Annapurna Circuit Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Introduction

Walking through the wonderful villages, following the uneven landscapes, mountain passes and the landmass covered by the Himalayas; Annapurna Circuit trek offers the breath taking panorama of sky-scraping mountains and adventurous trekking. Annapurna, itself is the world's 10th highest peak is the world's difficult mountain to climb and the most fascinating thing is to take a good look by passing through the world's highest mountain pass- Thorang La Pass.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

 Beginning through the culturally well off village Chamje. The trekking route proceed with the suspension bridge across the Marsyangdi river, rice paddies and beautiful atmospheric environment. Every step forwards discloses the spectacular view of the mountains above the range of 7,000 meters. The acclimatization in Manang at the altitude of 3,551 meter said in adjusting the altitude and most importantly, it presents the view of cultivation fields with terraces, herding of yaks, culturally predominant gompas & monasteries, a view of Gangapurna lake, Gangapurna glacier resting just above the village that cannot be pass over.
Drawing a steps forward, the Annapurna circuit  trek leads to the world highest mountain pass (Thorang La Pass) from where the view of the stiking Annapurna Massif, Mt. Dhaulagauri, Mt Machhapuchhre, Mt Manaslu and many other snow-capped peaks appears like a paradise. Then the Journey aheads towards the holy temple of Hindu which is regarded as the place of liberation in Hindu culture. The Jomsom area is correspondingly the wonderful place where the trekkers wish to pass through. The way back can be made through a scenic mountainous flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and a drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. However, instead of flight the alternative choice of jeep dive can be made as per the trekkers’ decision.

Moving through the temple situated between Himalayas after the highest mountain pass cross render the gratification of wonderful trek along with the convenience of watching diverse culture and tradition in the dynamic mountain villages, moving through the woodlands covered with Rhododendron flower, sub-tropical forest, this trekking route has the most of the entity to offer.

Trip Features:

  • The engrossing Annapurna mountain range offers the fabulous picturesque of enormous mountain peaks over the range of 6,000 and 7,000 meter where the traveller get to cross the 5,416 metres (17,769 ft) elevation of  Thorang La pass.
  • The world's deepest river- Kali Gandaki Gorge. The first Conservation Area and largest Protected Area in Nepal- Annapurna conservation area. They has adjoined with beauty of this majestic place that has always set its popularity with its breath taking view.
  • Inhabitant of different ethnic groups has made diversification in culture and tradition that each traveller run with great amaze and gets a taste of variety of Nepali culture from the base of the trekking point to the highest part. This includes the Muktinath temple, which is considered sacred to both Hindus and Buddhist and is one of the world's highest temples (altitude 3,800 m).
  • Getting a way back through a scenic mountainous flight from Jomsom to Pokhara adds more charm to a journey although it's totally optional with jeep drive.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic). All required transfers in Kathmandu too.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (places of interest). Highly experienced city tour guide and all the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • 1 Night accommodation in Lake side Pokhara in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Kathmandu to Chamje (trek starting point) drive by private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation (Flight/Private vehicle/Tourist coach – choose as per your budget and interest)
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcomes you and drive you to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we also conduct an introduction program with the trekking leader and official team. The meal includes breakfast. We prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually, there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day–at least 2/3 days requires having sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre-trek discussion.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft) via Beshisahar (823m/2,699ft).

Breakfast at hotel then drives to Chamje via Beshisahar. During our full day drive, we can view the beautiful Trishuli River, several villages, farmlands, green high hill, and Marsyangdi River along the way. We turn right from Muglin and drive towards Dumre and then head north to reach Besisahar. After Besisahar we again continue our drive to Chamje. Before the access of road of (Besisahar to Chamje), Besisahar was the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking but now the transport access to Chamje making the duration shorter.

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

After having breakfast at the tea house, we begin the trek through corn, barley and potatoes farmlands then to bamboo and rhododendron forest before reaching at the village of Tal and Karte. Beautiful village Tal is located at the base of sand beach and flat land. Continue ahead following few ups and down to Dharapani village. If we are lucky, we can encounter with few wild animals in the trail.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,713m/8,898ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

After breakfast at teahouse then we follow ascends trail through forest to the west. We walk along with the beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna II, IV (7,525/24,688ft) and of course Lamjung Himal. We cross small hot spring water to reach Chame village.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,185m/10,446ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk).

Breakfast at a teahouse. Then follow a narrow path land through the dense forest that leads us to curved rock face. Pass dense forest and suspension bridge for several times over small rivers. Then follow easy trail where we are surrounded by beautiful White Mountains. After some walk we find U-shaped valley Manang which looks like hanging between two snow peaks. Continue ahead following ups and down the trail to Pisang village.

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,551m/11,647ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk).

Breakfast at a teahouse and start walk through Upper Pisang via Geru. We can explore magnificent Himalayan glacier throughout the trek and many snowcapped mountains. We also view Annapurna, Pisang Peak and several other snow-capped peaks. We find unique landscapes and vegetation that makes our trip even more interesting. We visit largest monastery of Manang Barge and spend overnight at Manang.

Day 08: Rest and acclimatisation at Manang.

Breakfast at hotel viewing beautiful and unique landscape of Manang. Today is the scheduled acclimatization day so we stay at Manang all day. As per health experts suggests keep moving and stay active to adopt with the weather today, we visit Bhoja Gompa / Gangapuran Lake which makes the day enjoyable. Hike to the Vraga where we find village monastery. We pay visit at that monetary and Himalayan Rescue Association where we get depth information about mountain sickness and mountain rescue.

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) (3-4 hrs walk).

After breakfast we follow ascends trail, cross stream then climb to a village Tenki which lies just above Manang. After there we follow descends trail to the Marshyangdi valley and then turn northwest up to the valley of Jarsamg Khola. Moving ahead passing a small village, few pastures and juniper trees and climb down to the small village Ghunsa. After that we cross Small River on the wooden bridges that lead us to the ancient old Mani wall. Some walk after Mani wall we climb again uphill to reach a beautiful village of Yak Kharka.

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft) (3-4 hrs walk).

Breakfast at teahouse then we start the trek to the foot of the pass Thorong Phedi which is a small but busy settlement that provides food and shelter to trekkers and climbers. This village is said as the base camp by trekkers and climbers. Some climber trek up to high camp today but it is safe to stay here to have a sound sleep at a lower altitude than risking sleeping in the higher altitude.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft) (3-4 hrs walk).

Breakfast at teahouse then we visit famous pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists Muktinath temple, Vishnu temple and Gompa. After that we follow descends trail Jharkot. After there we follow continuous motor road all the way to Jomsom, thus it is also an option to have a jeep drive from Muktinath to Jomsom. At evening explore around Jomsom Bazaar and enjoy the celebration on the occasion of complete Annapurna Circuit Trekking with AMN Trekking and Climbing Team.

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities.

We take a morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we reach at the beautiful lake city Pokhara, a full day feel free to have personal activities, know the surroundings, rest and relaxation, boating at Fewa Lake, etc.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive/fly to Kathmandu. Remaining time is to feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with an entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

Day 15: Farewell, departure transfer to Airport as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.

 

Remember:

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