- Trip Code:HTNACT
- Trip Grade:Adventurous
- Max Elevation:5416 m
- Total Duration:19 Days
- Best Time:Sept-Dec & March-May
- Activities:Trekking, Historical & Cultural Excursion
- Trekking Duration:15 Days
- Starts / Ends:Kathmandu
- Meals:Breakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
- Accommodation:Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- Per Day Walking:About 05-6 hrs per day
- Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Group size:2-10 pax
Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trekking & Thorang-La Pass, leads you on worlds’ top ten adventure destinations as described and listed by several world-wide leading Travel Magazines and Guide Books.
Truly one of the most fascinating adventure in Himalaya and probably on this planet earth, where you will be walking from low warm rice fields and terraces to reach cooler alpine zone and then towards remorseless fields of ice-glaciers and giant mountains.
A great dramatic change in temperatures-vegetation-landscapes and people on daily walks with constant views of snow capped peaks from the start to an end of this marvelous Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La TrekkingAnnapurna Circuit Trekking & Thorang-La Pass.
Besides great changes with mountain views, where walk leads you into lovely villages around high and scenic Manang valley of interesting culture and old traditional way of life interwoven with Buddhism religion, where one can visit its monastery of great immense interest on this wonderful trekking.
Starting with exciting drive and then heading high into cooler areas within alpine woodland and then past vegetation and tree lines reaching at high Thorang-La Pass on the highest spot of the adventure.
Walk leads from beautiful Manang valley to reach scenic Kaligandaki River valley at Mustang areas in Jomsom and charming Marpha village, and then entering into world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River valley to reach back at scenic Pokhara via Ghorepani and Poon Hill.
Our incredible adventure Annapurna Circuit Trekking & Thorang-La Pass concludes at beautiful Pokhara and then drive back to Kathmandu with fond memorable moment of wonderful times on Annapurna Circuit Trekking & Thorang-La Pass.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,460 m on Nepal Mid West highway – 07 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 06 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Marpha 2, 670 via Jomsom 2, 715 m – 06 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Lete 2,480m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tatopani 1,190m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tikhedunga 1,577 m -05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Bhirethati and drive to Pokhara – 03 hrs.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs (via air 30 minutes scenic flight)
Day 19: Final International departure from Nepal.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the briefing on
Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-la Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.
- Durbar Square
- Bouddhanath Stupa
- Swyambhunath Stupa
- Pashupatinath Temple
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Annapurna Circuit Trekking next early morning overland drive to Syange.
- Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,460 m on Nepal Western highway - 07 hrs.
Morning an interesting and scenic long driving journey on Nepal mid west highway, journey leads to Beshishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange for overnight stop.
- Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 06 hours.
Our first day walk starts with uphill climb on leaving Marsyangdi River behind to reach at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.
From Jagat village walk continues on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marsyangdi River to cross eastern bank into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as our walk advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.
Here for refreshment or lunch break, and then few hours walk leads to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
- Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.
After Dharapani walk on wide winding trail with rhododendron and pine forest past Bagachap and Danque village, and then uphill to Timang village, from here onwards entering more Buddhist cultural villages offering views of Mt. Manaslu.
From Timang village few hours trek to Koto and then to reach at Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large and headquarter town of Manang district.
- Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
From here onwards air gets cooler and fresher as walk leads close towards mountains, morning walk through alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with few short ups and down hills to Bhratang village.
From Bhratang village walk follows uphill into cooler woodland to reach a ride top small village of Dhukure Pokhari with few teahouses and lodge.
Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then afternoon walk descends to reach at lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
- Day 07: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.
Pisang village offers great views of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains slowly as walk leads into a small forested areas with a short uphill offering views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
From the ridge top entering a flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.
The houses built with traditional Tibetan style, Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions.
- Day 08: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher altitude towards Thorang - la pass, at Manang taking short walks and explore Manang village and its beautiful valley, Manang the main and a large village of the areas placed on windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River beneath towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.
- Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.
After a good rest and time at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trekking with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
- Day 10: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.
As the walk advances to high area, heading closer to the base of Thorang-la as the walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, as the walk leads at Thorang Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
- Day 11: Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.
Our hardest and a Big Day! Of the adventure on having early breakfast walking with long steep climb to reach on top Thorang-la at 5,416 m.
Marked with Buddhist color prayer flags and sign board with the name and altitude of Thorang-La Pass, with views of dramatic landscapes and high snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend takes you at Muktinath at 3,800 m.
At holy Muktinath areas for overnight stop, regarded as most sacred spot for both Hindus and Buddhists, the name Muktinath literally means ‘place for Nirvana or Liberation’.
- Day 12: Trek to Marpha 2, 670 via Jomsom 2, 715 m - 06 hours.
From Muktinath, rest of the journey is much easy on gradual downhill hills with big drop of 1,200m to Kaligandaki river valley, walking on vast Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.
After a refreshing stop another hour of pleasant walk reaches you at Marpha, in one of the most charming villages of all Himalaya regions with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges.
Here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice Marpha area around Kagbeni famous for delicious apple and its product.
- Day 13: Trek to Lete 2,480m - 06 hrs.
From Marpha onward, an enjoyable walk following Kaligandaki River downstream to reach at Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiris with views of Dhaulagiri icefalls.
After Tukuche walk to Larjung village, and then cross a wide river bed, either ways series of temporary plank bridges over numerous channel if the river level is low, or taking a high suspension bridge, after an hour walk reaching into tree line of pines, oaks and rhododendron.
As our route leads away from the river for a while to reach at Kalapani a lovely alpine village, after a short stop here, walk to another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.
- Day 14: Trek to Tatopani 1,190m - 06 hrs.
Walk from Kalapani and Lete onward leads to dramatic changes in vegetation and landscapes from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forested area, as walk leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming as world's deepest gorge.
The first two hours of trek leads to Ghasa village end of Mustang areas and then another few hours of good walks brings you into warmer areas at Tatopani village a nice village with large hot spring pools by the bank of Kaligandaki River.
- Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m - 06 hrs.
After a marvelous time at Tatopani, journey continues on winding trail for an hour, then heading uphill within steep terraced hillsides, dotted with farms and villages.
After the steep section coming to gradual path all the way past dense alpine forest to Chitre, from here an hour climb brings at Ghorepani village with fabulous views Mt. Dhaulagiri range with Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar or Annapurna Fang.
Ghorepani located on a high spot within beautiful forest surrounding, inhabited by Poon / Magar tribal people.
- Day 16: Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m - 05 hours walk.
Morning before dawn an hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m, offers stunning views of sunrise over array of snow peaks with world's three highest mountains Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu with Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the virgin and unclimbed peaks of whole Himalaya.
- Day 17: Trek to Bhirethati 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860m.
After Tirkhedhunga, last day walk of our marvelous adventure heading downhill most of the way past scattered farm villages with views of waterfalls, and then finally reaching at a nice village Bhirethati by Modi River.
From here taking an overland drive and then ending our final day walk of the great adventure, with scenic and exciting drive of few hours to reach at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa.
Pokhara a renowned and top most touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.
- Day 18: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 06 hrs journey (30 mins via air)
From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.
(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)
- Day 19: Final International departure from Nepal.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Annapurna Circuit & Thorang-La Trekking.
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 01 nights twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Syange (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and First add kid box
- Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
- All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in a city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of an itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
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Difficulties rating of Annapurna circuit trek
Trekkers have to pass Thorung pass so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5416m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Annapurna circuit Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful forprotection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Annapurna circuit Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna circuit Trek:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
Equipments for this trip
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.