- Annapurna Circuit Trek
- 18 days
- min 1 (Single Supplement $280)
Discover Manang, Thorang_la Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom valley, hot spring, Pokhara
Enjoy the high mountain pass, great Himalayan view, natural hot spring along the route, etc
Himalayan sights: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himalaya range, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhawalagiri range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan
Learn more about the culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali& Magar
As called by its name, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a route that takes you through the increasing altitudes in an anti-clockwise circuit. The trip takes you upstream Marsyangdi River as we gain altitude towards the North through the Lamjung district.
ItineraryDay 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel,
A representative from Adventure Glacier Treks will meet you at the arrival gate of Tribhuuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your chosen hotel to relax and refresh. Walk around in Thamel over night at hotel.
Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (823m) 6/7 hrs
Advneture Glacier Trek staff will arrive at your Hotel to pick up you, about 6 hours of driving to Besishar we can continue our trek to Bhulbhule either stay in Besishahar (Besishar). It is about 185km the road from Kathmandu, the road from Kathmandu to Beshishar is interesting to out scenery views , you follow the trishuli river for first 4 hours and again the next river Marshandi, following the Trisuli river you have chance to see some rafting boats on river with many people chilling out with rafting pleasure. When you get in Besishar the scenery of Snowcap Mountains starts to appear from this small city.
Day 3 : Besishar to Baundada (1430m) 6/7hrs
Your trekking start today, from where, the trail goes up following Khudi, Gurung village,Bhulbhule and Ngadi. When we continue the trail it offers beautiful views of Himalchuli also you feel walking with nature following the melodic sound of Khudi river.After about 6 hours walk we reach our first day destination at Baundada.
Day 4 : Baundanda to Chamje (1410m) 5/6hrs
Walking around 6 hours we get our destination today. Crossing Rivers, waterfalls and following some small village, the trail climbs steeply up. You continue to the stone village of Jagat located on Marsyangdi valley. After this, the trail starts to monitor some steep ups and down to Chamje through the scenic forests. Following the different nature and heading to Altitude Mountain is a different experience for you in your life.
Day 5 : Chamje to Dharapani (1981m) 5/6hrs
Today, it takes about 6 hours to get our destination. We follow the river crossing bridge and we pass through a small village like Tal. Following the mountains nature as other days you forget the steeply path that you walking because of gorgeous scenery and peace Environment.
Day 6 : Dharapani to Chame (2641m) 5/6hrs
The distance is around 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu Himalaya. Forming superb scenery of Annapurna II appearing infrequently to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a fabulous view of Annapurna range.
Day 7 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) 5/6hrs
Today, it is about 5 hours walking trail. We start to follow steep climb of Bhratang reaching upto Dhukur Pokhari. Some people they use a hiking pole for this kind of steeply up going on this trek. After having lunch at Dhukur Pokhari we continue the way of our destination. The hike from Dhukur Pokhari to Pisang is very easy - pretty flat with two climbs. We crossed frozen waterfalls and great coniferous forests. One can see the Pisang peak along the way very clearly. This peak is used for climbing training in Nepal. Can see more tibetian style architecture now. There is upper pisang and lower pisang two villages. It is a pretty nice.
Day 8 : Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5/6hrs
The initial part of hike from pisang to Manang is pretty flat; however there is a steep climb an hour before reaching Humde. The view after the climb is very much rewarding. Beautiful view of the valley with mountains in the background. Last one hour of walk to reach Humde from this high point is pretty much flat. There is an airport at Humde with flights to pokhara during tourism season early in the morning. Continuing our beautiful path we reach at lap of Himalaya Manang valley.
Day 9 : Acclimatization day at Manang
Today is the day in Manang village surrounding Manang to acclimatize to the higher elevation you will encounter towards Thorung La; there are many opportunities both easy and strenuous day excursions from Manang. It is possible to climb the ridge to the north of the village for view of the Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and many more Mountains or to descend from the village to the glacier lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from the northern sloops of Gangapurna. And in the afternoon explore Manang village, excellent views of the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake and a small hike to 100 Lama’s monastery.
Day 10 : Manang to Yak kharka (4090m) 4/5hrs
After a day rest in Manange you feel more energy to continue your trek to your today's destination. Now houses are made more of stones rather than wood. The house frame is of wood supported by Yak skull and horns and it seems like decorated. Very innovative way to build- one can see lot of horns sticking out from the houses. Around afternoon time you reach Yak Kharka and you will have time to rest.
Day 11 : Yak kharka to Throung Phedi (4480m) 4/5hrs
Thorong Phedi is a small vicinity of busy arrangement for tired trekkers. Mounting the trail, crossing the river and again climbing through the trail, it takes you to Thorong Phedi. Some people also try to hike to the High Camp so that the next day can be easier for them but we do not recommend to High Camp today because of the altitude. At the bottom of Thorung La Pass, this place gives your pleasant view.
Day 12 : Throung Phedi to Thorongla - la (cross over 5416m). Then trek down to Muktinath (3800m) 7/8hrs
Today’s experience will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the memorable Thorong La. the journey starts early in the morning from Thorong Phedil to the Thorung La Pass. Each moment you feel hard to walk today through the high-altitude but the outstanding panoramic Himalayan scenes are such attractive that you love to observe. Also pass marked by Chortens and prayer flags looks magnificent views imprinted in your memory. You arrive at Muktinath at evening about sun set time. The temple is built in the pagoda style dedicated to Lord Vishnu. For Hindus, Muktinath is one of the most important places of pilgrimage.
Day 13 : Muktinath to Marpha (2665m), via Kagbeni – Jomsom 6/7hrs
Following downhill today trekkers start to feel easy to trek. We trek through the Kagbeni, which is also famous pilgrimage for Hindus. For the anniversary of death people that son’s try to get once in Kagbeni for ritual prayer for those father and mother. After Kagbeni you start to follow Kaligandaki River and after few hours walk get to Jomsom, some trekkers they fly to pokhara from jomsom if they have short time. We continue our trail to Marpha. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where you can have different items made from apple.
Day 14 : Marpha to Kalopani (2580m) 5/6hrs
The magnificent views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiris and Annapurna I is memorable from this way. The valley opens out, and great views of Dhaulagiri are visible. After Lunch in Kokhethanti we continue our trail to Kalopani, crossing a river, we meet come across the newly constructed road site at before reaching Kalopani.
Day 15 : Kalopani to Tatopani (1194m)
Most of the way is downhill for today. After crossing the bridge at Ghasa we continue our trail down to Dana, before arriving Dana we see a beautiful water fall called Rupse Chahara. Keep going down the Kali Gandaki to the Tatopani, with its welcome hot springs and it makes your legs relax for you after many days walk.
Day 16 : Tatopani to Ghorepani (2855m) 7/8hrs
Walking through Ghara and Sikha we feel different than Manang and mustang, we start to see the villages with patio farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. We continue the trek to Phalate and Chitre, before few hours to get Ghorepani we see rhododendron forest. Next morning we should wake up early in the morning to climb up to Poon Hill.
Day 17 : Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1951m) 7/8hrs
Early in the morning about 1 hour before of the sunrise we climb up to Poon Hill (3,210m) to catch the moment of impressive sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Poon Hill has been admiring destination for short time trekkers. After poon hill it will takes 7 hours to our destination today. After breakfast, we continue trek to Tadapani through the rhododendron forests which makes you forget the tiredness. The trail leads all the way down through the Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal.
Day 18 : Ghandruk to Pokhara (915m) 5/6 hrs
After breakfast we continue trek to Nayapul to complete out trek and then take a transport to pokhara. After many days walking in mountain, you feel very much diverse to be in city. You can enjoy the lake with mountain views on background.
- All ground transfer as per itinerary
- 1 Night Accomodation in kathmandu, 1 night accomodation in pokhara
- Breakfast during the trek
- Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Annapurna Conservation Area entry permits
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide
- Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
- All governmental procedure
- Personal expenses
Accommodationone night accommodation in Kathmandu , one night accommodation in Pokhara and 16 nights during the trek