Annapurna circuit trekking has become one of the most Famous Trekking areas in the World since 1977 When it was first opened to Foreign visitors. The reason is simple, the stunning, varied scenery of the area will give you some of the most amazing experiences of your Life. The Anapurna circuit Trekking offers more variety than any other walk of equivalent length and takes us through virtually every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, and the Landscape ranges from sub-tropical through Alpine to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet, at the climax of the Trek there's a formidable 5416-meter pass, the Thorong La, to cross (one of the highest in the World!).
Annapurna circuit trekking is a Lodges-based Trek, so We spend time in Villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different Tribes, both Buddhist and Hindu. Every day brings opportunities to gain an insight into the local Culture and interact with the local communities whose land we are walking through, whether by bartering for Souvenirs, talking to the inquisitive Children or relaxing at a Tea House.
Though it is certainly demanding enough for the seasoned Trekker, the Annapurna Circuit is still an excellent introduction to walking in Nepal for those who are confident of their fitness.
Trip Highlights :
DAY 01. Arrival at Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu (1350m).
I will provide you a private transportation from the airport to your Hotel on arrival, I will be waiting for you in the airport with your name on sign board just in front of airport gate. when I meet you in an airport I will drop you to your hotel by private car/jeep van. Overnight stay in Kathmandu Hotel
DAY 02. Drive to Chamje (1410m), - 8 hrs
After breakfast, we take a ready bus in the morning from Kathmandu new bus station which is a 15-minute drive from the center of tourist area Thamel. The bus ride will be quite long about 7 to 8hours to Bhulbhule but it is totally scenic every minute you have many interesting things. After 8 hours long drive in a public transport you will reach Bhulbhule which is a gateway of Annapurna circuit trek than drive to Chaje. We spent one night there in the lodge.
DAY 03. Trek to Dharapani (1960m.) - 06 hrs
This is our lovely day again after we have Breakfast we follow the small Valley going through some crops Fields and steep Climb some to the ridge of the Green Mountain. We go to walk over the e Bridges, Forest, steep ascent and Decent. The major attraction of this day is to walk through Tamang dense Residency area. After 6 hours walking we will reach at Dharapani where we will sleep one night in the tea house.
DAY 04. Trek to Chame (2675m) - 5 hrs
We start our walk in the morning again after we all are ready at the lodge. We follow the small trekking route going up to the ridge whereas the beautiful Tamang village and we can see spectacular mountain views. After passing Tamang village we continue walking towards the traditional Tibetan village. Once we pass this beautiful village we walk on the flat path after while we reach Thanchok, kolo and finally we reach Chame which is beautiful settlements for trekkers to have accommodation and wonderful view.
DAY 06. Trek to Pisang (3100m) - 5hrs
The walking route for this day going through the older part of Chame and going up to Brathang village than the walking route rounds the bend towards the bank of Marsygdi River. We walk into the Valley and pass a suspension Bridges than trails go up to the ridge of Pine forest than easy walking to Pisang, where we can have a lovely Mountain views and the lush Green Mountains. Overnight stay at Pisang.
Day 07. Trek to Manang (3440m)- 5 Hours
Manag is part of Upper Mustang situated at 3440 meters in the beautiful area. The Trail goes steeply up when we start to Braga which is a Tibetan Residency area. It is a rich area of Culture and Traditions we might stop here for a cup of Tea or Lunch at the same time we can explore the fact of those inhabitants. It is also popular place because there is big Monastery which is the biggest Monastery of this District. When you spent some time there we walk slowly on a flat gradual part than we reach at Manag, Overnight at Manang.
DAY 08. Rest day at Manang for Acclimatization.
It is our enjoying and resting day apart from some sight walking to acclimatize. If you are physically fit we will go to visit Tilicho lake and back to Manag without big rucksack but if you are just simply fit we let you walk around Manag. Stay overnight at Manag.
DAY 09. Trek to Yak Kharka (4350m)- 3 Hrs.
We will eat our early Breakfast at the Lodge that we continue to walk after having 2 extra Night at the same place. This is the beautiful day to walk through the Pine and Juniper Forest and a wonderful landscape around. It is quite easy walking day and also short as it is limited by altitudes so we going stay one night at Yak Kharka.
DAY 10. Trek to Thorong Phedi (4420m.)
It is another short walking day in the western Himalaya range and wide lush green Valley view is our major attraction of this Day. Thorang Phedi is a bottom of the Pass of Thorong where we need to take care our Food, Water, and Health because it is our important day to be ready to go over the pass tomorrow. Overnight stay in the Lodge.
DAY 11. Trek to Muktinath (3850m.)
This day is the high light of the day because of Thorong La (5416m.) Pass, which is the really nice place to see an insane panorama of all Snow Cap Mountains and Valley view. it takes about 8 Hours but we need to start early in the morning because we have to cross the pass(Top) before 10 to 11 am otherwise we will have a strong wind with lots of sands in it. Once we reach the Top of Thorang pass than you can’t imagine how beautiful it is the trails continue Decent on a sandy path towards to Muktinath. It is an area of Nirvana where we can see Buddies and Hindus temples and Stupa. Overnight at Muktinath.
DAY 12. Trek to Jomsom (2895 m) - 5 hrs
After we made a difficult Walk we weak not that early about 8 am then we can have some Breakfast at the lodge than we follow the Trails going down to Jharkot which is the culturally beautiful place and rich of old Arts. We going to pass just an open area and few Tea House and Lodge continue at Eklebhatti where we can stop for a lunch than we just follow the Kali Gandaki Valley for another 2 hours then we will make the day. Overnight stay at the Lodge.
DAY 13. Drive to Tatopani (1190m).
It is an easy day once we get into the Public Bus it takes about 2 to 3 hours to Tatopani where we going spent a night and has a natural hot spring near our Hotel at the bank of River.
The Road is just newly constructed from Jomsom to Tatopani and there is no alternative waking path this is why we will take a short Drive to Tatopani.
DAY 14. Trek to Ghorepani (2820m)-7 hrs
We need to eat early Breakfast and we follow the Road again for 30 minutes along the River than we will cross the Suspension Bridges after that we steep straight Walk need to be Walk. Then walk about 1.30 minute straight we will reach the Ridge of a small Village than the Trail goes gradually up to Ghara and Sikha. Once we arrive at Ghara we will eat some lunch then walk up to Ghorepani. After passing Sikha the trails leads you on s stone made steep way via Pine and Rhododendron Forest for another 2 to 3 hours then we will reach Ghorepani Deurali. We will get our Room there for that Night.
DAY 15. Trek to Poonhill than Trek to Hille(1460m) and Drive to Pokhara.
This day we going to weak up early Morning to see the Spectacular Sunrise view and a 180-degree view from Poonhill. We go there without our proper Rucksack the only bottle of Water, Camera, and Chocolate. It is a just 50-minute steep walk through the small Rhododendron Forest. Once we finish our unbelievable view from Poon Hill than we Walk back to the hotel for breakfast and Decent to Hille steeply through the Forest and some Magar residency areas. When we walk about 5 hours Downhill we will reach Hille Thikhedunga it is where we will get Jeep to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara Hotel
DAY 16. Drive to Kathmandu early in the Morning.
It is an early Bus ride to Kathmandu takes about 7 hours and Bus will stop twice a time before we reach in Kathmandu. Instead of Bus, we can fly too which is really short flight if you want to save your time in Kathmandu we can fly too (the cost will be added). Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
DAY 17. Transfer to the Airport by private Transport.
Is Nepal safe to make holiday?
Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in Parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are Safe. if you feel scared still you can have your Authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get Visa for Nepal is a easy once you Arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get Visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really Popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp Trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit Trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular Trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit a restricted area or, Rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit Safely.
Which Season is the best to Travel Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in Biodiversity as it has many different temperatures and Climate within a few hour Drive. So, as we have four Seasons in a year we Trek mostly in Winter (Sep. to Dec) and Spring (Mar. to June). The best Season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear Weather and Spectacular view each day this is why People used to call the best Season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The Trekking Equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp Trek you should bring proper Equipment such as Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking Equipment which is as below:
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking Routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make easy Trek to Poon Hill, or Langtang Trek these are easy walking Trek. If you are Adventurous Trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo Trekking, Chola pass Trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit Trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the price of Everest trekking?
There are so many different Trekking and Travel Company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the Trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp Trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo Trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some Money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the Mountain. You have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?
Nepal Tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg, So, in general, you will get one Porter for two Trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your Country you can leave in Hotel Locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is Safe.
What is the Maximum Weight can I take to Lukla in a Plane?
Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.
How much do I need to tip for Guide and Porter?
Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter, Driver, Guide Porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.
There is another option for typing that per person per day 5 USD is a tip for Guide and 2.5 USD per person per day for a porter, especially if you are doing service trekking(day ways salary trek).