The Annapurna Trek is one of the best trekking tails not only in Nepal but in the world. You can experience the dramatic changes from lush forests to arid rocky deserts on the other side of the Himalayas. Meet the Gurung and Thakali people, spend time with them to know more about their world, try some local recipes, and enjoy the spectacular views. The classic trek in the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Circuit. The trek encircles the famous Annapurna massif passing through sub-tropical plains in the Himalayan foothills, trans-Himalayan Manang and then entering Mustang Valley. It then crosses the highest elevation Thorang La pass (5,416 m). The trail then joins the Kali Gandaki River that flows through the deepest gorge on earth.
The Trek Starting in Kathmandu and winding up in Pokhara. An entry permit for ACAP is needed for the trek. Most trekkers start the trek by taking a bus to Besisahar or Khudi which is 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. The Trek From Besisahar follows the partly constructed road as far as the small market town of Kudhi, the first few days of the trek goes along the Marsyangdi River. The region has lush green valleys inhabited by Gurung along with a large number of other ethnic groups. You encounter countless high waterfalls that cascade down into the main river while the skyline is dominated by the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. From Manang, the trail goes uphill through high alpine pastures until the small tea-houses at Thorang Phedi. The trek on the following day goes towards Thorang La pass (5,416 m), from where the long descent to Muktinath for a night halt. There are a good number of tea-houses at Muktinath as it is a very popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath you can see the skyline to the west dominated by the Dhaulagiri range while to the north can be seen arid hills of Upper Mustang.
Outline Itinerary (Annapurna Circuit Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03 : Drive to Khudi (792 m), 7 hrs drive. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Khudi to Jagat (1400m), 6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Jagat to Dharapani (1960 m), 5/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Dharapani to Chame (2620m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Chame to Pisang (3190 m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 : Pisang to Manang (3540 m), 4/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 : Manang Acclimatization Day.
Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m), 4 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 : Trek to Thorong Phedi / high camp (4500m / 4700m), 3-4 hrs.
Day 12 : Thorang Phedi – Muktinath (3800 m), around 7 hrs, via Thorang La Pass (5416 m)
Day 13 : Muktinath to Marpha (2650m), 6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14 : Marpha to Ghasa (2080 m), 6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15 : Ghasa to Tatopani (1190 m), 6/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16 : Tatopani to Ghorepani (2834m), 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 17 : Ghorepani (2834 m) to Pokhara 6 -7 hrs, via Poon Hill (3210 m)
Day 18 : Return back to Kathmandu 6 -7 hrs, by tourist bus,Overnight at hotel
Day 19 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
NOTE: All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.