The Annapurna Circuit trek is considered one of the top treks in the world with its spectacular Himalayan scenery and its mosaic of traditional villages and monasteries influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.You walk through rhododendron forests as well as open-vista trails surrounded by towering peaks before crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Finally, you descend to the spiritual center of Muktinath and the arid landscape beyond the Annapurna Himalayan chain.
From the top of the Thorong La, you can see the magnificent panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,172m), Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna I (8,091m) and its five sister peaks, as well as Fishtail (6,993m), Lamjung (6,983m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and the Nilgiri range.Other than the day crossing the Thorong La Pass, the Annapurna Circuit trek is considered the least difficult of the major treks in Nepal because of its grade and the amount of valley walking. Also, the trek we do is not the full circuit because construction of a road has introduced truck and jeep traffic after Jomsom, where we end our walk. We can arrange the full Annapurna circuit trek or a combination with Annapurna Base Camp at your request.
The best times for this trek are March to May and September to December. For more details, feel free to contact us.
Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day.
Day 03:Drive to Besisahar (760m).
Day 04:Besisahar to Chame (2,670m).
Day 05:Chame to Pisang (3,300m).
Day 06:Pisang to Manang (3,540m).
Day 07:Rest and acclimatization day at Manang.
Day 08:Manang to Yak Kharka (4,018m).
Day 09:Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m).
Day 10:Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La (5,416m).
Day 11:Muktinath to Jomsom (2,743 m).
Day 12:Fly to Pokhara (half day sightseeing).
Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner.
Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. BB Plan.
Day 02City tour or free day.to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB plan.
Day 03Drive to Besisahar (760m).It’s a scenic 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Along the way, you pass river valleys, terraced fields and various marketplaces. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 04Besisahar to Chame (2,670m).We take a drive from Besisahar to Chame along a new road that eliminates what was previously several days of forest walking to get to the more spectacular mountain scenery that starts in Chame. The rhododendron forests, monasteries and views along the way make this a fun ride. BLD.
Day 05Chame to Pisang (3,300m).We first walk through dense woods before the trail emerges in the open to beautiful mountain views. We pass some ethnic Gurung settlements, cross a bridge over the Marshyangdi River and finally reach Pisang village. BLD.
Day 06Pisang to Manang (3,540m).Today’s spectacular walk offers outstanding views of Annapurna III and IV as well as a stop at the ancient settlement of Braga Manang, where we can see beautiful monasteries and Chhortens. We slowly continue on to Manang village, a magical town lost in time that is home to Tibetan Buddhists. BLD.
Day 07Rest and acclimatization day at Manang.This will be one of the most memorable days of our trek. We explore monasteries, Chhortens, caves and a museum. Manang, nestled in the high Himalayas, preserves traditional ways of living with their vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture. We also explore the surrounding heights and can walk to Gangapurna Lake. BLD.
Day 08Manang to Yak Kharka (4,018m).We walk the ancient trail of Manang, passing Ginseng and beautiful cattle grazing meadows. We then proceed to Yak Kharka, where you can see a significant population of yaks. Enjoy a Yak Burger at your teahouse! BLD.
Day 09Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m).Passing green meadows, we gradually ascend to a grassless region before reaching Thorong Phedi, our stop for the night. To get in shape for tomorrow’s tough day, we take a steep 45-minute walk from Phedi to High Camp and then return to our teahouse. BLD.
Day 10Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La (5,416m). What a day! After an early breakfast, we begin our trek up the same steep trail we used yesterday for practice. The trail continues ascending but is less steep after High Camp. The open vistas are superb! After about 4 hours from Phedi, we reach the top of the Thorong La, the highest pass in the Himalayas. We have excellent views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other stunning peaks of the Annapurna region. After posing for pictures at the top, we begin our long, steep descent, which actually drops down far more than the morning’s ascent. To cap off this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we trek down to the Muktinath temple, which is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Nepal. BLD.
Day 11Muktinath to Jomsom (2,743 m).This morning, we visit the Muktinath temple before descending to the Jhong River valley. We then pass the ancient town of Kagbeni and its 15th century monastery. The landscape, along a riverbed surrounded by mountains, is spectacular, resembling Tibet. We eventually reach Jomsom through the windy valley. BLD.
Day 12Fly to Pokhara (half day sightseeing).Early in the morning, we take a short scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. At Pokhara, you can enjoy a boat ride or walk around the lake. Pokhara is a trekker’s mecca, with excellent shopping and restaurants. Overnight at Hotel. BLD.
Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner. From Pokhara, we take a bus drive for about 6 hours to Kathmandu. You also have the option to fly at an additional cost. Arriving in Kathmandu, you’re transferred to your hotel. To celebrate your successful adventure, we invite you to a farewell dinner. BB plan.
Day 14Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.
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