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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking
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Trip Highlights:

  • Country:
    Nepal

  • Duration:
    17 Days / 16 Nights
  • Grade:
    Easy

  • Max Altitude:
    5,416 m
  • Best:
    All season

  • Max. Group Size:
    2 -35
  • Hotel: Star Hotel & Lodge

  • Transportation:

    Private vehicle service

Overview:

“Annapurna Circuit Trekking – High Altitude Passes, Mountains, Valleys & Villages”

Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal is probably the best walking detour of the world. It is one of the oldest trekking trails of Nepal. If you are looking for long walking holiday drifting along the ridge lines, mountain valleys and tranquil nature this is an ideal choice. 

Since the start of tourism in Nepal the Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the face of Nepalese Trekking scenery. However, over the past few years the expansion of road network has curtailed the walking route. This has both positive and negative aspect. Positive is in a sense that trekkers can get all the amenities required for the hassle free journey. Negative is in a sense that the walking days and trail have decreased drastically. 

Everest Buddha Treks can knit the itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek according to clients’ wishes. There are numerous trail heads and side trips along the trail. Walking journey starts either from Syane or from Manang. During the trekking trekkers become the witness of changing landscape, climate and vegetation. This is one of the most interesting facto of this circuit. 

There are numerous factors which make Annapurna Round Trek as the most relishing long detour. 

Thorong La Pass

Thorong La Pass is world’s most famous high altitude pass. The pass crossing is the final arduous task trekkers have to. It is tiresome. Trekkers have to start their ascent of the pass very early in the morning. However, once at the top the tiredness vanishes for sure. The vista of mountains like Chulu, Annapurna II, Annpurna I and other mountains enchants any person. 

Diverse Community

This is long detour. The presence of numerous ethnic villages is expected. Along with the alluring wonders of Mother Nature the trail endows chance to experience multiethnic community. There are villages of Brahmins, Chhetris, Untouchables and others in the first phase of Trekking. In the middle of the journey trekkers encounter Gurung, Magars and Tibetans. The trip ends at the village of Thakali people. 

Therefore, some people call the trekking journey as the Himalayan and diverse community excursion. 

Manang – Mustang Village

These two villages are the most talked and liked village of Nepal. There are numerous places within the village where travelers can perform varieties of activities. Therefore, these hotels are popular among domestic travelers too. 

During acclimatization rest at Manang Village travelers will surely get hypnotized by its beauty. Waterfalls to mountain vistas and monasteries to rivers make stay at Manang satisfying. At the final phase of trekking the villages of Mustang region bids farewell. After arduous crossing of Thorong La Pass trekkers enter the alluring villages of Mustang. This is very fitting for an amazing walking holiday. 

Book the Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal with us. Contact our travel planners and ensure the hassle free journey in Nepal. There are numerous side trips which are possible during the Annapurna Round Trek. Tilicho Lake Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill and Upper Mustang Trek are few examples of side trips. These trips can also be added together with this trekking. Therefore, without delaying come and join with us. We can be your best trekking companion with whom you can create the momentous travel tale of Nepal’s alluring Himalayan detour. 

 

Itinerary:

1
Day

Arrival day

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designed hotel. The representative will help you check into your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight at hotel.


2
Day

Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

On this day, we visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites including holy Pashupatinath Temple which is biggest pilgrimage site for Hindus, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) which are pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is full of arts and culture with wood carving on it. We move back to hotel for rest and overnight.


3
Day

Drive to Besisahar, 172 km, 7 hours drive

This day is important to you because your trek starts from today. In the morning after having the breakfast, you will be driven on tourist private vehicle to Besi Sahar which is located 180 km far from the capital city Kathmandu, in Lamjung district in the western north direction. You will reach Besi Sahar after around 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. On the way you can enjoy with the beautiful scenic hills, forest, rivers, local villages and towns.


4
Day

Trek to Bahundanda, 6 hours trek

Our first day’s trekking introduces us to the diverse cultural elements of Nepal and we pass by many typical local houses and the faces of varied ethnic tribes exchanging greetings (Namaste) as we pass. We will share the trail with mule caravans that transport supplies to the remote villages. Our route makes its way through subtropical forests and the rice terraces of Sera to the village of Khudi (840m). After we pass the village of Bhulbule we will see a majestic 60 m high waterfall. Along the way we have views of Manaslu (8156m). The mountain views disappear as we come closer to the small town of Ngadi, here we will have to cross the Ngadi Khola by a long suspension bridge. From here on the trail moves gently upwards to Bahundanda, an attractive village in the saddle of a long ridge at 1300 m (7 hrs).


5
Day

Trek to Jagat, 5 hours trek

Leaving Jagat, you will walk descend until it reaches the river.This route follows the path that consists of lush forest, waterfall, rivers, landscape, hills and some village also where you can observe the village.


6
Day

Trek to Dharapani via. Sattale, Tal and Karte, 7 hours walk

This is the sixth day of your trekking. Today, as yesterday we walk descend until it reaches the river,further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the river bank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, you descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal and Karte we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.


7
Day

Trek to chhame via. Danaque, Timang, 5 hours trek

Hike from Dharapani to Chame a distance that will take about 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu it forms an amazing backdrop of Annapurna II which appears occasionally to the south. As you continue, Annapurna range offers a breath-taking view. After reaching Chame you will be accommodated at local guest house.


8
Day

Trek to Pisang via. Bhratang, 6 hours trek

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meter and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meter. After the trail rounds a bend here we will see the first view of the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curved slab of rock rising more then 1500 meter from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 meter and then make a long gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. After this the trek will be reasonably level as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Pisang. This town marks the beginning of the region known as Nyesyang, the upper portion of the Manang district (5 hrs).


9
Day

Trek to Manang, 6 hours walk

Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meter following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbor's rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. We then continue through a very arid countryside, dominated by weird cliffs of yellow rock, eroded into dramatic pillars alongside the trail to reach today’s destination, the village of Manang, where the shops are surprisingly well stocked with all the things you might want to refuel on (5 hrs).


10
Day

Sightseeing around Manang

Today we stay in Manang where we can do a short hike to ascent slightly higher to for instance Khangsar, which is a 200 m ascend. It is important to have a relatively restful day today, to allow your body to acclimatize to the higher altitudes and thinning air. It also gives us the possibility to wash some of our clothing.


11
Day

Trek to Ledar, 5 hours trek

Trekking slowly upwards to Thorung La we will leave the large trees behind and see vegetation consisting mainly of scrub juniper and alpine grass and we will pass a few meadows where horses and yaks graze. After we reach Yak Kharka we will see herds of blue sheep grazing the steep slopes as well. About an hour after passing Yak Kharka we will arrive at Letdar (4:30 hrs).


12
Day

Trek to Thorang Phedi, 4 hours trek

Again a relatively easy day to get used to the altitude before we have to cross the highest point in the trek, and possibly the highest point you have been on in your life. From Letdar we will continue to climb along the east bank of the Jarang Khola to Thorung Phedi, a rock-strewn meadow surrounded by vertical cliffs at 4420 meter. Blue sheep and even snow leopards can be sometimes seen in this valley. High in the skies above us we can see lammergeyers and Himalayan griffons circling around (3-4 hrs).


13
Day

Trek to Muktinath, 8 hours trek

Thorang La (5,416 m), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of our Annapurna Circuit trek. You will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience you will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath & this area is kept free of hotels and camping sites. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for Buddhists and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from the far south of India. There are shrines in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai.


14
Day

Trek to Jomsom via. Kagbeni, 5 hours trek

From today we will follow the “Jomsom trek” in reverse order. We will first make a 990 meter descent through meadows, streams and fruit orchards down to Kagbeni, a fascinating medieval village infused with Tibetan culture. Then we will continue going down the Kali Gandaki gorge to Jomson (more correctly Dzongsam, or “new fort”).


15
Day

Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing

Fly to Pokhara and spend the day at leisure, relaxing, and maybe enjoying a massage or enjoy sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Overnight in Pokhara.


16
Day

Drive back to Kathmandu, 204 km, 5-6 hours ride

After breakfast, we check out from hotel and return back to Kathmandu covering 204 km distance in 6-7 hours travel time. After arriving to Kathmandu, we then stay at hotel for rest and overnight. You can also enjoy doing some last minute shopping around Thamel.


17
Day

Derarture day

Today is departure day. Our office representative will pick you up from hotel and drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for departure leaving you unforgettable memory of our trip.


Cost Details:

Group Size:

Cost Per Person

Offer Price

1pax

$ 1350

N / A

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • All ground transportation service by private vehicle
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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