ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
Nepal offers some of the best trek through world’s most dramatic mountain landscape. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the world's popular trekking trail of highest pass in Annapurna region, lies to north of Pokhara valley. The Annapurna Circuit features several famous Himalayan high peaks including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, II, III and IV, with Annapurna I towering at 8,091 meters as the 10th highest peak in the world.
A good taste of the trek, which includes Thorong La pass (the highest point at 5,416 meters) and skips much of the terrain there along one of the Kali Gandaki, Kali Gandaki river-gorge is the gorgeous river valley which is known as the deepest of its kind in the world. The trek also provides trekkers to view a wide range of geographical and cultural diversity.
One can have panoramic sceneries of Himalayas, including of the Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), The mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Mount Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche Peak (6920), Tilicho peak(7134m).
Furthermore, there are the settlements of diverse communities such as Bramin, Chhetri, Tibetan Sherpa, Thakali, magars, Tamang, Gurung with their own culture and tradition. Subsequently, it is the trail which is rich in wild animals such as Mountain Thair/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.
The landscape is really breathtaking. The highest pass is Thorongla Pass that is 5416 meter. Some Monasteries on the way to trekking and Muktinath temple are the most important religious monuments in Annapurna trekking region. Poon hill is the very popular view point to observe the spectacular views of Annapurna first, Dhaulagiri and many other snow mountains.
Arrival at Kathmandu airport, greeted by office representative and transfer to hotel. After rest spa retreat (Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy Center.
Trek preparation and half day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840 m), it takes about 7 -8 hours to reach to Bhulbule. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek to Chamje (1430m.), its 7-8 hours walk from Bhulbule. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek to Dharapani (1860m.) which is 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek to Chame (2670m.) , its 5- 6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek to Pisang (3200m.) which is 5- 6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House
After breakfast trek to Manang (3540m.), its 5- 6 hours walk from Pisang. Overnight at Tea House.
Acclimatization at Manang (3540m.)
After breakfast trek to Yak Kharka (4090m.) which is 4-5 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m.) which is 3-4 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
: Early in the morning trek from Phedi crossing Thorong-La (5416m.) to Muktinath (3800m) which is 9-10 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
After breakfast trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2670m) through Kagbeni, its 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.
Fly from Jomsom – Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
Cost Includes: 1. Transfer airport – hotel – airport 2. All accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3. Transportation : Kathmandu – Bhulbule by private vehicle or local bus. 4. Transportation :Nayapul – Pokhara by private vehicle. 5. TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee. 6. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trek. 7. Guide and necessary number of porters during the trek. 8. Guide and porter's salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
Cost Excludes : 1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal 2. Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc. 4. Hot shower during the trek 5. Personal equipments 6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation. 7. All cost arise due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issues and political disturbance 8. Tips for guide and porter
TRIP FACTS Location: Annapurna region Total duration: 23 days Trekking Days: 16 days Trek Starts: Bhulbule Trek Ends: Nayapul Grade: Strenuous Maximum Altitude: 5416 m. (Thorong La Pass) Trekking style: Tea house / Lodge Best month for Trek: Mar – May, Sep – Nov Culture : Gurung and Thakali Major Attractions: , Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Thorong La Pass, Kaligandai River Valley, Muktinath, Manang Village, Poon Hill and Free Spa Retreat ( Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy center