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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Duration

21N/22D

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

English

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. It is the best trekking route if you postponed or already visited Mount Everest. Situated in the Western part of Nepal, majorly anticlockwise trek-route Annapurna circuit amazes trekkers about half a month. Trek majorly suited to develop... More

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. It is the best trekking route if you postponed or already visited Mount Everest. Situated in the Western part of Nepal, majorly anticlockwise trek-route Annapurna circuit amazes trekkers about half a month. Trek majorly suited to develop an acclimatization habit. Projection from Marshayandi valley to high-end Thorang la pass 5414 meters is itself amazing to view various landscapes, streams, grasslands, and it is motivation.

Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range circumferences for you. Valleys, mountains, gorges, waterfalls, world high altitude Hinduism famous temple Muktinath, Tatopani, grassy-land Pathars and alpine forests are the best spot during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Communication is available at intermediate destinations.

Important Information Before Your Trek Commence in Himalaya.

  • In tea house/guest house/lodge/hotel trek we don’t want so much apparatus.
  • First aid medical kit Camping trek and peak climbing, we can provide all of the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lanterns, tables, and stools, kitchen tent, eating tent and bathroom tent. All the organic foods at the same time trekking; however, not snacks and the elegant carrier we can control.
  • Two guests for one porter and one respectable trekking advisor.
  • All entrance and regional allows some may not include. We strongly advise checking inclusion, exclusion, and terms of the condition of individual trekking itinerary.
  • You could request us for any additional requirements.
  • We provide all meals during trek day and one farewell dinner.
  • Except for camping trek and peak climbing, you can ask rate without meals. Otherwise, all itineraries included meals during the trek.
  • The sleeping bag provided if you’re going higher than 4000M peak.

Nepal has one of the finest altitude variants on this planet as altitude levels from 60 meters from sea degree to the absolute best point on earth 8848 meters so that you have got to be very careful while you plan your Trek right here. Relying upon places, you consult with and the climatic conditions that may range from arctic bloodless to tropical scorching. You can also need to carry garments those which could use each of the conditions. If you’re trekking within the curb altitudes less than 3000 meters mild t-shirts in the day time and a gentle down jacket for the night can be adequate. The climate within the mountains is very unpredictable, so it’s a good suggestion to carry a waterproof jacket and a few heat clothes as things can trade very speedy on this a part of the world. For the night time which might be chilling cold within the mountains a down jacket or a heat fleece jacket and thermo-coats and pants shall be important. The advantage of traveling right here is if you come from a scorching country the place you employ warm garments very seldom, you’ve choices to rent down jackets, snow boots, snoozing bags, and so on. At a very fair cost in Kathmandu itself.

  1. Sleeping bag – although you’re going for a Tea apartment trek we advise you to deliver a snoozing bag (Down-filled baggage, four seasons, or – 20-Degree Celsius) because of the nights may be tremendously cold, and you may also want one even inside of a tea house. For tents, we can provide an excellent one.
  2. Sleeping bag liner (interior set) – this can be a small item but will also be useful within the mountains, and it gives you extra warmth inside the drowsing bag. When you’ve got your possess Thermosets, convey it.
  3. Daypack/Rucksack – Day pack is so that you can raise things like cameras, water bottles, jackets, etc. And another personal object you require. Preserve these things in the day pack and handover the relaxation of the luggage to the porters and please make sure you’ve gotten integrated the whole thing as we received meet the porters till we reach the overnight tenting website online or tea-apartment.
  4. Boots – Please bring boots of fine satisfaction because the mountain terrain is elaborate to walk generally. A good boot needs to provide ankle help, plenty of toe room for lengthy descents, a stiff sole, and are ought to be gentle due to the fact with each step you carry your boot up.
  5. Socks – in the cities skinny socks will do for you but in the mountains deliver thick warm socks at the least four pairs depending upon the duration of the Trek.
  6. Slippers/Sandals – besides sneakers in the Trek you can also need a slipper to move round in the hotels or the periphery of the hotel as after an extended trek your ft must feel some air.
  7. Down Jacket – this is the essential thing while you go for a trek. That you can both carry it from a dwelling or hire it in Kathmandu and it’s now not high priced at all (USD 2 per day minimum).
  8. Wind/Rain Jacket – Get s set of water-resistant and breathable rain jacket as there might be occasional rainfalls within the high mountains. Plastic ponchos can be used, but they don’t seem to believe very precious.
  9. First-aid Package – even though the trek consultant could have a first aid kit, you can elevate few medicines that you just might in finding indispensable to carry.
  • Fleece/sweat pants
  • Daywear shirt
  • Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch Light
  • Toiletries and odds and ends
  • Towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Camera/Notebook/Pen
  • Video camera
  • Some reading materials (Magazines, Novels, etc.)
  • Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
  • Snow gaiters
  • Snacks and nutrition

Which you could readily rent matters required for trekking reminiscent of sleeping bags, down Jackets, Boots and different apparatus in Kathmandu. Thamel as there are lots of shops that offer revenue and rent each. That you may opt for what to rent, in the event, you don’t wish to carry it from dwelling after arriving here as we will be able to aid you before you start the trek. Our trek advisor will lead you to one of the crucial stores with massive stocks of trekking components and bargain for you as well.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel Destination: Nepal/Annapurna Region
  • Trek Day: 15 Days
  • Group Size: 2 Pax Minimum
  • Transfer: Land Transfer/Trek
  • Trip Type: Difficult.
  • Meal: Restaurant and Tea House/Lodge
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House
  • Maximum Altitude: 5416M
  • Best Season: March to May and September to December.
  • Trips Cover - Return Airport Transfer, Besisahar, Bhulebule, Marsyangdi Valley, Dharapani, Chame, Paungdi Danda, Upper Pisang, Village of Manang, Yak Kharka, Phedi, Thorong La, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Kali Gandaki Gorge, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha, Larjung, Titi Tal to Lete to Ghasa, Ghorepani, Poon Hill Pokhara, Kathmandu, All Permission Fees and All Government Taxes.

Itinerary

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Day 01: The representative of Nebula Tours welcomes you on arrival terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport,

The representative of Nebula Tours welcomes you on arrival terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be transfer assisted by our ground staff to the hotel booked for you, and orient regarding the trip in short with necessary documents required during the trip. On-time availability, temple city, Kathmandu, contains numbers UNESCO site to see.

Day 02: Drive to Besisahar, Lamjung district - Trek to Bhulebule:

Drive to Besisahar, Lamjung district - Trek to Bhulebule: The next day, after breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, trip commence for Besisahar from where our trek start. Our trail waves along the river, continuing northwards up the Marsyangdi Valley with Himalchuli and Peak 29 dominating the horizon. We follow a quiet way through rice paddies (in seasons) and villages for approx. two hours until we meet the main trail at Bhulebule and then overnight at teahouse.

Day 03: Slow scaling Marsyangdi Valley to Jagat (1300M),

Slow scaling Marsyangdi Valley to Jagat (1300M), the trail continues up the East bank of the River to Ngaddi. From here we begin an undeviating climb through scrub forest finally arriving at Lampatta, Manangi village with Tibetan style prayer flags. Final, short sharp ascent brings us at the community of Bahundanda, sensible on a range. From the point, we are descending to the river at Syange. The trail then follows along the river to Jagat and overnight at teahouse.

Day 04: Reach the village of Jagat to Dharapani (1943M),

Reach the village of Jagat to Dharapani (1943M), an undulating trail leads to Chyamje, cross a suspension bridge, and climb through the oak forest. The trail then beings into a level valley where 'Taal,' then the next village is situated at the foot of a grand waterfall (1700M). Once crossing the river a couple of times we reach the village of Dharapani, overnight stay at teahouse.

Day 05: Steady climb Dharapani to Temang through the forest, then descend to Chame (2713M).

Steady climb Dharapani to Temang through the forest, then descend to Chame (2713M). Beyond this village, we continue our climb over a spur to Bagarchap, at 2164 meters. The name of this village means 'butcher's place,' though Buddhist, the people of this area hunt for animals. Continuing, we follow the trail through the forest to Dhanagyu and climb up to Temang. Here we to have lunch with magnificent views of Manaslu and Peak 29 mountains. The trail then slopes through fir and pine forests to Koto and Chame 2,713M meters, the administrative center for Manang district, and overnight at teahouse.

Day 06: Continue ascending through forested hillsides past the rock face of Paungdi Danda to Upper Pisang (3300M)

Continue ascending through forested hillsides past the rock face of Paungdi Danda to Upper Pisang (3300M) - Here, we tent to an experience a dramatic change of views. Leaving the forests and flora of the alpine regions behind we enter the upper district of Manang, known as Nyeshang. Our trail follows along the river closely through a deep canyon before reach to Brathang at 2919 meters. The trail crosses the river and climbs through the deep forest. From where the impressive curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises nearly 1500M from the riverbank to Dukha Pokhari, where we stop for lunch. From here we take the trail that climbs away from the road track and to Upper Pisang village. Where we stay for the night where impressive monastery lies in the village and could visit at late noon.

Day 07: High altitude trails via Gyaru and Ngawal ascend the Marsyangdi Valley Upper Pisang to the village of Manang (3519M).

High altitude trails via Gyaru and Ngawal ascend the Marsyangdi Valley Upper Pisang to the village of Manang (3519M). This would be a very-very beautiful walk with great views around the Annapurna. We have started with a continuous steep climb up to Gyaru. From where the trail undulates up the valley with magnificent views across to the Annapurnas to Ngawal and lunch. Then, we descent from Ngawal to Mungi and again drop down to the main trail and just before Braga a picturesque village dominated by a large historical Gompa. Here, we will stop for a cup of tea/coffee at the Bakery and visit the Gompa and the small tree nursery, a project has supported for many years that exodus. Passing carved mani walls, we arrive at the village of Manang at 3519M and overnight at teahouse.

Day 08: Acclimatisation day in the Manang (3519M)

Acclimatisation day in the Manang (3519M) - We spend this day around Manang acclimatizing to the altitude. Most trekkers climb the mountain behind Manang to enjoy the magnificent views of the complete Annapurna range and the enormous icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna. This is the part of the trek from here. We are closest to the mountains. Across the valley, the massive bulk of Gangapurna and the Annapurnas tower way above us- the sunset/sunrise over this great amphitheater is one of the most incredible views of the mountain in the country. There is also a chance to walk up to the enormous glacial lake below Gangapurna. Manang has many bakeries and coffee shops and is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon and overnight at teahouse.

Day 09: Towards the Thorong La. Half-day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka;

Towards the Thorong La. Half-day trek to reach the lodge in Yak Kharka; afternoon acclimatization walk (4000M), leaving Manang we head towards the base of the Thorong La. We climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. We are above the forests now and pass through the dry, alpine country, with scrub juniper and occasional clumps of birch. We spend tonight at a lodge in Yak Kharka (approx. 4,000M). We will reach the lodge by lunchtime, and in the afternoon we will have an acclimatization walk onto the surrounding hills. Look out for the Blue Sheep that inhabit this cold, windy spot and overnight at teahouse.

Day 10: Half-day walk to Phedi from the foot of the Thorong La (4420M),

Half-day walk to Phedi from the foot of the Thorong La (4420M), another short day to aid acclimatization. The scenery becomes wilder as we continue ascending the valley. At one point we descend to cross the Jarsang Khola, then traverse a scree slope to the lone teahouses at Phedi (4420M) at the foot of the Thorong La. Thorong Phedi can be very cold and windy. In the afternoon we can go for a walk up to Thorong High Camp, which is the last lodge and is about an hour above Phedi and overnight at teahouse.

Day 11: Cross the mighty Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage (3700M),

Cross the mighty Thorong La (5416m) to Muktinath, a place of pilgrimage (3700M), a long day as we leave Phedi very early the next morning for the climb to the pass. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat as we approach the top, although the altitude still makes the going tough. Eventually, after numerous false summits, we reach the pass itself at 5,416m. Ahead there is a magnificent panorama of snow-capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet, and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. Directly in front of us is the great chasm of the Kali Gandaki, 2,500M. It's a very long descent that begins gently and becomes steeper as we follow a series of switchbacks down to the grassy slopes before easing off to a gentle descent to Muktinath (3,700M) and overnight at teahouse.

Day 12: Trekking through beautiful barren landscapes Muktinath to reach Kagbeni (2800M);

Trekking through beautiful barren landscapes Muktinath to reach Kagbeni (2800M); from Muktinath, we pass through a view of bare, eroded hills with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. After visiting the temples above the Muktinath, we cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to the Jhong - to see a beautiful village. There is an ancient monastery here date back to the seventeenth or eighteen Century and the ruins of an old castle. The village has a small lodge from where we can have very simple meals like lunch. Passing wind-eroded cliffs in a range of beautiful colors we continue down the valley arriving at the delightful village of Kagbeni for overnight at teahouse.
Note: If delayed due to bad weather this day will be missed out, and we will trek Muktinath directly to Marpha.

Day 13: Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the high peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha (2667M),

Walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, beneath the high peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna via Dumba Lake to Marpha (2667M), the trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River down to Jomsom, an administrative center, of Mustang dist. At 2,713m. You walk down the rocky riverbed lookout for ammonite fossils amongst the pebbles. These are sacred to Hindus who call them 'Shaligrams.' After lunch in the Jomsom, we cross the river to the village of Thini, has a small monastery. We pass a wooden bridge from where it is about half an hour to Dumba Lake and considered holy places by the local Thakali community. A short climb reaches Dumba Gompa for magnificent views of the Kali Gandaki (River) Valley, Dhaulagiri and mounts Tukuche Peak.
On treks departing in October and November, we will drop down through Dumba village to the suspension bridge across the Kali Gandaki to Marpha. In December to May, we continue on the same side of the river towards the Tibetan refugee camp. A wooden bridge crossing the Kali Gandaki takes us to the pretty village of Marpha (2,667M) with its clean paved streets and white-washed houses. Marpha is famous for its locally-made apple and peach brandy, which you might like to sample to celebrate your crossing of the Thorong La for overnight at teahouse.

Day 14: Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung (2550M),

Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung (2550M), today we follow the Kali Gandaki Valley, a major trade route. We are now in the deepest gorge in the world - to the east Annapurna I rise to 8091M, to the West the peak of Dhaulagiri at 8167M soars above us. Leaving the dry, barren landscapes, we walk through pine, cypress, and juniper forest, sometimes on the valley floor and other times on a trail high above. From Marpha we cross back over the Kali Gandaki to avoid the road. Walking through fir and pine forests, we continue onto Chokhepani. In October and November, we must cross the large suspension bridge just before Chokhepani to Tukuche for lunch.
From December to May, we can continue to a small wooden bridge which takes us directly into Tukuche. Apple and apricot orchards surround the village, and the fruits brandy is famous throughout the area. After having lunch, we will a short walk to Larjung. In October/November, we will stay on the same side of the river. In December to May, we cross the river and follow a trail through Sauru village onto Larjung (2,550M). We stay tonight in a simple lodge. It is worth walking up towards Thasang this evening to see the sunset on Niligiri for overnight at the teahouse.

Day 15: Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete; descend to Ghasa (2010M).

Cross the Kali Gandaki and trek past Titi Tal to Lete; descend to Ghasa (2010M). We leave the main trail and trek via Titi Tal and Titi Gaon to Kurje Gaon. In October and November, we will start with a short walk along the road to the large suspension bridge below Larjung. After crossing the river, the trail climbs up through the forest to Titi Tal, a very small lake. From December to May we can cross the Kali Gandaki using a small wooden bridge to Sirkung from where we have a fairly steep walk through the forest to Nupsang Kharka.
From here we get fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Dhampus peaks. Dropping down through the forest we come to Titi Goan and Titi Tal. Following an easy trail, we pass through Taglung to reach Kurje Gaon. We will either carry a packed lunch or have a very simple lunch in a local teahouse at Kurje. We then head towards the Lete Khola and trek on a new trail to Ghasa for overnight at teahouse.

Day 16: Follow an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs (1190M).

Follow an undulating trail through small settlements to Tatopani, famous for its hot springs (1190M). From Ghasa we drop down and cross the river. The trail climbs high above the river through a narrow gorge to Kopchepani. We continue on the same side of the river and follow an ancient trail up to Bhalebas. The trail then undulates and passes a hydro-electric project just before Tatopani. A suspension bridge brings us right into Tatopani. We usually have a more extended morning today and late lunch in Tatopani, allowing time in the afternoon to enjoy a welcome soak in the hot spring baths here - guaranteed to ease any aching limbs! And overnight at teahouse.

Day 17: A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Ghorepani (2855M),

A long climb up through the villages of Ghara, Shika and Chitre to Ghorepani (2855M), the last stage of the trek takes us over a high ridge to the end of the trek. Today is a bit of a sting in the tail as we have a long climb to Ghorepani (2,855m). The trail climbs all day through small hamlets and terraced fields. Passing through Ghara, Shika and Chitre the trail climbs all day.
From Chitre we enter a huge Rhododendron forest (bloom around mid-April) and the last couple of hours take us up to Ghorepani. Ghorepani means 'horse water' and was a stopping place for the huge mule trains that used to ply this route. As we climb today, the mountains start to appear, and from Ghorepani, we get fabulous views of the Annapurnas from the lodge and overnight at teahouse.

Day 18: Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanthi (1037M).

Optional early morning walk up Poon Hill for sunrise before a long descent to Birethanthi (1037M). An early start for those who desire to trek the hour up to the top of Poon Hill for the sunrise. The effort is well worth it for the superb views over the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhare. We return to our lodge for breakfast. Then it's all the way downhill today through the forest to Banthanti and then down a stone staircase through Ulleri and Tirkhedunga to Birethanti by the Modi Khola and overnight at teahouse.

Day 19: Short walk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara; afternoon free.

Short walk to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara; afternoon free. From Birethanti it is a very short walk to Naya Pul, where we will pick up transport back to Pokhara. We usually arrive by lunchtime and have the afternoon to explore this pretty Lakeside for overnight at Hotel at Pokhara.

Day 20: Leisure in Pokhara, having delicious breakfast at the hotel, and the whole day in Pokhara.

Leisure in Pokhara, having delicious breakfast at the hotel, and the whole day in Pokhara. There are many options to choose from Pokhara. You shall hire a bike and cycle around the Phewa lake, or you may take a boat across the lake and walk up to the Peace Pagoda with great panoramic views of the mountains. The lake from the pagoda carry up on a ridge to Raniban Resort for lunch, you might want to visit the Mountaineering Museum. The Gurkha Museum or relax in the lakeside restaurants and stroll around the shops and overnight at Hotel at Pokhara.

Day 21: Return to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu - Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Kathmandu approximately 6 Hrs. , overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Departure Day/Tour End

After having breakfast at the hotel, wait till flight time then drives to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

Included/Excluded

  • All arrival and departure transfer to/from airport
  • 02 overnight accommodations at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Twin sharing basis.
  • 02 overnight accommodations at 3-star hotel in Pokhara on BB Twin sharing basis.
  • 18 days’ lodge-based trek on a full board basis (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
  • Accommodation at a tea house during trek
  • 01 government licensed and friendly trek guide during the trek with potters to carry luggage.
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conversation Area Project)
  • TIMS for the trek (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Three times tea/coffee per day during the trek
  • Drive to Beshisahar (Trek start Point)
  • Pick up from Nayapul (Trek endpoint) and drive to Pokhara.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara with a deluxe A/c private vehicle.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural show.
  • All government and applicable local taxes.
  • Personal nature expenses such as alcohol, telephone bills, laundry services etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Porters and Guide Tipping.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Restricted Area Permit.
  • Any Domestic and International Airfare.
  • Personal Guide, Additional Sightseeing, Accommodation if Extended.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out
  • 10% supplement for arrival/departure transfer after 10:00 PM and before 07:00 AM.
  • If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable, then the same will be Payable directly at Hotel /Apartment/Lodge.

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FAQs

Where is the Annapurna circuit located?
Annapurna circuit is the Himalayan range of Annapurna. Trekking to the circuit starts from Beshishar, Lamjung, and concludes at the world's deepest Kali-Gandaki gorge.
What is Annapurna?
Annapurna is the name of the Himalayan peak located in Nepal. It is 8,091 meters from sea level.
How to get the Annapurna circuit from the capital city Kathmandu?
Though Nepal has a poor quality of road networks around the country; it is easily accessible from the capital city Kathmandu to Beshishar, Lamjung – the starting point of the Annapurna circuit. It takes around 5 hours to reach Beshishar from Kathmandu.
How much it costs for Annapurna circuit trekking?
It depends on the quality of the services you wish to purchase. On average it is best at around US$ 2000 per person. Please reference your itinerary and cost details for more information.
Can I go for trekking on my own?
It is allowed for foreigners to trek in the Himalayan region on their own after having permission from government agencies. However, it is not recommended to do so because of security reasons.
Is it safe to go to the Himalayas in Nepal?
Yes. It is safe to go to Himalayan regions in Nepal. Meanwhile, trekking agencies, guides, visitors, and concerned agencies should be aware of potential natural catastrophes. Most of the accidents recorded in Himalayan regions are because of bad weather and natural consequences.
Are there different categories of trekking in Nepal?
Yes, based on adventure and hardness to complete the specific trekking route, it is categorized as easy, moderate, challenge, and hard trekking routes in Nepal.
How do you categories Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best known and popular trekking in Nepal. It is less adventure than peak climbing. But, it is quite adventurous because trekkers will trek up to 5,416 meters high. It is a challenging trekking route.
How many days it takes to complete the Annapurna Circuit trek?
It is a twenty-two days trekking plan and can customize easily.

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