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Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal

Created with Sketch. Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Duration

14 Nights 15 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Nepali

Overview

Visit the Annapurna region, one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions in Nepal, during this 15-day guided trip. After it started attracting tourists beginning from the 1980’s, the Annapurna Circuit has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails.

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and start your trek from there. Travel past the villages of Bulbule, Chamje and Chame to reach Manang, where you will stay for a day to acclimatize yourself. Cross the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416m), the highest navigable pass in the world, and descend to Jomsom (2750m) via Kagbeni. Enjoy amazing mountain views from Poon Hill before driving to Kathmandu.

Trek past beautiful mountain hamlets, through rhododendron forests and over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Enjoy fantastic views of Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains, among others.

Cross innumerable rivers and streams. See stunning waterfalls and gurgling hot springs as well as the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, during this trip. Please refer to the itinerary for more about this incredible trekking experience.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy trekking on one of the best trails in the world
  • Cross the world's highest navigable pass, the Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • See Annapurna I, II, III and IV as well as Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare mountains up close
  • Travel to the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu - Beshishar - Nadi

Drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu in the morning. Change the bus at Besishar then drive another 2 hours to Nadi. Where you spend your first night of the trek. Nadi is next to Marysangdi River. You get good view of river.

Day 2: Nadi - Chamje

Trek past paddy fields and forests. See numerous streams and waterfalls. Enjoy great views of the Marsyangdi River once you reach Jagat, known for its massive cliffs that are home to wild bees. Reach Chamje and spend your night there.

Day 3: Chamje - Bagarchhap

Walk through rhododendron, pine and bamboo forests. Reach the village of Tal and navigate your way through fields of barley, wheat and potatoes to reach Dharapani. Turn west and take the route that goes through fir and pine forests to reach Bagarchhap.

Day 4: Bagarchhap - Chame (2710m)

The trail from Bagarchhap to Chame is steep at places. Enjoy exquisite views of Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna mountains along the way. Trek past a Tibetan village that acts as a transition between lowland villages and highland settlements. From there the trail to Chame is mostly flat.

Day 5: Chame - Pisang(3240m)

Climb up to Telekhu and continue on a long, mostly flat path through a forest to Bhrathang. Cross the Marshyangdi via a suspension bridge. Reach Pisang and spend your night there.

Day 6: Pisang - Manang(3540m)

The village of Pisang divides lowland settlements from those in the mountains. Visit the Tibetan-style village of Braga, where houses are stacked upon each other with the roof of one house acting as a veranda of the one above it.

The main attraction of this village is its monastery, the largest in the district. With an array of statues on display, this monastery is perched atop a high crag and provides wonderful views of the surrounding areas. Reach Manang and spend your night there.

Day 7: Manang (acclimatization)

You need to acclimatize to avoid the risk of altitude sickness as you move higher. Spend a day in Manang. Explore the village or hike up to Gangapurna Lake in the afternoon.

Day 8: Manang - Yak Kharka (4120m)

Continue with your trek. As you move up, tall trees give way to alpine vegetation and highland meadows with horses and yaks grazing. Yak Kharka, with its rolling pastures and steep cliffs, is the perfect place to spend the night in. However, you can also choose to walk an hour more to Letdar and spend the night there.

Day 9: Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,560m)

Follow the Jarang River. Reach Thorong Phedi, a meadow surrounded by vertical cliffs. Spend your night there.

Day 10: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La(5,416m) - Muktinath(3,802m)

Time to cross the highest navigable mountain pass in the world. Be careful about the altitude and strong winds. The trail you follow today has been used for hundreds of years by traders.

Trek for about 6 hours to reach Thorung La. Cross the pass while enjoying beautiful views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and other mountains. See Mt Dhaulagiri up close while descending. The trail becomes less steep as it enters grassy fields and meadows to finally reach Muktinath, one of the holiest shrines of the Hindus that is also known for its hot water spouts.

Day 11: Muktinath - Jomsom(2,750m) via Kagbeni

Follow the trail to Jomsom from Muktinath. Trek past meadows, streams and apple orchards to reach Kagbeni. Reach Jomson, located in the Kali Gandaki Valley, and spend your night there.

Day 12: Jomsom - Tatopani (1,190m)

Drive for 5 hours (shared service) from Jomsom to reach Tatopani. The main attraction of Tatopani is its hot springs. Take a dip in one of them and call it a day.

Day 13: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,750m)

Walk past villages and farmlands to reach Ghorepani. Stay there for the night to make an early start to Poon Hill the next morning.

Day 14: Poonhill - Nayapul - Pokhara

An early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill offers one of the best sunrise views that one can imagine. See mountains glistening in the first rays of the morning sun. A photographer’s paradise, Poon Hill offers a chance to take breathtaking, memorable pictures.

Stay on the top of the hill for a while before descending to Ghorepani for breakfast. Trek for 5 hours to reach Nayapul. A short drive from Nayapul will take you to Pokhara.

Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Time to travel back to Kathmandu. Reach the capital city after a 6 to 7 hour long drive.

Included/Exclude

  • A highly experienced, English-speaking trekking guide as well as an assistant guide if the group size exceeds 6 people
  • Three meals a day during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as fresh fruits in the evening
  • All accommodation during the trek (in lodges and guesthouses) as well as one night's stay in a hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus to and from Kathmandu. Shared jeep or bus from Jomsom to Tatopani
  • All necessary trekking permits as well as government taxes and official expenses
  • Use of a sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (in case you don't have them). They have to be returned after the trek. A Nepal Eco Adventure t-shirt and a cap as souvenir
  • A first aid kit and an oxymeter. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance)
  • An adventure certificate after the trek is over
  • Nepal entry visa fees (USD40 for 30 days)
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International tickets to and from Nepal
  • All personal expenses
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks
  • Tips for the guide, and porter (if you have added a porter to help you carry your backpack)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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