Our Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular yet challenging treks that is done inside the famous Annapurna region of Nepal. Located far away from the city areas, the entire trek route of Annapurna Circuit Trek follows distinct, serene trails filled with charming ethnic village communities, dazzling arrays of Himalayan scenery and huge abundance of pristine nature and emotive cultural norms. However, it is still a long, arduous journey that will take at least 19 days to complete but is sure to be a worthwhile journey that will leave a great impression on your heart and soul, no matter what.
The first day of our trek begins with your arrival to Kathmandu city where you will visit and explore some of the most enriching places including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of these places have their own unique history and significance for the Nepalese people who follow and recognize the value of these heritages passed on to them from their ancestors. After that, we drive off to Besisahar- a small western town, where we shall start our trekking adventure for the upcoming days. And before calling it a day, we will need to trek up to Syange village (1100m).
From Syange, the trail becomes rough and stony but the whole atmosphere will be filled with an aura of natural beauty and cultural harmony. While it may sound perplexing to some, but it’s always a good idea to take it slow and not to hurry while trekking as you might miss out on some great things while hurrying on your way to your next destination for the night. Slowly, we head higher and higher and ultimately reach Manang village (3540m). This village is a suitable place for acclimatization and letting our bodies rest, while exploring some of the near by sites like Gangapurna lake and Melarepa Cave.
Now comes the great struggle of crossing the formidable Thorung La Pass which is situated at a very high altitude of 5,416 meters above sea level. And this my friend can get very tough for trekkers who are drained of their energy or aren’t fit enough to do so. But once you get over this pass, a beautiful temple called Muktinath awaits you as there are several lodges and guest houses where you can find a room into rest and relax your exhausted bodies. Later, we shall end our trek by heading to Pokhara from Marpha to Kalopani and so on. But prior to that, we shall visit Ghorepani village & Poonhill for spectacular view of the Annapurna mountain range.
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Day Highlight Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu (1,338m/4,390ft) Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation Kathmandu
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar and to Bhulbhule (840m/2,756ft) Bhulbhule
Day 4 Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft) Chamje
Day 5 Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6431ft) Dharapani
Day 6 Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,630m/8,890ft) Chame
Day 7 Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,200m/10,824ft) Pisang
Day 8 Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,611ft) Manang
Day 9 Manang Acclimatization Day (Optional hike to Gangapurna lake or Melarepa cave) Manang
Day 10 Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (or you can push up to Letdar) (4,110m/13,484ft) Yak Kharka
Day 11 Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,420m/14,501ft) Thorang Phedi
Day 12 Trek from Thorong Phedi, cross Thorongla Pass (5,416m/17,769ft) and trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) Muktinath
Day 13 Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2,660m/8,250ft) Marpha
Day 14 Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2,530m/7,848ft) Kalopani
Day 15 Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,690ft) Tatopani
Day 16 Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,780m/9,480ft) Ghorepani
Day 17 Hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,210m/10,531ft), descend to Tadapani (2630m/8626ft) Tadapani
Day 18 Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360ft) and drive to Pokhara Pokhara
Day 19 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 20 Airport drop and international departure from Kathmandu