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Annapurna Circuit Trek

5 - Excellent
Based on 2 Reviews

Annapurna Circuit Trek - 21 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Tea House/Lodge
Max. Elevation
5416M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • World largest pass Thoroung La 5416m crossing
  • Explore Marsyangdi valley behind Himalaya
  • Multi tribe culture exploration
  • Side trip to Ice lake 4500m
  • Sacred monastery and stupa
  • Nepali cuisine and food

Trip Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Reputed as one of the best trekking routes in the world, Annapurna circuit Trek is the extensive surreal journey which encompasses the large section of Annapurna Region in comparison to other popular trekking region.The longer itinerary means the longer days of having fun. ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek’ is the must take trekking route for seasoned trekkers who wish to behold all the treasure that the region boasts of possessing walk through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge to the towering Thorong La Pass located at 5416m height, having soaring views of some of the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, indulging in the engrossing sunrise views and some of the major snow-clad mountains from Poon hill, walking to the close proximity of the 10th highest mountain of the world- Annapurna Mountain, walking through the multi- ethnic villages of amiable locals and walking through the enchanting terrains of woods, river, cascading waterfalls and rice fields are some of the major highlights of the trek.

In addition, ANNAPURNA ROUND TREK is one of the popular destinations for trekkers and it was listed in top 10 most visits location in the world by lonely Planet. We offer an excellent chance to go for 18 days Annapurna around trek for all the trekkers with minimum budget cost and fixed departure date of 2021 and 2022. We will make feel the great difference if decide to trekking with us. Our staff will definitely make you safety, comfortable and memorable in your holiday in Nepal.


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Itinerary

Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’ who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend the night in the comfy bed.

Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.

Pleasing drive through the meandering road with fabulous views of rice terraces, looming mountains and rivers will lead us through Mugling to Dumre where we part our ways with Prithvi Highway and head for Besisahar. A mere 30minutes drive from Besisahar will be enough to take us to Khudi.

The sensational trekking experience comes into action once we arrive at Khudi. Crossing the suspension bridge over river, we will continue uphill through woods to the small Tamang village of Taranche before following the escalating trail towards Sirung which offers the homestay facility.

Walking past the paddy fields and few small villages, we will walk along the Marsyangdi River to arrive at Syangje which locates itself at 1100m altitude. Following the steep trail to Jagat located at 1300m altitude, we will continue clambering the trail towards Chamje.

6th day marks the entrance into Manang Region as we continue walking through corn and barley fields to woods of bamboo and blooming rhododendrons which is famous for several local bird watching. Traversing the woods, we will arrive at village of Tal from where the trail stretches further to Dharapani.

It takes 6hours of gratifying trekking along the trail that continues upward through the forested ridge to arrive at Chame located at 2710m altitude. Enroute, we will be blessed with scenic views of magnificent Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Lamjung Mountains.

Continuing through the tapered route that makes its way to the deep woods, we will cross the river at several points over suspension bridges to reach the basin which extends further uphill to Pisang located at 3300m altitude where we will be staying overnight.

Chasing the trekking trail that continues through Geru, we will make it to Upper Pisang which serves as the natural vantage point offering the close-up views of colossal Annapurna, Pisang and many more peaks. While at Manang, we will be paying our respect to Barge Monastery which happens to be the largest Monastery in entire Manang district.

10th day is taken as the acclimatization day which is required to synchronize our bodily functions to the higher altitude of the environment. Since subtle walking is recommended over remaining idle, we will be having brief exploration around Manang. Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake and Vraga Village are some sites that are worthy visiting.

Crossing the river, we will chase the raised path all the way to Tenki Village which further passes uphill through Marshyangdi Basin to pastureland. Continuing the easy trail along the way near to Ghunsa Village, we will head through ancient Mani Walls to Yak Kharka located at 4110m altitude.

About 4hours of walking through the bit strenuous trail that passes through the rocky terrain will lead us to the beautiful Village of Thorong Phedi which exists at 4600m altitude height. Staying at the village of Thorong Phedi on this day is advised over climbing to the high camp.

Conquering the Thorong La Pass (5416m) would be the toughest part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Ascending up through the ridge with much toil, we will reach the summit which offers kaleidoscopic views of many snow-clad mountains. Devoting some time to admire the natural vista, we will follow the steep trail downhill to the famous Muktinath temple.

Taking the ritual bath in the taps around Muktinath Temple, we will worship in the Muktinath Temple which is equally venerated among Hindus and Buddhists before lowering down through Ranipauwa Village, Kagbeni and Jomsom to eventually reach Marpha Village which is famous for its production of apple.

Treading through the pretty settlement at Chokhopani Village, we will walk past the villages of Thakali natives to Kokhethanti. Crossing the river at Kokhethanti, we will chase the trail that prolongs to Kalopani. Enroute, we will enjoy the natural grandeurs of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Mountains.

Crossing the bridge at Ghasa, we will have a gradual descent through the woods and waterfall from where the trail progresses through Kopchepani, Garpar, Dana and Narchyang Besi to Tatopani which is a natural hotspring. Taking bath in Tatopani is believed to cure skin ailments.

Progressing through the villages of Ghara and Sikha, the trekking trail rises upward through the forest that is colored in rhododendron and other alpine flowers which further leads us to Ghorepani which is the exquisite village located at 2850m altitude where we will be staying overnight.

We will leave the bed early in the morning along with the wakeup call from the hotel staff and take a hurried trip to the summit of Poonhill where we will be enjoying the mesmerizing sunrise views along with the spectacular vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. Returning back to the hotel, we will have a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Taddapani.

Lowering down through the dense woods of blooming rhododendrons, we will walk past the largest settlement of Ghandruk to make it to Nayapul which marks the end of pleasant trekking experience as we take an hour long drive back to Pokhara where we will be staying in the hotel at Lakeside of Pokhara.

5hours of scenic drive through the serpentine roads along Prithvi Highway with exotic views of Trishuli River, paddy fields, terraces and hills will lead us back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel. Dinner will be served in the evening to celebrate the successful ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek.’

The enticing 21days ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • One night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Beshidahar by Tourist Bus and from Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS) please bring 4 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara and Ghorepani
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

2019

Vicky
Netherlands


Amazing trek in the Himalayas for 14 days

We've been using Tourist Link Trek And Expedition for the last 3 months while being in Nepal and couldn't be happier with the service and experience. We did the Annapurna Read More ...
2019

Danney Bos
Netherlands


Very good trekking agency

Very good trekking agency. Very helpful and friendly manager. We got a guide and a porter for the annapurna circuit for a cheap price. Guide was also extremely nice! Can Read More ...
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