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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Name: 
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration: 
20Night 21Days
Transportation: 
By surface,(CAR,VAN,BUS) OR Airoplane
Start Point: 
Bhulbhule
End Point: 
Nayapul

The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5416m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft)
our airport representative will be received you at the airport /BusPark and transfer to Hotel   Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing & Permit making process

After breakfast beautiful "Kathmandu Valley" sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Bhulbhule (870m)

Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar to  Bhulbhule  -Driving 7:30 hours, Our guide will come to pick you up at the your hotel 7 AM in the morning, we then drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to BesiSahar, it is about 185Km from Kathmandu . From here we will get to view some of the well known mountain peaks, & natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of the local folks. Overnight at Hotel. B.B O/N at guest house at Bhulbhule.
Day 4: Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1410m.)- 6 hours,
It will take to trek about 6 hours to Chamje. The trail goes flat for the first part then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 5: Chemje to Dhararpani (1953m),6 Hours:
We start our trekking by descending to the river and cross another suspension bridge; we begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. We continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing a meandering path to the top of the hill, we will see the level plain of Tal (1700m.). Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river and we cross a another suspension bridge and arrive at Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 6: Dhararpani to Chame (2713m).5 hours
We start our trekking at first light after a cupper through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu. The Marsyangdi River then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Danaque (2210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which makes us follow a steep ascending path up to Timang village which lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal & then the trail goes through a flat level until we reach Chame. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 7: Chame to Pisang (3190m),5 Hours
We start our trekking from Lamjung Himal (6893m) as we see it glittering in the morning sunshine with the first rays hitting us warmly in the face, & we set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as we climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. We continue through fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as we follow the path to Bratang (2950m.) then a short climb from the village brings us to a rock-strewn area where we cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. We now trek through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up wonderful vistas & then we come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang, Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Note: The Pisang peak takes of from here for adventure trekkers who seek the peak. 
Day 8: Pisang to Manang(3500m) 5 Hours
We start our trekking with climbs to steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Humde (3320m.) will arrive & then we come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises to the skies above us.
From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point we cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, we will see the village of Braga with its splendid monastery, Large Chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us – then After a short steep climb we will reach Manang. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 9: Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house
Today, we 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 for an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Note: the Tilicho Lake and peak goes from here. 
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m) 3 Hours
Today the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, we will see panoramic views all the day. And it seems it is short hiking, however, we will feel a bit fatigued as we are going higher and into less oxygen air. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 11: Yak kharka to Throung Phedi(4441m),3 Hours
We start our trekking with a 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. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 12: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m) 8 Hours
Today, we start our trekking quite early in the morning crossing the Thorung La (5416m.). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. No trail hassles down here. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we will reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 13: Muktinath to Marpha via Ekle Bhatti (2665m).
Early morning trek back same way by Ekle bhatti following the bank of Kaligandaki river, passing Jomsom and trek down to Marpha (2600m)5-6 hours. Overnight at Marpha.
Day 14: Drive from Marpha to Tatopani (1189 m.)- 5 Hours
As the road has been built in this part of the circuit Trek- we will drive from here to Tatopani which takes about 6 hours (however we can walk as well if you prefer or if there is any problem for the driving due to the landslide or anything as such) - once we reach tatopani- then we take a bath at the hot spring of the this area. They say the springs contain healing properties. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D
Day 15: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853 m.)- 7 Hours
We start our trekking by passing through flat level of the land at some distance. Then the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour then goes up through different villages inhabited by the people of different caste and a lot of agricultural land that shows this village is pretty well off. The majority of the people here are Gorkhalis who serve in the Indian army. Then the trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages like Phalate, Chitre and so on. While trekking you pass through rhododendron forests and come across the wild life such as monkeys and birds of various species. You are accompanied by more panoramic views of different mountains. It’s pretty beautiful down here. Overnight at Guesthouse B.L.D
Day 16: Rest in Ghorepani for acclimatization, O/N at guest house
Today, we hang around ,This is an important rest and acclimatization day before downstairing  There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, If you have adequate time and want to trek to theAnnapurna Base camp then you can back pack your equipment & things you need & join the route to Annapurna Base Camp from this point. This is where it begins. 
Day 17:Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.)- 5 Hours
We will start our trekking with an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. We then return to the lodge and have breakfast, we again follow gradual descending path through the forests of rhododendron and oak up to Banthanti. It is a small village where you can haul up for hot and cold drinks. Then the trail descends to Ulleri (1960m.), a big Gurung village where we will enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. From here the trail up to Tikhedhunga is steeply descending passing through terraces and some robust villages. After a short walk of 15 minutes from Tikhedhunga we reach Hille. Overnight at Guesthouse. B.L.D 
Note: This place joins the routes for Ghorepani and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, interested and having enough time trekkers is welcome to join these treks.
Day 18:Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and drive to Pokhara- 4 Hours
Today is the last day of our long Annapurna Circuit Trek and it is a pretty easy hike day as well. The trails gradually descend following Bhurung Khola (Bhurung Stream) all the way to Birethanti before we cross the Modi Khola over the suspension bridge a short walk & we reach Nayapul, where our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to… well, do we call it civilization? Or it was probably better on the mountains. Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D. B.B
Day 19:Pokhara fullday sightseeing  O/N at  Pokhara
If you are interested Paraglading( it's optionals) than after breakfast Fullday sightseeing (1 hour  boating at fewa lake,Davi's falls,Mahendra cave,Etc.) Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D. B.B
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu( 6 Hours)
We take a tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the drive will be fantastic along many satellite towns on the way. And we are able to see healthy settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Day 21: If you are interested Mountain Flight ( it's options) than after breakfast .
                Transfered to the airport for onward destination.
Cost Includes
• All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer
• Vaishali Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu
• All ground transportation by private vehicles.
• All accommodations in lodges/tea houses and all meals during the treks.
• Welcome & farewell dinner.
• All porter costs.
• All cost for sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek.
• All necessary official paper works.
• Travel & Rescue arrangements.
• Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
• All government and local taxes if necessary.
Cost Does Not Includes
• Visa fees/ International airfare to & from home city/ international airport departure taxes.
• Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills.
• Ti Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Facts Sheet
Trekking Destination: Thorung La Pass
Group Size: 1 - 12 Pax
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5416m.
Best Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov
Transportation: Bus/Car/Land Cursor/Aero plane
Trip Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Mode of Trekking Tour: Tea House/Lodge
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours
Total Days: 21 Days 

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