Annapurna Circuit Trek – Trip Overview
Since its opening to foreign trekkers in 1977, Annapurna Circuit Trek has become one of the most spectacular hiking trails in the world, with lush green valleys and charming villages where you can enjoy the snowy snow of the Himalayas. Starting at less than 1,000 meters, it gives us the opportunity to explore the Himalayas from the bottom up and from different angles and perspectives. Also known as Round Annapurna Trek, this three-week trek begins in Syange, along the Marshyangdi River, and to the east is the beauty of Manaslu and Himal Chuli. This magnificent trekking trip takes you to the exquisite town, where you will find a great variety of people of different ethnic groups with spectacular views of the Himalayas. The northern part of the main Himalayas extends to the dry plateau of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the landscape is equally impressive.
The highest point of the Annapurna circuit trek is the passage of Thorong-La pass at the top of the valley, with a height of 5,416 meters. Due to the difficulty of passing through the channel, the circuit normally travels in an anti-clockwise direction. Driving in a clockwise direction, a long climb, and a shorter fall from west to east is too much for many people to handle in one day.
As we descended westward in Muktinath, we began to travel to the barren Tibetan village of Kali Gandaki, the deepest canyon in the world, between the vast Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After crossing the Thorong La Pass from Manang to Muktinath, we go to Tatopani to visit the hot springs, then climb to Poon Hill and then descended to Pokhara.
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Trip Profile:
- Guided tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Approach the valley of the Marshyangdi River
- Meet the people of the mountains in the heart of the Himalayas
- The landscape of the highest mountain in the world: Dhaulagiri I (seventh), Manaslu (eighth) and Annapurna I (tenth)
- Cross the Thorong La pass of 5,416 meters
- Muktinath pilgrimage
- Through the deepest canyons in the world and the Kaligandaki Valley
- Tatopani Natural Spa
- Magnificent views of the sunrise from Poon Hill
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Outline Itinerary:
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 –Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03 –Drive to Besisahar (830 m) in a Public Bus and Take a Jeep to Syange (1,100 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 04 –Trek to Tal (1,700 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 05 –Trek to Danaque (1,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 06 –Trek to Chame (2,670 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 07 –Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 08 –Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 09 –Trek to Manang (3,500 m) via Bhraka (3,360 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 10– Acclimatization Day at Manang Village. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 11 –Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 12 –Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 13 –Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorung La Pass (5,416 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 14– Trek to Marpha (2,670 m) via Lubra Pass (4,020 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 15 –Trek to Kalopani (2,530 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 16 –Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 17 –Rest Day at Tatopani. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 18 –Trek to Ghorepani (2,810 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 19 –Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 20 –Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Drive to Pokhara – 4 hours. Overnight at a Hotel
Day 21 –Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 22 –Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.
We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Is this trip moderate for me?
This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully and there is not any technical requirement for this trek. If you start to exercise and morning walk regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be better but not mandatory. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip and inform Himalayan Adventure Nepal before booking this trip.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for hiking in the Annapurna region. The weather is fine, warm and beautiful. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy your time alone with nature, this winter trip (December, January, and February) is also an option. However, for most guests, the temperature in winter can be hard. Hiking during the summer or monsoon season (June to August) will be affected by rain, but summer hiking can be a blessing for interested botanists.
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- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude5,416 m/17,769 ft
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- Accommodation3-star & Tea House on Trek
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
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