Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration:
14 Days 13 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Annapurna
Grade:
Strenuous
Highest Altitude:
5416m
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Description

Annapurna Circuit Trek traverses around the Annapurna region and on doing so allow the trekkers to revel in its sheer quality. The Annapurna Mountains welcome you to the region and so do the residents of Thakali and Gurung ethnicity. Their culture and warm hospitality will awe you and add to the flavor of the Annapurna Circuit Trek route. The diverse vegetation and landscapes in a short span of time will certainly be a wonderful experience to you.

This 14 days trekking to the Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary is an exciting, thrilling and an adventurous experience. This Round Annapurna Trek provides captivating views of Mt Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and many more majestic mountains. This Annapurna Circuit Trekking will give an overall experience from witnessing scenic beauties to knowing the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the local people. The journey starts from a drive to Syange to Jagat. The trek from Jagat to Dharapani, Chame to Upper Pisang will be full of amazing experiences as we pass through the local Gurung and Magar villages and observe their culture and traditions. Continuing our trek from there we head to Manang followed by Ledar, and then to Muktinath via the famous Thorung La Pass (5416m). We pass through slender barren trails and view the exhilarating scenery of the snow-clad mountains. From Muktinath, we head to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara. There are many important and famous places that we explore in this trek. We go through the exciting and challenging trails to reach the Thorung La Pass which is the highest point of our trek. The Muktinath Temple is another famous destination which is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. All in all, this trekking around Annapurna Circuit will be one of a kind and will let you get an overall experience that you will cherish all your life.

At Alpine Adventure Team, we make sure that your journey is safe but adventurous. Our friendly staffs are ready for help at any time to meet your requirements. Join us for this exciting and thrilling trek experience to the Annapurna Circuit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
We will receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. After getting some rest, you can visit the nearby areas and refresh yourself. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange 1100m and trek to Jagat 1300m/7-8 hours
After breakfast, we take a private vehicle and drive from Kathmandu to Syange. Traveling through the hilly roads, you get a good view of the beautiful Trishuli and Marsayangdi River and hills on the way. From Syange, we trek to Jagat where we can explore thevillage inhabited by Gurung and Tamang communities. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Jagat.

Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m/5-6 hours
We ascend from Jagat to Dharapani. Passing through the rocky trails, we can see the beautiful Gumbaswhich reflect the culture of the inhabitants there. Wonderful views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and other peaks can be seen along the way to Dharapani. After a long trek, we arrive at Dharapani. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Dharapani.

Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2670m/5-6 hours
We continue our trek from Dharapani walking approximately 5-6 hours to Chame. Chame is the District Headquarter of Manang district. Along with the beautiful view of the rivers, you can also witness the amazing Mt Annapurna II (7937m) and Mt. Manaslu (8163m) on your way up to Chame. After arriving at Koto, it is a short walk to Chame. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Chame.

Day 5: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang 3300m/4-5 hours
The next day, we trek towards Upper Pisang which lies at 3300 meters. We reach the Pisang Village where mostly the Gurung, Magar and Tamang communities reside. Pisang is named after the beautiful Pisang Peak (6091m) as this place lies around the base of the mountain. Breathtaking views of Mt. Pisang along with Annapurna range will definitely refresh your mind and soul. We rest for the day at the Pisang Village and prepare for the next day. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Pisang.

Day 6: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang 3540m via Ngawal/5-6 hours 
We leave from Upper Pisang to Manang early morning. As we move ahead, you can see an amazing view of the rays of sunlight falling on the snow-clad peaks. Capturing these scenic beauties, we pass Ngawal and finally reach Manang. On our way, we can also witness the lush grassland adding more beauty to the backdrop of the Annapurna Range. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Manang.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day
We take a day off to adapt ourselves to the altitude to avoid any altitude sickness. We explore the Manang Village, interact with the local residents and observe their lifestyle. We can also visit the nearby Gangapurna Lake and spend a good time enjoying the view. The village of Manang is famous for the landscape around it as there is the drastic change in vegetation and landscape from that of the places earlier on the trek. We explore around the village and watch the views on the process. Overnight stay at Manang.

Day 8: Trek from Manang to Ledar 4200m/4-5 hours
We continue our trek from Manang early morning to Ledar which lies at 4200 meters. As we move higher, we feel like approaching nearer to the alluring view of the Majestic Annapurna Range along with other mountains such as Mt. Himchuli. Such a view is sure to leave you speechless. We reach Ledar after walking for approximately 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Ledar.

Day 9: Trek from Ledar to Thorung High Camp 4925m/4-5 hours
Our trek continues early morning from Ledar up to Thorung High Camp. We cross a suspension bridge and walk along a rough and uneven route to reach to the Thorung High Camp. On our way, we pass through the rapid snow white Kone River. The trail to High Camp can be strenuous as the altitude gains rapidly on the way. We rest upon arriving at the camp. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Thorung High Camp.

Day 10: Trek from Thorung High Camp to Muktinath 3760m via Thorung La Pass 5416m/6-7 hours 
The next day, we walk from the high camp towards the famous Thorung La Pass which lies at 5416 meters. We move ahead through a lean and rough trail leading to the Thorung La Pass. Capturing the amazing view of the mountains on the way, we descend towards Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred and important place for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Hindus also consider this place of Lord Vishnu as the “Place of Salvation”. This place also has 108 stone faucets and bathing here is believed to make a person healthy. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Muktinath.

Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m via Lupra 2790m/5-6 hours
We walk down from Muktinath to Jomsom which lies at 2720 meters via Lupra. Passing through the arid lands, we approach towards the beautiful Jomsom mostly resided by the Thakali Community. Jomsom is famous for its Apples and Apple wines. There are beautiful apple orchards in and around Jomsom. Relishing the tasty Thakali cuisine, we explore Jomsom and the culture there. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Jomsom.

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m/20 minute 
We take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and move towards our hotel there. After some rest, you can explore the beautiful Pokhara City and even go for a walk or cycling by the Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a lively city and a famous tourist destination. We can explore some of the famous sites here like Mahendra cave, Davis Fall, Phewa Lake, and the World Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at a hotel with breakfast  in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/6-7 hours
We take a tourist bus from Pokhara and drive back to the Kathmandu which will be a 6-7 hour ride. The drive will be along the Prithvi Highway with the Trishuli River accompanying us for the most part of the journey. After we reach Kathmandu, we can relax and take a brief walk around Thamel. We can also shop for gifts and souvenirs here and  Overnight stay at a hotel with breakfast basis in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
On the final day, our staffs will drop you at the airport. With wonderful memories of the trek, we hope that your experience has been spectacular and amazing. We wish you for your safe flight back home.

Location

Cost Details

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* 1 night Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Pokhara.
* Domestic flight ticket from Jomsom-Pokhara and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle and tourist bus.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

Reviews (1)

1 review for Annapurna Circuit Trek

  1. Jean-Loup Chenard

    “In October 2010, we have spent three weeks trekking around the Annapurnas with closed friends. This trek is for us quite simply the greatest travel we have ever done. And Lawang Tamang, our guide and now friend, has a lot to do in this. With his astonishing knowledge of Nepal and his love for his mother country, he has driven us through Nepali culture, people and landscapes. He has always taken care of our safety, comfort and happiness. We totally trust him and, intuitively, as soon as you will meet him, you will know that you can totally rely on him. He is the man and his agency with all his guides are just like him. We all understood, that there, in Nepal, was something truly exceptional, something that words could never even begin to describe. We are willing to go there again, and will do it as soon as possible to share with Lawang Tamang and his team a new unforgettable experience.”

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