|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 820 meters Besishahar|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 5416 meters Thorong la pass|
|Activities||Annapurna Circuit Trek|
|Duration||23 Days Trip,21 Days trek|
|Start-End||Kathmandu-Besishahar-Khangsar-Tilicho lake-Thorong la pass-Hille-Pokhara|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifty|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$1250 per person|
Annapurna circuit trek chance to embed with diverse culture, religion encountering lush flora and fauna, experiencing different climatic conditions as well as having moment to have soothing bath on natural hot springs in lap of mountains.
The trek following gorge of Marsyandi river passing numerous tiny streams, water falls, beautiful villages then crossing highest pass Thorong la at elevation of 5416 meters touching the edge of Tibetan plateau with spectacular vision of snow spilling mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri,Manaslu makes trek heart touching. Apart from exploring plethora of bio-diversity and cultural diversity on trek, have chance to visit serene, pious Muktinath temple; hub of Hindu and Buddhist religion on backdrop of mountains.
Annapurna Circuit Trek, opportunity to perceive vast range of climatic zones wandering on horse-shoe like trail that moves up and down the rolling hills giving sensation as bumping on waves of sea.
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/Jagat over descending trail at beginning 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 trek over descending path that runs amidst Jharsing village to reach Khangsar for overnight stay.
Day Eleven: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp that takes about three and half hours.
Day Twelve: We climb uphill to access Tilicho lake, situated on highest place.
Day Thirteen: Trek from Tilicho lake to Yak Kharka via Khangsar consuming about five hours.
Day Fourteen: We head to ThorongPhedi leaving Yak Kharka on three and half-hours’ trek.
Day Fifteen: We ascend world highest Thorong la pass to meet our next destination Muktinath that consumes almost eight hours.
Day Sixteen: We reach Marpha crossing world deepest Kali Gandaki gorge walking for six hours.
Day Seventeen: We pass through Kalopani on trek from Marpha to Ghasa.
Day Eighteen: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani that takes about five hours.
Day Nineteen: We trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani that takes approximately seven hours.
Day Twenty: Trek from Ghorepani to Hille, enjoying sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna from Poonhill.
Day Twenty-One: Trek from Hille to Nayapul via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara from Nayapul taking one and half hours.
Day Twenty-Two: Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on seven hours’ drive.
Day Twenty-Three: 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 Airport
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 passing 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 have overnight Stay at Jagat or Then, we cross forest walking on vertically zigzag path on our way to Chamje from Jagat.
Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani crossing Sattale, 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 through Dhanakyu, Kotho
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 passing Bratang; military station
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 Khangsar crossing Jharsing
Enchant on mesmerizing vision of Annapurna range on way to Khangsar from Manang on gradually descending trail crossing suspension bridge over Jharsing, Khangsar; Gurung village embracing small monastery, Chorten, Mani walls.
Day 11: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp passing ThareGompa
We direct our journey to Tilicho Base Camp leaving beautiful village Khangsar and passing through ThareGompa trekking on scree slopes and rocks. We have panoramic vision of snow clad mountains on the way to Tilicho Base Camp from Khangsar.
Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho lake
We continue our journey climbing slightly upward over path carpeted by small crystals and shrubs on both sides of path acting as welcoming gate to enchant on lustrous beauty of Tilicho lake; situated on highest place along snow spilling mountains.
Day 13: Tilicho Lake to Yak Kharka through Khangsar, Gunsang
We pass through Khangsar village following the unmarked trail and cross old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka to arrive at Yak Kharka for overnight stay.
Day 14: 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 15: ThorongPhedi to Muktinath passing Thorong la
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 16: Muktinath to Marpha via 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 through villages like Phalate, Chitre till we reach Ghorepani.
Day 20: Ghorepani to Hille 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 gently down through rhododendron, oak forests till we reach Banthanti. Then, we follow same downhill path up to Tikhedhunga crossing Ulleri. From Tikhedhunga, we hike for short duration on flat and easy path to arrive atHille, beautiful village encircled by green hills and inhabited by Gurungs.
Day 21: Hille to Nayapool and return drive to Pokhara
We leave Hille trekking on slightly downhill trail that crosses BhurungKhola, Modi Khola and passes Birethanti village to reach Nayapul for one and half hours return drive to Pokhara.
Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.
Day 23: 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.