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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek.

WORLD MOST POPULAR AND WIDEST PASS – Annapurna Circuit Trek

 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure-filled trek where you can witness multiple world-class places in a single Trek.  The main attractions can be the world’s 10th highest mountain, Mount Annapurna (8091 m); the world’s widest pass, Thorong-La (4919 m); and the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki.  Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest lake for its size, and various other attractions can add more beauty to this trek.

Diverse flora and fauna are a beauty of this Annapurna Circuit Trek.  Cultural diversity is another attraction of this trek as you also encounter various ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, etc. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best treks to do in Nepal.  This trek lets you explore the Annapurna Conservation Area and get the majestic views of the whole Annapurna Massif.  Some of the famous peaks of this trek are Mount Annapurna I to IV, Mount Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Mount Manaslu, etc.

 

LENGTH OF THE TREK

This is a customizable trek where you can adjust the number of days you want to trek, but the general number of days for the trek goes around 15.  If you have extra days with you, following are the additional treks you can do on this trek:

 

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING MAP

 

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The whole Annapurna massif and surrounding is actually protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area which is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal.

 

PERMITS REQUIRED FOR THIS TREK

  • TIMS Permit (Trekking Information Management System)
  • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area)

 

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Best Waterfalls and rivers view.

Marsyandi and Kali Gandaki River.

Annapurna Himalaya Range I to V  and Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Tilicho, Nilgiri etc

World Highest Lake – Tilicho Lake 4919m.

Old Monasteries, Stupas, and Temples.

World widest pass Thorong La Pass 5416m.

World deepest gorge Kali Gandaki gorge.

Natural Hot-spring.

Buddhist and Hindu religion.

 

BEST TIME TO DO ACT TREK

ACT Trek is one of those treks in Nepal, which is possible to do in all seasons.

Spring: March, April, and May

Autumn: September, October, and November

These two seasons are the best season to do Annapurna trek because the weather is perfect for a trek, but it might get crowded.

Winter: December, January, and February.

This time is good for those who love to do the Annapurna Round Trek with quiet environment – Less tourist or trekkers. But the flaw of this time is, it is still cold and heavy snowfall might hamper your trek.

Summer: June, July, and August

Annapurna trekking in summer has its pros and cons. The cons are the first part of the trek which is muddy and slippery because of the rain, but the pros are the upper part of this trek is great at this time because of the greenery around the mountains.

 

ALSO, WE OFFER ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK FROM OPPOSITE SIDE

This is a different experience of Annapurna Circuit Trek; From opposite side.

Trek Itinerary

1 Day: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive.
2 Day: Pokhara to Nayapul drive and Trek to Ulleri.
3 Day: Ulleri to Ghorepani.
4 Day: Ghorepani to Tatopani.
5 Day: Tatopani to Marpha. (By Bus or Jeep)
6 Day: Marpha to Lubra.
7 Day: Lubra to Muktinath.
8 Day: Rest Day in Muktinath.
9 Day: Muktinath to Thorong Phedi.
10 Day: Thorong Phedi to Manang.
11 Day: Manang to Chame.
12 Day: Chame to Taal.
13 Day: Taal to Bulbule.
14 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu
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During this trip, you can take a drive from Chame as well or even from more upper part but best things take a jeep from Chame.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

As we already stated, it is a customizable trek and you can adjust the number of days and itinerary as per your availability.  For any queries and suggestions, email us at jrntreks@gmail.com. You can also find our standard itinerary on our web page.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Trek preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Khudi ( Drive )

Day 4: Khudi to Jagat

Day 5: Jagat to Dharapani

Day 6: Dharapani to Chame

Day 7: Chame to Pisang

Day 8: Pisang to Braga

Day 9: Accamilitaze day

Day 10: Braga to Yak Kharka

Day 11: Yak Kharka to High Camp

Day 12: High Camp to Muktinath

Day 13:  Muktinath to Jomsom via Lubra.

Day 14: Marpha to Tatopani

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani

Day 16: Ghorepani to Nayapul – Pokhara

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Visit in an Orphanage in Kathmandu

Day 19: Fly back to home

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Our team member at the airport will welcome you and arrange the transfer to Hotel.

 

Day 2: Trek preparation

After breakfast introduce with guide and porters. One of our team members will explain about the trek.

 

Day 3: Drive to Bulbule/Khudi

Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours

Walking duration: 1 hour.

Moring, you will drive with all the team to Bulbule and trek to Khudi for one hour. Driving to Dumre is the same way to Pokhara. From Dumre road will follow to Beshisahar and the then rough road to Bulbule. Lunch will be on the way. Overnight at Guesthouse. full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 4: Khudi to Jagat

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours.

The first day of walking, follow the road, both side paddy field, Khudi hydropower along the way to Bahundanda. From Bahundanda descend a bit to cross the rice field to get in Ghermu Village where you are going to eat lunch. After lunch crosses a suspension bridge to meet motor road to get in  Jajat. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 5: Jagat to Dharapani.

Walking duration. 5 to 6 hours.

Today again follow the same road till Chamje another village during AC Trek. From Chamje we will leave road to walk on the right site of Marshandi river to get a beautiful Taal Village, The first village of Manang. Continuing the trek, again cross a hanging bridge to get back to the motor road until Dharapani around 2 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 6: Dharapani to Chame.

The third day of Annapurna Circuit Trek, continue to walk on the road to climb up to Timang Village. From Timang you are going to have the view of Mt. Manaslu and other peaks. Following the road to Chame is walking through the pine forest with the view of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna Second. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.

After breakfast at Guesthouse in Chame, again you are going to follow the same road. On the way to Pisanag before the climb up to Dhikur Pokhari you will reach in the biggest apple garden of Nepal. Brathanag apple garden where you can test something from Apple. Climb up to Dhikur Pokhari for lunch. After lunch left the road on the left side of the bank of Mardhandi river. Reaching in Upper Pisang is get in an old and traditional village in the Himalaya of Nepal. The view of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna Himal, Tilicho Peak from Pisang is absolutely amazing. Fix your bed for good night sleep before visit  Monastery at Evening. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 8: Upper Pisang to Braga

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours.

One of the beautiful days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, walking from Pisang to Braga via Gharu and Nawal village. This trail is known as the upper trail to get in Manang or Braga. Again the view of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna Himal, Tilicho Peak, Thorong Peak and Pisang Peak from Gharu village is spectacular. Walking above the 3000m of elevation is not that easy especially climbing up. The Mani walls, Stupas and prayer flags refer you to the land of the Buddhist community. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 9: Acclimatize day`

The one and only acclimation day of the trek. You will visit in Gangapurna Lakes nearby Manang and then visit Manang Village before head back to Braga. In the evening you will visit the oldest monastery in this area at Braga.  Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Note: From Braga there is another side trail for day hikes such as Ice Lake and Meeralepa Cave.

 

Day 10: Braga to Yak Kharka.

After the short day or acclimatize day you will be re-energetic to get 4000m high of Yak Kharka. Follow the trail to Manang Village and Tenki Manang to get in Yak Kharka. Walking above the 3000m is quite challenging so that we recommended you to walk at your own pace, drink a lot and make warm your body. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 11: Yak Kharka to High Camp

The last day before pass the Thorong La. Trail gradually go to Phedi 4400m and then steady up to High Camp. Today we take you at Thorong High Camp because during your stay at High camp if you feel altitude sickness then easy to back down Phedi: not only that you will have an easy day for next day to Pass Thorong La 5416m. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 12: High Camp to Muktinath.

Early morning wake up, pack your bags and eat breakfast to cross 5416m Thorong La. Walking early is not that easy also another problem is high altitude. On the way to Thorong La is gradual up and there is tea shop on the way and on the top as well. Reaching the top is the best reward for doing all the hard walk. Descending from top to Muktinath is another challenge. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 13:  Muktinath to Jomsom via Lubra.

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Lubra is a hidden Tibetan village around this area in front of the Annapurna and Nilgiri Himal. Eat lunch at Lubra and then descend to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 14: Marpha to Tatopani

Driving duration: 4 hours.

Today you will go by local bus to Tatopani on the bumpy and jumpy road. Tato means hot and Pani means water so that at Tatopani you are going to enjoy the bath of natural hot spring and take away all your tiredness of two weeks. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani.

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.

After breakfast, you will again ascend to the Ghorepani via Chitre. Walking through the local villages and farmland to get in Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the popular sunrise and sunset viewpoint. Overnight at Guesthouse. Full board meal Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 16: Ghorepani to Nayapul – Pokhara

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours

Driving duration: 2 hours.

Wake up early to hike Poon Hill 3210m for the sunrise view and then descend to Nayapul to drive Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. Meal – Lunch, and Breakfast included.

 

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast in Hotel, you will head to Tourist bus park to drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 18: Visit in an Orphanage in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu, Shopping, and relaxing and if you like you can visit an orphanage in Kathmandu.

 

Day 19: Fly back to home

Receive your trekking achievement and T-shirt and departure to Airport.

What’s included in the Cost:
# Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine.
#  Food During the trek (Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast) Tea or coffee each time on your choice.

# Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
# Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee and Annapurna conservation area ACAP Permit.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes.
The cost is not included:
# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipments list

Good standard trekking boots
Socks-polypropylene
Down Jacket
Fleece
T-shirts
Trekking trousers
Shorts
Sun Hat
Woollen Hat
Gloves
Gaters
Strong Rucksack
Sleeping Bag
Water Bottle
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap
Toilet paper
Sun block
Travel Towel
Wet-wipes
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Sunglasses
Camera & lenses
Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. Shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

2  Reviews on Annapurna Circuit Trek View All

2017-02-13 14:30:06

Chen wang lee says:

I just finished the Annapurna Circuit with this JRN Treks & Expedition Company for three weeks. My trip was definitely hard at some points but the awesome views of Himalayan high peaks and the whole adventure experience were surely worth the plan ! The journey starts from Besi Sahar, we followed the beautiful Marsyangdi river valley to Manang and then crossed the worlds biggest pass -------- Throng La pass ( 5416m. ) ------- to other side. After struggling in the "windy valley" we got to Tatopani and enjoyed the hot spring. Finally after seeing the great sunrise on top of Poon Hill, we went down to Nayapul and back to Pokhara. It's a trip that i'll always remember ! One Really important thing in my trip was my loyal Guide and friend Raby. Without him the trek wouldn't be as fun and cool as i had, Raby was recommended by my friend and he does live up to his reputation. He has been trekking all over Nepal for more then twenty years and knows almost everything along our paths -------------- the road, the people, the culture, the good local wines........... etc. Trekking with Raby is not only safe and easy, but also happy and unforgettable. for trekkers who want a better trip, i highly recommended This JRN Treks & Expedition Company and use him as the Guide for your Holiday trip to Nepal... Hope you have a great journey and make some memories that you'll keep forever ! Chen wang lee

2017-02-13 14:27:55

Paul says:

Great, wonderful guides in amazing Nepalese scenery. Highly recommend Raby Dong as a guide, he is professional and always aware about safety.

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