Annapurna Circuit Trek
The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.
Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.
The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m/2723ft). Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1560m/5118ft). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Chamje to Dhararpani (1810m/5938ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Dharapani to Chame(2725m/8940ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
Chame to Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Pisang to Manang(3500m/11483ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house,
Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house,
Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house,
Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4441m/14570ft) walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m/17769ft). Walking 8:30, O/N at guest house,
Drive to Tatopani( 1110m/3636ft). Driving 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house,
Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) to trek to Tadapani( 2520m/8316ft) Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. Walking 5 hours and drive for an hour, O/N at hotel at 3 stars,
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. O/N at Hotel,
After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.
Note of above Itinerary: O/N = Over Night, B & B = Bed & Breakfast, BLD = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Please note that the above trekking times and distances are approximate.
Cloud and turbulent weather are regular phenomena along the Himalayan range. It is therefore possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more.
Fortunately this does not happen very often during the high seasons of March to May or September to November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek, before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.