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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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What to Expect
Annapurna region, a majestic section of the Himalayas in Nepal. It is the home of treks in Nepal.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and taken to the Hotel. Your first night you will spend in a Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour

After having breakfast we will take you sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temple which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon we will return you to the hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar

You have a 6 hour scenic drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. Overnight at Besi Sahar.

Day 4: Besi Sahar to Baundanda (1300m)

On this day we begin our trekking. Walking through Besi Sahar village, the trail drops to a stream and crossing the sub-tropical forest you will reach to Khudi, a Gururng village. Following the route of the Marshyangdi valley which has great views of Manaslu and Himalchuli, you will get to Bhulbule. Crossing Marshyangdi Khola (river) on a suspension bridge you will come to the ACAP check post, passing a majestic waterfall, watching Langur monkeys along the way, the trail reaches to Ngadi and to Lampata. Then finally making a short steep climb you will reach Baundanda, an attractive village. Overnight at Baundanda.

Day 5: Baundanda to Chamje (1410m)

Descend on a steep, slippery trail and then climb to Lili Bhir, where you can visit the small hot spring. The trek to Khanigaon (1170m) and further on to Ghermu Phant with a huge waterfall. The trail descends, crosses the Marshyangdi on a bridge at Syange (1080m) and climbs to Shree Chaur. Passing a small waterfall, descend little bit and the trail reaches Jagat (1330m). After Jagat we take a long climb through the forest where we reach to Chamje. Overnight at Chamje.

Day 6: Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m)

Crossing the Marshyangdi river and making several ups and down the trail forwards through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Tal Besi and to the foot of a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675m). Descending following the east bank of river, the trek gets to Karte and climbs to Dharapani (1920m). Then the trek enters the east- west Manang valley in a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and finally reaches to Bagarchap. Overnight at Bagarchap.

Day 7: Bagarchap to Chame (2630m)

From Bagarchap the trail climbs through forest to Dhanakyu (2290m), crosses several landslides and travels uphill through the forest to Lattemarang (2360m). The trail climbs and then descends to Thanchok and to Kotho (2590m), a meadow surrounded by huge pine and spruce trees. Walking about half- hour you will reach to Chame, the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. From here you have the excellent view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Overnight at Chame

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3190m)

From Chama you will reach Bhratang after walking through the pine forest and huge apple orchard which is surrounded by a stone wall. The trail forward has admirable views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and reaches to Pisang, upper part of Manang Valley. Overnight at Manang Valley.

Day 9: Pisang to Manang (3540m)

The trail makes a long climb with excellent views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7134m), before reaching to the Manang airstrip at Hongde (3325m). Crossing to the north bank of Marshyangdi on a bridge the trail reaches Mungji (3360m) and then climbs to Bryaga (3550m), a Tibetan-style village. Finally after leaving Bryaga, you will reach Manang. Overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang

After having breakfast you will climb the ridge to the north of the village for excellent views of Annapurna IV, Annapurna II and Tarke Kang (7193m). If you descend from the village you will see the glacial lake at the foot of the huge icefall that drops from Gangapurna (7454m). Back to Manang. Overnight at Manang.

Day 11: Manang to Letdar (4250m)

From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to Tengi, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley before reaching the small village of Gunsang (3930m). The trail passes through a sparse forest of juniper, rose, and barberry and crosses a large stream to reach Yak Kharka (4090m). Walking about an hour further you will reach Letdar. Overnight at Letdar.

Day 12: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m)

From Letdar the trail continues to climb along the east bank of the Jar sang Khola then descends and cross the stream on a bridge. Then making a short descent you will reach to Thorung Phedi. Overnight at Throung Phedi.

Day 13: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m)

From Thorung Phedi, the trail becomes steep; following rocky ridges you will reach Thorung La (5416m), which is the highest point of this trek. From here the views are outstanding. The trail descends steeply and during the decent there are excellent views of Dhaulagiri. You will reach Chabarbu (4290m). The trail crosses a meadow and forwards to Muktinath where you can see the impressive temple of Lord Shiva. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m)

From Muktinath the trail descends to Jharkot and to Khingar. Beyond Khingar you will meet the junction of two routes. The first one is Kagbeni (the entrance of upper Mustang) and another is to Jomsom. Then the trail proceeds to Eklebatti following the Kali Gandaki River. You will finally reach to Jomsom where you can see the Annapurna Conservation Project check post, hospital, airport and army camp. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu

In this mean day you will have a scenic flight to Pokhara observing the spectacular mountain views as well as striking natural beauty of Nepal. Form Pokhara you will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 16: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
16 days
  • Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at normal hotel including breakfast on twin sharing
  • Kathmandu city tours inclusive of vehicle transfer
  • Surface transportation to and from trekking start and end point by bus
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges on twin sharing
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Permit and fees
  • Service charge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Human to Human trekking experience at it's finest! Let your worries go, with Gokyo, all is taken care of in the package, you just have to Be in every step and let the traditions, sights, people, food, music and Nepals culture and Himalayan heritage engulf...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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