Hundred miles of excellent trekking trail in Nepal that has all the highlights of the best classic trek – Annapurna Circuit…
Annapurna circuit is most popular trek within the mountain range of western Nepal holds the best treks route among the backpackers and explorers. This incredibly beautiful trek entertains thousands of trekkers on every trekking season in Nepal. The lush vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, flora and fauna biodiversity, the mesmerizing view of Marsyangdi Valley, rural lifestyle, monasteries, and monastic culture, and most importantly the Himalayan panorama throughout the trek are great highlights of Annapurna Round Trek.
Guide to Around Annapurna Trek
After the new road access, the 180 kilometer circle of Annapurna trek beginning point shifted to Jagat from Bashishar town in the Marshuangdi River. Traversing through the forested regions, farmlands, and canyons formed by the Marsyangdi River, the trek emerges frequently to culturally rich villages. Gains elevation the scenario it’s around changes dramatically. The culture and landscapes trekkers see around are completely different. The forest changes into low alpine one tropical and gradually no trees are seen above 4000 meter. Heading off towards Thorung La Pass (highest summit of the AC) 5416 m from Manang is a challenging adventure of this trek. Beyond the pass, the trek slides down to the sacred Muktinath Temple and exits out along the trails of Kali Gandaki Valley to Pokhara via the apple orchard of Nepal, Jomsom and Marpha.
Regarding the Himalayan panorama, the trekking trail of the Annapurna circuit Trek caters to the picturesque of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri range.
Best time for Annapurna Circuit
From September to December and February to May is best time for AC trek. However, NFH arrange this trek throughout the year. We assure you for safety and all the logistic and hand-picked up to date information about the high pass, required equipment guidance, weather info and hiking tips and suggest the sum of side trips through our expert of Annapurna Circuit trek
Places to visit in Annapurna Circuit Trek
Manang is a village in the corner of Annapurna circuit trek route located at 3519 m along the Marshyangdi river bank. Manang village is culturally rich and it has few Buddhist temples, offer sunning view of Himalayas, glacial lakes, Yak farms and celebrate various Buddhist and Hindu festival during the. Manang is a gateway of Thorong –La pass, Tilicho Lake, chulu peak climb and hub of local business for Mamang people and trekkers. Most of Annapurna explorers stop extra night in here to get acclimatize for high altitude and for a side/day trips around mountain side.
Thorong La Pass
Thorong-La pass 5545 m. is highest summit of Annapurna Trek and every tourist dreaming and local traders regularly use this pass to complete the whole circle of AC. The pass is located on a trail that connects the Manang village to the east with the Muktinath temple in the Mustang district to the west. However, a night spend in Thorong Phedi is recommended before attempting to hike Thorong-La pass. Due to bad weather some time Thorong La pass trek is a risk of Avalanches, frostbite, and storm.
Muktinath is great Vishnu Temple, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. Probably most visited attraction in Annapurna circuit route. Located in Mustang District at an altitude of 3810 m, the most suitable time to visit Muktinath is from March to May and September to November as the weather conditions are not safe in other months. It is one of best view point to see the upper and lower section of Mustang and Mt.Dhaulagiri range.
Hot Spring – Tatopani
The natural hot spring is located at the bank of Kaligandaki River in Tatopani village. It is one of most popular stop in the route of Annapurna circuit trek. There is well managing natural pools, people get hot bath relaxing from the natural hot spring. The place is also famous for organic orange and fresh juice and rural tourism.
Poon Hill – Sunrise View
Poon Hill is 3210 m height hill station overlooking Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Massif in route of around Annapurna trekking. Poonhill is Nepal’s top and best short trek dictation. Wanderers simply join 3 to five days trek from Pokhara. The hill provides an opportunity to witness the scenic mountain sunrise views over Mt. Annapurna and Mt.Dhaulagiri . Trekkers hike along stone stairs through the rhododendron forest for 1 hour to reach pun hill early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise views. During the peak trekking seasons, the area is quite crowded with the trekkers taking photographs, witnessing the views from the view tower, and taking coffee in the coffee shop. To go Poon Hill Hike tourist need to pay 50 Rupees as entrance fee.
- Airport pickup, drop, and all ground transport by private vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary.
- Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the Annapurna Circuit trek.
- All necessary paper works for Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit and TIMS card.
- Transport to Annapurna and back to Pokhara – Kathmandu.
- Experience and knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
- Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
- Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicles.
- Assistant guide group size of more than 4 person group.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant.
- International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee ( 30 US$ for 15 Days and 50 US$ for 30 Days on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
- Travel and Medical Insurance.
- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
- Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
- All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
- Excess baggage more than 12kg. (If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, Evening, welcome dinner in Nepalese kitchen, hotel B/B plan.
Annapurna circuit trek preparation and day sightseeing
Annapurna circuit trek preparation and day sightseeing in Kathmandu city, hotel B/B plan.
Drive to Bashishar -Jagat
Drive to Bashishar 6 hours, another drive to Jagat village along the marshyangdi river valley and villages via bulbule and syange, local lodge.
Trekking to Dharapani village
Trekking to Dharapani village through old Annapurna trekking trail via Chamje and Tal, local lodge in Dharapani.
Trekking to Chame the gateway of Manang valley via Tamang village
Trekking to Chame the gateway of Manang valley via Tamang village where you can have beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu Himalayan ranges, stay in lodge.
Trekking to Pisang Village
Trekking to Pisang Village, lodge, full board meal. A beautiful walking along the Marshyangdi river and alpine forest. You will slowly climb few hundred meter easily. After arrive in Dhukur Pokhara a hot lunch in local restaurant with the view of Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Annapurna II, Khangshar Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu East and far east peak and Thorong la peak nice to see with Dal Bhat.
Trekking to Manang
Trekking to Manang via upper Annapurna view route Ghyaru village and upper pisang village, great Annapurna Himalaya view from high place, lodge in manang.
Rest day at manang valley for acclimatize
Rest day at manang valley for acclimatize before crossing thorong la pass on the Annapurna circuit, This day we climb high and sleep low. Go uphill to the Cave monastery to see the great view of Mt. Annapurna range and step down to manang village, explore village. Evening Yak Steak or Yak Cheese in Manang.
Trekking to Yak Kharka. Walk about 3 to 4 hours
Trekking to Yak Kharka. Walk about 3 to 4 hours, afternoon climb high steep low. Short hike up to 4500 meter and back. Guest House.
Trekking to Thorong-La pass Phedi
Trekking to Thorong-La pass Phedi. Hike about 3 to 4 hours. Get high altitude experience, hiking to High camp 4900 meter and back to Phedi. Guest House.
Big day climb thorong la pass and trek down to muktinath kaligandaki valley
Big day climb thorong la pass and trek down to muktinath kaligandaki valley. Early Morning after hot tea and hot breakfast our thorong La pass journey heading to Pass. Steep climb up to high camp along the narrow trail and rocky. Short break and continue heading up to Thorong La pass it takes another 3 to 4 hours. Breathtaking view and picture and descent down to Muktinath with the view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mustang Himalayas another 4 hours. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Trekking to Jomsom via Lubra village
Trekking to Jomsom via Lubra village visit the only Bon culture monastery in Mustang. Walk with dusty and panoramic view of Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peak with the strong wind in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom is capital of Mustang. Spend night in Puthang.
Trekking to Kalopani village via old kaligandaki caravan route
Trekking to Kalopani village via old kaligandaki caravan route. Cross the suspension bridge after Marpha village, visit the Buddhist Tibetan camp and apple farms. You will cross some of ancient villages and reach to Kalopani. A advance village offer wide view of 8000 meter snowy peaks Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna view.
Trekking to Tatopani via old Annapurna classic trek trail
Trekking to Tatopani via old Annapurna classic trek trail, follow the newly developed alternative trek route to Ghasa village along the pine forest, narrow trail with fascinating view of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Walk along the Gurung and Magar villages in Kaligandaki valley, enjoy waterfall and flowers, evening enjoying in natural hot spring.
Trekking to Ghorepani for Pun hill panorama view point
Trekking to Ghorepani for Pun hill panorama view point, lodge in Ghorepani. Today long uphill hike, passing many villages, Ghara, Shikha and Chitre, rhododendron forest and some of monkeys on trail. Evening Sunset view of Mt. Annapurna South.
Early morning hiking to Poon hill - Nayapul
Early morning hiking to Poon hill for mountain sunrise view and trek down to Nayapul. All the descent trek, passing dens forest, villages and we left the Annapurna Himalayas behind. Than drive back to Pokhara.
Fly or Drive to Kathmandu
Fly or Drive to Kathmandu, free time in Kathmandu city hotel B/B plan.
Drive to onward destination/Departure.
Drive to onward destination/Departure.