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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Trip Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek

 Annapurna circuit trek is one of the famous trek routes in Annapurna region. This popular trekking route that takes you to the beautiful vicinity in Nepal. Annapurna circuit short trek is one of the treks that comes under Annapurna region trekking. It falls under the top 10 trekking packages in Nepal. A traveler who has less time to spend in Nepal can go for Annapurna circuit short trek as it is moderate and traveled within less time.

Annapurna Circuit Trek course passes via cascading waterfalls, stunning villages. Terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and notable mountain vistas. Gives sufficient time to witness the staggeringly lovely peaks of all the Annapurna giants. That encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc. are some of the mountains in Annapurna region that you will witness. 

For Annapurna circuit trek we need to follow the trail of terraced lands. Dense lovable wooded forests of rhododendron, Gurung communities conventional and cultural villages. As this trek won’t take you to Annapurna Base Camp. But it will allow you to enjoy nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul. Moreover, this Trek ensures you amusing, pleasure, and an extraordinary insight about the herbal and cultural heritage of the small Himalayan country, Nepal. It’s far one of the most lovable treks passing via the diverse ethnic group’s lifestyle and the kind of plants wooded area and wildlife.

Annapurna Circuit short trek start from Chame which is a 9 hours drive from Kathmandu. From Chame, the trail goes through the Marsyangdi River. Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Upper Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngwal, Braga, Manang. Tanki Manang, Ghunsang, Yak Kharka, Chuli ledar, Thorang Phedi, High Camp and finally gets on top of the Thorung La Pass. After, we will descend to the holy place Muktinath and then to drive to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara.

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Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 08 Days

Trek Grade: Difficult

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor.

Trip Snippets: 08 days, 7 nights Lodges, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) during the trek are included.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on the trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu

Transportation: Local bus/Shared jeep, Private car/Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Early morning drive to Besisahar via scenic 5-6hrs drive. Along the route, we’ll get some glimpse of green hills, rivers, and a small village with stunning snow-capped mountains. After lunch at Besisahar, we will take a local jeep to Chame for another 3 to 4-hour drive. We will pass the village of Sange, Bhulbhule, Nagdi, Chamche, Tal, Tima, Koto, etc. with the view of Mount Annapurna and Manaslu. We can have the most beautiful view of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal from Chame headquarters of Manang district.

There are a long, pleasant, and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a large curved slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with excellent views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.

It’s about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts and hiking through the fields of grazing Yak and the wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides excellent views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.

This day you spend the second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are beautiful views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of dramatic Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings.

The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It’s fun to see extensive yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

From Letdar the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, large lammergeiers, and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. Overnight at Phedi 4400m.

The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.

The morning we can visit Muktinath Temple and after breakfast drive to Jomsom, from here drive to Pokhara, end of our journey of Annapurna Circuit short trek.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Special permit for Narphu Valley trekking
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar transport by local bus, Besisahar to Chame transport by local sharing jeep.
  •  Pokhara  to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/hot water, desserts.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any expense for early returning member due to sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of Internal flights, floods, strike etc.
  • Tips & Gratitude  for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    08 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-15

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    guest house

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    Maximum Altitude
    5416 m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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