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Annapurna Circuit Trekking-13 Days

Trip Highlights


  • Experience Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the best treks in Nepal
  • Visit Thorong-La Pass (5,416m) the noteworthy mountain pass
  • Revel in the magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range

Trip Introduction


Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal, perfect for trekkers who wish to explore the superb perspectives and landscapes of the southern and northern Himalayas.

The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with a great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering the spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

Trek through Thorong-La Pass (5,416m), the most noteworthy spot on this route. From Thorong-La Pass, the trail winds down to Muktinath, a revered and sacred spot for both Hindu and Buddhists. Near to Muktinath Sanctuary, visitors will see an endless blazing fire over the undergrounded water spring.

Immerse yourself in the splendid mountain scenery, from red rhododendron timberland forests completely in bloom in March and April, to thickly forested trails, to the necked slopes and awe-inspiring snow capped regions. The scenery on this trek is astonishing.

Over the years, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become the best seller among all our trekking tours.The breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of this route.

Outline Itinenary


  • Day 1:  Drive from kathmandu to Besisahara/ Shange (1136m)
  • Day 2:  Trek from Shange to Tal (1710m)
  • Day 3:  Trek from Tal to Danakyu (2190m)
  • Day 4:  Trek from Danakyu to Chame (2670)
  • Day 5:  Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m)
  • Day 6:  Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m)
  • Day 7:  Acclimatization day at Manang (3540)
  • Day 8:  Trek from Manang to Yak-kharka (4050m)
  • Day 9:  Trek from Yak kharka to Phedi or High camp (4700m)
  • Day 10:  Trek from Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3760m)
  • Day 11:  Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (1200m)
  • Day 12:  Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
  • Day 13:  Tourist Bus Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Itinerary


  • Day 1: Drive from kathmandu to Besisahara/ Shange (1136m)

    Drive to Besisahar shange, about 8 hrs from Kathmandu along the Prithwi highway. We divert off the highway at the bustling town of Dumre and continue for a further one and half hours to Marysandi Valley

  • Day 2: Trek from Shange to Tal (1710m)

    Today we begin a wonderful walk through a range of scenery. From Tal, we head across the river and ascend the ridge top high above. Just before we camp at Tal, the first village in Manang, we come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 3: Trek from Tal to Danakyu (2190m)

    Today we head out on a trail crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance Chorten, typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. We then visit the Danakyu at 2190m which offers typical flat-roofed stone houses of Tibetan design.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 4:  Trek from Danakyu to Chame (2670)

    Often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Timang at 2750m, and then continues through forest and near the river to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by fine views of Annapurna II and two small hot springs by the town.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 5: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m)

    The day starts through a deep forest in a narrow valley and crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, and from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. The trail then joins to climb to Pisang.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 6: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m)

    Today we continue through the upper part of the Manang district, where we are cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.

    Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. The trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3540m.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 7:  Acclimatization day at Manang (3540)

    Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. Take a walk and enjoy the magnificent views.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 8:  Trek from Manang to Yak-kharka (4050m)

    Today we leave Manang. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak-kharka at 4050m, where we will see the vegetation becoming sparse and the altitude rises.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 9:  Trek from Yak kharka to Phedi or High camp (4700m)

    The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m before we then climb up to Phedi at 4450m. At High Camp at 4700m, we will find some excellent guesthouses.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 10:  Trek from Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3760m)

    The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the bottom of the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins today. We then make the steep climb via a regularly used and easy to follow trail. It is about four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by magnificent views.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 11:  Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (1200m)

    From Muktinath, the trek begins with a downward walk along the Kaligandaki river beach. The trail follows a road and you can ride a bus or jeep up to Tatopani where your overnight accommodation is set.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 12:  Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara

    This morning, head to Pokhara in a private vehicle, stopping for lunch on the way.

    Accommodation in a guest house. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

  • Day 13:  Tourist Bus Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    We drive back to Kathmandu today, the last day of our trip. We cross over some mountain passes and rivers along the way. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on a great adventure.

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Cost Includes and Excludes


Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle
  • Transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara (return) in a tourist bus (optional flight for extra cost)
  • Meals on the trek, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee/tea
  • Licensed English speaking trekking guide
  • Guide and/or porter (inclusive of all related costs such as insurance, food, accommodation)
  • Accommodation in hotels (including 1 night in Pokhara)
  • First Aid medical kit
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • Use of a down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and map
  • A nation-wide operated mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
  • 1 Night Hotel free

Optional Addons

  • Porter
  • jeep

Cost Disincludes

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal visa
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters

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  • Trip Code

    NLT-ACT-13
  • Trip Duration

    13 Days
  • Destination

    Nepal/Annapurna Region
  • Activity

    Trekking
  • Price

    USD 900
  • Meal

    Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
  • Transportation

    bus/jeep
  • Accommodation

    Tea Hous/Lodge
  • Group Size

    1-20
  • Trip Grade

    Moderate
  • Season

    AUTUMN (Sept – Nov WINTER (Dec – Feb)Spring (March – May)Summer (Jun-Aug)
  • Altitude

    5416m
  • Trip Attraction

    Experience Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the best treks in Nepal Visit Thorong-La Pass (5,416m) the noteworthy mountain pass Revel in the magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range

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