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15 Days · 14 Nights
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Overview

Popularly known as the 'holy grail of treks', Annapurna circuit trek is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Traverse across the snow-clad mountains and deep blue lakes. All the while, treasure surreal sunrises, taste the village culture of Nepal and marvel at some of the picturesque landscapes. Check out the detailed itinerary below for more information.

Itinerary
  • The trip commences with a drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu, which takes about 5 hours along the Prithwi highway
  • After that, we will divert from the highway to the bustling town of Dumre and continue for 1.5 hrs to Besisahar
  • After lunch, we will continue with the final lap of the drive to reach Syange (1100 mts/3608 ft) in the Marysandi Valley
  • Overnight stay at Tea House Lodge with freshly cooked dinner
  • A fantastic hike with drastically pleasant changes in the landscape, featuring a range of gradients begins today
  • From Chamche, we head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge-top high above
  • We cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley full of waterfalls
  • Just before camp at Tal, the first village in Manang, we will enter a wide valley, teeming with a silvery waterfall
  • Post breakfast, we will follow the trail crossing the wide Marsyangdi valley
  • The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860 m
  • The journey continues up and down till we reach Dharapani at 1890 m
  • Pass a stone entrance called Chhorten, typical of the Tibetan influenced villages
  • Visit the Bagarchhap at 2160 m that bustles with idyllic vibes, featuring the typical flat-roofed stone houses across the village
  • Going ahead, the bumpy and rocky trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 m and then continues through the forest and along the river, to Kopar at 2590 m
  • We reach Chame, the headquarter of the Manang district, where we are pleased by fantastic views of the Annapurna II
  • There are two small hot springs just by the town
  • Today, our journey starts through a thick forest in a steep and narrow valley
  • We’ll be crossing a river on a long bridge at 2910 m
  • Further, we’ll cross another bridge at 3040 m
  • From here, the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock-face begins to appear in plain sight
  • The trail further climbs to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200 m and 3300 m
  • Overnight stay in Upper Pisang for a profound traditional and cultural experience of the village
  • Continue your journey through the drier upper part of the Manang district which is cut-off from the full effect of monsoons by the Annapurna range
  • Habitats of this region herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year
  • Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails North and South of the Marsyangdi River, which meet up again at Mungji
  • The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip at 3325 m involves less climbing than the Northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river
  • From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475 m to the nearby Manang at 3500 m
  • When we transcend 3500 meters from the sea level, it is vital to take a day for acclimatisation
  • Spend the day in Manang, doing some fine day-walks and witnessing the magnificent views around the village
  • Many people go hiking to the ice lake or nearby excursions on this day
  • In the evening, return to the lodge for an overnight stay
  • After a hot breakfast, we depart from Manang
  • The trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000 m toward the Thorong La pass
  • We make the climb gradually through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley
  • Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we get to Ledar at 4200 m, where we see the vegetation steadily getting sparser
  • The trail descends to cross the river at 4310 m
  • We then climb up again to Phedi at 4420 m
  • You will get good accommodation option at an elevation of 4600 m
  • Retire for the night
  • The journey from Phedi, translating to ‘foot of the hill’ begins today
  • This is the foot to the mighty Thorong La pass at 5416 m
  • We make a steep climb on the path that is regularly used and is easy to follow
  • You’ll have to be careful about your health due to the altitude and the snow
  • After 4 hours of climbing, you come up to the pass marked by the Chhortens and the prayer flags
  • Needless to say, the view from the top is stunning
  • Marpha is a quaint settlement with not more than 80 houses of the Thakali people
  • It also has a significant Buddhist monastery and an apple garden
  • You can also visit the nearby village of Tuksche to watch how Apple Brandy is procured
  • Ghasa (2010m) is the first Thakali village on the North road and doubles as the southernmost limit of Tibetan Buddhism in the valley
  • Overnight stay in Ghasa
  • Relish Thakali delicacies in the teahouse
  • We start our trek to Tatopani today from Ghasa
  • Tatopani translates to ‘hot spring’ in Nepalese
  • You can take a rejuvenating natural hot bath after the tiring Himalayan hike over the Thorong La
  • The Nepalese people believe that body ache and various diseases like arthritis are healed if you soak in this hot spring
  • You’ll be staying overnight in Tatopani
  • Today is a long and arduous day
  • You’ll trek up to Ghorepani with a slope gradient of 50-60 degrees via Ghara, Shikha and Chitre
  • Have lunch on the way
  • Overnight stay at the Teahouse Lodge at Ghorepani
  • You’ll be starting your day with an early morning hike to the Poon Hill (3210 m) to catch the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, Lamjung Himal and other snowcapped mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges
  • After breakfast, trek to Birethanti (6-7 hours)
  • Drive to Pokhara (42 km) which takes around 1.5 hours
  • The organised trek ends here, so you can take all the time you need to celebrate and unwind
  • After a surreal experience of the Annapurna Range in the Himalayas, head back to the town life of Pokhara
  • Relax for a day or two and then you can head back to Kathmandu for even more adventure
Hotel Details
  • Teahouse Lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Inclusions
  • Government registered and well experienced local sherpa trekking guide for Annapurna Circuit trek
  • Clean and hygienic accommodation in Teahouse Lodge on twin/double sharing basis
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus and connecting jeep to Jagat from Besisahar
  • Tourist bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu and private taxi transfer to bus station
  • Guide salary, food, accommodation and insurance
  • All requisite permits for Annapurna circuit trek
  • Trek completion certificate, goodies and souvenir
Exclusions
  • All bar bills, mineral water, sodas, alcoholic drinks, extra tea/coffee etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, Wi-Fi, bed heater, hot water and electronic charger
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
  • Travel/rescue insurance tips for guides
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide
  • Stay in Pokhara

The prices are indicative only.

The actual costing may increase or decrease depending upon the group size and the inclusion set confirmed eventually.

In case you are travelling with a group size of more than 6, please reach out to us.

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Post the confirmation of your booking, you'll receive a mailer containing the POC details and on-ground team details in Nepal. Wishing you a trek-of-a-lifetime.

To be light on your pockets, we are only charging 50% as advance.

10% of the complete amount stands to be completely non-refundable.

The rest would be refunded if informed 15 days before the start of the trek.

In case the weather deteriorates during/before the trek, there would be no applicable refunds.

In such an unfortunate circumstance, our on-ground team shall be able to make arrangements for alternate trekking options depending upon your choices and travel days.

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