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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING
Annapurna Circuit Trekking

This classic trek, which is one of the most famous in Nepal, takes you from dense forests to the sparse Tibetan plateau, passing through ethnic villages of Gurungs, Tamangs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangies, Brahmins and Chhetris. You will go over Thorung La Pass - 5416 m. - taking in the most magnificent views of the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Manasulu, Lamjung and Tibetan Himalaya ranges.


Day 01. Kathmandu
Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and be met by a member of our crew. We will be driven to our Hotel and later go on a familiarization walk with one of our guides. 
Check into Hotel.
Day 02. Kathmandu
Spend the day on a guided tour of sacred Tibetan stupas and monasteries. 
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03. Khudi (790m/2,600ft) 
Drive 190km (5 hrs) by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Besisahar and than trek 1 hour further to Khudi. This is a beautiful road trip through the hill country with views of the Himalayas. 
Overnight stay in tents
Day 04. Syanje (1,314m/4,323ft)
Trek 16km (6 hrs) through a lovely valley, crossing suspension bridges and seeing waterfalls. From this portion of the trek you can view Mt. Lamjung (6,775m/22,291 ft), Mt. Manaslu II and Peak 29 (7,493m/24,652 ft). 
Overnight night stay in tents.
Day 05. Dharapani (1,860m/6,120ft)
As we proceed ahead (17km/7hrs), the valley becomes more narrow with scarcely populated villages perched on the steep flank of the valley wall. This valley was once a well trafficked area along the salt trading route with Tibet. We will officially enter the Manang District at Tal (1,700m/5,593ft) which is 2 ½ hours away from Dharapani. Here the Marsyangdi River ambles through a small widening of the valley floor, providing fertile ground for planting before vanishing into the huge boulders created by landslide. 
Overnight night stay in tents.
Day 06. Chame (2,670m/ 8,596ft)
Trek 13km/6hrs passing by many chortens and mani-walls, as we go through villages heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture. The entry gate at Kani Village wards off evil spirits giving those that pass through it added blessings for a safe journey. As we reach Chame, the headquarters for the Manang District, Annapurna II appears looming in the distance. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 07. Pisang (3,185m/10,479ft)
This 14km/5.5hrs trek crosses to the right and then the left bank of the Marsyangdi River, and the valley narrows as the trail gradually climbs to Pisang. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 08. Manang (3,351m/11,025ft)
As we trek 15km/5hrs along the south bank of the Marsyangdi Khola the landscape becomes sparse with vegetation. The trail continues along the river basin slowly ascending to Manang. 
Overnight night stay in tents.
Day 09. Manang
We will spend a day in the village of Manang to rest and acclimatize. Some nice day trips are possible from here. Annapurna III and Gangapurna are displayed magnificently here with a hanging glacier in between. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 10. Yak Kharka (4,018m/13,219ft)
We trek 8.5km/5.5hrs branching away from the Marsyangdi Khola, steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 11. Thorong Phedi High camp (4,800m/15,792ft)
The trek (9km/6hrs) to Thorong Phedi goes through meadows and ever changing rocky landslide areas, before finishing with a very steep climb to the high camp. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 12. Muktinath (3,798m/12,495ft)
Today is one of the most challenging trek days (11km/7hrs), as we will leave very early in the morning (before sunrise) to cross the Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,819ft) by noon, and then trek down to Muktinath. Muktinath, a symbol of religious acceptance, is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike, for they worship their God by a different name in the same temple. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 13. Jomsom (2,800m/9,212ft)
The 18.5km/5hrs trek to Jomsom descends from here, with views of the Kaligandaki River far below and Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks towering in the west. At Eklobhatti Village the trail conjoins with the path from Kagbeni winding along the valley floor through beautiful barren lands with snow capped peaks in the distance. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 14. Tukche (2,590m/8,521ft) (4 hrs) (11km)
Trek 11km/4hrs along a river bed (where you can look for ammonite fossils) and then by apple, peach and apricot orchards. We will pass through Marpha, a peaceful Tibetan settlement with a large temple and monastery, before reaching Tukche. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 15. Ghasa (2,010m/6,613ft)
We trek 19km/6hrs along the river valley with a few tributary crossings before reaching Larjung. After Dhampu the scenery changes dramatically, as we enter a pine forest with lush vegetation and have beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna region. The trek from Kalopani to Lete Khola gradually goes down before the final climb to Ghasa. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 16. Tatopani (1,190m/3,915ft)
The trek (15.5km/6hrs) is a gradual descent through valleys and fields with beautiful rupse chahara (water falls) along the way. We will stop in Dana Village, site of the deepest gorge in the world, and have lunch. Tatopani (hot water), where we will be stopping, is home to some wonderful hot springs that sit beside the icy river. It is here that you will have your first opportunity in many days to have a nice soak. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 17. Tatopani
We will take a rest day in Tatopani, and renew our weary limbs by alternating soaks between the river and the springs. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 18. Ghorepani (2,750m/9,047ft)
This 13km/7hrs trek is a challenging ascent, but it is well worth the sunset view over the profiles of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. 
Overnight night stay in tents
Day 19. Pokhara (800m/2,632ft)
The day begins with a pre-sunrise hike (45 minutes) up to Poon Hill (3,193m/10,505ft), the highest hill on the entire trek, for amazing views and photo opportunities of the Mustang and Pokhara Valleys. From the top you can see as many as 30 snow capped peaks, including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Trek 16km/6.5hrs down to Nayapul (1,100m/3,619ft) and drive 33km (1 hr) to Pokhara. 
Check into Hotel
Day 20. Pokhara 
Today is a rest day in this lovely lakeside village. For those that choose to go on an outing, you can go paddling on the lake or take a visit to the Peace Temple which overlooks the lake. 
Overnight in Hotel
Day 21. Kathmandu 
Fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the late morning after breakfast. 
Check into Hotel
Day 22. Kathmandu 
Depature from the airport.
 

 

» Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
» 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
» Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
» Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
» Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
» 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal).
» Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by private car / van.tourist bus.
» Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
» Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
» 2 night accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
» Tourist service charge, Vat.
» Office Service charge.

 

» Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
» Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist). For detail information regarding the travel insurance, please click here.
» International air fare to and from Nepal.
» Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$30 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
» Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.
» Items of a personal nature
» Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
» Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu, which would cost approximately US$ 1 per day per item to hire and US$ 60 to US$ 100 per item to buy). For trekking equipments list info please click here.
» Tips for guide, porters, driver...

Note:
We provide detailed information on each region throughout the following pages along with the descriptions of the popular trekking areas, the routes and possible itineraries.

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