- Annapurna Circuit
The Annapurna Circuit is one of Nepal's classic treks. It offers so much variety than most other treks, and is able to be done in a shorter time than some of the others.The trek shows us almost every type of scenery that Nepal has to offer. There are superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and an amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass (5416m). We will also be able to see both the highest lake in the world which is Tilicho Lake at 4900m and the deepest gorges in the world. With mountain views that will last a lifetime you will not be disappointed.As we trek we will pass through and also stay in villages inhabited by many of Nepal's different peoples, both Buddhist and Hindu. The trek for the Annapurna circuit ends in the second largest and most beautiful city of Pokhara.Pokhara is set around Fewa Lake and has many sightseeing opportunities
Day 1: Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Sherpa Khumbiyila Adventures and drive to the heart of the city and check into the hotel.
Day 2 : A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.
The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself.
Day 3 :Trekking time 2-3 hours We will leave the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu early and drive to Besi Sahar. We follow the Trisuli and Marshyandi Rivers, it is about a five hour drive and enables us to take in the changing scenery as we head to more rural areas.
Once at Besi Sahar we will commence our trek and the valley becomes a deep gorge. We continue the narrow trail and then reach a long suspension bridge and then reach a large village called Khuldi. We follow the road until we reach our our first overnight stop at Bhulbhule.
Day 4: Trekking time 5-6 hours We continue northwards up through the valley crossing many of Nepal famous suspension bridges we are also rewarded with many waterfalls along the way. Along with scenic river views we of course have mountain views and the peak Lamjung (6000m). We will arrive at the village of Bahundanda where we will stop for lunch. We then descend down to the river and then we climb back up the west bank and to the top of the ridge. We cross another suspension bridge and reach the village of Sange.We continue our gradual climb up, sometimes on the road until we reach our home for the night at Jagat. 1300m.
Day 5 :Trekking Time 5-6 hours. We walk gradually up until to Chamge and will cross a suspension bridge. We then climb steeply for about 2 hours through rhododendron and pine forest. The valley now becomes more deep. We arrive at the borders of Manang district and from here we will enter the Manang district and we arrive at a small village which is the foot of a large waterfall.We continue onto Dharapani where we will spend the night.
Day 6: Trekking Time 4-5 hours. We leave Dharapani and we climb through the forest to Bagarchhap, this is the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. The trail is now heading west and we can see the Manaslu ranges and sometimes Annapurna 2. We continue through the forests and we will arrive at Chame (2600m) and our views of the mountains will become perfect.
Day 7: Trekking time 5 - 6 hours .Today we will cross the river many times and we will pass through the narrow steep sided gorge nearing the village of Pisang (3200m). We climb up to the top of the ridge and here we will get our first views of the Manang valley. This is one of the best views of the trek.
Day 8: Trekking Time 4-5 hours. Today we descend down through the valley and we follow the trail and arrive at the village of Manang (3500m).
Day 9 :.An acclimatization day in Manang and we can spend the day enjoying the views and the impressive mountains of Annapurna 2 &3, Gangapurna, Tilicho and the Chulu west and Chulu East.
Day 10 :Trekking Time 5 hours We branch away from the Marshyandi Khola river and we climb steadly into an alpine region, we gradually climb up and we will be able to Yak Kharka, which is where the Yaks graze and we will have lunch there. We will then continue up to Chulu Ledar (4200m) where we arrive at our destination for the evening.
Day 11: Trekking time 3 -4 hours. We will trek today to Throng High Camp which is at 4500m. From Chulu Ledar we will walk gradually down and cross the bridge and then we will climb up to Throng Pedi and we will have lunch here. After lunch we have a steep climb up for one and half hours to the High Camp. We spend the night at high camp, taking in the breathtaking views.
Day 12 :Trekking time 9-10 hours. This is the hardest and longest day of the trek and although crossing of the pass is not technically difficult we take it at a slow and steady pace. After about 4 hours we reach the top (5416m) and enjoy the stunning views and the high Himalayan scenery. We can see the whole Annapurna range in the south, the Mukeak and the Mustang Himal to the west.
The descent is steep and rough so again we take our time and this also allows us to take in the views of the Dhaulagiri range which we can soon see.We arrive at Muktinath where we will rest and spend the night.
Day 13 :Trekking Time 4-5 hours. The final day trekking today will be to Jonsom, we descend through the valley and it is the worlds deepest gorge, the river name is Kaligandaki. We arrive at Jonsom and we spend the night.
Day 14 :Fly from Jonsom to Pokhara. The rest of the day can be spent in Pokhara resting and enjoying the city.
Day 15 :.A day to explore the city, we will cross the lake and then climb to the World Peace Stupa where you can enjoy the views. If anyone wants to go Paragliding this can be arranged at your own cost.
Day 16 :We catch a flight back to Kathmandu and then we will go to the hotel. After this you are free for shopping and dinner.
Day 17: Fly to home.
- Three nights accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and one night after trek. Two nights in a three star hotel in Pokhara.
- All accommodation while on trek.
- You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Return transport to the beginning and end of the trek to Kathmandu.
- An Annapurna conservation permit is also required for this area.
- Trekking leader, guides accommodation and food.
- Porter accommodation and wages while on trek.
- Trekking Leader, guides and porters insurance.
- An English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
- Private transportation in Kathmandu including all airport arrivals and departures. This is also for the sightseeing tours.
Cost Doesn't Includes
- Flights to and from Nepal
- Visa to Nepal. (Available when you land)
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu.
- Snacks and any extra drinks which you need on trek.
- Tip for Guides and Porters.
- Your insurance.