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Annapurna Circuit

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  Trip Code : DH/A-02
  Duration : 22 days
  Grading : Moderate grading info
Max Altitude : 5,416
  Meals : All in during the trek / B&B in the cities
  Accommodation : Tea house during the trek / Hotel in the city
The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around the entire Annapurna massif reaching to the top of the Thorong La Pass (5,416m), which connects Manang with Mustang.  The trek also walks you through the world's deepest gorge the Kali Gandaki with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167 m to the west. On the Annapurna Circuit trek we can enjoy daily views of the diverse Himalayan range. The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath regions which gets you familiar with the scenic Nepalese landscapes and diverse cultures.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek can be made longer/shorter by extra/fewer trekking days, visit other places via other routes, to confirm please inquire during your booking

SHORT ITINERERARY
  1. ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU + TRAVEL OFFICE MEETING FOR TREK PREP
  2. KATHMANDU BY LOCAL BUS TO BHULBHULE(840m/2756ft.)
  3. BHULBHULE (840m/2756ft.) TO JAGAT (1269m/4163ft.)
  4. JAGAT (1269m/4163ft.) TO DHARAPANI (1860m/6102ft.)
  5. DHARAPANI (1860m/6102ft.) TO CHAME (2650m/8694ft.)
  6. CHAME (2650m/8694ft.) TO PISANG (3320m/10891ft.)
  7. PISANG (3320m/10891ft.) TO MANANG (3519m/11545ft.)
  8. REST IN MANANG (3519m/11545ft.) FOR ACCLIMATION
  9. MANANG (3519m/11545ft.) TO YAK KHARKA (4010m/13156ft.)
  10. YAK KHARKA (4010m/13156ft.) TO THORONG PHEDI (4540m/14895ft.)
  11. THORONG PHEDI (4540m/14895ft.) BY THORONG LA PASS (5416m/17769ft.) (HIGHEST POINT OF THE TREK)TO MUKTINATH (3710m/12172ft.)
  12. MUKTINATH (3710m/12172ft.) TO MARPHA (2650m/8694ft.)
  13. MARPHA (2650m/8694ft.) TO KALOPANI (2505m/8220ft.)
  14. KALOPANI (2505m/8220ft.) TO TATOPANI (HOTSPRINGS) (1200m/3937ft.)
  15. REST AT TATOPANI (HOTSPRINGS) (1200m/3937ft.)
  16. TATOPANI (1200m/3937ft.)TO GHOREPANI (2840m/9318ft.)
  17. GHOREPANI (2840m/9318ft.) HIKE UP TO POON HILL (3210m/10532ft.) TREK TO TADAPANI (2610m/8563ft.)
  18. TADAPANI (2610m/8563ft.) TREK TO GHANDRUK (1940m/6365ft.)
  19. GHANDRUK (1940m/6365ft.) TO NAYAPUL (1010m/3314ft.) DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)
  20. POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)
  21. POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
  22. KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel
  • After hotel check in we meet at our office for a meet and greet and your trek preparation
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 : KATHMANDU BY LOCAL BUS TO BHULBHULE (840m/2756ft.)

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Hotel pick up by our guide and go to the local bus park
  • Departure local bus to Bhulbhule (+-7 hours scenic drive)
  • Overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 3 : BHULBHULE (840m/2756ft.) TO JAGAT (1269m/4163ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Walk by road to Ngadi
  • Steep climb to Bahundanda
  • Hike to Jagat
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 4 : JAGAT (1269m/4163ft.) TO DHARAPANI (1860m/6102ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Flat hike to Chamje
  • Upwards zig-zag to the village of Tal
  • Final stretch to Dharapani passing Karte
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 5 : DHARAPANI (1860m/6102ft.) TO CHAME (2650m/8694ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Check in at the tourist police check post
  • Trek to Danakyue
  • Upwards hike to the village of Timang
  • Following the flat forest trail to Thangchok
  • Final stretch to Chame with view of the Marshyangdi river below
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 6 : CHAME (2650m/8694ft.) TO PISANG (3320m/10891ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Walk to Bhratang (Apple orchard)
  • Trek to Dhulkur Pokhari
  • Forrest hike to Pisang
  • Great views of the Annapurna range
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the tea house

Day 7 : PISANG (3320m/10891ft.) TO MANANG (3519m/11545ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Option 1 by upper route to Manang
    • Flat walk along the river Marshyangdi
    • Steep climb to Ghyaru
    • Small rest for amazing views of the Annapurna range
    • Hike to Ngawal
    • Descent to the main Manang trail alongside the Marshyangdi river to Manang
  • Option 2 by lower route to Manang
    • Easy walk to Humde
    • Hike to Braga medieval village
    • Final ascend to Manang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 8 : REST IN MANANG (3519m/11545ft.) FOR ACCLIMATION

  • Breakfast at the tea house
  • Visit Manang local village
  • Rest of the day is for resting for acclimatization
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 9 : MANANG (3519m/11545ft.) TO YAK KHARKA (4010m/13156ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Easy climb to Tenki village
  • Following the trail passing the small mud roof village of Ghunsa
  • Ascend to Yak Kharka village
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 10 : YAK KHARKA (4010m/13156ft.) TO THORONG PHEDI(4540m/14895ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Trek to Ledar village by crossing of the suspension bridge
  • Ascending with a safety advice of walking 10m apart
  • Easy walk to Thorong Phedi
  •  Check in the local tea house
  • (option to climb further to Thorong High Camp for stunning views)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 11 : THORONG PHEDI (4540m/14895ft.) BY THORONG LA PASS (5416m/17169ft) (HIGHEST POINT OF THE TREK) TO MUKTINATH (3710m/12172ft.)

  • Very early breakfast (4.30am) and departure
  • Climb to Thorong High Camp
  • Ascending trek through the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest mountain pass in the world
  • Arrival at the top of the Thorong La Pass 5416m/17169ft we take a rest near the Thorong La Pass Sign for our victory pictures
  • Descend to Muktinath
  • Check in at Muktinath
  • Sightseeing of the famous Vishnu Temple
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 12 : MUKTINATH (3710m/12172ft.) TO MARPHA (2650m/8694ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Travel downhill towards Kagbeni to Ekle Bhati
  • Flat hike along the Kali Gandaki river towards Jomsom
  • Final hike towards Marpha
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 13 : MARPHA (2650m/8694ft.) TO KALOPANI (2505m/8220ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Hike towards Tukuche and arrive in Larjung village
  • Following the trail to Kalopani passing diverse villages
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 14 : KALOPANI (2505m/8220ft.) TO TATOPANI (HOTSPRINGS)(1200m/3937ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Trek to Ghasa village
  • After passing the waterfall of Rupse Chahara  and one of the world deepest gorges the Kali Gandaki we cross the bridge of Dana
  • Hike towards Tatopani and its healing hot springs
  • Tatopani check in and visit to the hot springs for a well-deserved healing bath
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 15 : REST AT TATOPANI (HOTSPRINGS) (1200m/3937ft.)

  • Breakfast at the tea house
  • Resting day at Tatopani today all day free for personal sightseeing / hot springs visit
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 16 : TATOPANI (1200m/3937ft) TO GHOREPANI (2840m/9318ft.)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Steep climb to the trail of Ghorepani
  • Hike through the villages of Shikha and Chitre
  • Rhododendron forest walk to Ghorepani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 17 : GHOREPANI (2840m/9318ft.) HIKE UP TO POON HILL (3210m/10532ft.) TREK TO TADAPANI (2610m/8563ft.)

  • Early wake up and upwards hike to Poon Hill
  • View point break at Poon hill ( photographer’s paradise)
  • Downwards hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and tea house check out
  • Ascend to Deurali
  • Descend to Banthanti
  • We hike downwards to the river and back up to Tadapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house

Day 18 : TADAPANI (2610m/8563ft.) TREK TO GHANDRUK (1940m/6365ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downwards trek through forest trails that lead to Bhaisikhharka
  • Descending hike to Ghandruk (Gurung village)
  • Free time for personal sightseeing
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 19 : GHANDRUK (1940m/6365ft.) TO NAYAPUL (1010m/3314ft.) DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descending trek to Nayapul
  • Nayapul short drive back to Pokhara
  • Hotel check in
  • Rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing / souvenir shopping
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 20 : POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)

  • Today is a full free day to enjoy the beautiful city of Pokhara
  • There are many activities such as boating, paragliding, sightseeing, bungee jumping etc. to book these please let us know through your booking inquiry

Day 21 : 21POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) TO KATHMANDU BY AC TOURIST BUS (6-7 hour drive)

  • Hotel check out
  • Drive back to Kathmandu by AC tourist bus
  • Lunch on the way at the highway restaurant
  • Hotel check in
  • We meet back at the travel office for your vacation review
  • Rest of the day free for souvenir shopping/ personal sightseeing
  • Farewell dinner with a live Nepali culture show
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 22 : KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Airport transfer by private AC vehicle 3 hours before departure

What's included

  • Int. airport pickups and drops
  • All KTM accommodation according to your booking
  • An experienced, government-licensed trekking guide during the trek
  • All Pokhara accommodation on a bed & breakfast plan
  • Lodge Accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • One farewell dinner with a live culture show in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation as described in the itinerary
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter with max weight of 20kg /porter)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What's not included

  • Domestic Flight
  • Evacuation in case of Emergency
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, tips, battery recharge, extra porters, drinks, etc.)
  • Any extra costs due to personal, political or natural disasters
  • Medical and Personal Insurance
Every itinerary is a standard format of wat we offer, our guests can customize this according to their own wishes but please note that prices will vary on your choices. We can provide also airline tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu for a longer stay in Pokhara. For more info contact us during your booking.
Optional activities if longer stay in Pokhara:
  • Paragliding
  • Sightseeing and boating
  • Bungee jumping
  • Heli tours
  • Ultra-light flight
  • And many more…

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