ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT


The Annapurna Circuit is a popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mile), depending on where the motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,400m on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m), the highest pass on this trek. Practically all trekkers hike the route counter clockwise, as then the daily altitude gain is slower and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer.

PRICE PER PERSON

  • DAY 1 : Fly to Kathmandu

    Flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Followed by checking in to the hotel at Thamel.

  • DAY 2 : Kathmandu

    Gear preparation, Final gear check, packing and Sightseeing in Thamel, Kathmandu.

  • DAY 3 : Kathmandu-Beshisahar

    After breakfast, we will drive to Beshisahar around 6 hour. Lunch on the way to Beshisahar. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • DAY 4 : Beshisahar-Pisang

    Today we will off-road drive by 4WD car to Pisang (3,300m). We will stop on the way for lunch with beautiful waterfall panorama. Around 8-10 hours drive to Pisang, stay at the Lodge in Low Pisang.

  • DAY 5 : Pisang-Manang

    Today is our first trekking on the trip. Just 5-6 hours walking to Manang. We will see Lamjung Himal (6.983 M), Kangaru Himal (6,981m) and Annapurna II (7,937m) on the west. The trek is not too hard, flat majority with beautiful valley and high mountain panorama. Before arrive in Manang (3,550m), we will lunch on Hungde (3,320m). Stay at the lodge for two night.

  • DAY 6 : Acclimatization

    Acclimatization day. Short trekking around 2-3 hour to the hill for acclimatization. We take a break and a cup of tea at the teahouse in the hill. After that, we will go to Ganggapurna lakes. Lunch in the lodge at Manang, we have times for walking to old Manang.

  • DAY 7 : Manang-Kangsar

    Today is our short trek to Kangsar Village. Just 2-3 hours trek are good to acclimatize our body before 4,000m more area.

  • DAY 8 : Kangsar-Tilicho Basecamp

    Through grassy fields and hills amalgamated with views of Manang valley. Some of the trail a little bit dangerous, we need moving together on the trail to Tilicho Basecamp. Stay in the lodge at Tilicho basecamp.

  • DAY 9 : Tilicho Basecamp – Tilicho Lake – Tilicho Basecamp

    At 6 am, we will start trekking to Tilicho lakes. Climb around 3-4 hours to the lake. Tilicho Lake is the biggest and highest lake in the world, situated at an altitude of 4,949m. We take a cup of tea at teahouse with beautiful panorama on the lakes. After that, just 2 hours walking down to Tilicho Basecamp. Stay overnight again.

  • DAY 10 : Tilicho Basecamp – Yak Kharka

    Today’s trek descends downwards through the Khangsar Village, Gumsang and to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka offers attractive view of the Annapurna III. Yak Kharka as the name suggests is a village full of Yaks. Trekking around 7-8 hours. Stay overnight in the lodge.

  • DAY 11 : Trekking Yak Kharka-High Camp

    Another major attraction of the trek is the Thorong Phedi (4,450m). From Yak Kharkha, the trail climbs upwards and gains elevation through the banks of the Jarsang River. Along the way, the Himalayan Blue Sheep and the snow leopards and birds like the choughs, Himalayan Griffons hover etc. Thorong Phedi is the base of the Thorong La Pass. 3-4 hours trek.

  • DAY 12 : High Camp-Thorong La Pass-Muktinath

    This day involves the climb to the Thorong La Pass via a steep elevation. Upon reaching the highest location of the pass situated at an altitude of 5,416m, trekkers are rewarded with mind-boggling views of the Himalayan Peaks extending from Nepal to Tibet. The magnificent peaks make all the hard work worth it. Upon moving forward, we reach Muktinath. Muktinath is an abode portraying the religious harmony that exists between people of Nepal. It is a pilgrimage site visited by thousands of internal tourists each year. 7- 8 hours trek.

  • DAY 13 : Muktinath-Jomsom

    This day, the Muktinath temple with its beautiful natural water sprouts and the Narsingh Monastery can be visited. After visiting the pilgrimage site, the trail extends into Kagbeni following exquisite close views of the Dhaulagiri Peak and streams and bridges. Fossilized mollusk called the Shaligram can be obtained along the way. On Kagbeni, various stupas, chortens and monasteries can be visited. Through the Kali Gandaki valley the trail moves into Jomsom thus ending today’s trek. 5-6 hours trek.

  • DAY 14 : Jomsom – Pokhara

    From Jomsom, a spectacular flight will take you to Pokhara. This flight is amalgamated with views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. Pokhara, the city of lakes consists of various beautiful lakes like the Phewa and Rara, which can be visited. The major attractions like the Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, World Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwore Cave, Bindyabasini Temple are not to be missed. An evening stroll and boating in the still waters of the Phewa Lake will be a welcome experience. 30 minutes flight.

  • DAY 15 : Pokhara-Kathmandu

    A short flight from Pokhara will take you to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is home to ancient cultural and religious architectural masterpieces worth visiting. The Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares are not to be missed. 30 minutes flight.

  • DAY 16 : Fly back home

    Fly back home. End of trip.

INCLUDE
  • Indonesia Expeditions Guide
  • Sherpa or Local guides
  • 15 days Nepal Visa
  • 3 nights sharing room hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night sharing room hotel in Pokhara
  • Accommodation on trekking
  • Airport transfer
  • Land transportation
  • Flight from Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Flight Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Meals on the trek
  • Meals in Kathmandu&Pokhara
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • Porters
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna conservation fee
  • Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (rent)
  • Merchandise
EXCLUDE
  • International flight to Kathmandu round trip
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal expenses (telephone, laundry, etc)
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities