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The Annapurna Circuit Trek, also known as the Annapurna Round Trek, is an exhilarating high-altitude adventure that beckons trekkers to conquer the world's highest mountain pass, Thorong La, at 5,416 meters. This trail offers rugged mountain paths with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, making it a must-visit for trekking enthusiasts.
In the Annapurna circuit, you can experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung community and explore picturesque mountain villages with unique cultures. The trek follows the remarkable Marshyangdi River basin valley, offering stunning views of the Annapurna range. Each has its unique culture, adding different experiences.
Ascending to Manang, you'll witness the transformation from lush forests to barren alpine terrain. The thrilling ascent to Thorong La Pass is the highlight, rewarding unmatched panoramic views.
Enjoy delicious local hygiene meals on the trek, rest in comfortable accommodations in Kathmandu, and cozy tea houses on the trail. The memories of Gurung hospitality and the Himalayan landscapes will captivate your heart.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a ten-top trekking destination recognized by Lonely Planet. It unfolds in the Annapurna region, featuring mesmerizing views and rich biodiversity within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The region has lush valleys, terraced fields, ancient villages, and hidden gems like caves and temples.
The journey showcases the grandeur of the Himalayas, deep blue lakes, an alluring cascade, and the renowned Thorong La Pass. The trek typically starts from Besisahar and covers iconic destinations like Chame, Pisang, and Manang, culminating at Thorong La Pass.
You'll pass through the largest Rhododendron forest on the way back via Ghorepani, home to diverse flora and fauna, and witness breathtaking mountain peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and more. The route also leads to the sacred site of Muktinath, the God of salvation, making the Annapurna Circuit a versatile trail for various interests.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Bahundanda 1310 meter. Take your breakfast early in the morning and check out the hotel to go to Bahundanda today. A beautiful scenic drive of about seven hours by tourist bus takes you to the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Bulbule via Besi Shahar. Take a local bus ride to Bahundanda from Bulbule. Although a long and bumpy drive, the highway brings to you some of the amazing countryside scenario so that you will have a little bit of understanding of how rural Nepal looks like. Check into a simple guest house and rest.
Start the trek for the day after your breakfast in the guest house. After trekking for about five hours, you reach a beautiful village of Chamje to stay overnight. The trek in between these two places is a beautiful cultural experience. Once in Chamje, check into a simple tea house.
About six hours of trek today will take you to Bagarchhap. After you take breakfast at the tea house, start the trek. Hike towards Bagarchhap on your pace taking in all the beautiful things that you come across the trekking of the day. Check into a tea house and relax.
You are slowly gaining elevation every day you walk to the new destination. Your walk to Chame will start after breakfast today. Five hours of walk today take you the elevation of 2650 meters to the town of Chame, the headquarters of Manang district. Enjoy some spectacular views of the mountain peaks in the Himalayas.
Trek to Pisang for about six hours after breakfast. You are gaining some elevation today as well. Every next overnight staying place will be at a higher elevation gaining height towards Thorong La. Once in Pisang, check into a tea house and enjoy the view of the mountains.
Walk to Manang today enjoying great views of the Himalayas. A beautiful town of Manang waits you at the other end while you start the trek of the day from Pisang. An approximately five hours in between Pisang and Manang brings you to some of the spectacular places that make you trip for the day. Stay in a tea at Manang.
Spend a day hiking and exploring around Manang so that you acclimatize with the high altitude environment and your further trekking days become easier.
High elevation trek today takes you to Yak Kharka at the height of 4000 meters above sea level. After the acclimatization in Manang, your body adapts to the trekking at this elevation. Despite the high level difficulty in the trek, the incredible view around the Himalayas gives you strength to move ahead towards the destination today.
Today’s walk is about five hours after the breakfast to Thorong Phedi from where the ascension to Thorong La very early morning tomorrow will start. Take enough time to get a good rest so that you get all set for tomorrow.
Start the adventure today very early morning. You are going to achieve the culmination of the trek, Thorong La, today. Crossing the pass over 5400 meters above sea level is certainly an exciting adventure. Ascend the mountain on the trail on slow pace to only to find the breathtaking Thorong La on the top waiting you there. After crossing the pass, trek down to Muktinath, a beautiful village in the mountains.
Trek from Muktinath to the charming mountain town of Jomsom. Spend leisurely time exploring the beautiful Jomsom. Your trekking adventure comes to end here so give your legs some rest after these many days of walking in the Himalayas. Enjoy an easy day.
Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. A short flight of about twenty minutes brings you the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. Check into hotel. After spending some quiet days in the mountains, you might be craving for some city civilization. Lakeside town in Pokhara will bring your craving to reality. Enjoy you free day today in Pokhara strolling around lakeside.
Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.
You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time. If you continuous trek all the way down via Beni, via Ghorepani to state right Pokhara. via Tadapani Ghandruk or via Annapurna sanctuary (ABC) tells us, we creat itinerary according to your interest and time.
The cost of the trip differs based on the services you select and the size of your group. Every trip we arrange is Reasonable and unique, recognizing that each traveller has different needs and desires.
Prepare for a desired holiday customized to whichever trip you prefer, and choose whether you are seeking an affordable adventure, a luxurious resort group, or a solo traveller. Let us plan and attend to all the particulars so your dream vacation comes true. Relax and focus on creating memorable experiences that will remain with you forever.
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