DAY01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU(1,300m/4,264 ft)(Welcome dinner)
Upon arrival, you will meet our staff and you will be transferred to Hotel. After short rest, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979.Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of the famous living Goddess of Nepal name Kumari, final preparation and briefing about our Annapurna circuit trek and followed by Welcome dinner with Nepalese traditional cultural show at Nepalese restaurant. After dinner you will be able to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city center. Overnight Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Kathmandu Drive to Beshishahar- Khudi(830m/2,723ft), 6-7 hrs drive (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu for our journey to Annapurna region 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- Drive to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), (B,L,D)
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 04: Chame Trek to Pisang (3,200m/10,496ft), 5-6 hrs walk (B,L,D)
AThe 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 05: Pisang Trek to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk (B,L,D)
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 06: Acclimatization day at Manang- Day trip to Ice Lake (3,500m/11,482ft) (B,L,D)
Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Ice lake and return to 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 07: Manang Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), 3-4 hours walk (B,L,D)
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 08: Yak Kharka Trek to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432), 3-4 hrs walk (B,L,D)
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 09: Throng Phedi – Throng La pass- Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) (5,416m/17,765 ft),7-8 hrs walk (B,L,D)
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 10: Muktinath drive to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 5 Drive (B,L,D))
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 11: Tatopani Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs walk (B,L,D)
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 12: Ghorepani -Poon hill hike and trek downhill to Hile , 5-6 hrs walk (B,L,D)
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 5-6 hrs walk to hile village for overnight.
DAY 13: Hile trek to Naya Pool -2 Hour & drive to Pokahta (B,L)
Breakfast at guest house, trek to Nayapooland drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival arrival transfer to Hotel. explore around the lake side area. Overnight at Pokhara.
DAY 14: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive (B)
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. Pm: relax and final shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast, drive to Airport and fly home
Air port pick up and drop off
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary
All meals during trek Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Hot beverage and water supply
Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary in Nepal.
Sleeping bag and inner sheet provided (can take up to -10degrees)
All necessary entrance fees
Trek permit fee, Annapurna conservation fees
Service of professional guide and porters during trek and their insurance and wages.
Half day city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per above itinerary.
Coordination quick rescue service in case of emergency (cost covered by your insurance plan)
Cost does not includes:
Air ticket from your home country & return(Can be arranged with us), Nepal visa fee US$40 for 30days visa + passport size
photos is required, Personal travel insurance, Alcoholic and cold drinks beverages, Personal expenses, Lunch and dinner in
Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tipping -Trek Guide & Porters
passport size photos, Drinks (cold and alcoholic), Expenses of personal nature ,Tipping for Guide and porters