The classic Annapurna Circuit Trek first became accessible to the world of adventure travelers as recently as 1977, when the Nepalese Government derestricted the Manang valley, which had previously been closed on account of its proximity to the Tibetan border. Providing a combination of spectacular high mountain scenery, picturesque lowland farms and villages, a wealth of cultural interest and a challenging pass crossing, the Annapurna Round Trek is justifiably popular.
On this incredible Annapurna trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you’ll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your Kasthamandap boutique hotel, Thamel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley
On this day, you will enjoy the sightseeing tour. You will especially go around places listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially, you will go to Pashupatinath temple, a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on the coast of the Bagmati River; Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) placed on the hill holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa; Boudhanath, another major Buddhist stupa on the earth; and Patan Durbar Square which allures visitors with its cultural and historical sets carved with beautiful art and architecture. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Early in the morning drive to Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by private car or by local bus 7hr (840m), over Night at tea house (B/L/D)
This is the day when our actual trekking begins. We will drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu by private car local bus beside Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River. It takes around 7 hours to reach Bhulbhule. Before reaching Bhulbhule we will also walk on a suspension bridge and carry on walking through magnificent terrace farm to get to Ngadi community. At Bhulbhule, we will discover the views of like Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Peak 29 (NadiChuli) etc. Overnight at tea house.
Day 04: Hiking up to Jajat village 5hr(1300m) over Night at tea house (B/L/D)
We will hike to Jagat village from Bhulbhule taking 5 hours. On the way, we will notice the V-shape image of Marsyangdi valley. After that, we will walk on the crisscross path passing Syange and go down to the river bank. Also, we will walk down to the rocky Jagat village. Jagat is a tiny village where Tamang as well as Gurung inhabitants live in. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 05: Hiking up to Danakyu , 5hr ( 2300m) over Night at tea house(B/L/D)
Moving ahead from Jagat, we will walk further on to Danakyu lying at the altitude of 2300m. Also, we will pass by the set called Bagarchhap taking approximately an hour after passing fir and pines wooded area. Also, here you can make a trip to a white-colored Gompa (monastery). At Danakyu, we will get to see the eye-catching views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 06: Hiking up to Chame 5hr (2670m),( District Headquarter of Manang ) over Night at tea house(B/L/D)
On this day, we will walk for around 5 hours to reach Chame. On the way, we will see the well-known Dudh Khola flowing from the south face of Mt Manaslu. Plus, we will notice the Marsyangdi swerving to the left side where dramatic peak sight of Annapurna II also enthralls you. Then after, passing Fir woods, we will enter to the district headquarter of Manang district- Chame lying on the shore of river. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 07: Hiking up to upper Pisang 5hr ( 3300m) over Night at tea house, (B/L/D)
Our final point of this day is reaching Pisang lying at the altitude of3300m. We will start on walking early in the morning witnessing the amazing view of Lamjung Himal (6893m) along with the first rays of sun over the stunning peak is even more fascinating. A marvelous waterfall becomes visible as we reach Brathang Village. Pisang is found in the heart of the Pisang peak. In addition, the views the north-east peak of Pisang as well as Annapurna II appears magnificent. Moreover, we will see long Mani wall next to the bridge before reaching Pisang. Overnight at tea house.
Day 08: Hiking up to Ghyaru village and to see excellent view Annapurna two, Annapurna three,& Trek to manang village 6hr (3540m) over night at tea house. (B/L/D)
On this day, we will trek to Ghyaru Village from Pisang. On the way, we will get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II and III. After that, we will stroll to Manang Village taking roughly 6 hours. On this day, we will also notice the breathtaking track full of grass lands. The trail also bestows amazing vistas of the Annapurna Himalayan range. We will also ascend to the Nawal to arrest the best scene of Annapurna. Overnight at tea house.
Day 09: Rest Day explore Manang village, over Night at tea house(B/L/D)
We will rest in Manang village on this day to get properly accustomed with the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness. Optionally, we can explore around Manang. Witnessing Gangapurna Lake, visiting mountaineering school which gives basic mountaineering training are the major attractions of the place. Overnight at tea house.
Day 10: Hiking up to Ledar 4hr (4200m) over Night at tea house(B/L/D)
On this day, we will walk for around 4 hours to reach Ledar located at the altitude 4200m. While trekking, the breathtaking views of Annapurna will move along with you. Furthermore, we can observe Himchuli, Peak 29 at our back. We will then climb passing by Gunsang settlement where we will cross Gundon River via a bridge made of wood to reach Ledar. Overnight at tea house.
Day 11: Hiking up to Thorung Phedi 3hr (4450m) Over Night at tea house(B/L/D)
Today we will make way up steadily to an edge and then move down to the Marsyangdi River. After that, we will traverse through a wooden bridge. In addition, we have slender track that move transversely to an uneven hill and after that ascend to Thorung La Phedi taking approximately 3 hours. Overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Hiking up to Thorung -La pass 8hr (5416m) trek down to Muktinath, over Night at tea house.(B/L/D)
We will walk downward to the Marsyangdi River and pass through the river via a wooden bridge. Also, we will walk on the right coast of the river. After that, we will have a track that turns slender and moves crossways from side to side with a shaky incline and after that walk down to Thorung La Pass lying at 5416m. Also, we will shift down to Muktinath meaning God of Salvation taking roughly 5 hours. Muktinath is regarded as a holy place for Buddhists as well as Hindus. Here you will observe water flowing from 108 fixed stone taps and a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Overnight at tea house
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 5hr (2700m) over Night at tea house. (B/L/D)
We will move from Muktinath to the arresting Kali Gandaki valley, at first through withered area. We will also pass by settlements like Khingar as well as Jharkot filled with typical Tibetan architecture, we will be pleased with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en-route. Likewise, we will carry on walking through apple orchards before reaching Marpha. Then as a final point, we will walk to Jomsom, a big set expanded next to both shores of the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at tea house.
Day 14: Early in the morning Jomsom to Pokhara by flight. Overnight stay in Pokhara(B/L) We will fly to Pokhara from Jomsom by flight. At Pokhara, we can go for sightseeing at popular tourist areas like Gupteshore cave, Davi’s fall, famous Fewa Lake where you can enjoy boating etc. Overnight in a hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus(B)
After spending memorable time in Pokhara, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes approximately 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can just relax in the hotel or go for shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- 2-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
- Accommodations during the trek
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees and transportation
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Required Entry fees
- Trekking Permits needed
- All government taxes and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Alcoholic drinks, Mineral water and cold drinks
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking types of equipment, Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section