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Annapurna Circuit trek

Duration : 21 days
Trek days : 16 days
Trek grade : moderate / strenous
Max altitude : 5416 m at Thorung La pass
Trekking style : Lodge to lodge
Best season : Oct - Dec, March - May

 

The classic Annapurna circuit trek goes around entire Annapurna massif offering you amazing varieties of culture and landscape, from terraced farms in the Annapurna foothills to alpine meadows then to arid Tibetan plateau on the northern slopes of the Himalaya. A five hour scenic drive takes us to the trail head Bensisahar from Kathmandu. We walk along the valley of Marshyangdi river passing through picturesque villages and beautiful forests and reach Manang village at 3500m. This Buddhist village with its monasteries hanging on cliff faces and great mountain views attracts everyone. With careful preparation and acclimatization we cross the famous Thorung La pass at 5416m on the tenth day of our trek and reach Muktinath same day. Muktinath is popular Hindu and Buddhist temple on the Himalaya .After Muktinath , we descend down through the dramatic Kalindaki gorge , the deepest on the world. We pass through lovely mountain villages of Marpha and Tukche further down , where the towering Dhaulagiri and Annapurna continue to feast our eyes .Walking down along ancient trade route to Tibet , we enjoy hot spring in Tatopani and climb the Poon Hill for yet another great view of the Himalayas .

During our trek we sleep and eat in Mountain lodges called " tea houses". Annapurna region boasts some of the best mountain lodges in Nepal. A guide will escort you and porters will carry your belongings. We return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by air.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive for 5 hr to trailhead Bensisahar (760m)
  • Day 04: Bensisahar – Bahundanda (1310m)
  • Day 05: Bahundanda - Chamje (1430 m)
  • Day 06: Chamje - Bagarchhap(2160 m)
  • Day 07: Bagarchap – Chame (2630m)
  • Day 08: Chame - Pisang (3190m)
  • Day 09: Pisang -Manang (3500m)
  • Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
  • Day 11: Manang - Yak Kharka (4090m)
  • Day 12: Yak Kharka - Thorng Phedi (4450m)
  • Day 13: Cross Thorong La pass (5416m) , the highest point on Annapurna circuit trek, and trek to Muktinath (3800m)
  • Day 14: Muktinath – Jomsom(2713m)
  • Day 15: Jomsom – Kalopani (2560m)
  • Day 16: Kalopani – Tatopani(1190m)
  • Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2800m)
  • Day 18: Ghorepani to climb Pun hill and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
  • Day 19: Tikhedhunga - Nayapul (1070m) & drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 20 Boating and short tour around Pokhara . Fly to Kathmandu late afternoon .
  • Day 21: Fly home /onward destination.

Full Service Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
  • All land transfer as per itinerary
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
  • English speaking trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter

Full Service Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 40 only.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu Domestic Airfare (If required)
  • Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's etc.

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