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Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 - 25 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 999 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1499 US Dollar (USD)

This 3-week-long trek climbs from lowland villages surrounded by lush fields and forests up through the mountains into the desert-dry trans-Himalayan region that lies on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and then back again. Along the way, trekkers pass through the villages of several ethnic groups. Many veteran trekkers still consider the 200-mile Circuit the ultimate long-distance trek in Nepal, even though there is fairly high trekking traffic on the Circuit these days.

The route encircles the Annapurna Range a collection of massive, snow-covered summits, many over 26,000 feet. While walking on the Annapurna circuit trekking route, you will encounter 17,000-foot passes, glaciers, the world's deepest valley, pine forests, rice paddies, tundra, remote villages, and ancient monasteries. Most trips start up the Marsyandi River, then continue north in the wooded Manang Valley through Chamje, Pisang, and Braga (or other villages in the valley). You must take your time initially, getting used to the elevation. Midway through the trip, you will encounter 17,771-foot Thorong La Pass, one of the most formidable passes in trekking. It may sound crazy to suggest starting up the pass in the middle of the night, but when you clear the pass at daybreak, the reward for your questionable sanity is a breathtaking view of the world's tallest mountains glowing in the pastel light of dawn.

On the other side of the pass, it is a steep descent to the Hindu and Buddhist shrines at Muktinath (12,500 feet). From there, you pass through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, a rugged valley three times as deep as the Grand Canyon. As you descend the Kali Gandaki towards Pokhara, there are continuous views of 26,796-foot Dhaulagiri, and other 20,000 peaks in the Annapurna. Take time to enjoy the view, as Pokhara is the last stop on the circuit before returning to Kathmandu.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley. Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Kathmandu to Beshishar (823m) by Bus, (7 - 9hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Beshishar to Bahundanda (1311m), (6 - 7hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Bahundanda to Chamjee (15035m), (6 - 7hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Chamjee to Dharapani (1943m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Dharapani to Chame (2713m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Chame to Pisang (3185m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Pisang to Manang (3351m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Manang - rest day to acclimatize (day trip from Manang 5hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4195m), (4 - 5hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Phedi (4430m), (4 to 5hrs). Accmmodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Phedi to Thorong-La (Pass), (5416m) and Mukthinath (3802m), (9 - 10hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Mukthinath to Kagbeni (2845m), (2-3 hrs) to balance your long trip from the top. Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Kagbeni to Marpha (2667m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Marpha to Ghasa (2013m), (5 - 6hrs).

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani (Hot Springs), (1189m), (5 - 6hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Hot Springs – day of rest and relaxation with hot springs bath. Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Hot Springs to Ghorepani (2856m), (8 - 9hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Ghorepani (early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise!) to Tadapani (2600m), (4 – 5hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 21: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951m), (3 - 4hrs). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 22: Ghandruk to Naya Pul (1093m), (3 - 4hrs) and drive to Pokhara by car (950m), about 1 hour. Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (1395m). Accommodation. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 24: Depart from Kathmandu. Accommodation.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up and drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews and porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food and allowance to your trek crews
- Tent and mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit and National Park Fee

Price Excludes:
- International airfares and war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry and all kind of soft and hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges and passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘price includes’ section above.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Eco-friendly adventure holiday leaders and leading climate justice research group to Nepal Himalayas. Krishna, the team leader of M16846 is also right to life related climate justice advocate. He is dedicating in this sectors researching and advocating climate justice. From 2006, he is advocating basic rights for...

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