Annapurna Circuit trek is a versatile trip which serves the whole purpose of adventure-traveling, cultural tours and wanderlust; combining trekking, hiking, sightseeing and cultural tour into a single traveling experience. You can enjoy the close view of surrounding mountains of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fish-tail (Machhapuchhre), and also experience the first-hand encounter of local cultures, tribes and cuisines. Rich in culture and architecture of the mountain tribes of Gurung, Magar and Manangi, the 23 days of Annapurna trek takes you into the heart of authentic Himalaya. Spending your time observing local festive and culture can be an essential aspect of cultural immersion. Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft) is the highest elevation you may reach during the trek. The circuit trek initiates and concedes at the town of Besisahar, in the outskirts of Pokhara. The mountainous village of Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) marks the beginning of the second phase of the trek, following with trekking through the pilgrimage trail of Muktinath
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Dinner
Meet our staff at airport and transfer to hotel Kathmandu. Pm: sightseeing Monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar squire & trek preparation
Day 02: Kathmandu Drive to Beshishahar- Khudi(830m/2,723ft), 6-7 hrs drive (BLD)
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu for our journey to Annapurna region. Drive by bus to Beshishahar through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Beshishahar is big town and district headquarters of the Lamjung District, explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Beshishahar- Khudi Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
After breakfast, we will begin our journey from Beshishahar with nice view of snowcapped mountain and peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) and crossing some local wooden & bamboo bridges reaches at Bhulbhule. It then continues to Ngadi village for lunch passing through waterfall through the river bank before reaching at Bahundanda for overnight. This is nice village on a top of hill and you may have chance to explore the evening time to local village and around the school areas.
Day 04: Bahundanda Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
After a breakfast the trek descends to Syange village crossing fields and local villages, a short downhill walk brings you Syange village is reached after crossing a long suspension bridge, and our trek continues gradually uphill from the river and the last steep climb to get to Jagat for lunch stop. From here an hour further walk on rocky path & long scenic waterfall across the river and finally brings you at Chamje for overnight stop.
Day 05: Chamje Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Dharapani Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7 hrs walk (BLD)
We continue our trek further to Chame. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air will gets cooler, the trail then climb through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This is head quarter of Manang district with grand view of Annapurna II.
Day 07: Chame Trek to Pisang (3,200m/10,496ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD)
The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening visit upper Pisang for the Tibetan style of houses and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.
Day 08: Pisang Trek to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk (BLD)
The trek starts with pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it’s short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thanka paintings and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) (BLD)
Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.
Day 10: Manang Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), 3-4 hours walk (BLD)
After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
Day 11: Yak Kharka Trek to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432), 3-4 hrs walk (BLD)
We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means ‘foot of the hill’, is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
Day 12: Throng Phedi -to to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft),7-8 hrs walk (BLD)
Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Muktinath drive to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 5 Drive (BLD
Today we will overland drive to Tatapani( Natural hot spring) passing through beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at guest house
Day 14: Tatopani Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs walk (BLD
After natural hot spring experience, we cross suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery.
Day 15: Ghorepani -Poon hill hike and trek downhill to Hile , 5-6 hrs walk (BLD
An early morning start for 1hour hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to hile village for overnight.
Day 16: Hile trek to Naya Pool -2 Hour & drive to Pokahta (BL)
On arrival transfer to Hotel.. explore around the lake side area. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrsdrive (B)
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu (B)
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