| ||Duration || 21|
| ||Group Size|| 2 or more|
| ||Transportaion||Private car & Tourist bus|
|Altitude|| 4,600 m/15,092 ft|
| ||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 the finest
explained as the most happening enticement trekking trail of about 300 km trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna is a
Sanskrit word that literary means ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’ The world's 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 a 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
sacred 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 the 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 with a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, a Tea/Coffee maker, and toiletries. These hotels are 3-star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price includes 3-star category hotels however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotels 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, the hotels have 24/7 receptions while the trekking recitations are closed after 9-10 p.m. In some places during trekking, we have private bathrooms but in some areas, there is only a shared bathroom. The entire place has a 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 available in the lodge and tea house. Food during the trek is not so well decorated as in Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by the local people in their fields. The food is organic, delicious, and quite healthy. We also offer a Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.
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
- All airport/hotel transfers.
- Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
including a tour guide by private vehicle
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all
meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Nayapool-Pokhara by private car.
- Kathmandu-Besisahar & Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus
- 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 bags, and trekking maps (sleeping
bags are to be returned after trip completion).
- All necessary paperwork 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
- Excess baggage charges.
- Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and
- 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 sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and jacket
- 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 the trekking bag
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper, etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):
- 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
- Toothbrush/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 label):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial hand wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness in case)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel games 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.