Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Trip Introduction

This is one of Nepal's classic treks that offer superb views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri and Himalayan experiences of dramatic changes of terrain from sub- tropical through alpine to an arid semi- desert similar to Tibet, at the climax of the trek, Thorong La Pass (5416 m). This trek is an excellent introduction to walking in Nepal for those who are confident of their fitness. The route starts from Beshisahar follows the Marshyangdi River giving mesmerizing views of Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m) transfer with assistance to hotel.
Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhulbule (84m) 08 hours drive.
Day 04: Bhulbule - Jagat (1300m) 07hrs
Day 05: Jagat - Dharapani (1860m) 06hrs.
Day 06: Dharapani - Chame (2670m) 07hrs.
Day 07: Chame - Pisang, (3200m) 05:00hrs.
Day 08: Pisang - Manang, (3540m) 04:00hrs.
Day 09: Manang - rest day for acclimatization.
Day 10: Manang - Yak Kharka (4018m) 04:00hrs.
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi (4450m) 03:00hrs.
Day 12: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5416m) - Muktinath (3760m) 08:00hrs.
Day 13: Muktinath - Jomsom, (2720m) 05:00hrs.
Day 14: Jomsom - Pokhara (915m) 25 minutes flight.
Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6:00hrs) or Fly (30minutes).
Day 16: Departure transfer to onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Meet us outside the airport, transfer to Hotel. Meet with trekking guide and discuss about necessary things.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
After breakfast, keep full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swoyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu - Bhulbule
Drive to Bhulbule along to the Prithivi Highway with an essential physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support. From Dumre we divert to the rough route by the Marsyangdi River passing low-lying villages and rice fields. Eventually, we reach Besi Sahar and then continue drive to Bhulbule.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Bhulbule - Jagat (1300m/7 hrs)
The trail for the day continues to Jagat via rice fields and crossing a small waterfall. The day introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal, we encounter typical local houses and the different faces of the various peoples.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Jagat - Dharapani (1860m 6 ½ hrs)
A slightly shorter trekking day has us climbing to Chamje through forest, but near the river and enters the Nyingma Pa Buddhist influenced area.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Dharapani - Chame
This trail continues to the Gurung village of Bagarchap complete with its new Gompa. We enters conifer woodland and reaches the official district capital of Chame, with its hot springs.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Chame - Pisang
Pass the rock wall of the Oble Dome and continue along the Annapurna Circuit to Upper Pisang, an architecturally magnificent village.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Pisang - Manang
Walk along the valley trail to Manang, the unofficial trekking capital of the Annapurna Circuit.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Manang - Acclimatization
Explore the Manang Valley to ensure that you have sufficient acclimatization to continue.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Manang - Ledar
Today we leave Manang, & trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continue trek along the Jarsang Khola Valley to Ledar.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Latdar - Thorong Phedi
The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can found there some good Guesthouses. Your overnight stay will be there.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5416m) - Muktinath
Climb the Thorong La pass at 5,300m. to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. This journey makes up by the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Finally, the moraines allow us towards grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temples.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Muktinath - Jomsom
Finally, the Annapurna Circuit trek heads downhill, through the arid landscape to the ancient town of Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki river.

Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Jomsom - Pokhara
We will transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule and fly to Pokhara and free day. Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6hrs) or by flight (30minute)

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Final Departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for your own tour date as we offer tour on any dates that is suitable for you. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour, you can add or reduce the days & places in tour program as per your time availability.

For the price please contact us at: sales@friendshiptravels.com

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Jay Milnes

Australia

2009-11-23

Namaste. There are few places in the world that have such an immediate and compelling influence on one's life. It was with great sadness that I left the borders of Nepal. The beauty of Nepal is within the people, its scenery and the sense of peace one finds within oneself. I really enjoyed the 3 weeks on the Annapurna circuit. Three challenging weeks! Snow, altitude and long days of walking. Ramesh our guide and Ram our porter made the trail easier and enjoyable and new friendships were created.

The impression that stays with me - marigolds, smiling friendly faces, snow capped mountains, prayer wheels, early morning rises but plentiful surprises. Happy, safe trekking to all that are lucky enough to be travel with Friendship Tours.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Sara and friends

Spain

2009-12-13

Back in Spain I can't stop remembering my time in Nepal every day. It was just amazing! I really enjoyed it since the first day I arrived in Kathmandu. The Annapurna Circuit Trek was such a nice experience, hard though! Trekking over spectacular views and taking part in the culture of all the wonderful people living in the small villages we passed I discovered a new way of life and thinking, very different from people of western culture. My trekking team (Ramesh, Ram, Kathy, Jay and myself) was a complete success, we really had fun together, I miss them so much! The service Friendship Nepal provided us was excellent, they took a good care of us. Definitely if in a future I have the chance to go back to Nepal (I hope it was very soon), I will contact them again.

I have sent to you a link to donwload a video I made with the pictures I took, the file is quite big so I couldn't send it to you with hotmail. If you can see the video and want me to send you some picture let me know the pictures you like to get.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Rae Haultain

Australia

2010-04-21

I had a wonderful time in Nepal and on my trek. Your guide Rabbin was excellent!!!  He really made sure i was well taken care of and that i was ok all the time. The porter Amrit was also a great guy and i was fortunate enough to have had them both with me on my trek. Please pass on my thanks to them both.
I had a wonderful time on my trek and do look forward to coming back in the not too distant future.

All in all an excellent holiday and i will recommend you to my friends in future.
 
Thank you for a truly great experience! Dhanyabad.

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What is Included in the Cost

    • All transport as per in itinerary.
    • Twin share hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & breakfast) basis.
    • Twin share or multi share basic lodge accommodation on trek.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Annapurna Conservation entrance fees & Trekking permit (TIMS).
    • 1 Porters on each 2 trekkers to carry personal gear
    • 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • Comprehensive medical kit

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International Flight.
    • Nepal visa fees.
    • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation.
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.
    • Domestic flight ticket (optional)

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftn013
  • Trip duration: 16 Days
  • Grade: Easy to Tough
  • Group size: 2-12
  • Max-Altitude: 4450m.
  • Activity: High passes trek
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: Mar-Jun / Sep – Nov
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