Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Nepal
- Maximum altitude: 5416 meter
- Group size: Min - 1
- Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Annapurna Circuit Trek, a challenging circular trek around one of the world’s highest mountains, is recognized as a standout amongst the most intriguing classic treks in the world. This trekking adventure allows you to wander around the popular Annapurna region at North-western Nepal. Annapurna circuit trekking is regarded as one of the geographically and culturally diverse trekking in Nepal offering to have all anyone would wish for. After it opened for tourism in 1980, the Annapurna region trekking has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails. The picturesque view of the Annapurna range, Kaligandaki gorge, natural hot springs, world’s highest Tilicho lake, pilgrimage sites and the welcoming behavior of the local inhabitants make the trekking extra special for the visitors.
The major highlight of the Annapurna circuit trekking is to cross the world’s widest pass, Thorong la pass at 5416m. Annapurna circuit trekking venture starts at Besisahar as we take after our trails through roaring Marshyangdi river valley. Seeing the nature getting it done from invigorating backwoods strolls, most profound canyons of Kaligandaki to grand scenes along social experiences, we head further towards testing Thorung la pass at a high elevation of 5416 meters above ocean level lastly touch base at acclaimed journey site of Muktinath.The Annapurna Circuit trek offers an uncommon display of Annapurna (8,097 m) with Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Tukuche and numerous other dazzling crestsin the background. The trekking way is amazingly excellent, with various orchid timberlands encompassing the trail, and rhododendrons covering whole of the hills in their typical tone of red in the spring.Enroute the trail, we will cross from subtropical to high trekking landscape. We will experience various types of ecosystem, distinctive cultures and fluctuating ssenes from rich paddy fields and oak woodlands to unpleasant mountain territory. The inhabitance of socially extended social orders like Sherpa people, Tibetans people, Thakali, Magars, Gurung, Brahmins, Chhetris thus on fills in as an amalgam of nature versus sustained culture.
The extraordinary blend of nature and culture is the thing that makes the Annapurna Circuit trek a standout amongst the most celebrated trekking courses across the world. The appropriate month for Annapurna Circuit Trekking will be around the month of March to May in (spring season) and September to December in (autumn season) amid this period the climate will be immaculate with warm. Annapurna circuit trekking is an adventure that requires a good level of physical fitness with an enthusiasm towards conquering an extreme high pass.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the airport, you will be met by our representatives who will drop us off to the hotel. After you check in and refresh yourself, we may take a walk around the Thamel area. In the evening, there will be a traditional Nepali dinner served by us as a welcome gesture.
Day 2: Pre-trek briefing and sightseeing around Kathmandu
Today after the breakfast, you will meet your travel companions and get a briefing about you whole tour plan. You will complete all the official formalities before your trip to Annapurna region. In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour of the World Heritage sites around Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Bauddhanath Mahachaitya and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will get to know about the history and the situation after the Nepal earthquake of these heritages. Later the day, you will have your final preparation of the trek.
Day 3: Drive to Besisahar
Around 6 hours of heading to Besishar, we can either proceed with our trek to Bhulbhule or remain in Besisahar. It is around 185km the street from Kathmandu; the street from Kathmandu to Besisahar is interesting due to the sceneric views. You follow the Trishuli waterway for initial 4 hours and again the followingriver Marsyangdi, taking after the Trisuli waterway you have opportunity to see some rafting boats on stream with many individuals chilling out with rafting delight. When you get in Besishar the landscape of snowcapped mountains begins to appear from this little city.
Day 4: Beshisahar to Bahundada
Our very first day trek introduces us to the cultural diversity of the region as we pass along the local area of varied ethnic groups exchanging greetings ‘Namaste’ with us. You can enjoy your trail with the majestic view of Himalchuli and the flowing melody of the Khudi River. Our first day trek stops after we reach Bahundada.
Day 5: Bahundada to Chamje
We begin the day by walking down along the steep tricky trail past amphitheater-shaped rice fields. There will be a little hot spring after this slide. Whatever remains of today's trek will have us pass the waterway a couple times and we will see a couple of waterfalls too. As we close to the town of Jagat we will have a lofty 200m move to a trail that has been blasted out of the stone face. 15 minutes beneath this town we can visit another little hot spring. From Jagat we ascend to Chamje.
Day 6: Chamje to Dharapani
We start the trek at a young hour in the morning. The trail takes us through different vegetable plantation, waterfalls and blended groups that are said to have moved from Tibet. Subsequent to crossing the suspension bridge underneath Chamje and climbing two soak areas, we get to the town of Tal. From Tal, we enter the Manang area. In transit we likewise go through Kodo town and stroll on the trail that ascents and falls and cuts over a mountain side to one of the greatest towns in the Manang region, Dharapani.
Day 7: Dharapani to Chame
Today we trek along a few steep, forested edges alongside a few avalanches on course to Chame(the headquater of Manang District). The way leads to west in Manaslu Himalaya and beautiful scenery of Annapurna to the south. This trail offers a fabulous view of the Annapurna range.
Day 8: Chame to Pisang
We pass along the older part of Chame and ascend to Telekhu at 2840 meter and proceed with a long charming and for the most part level stroll through the woodland to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meter.We stroll through a steep and slender valley to have our first glance of Paungda Danda rock face, a sensational bended rock face rising 1500 m from the river. From here, we additionally increase brilliant view of Annapurna II towards the south and Pisang Peak towards the north east. We descend to the Manang Valley floor appreciating the alluring scene.
Day 9: Pisang to Manang
The inital piece of climb from pisang to Manang is quite flat, however there is a precarious climb an hour prior to reaching Humde. The view after the climb is particularly fulfilling. Wonderful sight of the valley with mountains in the background can be seen. Most recent one hour of stroll to achieve Humde from this high point is essentially flat. There is an air terminal at Humde with flights to Pokhara during tourism season early in the morning. Proceeding with our beautiful way we reach at the lap of Himalaya Manang valley.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
It is important that we have a rest day to let our body acclimatize against the higher elevation and thinning air and keep ourselves composed for the rest of the trek i.e. the trek to Thorung La pass. We can do a short hike to the north of the village for viewing the shining Annapurna range and visit the 100 lamas Monastery.
Day 11: Manang to Yakkharka
After reenergizing ourselves for a day, we continue our trip to our today’s destination Yakkharka. Presently houses are made a greater amount of stones as opposed to wood. The house frame is of wood upheld by Yak skull and horns and it looks like decorated. Extremely creative approach to construct, one can see a lot of horns standing out from the houses. In the afternoon, we will reach Yak Kharka and we will have time to rest.
Day 12: Yakkharka to Thorung Fedi
Thorong Phedi is a little region of occupied arrangements for tired trekkers. Mounting the trail, crossing the waterway and again moving through the trail, it takes you to Thorong Phedi. A few people likewise attempt to climb to the High Camp so that the following day can be simpler for them however we don't recommend to High Camp today due to the altitude. At the base of Thorung La Pass, this place gives your charming view.
Day 13: Thorung Fedi to Muktinath via Thoruna La Pass(5416m)
Today's experience will be a lifetime extraordinary ordeal crossing the huge Thorong La pass. The adventure begins at an early hour in the morning from Thorong Phedil to the Thorung La Pass. Every minute you feel hard to walk today through the high altitude, however, the extraordinary Himalayan scenes are such alluring that you’ll forget your tiredness to appreciate the mesmerizing beauty.
Amazingly there is a teashop here on top at 5416 meter from here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with fascinating views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley.After the trail turns out to be less steep we will enter verdant fields and cross glades to our last destination of Muktinath, which implies a home to the Muktinath sanctuary and additionally a few Monasteries. It is said that all sorrow you feel are mitigated when going by the Temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom
Today we begin our downhill trek through Kagbeni which is another famous religious site of Hindus. . We will first make a 990 meter plunge through glades, streams and natural product plantations down to Kagbeni, an entrancing medieval town injected with Tibetan culture. At that point we will keep going down the Kaligandaki gorge to Jomsom.
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
We take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and spend the rest of our day in Pokhara. We can go sightseeing around Fewa lake and enjoy some boating or relax and take a massage to revitalize yourself from a long trek.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will drive back to Kathmandu through a bus or private vehicle. After checking in the hotel we will present you with a farewell dinner as you do you final preparation to return back.
Day 17: Departure
You will be accompanied by our representatives to the airport. They will then bid you a farewell after you successful trip to Nepal.