Itinerary

Annapurna Circuit Trek

18 days - 5.416 m

Treks Duration: 17 Nights 18 Days

Primary activity: Trekking and Hiking

Group size: 1-25 Pax

Max-Altitude: 5,416 m

Transportation: Private Vehicle/ Public Transportation

Trip starts/ Ends: Kathmandu, Pokhara

Meals: Nepali and Continental

Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge and Ten

Trip Route: Kathmanud, Beshishar,Jagat,Bagarchap,pisang, Manang,Ledhar,Throng Phedi,MUktinath,Jomsom,Tatopani,Ghorepani,Nayapul

R$ 600,00

per person

RESERVA: Trekking para o Circuito de Annapurna - 18 dias

Explore the majesty of the Annapurna in a way that Sir Edmund Hillary had never been able to do.

Annapurna Circuit trek circles you around the gorgeous Annapurna massif, in the anticlockwise direction, through the classic trails overlooking the extensive views of lush hills, deep valleys, raging rivers, serene monasteries, colorful Chortens, vibrant Mani walls, dangling suspension bridges, and unwinnable Himalayan vistas. This trek is the best possible way to completely explore the charm of Annapurna and its other neighboring pinnacles.

Back in the days before 2000, the trail around the Annapurna circuit was completely natural and off-the-beaten. Many people explored the beauty of Annapurna on foot, and this trek was considered one of the best trekking trails in the world. However, after 2008, the government roadways plan graveled the classic routes and, consequently, made this trek infamous. Not until had the New Annapurna Trekking Trail (NATT) was marked by a few explorers that the trekkers regained an opportunity to enjoy the same classic views without even approaching the dusty roadways, except at some points. The name of the trail has now been transformed into Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT) as the trails are no longer new.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1:   Arrival at Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:  Kathmandu to Beshisahar by Bus: You will reach Beshishar 2 PM. Then you will catch another local jeep to Jagat.

Day 3:  Trek to Bagarchap

Day 4:  Trek to Chame and after chameby local jeep to pisang

Day 5:  Trek to Manang

Day 6:  Rest Day Manang

Day 7:  Trek to Yakharka/ Ledhar

Day 8: Trek to Throng Phedi

Day 9: Trek to Throng La pass to Muktinath

Day 10: Trek to Jomsom  

Day 11: Trek to kalopani 

Day 12 : Trek to Tatopani 

Day 13 : Treks to Ghorepani 

Day 14 : Treks to Tadapani 

Day 15: Treks to Ghandruk 

 Day 16 : By jeep Ghandruk to Nayapul, pokhara 

Day 17 : Pokhara Sightseeing 

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Dia 01/
Arrival at Kathmandu

As your plane descends into Kathmandu, the views of the entire valley appear intoxicating. Following the visa procedure, you will see one of our representatives, waiting for you at the exit point of the airport, carrying a play card of your name on his hand.

He will welcome you in a traditional Nepalese style with a fresh garland, a warm smile, and a hospitable Namaste. Then, through the winding alleys of Kathmandu, he will guide to your hotel and help you accommodate in a new environment.

In the evening, you will be introduced to your guide, who will be accompanying you in all the odds and evens during the trek.

Dia 03/
Trek to Bagarchap

Early in the morning, we will leave Jagat and head on towards our next station Bagarchap that appears to be very far in the map. It is a strenuous day as the ups and downs are quite very frequent.

Within about 2 hours of trekking, we will encounter a beautiful waterfall at Chamje. Then, through the off-the-beaten NATT (Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails) trails, we will open up into a calm-looking village of Tal which creates an incredible setting for a perfect natural photo shoot. It feels quite amazing to be there.

After that, we will walk along the stony lane which is carved out of the rocky wall. The suspension bridge, hanging over the never-ending depth of the river valley, carves our way out into a village named Dharapani. Within a few minutes of walking, we will expose ourselves to Bagarchap, where there are nice lodges to stay. There is also a monastery if you would like to engage in a spiritual ambiance.

Dia 05/
Trek to Manang

From the Upper Pisang, we will proceed towards the Gyaru through the colorful Chortens and prayer wheels of Buddhist. As we approach Ngawal, the alpine vegetations begin to show off, with barley and buckwheat fields fencing the trail. Then, an array of Mani walls directs us towards a big Stupa (monastery) where the aroma of pine trees enhances the excitement of the trip.

 Instead of continuing along the dirt road from Ngawal, we will take the longer route along with the Lophelling monastery that offers better views of nature. As you climb you will notice several old monasteries on the plateau side of the trail. Continuing in the direction of Marshyangdi, we will cross Julu just to make an appearance at the beautiful village of Braka. It is only a couple of Kilometers slog to Manang.

Dia 07/
Trek to Yak Kharka / Churi Ledar

It is a pleasant yet strenuous day of trekking in the Annapurna circuit. As we walk through the village of Manang, the big white Gompa appears distinct on the hill. The alpine trees of pine and birch are dotted through the hilly sections from upper Manang to Yak Kharka. We will continue our slog through the village of Gunsang and Khangsar before making an appearance at the Yak Kharka.

It is a further 40 minutes hike to Churi Ledar. If you are going well with the altitude then, it is better to approach Churi Ledar on the very same day. Otherwise, you may as well choose to stay in Yak Kharka.

Dia 09/
 Trek to Muktinath | via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)

Before the sun lights up in the sky, we will get our backpacks ready and hit on our journey to conquer this legendary pass. The excitement of stepping into the highest altitude sections of the Annapurna Circuit will have been flowing in our blood prior to departure from the village of Thorong Phedi.

From there, we will walk across the seemingly desert terrain to Muktinath, which is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for the Hindus, with a man-sized golden statue of Lord Vishnu inside the main temple.

Day 11/
Trek to Kalopani

The trail from Jomsom leads towards the Kalopani through the Tukuche Health post. At this point, the view of the Tukuche peak dominates the western skyline while Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri glitter on the eastern skyline. It feels so amazing to trek along this region.

On the map, you might be tempted to see how such a long distance could be carried on in one day. However, most of the trail is descending so you will arrive at Kalopani easily without much endeavor.

Dia 13/
Trek to Ghorepani

From Tatopani, it is a long day to Ghorepani. Although descending is an easy task relative to ascending, it is still going to leave your leg unconscious after long descending hours. The trek to Ghorepani from Tatopani is quite a similar case.

The landscapes and the terrain appear to be changing gradually as you proceed to Ghorepani. 

Past through the rivers and several ethnic settlements of Annapurna region before making an appearance at Ghorepani. The word Ghorepani literally translates to “water for the horses”. At the inner hamlets of Ghorepani, you might as well encounter the horses left grazing in the open meadows. It is a wonderful place to stay with clear views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchre peak.

Dia 15/
Trek to Ghandruk

Ghandruk is just a couple of Kilometers east of Tadapani. It is a Gurung community full of amazing people. They are very much hospitable by nature and are eager to share their golden history to anyone who truly appreciates it. Gurungs are one of the brave ethnic clans of Nepal, who served the British Military during the world war. Because of their bravery, they received many awards and medals from the Queen of Britain.

Besides, their rich culture of respect and love is inspirational. They are kind to everybody and this is what makes Ghandruk a really amazing place to stay.

Dia 17/
Pokhara/ Sightseeing Day

On this day, we will stroll around the amazing city of Pokhara. It is a natural hub with pristine waterfalls and serene lakes purifying the air of Pokhara all the time.

We will pay a visit to the World Peace Stupa, which is perched on top of the hill. This stupa is formed of 2 tiers: while the first tier is permitted to monks only, the second tier is open to all visitors. There are beautiful paintings of Buddha hung around the wall. The four large Buddha statues are truly amazing beauties to see in this stupa.

We may as well try out some adventurous activities in Pokhara. While paragliding is a popular option, we may as well go for a zip flying. After sightseeing, we will return to our hotel for the night stay.

Dia 02/
Kathmandu – Besisahar (By Bus) | Jeep to Jagat

From Kathmandu, we will catch the earliest possible bus to Besisahar so as to reach there in the late noon. This bus ride will contour you around the hilly highways, guarded by the high hillocks and pastoral fields, just to introduce you into the serenity of Besisahar.

Once we get there, we will hire a local Jeep to Jagat which will drive us along the newly paved dusty road of Annapurna. Despite that, the views are sensational with a gorgeous range of the Annapurna showcasing its glamour at its fullest. At Jagat, there is not much to see except a small hot spring pool on the riverside. But, this is enough to trigger your expectations for more future surprises.

Dia 04/
Trek to Chame / Local jeep to Upper Pisang

From Bagarchap, an hour of steep ascend will lead us to a village named Temang. Through the pristine forest, we will cross a suspension bridge to make an appearance at Thanchowk (Thanchouk). It is a beautiful hamlet, built on a ridge, overlooking the gorgeous panorama of the mountains.

From there, we will join the main trail to the village of Koto, dotted with traditional wooden houses- mostly of two-story. Chame is just 30 minutes away by foot from there. Upon arriving at Chame, we will have quick snacks and then, catch a jeep to Pisang- our next stopover. Jeep will take us up to lower Pisang only, so we will have to walk for a few minutes until Upper Pisang as it a nice place to stay with clear views of the Annapurna II, III, and IV.

Dia 06/
Rest Day at Manang  | Acclimatization Day

Manang is absolutely a perfect acclimatization spot. The average temperature of Manang is moderate as the spring/autumn days are usually sunny. Plus, a number of side trips could be attempted from Manang.

From Manang, we can take a side trip to the Praken Gompa that overlooks upon the mountains of Annapurna and Tilicho ranges. The vertically soaring Gangapurna glacier also appears distinct at this point. It is so surreal.

If we hadn’t managed to pay a visit to the Braka Gompa then, we should not miss it on this day as this monastery is worth visiting hundreds of times. We may as well hike to the icy lake, but the trail will demand you to put more effort. In the end, we will return to Manang.

Dia 08/
 Trek to Thorong Phedi

Wake up early in the morning and leave Chuli Ledar towards the Thorong Phedi. There are few suspension bridges, spanning across the vast riverbeds and valleys, offering views of the rocky faces of the hills.

While on the trail, you must be very careful of the falling stones as there are chances of being hit by them. Recently, ACAP has built the stone walls to prevent the trekkers and porters from being hit by those stones. Nevertheless, you must be wary of the dangers while trekking to Thorong Phedi. There are also a few good monasteries to pay a visit to during the day.

On this day, it is better not to cross the Thorong La pass because of the icy winds, blowing over the pass, that resists our effort of moving forward.

Day 10/
Trek to Jomsom

From Muktinath, we will ascend to the village of Ranipauwa, where a colorful Buddhist monastery shows our way to Lubra (Lupra). Crossing the great Lupra Pass will bring us to the village of Lubra. We will go past the long suspension bridge just to enter into a picturesque village of Jharkot.

It is best to spend a few moments at Jharkot if you are interested in gaining the cultural insight of the Himalayan people. The people of this region have strictly adhered to their historical rituals and traditions, so you can expect to learn something new from this village.

Once we arrive at Jomsom, we must not miss its market place which displays a wide collection of historical and cultural elements. There are a few souvenir stalls that have kept an array of souvenirs for sale. It is worth strolling in this region.

Dia 12/
Trek to Tatopani

Finally, our next stop is Tatopani, which literally translates to “Hot Water”. As its name suggests, there is a natural hot water spring at Tatopani. The water of this spring is believed to have the natural healing capacity so visitors are in queue most of the time. You may as well plunge into this divine water.

Walk along the newly developed NATT trail that passes through the quaint settlements of the indigenous people of the Annapurnas. It is worth turning around a few times as the views grow sensational at this point. You will have to walk along the dirt road for a while just before arriving at Tatopani, but rests of the walks are fabulous.

Dia 14/
Trek to Tadapani

Instead of descending to Birethanti directly, we will travel east towards the Tadapani to reward ourselves with the exquisite views of the great Himalayan ranges. The views from the Tadapani are believed to be quite similar to what seen from the Poonhill, a unique hill station. At Tadapani, you may enroll in the beautiful talks with the grandmas and grandpas. They will help you know about their cultures and traditions in detail.

Dia 16/
Drive to Nayapul same day (By Jeep)

From Ghandruk, catch a drive to Nayapul via a Jeep and then get a drive down to Pokhara. After all, the strenuous trekking days are over.

Dia 18/
Pokhara - Kathmandu (By Tourist Bus)

From Pokhara, we will catch the morning bus to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, our vehicle would be waiting to pick us up. We will check-in to our hotel and chew a chat with the whole travel team about your trip.

COST INCLUDE
  • Annapurna Permit and TIM card

  • One English speaking Guide and his salary and food

  • Your Breakfast Lunch and dinner during the trek according to itinerary

  • All Transportation

  • Porter: His salary and food

COST EXCLUDE
  • Nepal entry Visa

  • Tips for Guide and porter

  • All kinds of drinks

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