The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It offers the most variety of any treks in the world. Making a complete circuit of the huge Annapurna massif in central Nepal, our route provides dramatic mountain scenery, Deepest River gorges, highest passes, lush green vegetation and a fascinating mix of local people and culture.
Starting from Beshisahar we head north up the Marshyangdi valley, first through lush green foothills and terraced rice fields, progressing to alpine forests and finally to the high desert country of Mustang. Lowland farming communities and Hinduism change slowly to highland trading communities and Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout, the mountain views are superb; Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu and the Annapurna tower spectacularly over the valley. The high point of the trek is crossing the Thorung La 5416m pass. The early start and strenuous effort are well rewarded with breathtaking views from the pass. Below are the Kali Gandaki valley and the purple, brown hills of the Tibetan plateau. Across the valley rises the huge bulk of Dhaulagiri, while looking back we have a magnificent view of Manaslu.
Now we descend the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley between the summits of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna 1 making this the deepest gorge in the world. Fascinating trading villages and even more spectacular mountain views are experienced all the way to our trek completion in Pokhara and our stay at the luxurious Fishtail Lodge.
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
After customs, you will pass out of the restricted area and into the passenger pick-up area outside the building. You will see our office representative waiting with yours name card to welcome you to Nepal and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 : A day in Kathmandu
Morning guided sightseeing to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city. Hotel.
Day 3 : We set out from Kathmandu after an early breakfast
Normally we arrive in Besisahar by early afternoon, an hour trek to Khudi.
Day 4 :
The trail continues northward up the Marsyangdi Valley with Mt. Himalchuli and Peak 29 dominating the horizon. We continue the steep climb to Bahundada (1310m/6-7hrs).
Day 5 :
from Bahundanda trail descend to the northern most Brahmin settlement in the valley. From here the trail descends steeply crossing the Marsyangdi on a long suspension bridge trail steeply ascend to Chyamje(1410m/6-7hrs).
Day 6 : From Chyamje.
Following the east bank of the Marsyangdi, the trail climbs gradually before the valley suddenly opens into a large plateau at Tal (1511 meters).after crossing the suspension bridge trail gradually ascend to the Dharapani(2100m/6hrs).
Day 7 : From Dharapani the trail passes a school and climbs over a spur before descending to Bagarchhap
As we proceed the trail continues through hamlets Temung Charku, Thangla and Koto to the Chame(2630m/6-7hrs)
Day 8 : We follow the east bank of the Marsyangdi to breathing
After crossing the river the trail continues to Pisang (3190m/6-7hrs).
Day 9 :
We are now in the region of Manang region, called Nyesyang. Crossing the river, just past the Manang mountaineering school we walk along near the village of Braga. From Braga, we walk upstream and after a slight climb, we arrive at the village of Manang (3500m/6-7hrs).
Day 10 :
This is an important acclimatization day which will prove very beneficial when we come to cross Thorong La. Possible side trips include treks to a lake about 3 hours north of Braga, to the main Manang Gompa, or to Khangsar on the trail to Tilicho Lake.
Day 11 :
Past Manag the trail climbs to the village of Tenki. We climb a little further and then contour slowly past pastures to the leader(4250m/5-6hrs).
Day 12 :
We continue through pastures on the east bank of the Phedi(4420m/3-4hrs).
Day 13 :
An early start from Phedi. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp. Ascending to the top of throng La (5416m) The descent to Muktinath (3800m/8-10hrs) is steep and long too.
Day 14 :
A leisurely start to the day after the exertions of crossing Thorung La. Time to explore Muktinath before descending to Kagbeni(2800m/3 hrs).
Day 15 :
We now begin the descent down the Kali Gandaki Valley to the Marpha (2665m/6-7 hrs
Day 16 :
We continue down the Kali Gandaki, reaching the former Thakali trading center to the Ghasa(2080m/6-7hrs).
Day 17 :
The trail now descends following the Kali Gandaki to Tatopani. This is a relaxed short day allowing plenty of time to sample the hot springs at Tatopani (1100m/5-6hrs).
Day 18 :
A short distance downstream from Tatopani the trail crosses the river on a large suspension bridge. The trail climbs steeply at first then becomes more gradual as we climb some 1200 meters to the village of Chitre (2390m/5-6hrs).
Day 19 :
We reach Ghorepani (2775m/5hrs). In the afternoon there is the opportunity to climb up to the summit of Poon Hill.
Day 20 :
An early morning excursion can be made to the top of Poon Hill (3200 meters). After breakfast, we begin the long descent to the Modi Khola valley. We cross the Modi Khola on a suspension bridge then follow the river valley to the road-head at Nayapul. Here our trek ends and our bus will be waiting for you takes us the short way to Pokhara.
Day 21 :
After a long trek, you have an opportunity to explore Pokhara city, enjoy a couple of beer watching the fishtail shadow at fewa lake and watching other massifs Annapurna.
Day 22 :
Fly or drive to Kathmandu from pokgara. Transfer to our hotel and rest of the day is free for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 23 :
your tour ends transfer international airport for connecting flight to fly home country.
Plans & Pricing:
- 3 night 3 star Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast.
- 1 night 3 star Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Private transport service –kathmandu-pokhara-kathmandu
- Pokhara-jomsom-Pokhara air fare.
- Trekking permits fees with tims card for Annapurna conservation.
- 3 times meal during the trek
- Experience trekking guide with porter service two customer 1 porters.
- 1 day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with experience guide
- Staff insurance with first aid medicine
- Airport pock up-drop with sightseeing by private car
- Your travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
- Monument fees during the sight seeing
- Staff tipping after the trek complete
- Your necessary equipment etc
This is the first time for our group to visit the Nepal, Bhutan and Kashmir region and we have enjoy it very much. It is very fortunate for us, being our first trip to select your company to arrange for us the tour, and we are very please with your service and support, and your co-ordination with the Bhutan operator. For the Indian operator, except for some minor situations, overall it is satisfactory.
I believe there will be more trips to come and will recommend to you potential future travellers there.