Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Opened to foreigners since 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as one of the best trekking routes of Nepal that offers you an experience to cherish for lifetime. The trek is unique as it covers altitudes from 900m to 5416m (Throng- La Pass touching the border of Tibetan plateau) in just over 300 km where you can enjoy an unusually wide range of climatic zones from tropic to arctic in a short time.

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you to the captivating view of Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak seen at close quarters. Numerous peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Besisahar or BhulBhule in Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest river gorge. It consists of four regions – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi passing through and crosses two different river valley.

The trail is famous for splendid forests, amazing waterfalls and majestic cliffs. One of the amazing thing about this trek is that you also get to see and rejoice cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Buddhist culture of Mananag Valley and lower Mustang with ethnic cultures like Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Lama and Thakalis. Throughout the walk, you can enjoy the regular contact with friendly villagers from different ethnic groups and get dazzled by ever-changing panoramas of some of the world’s most magnificient mountain scenery up close.

This trek also follows the ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. The breathtaking, majestic Himalayan scenery can mesmerize anyone at just one glance, captures you at the moment and you will forget not only all your weariness of the journey but also the stress of the modern life your living. The highest point of this trek is Throng-La pass at 5416m.For a convenient journey to cross the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. So, take a break from your modern busy lifestyle, breathe in the lap of Himalayas and fall in love with the nature.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar
Day 04: Besisahar to Chame
Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 06: Pisang to Manang: 6 – 7 hours
Day 07: Manang: Acclimatization day
Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 12: Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani by Jeep
Day 13: Drive from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours, Trek in Ghorepani
Day 14: Trekking from Ghorepani to Ghandruk, Overnight in Ghorepani
Day 15: Trekking from Ghorepani to Pokhara via Nayapul, Overnight in pokhara
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
Day 17: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • 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
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Leaf Holiday’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment
  • International flight
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide,porter and driver

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 17 Days

Price : 1225 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Activities : trekking,climbing , hiking & sightseeing

Transportation : flight, car & jeep

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu

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