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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Description

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal which circles the Annapurna massif, starting at either Bhote Order or Gorkha, west of Kathmandu and ending at Pokhara. For most of the trek we have close views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the magnificent Machhapuchre. The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.  Annapurna Circuit Trek became now shorter than the previous days because of the road access recently. The trailhead of Annapurna Circuit Trek is now days known from the Syange further of Besisahar town which leads the trek following Marshyangdi River valley the new road going to connect up Chame town soon in few years. Thus our proposed itinerary also combined with the overland journey and trek together.

Trip Highlights:

Private city guided tour in Kathmandu – Explore Annapurna’s longest trail, encounter different varied cultural regions in front of Himalayas to beyond - Spectacular views of the snow capped Himalayas- High mountain pass 5416m Thorung La- ancient monasteries, fortresses and culture of time immortal- the high plateau Trans Himalayan and more….

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 days whole package

Activities: Trekking

Maximum altitude: 5416m

Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ June/July/August/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec

Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)

Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Transport:  Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival/ transfer to hotel.  Our represent will be at the airport to receive you on your arrival. Just look for Eco Trek's banner.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley Guided tour. Our Guide will take around Kathmandu to show its back ground and history/ visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange (1400m) Overnight in Lodge / Camp.
After breakfast, you will drive to Syange via Beshisahar , it will take about 7-8 hours overland journey along the way you will have chance to view Nepal’s country side small towns and their local cultural activies and up on arrival at Syange overnight camp at local loge.

Day 04: Syange to Tal Village (1314m)
Walk for about 6-7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.) and overnight at Tal.

Day 05: Tal Village (1943m.) to Timang
Walking distance of about 5-7 hours via passing Kharte, Dharapani, Bagarchhap and Danaque after lunch the trail connect again to road which follows up to Timang village for overnight camp.

Day 06: Timang to Chame (2713m)
The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

Day 07: Chame to Pissang (3185m)
Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snows peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 08: Pissang to Manang (3351m)
After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

Day 09: Rest in Manang for acclimatization
A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang; the village of about 500 flat.

Day 10: Manang to Ledar (4330m)
From the landscape is more alike Tibetan Plateau. It seems more gradual than up but hard to breath take longer time to cover the short distance. We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Camp/lodge at Ledar 4 hrs walk.

Day 11: Ledar to Thorong Phedi (4335m)
This can be hard night with lack of enough oxygen. Ready to wake up early in the morning for the next most excited at all. Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3-4 hrs walk.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi Pass Thorong-la pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3798m)
Start the climbing early in the morning. This is the most awaited day for your Nepal trip. The top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m. is the highest point for the whole period. Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God with the meaning of the “God of Salvation” in Hindu and in Buddhism “Nirvana”.  The Sep- Oct fest is the most interesting and crowded. Apart from this, this is the greatest example of the co-relation and harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism. Overnight in Lodge / Camp

Day 13: Drive Muktinath to Jomsom(2800m)
The part of the trek from Muktinath to Jomsom is access by road so we drive by jeep up to jomsom. After lunch break our guide will take you to explore around there, you will be visiting natural eco museum and other interesting places of around.

Day 14: Drive Jomsom to Tatopani (1189 m.) 5/6 hours walk
After breakfast today again drive from Jomsom by minibus. The overland journey follows via beautiful Marpha village, Tukuche, and Kalopani – Ghasa. At Ghasa we change the bus and continue passing via deepest gorge of kaligandaki valley up to Tatopani.  At tatopani go for natural hot spring bath and enjoy overnight.

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2793 m.) 6/7 hrs. Walk
A challenging ascent upto Ghorepani. Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Day 16: Rest at Ghorepani and Excursion to the Poon Hill.
The highest hill in the west in the whole trek, bird- eye view of Mustang and Pokhara valleys, also provides clear view of 30 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Or walk to Tadapani at the afternoon for 4 hrs.

Day 17:  Ghorepani/Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951 m.) 6/3 hours
With ups and downs towards Tadapani for lunch and camp at Ghandrung which is the biggest Gurung settlement with a closer view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

Day 18:  Ghandruk to Birethati (5/6 hours, walk downwards to Modi River) and drive back to Pokhara

Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and rest / overnight at hotel

Day 20: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping for free day.

Day 21: Drive to airport/departure or stay as your time permits.

Or day for rest in Pokhara/ prepare for rafting or Jungle trip/ Pokhara is good place to relax/ Clean/ nice and cool with lots of good restaurants.

Trip Cost

Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: March to November   
Grading: 4
Departure date: as per your convenience.

Cost Includes: 

  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost Non-Include:

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips (usually people can keep US $ 4-5/day in total for tips and donation which is good amount)
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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