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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration 24 days
Grading difficult
Altitude Height 5416M.

Posted By
Jan Zagora
One to very successful trek with Gokarna and his staff, this time to Annapurna Base Camp. Not as demanding and risky as Kanchenjunga, some parties suitable even as a family outing, with amazing views and comfortable accommodation. Completed with a week in beautiful Pokhara with a trek in surrounding area... Read More
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Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most fascinating treks in the Annapurna Region. It is a bit challenging trek with a rewarding view of Annapurna IV, III, II, Mt. Manasalu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Throng Peak, Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many other snow capped peaks, unique landscapes and cultures. Our trip to Annapurna Circuit trek start from a scenic drive to Bulbule which is 195 km from Kathmandu. In a clear weather during the drive to trekking starting point in Bulbule we can see Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Range and many residential villages and rice fields. Thorong La Pass (5416m) is the highest point of this adventure trek. During this trip you have an opportunity to explore with local culture, traditions and the daily life of people in western part of Nepal.  If you are keen on participating in an adventure and rewarding trek in Nepal, you will surely not be disappointed choosing this trip.  The highlight of this trip is the route from Pisang to Muktinath from where you can see the closest view of mountains, a variety of fauna and flora and Buddhist cultural monuments like stupas, chortens, and monasteries. Once we reach Manag we will have an acclimatization day which we will use for a local excursion. This is going to be one of the best days in your trip too.  The higher we go from Manang towards Thorong La Pass, the less human settlements we pass on our way.  Once you reach Throng Phedi or High Camp, you will find it already demanding but still you will feel it is worth doing due to the amazing surroundings.  Finally, the day to Muktinath from Throng Phedi or High Camp is a pretty long and the most challenging day of this trip but the amazing nature and the mountains always inspire you to keep going to the high pass of 5416m. After getting to Muktinath you will see completely different landscapes of Mustang - a desert part of Nepal. Depending on the length of your holiday, you can end the trip by flying from Jomsom to Pokhara or take a bus directly from Muktinath to Pokhara. However, the road isn’t very smooth for a drive. It is recommended either to take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or to take a short circuit trek towards Poon Hill as mentioned in our itinerary. Getting to Poon Hill after this circuit trek and watching the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill (3210 m) is a nice and, frankly speaking unique ending of this adventure trip – just like the icing on the cake!

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Day 01:       Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m), pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner in the evening (D)
Day 02:       Drive to Bulbule (840 m, 6 hrs) and trek to Nadi Bazar (940 m, 45 minutes) (B, L, D)
Day 03:       Trek to Jagat (1300 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 04:       Trek to Dharapani (1860 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 05:       Trek to Chame (2670 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 06:       Trek to Pisang (3200 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 07:       Trek to Manang (3540 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 08:       Acclimatization day at Manang, hike to Chonger view point and Gangapurna Lake (B, L, D)
Day 09:       Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 10:       Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 11:       Crossing the Throngla Pass (5416 m) to Muktinath (3760 m, 7-8 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 12:       Trek to Kagbeni (2800 m, 3-4 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 13:       Trek to Marpha Village ( 2670 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 14:       Trek to Kalopani (2530 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 15:       Trek to Tatopani (1190 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 16:       Trek to Ghorepani (2860 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 17:       Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) to see the sunrise and a panoramic view of mountain range and after breakfast trek to Tikhedhunga (1520 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Day 18:       Trek to Nayapool (1070 m, 4 hrs) and drive back to Pokhara (B, L)
Day 19:       Sightseeing in Pokhara, visit to the Davis fall, Gupteshowor cave, Tibetan refugee camp and International mountain museum and free afternoon (B)
Day 20:       Drive or fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Day 21:       Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)
Day 22:       Sightseeing in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (B)
Day 23:       Free day in Kathmandu for souvenir shopping or leisure, farewell dinner in the evening (B,D)
Day 24:       Departure day, transfer to the international airport (B)
B - breakfast, L- lunch, D - dinner
The cost is inclusive of:
  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room including breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private transport for airport transfers, Kathmandu-Bulbule, Nayapool-Pokhara-Kathmandu, sightseeing
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during trek
  • Trekking permits - Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • English speaking local guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max. luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge
The cost is exclusive of:
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa Fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  •  Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.
  • Other services not mentioned as included in the price

Trip Facts

Duration: 24 days
Accomodation: hotel+teahouse
Seasons : Oct-Dec & Mar-May
Type: difficult
Maximum height : 5416 M.
Type of Transport : Private transport
No. of Pax : min. 1
Starts From : Bulbule
Ends at : Nayapool

Client's Voice

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