Excluded from price
Nepal entry visa fee, travel insurance, lunch and dinner whilst not trekking, any personal expenses, bottled drinks, chocolate, Mineral water, Cold drinks, tips for the guide and porter.
Annapurna Circuit Itinerary
Day 1 – You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Our first full day in Kathmandu is a relaxed affair. You can spend the morning relaxing at leisure visiting the local surroundings of Thamel. After Lunch we will take a walk up to the impressive surroundings of Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) where we will explore the extensive grounds of this world heritage site
Day 3 – We will spend the day visiting three of Kathmandu’s many places of interest. We will start the day with a visit to the beautifully serene monastery of Kopan. We will then make our way down to Bouddhanath site of the great stupa where we will take lunch. In the afternoon we will then visit the great Hindu temple of Pashupatinath before returning to our hotel in Thamel.
Day 4 - We leave Kathmandu early morning and take the bus towards Pokhara, Nepals second city, before leaving the road at Dumre and heading for Besisahar. We start our trek from Besisahar and head up the Marsyangdi Valley with scenic views of Himalchulie and Ngadi Chule. After a couple of hours we enter the Annapurna Conservation area at our final destination of Bhulebule (916m).
Day 5 - The next day we continue to head up the Marsyangdi Khola to Ngaddi. After crossing the suspension bridge we head on up to Lampatta and then on to Bahundanda (1311m) a village positioned on top of a ridge which is where we will stay for the evening. In Bahundanda you can find nice shops and restaurants.
Day 6 - From Bahandunda we once more cross the Marsyangdi Khola and head steeply up to Jagat. The trail then heads through the forest to Chamje. We emerge into a valley to Tal and into Manang before descending to and again crossing the river before arriving in Dharapani (1943m). The arrival to Dharapani is marked by a Chorten.
Day 7 - From Dharapani we ascend to Bagarchap and then on through forest to Dhanagyu before climbing to Temang. From here we have magnificent views of Manaslu. The trail then descends through more forest to Koto at the junction of the Nar_Phu Valley.
We then make our way to the evenings accomodation at Chame (2713m) with stunning views of Annapurna ll.
Day 8 - Chame - Pisang. From Chame we leave the forests and enter the upper district of Manang, known as Nyeshang. The trail follows the river for most of the day passing through a narrow and steep gorge to the Manang valley. Before Brathang we pass several waterfalls and then follow a steep narrow valley then head on up to Pisang (3185m).
Day 9 - Pisang to Manang. We leave Pisang under the shadow of Pisang Peak and head up the valley to the picturesque village of Ghyaru dominated by Braga Monastery. From Ghyaru the trail traverses high above the valley floor. The views of Annapurna II, IV, III, the top of A1, Gangapurna, Black Rock, Tilicho Peak and Nilgiri are outstanding. We then arrive at Manang (3351m)
Day 10 - We spend the day at Manang acclimatising to the altitude. The day can be spent relaxing or you can climb the hill behind Manang to enjoy the magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range and the enormous icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna. Here there are stunning views of Gangapurna and the Annapurnas.
Day 11 - Manang to Yak Kharka. Leaving Manang the trail ascends nearly 5000 metres to Yak Kharka. From the village we head to the base of the Thorong La. We climb out of the Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. The landscape now becomes more baron and the vegetation more sparse. We stay the night in Yak Kharka (4210m)
Day 12 /13- Thorung Phedi to Muktinath. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat towards the top. Eventually, after numerous false summits, we reach the pass itself at 5416m. Ahead there is a magnificent panorama of snow-capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet, and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. Directly in front of us is the great chasm of the Kali Gandaki, 2,500m. From here we begin the descent to Muktinath (3802m).
Day 14- Muktinath to Jomsom. After visiting the temples above Muktinath, we cross the Jhong Khola and head down the valley to the village of Kagbeni. The trail then follows the Kali Gandaki River down to Jomsom (2713m). Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks.
Day 15- Jomsom to Pokhara. From Jomsom we take a flight to Pokhara where we stay for 2 nights and relax in the Lakeside area of Pokhara.
Day 16- Day in Pokhara. We will spend the day at our leisure seeing the sights of Pokhara and around.
Day 17 - Pokhara - Kathmandu. We will take the bus back to Kathmandu
Day 18 - After a days shopping for your return home we will transfer you to the airport to pick up your flight home.