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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 16 Days

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Trip Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek:

  • Thorong La Pass (5,416m.) which is one of the longest pass in world.
  • Hike along the Kali Gandaki River which is the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Amazing sunrise view and panoramic Mountain View in Poonhill.
  • Visiting holy Muktinath temple.
  • Explore the traditional villages of Nepal.
  • Varied ecosystem, landscape and culture.
With the 16 day excursion, Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek and Expedition has catalogued world-wide recognized trek, “Annapurna Circuit Trek”. Since 1980, this trek has been accessed for the foreigners. As written by Jeffrey Rasley, “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountain.” If you are an adventure freak, pack your bags and get on a plane to Nepal. Traveling not only gives you pleasure, it also helps you inspire for the fresh start, giving you a new vision of looking at the world by becoming more acquainted with the diverse gift of nature . So, why don’t you experience the magnificent mountains through the different trek, which is in this locale?

Hiking at the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can encounter the fascinating sight of the splendid village and subtropical valleys. The neighborhood has rare culture and lifestyle of native people. Annapurna trail is well known for awe inspiring forests, astounding waterfalls and glorious cliffs.  Trekking at the Annapurna circuit would begin usually from Marshyangdi River, following the Manang valley through Chame, Pisang, Bryaga all the way to the highest point of the trek, which is Thorong La pass (5614m.) ending at Pokhara. The enchanter of the Annapurna circuit trek includes Manang, known to be the locality of the Tibetan-Buddhists, Muktinath which is known to be the prominent pilgrimage destination for the Hindus as well as Buddhists, and the deepest river gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki valley.

Trekking at the Annapurna Circuit Trek is viewed as one of the best travel packages of Nepal and it would offer you an ordeal to value of a lifetime. You would become more acquainted with the way of life of this district through the village life, for instance, you can find one of the oldest monasteries which is known as Braga, you could get a view of terraced farming, the corn and barley fields of the Manang region and you would also get to see bamboo as well as the rhododendrons as you trek the Annapurna circuit. This stunning adventurous trek leads you to 5415m high peak Thorong La pass, offering the most magnificent views of the Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Lamjung, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. March to May and September to December is considered to be the best season for this trek. It is absolutely impossible for you to not be mesmerized this extremely delightful place and you can without a doubt get a fabulous break from the day by day routine while you are in this spot.

Outline Itinerary

Day  01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m).

Day  02:UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing.

Day  03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Day  04: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs.

Day  05: Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs

Day  06: Trek to Pisang (3100m.) / 5 hours:

Day  07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Day   08: Rest day at Manang.

Day  09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Day  10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Day  11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass / 8 hours:

Day  12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

Day  13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day  14: Sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day  15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional:

can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day  16: Farewell friend.

Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements

16 days of Annapurna Circuit  Trekking is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.

Additional Information

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Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival (1300m).

Up on arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hote

Day 2
UNESCO world heritage site sightseeing.

Having breakfast then start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a tour guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. Am: Boudhanath & Pashupatinath. Pm: Patan Durbar Square and Soyambhunath then back to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Having breakfast then we heading to a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) 6 hrs

Heading to Dharapani.After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chyamje from Chyamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here, we enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. O/N at Guest house.

Day 5
Trek to Chame (2630 m.) 5 hrs

Wake up early in the morning then head to Chame.Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 6
Trek to Pisang (3100m.) / 5 hours:

We will first pass the older part of Chame and climb up to Telekhu at 2840 meter and continue with a long pleasant and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang, which lies at 2950 meter. After the trail rounds a bend here we will see the first view of the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curved slab of rock rising more then 1500 meter from the river. We will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge at 3080 meter and then make a long gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests. After this the trek will be reasonably level as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Pisang. This town marks the beginning of the region known as Nyesyang, the upper portion of the Manang district (5 hrs).O/N at lodge.

Day 7
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Heading to Manang.Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meter following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbour’s rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. O/N at Lodge.

Day 8
Rest day at Manang.

Today, you hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

Day 9
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.

Day 10
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi

Day 11
11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass / 8 hours:

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which 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 and this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs).

Day 12
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

You now begin the trek descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom

Day 13
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.

Day 14
Sightseeing in Pokhara.

You can explore the various interesting places like David Falls, Mountain Museum, Barahi Temple, Bindhabasini Temple and many interesting Caves including Mahandra Cave. Boating in Fewa Lake viewing the Mt. Fishtail along with the members of Mt. Annapurna is an exciting and fascinating lifetime experience. This city is really blessed with natural jewels and is regarded as a Shangri-La for nature’s lovers. O/N at Pokhara.

Day 15
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional: can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 16
Farewell friend.

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
  • All The Transports During the Trip
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
  • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmamndu
  • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Fesh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Officlai Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir)
  • Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)

Excludes

  • nternational Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Price From USD$1,150 USD$1,090/person
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Total $ 1,090 USD