Annapurna Circuit (Annapurna round) has been preferred as the best long distance trek among several destinations of the world. Annapurna Circuit is a popular trek within the Annapurna mountain range.
Depending upon the starting and ending point, the total length of the route varies between 160km to 230km. This trek encircles the Annapurna massif, crosses two different rain shadow river valleys Manang and Mustang which are formed by Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki rivers, via Thorang La (5416m). Thorang La is the highest pass of the trek. We hike the route counter clockwise as the daily altitude gain is gradual and crossing the pass is easier and safer. The trail combines a wide variety of climate zones ranging from tropics at 600m to arctic at 5416m and Hindu tradition & culture at the lower foothills to the Tibetan Buddhist culture of Manang and Mustang. Other attractions of the trail are the close view of mountain scenery of the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m) and numerous peaks of 6000-8000m.
Day 01: - Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.
While your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our staff at the airport, then will be transferred to the selected hotel in Kathmandu briefing with guide about trip.Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: - Drive From Kathmandu To Ngadi Via Besisahar, Takes About 7/8 Hours.
After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station.Drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi via Besisahar, takes about 7/8 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: - Trek From Ngadi (930m) To Chamje (1410m.) Takes About 5/6 Hours.
Trek from Ngadi (930m) to Chamje (1410m.) takes about 5/6 hours. Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance.Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests.Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: - Trek From Chamje (1410m.) To Dharapani (1960m.) Takes About 5/6 Hours.
Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m.)takes about5/6 hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley.You descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating waterfalls .Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge and climb the short distance to the stone Mani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.)Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: - Trek From Dharapani To Chame (2675m.) Takes About 6 Hours.
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) takes about 6 hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marshyangdi then veers to the left and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: - Trek From Chame To Pisang (3100m.) Takes About 5 Hours.
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes about 5 hours. 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 Bhratang (2950m.). You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: - Trek From Pisang To Manang (3440m.) Takes About 5/6 Hours.
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes about 5/6 hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hungde (3320m.), 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 Marshyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. After a short steep climb you reach Manang. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: - Rest Day at Manang And visit Around Town.
Rest day at Manang and visit around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurna, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: - Trek From Manang To Yak Kharka (4350m.) Takes About 4 Hours.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.)it takes about 4 hours.Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village.on the way you can see panoramic views all the day. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: - Trek From Yak Kharka To Thorong Phedi (4420m.) Takes About 4 Hours.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) takes about 4 hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: - Trek From Thorong Phedi To Muktinath (3850m.) Via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass.
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about 7/8 hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined.The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: - Trek From Muktinath To Marpha (2600 M.) Takes About 6 Hours.
Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2600 m.) takes about 6 hours.You now begin the trek descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge to Jomsom, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. From Jomsom the trail is straight plain crossing to Marpha. Marpha is famous for apple orchard and its production and distillery. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: -Trek From Marpha To Ghasa (2010m.) Takes About 6 Hours.
Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2010m.) takes about 6 hours. Your trail passes through the bank of Kali Gandaki passing. The trail is very windy after late morning. You will be able to see Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peaks and pass by Thakali village Larjung. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: - Trek From Ghasa To Tatopani (1190m) Takes About 6/7 Hours.
Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) takes about 6/7 hours. The trail is more horizontal up to Kalapani and then from here it descends to Tatopanie. Nilgiri South, Annapurna I are clearly visible from the trail. Tatopnai is a natural hot spring where you can relax and enjoy your time. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: - Take From Tatopani To Ghorepani (2860m) Takes About 7/8 Hours.
Take from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m) takes about 7/8 hours. The trail ahead is an ascent passing by Sikhadhara, a beautiful and big village of mix ethnicities such as Gurung and Magar.on the way you could enjoy the mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 16: -Trek From Ghorepani To Poon Hill (3180m.) And Continue To Tadapani (2675m.)
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and continue to Tadapani (2675m.). The total duration of the trek for the day is about 5/6 hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) allows you to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 17 - Trek From Tadapani (2675m.) To Ghandruk (1950m.) Takes About 3 Hours.
Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about 3 hours. It is an easy descent all the way, passing through the dense forest of oak, rhododendrons.This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a picturesque Gurung village famous for culture and traditional hospitality. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 18: - Ghandrung to Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara (819 m.) Takes About 4/5 Hours.
Today the trail descends to Sauli Bazaar for about 2 hours and then an easy walk for another hour to reach Birethanti after 1.5 hour to Nayapul. From here, drive to Pokhara, about one hour. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 19: -Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu Takes About 6/7 Hours.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting time on Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 20: - Transfer to the airport for international flight.
Today our airport representative will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure.
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Destination : Thorong La Pass
Group Size : Min - 1
Maximum altitude : 5,416 Meter
Grade : Strenuous
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Hotel and Lodge
Duration : 20 Days
Entry : Beshishar
Exit : Pokhara
- Typical villages at Chame, Pisang, Manang, Muktinath, Marpha, Ghorepani etc.
- Spectacular mountain views during the whole trip.
- Thorong La Pass is one of the highest passes in the trekking.
- Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site in Nepal among Hindu people.
- Views of Dhaulagiri Icefall.
- The world’s deepest gorge in the Kaligandaki river.
- Hotspring in Tatopani.
The price includes.
- Accommodation in three star category hotel as per the itinerary in the cities with complimentary breakfast.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) whilst on trekking.
- Cozy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking as per the itinerary.
- All necessary government and local permits, ACAP entry fees.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card.
- An experienced fluent English speaking guide, licensed by ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation.
- Highly experienced and equipped trekking porter/s (one porter carry for 2 guest's luggage,up-to 25 kg).
- Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary and insurance.
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
- All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide.
- Airport transfers during the whole trip as per the itinerary
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
The price does not include.
- International Airfare, visa fees and re-entry visa fees if applicable
- Meals at Kathmandu and any other cities except mentioned.
- Personal nature expenses like bar bills, beverage bills, telephone bills, laundry etc.
- Your Travel Insurance and rescue evacuation, medical costs.
- Gratitude (tip) for staff.
- Services not mentioned in ' The Price Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services).
Me and my Family did a journey in Nepal on 2014. During this time Nimanuru was our guide. We started for a trek in the Annapurna area for 12 days. Because we had such an amazing time there with Nepal Holiday and team, because of team excellent hospitality and organization, we also asked them to join us for the other excursions. We planned to do in the Chitwan National Parks safari, Kathmandu Valley tour, and Mountain Flight. I am sure one day we will go back to Nepal to do another trek again with Nepal Holiday Trek and Expedition so if you need a professional and friendly guide that knows everything about trekking, mountains and wildlife, Nepal Holiday Trek is your guys!!!
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