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Annapurna Circuit Trek - (14 Days )

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Treks is the popular among the trekkers in the Annapurna region, this trek highlights the challenges of Thorong La Pass, religious value of Muktinath and the display of the whole Manang region.
Price 1340 USD
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  • Overview
  • Duration 14 Days Group Size 2+ 10
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5416 m
    Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu, lodge and teahouse during the trek.
    Meals 3 times a day including tea, coffee and seasonal fruits
    Transportation Airport pick ups and drops by private vehicle. Private jeep to Besisahar, public jeep to Jagat.

       Annapurna Circuit Trek can be presented as one of the most celebrated treks of Nepal. This trek offer spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Massif and it is extremely diverse in culture and geography which makes it a very famous region in Nepal with Thorong la being the highest point of the trek. The specialty about Annapurna Circuit trek is that it takes you to the highest trekking pass (Thorong La) in the world and down to the deepest river gorge of Kali Gandaki.  The Annapurna massif contains several other peaks with over 6000m to 7000m respectively.  The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya.  It is enjoyable and requires no technical knowledge. In this trek you will be travelling to the two mystical land of Nepal; Manang and Mustang.

     

    Starting from Jagat and all the way up to the muktinath, these 12 days of hike is the glimpse of the different cultures, land formations and climatic variations.  This is an ‘all seasons’ trek. The Thorong La pass is becoming easier to cross every year due to new developments. The trail can be walked in both directions but counter clockwise is best advised due to the steepness of the track. If physical activity in the outdoors is what you seek for, then Annapurna circuit can be a colourful, challenging and life changing experience. We, Malung Treks and Expedition, are grateful to have a privilege of making your trip fun and memorable.

     

    Outline Itenerary:

     

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)


    Representative from Malung Treks and Expedition will be at the airport with a co.'s placard to receive you from the airport and drive you to your booked hotel by private vehicle. B.B plan on hotel

     

    Day 02: Kathmandu to Besishahar (845m) and to Jagat Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep- 3 hrs

     

    Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

     

    Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2670m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

     

    Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

     

    Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3540) Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

     

    Day 07: Manang- Rest day (Acclimatization)

     

    Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

     

    Day 09: Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4600m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

     

    Day 10: ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3800m) Trekking time: 8 hrs

     

    Day 11: Muktinath to Josom (2720m) Trekking time: 6 hrs

     

    Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara (1300m) Flight time: 30 minutes

     

    Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs

     

    Day 14: Final departure


    Our representative will convoy you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight with your soul full of triumph over your achievement and camera full of elegant pictures.

     

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 1 Kathmandu to Besishahar (845m) and to Jagat Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep- 3 hrs

      The bus / jeep will leave at approximately 7:00am. The mountain scenery along the drive looks like a magnificent amphitheatre of staggering scale. At Besishahar we’ll have a good meal and we board a public jeep to Jagat.

       

    • Day 2 Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

      We start after the breakfast, the trail descends and then hiking upwards through the rocky forest of the tiny Tibetan village of Chamje. Making a way through the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, we ascend steadily to the pleasant village of Tal (1700m), also said to be a former lakebed. We continue trekking along the fields of barley, wheat and potato, crossing the river near Khotro, then and on to Dharapani: said to be one of the larger Tibetan villages in the Manang valley on the concourse of two rivers. 

       

    • Day 3 Day Three Dharapani to Chame (2670m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

      Views of the LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m) can be so arresting as of today’s hike has to offer, unless we hammer out a deal with the steep forested uplands and cross several landslides as we ascend the southern side of the valley. Our today’s destinations will come into our sight as we approach the large mani wall before Chame, which is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.

       

    • Day 4 Chame to Pisang (3300m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

      Today’s trial can be strenuous as the steep, small and elevated path of the thick, lush green pinewood might demand an hour to get through. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, imposing glacial erosion at its finest.  Hiking on the exciting trial carved out of the rigid rocky mountain leads us to the beautiful settlements of the Pisang into the Manang Valley.

       

    • Day 5 Pisang to Manang (3540) Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

      Due to being cut off from the full effect of the monsoon, the upper valley route is very dry.  The people herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights. We’ll have the choice between two trails that both meet up in Mungji (3480m). The southern route by Hongde (3420m) involves less climbing and the northern route by Ghyaru offers beautiful views and follows along the northern bank of the river. When we reach the connection of the two trails, it will guide us to the hidden village of Braga (3500m) and nearby village of Manang.

    • Day 6 Manang- Rest day (Acclimatization)

      After several days of exercise, it is important to acclimatize in Manang before pushing onto the Thorung La pass. There are spectacular view points around the village, such as the Gangapurna Glacier. Also, the Monastery has a large number of Buddha statues worth seeing.  The village is a trading centre, so any cravings that you have could possibly be fixed here. It is in your best interest to allow yourself plenty of rest for the climb the following day.

    • Day 7 Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

      From Manang the trail takes us upward to the village of Tengi above, then we continue leaving the Marsyangdi Valley side; heading for the JarsangKhola making a gradual progress concerning about an altitude sickness which can be a fun cutter. The trail moderately elevates as we passes a few summer pastures and scrub juniper climbing above Gunsang, an array of flat mud roofs just below the trail and continues to the small village of Ghyanchang where it drops to cross a tributary. Following a mini wooden bridge and reaching an ancient mani wall and there the beautiful village of Yak Kharka welcomes us.

       

    • Day 8 Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4600m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

      Today we trek upwards to the 500 metred station before we make to the pass waiting to be trod the following day. The trial goes zigzag through the scrub growth to the rocky debris as we approach the high camp to spend a night.

       

    • Day 9 ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3800m) Trekking time: 8 hrs

      A journey of 1000m ascent and 1600m descent can be a moment to cherish for the rest of your life as this pass known as Thorong La Pass (5416m) is a trial between Thorong Peak and a marvellous geographical structure of Yakwakang Cliffs (6482m) is a crowning point of this trek. Leaving the snowy peaks behind, we head for the thirsty valley of the Mustang to the west. We will keep marching with the sight of standing tall Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the far horizon.

      Hiking upwards for the icy altitude will be tiresome but the steps that we take can be worthy as this is rewarded by the amazing views from the top. The climb down can be made as carefully as the ascent. Initially the path comprises of loose gravel but later it converts into the rocky solid part which makes it easier to walk though.

      The important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath will be reached in the late afternoon. Behind a very long surrounding wall and thousands of prayer flags is an oasis of springs, banyan and peepul trees with a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist shrine: testament to the mutual religious harmony in Nepal. The Tibetan name for this place, Chu MigTsaGye, means ‘108 springs.’

      A further 10 minute walk leads to the bustling village of Ranipauwa and our tea house for the night. The region is collectively known as Muktinath. 

    • Day 10 Muktinath to Josom (2720m) Trekking time: 6 hrs

      Today is the last day of our trek and we mostly travel along the newly pitched highway. We will descent till Kagbeni.Kagbeni is an ancient village with beautiful monasteries, centuries old stone houses, and is another gateway to Mustang. We will follow Kali Gandaki river all the way to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.

    • Day 11 Jomsom to Pokhara (1300m) Flight time: 30 minutes

      After landing at Pokhara you will be transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day can go according to your wish.

    • Day 12 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs

      A drive back to Kathmandu in a standard tourist bus

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
  • Includes:

    • Airport picks up and drop private vehicle.
    • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a 3***base hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
    • Three-time main course with tea/coffee during the trek 
    • (breakfast, lunch and every  dinner with soup) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek 
    • One highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly guide. 
    • Porters (1 porter between 2  Trekkers) and their food, accommodation,
    • salary equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
    • Kathmandu to Besishahar by car,from Besishahar to Jagat by local Jeep.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight, Pokhara to Kathamandu by tourist Bus.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks
    • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid  kit only for your staff
    • Annapurna Conservation  Entry  Permit
    • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System 
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excludes:

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
    • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for visa process
    • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
    • Soft and Hard drinks including water
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the Trek 
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Wifi, Battery charger and phone Charger.
    • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers
       
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • Equipment List
  • Reviews
  • Write your review
  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

    If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
    Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
    Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

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Overview

Duration 14 Days Group Size 2+ 10
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5416 m
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu, lodge and teahouse during the trek.
Meals 3 times a day including tea, coffee and seasonal fruits
Transportation Airport pick ups and drops by private vehicle. Private jeep to Besisahar, public jeep to Jagat.

   Annapurna Circuit Trek can be presented as one of the most celebrated treks of Nepal. This trek offer spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Massif and it is extremely diverse in culture and geography which makes it a very famous region in Nepal with Thorong la being the highest point of the trek. The specialty about Annapurna Circuit trek is that it takes you to the highest trekking pass (Thorong La) in the world and down to the deepest river gorge of Kali Gandaki.  The Annapurna massif contains several other peaks with over 6000m to 7000m respectively.  The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya.  It is enjoyable and requires no technical knowledge. In this trek you will be travelling to the two mystical land of Nepal; Manang and Mustang.

 

Starting from Jagat and all the way up to the muktinath, these 12 days of hike is the glimpse of the different cultures, land formations and climatic variations.  This is an ‘all seasons’ trek. The Thorong La pass is becoming easier to cross every year due to new developments. The trail can be walked in both directions but counter clockwise is best advised due to the steepness of the track. If physical activity in the outdoors is what you seek for, then Annapurna circuit can be a colourful, challenging and life changing experience. We, Malung Treks and Expedition, are grateful to have a privilege of making your trip fun and memorable.

 

Outline Itenerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)


Representative from Malung Treks and Expedition will be at the airport with a co.'s placard to receive you from the airport and drive you to your booked hotel by private vehicle. B.B plan on hotel

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besishahar (845m) and to Jagat Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep- 3 hrs

 

Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

 

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2670m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

 

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

 

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3540) Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

 

Day 07: Manang- Rest day (Acclimatization)

 

Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

 

Day 09: Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4600m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

 

Day 10: ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3800m) Trekking time: 8 hrs

 

Day 11: Muktinath to Josom (2720m) Trekking time: 6 hrs

 

Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara (1300m) Flight time: 30 minutes

 

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs

 

Day 14: Final departure


Our representative will convoy you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight with your soul full of triumph over your achievement and camera full of elegant pictures.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu to Besishahar (845m) and to Jagat Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep- 3 hrs

    The bus / jeep will leave at approximately 7:00am. The mountain scenery along the drive looks like a magnificent amphitheatre of staggering scale. At Besishahar we’ll have a good meal and we board a public jeep to Jagat.

     

  • Day 2 Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    We start after the breakfast, the trail descends and then hiking upwards through the rocky forest of the tiny Tibetan village of Chamje. Making a way through the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, we ascend steadily to the pleasant village of Tal (1700m), also said to be a former lakebed. We continue trekking along the fields of barley, wheat and potato, crossing the river near Khotro, then and on to Dharapani: said to be one of the larger Tibetan villages in the Manang valley on the concourse of two rivers. 

     

  • Day 3 Day Three Dharapani to Chame (2670m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Views of the LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m) can be so arresting as of today’s hike has to offer, unless we hammer out a deal with the steep forested uplands and cross several landslides as we ascend the southern side of the valley. Our today’s destinations will come into our sight as we approach the large mani wall before Chame, which is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.

     

  • Day 4 Chame to Pisang (3300m) Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Today’s trial can be strenuous as the steep, small and elevated path of the thick, lush green pinewood might demand an hour to get through. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, imposing glacial erosion at its finest.  Hiking on the exciting trial carved out of the rigid rocky mountain leads us to the beautiful settlements of the Pisang into the Manang Valley.

     

  • Day 5 Pisang to Manang (3540) Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

    Due to being cut off from the full effect of the monsoon, the upper valley route is very dry.  The people herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights. We’ll have the choice between two trails that both meet up in Mungji (3480m). The southern route by Hongde (3420m) involves less climbing and the northern route by Ghyaru offers beautiful views and follows along the northern bank of the river. When we reach the connection of the two trails, it will guide us to the hidden village of Braga (3500m) and nearby village of Manang.

  • Day 6 Manang- Rest day (Acclimatization)

    After several days of exercise, it is important to acclimatize in Manang before pushing onto the Thorung La pass. There are spectacular view points around the village, such as the Gangapurna Glacier. Also, the Monastery has a large number of Buddha statues worth seeing.  The village is a trading centre, so any cravings that you have could possibly be fixed here. It is in your best interest to allow yourself plenty of rest for the climb the following day.

  • Day 7 Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    From Manang the trail takes us upward to the village of Tengi above, then we continue leaving the Marsyangdi Valley side; heading for the JarsangKhola making a gradual progress concerning about an altitude sickness which can be a fun cutter. The trail moderately elevates as we passes a few summer pastures and scrub juniper climbing above Gunsang, an array of flat mud roofs just below the trail and continues to the small village of Ghyanchang where it drops to cross a tributary. Following a mini wooden bridge and reaching an ancient mani wall and there the beautiful village of Yak Kharka welcomes us.

     

  • Day 8 Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4600m) Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    Today we trek upwards to the 500 metred station before we make to the pass waiting to be trod the following day. The trial goes zigzag through the scrub growth to the rocky debris as we approach the high camp to spend a night.

     

  • Day 9 ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3800m) Trekking time: 8 hrs

    A journey of 1000m ascent and 1600m descent can be a moment to cherish for the rest of your life as this pass known as Thorong La Pass (5416m) is a trial between Thorong Peak and a marvellous geographical structure of Yakwakang Cliffs (6482m) is a crowning point of this trek. Leaving the snowy peaks behind, we head for the thirsty valley of the Mustang to the west. We will keep marching with the sight of standing tall Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the far horizon.

    Hiking upwards for the icy altitude will be tiresome but the steps that we take can be worthy as this is rewarded by the amazing views from the top. The climb down can be made as carefully as the ascent. Initially the path comprises of loose gravel but later it converts into the rocky solid part which makes it easier to walk though.

    The important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath will be reached in the late afternoon. Behind a very long surrounding wall and thousands of prayer flags is an oasis of springs, banyan and peepul trees with a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist shrine: testament to the mutual religious harmony in Nepal. The Tibetan name for this place, Chu MigTsaGye, means ‘108 springs.’

    A further 10 minute walk leads to the bustling village of Ranipauwa and our tea house for the night. The region is collectively known as Muktinath. 

  • Day 10 Muktinath to Josom (2720m) Trekking time: 6 hrs

    Today is the last day of our trek and we mostly travel along the newly pitched highway. We will descent till Kagbeni.Kagbeni is an ancient village with beautiful monasteries, centuries old stone houses, and is another gateway to Mustang. We will follow Kali Gandaki river all the way to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.

  • Day 11 Jomsom to Pokhara (1300m) Flight time: 30 minutes

    After landing at Pokhara you will be transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day can go according to your wish.

  • Day 12 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs

    A drive back to Kathmandu in a standard tourist bus

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Departure

No departure dates as of now

Trip Includes/ Excludes

Includes:

  • Airport picks up and drop private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a 3***base hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • Three-time main course with tea/coffee during the trek 
  • (breakfast, lunch and every  dinner with soup) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek 
  • One highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly guide. 
  • Porters (1 porter between 2  Trekkers) and their food, accommodation,
  • salary equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Kathmandu to Besishahar by car,from Besishahar to Jagat by local Jeep.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight, Pokhara to Kathamandu by tourist Bus.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks
  • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid  kit only for your staff
  • Annapurna Conservation  Entry  Permit
  • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System 
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Excludes:

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for visa process
  • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • Soft and Hard drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the Trek 
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wifi, Battery charger and phone Charger.
  • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers
     

Tour Notes

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

Equipment List

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipments to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15kg.

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Light weight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses 

Sun cream

Extra T- shirts

Underwear

Lightweight cotton long pants

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots 

Sneakers or sandals

 Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

 Basic first aid kit

 Large plastic bags for keeping item dry inside trek bag

 Day pack

 Water bottles

 Shower towel 

 Walking stick

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