Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 days

WeRamblers
USD800
  • 15 days
    (Duration)
  • Very Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)

World’s most beautiful trekking destination, where the ancient Buddhist culture still exists, where the scenery changes from tropics to arctic, where thousands of waterfalls flow endless water, where the lakes remain frozen even in summer!



Description

Welcome to the world’s most beautiful trek! Annapurna circuit is considered as the world’s beautiful trekking destination. Our 16 days Annapurna circuit takes to you a different world where 100s of waterfalls flow endless water (nowhere in the world you will find so many waterfalls), where mighty snow peak mountains mesmerize you and the local people’s hospitality makes you feel like home. The beginning of our trek goes through lower elevation Himalayan zone, where you are confronted with many waterfalls. This zone is full of lush green forests and you can see many table top mountain villages with their beautiful terraced farming. Once elevation goes high you will find beautiful alpine forest with mesmerizing views then you will enter to a treeless old desert which is exceptionally beautiful and every place in this area is like a finest painting. Our trek starts from Bhulbhule village which is at an elevation of 840 meters(2,760 feet). It is a small and beautiful village on the bank of Marshyangdi River(we will follow this river for most of the part in our trek). Then we will proceed to high elevation day by day. We will stay and visit many places like Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, Yak Kharka, Throng Phedi, Thorng La Pass, Muktinath, Kagbeni and Jomsom during our 16 days Annapurna circuit trekking. The highest and toughest elevation we will cross (summit) during the trek is Throng La Pass (5,416 meters. 17,769 feet). The route goes past the following mountains, Manaslu (8,163 meters, eighth highest mountain), Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna I(8,091 meters, is the tenth highest mountain) and Dhaulagiri. We will see a unique Buddhist culture once we reach Chame, from here till the end of our trek, we will see different type of cultures. In Chame, Pisang and Manag are Gurung people with their unique cultural heritage but in Mustang(Muktinath, Kagbeni, Jomsom) these people are truly Tibetan Buddhist(in-fact once upon a time Mustang was part of Tibetan History), here you can see true Tibetan Buddhist culture. Braga, one of the oldest monasteries is situated in this region. Once you get down from Throng La Pass you will reach Muktinath, which is a holy place for Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is a small pagoda style wooden temple in an elevation of 3,800 meters(12,467 feet) the best part of is, this place is very picturesque. Muktinath is a prominent temple in Nepal, lots of people visit this temple from India and Nepal. Once you trek down from Muktinath through the mighty Kali Gandaki River you will find a complete different zone. The views of treeless grey mountains and sky burials on the cliffs of mountains are really unique experience.

Points to note

The Annapurna region is completely pollution free and the nature is untouched. One small way we can help protect the nature is by not using bottled waters. Every year a lot of us go to trek and all of us dump our plastic bottles. In that region providing proper waste management system is practically impossible for the civil administration. Unknowingly all of us hurt the mother earth and nature in the process. While plenty of mineral waters are sold in the region at a premium and you may choose to avail it. However, we will like to request you to use the waterfall waters and purify them by use of purifying drops or tablets. While it is very safe to trek in the region. Please avoid going to the edges for photography and viewing points. Please stay in your group and stick to the trekking route plan. If you are going alone, then ensure your porter is always very close to you. Our porters are instructed to be as near you as possible and to trek in the speed that is most convenient to you. Please note if in an event due to Natural Calamity or extreme weathers the trekking expedition cannot proceed further, then we will have to come back to the safest place possible. The forward journey and plan will be decided by our guide and further trekking will happen only if the weather permits. This may result in abrupt cancellation of the trip. Please note the luggage limit for Jomsom airport is 10 KGs and Hand Bag limit is 5 Kgs.


Discounts

Group Discounts

2 to 3 people -> 1.0%
4 to 6 people -> 2.5%
7 to 10 people -> 4.0%
10+ people -> 6.0%

Early Bird Discount:

60-120 Days in Advance -> 2.0%
120-240 Days in Advance -> 3.0%
240+ Days in Advance -> 4.0%

Note: Maximum discount possible is 9%


Attributes

Experience of guide

More than 15 years in Annapurna zone

Certifications of guide

Nepal Govt certified

No of porters per client

One porter for 2 clients

Max group size

20 members

Type of food

Food not included


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar [760 meters. 2,490 ft] then Bhulbhule [840 meters. 2,760 ft].

    Starts with a nice road trip to Besisahar and one more ride to Bhulbhule along side of Marshyangdi River. It offers some excellent views of snow-capped mountains and so many beautiful mountain villages. Besisahar is the major town in this area, up to Besisahar the road is nice and post that will be a mountain road up to Bhulbhule. Bhulbhule is a small and beautiful village on the bank of Marshyangdi River.

  • Day 3: Bhulbhule to Jagat [1,290 meters. 4,232 ft] (5-6 hours).

    Today we will start our trek to Jagat; we will take a motor-able road along side of Marshyangdi River. Once we start our trek from Bhulbhule we will find many waterfalls on the way and the route is really beautiful. The trekking is moderate today. Jagat is a beautiful village with basic amenities.

  • Day 4: Jagat to Dharapani [1,920 meters. 6,299 ft] (6-7 hours).

    Today we will trek few distance on a jeep track and some distance on trekking trail. The view from the trekking trail is really awesome. There are many big waterfalls on the way which are very spectacular. Today we will cross a hanging bridge to cross Marshyangdi River and take the trekking trail to Taal. It is a spectacular village on the Marshyangdi River valley. After lunch at Taal we will start our trek to Dharapani. The trek between Taal and Dharapani is simply awesome with over 100s of waterfalls.

  • Day 5: Dharapani to Chame [2,630meters, 8,629 ft] (6-7 hours).

    Again a beautiful day of trekking along side of Marshyangdi River. Today we will trek on the jeep track, although there is a trekking route available but the jeep route is very beautiful. If we take the trekking trail then we will miss one of the biggest waterfalls in this area. Also the trekking route is very strenuous. Chame is the district head quarter and a big place in this area.

  • Day 6: Chame to Pisang [3,190 meters. 10,466 ft] (5-6 hours).

    Today we will pass the older part of Chame and hike to Telekhu at 2,840 meter and continue the trek through the forest to Brathang. After some distance we will see the first view of the Paungda Danda rock face, a strangely curved rock rising more than 1500 meter from the river. We will cross the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge and then make a gradual climb over a ridge through beautiful pine forests.

  • Day 7: Pisang to Manang [3,520 meters, 11,549 ft] (5-6 hours).

    Today we will trek to a Tibetan style village called Bryaga. Which is on the valley and this is a spectacular Buddhist village with typical Tibetan style homes with a beautiful Monastery overlooking the village. Then we will continue our trek through a very arid countryside, full of spectacular cliffs of yellow stones that are abraded and transformed into pillars alongside the trail to reach our destination; the village of Manang. One of the spectacular villages in this area, almost everything is available in this small town.

  • Day 8: Rest day in Manag

    Today is a rest day in Manang. The town is situated on the big valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range and we will explore the spectacular surroundings. Also we can do a long hike to an icy lake above Braga.

  • Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110 meters. 13,484 ft]: (3 – 4 hours)

    The trail will cross a watercourse and then climbs to a village called Tenki. It then continues to ascend and moves out of the Marshyangdi Valley after turning from the valley of Jharsang Khola. This train continues to elevate further and passed through many grasslands and juniper trees. It then crosses the village of Ghunsa. On the trail we can see many horses and yaks gazing on the meadows. We will then cross a river and a wooden bridge to reach Yak Khurka. We will be crossing the old Mani wall in this patch before Yak Kharkha.

  • Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600 meters. 15,092 ft]: (3 – 4 hours)

    Today will be a slow paced trek with amazing views to Thorong Phedi . Thorong Phedi is at the base of the highest pass in this region called Thorong la. The offers wonderful views of the landscapes and high peaks. This is a small settlement that serves as a gateway for many parts in the region.

  • Day 11: Throng Phedi to Muktinath [3,800 meters. 12,467 ft] (8-9 hours).

    Today is the longest and toughest trek of the entire trip. We leave Throng Phedi early in the morning by 5 am for a climb to the pass called Thorng La (5,416 meters. 17,769 ft), with packed lunch. It is a different experience to cross Throng La. We will start early morning because the wind speed is very heavy after 10am over here. The first part of the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at the high camp. Once we reach, the very pass itself is at 5416 meters. We will get a jaw dropping panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. We will reach Muktinath by late afternoon. Muktinath is a scared place for both Hindus and Buddhist.

  • Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom [2,800 meters. 8,999 ft] (5-6 hours).

    Today we will visit the holy Muktinath temple and get down to Kagbeni village. The view in this zone is simply out of the world. Over here you can see lot of sky burial caves on the cliff walls on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. After Kagbeni village we will trek down to Jomsom on the bed of Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom is small hilly town with almost every facility.

  • Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara (30 min Flight).

    Today we will fly down to the Lake Town called Pokhara. It will be 30 minutes life time flying experience with some of the stunning views of Annapurna region. Once arrived at Pokhara you can spend the day with a lot of activities like kayaking in Phewa Lake or Paragliding.

  • Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    Ride back to Kathmandu with stunning Mountain View. On your way, you may visit the Manakamana Temple and take one of the longest rope ways.

  • Day 15: Departure


Cost Includes

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in the trekking route on twin sharing basis
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight Ticket (1 way)
  • One porter guide
  • The porter will carry only one luggage per person
  • Trekking Route Map
  • All necessary permits
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
  • Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc
  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance
  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
  • service tax @ 3.63%

Accommodation

Standard in city and twin sharing normal in trekking


Transport

Private and public as per the itinerary


Refund Policy

Cancellations or transfer of registration will have to be in writing/email Cancellation fees based on full trip cost- Before 25 days 85 % refund, 18-24 days 70% refund, 17-10 days 60% refund,


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