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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is known as an exclusive tour which is embedded within the enthralling beauty of the entire Annapurna massif.  During the quest, trekkers can get mesmerized with the splendor of Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world, and other adjacent peaks.  Rated as the world’s top ten popular trekking trails, the challenging route has been attracting adventure avid trekkers from all over the world in order to enjoy the sublime beauty of the region. The routes in the trek are all inclusive of natural beauties which traverse through remote valleys, ancient villages, alpine lakes, glaciers, scenic trails, forests, etc.  The preeminent feature of the tour is passing through Thorong La (5416m), the most elevated place in the route. Likewise, sight of   Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world between adds glitter to this lofty trip.

The delightful Annapurna Circuit Trekking gets a head start from  Besi Sahar in Lamjung District with a gradual ascend towards Khudi passing  Manang valley, Muktinath, Marpha, Tukuche, and many other cultural and historical places before concluding in Pokhara. The routes on the trek are suited for trekking enthusiasts who want to get acquainted with the mystic beauties of towering mountains during their stay in the magical country.  With these amazing features, Annapurna circuit Trekking is the dream of every trekking fonder who want to explore the great Himalayas while hiking on scenic trails.

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Trip Highlights

  • Magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks on the cards while flying across Nepal’s sky, and excitement level proliferates as the plane cuts through different hills to land on the Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites  along with  Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna range along with other adjacent mountains.
  • Relaxing in  natural  hot springs at Tatopani
  • Climbing Poon Hill  to enjoy the most amazing sunrise view
  • Passing through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Getting along with ethnic people and their culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besi Sahar 6-7 hours

Day 04 : Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1300m) 5-6 hours

Day 05 : Baundanda to Chamje (1410m) 5-6 hours

Day 06 : Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m) 5-6 hours

Day 07 : Bagarchap to Chame (2630m) 6-7 hours

Day 08 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) 6-7 hours

Day 09 : Pisang to Manang (3540m) 4-5 hrs walk

Day 10 : Acclimatization day in Manang

Day 11 : Manang to Letdar (4250m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12 : Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 13 : Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) 6-7 hours

Day 14 : Muktinath to Marpha (2710m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 15 : Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 16 : Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 17 : Tatopani to Ghorepani (2870m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 18 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 19 : Tadapani to Pokhara

Day 20 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive or fly)

Day 21 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick up / drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu - Besisahar by bus.
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Annapurna Conservation area entrance Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Nayapul - Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itienrary.
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
  • Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if needed
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besi Sahar 6-7 hours

The Annapurna Circuit Trekking will start with a drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu. During this 6-7 hours car ride, you can see the scenic suburbs and countryside of Nepal. After you reach Besi Sahar, you can go around the beautiful hill city to make the most of your remaining time in the day.  O/N at Lodge

Day 04 : Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1300m) 5-6 hours

On the day, you will start walking downhill on sub-tropical forest to reach Khudi Village.  This is a scenic route as it provides the views of Hiunchuli, Manaslu and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). You will reach Bhulbhule for a quick breather and head towards Bahundanda crossing Ngadi village on the way. . O/N at Lodge

Day 05 : Baundanda to Chamje (1410m) 5-6 hours

Once again, the day will start with a descent on a steep trail towards Syange Village.  Passing few suspension bridges, you will reach Chamje via Jagat.  O/N at Lodge

Day 06 : Chamje to Bagarchap (2160m) 5-6 hours

The trek to Bagarchap requires you to cross Marshyangdi River while walking through bamboo and rhododendron forests. After few hours of hike, you will come across a large waterfall which is known as Tal (1675m). After enjoying some time at the waterfall site, you will proceed towards Bagarchap, a village known for its typical Tibetan architecture.  O/N at Lodge

Day 07 : Bagarchap to Chame (2630m) 6-7 hours

The day’s hike starts with some ascent from the onset. After some steep climb, you will reach Danaque from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of Lamjung, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV.  Following Marshyangdi upstream, you will reach Chame for an overnight stay. O/N at Lodge

Day 08 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) 6-7 hours

Passing Dhukur Pokhari, on the day, you will leap your step forward towards Pisang. On the route, you will be mesmerized with terrific views of Pisang peak, and Annapurna range on the north. By the time you will be about reach your destination, the tracks descends dramatically. However, it will be worth a hike to reach Pisang, a beautiful high altitude village well known for Tibetan styled houses and monasteries.  O/N at Lodge

Day 09 : Pisang to Manang (3540m) 4-5 hrs walk

On the day, you will start you journey by walking past some aromatic pine forests.  By the time, you are about to reach Manang, you will witness great close up views of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho, Chulu east, Pisang peak. etc. On the way, you will have to cross Marshyangdi River to reach Manang before sunset. O/N at Lodge

Day 10 : Acclimatization day in Manang

Getting acclimatized is very important while embarking on the high altitude trek. For the purpose, the day is reserved for the acclimatization process where you will spend a full day to get used to the altitude and the environment of higher altitude places. However, you will be given a choice either to climb a nearby ridge to the north of the village or to rest in Manang. If you opt to climb the ridge, you can witness panoramic views of nearby mountains. O/N at Lodge

Day 11 : Manang to Letdar (4250m) 5-6 hrs walk

Leaving the gorgeous village of Manang behind, on the day, your trek will start by climbing towards Marshyangdi valley. After some strenuous ascent you will reach Gunsang village followed by Yak-Kharka.  You will reach Ledar before sunset.  O/N at Lodge

Day 12 : Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4420m) 5-6 hrs walk

Walking along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, on the day, you will hike towards Thorung Phedi. The trials are tough on the routes as they are narrow paths with unstable slopes. You will reach Thorung Phedi for an overnight stay. O/N at Lodge

Day 13 : Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) 6-7 hours

This is the most awaited day in the trip as you will gear yourself up for the hike towards Thorung La (5416m), the highest point of the trek following rocky ridges.  From the elevated venue, you will see the whole Dhaulagiri range. After breathing some cool air at the highest point, you will slowly and steadily make a descent towards Chabarbu to reach Muktinath in the evenings. Muktinath is well known for the Muktinath temple, a holy shrine for Hindus and Buddhists.  O/N at Lodge

Day 14 : Muktinath to Marpha (2710m) 5-6 hrs walk

The day will start with a walk where you will have to follow the Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom, a happening place in the region with as it is flocked by scores of tourists form all around the globe all year long.  Leaving the tourist hotspot behind, you will follow on a trail leading towards Marpha, a village known for producing tantalizing apple brandy. O/N at Lodge

Day 15 : Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) 5-6 hrs walk

The day’s routes are all scenic providing spectacular views of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri massif, Mt. Nilgiri et al.  After walking for few hours you will reach Tukuche village situated above the beautiful pine forest. From Tukuche, two more hours walk will get you at Ghasa for an overnight shelter.  O/N at Lodge

Day 16 : Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) 5-6 hrs walk

On the day, you will leave for Tatopani, known for providing relaxing hot springs.  Crossing the Kaligandaki River on a suspension bridge, you will have to descent past Thapla, Kopchepani, Rupse and Chhahara to reach Tatopani. You can overcome your day’s tiredness by bathing in these hot springs. O/N at Lodge

Day 17 : Tatopani to Ghorepani (2870m) 5-6 hrs walk

After enjoying some morning hot spring’s therapy, you will pack your bags to proceed towards Ghorepani. On the way, you will have to cross Kaligandaki River for one more time in the trip to reach Beni. The ending trails to Ghorepani traverse through aromatic rhododendron and Mongolia forests. O/N at Lodge

Day 18 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 6-7 hrs walk

The day will start early as you are entitled to catch one of the spectacular sunrise view form Poon Hill which is just an hour’s hike form the overnight venue. Along with the sunrise view, you can also witness the eyeshot of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and Machhapuchchhre mountains from the elevated venue. The following time in the day, you will hike towards Tadapani which is also known for proving amazing mountains views. O/N at Lodge

Day 19 : Tadapani to Pokhara

This is the final day of your trek as you proceed towards Pokhara walking downhill on the scenic landscapes and local villages.  After hiking for few hours you will reach Birethanthi situated at the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi Rives .Later in the day you will reach Nayapul from where you will be picked up for a drive towards Pokhara for an overnight stay. O/N at Hotel

Day 20 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive or fly)

After a brisk sightseeing in Pokhara during morning hours, you will have to pack your bags to leave for Kathmandu. For the return trip, you will be offered a choice either to fly or to take road ways. Whatever means of transportation you chose you will be left with some time to go around the streets of the capital city for shopping. The day will give you the last chance to add up to your shopping list. O/N at Hotel

Day 21 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Important Note

 If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 21 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: Feb – May and Oct - Dec

Max Altitude: 5,416 m

Daily Walking: 4 - 6 hours each day

Transportation: Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara, lodge/teahouse during the trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Teahouse trek

Starts/Ends: Nayapul

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

Price start from US$ 1255.00 per person on twin sharing basis

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We did a private trek of the Annapurna circuit with Breakfree Adventures. Our guide was friendly, helpful and showed us parts of Nepal that I will always remember. In Kathmandu, the level of service from Bharat and the crew was fantastic, always making sure that we were never left…

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