerve trembling and exhausting but the accomplishment of being there and making a linear journey around the region of Annapurna is a medal you will carry for life.Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate type of trek ; not very challenging or less challenging. You should be relatively fit and be prepared to withstand lengthy uphill and downhill walks.

Manang Valley is an secluded, desert-like valley in the Annapurna region. It is surrounded by people of ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung and Magar who practice Buddhism mostly. The secluded valley is a great location to enjoy mountain views such as Chulu Range, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Kangaru Peak and Throng Peak. Similarly, Thorong La Pass is the world’s highest pass that provides the Annapurna region’s magnificent mountain views. It is marked by the few heaps of rocks and prayer flags.

After we cross the pass, we reach a renowned holy site of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims – Muktinath. It comprises of Lord Vishnu’s Gompa and temple. There is an ever-burning flame lighting up with a natural gas. The mountain views from this site are also amazingly fascinating. Next, we go down to the world’s deepest gorge  – the gorge of Kaligandaki. The environment is wild and deserted, but it will take us to Jomsom’s warm and vibrant city.


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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL

You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.


Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours

We’re going to ride to Beshisahar. From Beshisahar we take a local jeep to Jagat. This ride provides you with some output into the indigenous people – their lifestyle and community. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 03 - Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hours

We’re going to leave Jagat on foot again. Our route reaches Chyamje. The route brings us uphill through the Oak forest after passing a suspension bridge. We're going to keep hiking for a while until a valley arises. We cross Kodo village and climb up to Dharapani village. Guesthouse stay overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04 - Dharapani to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hours

On the mule path, the path enters fir forest followed by the high oak and maple trees along the shoreline. On the way, the view from the main Himalayan peak is fantastic. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse – Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Day 05 - Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 5 hours

Our route now meets a narrow and steep river valley that winds through profound forests. Thepanoramic view of the top of Pisang and Annapurna II is incredible. Guesthouse stay overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06 - Pisang to Manang (3570m) Duration: 4 hours

Today, through Ghyaru – Ngawal – Mungji we will go up the path to Manang. The soaring magnificent summits overwhelm our eyes with a panoramic view of Annapurna, Pisang, and several others will give us more astonishing landscapes. The landscape and vegetation of today will alter. The cold, dry weather makes the environment much harder. Our brief trip to the Barge Monastery is the biggest in the Manang district. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.  Overnight at the guest house.

Day 07 - Manang - Acclimatization day

This day is dedicated to the high-altitude acclimatization. With a side journey towards Lake Gangapurna we pass our time touring the monastery. We can tour the Himalayan Association Clinic in local villages as well. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the room at Guesthouse.

Day 08 - Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours

The route passes the river from Manang village and ascends to Tenki Village above Manang, and then continues ascending from Marshyangdi Valley to the northwest, up Jarsang Khola Valley. Then we will follow the valley to the north, pasturelands and the trees, as it grows continuously. We cross the tiny village of Ghunsa, just beneath the path, which is a group of plain mud roofs. The route passes now by the wilderness where horses and yaks graze contentedly. We pass the river on a wooden bridge over an old Mani wall in a beautiful meadow before reaching  Yak Kharka, another tiny village. Smooth but slow climbs are the main to avoid issues of altitude. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09 - Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours

We’re going to create our way to the foot of the Throng Phedi pass. This is a tiny but vibrant village that meets the requirements of weary trekkers and climbers. Groups like ours use this as a base camp. Some team members may want to walk today to the High Camp to make it simpler for them next day – although the (company) has reservations about this. Tomorrow is a difficult day planned and we halt at Thorong Phedi to rest soundly (instead of risking a less pleasant evening at the greater altitude at High Camp). Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10 - Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hours

We’re going to begin our ascent to the pass soon. We have to be fresh because the initial ascent phase is very low. The route becomes slushy from melting snow as we reach the peak. We arrive at the top of the pass after making our way through rocky ridges (5416 m). The peak provides a beautiful 360-degree panorama of snow-capped mountains stretching north to Tibet. Looking back, we can see several Annapurna mountains and the lovely Kali Gandaki valley is in front of us. Then our trail descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800 m), which is an significant Hindus pilgrimage location. Many ethnic Tibetans and devoted Buddhists find it a special location and home. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner..

Day 11 - Muktinath to Jomsom (2600m) Duration: 5 hours

We are near to successfully completing the Annapurna Circuit Trek after touring Muktinath’s holy temple as we walk to Jomsom. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12 - Jomsom to Pokhara

We take a flight to Pokhara in the morning. We’re going to log in at the hotel upon arrival. The day can be spent touring Pokhara City’s exciting attractions. Overnight stay at the hotel, including breakfast.

Day 13 - Drive back to Kathmandu

Scenic ride home by tourist bus to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight in the hotel, including breakfast

Day 14 - Farewell

A representative from (company name) Team will bring you to the airport about 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

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Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One Night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Syange by private jeep.

  • Jomsom – Pokhara airfare including departure tax

  • Surface transfer from Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus

  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide,  porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance etc.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

 

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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