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The Annapurna circuit

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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit is categorized as one of the most beautiful and diverse trekking trails available in the world. well known among the hikers and outdoor lovers since Nepal was opened to the outside world. the crossing of the high pass Thorong la 5540m is the ultimate milestone of the circuit. the idea of circling the entire massive Annapurna itself is quite fascinating. but what most people appreciate is the landscapes.

the classic way to begin the trek is to drive to Besi Sahar and start a trek from there, but these days due to road accessibility people starts from a various different point, so here we drive 8 hrs from Besi Sahar to Chame and start a trek from next day.

Trip Highlights of The Annapurna circuit

 

  • Picturesque view of Sunrise on the way to pass.
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8190m, Mt, Annapurna South 7200m, Mt Nigiri, Mt Himchui, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna Ist 8091m,
  • Cross the high pass Thorong la 5416m
  • A perfect Himalayan trek through classic high mountain scenery to explore the heart of the Annapurna
  • Diverse landscape
  • Walk the valley of Mustang
  • Give your body a treat of a dip in a natural hot spring to give a natural hydro-massage with enriched with a mixture of many minerals namely sulfur sodium, potassium, and black salt.

 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: WELCOME TO KATHMANDU
  • Day 02: Private Sightseeing Tour by car of Kathmandu’s Cultural Sites
  • Day 03: Drive Besisahar 7 hrs (785 meters)
  • Day 04: Drive to Chame 2704m 7-8 hrs
  • Day 05: chame to upper pisang 3300m 7-8 hrs
  • Day 06: upper pisang to manang 3500 m 8 hrs
  • Day 07: Manang acclimatization
  • Day 08: Manang to yak kharka 4000m, 4 hrs
  • Day 09: Yak kharka to thorang phedi 4400m 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10: thorang phedi to thorang pass to muktinath 3800m 9hrs hrs
  • Day 11: Drive to Jomsom 1 hrs private jeep fly to pokhara
  • Day 12: relax and chill out in pokhara
  • Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu 8 hrs
  • Day 14: Departure or Explore more... trekking ideas side trips paragliding jungle safari rafting

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: WELCOME TO KATHMANDU

    Enjoy your private transfer from Kathmandu's International Airport to your hotel. In the evening relax with a welcome drink followed by a trip briefing by your experienced, professional guide

  • Day 02: Private Sightseeing Tour by car of Kathmandu’s Cultural Sites

    Today enjoy your private, full-day sightseeing tour with English speaking guide to Kathmandu's cultural, religious and historical UNESCO World Heritage sites including  Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at your Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Day 03: Drive Besisahar 7 hrs (785 meters)

    Take an early morning drive to Besi Sahar for about 7-8 hrs. the roads are comfortable and black toped. in between, you can enjoy the view of easy-flowing river and farmlands. Besi Sahar is a classic start point for Annapurna circuit and headquarters of Lamjung district

  • Day 04: Drive to Chame 2704m 7-8 hrs

    Besisahar to chame: drive is completely off-road, will travel on a shared all-wheel drive. On the way, you can witness the dramatic views of rocky mountains and valleys. 7 hrs of drive-through dirt road will take us to Chame, one of the biggest villages and headquarter of Manang district, also famous among trekkers coz of its hot spring.

  • Day 05: chame to upper pisang 3300m 7-8 hrs

    The path today starts from wide-open dirt road following the marsyangdi river…..you began to notice on changing the vegetation and landscape from green vegetation to dry green vegetation. An hour steep climb through pine forest leads us to dhikur pokharai a famous lunch spot overlooking the giant curved rock called the gateway to heaven…further 2-3 hrs walk with gradual climb will take us to upper pisang, an ancient Tibetan style village above the valley of lower Pisang and humde.

  • Day 06: upper pisang to manang 3500 m 8 hrs

    The hike today offers the dramatic views of valleys, mountains, forests, and the alpine meadows but for the cost of steep up and down…the more we walk towards manang, the vegetation becomes dryer and windy. The winds throughout thousands of years have shaped hills and rocks quite dramatically and make anyone wonder. The trail gets easier once we are close to manang. The major village on a trail famous among trekkers to spend an extra day for rest and acclimatization.

  • Day 07: Manang acclimatization

    On this day we do small day hikes to catch a height and get used to the thin air and make a good rest for our body to recover.

  • Day 08: Manang to yak kharka 4000m, 4 hrs

    The trail gets steeper and passes through old manang where people still are depended on yak herding and trading. The vegetation gets dryer with no trees but strong winds. Yak kharka literally means a yak grazing meadows have few tea houses to accommodate trekkers.

  • Day 09: Yak kharka to thorang phedi 4400m 4-5 hrs

    Now we are in complete rain shadowed alpine region surrounded by the giant Himalayas all over as usual you can expect to make some steep up and down. This trail needs a special careful walking as some times small rocks might fall off from above due to strong wind and animals as well as some landslide area, strongly recommended following your guides' instruction. Thorang Phedi is on the base of thorong peak with 3 lodges.

  • Day 10: thorang phedi to thorang pass to muktinath 3800m 9hrs hrs

    This is the biggest day on a trek, we start around 2 am with a steep climb- walking through the darkness inside the Himalaya on an open sky with stars is definitely a great experience, the goal is to reach the pass before 9-10 so that we can avoid the killer strong wind that might cause avalanche and rockfall. After the pass, we enter another great valley of mustang much drier but exotic. 3 hrs down and we reach Muktinath. A valley significant to both Hindu and Buddhist and is known for its presence of all the five major elements of life forces.

  • Day 11: Drive to Jomsom 1 hrs private jeep fly to pokhara

    take an early morning drive to Jomsom airport...Fast fly back to Pokhara, since you will arrive in the morning you can spend rest of your day and evening chilling out in beautiful lakeside, located nearby Phewa lake

  • Day 12: relax and chill out in pokhara

    you can take this extra day to make sightseeing around.....or just walk around drink coffee or beer......paragliding, boating, and cycling around is a well-known activity.

  • Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu 8 hrs

    We get set for an 8 hours scenic drive to Kathmandu or if there’s urgency, we can hop a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu on a bit of extra cost, the option is yours to decide; upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted into our hotel. We either spend the day leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any sights we missed during our first day in Kathmandu.

  • Day 14: Departure or Explore more... trekking ideas side trips paragliding jungle safari rafting

    Our team will have a private vehicle standing by to take you to Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport or if you'd like to extend your stay we have many short tours available for your enjoyment. You can go on an exciting game drive in Chitwan National Park, experience the exhilaration of white water rafting or take a thrilling mountain bike ride on some of Nepal’s urban trails. Always wanted to visit Tibet or Bhutan? We have the experience to handle the details. At Travel Maker South Asia it is an honor to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Nepal in the future. We wish you a safe journey.

Cost Includes

 

  • All air and ground transportation by private or shared car/van/tourist bus
  • All sightseeing and trekking with a certified English speaking guide
  • All accommodation in cities in 2 stars rating hotels and descent mountain lodges in mountains

           KTM: Shangri La Boutique Hotel/ Kumari Boutique Hotel/ M Hotel

           PKR: Hotel Karuna/ Pokhara Boutique Hotel

  • All necessary government and local permits and entrance fees
  • Descent Sleeping bag during the trek
  • All breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Basic emergency first aid kit
  • required no. of porters and assistants. max weight 17 kg for 1 porter

 

Cost Excludes

 

  • any beverages including water (you can buy them on tea houses).
  • things not mentioned in cost include section
  • tips for guides and porters

 

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