Annapurna Circuit Trek

A trek considered by many to be the best trek in Nepal offering all characteristic of Nepal. Green forests, the best mountain views and a variety of cultures and not to mention a good exercise. The trail leads northwards initially, crossing fields of paddy before dividing the Marshyangdi river gorge, it passes through various exciting villages on route.

The journey initially comprises of steep and narrow and the trail goes through deep forests which eventually emerges into the arid Manang valley. This region is much more like Tibetan highland and lifestyle.You have an extra day for acclimatization purposes before crossing of the Thorang-La pass (5,416 m). This is a long but very rewarding day with splendid views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Dhampus Peak amongst others.

From the pass a steep descent (2-3 hours) leads to Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists situated in lower Mustang.

After crossing of the Thorang-La we follow the Kali Gandaki gorge via many exciting lower Mustang and Thakali villages. We rest up for some great food and a day at the hot springs at Tatopani before a further one day trekking to Ghorepani.

The wonderful overnight at Ghorepani and the following morning we are up early (at 5 a.m.) for the trek to Poon hill (45 munutes to 1 hour) for sunrise view over the Himalayas and head towards beautiful Tirkhedhung.

The final day is an easy descent to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara Hotel one and half hours.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival - Hotel transfer, tour briefing
Day 2 A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Day 3 Drive to Besisahar (7 hours) - trek Bhulbhule
Day 4 Bhulbhule / Syange (1100m)
Day 5 Syange / Tal (1707m)
Day 6 Tal / Danaque (2082m)
Day 7 Danaque / Chame (2670m)
Day 8 Chame / Pisang (3200m)
Day 9 Pisang / Manang (3540m)
Day 10 Rest at Manang (for acclimatization)
Day 11 Manang / Yak Kharka (3980m)
Day 12 Yak Kharka / Throng Phedi (4450m)
Day 13 Throng Phedi / Thorang-La (5416m) / Muktinath (3810m)
Day 14 Muktinath / Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 15 Kagbeni / Marpha (2670m)
Day 16 Marpha / Kalopani (2530m)
Day 17 Kalopani / Dana (1400m)
Day 18 Dana / Tatopani (3 hours walk and rest at Tatopani) (1190)
Day 19 Tatopani / Sikha (1935m)
Day 20 Sikha / Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 21 Ghorepani / Poon Hill / Tirkhedhunga (1540)
Day 22 Tirkhedhunga / Pokhara

Costs

(all costs are quoted in US dollars per person, per day)

Package - $60

Qualified Guide - $20

Porter - $15

N.B. The price does not include trekking permits or any incidental items such as beer, soft drinks or mineral water.