Annapurna Circuit Trek details Itinerary with Local Guide

  • Updated on Nov 24, 2021
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Crossing to the world's highest trekking route of Thorong La Pass (5,416m) is not easy but if you are a fitness and healthy adventures trekker this Annapurna Circuit Trekking is no difficulty for you. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best destination route for a lot of trekkers where each season thousands of travelers come to visit this trek, it's the second famous adventure trekking in the Himalayan of Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek. This Moderate and longest trekking route leads through the lush forest areas, hills, snow-capped mountains, unique villages, diverse flora and fauna, and glacier zones. Specially Annapurna circuit trek itinerary will be around 15-20 days so you have to be a good ability to walk difficult situations and terrain, therefore this trip is a perfect choice for high Himalayas passes and planning for a long holiday to spend in Nepal.

Hiking to Annapurna Circuit Trek touches the beautiful remoted valley of delightful Annapurna range as well as get most stunningly beautiful landscapes and life-changing experiences. During this complete guide for the Annapurna Circuit Trek package, you will find the unique taste of wonderful hidden valleys ( Manang and Mustang), the world's tallest mountains, quaint mountain villages, diverse climatic zones, the hospitality of the Nepalese people, and the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists. The world-inspiring trekking trail Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is the most attractive mountain and oldest trekking route which offers rich traditional culture, spectacular scenery of Himalayan ranges, amazing natural beauty, change terrain, fascinating civilization, geographical diversity, and ancient monastery and Gompa.

We humbly request you to hire a guide for this Annapurna Circuit Trek to make the trip comfortable and incredible well as our local guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart. Around Annapurna Circuit Trek Provides surrounding magnificent views of Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mount Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mount Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mount Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc.

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Highlights

  • Take you to the fantastic remo1ted valley of the Annapurna region.

  • Pass the world's highest trek trail Thorong La Pass (5,416m).
  • Interesting mountain villages of Chame, Pisang, Manang, Muktinath, and Jomsom.
  • Explore the habitat of diverse flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan Buddhism and the Gurung community.
  • Visit the most significant temple for both Hindu and Buddhists.
  • Throughout the trek, you will see Green vegetation and attractive landscapes.
  • Magnificent views of Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mount Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mount Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mount Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Route

Kathmandu Valley is starting and ending points of the Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary. After visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu you will take the drive to Shayan via Besishar. The trail goes along the river and passes the green paddy field with local villages. Enjoying the several waterfalls, many Chorten, prayer flags, stone walls, mani walls, and ancient monasteries, you walk through the beautiful cultural villages of Timang, Dhikurpokhari, Chame, Pisang, and Manang. The next day you go to the magical landscape zone of Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi, then you climb the challenging test of Thorong La Pass (5,416m). The trek descends a holy place for both Hindus as well as Buddhists, Muktinath Temple. From Muktinath, you walk 6 to 7 hours to Jomsom, from where you take a scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by the representative of Himalayan Frozen Adventure. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you in the advance. You get informed about the evening plan with some spare time to relax.

To welcome you, the company has organized a traditional welcome dinner along with cultural dance. You will meet with other team members over dinner and end the day with lots of laughter.

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar 845m - 7 hrs

Today is the first day of this 14 day Annapurna circuit trek, after having breakfast, you'll take a long and scenic drive to Besishar. During the drive, you leave Kathmandu valley and go through the picturesque Trishuli river, green forest terrace farms, and hill. After 7 hours of drive, you'll reach the large bazaar Besisahar, where you spend your overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 03:Drive from Besishar to Shayan and trek to Jagat 1,300m - 6 hrs

After having breakfast, you take a short drive to Shaya and trekking begins towards Jagat. The trail follows terraced fields, fertile jungle, and walks along the Marsyangdi River. Likewise, you'll cross various long suspension bridges and enjoy seeing beautiful landscapes with mountain peaks. After passing several rural settlements you reach the peaceful village of Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat trekking lodge.

Day 04:Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1,860m - 5 hrs

Leaving Jagat behind, you will head towards Dharapani. The trail will move along small villages like Chyamje, Tal, and Karte along with dense forests. Likewise, you get to see wonderful views of the Annapurna range on the way. Before reaching Dharapani, you cross a beautiful waterfall and suspension bridge.

Day 05:Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2,610m - 6 hrs

Today, you will trek on a rugged path and ascend to Tyanja (2,360 m). Further, trekking through dense forest, you will reach Kopar (2,950 m). From here onwards, you will trek through the conifer forest and reach Chame. Upon reaching Chame, you will get to see amazing views of Annapurna II. 

Day 06:Trek from Chame to Pisang 3,115m - 6 hrs

After breakfast, Following a steep and narrow valley trail, you head towards Pisang village located at the foot of Pisang Peak. On the way, you get to see the huge Paungda Danda rock face, which is rising 1,500 meters from a river. The trail then descends to Pisang offering superb views of Annapurna South and Pisang Peak. Pisang village is scenic, where you stay today overnight.

Day 07:Trek from Pisang to Manang 3,540m - 6 hrs

After having a sweet breakfast, you will come across two routes in the north and south that will take you to Manang. The route that goes to the south involves less climbing, however, the views are much better on the route north. Trekking along with one of the paths, you will reach Mungji and ascend through Bryanga (3,475). A short walk from here will take you to Manang, which is the lovely valley of trekkers.

Day 08:Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

Today you have acclimatization to visit the side hike of Manang and make altitude fitness for the high pass. There are two amazing lakes Gangapurna Lake and Ice lake. Similarly, you can explore the ancient monasteries, Manang village, and enjoy an amazing view of Mt. Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, etc. Overnight you stay at the same trekking lodge.

Day 09:Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka 4,050m - 5 hrs

After having breakfast at Manang, the trek head toward Yak Kharka. You cross the Manang Khola then ascend to Tenki village. Likewise, you walk through the Marshyangdi valley to Gunsan village, where you will get to see beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountain views. There you'll see some meadows full of yaks and horses grazing around, it's called Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka Trekking lodge.

Day 10:Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4,525m - 5 hrs

After having breakfast, you go to the lap of Thorong La Pass, Throng Phedi. On the way, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and wonderful mountain peaks, then crosses the Marsyangdi river bridge and walk through ascent to narrow trail of the mountain path, then you reach Thorong Phedi. Overnight you stay at a trekking lodge.

Day 11:Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass 5,416m and trek to Muktinath 3,760m/8-9 hrs

Today is the most excited and challenging part of this trek. Because you are going to cross the world's highest pass Thorong La.Leaving Thorong Phedi, you will ascend on a steep path to reach the top of the Thorong La Pass. From the top, you witness the best views of the whole trek, likes; a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks with huge glaciers and an amazing sunrise. After exploring the Pass, The trail then descends to one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath. Then, you take a short scenic drive to Jomsom, where you stay overnight at a trekking lodge.

Day 12:Trek from Muktiunath to Jomsom 3,450m - 5/6 hrs

You wake up early and visit the temple. After that, you begin descending towards the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trail passes by a barren area and takes you to Jharkot. From here, you trek and reach Khingar village, where you get to see Tibetan architecture. Further, you trek along the bank of the Kali Gandaki river and reach Jomsom.

Day 13:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 823m - 30 mins

You will take a morning fight back to Pokhara. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Annapurna Himalayas. Upon landing at Pokhara, you move to the hotel. you can rest for the day and explore the nearby tourist sites.

Day 14:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m - 7/8 hours

After a delicious breakfast, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. Rest of the day of leisure for you to explore and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with all the team members.

Day 15:Final departure

You will fly back to your home. One of our team representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra days at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking safe to Travel 

Making you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essential equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

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Annapurna Circuit Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provide the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attacks, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hiring a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.

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