Annapurna Circuit Trek: Fact, Cost, Guide and Itinerary

Trekking through the green foothills and Kali Gandaki valley during the Annapurna circuit trekking resemble the world class trip. The glorious snow peaked sceneries of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range offers the heavenly sensation, contrastingly add the adventure experience to ascend the Thorong Pass (5416m), which stand as the highest Himalayan pass of the world. The variations of the windswept trail and combining antique valleys enhance to do the magnificent trip.

 

Beautiful Taal village on the Round Annapurna Trail

 

Dotted with the indigenous villages and predominance of Buddhist cultural scenarios are reflected with the prayer flag fluttered throughout the trek. The rest day in Manang affords the breathtaking sceneries of the culturally loaded Tibetan Buddhist heritages. Acclimatization hike fills the energy of exploration and to adapt in the higher altitude. Crossing the technical Thorong La with the glance of airborne Himalayan peaks, you adjoin with the mystical sensation in Muktinath, which is regarded as the goddess to avoid the sins committed in the lifetime. The feelings of walking on the Tibetan plateau rise while the trek heads along the Kali Gandaki valley and Jomsom. Natural hot spring in the Tatopani village removes the weariness, which is also regarded the natural cure for various skin diseases. Trek through the rhododendron forest to the renowned Poon Hill gradually leads the trek to the ending dot in Nayapul.

 

Amazing view of the snowy peak with a sunrise

 

 

Thorong La Pass (5416 meters) in Annapurna Region

 

Rounding the anti-clockwise route in Annapurna circuit trek has been highly demanded trekking in the Annapurna region. Lodges with basic accommodation facility and hygiene dining assist for the successful trip. Please, contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for the detailed information about Round Annapurna Trek, guidance and management.   

 

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Trip facts of Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Duration: 18 Day

Trip Grade: Challenging

Max. Altitude: 5416 Mt.

Accommodation: Tea house/local lodge

Meals: Full board meal in the trekking

Transportation: Flight (optional) and drive

Group size: 1-15 people

 

Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Views of Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Manaslu.
  • Indigenous culture and lifestyle.
  • Thorong Pass and Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Manang and Muktinath
  • Poon Hill

 

Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal

 

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m).

Welcome to Nepal. Our company representative receives you at the Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest, we brief you about the upcoming itinerary. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu tour.

It is a day of guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You can visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stups, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath temple. They are UNESCO listed world heritage sites. After the sightseeing, you prepare for the trekking. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive to Chamje (1330m).

The first day of the trek, it is a long driving from Kathmandu to Chamje. Initiating with the fascination of the Trishuli valleys and the second half includes the Marshyangdi valley. Besisahar, on its way was a gateway of this trek for a long time and a district centre of the Lamjung district. The tiring road drive ends in Chamje. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1960m).

The first day of our trekking, today we cross the barley and corn fields and on the other side, we trek through the rhododendron forests. Passing the Tal village and viewing some of the beautiful waterfalls, we reach to our campsite at Dharapani. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 5: Dharapani to Chame (2630m). 

We begin our trek after breakfast, crossing the forested ridge and landslide areas. Stunning views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Lamjung Himal entice us and provoke us for the long trip. Chame is our campsite today. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 6: Chame to Pisang (3300m).

Crossing the narrow valley through the steep trail, we can see the rock face of Paguna danda. Annapurna II and the Pisang peak stunningly spy the trekkers with their ever keeping smile. Heading gradually towards the Manang valley and its dry grazing land, we reach to Pisang village, beneath the stunning Pisang peak. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 7: Pisang to Manang (3540m).

Heading across the conifer forest and barren landscape above the Marshyangdi valley, the commanding route leads us to the historic village of Manang, surpassing the Braga Manang. Between them, the centuries old monasteries and Chhortens reflect the cultural bond with Tibet for the long time and its influence. Manang is our campsite today. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 8: Acclimatization day.

This is a fine day on the Annapurna circuit trek. After breakfast, we set out for a refreshing hiking in the vicinity of Gangapurna Lake and tiny Khare monastery. The remarkable and unmistakable contour of Manaslu and the surrounding entice us. Exploring the Tibetan lifestyle and antique cultural offerings around the Manang village conduct the worth of spending a rest day at Manang. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m).

Heading through the outline of Manang, we encounter with the giant peaks of Annapurna III and Gangapurna. It is relatively a soft day and crossing the Josang valley, we reach to our today’s campsite-Yak Kharka. It is a pasture land of the alpine cattle. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4425m).

A shorter walk to Thorong Phedi is relatively exhausting. At the foot of the giant Thorong La Pass, Thorong Phedi remains with the dilapidated shelters. We reach earlier and prepare for the upcoming big day to cross the highest Himalayan pass of the world. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 11: Cross the Thorung La pass (5416m) and descend to Muktinath (3800m).

Getting unsurpassed views from the gruelling trail is just across the imagination. It is today, the challenging day of this trekking. We start our trek early in the morning to capture our pace of hiking. The first section of the trip is a steep ascent up to the summit of the Thorung pass. The views of Lamjung Himalayas, Annapurna, Manaslu and the vicinity are awe-inspiring. It is a place to view the entire Annapurna range and we descend through the steep descent to Muktinath. It’s a weary day for us to ascend and descend pretty longer than the usual walk. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2760m).

A long walk through the dramatic sceneries leads you to the district centre- Jomsom. Tibetan culture has been flourishing here that can be proven by the windy flags and Tibetan style settlements. The lunar-like landscape dominate the trekking trail, which is windy at the daytime. Thakali people have done hoteliers whose kitchen items are popular worldwide. Reach to Jomsom and rest. O/N at lodge.

Day 13: Drive to Tatopani (1190m) by local bus/private jeep.

It takes two days walk if we trek to Tatopani but it is a day trip by driving. It is an adventurous drive with the incredible views of the gorge and the vicinity of the Kali Gandaki River. Tatopani is literally hot water. There, we can have a natural hot spring bath, which is regarded to be an utmost cure for the skin diseases. O/N at lodge.

Day 14:  Tatopani to Ghorepani (2880m).

With an early commence, we pass the Deurali and detour to Ghorepani to adjoin the Poon Hill. From the trail, we can view the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and Himchuli. On the bosom of rhododendron forest, Ghorepani welcomes you with the traditional huts and flowery open heart. O/N at lodge.

Day 15: Ghorepani-Poon Hill to  Tikhedhunga.

Early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill for the golden view of the sunrise. It is located at 3210 meters altitude. The trail goes through the rhododendron forest and the stone steps lead you to the panoramic site to enjoy the Himalayan wonders of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and others. Then descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek further to Tikhedhunga via Ulleri. O/N at lodge.

 

Day 16:  Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

The last trekking day of the Annapurna circuit, we walk gradually to the ending point-Nayapul. After check out from the ACAP counter, we drive to Pokhara, which is about an hour. Enjoy the evening with your desired dinner. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu.

From Pokhara, we drive to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. It takes about 6-7 hrs with the pristine views of the forest and terraced farmlands. You can see the rafting boats in the Marshyangdi and Trishuli River in spring. After the bus journey, transfer to the hotel. Last evening in Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 18: Departure.

Concluding the Annapurna Circuit trekking, representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you at the airport for the final departure. Farewell to you.

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