Rating in Nepal
$ 1400

Annapurna circuit trek

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1400
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Nepal
Guide language: German, English
Price: min $ 1400 — max $ 1600
Group size: min 1 — max 14
Duration: 17 days
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Detailed Itinerary

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. At evening, we will brief about the itinerary and permit and later we will go for nice dinner.

DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

A visit to Boudhanath early in the morning and then to the city of devotees, Bhaktapur Durbar Square will purify your soul. Further exploration of the city will be carried out as per your preference. At the moment, our representatives will be doing the necessary preparation for the trip.

DAY 3: KATHMANDU TO JAGAT

We’ll Leave Kathmandu for two weeks or more. We’ll make sure a private Jeep is ready to take us to Jagat which is situated at an altitude of 1330 m and it should take us around 7-8 hours. Throughout the day, we’ll observe big rivers, curvy roads, local shops, local life, local bazaars and small hydropower dams. Upon reaching the Jagat we get one step closer to the mountains.

DAY 4: JAGAT TO DHARAPANI

A day when real walk begins where we pass through villages like Chamje, Tal and Karte to reach Dharapani

DAY 5: DHARAPANI TO CHAME

Today we leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. Our trail approaches gentle ascent till we reach the beautiful village of Chame. The people of Chame followed the Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago, and settled here. They brought with them the customs and building style of the Tibetans, and have upheld the culture through the centuries. Chame has lovely views of Annapurna II, and is crossed by a pair of burbling hot springs.

DAY 6: CHAME TO PISANG

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. It is so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. We trek for a while before reaching Upper Pisang where we spend the night.

DAY 7: PISANG TO NGAWAL

From Pisang, the high trail enters pine groves to reveal the view of the small turquoise lake of Mring Tso. The trail ascent to Ghyaru and enters well-cultivated barley and buckwheat field before we reach Ngawal. Ngawal is one of the most picturesque villages in Annapurna. The Main reason for our stay at Ngawal is to acclimatize to the high altitude. One of the main attractions of this village is a centuries old cave of Guru Rinpoche that is in the hills overlooking Ngawal village. The local people believe that the cave leads to Mustang.

DAY 8: NGAWAL TO MANANG

Manang is just a few hours easy walk far from Ngawal. We pass through deep forest and monastery to reach Manang. It's basically the capital of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Gangapurna Lake adds beauty to already beautiful Manang village. There are plenty of monasteries nearby to explore. Local cinema hall can be a really fulfilling experience for the night.

DAY 9: MANANG TO YAK KHARKA

From Manang, we resume our trek and advance towards Yak Kharka which ascends by nearly 500 m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out. Overnight stay at a guesthouse; we reach Yak Kharka by the lunch time, so we add another hike to the Chulu west Base Camp.

DAY 10: YAK KHARKA TO THORANG PHEDI

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word 'Phedi' in Nepali language is referred to as the foot of a mountain.

DAY 11: THORANG PHEDI TO MUKTINATH

Day 11 is the most challenging day for us because we will cross the highest pass (Thorang La Pass) in the world. We depart early in the morning so that we could cross the pass smoothly as the weather may hurdle the passing during the noon. Infamous Thorang Lass Pass is a very difficult pass which requires staunch effort. Later at evening, we reach Muktinath; Celebrated Hindu Shrine.

DAY 12: MUKTINATH TO TATOPANI

Today we give rest to trekking and instead choose bumpy jeep ride to Tatopani which means Hot water. To reach Tatopani we cross many famous villages like; Jomsom, Marpha, Ghasa etc. Upon reaching Tatopani, we can relax at natural hot Spring, this will be quite rewarding to us after the strenuous trekking.

DAY 13: TATOPANI TO GHOREPANI

Today it’s an uphill battle to reach Ghorepani; it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Ghorepani. It is going to be a long walk to reach and stay overnight at Ghorepani.

DAY 14: GHOREPANI TO TADAPANI

Today’s trek is going to be very rewarding as we transverse through beautiful florid rhododendron forest. We leave very early at morning to Poon hill to see the lovely sight of sunrise and later we head to Tadapani see the beautiful rhododendron.

DAY 15: TADAPANI TO POKHARA

We head to Ghandruk; a Gurung village which is quite famous for its beauty and hospitality. We stay there for a while and take a ride to Pokhara.

DAY 16: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

We explore the city of lakes; and at afternoon we take brief flight to Kathmandu.

DAY 17: DEPARTURE

Everyone has to part their ways and therefore to make your memories more special we will be arranging a farewell lunch for you as per your flight status. We will be escorting you to the airport.

Detail Inclusions

  • Medical kit
  • Trekking permits
  • All applicable government tax
  • Available accommodation during trek
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Equipment clothing for porters including their full insurance
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu from professional guide
  • Kathmandu to Jagat and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by private transportation
  • All necessary paperwork and Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Deluxe rooms in standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek and tour along with Porters (2:1) for trek
  • All expenses for staffs; meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation

Complimentary

  • Souvenir from Swotah
  • Departure coffee session
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Nepali sim card for a group
  • Photos and videos of the trip
  • Free city walk tour around Thamel
  • Occasional hot shower during the trek
  • Trekking Massage (at the end of the trek)
  • Comprehensive guide map of trekking region
  • Arrangement of tea, coffee throughout the trekking days
  • Get-to-know (welcome dinner) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusions

  • Travel and rescue insurance;
  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee;
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
  • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;

 

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Swotah Travel and Adventure
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