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16 Days Annapurna Circuit trek

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Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trek in Nepal that takes you around the Annapurna mountain range, passing through a variety of landscapes and cultures. The trek typically starts in the city of Pokhara and takes about 10-21 days to complete, depending on your pace and the route you take.

During the Annapurna circuit trek,

you will pass through villages, forests, and high-altitude landscapes, including the Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point on the trek at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see beautiful mountain views, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri, as well as visit ancient temples and monasteries.

You will also have the chance to experience the culture of the local Gurung and Magar communities, and try local foods such as dal bhat (a traditional Nepali dish made with lentils and rice).

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning mountain views: The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal ranges. You will also have the opportunity to see a variety of other peaks, including Gangapurna, Chulu West, and Pisang Peak.
  • Cultural diversity: The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a variety of ethnic communities, each with their own unique culture, traditions, and way of life. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and interact with the friendly people you meet along the way.
  • Diverse landscapes: The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a range of landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and barren high-altitude regions. You will have the chance to see a variety of flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, yaks, and blue sheep.
  • Muktinath Temple: The Muktinath Temple is a sacred Hindu and Buddhist temple located in the Mustang region of Nepal. It is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, and the 108 water spouts at the temple are believed to have spiritual significance.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be met by a representative from the trekking company and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and prepare for the trek.
In the morning, you will have the option to go on a guided tour of some of the cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Temple.

In the afternoon, you will meet with your trekking guide to discuss the details of the trek and do any last-minute shopping for any necessary gear or supplies.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (820m/2,690ft). Overnight in Besishahar.
You will start your journey with a drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, which will take around 6-7 hours. You will have the option to stop along the way to visit some of the local villages and temples.

Upon arriving in Besishahar, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 4: Drive from Besishahar to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft). Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,185m/10,450ft). Overnight in Pisang.
After breakfast, you will continue your journey with a short drive from Besishahar to Chame, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

From Chame, you will begin your trek to Pisang, which will take around 6-7 hours. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges.

Upon arriving in Pisang, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 5: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,619ft). Overnight in Manang.
After breakfast, you will continue your trek from Pisang to Manang, which will take around 6-7 hours. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and forests, and have the option to visit the Upper Pisang Monastery.

Upon arriving in Manang, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 6: Acclimatization day in Manang. Optional side trip to Gangapurna Lake. Overnight in Manang.
Today is an important day for acclimatization, as you will be spending the night at a high altitude. It is recommended to take it easy and rest to allow your body to adjust to the change in altitude.

You will have the option to go on a short side trip to visit the Gangapurna Lake, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

In the evening, you will have dinner and rest in your guesthouse.
Day 7: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,287ft). Overnight in Yak Kharka.
After breakfast, you will continue your trek from Manang to Yak Kharka, which will take around 5-6 hours. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges.

Upon arriving in Yak Kharka, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 8: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,091ft). Overnight in Thorong Phedi.
After breakfast, you will continue your trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi, which will take around 5-6 hours. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Upon arriving in Thorong Phedi, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 9: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Overnight in Muktinath.
Today is the day you will cross the highest point of the trek, the Thorong La Pass. The trek from Thorong Phedi to the pass will take around 6-7 hours, and from the pass to Muktinath it will take around 3-4 hours.

Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges.

Upon arriving in Muktinath, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m/8,858ft). Overnight in Jomsom.
After breakfast, you will continue your trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, which will take around 5-6 hours. Along the way, you will pass through small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Upon arriving in Jomsom, you will check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
Day 11: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, you will take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, which will take around 25 minutes.

Upon arriving in Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore the city.
Day 12: Sightseeing in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Today, you will have the option to go on a guided tour of some of the popular sights in Pokhara, such as the Bindhyabasini Temple, the International Mountain Museum, and the Peace Pagoda.

In the evening, you will have dinner and rest in your hotel.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu, which will take around 6-7 hours.

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will check into a hotel and have dinner.
Day 14: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
In the morning, you will have the option to go on a guided tour of some of the cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Swayambhunath Temple.

In the afternoon, you will have the rest of the day free to explore the city on your own or do some last-minute shopping.

In the evening, you will have dinner and rest in your hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is a free day to relax or explore the city on your own. You can visit some of the local markets or go on a short sightseeing tour to places of interest.

In the evening, you will have dinner and rest in your hotel.
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Transportation by bus from Kathmandu-Beshishar- Bhulbhule and Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in lodges with breakfast during the trekking
  • Meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • TIMS and necessary permit for trekking
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bag and duffle bag if necessary) during the trek
  • Welcome dinner with the cultural program on Day One
  • Flight fare (Jomsom- Pokhara)
  • All government taxes and office expenses
  • Lunch and dinner during the trip (Meal cost about 4$ - 7$ dollar per item depending on the place where you eat)
  • City sightseeing entry fees in Kathmandu (NRs 200+ 400+ 1000)
  • Flight ticket PKR-KTM (US$ 110 PP)
  • Personal expenses

Durations

Multi day

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Please keep in mind that this is just a sample itinerary and the actual itinerary may vary depending on your personal preferences, physical ability, and the conditions on the ground. Please sent inquery for more information.
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