Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 days


Trip highlights

  • Drive to Beshishahar for seven to eight hours
  • Explore the Marshyndi river valley
  • Experience one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal in Braga village
  • Enjoy a mix of Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture
  • Crossing Throng La Pass (5416m)
  • Muktinath famous pilgrimage spot for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Walk through one of the deepestGeorgesin the world Kaligandakigorge.
  • Feel the warm hospitality of the Thakali people and their culture.
  • Hot springs in Tatopani
  • Walk inside the rhododendron jungle.

Trip facts

  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Domestic airplane and private vehicles
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max-Altitude: 5416 m

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Featuring the highest mountain pass (Throng La Pass), monasteries and villages as well as the Muktinath pilgrimage site.

The landscape of the Manang Valley is picturesque, with green farmland topped by snow capped peaks. As we trek ever higher to cross the pass at Throng La we end up at the holy pilgrimage site revered by both Hindu’s and Buddhists at Muktinath. It is here that the scenery changes and we are introduced to the stark barren landscape of Mustang. Culturally it’s very Tibetan in this area and Kagbeni is a highlight with it’s Tibetan style village on the banks of the magnificent Kali Gandaki Gorge.

This is a beautiful trek that combines a variety of culture and differing scenery of the area.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 02: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 – 10 hours

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

Day 11: Trek to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) then drive to Jomsom: 7 – 8 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 14: Final departure

Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
Today after your breakfast you will be driving to Syange. You will be passing through the scenic villages and the rivers. Overnight in Syange.
Once you finish your yummy breakfast you will be on the trail to reach Dharapani. You will be crossing a large bridge near Tal. You can see lots of waterfalls and the barley fields on the trail. You have to pass one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley Kodo before you reach your todays destination. Overnight at Dharapani.
Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m) will be watching you so don’t forget to make eye contact with them. Hot springs are a highlight today so relax so you can experience it. Overnight at Chame.
Today you will be walking through the steep trails and narrow valley to get the view of Paungda Danda rock face and its stunning surroundings. An eye pleasing view of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east can be obtained. Overnight in Pisang.
Today we will walk through Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail will provide amazing views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. The climate will be gradually getting cold and dry till you reach Manang. You will be visiting Barge Monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in the Manang District. Overnight at Manang.
It a day to get some rest so that you could be familiar with the altitude where you are and be prepared for the next days long trek. So, today you will be just doing a short hike, You will get the plenty of time to explore Manang. Overnight in Manang.
Today you will be walking though streams and small rivers. You will be seeing the small flat mud roof houses in the small village of Ghunsa. You will be passing through an ancient Mani wall and the green pastures. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Today you will be crossing over the supesnion bridge and get the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.
Today is the day you will be crossing one of the highest passes the Thorong La pass, and head toward Muktinath one of the most sacred temples for both Buddhists and Hindus. Then you will be driving to Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
We have an early flight today to Pokhara. Enjoy your flight as it is arguably the best mountain flight in Nepal. Once you reach Pokhara you can get plenty of time to take a rest or walk around Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
We return to Kathmandu by tourist bus, Upon arrival in Kathmandu; you will be escorted to your hotel. You can then have the rest of the day to rest or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during on the first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will attend a celebration dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
  • 3 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis. 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
  • A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • Annapurna conservation’s park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Official expenses.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.
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Nov 22, 2017 Nov 30, 2017 US$ 1152 Available Book

Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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