Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek / Traditional route
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:5416m Thorong La Pass
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:1 Pax to 16
  • Best Time:Spring and Autumn

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek ends. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), reaching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Most trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer.

The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range.

The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls gigantic cliffs, and various villages.

Annapurna Circuit has been voted as the best long-distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from the tropics at 600 m asl to the Arctic at 5416m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang. The continuing construction of a road has shortened the trail and changed the villages. The Beisahar-Manag road has been built which passes through the trekking trail much of the time. With the construction of roads, mountain biking is becoming popular, with Mustang, in particular.

This is probably one of the world's most beautiful treks. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and cultures, from the subtropical lower Marsyangdi Valley where Gurung and Thakali people dominate the northern arid Buddhist areas. Along the Marsyangdi River, an easy trail and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forest, we will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize well. After Pisang, we will get stunning up-close views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurna II, III, and IV. This remote area lies in a rain shadow formed by the Annapurnas and the landscape supports little in the way of forest apart from pine, juniper, and scrubs rhododendron.

Itinerary

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you will be welcomed by Halesi Treks at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival, and then transferred to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1350M.
  • Accommodation: Hotel

We drive to Chamje The scenarios include the River, terraced rice fields, jungles and traditional villages. First we drive along the Trishuli River and then we follow the Marshyangdi River. In the past the trek used to start from Besisahar, and now it starts from Chamje due to the road expansion.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 1430m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 7/8hrs

Today, we start our trek in the Manang region crossing the barley and potato fields. It is wonderful to pass through the rhododendron forest we enter the Manang region. We walk through the Tal and Karte village with the views of Mani walls and cross the landslide area.The trail includes steep stone way.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2160m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5/6hrs.

Today we will walk with mountain views of Manaslu forming a splendid background  And Chame  is capital  of Manag district there  you can find internet, telephone and shopping center.overnight at guesthouse

  • Max. Altitude: 2670m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5/6hrs.

Continuously cross the river all day, passing through the narrow and steep sided gorge. Near the village of Passing top a ride to get first views of the Pisang  Peak (6081)m and Pisang valley, a wide U - shaped valley hanging between two lion of snow peaks.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 3000m.
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5/6hrs.

Descending to the broad forested valley floor, follows the trial through the flat valley, passes a small stool airstrip, undo Barge. This is a village of about 200 houses stacked on top or each other, flat roofs forming verandahs. After Visit Barge Monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, thanka and manuscripts. From here it is only a short walk to Manang.overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5hrs.

A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village, of about 500flat roofed houses, is picturesquely set amounts spectacular scenery; ii, Annapurna iii, Gungapurna, Chulu East to the north.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Branch away from the Marshyangdi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Keep eyes open for Thar and Ghoral, areas. Keep eyes open for Thar and Ghoral, mountain sheep. Crossing the Jarsang Khola climb to a small grassy valley and camp. overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4040m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 4hrs.

Thorung Phedi is located at 4450 meters elevation and an important place to the trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit route. From Yak Kharka, we hike up through Ledar, and reach Thorung Phedi. It is a short distance, but the altitude trekking is strenuous.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 4450m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 3hrs.

Though the crossing of the pass is not technically difficult, take it slowly to take into account the complications of altitude and possible snow. After about four hours reach the top (17,771-Ft.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery. The entire Annapurna rages in the south; the Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west, and the incredibly deep Kali Gandaki valley; and peaks of Thorungste (21,268 Ft.)  And rough, but soon have excellent views of Damodar Himal to the north.overnight at houest house.

  • Max. Altitude: 5416m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 8/ 9hrs.

About 2 hrs from Jhong you will see Kagbeni below on the left, below strings of prayer flags. The up-valley wind may be fierce and dangerous. Drop to the road to the north and look for a very narrow unlikely gully that drops you steeply to Kagbeni in 15 mins. The road can also be used but is very exposed to wind. If questioned by ACAP on arrival (since you appear to have come from Mustang), just say ‘Jhong aune’ (coming from Jhong) overnight at houset house.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,810m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 4 hrs

Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha, home to the legendary apple orchids. You will be able to taste the apples and the myriad apple products like pies and wine. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,670m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 6 hrs.

The whole day, we follow the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is a bit windy trail and cross the traditional Thakali village. We cross the Tukuche, Kobang, Larjung and cross the wooden bridge. We can see the apple orchard and also the Himalayan Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri and others. After crossing Kalopani and Dhaiku, we reach to Ghasa. overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Max. Altitude: 2010m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5/6hrs..

After breakfast, we start our trek to Tatopani. On the way we cross the suspension bridge and walk through the natural wilderness. We are descended from the alpine region of the sub-tropical area. The Rupse waterfall (Chhahara) makes us astounding.We pass Kopchepani, Norchyang, Jalthale and reach the Tatopani village, where is a natural hot spring. It makes us, feel free from tiredness.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 1190m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5/6hrs.

We will cross the kaligandaki river then we will climb the mid hill via Ghara village there are Magar and Chetri village. As well as we will enjoy with beautiful mountains views of Dhaulagiri and many more other Himalayas.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 1938m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 4hrs.

the forest of rhododendron and oak gives us the peaceful environment and they are pretty less habitation area. Reach to Ghorepani and take a rest.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 3/4 hrs.

Early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill for about 45 minutes. From Poon Hill, we can explore the Annapurna Himalayan panoramas, Mt. Annapurna,Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu and other several white peaks. Then we descend to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Gradually, we descend to Hile via Ulleri, descending through the steep down the trail.overnight at guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 1520m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 4/5hrs.

trek and 1 hour drive. The last day of our trekking, we trek down to Birethanti .we check out from ACAP counter and drive further to Pokhara. overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast in the morning, you drive to the tourist bus park and drive further to Kathmandu. It is again about 6 hours drive on the highway. overnight at Hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 6hrs

The last day of the trip. Drops to the airport.

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Transportation (Airport pick up and drop) 
    • Kathmandu to chamje privet Jeep.
    • Nayapul to  Pokhara by privet van
    • Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist Coach.
    • Meal three times a day Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Accommodation in the lodge during the Trek
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara Tourist standard Hotel with breakfast.
    • Guide and Porters
    • Annapurna permit Conservation Fee / TIMS cards.
    • Guide/porters allowance
    • Insurance for porter and guide
    What's not Included
    • Bar bills (hot and cold drinks)
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips for Porter and guide
    • Emergency rescue if needed.
    • International  Airfare and personal travel insurance
    • Lunch and dinner stay In Pokhara and Kathmandu
    • Personal Medical Kit Bag
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