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Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

 21 Days  "Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek" which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world's tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. Beginning the trek from Khudi after about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu, the initial days of the trek involves walking through rice farms, forests and friendly villages in the lower realms of the Annapurna Conservation Area.



Sawasdee Nepal's 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek is a great introductory trek for experiencing the Annapurna regions. If we want shorter trek but in the same route, we may like Annapurna Circle Trek - 14 Days. Depending on the time, we can spend on vacation or we may also find it interesting to try Sawasdee Nepal's other trek itineraries such as: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek - 14 Days or Annapurna Sunrise Trek - 9 Days.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, myself or officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hotel . You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02 : City tour of Kathmandu Valley
Half-day guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 03 : Kathmandu-Besisahar: 7- 8 hour drive
An early start to reach Besisahar (850m), the starting point of the trek. Your adventure begins! Overnight in Besisahar
Day 04 : Besisahar - Bahundanda: 6-7 hours
Your first day`s walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. Overnight in Bahundanda (1,310m).
Day 05 : Bahundanda - Chamje: 6 hours
Trek through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. Overnight in Chamje (1,410m).
Day 06 : Chamje-Dharapani: 5-6 hours
Today you enter the Manang district after passing fields of corn, barley and potatoes, and then through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. Overnight in Dharapani (1,960m).
Day 07 : Dharapani-Chame 6-7 hours
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested ridges, along with several landslides on route. Remember to look up though, as you will be treated to some sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). Small hot springs relief your long day trek. Overnight in Chame (2,710m).
Day 08 : Chame- Pisang: 6-7 hours
A steep, narrow path through a very dense forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. Overnight in Upper Pisang (3,300m).
Day 09 : Pisang-Manang: 4-5 hours
Enter the upper Manang region, where you will notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Overnight in Manang (3,500m).
Day 10 : Acclimatization Day
Rest day for acclimatization. Enjoy the fascinating village and immerse yourself in its wonderful culture. There are many opportunities for both easy and strenuous day. Explore with spectacular side trips to Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake and Glacier. Overnight in Manang (3,500m).
Day 11 : Manage-Yak Kharka: 3-4 hours
Today is a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at 4,110m/13,484ft. Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight in Yak Karka (4,110m).
Day 12 : Yak Kharka - Throng Phedi: 3-4 hours
Make your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. A small although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers that use this point as a base camp. Overnight in Throng Phedi (4,600m)
Day 13 : Throng Phedi - Muktinath: 7-8 hours
An early start is important to begin a long day`s trek over the pass. Crossing this famous Throng La pass {5,416m} will be an unforgettable experience. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes .Overnight in Muktinath (3,800m).
Day 14 : Muktinath-Marpha: 4-5 hours
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Morning visit Vishnu Temple and Gompa. The trail today is quite surreal as you trek along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki world`s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Overnight in Marpha (2,670m).
Day 15 : Marpha-Ghsas: 6-7 hours
A day's trek through Kali Gandaki valley. There is a 360* panorama of peaks: Dhaulagari, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna I. Continue trek to Ghasa (2,120m) for overnight.
Day 16 : Ghsas-Tatopani: 6-7 hours
Emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. You will see more villages in this area; enjoy observing the everyday lives of the local village people. Take an easy day and relax with a bath in the hot spring. Overnight in Hot Spring - Tatopani (1,200m).
Day 17 : Tatopani-Ghorepani: 7-8 hours
After a long, gradual walk up, you will stay at Ghorepani in order to make the climb to Poon Hill early in the morning. From this point you receive spectacular views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri massif. Overnight in Ghorepani (2,850m).
Day 18 : Ghorepani- Tadapani: 6-7 hours
Early morning ascend Poon Hill (3,210m. ); from where you will see a spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan range and surrounding rice terraces (a photographer`s paradise!). After breakfast you will continue the trek to Tadapani (2,710m) for overnight. From the trail you will see panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Also a possibility to see monkeys.
Day 19 : Tadapani-Ghandruk - Pokhara: 5-6 hourse to Pokhara
The trail leads all the way down through the Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk. This is the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal. After lunch you will continue your trek to Nayapul to complete the trail. Followed by a ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city harboring a unique setting of tropical climate and vegetation with the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayas. Overnight in Pokhara (850m).
Day 20 : Pokhara-Kathmandu: 6 hour
Drive back to kathmandu will host a farewell dinner. Congratulations on the completion of your trek! Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Departure from Kathmandu
Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal.

What is Included :

  • Airport pick up and departure services.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathamndu and Trekking Area
  • full bords meals during Trekking(breakfast,lunch and Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tours as per the program as per language tour guides.
  • All site and monument entrance fees are included.
  • Tourist Bus/Private land transport for all programs during the package.
  • Professional and Authorize  Tour Guide,Trekking Guide and poter
  • Trekking Permit,Tims and papers works
  • Highly experienced staffs,Staffs food,clothing &allowances ,Staffs insurance
  • First-aid service and Govt. tax, VAT etc...

What is Excluded :

  • Nepal Visa
  • Lunch and dinner during the tour in city
  • International airport departure tax
  • Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personalexpenses such aslaundry,telephone calls,alcoholic beverages,bottled drinks
  • Tips for guides and porters
Trekking style: Tea house trek
Meal: Full board on trek
Accommodation: lodge on trek
Transportation: Tourist bus,andprivate vehicle
Best Months: Sept-Nov&,Mar-May
Group Size: Min 2 people; Max 10 people

Trip Facts

Activities
Trekking, Adventure
Duration
21 Days(s)
Max. Altitude
5416 meters
Trip Grade
Difficult  
Trip Type
Guaranteed,New Trips
Service Level
Standard