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Annapurna Circuit Trek Package

This Annapurna Citcuit Trek is taken into account one amongst the most effective treks within the world although construction is threatening its name and its future as a classic trek. The circumnavigation of the Annapurna massif is perhaps one of the most beautiful and diverse trekking routes in the world . Hardly any other hike offers more variety of landscapes , different climates , rich flora and fauna , different cultures and ways of life. The Kathmandu Valley , colorful bazaars and a seemingly endless number of temples, pagodas and shrines mark the start of the trip. The path of your trek takes you first through bamboo forests with subtropical vegetation , green terraced fields and beautiful villages. The snowy mountains of the Annapurna massif form the picturesque backdrop of this picturesque landscape.


You happen wildly gushing waterfalls and the spectacular gorges of the eerily beautiful Marschyangdi River. Through forests you climb higher by the day , lush greenery turns into dry barrenness . In the wide valley of Manang and Pisang you are now facing Tibetan buildings that mountain vistas with every day intoxicating . Well acclimatized , with a tingling sensation in your stomach, you reach the 5,415 m high Thorong La . Gaze wander , a bird of prey equal , over the Himalayan main ridge in the north to the Kingdom of Mustang . The descent takes you into a lunar landscape and finally the famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath in the mighty Kali Gandakhi Valley. Nestled between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna , it is considered the deepest valley in the world . Light step , along a river , you will pass Buddhist monasteries and lovely villages with increasingly green vegetation.


    • TRIP FACTS:
      Trip Duration:
      18 Nights 19 Days
      Trekking destination: Annapurna Circuit Trek (5416m Thorong-La Pass)
      Trip Grade: Moderate or Grade B (5 to 7 hours a day, altitude between 3000 to 5500m)
      Activities:
      Trekking and cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
      Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
      Accommodations: 3 nights in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara and 14 nights in lodge/teahouse during trek
      Food in Trekking: In the Tea Houses/ Local lodges
      Transportation:
      Public bus, Private vehicle and domestic flights

    • DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
    • DAY 01:ARRIVAL IN NEPAL.
      Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    • DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR.
      After breakfast process for the UNISCO Heritage Sightseeing tour. Visit Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Khokana Village and after sight-seeing tour, transfer you back to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
    • Day 3: Kathmandu to Bhulbule (840m)
      We drive from Kathmandu for about seven and a half hours to the village of Bhulbule. From here it is a short walk of 15 minutes down to the Marsyangdi River where we stay in the best available lodge.
    • Day 4: Trek to Ghermu (1,100m)
      We crross the Marsyangdi River and continue upstream until we reach Nadi Khola, from where we ascend the Bahundanda Ridge at 1,311m. From the ridge we descend to Ghemu.
    • Day 5: Trek to Chamje (1,430m)
      Because of recent road consruction, from Ghemu we follow a local trail on the east bank of the Marsyangdi Khola, which we cross at Jagat (4 hrs). From Jagat it is approximately 3hrs of walking to reach Chamje.
    • Day 6: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m)
      From Chamje we cross back onto the east bank of the river and continue to Tal (1,700m), where we stop and have lunch. After lunch, we cross the river once more and walk for a further 3 ˝ hours to Dharapani.
    • Day 7: Trek to Koto (2,600m)
      We walk to Koto today, which is just short of Chame, the Headquarters of Manang District. Initially, the trail runs diagonally up the hillside to Timung, where we stop for lunch. After lunch we trekthrough Thenchok Village and drop down towards the river to Kupar, which lies above the junction of the Marsyangdi and Nar rivers.
    • Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3,354m)
      We walk through the important village of Chame after 30 minutes and cross bridge to north side of the river, near the horticultural apple farm at Brathang. The covered bridge with a door in the middle was allegedly used to prevent robbers from the north coming into the lower Marsyangdi Valley. We then begin the spectacular ascent to Pisang. Before Pisang the valley doglegs. This begins the transition into the rain shadow experienced between Ghasa and Tukuche, in the Kali Gandaki. The scenery is of magnificent forests and the Marsyangdi River roaring below, as it cuts through the main Himalayan range between Annapurna II and Manaslu.
    • Day 9: Trek to Braga (3,360m)
      Today is a beautiful trekking day on easy terrain through forests to small ridge at 3,450m. Below and stretching into the distance is the upper Manang Valley. The southern tier of this valley is walled by Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome. To the west and visible just south of a distant sharp rock peak is the Grand Barrier. The basin containing Tilicho Lake is out of view at the head of the valley. To the northwest is Thorong La and Thorungtse and barring the way to Tibet to the north, a long ridge of peaks. Descending from this view point, the path crosses a plain and passes Hongde Airstrip. Further on the Sabji Khola is passed and Braga reached. Braga is a cliffside village with several monasteries.
    • Day 10: Acclimatisation Day
      It is essential to spend time to acclimatise at Braga, before the big height gains over the next three days. We will most likely have a potter up to (Manang, 3,440m) before descending back to Braga for the night. Manang is a large village situated immediately across from a huge glacier descending from Glacier Dome and Gangapurna. A beautiful emerald lake lies at its foot (an easy hour walk from Manag itself - keep an eye out for the huge Griffon Vultures). Manang has a nice atmosphere and there's a bakery serving coffee and cakes. There are possible side trips to a lake about 3 hrs north of Braga, to the main Manang Gompa, or to Khangsar on the trail to Tilicho Lake.
    • Day 11: Trek to Chakadunga (3,963m)
      It is a relatively short day of trekking through the villages of Manang and Thansey to reach Chakadunga (3,963m). It should take us about 4 hours in total. In the afternoon, to aid our acclimatisation, we will have a side trip up the stream, which flows down from the West Chulu peaks.
    • Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,405m)
      The trail turns north west up the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is sometimes possible to see herds of Blue Sheep along the cliffs. We cross a covered cantilevered bride and ascend to Phedi, the last point before the Thorong La. Thorong Phedi is a large collection of hotels in an impressive situation. Electric light, satelite phone and showers are something of a surprise at this altitude!
    • DAY 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7-8 hrs
      Thorong La (5,416 m/17,769 ft), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of our Annapurna Circuit trek. It is in our grasp today. Yes, we will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience; our own human performance and the unimaginable majesty of this place that few Westerners see. We reach Muktinath with the setting sun. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist Monastery and is often referred to as an example of the religions harmony in Nepal. Note: we have descended over 1600m/5300 ft today.
    • DAY 14: Muktinath to Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6-8 hrs
      Today, we drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki – world`s deepest gorge. We have to adjust ourselves in a public vehicle on sharing basis for the day today. The road is gravel and unfortunately rough and dusty. However, we have worked hard and can save some time in this barren landscape which resembles the arid Tibetan Plateau. At Tatopani another treat awaits us, and everyone is anxious to relax their weary muscles in one of the hot spring pools. Ah!
    • DAY 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani [2,850m/9,350ft].: 7-8 hrs
      The trek to Ghorepani takes us past the villages of Ghara and Sikha and their terraced farmlands, through Phalate and Chitre, and through beautiful rhododendron, brich, and magnolia stands. The surrounding peaks look wonderful, almost ominous, as they tower above.
    • DAY 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6-7 hrs
      An early ascent of Poon Hill (3,210m. /10,531ft) takes us to the top to witness a spectacular moment in time: sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Poon Hill is equated with “a photographer’s paradise”. We are reluctant to leave and trek through rhododendron forests to Tadapani. The scenery has remained dazzling throughout the entire day.
    • DAY 17: Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 7-8 hrs
      We trek for 6-7 hours through Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk (2nd largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. Gurung is a culturally rich ethnic group) for lunch. At Nayapul we conclude our trek with a 1 hour drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is know for its beautiful lakes and the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayan mountains.
    • DAY 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive
      This day we drive back to Kathmandu, were some will catch up on last minute shopping prior to our celebratory dinner. For most, life hereafter will be forever changed!
    • DAY 19:Departure.
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    • PREPARE FOR TREK
    • When to go for trek in Nepal:
      Trekking in Nepal is possible to do at any time of the year but it depends on where you are planning to trek. There is always somewhere to go and something to do in Nepal, whatever the weather

      Autumn season from September to November when the monsoon ends and days become crystal clear. This is the real feature of the autumn and winter months. The mornings and especially the evenings can feel particularly brisk, but in sunshine the conditions are ideal for trekking.

      Trekking during the winter Season from December to February is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters because this season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations. You must be careful planning trek with high passes for this period because the high passes and ridges are may be blocked with snow and footpaths impassable.

      Spring season is the pre-monsoon period that extends from March to end of the May when the days can become hazy, with the distance view obscured, and clouds are a common features if the afternoons and the both days and nights are getting warmer. The real treat in the Spring months are the flowers, especially the rhododendrons.

      ummer Season (June to August): Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. During this season, you can trek in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo.

    • EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS FOR TREK IN NEPAL
    • If you really want to enjoy tour trekking holiday in Nepal, get fit before the trek not on the trek. Arriving in Nepal out of shape having taken no exercise for months, possibly years, is asking for trouble. Nepal, like like in general, is full of ups and downs. Run walk, swim, bike, do circuits, whatever but exercise before you to. You don’t need to be marathon-fit, but you will enjoy it more if your legs have reasonable muscle tone.

    • CLOTHING AND BOOTS FOR TREK:
    • Clothing:
      For trekking in Nepal you don’t need a lot of specialist equipment, indeed, most porters wear little more than a cotton shirt and trousers. But for Westerners the choice is wider. Light cotton trousers or loose skirt o shorts, with a t-shits and a pair or running shoes or lightweight boots is the norm on most treks. In the morning and early evening this might be supplemented by a fleece sweater and pants, or perhaps a light down jacket or vest. It’s usually only on the higher treks or between November and January that wool shirts and thermal underwear become necessary. Unless it is overcast or windy, the day is usually warm, but the early mornings and the evenings can be very cold so, unless you want to retire early to your sleeping bag, take warm clothing, a down parka, gloves and wool hat.

      Boots:
      If you have favorite pair of comfortable walking boots, stick with them. If you are looking for a pair for first time, ask yourself the following: will I be going above the snowline, or on very rough and rocky terrain? A specialist retailer should be able to advise you on the most suitable boot once he know your plan. Normally fabric upper boots, although generally less durable or waterproof than leather boots, are ideal for most trekking.

    • TREKKING EQUIPMENTS:
    • You don't need special equipments to go to trek in the most of the regions of Nepal. A comfortable hiking boot, a sleeping bag and a few clothes as per the travelling season are the basic things you need. It is best to travel light. Please note that most of the equipments we need for trek in Nepal is possible to buy or hire in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • TREKKING PERMITS, NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE AND TIMS CARD:
    • Most of the treks in Nepal requires permits/ conservation area entry tickets. When you book your trek with us, all the necessary trekking permits will be arranged from our team.

    • RESCUE INSURANCE:
    • If you are coming for short and easy trek, you can travel with normal regular insurance but if you are planning for trekking in high passes/ remote area you must check if your insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions or not. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters.
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