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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: Drive to Khudi (800m/2,624ft): 7- 8 hours

Day 04: Khudi to Sirung (2200m/7216 ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 05: Sirung to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 09: Pisang to Manang : 6 – 7 hours

Day 10: Manang: Acclimatization day

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 4-5 hours

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 – 5 hours

Day 15: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 – 8 hours

Day 18: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 – 7 hours

Day 19: Tadapani to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: five to six hours trek,1 hour drive

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours

Day 21: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star 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 (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • 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

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 21 Days

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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