Annapurna circuit trek has developed as an elaborate and extended take on the Annapurna region,not only exploring the beauty of Annapurna but also the of the beyond. Annapurna Circuit trek takes 17 days commencing from Beshishahar, the headquarters of Lamjung connecting Bahundada, the place of origin of the Brahmins of Nepal with Manaslu Trek at Dharapani.
The trek takes a rest at the rain shadow district of the Annapurna Region at Manang. You will find it rewarding to have a taste of the world’s best apple pie and a 600 year old monastery waiting for you before reaching Manang, a Buddhist themed village with stone built flat roofed houses with people full of love, compassion, tradition and culture at its best. After two days from Manang, the trek will reach at Phedi, where having rest for a day, will start very early in the morning on the most precarious part of the trek, The Thorong La pass which is not a walk in the park, because the first hour is a steep ascent, the trail leads robustly straight up with few switchbacks, disguised by false summits that almost breaks the heart. However the end of the crossing of this adventurous pass can be marked by the welcoming prayer flags that can only be witnessed from 50 yards to the end having descended more than 1700 meters during this crossing.
The other side of the crossing is dramatic like the shuffling of scenes in a movie as the theme changes from buddhist to hinduism upon reaching Mustang, the forbidden kingdom of ancient caves, old forts dating as back as 7-8th century, lies a sacred pilgrimage of the Hindus and buddhist, the Muktinath (place of salvation).
Going past dry mountains with snow covered mountain tops on the backdrop following the beautiful terrain of Kali Gandaki overcoming windy afternoons, the trek finally reaches Jomsom leaving the beautiful village of Kagbeni behind, knowing that you have recollected enough memories for one lifetime. We then head towards the deepest gorge of the world-to the east Annapurna I rises (8091m) and to the west Dhaulagiri (8167m) comforting the aching body with the hot springs, leaving the dry barren landscape walking through pine, juniper and cypres forest.
The final part of the trek, however,is a sting to the tail, is one day steep climb to Ghorepani, leading onto Poon Hill the next day where the fantastic view of the mountains lurking around us. The trek finally rests in the city of lakes-Pokhara, where it seems you have just travelled through worlds to find the woe’s of civilization jumping right at you.
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Annapurna Circuit Trek
Day 1. Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2. Drive to Beshisahar and trek to Bulbule
Day 3. Bulbule to Jagat
Day 4. Jagat to Dharapani
Day 5. Dharapani to Chame
Day 6. Chame to Pisang
Day 7. Pisang to Manang (Ghyru, Ngawal)
Day 8. Acclimatiztion day at Manang
Day 9. Manang to Yak-kharka
Day 10. Yak kharka to Thorang Fedi
Day 11. Thorang Fedi , Thorang-la to Muktinath
Day 12. Muktinath to Kagbeni via Dzong
Day 13. Kagbeni to Marpha
Day 14. Marpha to Larjung
Day 15. Larjung to Ghasa
Day 16. Ghasa to Tatopani
Day 17. Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 18. Ghorepani to Birethati
Day 19. Birethati to Pokhara
Day 20. Flight to Kathmandu
Day 21. Final Departure
Duration 21 days: (3 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night Pokhara,16 nights tea houses )
Note: The above itinerary can be designed according to your holiday. For further information please contact us.
Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara B/B plan
Arrival and Departure transfers
Twin sharing rooms / Tent accommodation (if necessary)
Accommodations in tea houses Full board
National Park Entry Fee, Necessary trekking permits and documents
First aid kit, PAC bag
Trekking guide, Climbing guides / Asst guides & Porters
Food, Insurance and salary for trekking staffs
Your travel insurance.
Lunch / Dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses (All Drinks, shopping)
Tour guide including entree fee.
Tips for the staffs (expected but not compulsory).
Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary.
Stunning views of Annapurna’s, Dhaulagiri and Niligiri and several other peaks.
Crossing Thorang la pass marked by prayer flags.
Stay in teahouse and lodges.
Walk through rhododendron and pine forests. Explore the temples in Muktinath, Apples, brandy and apple cider of Marpha. Relax in the hot spring.
Worlds deepest gorge and the views from poon hill. Flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.