Annapurna Circuit - (19 Days )

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The trek starts with drive to Arughat and further driving up to Soti Khola.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)

Nepal

Country of natural beauty.

The Annapurna Circuit or also called Annapurna Thorung la pass trek is a circular trek around the mighty Annapurna range, a journey that is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. This 222 kilo meter trek offers a unique insight into physical and cultural diversity of Nepal. From Kathmandu we travel to the road-head at Besishahar and then start walking. However, the recent development in rough motor able road can lead us to Chame (headquarter of Manang district).

The Annapurna Circuit trek trail follows Marsyangdi River through rice paddies, terraced fields and Hindu villages under shadow of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. As we ascend, valley becomes narrower, waterfalls plunge from high above and scenery gains a rugged alpine appearance. The trail soon bears west behind the Annapurnas, to enter a Trans-Himalayan region populated by people of Tibetan origin, whose prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries are constant reminders of their Buddhist culture. From Manang we undertake challenging crossing of the Thorong La (5416m), this is the heart of Annapurna Circuit and links Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki Valleys. At the top of the pass, we view panoramic mountain view and then descend to holy temples Muktinath, before dropping to the valley floor at Jomsom. We then pass through the world’s deepest gorge cutting between peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and on to the hot springs at sub-tropical, Tatopani. The final climb of the trek through forest and stone steps takes us to Ghorepani, where we enjoy more magnificent views of the Annapurnas. Then descends to the road head, where our transport awaits to take us to the beautiful Pokhara to complete this memorable trek.

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The trip was all it was advertised to be. The small group made it much more personal. The exposure to Nepalese traditions, the foods were wonderful.” “Each was unique with its own atmosphere. All were enjoyable, and the locations were excellent.” “I enjoyed the presentation of the meals. Always a surprise, and a tremendous variety.” Our tour guide was very relaxed and willing to help each of us. Kept a steady pace, but not hurried.” HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - ARRIVE TO TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TIA) KATHMANDU (1300m)

Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

DAY 2 - KATHMANDU DRIVE TO BESISAHAR (730 m.) 7-8 hours

Early morning after having breakfast, we drive to Besisahar which takes about 6 hrs. On the way we tend to see a lot of sites that gives verdure, rivers, villages, farms and delightful mountain situations.

DAY 3 - BESISAHAR TREK TO BAHUNDANDA (1330 m.) 5-6 hours

Today the trail goes through the deep stream gorge, rice fields, sub tropic forest and little hamlets that goes past impressive water with high peaks of Himalayas.

DAY 4 - BHANDANDA TREK TO TAL (1700 m.) 5-6 hours

Today our path drops steeply to Syange crossing the Marsyangdi watercourse on the span. We’ve got a bent to then follow the stream to the stone village of Jagat then the path ascends through the bush forest to reach Chamje .and with the boulder aisle afterward the Marsyandi Rivers steadily up to Tal the aboriginal apple in the Manang district.

DAY 5- TAL TREK TO BAGARCHHAP (2160 m.) 5-6 hours

This will be our exciting day, we will leave Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey to witness Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, beautiful landscape and old villages. Don’t miss an opportunity to take beautiful pictures as we encounter with Mountains, waterfalls and Country side life style of Nepal. We will rest at Bagarchhap.

DAY 6- BAGARCHHAP TREK TO CHAME (2670 m.) (DISTRICT HEADQUARTER OF MANANG) 5-6 hours

We will continue our walk enjoying the view of Mountains, Peaks and waterfalls on the way. Today will be the easy day, after 5 hrs walk we will reach to Chame, headquarter of Manang. It’s a beautiful little town with more facility than your previous days.

DAY 7 - CHAME TREK TO PISANG (3200 m.) 5-6 hours

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang where we spend the night.

DAY 8 - PISANG TREK TO MANANG (3540 m.) 5-6 hours

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang

DAY 9 - REST DAY IN MANANG

In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

DAY 10 - MANANG TREK TO YAK KHARKA (4018 m.) 4-5 hours

Today the trail passes through the stream, and climbs up the village of Tenki on top of Manang, and so on to the Marshyangdi natural depressions turning northwest up the Jarsang Khola. Then we cross associate ancient previous Mani shut in pleasing grassland and so reaches little village of Yak Kharka.

DAY 11 - YAK KHARKA TREK TO THORONG PHEDI OR HIGH CAMP (4450 m./4850 m.) 4-5 hours

We climb for two hours climb then descending to cross the river. Then again gain altitude with uphill until reaching Thorong Phedi. We rest then here well so that we could start early in the morning tomorrow to cross Thorung la pass.

DAY 12 - THORONG PHEDI OR HIGH CAMP TREK TO MUKTINATH (3760 m.) VIA THORUNG LA PASS (5416 m.) 6-7 hours

Today we cross the division of our trek which is able to be for sure unforgettable event passing well-liked high pass, Thorung La which is located at 5416m. After accomplishing this troublesome achievement, you may be greeted with a tricky descent (1600m) to Muktinath. Muktinath is that the name of the Hindu God with which means of the “God of Salvation”.

DAY 13 - MUKTINATH TREK TO MARPHA (2667m.) 6-7 hours

You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets.

DAY 14 - MARPHA TREK TO GHASA (2013m.) 5-6 hr.

Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost flat level up to Kalopani and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The surrounding area of Ghasa is famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), and Nilgiri South (6839m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.)

DAY 15 - GHASA TREK TO TATOPANI (1190 m.) 4-5 hours

The trail descends steeply to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is an amazing site to see. From here you can see the deepest gorge in the world between the two mountains of Annapurna I (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) which face each other near Rukse Waterfall. Now the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in the hot spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases.

DAY 16 - TATOPANI TREK TO GHOREPANI (2860 m.) 6-7 hours

Your trail passes along a flat level of the land for some distance before ascending steeply for at least one hour. The path then goes through different villages inhabited by the people of different castes and agricultural land. Next the trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages like Phalate, Chitre and so on. Although there is time enough to continue, it is better to stay here overnight so that you can make the morning trip to Poon Hill (3180m.) for an outstanding panorama of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri ranges, Annapurna I, Bahra Sikhar (Twelve peaks or renowned as French Fang), Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and Mardi Himal

DAY 17 - GHOREPANI TREK TO MAYAPUL (1070 m.) DRIVE TO POKHARA (6-7 hr/1:30 hours)

Waking early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill along steep trail. This place is famous to catch the magnificent splendor of sunrise over the Himalayas, wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys including the closest views of more than 20 highest mountains. The we return to lodge to take breakfast and we walk all the way down to Nayapul via Ulleri. Today will be downhill walking all the time. Then take a bus till Pokhara.

DAY 18 - POKHARA DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (195 km.) 6-7 hours

We weave the journey of this day by returning back to Kathmandu from the beautiful Pokhara. By this time of the entire trek, we will have spent a long period of unforgettable memories. It will have been one of the best holiday of your life.

DAY 19 - Final Departure

Today is last day in our itinerary, last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives 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 schedule to your onward destination or next trip.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • AIRPORT TRANSFER BY PRIVATE VEHICLE YES
  • KATHMANDU ACCOMMODATION IN BB BASIS YES
  • POKHARA ACCOMMODATION IN BB BASIS YES
  • BEST AVAILABLE TWIN SHARING LODGE ACCOMMODATION DURING TREK YES
  • FULL BOARD MEAL (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER) DURING TREK YES
  • ALL GROUND TRANSPORTATION YES
  • TIMS (TREKKING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) CARD YES
  • ACAP (ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PERMIT) YES
  • ADVENTURE CERTIFICATE YES
  • GOVERNMENT LICENSE HOLDER ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE YES
  • PORTER AND HIS ENTIRE EXPENSES YES
  • ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES YES
  • LUNCH AND DINNER IN KATHMANDU. NOT
  • MONUMENTS ENTRANCE FEE WHILE SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU. NOT
  • EXTRA NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU IF NEEDED. NOT
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE (BRING ACCURATE USD CASH AND TWO PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS FOR FASTER SERVICE). NOT
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE AND TRAVEL INSURANCE. NOT
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES (PHONE CALLS, INTERNET, LAUNDRY, BAR, BILLS, BATTERY RECHARGE, HOT SHOWER ETC.) NOT
  • TIPS FOR GUIDE AND PORTERS.NOT

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