Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna region trek is probably the most cherry-picked trek by the trekkers in Nepal. It is located to the west-northern part of the Nepal and range is covered with the Annapurna Conservation Area. This trekking trail is famous among the trekkers, why is due to holding diversified geographic experience; that includes world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge, walk around the massif Himalayas bounding footsteps with thickened glacier in the very bosom of Himalayas, majestic view over different Himalayas; mainly Annapurna series, Machhapuchhre, Dahulagiri, Nilgiri (north,central,south) Gangapurna, Mardi Himala, Lamjung Himal. We get cross over Throung La pass (5,416m), and trail takes us to Muktinath; holy shrine, Jomsom; an eccentric place ever to reach, Ghorepani Poon Hill plateau . Annually, thousands of trekkers trek over Annapurna Circuit trail, whoever is eager to be bounded with glistening Himalayas and having their aim to trek to high passes overlook on the dales and fens.
DAY 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
At the very first day, while you arrive at Tribhuban International Airport, our office team will be eagerly waiting you at airport for greeting you in the naturally and culturally profound country, Nepal in Kathmandu. We will assist to take you in Hotel as per itinerary/ upon your requirements. At the evening, after managing baggage in hotel, you may go for necessary apparels shopping for the trekking periphery to the hotel.
DAY 2: Drive to Bensisahar (760m) from Kathmandu
Early in the morning, after having morning breakfast, we get the bus from the Jamal, nearby the Thamel and head our tour to Bensishar to the west of the Kathmandu Valley. First, we drop our road the bank of the Trishuli River, cross and leave it from Mugling, reach to the Dumre; leave the way to Pokhara, and head towards Bensisahar. After 6-7 hours of drive we get to Bensisahar and rest overnight in Bensisahar.
DAY 3: Bensisahar to Syanje (1,100m)
From the day, we start our walking. Early in the morning, we follow the easy troll, ascend the way till we get to the Bahundanda (1310m) and afterwards we walk to the steep descending trail till weget to the Syanje.
DAY 4: Syanje to Bagarchhap (2,160m)
From Syanje, when we ascend our trek, get to Jagat and again trail continues until we get to Tal. At the place we get the safe drinking water station, ACAP office along with the thatched houses; a small village. We pass through the dale, up and down trail and reach to Dharapani. After short walk we get to Bagarchhap and rest overnight in Bagarchhap.
DAY 5: Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m)
Chame; is Tibetan cultured a small village in Manag district. Passing the Timang, Chaurikharka, Thancowk and Koto, we get to the day’s destination, Chame, from the place a majestic view over Annapurna II is scrutinized along with the Koto Peak and Lamjung Himal.
Day 6: Chame to Pisang (3,300m)
Trail from Chame to Pisang, we hold Annapurna II and IV at our left side view, meet a small village, Bhratang and passing through the jungle and parochial valley we ride to Dhikur Pokhari and finally to Upper Pisang. Rest Overnight.
DAY 7: Pisang to Manang (3,540m)
Two way to get into Manang form the Chame, one following the way from Ghyaru and another one from Humde. From Ghyaru, we meet Ngwal village, and monasteries, while, another path follows through Humde airport and it will lead towards Manang Mountaineering School, straightway from another. Finally, we get to Manang, a village encompassed with high Himalayas from both northern and southern side.
DAY 8: Acclimatization Day at Manang
We explore the places in Manang in this day. On the afternoon we get out to visit some monasteries, scenic views and let to take rest for our legs. It will be very beneficial to acclimatize our body for coming days that we will travel to the higher altitude.
DAY 9: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m)
Way to Yak Kharka, our footsteps may be slower than day before because as we will be moving to higher altitude. We ascend to Gunsang, will have left Marsyangdi Valley and trail again steep up until we reach to Yak Kharka. At the place, we meet herds of Yaks grazing over the terrain. Rest overnight in Yak Kharka.
DAY 10: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,525m)
It would be little arduous to forward the footsteps but not the impossible as we move nearer to the Throrung La Pass. We put out legs to steep ascending trail and cross about five hundred meter high altitude at the day. We pass the trail following the bank of Kone Khola, meet some tea houses at the middle of the day and finally get to the Torung Phedi and rest overnight here.
DAY 11: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,760m) via Throrung La Pass (5,416m)
This day as we pass the highest pass over entire our trek is the foremost day of the trek. We should start our trek as early in the morning as possible; not crossing the 5 am in the morning so that we can cross the Throrung La Pass (5,416m) before 10 am. It is because at the afternoon the weather condition may be worst, may cause the heavy snow fall and may be the wind will blow spout. But as we do mindful, we cross this high pass as customarily success. From the point of high pass we can have the heavenly vistas over the gleaming Himalayan range and the moment will exult. After crossing the pass, we get over into the holy place “Muktinath” area; mean the place for spiritual liberation.
DAY 12: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m)
There we visit to the holy shrine of the Hindu and Buddhism “Muktinath Temple”, and Gompa, we descend from the Ranipauwa village. We follow steep descending path to the Jomsom scrutinizing scenic and beautiful landscapes nearby Kagbeni, apple orchids and deserted hillsides. We get over in the Jomsom and finally the the Marpha; renowned as the apple capital. Rest in Marpha overnight.
DAY 13: Marpha to Ghasa (2,010m)
We will explore some areas in Marpha, if we get there in the apple season, we get taste over very sweet and healthy apples, Marpha; homemade wine from apple. Before lunch we take short visit to big Gompa and after lunch we descend our trek to the Kali Gandaki gorge to reach Ghasa. A warm village Ghasa; thakali denizen will welcome you as the personal gust for your unbeaten trek to Annapurna Circuit.
DAY 14: Ghasa to Tatopani (1,190m)
Tatopani is the small village, where we can feel the rural lifestyle and houses over the mountain. Tatopani is mean to “Hot Spring Water, the name for place under the Tatopani is due to the spring water having disgorged from the ground and it has been collected to make a pond. Trekkers may enjoy a lot with the trail and the customs that come across it due to the short trek path during this day. We meet small villages Gadpan, Guithe on the way and some tea houses. Comfortably we get to Tatopani and rest overnight.
DAY 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,860m)
The trekking route today first, fall down till we reach to Ghara, and then it climbs up to Ghorepani. On the ascending way we cross a small village Shikha; magar inhabitant. From Ghorepani, Poon Hill plateau there will have best vista over the Annapurna Himalayan range and so that the night’s destination, we will do at Ghorepani.
DAY 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill, Pokhara
Poon Hill is also considered to be the photographers’ heaven because of its bizarre location at the front face of the Annapurna Himalayan range from the place, prolonged vista over the glistening Himalayas are best scrutinized. So, early in the morning, before sunrise we will destine to Poon Hill from the rest place for the view of sunrise. Scintillating Himalayas with the first strike of sun rays and its vista is mind-boggling. After having our morning breakfast with the drop of sunrays in front of us, we will descend the footsteps to Tikhedhunga and then to Nayapul. From the point Nayapul we will catch the bus and get on the Pokhara. Explore the some points of Pokhara rest overnight in Pokhara.
DAY 17: Pokhara (820m) to Kathmandu
Today is day to return to Kathmandu. With the morning breeze, we will be ready to get into Pokhara Bus Park. After the morning breakfast we catch the bus head to East; Kathmandu. On the way to Kathmandu near the Damauli, we will have lunch and after crossing the Trishuli River in the Mugling, we travel through the bank of Trishuli River and at the late midday get into the Kathmandu.
DAY 18: City tour+ Dinner in Nepali Restaurant
At the end of the trek, we will have Kathmandu city tour. We will visit different cultured, religious and historical places with in the valley. Visitors may buy some gift items or memorable things with in Thamel or nearby place. At the evening; we will have Nepali Thali; special Nepali cultured food at typical Nepali restaurant and there you may share your greeting with your potters and guide.
DAY 19: Final Departure
At the final day of our trip, we will have farewell to you and we will assist you to get in Tribhuban International Airport.
- Airport to hotel pick up and drop services.
- Experience Guide, potter wages, insurance.
- Domestic air fares and travel vehicle.
- Hotel, bed and breakfast as per the itinerary.
- Accommodation during the trek.
- Documentation and park conservation area fee.
- Government Taxes
- International travel Airfare.
- Extra day accommodation.
- Necessary Equipment and accessories for the trek in particular region according to its environment.
- Visa cost (Easy and Cheap; arrival visa in Tribhuban International Airport.)
- Personal Expenses.
- Extra tips and special gifts for guide, potters.
- Other extra and personal expenses.
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