Annapurna Circuit Trek - 18 Days

Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla PassTrekking  (18 days)

Highlight of tal-chame-Pisang-Manang-Tilicholake-Thorongla Pass-Muktinath-Jomsom Trekking

Duration: 18 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house.

Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours

No of Pax: 1 to 30

Max Altitude: 5416 m.

Mode of travel: Land and flight Transportation

Best Month: September/October/November/March/April/May

It is an outstanding Circuit Trek of The Annapurna Massif, Crossing the Thorang-La pass at 5416 meter
One of the most sought after trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit Trek goes Through Marshangdi River Valley which brings you almost to the base of Ganggapurna and into the Manang Valley (the Himalayan Shangri-La) this is where you will spend two Remarkable Days Gazing at the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you. An Amazing Trekking route that circles around the magnificent Annapurna Range, The experience this trek offers is unbeatable.

The Adventurous Climb of thorong-La pass the highest pass in Nepal – at 5416 meters is the highlight of the trip and once you are on the top, it is perfect360- degree views which takes your breath away and Leaves you wondering with your jaws open,
Once we descend from the pass, we will witness the views of mustang which is a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhist and numerous friendly people.

We will then Follow the Deepest gorge on earth- the kaligandaki river Gorge –which is guarded by the giant 8000 peaks of Dhaulagiri- 8167meters, and Annapurna 1- 8091 meters, we will then use the unchanged ancient paths  that were used as trade route between Nepal and Tibet and here we will pass through the apple and wheat farming areas. Interact with Local thakali people and share our moments with sheep and yak herders

The Adventure trekking experience along with a rich cultural immersion that you experience in this Annapurna circuit Trekking is unparalleled in the world.

Highlight Trip

Thorung La pass, the highest pass in the world at an elevation of 5416 meters

Muktinath, a holy Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu

Jomsom valley, with its antique vibe and strong winds

Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world

Marpha with its apple orchards, apple candy, pie, and brandy

Viewpoints like Ghorepani, Poonhill

Natural hot spring of Tatopani

Traditional Gurung, Tibetan and other ethnic villages with the warm hospitality of the people

Itinerary
Day 01: arrival day 1300m
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration day
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhara pani (1800m)
Day 04 Dharapani to chame 2650m
Day 05: Chame to pisang 3100m
Day 06: Pisang to manang 3520m
Day 07: manang rest
Day 08: Manang to yak kharka 4010m
Day 09: yak kharka to Thorong phedi 4400m
Day 10: Thorong phedi to Thorong pass 5416m muktinath 3800m
Day 11: Muktinath to marpha 2700m
Day 12: Marpha to Ghasa 2010m.
Day 13: ghasa to Tatopani 1190m
Day 14: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2858m
Day 15: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2600m
Day 16: Tadapani to pokhara
Day 17: Kathmandu
Day 18: depature

Meals

During our Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking  ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.

Accommodations

All accommodations for  Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 18 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities

Health and Experience Requirements

Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking  is a  high and  difficult trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

Annapurna Circuit & Thorongla Pass Trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.

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Day 1
Arrival Kathmandu (1275m)

Upon Arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will be expected to complete your custom formalities (Visa etc.) We suggest you to look for our representative who will be waiting for you at the arrival gate with the Everest View Treks And Expedition display board you will then be transferred to hotel Manang or another hotel similar category.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation trekking

Completion of required official procedures and taking a cultural tour of Kathmandu before the actual Trekking will be the main agenda of this day. After Breakfast, there will be cultural tours to world heritage sites in Kathmandu which include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath during the afternoon, you will be meeting with other participants of the Trekking program along with your guide at EVT office for a pre-Trips discussion.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Besishahar continue drive by jeep to dharapni 5 hour. (1860m)

Drive From Kathmandu for about 7 -9 hour by bus toward Beshisahar -830 meter a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal and is the gate way to Annapurna circuit Trekking drive further to Dharapani by local Jeep and stay o/n at guest house.

Day 4
Dharapani to chame (2650m) 5-6 hours walk.

You are heading towards Chame, the headquarter of Manang. The district beyond the Himalayas, as it is famously known as in Nepal. You will, undoubtedly, enjoy your stay on the mountain. The town in the lap of Annapurna 11, 7937m/ the walk today is about five hours and offers you some breathtaking views. Check in to the guest house in Chame.

Day 5
Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m) above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pisang where we spend the night.

Day 6
Pisang to Manang (3520m) 5-6 hour walk

An about five hours Trek Today takes you to the mountain villages of Manang where you can see the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture. The walk itself offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks in Famous Annapurna range. Serene Mountain atmosphere is an additional bonus for your walk overnight at guest house.

Day 7
Manang Acclimatization Day – (3520)

Take a Day break-in Manang to acclimatize to the altitude. Explore the local area of Ganggapurna Glacier and Ganggapurna Lake. Be Comfortable adjusting in the high altitude Climate. Stay in Manang o/n at guest house.

Day 8
Manang to yak kharka (4010m) 4-5 hour walk

Head towards yak Kharka today’s Destination after having breakfast. Yak Kharka literally means the yak pasture land. You come across those mountain giants –yak-along the trail enjoy the mountain view and Beautiful atmosphere on you 5-6 hour walk today. O/n at guest house.

Day 9
Yak kharka to Thorong phedi (4400m) 4-5 hours walk.

After having breakfast in the morning start your walk of the day to thorugh Phedi- the base of the Thorong- La passes. A 5 hours slow paced walk takes you to the place where you are staying overnight today. Enjoy in the cool mountain Environment

Day 10
Thorong phedi to Thorong pass (5416m) Muktinath (3800m). 8-9 hour walk

Today is a Long day long day of walk and the highlight of this trip. Wake up very early in the morning to start your Adventure towards the highest pass- through pass. A slow paced uphill walk takes you about 4-5 hour to reach the pass. When you are at the top, you Feel Like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. You have conquered the highlight of this trip. Now, you walk starts descending towards Muktinath for about 6 hour once in Muktinath o/n at the guest house.

Day 11
Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) 5-6 hour walk

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhists. In the morning we visit Vishnu Temple and Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside. We tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha the trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki, the world’s Deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The Local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal. O/n at guest house Marpha.

Day 12
Marpha to Kalopani (2530m) 5-6 hour walk

From Marpha, we take new route toward Kalopani via Chokopani village. Today, we come across traditional villages of the ethnic Thakali people. Also, we get to see apple gardens. Waiting here is the 360 Degrees panorama of Himalayan peaks. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peaks, the three Nilgiris, Fang and Annapurna 1, from Chokopani we continue to Khokhethati upon crossing a river, we come across the newly contracted roadside before reaching Khokhethati of Kalopani o/n at guest house.

Day 13
Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m) 5-6 hour walk

Again avoid the new roads, we take a new route to Tatopani from Kalopani the journey is mostly downhill. We cross the bridge at Ghasa. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation. We continue along Rupse Chahara (popular waterfall). We avoid the road and continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana. At Narchang Besi we get to see a powerhouse that supplies electricity in the area. We experience

More villages in this area. Where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people. Upon Reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the natural hot spring o/n at guest house.

Day 14
Tatopani to ghorapani (2850m) B/L/D 7-8 hours walk

While walking, we observe the Lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. Ghara and Shikha are the villages with terraced and in inclined farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascend Ghorepani. Whiling traversing through the Phalate, Chitre and a no- habitations area, we encounter with Rhododendron, birch, magnolia and some meadows on the way. As we gain height, the peaks ahead looks wonderful. We stay in Ghorepani for we have to make the climb to the Poonhill early tomorrow morning. o/n at guest house.

Day 15
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600m) 5-6 hour walk.

Early at dawn, we ascend to Poonhill (3210m) to catch the moment of a spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. Nickname of Poonhill is itself a photographer’s paradise. Upon Breakfast, we continue ups and down trail Trek to Tadapani for overnight through the Rhododendron forests. We like to keep inspecting at the horizon as sceneries are equally dazzling throughout the day at the trek .o/n at the guest house.

Day 16
Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking a few more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We continue our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 17
Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we start our 200 km drive back to Kathmandu better to hole on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant/ bar and back to hotel.

Day 18
Fly home farewell friend:

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal. Comes to an end today we hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalayan again. Approximately 3 hour before your scheduled flight a representative from EVT will transfer you to the airport on your way home you ll have plenty of time to plan your next Adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Everest View Treks & Expedition . The charges must be paid by the insurance or clients themselves.

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Cost Included

1. All Hotel airports transfer as per itinerary.
2. Kathmandu Hotel two nights with breakfast and bed and breakfast plan.
3.Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara- Jomsom then return via private vehicle.
4. Best available lodge and tea house accommodation during the trek.
5. All food ; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking.
6. Domestic flights and exit taxes.
7. A trekking or hiking leader – Fluent English speaking, experienced, knowledgeable with assistant trek guide (4 hikers:1 assistant guide) and needed Sherpa porters (2 trekkers:1 porter) together with their payments, assurance, gears, foods and accommodations.
8. All necessary national park fees, permits and paper works (Annapurna Conservation park permits and TIMS)
9. Entire administration and local Taxes.
10 all guide and porter salary and food insurance.Gov taxes.
11. All ground transportation.
12. Fresh Fruit after dinner everyday
13. 1 pc snickers  or mars chocolate each person every day.
14. 3 cup tea, or Coffee with meal B/L/D.

15.Trekking certificate

16.Complimentary Trekking Kit bag

17.Farewell dinner

18. trekking map

19. medical kit

Cost Excluded

1. Nepal Visa fees on your airport arrival (You should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size picture)
2. Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, hot shower etc)
3. Your Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply also early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than above itinerary.
5. International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu.
6. Tips for guides and porters /Donations.
7.  Rescue in case of emergency.

Check list
Recommended Gear Lists:
01.) Good wind/rain jacket
02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey
03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
06.) Fleece jacket or pullover
07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
10.) Lightweight gloves
11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12.) Sun hat or scarf
13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
14.) Sunglasses with UV protection
15.) T-shirts
16.) Underwear
17.) Hiking shorts
18.) Lightweight cotton long pants
19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
20.) Fleece or wool pants
21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks
23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks
24.) Hiking boots with spare laces
25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipments:
1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oximeter)
4.) Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
7.) Toiletries
8.) Small wash towel

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