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Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit

Over Thorung La.  The circuit trek takes you through out some of the most amazing landscaping and beauties in Nepal.  The trek begins in well-forested and terraced hills, a region inhabited by Hindu groups of Nepal. But past Pisang the landscape changes dramatically as the dense forests are replaced by the barren landscape of the Tibetan plateau. Here you enter the Manang valley, which is inhabited by gypsy traders of Tibetan origin. After several rest and short days for acclimatization, head north to the Thorung pass from where you descend to Muktinath village where there is a shrine revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

The trek ends in Jomsom from where a flight through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, brings you to Kathmandu. You may opt to continue and complete the full circuit. There is a newly built unpaved from Jomsom to Tatopani (3 days trek) but views of the Dhaulagiri range from here are awe-inspiring. Beyond Tatopani, ascend to Ghorepani Ridge and to Pun Hill from where a 360’ degree view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains is possible. This is indeed one of the best mountain view-point of the world.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 - Kathmandu (4,400ft)
Arrive Kathmandu. Maya Devi Trekking represent meet you at the Air port and Transfer to Hotel. Rest of day free. 

Day 02 - Kathmandu (4,400ft)
Visit Monkey temple, Darbar square(Old Royal Palace)Boudha nath and Pashupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, with its two-tiered golden roof and silver door. Here, you'll probably witness a Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River. Lunch is your own but Welcome dinner by the company.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (2,750ft)
Early in the morning,A private vehicle takes you to Besi-Sahar. Trek couple hours to BhulBhule perched by the Marshyangdi river. Overnight Lodge.

Day 04 - Bhulbhule to Jagat (4,350ft)
Today is mostly hiking up moderate/ steep trails: first to Bahundanda and then to Jagat. Overnight Lodge.

Day 05 - Jagat to Tal to Dharapani (6,500ft)
Trek past several waterfalls to Chamje and then to Tal Besi. From here, it is a grueling climb on switch backs to Tal where the valley opens into a large plateau. After lunch at Tal, continue to Dharapani. Overnight Lodge.

Day 06 - Dharapani to Chame (8,800ft)
Today is a long day of hiking. Most of the day there are views of Lamjung, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Camp is at Chame, the district head-quarters. Overnight Lodge.

Day 07 - Chame to Pisang (10,500ft)
Todays highlight is the Paungda Danda rock face, an interesting and large rock slab. At our camp, Pisang peak (6,091m) looms over Pisang village. Overnight Lodge.

Day 08 - Pisang to Manang (11,600ft)
Today, you will find yourself above tree-line. The mountain views from here are marvelous: Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091 , Annapurna III (7,555m) and Gangapurna (7,454m) are visible. Overnight Lodge.

Day 09 - Manang (11,600ft)
Acclimatization day in Manang. Overnight Lodge.

Day 10 - Manang to Yak Kharka (13,500ft)
A short day of 3 to 4 hours hiking to Yak Kharka. Overnight Lodge.

Day 11 - Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (14,200ft)
Another short trek day of 3 hours to the base of the Thorung la pass. Overnight Lodge.

Day 12 - Thorung Phedi to Muktinath
The day begins early with wake up call usually around 3:00 am. The steep ascent to the pass can take up to 5 or 6 hours. Then it is a long arduous descent to Muktinath. As you walk towards Muktinath, views of the Dhaulagiri massif dominate the horizon. Overnight Lodge.

Day 13 - Contingency day
Contingency day for health or weather delays. If this day is not required, you can make a side trip to Kagbeni - the gateway to Lo in Mustang. Overnight Lodge.

Day 14 - Muktinath to Jomsom
Descend to Jomsom. Overnight Lodge. 

Day 15 - Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Day free in Pokhara. Overnight Hotel.

Day 16 - Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we are driving  to Kathmandu by Tourist bus. Having lunch in river side. Overnight Hotel Kathmandu Resort. (Dinner is your own)

Day 17 - Kathmandu to home
After breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. (It depends on your departure) 

 

 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome dinner.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader.
  • Porter service.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Does not Include:

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc).
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Any unseen expenses, etc.

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