Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration :  20 Days
Destination :  Nepal
Activity :  Treks
Region :  Annapurna
Package nature :  Annapurna Trekking
Season :  All Season
Trip starts from :  Kathmandu
Trip ends at :  Kathmandu
Possibility :  None
Grade :  Moderate To Hard
Max altitude :  5416 meters


One of the most popular treks in the world, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a wild ride around the Annapurna range. Seventeen days into the wilderness of the Nepali Himalayas is a feat to be proud of, and challenging as it may be, it is popular because of the relative ease one can expect to complete this trekking route with.

The Annapurna range is a fifty-five kilometer (thirty four mile) long section of the Himalayas that includes thirteen peaks over 7000 meters (22,970 ft.) and the Annapurna I, standing tall at 8091 meters (26,545 ft.)- The tenth highest peak in the world. Expect wild and mostly uninhabited terrain with little exotic villages scattered around it, with tribes of the Gurungs, Magars, Chhettris, Newars, Thakalis and Manangs - all different in their own right with their own ways and traditions.

The trek starts at Nayapul; a two hour drive from Pokhara where it will come to an end (unless you opt for the Jomsom- Kathmandu flight). The highest point of the trek is at the Thorung La Pass, at an altitude of 5416 meters. Highlights of this trek will also include the crossing of the deepest river gorge in the world - Kaligandaki, some natural relaxing at the Tatopani hot springs, the optional trip to Lake Tilicho which at 4949 meters is one of the highest in the world, the pilgrimage sites of Muktinath and Kagbeni, the beautiful town of Jomsom and the optional scenic flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu, the hot springs at Tatopani, the breathtaking Himalayan views from Poonhill, the quaint city of Ghorepani and a relaxing evening in Pokhara.  Usually snowy and inhospitable from mid-December to mid-April, it is advised to do this trek between April and December, Oct-Nov being the best time to do it.

Detail Rates
Rates Per in person USD HOTELS 3 * Star HOTELS 4 * Star HOTEL 5* Star
2 pax 1120 1185 1255
3-4  pax 980 1045 1115
5-8 pax 930 995 1065
9-12pax 880 945 1015
13-16over 830 895 965
20 over 780 845 915
Single Room supplement 570 635 700
 
Day 01: Get here!
Get here and we'll handle the rest. An Advout - tour guide will pick you up at the airport. Get a feel for the streets the first day, absorb the sights and sounds, or rest at the hotel. We discuss the game plan in the evening.
 
Day 02: Namaste Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, the capital city, boasts an intense mix of cultures and religions unique to Nepal. Turn the Buddhist prayer wheels at Swoyambhu- the monkey temple, and meet the steady gaze of the Buddha's eyes at the famous Bouddhanath stupa. Experience the valley's olden days at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which has remained authentically Nepali even as modernization has crept in all around it. See Kathmandu, with your AdvoutTM guide.
 
Day 03: Kathmandu - Besishahar
Drive out of Kathmandu after breakfast to Besishahar where you’ll spend the night.

Day 04: Besishahar - Bahundanda (1310m).
Today our journey starts at Besishahar where the trail starts to climb till we get to Khudi at 790m, our first Gurung village. As we continue, the trail offers good views of the Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli(Peak 29) mountains . It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m and then to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m.
 
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m).
We start down a sharp descent as the trail takes us through a suspension bridge to Syange -1070m - and then Jagat before walking through a forest to Chyamje at 1400m.
 
Day 06: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).
We walk down a rocky trail following the Marsyangdi river climbing steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the district of Manang. After crossing a wide flat valley, the trail climbs a stone stairway to Dharapani at 1890m. A Tibetan style chorten entrance of stone greets us before we get to Bagarchhap at 2160m.
 
Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).
We walk uphill again to Tyanja at 2360m, and then walk by a river  through a forest to Kopar at 2590m and then to Chame where our eyes can feast on the sights of the looming Annapurna II. Also, chill in one of the two small hot springs by the town.
 
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3300m).
We walk through the woods, crossing rivers through narrow bridges, till we get to Pisang, sprawling between 3200m and 3300m.
 
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3500m).
Now in the drier upper regions of Manang, cut off from rainfall by the Annapurnas, we walk watching herds of yaks and sharing the trail with traders that've acquired special trading rights since 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternative routes North and South of the Marsyangdi River that both end up at Mungji. The Southern route goes through Hongde with its airstrip and  involves less climbing than the Northern route which boasts better views. We walk past Mungji and Bryanga at 3475m till we get to Manang at 3500m.
 
Day 10: Manang - Acclimatization day
Now we're pretty high and must spend a day acclimatizing. We do nice walks on picturesque terrain, gain some altitude walking uphill, and come back down to Manang where we spend the night.
 
Day 11: Manang to Ledar (4250m).
Leaving Manang, we climb steadily through Tenki exiting the Marsyangdi Valley to Ledar at 4250m through the Jarsang River valley.
 
Day 12: Ledar - Phedi or High camp (4600m).
The trail descends to cross a river at 4310m before climbing up to Phedi at 4420m or High Camp at 4600m. It's a good idea to rest early today, to prepare for the strenuous but rewarding trek tomorrow.
 
Day 13: Phedi or High Camp - Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5416 meters)
The air here is thinner, vegetation sparse and barren rocks surround us on all sides. Today we cross the Thorung La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Majestically beautiful mountain faces glare at us from all directions as we make our way through the pass and descend to the holy Muktinath village- one of Nepal's most famous religious sites.
 
Day 14: Muktinath - Marpha
Today we walk around Muktinath a little, drink in the sights, before walking towards Jomsom through Ranipauwa and Kagbeni, both picturesque and awe-inspiringly beautiful places. At Jomsom, you have two options - to fly back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, or to keep walking towards Marpha.
 
Day 15: Marpha - Ghasa (1620m)
Marpha's known for its apples and apple liquor. Take your fill before walking to Ghasa at 1620m through the green pretty villages of Kobang and Larjung.
 
Day 16: Ghasa - Tatopani
A mostly downhill hike will take us along the broad river valley to Tatopani at 1140m. Tato pani, in Nepali, literally means "hot water", a name it derived from the two hot springs it has. Relax at the springs after a pleasant walk through forests and fields adorned by many waterfalls.

Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani
We walk uphill today to get to Ghorepani at 2785m, which got its name from the little pools horses used to drink from back in the day ("ghoda" in Nepali means horse, and "pani" is water). Now a prosperous town with many amenities including the internet, and bars and even a place you can play pool at, boasting sights of the beautiful mountains of Nilgiri South and Annapurna I, Ghorepani is a good place to relax.
 
Day 18: Ghorepani - Nayapul - Pokhara
A 45 minute walk from Ghorepani early in the morning can take you to Poon Hill, a popular destination for many trekkers without a lot of time, where you can see mountains of the Annapurna range as well as the Dhaulagiri range. A beautiful sunrise to witness before breakfast can set the mood for the long walk to Nayapul today. A vehicle will pick you up at Nayapul and take you to Pokhara where you can celebrate the end of your trek at one of the many bars that dot the lakeside.
 
Day 19: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and look for souvenirs in one of the many little shops in Thamel, or relax in one of its many restaurants, bars, or clubs.
 
Day 20: Departure
We'll drop you off at the airport, possibly discussing plans for your next visit.

    Hotel room management
    Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    License holder local guide based on your language
    Available of local staff, porters
    Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking   Transport fares related to your trekking package
    Government charges in the behalf of office site


    Except the lunch and dinner explained in itinerary
    Your travel insurance
    International tickets and airport tax
    Visa fees
    Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
    Trekking and other equipments related to yourself
    Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include section
    Tips for guides/porters/other persons
    Except those which are not mentioned in cost include parts

Annapurna Circuit Trek


    One of the most popular treks in the world, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a wild ride around the Annapurna range. Seventeen days into the wilderness of the Nepali Himalayas is a feat to be proud of, and challenging as it may be, it is popular because of the relative ease one can expect to complete this trekking route with.

    The Annapurna range is a fifty-five kilometer (thirty four mile) long section of the Himalayas that includes thirteen peaks over 7000 meters (22,970 ft.) and the Annapurna I, standing tall at 8091 meters (26,545 ft.)- The tenth highest peak in the world. Expect wild and mostly uninhabited terrain with little exotic villages scattered around it, with tribes of the Gurungs, Magars, Chhettris, Newars, Thakalis and Manangs - all different in their own right with their own ways and traditions.

    The trek starts at Nayapul; a two hour drive from Pokhara where it will come to an end (unless you opt for the Jomsom- Kathmandu flight). The highest point of the trek is at the Thorung La Pass, at an altitude of 5416 meters. Highlights of this trek will also include the crossing of the deepest river gorge in the world - Kaligandaki, some natural relaxing at the Tatopani hot springs, the optional trip to Lake Tilicho which at 4949 meters is one of the highest in the world, the pilgrimage sites of Muktinath and Kagbeni, the beautiful town of Jomsom and the optional scenic flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu, the hot springs at Tatopani, the breathtaking Himalayan views from Poonhill, the quaint city of Ghorepani and a relaxing evening in Pokhara.  Usually snowy and inhospitable from mid-December to mid-April, it is advised to do this trek between April and December, Oct-Nov being the best time to do it.

    Detail Rates
    Rates Per in person USD HOTELS 3 * Star HOTELS 4 * Star HOTEL 5* Star
    2 pax 1120 1185 1255
    3-4  pax 980 1045 1115
    5-8 pax 930 995 1065
    9-12pax 880 945 1015
    13-16over 830 895 965
    20 over 780 845 915
    Single Room supplement 570 635 700
     


    Duration: 20days
    Destination: Nepal
    Activity: Treks
    Region: Annapurna
    Package nature: Annapurna Trekking
    Season: All Season
    Trip start from: Kathmandu
    Trip ends at: Kathmandu
    Possibility: None
    Grade: Moderate To Hard
    Max altitude: 5416m


    Day 01: Get here!
    Get here and we'll handle the rest. An Advout - tour guide will pick you up at the airport. Get a feel for the streets the first day, absorb the sights and sounds, or rest at the hotel. We discuss the game plan in the evening.
     
    Day 02: Namaste Kathmandu.
    Kathmandu, the capital city, boasts an intense mix of cultures and religions unique to Nepal. Turn the Buddhist prayer wheels at Swoyambhu- the monkey temple, and meet the steady gaze of the Buddha's eyes at the famous Bouddhanath stupa. Experience the valley's olden days at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which has remained authentically Nepali even as modernization has crept in all around it. See Kathmandu, with your AdvoutTM guide.
     
    Day 03: Kathmandu - Besishahar
    Drive out of Kathmandu after breakfast to Besishahar where you’ll spend the night.

    Day 04: Besishahar - Bahundanda (1310m).
    Today our journey starts at Besishahar where the trail starts to climb till we get to Khudi at 790m, our first Gurung village. As we continue, the trail offers good views of the Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli(Peak 29) mountains . It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m and then to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m.
     
    Day 05: Bahundanda to Chyamje (1400m).
    We start down a sharp descent as the trail takes us through a suspension bridge to Syange -1070m - and then Jagat before walking through a forest to Chyamje at 1400m.
     
    Day 06: Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).
    We walk down a rocky trail following the Marsyangdi river climbing steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the district of Manang. After crossing a wide flat valley, the trail climbs a stone stairway to Dharapani at 1890m. A Tibetan style chorten entrance of stone greets us before we get to Bagarchhap at 2160m.
     
    Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).
    We walk uphill again to Tyanja at 2360m, and then walk by a river  through a forest to Kopar at 2590m and then to Chame where our eyes can feast on the sights of the looming Annapurna II. Also, chill in one of the two small hot springs by the town.
     
    Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3300m).
    We walk through the woods, crossing rivers through narrow bridges, till we get to Pisang, sprawling between 3200m and 3300m.
     
    Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3500m).
    Now in the drier upper regions of Manang, cut off from rainfall by the Annapurnas, we walk watching herds of yaks and sharing the trail with traders that've acquired special trading rights since 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternative routes North and South of the Marsyangdi River that both end up at Mungji. The Southern route goes through Hongde with its airstrip and  involves less climbing than the Northern route which boasts better views. We walk past Mungji and Bryanga at 3475m till we get to Manang at 3500m.
     
    Day 10: Manang - Acclimatization day
    Now we're pretty high and must spend a day acclimatizing. We do nice walks on picturesque terrain, gain some altitude walking uphill, and come back down to Manang where we spend the night.
     
    Day 11: Manang to Ledar (4250m).
    Leaving Manang, we climb steadily through Tenki exiting the Marsyangdi Valley to Ledar at 4250m through the Jarsang River valley.
     
    Day 12: Ledar - Phedi or High camp (4600m).
    The trail descends to cross a river at 4310m before climbing up to Phedi at 4420m or High Camp at 4600m. It's a good idea to rest early today, to prepare for the strenuous but rewarding trek tomorrow.
     
    Day 13: Phedi or High Camp - Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5416 meters)
    The air here is thinner, vegetation sparse and barren rocks surround us on all sides. Today we cross the Thorung La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Majestically beautiful mountain faces glare at us from all directions as we make our way through the pass and descend to the holy Muktinath village- one of Nepal's most famous religious sites.
     
    Day 14: Muktinath - Marpha
    Today we walk around Muktinath a little, drink in the sights, before walking towards Jomsom through Ranipauwa and Kagbeni, both picturesque and awe-inspiringly beautiful places. At Jomsom, you have two options - to fly back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, or to keep walking towards Marpha.
     
    Day 15: Marpha - Ghasa (1620m)
    Marpha's known for its apples and apple liquor. Take your fill before walking to Ghasa at 1620m through the green pretty villages of Kobang and Larjung.
     
    Day 16: Ghasa - Tatopani
    A mostly downhill hike will take us along the broad river valley to Tatopani at 1140m. Tato pani, in Nepali, literally means "hot water", a name it derived from the two hot springs it has. Relax at the springs after a pleasant walk through forests and fields adorned by many waterfalls.

    Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani
    We walk uphill today to get to Ghorepani at 2785m, which got its name from the little pools horses used to drink from back in the day ("ghoda" in Nepali means horse, and "pani" is water). Now a prosperous town with many amenities including the internet, and bars and even a place you can play pool at, boasting sights of the beautiful mountains of Nilgiri South and Annapurna I, Ghorepani is a good place to relax.
     
    Day 18: Ghorepani - Nayapul - Pokhara
    A 45 minute walk from Ghorepani early in the morning can take you to Poon Hill, a popular destination for many trekkers without a lot of time, where you can see mountains of the Annapurna range as well as the Dhaulagiri range. A beautiful sunrise to witness before breakfast can set the mood for the long walk to Nayapul today. A vehicle will pick you up at Nayapul and take you to Pokhara where you can celebrate the end of your trek at one of the many bars that dot the lakeside.
     
    Day 19: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
    Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and look for souvenirs in one of the many little shops in Thamel, or relax in one of its many restaurants, bars, or clubs.
     
    Day 20: Departure
    We'll drop you off at the airport, possibly discussing plans for your next visit.


    Hotel room management
    Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    License holder local guide based on your language
    Available of local staff, porters
    Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking   Transport fares related to your trekking package
    Government charges in the behalf of office site


    Except the lunch and dinner explained in itinerary
    Your travel insurance
    International tickets and airport tax
    Visa fees
    Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
    Trekking and other equipments related to yourself
    Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include section
    Tips for guides/porters/other persons
    Except those which are not mentioned in cost include parts
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