Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-5
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
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Trip Highlights

  • Close view of Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Fistail
  • Experiencing the ethnic diversity in culture and traditions
  • View the rarely found flora and fauna inside Annapurna conservation area
  • Amazing landscapes, Waterfalls, fields, lush forests, etc.

About Trip:

Opened in 1980, Annapurna Circuit trekking has become a wish of many trekkers around the world. The Annapurna circuit trek takes you to the World’s deepest gorge at the altitude of 2,529m/8,270 ft. and also to one of the most challenging pass with the name Thorang La pass at the altitude of 5,416m/ 17,769 ft.

We also walk through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167 m to the west! We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Trek to Beshisahar (830m/2,723ft): 6-7 hrs drive

Day 04 : Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 05 : Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 06 : Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hrs

Day 07 : Trek to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hrs

Day 08 : Trek to Manang : 6 - 7 hrs

Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Manang

Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hrs

Day 17 : Trek to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 18 : Trek to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Day 19 : Fly back to Kathmandu: 30 min flight

Day 20 : Final Departure


 

Cost Includes:

  • Domestic flight service from Kathmandu and Pokhata
  • International & domestic airport transfers from and to Hotel
  • All ground transportations in tourist vehicles as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in star level hotel with bed and breakfast facility in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while trekking as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges/guesthouses while trekking
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking related permits and fees like Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS, etc.
  • Professional, government licensed, helpful and English speaking guides with necessary porters (1 porter per two members)
  • First Aid Medical Kit box during the trip
  • All costs of Nepalese staffs including their wages, insurance, food and accommodation, domestic flights, transportation and other related costs.
  • Himalayan Traverse Adventure duffel bags and T-shirts
  • Government and local taxes as per itinerary

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra expenses by member like Laundry fees, drinks, phone calls, shower, etc.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Good Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Services more than included in “Trip Includes” section.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of Himalayas! Upon your arrival our representative from Himalayan Traverse will welcome to you at the airport and take you to your respective hotel. As it is the first day, we will make you brief introduction on your trip and your guide/s too. At the evening we will host a welcome dinner offering typical Nepalese cuisine in one of the finest Nepalese Restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. -Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning we start a small sightseeing in Kathmandu in the three famous UNESCO World heritage enlisted sites: “Pashupatinath Temple” the biggest temple for Hindus, “Swayambhunath Stupa” also known as the monkey temple which is one of the famous religious stupa for Buddhists and “Boudhanath Stupa” the biggest Stupa in Nepal located in Kathmandu. After this short visit to religious sites we make early preparations for our trip and make sure everything is okay. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. -Bed and Breakfast

Day 03 : Trek to Beshisahar (830m/2,723ft): 6-7 hrs drive

We start our journey with a long drive to Beshisahar early in the morning. We can enjoy the amazing view of Nepalese landscapes on the way to Beshisahar. Beshisahar is a major town and district headquarter of Lamjung district.Overnight at Beshisahar. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft): 5-6 hrs walk

Todaay is the first day of our walk. We walk through the Syange villages and and take routes in the hills. The routes in the hills are ups and down. So, taking rests and breaks in some places we finally make it to Chanje, our destination for today. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 4-5 hrs

Today is going to be an interesting day of our trek. We make our way through suspension bridge over Marsyangdhi river at the beginning. And then we have a steep climb until we reach Tal. After reaching Tal, we walk continuously through the rocky trails. These trails finally take us to Dharapani where we stay at a hotel. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hrs

Our today's destination is Chame, the headquarter of Manang district. With long forested trail in between we reach Chame by some hours. We can see the amazing view of the mighty himalayas,including Annapurnas and Lamjung himal on the way. Overnight at Chame. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Trek to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hrs

We walk through the steeped and narrowed way inside the forests which ultimately take us to banks of Marshyandi River. After crossing the rocks in the beautiful Marshyangdi valley, we reach the lower part of PIsang, where we will be staying tonight. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Trek to Manang : 6 - 7 hrs

Today we make our way through Geru as it provides the excellent views of the himalayas for us, which make our trek even more interesting and gives us beautiful views which are guaranteed to you. We can see the amazing landscape and lush vegetatations on our way ahead. Overnight at Manang -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Manang

Today is an acclimatization at Manang. We make a short hike to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo gumba too. It provides spectacular views of Gangapurna , Annapurna and other Himalayas. The meeting with local people and experiencing the local culture can make this day important. Overnight at Manang. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 - 4 hrs

We start our trek today with a climb to Tenki village and climb to Marshyangdi valley again. Then we turn north side of Jarsang Khola. The route takes us to few pastures and juniper trees as we gain higher altitude today. Walking through the old manis, bridges, we reach the village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hrs

It’s an uphill climb to start with till we reach Ledar. Then again we ascend more further for Thorang Phedi today. We can see the amazing Himalayas and beautiful landscapes on our way to Thorang Phedi. Overnight at Thorang Phedi. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hrs

Today is the most difficult and challenging day of our trip. We make our way through the famous Thorang La pass, which will take us 3 or 4 hours, then with a smile in our faces and relief in our hearts we descend to Muktinath, a famous religious site for Hindus and Buddhists. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Trek to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft): 4 - 5 hrs

Early in the morning we make our short visit to Muktinath Temple, which is world-wide popular for its religious aspects and its altitude for temple. Then trekking along with the platue of Kaligandaki valley, we walk forward to Marpha, which is also know an apple city in Nepal. Overnight at Marpha. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Trek to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft): 5-6 hrs

We walk through Chokopani village, a new route to Kalopani. We come across the cultural Thakali people and their tradition, where we can also see beautiful apple gardens. We can see the panoramic exotic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Annapurna, the Himalayas. Then making our way more further to Kalopani. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 7 hrs

We walk downhill today. We make through lower altitudes today. So making our way through the forests and vegetation, passing the Rupse Chahara(waterfall), we reach Tatopani. We can also see a powerhouse there for hydroelectricity. Then we reach Tatopani after a long walk, where we can take bath in hot spring. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hrs

Today we will be leaving Kali Gandaki Valley and make our way up to Ghar Khola Valley. We can see terraced farmland and mountains on our way ahead. We can see the beautiful rhododendron forests also on our way. Finally, we reach Ghorepani which lies on the top of ridge. Overnight at Ghorepani. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Trek to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hrs

Early in the morning we hike to Poon Hill. From the top you can see the amazing sunrise over the Himalayas and panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Himalayas in Dolpo too. After spending a good time in Poon Hill we descend back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani, our stop for tonight. Overnight at Tadapani. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18 : Trek to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Today is an amazing day for us, as we are going to some interesting places. We make our way through Ghandruk, where we can view the magnificent landscapes and experience the local tradition and their culture. We will be taking our break at Ghandruk for a lunch break and spend some time there. Before evening we will be already reaching Pokhara. At Pokhara, a evening walk by the Lakeside could be an wonderful thing to do. Overnight at Pokhara. -Bed and Breakfast

Day 19 : Fly back to Kathmandu: 30 min flight

As today we have to fly back to Kathmandu, we wake up early in the morning and make our early flight in Kathmandu. During the day you could take rest or buy yourself some souvenirs. On the occasion of our successful trip there will be a dinner conducted by us in the evening. -Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 : Final Departure

Today we will be biding you farewell. We will be hoping that you will come back to Nepal again for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport some hours before the scheduled flight and finally you will depart back for your homeland! Breakfast

(Note: Booking must be confirmed 6 months before in advance)

You must bring the important documents mentioned below in your trip.

  • Valid Passport with 2 pp sized photos
  • Proof of insurance and visa form
  • International air tickets
  • Enough cash which can be exchanged once you reach Kathmandu
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

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