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Annapurna Circuit trek

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Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an adventurous trekking in the Annaourna region of Nepal. It is also known as the Round Annapurna trekking that crosses the highest Himalayan pass, the Thorong La (5416 meters). The rewarding Himalayan sceneries, biological variations and persistently changing landscape of the Annapurna allure the trekkers have a unique trekking in Nepal. It connects the Annapurna region with the Mustang region of Nepal.

 

The well-designed two week journey through the Annapurna Circuit trail embarks through the lower altitude Marshyangdi River Valley. The enchanting trail offers the charming beauty of Annapurna, including the greeneries of forest, waterfalls and the ethnic communities. The cultural part of the Tibetan Buddhism of Manang further magnetizes you to explore the spirituality of the local people. The most challenging, but awesome part of the trek is the day you cross via Thorong La Pass. Muktinath temple, Kali Gandaki valley and Jomsom are some of the highlighted destinations and attractions on the next part of the trek. The apple garden and arid landscape are breathtaking. It continues heading through the deepest gorge of the world and climb up towards Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the best sunrise view point over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.  The trek around Annapurna, consistently go up and down in altitude and ends at Nayapul. 

 

Reliance Trekking arranges Annapurna Circuit Trekking with a perfectly designed itinerary.  Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek. Please, contact us for more details about the trek.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transferred to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast  included)

 

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

 Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Nagdi (930m) By bus

We begin the road trip from Kathmandu through the snake shaped hillside with the scenery of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River valley. Reaching Khudi, the trek starts with an hour walk to Ngadi. It is just a warm up for the upcoming journey. The exciting view of the Manaslu range can be explored. 8 hours, O/N at Lodge on Nagdi. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

 

Day 04: Trek Nagdi to Jagat (1350m.)

The trek starts from Nagdi  after the breakfast and leads you to Jagat. Crossing various suspension bridges, it reaches to Syange, where you can explore the waterfalls.  The cascading waterfalls are extremely alluring you. The trail from Syange is a steep uphill trail. The views of Himalchuli and others are excellent. Rest at Jagat. 7 hours ,O/N at Lodge on Jagat. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

 

Day 05: Trek from  Jagat to Dharapani (1900m.)

The journey embarks after the breakfast, crossing a long suspension bridge and with a gradual climb. Walking through the valley, it follows a steep uphill trail to Chamje and almost 3 hours gradual climb to Taal of Manang village. The local inhabitants are heavily influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism and the houses are made in a antique style, made up of mud and thatch. Passing the Karte village, it leads you to Dharapani. 7 hours, O/N at Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).

 

Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670 meters).

Beginning the trek from Dharapani, it leads you towards the west following the route to Chame. The trek goes through the Bagarchhap and the views of Annapurna II and Lamjung himal entice you. The Tibetan Buddhist settlements make your trek outstanding. From Koto, the trek to Nar Phu valley splits, which is a journey to the antique towns. This trek leads you to Chame, the district center of Manang. 6- 7 hours walk, O/N at Lodge on Chame. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).

 

Day 07: Trek  from Chame to Pisang (3250 m.)

The trail from Chame after the breakfast is through the narrow and curved rock face. The Marshyangdi River valley is majestic and the trail widens once it reaches to the hill ridge. Reaching Lower Pisang, it’s a gradual walk to Pisang and take a rest. /N at Lodge. Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).

 

Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) VIA Ghyaru,Ngawal 

Leaving Pisang after the wonderful breakfast, we have a selection on the trail north and south of the Marsyangdi River that finally joins at Mungji. The view of the Hingde airport of Manang can be seen from the route. Passing the culturally significant destination of Bhraka, it leads you to Manang and take a rest. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included).

 

Day 09: Acclimatization day

A short hike to Bhojo Gompa and the Gangapurna Lake is wonderful for the scenery and also for the acclimatization to the increasing altitude. A 6-7 hour exploration trip is a magnificent experience. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

 

Day 10: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m)

Beginning the trekking from Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki and gradually leads you through the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. Then the trail goes through the pastureland and the juniper forest. Yak kharka is literally a yak grazing meadow. 4-5 hours. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)

 

Day 11: Trek   from Yak kharka to Thorong High Camp(4850m.)

Walking from the YAK Kharka after the breakfast, cross the suspension bridge that takes you to Ledar. The spectacular scenery accompanies you throughout the trek. Reaching the Thorong Phedi, you have an option. Either you take a rest for the back up tomorrow and explore around or trek to the high camp so that the trail will be shortened. 7 hours. O/N at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included) 

 

Day 12: Trek from High camp to Thorong Top (5416m) Down to Muktinath(3800m).

 It is a huge, exciting and a challenging day in the Annapurna round trekking. The climb then proceeds for 4 hours climb until you reach a large Chhorten, which then leads you to the top of the icy pass, known as Thorung La, passing through some prayer flags after a short duration. It is the highest Himalayan pass in the world. The views of the snowy peaks around strike you. The descending trail leads you to the Muktinath temple. It is a famaous pilgrimage destination of the Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner Included)

 

Day 13: Trek  from Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) VIA Kagbeni(2800m).

After paying the homage at the Muktinath temple, the trek leads you via Ranipauwa village after the breakfast. The trail goes through the steep and barren hillside that takes you to the Jomsom via dusty Kali Gandaki valley. It is an option to take a flight to Pokhara if you are timely limited or continue the trek through the apple garden to Marpha. 7-8 hours,O/N  Lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m).

After the breakfast at Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. We pass through the Thakali people, which is popular for the typical Nepali dishes that are mouth watering. Exploring the breathtaking views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I peaks, we cross the River and reach Kalopani. 7 hours ,O/N lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 15: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m).

After the breakfast at Kalopani, we begin the trekking after crossing the bridge at Ghasa and head towards the lower altitude tail. The Rupse waterfall entices you with the cascading scenery. We continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we can explore the hydropower project. Tatopani is literally a hot spring. It is believed that having a bath there is a cure for the skin diseases. 7 -8 hours,O/N Lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 16:Trek from Tatopani to Shikha (1935m).

It's time to climb up through the Ghar Khola valley after having breakfast at Tatopani. The trail leads us through a terraced farmland with the green hills on its surroundings. Shikha is a beautiful village of pun Magar. 5 hours. O/N Lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 17: Trek from Shikha to Ghorepani (2750m).

After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the isolated trail that is dotted by the rhododendron forest. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. We continue the trek to Phalate and Chitre. The views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri 1,Tukuche peak, Himchuli on the way to Ghorepani entice us. 4 hours. O/N at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m) via Poon hill (3210m).

Early in the morning, we take about one hour straight uphill hike to Poon Hill to enjoy the exclusive sunrise view over the snow peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri summits. After a wonderful session, climb down to Ghorepani and have a breakfast. Then, take a walk through up and down trail via Deurali and walking along the stream. Passing Tadapani, we trek down through the steep route to Ghandruk through the rhododendron forest. Take a rest on reaching Ghandruk and explore the Gurung culture and traditions. 7 hours, O/N Lodge. (Breakfast Lunch dinner Included)

 

Day 19: Trek  from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) Drive to Pokhara.

It's a steep downhill trek from the Ghandruk village. From Khimche, you have a driving option to Pokhara. Or continue the trek to Nayapul and drive to Nayapul after checking out from the ACAP counter. Then transfer to the hotel. O/N Hotel Pokhara. (Breakfast Included)

 

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

It is all the way about 7 hours beautiful road drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the Prithvi highway and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included)

 

Day 21: Departure day your Destination

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

  Cost Included

 

*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 

*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.

*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.

*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.

* Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu

*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.

*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).

*Fresh fruits after dinner.

*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).

*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.

*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

 

Cost does not include

 

* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).

* Your travel insurance.

* Your equipment for trekking and climbing

* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 

*International airfare and departure airport tax 

* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control

*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.

*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medicine if necessary. 

* Your Nepal Visa Fee

 

 

 

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Duration 21 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 5416m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Tel: 977 01 4427245

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