Annapurna Circuit Trek

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK 

Annapurna Region lies in western Nepal between Manasalu & Daulagiri Mountains. Annapurna Circuit trek makes round the Annapurna range with crossing Thorung La (5416m) to Kaligandaki George. One of the most spiritual destination "Muktinath" comes on route after crossing high pass. The trekking trail offers splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. This region is considered as the most popular trekking region in Nepal and about two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal do visit this region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people. The deepest Kali Gandaki George, the highest alpine Lake Tilicho (4919 m located here. One can easily attract by the spectacular panorama of Nepal’s central Himalaya, the Annapurnas, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The famous sacred “FISH TAIL” mountain is an added advantage to this region. Most of the trekking to this region starts from the famous tourist destination, Pokhara, also known as dreamland of Nepal and is famous for its lake sitting the "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. This trekking will be allowing you to reach up to the elevation of 5416 m.

This trek offers you to walk completely around the Annapurna Massif. We trek through the lowland villages to the remote northern slope of the Himalaya, Manang region and down the dramatic Kali Gandaki crossing the 5416 m pass – probably the highest you will ever get without climbing a mountain. This itinerary is for those trekkers who have more time to enjoy in the Himalaya and also for the people who want to live up in the Himalaya for long time. The outlined itinerary goes as follows:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Best Months of Visit: February– June/ September - December
Accommodation: Guest House or Lodge / Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Trekking
Guide: English speaking guide & Helpers
Group Leader: Nepali group leader as per request of the group
Trek starts: Besishar – Lamjung
Trek ends:  Pokhara – Kaski
Departure Dates: upon request
Trek Grade: 1, 2,3,4,5
Cost: Depends up on trekking arrangement

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
DAY 02: Kathmandu- Besi Sahar (823m)- Bhulbhule O/N Guest House
DAY 03: Bhulbhule - Bahundanda (1398m)- Jagat (1290 M) O/N Guest House
DAY 04: Jagat – Dharapani (1860 M) O/N Guest House
DAY 05: Dharapani – Chame ( 2615 M) O/N Guest House
DAY 06: Chame - Pisang (3133m) O/N Guest House
DAY 07: Pisang- Manang (3440 m) O/N Guest House
DAY 08: Manang (3440 m) – Acclimatization (Explore village) O/N Guest House
DAY 09: Manang – Yakkharka or Latdar (4230 m) O/N Guest House
DAY 10: Latdar - Thorung Phedi (4450 m) O/N Guest House
DAY 11: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m) O/N Guest House
DAY 12: Muktinath - Jomsom (2750m) – Ghasa( 2010) – Drive trip / local bus ,O/N Guest House
DAY 13: Ghasa - Tatopani (1190m) – Enjoy hot spring O/N Guest House
DAY 14: Tatopani – Ghorepani O/N Guest House
DAY 15: Early morning Explore Pun Hill/ then trek to Tadapani O/N Guest House
DAY 16: Tadapani to Ghandruk O/N Guest House
DAY 17: Ghandruk to Pokhara O/N Hotel
DAY 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu O/N Hotel
DAY 19: Kathmandu O/N Hotel
DAY 21: Departure

THE COST INCLUDES 

  • All accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on (BB).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara by excellent English speaking tourist guide.
  • All Transportation by luxurious tourist coach.
  • Local Transportation in Muktinath – Ghasa / Tatapani to Beni by local Bus.
  • All Trekking arrangements (Guide & Porters)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Accommodations in trekking in guesthouse.
  • Trekking Permit & all entry permits/ ACAP Permit.
  • TIMS permit.
  • Insurance for all trekking staffs.
  • All services charge & Government Tax.

THE COST EXCLUDES 

  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal nature cost, Beverages & Personal insurance.
  • Beverages like coke, Fanta, Mineral water, Beers & wines.
  • The cost not mentioned in cost includes.
  • Personal Tips to trekking staffs.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 21 Days
  • Best Time: February - June / September - December
  • Difficulty: Moderate