Annapurna Circuit Trek

17 days 16 nights
ACT15.14
Trekking
1-15 Pax

The Annapurna region in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking! The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 sq.km The area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains.

Annapurna Himal and the town of Pokhara dominate Annapurna area. There are three major trekking routes in this region to Jomsom, to Annapurna sanctuary and Annapurna circuit and Pokhara is also a good starting place for a number of short treks of one to four days duration, including the ‘Royal Trek’.

This great trek offers you the view of Marsyangdi valley, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Lamjung and Manang your first slice of Tibetan culture and landscape. The walking pace slows to allow for safe acclimatization and a rest day in the tiny village of Manang allows time to explore the great glacier of Gangapurna and to prepare for the crossing of the famed Thorong La Pass (5395m). The rewards for your effort in reaching the top are extraordinary view across the entire Annapurna range, northern to the wild plateau of western Tibet and west across the forbidden land of Mustang. A well-earned rest day at the small village of Muktinath on the western side of Thorong La allows time to recuperate and explore the hallowed Vishnu temple of Jiwala Mayi before walking back to Pokhara down the spectacular Kali Gandaki valleys. The deepest gorge on the earth with Annapurna I and Daulagiri is soaring above. This trek is one of the Himalayan's true classics.

Journey starts and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Day  Program  Hotel
Day 1  Arrive Kathmandu     Hotel
Day 2  Drive to Besisahar and trek to Bulbule  Simple Lodge
Day 3  Trek to Jagat    Simple Lodge
Day 4  Trek to Dharapani      Simple Lodge
Day 5  Trek to Chame    Simple Lodge
Day 6  Trek to Pisang  Simple Lodge
Day 7  Trek to manang   Simple Lodge
Day 8  In Manang         Simple Lodge
Day 9  Trek to Yak-Kharka           Simple Lodge
Day 10  Trek to Thorong Phedi   Simple Lodge
Day 11   Trek to Muktinath         Simple Lodge
Day 12  Trek to Jomsom  Simple Lodge
Day 13  Fly to Pokhara   Hotel
Day 14  Fly back to Kathmandu  Hotel
Day 15  Final Departure    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      

                         

                                                            

                                                                                                

                                              

                                                                                                               

                                              

                                               

                                                                                          

                                                                                 

 

 

  • 1

    Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative. Later you will be transferred to the hotel as booked.

    Overnight at  Hotel

  • 2

    Drive Time: approx. 5-6 hrs.

    Trek Time: approx. 3 hrs.

    Altitude: 1,200m / 3,938ft.

     

    Early morning, you are transferred to Beshisahar. From here you start your trek to Bulbule which is approx. 3 hrs. walk 

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 3

    Trek Time: approx. 17hrs.

    Altitude: 1,500m/4,925ft.

     

    Breakfast at the hotel

     

    After breakfast, we trek to Jagat which is approx. 6 hrs. walk.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4

    Trek Time: approx. 6 hrs.

    Altitude: 2,000m/6,562ft.

     

    After breakfast we continue our trek to Dharapani.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5

    The trail from Tal crosses the Marsyangdi Khola to its west bank after the village of Karte and continues towards the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani you continue up the river valley past the Gurung village of Thonje to the village of Bagarchap. Bagarchap means "butcher's place".

    Trek elevation: 2630 m
    Trek time: approx. 6 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6

    Continuing along the left bank you’ll climb up the heavily wooded Manang Valley passing by the small settlements with excellent views of Manaslu and the peaks above Larkya La.  Camp just outside the village of Chame, administrative headquarters of the region and the last major market before Jomsom. Chame also has a police check post and bank. 

    Trek elevation: 3190 m
    Trek time: approx. 4 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7

    With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point, the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bratang. In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before us. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

    Trek elevation: 3520 m
    Trek time: approx. 5 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 8

    Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge, which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak. Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde, you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below  a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. You camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags which adorn the houses.

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 9

    Today we will trek from Manang to Yak- Kharga.

    Trek elevation: 4110 m
    Trek time: approx. 5 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 10

    Continue trek through pastures, Yak Kharka and Churi Leder after crossing the suspension bridge we will reach at phedi. Which eventually give way to high arid desert to high camp at Phedi, at the base of Thorong La. 

    Trek elevation: 4500 m
    Trek time: approx. 4 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 11

    Leaving the river valley you set out early in the morning, provided the weather is good and it is not snowing. From Phedi ascend to a notch and turning left head for the Thorong La. 

    The pass itself is marked by a cairn of rocks (this may not be visible if there is snow). Beyond the pass you enter the river valley of the Kali Gandaki River. The descent from the pass to Muktinath is steep but not difficult.

    Trek elevation: 3800 m
    Trek time: approx. 8-9 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 12

    Trek down along a level but rocky trail through juniper thickets to Jomsom via Jharkot and Kagbeni, which are inhabited by the people of Tibetan origin.

    Trek elevation: 2800 m
    Trek time: approx. 6 hours

    Overnight at Simple Lodge

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 13

    Today we will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. You will be transferred to the hotel in Pokhara and rest of the day will be free for leisure.

    Overnight at Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 14

    After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.

    Evening at leisure.

    Overnight at  Hotel

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, In-flight
  • 15

    Transfer to airport for the final departure.

    Meals : Breakfast

 

 

The Above Cost Includes:

• Necessary arrival and departure transfers.

• Meet and assistance at the airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel.

• 2 nights’ accommodation at Hotel– Kathmandu on Twin sharing basis on bed and breakfast plan.

• 1-night accommodation at– Pokhara on Twin sharing basis on bed and breakfast plan.

• 11 nights /12 days’ tea house/ lodge-based trek in Annapurna Region on full board basis with necessary supporting staffs.

• All transfers and sightseeing will be done by private vehicle escorted with English speaking local guide.

• Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS card.

• Entrance fees for above mentioned sightseeing places. 

 

The Above Cost Excludes:

• Nepalese Visa.

• International Airfare and taxes.

• Domestic Airfare and taxes. [Quoted Separately]

• Insurance and rescue of any form.

• Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.

• Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.

• Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers

• Any other thing that is not mentioned in cost inclusion.

• Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization; and most of all Emergency Helicopter Evacuation.

• Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances.

 

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