The Annapurna Circuit trekking is an all time classic route that offers trekkers extraordinary views of the world’s highest and most imposing mountain peaks and gives them a real sense of a genuine trek. This long trek gives the amazing opportunity of seeing the whole Annapurna massif from different sides and angles, including some other mountain ranges over 7000 meters high. Its diversity on a several different levels is perhaps the reason why it is so loved by both avid and amateur trekkers.
The Annapurna Circuit trek takes you on an exciting and constant ascending and descending journey, reaching as high as 5416 meters in the Thorang La pass and as low as 830 meters at the very beginning of the trek. This difference in the elevation enables the trekkers to experience various types of terrain and vegetation, including a variety of landscapes ranging from thick forests and green plains to mountain deserts, glaciers and a close view of the untamable nature of the snow-topped Himalayan peaks.
The fact that this trek goes through several different districts and areas, gives the trekkers a first-hand experience of the diversity of culture and ethnicity in Nepal. The trek starts from Besisahar (830m) were it enters the doorway to the restricted area of Narphu valley, making a steady ascent to the village of Manang, where trekkers spend a whole day to acclimatize and enjoy the village’s temples and shrines as well as good food, music and culture. From Manang, the trek continues upwards towards the world’s biggest pass – the Thorang La (5416m) which is the trek’s highest point. After the pass, the trek plummets down to the holy temple of Muktinath (3710m) and the apple capital of Jomsom and Marpha lying on the famous Mustang plateau.
Before having the chance to see one of the world’s widest panoramas of mountain ranges in the view platform of Poonhill (3210m) perfect for photographers and mountain lovers, the trekkers have the opportunity to enjoy natural hot spring waters in Tatopani and Ghorepani. The trek concludes in Pokhara, a city blessed with a moderate though tropical climate, a lake and a picture perfect panorama of the Himalayas all in one.
Day 1 :
Arrive Kathmandu Airport and meet our airport representative then transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 :
Drive to Besisahar (830m) by Public Bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 3 :
Take local jeep to Jagat and Trek to Chamje (1,400m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 4 :
Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 5 :
Trek to Chame (2,630m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 6 :
Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 7 :
Trek to Manang (3,540m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 8 :
Acclimatization day at Manang village. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 9 :
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 10 :
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 11 :
Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 12 :
Trek to Marpha (2,670m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 13 :
Trek to Ghasa (2,010m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 14 :
Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 15 :
Rest day at Tatopani. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 16 :
Trek to Ghorepani (2,810m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 17 :
Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 18 :
Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) - 3 hrs. Drive to Pokhara - 1hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 19 :
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hours.
Day 20 :
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for your onward journeys.