About Annapurna Circuit
Since, its first opening in 1977 the Annapurna circuit trek has been one of the best classic treks in the world. The Annapurna Circuit mainly begins from Besisahar following through Marshyangdi River with outlooks of Manaslu and Himal Chuli on the east side. There are mainly three regions passed through on the trek: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Therefore, throughout this outrageous trek to Annapurna we get to see the rural community poplulated with diverse social groups coupled with spectacular mountain views and changing landscape.
When is the time to trek to Annapurna Circuit?
The main trekking season is October and November but little crowded at this time. But it is possible to do the circuit most of the year. However, we would strongly recommend the trekkers to gear up for Annapurna during seasons of September and December as the weather remains good and the circuit is less busy.
Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek
Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include the Kali Gandaki River on the other side of the ThorungLa Pass which is believed as the deepest ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Kali Gandaki cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt. Annapurna (8091m) to the east.
After walking down the Kali Gandaki gorge surrounded by the stunning views of mountains and diverse landscape; the trail passes through 'Ghorepani ', mostly known for a sunrise view.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu half day sightseeing and necessary preparation for the trek
Day 03: Kathamndu to Beshi Sahar (790m) by regular bus and trek to Bulbule.(860m)
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1400m)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapanil (2200m)
Day 06: Trek to Chame (2700m)
Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 08: Trek to Manang (3400m)
Day 09: Excursion day around the Manang village
Day 10: Trek to Yak Khark (4000m)
Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4500m)
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3810m) Via Thoron-La (5415m)
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (2600m) after Muktinath Temple Excursion
Day 14: Trek to Tukuche (2600m)
Day 15: Trek to Ghasa (2000m)
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1100m)
Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) PoonHill (3200m)
Day 18: Trek to Hile (1500m) via Poon hill
Day 19: Trek back to Pokhara via Birethanti (1100m) and overnight at hotel
Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus and overnight at hotel
Day 21: Kathmandu free day
Int'l air fare
(phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
Excess baggage charges
Rescue & Evacuation
Travel and rescue insurance
Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
Tips for guides and porters (for staff)