Annapurna Circuit Trek - 18 Days

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and sightseeing
  • Transport: Deluxe tourist bus & private car
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,415 meters, Thorong - La pass, stunning views
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Approx. walking: 5-6 hours

Highlights

  • Picturesque Marshyangdi River Valley
  • Manang and the Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Technical Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • Spiritual center-Muktinath and the windy Kaligandaki valley
  • The wonderful viewpoint- Poon Hill (3210m)

About Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking has marked itself as a spectacular trekking in Nepal. It is equally popular by Round Annapurna Trek that connects the Annapurna and Mustang region via Thorong La Pass (5416m), which is the highest Himalayan pass in the world. The gratifying Himalayan sceneries, biological diversities and recurrently shifting landscape of the Annapurna and away from its offer the unique familiarity to get the real content of the outing around Annapurna and a tiny part of the Mustang region.

The elegant two week excursion through the Annapurna Circuit trail begins through the Marshyangdi River Valley that proffers the charming beauty of Annapurna, including the greeneries of forest, waterfalls and the ethnic communities. The Tibetan Buddhism of Manang further justifies the worth of the journey that significantly allures you. The most fascinating part of the Round Annapurna trek lies on the day you cross through the Thorong La Pass to observe the stunning Annapurna white peaks and its vicinity. The arid part of Lower Mustang region is another side of the trek beyond Annapurna. Various places like Muktinath and Kagbeni along with the windy Kali Gandaki valley prospect the attractions of the trekkers. You meet the Lower Annapurna route as you ascend to Ghorepani via Sikha and hike to Poon Hill. Annapurna circuit trekking consistently changes the taste of altitude and geography. Local lodges with continental kitchen have contributed a lot to become this trip as a superb trek in Annapurna.

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Annapurna Circuit Trekking with a perfectly designed itinerary.  Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek. Please, contact us for more details about the trek.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.  

    From Kathmandu, we take a drive after the breakfast through the Prithvi Highway. The drive offers the sceneries near by the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River valley, green hillside and the terraced hillside. Reaching Besisahar, we take a short break and drive further to Bulbule near Khudi. Overnight at lodge.

      The first day of the trekking in Annapurna circuit route, we follow the Marshyangdi River bank, crossing numerous suspension bridges. The farming land, forest and waterfalls are the frequent occurring sceneries. The wide Ghermu Phant is breathtaking. Then we pass Syange and Jagat, we reach to Chamje with a steady walk. Overnight at lodge. 

        After the breakfast at Chamje, we begin to trek through the uphill trail, following the Marshyangdi River bank. Passing Sattale, we reach to Tal from where we enter into the Manang region with an official entry. Then the trail goes steeply uphill to the stone staircase and reach to Dharapani, where centuries old chhortens lie. Then we gradually walk ahead to Bagarchhap and rest. Overnight at lodge.

          We begin to walk after the breakfast through the rocky trail. Passing Timang, we walk through the sub-tropical forest, which steadily leads us to Kopar. Then, we walk all the way easily to Chame, which is the district center of Manang. Another superb chance to enjoy the Annapurna view. Overnight at lodge.

            The trail from Chame begins through the dense woods. We cross numerous bridges enjoying the valley view accompanied by the snowy peaks on the horizon. Steadily, we reach to the Pisang village, located at the bottom of the Pisang peak. Overnight at lodge. 

              The trail from Chame is dominated by the arid landscape. The animal herds and the trekkers give us a wonderful scenario. Selecting the preferred route, we gradually walk to Mungji, which offers the beautiful view of the snow covered peaks. If we walk via Hongde, it is less climbing route and we reach to Ghyaru. Passing Braga of Manang, we reach to the Manang village, a big settlement of the Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at lodge. 

                The acclimatization day in Manang, we spend exploring the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, chhortens and Mani walls. Some of the ancient monasteries and the typical cultural lifestyles of the local people are amazing. We hike further to the Gangapurna Lake and back to Manang. Overnight at lodge.

                  From Manang, we leave after the breakfast, continually ascending through the Jarshang Khola valley. From the stream, we take a steep uphill route and walk along the grazing meadow. We reach to Yak Kharka and take a rest. If you are fit with your energy level, we can go to Ledar. Overnight at lodge.

                    Trekking from Yak Kharka begins with a gradual climb up Ledar. Then it goes to downhill continually to the River. Then we climb up steadily all the way to Phedi. Again, if you are fit enough to walk another couple of hours, we trek continually to Thorong High camp. Overnight at lodge.

                      From Phedi, we begin to ascend in the early morning. We cross the high camp and continually climb through steep rocky slope all the way to the Thorong La (5416 meters). The magnificent sceneries of the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Chulu peak and others can be seen. After the photo session, we begin to descend through the steep and slippery trail, all the way to Muktinath, which is a spiritual center of the Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Overnight at lodge. 

                        The prayer bells and the people's movement of the Muktinath temple is wonderful. From Muktinath, after the breakfast, we follow the downhill trail via Jharkot and Lupra. Then we reach the Kaligandaki River, and follow the dusty trail all the way to Jomsom, which is the district center of the Mustang region. Overnight at lodge. 

                          From Jomsom, we trek down through the widely spread Kaligandaki River bank. We reach to the Marpha village and see the apple orchid. It's a long way to walk along the Kali Gandaki River to reach Kokhethanti. Kalopani is a step ahead of it and we take a rest. Overnight at lodge. 

                            Descending continually following the River, we pass Lete and Ghasa, enjoying the wonderful Kaligandaki River valley. We pass Kopchepani and trek down gradually to reach Tatopani. The natural hot spring at Tatopani can give you the relaxation and avoid the tiredness of the trek. Overnight at lodge. 

                              After breakfast we walk along the Gharkhola goan and trek uphill through sizeable shikha. The trail is almost uphill through the rhododendron forest with the pleasant sounds of the birds. We continually trek to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a major stop for trekkers doing all varieties of the Annapurna Circuit, which lies at the base of the Poonhill. Its surrounded by the rhododendron forest. Overnight at hotel. 

                                Poon Hill is the best viewpoint to enjoy the good morning sunrise over the snowy peaks. Early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill and enjoy the spectacular moment, taking photographs. Then we trek down to Ghorepani, have a breakfast and trek down all the way to Nayapul via Ulleri and Tikhedhunga. Then we catch a taxi to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. 

                                  From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the Riverbank sceneries. If you have one more day, Pokhara sightseeing is a recommended thing to do along with the boating in Phewa Lake. Then, transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at hotel. 

                                    According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

                                      Cost Details

                                      • Airport pick up & drop off transport
                                      • 2 nights twin- sharing accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu include breakfast
                                      • 1 night twin- sharing accommodation in a 2 star hotel in Pokhara include breakfast
                                      • Public bus transportations from Kathmandu to Bulbule and tourist from Pokhara to Kathmandu
                                      • Private transportation from trek ending point to Pokhara
                                      • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
                                      • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
                                      • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
                                      • Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee.
                                      • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
                                      • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
                                      • First aid medical kit
                                      • Trekking map
                                      • Government taxes & office service charge
                                      • International flights
                                      • Nepal entry visa fee
                                      • Your travel and medical insurance (recommended)
                                      • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, porter for single trekker etc.)
                                      • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

                                      Useful Information

                                      These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.

                                      We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the infamous Chitwan National Park jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal , Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), mountain flights, world class white water rafting and much more. Let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you.

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