Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Duration 14 Days
  • Holiday Type

    Adventure
  • Best Season

    Feb to May and Aug to December
  • Max-Altitude

    5416m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate
  • Group Size

    1-20 persons
  • Accomodation

    Tea House

Overview

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. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering a spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas.

Annapurna Circuit is a world-classic trekking around the Annapurna Himalayas and an unforgettable odyssey through amazing diversity in landscape with a unique blend of ethnicities along the way. The mountains on display in Annapurna Circuit include Annapurna I, 8,091m (26,545ft) the 10th highest mountain in the world and first over 8,000 m to have been climbed, Additional peaks featured here are Dhaulagiri, 8,167m (26,7795ft), worlds 7th highest, Manaslu, 8,163m (26,781ft), worlds 8th highest, and Machapuchhre (fishtail mountain), 6,993m (22,943ft), a beautiful and sacred mountain that is off limits to climb.

One of the features of Annapurna Circuit trekking route is that the higher you go up the more panoramic views of Manang village, forests and queuing hills you can see. The trail is rich in wild animals, where you can see various animals such as Mountain Thar or Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others. The circuit takes you around Annapurna Himal, following the courses of two mighty rivers – Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west (the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range). The trekking around Annapurna circuit begins from Ngadi or Jagat, some six hours drive from Kathmandu and we subsequently continue our trekking to Dharapani, Chame and we take circuit to Pisang or Manang (3540 m), from where we can have scenes of Gyaru village, Ngawal village, similarly the views of Annapurna II (7937m), III (7555m), IV (7525m), and Gangapurna (7455m) and we finally reach to Manang village and rest then we explore some of the areas lying around. Subsequently, next day, we head up to Ledar (4030m), Thorong Phedi via Thorong Pass (5416m) and Muktinath (3800 m) exploring of the area we head to Kagbeni (3100m) and Jomsom (2770m) and fly back to Pokhara.

Itineraries

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport(1345 meters). There you will be met by  The Nepal Tour Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.


We have to begin very early today as we need to go a long drive to arrive at our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 8-10 hours drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. En rooted we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers granaries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios. However, the condition of road is not equally fine in all portion of our drive today.


We will leave Jagat on foot. Our trail winds up to Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail takes us uphill through the Oak forest. We’ll continue walking for a while until it emerges into a valley. We pass the village of Kodo and ascend to the village of Dharapani.


Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek.


Our trial now follows a steep and narrow river valley winding through deep woodland. The view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II on our way is truly amazing.


Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. 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, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river.


Today we 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. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.


From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trail head.


After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310 meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450 meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built.


We reach the climax of our Annapurna circuit trek today. It will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La. An early start is important to complete the mission. Each moment we have to work hard today through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. We reach Muktinath with the setting sun. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal.


Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom. Jomsom is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route.


Early morning fly back to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara fly is look like mountain flight. You will fly 25 minute between mountain Dhaulageri and Annapurna range. After land pokhara transfer to hotel.


We choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight, you may take an optional sightseeing tour in and around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara you can see views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara.


The Nepal Tour Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal as your flight time.


Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop service
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guide and porter service during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Khudi and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus
  • Jomsom to Tatopani shared jeep
  • Guide & Porters transportation
  • Your tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All accommodation, food & salary for the guide & porters
  • Guide & Porter insurance
  • TIMs Card and Annapurna conservation park permit
  • Government and local taxes

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara
  • All kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
  • Your all foods in the mountain region.
  • Your personal equipment.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Any kind of personal expense.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Tips for trekking staff, driver.

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