|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)|
|Meals||Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during treks|
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 Manaslu 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.
After arrival in Kathmandu we will transfer to your hotel, which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, Tea/Coffee maker and the toiletateries. These hotels are 3 star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price include 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facility except the twin bed. In Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel have 24/7 receptions while in the trekking recitation are closed after 9-10 pm. In some place during trekking we have private bathroom but in some area there is only share bathroom. The entire place has 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek it is chargeable.
For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you have to pay by yourself. However, 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. We also offer Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.
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
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 for next trip or to your home
· All airport/hotel transfers.
· Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
· Welcome and farewell dinner.
· A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private vehicle
· Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
· Nayapool-Pokhara by private car.
· Kathmandu-Besisahar & Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
· An experienced 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 ).
· A comprehensive medical kit.
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa fee.
· International and Domestic airfare.
· Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
· Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Besisahar $45 one way and Kathmandu - Besisahar/Pokhara-Kathmandu $120 one way upto 3 pax).
· Excess baggage charges.
· Lunch and Dinner at KAthmandu and Pokhara.
· Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during treks.
· Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).
· Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
· Tips for guides and porters.
- 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.