Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Region




15 days

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Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Valley to Peak

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most sought-after adventure treks in Nepal, offers a journey from lush valleys to stark Himalayan landscapes, dwarfed by giants like Annapurna I. This adventure starts in the lush subtropical forests, where terraced fields and verdant greenery accompany you. As you ascend, the landscape transforms into arid, rocky terrain, presenting a stark yet mesmerizing contrast. Along the way, you’ll be constantly dwarfed by towering peaks, with Annapurna I standing majestically among them.

Conquer Thorong La: The Highest Point

Reach the epic 5416m pass, the trek’s highest point, with jaw-dropping Annapurna panoramas. The challenging ascent to Thorong La is a true test of endurance. However, it rewards trekkers with unparalleled views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The sense of accomplishment at reaching this altitude, combined with the breathtaking vistas, makes this a highlight of the trek.

Jomsom Oasis: A Welcoming Respite

Unwind in the unique town of Jomsom, nestled in the world’s deepest gorge, with Tibetan vibes and hot springs. This charming town offers a welcome respite with its blend of modern comforts and traditional culture. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals, soak in natural hot springs, and experience the distinct Tibetan influence that permeates the area.

Spiritual Muktinath: A Sacred Site

Explore a sacred site revered by Hindus and Buddhists, experiencing the vibrant confluence of religions. Muktinath is a spiritual haven where pilgrims from different faiths converge. The temple, surrounded by 108 water spouts and eternal flames, creates a serene and holy atmosphere. It offers a unique cultural and spiritual experience.

Poon Hill Sunrise: A Bucket-List Spectacle

Witness a bucket-list spectacle as the first rays paint the Annapurna giants in a fiery sunrise. The early morning trek to Poon Hill is rewarded with a panoramic sunrise view. This view illuminates the peaks in shades of red, orange, and gold. This breathtaking moment is often considered one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world.

Cultural Tapestry: Meet Local Communities

Meet the Gurung people known for bravery and the Thakali known for hospitality, each village offering a glimpse into a unique way of life. The trek through the Annapurna Circuit brings you into close contact with these vibrant communities. Experience their traditional lifestyles, sample local cuisine, and learn about their rich cultural heritage.

An Unforgettable Journey

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an incredibly varied and breathtaking journey. This classic Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary takes you through dramatic deep gorges, gigantic high mountain passes, and along Buddhist temples in picturesque farming villages. You’ll witness all of the major mountains in the Nepal Annapurna Himalaya Range.

Throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the breathtaking Annapurna region and its culture will captivate you. Snow-capped peaks, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities, and remote monasteries will inspire those with a fearless spirit and a desire for a life-changing nature experience. Whether you’re on an Annapurna Circuit trek, Everest base camp trek, or other Nepal trekking adventures, you’ll reach altitudes of over 5000 meters. Moreover, you will learn about the local people’s ancestral traditions, and immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit, including glacier trekking.

Trip Itinerary

To have some extra time to get ready for the trek, try arriving in Kathmandu during the day or early in the morning. When you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by our representative and driver. They will accompany you to the hotel. The guide will be there for a coffee meeting to brief you about your Annapurna Circuit Trek   and let you know about necessary items or treks. Examine your equipment and clothing. If necessary, do some last-minute shopping to make sure you have all the gear and accessories.

After your early breakfast, Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you by bus to Besisahar. We will begin this journey by driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre, then along the Marshyangdi River on a rough road. The road from Kathmandu to Besisahar takes approximately 5 hours. We will be stopping for Lunch at Besisahar and then catch up a sharing Jeep towards to Dharapani or  at least to  Jagat. Over night at trekking lodge as per your Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek Route  leads to the west of the Manaslu Himalaya, with superb scenery of Annapurna II, which appears infrequently to the south. As we proceed, the Annapurna Range provides a spectacular view of the Annapurna Range. Today's destination will take approximately 6 hours, overnight at  trekking lodge.

Today, we will begin our ascent of Bhratang, eventually reaching Dhukur Pokhari as per our Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary. We continue on our Our way to our destination after stopping for lunch at Dhukur Pokhari. The hike from Dhukur Pokhari to Pisang is relatively easy, with only two climbs. We will pass through frozen waterfalls  ( depending on season) and vast coniferous forests. The Pisang peak can be seen clearly along the way. In Nepal, this peak is used for climbing training. There is now more Tibetan-style architecture. Upper Pisang and lower Pisang are the two  large villages.

The first hour of the trek from Pisang to Manang is relatively flat, but there is a steep climb an hour before reaching Humde. The view at the top is well worth the effort,beautiful valley view with mountains in the background. The last hour of Walking from this high point to Humde is mostly flat. Flights to Pokhara  used to depart from Humde early in the morning during the tourist season. We continue on our lovely path until we reach the Himalayan Manang valley.

A rest and acclimatization day. We'll climb another 300 meters today to help you acclimate, and we could also hike to the monastery. Today should be a relatively restful day to allow your body to adjust to the higher altitudes and thinner air. In the afternoon, you can explore Manang village and take in spectacular views of Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna Lake. Some hikers enjoy taking a side trip to Ice Lake and Base Camp, both of which offer stunning views.

We'll be more energized to continue our journey to your destination today after a day of rest in Manage. Stones are now used a lot  to build houses rather than wood. The house frame appears to be decorated and is made of wood and supported by yak skulls and horns. Very creative construction—numerous horns poking up from the houses. You will arrive in Yak Kharka around the afternoon and have time to rest.

Thorong Phedi is a small town that tries to appeal to happy trekkers. It takes you to Thorong Phedi after you climb the trail, cross the river, and climb the trail again. Some people attempt to hike to the High Camp to  and trek back to acclimatize. This spot at the bottom of Thorung La Pass offers a beautiful, beautiful views.

The journey from Thorong Phedil to the Thorung La Pass begins early in the morning. Crossing the Thorong La will be an unforgettable experience. You're struggling to walk today due to the high altitude, but the breathtaking panoramic Himalayan views are so captivating that you can't take your eyes off them. Chortens and prayer flags mark the passage, which appears to be magnificent views imprinted in your memory. You arrive in Muktinath just as the sun sets normally, but depending on  our pace, some trekkers arrive mid day. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is built in the pagoda style. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, and there are also some Buddhist monasteries.

Following today's downhill, trekkers begin to relax about the journey. We will trek through the Kagbeni, which is also a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. People visit Kagbeni on the death anniversary of their parents for ritual prayer. After Kagbeni, you begin to follow the Kaligandaki River and arrive in Jomsom after a few hours of walking.  We will continue our journey to Marpha. Marpha is also known as Nepal's "apple capital," with a variety of apple-based products.

Note: The trek Muktinath to Tatopani is on the rough road that  you can find some vehicle  so, some trekkers take bus from Muktinath to Tatopani then start trek again from Tatopani to Poon Hill or one can trek or drive to JOmsom and then fly Jomsom to Pokhara.

The magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, the Nilgiris, and Annapurna I from this route are unforgettable. The valley widens, revealing spectacular views of Dhaulagiri. After lunch in Kokhethanti, we continue our journey to Kalopani, crossing a river and passing by a newly built road site before arriving in Kalopani.

For today, the majority of the route is downhill. We continue our descent to Dana after crossing the bridge at Ghasa. We see a beautiful waterfall called Rupse Chahara on our way to Dana. Continue down the Kali Gandaki to Tatopani, which has welcome hot springs that will relax your legs after many days of walking.

We feel different walking through Ghara and Sikha than  Manang and Mustang, and we begin to see the villages with their patio farmlands. We gradually ascend to Ghorepani by walking steeply uphill. We continue our journey looking at Chitre on our way, passing through a rhododendron forest on our way to Ghorepani. We will get up early the next morning to climb Poon Hill.

We climb up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) early in the morning, about an hour before sunrise, to catch the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Poon Hill has long been a popular destination for day hikers. It will take us 7 hours to get to our destination today after Poon Hill. After breakfast, we continue our journey to Tadapani through rhododendron forests that will make you forget about your tiredness. The trail descends through the rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is Nepal's second-largest Gurung village.

After breakfast, we continue our trek to Nayapul, where we will finish our trek and then take a bus to Pokhara. After many days of hiking in the mountains, being in the city feels very different. You can enjoy the lake while looking out at the mountains in the background.

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Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up up/drop
  • 2 nights accommodation in kathmandu and one night in Pokhara at tourist-standard hotels
  • Trekking packages such as Ground transportation, necessary permits entrance fees
  • Professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipment.
  • Your accommodation at lodges in route, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with cup of  tea/coffee

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Your insurance
  • Flight Jomsom to Pokhara for  you and guide
  • Personal/natural expenses
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except daily breakfast

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