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Duration
13 Days
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Tour Type
Adventure
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Group Size
2 - 10 Person
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a breathtaking journey through the majestic Himalayas, offering a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. located in the heart of Nepal, this iconic trek has long been celebrated as one of the most spectacular hiking adventures in the world.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 160-230 km (100-145 miles) trek that circumnavigates the Annapurna Massif, offering a diverse and immersive experience. Starting from the lowland villages, trekkers gradually ascend to higher altitudes, crossing suspension bridges over roaring rivers and traversing dense forests.

The trek not only challenges adventurers physically but also introduces them to the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Exploring ancient monasteries, encountering yaks, and savoring local cuisine add layers of authenticity to this Himalayan odyssey.

HIGHLIGHTS

Panoramic Views:
The trek unveils a panorama of awe-inspiring mountain peaks, with the towering Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare dominating the skyline. The ever-changing scenery, from lush green valleys to arid landscapes, provides a visual feast for nature enthusiasts.

Cultural Immersion:
Along the trek, hikers encounter traditional Nepalese villages, each with its unique charm and cultural significance. The warm hospitality of the locals and their vibrant traditions add a special dimension to the trek, making it an enriching cultural experience.

Thorong La Pass:
The trek culminates at the Thorong La Pass, standing tall at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Crossing this high-altitude pass is a challenging yet rewarding experience, offering unparalleled views and a sense of accomplishment.

Diverse Landscapes:
Annapurna Circuit Trek showcases an extraordinary diversity of landscapes. Walk through subtropical forests, terraced fields, and charming villages in the lower regions, transitioning to alpine meadows and barren landscapes at higher elevations.

Natural Hot Springs:
After days of trekking, relax in natural hot springs at Tatopani. The soothing warm waters provide a well-deserved respite for tired muscles, creating a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK OVERVIEW

The adventure of the Annapurna Circuit Trek commences in the bustling city of Kathmandu, where travelers first touch down at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Amidst the cultural tapestry of the capital, trekkers take the initial steps of preparation, ensuring they acquire essential permits such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Following this, the journey to the trek’s starting point in Besisahar unfolds, with the choice of either a picturesque drive or a brief flight to Pokhara, succeeded by an overland drive to Besisahar. The trek officially begins from Besisahar, proceeding through diverse landscapes that gradually transition from terraced fields and charming villages like Bhulbhule, Ngadi, and Bahundanda to alpine environments.

Along the trail, trekkers immerse themselves in the rich local culture, interacting with villagers and experiencing the unique blend of hospitality and tradition. As the trek progresses, the ascent leads through rhododendron forests, crossing suspension bridges over the Marsyangdi River, until reaching Chame, the gateway to the Manang region. The village of Manang offers a crucial acclimatization stop, allowing trekkers to explore Tibetan-influenced culture and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Continuing the journey, the trail leads to Thorong Phedi, the base camp before the ambitious ascent of Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft), a pivotal highlight of the trek. This arduous but rewarding endeavor presents breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas and marks a significant achievement in the Annapurna Circuit adventure.

Crossing of Thorong La Pass, trekkers descend into the Mustang region, where the landscapes transform into a rugged and arid terrain. The trail winds its way through picturesque villages like Muktinath, known for its sacred temple and stunning mountain views. As the trek progresses, the descent leads to the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by towering peaks.

The journey continues through charming villages such as Marpha, famous for its apple orchards and traditional whitewashed houses. Trekkers traverse through serene pine forests and alongside meandering streams, encountering local wildlife and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the region.

One of the notable features of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the option to include a detour to the mystical Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. The pristine turquoise waters surrounded by snowy peaks create a surreal and awe-inspiring setting.

With each step, trekkers are rewarded with the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas, forging memories that linger long after the descent is complete. The Annapurna Circuit Trek stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure, inviting enthusiasts to explore the wonders of Nepal’s Annapurna region.

In conclusion, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is a remarkable adventure that seamlessly blends natural wonders with cultural exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time hiker, this trek promises an unforgettable journey through some of the world’s most stunning landscapes, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

 

Details

PRICE INCLUDE
  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation at Pokhara hotel on BB basis.
  • Tea house accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • “Farewell dinner” before a day your departure from Nepal.
PRICE EXCLUDE
  • Nepal entree visa
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment’s & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

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