Annapurna Circuit Trek
Code #HT003 • 14 Days •
- Trip Duration: 13 nights / 14 days
- Group size: max 12
- Ends in: Pokhara
- Availavility: Sept to June
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 5416 Meters
- Activities: Trekking
The Annapurna Circuit trek is a classic trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. Combing all the elements that make it a classic trek, the Annapurna Circuit trek is epic as you’ll be able to witness stunning high mountain scenery, beautiful lowland farms and villages, cultural diversity and on top of that a stimulating pass crossing for all the adventure seekers, the Annapurna Circuit trek is an exceptional adventure for ambitious travelers.
The trek begins after a day of sightseeing in the colorful, lively streets of Kathmandu. Trekkers shall complete a scenic drive towards the Marsyangdi Valley where the route will formally begin with a journey to the north side of the Annapurna Massif. All through the trek, travelers have the opportunity to witness the stunning panoramas of giants like Manaslu and the Annapurnas.
Trekkers shall reach the peak of the trip after a demanding climb to the Thorung La (5416m) on the north side of the Annapurnas. The rewards of the climb are remarkable views of the Himalayan snow-capped peaks.
After making it through the pass, trekkers shall move downwards into the deep valley of the Kali Gadaki. At the base of the pass, the valley is home to uncanny collection of temples located in Muktinath.
Trekkers then shall take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara where trekkers can have good time in the calming atmosphere of Lakeside, while witnessing stunning views of the Annapurnas reflected in the waters of Phewa Tal.
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Accommodation & Transportation
TransportationCar & Plane
Meal: Three Times
- The meals in Tea Houses and Lodges are plentiful and delicious. For the breakfast it’s usually a variety of cereals, bread and eggs. And for lunch and diner it is usually rice, noodle or soup and seasonal vegetables. If you want to buy snacks, the accommodations sell plenty of biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will fi nd fresh fruit in season.
Service Type: Deluxe
- We provide deluxe service for this adventure using 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Best Available Accommodation during the Hike
Physical Rating: Strenuous
- This trekking take a longer period of time to trek through, between 2 and 3 weeks with an altitude that can reach 5500 meters. Trekkers should note that these trekking routes are far away from the village settlements and are much more rarely visited than the other easier treks. Having these things in mind, physical fitness and good health conditions, as well as a true adventure spirit, are a must!
Age Requirement: 12+
- All travellers age should be 12+ and under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Asian Journey will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal;Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Asian Journey outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
DAY 2 – Drive to Besisahar (830 m) / 7 hours
t is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.
DAY 3 – Drive to Jagat (1,330 m) Trek to Chamje (1,400 m) / 5 hours
We will reach Jagat with a local jeep through river, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330 m). From here, we will start our trek in the beautiful Annapurna range and be immerge by the Himalayan culture.
DAY 4 – Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160 m) / 5 hours
Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal (the first village in the Manang district). The journey continues up and down through other village before to reach our first overnight stop. Bagarchhap is a typical Tibetan village with a chorten at the entrance and surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields.
DAY 5 – Trek to Chame (2,630 m) / 5 hours
Along the way, we will see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, and broad plains. Once upon arrival you will be reward by the beautiful view on the Annapurna and you could enjoy a relaxing bath in natural hot springs.
DAY 6 – Trek to Pisang (3,300 m) / 5 hours
There’s a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic PaungdaDanda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang.Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.
DAY 7 – Trek to Manang (3,540 m) / 6 - 7 hours
From upper Pisang the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing yak and wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang.
DAY 8 – Acclimatization day at Manang (3,540 m)
This day you spend a second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings.
DAY 9 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m) / 5 hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenkiand continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of JarsangKhola. On the way we will pass few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees and through villages and meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we will see an ancient old Mani wall before to reach Yak Kharka.
DAY 10 – Trek to ThorungPhedi (4,400 m) / 2 hours
The trail climbs along the east bank of the JarsangKhola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow capped leopards, sometimes magically appears. The crow like bird choughs, large lamer geiers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead.
DAY 11 – Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (3,800 m) / 6 - 8 hours
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving ThorungPhedi, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.
DAY 12 – Trek to Jomson (2,670 m) / 6 hours
Today, it will be our last trekking day. Jomson is the beginning and end of many treks. Ending the trek in this place offers the possibility to have a scenic flight above the Himalaya.
DAY 13 – Fly to Pokhara / 30 minutes
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breackfast. Free time in the afternoon.
DAY 14 – Drive to Kathmandu (6 - 7 hours)
As on the first way you could enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel. It will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area.
DAY 15 – Fly back home
Today as per your international flight time, keep your air ticket and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Kathmandu to Kathmandu
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