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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Max. Elevation
5416 m / 17769 ft
Group size
Level
Moderate
Transportation
flight and Vehicle 
Best Season
Spring,Autumn
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu /
Accomodation
Hotel, local lodges 
Meals
During Trek Meal 
Trip Route

Highlights

  • The vibrant, colorful city of Kathmandu and lake city of Pokhara
  • Scenic drive to Beshisahar
  • Encounter with variable flora and fauna
  • Enchanting view of Annapurna, Manaslu and many more highest peaks in the world
  • Shelter of endangered animals 

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most well-known classic treks in the world. The region is also rich in terms of unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of people. Magnificent scenery, assorted cultures, forests, lakes and glaciers combine to make it one of the most charming areas for the travelers. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking route encircles the Annapurna Range, a collection of massive, snow-covered summits, many over 26,000 feet. While walking on the Annapurna circuit trekking route, you will encounter 17,000-foot passes, glaciers, the world's deepest valley, pine forests, rice paddies, tundra, remote villages, and ancient monasteries. Most trekking start up the Marsyandi River, then continue north in the wooded Manang Valley through Chamje, Pisang, and Braga (or other villages in the valley). Close up views of the Annapurna range, varied ecosystems, various cultures and an ever-changing landscape - lush, green paddy fields and oak forests and the deepest gorge in the world makes this one of the most popular treks in the world. This classic adventure trekking allowing you to reach the heart of the mountains and safely back to Lake city Pokhara.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will greet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will be taken sightseeing at two medieval cities of the Kathmandu Valley and Bhaktapur.

Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true works of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives serenity in the crowded city.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square:Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site of UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, BhairabNath Temple, Dattatreya Temple.Evening Trek preparation(B)

After having breakfast then we heading to the scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse.

Heading to Dharapani. After breakfast start the working through jungle after we leave Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of the Marshyangdi River mostly climbing before arriving in Tal from here, we enter the Manang district trail continues through barley, and rice, potato fields, and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. O/N at Guest house.(B/L/D)

Wake up early in the morning then head to Chame. Today The trail climbs along the mule track through the forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way, you will have spectacular views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.(B/L/D)

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meters and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meters. After the trail rounds a bend here we will see the first view of the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curved slab of rock rising more than 1500 meter from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 meter and then make a long gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. After this the trek will be reasonably level as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Pisang. This town marks the beginning of the region known as Nyesyang, the upper portion of the Manang district (5 hrs).O/N at lodge.(B/L/D)

Heading to Manang. Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meters following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbor’s rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. O/N at Lodge.(B/L/D)

Today, you hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.(B/L/D)

Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.(B/L/D)

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.(B/L/D)

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple and which contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs).(B/L/D)

The descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom.Its takes around 5 hrs.(B/L/D)
Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.Relaxing time in Pokhara(B)
Fly back to Kathmandu, shopping time in Thamel bazaar.Overnight at Hotel.(B)
The trek through the mountains of Nepal draws to a close today. Odea Services Team will facilitate your transfer to the airport in accordance with your scheduled flight.
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Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop/sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Twin-sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner 
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.

Doesn't Include

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara
  • Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
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Annapurna Circuit -Exciting !

Nepal welcomed 14 of us with warmness from Odea in Tribhuvan International Airport. We have two teams, one climbs Chulu East ~6,500m and one does the trek to Tilicho lake ~4,900m.I would like to express my great thanks to the Sherpa team, to Hem, Pasang, and Devi - all of the lovely, dedicated, and funny people. You guys are part of our truly memorable experience. Hope you are all of the health, and happiness and see you again!

Huyen Nguyen
Huyen Nguyen
Viet Nam
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