Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is an exciting trek promising a scenic journey under the 7th and 10th highest mountains in the world, Annapurna (8,091m/26,538ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,787ft), which plunges below the Kali Gandaki River, creating the deepest gorge in the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek has its distinctive features. During the trek, you'll admire the views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m/ 23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m/ 24,457ft), Annapurna III (7,555m/ 24,787ft), Lamjung Himal (6,931m/22,733ft) and towards east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m/26,774ft), Pisang peak (6,091m/19,978ft), Chulu East (6,584m/21,595ft), Chulu West (6,419m/21,054ft) and the massive range of the world's 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with adjoining Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m/22,950ft). Besides, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Mustang region of Nepal, where we get to know the unsurpassed Nepalese scenery, history, custom, and lifestyles as well as ancient caves, frozen lakes, alpine valley and centuries-old monasteries. Trekking Annapurna Circuit begins from Kathmandu. The path then goes from Besisahar and proceeds to rise higher in the arid, arctic landscape touching the highest point of this adventure at Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,769 ft). From the top enjoying the success of the climb, the walk leads downhill to the holy Muktinath Temple, one of Hindu and Buddhist's holiest pilgrimage sites. Annapurna Round Trek is suitable for people who choose a shorter trek. We also have Annapurna Base Camp Trek for people who want to enter Mt. Annapurna base camp. Trace the trails of this demanding path on and around the tallest mountains.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) and transferred to hotel
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, the capital city
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive to Beshisahar (760m/2,492ft) and trek to Bhulbhule (840m/2,755ft)
This day we begin our round the Annapurna trek by 5-6 hrs. drive to Besisahar. On the way we can see Very Beautiful Scenery of Jungle and definitely Local Culture and Local Houses too. After around 1-2 hours of trekking from Besisahar we would reach at Bhulbhule , when we reach Bhulbhule we are heading to hotel and we spend night over there.
Day 4: Trek from Bulbule to Chyamche (1,430m/4,690ft)
We get up and take breakfast and Continue trek to Chamche , On the way we cane see couple of Water Falls , Some Rivers , Jungle and Local Tradionals Houses and Local Poeple . When we reach Chamche then going to hotel and take rest overthere
Day 5: Trek from Chyamche to Timang (2,270m/7,445ft)
On that day we are heading to Timang . Timang is very Beautyfull palce which is surrounded by Greenery Forest and White Mountain . On the way we can see some beautifull Waterfalls and Waves of River which make our Trek More intersting . The village of Timang stands high on a hill about 3-400m above Danakyu, it’s vantage point gives a jaw droppingly beautiful 360 degree view which take in the Annapurna range, the mighty Manasulu range and also several lesser but still stunning ranges. The view of the Manasulu range from Timang is particularly impressive, indeed I would even go as far to say that the views were so beautiful they were almost obscene, so good it was almost offensive. If anyone reading this decides to do the trail then I would highly recommend staying in Timang, waking up to those mountain views must be a truly.The scenery today continued to become more alpine in nature, we passed through many pine forests and past several rhododendron’s in full bloom.
Day 6: Trek from Timang to Dhikur Pokhari (3,060m/10,036ft)
On that Day Our Plan is Reaching at Dhikurpokhari.After Breakfast we follow roadway which is surrounded by Jungle . after 1 hours and 30 Minutes of Trek we reach Chame . Chame is Capital city of Manang Dristict . we keep heading towards to Our Distination . On that day we have lunch and Camp at Dhikur Pokhari
Day 7: Trek from Dhikur Pokhari to Nawal (3,660m/12,004ft)
After around 3 hours of Trekking from Dhikurpokhari we will reach to Gyaru then we will have a cup of tea enjoying the panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain. After taking rest for an hour we will continue our Trekking to Nawal.
Day 8: Trek from Nawal to Manang (3,540m/11,611ft)
our day starts with down hill walk for about an hour and level walk through pine forest and pasture field which takes us to Braga where we meet the road again and follow the road all the way to manang where you see colourful chortens ,monastery, Tibetan style house,culture and landscape. Perfect mountain view could been seen from here. After 4-5 hours of Tewkking we will reach to Manang which has altitude of 3540m, we will stay Overnight in tea house.
Day 9: Manang acclimatization day
Today is acclimatisation day, which is best spent being active and climbing to higher elevations for views but returning to lower altitudes to sleep. Manang itself is in a spectacular location with many attractions. There are lakes, caves, moraine-hills, monasteries or local activities in town.
Day 10: Trek from Manang to Ledar (4,200m/13,776ft)
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4,250m, there we see the vegetation's steadily more sparse. This is snow leopard area.
Day 11: Trek from Ledar to High Camp (4,925m/15,760ft)
The trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4,420m and further more hike at High Camp at an elevation of 4,600m, we can find some good, recently built Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be at High camp.
Day 12: Trek from high camp to Muktinath (3,760m/12,332ft)
The trail now leaves the river valley and climbs steadily over lateral moraine. The pass, marked by a large cairn, is the high point of our trek at 5,416m. It is an exhilarating geographical feature, dividing 2 mighty Himalayan valleys. Far below to the west is the Kali Gandaki River. We descend in that direction for the village of Muktinath, located in a poplar grove. It is a sacred shrine and pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m/8,757ft)
From Muktinath to Marpha, we see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly-revered mollusc fossil called shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and see the impressive white mountain that is Dhaulagiri. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni, which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes.
Day 14: Trek from Marpha to Tatopani (1,190m/3,903ft)
Marpha, a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields, and continue down the Kali gandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukche. As the trail continues, the Himalayan rain shadow blends into coniferous forest, and we reach the main river valley and Tatopani by Local Bus. From here there are spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna's. we will take a bath at Tatopani and stay in Hotel overnight there.
Day 15: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
We drive to Pokhara from here and it takes around 7 hour. We will spend some time Pokhara, enjoy evening. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 16: Leisure day at Pokhara
Free day at Pokhara
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy the leisure day. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.
Day 18: Departure
Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport with a hope to see you again.
- Airport - hotel -airport picks up and drops,
- Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan,
- Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan,
- Flight from KTM -PKR including Guide.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking,
- Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse,
- Annapurna Circuit Trekking map,
- An experienced Government license holder guide,
- Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking,
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters,
- Ground transportation from Pokhara to Besishahar,
- Private vehicle from Nayapul to Pokhara after trekking,
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available),
- All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP fees),
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System),
- All government taxes and service charges,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map,
- Daily dispatches on website(if interested),
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- Personal trekking and climbing gear,
- Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season,
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.),
- Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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