Annapurna Circuit Trekking
 
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 of Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar to Khudi
Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Sirung
Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Chamje
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang
Day 10: Rest Day at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La and then to Muktinath
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani
Day 16: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani
Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani Tadapani
Day 19: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 20: Sightseeing of Pokhara City
Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 22: 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 of Kathmandu Valley
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 Besishahar to Khudi
After having breakfast in the morning, we drive to Khudi through Prithvi Highway and facing the views of Marshyangdi River. After approx. six hours, we reach Khudi via Beshishahar. We stay overnight at Khudi.

Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Sirung
We walk crossing few suspension bridges and waterfalls along with several ups and downs across rice terraces and subtropical forest. We reach at Sirung after trekking approx. seven hours where we spend overnight.

Day 05: Trek from Sirung to Chamje
We walk through the amphitheater shaped rice terraces along a steep vertical cliff and lush green forests along with some culturally intriguing villages. We continually follow the Marshyangdi River and walk in a fantastic landscape through forests, villages and little waterfalls. Passing by Syange and Jagat, we eventually reach Chamje where we stay overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
We continue through our trail from Chamje crossing the Marshyangdi River to the east bank. After that, we follow the trail along the river embankment. The trail passes under an overhanging rock and climbs a rock staircase. We pass through several villages such as Tal Besi and Tal Karte. We finally reach Dharapani where we spend overnight.

Day 07: 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 08: 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 09: Trek from 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La and then 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 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
We trek from Muktinath to Marpha today. Descending from Ranipauwa down the steep and barren hillside, now we have to tumble down towards Kagbeni and then to Jomsom. We eventually arrive at Marpha which is known as the apple capital of Nepal. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over the country. We stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani
We take a new route towards Kalopani via Chokhopokhari village today. On the way, we will get chance to witness the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri among others. We finally reach at Kalopani where we stay overnight.

Day 16: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani
From Kalopani, we take a new route to Tatopani to avoid the new roads. Our journey is mostly downhill. We then cross the bridge at Ghasa. From Kalopani, it takes approx. seven hours to reach Tatopani where we can enjoy the natural hot spring. We stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 17: 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 18: Trek from Ghorepani 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 19: 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 20: Sightseeing of Pokhara City
Today, we drive to Sarangkot early in the morning. Sarangkot is the best viewpoint for enjoying sunrise and surrounding mountain views including Machhapuchchhre and Annapurna among others. After Sarangkot, we return back to Pokhara and visit the Phewa Lake, Bindawasini Temple, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Bats Cave among many others. We stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 21: Drive back 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 22: 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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