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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
4600 Meter
Group size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar
    • Exploration of low and high altitude like tropical to arctic
    • See some of the world’s highest mountains
    • Incredible landscapes and over a 140 peaks and mountains
    • Visit centuries old monasteries and temples
    • Explore around Manang
    • Visiting high altitude lakes 
    • Crossing the Throng-La 5,416m/17,764ft
    • Visit the sacred temple of Muktinath
    • Relax at Pokhara city
The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most famous adventurous trekking destination throughout the decades in Nepal. Himalayan Friends takes you through the northern side of the Annapurna Himalayas! The Annapurna Circuit trek is universally appreciated adventurous trekking destination, that lets you experience different kind of climatic regions, encounter with typical indigenous people of the Himalayas to learn about their unique culture and tradition. The Manang region is basically the home place to ethnic people such as the; Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Limbu, Rai and Sherpa, all these people are heavily influenced by a traditional and peaceful Tibetan culture. Beside these features of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, the trek ends with a crossing of the Thorang La Mountain Pass, situated at the elevation of 5,416m/17764ft. Annapurna is one of the 10th highest mountains in the world and the views from the entire trek are incredible, with over 140 different mountains on clear days. This classic Himalayan trek in the Annapurna region lets you to explore around the entire Annapurna massif. 
History of the Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Since the early 1980, it opened for the foreigners and get incredible popularity among the international Trekkers and Travelers. Before reaching at Manang a river leading northwards gave recently evidence of people living there and the government soon discovered the Nar Phu Valley which can be visited on the Nar Phu trek in Nepal. The cultural impressions and stunning nature make this trekking worth visiting. The Annapurna Circuit Trek provide an opportunity to explore ancient Braga Monastery. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the Manang region. Beside this you can visit a famous Muktinath Temple, a Pilgrimage sites worshiped by Hindu and Buddhist devotees.
The route of the Annapurna Circuit:
The Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from the eastern part of the Annapurna Region at the end of the other famous Manaslu trek in Nepal. From here the journey brings you around the Annapurna Range to northwest. Following the massif westwards trough developed paths and trails the village of Manang comes in sight. Here there is the option to visit Nepal’s highest lake, Lake Tilichio (4,949m/16,138ft)! Continuing on the trail heads for the crossing of the Thorang La Pass, which is a major highlight on this trek around the Annapurna. Descending down from Thorang La we reach to Muktinath a famous pilgrimage site, and ultimately to the apple orchards of Kagbeni and Jomsom. At Jomsom a morning flight takes us to Pokhara, a peaceful lake side city.
The Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal with Himalayan Friends, can be made shorter or longer as per your booking choice, also during your stay in Pokhara some activities can be done such as; boating, city tour or adventure activities like paragliding. 

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in the Kathmandu
  • Our representative will pick-up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in and take a few minutes rest
  • Stroll around the Thamel Bazaar
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner with our team 
  • Overnight stay in the hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour:
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Swyambhunath Temple
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • A brief explanation about the further trek 
  • Stay overnight at the hotel

  • Breakfast and hotel check out
  • Scenic half day drive to Besisahar
  • Short bus ride to Khudi
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Our first day of trekking the Annapurna Circuit
  • Follow the trail along the farmlands
  • Cross various suspension bridges and pass incredible waterfalls
  • Head by Taranche
  • Reach at Sirung
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Easy farmland trails until reaching the woodlands
  • Pass by a few small villages and temples
  • Cross the Sangu Khola River at Mipra
  • Cross the Marshyangdi River at Syange
  • Follow the Marshyangdi River until reaching the bridge of Jagat
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descend down from Jagat
  • Head through the forest and ascend up again
  • A difficult climb up to Sattale
  • Descend to the river banks of Tal village
  • Pass by the village of Karte
  • Head on further until reaching Dharapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today is a shorter trek day
  • Follow the forest edge trails all the way up to Chame
  • After check in at the guest house you can enjoy the hot springs
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Head through the Marshyangdi Valley
  • The trail leads along rivers and forests
  • After a good 5 to 6 hours we reach at Lower Pisang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today we head to one of the biggest settlements of the region Manang
  • We take the Upper Pisang route via Geru
  • Follow the trail through amazing landscapes
  • Arrival at Manang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast
  • Today we stay in Manang to get used to the high altitude
  • Hike up to either Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake
  • Visit Vrage village where the Himalayan Rescue Association is
  • Explore around the Barge Monastery, the largest monastery of Manang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Continue through the Manang village by crossing a stream
  • Climbs towards Tenki village and climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley
  • Follow the valley of the Jarsang Khola
  • Pass a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees
  • Head by a small village called Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs 
  • Trek through meadows where you can witness horses and yaks graze
  • Reach at Yak Kharka, a small village
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Trek uphill towards Thorang Phedi 
  • Pass Ledar village and ascend furthermore and traverse through towering cliffs
  • Explore around Thorang Phedi
  • Enjoy the views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Head up to the Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world
  • Cross the mountain pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath)
  • Take a few photos of the Thorong La pass, the natural beauty before heading to Muktinath Valley
  • The trail becomes more barren and the landscape becomes more of a Wild West
  • Arrival in Muktinath
  • Visit the Muktinath temple with its 108 water sprouts
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Muktinath

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Our last day of trekking
  • Descend from Ranipauwa village down
  • Head to the Kali Gandaki River to reach Kagbeni
  • Follow the river all the way up to Jomsom
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Breakfast and check out
  • A morning flight takes us to Pokhara
  • Hotel transfer
  • Enjoy the amazing sights and activities in Pokhara
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer by taxi to the airport of Pokhara
  • Scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Rest of the day is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu 

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • Himalayan Friends hopes that you enjoyed the Annapurna Circuit trek and to see you soon for your next Himalayan adventure

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