Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna trekking in nepal

The Annapurna circuit trek is a dive into the enchanting nature and outstanding mountain civilization that is remote, untamed and unspoiled from modern day civilization. The Annapurna region of Nepal is unknown and untouched by modern day civilization. The Annapurna region Is occupied by independent traditional civilization of mixed hindu-bhuddhist-tibetan culture which have been originated since hundred centuries in the time of Buddha.

The Annapurna circuit trek is the outrageous trekking endeavor that circles the wild territory of Annapurna massif that covers the area of 7629km.  The Annapurna massif and the Annapurna national park is protected under the name of Annapurna Conversation Zone. The Annapurna circuit trek covers the distance of 170km to 240km both on foot and vehicle with the highest elevation of 5400meters at Thorong La Pass. The Annapurna circuit covers two valleys that is originated by the glacier river of Annapurna massif named as Kali Gandaki and Marshyangdi. The Kali Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River lies on the northern and eastern region of Annapurna Massif.  The Annapurna Circuit Trek is the one of kind travel endeavor that comes with full encompassing views of horizon peaks of the Annapurna Massif of Annapurna peak I to Annapurna peak IV, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Manaslu, Mount Gangapurna and Mount Tilicho Peak.  The Annapurna circuit trek follows the clockwise trekking route to overcome altitude sickness during the trekking.

The Annapurna circuit trekking starts from Basi Sahar of Lamjung District of Nepal which is reached after 7 hours of vehicle ride from Kathmandu city. The Annapurna circuit trail beginning from Besi Sahar of Lamjung covers the Marshyandi River Valley ending at the Kali Gandaki River Valley. The Annapurna circuit trail is an outrageous dive in to the wild nature of Annapurna region traversing through the farming lands, subtropical forests, waterfalls, hilly-rocky establishments, ethnic mountain civilization, traditional mountain villages, lush mountains, wild flora and fauna that are dominated by magnificent Himalayas. The Annapurna circuit trek is a dive in to the epic civilization of mixed highland culture of hindu, Buddhist and Tibetan civilization. The traditional village settlements of Manang valley and lower mustang are the examples of legacy Tibetan civilization which are generally called as the Lost Kingdom or the Forbidden Kingdom. In short the Annapurna circuit trek is a once in a life time adventure travel into the mysterious, unique, untamed and remote highland mountain region and civilization that is not found anywhere in the world.

Itinerary

Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trekking (21 Nights/22 Days) Day to Day itinerary

Day 01. Kathmandu (Arrival & Transfer to Hotel) – Hotel

Day 02. Drive to Basisaher (760M) – Approx 5/6 Hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 03. Trek to Bhahun Danda (1398M)-Approx 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04. Trek to Chamje (1410M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05. Trek to Bagarchhap (2080M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06. Trek to Chame (2720M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07. Trek to Pisang (3060M)- Approx 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08. Trek to Manang (3440M)-3/4 Approx hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09. Rest/Acclimatization in Manang- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10. Trek to Yak Kharka (4200M) – Approx 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11. Trek to Throng Phedi (4450M) – Approx 3/4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12. Trek to Throng-La pass (5416M) and Trek down to Muktinath (3760M) – Approx 7-8 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 13. Trek to Marpha (2670M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 14. Trek to Ghasa (2010M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15. Trek to Tatopani/Hot Spring (1190M) – Appro 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 16. Free day at Tatopani or Trek to ShikhaApprox 3/4hrs  Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 17. Trek to Gorepani (3190M)-Approx 7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D) 

Day 18. Trek to Poonhil (3210M) & Trek down to Ulleri (1840M)-Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 20. Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara, Hotel (B)

Day 21. Drive or Fly to Kathmandu-Hotel (BB)

Day 22. Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Itinerary Details

Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trekking (21 Nights/22 Days) Day to Day itinerary

Day 01. Kathmandu (Arrival & Transfer to Hotel) – Hotel

Day 02. Drive to Basisaher (760M) – Approx 5/6 Hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 03. Trek to Bhahun Danda (1398M)-Approx 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04. Trek to Chamje (1410M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05. Trek to Bagarchhap (2080M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06. Trek to Chame (2720M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07. Trek to Pisang (3060M)- Approx 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08. Trek to Manang (3440M)-3/4 Approx hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09. Rest/Acclimatization in Manang- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10. Trek to Yak Kharka (4200M) – Approx 4/5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11. Trek to Throng Phedi (4450M) – Approx 3/4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12. Trek to Throng-La pass (5416M) and Trek down to Muktinath (3760M) – Approx 7-8 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 13. Trek to Marpha (2670M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 14. Trek to Ghasa (2010M) – Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 15. Trek to Tatopani/Hot Spring (1190M) – Appro 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 16. Free day at Tatopani or Trek to ShikhaApprox 3/4hrs  Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 17. Trek to Gorepani (3190M)-Approx 7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D) 

Day 18. Trek to Poonhil (3210M) & Trek down to Ulleri (1840M)-Approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 20. Trek to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara, Hotel (B)

Day 21. Drive or Fly to Kathmandu-Hotel (BB)

Day 22. Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Include Exclude

Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trekking Special price includes following services:

  • Kathmandu (KTM) International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/Van/ Hiace
  • Total 2 Nights Deluxe Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 star or 5 Star hotel
  • Total 1 Nights Deluxe Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara (POK) at 3 Star or 5 star hotel
  • One way (KTM– BESISAHAR) by Private Comfortable CAR/Van/ Minibus.
  • One way(POK- KTM) Flight fare for Guests with all taxes
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace in Kathmandu & Pokhara City
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Annapurna Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-  Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City on Day 02(Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) By Tourist Bus for Guide
  • Land Transportation Nayapul- Pokhara After Trek by CAR/TAXI/Van/Hiace/Private bus as per Group Size
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover helicopter Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  • Ending of memorable trek with dinner

Note: Extra single room Supplementary charge is applicable if Guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or He/she prefer to have single room.

Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trekking Special price excludes following services:

 

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700( if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
Equipment List

Do not forget anything
1. Sleeping bag (can hire in kathmandu 2$ per day)
2. Down jackets, wind proof jacket , light warm jackets, trekking pants (light pants 2pears ,thick trekking pants 2pears ),short pants (2), cap, gloves, high neck, trekking shirt (5pears)
3. Thermal insulation
4. Raincoat (personal and bag pack)
5. Bath towel
6. Walking stick
7. Camelback water bottle
8. First aid kit
9. Flashlight and batteries
10. Cell phones and charger
11. Camera, charger, batteries and cards
12. Food /chocolates
13. Copies of document (helicopter insurance)
14. Trekking boots (water proof recommended)
15. Socks (5 pears )
16. Duffle bag for trek
Note= above item can be buy or hire in Kathmandu

Before You Go

DESIGN- PLAN YOUR OWN TRIP

Services- you can arrange yourself (which we can remove from our set itinerary package)

When you travel with Mountain Journey Team, We never force you to follow our fixed/set package. Please kindly advice us- what you would like to include and Exclude in our Package.

In Kathmandu City, if you would like to make your own city sightseeing or your own hotel reservation, we are happy to take out those services from our Set package and we will provide you only Trekking package to and from Kathmandu. However, we highly recommend to follow our set Package for your hassle free memorable travel experience.

As a travel professional, we also understand important of time and money if above set Package offer is not suitable to you due to out of timeframe or out of Budget or any other reason, please kindly advice us with your details interests, requirements and Expectations. We are more than happy to re-design the Itinerary and ready to provide Best Package which will meet your requirements and interests.

We wish you a very wonderful and once in al lifetime trekking experience with us.