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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Short Annapurna round Trek

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Thorong La Pass (5,416m.) is one of the longest passes in the world.
  • Hike along the Kali Gandaki River which is the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Amazing sunrise view and panoramic Mountain View in Poonhill.
  • Visiting holy Muktinath temple.
  • Explore the traditional villages of Nepal.
  • Varied ecosystem, landscape and culture.

With the 16 day excursion, Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek and Expedition has catalogued world-wide recognized trek, “Annapurna Circuit Trek”. Since 1980, this trek has been accessed for the foreigners. As written by Jeffrey Rasley, “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountain.” If you are an adventure freak, pack your bags and get on a plane to Nepal. Traveling not only gives you pleasure, it also helps you inspire for the fresh start, giving you a new vision of looking at the world by becoming more acquainted with the diverse gift of nature . So, why don’t you experience the magnificent mountains through the different trek, which is in this locale?

Hiking at the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can encounter the fascinating sight of the splendid village and subtropical valleys. The neighborhood has rare culture and lifestyle of native people. Annapurna trail is well known for awe inspiring forests, astounding waterfalls and glorious cliffs.  Trekking at the Annapurna circuit would begin usually from Marshyangdi River, following the Manang valley through Chame, Pisang, Bryaga all the way to the highest point of the trek, which is Thorong La pass (5614m.) ending at Pokhara. The enchanter of the Annapurna circuit trek includes Manang, known to be the locality of the Tibetan-Buddhists, Muktinath which is known to be the prominent pilgrimage destination for the Hindus as well as Buddhists, and the deepest river gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki valley.

Trekking at the Annapurna Circuit Trek is viewed as one of the best travel packages of Nepal and it would offer you an ordeal to value of a lifetime. You would become more acquainted with the way of life of this district through the village life, for instance, you can find one of the oldest monasteries which is known as Braga, you could get a view of terraced farming, the corn and barley fields of the Manang region and you would also get to see bamboo as well as the rhododendrons as you trek the Annapurna circuit. This stunning adventurous trek leads you to 5415m high peak Thorong La pass, offering the most magnificent views of the Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Lamjung, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. March to May and September to December is considered to be the best season for this trek. It is absolutely impossible for you to not be mesmerized this extremely delightful place and you can without a doubt get a fabulous break from the day by day routine while you are in this spot.

The weather condition in the Annapurna region

Annapurna region is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Annapurna region. The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But You can able to trek in the Annapurna region on rainy days

Best Time To Do Annapurna Circuit Trek

Autumn and Spring seasons are the best seasons to explore Annapurna Circuit trekking routes. Most of the trekkers choose these seasons because of its natural beauty like clear skies, stunning views of mountains, and greenery hills with warm temperatures.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as one of the popular treks for trekkers across the globe. This route is in the world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna which is at 8081m high. The trail begins from Lamjung thought the high valley of Manang area. Hiking goes through high mountain passes, landscape view with relaxing hot spring, different cultural temples, farming villages, and view of the Annapurna Massif. Most of the trekkers offer this popular trekking route in Annapurna Region. Most of the time trekkers start the hike from Bhubhule and end at Nayapul, and its total distance is around 260km.

Overview

Day  01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m).

Day  02:UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing.

Day  03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Day  04: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.

Day  05: Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs

Day  06: Trek to Pisang (3100m.) / 5 hours:

Day  07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Day   08: Rest day at Manang.

Day  09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Day  10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Day  11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass / 8 hours:

Day  12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

Day  13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day  14: Sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day  15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional:

can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day  16: Farewell friend.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival (1300m).

Up on arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal adventure pilgrimage trek we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing.

After breakfast and our guide take you for the heritage and culture sightseeing in Kathmandu. Morning you will visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Afternoon after lunch you will visit Shoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drive back to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Having breakfast then we heading to a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft) - Walking Distance(15 km/9.3 miles) - 5 hours

Heading to Dharapani.After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here, we enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. O/N at Guest house.

Day 5
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,610m/8,890ft) - Walking Distance(15.5 km/ 9.6 miles) - 6 hours

Wake up early in the morning then head to Chame.Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft) - Walking Distance(13.2km/8.2 miles) 5 - 6 hours

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meter and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meter. After the trail rounds a bend here we will see the first view of the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curved slab of rock rising more then 1500 meter from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 meter and then make a long gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. After this the trek will be reasonably level as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Pisang. This town marks the beginning of the region known as Nyesyang, the upper portion of the Manang district (5 hrs).O/N at lodge.

Day 7
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,300ft)- Walking Distance (17km/10.6 miles) 5 - 6 hours

Heading to Manang.Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meter following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbour’s rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. O/N at Lodge

Day 8
Rest day at Manang.

For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks ,roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions

Day 9
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) - Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) - 3-4 hours

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation, and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, From Manang we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge,we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka

Day 10
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) - Walking Distance (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles) - 4-5 hours

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Day 11
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) - Walking Distance(15.6 km/ 9.6 miles) - 9 hours

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple and this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs)

Day 12
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

You now begin the trek descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom.

Day 13
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.

Day 14
Sightseeing in Pokhara.

Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise

We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge,davils falls, international mountain museum, Bindhabasini Temple the pet God of Pokhara, and many other cultural and natural landscapes. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)

Day 15
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional: can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 16
Farewell friend

Nepal adventure pilgrimage Trek .We will transfer you airport as per your flight time

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
  • All The Transports During the Trip
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
  • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmamndu
  • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Offical Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir)
  • Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)
  • Domestic Flight

Excludes

  • International Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

Nepal Trekking FAQ’s

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How can I get a visa for Nepal?

You can easily get your visa at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. You need to have a passport size photo along with the original passport.

Is it safe in Nepal?

Yes, it is safe in Nepal. Over the past 10 years, Nepal has become the top traveling destinations in the world.

What is the best season in Nepal?

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nepal. According to data, Lots of travelers want to visit Nepal in September, October, March, and April.

What Kind of accommodation do I get during my trek?

It depends upon the routes that you are traveling. Teahouse has commonly used accommodation during the trek.

How often will I get a shower during the trek?

You can get the shower services but you have to pay. So, it’s up to your choice how many times you want.

What type of food do I get during the trek?

Dal and Bhat is a commonly used food that Nepalese used. Besides that, you can find basic restaurant items like Momo, Chowmin, Noodle, and fried rice.

Can I get a guide and porter for my trek?

Yes, you can hire a guide and porter for your trek. An experienced guide can charge a high amount of cost for their service.

Are there communication facilities during the trek?

You can get communication facilities in lots of places during the trek. You can get wifi services for enjoyment.

What is the language that a guide can speak?

Our guide can speak English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, and many more.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, we serve both private and join the trip for Nepal.

Do I need to bring my sleeping bag?

Yes, you must carry your sleeping bag. You can buy or hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu as well.

Do I need to have insurance?

You must have insurance. if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights it will help to recover.

What language do they speak in Nepal?

The mother language of Nepal is Nepali. However, they can speak English and Hindi.

How can I book my trip?

You can book your trip by consulting one of our tour operators through email. S/He will help you for further process.

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage  Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Nepal adventure Pilgrimage  in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-20
  • 5416M
  • We will be staying 3 *** in Kathmandu HotelMount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast In Kathmandu and all meal during the short Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
  • Every Hotel During The Trek