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17 days Annapurna Circuit trek is the most popular adventure destination in all the Himalayas and favorable trekking routes in Nepal. The trek offers stunning scenery and walking through enchanting rhododendron forests to traditional cultured villages surrounded by exotic flora and fauna.
The exciting climb towards high Thorang-La Pass with breathtaking views of towering Himalayan peaks. Make Annapurna Circuit the world Top Ten Adventure Destination, where trekkers can experience these scenic walks.
Annapurna circuit trekking is a true adventure paradise with dramatic changes in climate, vegetation, and landscapes. Walk on scenic paths with ever-present views of majestic Annapurna peaks, exploring lovely villages adorned with age-old heritage cultures. It is truly a picturesque country to enjoy the treks of less than two weeks, enjoying marvelous moments. Walk around beautiful landscape scenery through friendly gestures of the villagers en route Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
The adventure starts with an exciting drive from Kathmandu heading to Nepal Mid-West around lower warmer farm areas of Lamjung district. The walk begins towards a high cool green hills to enter high Manang areas from Tal Besi and Dharapani Villages. The trail follows through lovely traditional villages
lined with impressive prayer walls and Buddhist monuments to reach Manang. The perfect height for acclimatization day and to explore the traditional village of Manang. After Manang, on the road to the end of Manang Valley at Phedi, the bottom of Thorang-La Pass.
Next early morning, a long haul on undulating winding uphill to the top of Thorang-La Pass. Rewards alluring views of surrounding snow-mountains range, then downhill to Mustang areas reaching Muktinath. The holy site for Hindu followers is the temple of Muktinath with backdrops of Dhaulagiri Himal. From Muktinath on achieving the main highlights of the journey crossing the high
The journey continues through Kaligandaki River Valley past Jomsom Town and the charming villages of Marpha and Tukuche. Then back into a lovely forest at lovely villages of Kalapani and Lete to reach a lower warm Tatopani Village.
This large village offers natural hot springs, hence the name of the village is Tatopani from here climb towards the cooler scenic hills at Ghorepani. The village is amidst beautiful rhododendron forests and a popular spot for hiking to Poon Hill. Early morning hike to Poon Hill to capture the stunning sunrise views over the world’s three highest mountain ranges.
Namely, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalayas after a delightful refreshing morning, continue the walk downhill to lower warm farm country. Reaching Bhirethati is a nice village, where the treks end for an exciting short drive to the scenic city of Pokhara. A perfect place to conclude the wonderful adventures of great experience on Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
The best times for this marvelous adventure Annapurna Circuit Trekking are Spring and autumn. Spring starts from March to May and autumn begins from September to November. Spring and autumn are the most favorable seasons around the Himalayas. Especially for Annapurna Circuit Trekking, during spring most days are clear for views and walks, can get cloudy afternoon sometime.
As well as cold morning and nighttime, depending upon places around high Manang Valley. Chances of snowfalls during spring time also, but most days are clear for views and walks. The autumn is the next high season for trekking around the Himalayas, and Annapurna Circuit. Most days are fine with crystal clear blue sky, but cold morning, late afternoon, and night times. Can expect snowfall above 2,500 m higher en route to Manang and Thorang- La Pass sometimes. In autumn days are shorter due to limited sunshine hours, late sunrise and gets dark by 5 p.m.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport received by our Himalayan Friendly guide and staff. A short drive to your hotels around the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an exciting place. After checking into your lovely rooms join with other members
of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, for briefing. Provided by our guides or leaders of Himalayan Friendly. Information of needful things to expect on treks and in Pokhara and Kathmandu, with other necessary details.
Evening a welcome dinner, in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurant with culture programs. While you enjoy the famous and national food of Dal Bhat in a luxury way to have a first night dinner.
A free day with options for sightseeing tour around places of interest. Kathmandu is steeped with famous World Heritage Sites of great wonders, where Hindu and Buddhism religions blends in a perfect harmony.
Morning taking a tourist coach or smaller vehicle as per group size for overland drive. Then heading beyond Kathmandu valley towards lower warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. The drive continues on the main highway past farm villages and town then heading Nepal Mid-West. To reach Lamjung area in Bhesishar town, from here drive continues on rough jeep road following the Masrsyangdi River to Syange village. A nice farm village with views of waterfalls, enjoy overnight in a nice simple lodge.
Early breakfast to start the first day of trekking, begins on level path then climbing higher above the river valley. The steep climb lasts for an hour to Jagat village, from here another hour of pleasant walk to Chamje. The walk continues to cross a bridge over Masrsyangdi river, then on winding up for few hours to reach Tal-Besi village.
Which is entrance to Manang district after leaving the Lamjung area. Leaving Tal, the walk gets easier on the gentle path to cross another bridge. From here a short climb to a small place with few teahouses, the walk leads to another hour then reaching Dharapani Village. A nice village, located on the mid-way of Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit route, check into a nice lodge for overnight stop.
From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes, the air gets cooler. The trail follows through forests to Bagarchap, a nice village with typical
Tibetan style houses. After a pleasant morning walk, the altitude gains slowly reaching around the apple country at Dhanaqi village. Enjoy the views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peak, the walk follows to a climb at Timang Village. A lovely view’s of Manaslu and Lamjung Himal, possible lunch in Timang, afternoon walk to Koto Village. From Koto an hour walk brings to Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters town of Manang areas, enjoy the
comfort of a nice lodge.
The walk from Chame Town follows on the other side of the river heading into pine woods. Walking leads to Bhratang Village, as trek continues on gradual path to a bridge. From the bridge a short steep climb through pine forest to reach on top of a high ridge facing Pisang village down below. Enjoy the grand look of majestic Pisang Peak. From the top downhill for an hour to reach the windswept village of Pisang for overnight stop.
From Pisang Village, overlooking snow-capped peaks of Pisang and Chulus peaks with Annapurna II, III and IV. The walk climbs for half an hour to reach top of a small hill. From the ridge top dramatic views of Manang valley and surrounding peaks. The walk follows down to Hongde, a nice village with a small air-strip and views of Gangapurna Himal. Includes view of Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, with Chulu and Pisang peak.
The walk from here on gradual winding wide trail to reach Manang Village. The walk before Manang reaching Braga, having time to visit the old Braga Monastery. The largest and oldest Buddhist Monastery of Manang area, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts. From here an hour walk to Manang for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge for lunch and overnight stops.
Enjoy extra day in Manang for acclimatization, and explore the Manang Village of about 500 flat-roofed houses. Enjoy short hike for an hour more to Gangapurna Ice Fall viewpoint. A picturesque scenery of Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 mtrs.], Gangapurna [7,454 mtrs.] to the South Tilicho Peak [7,132 mtrs.]. Includes views of Chulu range of peaks. Enjoy the grand views of Gangapurna Himal Ice-Fall and glaciers at close distance.
After a pleasant stop in Manang, today a short walk to Yak Kharka, but the gain altitude, makes the walk longer. The trail follows with slow climb for an hour, with an inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peaks. Including the close views of Chulu’s peaks, the trail heads up towards a barren windswept country. After a scenic good morning walk reach Yak-Kharka for lunch and overnight halt.
The trail from here leads to slow climb, after a small place of Ledar, the track gently winds up. Then short down to a river with steep climb, then on gentle pleasant path to Thorang Phedi for short rest. From Phedi, the bottom of Thorang-La Pass, an hour steep climb to High Camp for lunch and overnight stop.
Starting early morning, after breakfast, to reach on top of Thorang-La Pass, walk start on level path. Then winding up to steep climb for an hour or more reaching a small glacial pond. From here an hour or more to reach Thorang-La, the highest
point of the adventure. Enjoy the stunning panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks, the pass forms the boundary of Manang and Mustang districts.
From the top, a long downhill to the base of Thorang-La Pass within Mustang area. The walk continues for an hour to Muktinath reaching, the holiest of all holy places. During auspicious time as per Hindu calendar this holy site is flooded
with pilgrims from Nepal and India. Overnight in a nice lodge in the village just below from Muktinath Temple premises.
After Muktinath, journey carries on taking a drive to Tatopani Village with a drop of 1,200m towards Kaligandaki River valley. The drive leads through large town of Jomsom, headquarters of Mustang district. Then to Marpha, with white-washed houses, famous for delicious apple and products. The drive continues past
Tukuche village, then reaching Kalapani and Lete back into green woodland.
Facing tremendous views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri’s peaks then through world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River. Slowly the drive ends on reaching Tatopani Village past Ghasa end of Mustang area and beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) village with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, after checking into a nice lodge. Enjoy the day with refreshing dip in the hot spring pools just by the bank of Kaligandaki River.
After a wonderful time at Tatopani, trek continues crossing a bridge over the Kaligandaki River. Then route diverts with climb, to a terraced hillside around farms villages. The walk leads into dense rhododendron forest to Chitre, from here continue climb to Ghorepani for overnight stop. Located amidst beautiful Rhododendrons forest at the base of Poon Hill.
Morning an hour hike up to Poon-Hill for stunning sunrise views with panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu Himal range. After a refreshing morning with eye-catching views, back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From Ghorepani walk follows downhill through lovely forest to reach Ulleri Village for lunch. Afternoon downhill past Thirkhedhunga Village with beautiful waterfalls to reach lower warm farm areas. Then reaching another lovely village at Bhirethati for overnight in a nice lodge.
After a lovely morning at Bhirethati, the taking a few hours drives to Pokhara for last overnight stop. The hotel is located by the serene Phew Lake with time for a walk around the Lakeside.
After a glorious time on Annapurna Circuit trekking, depart Pokhara after breakfast overland journey to Kathmandu. Takes nearly six hours of interesting drive, the journey heads beyond Pokhara towards Trisuli River. On leaving the Trisuli River and lower warm farm villages and town, the drive heads on winding uphill to Kathmandu. On arrival at the city area, transfer to respective hotels for final overnight in Nepal and Kathmandu.
Depart from the hotel, as time for your international flight, transfer to Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport. Then bid farewell to Nepal and guide, after a memorable experience in Nepal with Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
Yes, only Government Registrated Authorized Trekking Agency are allowed to run and organize trekking and tours in Nepal. Also only licensed guide from the Government and Tourism Department are allowed to lead the treks or tours.
The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights, including a drunken behavior. Most important is dehydration, not enough fluid intake.
It is not shoes required for the trekking in the Himalayas, all trekkers needs a good
comfortable trekking boots. Which can withstand rain, snow and walking on
rough dirt trails. The shoes are needed before and after the treks, but good boots
are the important items to bring for the trekking.
Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to
low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest
with warm hospitality of the Nepali peoples.
Tourists easily can apply their Nepali Visa upon the arrival in Tribhuvan Airport. It may take a few 30 minutes because same time a lot of tourists in the same process to obtain the Nepali Visa in Nepal Airport.
What you can do is please fill the all details to apply the Nepali Visa before landing the Tribhuvan Airport. It help you to obtain visa quicker than usual. You should bring passport photo copy and passport size Photo to apply the Nepali visa in the Nepal Airport.
Of course, you can modify the itinerary by adding an extra day with the guidance of a trekking guide. While adding extra days the cost will be slightly increased.