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Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most stunningly beautiful trekking routes. You can see the captivating scenery and landscape on your first-day trek. The trail winds up to the tallest mountains and villages. You also experience diverse climatic zones (tropical to alpine climate). What can amaze you the most on this trip, is the living style of local people and their hospitality. It will be your life-time experience you ever did in your life.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is the world-class classic walk. It combines scenery and cultural diversity exploration. Your trek starts from Besisahar (anti-clockwise) and passes through Maryshyandi Valley. The beautiful scenery and the amazing landscape make your travel more fun. You cross the highest point Thorang La (5,416m) and enter to Kali Gandaki Valley. The valley has a desert-like climate and the Tibetan style scenery. If you have some extra days, you can have some side trips at Manang, Muktinath, and Jomsom. You can escape from the normal crowd and get your body acclimatized as well. The side excursion is worth exploring.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is long, tiring and physically and mentally tough. It sounds daunting but trusts us your trip will be very rewarding. When you finish your trip, you will miss those moments. You will think of travelling amidst beautiful mountains & villages. You will recall the time when you had a cup of coffee together enjoying nature’s beauty with your loved one. You will get amazed & recall the time crossing over Thorang La with great effort. All those achievements, moments & memories are the greatest treasure you have collected. It was only possible because of your seer effort on this beautiful trip.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
3 Hours Before Flight Time
While entering the border of Nepal, you see the Terai Plain and everlasting green hills. The Himalayas at the horizon smile over your arrival in Nepal. After custom clearance, proceed toward the arrival terminal (gate). Our company’s representative receives you and transfers to the hotel as assigned.
The exploration of Kathmandu valley starts after taking breakfast. You will visit some of the ancient UNESCO heritage which is an important destination. Our tour guide will take you to Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings to explore. This temple is the holiest destination on Earth for Hindu. The temple’s architecture is a masterpiece to behold. After this, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal. After exploration, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the monkey temple of Nepal. These two stupas are the pious destination for Buddhists. The vibes you get from these places are unworldly and divine. As time goes by, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares in the valley. From here, we can walk up to the Thamel market if we have some shopping left to do for trekking.
After having breakfast, you drive to Besi Sahar. The drive to Besi Sahar is like escaping from concrete jungle Kathmandu. You can see beautiful mountainscapes and mountain villages. The Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River flow side by side to the highway. The mountain villages and small local market on the way excite your journey to Besi Sahar. From Besi Sahar, you drive to Syange on the bumpy road by local transportation.
After breakfast, our first trek starts to Tal. The trail continues through the bank of Marsyandi River. On the way, you can see beautiful cascading waterfalls. The amazing landscape keeps opening throughout the trek. As soon as we reach the Tal, we enter the Manang district. Tal is the first settlement of Manang district which lies in the bank of Marsyangdi River. This is one of the most beautiful villages on the trek.
Having breakfast, we trek toward Bagarchhap; our next stopover. We follow our trekking trails continuously to Dharapani. Dharapani is a meeting point for Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit trek. The nature setting and vegetation starts to change as we ascend towards. Bagarchhap is a settlement established by locals for business purposes. From here, you get the first glimpse of Mt Manaslu.
The smooth trail continues for 15 minutes from Bagabrchhap then ascending trail begins. We take a break at Thanchok for Lunch. In October, we can taste a sweet apple. We trek to Koto where the trek split for Nar Phu (restricted trekking area). We trek further to Chame. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang district. From here, you can see beautiful Lamjung Himal.
After breakfast, we continue our trekking journey through the Marsyangdi River valley. At Bratang, there is Apple Farm, where special kinds of Apple are grown. The local people brought the apple trees from Italy and are sweet. We continue our trek and stop at Dhikur Pokhari for Lunch. From Dhikur Pokhara, you can see an amazingly beautiful mountainscape. We continuously walk through the road and reach Lower Pisang. Lower Pisang is a beautiful settlement near the bank of Marshyandi River. From here, get the view of Pisang Peak.
We take rest for a while then visit Upper Pisang for exploration. From the top of Upper Pisang, you can see Annapurna II & IV. Explore the village and return to Lower Pisang for overnight.
We follow the road and reach Humde. At Humde, there is a shut-down airport to observe. The road continues to Braga. There is the oldest Buddhist monastery, Braga Monastery, which is more than 500 years old. We explore Braga Village and continue our journey to Manang. Manang is another beautiful settlement where you can taste typical Tibetan style food. This is a last big settlement in Manang District in Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Today, we trek to Gangapurna Lake after breakfast. Gangapurna Lake is a beautiful lake formed by Gangapurna Glacier. Here we can see a series of mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, etc. After exploring the area we return to Manang.
In Manang, we explore the village. There is an old museum where we can observe about Manange People and its culture. There is a mini theatre also which shows the documentary about the Yartung festival.
After breakfast, we leave the Tilicho Lake trail and continue our circuit trek to Yak Kharka. On the way, there is a great chance of seeing wild animals (Blue sheep & Musk deer). Enroute, we see Chulu East and Tilicho Peak. We reach Yak Kharka and rest. Yak Kharka is grassland where we can see Yaks and Mules grazing.
After breakfast, we climb slowly to Ledar. Between Ledar to Thorang Phedi, there is a place called Landslide. The rocks fall without prior notice at this place. We have to take extra care while traversing this place. After reaching Thorang Phedi, we take enough rest. Well, get acclimatize to your body to prevent AMS.
Today, we have our breakfast early in the morning. We arrange some snacks and packed lunch as there will be no further human settlement today. We ascend slowly to Thorang La and acclimatize the body. Thorang La is the highest pass in the world and crossing over is the difficult task to do in this trek. From Thorang La, we can see Thorang Peak and Mustang valley. The onward journey is descending until we reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred destination for both Hindu and Buddhist.
After breakfast, we trek down to Kagbeni and explore the village. The trail to Upper Mustang splits at Kagbeni. Leaving behind the beautiful Kagbeni village, we continue our trek to Jomsom along the Kaligandaki River. At Jomsom, high velocity of wind flows making it difficult to trek afternoon. Jomsom is well facilitated with modern amenities. There is an airport that operates a daily flight to Pokhara. Explore the town and rest.
After breakfast, we drive to Tatopani. We take public transportation to reach the destination. The road is bumpy and runs along the Kaligandaki River. On the way, there is a beautiful waterfall, Rupse Waterfall and the deepest valley, Dana. We reach to Tatopani where we take bath on natural hot spring. We let our bodies get energized while taking a bath.
After having breakfast, we cross the Kaligandaki River through the suspension bridge. Then start an upward journey. On the way, we can see various scattered villages. You can also see the beautiful point peaks like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri & Tukuche. We reach Sikha after climbing many more stone stairs. Sikha is a beautiful Magar settlement.
Today, the trek to Ghorepani is long and less steep than yesterday. We walk through forested wood and the trails have stone steps. We enjoy our journey while looking at nature. We recall our journey to comfort ourselves to forget the pain. We endure and continue to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a little bustling village. There are lots of hotels and shops.
The very early morning at dawn, we trek to Poonhill for about 45 minutes. Poonhill is a famous viewpoint for sunrise. This is a major touristic destination for trekkers who trek in the Annapurna region. As the sunrays kiss the Annapurna and Hiuchuli, you get to indulge in the moments of happiness. Capture the moments and we return to Ghorepani. We have our breakfast and trek down to Tikhedhunga. There are many stone steps at Ulleri. We descend slowly so we won’t trip down. Tikhedhunga is just below the Ulleri’s steps.
After breakfast, we trek alongside the Modi River. The greenery and rice terrace is beautiful on the way. We reach the Nayapul, the starting point for Annapurna Trek. We drive to Pokhara and rest day.
After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu retracing the same route. We enjoy the natural landscape and scenery on the way.
Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the flight time.
In this travel package, we arrange transport facilities for Arrival & Departure depending upon the group size. For sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, we arrange a good vehicle. The Drop Facility to Syange and Pickup facility from Nayapul is within this package. The vehicle will be nice and clean for transfer. During trek transfer, we provide 4WD transport as the ride is rough & bumpy.
In the case of extra transportation arrangements (leaving the trek earlier from the group or other destinations not mentioned), you are responsible for an extra cost.
The accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara is in the 3-star hotel on a BB basis. During the trek, each night you stay on tea house/guesthouse run by local communities. Most of the tea houses are basic yet comfortable. The room is on a sharing basis with two beds. You will have a common hall for your meal & relaxing. In some places, the washroom (toilet) during the trek is the Squat toilet and used as sharing one.
We are not responsible for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara or other destinations. You might have to take extra night accommodation due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek, or due to any other reasons than the scheduled itinerary. You have to bear the cost of crew members as well as yours for meal & accommodation if you have to take an extra day in the trek.
You are travelling to the Annapurna Region and require permits for the trip. The permits required during the Annapurna Circuit Trek are;
1. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit
2. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
At Kathmandu & Pokhara, Breakfast is from the hotel side while the guest has to arrange Lunch and Dinner on their own. At the same time, it is the best chance to explore Nepali style food in Nepali Restaurants. On request, the Lunch & Dinner is served. Farewell dinner will be served on behalf of Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
The meal during the Ghorepani Muldai Viewpoint Trek will be a simple and authentic Nepalese style. The breakfast and the dinner will be served at the tea house where you are staying overnight, and the lunch will be served on the way. We carry packed Lunch & Snack while trekking from Thorang Phedi to Thorang La, as there is no settlement in between. The meals provided are fresh, organic and locally grown vegetables. We don’t recommend having non-veg items (meats & dairy) during the trek, as they are not hygienic & healthy. Consumption of alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items & hot chocolate are bad during high altitude trek. All the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be in the package during the trek.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is moderate. You descend and ascend slowly while taking rest. It is not necessary your body condition should be in top-notched. But the trek will be easier and successful if you could walk 5-6 hours per day. Beware of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while trekking. There is gain in altitude and your body must be well acclimatized. We will pay extra attention while crossing Thorang La. This is the highest pass during our trek. To have the stabilized stamina, attitude and determination you can have a week-long walking practice before your trek day. If you have any critical problems like heart diseases, blood cancer, lungs problem, and other life-threatening diseases, please consult your doctor before trekking and take necessary measures. You must inform any kind of such complication to Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. as well.
The best time to experience Annapurna Circuit Trek will be in Autumn (September–November) and Spring (March-May). This is the best time to explore the unexplored terrain and the climatic condition is favorable. The weather will be warm, clean and sunny with an incredible view of mountains and hills on the horizon. During spring, different colours of Rhododendron cover the forest region. The winter season (December–February) is cold for trekking. Snow might be an obstacle on the journey. The summer/monsoon season (June–August) is also favorable for trekking yet the trail is slippery. Be prepared for rainfall.
Tipping is solely a traveller’s choice, be more or less entirely their perception. The wages provided to Guide(s) & Porter(s) for the trek are basic wage which will be used for meals & accommodation. Normally, tips are offered at the end of the trek or end of the whole trip. The amount to give is decided by the group depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. In Nepalese culture, tipping is the way to express your happiness about the trip and our service quality. Our company crews; Guide(s), Porter(s) & driver(s) are always there for you to take care and make your trip success – the trip of a lifetime experience.
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker. Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage for your trek. One porter will carry the bags of two guests. The combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We are travelling to higher altitudes and should think about porters as well. So, we never overload our porters. You should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you have to leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Lets Trip Nepal Adventure store for free and it’ll be completely safe.
Your trekking trail goes to the remote destinations of Nepal. Most of the places don’t have a good health center or even medicine at a time. So, you have to carry the necessary medicine and think about travel safety. Our, guide(s) and porter(s) will not be responsible for bad health hazards due to the use of any medicine. They are only responsible to make your treks successful and give guidance during the trip.
We try our 100% effort to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. We guaranteed you to give 100% service to your payment. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances; like a landslide, flood, snowfall, political unrest, flight cancellation, sickness or accident, etc., the overall itinerary might get affected. We will not be responsible for such changes. The guests will have to bear any extra costing of self as well as the guide & the porters.
We have got a wide range of packages for our valued guests. The package starts from Kathmandu and ends up to various well-known destinations of Nepal as well as restricted areas too. If you are looking for any extreme and customized trek you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are at your service 24/7.