Created: Pradip Karki
Last update: 08 Mar 2020
|Activity level:||Moderate/ Challenging|
8 Mar 2020 - 31 Jan 2022
|Duration:||15 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates|
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous and famous treks in the world that offers lifetime experiences. It encompasses a complete scenic journey beneath the world’s 7th and 10th highest peaks namely Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) that plunges below the Kali Gandaki River. This forms the deepest gorge as the walk leads on both sides of Annapurna Mountain Range. This stars from the north and ending in the southern region. Moreover, this adventurous trek offers you panoramic views of peaks namely Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Mount Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Chulu West, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peaks, and Macchapuchre (Fishtail). The view of the world’s highest mountains glowing in the pastel light of dawn and dusk will take your breath away for a moment.
Firstly, the Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you up to the Marsyangdi River, and then you will cross the fantastic “Thor0ng-La” pass (5416m) and complete the route while descending through the Kali Gandaki River. During the Trek, you go around the Annapurna ridge, which includes the highest peaks; among them, some are over 8000m. You will be following different valleys and canyons and also walk beside rushing streams, which pound over white granite rocks and through deep pools. The exploration of lush fields and forests to the mountains into the desert-dry Trans will be one of a kind experiences you will ever receive.
Annapurna Circuit Trek begins from Lamjung, then towards the high valley of Manang region and finally concludes at the world-famous touristic spot Pokhara. At Pokhara, you can engage in relaxing activities like boating, trying different cuisines and drinks with the view of beautiful Phewa and Begnas lakes, seeing the reflection of mountains in them that you passed during your journey.
Similarly, the Trail follows scared Buddhist and Hindu Shrine “Muktinath”. In this phase, you will be passing through different types of vegetation at Jomsom. The picturesque Manang and Mustang valley, magnificent Kaligandaki and Marsyangdi River, diverse ecosystems, green paddy fields and oak forest, arid deserts, the deepest gorge in the world will make this trek one of the memorable Trek.
In Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will have an opportunity to enjoy and view the villages of Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Tamang communities. In general, this circuit trek takes about 2 weeks from start to finish depending upon your pace and the time you want to spend on each landmark on the way. However, we suggest you take your own suitable time and speed so that your body will acclimatize better and also you will get to enjoy the scenic views thoroughly.
The best time to travel for this Trek is in the months of February – May, September – November.
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Nepal, Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Bagmati
Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport
When you land from your plane, you will go to immigration and lining up for your visa process. You should prepare one auto size picture and visa fee $25 for 15 days, $ 40 for one month and $100 for three months visa then take your visa and go down to claim your baggage and go out. Our company representative will be waiting in front of the arrival gate for your warm welcome in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu holding Peregrine Treks sign board with your name and 20/30 minutes driving from airport to hotel (Thamel), After arriving at the hotel, take some rest and make some walk in the tourist market Thamel or visit Peregrine Treks office, depends on your arrival time. We will introduce your guide and give a short information about trekking itinerary as well as trekking gears. You will be serving authentic Nepalese food that introduces with Nepalese culture and food. Overnight at a three-star hotel. Food: Including dinner
Driving to Chamje
After breakfast, we start our journey early morning from Kathmandu to Chamje. After 6 hours driving, we get off in Besisahar and change our vehicle. The road condition until Besisahar is quite good but after Besisahar,road takes about 3 hours. The road passes many villages, terrace rice field; beautiful huts, river gorge and cliff make you happy. Arrive Chamje take shower and be fresh. The best room would be provided by your guide and overnight at Lodge. Better to order your breakfast for tomorrow morning because of easy preparation for the cooking man to serve their guest in the time. Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
After our breakfast, your first-day trek will start crossing many of suspension bridge, waterfalls, rocky cliff along the river side forest including several ascents and descents. Two roads will make you confused after passing Chamje but you will follow beautiful trekking path on the right side and cross suspension bridge then start steeper path about one hour and start beautiful landscape to enjoy your walking. You will stop for lunch in beautiful mountain valley Taal which is the entrance of the Manang District, beautiful lodges and waterfall offer some shouts here before having lunch. Continue your trek to Bagarchap. Targeted walking hours for today is about 6 hours and arrive at Lodge. Take shower and come to beautiful small dining to take ordered dinner. Most of the trekkers enjoy playing a card with their guide and porter drinking tea at the dining hall. Our guide serves you dinner, order your breakfast for tomorrow and brief about tomorrow schedule. Overnight at Bagarchap Food: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Trek to Chame
You will have breakfast and start your trek to Chame for 6 hours approximately. The trails start steep climb after passing Danaque village, 2 hours more to reach Tamang village with exquisite views of Mt. Manaslu (8156 m) and Neighbor Mountain from Tamang village, will have a cup of tea relaxing with closer view from here then continue to Chame on high road along the pine forests and then arrive Kotto, where there is police entry point again 20 minutes walking to reach Chame, has first views of Annapurna II and LamjungHimal. You will be close to your staff so it is easy to pass time talking and playing a card when you reach the camp.Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Trek to Pisang
After our breakfast, you will cross the suspension bridge and can see the Tibetan Mani wall and beautiful painting gate where you would like to take out your camera to take some shots and then continue your trek. The trails go up through the alpine forest and again cross the suspension bridge then start steep path but will enjoy your walk amongst amazing black big rocky mountain. You will have your lunch in DhukurPokhari or cross it and arrive Pisangwhich is your today’s destination very splendid and close to view of Annapurna and Pisang Peak. You will feel thin air when you can rest and start to walk strong breath because of high elevation. If you have time, better to climb upper Pisang to acclimatize your body. Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek to Mangng Via Ghyaru
From today, we start the upper part of Manang District which is cut off the monsoon rain by Annapurna Himalayan range. So we begin to notice a contrast of beautiful landscape and vegetation in this upper part of Manang District. There are alternate trails after passing by Pisang village. On the left side of Marshangdi River is called lower Pisang by Hyude airstrip involves in less climbing route and on the right side is called upper Pisang route comparatively steeper and hard but you enjoy spectacular views of the mighty mountain and landscape from Braga Tibetan style village. Both routes come tougher at Mungiafter some walking reach, hidden village Bhraka nearby Manag where we will spend a couple of nights. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Acclimatization day in Manang
Today, after our breakfast, we make some steep walk up to Gangapurna Viewpoint (3800 m) to avoid the mountain sickness in Yak Kharka, ThorongPhedi, and Thorang pass (5416 m) and come back hotel for lunch and take some rest then go to Himalayan Rescue Association hall at 3 o’clock give some information about high altitude sickness. How you and your team prepare for Thorang Pass. Come back and spent night at the same Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Trek to Yak Kharka
Today’s walking trail from Manang to Yakkharka offer the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna Iv, GangapurnaTilicho Mountain and you can’t stop to take photos even when you are in a breathtaking walk. Today’s trekking course is not far distant but makes your walking slow with your staffs teaching your language and culture as well as learn some Nepali words to make easy walking. The trails take 3 to 4 hours to arrive at Yakkharka (4000 m) or go to Leder (4200m) one more hour, depends on your health condition. When you arrive at the Lodge, try to move around and drink plenty of water or Garlic soup to warm your body. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner included
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4650m) or High Camp (4800)
Today also the distance is not far as we start walking from Yakkharka to ThorangPhedi just three to four but depends on your health condition into the thin air and weather condition. If you are in winter season, the trekking path is covered with the snow and ice. Walking in Iceland is too dangerous so walk slowly and try to see blue sheep and yak on the front side of the river. Around 3 hours walking you will see the alternate trails not so much of a big difference. Take right side path and if there is no snow on the trail. When you cross the river, you will face the short climb and will follow flat land. There is rock y falling area too dangerous so walk with your guide. You will arrive at ThorongPhedi (4600m) with lazy and tired walking but still, try to drink plenty of water. Have some rest here, if you and your staff’s condition is good we can climb High camp (4800 m) to make a shorter day for tomorrow morning. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner include
High camp to Muktinath via Thorang pass (5416m)
Today, Thorang La passes (5416 m) one of the highest passes in the world would be one of the hardest days of your trekking itinerary. We wake up early morning at 3:30 and start our walking four O’clock if you slept in ThorongPhedi and five o’clock from High camp to avoid windy walking after 11 O’clock. There are no Tea houses on the top so fill your bottle with hot water and carry head light when you start the walk. It is three to four hours breathtaking steep walk to the top. Beautiful spectacular views of the mountain with you on the both side will offer you to take some shots. The trekkers have decorated the top with Buddhist prayer flag and have the small sign board on the top of the pass “Thorong La 5416 meters”. Some of the trekker's eyes will cry with the bobbling over of success but don’t take long time here becoz its possible to catch more mountain sickness because still you have a long way to descend (1616m) to Muktinathwhich is one of the most popular holy places for Hindu and Buddhist cultures. The splendid and panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8172m) and Annapurna are in front of your eyes but you can also see an amazing landscape. Overnight at Lodge Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner include
Jeep driving to Tatopani (1100 m)
After your breakfast, we take local Jeep and drive to Tatopani via Jomsom, Kalopani, Ghasa. It was the trekking camp a few years ago but nowits better to take Jeep because of dusty driving busy road and due to the fact that the Local Jeep driving community is not allowed in one Jeep to Tatopani. There is an amazing hot spring to take bath in natural Sawona with a bottle of beer if you like since you are already in 1100 meter elevation. Spend your night in the Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner include
Trek all the way to Ghorepani (2800m)
It is better to start early because of the hot weather in this area. The trail leads steeply uphill through the terraced farmland and passes beautiful Gurung village with Green Mountain nearby and snow-capped mountain in the distance. When you complete the lunch place Chitre, The trail gradually begins through the beautiful National flower Laligurans (Rhododendron flower ). It takes 8 to 9 hours all the way up to Ghorepani, located at a top of the green hill. This place is closer to Pokhara and Panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range so it is one of the most popular places between domestic and foreign tourist destinations. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Early morning hike to Poon hill, descend to Tikhedhunga and
Panoramic views from Ghorepani is not enough for every traveller and it is better to wake up early in the morning around 4:30,take some water, flash- light and Camera then hike all the way up to Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest in the dark night. It takes about one hour to the top (3210 m) has a spectacular panoramic view of sunrise up on the Himalayas. Every people climb viewpoint ladder to takes photos and relax their eyes and then go back to theLodge for breakfast and again descend down to the Tikhedhunga to catch Jeep for Pokhara (Lake Side) where they have star level tourist hotels and restaurant which provides Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Italian continental food offering picturesque views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Phewa Lake views. Pokhara is the clean city with a spectacular view also called entrance to Annapurna Mountain. Overnight at 3-star hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway in the morning after your breakfast. It takes 6 hours approximately, 210 km far to Kathmandu. Sometimes there could be long traffic Jam, entering Kathmandu valley. Arrive at hotel and dinner is not included. Overnight at 3-star hotel Meals: Breakfast and lunch included
Departure to your country
You have to depart three hours before from your hotel due to heavy traffic jam but if you have delay flight you go souvenir shopping in the Thamel street where the shopkeeper welcome you to sell their things like Pashmina, Carpet, Nepali knife, Jewelry or you can visit Peregrine Treks office and donate your trekking boots, Jackets everything you want then write comment on our diary. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport on time then say goodbye and see next time. Meals: Breakfast
Dates: 20 Feb 2020 to 05 Mar 2020
If you want to trek a moderate level route in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trek is precisely perfect for you. I did this trek organized by Peregrine Treks. The facility and hospitality offered by this company were fantastic. I had a great time with the guide and porter, and they were super helpful. Moreover, the views of mountains from Annapurna Sanctuary was so spectacular, I felt like its calling me again. No doubt, I will return to Nepal and make another trip with Peregrine Treks again.Read more
8 Mar 2020 / 31 Jan 2022
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