Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Thorong Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorong La pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02 - Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat (1330m) 8 hrs drive

Day 03: - Syange/Jagat trek to Dharapani (1960m) walking distance 6-7 hrs.

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2710m): walking distance - 13 km

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3210m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 600 meters ascent

Day 06: Pisang to Manang : walking distance 6-7 hours, 540 meters ascent and 310 meters descent - 20 km

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Mananag

Day 08: Manang to Chure Letdar (4250m): walking distance 3-5 hours, 720 meters ascent - 10 km

Day 09: Churi Letdar to Thorong Phedi (4400m): walking distance 2 hours, 240 meters ascent- 5 km

Day 10: Thorong Phedi trek to Muktinath (3800m) : walking distance 6-8 hours, 1040 meters ascent and 1620 meters descent - 16 km

Day 11: Drive to Tatopani 5 to 6 hrs (2700m) by local bus over Night at tea-house

Day 12: Early in the morning Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus. Overnight stay in Pokhara

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu 8 hours by tourist bus

Day 14: Departure transfer to Kathmandu Airport
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  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Tourist standard) with Bed & Breakfast for 2 night Hotel Royal Suite or similar hotel on Twin sharing basis
  • Hotel in Pokhara bed & breakfast 1 night. Magnolia Hotel or similar on twin sharing basis
  • Your daily Breakfast, lunch, dinner- During the Trek as per itinerary
  • One Experience English speaking Trekking guide & one porter for Each Two Tourist. If you are solo trekker, we will provide one guide cum porter.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat by local bus & Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (it is a private transport is also available Kathmandu to Jagat with extra additional cost of $200 USD)
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • Guest house accommodation trekking with three times meals (breakfast, Lunch and DInner)
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • Our service charge
  • Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by Local Bus.
  • Farewell Dinner typical Nepali cultural dance program.
Not included
  • Nepal visa which is open arrival in Kathmandu per person $30 USD
  • Personal Equipment for Trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket., trekking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sun glass, hat.trekking stick, some pair socks, hiking shirt , hiking pant
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal covers helicopter rescue, accidents
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara per item US$8-10 choose from menu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter according to your main interest
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.tea, coffee
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking USD$2-3.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Laundry, internet call, phone
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.
  • Meals: Not Included
  • Take vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar through Prithvi Highway, about 6 hours drive. Reach Besi Sahar or Bhulbule at Lunchtime. Take a local jeep to Syange (1080m) driving with the view of River, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330m). If our drive is late, we can stay in Syange as well.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • You continue to zigzag way across the right side Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. Tal is one of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district, the trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Khotro (1860m). Descend to a forest to a long suspension bridge and very pleasant courtyards of Alpine. Passing through Karte and Nache village, the new trail continues a stone Kani making a formal entrance to Dharapani. Dharapani is one junction way for Manaslu round and also big villages in the Manang valley.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque (2210m), the valley surrounded by apple orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame is a long wall with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are fine views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • There are a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • It’s about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hiking through the fields of grazing yak and the wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570-meter altitude in guesthouse.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • This day you spend the second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna ice fall and traditional stone buildings.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north; passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • From Letdar the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird soughs, large sledgehammers and Himalayan griffons circle you overhead. Overnight at Phedi 4400-meter’s altitude.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorong Phedi, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorong La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • We will move from Muktinath to the arresting Kali Gandaki valley, at first through withered area. We will also pass by settlements like Khingar as well as Jharkot filled with typical Tibetan architecture; we will be pleased with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri en-route. Likewise, we will carry on walking through apple orchards before reaching Marpha. Then as a final point, we will walk to Jomsom, a big set expanded next to both shores of the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at tea-house.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • This day, you can come to Pokhara by local bus from Tatopani and Beni. It will take 5 to 6 hours. You will be in Pokhara, 3 to 4 PM. You will travel this whole day through bus in off road. Overnight in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • After spending memorable time in Pokhara, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes approximately 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can just relax in the hotel or go for shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • This is your last day in Nepal. You will leave Nepal with breathtaking memories and splendid time spent in the Annapurna Himalayan region. Our staff will transfer you to airport for your departure.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • While you are on trekking in Annapurna Circuit you will stay in Tea House, You will have nice Tea House During the Trek for Annapurna Circuit Trek, Only in High Camp there is normal tea house, before you departure to Trekking you will need to pack up your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunchtime, some time in some places it takes 4-5 hrs. After a relaxing your lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains of Annapurna Region Rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, Cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your teahouse, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.
  • You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc. Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable daypack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.
  • In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara we will provide tourist standard hotel’s room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. Generally we will provide Royal Suite or similar hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel Magnolia or similar hotel in Pokhara. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of tea house Peregrine Treks will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.
  • Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while trekking; porters will carry your baggage.
  • The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are well trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.
  • Transport your Trekking Bag – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage /equipment that we need for your camping trekking.
  • Remember Annapurna Circuit Trek is Adventure Trekking in Nepal so you should have well fitness level, positive attitude towards trekking and well prepared, before you come to Annapurna Circuit Trekking its much better to go Swimming, Cycling or walk every day 4 km. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.
  • It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal you can change everywhere during your trek and city area. You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel also can get in trekking trails but they will take more commission.
  • Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.
  • It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability is included trekking crews' against personal accident.
  • AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.
  • There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in the Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
  • Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses)
  • Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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