Our 23 days Annapurna Circuit trekking is the the magnificent mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes Annapurna 8,091 metres which was the first 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, the magnificent ice pyramid Dhauligiri 8,167 metres, once the home of the legendary Buddhist guru Padmasamba, and Machhupuchhare 6,993 metres, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain in the world.
The Annapurna Circuit is the popular name for a 300 kilometre trek in Nepal around the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas. The trek reaches an altitude of 5,300 metres on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau.
The Annapurna Circuit trek follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. These paths have long facilitated the flow of cultures and religions in this remote and formerly inaccessible region. Today Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism and the mysterious Bon-Po religion still coexist and interpenetrate one another in this region which contains many pilgrimage sites.
The unusually wide range of climatic zones in such a small area as the Annapurna Circuit path ascends from 900 metres to 5,300 metres provides a chance to see many different plants and animals, and the different ways of life of the many peoples who live there.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Meet by our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Half day visit of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath. PM: Free, preparation for the trekking. O/N hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Besi Sahar
Drive by tourist bus or by pvt car. (5/6 hours)
Day 04: Besi Sahar – Bahundanda
The first day of the Annapurna Circuit is a long one, our first day introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal, we encounter typical local houses and the different faces of the various peoples. 7 hours. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje
A slightly shorter trekking day has us climbing to Chamje through forest, but near the river and enters the Nyingma Pa Buddhist influenced area. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 06: Chamje – Bagarchap
This trail continues to the Guring village of Bagarchap complete with its new Gompa. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 07: Bagarchap – Chame
We enters conifer woodland and reaches the official district capital of Chame, with its hot springs. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 08: Chame – Pisang
Pass the rock wall of the Oble Dome and continue along the Annapurna Circuit to Upper Pisang, an architecturaly magnificent village. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 09: Pisang – Manang
Walk along the valley trail to Manang, the unofficlal trekking capital of the Annapurna Circuit. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 10: Manang – Acclimatisation
Explore the Manang Valley to ensure that you have sufficient acclimatisation to continue. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 11: Manang – Latdar
Today we leave Manang, & trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley to Ledar. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 12: Latdar - Thorung Phedi
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can found there some good Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be there. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 13: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5416m) – Muktinath
Climb the Thorung La pass at 5,300 metres to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 14: Muktinath – Jomsom
Finally, the Annapurna Circuit trek heads downhill, through the arid landscape to the ancient town of Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki river. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 15: Jomsom – Kalopani
The valley opens out, and great views of Dhaulagiri are visible. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 16: Kalopani – Tatopani
Continue down the Kali Gandaki to the resort town of Tatopani, with its welcome hot springs and excellent restaurants. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 17: Tatopani – Ghorepani
The long climb to Ghorepani is rewarded with awesome views of the Annapurna range. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 18: Ghorepani – Ghandrung
This trek joins the Annapurna Circuit trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek at the Gurung capital, Ghandruk. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 19: Ghandrung – Dhampus
The trails enters the narrow wooded valley of the Modi Khola and take us through the village of Dhampus. O/N Lodge or Camp.
Day 20: Dhampus – Pokhara
Trek down to Phedi, and half an hour car drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel
Day 21: Pokhara – Sightseeing
Pokhara city sightseeing including Devi's fall, Cave, World Peace Stupa, and join boating at Lake Phewa.
Day 22: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or Fly (20minute)
Day 23: Departure