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Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Round Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The trek completely circumnavigates the Annarpana massif, considered a classic by many trekkers; it provides a whole range of experiences from lowland paddy fields to the windswept valleys of the Manang district on to the high pass of Thorung la (5416mtrs). After the pass there is a steep descent to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath. A couple of days are spent trekking through the lower Mustang district and some very preety Thakali villages towards the small town of Tatopani. Tatopani is renowned for its good food and hot springs for bathing. The following day is a long one up to the settlement of Ghorapani for sunrise views followed the next day with an early morning trek to Poon hill for spectacular sunrise views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapuna Himal. The last day we descend steeply to the scenic village of Birenthanti situated at the confluence of two rivers the Modi khola and Bharungdi Khola and overnight. The final day is a short trek of half an hour followed by an hours bus ride to the hotel in Pokhara.The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Circuit. The trek encircles the famous Annapurna massif passing through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayan foothills, trans-Himalayan Manang and then entering Mustang Valley crossing the highest elevation Thorang La pass (5,416m). The trail then joins the Kali Gandaki River that flows through the deepest gorge on earth.  

The trek may take 15 to 22 days starting in Kathmandu and winding up in Pokhara. An entry permit for ACAP is needed for the trek. Most trekkers start the trek by taking a bus to Besisahar which is an 6-8 hours drive from Kathmandu.
The trek from Besisahar follows the partly constructed road as far as the small market town of Kudhi. The first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River.  The region has lush green valleys which are inhabited by Gurungs along with a large number of other ethnic groups. You encounter countless high waterfalls that cascade down into the main river while the skyline is dominated by the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.
From Manang, the trail goes uphill through high alpine pastures until the small teahouses at Thorang Phedi. The trek on the following day goes towards Thorang La pass from where the long descent to Muktinath for a night halt begins. There are a good number of teahouses at Muktinath as it is a very popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.  From Muktinath you can see the skyline to the west dominated by the Dhaulagiri range while to the north can be seen arid hills of Upper Mustang. The trail leads down through the villages of Jharkot and Eklebhati inhabited by the people of Tibetan stock and finally the banks of the Kali Gandaki River is reached. The Kali Gandaki banks are inhabited by Thakali people

Highlights of the Trip


Trip Duration: 21 Days 
Trek Duration: 17 Days 
Grade: Moderate
Highest Point: Thorang La Pass (5416m) 
Best Season:Mar,Apr, May,Sep,Oct, Nov,Dec 
Activities: Trekking & Cultural Excursion 
Accommodation:  Deluxe Hotels in City  & Lodges in Trekking
Group Size: Min 1 to 25

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu / transfer hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar
Day 04: Besishar to Baundada (1430m)
Day 05: Baundanda to Chamje (1560m)
Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1881m)
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2725m)
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3100m)
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3500m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Manang to Yak kharka (4090m)
Day 12: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4420m)
Day 13: Throung Phedi to Thorongla - la (cross over 5416m), then trek down to Muktinath 3802m)
Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m), via Kagbeni - Jomsom
Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2480m)
Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1219m)
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
Day 18: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1951m)
Day 19: Ghandruk to Pokhara (915m)
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 21: Departure to your onward destination

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu / transfer hotel.

Day 02:Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Stupa, Swyambhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure & Patan Durbar Sqare.After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with two tierd golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus. The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979 After Lunch proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site .ancient city of Patan Durbar Square, Tibetan Refugee Camp and Handicraft Industrial Estate. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar
Our staff will arrive at your Hotel to pick you up, about 6 hours of driving to Besishar we can continue our trek to Bhulbhule either stay in Besishahar ( Besishar). It is about 185km the road from Kathmandu, the road from kathmandu to Beshishar is intresting to out scenery views , you follow the trishuli river for first 4 hours and again the next river Marshandi, following the Trisuli river you have chance to see some rafting boats on river with many people chiling out with rafting pleasure. When you get in Besishar the scenery of snowcap mountains starts to appeare from this small city.

Day 04: Besishar to Baundada (1430m)
Your trekking start today, from where, the trail goes up following Khudi, Gurung village,Bhulbhule and Ngadi. When we continue the trail it offers beautiful views of Himalchuli also you feel walking with nature following the melodic sound of Khudi river.After about 6 hours walk we reach our first day destination at Baundada.

Day 05:Baundanda to Chamje (1560m)
walking around 6 hours we get our destination today. Crosing rivers, waterfalls and following some small village, The trail climbs steeply up. you continue to the stone village of Jagat located on Marsyangdi valley. After this, the trail start to monitor some steepy ups and down to Chamje through the scenic forests.Following the different nature and heading to altitude mountain is a different experense for you in your life.

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1881m)
Today,It takes about 6 hours to get our destination. We follow the river crossing bridge and we pass through a small village like Tal. Following the mountains nature as other days you forget the steepy path that you walking because of georgous scenery and peace Environment.

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2725m)
The distance is around 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu Himalaya.forming a superb scenery of Annapurna II appearing infrequently to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a fabulous view of Annapurna range.

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3100m)
Today,It is about 5 hours walking trail. We start to Follow steep climb of Bhratang reaching upto Dhukur Pokhari. some people they use a hiking pole for this kind of steepy up going on this trek. After having lunch at Dhukur Pokhari we continue the way of our destination.
The hike from Dhukur Pokhari to Pisang is very easy - pretty flat with two climbs. We crossed frozen waterfalls and great coniferous forests. One can see the Pisang peak along the way very clearly. This peak is used for climbing training in Nepal. Can see more tibetian style architecture now. There is upper pisang and lower pisang two villages. It is a pretty nice.

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3500m)
Today, It takes around 5 hours to reach our destination. The inital part of hike from pisang to Manang is pretty flat, however there is a steep climb an hour before reaching Humde. The view after the climb is very much rewarding. Beautiful view of the valley with mountains in the backdround. Last one hour of walk to reach Humde from this high point is pretty much flat. There is an airport at Humde with flights to pokhara during tourism season early in the morning. Continueing our beautyful path we reach at lap of Himalaya Manang valley.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Today is the day in Manang village surrounding Manang to acclimatize to the higher elevation you will encounter towards Thorung La; there are many opportunities both easy and strenuous day excursions from Manang. It is possible to climb the ridge to the north of the village for view of the Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and many more Mountains or to descend from the village to the glacier lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from the northern sloops of Gangapurna. And in the afternoon explore Manang village, excellent views of the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake and a small hike to 100 Lama’s monastery.

Day 11: Manang to Yak kharka (4090m)
It takes about 4 hours. After a day rest in Manange you feel more energy to continue your trek to your today's destination. Now houses is made more of stones rather than wood. The house frame is of wood supported by Yak skull and horns and it seams like decorated. Very innovative way to build- one can see lot of horns sticking out from the houses. Around afternoon time you reach Yak Kharka and you will have time to rest.

Day 12: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4420m)
It takes around 4 hours today. Thorong Phedi is a small vicinity of busy arrangement for tired trekkers. Mounting the trail, crossing the river and again climbing through the trail, it takes you to Thorong Phedi. Some people also try to hike to the High Camp so that the next day can be easier for them but we do not recommend to High Camp today because of the altitude. At the bottom of Thorung La Pass, this place gives your pleasant view.

Day 13: Throung Phedi to Thorongla - la (cross over 5416m), then trek down to Muktinath 3802m)
It takes around 8 hours today. Today’s experience will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the memorable Thorong La. the journey starts early in the morning from Thorong Phedil to the Thorung La Pass. Each moment you feel hard to walk today through the high-altitude but the outstanding panoramic Himalayan scenes are such attractive that you love to observe. Also pass marked by Chortens and prayer flags looks magnificent views imprinted in your memory. You arrive at Muktinath at evening about sun set time. The temple is built in the pagoda style dedicated to Lord Vishnu. For Hindus, Muktinath is one of the most important places of pilgrimage.

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m), via Kagbeni - Jomsom
It takes 5 hours today. Following downhill today trekkers start to feel easy to trek. We trek through the Kagbeni, which is also famous pilgrimage for Hindus. For the anniversary of death people that son’s try to get once in Kagbeni for ritual prayer for those father and mother. After Kagbeni you start to follow Kaligandaki River and after few hours walk get to Jomsom, some trekkers they fly to pokhara from jomsom if they have short time. We continue our trail to Marpha. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where you can have different items made from apple.

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2480m)
It takes 6 hours gradually down to Kalopani, Today. The magnificent views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiris and Annapurna I is memorable from this way. The valley opens out, and great views of Dhaulagiri are visible. After Lunch in Kokhethanti we continue our trail to Kalopani, crossing a river, we meet come across the newly constructed road site at before reaching Kalopani.

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1219m)
It takes 6 hours from kalopani to tatopani today. Most of the way is downhill for today. After crossing the bridge at Ghasa we continue our trail down to Dana, before arriving Dana we see a beautiful water fall called Rupse Chahara. Keep going down the Kali Gandaki to the Tatopani, with its welcome hot springs and it makes your legs relax for you after many days walk.

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
It takes 8 hours today. Walking through Ghara and Sikha we feel different then Manang and mustang, we start to see the villages with patio farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. We continue the trek to Phalate and Chitre, before few hours to get Ghorepani we see rhododendron forest. Next morning we should wake up early in the morning to climb up to Poon Hill.

Day 18: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1951m)
Early in the morning about 1 hour before of the sunrise we climb up to Poon Hill (3,210m) to catch the moment of impressive sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Poon Hill has been admiring destination for short time trekkers. After poon hill it will takes 7 hours to our destination today. After breakfast, we continue trek to Tadapani through the rhododendron forests which makes you forget the tiredness.
The trail leads all the way down through the Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal.

Day 19: Ghandruk to Pokhara (915m)
It takes 5 hours to Nayapul and 1 hour drive to Pokhara today. After breakfast we continue trek to Nayapul to complete out trek. After many days walking in mountain, you feel very much diverse to be in city. You can enjoy the lake with mountain views on background.

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m)
It takes 6 hours drive back to Kathmandu. Left site’s seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where youcan fo the optioal trip to Rafting.

Day 21: Departure to your onward destination.

Trekking Destination: Kathmandu - Beshishar - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Group Size: 01-25
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5416m
Transportation: Surface
Mode of Trekking Tour: Tea House / Camping
Trekking Hour: 4-6
Total Days: 21 Days

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

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Tour Cost Include:

» Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
» Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
» All necessary permits and conservation entry permits.
» All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trekking
» Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
» An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
» Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
» Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
» All government taxes.
» All transportation by car/ van/ bus
Tour Cost Exclude:
» Nepal entry visa fee
» Your Travel insurance.
» Your personal expenses.
» All lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
» International airfare and airport departure tax.
» Bottle Drinks.
» Tips for the guide and porter.

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