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Annapurna Circuit Trekking


Trip Facts

Duration:
19 days,
Trip Destination:
Annapurna circuit
Program Type:
Trekking and walking through the Nepali typical village,
Max. Altitude:
5146m, Thorong La,
Minimum Pax:
Any,
Start Trip:
Kathmandu,
End Trip:
Kathmandu,
Meals:
3 times a days(breakfast ,lunch and dinner),
Transportation:
Bus,jeep and car,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 7 hours,
Trip Grade:
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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Overview

TRIP Highlights :

  • Many beautiful Watefalls,
  • Farming, Yaks,Musk deer, white langoor Monkies,
  • One of the best and popular stunning Thorangla pass(5416mtr), Muktinath holi tample and stupa, 
  • Natural lovely Hot spring at Tatopani after many days walk you feel just perfect relief.
  • Really high Rupche chhahara(water fall), one of the highest water fall of Nepal and the dippest gorge(Dana) in the world,
Trip Description:
 
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

Itinerary

DAY 01. Arrival at Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu (1350m).

We will provide you a private transportation from airport to your hotel on arrival. There will be someone form our company waiting to you with your name which is easy for you to catch the right person than he will drop you to the required Hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu Hotel

DAY 02. Drive to Chamje (1410m), - 8 hrs

After breakfast we  take ready bus in the morning from Kathmandu new bus station which is 15 minute drive from 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 at Bhulbhule which is gate way of Annapurna circuit trek than drive to Chaje. We spent on 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 Tamnag dense residency area and their culture. 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 walk towards the traditional Tibetan village. Once we pass this beautiful village we walk on the flat path after while we reach at Thanchok , kolo and finally we reach at 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 in to the valley and pass a suspension bridges than trails goes up to the ridge of pine forest than easy walking to Pisang, where we can have a lovely mountain views and lush green mountains. Overnight stay at Pisang.

Day 07. Trek to Manang (3440m)- 5 Hours

Manag is part of upper Mustand situated at 3440 m in the beautiful area. The route goes steep up when we starts to Braga which is a Tibetan residency area. It is a rich area of culture and traditions we might stop here for cup of tea or lunch at same time we can explore the fact of those inhabitants. It is also popular place because there is big Monastry which is biggest monastery of this district. When you spent some time there we walk slowly on a flat gradual parts than we reach at Manag, it is where we will have our room.

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 over night at Manag.

DAY 09. Trek to Yak Kharka (4350m)- 3 Hrs. 

We will eat our early breakfast at the lodge than we continue to walk after having 2 extra night at same place. This is 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 really nice place to see 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 at 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 a area of Nirvana where we can see buddies and Hindus temples and Stupa. Overnight we can celebrate little bit for a good sleep.

DAY 12. Trek to Jomsom (2895 m) - 5 hrs

After we made a difficult walk we weak not that early about 8 am than  we can have some breakfast at the lodge than we follow the trails going down to Jharkot whoch is culturally beautiful place and rich of old arts. We going to pass just a open area and few tea house and lodge continue at Eklebhatti where we can stop for a small lunch break than we just follow the kali Gandaki river for another 2 hours than we will make the day. Overnight  stay at the Lodge.

DAY 13. Drive to Tatopani (1190m). 

It is a easy day once we get in to 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 new 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 minute along the river than we will cross the suspension bridges after that we steep straight walk need to be walk. When walk about 1.30 minute straight we will reach at the ridge of a small village than the trail goes gradual up to Ghara and Sikha. Once we arrive at Ghara we will eat some lunch than walk to Ghorepani. After passing Sikha the trails leads you on s stone made steep way via pine and juniper forest for another 2 to 3 hours than we will reach at 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 180 degree view from Poonhill. We go there without our proper rucksack only bottle of water, camera and chocolate. It is 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 at 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 early bus ride to kathamndu 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 time 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.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Well trained license holder guide and local Porter (one porter for two visitors)
  • Trekking area related government Permit,
  • 3 times meal (one main course for one time) a day
  • 2 to 3 star categories hotel in Kathmandu
  • One night hotel in Pokhara near Phewa Lake
  • Guide and porters salary, foods and transportation, accommodation and all essential things for the trip.
  • Grounded transportation as per our itinerary
  • Airport to hotel and hotel to airport pickups and drops services,



Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation. 
  • Tip for Guides and porters.

NOTE: If There is more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there is more than 10 people in a group (one who convince to hir/him friend),he will be 50% discount and if there is more than 15 people in a group ,one will get all free trekking .

Essential Infos

Nepal is safe to make holiday?

Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many 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 easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Where is 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 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 temperature 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 called best season of the year.

What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?

The trekking equipment will depends 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, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:

  • Sleeping bag,torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Wind proof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner trawser and thermal,

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 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 best area up on your pace.

Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes you can get 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 nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price for 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 person 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. I you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for 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 trekkers need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra cloths, or any extra things that you brought 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 ina 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 thiongs 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 to I need to tip fir guide and porter?

Tipping things is not a 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 especial 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.

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