|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 820 meters Besishahar|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 5416 meters Thorong la pass|
|Activities||Annapurna Circuit Trek|
|Duration||25 Days Trip, 23 Days trek|
|Start-End||Kathmandu- Besishahar- Thorong la pass-Ghorepani-ABC-Pothana-Pokhara|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifteen|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$1225 per person|
Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, classic trek over the trail of oval-shaped plateau right into heart of mountains with heart palpitating vision of snow spilling Annapurna range along nurturing experience of Nepalese lifestyle, culture is perfect emblem of nature and culture harmony.
The ecstatic trekking at high altitude in Himalayas perceiving diverse climatic conditions ranging from sub-tropical to alpine indulging on cultural, religious programs offered by local ethnic people with warm welcome on backdrop of majestic mountain ranges gives sensation of trekking on open cultural museum.
Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary Trek known as tea house trek not only provides chance to wander on trail running amidst villages each with its own lodging but also awesome moment with eye appealing glimpse of sun dancing on snow clad peaks of Annapurna, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre that would nourish your sensations.
Day One: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: About seven hours drive from Kathmandu we reach Besishahar.
Day Three: We begin our trek from Besishahar walking along Marshyandi river bank for four and half hours to reach Bahundanda.
Day Four: We pass through LaliGaon villages on our journey from Bahundanda to Chamje or Jagat.
Day Five: Trek from Chamje over descending trail at beginning and later we climb and later we climb gently ascending trail to reach Dharapani crossing villages Sattale, Tal and Karte.
Day Six: We proceed our journey to Chame from Dharapani that takes four hours.
Day Seven: Trek from Chame to Pisang consuming about about five hours.
Day Eight: Trek from Pisang to Manang that takes about five hours.
Day Nine: Rest day at Manang
Day Ten: We climb uphill on our three and half-hours’ trek from Manang to Yak Kharka.
Day Eleven: We head to ThorongPhedi leaving Yak Kharka on three and half-hours’ trek.
Day Twelve: We ascend world highest Thorong la pass to meet our next destination Muktinath that consumes almost eight hours.
Day Thirteen: We reach Marpha crossing world deepest Kali Gandaki gorge walking for six hours.
Day Fourteen: We pass through Kalopani on trek from Marpha to Ghasa.
Day Fifteen: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani that takes about five hours.
Day Sixteen: We trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani that takes approximately seven hours.
Day Seventeen: After refreshing trek to Poonhill for dazzling vision of glistening snow peaks early morning, we walk from Ghorepani to reach Tadapani for overnight stay.
Day Eighteen: We head to Chhomrong via Chule that takes about four hours.
Day Nineteen: We move along descending trail crossing ChhomrongKhola to reach Dovan.
Day Twenty: Access Annapurna Base Camp passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp trekking along uphill trail from Dovan.
Day Twenty-One: Descend from Annapurna Base Camp over the trail running amidst tree forest with scene of Himalayan landscape to reach Chhomrong.
Day Twenty-Two:Trek from Chhomrong to Pothana along ascending trail passing through Landruk; village on backdrop of mountains and settled by mix communities.
Day Twenty-Three: Return to DhampusPhedi from Pothana and drive back to Pokhara from Dhampus
Day Twenty-Four: Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on seven hours’ drive.
Day Twenty-Five: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Besishahar drive
Drive from Kathmandu along Prithvi Highway passing Dumre to reach Besisahar taking seven hours.
Day 03: Besishahar to Bahundanda through Ngadi
The trek begins from Besisahar passing through flat level trail enchanting on green sceneries along the coast of Marshyandi river for short duration then climb upward trail to reach Bahundanda to attach with culturally rich Gurung community receiving their warm welcome after having lunch at Ngadi.
Day 04: Bahundanda to Chamje or Jagat
The journey moves from Bahundanda trekking on steep uphill trail via rice terraces from Ngadi till we reach LaliGaon. The path goes down along the river and we walk downhill to reach Jagat after climbing steep uphill for short duration. We can overnight stay at Jagat or we cross forest walking on vertically zigzag path on our way to Chamje from Jagat for overnight stay.
Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani via Tal
We continue our journey on downhill trail that leads to river and cross suspension bridge to ascend steep uphill trail till we reach Sattale. Then, we descend to village Tal wandering on narrow path and pass through Karte to find ourselves on Dharapani.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame
We follow path that leads to westward direction up to Manang valley indulging on magnetic vision Annapurna second and Annapurna four. Initially, we walk upward passing through several forests and crossing Dhanakyu, Lattemarang village till we reach Kotho. Then, we follow easy path for half hour to arrive Chame for overnight stay.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang
At continue our journey climbing uphill passing through apple orchard, fir, pine forest then we follow the path to Bratang; military station for troops in past. We walk along the trail that runs via steep and narrow valley to find ourselves on large and beautiful village Pisang.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang through Upper Pisang
We move from Pisang to Manang passing through Upper Pisang crossing Geru with breathtaking vision of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as giving sensational experience of standing horizontally front of stunning snow peaks bathed in golden sunlight. We have chance to explore Barge monastery; biggest monastery in Manang district.
Day 09: Rest at Manang
Rest at Manang for acclimatization before crossing Thorong la.
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka passing Gunsang
We climb gradually uphill through the village Gunsang then we move ahead through green meadows and cross wooden bridge over small river to reach Yak Kharka enchanting on panoramic views of mountains.
Day 11: Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi via Ledtar
We leave Yak Kharka climbing uphill at beginning to arrive at village Letdar and trek down to Marsyandi crossing wooden bridge. We reach ThorongPhedi for overnight stay trekking on vertically zigzag path from Marsyandi.
Day 12: ThorongPhedi to Muktinath passing Thorong la pass
We move from ThorongPhedi at early morning climbing steep uphill trail immersing on magical vision of glistening snow peaks due to sunlight and tempting view of Kali Gandaki river below till we reach Chorten. Then, we trek down from Thorong la; highest passes in the world from east to west, easiest and safest direction to arrive at Muktinath for overnight stay.
Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha crossing Jomsom
After relinquishing visit of Muktinath, we continue our journey to kali Gandaki on downhill trail and pass through Jharkot, Khinsar village to arrive at Jomsom. With short recess at Jomsom, we descend to Marpha; culturally rich Thakali village, for overnight stay.
Day 14: Marpha to Ghasa through Kalopani
We head to Ghasa with eye pleasing glimpse of RukseJharana(Waterfall) on steeply downhill path via pine, rhododendron forests crossing Kalopani. Ghasa; beautiful village on backdrop of mountain popular for birdwatching and wild marijuana.
Day 15: Ghasa to Tatopani
We trek on steeply downhill path up to RukseJharana leaving Ghasa. Then, we climb slightly upward along the path that runs midst of various human settlements to reach Tatopani; place to enjoy natural hot bath on natural springs on bank of Kali Gandaki river.
Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani passing Phalate, Chitre
We pass through easy and flat level path before climbing steeply uphill along path amidst different villages and cross Kali Gandaki river to ascend elevated path passing villages like Phalate, Chitre till we reach Ghorepani.
Day 17: Ghorepani to Tadapani after short hike to Poonhill
Early in the morning with an hour hike to Poonhill enjoy sparkling sunrise view on snowcapped mountains. Then, an hour down trek to Ghorepani, we walk on descending trail crossing GharKhola bridge then pass through Deurali to enjoy peaceful environment of beautiful country village Banthanti. We move uphill from Bantanti to reach Tadapani.
Day 18: Tadapani to Chhomrong
We head to Chhomrong via Chule that takes about four hours.
Day 19: Chhomrong to Dovan
We leave Chhomrong and walk over descending trail crossing ChhomrongKhola on swaying suspension bridge passing Tilicho, Sinuwa, Kuldi to reach Dovan; confluence of river, where is tea houses surrounded by bamboo forest.
Day 20: Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
We lead our journey to Annapurna Base Camp leaving Dovan via Machhapuchhre Base Camp moving on gently uphill path encircled by various rhododendron, oak trees. We cross Himalayan Hotel, explore Hinko cave on our ascending trekking up to Deurali. Then, we have eye catching vision of spectacular Machhapuchhre as well as Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna after exertive trek from Bagar to Machhapuchhre then move ahead on widen path from Annapurna Sanctuary. At last, we access Annapurna Base Camp; heart of our trekking to enthrall on natural Himalayan beauty relishing yourself on heavenly feelings.
Day 21: Annapurna Base Camp to Chhomrong passing Sinuwa
After exhilarating uphill climb of Annapurna Base Camp, we descend from Annapurna Base Camp and arrive at village named Sinuwa then continue our journey to Chhomrong retracing the route that runs through local tree forest.
Day 22: Chhomrong to Pothana through Landruk
We trek downhill path initially and climb gradually uphill path that crosses culturally rich local villages, terrace fields till we reach Landruk. Then, we head to Pothana from Landruk; village on backdrop of mountains and settled by mix communities.
Day 23: Pothana to DhampusPhedi and Return drive to Pokhara
We leave Pothana trekking on gently downhill route up to Dhampus. After short walk from Dhampus on easy flat path, we descend to DhampusPhedi for one and half hours’ drive to Pokhara.
Day 24: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.
Day 25: Return Flight
We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- A guide
- Necessary Porters (A porter is provided to two persons, and can carry upto 20 Kilos)
- Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
- Necessary transport
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you and our staff during the trek
- Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for you and our staff during the trek
- Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
- First aid kits for guide and porters
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
- Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at lake side
- Airport picks up services
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Personal Insurance &; emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter &; transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
- Lunch and dinner in and Pokhara
- Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget)
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.