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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Experience the Annapurna circuit trekking listed as the world’s topmost adventure destination with ever-present views of snowcapped mountains on daily walks to scenic Manang valley.
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Trip Introduction

Tour Duration 18 Days Days Group Size Min 2-60 pax
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5416 meters/17764ft]
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation Hotel in kathmandu & pokhara and tea house /lodge during the trek
Meals Breakfastin kathmandu & pokhara all meals during the trek
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary

Annapurna Circuit and Thorang-La Trekking, a classic, scenic and rewarding trekking in whole Himalaya region and probably in this planet, offers stunning panorama of world’s three highest 8,000m mountain range - from Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to Mt. Manaslu Mountain range with arrays of lesser snowcapped peaks. 
No wonder, Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La Trekking listed as world top most adventure destination by leading and popular international Travel magazines and Guide Books, truly an awe-inspiring adventure to experience once in your lifetime.

Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking, offers scenic views of snow peaks in the harmony of local Buddhist culture visiting its lively traditional villages and monasteries of great interest.
Walk leads you from low warm sub-tropical areas to cooler alpine temperature green hills and further towards arctic zone of ice and glaciers.Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking starts with exciting drive towards Nepal Mid-West and the following the Marshyangdi River right to its glacial source at Manang valley where you will be surrounded by arrays of mountains with Annapurna and Chulus peaks.

 

Walking from lovely village of Dharpani to enter high and scenic valley after reaching Chame town and Pisang village, where tall trees of rhododendron and pines fades as walk leads into arid and barren beautiful country with northern side of Annapurna Himalaya.With time in Manang to explore its exciting villages and monastery of great interest and then towards high and scenic Thorang-la pass highest point of the adventure leading towards lower Mustang areas around Kaligandaki River valley.

 

Enjoying tour of holy Muktinath Hindu temple and the walk past on the windy valley towards charming village of Marpha past Jomsom, and then downhill to warmer areas at Tatopani a village with ‘hot natural spring’, and then walking high to Ghorepani into lovely rhododendron forest.From Ghorepani hike to Poon hill for 360 degree wide panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise and then walking to much warmer areas for the drive to picturesque Pokhara located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya, where our marvelous Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La trekking completes.  

 

Trip Highlights: 

  • Annapurna circuit trekking listed as the world’s topmost adventure destination.
  • Ever-present views of snowcapped mountains on daily walks to scenic Manang valley
  • Explore high country villages enriched with ancient culture and colorful custom
  • Walking from low warm areas of sub-tropic to cooler alpine hills and towards the arctic zone
  • Adventure on both sides of massive Annapurna mountains and over high Thorang-la Pass
  • Within high and scenic Manang valley with a tour of old impressive Braga monastery
  • Walking into the world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River within dramatic landscapes
  • Stunning sunrise views over world’s highest mountain range from scenic Poon Hill”

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On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and transfer to your Hotel, where our guide provides briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking / Lodge on route with do's and don'ts and other necessary information.

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis 
Food: not included this day

After your first night in Kathmandu, morning with half day guided sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest, Kathmandu valley and the city steeped with historical monuments listed as World Heritage Sites with time in the afternoon for trek preparation.

Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 
Food: Breakfast Included. 

Morning depart from the hotel for scenic overland drive heading toward Nepal Mid-West leading past many farm villages and towns, and then on leaving main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway entering towards Lamjung district at Besisar town for overnight stop.


Besisar an interesting town with active markets full of shops and stores with many lodge and hotels, Besisar headquarter of Lamjung district populated mostly by Gurung people and other mixed tribes Magar, Tamang with Hindu Chettries and Brahmins.
From Besisar drive continues on dirt road past Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following Marshyangdi River upstream, and through rice terraces to Syange, drive continues with a climb leaving Marshyangdi River below to reach Jagat and Chamje villages.From Chamje back to join Marshyangdi River, as ride leads into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as journey advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.A short stop for refreshment few hour drives from Tal takes you to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.


Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

Starting our first day walk leaving Dharapani, following a wide winding trail into rhododendron, and pine forest as walk leads to Bagachap and Danque villages, from here an hour climb to Timang village entering within more Buddhist culture and villages with views of Mt. Manaslu.


From Timang few hours' trek to Koto and then reaching at Chame town for overnight stop, Chame, a large as well headquarter and administrative town of Manang district.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

With pleasant stop at Chame town as air gets much cooler our walk gets close to high mountains, morning leads into forest of pines and rhododendron following Marshyangdi River upstream with few short up and down to Bratang village. 
From Bratang village, walk leads to a climb up into cooler woodland to reach on a ride top within a small area of Dhukure Pokhari with some teahouse and lodge.


Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch breaks here, and then afternoon walk downhill to Pisang village for overnight stop. 

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

Morning from Pisang village catching views of Pisang and Chulu peaks with Annapurna II towards south direction, from here altitude gains slowly as walk leads into a small forested area with short climb overlooking views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. From the ridge top downhill to a valley at Hongde village with a small airstrip, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. 


Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery where you can witness old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to reach Manang village. Around Manang houses are built in traditional Tibetan style, Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions. 

 

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

A necessary and important rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation to Thorang - la pass, at Manang enough time for short walks and to explore its interesting village and around beautiful valley, Manang, a large village of the area located on windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River beneath towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manangs' turquoise colored icy Lake.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

After a good rest at Manang, morning heading past Ghunsang village with slow climb to Yak Kharka, an interesting and scenic high altitude trek with grand view of snowcapped mountains, and then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks. 

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

As walk continues reaching higher ground and reaching at the base of Thorang-la, after crossing a bridge and then a climb above Jarjung stream to Thorang Phedi, after a short rest with possible lunch stop an hour steep climb to our high overnight stop at Thorang High Camp. 

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

Our tough and a big day of the adventure after early breakfast walk a steep climb to reach on top Thorang-la at 5,416 m, marked with thousands of Buddhist color prayer flags where a sign board is placed with name and altitude of Thorang-La Pass.
From the top offers spectacular views of landscapes and high snowcapped peaks with Dhaulagiri Mountains, and then a long descend takes you at Muktinath above 3,800 m. Holy Muktinath areas for overnight stop, regarded as a sacred spot for both Hindus and Buddhists, the name Muktinath means ‘place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

From Muktinath, rest of the journey is easy on gradual downhill hills with big drop of 1,200m to reach at Kaligandaki river valley, walking on vast windswept Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. 

After a refreshing break an hour of pleasant walk in the windy afternoon brings you at Marpha, one of the most charming villages in all Himalaya regions where houses are painted whitewashed with neat stone paved streets and numerous well-kept lodges, shops and stores. 


Marpha, with vast apple orchards and garden a famous place for delicious apples and apple products like cider, brandy and juice a delightful village for walks around the village street. 


Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included 

From Marpha onward, an enjoyable walk following Kaligandaki River downstream to reach at Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiris with views of Dhaulagiri icefalls.


After Tukuche to Larjung village, and then on wide river bed, walk either way over temporary plank bridges of numerous channel when river level is low, or walk over a high suspension bridge, after an hour walk back into forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron.


Our route lead away from the river for a while to reach Kalapani, a lovely alpine area village, after a short stop here, continue walk to Lete with views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 

Walk from Kalapani and Lete onward takes you into dramatic changes of vegetation and landscapes from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forested area, walk leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world's deepest gorge. 

The first two hours of walks lead to Ghasa village which is the end of Mustang district with another few hours' good walks to the warmer area at Tatopani village, a nice village with large hot spring pools by the bank of Kaligandaki River.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 

After a pleasant and enjoyable at Tatopani with hot spring, morning walks continues on winding trail for an hour, then with uphill climb on steep terraced hillsides, dotted with farms and villages.After a steep section walk on gradual path to Chitre, from here hour climb brings you at Ghorepani village with fantastic views Mt. Dhaulagiri with Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar / Annapurna Fang. Ghorepani located on a high spot within beautiful forest surrounding, inhabited by Poon / Magar tribal people.

Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 

Morning before dawn an hour hike up to Poon-Hill above 3,210m, for stunning views of sunrise over array of snow peaks with world's three highest mountains Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu with Machapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' a virgin and unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.


With time to enjoy the panorama of mountains with grand scenery, walk down to Ghorepani and continues trek downhill to reach warmer and low areas at Tirkhedhunga for the overnight stop.


Accommodation: at a local tea house on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 

After Tirkhedhunga, last day walk of our marvelous adventure heading downhill most of the way past scattered farm villages with views of waterfalls, and then finally reaching at a nice village Bhirethati by Modi River. From here taking an overland drive and then ending our final day walk of the great adventure, with the scenic and exciting drive of few hours to reach at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the clam Phewa Lake. Pokhara, a popular touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes. 

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast, Lunch Included 

Morning bus drive to Kathmandu, scenic journey by landfrom Pokhara takes about seven hours' journeys. In Thamel do some last minute shopping.

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis
Food: Breakfast Included 

Today as per your international flight time, our staff transfers you to airport for final departure from the country.

Accommodation: not included this day.
Food: Breakfast Included

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle (2 times)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast. 
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by a private vehicle
  • An experienced English-speaking guide for Kathmandu sightseeing. 
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to basisar and basisar to dharapani  jeep 3/4 hours drive
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast. 
  • Private transportation ( Nayapul to Pokhara by car and pokhara to kathmandu tourist ac bus 6/7 hours/drive 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card for the trekking. 
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking. 
  • One porter per two trekkers and his all expenses during the trekking. 
  • Meals ( breakfasts,  lunches and  dinners) during the trekking 
  • 13 nights’ tea house accommodation on twin/double sharing basis during the trekking 
  • trekkin equipment such as the sleeping bag down jacket etc. 
  • assistant guide group size of 6 people and aboue in the group
  • apprerecition of certificate after the succesful trek.
  • compressive first aid box
  • fawewell dinner at a typical nepalese restaurant with traditionnal music and dance.
  • all himalayan treks (t-shirt) your to keep
  • All the government taxes and the company service charge.  
  • International airfare 
  • Nepal visa ((15 Days – 30 USD/ 30 Days – 50 USD /90 Days – 125 USD- more details at: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa)
  • Entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara except breakfast. 
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, mineral water, hot shower, WI-FI, laundries etc.) of any kind during the trip.
  • Tipping to guide(s), porter(s), driver(s) etc. 
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

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