Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Throng La PassLupra Village on way down to JomsomBraka Village and Annapurna HImala

The classic 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking also well-known as Round Annapurna Trekking via Throng La Pass Trek; has long been so popular amongst trekkers.  The region is considered to be one of the world’s great treks. Annapurna Mountain range of central Nepal with the total length of the route varies between 160-230 km (100-145 mi), depending where the motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Annapurna circuit trek route crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m), the highest pass on this trail. Basically all trekkers hike the route counter clockwise, as then the daily altitude gain is slower and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer.

The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna/7455m and Tilicho Peak/7134m. Numerous peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. Now from recent years, the trek starts from Dharapani in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki river valley. Besisahar can be reached after a seven hour drive from Kathmandu. And jeep ride to Dharapani or Chame is available in dry season and taking jeep from Besi sahar to Chame shortens the trip so this trek can be done within 10 days if you are a good walker in the mountain. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages. Annapurna Circuit has often been voted as the best long distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600m asl to the arctic at 5416m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Himalayan Manang Valley and lower Mustang. Continuing construction of a road has greatly shortened the trail and altered the feel of the villages, so the "best trek in the world" cannot be said to hold true anymore but still one can fully enjoy of this trip.

The Annapurna area was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 after the disputes between CIA backed Khampa guerrillas operating form the area into Tibet, and the local populace and Nepal army were settled. The original trek started form the market town of Dhumre situated at the Kathmandu - Pokhara highway and ended in Pokhara, and took about 23 days to complete. Road construction started in early eighties both from Dhumre to the north and from Pokhara to the west and then up the Kali Gandaki valley. The road has now reached Chamje on the Marsyangdi river valley and all the way to Muktinath on the Kali Gandaki side. This means that out of the original 23 days only 5 walking days of the trek is still without a motor road. It is apparent that there will be a road around the whole Annapurna Massif before 2017. In places new trails and routes have been marked so that the road can be partly avoided. The existence of the road has nevertheless totally changed the area and the appearance and the atmosphere of the villages. Please note that this Annapurna circuit trekking itinerary is only for guidelines so this trip can be personalized as per your requirement.
 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to selected Hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, preparation, or you visit ancient old Buddhist and Hindu temples.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat (1300m). 8-9 hours, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Taal (1700m), 6-7 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2710m), 7 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3240m), 6 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m), 5 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization and explore surroundings.
Day 09: Trek to Chauri Ladder (4230m), 3-4 hours walkg, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi/4540m. 3 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass/5416m. 8 hours walk overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Trek down to Jomsom/2760m. 6 hours walk; stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Drive to Tatopani/1190m. take healing in natural hot spring, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani/2870m. 7 / 8 hours walking; stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Hike to Poon Hill/3210m in the morning and trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.
Day 16: Rest and relax in Pokhara.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist coach.
Day 18: Fly back to home.

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to selected Hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, preparation, or you visit ancient old Buddhist and Hindu temples.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat (1300m). 8-9 hours, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Taal (1700m), 6-7 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2710m), 7 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3240m), 6 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m), 5 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization and explore surroundings.
Day 09: Trek to Chauri Ladder (4230m), 3-4 hours walkg, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi/4540m. 3 hours walk, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass/5416m. 8 hours walk overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Trek down to Jomsom/2760m. 6 hours walk; stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Drive to Tatopani/1190m. take healing in natural hot spring, stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani/2870m. 7 / 8 hours walking; stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Hike to Poon Hill/3210m in the morning and trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist coach.
Day 17: Fly back to home.

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Cost Includes

 
 
  • Airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
  • 1 Govt. registered and well experienced local guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide to take care of clients and porters if the group size is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing porter between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu on double occupancy basis with buffet breakfast.
  • 2 Nights deluxe room in best tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 3 Times meals daily: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge accommodation in twin sharing basis.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus & connecting jeep to Jagat from Besi sahar.
  • Tourist bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu and taxi transfer to bus station.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • TIMS Card, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Government tax, vat and office service charges.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese restaurant with Live culture show.

 


Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

 

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
31 Aug, 2017 31 Aug, 2017 Available Book
20 Sep, 2017 03 Oct, 2017 Available Book
26 Sep, 2017 08 Oct, 2017 Available Book
02 Oct, 2017 14 Oct, 2017 Available Book
17 Oct, 2017 29 Oct, 2017 Available Book
A Buddhist Temple in Annapurna CircuitLandscape in Annapurna CircuitBraka Village and Annapurna RangeLupra VIllageA local houseJomsom Airport

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Annapurna Region, Nepal
Total Duration:
17 Days
Trek Duration:
13 Days
Difficulty
Medium Hard
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
5416m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Bus, Car and Jeep
Trip Cost :
$955 per person

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