Annapurna Circuit Trek is probably a complete trekking in Nepal. Around the Annapurna trek offers to collect the majestic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Ever-changing landscapes, the local cultures, living style and the inclusion of supremely adventurous and challenging Thorang La pass (5,416m.) makes Annapurna Circuit Trek a complete trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Walking through the Kaligandaki gorge- the deepest gorge in the world and visiting Muktinath, a pilgrimage site adds more taste on the trekking. Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda and the amazing sunrise view from Poon Hill makes the trekking a complete one. At the trekking, you can enjoy an extra day in Pokhara exploring the city of the lakes.
The best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek is spring (March-May) and spring (September-November).
You will take an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi. Along the way, you will be driving through the green hills and passing through some small and large settlements. Overnight in the teahouse.
Take an early breakfast, then after you will start your trek to Jagat. The trail is mostly easy where will cross farmlands and some small settlements. Overnight in the teahouse.
The trail from Jagat to Dharapani is mostly easy uphill. You will first ascend to Chamche, then further to Tal and continue of trekking to Dharapani for the overnight. Overnight in the teahouse.
Take an early breakfast, then you will start the trekking. From Dharapani you will first trek to Bagarchap through an easy trail. Most of the route today is not hard. You will reach to Chame by late afternoon. Overnight in the teahouse.
The trail from Chame till Bhratang is an easy walking route. The trail then crossing the bridge, once it crosses the bridge it starts ascending and lead you to Lower Pisang for the overnight. Overnight in the teahouse.
On the way, you will be passing several small settlements and Baraka is one of the highlight of them where the Braka Gompa- the biggest Buddhist Monastery in Manang situated. The monastery is believed to 400-500 years old. From there trek little further through the mani walls across a stream to get to Manang. Overnight in the teahouse.
An extra day in Manang is for acclimatization. In the free time, you can walk around the village. Overnight in the teahouse.
The trail from Manang to Yak Kharka is mostly uphill. Along the way, you will be passing several meadows where the Yak and horse grazes. A big stream having its source Chulu Peak is one of the attractions of the day. You will be reaching Yak Kharka late afternoon. In the free time, you can walk around. Overnight in the hotel.
The trail from Yak Kharka gradually ascends up to Ledar. From there you will further ascend up to Thorang Phedi. Overnight in the teahouse.
Set off early in the morning to reach the Pass around mid-day. The trail becomes instantly steep after leaving Phedi but not hard to follow. 4-6 hours of ascending up the lead to the apex of the Pass, which is decorated with prayer flags, a chorten, and stone cairns built by travelers. The views of the Annapurna Himal from the pass are well worth the climb. Further, the trail descends steeply before reaching Chabarbu. From there we cross meadows, drops into a deep gorge, climbs out again and follows a wide trail to Muktinath, a pilgrimage site held in great respect by both Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight in the teahouse.
The trail from Muktinath to Kagbeni is short and easy. As you had a hard previous day you can start walking late morning. Overnight in the teahouse.
Option 1: You can take a jeep to Tatopani directly.
Option 2: You can take a direct flight to Pokhara from Jomsom.
The trail from Kagbeni to Marpha is mostly downhill. Along the way, you will be trekking through the Kaligandaki gorge-the deepest gorge (6500m deep) in the world. Marpha is widely popular as the Apple Village where you can taste fresh apple and apple made dishes. Overnight in the teahouse.
The route from Marpha to Ghasa is mostly downhill. On the way, you will cross several small and big settlements including Kalopani. You will stay overnight in Ghasa.
Take an early breakfast, then start your trekking to Jhinu Danda (Natural Hot Spring place). Trek down to Kopchepan first, then the trail passes Guithe and Jalthale to reach Tatopani where you can take a dip in the hot water pond and refresh your tired lungs. Overnight in the teahouse.
Option: You can take a jeep back to Pokhara.
After enjoying a wonderful day in Tatopani, this day you trek to Ghorepani. Ghorepani offers the superb views of the mountains. Overnight in the teahouse.
One of the best day of the trekking. Wake up early morning, take your torch light and start the hiking up to Poon Hill. It takes one hour to get up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani. At Poon Hill, you can collect the superb sunrise view in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
After collecting the amazing views, trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast, then after start your trek to Ghandruk via Tadapani. On the way to Ghandruk, the wonderful views of the mountains accompany you. Overnight at Ghandruk.
From Ghandruk, you will trek back to Nayapul again. From Nayapul, you will drive back to Pokhara with a private vehicle. In Pokhara, you can take good rest. Overnight at hotel.
By Tourist Bus: – As your bus leaves early morning at 8 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, the bus will stop for the lunch.
By Private Vehicle: – You can also drive back with a private vehicle. Trek Nepal Himalayas arranges the private vehicle transportation to Kathmandu on our client’s request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.
By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, you can do some last shopping in Thamel. Overnight at hotel.
Spring is one of the best seasons. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around plus the views also get clearer
Autumn is another best season for trekking Annapurna circuit. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.
Trekking Annapurna Circuit in winter is also possible. But the atmosphere will be cold and it might be foggy too.
Trekking Annapurna circuit in Monsoon is not recommended because the heavy rainfall happens.
Tourist Visa Information
TIMS Card: US$ 10
National Park entry fee: US$ 33
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.
Techniques for preventing AMS
Some Medication Suggestion of AMS
Common AMS treatment
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