Annapurna Circuit Trek (24 Days)

Annapurna Circuit TrekThis "classic" journey around the massif of the Annapurna Himal starts with a drive to Beshishahar - in the lowland paddy fields steadily gaining altitude leading up the Marsyangdi River Valley passing through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high desert country at Manang (3597 m.) through the villages of Chamje, Bagarchap, Pisang to cross the Thorung La Pass (5416 m). The descent is equally amazing and varied. The trail then switches over to the Kali Gandaki River valley and descends through the villages of Muktinath, Jomsom and Ghorepani to terminate in Pokhara giving you enough time to observe the people and their customs. Lowland, farming communities of Brahmin and Chettri people of Aryan stock give way, slowly, to the highland trading communities of Magar, Gurung and Bhotia people of Mongoloid stock. As the people change, so does the dominant religion. Close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge in the world make this one of the most popular treks in the world.


Facts OF The Trek.

Minimum Group size: 02
Season : March to November
Grading : 04
Departure Date : Sunday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

    Itinerary In Details.

    Day 01: Kathmandu arrival/ transfer to hotel/ our represent will be at the airport to receive you on your arrival. Just look for your names banner.

    Day 02: Kathmandu guided tour/ your guide will take around Kathmandu/ to show its back ground and history/ visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal. Trekking Start.

    Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar Overnight in Hotel / Camp.

    Day 04: Beshi Sahar to Nadi (1011m) Walk for about 6 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges ..and a deep river gorge.Overnight at Nadi.

    Day 05: Nadi to Jagat (1314m) Walk for about 7 hours towards Jagat through the valley crossing several suspension bridges and passing several beautiful waterfalls land view the tower of Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft.) and Peak 29 (24,652 Ft.). Overnight at Jagat.

    Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani (1943m.) Walking distance of about 7 hours from Jagat to Dharapani, entering Manang district from Taal and crossing a large bridge to Dharapani to stay overnight.
    Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2713m) The distance is covered within 6 hours. The trail now leads to the west in Manaslu .forming a splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally to the south. As we continue, Annapurana range offers a splendid view. Overnight at Chame.

    Day 08: Chame to Pissang (3185m.) Keeping by the side of river all day for about 7 hours and passing through narrow and steep gorge reach Passing from where Manang Valley (a wide U - shaped valley) hanging between two giant snow peaks. Overnight at Pisang.

    Day 09: Pissang to Manang (3351m.) After a 7-hour walk through trails and broad forested valley floor a small stool airstrip and a village of about 200 houses and Barge monastery which is the largest in the entire district and reach Manang.

    Day 10: Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

    Day 11: We branch away from the Marsyandi Khola steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. Camp/lodge at Kharka. 3800m/3 hrs.

    Day 12: Thorong Phedi (4335m.), Crossing the Jarsang Khola we climb to a small grassy valley and camp. Approximately 3 hrs walk.

    Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3798m.)Crossing the pass early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorang Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalayan scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range , Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west. Walking distance is about 8 hours.

    Day 14: Jomsom with beautiful snow mountains and no tree land ! It is gateway of Mustang trek. Those, having not good enough time to trek down all the way to Pokhra can fly to Pokhara-Kathmandu on the next day.

    Day 15: Jomsom to Tukuche (2591 m.) 5/6 hrs. walk a valley dominated by Thakalis, Gurungs and Magars tribes, lunch at Marfa on the way.

    Day 16: Tukluch to Ghasa (1970 m.) 5/6 hrs walk, a dramatic change in the surrounding with green vegetation and very beautiful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Overnight at Ghasa.

    Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) 5/6 hours walk, gradual descend to Tatopani through valleys, fields and the beautiful Rupse Chhahara (water falls) and then the time to have lunch at Dana village which is the deepest gorge in the world. Rest and overnight at Tatopani.

    Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2793 m.) 6/7 hrs. walk, A challenging ascent upto Ghorepani. Lunch at Sikha village, and overnight at Ghorepani from where one can observe the best sun set view over the profile of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

    Day 19: Rest at Ghorepani and Excursion to the Poon Hill The highest hill in the west in the whole trek , bird- eye view of Mustang and Pokhara valleys, also provides clear view of 30 snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Or walk to Tadapani at the afternoon for 4 hrs.

    Day 20: Ghorepani/Tadapani to Ghandrung (1951 m.) 6/3 hours, with ups and downs towards Tadapani for lunch and camp at Ghandrung which is the biggest Gurung settlement with a closer view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.

    Day 21: Ghandrung to Birethati (5/6 hours, walk downwards to Modi river) and drive back to Pokhara

    Day 22: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

    Day 23: Day in Kathmandu on your own/ shopping.

    Day 24: Drive to airport/departure or stay as your time permits