Nepal Trekking Experts feels proud to introduce you one of the major fascinating trekking route of Nepal Annapurna. Annapurna circuit is located at the west part of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit trek has been considered one of the world’s greatest trek. Like all great journeys, the trek reveals itself gradually climbing through subtropical scenery to a Tibetan influenced valley and over the High Thorong La to the Kaligandaki valley, a desert like Trans-Himalayan region that was once a vital trade corridor to Tibet. The side trips that line the circuit rank among Nepal’s most spectacular, so this one of the trek which is not too rush. Trekkers needs two different permits to trek Annapurna region such as TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permits. Nepal Trekking Experts will provides you full of information and organize hassle free trip ever.
The mountain views are flawless the variety of scenery is hard to match and the villages and monasteries you pass offer an exotic slice of Nepali, Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan culture. It will offer such a massive water falls and excellent meal and accommodation whenever you need it. If you have enough time Annapurna circuit trek offers to combine various sorts of trekking routes such as Nar Phu, Tilicho Lake 4920m, Mesokanto La 5120m, Thorong La 5416m, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani, Annapurna Base Camp etc. which you never get such an opportunity in other trek. You will have another great chance to exploring deepest gorge of the world Dana Gorge comparing two eight thousands peaks Dhaulagiri(8167m) and Annapurna first(8091m).
In addition you may also choose our Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. According your duration of vacation and interest Nepal Trekking Experts designs perfect holidays to make it exceptional. Please do not hesitate to discuss with our experts for more details.
Day 01: Welcome at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Jagat(1300m, 6 hrs)
Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m, 6 hrs)
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (270m, 5 hrs)
Day 07: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m, 5 hrs)
Day 08: Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 09: Manang - Acclimatization day
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m, 3/4 hrs)
Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m, 3/4 hrs)
Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La (5416m, 7/8hrs)
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2600m, 5 hrs)
Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara by drive. (9 hrs)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu ( 7 hrs)
Day 16: Departure
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Welcome at Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Prepare for trekking and spend a day the way you prefer.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to New Bus Park then drive to Bhulbhule which might take 7/8 hrs. Along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi popular rafting rivers of Nepal. Overnight in the Bhulbhule 840m( by public bus).
After breakfast the trail leads out through Bahundanda towards Ghermuphant, offering fine scenery and views of numerous waterfalls, forests, and crop fields as the trail follows the course of the Marsyangdi River.
More waterfalls a wait as the trail leads on over ever-suspenseful suspension bridges toward the picturesque village of Tal (meaning lake) and continues on to Dharapani along further stone steps.
The day begins with a continuation of the trail as it follows the Marsyangdi River through additional forests, with views of Manaslu and the Annapurnas becoming clearer during the ascent. A brief pause at the village of Timang gives a perfect opportunity to further bathe in the scenery before the trek starts out again towards Chame and a welcome rest after climbing over 700 meters in the day.
Two routes are available at this point, though the trail to Upper Pisang is easily the most rewarding as it offers some of the best views across the Marsyangdi valley towards the looming Annapurna massif. The village itself is scenically perfect in its setting and provides unique insights into the traditional lives of the valley's inhabitants.
The path leads on again through Gheru and Nagwal, each showcasing contrasting building styles from the upper valley. Further along the trail the old village of Braga offers up a perfectly situated monastery to pause and reflect on, after which the path heads towards Manang.
A rest day, the main purpose of which is to allow the body to acclimate to the increase in altitude. A number of possibilities are available, including hiking in the nearby hills to help the acclimation process or simply just relaxing in the town and taking in the magnificent views.
Leaving behind the pine and fir forests from the lower slopes, the trail leads on through Old Manang into the pure alpine regions of the upper valley. The trek is a shorter one by necessity because of the altitude gain, and the day's hike comes to a conclusion after a pleasant hike to Yak Kharka.
Another short day of hiking through the mountain wilderness thanks to the need to acclimate to the higher altitudes. By midday the trail leads in to Thorong Phedi, the penultimate destination before reaching the trek's apex at Thorong La.
The grand finale of the steady climb through the valley, peaking at one of the Himalayas highest passes, Thorong La, after a pre-dawn departure from Thorong Phedi. It's a day to celebrate a worthy achievement, not least for the effort taken to make the last final push to the pass and its myriad prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze. From there the trail descends steeply towards Muktinath and its glorious outlook towards Dhaulagiri. Muktinath is held to be sacred by both Buddhists and Hindus, who view the town and its temple as a pilgrimage site to be visited at least once in their lives.
The final leg of the trek via Kagbeni offers fine Himalayan scenery and glimpses of the restricted and highly secluded region of Upper Mustang. Kagbeni itself, situated in peaceful surroundings by the Kali Gandaki River, is also sacred to Hindus. The trail leads on by the river all the way to Jomsom, a sizeable town that serves as the central administrative and transport hub for the region.
The drive from Jomsom to Pokhara is a lengthy - if adventurous - journey, while the much shorter option of a direct flight is also an option. With enough time a side trip to nearby Tatopani and its natural hot springs is also available, and certainly worth considering for its recuperative effects on weary limbs.
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus( 7 hrs)
Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.
Using this trekking agency was extremely pain-free and cost effective. Upon contacting them, visiting the office and going trekking I was welcomed with professionalism and warmness. I went on the Annapurna Circuit with Gautam, who was a porter/guide. He was extremely supportive and knowledgeable about the trek. He made sure at each teahouse I got the best deal, the best bedroom and dinner/breakfast when I wanted it. Throughout the trek I was able to choose the pace I wanted to walk at, and when I came into difficulties with heights or difficult walking paths Gautam was there to guide me through and lend a supportive arm. As a single female trekking, Gautam was extremely respectful and I hope to trek with him again in the future. Thanks so much!
We were a group of 4 here in Nepal for the first time. We are trying to do the Annapurna Circuit trek and I contacted Rajesh. He was very helpful and prompt with the responses and very amenable to our requests. The guide, Kedar, and two porters, Kumar and Reesom, were an amazing team. They really took great care of us during the entire trip. Kedar was funny and friendly and we became very close to him and the rest of the team. We make sure we have our food first before they eat themselves, they make sure we have everything we need, taking care to check the rooms before we leave to make sure we didn't leave anything behind. We played cards while resting in the hotels. When one member of our group was having trouble going up to Thorong La, Kumar was very very helpful by carrying his pack for him, walking closely behind him to make sure he is okay. When we had extra days because we were ahead of schedule, Kedar was very good and flexible and brought us to places that were not in our original itinerary. We were able to check out Ghorepani and Poon Hill because of this. We really enjoyed their company and their attention for our well being. I would highly recommend Kedar our guide, Kumar and Reesom our porters, and the company run by Rajesh.
We were in Nepal to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek. They arranged the following: 1. Airport pick-up & drop 2. Stay at Kathmandu & Pokhara (3 nights) 3. Guide-cum-Porter (Ganesh) for the trek 4. Hiring of required equipment like sleeping bags 5. Stay & food at Tea Houses during the trek (12 nights) The arrangements were done at appropriate places within the constraints. Ganesh is an honest & sincere person, who showed a lot of flexibility and took care of our safety & comfort. He knew the route very well and told us a number of interesting details. His communication is good in Hindi, needs to improve in English. Overall it was an experience we will cherish. We look forward to our next trek in Nepal with the same team.