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Annpurna Circuit Treks – 18 Days

18 Days

Embark on a fantastic circuit of the Annapurna Circuit that takes us through the entire Annapurna Massif to the peak of Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). The Annapurna circuit trek is an epic circuit loved by trekkers all over the world. This trek is also known as the ‘Round Annapurna trek’. The adventurous 160-230 Km hike circles the grand Annapurna massif. Annapurna is physically located in north-central Nepal and this hike is considered the best long distance trek on the planet and has been open to the globetrotter since the 1980s. The hike starts in the middle of the hills and reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters at the Thorung La pass. Thorong La is the highest and most difficult step of the circuit. This impressive step is the most advantageous point of the planet to admire the impressive beauty of the great Himalayas.

The trip also offers wonderful opportunities for interaction with different ethnic groups, their culture and to observe their lifestyles and livelihoods. The Manang valley and the lower Mustang are strongly influenced by the Tibetan culture. The visitors have a fantastic view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Manalsu (8,156 m), Annapurna (7,455 m) and Tilicho (7,134 m) around the circuit. Trekking Annapurna Circuit begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki gorge. This is the deepest gorge in the world. The trail moves along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, incredible waterfalls, huge cliffs and several lovely friendly villages.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Explore the cultural and natural beauty of the Annapurna region
2. Magnificent view of the Mt. Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Annapurnas, Himalchuli Peak and Fishtail Mountain
3. Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
4. Views of the highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
5. Thorong La pass (5,416m.) - one of the longest pass in world
6. Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
7. Explore beautiful remote villages

Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
Location: Annapurna
Meals: Brekfas, Lunch, Dinner
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trip Level: middle
Max Altitude: 5416m
Suitable for: Adult
season Oct. to Nov. and March to April
Route:

Kathmandu - Besisahar - Syange - Tal - Danaque - Danaque -Chame - Pisang - Manang -Yak Kharka -Thorong Phedi - Thorung La Pass - Muktinata - Marpha - Kalopani - Tatopani - Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk - Syauli Bazaar - Pokhara - Kathmandu.

The price includes the following services::

• The price Includes the following services:
• Airport pick-up and drop off service by with Private vehicle.
• Standard twin-Share accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 night) and Pokhara (2 night)
• Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek in generally twin- share and occasionally dormitory- style rooms.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, diner) during the trek.
• Trekking guide/s.
• Porters (one porter carries 25kg of luddage) - each two-person one porter.
• Sleeping bags, trekking sticks if required.
• Annapuran reason trekking Permits and TIMS.
• All land transportation from (Kathmandu- Besisahar -Nayapul -Pokhara - Kathmandu) by private A/C vehicle.
• Insurance and equipment for trekking staffs.
• One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last night.

 

The price does not includes the following services::

The price does not Includes the following
• Personal expenses
• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, charging mobile, wi-fi
• Travel insurance
• Tips for guide
• Lunch dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
• Any others expenses which are not mention on cost of includes.

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport.

You shall Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and meet our official staff, then travel to the hotel in Thamel. This hotel is located in the Thamel district of Kathmandu, famous for its many restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, etc. They are aimed at tourists.

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Day 2: Drive to Besisahar with Private Vehicle. Take jeep to Syange (1100m)

oday we will take a public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar and from there we will take a jeep to Syange. We will see beautiful rivers, landscapes and watersheds along the way.

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Day 3: Syange to Tal (1675m) - 5.5hours.

Now, buckle up your shoelaces. We will begin to walk gradually along the beautiful Marsyangdi River. This hike will be slightly ascending and we will fall in the beautiful waterfalls of this hike. We'll rest in Tal tonight.

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Day 4: Tal to Chame (2640m) – 5 hours trek.

t will be our exciting day today. We will leave the Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey to Annapurna II and Pisang Peak, as well as beautiful landscapes and ancient villages. Do not miss the opportunity to take beautiful photographs while observing the mountains, waterfalls and lifestyle in the Nepalese countryside.We will continue our trek admiring the view of the mountains and waterfalls on the way. Today will be an easy day. After 4 hours of walking, we will arrive at Chame, Manang's headquarters. It is a beautiful little city with more ease than in our previous days.

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Day 5: Chame to Pisang (3190m) – 6 hours trek.

On the sixth a steep and constricted path through the dense forest will take us to the spectacular curved rock wall that rises 1,500 m from the river. It is likely to be the steepest part of the Marshyangdi valley, so steep that the road is carved into vertical rock. After passing this last rock, the valley opens into majestic views. And where the valley widens, there is the Paungda Danda, a huge rock that rises more than 1500 m above the road. We walked a little before reaching Bajo Pisang where we will spend the night.

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Day 6: Pisang to Manang (3530m) – 7 hours trek.

There are two routes to Manang, but we follow the path that leads us to Upper Pisang through Geru. This road guarantees magnificent views of the beautiful landscapes and the beautiful mountains, such as Annapurna and Pisang. We begin to notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation of today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harder environment. A brief visit to the Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the entire Manang area, will be memorable. We will spend the night in Manang.

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Day 7: A day rest for Acclimatization.

In order to maintain confidence in the roads that follow, we keep busy today with a short walk to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have energy, we can even go to the village of Vraga, where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Corps that will give us an idea of acute mountain sickness (SMA). We will spend the night in Manang.

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Day 8: Manang to Yak Kharka (4118m) – 4.5 hours trek.

From the village of Manang, the trail crosses a stream, rises to a village of Tenki and continues ascending from the Marshyangdi valley, turning northwest towards the Jarsang Khola valley. The trail follows this valley to the north, passing some pastures and a shrub of cedar trees as it gains a constant elevation. The road passes even closer to the small town of Gusna, a complex of flat roofs just below the road. Now the road passes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the road crosses an old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Harkas. We will spend the night in Yak Karka.

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Day 9: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4540m) – 5 hours trek.

This is a trekking trip to Thorang Phedi. After a while we walk along a suspension bridge and arrive at the village of Ledar. We continue and drive through imposing rocks before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La passes. On this trip they are rewarded with one of the best views of the mountain. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Peak Thorung and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepal is known as the foot of a mountain. We will spend the night in Thorong Phedi. We will spend the night in Thorang Phedi.

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Day 10: Thorong Phedi to Thorung La Pass (5416m) and descend to Muktinata (3800m) – 8 hours trek.

The passage of the Thorong Pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our final goal today. We will pass the passage from east to west (Manang to Muktinath), which is the easiest and safest route. We'll get up around three in the morning and climb the mountain. When we finally reach the top, we realize that our trip is worth it. We can take some photos before heading to the valley of Muktinath, at the foot of Thorong La. We will spend the night in Muktinath.

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Day 11: Muktinath to Tatopani (1190m) – 6 hours trek.

From Marfa we take a new route to Kalopani through the town of Hopoponi. Today, we find the traditional villages of the people of Takali. In addition, we can see the beautiful apple garden. From here we have panoramic views of the Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. From Hohonpo, we continue towards Koktejdi. We crossed a river and found the new road network before reaching Kalopani.

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Day 12: Tatopani to Shikha(2390m) – 5.5 hours trek.

Our trip today is mainly downhill. During the first part of the current trip,We
continue the eastern bank from Kopchepani through Garpar to a bridge in Dana. In
Narchyang Besi, we can see a power plant that supplies electricity to the area. There
are larger towns in this area where we can observe the daily life of the inhabitants.

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Day 13: Shikha to Ghorepani(2800m) - 5hours trek.

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the
steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking
destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing
views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the
close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high
mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking
photographs, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a
nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular
waterfalls and reach Ghorepani to spend the night.

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Day 14: Ghorepani to Poon hill(3110m) and back to Ulleri(2080m) - 6hours trek.

We get up early wear our warm clothes and go up to Poonhill (3210m). We do not
need to take much with us when we come back later to collect our main backpacks.
It is about an hour's walk from Poonhill (3210 m). See the best sunrise and beautiful
views of the Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri,
beaches of Dhaulagiri, Summit Tukuche, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, chains
of Mount Masai, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and other mountains. After this
unforgettable view we return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Pull up Ulleri. The hike
begins with a fairly steep slope up to the Deurali pass. It is similar in height to
Poonhill. We will also see all the glorious view of mountains from here.continue to walk towards Ulleri for night stay.

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Day 15: Ulleri to Nayapul(100m) and drive to Pokhara - 4 hours trek and 2 hours drive.

With morning breakfast we prepare to walk towards the Nayapul, which is
usually a gentle walk through the hill villages that dominate the valley and the
landscape of the Modi River. This takes about 4 hours to walk slowly downhill.
From here we drive to Pokhara with a private vehicle . Soon we
will reach Pokhara in the early afternoon so as to discover almost a full day in
Pokhara Valley. You can simply explore the lake market, visit Fewa Lake and Varen or
even participate in other adventure activities such as paragliding, zip flyers and Micro
Light Flight etc. Free evening for personal relaxation or shopping in the lake market.
Overnight in Hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 16: Sightseeing day at Pokhara.

Today will be a hectic free morning in Pokhara. After breakfast we take a sightseeing
trip to World Peace Pagoda also called Peace Stupa located across the Fewa Lake at a
hill. You will have a mesmerizing view of Fewa Lake and the lakeside along with
panoramic view of Annapurna Range.

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Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

This day we take an early morning bus ride to Kathmandu. Later in the evening we
shall have authentic Nepali dinner and prepare for the next day’s departure.

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Day 18: Departure to home.

Your journey ends today. You will have breakfast at the hotel in the morning and
then continue for free. If you depart today with a flight, we will take you to the
airport (you must reach the international airport 2 hours and 30 minutes before the
flight departs) and our journey ends.