Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

DESTINATION
Nepal
REGION
ANNAPURNA REGION TREK
DURATION
14 Days
NATURE OF TREK
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
MAX ALTITUDE
5,416m at Thorung la High Pass
GROUP SIZE
2-14 People
START/END POINT
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
ACTIVITY
Annapurna Treks
SEASON
Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
MEAL
Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
TRANSPORTATION
Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, & Muktinath to Tatopani by Public transportation, Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus

About the Trip

Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the most popular treks in Nepal circuit trek around the Annapurna. Dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.

  Highlights

Pass yak pastures with yaks grazing

Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani

Stay at Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district

A day at tourist hub Pokhara

Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV

Relax at hot springs in Tatopani

Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls

Visit Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists

Visit the beautiful Manang district and embrace the beauty of the place

  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district
  • Crossing the world’s widest pass – the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter.

Benefits

  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

 Overview

Annapurna circuit trek is a trek within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs including crossing the highest pass at Thorung La (5,416m), walking through the edge of world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge, as well as the sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poonhill, visiting Muktinath temple- the major pilgrimage destination, and refreshing in the natural hot spring at Tatopani.  We will be travelling through altitudes ranging from 800 m to 5416m  taking you through a number of climatic zones from pass rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland and glacial zones. you will be able to view panoramic sceneries of Himalayas, including of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). We get an opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep We will also make a stop at Tatopani where we can relax in their famous hot springs.








  Day To Day Itinerary

Days 1 -Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (845 m / 2,815 ft) Distance(200 Km/124 miles) west of the Kathmandu 7-8 Hours

Our first day of the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts early morning after breakfast we take a local bus to Bhulbhule. The route goes out of the valley along the picturesque trishuli river to Pokhara from where we head north to the large bazaar to Besisahar to Bhulbhule, situated along the Marsyangdi river. Throughout the ride, we will be able to see the beautiful scenery of terrace farms, villages and catch a sight of the snowy mountain peaks of Ganesh and Manaslu. At Bhulbhule we register our permits at the check post. This is how our first day of Annapurna circuit trek will go down along with the sun.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Days 2 -Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) - Walking Distance(16 Km/ 9.9 miles) - 5 hours

After a nourishing breakfast meal, we inaugurate our first steps on the trail. The route follows a pleasant trail through fertile jungle and terraced fields upriver, along the flowing Marsyangdi river. We take a leisurely lunch break and pass through several rural settlements and more farmland to gradually reach the peaceful village of Jagat, a former trading post. In this way our 2nd day of Anappaurna Circuit Trekking will be successful around jagat village and hill stations.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 3 -Trek from Jagat to Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft) - Walking Distance(15 km/9.3 miles) - 5 hours

After breakfast we begin our 3rd day of Annapurna circuit trek, we go along the Marsyangdi river after a steep climb we enter the vicinity of Manang region at the village named tal .here we see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. We follow trail through barley, rice and potato fields. and pass through the village of Kodo which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley.We cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani we reach Dharapani. Finally we complete 3rd day of our Annapurna trek with energy and enthusiasm.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 4 -Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,610m/8,890ft) - Walking Distance(15.5 km/ 9.6 miles) - 6 hours

Today we follow the trail through forest with pine , fir, oak and maple trees along the Marsyangdi river to reach Chame,district headquarter of Manang district. Well be surrounded by the green forest around us and over us we'll see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We'll also stop by a small hot springs where we can relax for a while.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 5 -Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft) - Walking Distance(13.2km/8.2 miles) 5 - 6 hours

We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of a massive wall of rock that is considered very sacred to the local people,Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also see clear views of Annapurna 2 at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor .

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 6 -Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,300ft)- Walking Distance (17km/10.6 miles) 5 - 6 hours

We trek on the upper trail through upper pisang via Geru, we choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak .as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang.The trail is dotted with Buddhist shrines as we mass below more monasteries and reach the large settlement of Manang with a lively bazaar area that caters to tourists.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 7 -Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks ,roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions .

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 8 -Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) - Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) - 3-4 hours

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation, and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, From Manang we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge,we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka .

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).



Days 9 -Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) - Walking Distance (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles) - 4-5 hours

Today we head to the foot of Thorong la pass, Throng phedi. We climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge.After a climbing up the mountain path we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorung phedi.The uninhabited, rugged terrain is otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands that we passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 10 -Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) - Walking Distance(15.6 km/ 9.6 miles) - 9 hours

Today's the most challenging part of the trip, we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to wake up at very early morning complete this challenge. we have to push ourselves through the icy air, and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet, at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna.
We then descend all the way to Muktinath a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 11 -Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom and Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft)Distance(113km/70 miles) by local bus -6-7 hrs

We visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey in a local bus ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough drive through the deepest gorges in the world. We will go from the arid highlands to lush green forestsTatopani is famous for natural hot spring, it is a place where we can soak in the hot springs.

  • Overnight at “Dhaulagiri Lodge” with attached bathroom.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 12 -Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,385 ft) - Walking Distance (17 km/10.5 miles) – 6-7 hrs

We leave the hot springs behind and cross to the east side of the Kali Gandaki River. We ascend to Ghorepani through villages of Sikha and Chitre, the villages of ethnic thakali people. we go through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. then pass lush forests filled with rhododendronbirchmagnolia we stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top. 

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Days 13 -Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) - 45 mints, then trek to Birethanti (1,039 m/3,250 ft) - Walking Distance (12.5 km / 7.7 miles) 4-5 hrs, Drive to NayaPul - Pokhara -2hrs

This will be our final day on the trail. We ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole AnnapurnaDhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we return to our Ghorepani lodge for breakfast then we will trek back to Birethanti then drive to Pokhara, overnight at Pokhara

  • Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch).

Days 14 -Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft)Distance(200km/ 124miles) - 6-7hrs

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Its a 200 Km route that first follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. You may also choose to return by a 25-minute flight (not included in the package). Our trek package completes at Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation at your own selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Include Breakfast.

  Includes:

  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule(trek start) by Local bus and Birethanti( trek end point) to Pokhara by private transport service.
  • Muktinath to tatopani by local transport service.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation with attached bathroom at Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Eight nights room with attached bathroom at Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani and Ghorepani, five nights standard room at Bhulbhule, Manang(2N), Yak kharka, and Thorang Phedi (Twin Sharing Room) -13 Nights.
  • All Standard Meals (13 Lunches, 13 Dinners and 15 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek.

  Excludes:

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person).
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey.
  • Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, WiFi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes.

  Equipments Checklists:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

    Face

    • Sunscreen

    • Sunglasses with UV protection

    • Face/body wipes


    Hands

    • Lightweight gloves

    • Heavyweight winter gloves

      Body

      • Hiking shirts

      • Long sleeved shirt

      • Hooded rain jacket

      • Fleece jacket

      • Lightweight cotton pants

      • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

      • Polypropylene underwear

      • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

      • Sweater

      • Waterproof jacket and pants

        Footwear

        • Hiking Boots that been worn in

        • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

          Essential gear

          • Backpack or day pack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

          • Thermal bottle

          • Water purification

          • Trekking pole

          • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

          • Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush, )

            Toiletries

            • Medium size drying towel

            • Toothbrush

            • Toothpaste

            • Deodorant floss

            • Biodegradable bar soap

            • Nail clippers

            • Small mirror

              Personal accessories

              • Money

              • Watch

              • Cell phone

              • Camera

                Extra Items

                • First aid kit

                • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

                • Notebook and pen

                • Binoculars

                 Trip Information

                Covid - 19 updates & safety precaution for Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 Days

                Annapurna circuit trek is full of amazing peaks which you’ll definitely leave you dreamy with it’s every edges but how to deal with corona risk while travelling?
                So the real question is, is it safe to travel on the Annapurna circuit, looking at the facts that It can get to anyone. To be honest, it’s subjective but considering the fact if we take necessary precautions the risks are very near to 0% getting affected and Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal makes everything that’s possible to provide best quality service available in the Nepalese tourism market.
                Apart from Geographical safety, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal has taken precaution in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

                • Our Guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness first Aid.
                • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
                • We'll have High quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal team assisting you.
                • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks.
                • Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

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