Annapurna Circuit Trek

This circuit is considered one of the best treks in the world though road construction is threatening its reputation and its future as a classic trek. Yet no one disputes that the scenery is outstanding: 17 to 21 days long, this trek takes you through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna and above all – mountains.

There are four regions that are passed through on the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu and with lush green subtropical valleys with villages and terraced farming.

Manang and Mustang are of the higher elevations and are predominantly Tibetan Buddhist. The Manang people are Gurung (not Tibetan descent) and are very proud of their unique cultural heritage and merging of lower land Gurung and Tibetan cultural influences. People of Mustang identify themselves a lot closer with Tibet and the Mustang region has actually been part of Tibet in history. Mustang also is one of the last places in the world to view the ancient Bonpo Religion in action. Villages to note for Bonpo are Thini and Lupra near Jomsom, and Nargon near Kobang.

The trek goes counter-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and reaches its summit in Thorung La (pass) at the height of 5416m, or 17,769 feet. The route goes past the following mountains: Manaslu (an 8,000-plus meter peak), Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna, and, of course, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri — passing through the world’s deepest gorge in between those two 8,000-plus meter peaks. Poon Hill, at the end of the trek, affords views of those two mountains, as well as South Annapurna and Machapuchare, the “Fishtail Mountain.”


Day 1: By road to Besisahar

6-7hrs by Bus/Car & overnight stay at Beshishar [840m] Tea House


Day 2: Trek to Bahundanda

Besisahar (820 m) to Khudi: 7 km, 2.00 hrs

Khudi (790 m) to Bhulbhule: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Bhulbhule (840 m) to Ngadi: 4 km, 1.15 hrs

Ngadi (890 m) to Bahundanda: 4 km, 1.45 hrs

Day 3: Trek to Jagat

Bahundanda (1310 m) to Ghermu: 5 km, 1.30 hrs

Ghermu (1130 m) to Jagat: 3 km, 1.30 hrs

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani

Jagat (1300 m) to Chamche: 4 km, 1.00 hrs

Chamche (1385 m) to Tal: 5 km, 2.00 hrs

Tal (1700 m) to Karte: 4 km, 1.30 hrs

Karte (1870 m) to Dharapani: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Day 5: Trek to Chame

Dharapani (1900 m) to Bagarchap: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Bagarchap (2160 m) to Danaqyu: 2 km, 0.45 hrs

Danaqyu (2200 m) to Koto:

(upper trail) Danaqyu to Thanchowk: 6 km, 2.15 hrs

(upper trail) Thanchowk (2570 m) to Koto: 4 km, 1.00 hrs

(lower trail) Danaqyu to Latamarang: 1.5 km, 1.00 hrs

(lower trail) Latamarang (2400 m) to Koto: 5.5 km, 2.00 hrs

Koto (2640 m) to Chame: 2 km, 0.45 hrs

Day 6: Trek to Pisang

Chame (2710 m) to Bhratang: 7 km, 2.00 hrs

Bhratang (2850 m) to Dhukur Pokhari: 6 km, 1.30 hrs

Dhukur Pokhari to Pisang: 1.5 km, 1.30 hrs

Day 7: Trek to Manang

Pisang (3250 m) to Humde: 7 km, 2.00 hrs

Humde (3330 m) to Bhraga: 6 km, 1.45 hrs

Bhraga (3450 m) to Manang: 2 km, 0.30 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Manang

Manang is a pleasant enough place to spend a rest day. It is clean and has a couple of “movie houses” with good DVD collections. There are many day trips one can take here. A map of times, distances, and locations is next to the central stupa. If you have the time, an excellent side trip is the hike to Tilicho Lake from Manang, returning to the main trail at Yak Karkha. This could take up to 3 days. As the lake is at 4900 m, it’s good for acclimatization and is a worthwhile spot to visit briefly.

Day 9: Trek to Yakkharka

Manang (3540 m) to Yak Kharka: 9 km, 3.00 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Throngphedi

Yak Kharka (4050 m) to Letdar: 1 km, 1.00 hrs

Ledar (4200 m) to Thorung Phedi: 5 km, 2.30 hrs

Day 11: Cross Throngla Pass to Muktinath

Thorung Phedi (4450 m) to High Camp: 1 km, 0.45 hrs

High Camp (4850 m) to Thorung Pass: 5 km, 2.15 hrs

Thorung Pass (5416 m) to Charabu: 6 km, 2.45 hrs

Charabu (4230 m) to Muktinath: 4 km, 1.15 hrs

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom

Muktinath (3800 m) to Kagbeni

Kagbeni (2800 m) to Eklebhatti: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Eklebhatti (2740 m) to Jomsom: 7 km, 2.00 hrs (but seems longer)

Day 13: Trek to Kalopani

Jomsom (2720 m) to Marpha: 6 km, 1.30 hrs

Marpha (2670 m) to Tukuche: 6 km, 1.30 hrs

Tukuche (2590 m) to Kobang: 4 km, 1.00 hrs

Kobang (2640 m) to Larjung: 1 km, 1.00 hrs

Larjung (2550 m) to Kokhethanti: 3 km, 1.00 hrs

Kokhethanti (2525 m) to Kalopani: 3 km, 1.00 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Tatopani

Kalopani (2535 m) to Ghasa: 7 km, 3.00 hrs

Ghasa (2010 m) to Kopochepani: 4 km, 1.30 hrs

Kopochepani (1480 m) to Rupsechhahara: 2 km, 0.45 hrs

Rupsechhahara (1500 m) to Dana: 3 km, 1.00 hrs

Dana (1400 m) to Tatopani: 4 km, 1.30 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani

Tatopani (1200 m) to Ghara: 5 km, 2.15 hrs

Ghara (1700 m) to Sikha: 6 km, 1.00 hrs

Sikha (1935 m) to Chitre: 1 km, 1.45 hrs

Chitre (2350 m) to Poon Hill: 2 km, 1.15 hrs

Poon Hill (3200 m) to Ghorepani: 3 km, 3.00 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Naya Pool and Drive to Pokhara

Ghorepani (2870 m) to Ulleri: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Ulleri (2010 m) to Tikhedhunga: 2 km, 1.00 hrs

Tikhedhunga (1500 m) to Birethanti: 6 km, 2.00 hrs

Birethanti (1025 m) to Nayapul (1070 m): 1 km, 0.30 hrs

Drive to Pokhara

Day 17: Sightseeing around Pokhara OR drive to Kathmandu.

One can use this day to sightseeing around Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu next day.

 

 

Fitness Level:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills:
Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipment/Gears:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance
  • ACAP Permit
  • TIMS Card
  • Domestic Air Fare
  • Domestic Air Fare for guide
  • Trekking Guide cost
  • Trekking assistance cost.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS card Fee
  • 3 time meal during the trek
  • 2 night Twin sharing accommodation at Pokhara medium tourist Hotel with BB plan.
  • 2 night Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu tourist Hotel with BB Plan
  • One hour Spa treatment at Kathmandu after the trek.
  • Land transport cost (Bus, Jeep)
  • Medical Kit Bag
  • Single supplementary
  • Your insurance
  • Alcoholic & Beverage item
  • Int’l air fare.
  • Goods cargo cost
  • Medical/Emergency rescue cost (If require)
  • Personal body guard (Optional)
  • Personal Medical assistance (Optional)
  • Personal expense
  • Departure Tax/Personal equipment
  • Tips for your assistance
  • Visa fee

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Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking
  • Days: 18-21 days
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Best-Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn

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