Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days !

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 20 Days

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the amazing walks in the world, making a complete circuit around huge Annapurna Massif in western Nepal above the lake city of Pokhara. The 230-Kilometer circuit trek of the Annapurna range is regarded as one of the top ten walking trails in the world. It offers a great insights into the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal. This classic trek is very popular as well as challenging and is enjoyed by trekkers from all over the world.

We begin the trip from Kathmandu, drive to the road-head at Besishahar than start walking on the well developed mountain trail. The trek follows the famous Marsyangdi River valley passing through beautiful rice paddy fields, picturesque cultural villages and lush green forests under the shadow of the Annapurna and Manaslu range and reaches the Manang village at the elevation of 3500m. As we ascend, the valley becomes narrower, waterfalls plummet from high above, and the scenery gains a rugged alpine appearance. The trail soon leads west behind the Annapurnas and enters the Trans-Himalayan region populated by people of Tibetan origin. We can enjoy this astonishing mountain scenery, the prayer flags, Mani walls, ancient Buddhist culture and colorful monasteries. Next we have the challenge to cross the Throng La (5416 m.) which is the pinnacle of this circuit and links the Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki valley.

At the top of the pass we relish great mountain views then descend to Hindu holy Temple village of Muktinath and Jomsom. We Then trek through the world’s deepest gorge along the Kali Gandaki River between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain on each side and reach famous Gurung village of Gorepani passing hot springs in the lap of Annapurnas. Poon Hill, yet another best Mountain View point is just next to Gorepani and descends to the road head and arrives to beautiful lake city of Pokhara to complete this outstanding trek in Nepal.

We use local Mountain lodge called “Tea Hose” managed by local people in our trip. This region has boasts some of the best mountain lodges in Nepal. Our experience guides will lead you and porters will carry your belongings along the trip.

Price of the Trip:

US$: 1255.00  BOOK NOW

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Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrival in Kathmandu received & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day enjoy looking around the nearby area on own, O/N at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Sightseeing & Trek preparation in Kathmandu 

  • Cultural excursion in Kathmandu. Meeting with Trekking guide & last minute preparation before heading for trekking, Half day Cultural tour in Kathmandu, O/N at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 – Departure from Kathmandu 

  • Early departure from Kathmandu & drive almost 8/ 9 hours to Syange (1100 m.) via Besishahar following rivers, villages, downhill valley & wonderful mountain views, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 04 – Trekking to Dharapani

  • Trekking commence from today as we walk past Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) 7 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 05 -Trekking to Chame (2710m)

  • 6 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 06 -Trekking to Pisang (3300m)

  • 5 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 07 -Trekking to Manang (3500m)

  • 6.5 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 08 -Acclimatization day in Manang

  • Explore the nearby area, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 09 -Trekking to Yak Kharka (4110m)

  • 4 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 10 – Trekking to Thorong Phedi (4600m)

  • 4 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 11 -Trekking to Thorong La Pass (5416m)- Muktinath

  • Most important day of this trip as we reach the highest point Thorong La Pass (5416m), enjoy the great views & take a long breath as you make it. Later trek down to Muktinath (3800m) 8 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 12 – Trek down to Jomsom (2800m)

    • 4 hours, visit Kagbeni village on the way- O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 13 – Trek to Kalopani (2560m)

  • 4 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 14 – Trek to Tatopani/ Hot Spring (1160m)

  • 6 hours, Enjoy the natural hot water bathing, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 15 – Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)

  • 7 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 16 – Early morning ascent to Poonhill (3210m) 

  • Early morning ascent to Poonhill (3210m) for breathtaking views of Sunrise over Dhaulagir/ Annapurna range. Back to Ghorepani for breakfast & continue walking towards Tikhedhunga (1570m), 6 hours, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)

Day 17 – Trek down to Nayapul

  • Trek down to Nayapul (3 hours), then drive an hour & half to Pokhara. Arrival, rest or enjoy the evening with nice dinner and some drinks in Pokhara, O/N hotel in Pokhara (B,L)

Day 18 – Drive back to Kathmandu

  • After B/F at hotel, drive back to Kathmandu on Tourist SIC Coach. Leisure or looking around local market for last minute shopping or personal activities on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu (B)

(Note: Can take flight to return Kathmandu instead of drive | Cost extra !)    

Day 19 – Leisure in Kathmandu

  • Leisure in Kathmandu, shopping or personal activities. Also considered as spare day in case of delay to arrive Kathmandu, O/N at hotel in Kathmandu (B)

Day 20 – Depart for home

  • After Breakfast, transfer to Airport on time & fly home with wonderful memories… (B)

Services Included:

All land transportation by car/ jeep/ van/ bus as per itinerary
4 night standard accommodation in Kathmandu on double sharing BB basis
  Guided half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
TIMS, National Park entry fee & necessary documentations
All food (3 meals a day from Day 03 to 17 in the Mountain)
  Local lodging during the trekking (Twin sharing bed, occasionally dormitory style)
  1 night standard accommodation in Pokhara on double sharing BB basis
  Warm Sleeping Bag each participants as supplement during the trekking
  An experience, licensed, English speaking trekking guide & 1 Porter for each two participants
  All expenses of Guide & porter, including their Salary, food, accommodation, gear, trekking gear & insurance
  First aid Medical supplies
  All tax, toll, etc…

Services Excluded:

 International & domestic airfares
 Nepal entry Visa fee (https://thehimalayatrekkingcompany.com/tourist-visa/ ) & personal insurance (must)
 Single supplement charges if required
Entrance/ monuments fees in Kathmandu
Hot/ cold drinks, Laundries, Telephone etc.
Personal trekking gear
Any extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen causes, such as emergency helicopter evacuation, landslide, flight cancellation, illness, weather hazards etc.
Any other expenses or activities not mentioned above as included in services.

 

An adventure trip of this type: weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, a very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, however we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays. Please remind that you are travelling at your own risk !!!