Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit trekking Starting from Beshishar, the head quarter of Lamjung district, and this is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal and probably one of the worlds' favorites trekking destination which as it offers panoramic views of the three giant and the highest 8000m mountain range including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu. including Additionally their are arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks. The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands.

Southern slopes of the Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and farmed, except the higher regions which support thick forests of rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribal inhabitants are Gurung's, Magars, Chettris and the Newars.

Annapurna Circuit trekking Further north lives the Manang people of Tibetan origin.  Our trek follows the Yak country and finally over to the Thorung-la, a 5,416m pass offering fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks.

From here the trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the sources of the Kali Gandaki River. We will pass through the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley and passing the charming villages of Jomsom, Marpha-Tukuche and Tatopani (hot spring). We end our trek at Pokhara one of the most scenic places on this planet.

Annapurna Round and Tilicho Ice lake highest lake in the world

Annapurna trek

Trail to Tilicho Lake

way to tilicho lake

Trip Fact

Grade: Moderate & Expedition

Duration: 16 days

Size of Group: 01+

Region: Everest

Maximum Hight: 6,119 m.

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Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trek preparation 
Day 03:Trek from Kathmandu to Besishahar trek to Bhulbhule (800m)
Day 04:Trek from Bhulbhule to Ghremu (1200m) 7 hours
Day 05:Trek from Ghermu to Chamje (1410m) 6 hours
Day 06:Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m) 6 hours
Day 07:Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2710m) 6 hours
Day 08:Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) 6 hours
Day 09:Trek from Pisang to Manang 7 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m) 4 hours
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4600m) 4 hours
Day 13: Trek from ThorongPhedi to Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m) 8 hours
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) 5 hours
Day 15:Trek from Marpha to Tatopani Hot Spring By Local Express Or Jeep to Share 6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Shikha (1800m) 8 hours
Day 16: Trek from Shikha to Ghorepani (2850m) 8 hours
Day 17: Trek from Ghorepani to Hille (1500m) 7 hours
Day 18: Trek from Hille to Pokhara (850m) 3 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerar

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip Today day you visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Express Bus 6 hours and trek to bhulbhule After enjoying the delicious breakfast at Kathmandu, we will drive to Besisahar. The driving road goes for about 6 to 5/6 hours long. We can see the beautiful scenario of natural beauty along with the roadside houses during the drive. After the drive rich at besisahar 2 hours trek to Bhulbhule, beautiful Marsyangdi riverside and rice paddy area stay overnight at bhulbhule.

Day 04: Bhulbhule to Ghermu 6/7 hours After having the breakfast at bhulbhule, we will trek further towards Bahundanda. The trail will offer us stunning view of great mountain ranges like Annapurna, Khudi, Ngadi peak and many more. We will have our lunch on the way. Continuing our journey through the main trail will lead us to Ghermu after a walk of 5 to 6/7 hours.

Day 05: Ghremu to Chamje 5/6 hours From Ghermu, we will continue our journey following the cultivated area along with some beautiful waterfalls. We will have our lunch on way. We shouldn’t stop at jagat viewing the beautiful surrounding as we must have to reach at Jagat and continue Chamje the same day. We should trek for about 5 to 6 hours from Ghermu to Chamje. We will stay the night at Chamje.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani 5/6 hours Today, we will start our journey in a bit hurry as we need to move for more walking hours. Thus, we resume our journey following the ever flowing river Marsyangdi to the beautiful valley called Taal. With every step, we are getting closer to Manang district through the pine forest and the cultivated fields. We will be finally at Dharapani at 1960m with a trek for about 7 hours. We will rest the night at Dharapani.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame 6/7 hours From Dharapani, we continue our trek ascending through the forest of fir and maple. The trail will offers its visitors with the glittering view of White Mountains like Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna II. After trekking for 5 hours, we will ultimately reach at Chame at the altitude of 2630m. We will stay the night at Chame.

Day 08: Chame to Pisang 6/7 hours From Chame, we will trek for about 6 hours to reach at Pisang. The trekking route is extremely beautiful here. After reaching at Pisang, we can visit the monasteries of that place. We will spend the night at Pisang at the altitude of 3200m above sea level at the nearest lodges.

Day 09: Pisang to Manang 6/7 hours From Pisang, we will have to take an upper trekking route via lovely villages of Ghyaru 3670m and Ngawal 3690m (for 7 hours) continues towards Manang viewing the Yak grazing land along with the scalar chain of Annapurna range, Annapurna II, III,IV, Gangapurna,Tilicho peak, pisang peak,and Lumjung Himal. We could have enjoyed lunch at ancient lovely village named Ngawal 3690m.Following the main trail, crossing some villages; we are ultimately at Manang at the altitude of 3540m.

Day 10: Rest or acclimatization day at Manang Today is about acclimatization/rest.So hiking is not propose to get tired.Even we suggest to go above 300 m above. Everyone spends an extra day in Manang and tries to get up high during a short morning hike before an afternoon siesta. They take their altitude seriously here, even having afternoon briefings on AMS, HACE, and HAPE and so on. Visit Chongkor Gompa and known as 100 lama! or walk around Gangapurna lake is fabulous day.

Day 11: Manang to Ledar 5/6 hours Some of the fellow trekkers get attracted by the absolute beauty of Manang valley, so they used to spend a day at Manang to acclimatize them. But as Himalayan view trekking suggests, we will continue our way towards the Ledar from Manang. The way goes through the Thorung la pass to yak Kharka. We may stay the night at tented camp at yak Kharka 4200m. Or at Ledar 4330m.

Day 12: Ledar to Thorung Phedi 5/6 hours From Ledar or Yak Kharka, we will continue our journey towards the Thorung Phedi along the bank of Jarsang River. We should continue our way until we reach at Thorung Phedi where we will stay the night. The Thorung Phedi is at the altitude of 4410m. Today, we have walked around 4 to5 hours. If all we are fine with time, we could have ascend 1:30 hrs for high camp 4800 m, which offers better views and advance to easy next day to cross throng-La 5416 m.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath 8/9 hour’s hard day crossing thorong la pass 5516m. After enjoying the breakfast at Thorung Phedi, we walk towards the holy land to Muktinath. We can get an opportunity of viewing Gangapurna, Annapurna and other several peaks. After the several ups and downs, we can reach at Muktinath . We will take rest at Muktinath at 3800m. The trekking route is 8 hours long.

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha. 6/7 hours Early morning, we will wake up earlier than sun to worship lord Vishnu at Muktinath. Then we will have the breakfast and will proceed forward to Jomsom the same day. The trail goes down to Jomsom for about 4 hours. We can see beautiful hills in our side screen. We could 1.30hrs descend to Marpha Village 2600m.

Day 15: Marpha to Tatopani Hot Spring By Express Bus 6 Hours 6 hours drive to follow down on the bank of the Kaligandaki River. after the thorong la pass enjoy with Natural Hot Spring and Stay at Lodge

Day 16: Tatopani to Shikha 5/6 Hours 5 to 6 hrs climb to shikha via big village with harvesting land and nature great views of Himalayas. Day 18: Shikha to Ghorepani 5/6 hours. After the breakfast short day 4/5 hour, trek to ghorepani beautiful Magar Village 2800m. and stay overnight at lodge, Prepare the poon hill trek.

Day 17: Ghorepani to Hille 5/6 hours After the best sunrise views from Poon hill, 3210m. This is one of the best and busy view point of Nepal, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains rna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna Iv and many more beautiful eye catching beauty of the nature. Get back to hotel at Ghorepani for breakfast than move trek down to Hile for 5 hrs. 1400m.

Day 18: Hile to Pokhara. 4/5 hours 3 hours trek to Nayapul and 1.30 hrs drives to get Pokhara Tour and shopping over night at Pokhara.

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6/7 hours By Flight, 35 minutes. And 6hrs drive by tourist standard bus. We can enjoy the scenic beauty while making our journey back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the evening at Kathmandu visiting the local market. We will clear the night at Hotel as per booking.

Day 22 Final Departure International

Price Include

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.2* hotel
  • 1 night your standard hotel in Pokhara(BB plan)
  • 20 days in standard lodges/ tea-houses in mountain during the trek
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal
  • Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip completed certificate by Adventure Mountain Guide Team
  • Trekking area map.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)