Annapurna Circuit 18 Days

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure
  • Four nights' hotel accommodation: Kathmandu (2) and Pokhara (2)
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara on BB plan.
  • Lodge accommodation and three meals a day while trekking*
  • All overland transportation
  • English-speaking, government-certified guide
  • Porter service**
  • All applicable permits and documentation
  • TIMS card
  • Government taxes, entrance fee, equipment fee, and other applicable fees
  • First aid kit


*Price based on twin occupancy. An additional supplement for single travelers applies.
**Single porter shared between two travelers. Weight restrictions apply.
**Single travelers are accompanied by a guide. Additional charges will be applied for the services of a porter.

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world's best treks, and by far the quintessential Himalayan adventure! This route takes us on a sweeping 18-day trek of the formidable Annapurna Range, which has ranked consistently among the world's top ten trails. Explore the physical and cultural diversity of Nepal! The circuit has been open to foreign trekkers since 1977, and has, in the intervening decades, come to be regarded as a classic enjoyed by adventure-seekers the world over. This spectacular walk brings you through lush green valleys and charming villages, with glorious views of the snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop. Our trek itinerary has been expertly designed for optimal acclimatization time, affording everyone the opportunity to enjoy their experience to the fullest.

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 - Drive to Besisahar by bus (830meters) 6 hours

Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 3 - Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400meters) 5 hours

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Gues thouse.

Day 4 - Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters) 5 hours

Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 5 - Trek to Chame (2630meters) 5 hours

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6 - Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 7 - Trek to Manang (3540 meters) 5 hours

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 8 - Acclimatization day at Manang village

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 9 - Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours

Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours

After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Our overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 11 - Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9 - 10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath.

Muktinath 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 this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 12 - Muktinath to Kagbeni (2665 meters) (5:30 hours)



Day 13 - Trek to Tatopani ( hotspring) 4 hours



Day 14 - Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) (5 hours)



Day 15 - Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft) (4:30 hours)



Day 16 - Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft)

An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours.

Day 17 - Trek to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara

From Tikedhunga it's easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. 3 hours. And we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. O/N at hotel

Day 18 - flight to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel B/B



Day 19 - After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure from Nepal.

    Exclusions

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
  • Your Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments


    Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 90 Days Full refund ( Apart from credit card charge)
  • Between 90 Days - 60 Days ( 80% refund)
  • Between 60 - 30 Days ( 50% refund)
  • Between 30 - 15 Days ( 25% refund)
  • Less than 15 Days no refund
Here is what we advise in regards to equipment and gear while trekking in Nepal: Please note that all items can be rented in Kathmandu.In addition, please have in mind that at the start of the trek, apart from our day pack, our luggage will be carried by porters allowance of 33 pounds or 15 kg per person. Note that, personal items not used on the trek can be left on the Hotel´s storage room without any additional cost.

    Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses


    Upper Body

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket


    Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Water Proof Pants


    Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots


    Hands

  • Gloves


    Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
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