Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 13 Nights/14 Days
Max. Altitude: 5416M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Annapurna
Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Theme: Lodge & Tea House

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna region is one of the best trekking destinations in world where thousands of people trek in this region every year. Annapurna region is very famous trekking destination in Nepal and Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most popular among them. Trekking Experts designed Annapurna Circuit Trek to allow to trek over highest trekking pass in the world i.e. Thorong Pass (5416m). Annapurna Circuit was known as hiking trail and gained its popularity since it was first opened to the world in 1977. Annapurna Circuit today is more common because of its spectacular variety of landscapes inhabited by different ethnic groups with rich culture, tradition and hospitality along with the majestic view of the Himalayas.

 

This remarkable Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5416m) and trail follows the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with face of Annapurna I to the east and Dhaulagiri. Crossing the highest pass, Thorong La Pass on the way from Manang to Muktinath, you’ll have panoramic views of mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8172m), Annapurna I (8091m) II, III, IV,  Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Machhapauchhare, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak etc. The trail follows many passes, rich cultured villages like Manang, Pisang, waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests and amazing mountain views.

Trip Highlights

Panoramic views of world’s 10th highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m)

The diversity of landscapes, villages, ethnicities, lifestyles

Scenic mountain views of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8172m), Annapurna I (8091m) II, III, IV, Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Machhapauchhare, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak etc.

Trekking over world’s highest trekking pass (Thorong Pass; 5416m)

Trekking through world deepest gorge Kaligandaki

Trekking in world most popular trekking route

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After earlier breakfast in Kathmandu, you’ll drive to Besi Sahar. The journey starts with drive to Besisahar and again drive to Bulbule by local transportation. The route along to the Prithwi highway; from Dumre you’ll divert to off the highway at the bustling town of Dumre and continue for a further one and half hours to Besisahar. After lunch at Besi Sahar you’ll drive to Jagat.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1300 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll we begin your journey along the Marsyangdi river after a steep climb we enter the vicinity of Manang region at the village named Tal. At Tal, you can see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. You’ll follow trail through barley, rice and potato fields and pass through the village of Koto which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. You’ll cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani and then you’ll reach Dharapani. Upon arrival at Dharapani, you’ll check-in at lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 1860 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll follow the trail through forest with pine , fir, oak and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river to reach Chame, district headquarter of Manang district. Chame is surrounded by the green forest around and you'll see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6 Hours Walk
  • 2610 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll walk through a steep and narrow valley today. During the trek you can have your first view of a massive wall of rock that is considered very sacred to the local people, Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, you can also see clear views of Annapurna II at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, you’ll descend to the Manang Valley.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3115 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek to Manang today. The trail follows upper trail through upper Pisang via Geru, you can choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak. As you ascend you’ll feel air turn cold, dry and harsher. The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and you get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Braga Monastery, largest in Manang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3450 meter

Today you’ve full day to explore around Manang and rest there. In order to your body to acclimatize you’ll spend this day exploring around Manang. Early morning you’ll hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks ,roam around Manang Village and Monasteries. In the afternoon you may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3540 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll head further towards Thorong Pass. From Manang you’ll cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. You will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail you will pass though a small village called Gunsa with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, you make your way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 4 Hours Walk
  • 4050 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you head to the foot of Thorong La pass, Thorong Phedi. You’ll climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge. After a climbing up the mountain path you’ll follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorung Phedi. The uninhabited, rugged terrain is otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands that you passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 4525 meter

After early breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek the most challenging part of this trip. You will cross Thorong La pass (5416m), one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek. You need to wake up at very early morning complete this challenge. You need to push yoursef through the icy air, and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. You will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet; at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. After panoramic views from Thorong Pass, you’ll descend all the way to Muktinath; a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 8/9 Hours Walk
  • 3760 meter

After breakfast you’ll visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey to Jomsom.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 2720 meter

After earlier morning breakfast your trekking staff will take you to the Jomsom airstrip. And you’ll do farewell to the trekking staff. And you’ll fly to Pokhara. From Pokhara again you’ll catch connecting to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be picked up from airport and transfer to hotel. You’ll free time after check-in hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centred on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora. And after tour back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 10 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis in common rooms

3 meals a day during the trekking at lodges/local restaurants (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Bensi Sahar ground transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle Bensi Sahar-Jagat by private vehicle with trekking staff Jomsom-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight with airport taxes 15 kg baggage per person for trek and flights

Annapurna Conservation Fee TIMS Fee All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) | Tips for trekking crew

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We were completely happy with the organization of our trip starting in Kathmandu, taking off for the tour as well the trekking around Annapurna. The team of guide and porter (Kaluman Magar and Rajkumar) were really excellent. They were friendly and competent any time and in any situation. They showed a lot of flexibility when reorganization of our trip was necessary. They always encouraged us, were helpful and took care of our needs in excellent way. We can recommend both Kaluman and Rajkumar to all our friends and families for our next trip to Nepal.

 

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