Annapurna

Annapurna Circuit Trek



  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12
  •  Best Seasons: April - May and Sept - Nov
  •   Accomodation: -star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and tea houses during the trek
  •   Transportation: Flight & private vehicle

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Rout is getting  day-by-by shorter than the then time as the gravel road is being built from Mustang and Manang side. However, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has still similar charm and fascinating.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you up to 5,416 meter altitude, at Thorong La Pass, which has also been known as roof of Annapurna. This trek also gives full experience of spectacular Mountains’ view during almost entire trek. Moreover, you will also be able to set up a milestone crossing the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki, made by gigantic mountain range Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. During this trek, you will have opportunity to observe the culture, mountainous people, practice and their livelihood in Manang, Mustang and more at alongside the trail. While having trek, you will have time to be acquainted with a Hindu pilgrimage site and drivers landscape in mountain.

We have prepared a sample Itinerary that will follow you. We would be more than glad to negotiate with our trekkers in case this itinerary does not meet your requirement. Please, write us to customize trip as per your available time and date.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day-to-Day Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  2. Day 02: Kathmandu: Temples sightseeing and trek Preparation
  3. Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m): 7- 8 hours
  4. Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m): 6 – 7 hours
  5. Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m): 6 – 7 hours
  6. Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m): 7-8 hours
  7. Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m): 5 – 6 hours
  8. Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m): 5 – 6 hours
  9. Day 09: Pisang to Manang : 6 – 7 hours
  10. Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day
  11. Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3 – 4 hours
  12. Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3 – 4 hours
  13. Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m): 7 – 8 hours
  14. Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m): 4 – 5 hours
  15. Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m): 5 – 6 hours
  16. Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m): 6 – 7 hours
  17. Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m): 7 – 8 hours
  18. Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m): 6 – 7 hours
  19. Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (827m) via Ghandruk: 5 – 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
  20. Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
  21. Day 21: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Langtang Valley trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea house lodge) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Emergency evacuation such as  chopper and ambulance lifting
  • International flights

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, our representative from GoTrekkingNepal will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the required hotel. As per your flight detail, in afternoon, you will have time to explore to touristy area Thamel or having rest at our office. Go Trek Nepal will organize a dinner in a Nepalese Restaurant in evening. We have a kind of induction session during dinner, where  we would be more than glad to receive questions and share information that raise from our valued clients. Also we will have ice breaker time with Trek leader as well as with other associated crew who will be escorting trekking.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

After having breakfast, most likely around 9 AM, Tour leader escorts you to explore historical sites and temples  around Kathmandu. The Day Tour comprises four different temples and heritage site  such as Swayambhu Nath, which is also know as Monkey Temple and the second place for sight seeing is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Similarly, the third place will be largest Hindu Temple the Pasupati Nath and the last not the least is Bauddha Nath Stupa. After competing day sightseeing, you will have free time to hang out or do shopping for trekking preparation if there left something.

 

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (800m): 7- 8 hours

The 3rd Day of Nepal arrival, after breakfast, at 9:00 AM, Trekkers will start driving journey toward trekking point, Khudi. By crossing Kathmandu valley, the winding hill side road and villages scene make you more relief from the busy Kathmandu city. The road follows alongside the Trisuli River toward western direction that connects Kathmandu with second largest city Pokhara. 50 meter before arriving Pokhara, the branch road turns right to Khudi via Beshisahar town.

 

Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m): 6 – 7 hours

This is the first day of real trekking that makes trekkers more excited. The trail follows with small villages, suspension bridges, streams, waterfalls, terrace farming system etc. Once starting trekking in mountainous land Nepal, ascending-descending, on-even hiking is normal. The tail begins with gradual mode, later on it changes in steeper mode, and this is why mountains are seen closer and closer. By crossing Taranchhe village, Tamang settlement, you will arrive at Sirung village. Sirung, inhabited by mix group people, is considered Gurung Majority. The spectacular view of Manaslu and Ngadi Ghuli mountains are seen from here.

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Langtang Valley trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea house lodge) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Emergency evacuation such as  chopper and ambulance lifting
  • International flights

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