Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal which circles the Annapurna massif, starting at either Bhote Order or Gorkha, west of Kathmandu and ending at Pokhara. For most of the trek we have close views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the magnificent Machhapuchre. The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.
Annapurna Circuit Trek became now shorter than the previous days because of the road access recently. The trailhead of Annapurna Circuit Trek is now days known from the Syange further of Besisahar town which leads the trek following Marshyangdi River valley the new road going to connect up Chame town soon in few years. Thus our proposed itinerary also combined with the overland journey and trek together.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m) transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhulbule (84m) 08 hours drive.
Day 04: Bhulbule - Jagat (1300m) 07hrs
Day 05: Jagat - Dharapani (1860m) 06hrs.
Day 06: Dharapani - Chame (2670m) 07hrs.
Day 07: Chame - Pisang, (3200m) 05:00hrs.
Day 08: Pisang - Manang, (3540m) 04:00hrs.
Day 09: Manang - rest day for acclimatization.
Day 10: Manang - Yak Kharka (4018m) 04:00hrs.
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi (4450m) 03:00hrs.
Day 12: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5416m) - Muktinath (3760m) 08:00hrs.
Day 13: Muktinath - Jomsom, (2720m) 05:00hrs.
Day 14: Jomsom - Pokhara (915m) 25 minutes flight.
Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6:00hrs) or Fly (30minutes).
Day 16: Departure transfer to onward destination.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.
Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhulbule
Drive to Bhulbule along to the Prithivi Highway with an essential physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support. From Dumre we divert to the rough route by the Marsyangdi River passing low-lying villages and rice fields. Eventually, we reach Besi Sahar and then continue drive to Bhulbule.
Day 04: Bhulbule - Jagat (1300m/7 hrs)
The trail for the day continues to Jagat via rice fields and crossing a small waterfall. The day introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal, we encounter typical local houses and the different faces of the various peoples.
Day 05: Jagat - Dharapani (1860m 6 ½ hrs)
A slightly shorter trekking day has us climbing to Chamje through forest, but near the river and enters the Nyingma Pa Buddhist influenced area.
Day 06: Dharapani - Chame
This trail continues to the Gurung village of Bagarchap complete with its new Gompa. We enters conifer woodland and reaches the official district capital of Chame, with its hot springs.
Day 07: Chame - Pisang
Pass the rock wall of the Oble Dome and continue along the Annapurna Circuit to Upper Pisang, an architecturally magnificent village.
Day 08: Pisang - Manang
Walk along the valley trail to Manang, the unofficial trekking capital of the Annapurna Circuit.
Day 09: Manang - Acclimatization
Explore the Manang Valley to ensure that you have sufficient acclimatization to continue.
Day 10: Manang - Ledar
Today we leave Manang, & trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continue trek along the Jarsang Khola Valley to Ledar.
Day 11: Latdar - Thorong Phedi
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can found there some good Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be there.
Day 12: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5416m) - Muktinath
Climb the Thorong La pass at 5,300m. to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. This journey makes up by the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Finally, the moraines allow us towards grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temples.
Day 13: Muktinath - Jomsom
Finally, the Annapurna Circuit trek heads downhill, through the arid landscape to the ancient town of Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki river.
Day 14: Jomsom - Pokhara
We will transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule and fly to Pokhara and free day. Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).
Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or by flight (30minute)
Day 16: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
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