- Annapurna Circuit Trek
- 14 days days
- Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (12)
Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 days
Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 days Cost / Price: $1193.00 per person
Annapurna Circuit Trek can be presented as one of the most celebrated treks of Nepal. This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Massif and it is extremely diverse in culture and geography which makes it a very famous region in Nepal with Thorong la being the highest point of the trek. The specialty about Annapurna Circuit trek is that it takes you to the highest trekking pass (Thorong La) in the world and down to the deepest river gorge of Kali Gandaki. The Annapurna massif contains several other peaks with over 6000m to 7000m respectively. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya. It is enjoyable and requires no technical knowledge. In this trek you will be traveling to the two mystical lands of Nepal; Manang and Mustang.
Starting from Jagat and all the way up to the Muktinath, these 12 days of the hike is the glimpse of the different cultures, land formations, and climatic variations. This is an ‘all seasons’ trek. The Thorong La pass is becoming easier to cross every year due to new developments. The trail can be walked in both directions but counterclockwise is best advised due to the steepness of the track. If physical activity in the outdoors is what you seek for, then Annapurna circuit can be a colorful, challenging and life-changing experience. We, Malung Treks and Expedition, are grateful to have a privilege of making your trip fun and memorable.
Outline Itinerary - Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 days
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
A representative from Malung Treks and Expedition will be at the airport with a cos placard to receive you from the airport and drive you to your booked hotel by private vehicle. B.B plan in the hotel.
Kathmandu to Besishahar to Jagat
Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep 3 hrs
Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m)
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs
Dharapani to Chame (2,670m)
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs
hame to Pisang (3,300m)
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs
Pisang to Manang (3,540m)
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs
Manang Rest day Acclimatizationn
Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m)
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hrs
Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi (4,600m)
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hrs
ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3,800m)
Trekking time: 8 to 9 hrs
Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m)
Trekking time: 6 hrs
Jomsom to Pokhara (1,300m)
Flight time: 30 minutes
Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs
Our representative will convoy you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight with your soul full of triumph over your achievement and camera full of elegant pictures.
ItineraryDay 01 : Kathmandu to Besishahar 845m. and to Jagat Driving time: by car, 5 to 6 hrs and by Jeep- 3 hrs
The bus/jeep will leave at approximately 7:00 am. The mountain scenery along the drive looks like a magnificent amphitheater of staggering scale. At Besishahar we’ll have a good meal and we board a public jeep to Jagat.
Day 02 : Jagat to Dharapani 1960m. Trekking time: 5-6 hrs
We start after the breakfast, the trail descends and then hiking upwards through the rocky forest of the tiny Tibetan village of Chamje. Making a way through the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, we ascend steadily to the pleasant village of Tal (1700m), also said to be a former lakebed. We continue trekking along the fields of barley, wheat, and potato, crossing the river near Khotro, then and on to Dharapani: said to be one of the larger Tibetan villages in the Manang valley on the concourse of two rivers.
Day 03 : Day Three Dharapani to Chame 2670m. Trekking time: 5-6 hrs
Views of the LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m) can be so arresting as of today’s hike has to offer, unless we hammer out a deal with the steep forested uplands and cross several landslides as we ascend the southern side of the valley. Our today’s destinations will come into our sight as we approach the large mani wall before Chame, which is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.
Day 04 : Chame to Pisang 3300m. Trekking time: 5-6 hrs
Today’s trial can be strenuous as the steep, small and elevated path of the thick, lush green pinewood might demand an hour to get through. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, imposing glacial erosion at its finest. Hiking on the exciting trial carved out of the rigid rocky mountain leads us to the beautiful settlements of the Pisang into the Manang Valley.
Day 05 : Pisang to Manang 3540m. Trekking time: 6-7 hrs
Due to being cut off from the full effect of the monsoon, the upper valley route is very dry. The people herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights. We’ll have the choice between two trails that both meet up in Mungji (3480m). The southern route by Hongde (3420m) involves less climbing and the northern route by Ghyaru offers beautiful views and follows along the northern bank of the river. When we reach the connection of the two trails, it will guide us to the hidden village of Braga (3500m) and the nearby village of Manang.
Day 06 : Manang- Rest day Acclimatization.
After several days of exercise, it is important to acclimatize in Manang before pushing onto the Thorung La pass. There are spectacular viewpoints around the village, such as the Gangapurna Glacier. Also, the Monastery has a large number of Buddha statues worth seeing. The village is a trading center, so any cravings that you have could possibly be fixed here. It is in your best interest to allow yourself plenty of rest for the climb the following day.
Day 07 : Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs
From Manang the trail takes us upward to the village of Tengi above, then we continue leaving the Marsyangdi Valley side; heading for the JarsangKhola making gradual progress concerning about an altitude sickness which can be a fun cutter. The trail moderately elevates as we pass a few summer pastures and scrub juniper climbing above Gunsang, an array of flat mud roofs just below the trail and continues to the small village of Ghyanchang where it drops to cross a tributary. Following a mini wooden bridge and reaching an ancient mani wall and there the beautiful village of Yak Kharka welcomes us.
Day 08 : Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi 4600m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Today we trek upwards to the 500 metered station before we make to the pass waiting to tread the following day. The trial goes zigzag through the scrub growth to the rocky debris as we approach the high camp to spend a night.
Day 09 : ThorongPhedi to Muktinath 3800m. Trekking time: 8 hrs
A journey of 1000m ascent and 1600m descent can be a moment to cherish for the rest of your life as this pass known as Thorong La Pass (5416m) is a trial between Thorong Peak and a marvelous geographical structure of Yakwakang Cliffs (6482m) is a crowning point of this trek. Leaving the snowy peaks behind, we head for the thirsty valley of the Mustang to the west. We will keep marching with the sight of standing tall Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the far horizon.
Hiking upwards for the icy altitude will be tiresome but the steps that we take can be worthy as this is rewarded by the amazing views from the top. The climb down can be made as carefully as the ascent. Initially, the path comprises of loose gravel but later it converts into the rock solid part which makes it easier to walk through.
The important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath will be reached in the late afternoon. Behind a very long surrounding wall and thousands of prayer flags is an oasis of springs, banyan and peepul trees with a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist shrine: a testament to the mutual religious harmony in Nepal. The Tibetan name for this place, Chu MigTsaGye, means ‘108 springs.’
A further 10-minute walk leads to the bustling village of Ranipauwa and our tea house for the night. The region is collectively known as Muktinath.
Day 10 : Muktinath to Josom 2720m. Trekking time: 6 hrs
Today is the last day of our trek and we mostly travel along the newly pitched highway. We will descent till Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an ancient village with beautiful monasteries, centuries-old stone houses, and is another gateway to Mustang. We will follow Kali Gandaki river all the way to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 11 : Jomsom to Pokhara 1300m. Flight time: 30 minutes
After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day can go according to your wish.
Day 12 : Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m. Drive time: 6 to 7 hrs
A drive back to Kathmandu in a standard tourist bus
- Airport picks up and drops private vehicle.
- 3***best hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Three meals a day and tea/coffee.
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
- Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
- highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly trekking guide.
- 1 porter between 2 Trekkers.
- Kathmandu to Besishahar by car, from Besishahar to Jagat by local Jeep.
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks.
- Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment.
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid kit only for your staff.
- Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit.
- TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System.
Accommodation3***based hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with B.B plan.
MealsThree meals a day and tea/coffee, during the trek.