Duration

20 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • Three Star category Hotel in Kathmandu& Pokhara, then during the trek normal lodge.

 

Meals

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara B/B plan and during the trek( B.L.d).

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from $1599
$1548 USD
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Trip highlights

  • Annapurna Mountain
  • Ghandruk Village
  • Muktinatn
  • Manang
  • Throng-La Pass
  • Marpha Apple Garden
  • Jomsom Airport

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking, a leading adventure destination within the whole Himalaya and probably on this planet earth, listed as the world's top Ten by popular and famous travel magazines and Guide books.Truly an awe-inspiring place to be, wherein this whole world that you can find a country with the dramatic change of people-religion-cultures and temperatures in a short duration of times, from low warm areas of Hindu people to mid-hills of cooler alpine zone of mixed races of Hindu and Buddhist religions.

We will start our journey from Besisahar about 5 hours drive from Kathmandu and will be ending our trip in Pokhara. Moving deep into the great land in the western region of Nepal. We will even reach the highest pass in the world Throng-La Pass at 5416m. This place is quite cold, and the temperature might even fall up to -20 degrees Celcius.  But don't worry we will be bringing all the necessary equipment that is important for making us warm during the trek.

A lake situated on the highest sport among all other lakes, Tilicho lake will also be visited during our Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This lake even freezes in the winter season and you can even walk and run above the frozen lake. We will also be visiting all the highlighted places in the Annapurna Region. Exploration of local culture, lifestyle, high Himalaya is easier in this route as we will be crossing many villages during our trekking route.

The great destination for all Hindu, holly Muktinath temple will also be visited and we will be taking bath in 108 Taps in the Muktinath temple to get out of every sin we committed in past. We will also be walking on the beach of the Kali Gandaki river, which is important for stones with fossils and an important belief Lord Bishnu in the form of these Fossils. Lots of  Buddhist monasteries will also come across our route of the Annapurna circuit trek. Some of them lie in the places Muktinath, Jomsom, Manang, and Pisang. Kaligandaki Goch, the deepest Goch in the world. 

Sunrise/Sunset viewpoint Poon Hill is another beauty of this trekking. This place allows you to see the mesmerizing view of sunrise and Annapurna Mountain. Lots of Beautiful dense green forests will come across our journey. Flora and fauna in these places are important for lots of medical purposes. You will also see lots of endangered animals in the Annapurna conservation area established by King Mahendra in 1976AD. Different types of landscapes, biodiversity wild animals, snow-capped mountains, Hot-Spring will be experienced during the trek.

Our adventure leads you to a higher and beautiful Manang valley, where you will be soaked within the immense colorful, and rich culture of Buddhism in the shadow of the high Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks. Annapurna Circuit Trekking leads you to fascinating and mind-blowing experience from low warm semi-tropical climate to cooler alpine areas to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Manang and towards high and scenic Thorang-La pass at above 5,416 m high.

Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receive you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for the short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

 

Morning activities start after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and the traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries.
Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around).

Starting wonderful Annapurna Circuit Trekking adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid west, leading to Besisar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue to drive on dirt road passing the villages of Khudi, Bulbule, and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream.
Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge.

From Syange our first-day trek begins, starting on a winding path to Jagat and Chamje village following the Marsyangdi River and within the forested area with super views of the Annapurna and Manaslu range. The walk continues reaching Tal village located on a nice valley after Tal a few hours walk to Dharapani village for an overnight stop. Dharapani a nice village with Buddhist culture, situated on the junction of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Start the morning walk an into cool rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village from here onwards into more Buddhist area, with a Super view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, from this village few hours trek leads to a large town at Chame for an overnight stop, a major town and headquarter of Manang district.

From here air gets cooler as the walk leads closer into the mountains through a beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream to Bhratang village. From this village, an uphill into pine trees to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few lodges and views of Chulu and Pisang peak, after a lunch stop walk downhill to Pisang village for an overnight stop. 

Pisang village located within Manang valley with stunning mountains views as altitude gains for here onwards. Walking into the forest with short uphill with views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu and Pisang peak, then reaching Hongde village with a small airstrip, from here tree lines fades to barren, arid landscapes. On route Manang village visit old Braga monastery with Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, frescos and a super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village. The houses here are of traditional Tibetan style with culture and traditions. 

An important rest day for acclimatization before reaching high altitude and up to Thorang –la, here with short hike exploring Manang village beneath towering Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, a nice short hike up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang glacial Lake.  

After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walk with views of mountains, crossing small streams to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks. 

Morning walk leads closer to Thorang-la as the walk progress crossing a bridge and then a climb along the Jarjung River, then leading at Thorang Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for the overnight stop. 

Start the early morning walk on this Big Day! A thrill and highlight of this great adventure, after breakfast a long climb up to Thorang-la with a steep haul to reach at 5,416 m / 17, 872 ft on top of Thorang-la decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. The highest point of our adventure, offers a superb vista of beautiful landscapes and snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m. Muktinath a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with moderate walks all the way with a big drop of 1,200m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, this pleasant walk leads to Kaligandaki river valley, from here walk to Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang area with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.  
After Jomsom walk to Marpha, one of the most charming villages with white painted houses, paved streets, and well-kept lodges. At Marpha celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for delicious apples. 

From Marpha onward, walk is enjoyable following Kaligandaki river downstream with views of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri walk to Larjung village, after few hours walk getting back into tree lines of pine, oaks and rhododendron forest and then reaching Kalapani village, another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.

Walk from Kalapani and Lete onward leads to a dramatic change in vegetation and climate, as walk leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world deepest gorge. First, two hours of the trek leads through Ghasa village with a view of snow-capped peaks into the forest. After Ghasa a southern end of Mustang area mostly dominated by the Thakali people's ethnic tribe till Tatopani village. This pleasant walk continues leading back to paddy fields in warm sub-tropical climate to Tatopani passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

After a wonderful time at Tatopani, trek continues on the nice winding trail for an hour, our route diverts heading uphill with steep climb than with gradual up all the way through dense forest to reach at Chitre, from here an hour climb to Ghorepani village with fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South with Vara-Shikar known as Annapurna Fang.
Ghorepani is famous and popular for a hike to Poon Hill a viewpoint offering super-wide views of the world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

Morning an hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m offers fantastic sunrise views over the array of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”. 
From here walk through lovely rhododendron forest, and then with long descend from Ulleri village to Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop in the hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

After Tirkhedhunga, last day walk of this adventure leads downhill most of the way through farm villages, then finally reaching a nice village at Bhirethati by the river Modi, from here a short walk to Nayapul ending the final walk of this great adventure with a drive of two hours to Pokhara for the overnight stop by the Lake Phewa. Pokhara, a popular touristic city, where the peaks of the Annapurna Mountain range reflects on its beautiful serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Morning a drive to Kathmandu after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Circuit trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping. (Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara).

A free and relaxing day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.

Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country. 

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
3
moderate

Route Map

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and English-speaking guide)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by a tourist bus
  • 1 Night hotel in Pokhara at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • All the transportations
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Permit) and TIMS Cards
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including insurance during the trekking
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kgs to 20 kgs) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Full board basis during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking in twin sharing basis
  • Trekking route map
  • Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
  • First aid kit
  • All the government and company service charges
    • International airfare
    • Travel Insurance
    • Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except complimentary dinners
    • Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, laundries, electricity charges for the gadgets, hot shower, hot water etc)
    • Tipping for guide(s), porter (s), driver(s)
    • Anything does not include in the inclusion list.

About your leader


Adventure altitude treks provide the very expert leader more than 12 years of experience and a local guide in the Annapurna area who have knowledge about the Annapurna region. our guides are very professional and highly speaking English. They offer many different kinds of trekking activities and provide many different information about flora and fauna, biodiversity, climbing and so on. The leader creates a family environment where clients can be friendly and can share their problems during trekking days. Adventure altitude treks always make the adventure fun and enjoyable and give unbelievable experiences to our valuable clients. our leaders are very kind and perform their duty respectfully. Every year adventure altitude treks organize well-trained leaders for tourists.

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