Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered one of the best world classic trekking around the Annapurna Himalayas. This Trek not only has a fascinated wilderness adventurous that you don’t want to miss but also the rich cultural diversity of various ethnic groups, different villages inhabited by a wide diversity of Himalayas. Annapurna circuit Trek is also known as the Round Annapurna Trek which means circle of the Annapurna Himalaya itself.
The 20-days Annapurna Circuit Trekking starts below than 1000 m which gives a chance to explore the different Himalayas range from the bottom to the top from various angles and aspects reaching the high point of Thorong La Pass (5416m/17,769ft.). The trek provides the awe-inspiring spectacular view of a splendid and sacred mountains like Mt Annapurna I (8091m), Mt Annapurna II (7937m), Mt Annapurna III (7937m), Mt Annapurna IV (7755m), and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt Manaslu (8163m), Tukuche peak and Tilicho peak (7134m) that is off limits to climb. The trek also passes through two huge rivers: Masyangdi and Kaligandaki valley the world’s deepest river gorge.
Another highlight of the trek is Muktinath the Hindu Pilgrimage site where nuns can be seen running the monasteries inside the Muktinath Temple. As the trek continues to the north, the scenery totally changes after the Thorong-La pass it has dry Tibetan plateau but the scenery is equally mesmerizing. Beside for scenery, this trek is also considered best for cultural diversity which leads to the various fine villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, Marpha, Ghasa all inhabited by different ethnic groups such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magar, Thakali, and many more.
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Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Take a tour around the city of Kathmandu, visiting the heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Durbar Square. In the evening we will enjoy the Nepali Dinner. O/N in Hotel.
Drive to Besisahar by bus from Kathmandu following the narrow and paved road by the Trishuli and Marsyangdi River. On our way, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain peaks and green landscapes. Upon reaching Besisahar we get the stunning view of snow-capped mountains. Overnight at Lodge.
We drive from Besisahar to Chame which will be followed by the Marsyangdi Valley passing through the beautiful view of mountains including Lamjung Himal, villages, waterfall and beautiful scenery. Stay overnight at lodge.
Today begins the first day of our trekking to Pisang. The trail to Pisang is quite steep and narrow followed by the dense pine forest climbing high rocky areas. Upon reaching Pisang, we get a better view of majestic Annapurna II to the south and Pisang Peak to the north-east. Overnight at Lodge.
We continue our trek to reach Manang walking through the beautiful landscapes, many villages, Monastery and Lama School. Manang gives the mesmerizing view of Annapurna ranges, some Chulu peak, Gangapurna, Khangsahar. Overnight at Lodge.
We will spend one more day at Manang for acclimatization. We take a short hike to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba. We will also explore the beautiful Manang valley visiting Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, and also explore the unique culture and lifestyle of Manang.
We continue our trek for Yak Kharka ascending through Tenki Manang enjoying the Himalaya view, yaks pasturing in the meadow and view of vegetation thinning out. Overnight at Guest House.
We trek towards the Thorang Phedi along with the Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river we ascend up to mountain path to reach Thorang Phedi. Stay overnight at Lodge.
We hike towards the Muktinath crossing Thorang La pass (5416 m) from east to west enjoying the view of snow-capped mountains, Chortens and prayers flag. Muktinath Temple is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhist devoted to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours.
Overnight at Guesthouse.
We continue our trek by the bank of Kaligandaki River passing Kagbeni and Jomsom. We trek passing the view of stupas, Buddhist monasteries, and old traditional houses finally arriving at Marpha. Marpha is known to be the apple city or home to the legendary apple orchid. Overnight at Marpha.
Today our trail descends steeply through the dense rhododendron and pine forest after hiking up to Kalopani to reach the Ghasa. Ghasa is a small Thakali village and southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism famous for bird watching. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today the trail goes down steeply up to Rupse Chhahara a splendid waterfall. We can get a stunning view of two Himalaya range of Annapurna in east and Dhaulagiri in a west facing each other. The trail continues to ascend to Tatopani where we can go and take bath on the natural hot spring. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We trek through the villages of Shikha and Chitre then walk into the woods of rhododendron forests to reach Ghorepani. Upon reaching Ghorepani, it offers a spectacular view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and Tukuche Himal. Overnight in Ghorepani.
We hike to Poon hill early in the morning for about 2 hours to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas. We get to see the panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We hike back to Ghorepani then continue our trek to Tadapani along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forest. Overnight at Tadapani.
We descend through the thick and dark forest of old rhododendron trees enjoying the scenic beauty to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a small village with stone houses inhabited by the Gurung people. It offers the stunning close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Overnight in Ghandruk.
We continue our short and light trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. Overnight in Pokhara.
Explore the beautiful city Pokhara including Barahi Temple, David’s Fall, the Old Bazar, Bindyabasini Temple, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, or boating along Phewa lake. Stay overnight at the lakeside of Pokhara.
We drive back to the capital Kathmandu. After 7-hour drive, we reach Kathmandu. Overnight at a guesthouse in Kathmandu.
The trip ends here. Our representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 20 Days
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Group Size : 2-12 People
Activities : Trekking