Annapurna Circuit Trek

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is also popularly known as "Annapurna Round". This is one of the common and most satisfying treks in the Himalayas. Annapurna circuit trek is an extraordinary trek in terms culture and environmental diversity. Annapurna Circuit trek provides you an opportunity to explore the scenery of the Himalayas. There you can encounter rhododendron forests, with many ethnic groups on the way.

Following program, we head towards northwest Thorung La Pass (5400 meter) and descend steeply down to Muktinath in the Mustang district. From the heights of the Pass, we gradually descend to Muktinath.  Muktinath temple is built in pagoda style which is sacred for Buddhist and Hindus shrines. Further we go down, we come closer to the forest leaving back the Himalayas.Finally we trek out of the gorges and look back to the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri before we come down to Pokhara.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration

22 days

Facts

Country: Nepal
 
Trekking region : Annapurna
 
Total Duration: 22 Days
 
Max. Elevation: 5416 meters
 
Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.16
 
Best Season:April- May- Jun , Sep- Oct - Nov

Trip Details

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu.

Arrivival to Kathmandu, the beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. The No Name Travel and Treks Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, you will have short briefing and final payment procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing/ Trek preparation

Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The temple is two storied pagoda houses with a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.

Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design. After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment for Annapurna Circuit trek

Day 03 - By bus to Besi Sahar and Trek to Khudi (790 meters)

We drive Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the rough road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. [Drive approx 7 hours] We start first day's short trek from Beshisahar. We then cross the stream and climb to the village of Denauti with its beautiful red-walled houses. From here we descend to the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola and then we walk through rice paddies and subtropical forests to the Gurungs village of Khudi, our first night stop.

Day 04 - Trek to Bahun Dada (1310 meters)

We pass a school and a forest nursery as we continue to walk up to the Marsyangdi Valley. After crossing a suspension bridge at Bhulbule, the road passes a cascading waterfall as we pass through the rice terraces the views of Manaslu are magnificent. The trail continues to ascend towards Bahundanda. Bahundandaliterally means "Hill of the Brahmins". It is situated on a long ridge and we camp in terraced fields near the village. [Walk approx 4]

Day 05 - Trek to Chyamche via Jagat (1290 meters)

From Bahun Dada a steep road descends from Bahundanda, through rice terraces. It then is climbs again. The Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and we follow the winding mountain path down through Syange along the river.The trail then climbs to descend to the stone village of Jagat, situated in Marsyangdi valley. We camp in the fields beyond the village. [Walk approx 4 hours]

Day 06 - Trek to Dharapani (1920 meters)

The road from Jagat descends until it almost reaches the river and then begins the climb again through a forest. After descending to the river and crossing a suspension bridge, we begin a climb to Sattale on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. Beyond the small village of Karte, there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani, and our camp for the night. [walk approx 5]

Day 07 - Trek to Chame (2630 meters)

We walk through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu. The Marsyangdi Khola enters a gorge and the path consists of steep stone steps. When the steep incline ends we follow a path of amid magnificent rhododendrons crossing and a stream before entering a pine forest. The trail climbs through a fir and pine forest to Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. [Walk approx 5 hours]

Day 08 - Trek to Pisang (3190 meters)

Lamjung Himal [6893m] shining bright in the morning sun, we set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as we climb the path up the valley. We continue through a fir and pineforest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. A short climb from the village brings us to a rock-strewn area where we cross a wooden bridge. Continue on, we come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. [Walk approx 5 hours]

Day 09 - Trek to Manang (3520 meters)

Past Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilichopeak. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV [7525m] also becomes visible. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a rocky mountain, we can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. After a short steep climb we reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. We camp here for the night [walk approx4 hours]

Day 10 - Rest day at Manang (3520 meters)

We take rest for a day before we make our journey go forward

Day 11 - Trek to Letdar (4250 meters)

From Manang, we climb to the next village of Tengi. We are now past the treeline and the vegetation that consists of alpine grasses and scrub juniper. The trail is up and down as the elevationgradually increases.  We come to the small settlement of Letdar. [Walk approx 3 hours]

Day 12 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (4500 meters)

Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, follow a narrow trail across an unbalanced scree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. [Walk approx 3 hours]

Day 13 - Cross Thorong La (5416 m) and trek to Muktinath (3800 meters)

Our day starts early for our crossing of Thorong La pass (5416 m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp. The views are impressive to see the snow covered mountains above. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m. Finally the  way to grassy slopes with a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley toMuktinath and its shrines and temple. [Walk approx 7-8 hours]

Day 14 - Trek to Jomsom (2713 meters)

We now begin the descent down Kali Gandaki valley. The palce is as like in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. We follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek. [Trek approx 3 and half hours]

Day 15 -TREK TO KALOPANI [2530m]

Descend to Marpha, a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields. Continue down the Kali Gandaki. The track continues and we reach Kalopani (2560m.) From here there are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas high above.

Day 16 - Trek to Tatopani (1160 m)

The trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village. We enter the steepest and narrowest part of the gorge shortly after Ghasa. Continuing on we come to Dana, a Magar village from where the large peak of Annapurna South can be seen. The trail then descends to Tatopani-1160 meters; where we can bath in hot springs at the side ofthe river.

Day 17 - Trek to Ghorepani (2775 m)

A short distance downstream from Tatopani, we cross the river on a large suspension bridge. After passing through the villages of Shikha and Chitre, we begin to climb through the forest to Deurali fromwhere we see the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. Just 10 minutes beyond the pass is the village of Ghorepani altitudes of2775 meters. Ghorepani or Ghodepan liliterally means "horse water".

Day 18 - Hike up to Poon hill (3193 meters) and trek to Tadapani (2630 meters

Early mornig hike up Poon Hill, one of the best view points for sunrise. It will give you real opportunity to view wonderful mountains above 8000 meters including Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna-I.The peaks with a maze of otherpeaks slowly begin to appear before our eyes. After morning hike up to poonhill, we aheadour trek to Tadapani- 2630 meters.

Day 19 - Trek to Ghandruk (1940 meters)

Our trek decend through forest to the village of Ghandruk (a Gurung village). For safety, we suggest our trekkers to walk in group (if possible).

Day 20 - Trek to Nayapul (1070 meters) and drive to Pokhara (820 meters)

We are in last day of trekking. From Ghandruk we trek to Nayapul around of 5 hours and then another one hour drive to Pokhara. Enjoy your whole day and evening in beautiful lake Fewa.

Day 21 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.

You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 22 - Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast; morning is free for individual activities. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Details

Trip cost:

US$ 1195 (1 Person) US$ 1125 (2-4 Persons) US$ 1050 (5-7 Persons) US$ 995 (7+ Persons)

Price Include

Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek

Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance.

Trekking permit and ACAP entrance fees

First Aid Kit

Culture Dinner program

Service Charge of our office

Price Exclude

Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance

Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

All; Trekking equipment and personal items

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