Annapurna Circuit trekking is a 3-week long trek around the Annapurna massive Himalayas. That the scenery of outstanding with a distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna, and Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit trekking is a route of circles the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal (6983m), including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Gangapurna(7455m). Everyone nature lover to lure in this trek, it traces the Marsyangdi River up and over Thorong La pass (5416m) then descends the west of Kali Gandaki. In Annapurna trekking duration culture as diverse as the terrain itself. Annapurna Circuit trekking goes around clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapool and reaches its summit in Thorung La pass (5416m). Annapurna Circuit trekking route goes past Manaslu (Plus 8,000m peak), Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna and Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri (Plus 8000m Peak) passing through the world's deepest gorge in between those two peaks. Poon Hill, at end of the trek, views of those two mountains as well as South Annapurna and Machhapuchre. The Annapurna Circuit trek also goes through Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites, most particularly the village of Muktinath, a holy site for both Buddhists and Hindus and Braga, is one of the oldest monasteries.
Trekking Destination: Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max
Minimum altitude: 830m
Maximum altitude: 5410m
Grade: Moderate and Fairly Strenuous
Season: Spring & Autumn
Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge
Duration: 21 Days
- Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport
- Day 02:Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu City
- Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (830m) and trek to Khudi (800 m/2624)
- Day 04:Trek Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft)
- Day 05:Trek Sirung to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft)
- Day 06:Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft)
- Day 07:Trek Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft)
- Day 08:Trek Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft)
- Day 09:Trek Pisang to Manang(3500m)
- Day 10:Rest day for acclimatization and explore around Manang
- Day 11:Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)
- Day 12:Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)
- Day 13:Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17764ft)
- Day 14:Trek Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft)
- Day 15:Trek Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8300 ft)
- Day 16:Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft)
- Day 17:Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft)
- Day 18:Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft)
- Day 19:Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft)
- Day 20:Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Day 21:UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country.
- Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu airport Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from AGT. After completion of your custom formalities (Visa, etc), pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Nepal perform Trekking. Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu. After check in, It all depends upon your interests and condition. At the evening upon your reception, Nepal performs Trekking will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Included meal: Dinner. Note: B refers to Breakfast, refers to Lunch and D refers to Dinner
- Day 2Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu CityKathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek PreparationToday upon your breakfast, we will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Nepal performs trekking will arrange a meeting with your guide of the trek as well as provide you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your upcoming adventure. Included meal: Breakfast.
- Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar (830m) and trek to Khudi (800 m/2624)Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khudi [800 m/2624]: 8 - 9 hrs drive We start our journey into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. Enroute we see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios. Upon arrival at Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara. We leave the highway to Pokhara at Dumre and head north to Besisahar. A half an hour's drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Alternatively, we can get off at Besisahar, and then trek for an hour to get to Khudi along the wide trail. Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.
- Day 4Trek Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft)Khudi to Sirung [2200m/7216 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs Our first day`s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections across rice paddies and subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual then it becomes steeper. The mountains that we see from Khudi become closer as we walk higher. The villages and people are an interesting. On the way to Sirung, we come across an ethnic Tamang settlement Tranche. We enjoy the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu in Sirung. Sirung offers us a homestay where we also enjoy the cultural program organized by the villagers for the visitors. If the number of visitors is more than four, the group may have to split to stay at different houses for the night. At this juncture, we will have the first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.
- Day 5Trek Sirung to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft)Sirung to Chamje [1,410m/4,626ft]: 5 - 6 hrs We trek through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces, long a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. Always following the Marsyangdi River, we walk in a fantastic landscape through little waterfalls, forests, and villages. We will not feel tough until we reach Syange (1100 m), but after Syange the climb gets tougher up to Jagat (1300 m). From Jagat, we make a steep climb to Chamje. Overnight at Chamje.
- Day 6Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft)Chamje to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 5 - 6 hrs Today we enter the Manang region passing through fields of corn, barley and potatoes, and then through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village namely Tal. Tal lies on a flat plain next to the sandy beach and river at the base of a large waterfall. While hiking, sometimes we may have to give a pass to a large group of donkey caravan. Overnight at Dharapani.
- Day 7Trek Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft)Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on a route on the west. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Overnight at Chame.
- Day 8Trek Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft)Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 - 6 has a steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. The forests and heavy vegetation would now be gone. We cross and re-cross the river again and again on suspension bridges. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. Upon walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang.
- Day 9Trek Pisang to Manang(3500m)Pisang to Manang: 6 - 7 hrsToday, we will have disjunctures of two routes that we follow. If taken upper route (NPT recommends), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, we will have outstanding sceneries. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We experience a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today. On the way, the cold and dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. Overnight at Manang.
- Day 10Rest day for acclimatization and explore around ManangManang: Rest to day is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude is suggesting to get acclimatized with the altitude. The upcoming next two days will be very challenging and tiring trekking for us with a rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Further, we pay an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, upon wherre we will be at a village's monastery. At this site, we also visit at the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at Manang.
- Day 11Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3 - 4 hours From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight at Yak Karka.
- Day 12Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3 - 4 hrs We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Nepal platform trekking team leader does not advise for this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.
- Day 13Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17764ft)Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 8-11 hrs. We reach the climax of our Annapurna circle trek today. It will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La (5416m/17764ft). An early start is important to complete the mission. Each moment we have to work hard today through the icy high-altitude trail. But the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. Upon setting sun we will be at Muktinath. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. Overnight at Muktinath.
- Day 14Trek Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft)Muktinath to Marpha [2,670m/8,760ft]: 4 - 5 hrs Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. In the morning, we pay our visit to Vishnu Temple and Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki, the world`s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal. Overnight at Marpha.
- Day 15Trek Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8300 ft)Marpha to Kalopani [2530 m/8300 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs From Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see apple gardens. Waiting here is the 360 degrees panorama of Himalayan peaks Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. Upon crossing a river, we come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kokhethanti of Kalopani. Overnight at Kalopani.
- Day 16Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft)Kalopani to Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6 - 7 hrs Again to avoid the new roads, we take a new route to Tatopani from Kalopani. The journey is mostly downhill. We cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. We continue along Rupse Chahara (popular waterfall). We avoid the road and continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we get to see a powerhouse that supplies electricity in the area. We experience more villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring.
- Day 17Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft)Tatopani to Ghorepani [2,850m/9,350ft]: 7 - 8 hrs While walking, we observe the lifestyle of the people in the mid land villages of Nepal. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. While traversing through the Phalate, Chitre and a no habitation area of we encoounter with Rhododendron, brich, magnolia and some meadows on the way. As we gain height, the peaks ahead look wonderful. We stay at Ghorepani for we have to make the climb to Poon Hill early tomorrow morning. Overnight at Ghorepani.
- Day 18Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft)Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 - 7 hrs early at dawn, we ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m. /10,531ft) to catch the moment of a spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. Nick name of Poon Hill is itself a photographer`s paradise. Upon breakfast, we continue ups and down trail trek to Tadapani for overnight through the rhododendron forests. We like to keep inspecting at the horizon as sceneries are equally dazzling throughout the day at the trek.
- Day 19Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft)Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 5 - 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive The trail leads all the way down through the Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Upon our lunch, we continue trekking to Nayapul to complete the trail which is flowed by a short bus ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas. Overnight in Pokhara (850m/2,789ft).
- Day 20Pokhara to KathmanduPokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel; and we spend the afternoon leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and in the evening celebrate dinner together with Nepal platform Trekking staffs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 21UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country.Fare well Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! AGT escorts you to the airport for your flight time. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from NpT will escort you to the airport and bid farewell greetings.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle.
- Four-night standard accommodation in star level hotel in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in during trekking.
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map.
- Drive Kathmandu to BeshiSshahar and come back Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- An experienced Nepal Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local taxes.
- Group medical supply (first aid kits).
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes.
- If you interested can available video of that route.
- Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per day.
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- UNO Travels and Adventure's sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag, and walking stick, if necessary.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver.
Annapurna Circuit trekking is safety and the well being of our groups. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides who are well trained by Nepal Government. Our responsibility is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take your holiday. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure in the trekking period.