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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-9
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $1,400.00
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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 is ended. 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 and 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 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. 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 trek. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and culture, 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.

Trip Highlights:

  • Ascend to the clouds and reach an altitude of 5416 metres as you cross the Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit. Testing your mind and body, this is one hell of an accomplishment.
  • Uncover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Annapurna region.
  • Learn about life in Nepalese mountain communities, get to know locals and meet other trekkers while you stay in teahouses in the small communities along the way.
  • Discover Nepal’s compact capital in Kathmandu. With a limited amount of time spent here to discover its bazaars and temples, why not extend your stay beforehand to get a real feel of Nepalese culture.
  • Spend time in the peaceful haven of Pokhara after your trek has finished. Relax with your small group on the banks of Phewa Lake and take in the mountainous surrounds that you have conquered!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350M.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1430m) 7/8hrs.

Day 03: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m). 5/6hrs.

Day 04: Bagarchap to Chame (2670m) 5/6hrs.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3000m.) 5/6hrs.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3440m.) 5hrs.

Day 07: Manang: Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 08: Manang to Yak kharka (4040m) 4hrs.

Day 09: Yak kharka - Thorung Phedi (4450m) 3hrs.

Day 10: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3760) Via Thorong-La pass (5416m) 8/ 9hrs.

Day 11: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,810m) - 4 hrs

Day 12: Kagbeni to Marpha (2,670m) - 6 hrs.

Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) 5/6hrs..

Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m.) 5/6hrs.

Day 15: Tatopani to Sikha to (1938m) 4hrs.

Day 16: Shikha to Gorepani (2800m) 3/4 hrs.

Day 17: Poon Hill Hike(3210m) trek to Tikhedunga (1520m) 4/5hrs.

Day 18: Tikhedunga-Birethati( New Bridge) and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6hrs.

Day 20: Flight back to sweet home.

Cost Details

  • 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
  • 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

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350M.

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

Reviews

  • A life time experienced in a week

    A life time experienced in a week

    Rating: August 20,2017

    The trek itself is one of the best experiences I ever have had my entire life and a lot of credit for that goes to ManKumar and my guide Tek who organised the whole trip from the very beginning till the end. My guide Tek was down to earth and an amazing companion for the week. Highly recommended!

    Ankit, Hong Kong

  • I recommend my good friend Man kumar Tamang

    I recommend my good friend Man kumar Tamang

    Rating: October 24,2007

    I want to recommend my good friend MAN KUMAR TAMANG. In 2004 friends of mine picked him up on the way as a very young, just only 20 years old porter guide because of his friendly, open face. After the trekking tour they exchanged their contact details because his cheerful nature and because they got on so well while trekking. Three years later they planed another visit in Nepal and contacted Man Kumar again and asked if he want to guide them another once.

    This trekking tour was in 2007 and Man Kumar guided at least this friends and furthermore me , my aunt and my uncle on the Annapurna circuit. 3 years passed after 2004, Man Kumar grew up got the guide licence and learned English in Kathmandu very well. All of us got to be good friends during this trek and in 2008 I walked alone with him to EBC. It was an unforgettable trekking! Since then I have recommended him to many friends, which all were happy with him. He is a friendly, reliable and professional guide. He is trying to make all wishes possible and told us many interesting things about himself, his childhood and life in his village and about his family.

    It was so interesting to speak with him! Together with Man Kumar we often got directly entrance to local kitchens and houses. Some of his costumers also had the possibility to visit his birth-village in Solukhumbu and to experience there with him and his parents, brothers and sister the real Nepal  people, culture and life away from the touristic ways. Since 2010 Man Kumar is married and father of a very sweet daughter. In 2011, I was last time with him on a trek  first trekking with my daughter. We had a great time together on this trek (Poon hill/Tatopani). Man Kumar and my little girl (this time nearly 3 years old) got on very well too. I had no fear to entrust my child to him. In Kathmandu we met also his wife and his daughter and the little girls were playing together. I hope he will guide many more costumers (friends!) in future and I wish his family all the best. I am looking forward to go with Man Kumar many more times!

    Ulrike Diestel, Germany

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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10 October, 2022 29 October, 2022 US $1250 Available Book Now
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