|Transportaion||Private Vehicle, Tourist & Local Bus|
|Accomodations||Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Local Lodge during trek|
|Best Seasons||Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Activities||Trekking & Hiking|
|Meals||All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
Annapurna Circuit trek allows you to explore the vicinity of the inner Mustang that takes us from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft through the deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. Annapurna region is finest explained as the most happening enticement trekking trail of about 300 kms trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which literary means ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’ The world 10th tallest mountain Annapurna surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area possesses the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge.
This trek starts right from Besishahar which is 7 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli. The trek accomplishes an altitude of 5,416m at the Thorung La pass, connecting the periphery of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We trek to the scared Hindu Temple, ’Muktinath’ (place of salvation) from Manang valley. Other days we trek down further to reach Marpha, a very beautiful village with mesmerizing apple gardens. We trek down to Poonhill, a vantage to see the Annapurna and its range. We trek down to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical Gurung village) where we end our trek.
Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu - Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive
Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk
Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje (1,430m.) 5-6 hours walk
Day 06: Chamje – Dharapani (1,920m.) 4-5 hours walk
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 08: Chame - Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 10: Manang: Rest (Acclimatization day)
Day 11: Manang – Letdar (4,250m.) 4-5 hours walk
Day 12: Letdar - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Thorong Phedi –Thorong La - Muktinath [3,800/12,467 ft]: 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Muktinath - Marpha
[2,670m/8,760ft]: 4-5 hours
Day 15: Marpha - Ghasa [2530 m/8300 ft]: 5-6 hours
Day 16: Ghasa – Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani:[2,850m/9,350ft]: 7-8 hrs
Day 18: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 5-6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive
Day 20: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Which Season is best for this trekking?
Normally, Annapurna Circuit trekking in Nepal can be done in any time of the year. However February, March, April (spring) and September, October and November (autumn) is the biggest season for this trekking. In this month the weather is clean and chance to see amazing view of Mountain peak. Most of the day is sunny gets more warm and easy for walking. While walking we see the different types of flower and fauna. While in winter (December-January-February) season most of the trekking roots are covered by Snow and have maximum cold. The view will totally covered by fogs and snow however travelers come for enjoying with snow. Whereas, Monsoon season (June-July-August) is unfavorable time for trekking. At the time there will be heavy rain. So, it will be difficult time of trekking and less chance of Mountain View.
What kinds of accommodation we get during this trip?
We provide 3-Star Hotel “Hotel BlissInternational or similar category hotel” in Kathmandu which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. Whereas “Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category hotel” in Pokhara nearby Phewa Lake. We provide basic Tea-houses or Local lodge during trekking. All accommodation is in (Twin share basis) for, single supplementary charge ($200) extra.
What sort of meals we get during this trip?
We provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.
How fit should be trekker for this trekking?
Annapurna Circuit trekking is the modest trekking of Annapurna Region so it can be done by any age groups who have good and fit health. It doesn’t does not required any experience before trekking. We do not recommending travelers who are suffering from blood pressure or any disease or medical situation before one year. We highly recommend to conceding with doctor before their trekking.
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