Annapurna Circuit Trek
considered to be the traditional trek in the
Annapurna region. And it is supposed to be one
of the best trails for the trekkers. Few places
in the worlds have such a splendid variety of
natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a
rare combination of long arrays of snow capped
peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers
with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries,
hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited
by simple and friendly local people.
From the verdant lowlands, through lush
subtropical forests, to alpine meadow and on to
the barren, wind-swept Tibetan Plateau, You will
see it all! You will experience the lifestyles
of diverse ethnic groups along the trail, which
follows ancient trading routes and passes
through prosperous trading villages. Add the
crossing of the 17,700 -ft. Throng La Pass, and
you have the perfect adventure. The trail leads
north along the Marshyangdi river valley, while
the peaks of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung
Himal soar above. The lush forest of this region
is a complete contrast to the arid northern
terrain ahead. Acclimatize in the colorful
Buddhist valley of Manang, home of the shrewd
Managi traders. Crosses the Thorong La and
descend to Muktinath. Here, eternal blue flames
of natural gas are revered in Buddhist and Hindu
temples, to which pilgrim journey from afar.
From here the trail descends into the deepest
river gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, and
trek all the way to Pokhara through busy
villages, banana groves, mandarin orange
orchard, green forest and terraced hillside.
Taking natural bath at Tatopani (Hot Spring) is
also wonderful experience. Finally you will be
trekking to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara.
Lodge/ Camping Trek
5416 m. (Thorang
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and then transfer
to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room
with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot
Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be
taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy
temples and interesting surrounding sights of
Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.
Day 03:Kathmandu – Beshisahar
Drive about 6-hours to Benshisahar, a small
beautiful town the district head quarter of
Lamgung district, set on the banks of the
Marshyangdi River. It is smaller and much less
hectic than Kathmandu and is the perfect
starting point for our trek.
Day 04: Beshishar - Bahundanda
We walk through the deep river gorge, rice
fields, sub-tropical forest and small hamlets to
the Gurung village of Khudi. From here, the
trail continues along the riverside past a
majestic waterfall to Bahundanda, watched over
by the towering peaks of Himal Chuli and Manaslu.
Day 05: Bahundanda - Chamje
A steep and slippery trail runs up and down
along the valley side through paddy fields, dips
to cross the river and then snakes steeply up
the cliffs on the other side. Passing through
tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through
the rhododendron forest to Chamje, a small
settlement at 1430m.
Day 06: Chamje - Bagarchhap
The trail climbs beside the river through bamboo
groves, before a dramatic waterfall heralds our
arrival at Tal, a large village on a suddenly
emerging open plateau. We cross barley and
potato fields to reach Dharapani and begin to
climb to Bagarchhap (2160m,) site of our first
Tibetan Monastery and with views of Annapurna II
and Lamjung Himal.
Day 07: Bagarchhap - Chame
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. We pass through scattered small villages
before arriving at Chame (2630m.)
Day 08: Chame - Pisang
The trail undulates through the river valley,
ascending through deep forest to Pisang (3190m)
with good views along the way of Pisang peak and
the high Annapurna II.
Day 09: Pisang - Manang
Tibetan culture begins in earnest as we start to
climb towards Manang (3535m) through fields of
grazing yak and a wide variety of crops. This
large Tibetan settlement commands good views of
Annapurna II and IV.
Day10: Rest in Manang
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher
altitude. You have great opportunity to visit
Monasteries, take advice from the Himalayan
Rescue Association and observe the spectacular
views of the Himalaya.
Day 11: Manang - Latdar
The trail climbs to Latdar along the riverside
and as the altitude increases, we move through
alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper
Day 12: Latdar - Thorung Phedi
The trail undulates near the river, before
climbing a steep screed slope north west of the
tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is
sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain
sheep along the dramatic cliffs that surround
the camping meadow at Thorung Phedi (4420m.)
Day 13: Thorung Phedi - Muktinath
We ascend steeply to a 4590m, then along an
undulating trail to the flat top of Thorung La
(5416m.) From here there are views of the
Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal
bordering Dolpo to the West. The trail descends
steeply over glacial moraine, which gives way to
grassy meadows before we reach Muktinath. This
is one of the most important pilgrimage sights
for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved
spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove
Day 14: Muktinath - Jomsom
Descend gradually through fields and poplar
groves, then into the Kali Gandaki River valley.
Follow the valley southwards to Jomsom. The Kali
Gandaki valley here is called the Thak Khola,
from the ethnic group the Thakalis, the main
inhabitants of this area.
Day 15: Jomsom -Kalopani
Descend to Marpha, a lovely village of
whitewashed houses and fertile fields. Continue
down the Kali Gandaki reaching the old Thakali
trading centre of Tukuche. As the trail
continues, the Himalayan rain shadow end and
open spaces make way for coniferous forest and
Kalopani (2560m.) From here there are
spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and the
Annapurnas high above.
Day 16: Kalopani - Tatopani
A beautiful walk, with another transition into
sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water
buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail
follows the river through a narrow gorge, and
descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular
waterfall, before winding through the valley to
Tatopani, the hot water springs.
Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani
Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave
behind the terraced fields and walk through
thick rhododendron forest to the village of
Ghorepani. We camp at the pass for the best
views of the sunset over the spectacular,
snow-capped Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range.
Day 18: Ghorepani - Tadapani
A short early-morning climb to the Deurali pass
for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and
the Annapurnas. Trail descends steeply through
dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to
Tadapani (2540m) for beautiful sunset views of
Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Day 19: Tadapani - Ghandrung
Trail descends steeply through dense damp
forest, where you may see monkeys, and continues
down over a series of rock-cut steps that follow
a leaping stream. Arrive in Ghandrung (1940m)
and explore the maze-like streets of this
thriving Gurung settlement.
Day 20: Ghandrung - Dhampus
The path descends for about 2 hours, before
climbing steeply to another Gurung village,
Landrung. We then follow the hillside south to
the Dhampus. The mountain views are superb.
Day 21: Dhampus - Pokhara
Steep descent through the river valley to Phedi,
and then drive to Pokhara.
Day 22: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Day 23: Rest day Join the farewell dinner in the
evening most probably with cultural program.
Day 24: Transfer to the airport for Departure.
Cost & Booking
- All land
and air transfer as per itinerary.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with attached bathroom in
- While on the trek 3 meals, tea, coffee and
boiled water provided.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking
guide and necessary porters. And also in need we
provide other language speaking guide for trek.
- Entry permit and National Park Fees.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to trekking staffs.
Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert,
items of personal nature, delay due to weather,
equipment failure or situation beyond our
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a
mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.