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  • Trip Code:
  • HRACT19
  • Country:
  • Nepal
  • Duration:
  • 19 Days
  • Trip Level:
  • Demanding
    Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 5416m
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Start at:
  • Kathmandu
  • End at:
  • Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Chele-Geling-Charang-Lo-Manthang -Jomsom-Muktinath-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
  • 
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November

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Annapurna Circuit Trek spans over 180 km covering four different districts and encircling the entire Annapurna massif. Annapurna Circuit Trek assimilates into a complete adventure while exploring the entire Buddhism prevalent villages and Himalayas and so is also known as Annapurna Round Trek. With serene trails and climbs that go as high as 5416 meters at Thorong La Pass, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a journey that never slows down and reveals a new experience on every turn of the trail.

This 19-days Annapurna Circuit trek begins at the capital city of Nepal –Kathmandu. After your arrival, you’ll embark on a brief cultural tour of the Kathmandu city and explore some of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The trek formally begins at Jagat, Lamjung which takes 7 to 8 hours of the commute from Kathmandu through the swirling hills of Nepal. The entire trek goes anti-clockwise and through the hills to the Himalayas. The slowly rising altitude provides a great chance to acclimatize en route. You’ll cross many villages in Lamjung namely Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before entering the Manang district. You’ll encounter mountains and the esteemed Buddhist practices at Manang. From here, you’ll make an ascent of one of the biggest passes in the world, Thorong La (5416m), before reaching to the other side to Mustang. Here on, the landscape is entirely semi-arid and desert-like. You’ll descend to Muktinath, a religious destination for thousands of annual Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. You’ll descend further and make your way to Marpha via Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. From here, it’s a continuous descent. The trek concedes at Tatopani, from where you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara city. Annapurna Circuit Trek can be undertaken mostly during spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov)…

Himalayan Recreation specializes in tailored treks around Nepal. We run solo, private, and group treks to Annapurna Circuit. You can choose to join our fixed group to enjoy the trip at a reasonable rate. The all-inclusive package covers entire transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits, and other essential logistics.

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Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Recreation will warmly receive you and escort you to your hotel. After checking-in, you will meet your trek guide and discuss the trip. If time permits, you can choose to go out to take a stroll or to shop for essential trek accessories, gears, and equipment. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:- Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day tour of the historical Kathmandu city. The historical city is believed to have come into existence after Manjushree, a Bodhisattva, cut through the valley to drain out the water. Kathmandu is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating almost 500-1200 years old. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath are few of the major tourist destinations you’ll get to visit during the tour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours

Today, you’ll embark on a road journey from Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar. The road goes through the spiralling hills of Nepal and along the massive rivers. You’ll get to witness the colourful towns and villages, varying lifestyle, and culture en route. The road until Besisahar is good, however, the way up to Jagat can be dusty and coarse. Overnight stay at Jagat.

 

Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hours

After an early morning breakfast, you’ll begin the first day of your trek. The trail ascends from Jagat and goes through the forests and high-hills along the Marsayangdi River. You’ll cross Ngadi, Bahundanda, and, Ghermu villages en route. You will witness a waterfall and numerous terraced farmlands. You’ll continue along the Marsayangdi River to Manang district. The final portion of the trek goes through the traditional Gurung villages offering the spectacular view of Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight stay at Dharapani.

 

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hours

Today, you’ll ascend further from Dharapani to the north. The short trail climbs towards Bagarchhap and makes way into the Tibetan village Dangyung. It advances through dense coniferous forest, rivers, and tiny settlements to Chame. The entire trek may last about 5 hours. Once at Chame, you will be welcomed with the magnificent view of Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight stay at Chame.

 

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang (3500m) Duration: 5 hours

The trek ascends further into the high-altitude region of Manang. You’ll be passing Dhukur Pokhari and make way to Upper Pisang, a small village located in the Marsayangdi River valley and directly south of Pisang Peak (6091m). The Annapurna massif and Pisang peak are clearly visible from Pisang. You’ll also encounter Tibetan styled thatched roof houses and Buddhist monasteries. Overnight stay at Pisang.

 

Day 07: Upper Pisang to Ngawal (3870m) Duration: 4 hours

Today, you’ll ascend further from Upper Pisang and make way into the Buddhist region of Ngawal. The tradition, culture, and lifestyle of Ngawal resemble that of the Tibet due to its close proximity to Tibet in the north. You’ll pass through Ghyaru village en route. The beautiful Annapurna massif is visible on the northwest side of the village. The vegetation grows spare due to the high-altitude. Overnight stay at Ngawal.

 

Day 08: Ngawal to Manang (3550m)

The 7.9km path from Ngawal to Manang is filled with many difficult detours. The path from Ngawal drops more than 200m back to Marsayangdi River valley. Along the way, you’ll witness the magnificent views of Annapurna ridges. You’ll pass through Humde and Braga before arriving at Manang. Manang along with Mustang is recognized as the villages beyond the Himalayas because of their location. Overnight stay at Manang.

 

Day 09: Manang – Acclimatization day

Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Manang. As you’re above 3500m, it’s essential that you acclimatize before ascending further. You can choose to make a short hike around the village and gain some altitude to prepare for the upcoming trek. The valley lies close to Tibet with the history of yak herding and salt-trade between the two. From Manang, you’ll get to enjoy the magnificent views of Gangapurna (7454m), Tilicho Peak (6920m), and Thorung peak (6144m).

 

Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Today, you’ll ascend further from Manang and make way through a stream towards Tengi village. From here, you’ll make your way to Marsayangdi valley and the northwest to Jharsang Khola valley. You will encounter many juniper trees en route. Before reaching Yak Kharka, you’ll reach a Tibetan influenced village of Ghunsang. A short walk away lies Yak Kharka.

 

Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Today, you’ll make a leap and trek up to Thorung Phedi. Thorung Phedi lies at the foot of Thorung La Pass. It’s essential to stay put and spend a night at Thorung Phedi before heading out to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m). The short trek distance crosses through Marsayangdi River and may take around 3-4hr to complete.

 

Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorung La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hours

Today, you’ll start early as it’s necessary to start climbing the pass early to be able to cross it on time before the weather worsens. You’ll start climbing from Thorung Phedi and encounter thick snow. The trail leads all the way up to the pass. Once at the top, you can enjoy the panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks lying in Nepal and Tibet. Thorung La is the highest altitude you’ll reach during this trek. You’ll descend on the other side and make way into the Mustang district. The final stop of the day will be made at Muktinath, a highly revered place by both Hindus and Buddhists. You can explore the temple premise before checking-in at the lodge. Overnight stay at Muktinath.

 

Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) Duration: 6 hours

You can visit the temple premise in the morning and witness the 108 stone taps along with the pilgrims taking a shower in the almost freezing water inside the temple. You’ll start descending through the motorable road and make way for Jomsom. You’ll walk along the Kali Gandaki valley. The majestic Dhaulagiri peak (8167m) will be visible to the north along with Annapurna massif to the south. You’ll reach Jomsom bazaar, and after a brief stop, you’ll make your way to the next town of Marpha. Marpha boasts of apple orchards which produce a unique breed of apple which is primarily made into brandy. Overnight stay at Marpha.

 

Day 14: Marpha to Ghasa

Today, you’ll descend further and make way to the next town of Ghasa. You’ll walk along the Kali Gandaki River and hugging the trail along the river, you reach Ghasa with a short walk. Ghasa is a Thakali village which is known for its unique culture, tradition, and ethnic cuisine. You’ll encounter many beautifully decorated homes along the way. Overnight stay at Ghasa.

 

15: Ghasa to Tatopani

Today, you’ll descend further and make way into Tatopani village. The way goes along the Kali Gandaki River through forested areas. Tatopani is popular for its hot natural spring. Many locals and tourists can be seen taking a dip into the hot spring to relieve tiredness. You can enjoy some local cuisine while spending the night at Tatopani.

 

Day 16: Tatopani to Pokhara Drive

From Tatopani, you’ll catch your commute back to Pokhara. The narrow road goes along the Kali Gandaki River and through the Kali Gandaki gorge. You’ll pass through many populated villages and towns en route. Although only Dhaulagiri (8167m) is visible throughout the trail, you’ll get to witness the rich and colorful towns en route. Once at Pokhara, you can celebrate the completion of the trek. Pokhara offers many great diners, bars, and restaurants which are generally filled with tourist and locals. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 17: Explore Pokhara City and relax

Today, you can explore the city. The lakeside area of Pokhara offers many great sporting and fun activities. You can choose to indulge in paragliding, zip-lining, boating, cycling or caving too. The Phewa Lake in Pokhara is the popular tourist site. Similarly, other tourist destinations are Bindyabasini Temple, Mahendra Cave, Davis Fall, and Peace Pagoda in the city. The Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks are visible from here almost all the time. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 18: Drive Back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus

Today, you’ll bid adieu to Pokhara city and make way for Kathmandu. The drive may last 6-7hr and will take you through the same spiraling hills of Nepal along the massive Trishuli River. You’ll pass through Mugling, Manakamana, and Malekhu towns en route. Once at Kathmandu, our representative will receive you and escort you to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 19: Farewell

Today, we’ll drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We’ll leave approximately 2hr early to avoid any delays due to traffic congestion. On the way, you can share your travel experience and any future travel plans.

WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star

2 Night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast in 3 star

Tea house Accommodation during a trek

An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.

Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight

Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus and rest by private car

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)
  • 2 Night Hotel Stay in Pokhara in B/B Plan (3 Star)
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Air fair for Kathmandu-Pokhara
  • 8 night Accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Permits needed
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

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