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Annapurna Circuit Trekking



Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the most popular and most widely travelled trekking itinerary in the Annapurna region of Nepal which is located in the Western part of the country. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a wonderful opportunity for the visiting tourists to learn and explore more about the fascinating region of Annapurna and also get the experience of trekking in Nepal. It is by far the most enchanting and popular trekking itineraries in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna region is crowded for the most part of the year as the visiting tourists come here to enjoy the adventures of trekking in Nepal and also to enjoy the natural sightseeing in the world famous region. Also known as Annapurna Circuit-Thorong La Trekking, the itinerary with the Emerging Nepal lasts for around twenty days during the course of which the visiting tourists can witness the beauty of the Annapurna region and also witness the grandeur of Thorong-La and the holy shrine of Muktinath. Annapurna region is popular not just inside the country but also outside the nation.

The Hindu temple of Muktinath which is located at around 3700 meters of altitude, the Valley of Manang and the places like Jomsom and Ghorepani are some of the major attractions of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The holy shrine of Muktinath is of large importance and significance to the Hindu pilgrims as thousands of them come every year to the region of Mustang to worship the shrine at Muktinath temple. The adventures of trekking and the opportunities of natural sightseeing are supreme in the Circuit trekking and this is also one of the reasons behind the immense popularity of the Annapurna Circuit trekking. And during the return journey, the trekkers will come across popular places of the region like Ghorepani, Tatopani known for the natural hot water spring, among other places and regions.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking with the Thorong-La Pass begins with a scenic drive from the Capital City of Kathmandu to the town of Bhulbhule. It will take around seven hours to reach the village town of Bhulbhule which is the starting point of the trekking. The maximum elevation the trekkers will come across during the trekking is around 4500 meters of altitude. During the 21-day long trekking, the visiting foreigners and trekkers will get to know the true beauty of the Annapurna region of Nepal.
 
Outline Itinerary 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (7hrs) (840m)
Day 04: Trek to Ghermu (6hrs) (1100m)
Day 05: Trek to Tal (6hrs) (1700m)
Day 06: Trek to Chame (6hrs) (2670m)
Day 07: Trek to Pisang (5hrs) (3200m)
Day 08: Trek to Manang (5hrs) (3540m)
Day 09: Rest day in Manang
Day 10: Trek to Letdar (4hrs) (4200m)
Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (3hrs) (4450m)
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (7hrs) (3800m)
Day 13: Trek to Jomosom (5hrs) (2710m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (6hrs) 2530m
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (6hrs) (1190m)
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani  (7hrs ) (2750m)
Day 17: Trek to Tikhedhunga (5hrs) (1470m)
Day 18: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu
Costs included in the price:
1. Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
2. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as mentioned in the itinerary. 
3. Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
4. All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5. Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
6. Flight or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Flight or Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
7. Drive to Nayapul
8. Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
10. Inclusive of government tax. 
11. Official expenses
12. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
13. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee.

Costs excluded in the price:
1. All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory)
3. International airfares and airport departure tax
4. Visa fees
5. Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
6. Personal trekking equipments
7. Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
8. Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
You will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
On the second day of the itinerary package, you will be engaged in the sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. After finishing breakfast at the Hotel in the morning, you will begin the sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and enjoying the ancient art and architecture of the monuments. Likewise, the tourists can also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple and also the Bouddhanath Stupa which are important destinations for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. You will return back to the Hotel in the evening.

Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (7hrs) (840m)
On the third day of the itinerary, you will take a drive from the Capital City of Kathmandu to Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung district. The drive will take around six hours and you will enjoy the scenic drive along the banks of Trishuli River. After reaching Besisahar, you will again take another short drive to Bhulbhule taking only 2 hours in a local jeep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Ghermu (6hrs) (1100m)
The next day, the trekkers will wake up early in the morning and have breakfast before starting the day’s trekking. From Bhulbhule, you will follow the trail from which follows along the village of Dimanche to Ghermu (1,100m). On your way, you can observe the traditional and rural setting of the villages and the villagers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Tal (6hrs) (1700m)
On the following day, the trekkers will be taking a gradual ascend from Ghermu after having tea and breakfast in the morning. Tal is named after the water beside this village. You will reach to the village of Tal in around six hours of walking. You can enjoy the natural sightseeing of the hills and the mountains while walking along the trail. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
 
Day 06: Trek to Chame (6hrs) (2670m)
The next day, you will take a gradual ascend and walk further up from Tal to Chame which is located at an altitude of 2,700 meters of elevation. Chame is a wonderful village with all the facilities like health post, hotels and guesthouses. In Chame, the trekkers will come across Oak and maple trees and forests along with the major Himalayans. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
 
Day 07: Trek to Pisang (5hrs) (3200m)
From Chame, we will walk further up to the village of Pisang (3,200m) after having breakfast in the morning at the guesthouse. For the trek to Pisang we need to go behind the trail throughout vertical and narrow river valley with deep forest on the way. The trekkers will forget the tiredness of the trekking once they reach Pisang as they will be blessed with the mountain views. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Manang (5hrs) (3540m)
On this day you will be trekking to Manang from Pisang. Manang is a wonderful valley which is quite popular amongst the ones who come for Annapurna trekking. For the trek to Manang (3,540m), there consist two trekking trails. Both the routes can be followed. Later there is Jharsang Khola which should be crossed. There is a village of Gurung known as Khangsar where we can find a small monastery and prayer flags. Continue overnight at camp in Khangsar. Stay overnight in a tented camp.
 
Day 09: Rest day in Manang
The next day on Manang will be spent for acclimatization to the higher altitude as it is very important for the trekkers to get used to the rising altitude and the changing conditions. During the day, you can visit monastery in Manang and take a side trip to Gangapurna Lake. Though the day is meant for acclimatization, you can travel around Manang and enjoy the beauty of the valley. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Letdar (4hrs) (4200m)
On the 10th day, you will leave Manang and head towards Letdar. On this day you will be walking for around four hours and cover a distance of around 700 meters. You will climb progressively all the way through Tenki and leave the Marshyangdi Valley. After that, you will be progressing along the way of Jarsang Khola Valley before finally reaching the village of Ledar at 4,200m. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (3hrs) (4450m)
From Letdar, you will then move ahead to the Thorong Phedi. You can choose several routes to reach Phedi and after around three hours of trekking, you will finally reach Thorong Phedi (4450m), the destination of the day. This is the highest elevation you will reach on the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (7hrs) (3800m)
On this day, the trekkers will cross Thorong Phedi and head towards the popular Hindu shrine of Muktinath which is located at an altitude of 3,800 meters. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the holy temple and worship the goddess every year. The walking can be difficult on the day, but you will enjoy the adventure and also the natural beauty of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Jomosom (5hrs) (2710m)
After spending a day at Muktinath temple, you will then descend down to the popular place of Jomsom on the next day. You will down climb for around five hours and finally reach Jomsom which is quite famous amongst the travelers in Annapurna region. Jomsom has very good facilities of hotels and guesthouses. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (6hrs) 2530m
Six hours of trekking from Jomsom will take the trekkers to Kalopani on the 14th day of the itinerary. Upon reaching the village of Kalopani, you will stay overnight at a guesthouse there.

Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (6hrs) (1190m)
For the trek to Tatopani, also called as natural hot water spring, the trekkers will have to walk through the world’s deepest ravine at Kopchepani. Then you will move down from there. Tatopani is the ideal place for taking rest as the trekkers will really feel good after taking dip at the hot water spring. It is also believed that taking dip at Tatopani will cure skin and other diseases. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani  (7hrs ) (2750m)
Leaving Tatopani behind, we will pursue the trail through the stone steps to arrive at the large settlement of Ulleri which is chiefly dominated by Magar community. Escalating uphill through the meadow, we will traverse the rivulet and make our way to Nangethanti. Continuing the trail through Nangethanti will further lead to village at Ghorepani which offers the gratifying views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other peaks. Stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 17: Trek to Tikhedhunga (5hrs) (1470m)
The next day, you will be heading to Tikedhunga from Ghorepani and the trek will take around five hours of walking. Tikedhunga is a beautiful village and it will be the last one before you arrive at Pokhara City.

Day 18: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
A couple of hours of trekking from Tikedhgunga will be enough for the trekkers to reach Nayapul from where you can return to Pokhara via taxi. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you can rest for the remaining time.

Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, you will have breakfast in the morning at the Hotel and then either drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway or take a flight from Pokhara to the Capital city of Kathmandu. If you go by drive, it will take around six hours while if you opt for a flight then you will reach there in 30 minutes. After reaching the Capital, you will be transferred to the Hotel.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
A day before your departure, you will have a free day in Kathmandu. On this day, you can either have a full day of rest at the Hotel or else you can stroll on the streets of Thamel and Basantapur area and buy souvenirs and gifts to your loved ones back home. You can even have the pleasure of rickshaw ride in the Capital. You will return to the Hotel in the evening.

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu
On the final day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will catch a flight back to your home country. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 21 Days
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge
Altitude Height: 4500m.
Seasons: February-June, September-December
Level: Moderate to challenging
Trip Departure: Kathmandu
No. of Pax: 1-30 people
Activities: Trekking
Mode of Travel: Domestic flight, Car, Bus

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