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Annapurna Circuit Trek


Annapurna circuit trek is known as one of the best trek in the world. This Annapurna circuit trek will offer you unforgettable lifetime memory of rejoicing your moment in the highland of Himalaya. It passes through many Himalayan villages through both Marsyangdi valley and Kaligandaki valley. Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft).This trek will give you opportunity to see many different kinds of climatic zone, few indigenous group people their culture, language, custom, tradition, some highest mountain in the world, ancient caves, frozen lakes, alpine valley, centuries old monasteries. Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. This is a long trek for travelers wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. The best part of this trek is the changing of scenery every day , every hour, every moment. You will see many villages during the trek like Chame, Pisang, Mananag and they are very beautiful with its uniqueness.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Arrive at the Airport and transfer to a hotel.Stay overnight and prepare for the trek.

Day 2
Drive to Besisahar by bus

We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3
Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje. 5 hours

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek to Bagarchhap. 5 hours.

Follow the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. It takes total of 5hrs to reach Bagarchhap at 2160 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5
Trek to Chame .5 hours

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek to Pisang . 5 hours.

Cross a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters.From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7
Trek to Manang . 5 hours.

Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru.From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Manang village.

Spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 9
Trek to Yak Kharka . 5 hours.

Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters.Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10
Trek to Thorong Phedi . 5 hours.

After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters .Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11
Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La pass . 8 hours.

We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. Another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12
Muktinath to Marpha . 4 - 5 hours

Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. Marpha is famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal. Overnight at Marpha.

Day 13
Marpha to Kalopani . 5 - 6 hours

From Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. We cross a river and come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kalopani. Overnight at Kalopani.

Day 14
Kalopani to Tatopani . 6 - 7 hours

Day 15
Tatopani to Ghorepani .7 - 8 hours

We leave the Kali Gandaki and head up the Ghar Khola valley. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a beautiful rhododendron forest. Walking further we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 16
Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani

An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending sometime on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours .

Day 17
Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk. 5 - 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. After trekking a few more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people.We continue our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 18
Drive/Fly to Kathmandu by tourist bus

From Pokhara you can either fly which takes 30mins or drive to Kathmandu which takes about 6-7hrs.You can enjoy soveneirs shopping if you have time.Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19
Final Departure

Arrive at the airport and check in for final departure.