Code #HT006 • 22 Days •
The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Annapurna Complete Trek goes through breath – taking natural landscapes. The trek provides wildlife fauna and flora, waterfalls, rivers, typical villages and beautiful Himalayan peaks. Is said that is one of the most fascinating trek in the world. It offers a full immersion in the Himalayan nature and culture.The Annapurna complete Trek is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of midmost Nepal
Annapurna Complete Trek Throughout the trek you will be amazed by the natural landscapes providing by the Annapurna range. It will take nearly three weeks trek through beautiful valleys, snowy peaks and adventurous. Moreover every stop in villages will be a unique time to share time with local people and understand their own lifestyle in the mountains.
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Local Lodging18 Nights
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 aair-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 Syange/ Jagat (1,330 m) / 6 hours
Reach BesiSahar or Bhulbule at lunchtime. Take a local jeep to Syange (1080m) driving with the view of 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 (1330m). If our drive is late, we can stay in Syange as well.
DAY 3 – Trek to Dharapani (1,960 m) / 6 – 7 hours
You continue zigzag way across the right side Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. Tal is one of the famous places for valley views and water falls. We enter Manang district, trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Khotro (1860m). Descend to a forest to a long suspension bridge and very pleasant courtyards of Alpine. Passing through Karte and Nache village, the new trail continues a stone Kani making a formal entrance to Dharapani. Dharapani is one junction way for Manaslu round and also big villages in the Manang valley.
DAY 4 – Trek to Chame (2,630 m) / 5 hours
The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame, there is along wall with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are fine views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7,525m).
DAY 5 – Trek to Pisang (3,210 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – Trek to ChureLetdar (4,250 m) / 3 – 5 hours
The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.
DAY 9 – Trek to ThorungPhedi (4,400 m) / 2 hours
From Letdar 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 10 – 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 11 – Drive to Tatopani
You will take a drive of jeep to Tatopani. The drive is little rough as you will be traveling through newly opened road rather it would be adventurous also. The trail follows the river through a world deepest George and have a very nice view one of the longest waterfall. Stay at Tatopani and visit natural hot spring.
DAY 12 – Trek to Ghorepani (2,775 m) / 6 – 7 hours
Trail ascends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We will walk though the midland village with observing local people life and working style to the village Sikha. After having lunch here the trail Pass village crossing with terraced and inclined farmlands. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the GhajaKhola. It’s about 3 – 4 hours work all the way up to Ghorepani.
DAY 13 – Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m)
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 – Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) / 5 hours
We will climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani.
DAY 15 – Trek to Chommrong (2,140 m) / 5 hours
The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people.
DAY 16 – Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950 m) / 6 hours
Today the trail drops down to the ChhomrongKhola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel.
DAY 17 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) / 7 hours
Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular.
DAY 18 – Trek to Bamboo (2,345 m) / 6 hours
We follow the same trail down, which drops by 1,700 m to the bank of ModiKhola to Bamboo.
DAY 19 – Trek to Jhinu hot spring (1,780 m) / 5 hours
We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs.
DAY 20 – Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) / 4 . 5 hours and Drive to Pokhara (1 hour)
Same day guided tour of Barahi Temple and Boating in Fewa Lake.?From Jhinu hot springs we walk at the right side of ModiKhola for 4-5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.
DAY 21 – Drive to Kathmandu (6 – 7 hours)
Pokhara is situated in a picturesque location by the side of Fewa Lake and is worthy spendint time after a hard trek. If you have buffer time after trek, we suggest you to spend a day in Pokhara instead of hurrying back to Kathmandu today. If you don’t have time you will drive back to Kathmandu today through the winding roads.
DAY 22 – 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.
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