|Trip Duration:||15 days||Max. Altitude:||5,416m/17,769 ft|
|Trek Grade:||Moderate to Strenuous||Activities:||Trekking + Tour + Rafting|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)||Meals:||Breakfast, lunch & Dinner|
|Transportation:||Car / Van||Departure from:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Group Size:||1 – 12 people||Best Time:||Mar to May, Sep to Nov|
|Per day hiking:||5 to 8 hours|
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is top-tier trek in Nepal. During this trek, trekkers will get an opportunity to closely view the snowscape of Annapurna range.Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani and Poonhill are the major hubs during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Muktinath Temple, located in the Mustang Region of Nepal, is a sacred site for the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Muktinath Temple is known as a place for moksha (liberation). The Mukti Dhara, Shaligram and Jwala Mai temple are few attractions in the Muktinath area.
Tatopani is another place to enjoy during the trek. In Nepali, Tatopani means hot water. Hence, Tatopani is a hot water spring. People come to Tatopani to take a bath in the spring as it is believed that the hot water of the spring cures skin and also bone diseases. From Tatopani, trekker will head towards Ghorepani. Poon-hill is an attraction of Ghorepani. During sunrise, the view of Annapurna, Mansalu and Dhaulagiri range as it touches the bright sky will stun viewers.
Go For Nepal has a three 3 weeks itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Accommodation and food will be looked after by Go For Nepal during the trekking period.
Arrival in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Welcome and meeting at airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. Preparation for trekking, meeting with mountain guide, instruction.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Besisahar. Moving to the village through Dhumre on individual passenger vehicles (137 kilometers from Kathmandu, about 5 hours). On the way glancing in small villages and towns Newari, a unique ethnic group of Nepal; at the confluence of the rivers and Trishuli where many begin rafting program (alloy on inflatable rafts). In Besisahar – accommodation in a mountain shelter.
Start trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Throughout the route porters carry the main burden – Sherpas. The group is accompanied by a qualified local guide-wire. The trail passes through picturesque terraced rice fields; Khuda village inhabited by Gurung (many of the famous Nepalese Gurkha belongs to this nation) and small (up to 1500 m.) passes, offering amazing views of the Great Himalaya Range. Overnight in a mountain shelter Bahundhana village (1310 m above sea level). Total Time travel on foot – about 5 hours.
The track to the village Chyandzhe (1400 m). The trail steeply down into the valley and crosses reku Marsyandi (suspension bridge). Total Time travel on foot – about 6 hours.
Go to the village bagarchhap (2160 m). Excellent attraction today -chorten at the entrance to the village Dharapani typical structure under the influence of silnymtibetskim northern mountain villages of Nepal. In many homes look bagarchhap already quite Tibetan, with flat roofs and small windows – loopholes. It should go to the local monastery – Dickey gompa. Night in a shelter.
The day starts with a climb to the village Tandja (2360 m). The trail gradually goes higher and higher, through the magnificent pine forests, past spectacular waterfalls to the village Kopar (2590 m) and the place of today’s overnight – Chame (2630 m). Cham – the administrative center of the whole district of Manang, meets all the huge mani wall with prayer wheels and carved stones mantras. In the village are many shops, there are post office, bank, medical center, telephone.
The trail passes through a narrow wooded valley, crosses two suspension bridges. Overnight accommodation – in posёlkePisang (3250 m).
The track to the village of Manang (3500 m.) Leads us to a much more arid zone, cut off from the monsoon Annapurna massif. Here, the Tibetan influence is dominant in all gustosherstnyeyaki found in abundance. Manang – the unofficial capital of the entire region: close to the village there is an airport, in the village – the post of the Association of salvation in the Himalayas. Every day, about 15 hours, are held free lectures about the dangers of high-altitude trekking and mountain sickness. Overnight in a mountain shelter.
Day of acclimatization in Manang. It is best to make a relaxed stroll around the neighborhood – is a little bit to go beyond the village and everywhere views of snow-capped peaks otkryvayutsyavelikolepnye (including eight thousand). Interesting place Bhoja gompa monasteries, located halfway between Bryag and the village of Manang. Overnight in a mountain shelter in Manang.
Go to the Torung Phedi (4420 m.), The village near the pass. The trail enters the zone of alpine meadows, sparse bushes and crosses the creek Dzharsang Cola on a wooden bridge at an altitude of 4300 m. Prepare for restless nights: may affect height, and about two o’clock “in the morning” many groups begin to prepare for the exit.
The most difficult and important day. Early in the morning, immediately after the release of Torung Phedi begins a steep climb. Until Torung La pass (5416 m.) Can be reached in 4-6 hours. The trail is well broken in the case of illness or extreme fatigue in Torung Phedi can hire horses. The pass is marked multicolored Buddhist prayer flags, chortens and small pyramids of stones. Types of the Himalayas, with the opening of the pass and the trail can be called outstanding. Descend the steep – we lose about 1,600 meters altitude – and takes about 4 hours. Muktinath (3800 m), which is scheduled night – is a town of small hotels and mountain shelters. It is interesting to go to the famous temple of “burning water”, a place of pilgrimage for millions of Hindus and “sadhu” for thousands of years. In the evening you can celebrate a victory over the pass.
The path leads down to the village Kagbeni (2810 m), famous for its magnificent monastery, a typical Tibetan architecture (tiny streets of this maze twisted among mud houses), numerous chortens and mani walls. From Kagbeni starts a long track in a semi-independent, fully closed to foreigners until 1992. A few more hours of course – and we are in Jomsom, this oasis of civilization. In addition to shops, military camps and the airport there is even the point of sending e-mail. Farewell night in West Nepal – fairy edge of the huge snow-capped peaks and amazing people. Parting with a guide and Sherpas. Overnight in a mountain shelter.
Morning flight to Pokhara, a famous city in western Nepal, “the world capital of the hippies of the 1970s”, located at the foot of the grand mountains of the Annapurna massif. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Dramatic change of conditions of accommodation allows you to enjoy the full rest. Evening – the perfect time to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and virtues of Pokhara. We recommend that come to the so-called «Lakeside» – the epicenter of the best in the wonderful city
Brunch at the hotel. Free time in Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu. Travel time – about 6-7 hours. Meeting, transfer to the hotel 4. Free time for independent study of the capital of the exotic mountain kingdom. Farewell dinner in a restaurant in the city with national cuisine.
Breakfast and free time in Kathmandu. Timely transfer to the airport. Departure from Kathmandu.
Please note this itinerary can be customized as per your requirements. We can always add sightseeing, fully guided tours on Kathmandu valley as per the length of you stay.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All land transportation and flight as per itinerary.
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader, trekking guide & porters.
- All necessary paper work and permits.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What Is Not Included
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Hotels:: Standard Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.