Annapurna Circuit Trek - Peregrine Treks

Duration
21 Days
Activities
  • Thorong La Pass
  • sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Sightseeing
Accommodation
  • 4-night hotel
  • 16-night lodge
Meals
  • 20 breakfast
  • 17 Lunch
  • 18 Dinner

Price

Reduced

$1990 USD

$1690 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights


  • Away from the crowd for three weeks
  • Passes via waterfalls, ethnic village, terraced field, rhododendron forest and panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Hike in Annapurna Conservation Area and world’s deepest Kali Gandaki George
  • Observe the world’s highest mountains, i.e., Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)
  • Hindu’s pilgrimage town Muktinath
  • Bathe in natural hot springs at Tatopani and stunning mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek


If you are seeking to get away from the hectic life, then the holiday in Nepal would be an ideal solution. Come and be the part of Peregrine Treks team for trekking in Nepal exploring the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The usual trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal starts from the Nayapul in Kaski district nearby  Pokhara. This particular Annapurna Round trek starts from the ancient district Lamjung and ends at lake city Pokhara. The bus drives to the Jagat of Lamjung district along the Prithvi Highway. It would give you the hints of rural Nepal. The actual walking in the trail starts from the Jagat of Lamjung. Modi Khola would accompany you for the most of your trekking uphill and downhill up to the beautiful terrain. The amazing rural scent mixed with the folklore of the local community residing in this part of the region. It would give you an idea that the world is a unique village of different cultural and traditional backgrounds.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Peregrine Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we may receive a rest or visit Peregrine Trek’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Peregrine Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu

Meals: Not Included

Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Peregrine Treks’ office. Overnight in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

We start our journey into the hills on a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we admire terraced farms and beautiful huts. After reaching a juncture at Mugling, we move straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous trail and head north to Besisahar. A half-an-hour drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Alternatively, we can get off at Besisahar, and then trek for an hour to get to Khudi along the wide trail. Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our first day’s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges and waterfalls including several ascents and descents across rice paddies and a subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual but is then followed by steeper trails. The mountains that we see from Khudi seem a lot closer now. Before reaching Sirung village, we pass an ethnic Tamang settlement of Taranche. We admire close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We leave Sirung for Jagat on a relatively easy trail. We go behind the terraces of the village and hit forest, ferns, and woodland. On the forest trail, we spot a variety of birds. We also pass through several small towns and a few temples on the way. We cross a suspension bridge over Sangu Khola at Mipra then again at Syange over the Marshyangdi River. There is also a waterfall nearby the bridge. Now our trail moves alongside the mighty Marshyangdi River, and we cross one more bridge before reaching Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Seattle. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach the steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek, we can admire fantastic views of the Himalayas, including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). On today’s trek, we also come across small hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles. Overnight in Chame

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right, where the valley widens, stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang, where we will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

There are two routes to Manang, but we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains, including Annapurna and Pisang. We begin to notice a contrast in the scene and vegetation from today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. Overnight at Manang.

Traveler’s Note: If you have limited time, you can take a Jeep from Kathmandu to here. By this, you can save yourself one week.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village, where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association, which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a community of Tenki and continues to rise out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant field and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Karka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Staging, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorong Phedi. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay a visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world’s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal, where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is celebrated all over Nepal. Overnight at Marpha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see beautiful apple gardens. From here we get panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang, and Annapurna I mountains. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. We cross a river and come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kalopani. Overnight at Kalopani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our journey today is mostly downhill. During the early part of today’s trek, we cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. Our trail continues along Rupse Chahara (waterfall). We continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we get to see a powerhouse that supplies the electricity in the area. There are bigger villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We leave the Kali Gandaki and head up the Ghar Khola valley. The trail leads us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a beautiful rhododendron forest. When in bloom the rhododendron trees with its average height of up to 100″ will be covered with pink or red flowers. Walking further, we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the fantastic views of Mustang, Pokhara, and more than 20 of the highest mountains, including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we return to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking a few more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We continue our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening — overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Peregrine Treks’ representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Accommodation

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

Day Hotel Hotel Location Category
01 Samsara Resort or similar Kathmandu, Nepal 3-star hotel
02-18 Local Lodge Trekking Area Basic Accommodation
19 Kuti Resort or similar Pokhara, Nepal 3-star hotel
20 Samsara Resort or similar Kathmandu, Nepal 3-star hotel

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

Departure Dates

Year Start Date Trip Duration Cost/Person Availability Join Group
2020 01 January 2020 21 Days USD 1690 Available Join Group
2020 22 January 2020 21 Days USD 1690 Available Join Group

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Essential Information

Natural Experience

This Round Annapurna Trekking trail is equally filled with subjective experiences. From the third day, you can experience the real Nepalese Experience that might be beyond your imagination. Rhododendron Forest, land field terrace, extensive view of Mount Fishtail, Mount Annapurna Range, Mount Dhaulagiri and many small peaks, spectacular view of the sunrise from Poon Hill is the dominant natural beauties of this trekking. Those things make your holiday lifetime memorable.

 

Getting there and away

This Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Besisahar and ends in the beautiful city Pokhara, where you can reach by 8 hours drive. Pokhara lies 200 KM far from Kathmandu in the western part of Nepal. You can get a tourist bus in the early, morning, and local buses depart from Kathmandu in every one-hour.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Usually, Annapurna Circuit Trek is three weeks trek from Kathmandu. As per your schedule, we will customize this trek. If you have limited time, you can go directlyManang by Jeep, and after one-day acclimatization, you can continue your trek as usual, and you can take a flight from Jomsom. In these ways, you can complete this trekking is less than ten days. We will recommend this trekking itinerary because of the altitude. By following this itinerary, the beginner can also do this trek because, in this itinerary, there is enough time to acclimatization the trekker’s body.

 

How difficult is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the tough trek in terms of difficulty level. You do not need an advance physical fitness level and previous hiking experience for this trek. This trek is not suitable for children and senior citizens. The highest elevation of this trek is just 5416 meters, and the trekking trail is relatively good. If you have a particular weakness, please let us know we will make a unique trekking itinerary for you.

 

When to trek?

Autumn (Mid September to Mid November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Round Annapurna Trek. But you can trek in winter and monsoon too. If you want to travel in winter, you have plenty of opportunities to play with snow and in the rainy season; you can see the greenery during this trek. The trekking trail is not crowded in the winter and monsoon. We will operate this Annapurna Circuit Trek during the year.

 

Packing List

The packing list depends on the trekking season. You can get the list of trekking equipment for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. For this Annapurna Round Trek, no technical trekking equipment is required, three-season plus the sleeping bag is okay for you.

 

How much Annapurna Circuit Trek does it cost?

Annapurna Circuit Trek cost highly depends on the group size, required service, and tour plan (standard or deluxe). We have set up USD 1690 for a single trekker. If you are more than two in one group, the price will be relatively low. The cost will increase by taking flight from Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu, but this saves your time. We are ready to customize this Annapurna Circuit Trekking package as per your time and budget. International tour leaders and a representative from the global travel company are highly encouraged to get complimentary service.

 

Further Afield

Trekkers can extend this trek by spending more days in the trekking area to observe the local culture. Also, by adding sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, trekkers can make this tour much more memorable. Jungle Safari activities in Chitwan, Rafting in Trishuli and Bhotekoshi River, Zip flyer in Pokhara, Bungee Jumping, Everest Mountain flight, etc. are the other significant activities, which you can do during your Nepal tour. Please do not hesitate to ask anything; we are ready to solve your query.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights


  • Away from the crowd for three weeks
  • Passes via waterfalls, ethnic village, terraced field, rhododendron forest and panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Hike in Annapurna Conservation Area and world’s deepest Kali Gandaki George
  • Observe the world’s highest mountains, i.e., Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)
  • Hindu’s pilgrimage town Muktinath
  • Bathe in natural hot springs at Tatopani and stunning mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Overview of Annapurna Circuit Trek


If you are seeking to get away from the hectic life, then the holiday in Nepal would be an ideal solution. Come and be the part of Peregrine Treks team for trekking in Nepal exploring the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The usual trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal starts from the Nayapul in Kaski district nearby  Pokhara. This particular Annapurna Round trek starts from the ancient district Lamjung and ends at lake city Pokhara. The bus drives to the Jagat of Lamjung district along the Prithvi Highway. It would give you the hints of rural Nepal. The actual walking in the trail starts from the Jagat of Lamjung. Modi Khola would accompany you for the most of your trekking uphill and downhill up to the beautiful terrain. The amazing rural scent mixed with the folklore of the local community residing in this part of the region. It would give you an idea that the world is a unique village of different cultural and traditional backgrounds.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Peregrine Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we may receive a rest or visit Peregrine Trek’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Peregrine Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu

Meals: Not Included

Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Peregrine Treks’ office. Overnight in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

We start our journey into the hills on a winding road along the Trishuli River. On the way, we admire terraced farms and beautiful huts. After reaching a juncture at Mugling, we move straight ahead towards Pokhara. At Dumre, we leave the previous trail and head north to Besisahar. A half-an-hour drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trek. Alternatively, we can get off at Besisahar, and then trek for an hour to get to Khudi along the wide trail. Khudi offers us a first glimpse of the gorgeous Manaslu range.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our first day’s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges and waterfalls including several ascents and descents across rice paddies and a subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual but is then followed by steeper trails. The mountains that we see from Khudi seem a lot closer now. Before reaching Sirung village, we pass an ethnic Tamang settlement of Taranche. We admire close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu mountains from Sirung.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We leave Sirung for Jagat on a relatively easy trail. We go behind the terraces of the village and hit forest, ferns, and woodland. On the forest trail, we spot a variety of birds. We also pass through several small towns and a few temples on the way. We cross a suspension bridge over Sangu Khola at Mipra then again at Syange over the Marshyangdi River. There is also a waterfall nearby the bridge. Now our trail moves alongside the mighty Marshyangdi River, and we cross one more bridge before reaching Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Seattle. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach the steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek, we can admire fantastic views of the Himalayas, including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). On today’s trek, we also come across small hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles. Overnight in Chame

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right, where the valley widens, stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang, where we will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

There are two routes to Manang, but we follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru. This trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains, including Annapurna and Pisang. We begin to notice a contrast in the scene and vegetation from today. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment. Our short visit to Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. Overnight at Manang.

Traveler’s Note: If you have limited time, you can take a Jeep from Kathmandu to here. By this, you can save yourself one week.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village, where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association, which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a community of Tenki and continues to rise out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant field and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Karka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Staging, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorong Phedi. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay a visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world’s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal, where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is celebrated all over Nepal. Overnight at Marpha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Marpha, we take a new route toward Kalopani via Chokhopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see beautiful apple gardens. From here we get panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang, and Annapurna I mountains. From Chokhopani, we continue to Kokhethanti. We cross a river and come across the newly constructed road site before reaching Kalopani. Overnight at Kalopani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our journey today is mostly downhill. During the early part of today’s trek, we cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. Our trail continues along Rupse Chahara (waterfall). We continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchyang Besi, we get to see a powerhouse that supplies the electricity in the area. There are bigger villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We leave the Kali Gandaki and head up the Ghar Khola valley. The trail leads us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a beautiful rhododendron forest. When in bloom the rhododendron trees with its average height of up to 100″ will be covered with pink or red flowers. Walking further, we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the fantastic views of Mustang, Pokhara, and more than 20 of the highest mountains, including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we return to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking a few more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We continue our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening — overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Peregrine Treks’ representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three-night Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Room in the best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking
  • All local transport
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • An achievement certificate and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS in trekking
  • First Aid Medical kit or essential medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek and farewell dinner
  • All applicable government and local taxes

  • Nepal visa fee and an International flight ticket
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, prior return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

Year Start Date Trip Duration Cost/Person Availability Join Group
2020 01 January 2020 21 Days USD 1690 Available Join Group
2020 22 January 2020 21 Days USD 1690 Available Join Group

Natural Experience

This Round Annapurna Trekking trail is equally filled with subjective experiences. From the third day, you can experience the real Nepalese Experience that might be beyond your imagination. Rhododendron Forest, land field terrace, extensive view of Mount Fishtail, Mount Annapurna Range, Mount Dhaulagiri and many small peaks, spectacular view of the sunrise from Poon Hill is the dominant natural beauties of this trekking. Those things make your holiday lifetime memorable.

 

Getting there and away

This Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Besisahar and ends in the beautiful city Pokhara, where you can reach by 8 hours drive. Pokhara lies 200 KM far from Kathmandu in the western part of Nepal. You can get a tourist bus in the early, morning, and local buses depart from Kathmandu in every one-hour.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Usually, Annapurna Circuit Trek is three weeks trek from Kathmandu. As per your schedule, we will customize this trek. If you have limited time, you can go directlyManang by Jeep, and after one-day acclimatization, you can continue your trek as usual, and you can take a flight from Jomsom. In these ways, you can complete this trekking is less than ten days. We will recommend this trekking itinerary because of the altitude. By following this itinerary, the beginner can also do this trek because, in this itinerary, there is enough time to acclimatization the trekker’s body.

 

How difficult is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the tough trek in terms of difficulty level. You do not need an advance physical fitness level and previous hiking experience for this trek. This trek is not suitable for children and senior citizens. The highest elevation of this trek is just 5416 meters, and the trekking trail is relatively good. If you have a particular weakness, please let us know we will make a unique trekking itinerary for you.

 

When to trek?

Autumn (Mid September to Mid November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Round Annapurna Trek. But you can trek in winter and monsoon too. If you want to travel in winter, you have plenty of opportunities to play with snow and in the rainy season; you can see the greenery during this trek. The trekking trail is not crowded in the winter and monsoon. We will operate this Annapurna Circuit Trek during the year.

 

Packing List

The packing list depends on the trekking season. You can get the list of trekking equipment for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. For this Annapurna Round Trek, no technical trekking equipment is required, three-season plus the sleeping bag is okay for you.

 

How much Annapurna Circuit Trek does it cost?

Annapurna Circuit Trek cost highly depends on the group size, required service, and tour plan (standard or deluxe). We have set up USD 1690 for a single trekker. If you are more than two in one group, the price will be relatively low. The cost will increase by taking flight from Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu, but this saves your time. We are ready to customize this Annapurna Circuit Trekking package as per your time and budget. International tour leaders and a representative from the global travel company are highly encouraged to get complimentary service.

 

Further Afield

Trekkers can extend this trek by spending more days in the trekking area to observe the local culture. Also, by adding sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, trekkers can make this tour much more memorable. Jungle Safari activities in Chitwan, Rafting in Trishuli and Bhotekoshi River, Zip flyer in Pokhara, Bungee Jumping, Everest Mountain flight, etc. are the other significant activities, which you can do during your Nepal tour. Please do not hesitate to ask anything; we are ready to solve your query.

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