Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Drive in - Drive Out
  • Food: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner (BLD)
  • Accommodation: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 5,416m
  • Seasons: Feb - May, Sep - Dec

About 22 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is obviously a highly praised and one of the spectacular treks to perform in the famous Annapurna mountain region. The complete trek requires a period of 3 weeks and it begins from Besishahar, while goes across the Marshyangdi River to give astonishing views of the Mount Manaslu and Mount Himal Chuli in the eastern region. Moreover, the magnificent trek allows us to move ahead to a fine village inhabited with people belong to diversified ethnic groups and offer majestic yet spectacular views of the white mountain regions in the Himalayas. On the other side, you will enjoy equally breathtaking scenery while you go ahead to the main mountain ranges of the entire Himalayas over a dry and high Tibetan Plateau.

Thorung La Pass constitutes the highest point associated with the entire Annapurna Circuit Trek and it is at the height of 5416meters. Based on difficulties associated with crossing this mountain pass, we usually walk the circuit as per counter clockwise direction. This is because; traveling in clockwise direction from west to reach east is very much hectic for many trekkers to manage in a single day.

Further, as our team descends towards the western region at Muktinath by starting from Manang, we continue with our trek across the barren lands of Tibet, including the Kali Gandaki village, where you will find the worldwide deepest gorge passing in between the giant Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna. Once you cross Thorung La Pass by starting from Manang and reach to Muktinath, you will follow the same schedule for last seven days of your circuit trek, as you have in Jomson Trek via Pokhara but in the reverse order.

Highlights of 22 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Highlights

  • Trek across the Marshyangdi River to enjoy astonishing views of the Mount Manaslu and Mount Himal Chuli
  • Crossing the highest point i.e. Thorung La Pass
  • Finding the worldwide deepest gorge passing in between the giant Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna
  • Explore the western region at Muktinath

Itinerary

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You will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

     About 5 hours scenic drive by car / van. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

       Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue the from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m.

      Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

         Today the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400m.

        Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

           The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trailverse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands.

          Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

             With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town.

            Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

               The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m.

              Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                 Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

                Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                   Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and overviewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest.

                  Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                     Today we leave Manang, & the trai makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.

                    Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                       The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can recently found some good Guesthouses built. Your overnight stay will be there.

                      Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                         The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.

                        Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                           This place is also nice settlements of more than 100 houses of Thakali people. It has also 2 monasteries, and one apple brandy factory. If you are interested to see how apple brandy are produced, you will be taken there.

                               This place is famous for its hot spring. This is the best place to relax your body after a long days trek.

                              Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

                                              What's included

                                              • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                                              • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu -Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                                              • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                              • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
                                              • Ground transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara by flight  - and pohara to Kathmandu by car  then from Pokhara to trek starting pont and trek ending point to Pokhara.
                                              • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                              • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                                              • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                                              • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                              • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
                                              • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                              • Welcome Nepal Treks's sleeping bag, down jackets and walking stick, if necessary.
                                              • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                              • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                              • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges

                                               

                                              What's not included

                                              • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                              • Your Travel insurance.
                                              • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                                              • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                              • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                              • Tips for the guide and porter,  its not mandatory but expected 

                                               

                                               

                                               

                                              Useful Information

                                              Note: B.B : Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
                                              NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

                                              Min. 2 person in the Group USD 1650 per person
                                              Single Supplement Fee USD 300
                                              (If you book the trip early and in a group you will get special discount)