Annapurna circuit trek
Annapurna Circuit trek is as well the famed planet standard trekking destination is called also Thorong-La pass or Annapurna Round trek. This is the best trekking goal for every adventure lover on the earth. Mt: Annapurna I, is well-known over eight thousand meters white capped snow peak in the central region of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit trekking first we drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar by Public bus or private vehicle, it takes 6-7 hours than your journey start. The trek begins from Besishahar and the trails it goes ascending every day flow up to Marshyangdi River till to hidden valley of Thorong Phedi and the trek ends at Nayapul or in Phedi near to the touristic city of Pokhara. The Annapurna is situated in the Central part of Nepal Himalaya. This is the most outstanding and beautiful trekking destination on the planet. In reality, the Annapurna circuit trek is a Classical trekking trail in Nepal’s Himalayas, this trekking trail was opened in 1977. Annapurna circuit trek takes three weeks, frequently for the whole trip.
Annapurna circuit trekking trail leads you to the Beautiful cultural village the large area is occupied by the special diversity of different ethnic groups like Brahman, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, as well as Dalit Lower cast people, and the people, flow down part as Hinduism and the upper part are Buddhism. Annapurna Circuit trek offers you visit especial Buddhist Monasteries and some Hindus temple ice lake with spectacular panoramic views of the great white-capped snow Himalaya as the alike east side is Mt: Manaslu (8,163 m), Himchuli, Ngadichuli, and North Ridge is borderland Himalayan range of Nepal and Tibetan dry Plateau and the western south part is Annapurna Himalayan Range. Annapurna circuit trekking the hardest part is called Thorong-La Pass it is also the highest point of this trek the elevation is to be found (5,416 m) above the Sea Level.
After crossing the Thorong-La we hike down to the greatest Hindu Temple in Muktinath and continue downward to Kali Gandaki river valley which is the world’s deepest gorge. The valley of Kali Gandaki is also an amazing place the scenery is really out of this world. From the Kali Gandaki valley, you will have other mountain views which are also the world’s highest peak is called Mt: Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many other (7,000) meters peaks. The trails go on continue to descend to Tatopani and once ascend up to the famous panoramic viewpoint of Ghorepani Poon Hill. After Ghorepani, some people go to Annapurna Base camp and some go down to Nayapul and Pokhara. Annapurna Circuit Trek provides you with unforgettable memory and picturesque scenery in your lifetime Holiday.
- The airport picks up and drops the hotel transfer by private car.
- Kathmandu Besishahar by public bus if you want private vehicle cost is extra.
- Experience city Guide Kathmandu Valley tour with private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu Tourist Standard Hotel with BB plans.
- 1-night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in touristic stander hotel.
- All necessary Trekking staff, their/accommodation/salary/insurance/equipments.
- Experience friendly guide trained by Ministry of tourism,
- All the meals during the trek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
- Trekking Permit and National Park Fee, Government tax, etc.
- First aid kit and all necessary permits TIMS card.
- Travel insurance, International airfare .
- Items of personal expenses like alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, wifi , hot shower, battery charge, etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee you can issue on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Nepalese Embassies overseas on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in KTM.
- Temple entrance fee in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
- Helicopter Rescue if incase an Emergency.
- All the meals while you are in Kathmandu.
- Tips for trekking staffs and driver
Crossing over 5,416 meters Throng-La Pass.
Visiting Popular Hindu Temple Muktinath Temple.
The panoramic viewpoint of Poon Hill.
The popular ethnic village of Ghandruk.
Lieser Touristic city of Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,250 m) our airport guides pick up you and transfers you to Hotel. Overnight hotel Bed and Breakfast plans.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (830 m) it takes 5:30 or 6 hours by private vehicle or public bus. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 03: Drive to Dhararpani (1,810 m) for 6 hours on the mountain of the road. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,725 m) 6 hours walking in amazing trails. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,190 m) 5:30 hours walking on the pine forest path. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,500 m) walking 5 hours exiting the path. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 07: Rest in Manang for acclimatization exploring around Manang Village. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,090 m) Walking 5 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,441 m) walking 5 to 6 hours, overnight at Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5,416 m) 8-9 hrs walk. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 11: From Muktinath Drive to Tatopani (1,110 m) 6 hours drive by local Jeep. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 12: Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (2,020 m) 5 hours walking ascends. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 13: Trek from Shikha to Ghorepani (2,834 m) walking ascends 4-5 hours. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 14: Early morning climb to Poon Hill for Sunrise (3,210 m) to trek to Ghandruk 8-9 hrs. Overnight Guesthouse with Full Board plans.
Day 15: Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara. 3-hour, Overnight Hotel with Bed and breakfast plans.
Day 16: After Breakfast Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight Hotel with Bed and Breakfast plans.
Day 17: Final Departure After breakfast transfer to an airport for your won destination trips to end.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m) our airport guides pick up you and transfers to Hotel. Overnight hotel BB plans.
Your arrival in Kathmandu international airport, our airport person pick up you and transfer to hotel after checking room visit office and meet your guide talk the program then evening dinner overnight hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (830 m) it takes 5 / 6 hours by private vehicle or public bus. Overnight at the lodge.
This day also you have to take early breakfast your trekking guide pick you from hotel and take to you to Bus station then drive to Beshisahar, This day you can enjoy with our such beautiful landscape scenery around the highway, normally it takes 5 to 6 hours drive they will stop for lunch somewhere in Local restaurant then continue to Beshisahar.
Day 03: Drive to Dhararpani (1,810 m) 6 hours in the mountain of the road. Overnight at lodge.
After the breakfast again you are going to drive till to Dharapani in the bumping road because nowadays they build road everywhere it’s not a good idea to walk on the road, even you can drive further but due to the Altitude better start from Dharapani.
Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,725 m) 6 hours walking in amazing trails. Overnight at lodge.
This day after the breakfast starting your first-day hike, the trails are easier but you are going to hike one the motor road there is very less car, in the begging trails goes gradually ascend but when you reach the Timang then its look flatter. After you reach the Chame you can walk around the town, Chame is the District Headquarter of the Manang District.
Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,190 m) 5:6 hours walking in the pine forest path. Overnight at lodge.
After the breakfast you are going to walk through beautiful pine and Rhododendron forest, the trails go all the way up to Pisang gradually ascend but the scenery is really nice including the Pisang peak, when you reach the Pisang then bit rest and visit to Upper Pisang monastery and evening back to l0wer pisang overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,500 m) walking 5 hours exiting path. Overnight at lodge.
This is the fantastic day after breakfast heading toward the Manang village passing through Beautiful Pine and Juniper forest with the beautiful village of Humde and Bhraka, the trails are more gradual ascend flat. The valley also more open you can really enjoy the white-Capped Mountain View, after reaching Manang you can walk around. The village overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Rest in Manang for acclimatization exploring around in Manang Village. Overnight at lodge.
Its call rest day but this is not a rest day it is Acclimatization day after the breakfast you will go hiking around the Gangapurna Lake for hiking and after that, if you like you can go to visit around Bhraka Monastery and back to manang overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,090 m) Walking 5 hours, Overnight at lodge.
After the breakfast you are heading to Yak Kharka, the trails are more ascending passing through Juniper Bushes. This day you are ascending around 600 meters when you reach yak kharka then go for a small hike for acclimatizing and back and overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Yak kharka to Throng Phedi (4,441 m) walking 5 to 6 hours, overnight at lodge.
This day also after the breakfast start your journey, the trails look easier flat but somehow you will feel a little harder because of the Altitude. When you reach the Thorang Phedi having lunch then go for a little bit more ascend and back to thorong phedi overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5,416 m) 8-9 hrs walk. Overnight at lodge.
This day you have to take early morning breakfast and continue for the expedition for the Thorong-La pass, This day the trails in totally ascending till to Pass and totally descend till to Muktinath, this is the hardest day in your whole trip when you reach the Muktinath then evening you can celebrate.and overnight at lodge.
Day 11: From Muktinath Drive to Tatopani (1,110 m) 6 hours drive by local Jeep. Overnight at lodge
Early morning you can visit the Muktinath Temple which is very popular Hindu temple in Nepal and back to Hotel take your breakfast after that drive to Tatopani, the road is total of the road but, when you reach Tatopani and go for relaxing in the natural Hot spring and overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (2,020 m) 5 hours walking ascends. Overnight at lodge.
This day again after the breakfast journey start for Sikha which is beautiful Magar village passing through Ghara village, the trails begin its flat but when you cross the bridge then start to ascend till to Sikha. After reaching Sikha you can have rest and overnight at lodge..
Day 13: Trek from Shikha to Ghorepani (2,834 m) walking ascends 4-5 hours. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast heading toward the Beautiful place of Ghorepani passing through the Chitre Village and Beautiful Rhododendron forest, Ghorepani is leis over the hill if the weather is clear even from the hotel you can observe the view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna Fang, Mt. Annapurna South and many others.overnight at the lodge.
Day 14: Early morning climb to Poon Hill for Sunrise (3,210 m) to trek to Ghandruk 8-9 hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Early morning another expedition to the Poon Hill for the Sunrise view, Poon Hill is the best place for the panoramic vista of the whole Annapurna Himalayan range. After sunrise back to Hotel pack the things and take your breakfast then continue trek to Ghandruk.overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara. 3 hour, Overnight Hotel with BB plans.
Ghandruk is the beautiful ethnic Gurung village from where you can observe the view of Mt. Fishtail Annapurna South and Himchuli. After the breakfast, you can visit the village including the Gurung Museum and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 16: After Breakfast Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Overnight Hotel with BB plans.
After Breakfast drives back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus normally it takes 6 to 7 hours it depends on the Traffic on the road. After reaching the Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel and evening Farwell dinner.
Day 17: Final Departure After breakfast transfer to the airport for you won destination trips to end.
This is the final departure day you have to be an airport before 3 hours your flight. Our office people pick up you from the hotel and drop to you in an airport with private vehicle trips to end
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.