Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days)
Amongst other diverse trekking options in Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the magnificent treks which bestow different adventurous experiences with natural beauty and has equal significance of both enriching values too. Annapurna trekking ways are adorned out by the arresting Himalayan scenes. The locations are full of plentiful lifestyle; pleasant way of life of striking communities making the trek meaningful journey in Nepal. Furthermore, we will wander all the way by way of the Rhododendron woods, the trivial air of the Tibetan flat terrain and countless more.
Similarly, you will go up to 17, 000 m passes, glaciers, and the like. The major appeal of the trek goes by Thorung La Pass (5416m). Far below to the west way, we will view the Kaligandaki River. We will walk downward for the travel around to Muktinath, the sacred spot for Hindus and Buddhists equally. The main set in Muktinath is a pagoda style shrine committed to Lord Vishnu. We can also see 108 water taps discharging sacred water. The holy place is located on a towering mass range. And, the Jwala Mai shrine near to the pagoda style temple contains a pond and an eternal flame supplied by natural gas beneath the ground. In addition, during the trek with massive snow white peaks more than 26, 000 ft, the walk will actually allure you.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1320m/4330ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Katmandu
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (820m/2690ft)
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1290m/4231ft)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1920m)
Day 06: Trek to Chame (2630m)
Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3190m)
Day 08: Trek to Manang [3520m]
Day 09: Rest day in Manang (3520m)
Day 10: Trek to Letdar (4250m)
Day 11: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4500m)
Day 12: Across Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 14: Fly to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 16: Fly to home country
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
- 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
- Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
- Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
- Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
- Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
- International airfares
- Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
- Tips & Gratuities
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1320m).
Your tour starts as you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival we will greet you with a traditional garland (floral wreath worn around your neck). This is our way of saying welcome to Nepal. You will then be transferred by private car to your hotel to settle in. You might choose to go for a walk around after some rest and later in the evening we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight Kathmandu-B
Kathmandu guided city tour
In the morning after having breakfast you will drive to Bodhnath. Bodhnath is the largest stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years. Then you will proceed to visit the temple of Pashupatinath which is Nepal’s most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god Shiva. In the afternoon proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Patan city. Patan was the second largest town in the valley but it has been absorbed into Kathmandu. After visiting Patan you will proceed to visit the Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to be observing the world from all 4 directions. Overnight in Kathmandu –B
Drive Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (800m/2,624ft) about 8 hours Drive
We leave early and drive to the village of Bhulbhule, just north of Pokhara. The spectacular journey, which takes approximately 8 hours, offers travellers an exciting adventure along Nepal’s cliff-side road network. Overnight in Bhulbhule – B,L,D (local lunch)
Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft) about 7 Hours
The trail to Chame is surrounded by amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, steep cliffs, villages and lush forests. We follow the Marsyangdi River as we travel through the village of Syange (1,100m/3,609ft). The days hiking ends as we hike the last trail from Syange to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft). Overnight in Jagat – B,L,D
Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) about 6 hours.
Higher in the Manang region, local crops transition from rice to corn, barley and potatoes. We continue up the Marsyangdi river valley through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village Tal, which sits along a sandy beach and beautiful waterfall. Overnight in Dharapani – B,L,D
Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) about 6 hours.
We follow a set of steep forested ridges, where it is common to see several landslides along the trail. This trail offers sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Trekkers can enjoy “spa” time in nature at the hot-springs at Chame. Overnight in Chame – B,L,D
Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,827ft) about 6 Hours
The trek to Pisang is dominated by a dramatic curved rock face, rising nearly a mile from the river. As we travel into the alpine regions of the Himalayan range, the forests and vegetation we experienced earlier disappear. You will get spectacular photos as we cross and re-cross the river via several suspension bridges. Overnight in Pisang – B,L,D
Pisang to Manang (3,535m/11,598ft) about 6 hours.
The trek to Manang offers several variations depending on the level of adventure you crave. The lower and less-strenuous route, which takes around five hours, follows a trail contouring the valley and stunning views of the Manang valley. As you continue on the trail and over multiple ridges, breathtaking views of Annapurna III (7,555m/24,787ft) will greet you as the trail rises to the left, passing through the village of Hongde. The high route offers a serious eight-hour adventure for any trekker looking for an extra challenge. The high route follows the east bank of the Marshyangdi River valley. As you leave the village, the trail continues to rise until crossing a beautiful mountain stream. Then strenuous zigzag climbing leads to the village of Ghyaru. A visit to the gompa at the top of the village offers wonderful views of Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. The trail continues, passing through the Ngawal village. After Ngawal, you will descend back to the valley floor and rejoin the main trail, bringing you to the villages of Braga and Manang. Overnight in Manang – B,L,D
Rest and relaxation in Manang (3,535m/11,598ft)
The village of Manang offers a nice spot to rest, relax and adjust to the higher altitude. It is essential to acclimatize, as we are now high in the Himalayas. Take some time to walk around and enjoy the village. There are several beautiful lakes near the village, as well as souvenir shopping and a clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. Overnight in Manang – B,L,D
Trek to Letdar (4250m/13940ft) about 5 hours.
Thoroughly acclimatized, we advance towards Thorung La. On the way, we cross a stream, climb to Tengi, 120meters above Manang and ascend further past Marshyangdi Valley turning north-west up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. Amid the spectacular vistas of Annapurna mountain range, we trek beyond the lush vegetation of scrub juniper and alpine grasses to reach the small village of Gunsang. Gunsang is a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trail at 3960 meters. Along the route, we see several lodges. As we approach picturesque meadows and rich forests of barberry, juniper etc, we encounter horses and yaks grazing. The trail takes us further along a large stream that flows from Chulu West and Gundang, and leads to a rich pasture at 4000 meters.
Trek to Thorung Phedi (4500m/14760ft) about 4 hours.
Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. If you still have some energy why not continue up to high Camp for the night.
Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft) about8 hours.
If we stay in Phedi, this early morning start begins with a challenge. At dawn, we ascend steeply for approximately one hour to a notch in the trail at 4,679m/15,351ft. From high camp we continue up the trail, ascending several false summits before we top out at the Thorong La pass 5,416m/17,769ft. The pass is decorated with a large cairn and Buddhist prayer flags. You will have spectacular views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. After the four-hour trek to the pass, the decent to Muktinath takes three to four hours. The decent offers stunning views of Dhaulagiri (8,175m/26,821ft), Tukuche Peak (6,920m/22,703ft) and the valley of the Kali Gandaki below. Overnight in Muktinath – B,L,D
Muktinath to Jomsom (3,800m/12464ft) (Option to hire Mountain Bike)
Muktinath village is an important site for Hindus and Buddhists, where pilgrims come to offer donations at the Vishnu Temple and Gompa. After visiting in the morning you can walk to the next town of Jomsom, or for those looking for some more adventure, why not hire a mountain bike and ride along the border of the Upper Mustang region. Overnight in Jomsom – B,L,D
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Early wake up today as we catch our flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Enjoy a scenic mountain flight along the Annapurna’s. Once in Pokhara you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours. Relax at your hotel or go explore the Lakeside District of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara – B
Return to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft) about 6 hour Drive
From Pokhara, it’s a six-hour tourist bus ride back to Kathmandu. The highway is cut into the side of the river valley and follows a series of steep rocky gorges, landslides and roaring rapids, crossed by precarious suspension bridges. After we enter the Kathmandu valley, fell free to shop and sightseen and fare well dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. (optional flight Pokhara to Kathmandu extra $100 Per Person) Overnight in Kathmandu – B,D
Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home
Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards they will drop you to the airport. Note of above Itinerary: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
This tour is inclusive of all the hotel and guesthouse as per the itinerary.
- 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu- B
- Overnight in Bhulbhule – B,L,D
- Overnight in Jagat – B,L,D
- Overnight in Dharapani – B,L,D
- Overnight in Chame – B,L,D
- Overnight in Pisang – B,L,D
- Overnight in Manang – B,L,D
- Overnight in Manang – B,L,D
- Overnight in Muktinath – B,L,D
- Overnight in Jomsom – B,L,D
- Overnight in Pokhara – B
- Overnight in Kathmandu – B,D