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Annapurna Circuit Trek

This is considered to be the traditional trek in the Annapurna region. And it is supposed to be one of the best trails for the trekkers. Few places in the worlds have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly local people.

From the verdant lowlands, through lush subtropical forests, to alpine meadow and on to the barren, wind-swept Tibetan Plateau, You will see it all! You will experience the lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups along the trail, which follows ancient trading routes and passes through prosperous trading villages. Add the crossing of the 17,700 -ft. Throng La Pass, and you have the perfect adventure. The trail leads north along the Marshyangdi river valley, while the peaks of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung Himal soar above. The lush forest of this region is a complete contrast to the arid northern terrain ahead. Acclimatize in the colorful Buddhist valley of Manang, home of the shrewd Managi traders. Crosses the Thorong La and descend to Muktinath. Here, eternal blue flames of natural gas are revered in Buddhist and Hindu temples, to which pilgrim journey from afar. From here the trail descends into the deepest river gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, and trek all the way to Pokhara through busy villages, banana groves, mandarin orange orchard, green forest and terraced hillside. Taking natural bath at Tatopani (Hot Spring) is also wonderful experience. Finally you will be trekking to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara.

 

Trek Type

Tea House Lodge/ Camping Trek

Trek Grade

Challenging

Total Days

24 Days

Trek Duration

20 Days

Tariff

Request Cost

Max. Altitude

5416 m. (Thorang La)

Best Season

Spring: Mar-Apr-May,
Autumn: Sept-Oct-Nov

 

TREK ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and then transfer to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot water.

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy temples and interesting surrounding sights of Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.

Day 03:Kathmandu Beshisahar
Drive about 6-hours to Benshisahar, a small beautiful town the district head quarter of Lamgung district, set on the banks of the Marshyangdi River. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu and is the perfect starting point for our trek.

Day 04: Beshishar - Bahundanda
We walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, sub-tropical forest and small hamlets to the Gurung village of Khudi. From here, the trail continues along the riverside past a majestic waterfall to Bahundanda, watched over by the towering peaks of Himal Chuli and Manaslu.

Day 05: Bahundanda - Chamje
A steep and slippery trail runs up and down along the valley side through paddy fields, dips to cross the river and then snakes steeply up the cliffs on the other side. Passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje, a small settlement at 1430m.

Day 06: Chamje - Bagarchhap
The trail climbs beside the river through bamboo groves, before a dramatic waterfall heralds our arrival at Tal, a large village on a suddenly emerging open plateau. We cross barley and potato fields to reach Dharapani and begin to climb to Bagarchhap (2160m,) site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Day 07: Bagarchhap - Chame
The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. We pass through scattered small villages before arriving at Chame (2630m.)

Day 08: Chame - Pisang
The trail undulates through the river valley, ascending through deep forest to Pisang (3190m) with good views along the way of Pisang peak and the high Annapurna II.

Day 09: Pisang - Manang
Tibetan culture begins in earnest as we start to climb towards Manang (3535m) through fields of grazing yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement commands good views of Annapurna II and IV.

Day10: Rest in Manang
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. You have great opportunity to visit Monasteries, take advice from the Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.

Day 11: Manang - Latdar
The trail climbs to Latdar along the riverside and as the altitude increases, we move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose

Day 12: Latdar - Thorung Phedi
The trail undulates near the river, before climbing a steep screed slope north west of the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the dramatic cliffs that surround the camping meadow at Thorung Phedi (4420m.)

Day 13: Thorung Phedi - Muktinath
We ascend steeply to a 4590m, then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Thorung La (5416m.) From here there are views of the Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the West. The trail descends steeply over glacial moraine, which gives way to grassy meadows before we reach Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of poplars

Day 14: Muktinath - Jomsom
Descend gradually through fields and poplar groves, then into the Kali Gandaki River valley. Follow the valley southwards 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 15: Jomsom -Kalopani
Descend to Marpha, a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields. Continue down the Kali Gandaki reaching the old Thakali trading centre of Tukuche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow end and open spaces make way for coniferous forest and Kalopani (2560m.) From here there are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas high above.

Day 16: Kalopani - Tatopani
A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge, and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani, the hot water springs.

Day 17: Tatopani - 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 18: Ghorepani - Tadapani
A short early-morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani (2540m) for beautiful sunset views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.

Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandrung
Trail descends steeply through dense damp forest, where you may see monkeys, and continues down over a series of rock-cut steps that follow a leaping stream. Arrive in Ghandrung (1940m) and explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement.

Day 20: Ghandrung - Dhampus
The path descends for about 2 hours, before climbing steeply to another Gurung village, Landrung. We then follow the hillside south to the Dhampus. The mountain views are superb.

Day 21: Dhampus - Pokhara
Steep descent through the river valley to Phedi, and then drive to Pokhara.

Day 22: Pokhara Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Day 23: Rest day Join the farewell dinner in the evening most probably with cultural program.

Day 24: Transfer to the airport for Departure.

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Price include:

- All land and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with attached bathroom in Kathmandu.
- While on the trek 3 meals, tea, coffee and boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and necessary porters. And also in need we provide other language speaking guide for trek.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to trekking staffs.


Price not include:

- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert, items of personal nature, delay due to weather, equipment failure or situation beyond our control.
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

 

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6 November 2015
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