Himalayan Trekking Guide
Regd. No: 18, Trekking Guide Lincese No:8322

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the foremost popular trekking destinations of Himalayan a part of Nepal that takes to you heart of the Annapurna Trekking. it’s located within the western part of the Kathmandu valley. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a good diversity of individuals from the various ethnos and wonderful views of the white Himalayas. there’s plenty to get for mountain lovers, trekkers, and anyone with a curiosity for nature and culture. The trail passes through many Himalayan villages through both Marsyangdi valley and Kali Gandaki Valley. a really rewarding trek, the famous Circuit trek offers the variability of the scenery of both the north and southern Himalaya. this is often a tremendous trek that showers you with a good sort of natural amusement that Nepal has got to offer and follows the traditional but beaten-path used as tread between Nepal and Tibet in past. one among the foremost striking signs of this trek is that the spectacular views of the mountains range a day. Not only the Gurung people, there are other inhabitants like Thakali, Magar, etc but within only a few numbers. It also allows us to experience the lifestyle and culture of the local people of this excellent route.

Annapurna Circuit Trek may be a thrilling introduction to the wonders of trekking within the Himalayan part of Nepal. The trail to the present route threads up to the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives thanks to grey screed and scrub and further into the snow-field and that we will have a chance to explore during this wonderful land. The trek begins from the Pokhara which is additionally referred to as the town of the lake. this is often considered a simple trek relatively from where we will see magnificent views of the mountain. The mountain is often seen and therefore the trek becomes smoother through the Rhododendron forest. For trekker willing to undertake a more demanding trek in and near the Annapurna region. Not only that we’ll have an exquisite view of the mountain which incorporates Annapurna I, II, south, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and lots of other mountains of this excellent region. we’ll enter the Annapurna conservation area which is documented about the house of the many rare birds, animals, flora, and fauna and therefore the big variety of the flora and fauna makes this region one among the foremost awaited trekking destination within the world. For trekking during this route, mostly March to May and September to November season is extremely much suitable.

Outline itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive From Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft) 6 – 7 hours

Day 03: Trek From Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m) 7-8 hours

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Trek From Dharapani to Upper Pisang (3,300m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Upper Pisang to Manang 6 – 7 hours

Day 07: Rest day in Manang

Day 08: Trek Manag to Yak Kharka (4,110m) 3 – 4 hours

Day 09: Trek Yak  Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) 3 – 4 hours

Day 10: Trek  to Muktinath (3,800m) 7 – 8 hours

Day 11: Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m) 4 – 5 hours

Day 12: Trek Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 13: Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m) 6 – 7 hours

Day 14:  Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m) 7 – 8 hours

Day 15: Early morning visit to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani  (2,700m) 6 – 7 hours

Day 17: Trek till to  Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara (827m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hours

Day 19: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal upon reach in Kathmandu valley. After reach in Kathmandu valley, an international airport, our staff will wait for you to pick-up you and after picking you up from the airport we will move towards the hotel and spend overnight.    

Day 02: Drive to Jagat (1300m) 8-9 hours]

Drive from Kathmandu for about 7/8 hours we will reach Jagat which is a scenic drive along with the terraced fields, typical villages, and panorama views of the mountain. And spend overnight in the wonderful land.

Day 03: Walking to Dharapani (1,960m) 7-8 hours

The trail continues past barley, wheat, and potato field and through a pine forest before re-crossing the river near Khotro. The trail goes flat for the part then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the stone village.

Day 04: Walking to Chame (2,710m) 5 – 6 hours

We will proceed further and continue through the village through a narrow village trail keeping in the Dudh Khola to our left. We will walk through a few forested ridges on way to Chame where we will spend one night in this beautiful village.

Day 05: Walking to Pisang (3,300m) 5 – 6 hours

There comes a small wooden bridge which makes us follow a steep ascending path up to Tamang village. We will have a wonderful view of the mountain which includes Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna on the way. On the route, we will have our lunch and slowly keep walking towards Pisang where we will spend one night.

Day 06: Walking to Manang 6 – 7 hours

We will follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang through Geru because there are two routes from here. The trail gradually descends to Mungji which has a nunnery above the village. We will have our lunch on the way then after taking some rest and slowly move towards our destinations where we will spend overnight.

Day 07: Rest day in Manang

Today we don’t start our trekking because today is only for the rest. After having a hot breakfast we will explore all around the Manang. There are plenty of things to do around Manang. We enjoy captivating views of the mountains and spend time exploring the surrounding before descending back to Manang and spend one night.

Day 08: Walking to Yak Kharka (4,110m) 3 – 4 hours

The way is scenic and varied through the rhododendron, magnolia, maple, birch forest long ranges of the Himalayas on the background and there you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail. We will have a wonderful view of the mountain, beautiful landscapes, and small villages of this route.

Day 09: Walking to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) 3 – 4 hours

The trail is up and down before reaching Thorong Phedi. The path meanders through desolate high scenery scrub vegetation gradually giving way to rock. You will follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descends to Thorong Phedi where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Walking to Muktinath (3,800m) 7 – 8 hours

This walk is uphill and strenuous for the next four hours until we reach a place with prayer flags and a small stupa. This scene is an extension of the Tibetan highlands to the north and the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola.

Day 11: Walking to Marpha (2,670m) 4 – 5 hours

The trail descends from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside. At this point, it is necessary to climb the side of an ancient moraine which the path is rises more gently. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly move towards Marpha where we will spend one night.

Day 12: Walking to Kalopani (2,530 m) 5 – 6 hours

A road has been built in the lowlands as far as Muktinath. Mostly along the old trekking trail, it is yet to be tarred and the daily winds that blow dust up the valley making hiking very unpleasant. The surrounding area of Kalopani is famous destinations for bird watching and wild Marijuana.

Day 13: Walking to Tatopani (1,200m) 6 – 7 hours

We will start our trekking after having breakfast early in the morning. There is situated the deepest gorge of the world between two massif mountain views. We will have an opportunity to take a bath in a natural hot spring. We will have our lunch on the way then slowly move towards Tatopani where we will spend one night.

Day 14: Walking to Ghorepani (2,850m) 7 – 8 hours

This is the second-day walking trekking in the Annapurna circuit trek where we will walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani. On the way, we will pass many beautiful villages, beautiful landscapes, and wonderful views of the mountain. Before reaching Ghorepani, we will cross many suspension bridges and small shops on the way and spend one night in Ghorepani.

Day 15: Walking to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m) 6 – 7 hours

Around 4 am we will start our trekking. We will start our trekking too early just because of the sunrise view. From Poon Hill, we will have a wonderful view of the sunrise. After the sunrise view from Poon Hill, we will back to the hotel and have our breakfast and slowly move towards Tadapani. It takes almost 6 to 7 hours to reach Tadapani from Ghorepani.

Day 16: Walking to Pokhara (827m) 5 – 6 hours

The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields, and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs. Upon 5 hours walking from Tadapani, we will reach Naya Pul where we will have our lunch and take some rest and slowly drive towards Pokhara where we will spend one night.   

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hours

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will slowly drive towards Kathmandu valley. We will drop us off at our hotel and we have the rest of the day off. And in the evening time, we will explore all around the Thamel and we will shop. We will have our farewell dinner too and spend the night in Kathmandu valley.

Day 18: Final departure

We will drive you to the airport to back to home or onward destinations. And on our way home will plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal and hope that you will have a wonderful time with us and also hope that, you will give us an opportunity to serve you again.  

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