The Annapurna circuit route is considered as one of the most popular and classic treks in Nepal. It passes through villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people. The trail offers spectacular mountain scenery that passes through the Northern Himalayan range and Tibetan plateau. Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, and Newars heavily settle the Southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges except higher regions, which support thick forest of rhododendron and fir trees. There are small fields of millet and wheat and small flocks of sheep and goats seen as one passes through Manang valley. The Manang people are Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion considered as a trading race. As a result, their life style is quite different to those tribes on the Southern slopes. Thakali and Mustang tribes? control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kaligandaki and Muktinath Temple until more through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. This trek is recommended as one of the top twenty trekking trails all over the world.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Guided sightseeing to the world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Drive by Jeep/car for three hours, special briefing by rafting guide, rafting continues for three hours. Stay at a resort by the riverside.
Day 4: After breakfast, rafting continues for three hours. Drive by Jeep/car for three hours back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 5: Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (175 km): Drive by Jeep/car for five hours.
Day 6: Besi-Sahar to Bahundanda (1250 m.): Trek for 6 hours.
Day 7: Bahundanda to Chamje: Trek for 6 hours.
Day 8: Chamje to Dharapani (1890 m.): Trek for 5 hours.
Day 9: Dharapani to Chame: Trek for 5 hours.
Day 10: Chame to Pisang: Trek for 5 hours.
Day 11: Pisang to Manang: Trek for 5 hours.
Day 12: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang): Rest.
Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka: Trek for 4 hours.
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi/ High Camp: Trek for 4/5 hours.
Day 15: Thorung Phedi/High Camp to Muktinath: Trek for 6/7 hours.
Day 16: Muktinath to Kagbeni: Trek for 3 hours.
Day 17: Kagbeni to Marpha: Trek for 4 hours.
Day 18: Marpha to Ghasha: Trek for 5 hours.
Day 19: Ghasa to Tatopani: Trek for 5 hours.
Day 20: Tatopani (Natural hot spring): Rest.
Day 21: Tatopani to Shikha: Trek for 4 hours.
Day 22: Shikha to Ghorepani: Trek for 4 hours.
Day 23: Ghorepani to Poonhill toTadapani: Trek for 6 hours.
Day 24: Tadapani to Ghandruk: Trek for 3 hours.
Day 25: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti: Trek for 4 hours and drive by Jeep/car for one hour. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 26: Guided sightseeing to Devi?s fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Buddhist Monastery and boating on Fewa Lake for one hour. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 27: Pokhara to Kathmandu: AM: Fly for 25 minutes and transfer to Hotel. PM: Shopping in the local market.
Day 28: Departure to International Airport for onward flight to home.
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