Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days)
 
Annapurna Circuit Trek is regarded as one of the moderate and magical trek that takes you around the entire Annapurna massif. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The heart thrilling experiences of passing through the deepest gorge of the world at Kali Gandaki River, the highest pass Thorong La as well as amazingly panoramic Annapurna range along with Dhaulagiri and others definitely add up more rewards and highlights to the trip. Moreover, the fantabulous mountain views from the best viewpoint of Poon Hill are going to be another attraction of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek gives us an opportunity to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from many different perspectives. Annapurna Circuit Trek leads you to the fine villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups with cultural variety while offering you the picturesque and majestic Himalayan views. This trek is considered one of the best in entire Nepal trips.
This awe-inspiring trip around Annapurna massif starts right from Beshishahar which goes along the Marshyangdi River with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. The highest point in Annapurna Circuit Trek is the Thorong La Pass at the top of the valley at 5416m. We will also visit the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath, the apple capital of Marpha, and then Tatopani to enjoy natural hot spring and Jomsom. Exploring the Pokhara city will provide you with the awesome experience around lakeside and city as well as splendid mountain views.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Day 07: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang
Day 08: Rest Day at Manang
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La to Muktinath
Day 12: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani
Day 13: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 14: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 15: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure
 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon reaching at Kathmandu, the representatives from our company receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and then transfer you to the hotel. You stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
You will have full day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley today. We will mainly cover world-famous World Heritage Sites situated at Kathmandu including: Pashupatinath Temple (one of the holiest temple of Lord Buddha), Bauddhanath Stupa (one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monasteries in Nepal), Swayambhunath Temple (popularly known as Monkey Temple among foreigners), and Kathmandu Durbar Square among others. We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat
We begin our journey early in the morning as we need to go a long drive to reach our trek starting point. So, after having our breakfast in the morning, we leave Kathmandu. The drive takes approx. nine hours to reach Jagat via Beshishahar. We will get to witness the more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries and rivers as well as lovely farmlands and mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Jagat

Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani
Today, we begin our journey after having our morning breakfast. We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. Following the further trail continuously traverses us through barley and river fields along with the village of Kodo till Dharapani. We stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
We negotiate with dew steep forested ridges along with several landslides on the way today. However, we will also get opportunity to witness some sensational views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II among others. Small hot springs will relief us on our long day trek today. We stay overnight at Chame.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang
We start our trek through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley. We then cross a river on a long bridge. After that, we cross another bridge from where the view of soaring Paungda Danda's rock face really begins to appear. We eventually reach at Pisang after a short walk. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pisang.

Day 07: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang
Today, we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang District which is cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by Annapurna Massif. Leaving Pisang, now we have alternate trails from the North and the South of the Marshyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. Following the further trail, we eventually reach Manang where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Rest Day at Manang
Today, we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. We spend the whole day doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village. We have to return back to our accommodation by the end of the day. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Manang.

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
We leave Manang Village and trek continues crossing a stream and climbs to a village of Tenki above Manange. We then continue to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. We finally arrive at Yak Kharka where we stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Today, after the ascent for about two hours, our trail descends to cross the river. After that, we climb up to Thorong Phedi where descent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La to Muktinath
Today, we start trekking before sunrise to reach the pass. We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. Some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. About few hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. And another four hours of walking will take you to the holy town of Muktinath.

Day 12: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani
Today, we can take the advantage of vehicles to drive along a plateau above the Kaligandaki Gorge. As the road is newly constructed, the drive would not be pleasant. After the drive of about 6 hours, we reach Tatopani where we can enjoy the natural hot springs. We stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 13: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
On the way to Ghorepani, we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. We will pass through some terraced and inclined farmlands of Ghara and Sikha villages. Then, we gradually walk steep up to the ascent Ghorepani. We pass through the Phalate and Chitre and walk through a no-habitation area through the lovely forest. As we gain height, the peaks ahead us look wonderful. We stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 14: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani
Today, we take an ascent to Poon Hill early in the morning to catch the moment of spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and the surrounding rice terraces. Actually, Poon Hill is popularly nicknamed as 'Photographer's Paradise.' We continue ups and downs of the trail to Tadapani through the forest of rhododendrons. We stay overnight at Tadapani.

Day 15: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
Our trail today leads all the way down through the rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. Actually, Ghandrk is the largest Gurung Settlement in Nepal. We continue trek to Nayapul to complete the trail which is followed by a short bus ride back to Pokhara. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive to Kathmandu today. On reaching Kathmandu, you can take your time for last minute shopping. In the evening, we celebrate the farewell dinner with our team.

Day 17: Final Departure
After completing your rewarding trip in Nepal, you are going to leave Nepal today. Our company representative will transfer you to the airport for your final departure. We will be returning to your hometown today.
 
 
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