“I think I mainly climb mountains because I get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. I never attempt to analyze these things too thoroughly, but I think that all mountaineers do get a great deal of satisfaction out of overcoming some challenge which they think is very difficult for them, or which perhaps may be a little dangerous.” – Edmund Hillary
Annapurna Circuit Trek has gradually become one of the most loved trekking trails of the world after it was introduce for visitors in 1980. The trails gives magical experience of geological & biological diversity including the biggest pass- Thorong La(5416m/17769ft) & the deepest gorge-Kali Gandaki Gorge(2520m/8270ft). Visitors will be welcoming by differing on flora, fauna, rivers, waterfalls, cultures, tradition and lifestyle through altitude of 800m to 5500m. Besides from that World’s 10th tallest majestic peaks remain constant and smiling through out the trekking trail. The mountain peaks in the Annapurna Massif include Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Machhapucre(Mt. Fishtail) Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak and many more. The Annapurna Circuit trail gives visitors multiple opportunity to enjoy the views of these mountains and peaks from different angles and elevation and makes fall in love with eye-catching view .
The months between March to May(spring) and September to December(autumn) are the best months to trek the Annapurna region. The days will be warm and nights are cool breezes. But if visitors has guts to fight seasonal-climate and want to make more adventurous the Annapurna Circuit Trail is always open and welcoming.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft). Welcome to Kathmandu-the capital city of Himalayn country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (800m/2,624ft): 9-10 hours.Today, in the morning our guides will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch a bus to Besisahar. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal till Dumre following the Prithvi Highway. On reaching Dumre, the bus will head towards the north to Besisahar. After Finishing Permit check at besisahar thebus forwards to Bhulbhule and rest for the day.
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Jagat (1,300m/4265ft): 6 - 7 hours. this our first day of trek, follows the east bank of marshyangdi river towards Ngadi village passing through 60m waterfall tropical trees and terrace farm with continiuing view of Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Ngadi Chuli. walk of few hours crossing Sisneri khola and lampata we need climb 15minutes steep to reach Bahundad for our lunch stop. After lunch and little rest trails follows down hills , terrace farm and up hills to reach beautiful Gyarmu village.From ghyarmu little downhill walk and crossing of tremondous suspension bridge takes us to Synge. From here gradually ascent offroads motors trails walk takes us to Jagat which is our rest spot of the day.
Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours. Today after breakfast, we take gradually ascent trail for couples of hour to chyamje.From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours.We continue our trek further to Chame. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air will get cooler, the trail then climbs through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This is head quarter of Manang district with grand view of Annapurna II.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours. The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening we visit upper Pisang Village and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang : 6 - 7 hours.The trek starts with pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it's short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thanka paintings and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
Day 9: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft).Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), 3-4 hours walk.After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
Day 11: Trek to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432), 3-4 hrs walk. We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small teashop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
Day 12: Trek to to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) via Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft), 7-8 hrs walk. Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft), 6-7 hrs walk. We visit temple in the morning and continuing our journey descending to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekle bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, from here onwards the valley gets very windy path, the walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. After lunch at Jomsom further two hours of easy walk towards south east brings us at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice and dinner with apple pie.
Day 14: Trek to Ghasa (2,120m/6,955ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Today, the walk is very enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river down stream reaches another charming village at Tukuche, close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri's and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaualgiri's east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche continuing trek down to Kalolpani village for lunch, and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses and lodge with grandeur view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali village for overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), 4-5 hrs walk. The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna's. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved wood work in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after lunch onwards couple of hour to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs walk. After spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery.
Day 17: Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft), 5-6 hrs walk. An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day 18: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 5 hrs walk & 1 hrs drive.This is our last day trek after long days and immersing yourself to finish quickly this day. Trek leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get steep descend leads us to Ghandrung village for lunch. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal. Further an easy path reaches at Birethanthi for lunch, where is the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River. After half an hour flat walk will reach at Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive.Early morning drive by private transfer through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu.Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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Since we had a very limited amount of time and money, Giri (the owner/manager) collaborated with us to develop a schedule that met our needs. With this excursion, we had a terrific time. We highly suggest our porter Dinesh and guide Rajan because they are both excellent. Ram and Dinesh were attentive to our needs and changed the route and pace of travel according to how we were feeling. Once we left Kathmandu, everything was pretty nicely arranged. The guide constantly provided excellent recommendations and paid close attention to our health. Using local businesses is better for the economy of Nepal because this company is owned and run by Nepalese. The trip was all we had hoped for, and the weather in November was fantastic.
My girlfriend and I chose Mountain Mate Trek(Adventure) to lead our Nepal trekking vacation after doing a lot of research. We decided on the Annapurna Circuit Trek for two week because it best suited our schedule. Giri Mahesh always provided rapid responses to all inquiries and communicated politely and on schedule. We had a fantastic time on the walk thanks in large part to our wonderful guide, Mohit, who really made the experience enjoyable and memorable for us. Mohit, our mountain guide, and this company are both outstanding, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.