Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Nepal

The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5,414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.

  • Destination: Throungla pass
  • Activities: Cultural / Tour Trekking
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
  • Mode of Trip: Lodge Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,416m
  • Transportation: Flight, Bus & private vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-15 Persons
  • Season: February to May & September to December

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m). Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house

Day 02: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1560m). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 03: Chamje to Dhararpani (1810m). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame(2725m). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3190m). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang(3500m) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 07: Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house.

Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 09: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4441m) walking 6 hours, O/N at guest hous.

Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30, O/N at guest house.

Day 11: Drive to Tatopani( 1110m). Driving 6 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 12: Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 13: Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 14: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to trek to Tadapani( 2520m) Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.

Day 15: Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. Walking 5 hours and drive for an hour, O/N at hotel at 3 stars.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, Driving time 6 hours. O/N at hotel.

Day 17: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in the most luxurious car or jeep in Nepal. There you will have the facilities of snacks, comfortable seats, gaming, and the most searched one i.e. WIFI. You will be able to use WIFI and immediately update your friends and family about your arrival in Nepal in no time with pictures as well. After you reach hotel and rest for a while, you will be introduced to our managing director and guides who will be assisting you in your trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure,and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or
  • boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration 18 Day
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Strenuous - C
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges + Tent
Starting Price US$
Trip Type Tea House Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5,416 Meter
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