Annapurna Circuit Trekking
A complete trek encircles the famous Annapurna mountains. The trek offers great variety of sub-tropical plains in the Himalayas foothills through the trans-Himalayan Manang and Mustang regions. The trek goes through Thorang-La Pass-5416m. Between two valleys of Manang and Kaligandaki River gorge (the deepest gorge of the world). Above combinations make this trek one of the most famous in Nepal. It shows diverse culture, nature and traditional values.
This is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in the Himalayas. It provides an opportunity to explore the scenery of both the southern and northern Himalayas. You can encounter rhododendron forests, the thin Tibetan Highland atmosphere as well as many ethnic groups on the way.Trekking north, we acclimatize at the important trading village of Manang (3351 m.) before crossing the Thorong-La (5407 m.).When you reach the pass, line after line of snow ridges stretch before you while far below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge.From the heights of the Pass we descend to Muktinath and its sacred Buddhist and Hindus shrines. Further south, the contrast of the Nepal Himalaya becomes even more apparent as forests or mandarin and banana groves replace high windswept passes.Finally we trek out of the gorges and look back to the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri before traversing the forest ridges down to Pokhara.
Day 01 : Drive west to Bensisahar 9 hours by bus.
Day 02 : Bensisahar – Bahundanda (1311m) – 6½ hours.
Day 03 : Bahundanda – Chamje (1433m) – 6½ hours.
Day 04 : Chamje – Dharapani (1943m) – 6 hours.
Day 05 : Dharapani – Chame (2713m) – 6½ hours.
Day 06 : Chame – Pisang (3292m)- 5 hours.
Day 07 : Pisang – Manang (3351m) – 4 hours.
Day 08 : Rest in Manang; visit Monastery, Khangsar village & acclimatization for high altitude.
Day 09 : Manang – Yak Kharka/ Lather (4000m) – 5 hours.
Day 10 : Lather – Thorongphedi (4510m) – 3 hours, spend whole day for the rest.
Day 11 : Thorong Phedi – Thorong-La pass (5,416m) – Muktinath (3800m) – 9 hours.
Day 12 : Muktinath – Kagbeni (2800m) – Jomsom (2726m) – 5 hours.
Day 13 : Jomsom – Marpha (2667m) – 2 hours & rest.
Day 14 : Marpha – Kalopani, Lete (2438m) – 6½ hours.
Day 15 : Kalopani – Tatopani (1189m) – 6½ hours, visit hot spring.
Day 16 : Tatopani – Ghorepani (2855m) – 8 hours
Day 17 : Ghorapani – Tadapani (2250m)- 5 hours
Day 18 : Tadapani – Ghandruk (1850 m) – 4 hours
Day 19 : Ghandruk – Birathanti – Naya Pool Pokhara – 5 hours.
All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking period
National park permit
Domestic airport tax
English speaking guide
Highly experienced staffs
Staffs food, clothing & salary
All necessary grounded transportation
Airport picks up & drops
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Personal nature expenses
Rescue & Evacuation
Gratitude (tip) for staff