Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Cost Price
USD 1360
Max. Altitude
5416m

Overview

Why do Annapurna Circuit Trek with Trexmount Nepal. So, if you’re perplexed by the question or can’t decide whether or not to visit the destination, let me clear it out for you. The Annapurna Circuit hike offers adventure, enjoyment, and challenges in equal measure.

It’s unlike any other trekking place on the planet, breathtakingly beautiful and boasting a bizarre perspective of Mt. Annapurna. Nepal’s trekking paths are known around the world for their breathtaking views, dramatic terrain, and natural beauty. Trekkers come from all over the world to experience their tranquil location, which includes unique geological wonders, high-mountain meadows, and glacially sculpted valleys.

The Annapurna Circuit trek attracts tourists from all around the world. In fact, it’s one of the few trekking sites in Nepal that sees a year-round influx of trekkers. Visitors appear flattered as they traverse the circuit’s challenging trails, which give them with an amazing experience.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is breathtakingly beautiful, with a pristine trail that takes you through a miniature landscape of snow-capped mountains, sweeping hills, and a steep-sided valley. It provides trekkers with every reason to take the famous trail that leads all the way up to Thorong La Pass. The walk offers a fascinating glimpse into the customs and traditions of the region’s various ethnic groups. But, most importantly, it introduces tourists to the Gurung community’s unique culture, heritage, and way of life.

Visitors will be able to see how the people of the region have shaped the region, particularly through their communities, historical landmarks, and religious sites. Thakali, Tamang, Magar, and Brahmin are other ethnic groups whose spiritual and cultural influences are equally noticeable in the local population.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 100-145 mile trek through central Nepal. It starts with a half-day journey to Besisahar and a short hike to Bulbule off the slope. The expedition continues the next day with an uphill walk and multiple bridge crossings before arriving in Chamje.

In the coming days, we’ll pass through a number of villages, including Chame, Pisang, and Manang. We’ll stop at the town to give the body a rest because the trek above Manang is more arduous due to low air pressure. We travel from Manang to Yak Kharka, a remote area with few settlements.

However, there are a lot of yaks grazing here. From here, we take the most difficult route to Thorong Phedi, passing across Thorong La Pass. We’ll have a spectacular view of the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri from the cliff. We’ll descend the trek to Muktinath after crossing the pass and visit the religious site there. From there, we take a winding road to Jomsom that looks like it belongs in a desert.

We’ll take a short stop for breakfast after arriving in the picturesque village of Kagbeni and then head straight to the route. After a nice walk on the trail that overlooks the picturesque Kali Gandaki River, the trek to Jomsom continues with a hard upward climb.

We’ll reach the village by walking past the terrace farm and through the deep valley’s rim. The next day, we’ll take a scenic trip to Tatopani, where you may also relax in a hot spring bath before returning to the valley. We’ll also take a short uphill climb to Ghorepani, which is one of the trekkers’ favorite places to halt and see the stunning views of Machhapure and Gangapurna in between the two trips.

Itinerary

01Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel. The meetings will covers trip related information & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).

02Day

Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation

Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)

03Day

Drive to Chamje (1,560 m-5,118 ft) via Beshishar (823 m- 2700 ft) - 08 hrs journeys.

Start driving from the hotel in the interesting busy highway road towards Syange via Beshishar through the Himalayan foothills and green valley’s till Dumre, and leaving the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway towards Beshisar a large town and headquarter of Lamjung district, from here driving on the newly built dirt road leading to Syange via Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, the drive continues passing rice terraces and villages and then uphill on leaving the Marsyangdi River to reach at Chamje for overnight.

04Day

Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m-6,299 ft) - 05 hours.

After a first night in local lodge with homely hospitality service, morning starts walking back to Marsyangdi River crossing and in the alpine woodlands reach into Tal Besi, after having a break, few more hours to reach Dharapani village for overnight .

05Day

Trek to Chame (2,670 m-8,759 ft) - 05 hours.

From Dharapani on wards temperature gets cooler with alpine climate. We start through an easy trail through serene rhododendron, pine woodland through small villages of Bagachap, Danque, and then climb higher to Timang village with super views of snow capped peaks towards North, from this village on wards in the land of Buddhist tradition and culture, an hour walk reaches to Koto and then towards Chame which is the district headquarter of Manang. Browse around the streets of Chame with wonderful views of AII and Lamjung Himal, you can enjoy with hot spring here.

06Day

Trek to Pisang (3, 230 m-10,597 ft) - 05 hrs.

From here onward feel the cool and fresh mountain air through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine tree lines following the Marshyangdi River upstream with gentle walk to Bhratang village, after this small village walk follows uphill’s through the woodlands at Dhukure Pokhari with couple of teahouses overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peak and of Pisang village, we need 40 minute to reach the lower Pisang village for overnight.

07Day

Trek to Manang Village (3,450 m-11,319 ft) - 05 hrs.

Morning with wonderful views of snow capped peaks with close look of A II North Face, heading towards a hill through nice pine woodland where one can catch awesome views of Manang valley with surrounding high snow capped mountains, from this view point heading downhill towards Manang valley reaching Hongde village with a small airstrip, (flight to and from Pokhara is only twice a week and unpredictable), from here onwards tree lines disappears into arid and barren landscapes with cold, dry climate temperature, however gets enough sunshine during the day with strong UV in this thin air altitude.

We continue into mountain flat to reach manang via Braga. There is interesting old Braga monastery treasures old Buddhist artifacts, relics and stature with ancient amazing wall Thanka painting ( Buddhist religious painting) and frescos, from here breathtaking views of Annapurna range with Chulus, after a nice time here a slow and steady walk brings you at Manang village for lunch and overnight stop with alluring views of Gangapurna, A II and Tilicho peak and turquoise Manang lake nearby

08Day

Free and rest day at Manang for acclimatization.

We spend another night here for acclimatization which is essential at this altitude above 3,000 meters. Today we will hike to Gangapurna glacier and Manang lake see the surrounding and back to Manang..

09Day

Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m-13,484 ft) - 04 hours.

After a nice break and stop for two nights at Manang, We ascend on the gradual path passing the last village of Manang at Tenke and then in complete wilderness with gentle uphill walk to Ghunsang village with great views of Gangapurna, Tilicho and Chulu West peaks, then slowly reaching at Yak Kharka for lunch and overnight with great views,

10Day

Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,600 m-15,091 ft) - 04 hrs.

Slowly and steady journey gets closer to the main highlights and highest elevation of this trip at Thorang-la pass, This is pleasant walking day except for the altitude the trail follows crossing a bridge after Ledar and then a short steep climb after the river reaching at Jarjung around this place chances of seeing some wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Mountain Goats or the rare and elusive Snow Leopard if lucky. Walk then reaches at Thorang Phedi (base of Thorang-la), after a break here walk on the slope path which is quite steep for an hour till High Camp is reached for lunch and overnight.

A great place with super views of Gangapurna, Damodar and Bhirkuti Himal and range of snow capped peaks.

11Day

Cross Thorong-La (5,416 m-17,769 ft) and to Muktinath (3,800 m-12,467 ft) - 07 hrs.

Big Day! Starting quite early after breakfast to reach the top of the pass earlier before the cold wind catches with chill factors, the walk is gradual with ups and even trail most of the way and then slowly with a climb reaching the highest point of this trip and one of the highlights at 5,416m-17,700 ft high, the pass is festooned with hundreds of Buddhist prayer flags and with sign board ‘Thorang-la’ and its heights, this place with awesome views of snow capped mountains looking over West at Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal as well.
After a great success, emotional with happy moment descend a long way to reach the bottom with few tea houses to refresh and for lunch before setting towards Muktinath for overnight after a long hard but interesting and adventurous day. The walk to Muktinath is pleasant for few hours, on reaching at Muktinath check into respective nice lodges for overnight stop and nice rest. This place is a holy for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

12Day

Trek to Marpha (2, 670m-8,759 ft) via Jomsom (2, 715 m-8,907 ft) - 06 hours.

After a Big long walk of previous day, today a pleasant trek on the downhill path passing by the village of Jharkot with a drop of 1,200 meters to Kaligandaki river bed, on reaching the wide Kaligandaki River valley at a small place of Ekale bhatti, continue walk on the flat wide valley for few hours reaching at Jomsom, head quarter of Mustang area.
Jomsom with an airstrip above Kaligandaki River (operates daily morning schedule flight to and from Pokhara). From Jomsom a nice walk to Marpha, can get very windy in the afternoon on reaching charming Marpha a gem of a village with large apple orchard and its product, Marpha lined with whitewashed houses, paved streets and well kept neat lodges.

13Day

Trek to Lete (2,480m-8,136 ft) – 06 hrs.

From Marpha, walk is pleasant following the Kaligandaki river downstream to reach at Tukuche another charming village, located on the bottom of majestic Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri, with wonderful views of Nilgiris peaks and massif tumbling icefalls of Dhaulagiri’s South East Face, from here walk leads to Larjung village and back to wood land of rhododendron and pine trees, the path leads away from the river bed for an hour to reach Kalalpani village with spectacular views of of Mt.Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri with nice forest surrounding, and then a short downhill reaches at Lete village for the overnight halt.

14Day

Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m-3,904 ft)- 06 hrs.

After Lete onward brings you to a dramatic change in landscapes, lush vegetation, walking into warmer area between the towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming the world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki. The walk leads through Ghasa village with several isolated houses, lodges, the walk is pleasant walk on the paddy fields farm area with warm sub-tropical climate most of way Tatopani village, after passing the great super Rupsi Rupsi.
At Tatopani village which means ‘Hot Spring’ the area is quite constricted with sub-tropic climate, at Tatopani enjoy the large hot water spring pools near shore of Kaligandaki River.

15Day

Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m-9,022 ft) - 06 hrs.

Today offers one hard day of walking with last uphill climb of this journey all the way to Ghorepani from Tatopani after crossing and leaving the river behind. We enjoy a steep climb for an hour to Ghara village, continue walking on a winding trail with a gradual climb all the way through thick rhododendron and pine forest to reach at Chitre. From Chitre we have an hour uphill walk that brings us to Deurali in Ghorepani. This village offers superb views of world’s 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar / Annapurna Fang, this nice blue colored lodge and houses of Ghorepani.  Ghorepani lies on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which extends to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet, this village inhabited mostly by Pun Magar tribe and widely famous for Pun Hill view point.

16Day

Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,500 m-4,921 ft) - 05 hrs.

Starting early morning with optional hike to Pun-Hill at 3,190 m-10,466 ft that leads through beautiful rhododendron and pine woodlands with impressive views of surrounding rolling green hills and snow capped peaks. Upon reaching Pun Hill marvel at the fantastic panorama with sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak. After a wonderful time at Pun hill descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk on the scenic trail to Tirkhedhunga with downhill drop all the way through nice cool forest passing the villages of Bhanthati and Ulleri.
At Tirkhedhunga enjoy the comfort of nice cozy lodge for the last overnight stop before Pokhara.

17Day

Trek to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and drive to Pokhara (860 m-2,821 ft).

Today offers the last walk of this fabulous journey. Enjoy it on the downhill path with great views of cascading waterfalls along the way to Bhirethati, a nice village by side of Modi River. After short break continue the last 40 minutes walk to Nayapul. Here board a vehicle and then completing last final trek of this wonderful adventure witha scenic drive of less than two hours. Reaches Pokhara for an overnight stop by the pristine Lake Phewa, time in the afternoon to browse around the lake side stores and shops and relax in this beautiful setting.

18Day

Drive back to Kathmandu.

With great time up in the high hill, villages and at scenic Pokhara morning transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.
(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu).

19Day

Departure

Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departure towards your next destination.

Includes/Excludes

What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per the above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking
  • Entrance fee for all sites mentioned in the program.
  • Trekking information management system permit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits.
  • An experienced guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, cold drinks and so on
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs.
  • If you want to take private Vehicle instead of Tourist Bus it will cost USD 30 extra per person for one way
  • Flight Kathmandu/Pokhara (if interested instead of driving) USD 85 extra for one way flight Per person.

Clients Review

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Trip Info

Full of excitement throughout this trip from villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, beneath world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m and 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, , trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Manang, Thakali & Pun Magar tribe villages, super mountain panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill and trekking in world’s deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River.