| ||Duration || 21|
| ||Group Size|| 2 or more|
| ||Transportaion||Private car & Tourist bus|
| ||Accomodations|| Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge during trek|
| ||Best Seasons|| Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Activities || Trekking, Hiking|
| ||Meals|| Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during treks|
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.
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.
Arrival, transfer to Hotel
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Kathmandu - Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive
Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk
Bahundanda – Chamje (1,430m.) 5-6 hours walk
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
Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Manang: Rest (Acclimatization day)
Manang – Letdar (4,250m.) 4-5 hours walk
Letdar - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs
Thorong Phedi –Thorong La - Muktinath [3,800/12,467 ft]: 7-8 hrs
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
Tatopani - Ghorepani:[2,850m/9,350ft]: 7-8 hrs
Day 18: Poon
hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2540m/8332ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 5-6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive
Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour
Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home
Three-star hotel in
Kathmandu (Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) and pokhara(Hotel
Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.
Welcome and farewell
A full day sightseeing
tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car.(6-8 hrs)
accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
& Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4
trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1
porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
Four seasonal sleeping
bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
All necessary paper
work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
All government and
Nepal Visa fee.
Entrance fee during
the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
(Kathmandu-Besisahar $45 one way andKathmandu - Besisahar/Pokhara-Kathmandu
$120 one way upto 3 pax).
Lunch and Dinner at
KAthmandu and Pokhara.
accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during treks.
Travel & Health
Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).
(phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or
boiled water, shower etc).
Tips for guides and
- 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 lable):
- 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 comfort lable):
- 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 comfort lable)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.