Annapurna Circuit Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek, an adventure leads you to scenic and beautiful country around both sides of massive Annapurna Himalaya peaks, with fabulous and exciting views on daily treks. Nowhere in this planet where you can find a great dramatic change of landscapes, temperatures, vegetations, people and various cultures on daily walks only on this marvelous and fascinating Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

An adventure that leads from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine woodland and towards barren and windswept country enclosed between high Annapurna Himalaya with Damodar Himal and Chulus peaks. Annapurna Circuit a great combination of scenic walks in the harmony of local colorful cultures where route leads into nice villages of upper Manang valley and around Jomsom town and Marpha within Mustang areas at Kaligandaki River valley.

Villages around high areas of Manang and Mustang interwoven with Buddhism culture and old custom where you can visit its impressive monasteries enriched with ancient religious artifacts and idols with a super panorama of peaks. On crossing the highest pass of the adventure over Thorang-la facing breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya, where our journey descends towards world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River, sandwiched with mighty peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Annapurna Circuit trek leads to the last climb to Ghorepani and Poon Hill offers you with striking sunrise over the chain of Himalayan peaks, as walk leads into the enchanting woodland of rhododendron and magnolia tree lines. Completing this marvelous adventure at scenic and beautiful Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lakes with close views of Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks and then concluding with a drive back to Kathmandu, after a fabulous mesmerizing experience on Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

What to expect in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek fascinates you from the beginning to an end of the adventure with daily views of Annapurna-Manaslu and Dhaulagiri peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail, the unclimbed virgin peaks of Himalaya. As walk proceeds reaching high and scenic Manang valley where you can witness the interesting culture of Manang villagers enriched with immense culture and traditions of Buddhism religion and fascinating customs.

The walk leads you to the highest spot of the adventure at above 5,416 m rewards you with eye-catching views of Far West Himalaya and into world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River and into
an enchanting forest of rhododendron tree lines. Finishing the adventure with the walk to scenic Poon Hill for striking sunrise over 360 ° wide panoramas of mountains before ending at picturesque and beautiful Pokhara.

Places and Culture of interest:

Annapurna Circuit trek leads you from low warm temperatures to cooler green hills and at an arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Manang valley and high Thorang-La pass.

Due to change of temperatures and landscapes where you can witness Nepalese of various cultural and traditional farm life of both Hindu and Buddhist religions, which makes this walk Annapurna Circuit even more interesting.

On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels. After checking into rooms and getting refreshed joining at meeting place for Annapurna Circuit treks briefing with hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts includes welcome dinner.

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Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today in Kathmandu preparation for the great trek, with last day to buy and hire gears required for the treks, for interested people can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest within world heritage sites, afternoon free preparation for the trek Annapurna Circuit.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

The morning starts with a drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for an overland journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. The journey continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town heading towards Nepal Mid-West to reach at warmer areas of Lamjung district at Besisar town, as drive follows Masrsyangdi River upstream to reach our first overnight stop at small farm village at Syange.

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Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,100 m

From Syange village morning climb on leaving the river behind for some time as walk reaches a nice farm village of Jagat, and then walk leads on gradual winding up to Chamje to reach back at Masrsyangdi River.
After crossing heading into the forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks, as walk advance on wide path to nice village of Tal Besi, from here 2-3 hours of good walk to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated at the junction of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,920 m

After Dharapani walk leads on a wide winding trail within rhododendron and pine tree forest and into Bagachap and Danque, then with steep up to Timang village, around this high cooler area where you notice more Buddhist culture with the view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft.
From Timang village a few hours walk takes you to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame a large and major town of Manang area and as well a headquarter of Manang district.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,670 m

From here onwards the air gets cooler and fresh as the walk leads close to mountains, morning walk leads through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a lunch break here, walk descends to lower Pisang village for the overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,230 m

Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains as the morning walk leads through forest and with a short uphill with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. As the walk reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village. The houses around Manang built in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher towards Thorang-la pass, in Manang with optional short hike and explore Manang village and valley, Manang a large village situated on windswept valley at the bank of Masrsyangdi River beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

After a good rest and time at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trekking with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,110 m

As the walk advances to the high area, heading closer to the base of Thorang-la as the walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, as the walk leads to Thorang Phedi, and then with a short steep climb to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,600 m

A Big Day! Of this great adventure, an early breakfast where morning walk leads to long climb up to Thorang-la with a steep and winding trail to reach on top at Thorang La Pass above 5,416 m high.
The highest spot the adventure rewards you with a super vista of landscapes and snow-capped peaks, and then taking a long descend to reach at Muktinath Temple premises with the height of 3,800 m high for an overnight stop in of its nice and cozy lodge, facing views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri’s peaks. Muktinath, a holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,416 m

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is much easier due to construction of motorable road, taking a drive from here to reach lower warmer areas at Tatopani village with natural hot-spring. Journey leads to a big drop of 1,200 m towards Kaligandaki river valley, and the riding past Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. After Jomsom heading to Marpha, a charming village with whitewashed houses, paved streets, and numerous well kept lodges.
Marpha and Kaligandaki areas famous for delicious apples and its local products like cider, brandy, and juice. From Marpha onward following Kaligandaki River downstream, past Tukuche village, beneath towering Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri’s with views of Dhaulagiri icefalls, after Tukuche back into tree lines. As drive leads past Kalapani and Lete villages facing views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri, from here onward dramatic change in vegetation and landscapes from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forested area, as the journey leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River. Finally, our scenic drive leads back into paddy areas within warm sub-tropical climate at Tatopani village for an overnight stop, this village with hot natural spring by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2, 670 m

After a pleasant and refreshing time at Tatopani, continue to walk after a short drive of the day where morning trek leads on winding trail for an hour, then across a suspension bridge over Kaligandaki River.
Soon leaving the river behind as our walking route diverts with uphill towards steeply terraced hillside, dotted with farms and villages, after the walk past steep section and then on a gradual trail all the way walking into the dense alpine forest to Chitre. From this nice village an hour climb reaches you at Ghorepani village offering fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri range of peak with Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar also known Annapurna Fang, this lovely village Ghorepani located on a high spot on the route of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads to Upper Mustang and beyond unto Tibet border.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,750 m

Morning an hour hike to Poon Hill above 3,210 m high, the hilltop offers fantastic sunrise views over the array of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal around the east horizon. Views include majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak, after a marvelous time at Poon Hill head back to Ghorepani and continue to walk within serene rhododendron forest. The walk continues on a gradual trail for short period, and then a long descend from Ulleri village on the stone paved steps all the way to reach at Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop on the hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,500 m

From Tirkhedhunga, our last day walk of the adventure leads on a downhill trail through scattered farm villages with views of beautiful waterfalls and then reaching at nice village Bhirethati, located by the Modi River. After Bhirethati a short walk to Nayapul, where our trek ends taking an exciting drive to beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Enjoying the pleasant overnight stop at magnificent Pokhara by its beautiful Phewa Lake with super views of Annapurna mountains, where an exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu with memorable moments around high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

A free leisure day in Kathmandu for you to enjoy extra individual own activities and shopping souvenirs, where one can join in another exciting sightseeing around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur all places listed in world heritage sites of great religious and historical importance.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of excellent adventure on Annapurna Circuit trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Service of trekking guide, porter their equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
    • Transportation to Besisahar/Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with bus transfer before and after the trip.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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