Annapurna circuit trekking is also called holy grail of trekking about 300 kms trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit Trekking starts right from Besisahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli. The trek accomplishes an altitude of 5,416m at the Thorung La pass, connecting the periphery of the legendary Tibetan plateau. The glorious mountain vista view includes Annapurna 8,091m, ice pyramid Dhauligiri 8,167m, the home of the legendary Buddhist guru Padmasamba, and Machhupuchhare 6,993m, are few of the beautiful mountains in the world. As the trek go down to the west at Muktinath from Manang, the route goes to the unproductive Tibetan like village of the kali Gandaki and the world's deepest gorge passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains at dana is one of the exciting part of this trek. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking follows the early paths used for trade routes between Nepal and Tibet which trails encompasses extended ease of cultures and religions in this remote and previously remote zone. This typical trail rounds the complete Annapurna massif offers a spectacular assortment of people and landscapes, beginning from lowland to alpine meadows to the Tibet.
Day 01: Kathmandu
After arrival in Kathmandu airport we will transfer to Hotel, free day or prepare for trekking
Day 02: Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (823m) Bhulbhule (840 m)
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. It takes seven to eight hours to reach Bhulbhule by bus. Overnight at hotel/ lodge in Bhulbhule
Day 03: Bhulbhule to Chamje (1430m.) 7/8 hours
Having breakfast at Bhulbhule, we commence our trek to Chamje. Lunch will be served on the way. En route, we would trek along the steep and slippery trail running through paddy fields, trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje. Over night at Lodge.
Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani (1860m.) 6/7 hours.
We trek from Chamje to Dharapani. The path goes along the river through bamboo groves. We would also cross barley and potato fields at Dharapani at Lodge.
Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2670m.) 5/6 hours.
After one hour trek we will be at Bagarchhap where we can visit the Tibetan Monastery Bagarchhap and view Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. Stay over night at Lodge.
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m.) 5/6 hours
The trail follows through the river valley, stay at Pisang with panoramic view of Pisang peak and Annapurna 2.Over night at Lodge.
Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3540m.) 5/6 hours
Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan Nepali settlement provides good views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4 & Gangapurna.Over night at Lodge
Day 08: Acclimatization at Manang (3540m.)
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Time to visit monasteries, take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views from the Himalaya. Lodge.
Day 09: Manang to Leder (4200m.) 4/5 hours
We move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. Over night at Lodge
Day 10: Leder to Thorong Phedi (4450m.) 3/4 hours
Walking near by the river; sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain.Over night at Lodge.
Day 11: Crossing Thorong-La (5416m.) to Muktinath (3800m) 8/9 hours
We ascend steeply to high camp at 4550 m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of thorong-la ( 5416m). From here, the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus, it is also home for many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. We will visit around the pilgrimage site, overnight at hotel/lodge.
Day 12: Muktinath - Marpha (2670m) 6/7 hours
We gently descend towards Jhorkot from Muktinath which is one hours walk from Muktinath, here is an ancient monastery. From here we will directly descend towards Kagbeni, here also we will see an ancient monastery. From Kagbeni we will reach Jomsom after 2 and half hours walk. Those who did not want to complete Annapurna Circuit can stay at Jomsom and next day fly to Pokhara. But, we are on the journey for Annapurna Circuit for this we have walk 1 and half hours to reach Marpha. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Marpha – Ghasa (2010m) 6/7 hours
We start our journey towards Lete. We cross between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range, from where we can see panoramic views of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Pisang peak. We will slightly descend towards Ghasa. After walking 1 and half hour we will reach Ghasa. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Ghasa - Tatopani (1190m) 6/ 7 hours
We descend gently towards Tatopani it will take 6/ 7 hours walk to reach Tatopani. This day we will walk along the Kaligandaki river, we will see world’s deepest gorge which is known as Kaligandaki Gorge, This gorge is formed between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
Day 15: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2750m) 8/9
This day we have to be prepared for long and little hard walk. We ascend towards Ghorepani from Tatopani it will take 8/ 9 hours walk to reach Ghorepani, on the way we will see scenic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal and many more mountains. Overnight at Ghorepani
Day 16: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3200m) – Hille (1475m)
Early in the morning we will walk one and half hour to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani, from where we will see beautiful panoramic views of whole Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri and also we will enjoy beautiful view of sunrise. After around one hour we will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and descend towards Tikhedhunga or Hile, we will walk 4 or 5 hours to reach Tikhedhunga or Hile. Overnight at Tikhedhunga or Hile.
Day 17: Hille – Nayapul – Pokhara
After breakfast we will descend gently towards Nayapul after walking 3 to 4 hours. After reaching Nayapul we will hire a taxi to Pokhara. It will take one and half hour by taxi to reach Pokhara. Overnight at O/N at Hotel.
Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu
There is flight to Kathmandu after every half and hour. We will have enough time to explore around Pokhara. Afternoon fly to Kathmandu, It will take 25 minutes flight form Pokhara to reach Kathmandu. Otherwise we can drive by tourist bus which will take 7/ 8 hours to reach Kathmandu, O/N at Hotel
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
This day we will have a free day for shopping and other activities such as Kathmandu city sightseeing etc. Overnight at Hotel
Day 20:. Final departure
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