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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek / Round Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trek | Around the Annapurna trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered to be the most traditional and World Classic  trek in the Annapurna region Nepal. The highlight of this trek is crossing over the 5,416m Thorong La Pass, which is as high as one can get in this region without climbing a mountain. The Annapurna Circuit Trek tends to be more physically demanding than the other treks in this region, so good physical condition is necessary. The trail offers spectacular mountain scenery that passes through the Northern Himalayan range and Tibetan plateau. Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, and Newars heavily settle the Southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges except higher regions, which support thick forest of rhododendron and fir trees.
The Annapurna circuit trek can make short or long as the demand of trekkers.
For the completed the trek as a whole over 15 to17 days including poonhill, the trek can be shorten which fly from Jomsom to pokhara after crossing Thorng la.

Trekking Highlights

Nepal Travel Days: 18 days.
Trekking Duration: 16 days.
Trekking Destination: Cross Throngla 5416m
Starting from:Syange
Eanding point: Nayapul
Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 5416m
Mode of trek: Tea house/camping.
Group size:2+

Trek Cost: $

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, brief about trip, and well-come dinner at evening through the typical Nepalese kitchen

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syangee by Bus/Jeep.7 hour (1100m)

Day 03: Trekking Jagat to Dharapani. ( 1700m) 6,7 hour

Day 04: Trekking Dharapni to Chame (2660m, 6 hour)

Day 05: Trekking Chame to Pisang (3185m 5 hour .)

Day 06: Trekking Pisang to Manang (3350m 5 hour.)

Day 07: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang)

Day 08: Trekking Manang to Ledar ( 4200m, 5 hour)

Day 09: Trekking Ledar to High Camp ( 4600m, 5 hour)

Day 10: Trekking High Camp to Muktinath (3800m. 7 hour)

Day 11: Muktinath to Marpha( 2670m) 6 hour

Day 12: Marpha to Tatopani by jeep. (1100m) 4 hour drive.

Day 13: Tatopani to Ghorepani (3210 m) 7 hour

Day 14: Trekking, Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) to Tadhapani

Day 15: Tadapani to Ghandrung (1940 m.)

Day 16: Ghandruk to Nayapul  Pokhara

Day 17:  Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus/Jeep/Plan

Day 18: Departure from Nepal as per time

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, brief about trip, and well-come dinner at evening through the typical Nepalese kitchen
After being warmly greeted by a representative at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and completing the custom formalities (Visa, etc), you need to check for our representative of Adventure Great Himalaya with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then guided to the hotel. After check in, we can either take a take a break or hang around in the city. You will be joining a welcome dinner at a first- class traditional typical Nepalese kitchen where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Syangee by Bus/Jeep (11004m) 7 hour
Today,  Drive 8 hour by Bus/Jeep to Jagat. We will stop for lunch on the way.  The road is not peached about 14 kilometers.  Overnight Lodge in Jagat 1300m.
Day 03: Trekking Syenge to Dharapani (1860m) 6, 7 hour
Today, we move on from Sayngee and our trail passes a sequence of waterfalls amidst a forest that becomes more temperate with oaks as you travel onward Chamche village. An ascent from Chamche village brings you to a lake at 1707 meters. Long ago a landslide blocked the river here, forming a lake. Only its flatbed remains today, with a magnificent waterfall. From here the Manang district begins. Continue trek, the valley begins narrow again and you are at Dharapani 1860 m. Here is a police check post and the people of here are mostly Tibetans and Mananges.
Day 04: Trekking Dharapani to Chame (2715m. 6 hour)
This day we walk for 6-7 hours to reach Chame from Dharapani. Chame is a district head quarter of Manang District, you will see the changing vegetation, people and the landscapes too changes and the air will gets cooler, the path then climb all the way through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with distinctive Tibetan architecture. After a enjoyable walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. You will have a first striking view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal from here.
Day 05: Trekking Chame to Pisang (3185m. 5 hour)
From Chame, the trail heads off from the other side of the river on the northern bank passing through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang, a village of apple garden. Then, we continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukure Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line, a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village. From this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Explore Pisang villages and its riverside and overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trekking Pisang to Manang (3350m. 5 hour)
We, today move down to Pisang village and keep on walking towards Manang valley. We now, take a steady climb up for half an hour for reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley. This inspiring mark offers a splendid views of the valleys, Humde village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk moves further to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for conventionally built up Tibetans style of houses. From here flora changes, you will notice a contrast of landscape and dry mountain hills. From Bhratang, half an hour walk reaches to Manang for the overnight.
Day 07: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang)
This is an acclimatization day and to rest as well as explore Manang. Manang is the village of about 500 flat-roofed houses which is the arresting set surrounded by some fabulous scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North.
Day 08: Trekking Manang to Yak Kharka- Ledar ( 4200m, 5 hour)
From Manang, our route leads to a slow mount for an hour to the Tenki Manang for observing the view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track tenderly winds up offering exciting views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the Lunch. after lunch walk 1 hour to Ledar. overnight Lodge
Day 09: Trekking Ledar to High Camp ( 4600m, 5 hour)
We begin our hike with slow pace to Phedi which means 'foot of the hill'. We still have same incredible view of mountains and background. After an hour walk, we reach at Ledar and continue to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, and then move down and cross the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for amazing view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorung Phedi. stop for lunch at the throng Phedi then walk slowly one and half hour up hill to Highcamp for the overnight.
Day 10: Trekking High Camp to Muktinath (3800m. 7 hour )
We today, have longest and tough day of the whole trip. We begin our walk early in the morning; . Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and sight of the mountains. We continuously walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Lastly, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs. long walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Muktinath to Marpha( 2670m) 6 hour
Today, we trek from Muktinath to Marpha. We need to move down slowly through fields and poplar groves, then into the Kali Gandaki river valley. Go after the valley southwards to Marpha is very nice place not like to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki valley here is called the Thak Khola, from the ethnic group the Thakalis, the main inhabitants of this area.
Day 12: Marpha to Tatopani by jeep. (1100m) 4 hour drive.
On this day, we drive for about 4 hours from Marpha to Tatopani. We drive through the beautiful rural community of overwhelmed houses and abundant grasslands. Following the Kali Gandaki River, we arrive at the old trading centre of Thakali people called Tukuche. We can observe the Himalayan rain dusk, coniferous forests and reach Kalopani (2560m). The drive continues from Kalopani to Tatopani (1100m) which literally mean hot spring that provide a perfect chance for a relaxing bathe.
Day 13: Tatopani to Ghorepani (3210 m) 7 hour
Today we move from Tatopani to Ghorepani steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani. We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset over the spectacular, snow-capped Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range.
Day 14: Trekking, Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) to Tadhapani
this is the most significant day of our trek. We start our journey climbing to Poon Hill (3210m) which offers best splendid scenery of sunrise over the high mountains. Lot of White Mountain can be seen from here including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7119m), Fishtail (6993m), Nilgiri south, Singa chuli, Annapurna I (8091m) and many more peaks. We then descend to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest. Stay overnight at Tadapani.
Day 15: Tadapani to Ghandrung (1940 m.)
On this day our journey moves to Ghandruk which takes about 4 hours. It is the most enriching village, the home of Gurung people. The trail mainly passes through forest and goes gentle down. We stay overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 16: Ghandruk to Nayapul  Pokhara
Our trek today, goes down to Nayapul through the cultivated fields in Modi khola valley which takes around 4 hours and drive back to Pokhara in 1 hour.
Day 17:  Pokhara to Kathmandu
Early in the morning our guide will wake you up and then drive you to the tourist bus station. The bus leaves in the morning to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, our guide will take you to your selected hotel.
Day 18: Departure from Nepal as per time
today you depart from this magnificent Himalayan country in Nepal. Hope to see you again.

Cost include on:

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast in Katmandu.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Katmandu to Jagat by Bus..
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by plane.
  • Private car from trek ending place Nayapul to Pokhara
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters, Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • One night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Welfare diner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • All Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also Hotel, all the meals in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • All expenses in mountain over than Scheduled because sometime can be stuck in mountain due to land slide, political strike etc.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, Pot of tea coffee etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org  and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our  10% income directly goes to this organization.