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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Treks in Annapurna Region.
17 DAYS

This is a classic trek and considered to be one of the most popular amongst the treks in the Annapurna region. It offers the best natural scenery and indigenous cultures of Nepal, The trail starts from Beshisahar, follows the river Marshyangdi through a variety of different landscapes. As you walk higher, the valley becomes more rugged until you reach the higher altitude. While trekking, you will pass through many settlements, meeting the local people and enjoying the spectacular views of massive Himalayan Peaks that include Mt. Annapurnas and Manaslu. The crossing over Thorong La can be dangerous sometimes, especially during the unanticipated snowfall in November to February. Therefore, trekkers must have to make sure that they are well prepared. After crossing the Thorong La Pass, we descend to Muktinath, a popular Hindu shrine. Then, we keep continuing our trek to Jomsom and next day we fly to Pokhara.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (823m)

Day 04: Trek Beshisahar to Chamje (1430 m)

Day 05: Trek Chamje to Dharapani (1860 m.)

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670 m.)

Day 07: Trek Chame to Pisang (3210 m.)

Day 08: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m.)

Day 09: Acclimatization at Manang

Day 10: Trek Manang to ChuriLeder (4200m.)

Day 11: ChuriLeder to Thorung Phedi Base Camp (4450m.)

Day 12: Cross Thorung La and trek to Muktinath (3700m)

Day 13: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)

Day 14: Fly Jomsom-Pokhara

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (823m)
We take early drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar. It takes about seven hours to reach Beshisahar. The drive will pass through the Prithvi along the banks of beautiful rivers like Trishuli & Marsyangdi. After Dumre on Prithvi Highway the road takes a right turn & head for Beshisahar. Here you drive through the forests, terraced plains on the bank of Marsyangdi River for about two hours & reach to Besisahar for the overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: Trek Beshisahar to Chamje (1430 m)
Having breakfast at Beshisahar, we begin our trek to Chamje. Lunch will be served on the way. En route, we trek through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small villages, encounter a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu. Overnight at lodge

Day 05: Trek Chamje to Dharapani (1860 m.)
Today we trek along the steep trails through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages. The trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Dharapani. Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670 m.)
The path goes along the river through bamboo groves. We will pass through barely and potato fields on the way and visit the Tibetan Monastery. You will enjoy with the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at lodge

Day 07: Trek Chame to Pisang (3210 m.)
The trail climbs along the mule track through the pine forest and then follows the river for a few hours. At the higher altitude you will find oak and maple trees. Now the trail becomes more straight. From Pisang you can have the best views of Annapurna II & Pisang Peak. Overnight at lodge

Day 08: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m.)
Today we follow the low route to Manang. It will be a pleasant walk through the forest, climbing gently at first, with one steep section to reach on the top of spur. We find tall prayer flags fluttering and a small shrine along the trail. After Braga, the trail continues for an hour to Manang, a large Tibetan settlement. From Manang you will have the best views of the Annapurnas, Gangapurna & the glacial lake below it. In Manang, more than 200 flat-roofed houses are tightly packed together with prayer flags on long poles above them. Overnight at lodge

Day 09: Acclimatization at Manang
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Today you will visit monasteries, take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya. Overnight at lodge

Day 10: Trek Manang to ChuriLeder (4200m.)
After breakfast at Manang, we set for our onward journey. After a few hours walk you will gently climb for an hour until Ghunsang. The views that you witness during this climb are really Then another one hour gradually climb takes you to Churileder. The trail continues through the meadows & grazing Yaks until you reach Churileder for the overnight stay at lodge

Day 11: ChuriLeder to Thorung Phedi Base Camp (4450m.)
Today the trail is a bit harder as it goes steep up for 3 hours to Thorung Phedi, the foothills of Thorung La. Rest of the day you can stay free for acclimatization as you are going to walk the toughest trail tomorrow. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 12: Cross Thorung La and trek to Muktinath (3700m)
We ascend steeply to high camp at 4550m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Thorung La( 5416m). The trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 13: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)
Today the trail leads us through the flat level land to Jomsom. Now the landscape changes into barren, the wind blows in the mid day. After 4 hours walk you will reach to Jomsom for the overnight stay.

Day 14: Fly Jomsom-Pokhara
Today we take early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara enjoying the great views of the Himalayan Ranges Upon arrival at Pokhara airport you will be transferred to the hotel & rest of the day will be free.

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu. After 6 hours driving we will reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3 star category with breakfast
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide
  • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
  • Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hot shower while on trek
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary
  • Tipping to guide and porter
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Donation to the local organization

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