Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Description

Embark on a magical 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world's tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. We begin the Annapurna Circuit Trek after a highly scenic drive to the road-head in the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows the great Marsyangdi Valley to reach the north side of the Annapurna Massif. Beyond the village of Manang, on the north side of the Annapurnas, we begin the tough ascent to the Thorung La Pass 5416m, the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which touches the edge of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We then descend into the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gadaki valley, reaching a famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath, where there are a number of Hindu and Buddhist temples. Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley for four leisurely days, we then climb to another ridge at Ghorepani, from where we make the sunrise excursion to Poon Hill to watch the dawn break over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. This is the last stop on the Annapurna Circuit Trek before reaching Pokhara, and returning to many comforts and conveniences that you will no longer take for granted! You can enjoy a well earned rest in the relaxing atmosphere of Lakeside with its magical views of the Annapurnas, reflected in the waters of Phewa Lake.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation Day for the trek in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive 5hrs to Besisahar, 800m
Day 04: Trek 4-5 hrs to Ngadi, 824m
Day 05: Trek 5-6 hrs to Jagat, 1343m
Day 06: Trek 5-6 hrs to Dharapani, 1946m
Day 07: Trek 5-6 hrs to Chame, 2800m
Day 08: Trek 5-6hrs to Pisang 3200 m
Day 09: Trek 5-6hrs to Manang 3540 m
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Manang, 3540 m
Day 11: Trek 4-5 hrs to Yak Kharka, 4000 m
Day 12: Trek 3-4 hrs to Thorung Phedi, 4545m
Day 13: Cross the Thorung La at 5410m and  trek  to Muktinath 3694m
Day 14: Trek 6-7 hrs to Marpha, 2670m
Day 15: Trek 5 hrs to Kalopani, 2410m
Day 16: Trek 6-7 hrs to Tatopani, 1190 m
Day 17: Trek 6-7 hrs to Ghorepani, 2850m
Day 18: Trek 5 hrs to Hile, 1400m
Day 19: Trek 3 hrs to Nayapul, 1010m
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Annapurna Region Trekking

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Trip Grade: Difficult

Altitude: 5410m

Accommodation:Tea house on trek and hotel in city

Meals: Breakfast in Ktm and Pokhara & full board on trek

Transportation: Private bus/ local bus/tourist bus

Best Season: Sep-Dec, March -June