ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
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Duration

21 Days


Starting Point

Kathmandu


Ending Point

Kathmandu


Average Time per Day

5 hrs


Highest Point

4,130m/13,550ft


Difficulty Level

Medium
Price

$1200


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Ascending Marshyangdi River valley.
  • Visiting oldest Buddhist monastery in Braga village.
  • Sightseeing around Manang village.
  • Crossing the Thorung-La over 5416 meters.
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath.
  • Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley.
  • Bathe in natural hot springs at Tatopani.
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill with magnificent mountain views.

OVERVIEW

Annapurna region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Himalayas since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This magnificent trek leads you to villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.\r\n\r\nStarting from the foothills of Lamjung with the magnificent Annapurna series along the way and crossing over the Thorong-la Pass at the maximum altitude of 5,614m, it gives you a geographically and ethnically varied experience of trekking in Nepal. By the time you cruise down the valley of Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world (three times deeper than the Grand Canyon) after Thorong-la pass, you will recognize the cultural changes across the region that you have traversed. Bringing all of these elements together in one trek, the Annapurna Circuit, makes for a truly once in a lifetime experience. On the way back we will pay our gratitude to Annapurna by admiring the beautiful sunrise and view from Poon Hill (3,210m). The trek ends in the beautiful, lakeside city of Pokhara.

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ITINERARY

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Ascend DMCrepresentative will greet you. You will be dropped off at the hotel, and after checking in, you could walk around Thamel, a popular tourist hub in Kathmandu. Observing the market and some souvenir shopping will freshen your mind. Dinner at an excellent restaurant will give you a taste of Nepali cuisine. Your trek guide will brief you about the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.

After breakfast you will drive for 178 km which takes around with beautiful scenic view to Besisahar along with Trishuli and Marshyandi Rivers. Once we arrive at Beshishar we will have our lunch, then we start our trekking towards to Bulbule. Overnight in Bulbule.

Our trail goes through Marshyandi River along with astonishing waterfalls, terrace rice field, and subtropical forest. With 3 hours we will reach Bahundanda where we will have our lunch. We continue our trek for two hours to reach Jagat where we stop for overnight stay at a local lodge. Overnight in Jagat.

Our trail goes up to the Jagat through a rocky path by passing beautiful waterfalls across the river. We enter the Manang District today. Finally after about 6 hours of walk we reach Dharapani where we stay overnight at a tea house. Overnight in Dharapani.

Today our aim will be to trek to Chame which is headquarter of Manang District. This place is situated on the banks of Marshyangdi River. At the start, the trail ascends up through oak and pine forest with beautiful landscape of Latamanang and Koto villages. It takes 5 hours to reach Chame. Overnight in Chame.

The trail climbs up to Pisang through fir and pine forest, rocky and steep path with magnificent views of Pisang Peak (6,091m), Annapurna II and waterfalls near Brothan Village. It takes about 6 hours to reach Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.

From Pisang our trail climbs up towards Manang through beautiful Yak pastures, crops fields and Tibetian monastery with the magnificent views of Annapurna II, III, IV, and other snowcapped mountain. It takes about 5 hours to reach Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Acclimatization is crucial before proceeding to higher elevations. This day you can visit the spectacular side trips to Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake and Glaciers. Also if you are interested to get more information you can visit Himalayan Rescue Association post. Overnight in Manang.

After breakfast at Manang, you will start you trek goes up the trail with magnificent view of mountains. About 5 hours of hike you will finally reach Yak Kharka. This is the joining place for those people who do Thorpng-La pass and also people from the other side Manang stay at this place. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

From Yak Kharka our trek head towards Thorung Phedi Base Camp. We start our pace slow by slow along the bank of Jorsang river until we descend down to cross the bridge. Afterward passing narrow path for about an hour we finally reached Thorung Phedi Base Camp. Overnight in Thorung Phedi.

Today is the most challenging day of our trekking as we have to pass the gruelling Thorong-La Pass which stands at 5,416m. We start early in the morning and walking 4hrs uphill we reach the pass. From here we have an incredible panoramic view of high desert mountains along with Kaligandaki valley. Then our trails descend downs for 6-7 hours to Muktinath, our destination for today. Muktinath is a holy place of Hinduism and Buddhism. Overnight in Muktinath.

After breakfast we descend down to Kagbeni. We trek along Kaligandaki River with view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri as well as other snowcapped mountains. Kagbeni is a Thakali village and the gateway to Upper Mustang. It is famous for apple gardens and apple products. It takes 3 hours to reach Kagbeni. We will visit the local community, this village is the perfect picture of Upper Mustang at a glance. Overnight in Kagbeni.

We start our trek after breakfast, and head towards Jomsom, district capital of Mustang District. We have our lunch at Jomsom, and spend sometime exploring the local bazaar. We walk towards Marpha following Kaligandaki river, and see if we can stumble upon fossils on the river bank! Marpha is quite famous for apple and apple products. Overnight in Marpha.

Today we pass through some interesting villages with traditional architecture, following Kaligandaki River. We reach at Larjung village after 5 hrs of trek. Overnight in Larjung.

Following the Kaligandaki river, we pass through different villages which reflect tradition lifestyle and snowcovered mountains always smile on the edge of Himalayas Dhaulagari, Nilgari, Annapurnas and many more. Overnight in Ghasa.

We move from dry landscape to pine vegetation after 5 hrs trek we will reach at Tatopani (which translates to hot springs). In the evening we will enjoy the natural thermals springs at the heart of this small town. Overnight in Tatopani.

Today we start the ascent to Ghorepani. Crossing several villages which will get you closer to Nepali traditional life style, we slowly contour up to Ghorepani all the way up. Ghorepani is the village of Magar people with their own culture and tradition. Stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri welcome us to this quaint village. Overnight in Ghorepani.

We hike for 40 minutes to Poon hill through the rhododendron forests to view the breathtaking Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Baraha Shikar, Annapura I, Annapurana South, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhere, and so on. The sunrise over the mountains will be a sight to savour. We walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start the trek into deep forests until we reach Banthanti. Downhill trail towards to Tikhedhunga passes Ulleri, and on stony steps we descend to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Walking for three hours with the company of lovely waterfalls we pass through lush forests. We stop at Naya Pul, whence we drive back to Pokhara on a 1hr drive. Overnight in Pokhara.

On a seven-hour drive on a tourist bus, we reach Kathmandu. You can spend some leisure time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute shopping in Thamel. We meet up for dinner in the evening and celebrate successful completion of our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

An amazing trip to the Himalayas concludes on this day. Ascend DMC staff will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Have a safe flight back!


Includes

  • Airport transfer
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Beshishar via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Nayapul to Pokhara via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist bus
  • All accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea-house during trek
  • 1 Leader from arrival to departure
  • 1 Assistant leader for every 4 client
  • 1 Porter for every 2 clients
  • Insurance, wages, meals and accommodation of crew members
  • Permits, entrance fees and government tax where applicable
  • Industry standard first aid kit
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Excludes

Excludes

  • Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airport tax
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Late check out on hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
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CUSTOMIZED TRIP

All the itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on a prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your leader of guide. However the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary.You have to keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remotest mountain region, where many unexpected events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, your guide or we will suggest the best alternatives to meet the similar activities to your original program.

PRICE

GROUP SIZE PRICE PER PERSON
1 USD 1780
2-5 USD 1225
6-10 USD 995

Important Information

IMPORTANT TRIP INFO

Nepal has basically two types of road transportation local and private where we mostly recommend you to use private transport with the green number plate which represents for tourist only. We have less road construction for a one way facility so roads are full of traffic where tourist transport are given more priority and are driven by a well experienced drivers. We advise you not to travel in the roof of vehicles in excitements, is an accidents takes a place the insurance don’t really cover this.
Generally most adventures and trip to Nepal is based on a remote areas and high places where you cannot imagine staying in the very quality accommodation.We have different star hotels available in the city area but during the trek we will be staying at tea houses and in camp. Local lodge better known as Tea house are simple but comfortable with the availability of all the features like toilets and washing facilities. For rafting treks and camping treks, we will set up a nice campsite where you can enjoy wonderful views and have a lovely time around a bonfire at night. Rafting camps will be set up on sandy beaches. Camping is generally made when we don’t have any hotels available to rest your weary legs and relish the beauty of the country side in remote Nepal.
Nepal has a huge variety in different foods. You will experience the vast array of wonderful foods found in the different destination. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and make sure that you get the best value meals possible. Far rafting trips and camping treks, our camp cook will prepare delicious meals. On every trip you will have a flexible opportunity to manage your budget and enjoy the test of large variety of dishes.
When you trek in the mountains there is high chance of getting altitude sickness. You better collect information about altitude sickness before you start trekking. High altitude sickness can happen to anybody – old or young, in a good shape or not. Being in hurry in the mountains of Nepal can be deadly. Your body can adjust to this altitude, but only if given enough time. You better carry a light weight because carrying a heavy pack can predispose some people to altitude illness. So we recommend you to give your loads to porters. If you find symptoms then you must descend down at any cost. The symptoms are totally different from one person to other. Sometimes you might feel headache, you may feel you need to throw up, your fingers may go slightly numb or you may start breathing heavy. If you have these kinds of symptoms you should stop at this height. Drinking lots of water can help you out. We highly recommend you not to take any pills to avoid headache or other illness because this has taken so many people to death.
We highly recommend you to get travel insurance before you travel with us. We require that to cover your medical expenses including emergency repatriation. This is policy which also covers your personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects which is strongly recommended for you. You leader will need to see your evidence of your travel insurance and the insurance company’s emergency contact number before you join the group for your trip.
We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before you travel any of the places and make sure your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. You better keep your passport and money in the neck wallet or money belt when you travel for the safety of your passports, air tickets, and money. You don’t need your expensive jewelry to be with you on a travel so keep it at home. Your leader will accompany you on all the activities, however if you have an own interest on different activities on a leisure time you can pursue but remember this activities you undertake are not the part of our trip itinerary.
>We have an aim to connect people to people no matter from which place from you are. Exchanging culture and learning about each other’s tradition with the heart full of respects. It is important to remember that what may be acceptable behavior, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another.You should be considerate of Nepal’s customs, traditions, religion and culture. It is better you dress modestly and respectfully especially when entering places of worship. You can bargain at market it is more fun when you put smiles on your face. You can learn some local language and don’t hesitate to use it. Simple greetings can make a huge difference. Buy locally made products which support local artisans and helps keep traditional crafts alive. We recommend you to ask and receive permission before you take picture of people including children.
We carry a first aid kit with the standard medicines prescribed by trekking doctors. We recommend you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the beginning of your trip. We suggest protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid etc. Acute mountain sickness is caused by going up high too fast and can be dangerous if all the warning signals are ignored. Altitude sickness has a potential to affect all the travelers from 2500m and higher. In case of serious sickness or a casualty, we will do everything to transfer you to nearest hospital. Regarding your safety the leader or your trip guide will be always around and will instruct you with every possible danger that can say hi to you on your adventure.
We provide you a highly qualified and trained leader who can manage your trip to be more wonderful. In order to match your requirement the leader will be selected officially. The other crew member who seems very helpful and polite will be there at your service at anytime. However in tourism crewmembers and porters hopes for your kind tips at the end of the services so we would like to recommend you to put on some tips to locate amazing smiles and thanks.

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