Annapurna Circuit Trek – 18 Days
 
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Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days tremendous trek makes a complete circle of whole Annapurna region in the company of majestic Himalayas - Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Himchuli and many more.In catering the true spirit of adventure walk in the famous mountain region of the world, the trek also covers the thrilling journey through world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, crosses the highest Thorong La pass on the way from Manang to Muktinath, climbs the fantastic viewpoint Poon Hill, and traverses through the lower parts of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Indeed, the unavoidable landmarks of Annapurna region – rich cultural diversity, different ethnic communities, unspoiled trails, and Himalayan flora and fauna will also be the inseparable part of this trek.


ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our airport representative. After the completion of immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your choice, you can either visit our office site where you can meet your trekking guide or stroll around the streets of Thamel - a tourist hub in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. 


Day 2
9 Hours

Kathmandu -Syange/Jagat (1,100m): 9 hrs
Depending on the route situation, the early morning long and scenic bus journey brings you either at Syange or at Jagat from where your upcoming trek commences. In between, the journey passes through Trishuli River, Mugling Village, and Besisahar enjoying the company of various sights of greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountains. Overnight at Syange/Jagat.


Day 3
7 Hours

Syang/Jagat - Dharapani (1,960m): 7 hrs
This will be the remarkable journey which will ultimately get you into Manang Region of Nepal Himalayas. The first section of the trek will be accompanied by fields of corn, barley, potato, and forests of rhododendron till to rich at Tal – a small village on a flat plain with a sandy beach. Then your journey hikes towards Dharapani at times facing a large group of donkey caravan on the track. Overnight at Dharapani.


Day 4
6 Hours

Dharapani - Chame (2,710m): 5 - 6 hrs
Though the mountain trail to Chame undergoes through several sites of landslide the journey of the day will be accompanied by some of the most breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). The trek also provides you chances of enjoying natural hot spring in the area. Overnight at Chame.


Day 5
6 Hours

Chame - Pisang (3,300m): 5 - 6 hrs
The trek from Chame on a narrow track crosses a very dense forest at first and then passes through several suspension bridges. While trekking forth, you will find surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks - it is the Manang Valley. After enjoying wonderful snowy mountain peaks of Manang Valley, trail ahead paves the way for Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.


Day 6
7 Hours

Pisang -Manang: 6 - 7 hrs
It will be the one of the most remarkable days of this trip. The journey today rewards you with the horizontal views of majestic peaks in the Annapurna region - Annapurna, Pisang peak and many others. Besides, Manang with cold and dry climate gives a contrast taste of vegetations and landscapes. Overnight at Manang Village.


Day 7
3 Hours

Acclimatization
It is a rest day to prepare for upcoming demanding treks. Though it is a rest day, you do not stay idle. For the purpose of the perfect acclimatization, you go for short excursion around the vicinity of Manang. You can make a memorable visit to Barge monastery - the largest monastery in the district. You can also visit at Praken Gompa or Gangapurna Lake - worthy visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Or you can even visit at Himalayan Rescue Association to get some ideas about Mountain Sickness.Overnight at Manang.


Day 8
4 Hours

Manang - Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3 - 4 hrs
At first, the trail today climbs for Manang village, and then continues towards the Marshyangdi Valley. Next, the track follows Marshyangdi Valley till to reach Ghunsang Village. The trail from Ghunsang links you with Yak Kharka - a small village on the trail. In between trail, you enjoy the pleasant views of meadows, cross a suspension bridge on a small river and pass an ancient old Mani wall. Overnight at Yak Karka.


Day 9
4 Hours

Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3 - 4 hrs
The journey today moves forth towards the base of Thorong La Pass. In Nepali, the place is also recognized as Thorong Phedi - a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers in the region.Thorong Phedi is a safe junction for overnight stay.  Overnight at Thorong Phedi.


Day 10
8 Hours

ThorongPhedi - Thorong La (5,416m) - Muktinath (3,800m): 7 - 8 hrs
Since this segment of the journey reaches to the climax of this adventure trip in the Annapurna region you have to start early morning trek. At first the icy trail is very much demanding till to reach the summit of Thorong La Pass – a famous high pass in the Annapurna region for offering alluring high Himalayas. The moment of crossing of the high pass will have lasting impression in your life – experiences of adventure and beauty at a time. The next section of the trek from Thorong La Pass paves the way towards Muktinath - an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. Overnight at Muktinath. 


Day 11
8 Hours

Muktinath - Marpha (2,670m): 8 hrs
Your journey of the day begins with making a short visit at both the landmarks of Muktichhtra - Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Then the descending barren hillside trail at first takes you to Ranipauwa village, secondly links you with Kagbeni, in the third place connects you with Jomsom and finally stops at Marpha – apple capital of Nepal. Throughout the trails, you will come across different dreamlike sites and experiences–trekking along a plateau above the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, seeing barren landscapes across the trail that resembles with Tibetan landscapes etc. In the evening take the sip of locally brewed Marpah - a local brandy made from apple. Overnight at Marpha.


Day 12
5 Hours

Marpha - Kalopani (2,530m): 5 hrs
The journey today moves forth Kalopani via Chokhopani and Kokhethanti villages. Your this part of the mountain journey will be accompanied by traditional Thakali villages and apple gardens. It is Chokhopani from where you will have the 360 degrees vista of Himalayan peaks: Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. Overnight at Kalopani.


Day 13
6 Hours

Kalopani - Tatopani (1,200m): 6 hrs
Your journey today descends down to the lower elevations. As the trail descends down to lower and lower elevations you come across the subtropical forests with lush vegetation. As you move onwards, you come across with Rupse Chahara – a popular waterfall in the trail. Again, the downward trail leads you towards Kopchepani via Garpar. Then, you will cross a bridge at Dana to reach at Narchyang Besi. Walking in the flat plains of Narchyang Besi, you will come across more and more villages where you can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Next, the trail lands you at Tatopani where you can take a relax bath in the natural hot spring. Overnight at Tatopani.


Day 14
7 Hours

Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,850m): 7 hrs
This segment of the trip again gives you ample opportunities to observe the lifestyle of the people living in the midland villages of Nepal. In the initial section of the walk, you will pass through Ghara village and Sikha village enjoying the company attractive terraced farmlands on the trail.  After crossing these two villages, the trail gradually introduces a steep upward journey till to reach at Ghorepani. In between, the journey passes through Phalate, Chitre and even a no habitation area. The more you climb higher altitude the more you will enjoy the views of wonderful peaks. Overnight at Ghorepani.


Day 15
7 Hours

Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,700m): 6 - 7 hrs
This section of the trip starts early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges from the top of Poon Hill – a world famous view point in the Annapurna region which is also well known as a photographer`s paradise. The summit of Poon Hill rewards you with spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. Then you will descend down to Gorepani where you will have breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues toward Tadapani passing through rhododendron forest, and spectacular waterfalls along the way. Overnight at Tadapani.


Day 16
7 Hours

Tadapani -Ghandruk -Pokhara (8,50m): 6 - 7 hrs
The first part of the trek makes a downward journey through a Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk - the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Then, the trek again continues to reach Nayapul. In the third part, a short drive links you with Pokhara. Pokhara, the city of beautiful lakes, is not only popular for international tourists; it is equally enchanting for domestic as well as regional visitors. Overnight in Pokhara.


Day 17
6 Hours

Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5 - 6 hrs drive
This will be another interesting tourist bus journey in which you can enjoy scenic greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and mountain views. The scenic drive eventually lands you in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will be taken to your hotel where you can take rest or may stroll around the streets of Thamel for souvenir shopping or may explore around popular tourist attractions nearby Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 18
1 Hours

Departure from Nepal
The Annapurna Circuit Trek comes to an end today. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to airport. On your way to home, we hope, you will have plenty of time to plan your next adventure trip in the Himalayas. Or you can extend your Nepal stay for few more days.



WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Regular transfers to/from airport and hotel
    • 2 overnights twin share accommodation at centrally located  2 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • 1 overnight twin share accommodation at centrally located  2 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Local transfer on sharing basis from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat and from Nayapul to Pokhara in comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach
    • Trekking based on best available teahouse/lodges
    • Skilled trekking crew: experienced trekking leader and porters inclusive of their salary, insurance, meals and accommodation
    • Trekking gear: down jacket, sleeping bag,(bags and jackets are to be returned after the trek)
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
    • Trekking permit: Annapurna Conservation area entry permit
    • Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking map
    • Complete first aid medical kit
    • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    • Nepal  Visa Fee
    • International flights
    • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara cities
    • Emergency medical treatment costs, including hospital charges and air ambulance fees
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early departure from the mountain
    • Tips and gratuities to the guide/porters
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CANCELLATION
    • The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
      • The cancellation fees excluding insurance are expressed hereafter:
        • 60 days or more before departure      : Loss of deposit
        • 59-21 days before departure               : 50% of cost of services booked
        • Less than 21 days before departure  : 100% of cost of services booked
REFUND

    Your refund request will be answered and processed as soon as possible. If you do not receive the reply within 24 hours, please call the office immediately. Payment will be done via any means preferred by you.

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