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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Starting from Beshisahar of Marsyangdi river valley, Annapurna circuit trek crosses the highest point of Thorong La pass, from where you see the breathtaking view of Himalayas, and ends at the gorge of Kali Gandaki—the deepest one in the planet. Hiking along with waterfalls, paddy fields, great cliffs and villages with cheerful people, you cross the two river valleys around the Annapurna area. Usually, it is a journey of a fortnight, but the time often depends upon the walking pace of the trekkers and time spent at each momentous landscape.

You might want to observe the culture of villages in Manag and Mustang, their typical everyday lives, and social connection and interdependence. Apple pies wait for you at their teahouses. During the whole trek, you will enjoy the glimpses of Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, and Tilicho peak. When you cross the Thorong La pass, you will enter into the sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist—Muktinath. When you reach Muktinath, do not forget to go to Marpha—the beautiful village renowned for Apples.

The most ideal month for this trek is October through to November; also February through to April is considered fine. Since the passes get closed from snow, trekking during December through to February is not considered good. Similarly, you might not want to go during the season of high risk of landslide, rains, and leeches, i.e. June through to September. Beside the season of trekking, altitude can be a problem to you; thus, you might want to visit a doctor to talk about your health concern for the trek. Often, the slow hike is essential part to adapt in altitude sickness, which results in time taking journey.

Himalayan Wild Treks offers you the best Annapurna circuit trek package in Nepal. Our experienced and trusted professionals and guides will take you into the wilderness of mighty mountains and dense forest blooming with rhododendron.
Itinerary Outlines
Day 1:       Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320. m)
Day 2:       At Kathmandu (1,320 m.)
Day 3:      Journey to Syange (1,100 m)
Day 4:      To Tal/Karte (1,700 m.)
Day 5:      To Chame ( 2,630 m.)
Day 6:      To Pisang (3,190 m.)
Day 7:      To Manang (3,500 m.)
Day 8:       To Letdar (4,250 m)
Day 9:       To Thorung Phedi
Day 10:     To Muktinath (4,500 m.)
Day 11:     To Jomsom  (2,713 m)
Day 12:      Return flight to Pokhara (827 m (2,713 ft)
Day 13:      Back to Kathmandu 1,320 m
Day 14:     Departure to your home / trasefer to the international airport.
 



Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and Snow Hill Lodge in Pokhara. All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.

Meals in Trekking 
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain. 




  
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu. You will be received from the airport and taken to your hotel where you shall rest and freshen up. You might want to visit nearby places and be mentally prepared for your stay in this country. A Welcome dinner will be organized where you will be enjoying Nepalese dishes with us.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 2 :  At Kathmandu
You might wish to visit some places of Kathmandu listed at UNESCO's World Heritage like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You can do some shopping for the trek. A short debrief session will be held in the late afternoon regarding our trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 3 : Journey to Syange
This is the day we drive all the way to Syange through Dumre, along Marshyangdi River, passing Besi Sahar. The villages near the Marshyangdi River, terraced paddy fields will be worth observing for the start. It will take six hours to reach Besi Sahar, and additional 2 hours to Syange. Overnight at a teahouse.
Altitude: Syange: 1,100 m

Day 4 : To Tal/Karte
Our trek begins by one and half hour descend to Jagat, and then towards Chyamche, again arriving at the Marshyangdi River. Trekking through thick forest for an hour, we reach Chamje. Through Sattale, we descend to a river bank rich in grass which leads us to Tal. Trekking through twisting and off-beaten trail, we reach Karte Village. Overnight at Karte.
Altitude: Karte: 1,700 m

Day 5 : To Chame
Initially, walking right to the Dudh Khola we pass through narrow village and cover rocky trail. Then trough rhododendron forest, we arrive at Koto. It's an hour walk to Chame from Koto. It is also the district headquarter of Manang District. You might enjoy views of Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna during this trip.
Altitide: Chame: 2,630 m

Day 6 : To Pisang
Next day, we cross barley fields, apple orchards, mountain passes, hamlets, and arrive at Bratang Village. Initially, passing through narrow and steep valley, we cross bridges over raging rivers. Then we have to ascend the uphill to Pisang enjoying views of Gangapurna Glacier, Mt. Annapurna II, and other mystic peaks. It is a 5-6 hours trek today. Stay overnight at Pisang.
Altitude: Pisang: 3,190 m

Day 7 : To Manang
The top range of Manag is dry—this is where we continue our trek. The north and south routes diverge both leading to Manag from Pisang. We shall choose south route and along with Marsyangdi River, we pass Ghyaru and Mungji. We reach Manang through Bryanga Village. We shall spend the night at Manang.
Altitude: Manang: 3,500 m

Day 8 : To Letdar
Our beginning trek starts with ascending Thorong La Pass. Parting away from the Marshyangdi Valley, we ascend via Tenki which is 120 meters above Manang. Passing through barberry and juniper forest, meadows, stream of Chulu West, we arrive at a large pasture. It is as we cross Jarsang Khola Valley that we reach Letdar. Overnight at Letdar.
Altitude: 4,250 m

Day 9 : To Thorung Phedi
Next day, before beginning our downhill climb, we ascend for a while over a ridge. Then we pass through a wooden bridge, and start climbing at the right side. A steeply slope awaits us ahead. After covering this, we descend to Thorung Phedi. It usually takes 4 hour to cover today's trek. We might reach High Camp, provided we have time and aren't exhausted.
Altitude: Thorung Phedi: 4,500 m

Day 10 : To Muktinath
We will cross Thorung La Pass and descend through an ancient downhill trail. Then we ascend uphill for around four hours. This trek can be little complex as the altitude and snow might be problematic. But, after we reach at the top, the panoramic view arrests our heart. Then through Jhong Khola Valley, we shall descend to Muktinath. This place holds religious importance to Hindu and Buddhists. Overnight at Muktinath.
Altitude: Muktinath: 3,800 m

Day 11 : To Jomsom
Next day, we shall pass through Jharkot and Khingar, Kagbeni to arrive at Jomsom. Throughout the trek, Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri shall overlook us. There will be some wonderful monasteries on our way to Jomsom; and walking along the bank of Kali Gandaki River will be worth remembering. Jomsom is the district headquarter. We shall spend our night at Jomsom.
Altitude: 2,713 m

Day 12 : Return flight to Pokhara
It usually takes 20 minutes to Pokhara from Jomsom over the flight. Most probably, we will have a morning flight schedule. After reaching Pokhara, we might explore this city a bit; as long as our legs and body have proper rest and energy to bear some more exhaustion. Overnight at Pokhara.
Altitude: Pokhara (827 m (2,713 ft)

Day 13 : Back to Kathmandu
After breakfast in the morning, we shall drive back to Kathmandu. It usually takes somewhere around 7 hours. Furthermore, this drive also grants opportunity to view the highways of Nepal and nearby settlements. We shall take you to your hotel, where you can have rest. We will invite you at the Farewell dinner.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 14 : Departure
This is the day you return back to your country. We shall drop you at the airport with sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall say our goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your hometown.
Start Date
End Date
Availability
Price
 
Start Date
05th Mar, 2018
End Date
20th Mar, 2018
Availability
OPENED
Price
USD $1,600
 
Start Date
25th Mar, 2018
End Date
05th Apr, 2018
Availability
OPENED
Price
USD $1,600
 

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: $1600
Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-10
Maximum Access : Thorongla pass 4516m.
Starts From : Beshisahar
Ends at : Nayapul

Trip Highlights

One of the best places Pokhara 
Ethnic Gurung culture
Actravtive Landscape
Thorongla pass 
Panoramic view of popular Mountains 

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Posted By Jasmin G The best guide and Trekking company in Nepal!
I was lucky to meet Ganesh when I was traveling in Nepal in October 2017. I went on the Annapurna Basecamp trekking with him and his porter Noresh for 11 days. Before we started the trek I had a lot of questions and Ganesh would always answer all of them patientely and immediately. We met 1 day before the trek and all the questions were answered and we were ready to go. Everything was well organized and also during the trek everything was perfect.... Read More

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