Nepal, a stunning Himalayan nation, offers the best trekking trail in the earth. Among many trekking trails in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit trek is the world’s most recommend one. The trail takes us to the foothill of massif Annapurna. It’s also one of the toughest mountains to climb in the whole world. But that doesn’t mean to stop us from trekking on the foothills of the Annapurna circuit trek. One of the best trekking trails with a beautiful natural environment, various cultures, and old heritage.
Besides Annapurna ranges, we can witness the views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Machhapuchhre range, Mount Bahari Shikhar, Mount Hiuchuli, Mount Nilgiri, Mount Tukuche peak, Mount Lamjung Himal, etc. The trek not only bestows us with the prodigious Mountain View, but we are also blessed with classic Nepalese Culture, rich biodiversity, and the diverse landscape.
The Annapurna region is home to the ethnic groups of Tamang, Gurung, Rai, Limbu, etc. As we pass through Annapurna National Park, you can explore different Himalaya Flora and Fauna, including Red Panda, Yak, Himalayan musk, monkeys e.t.c.
Annapurna Circuit is the best trekking trail in the world. During the trek, you can enjoy the views of Annapurna massif. As we trek to the foothills of Annapurna, we will take a scenic walk across typical Gurung villages. We can enjoy the splendid views of ranges like Dhaulagiri, Mt Fishtail, Himchuli, and Annapurna I during the entire trek. Also, we can enjoy the spectacular mountain and glacier views in the Annapurna region. We can also explore the famous tourist destination as Manang and Pokhara during the journey.
Where to meet:
Our representative will pick you up upon your arrival at TIA. Then, you shall be transferred to your hotel during your leisure time.
What to expect:
• Trekking in the Annapurna region
• Scenic walk across typical Gurung villages
• Adventure stay over tea house
• Splendid views of ranges like Dhaulagiri, Mt Fishtail, Himchuli, and Annapurna I
• Spectacular mountain and glacier views in Annapurna region
• Sightseeing tour in UNESCO world heritage sites
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
As per your flight schedule, we will be there to pick you up at Tribhuvan international airport. Then you are transferred to the hotel in Thamel. During leisure time, we will complete the remaining formalities, and we will brief you about the program. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is one of the world’s famous tourist destinations. There are about 7 world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Well, we cannot explore all of them in a day, but we will try to utilize the full day.
Early morning, we shall visit Pashupati Temple, which is a famous Hindu temple. Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva. During the day, we will visit Boudhanath, which is the largest stupa of Nepal. You can feel the presence of peace in the areas around the stupa. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Once, this used to the home of Kings and Ministers who operate the country. Now, a living Goddesses, Kumari lives inside Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03 – Drive to Beshishaar and then to Dharapani (1860m) – 7 to 8 hours of ride
Early morning, we will drive to Beshishaar by public transport. The drive is scenic as we get to drive parallel to Trishuli River. It’s about 6 to 7 hours of drive. After some rest, we will further drive to Dharapani in a local jeep. The road is rather rough and bumpy as we drive along the narrow path. From Dharpani, we can enjoy the beautiful views of mountain vistas. Overnight in Dharapani
Day 04 – Trek to Chame (2630m) – 5 to 6 hours of walk
After breakfast, we begin to hike up to Bagarchap village, where we can witness the houses with a traditional flat roof. We continue to trek upwards to Tyanja, Kopar, and then Chame. Chame is the center of the Manang district. From Chame, we are rewarded with a glimpse of Annapurna 2. Overnight in Chame
Day 05 – Chame to Pisang (3300m) – 5 to 6 hours of walk
First, we cross the Marshyangdi river and enter into the forests of pines. The trail takes us inside a small valley with gentle ups and then to Bratang village. From Bratang, we cross the river as the trail goes steep to Dhukur Pokhari. After lunch in Dhukur Pokhari, we walk along with flat land for another hour to reach Pisang. Overnight in Pisang
Day 06 – Trek to Manang (3570m) – 6 to 7 hours of walk
After breakfast in front of Pisang Peak, we will first cross the Marshyangdi River. The trail enters the pine forests as we enjoy the beautiful views of Himalayas. The route to Manang offers a stunning panorama of the mountain vista. We will stop in Ghyaru or Ngawal for lunch and then continue to walk downhill to Manang. Overnight in Manang
Day 07 – Manang – Acclimatization day (3570m)
Today, we will stop in Manang for acclimatizing our bodies. Also, we can utilize the day by hiking to Ice Lake. If you want an easier choice, we can trek to the Gangapurna viewpoint, which is not so far from our stop. Or, we can hike to Milarepa Cave. The choice is all yours. Overnight in Manang
Day 08: Trek to Yak kharka (4,110m) – 6 to 7 hours of walk
As we enjoy a tasty breakfast in Manang, we gently climb uphill to Yak Kharka. Our trek for the day is pretty easy, as we don’t need to climb any steep. The beautiful views of the varied landscape will always be there. We will also enjoy the view of Sheep grazing in the mountains. During the trial, we will pass two small villages i.e. Tengi and Gunsang. Both of these villages have few basic lodges. The trail cross Gunsang and then takes us to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka
Day 09 – Trek to ThorongPhedi (4,600m) – 5 to 6 hours of walk
It is another breathtaking day on the Himalayas. The trail until Kone Khola is mostly flat. Before we cross the stream, we will pass through Ledar. Once we cross the stream, the trail climbs uphill. As we walk uphill, there are chances of a landslide. So, we must be aware of the stones falling down the cliffs. The route becomes gentle before we reach Phedi. Overnight in Phedi
Day 10 – Trek to Muktinath (3800m)- 5 to 6 hours of walk
After breakfast in Phedi, we walk along the slippery path as we enjoy the amazing views around us. As there are no lodges along the way, we need to carry our food with us. On the trail, there is a tea shop that offers the world’s most expensive and special tea. Walking a few hours, we reach the highest point of the trek called ‘Thorong La’ pass. Then we will trek downhill towards Muktinath. We descend about 1600 meters to reach Muktinath (3800M). Overnight in Muktinath
Day 11 – Muktinath to Jomsom (2600m)
Today, we descend from Muktinath into Jomsom, where the landscape changes dramatically as we descend through the Kali Gandaki valley. We will go through Kagbeni (2,800m), which is filled with Greenery. Kagbeni stands out as a contrast to the nearby moonscape. From Kagbeni, we follow the broad, rugged course to the town of Jomsom, which is a headquarters of Mustang district. Overnight in Jomsom
Day 12 – Jomsom to Pokhara
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The flight is only about 30 minutes, but it is thrilling and adventurous. Once we land in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. After some rest, we will explore the surrounding area and also enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. We can enjoy some drinks and dinner before crashing in the bed. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 13- Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu
We can either drive or fly Kathmandu. We can drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus along the bank of Trishuli River. We can enjoy the view of hills, multiple suspension bridges, and the beautiful Trishuli River. The drive is about 6 to 7 hours. Or we can fly to TIA from Pokhara, which is about 25 mins of flight. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 14– Farewell
As per your flight schedule, we will drop you over the Airport and wave you a final goodbye.
• Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
• Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
• One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle in Kathmandu
• Trekking permits like TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ANCAP)
• Transportation by plane/Public Bus/Jeep and Tourist Bus
• Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), during the trek
• Accommodation during the trek (Lodge/Tea House)
• Safe drinking water (Medicated), during the trek
• Seasonal fresh fruits (during the trek only) after dinner.
• Government-licensed, experienced, knowledgeable, well-trained, English-speaking guide and his entire expenses
• Farewell dinner.
• Porter and his entire expenses (One porter for every 2 trekkers)
• Insurance of Guide and Porter
• All required Government and local taxes
• Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
• First Aid service (Basic)
• Nepal arrival visa fee
• Meals in the city (Kathmandu/Pokhara) except breakfast and above-mentioned special dinner
• Any kinds of hot/cold drinks during the trek
• Wi-Fi, hot showers, battery charging services during the trek
• Monument entrance fees during the city tour in Kathmandu (It cost about USD26 per person)
• Your personal nature expenses like, mineral water, soft and alcoholic beverages, snacks, extra meal, etc.
• Extra night accommodation in the city in- case of early arrival, late departure or early return from a trip (cause of any reason) out of planned itinerary,
• Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation higher than 4000 meters
• Tips (As an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation.