Itinerary Outline of Annapurna Circuit Trek:
Reputed as one of the best trekking routes in the world, Annapurna circuit Trek is the extensive surreal journey which encompasses the large section of Annapurna Region in comparison to other popular trekking region.The longer itinerary means the longer days of having fun. ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek’ is the must take trekking route for seasoned trekkers who wish to behold all the treasure that the region boasts of possessing walk through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge to the towering Thorong La Pass located at 5416m height, having soaring views of some of the giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, indulging in the engrossing sunrise views and some of the major snow-clad mountains from Poon hill, walking to the close proximity of the 10th highest mountain of the world- Annapurna Mountain, walking through the multi- ethnic villages of amiable locals and walking through the enchanting terrains of woods, river, cascading waterfalls and rice fields are some of the major highlights of the trek.
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: Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1300m)
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
: Drive to Besisahar ,9 hours ( 760m)
: Trek to Chamje (1430m) 6 hours
: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m) 6 hours
: Trek to Chame (2670m) 6 hours
: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5 hours
: Trek to Manang (3540m) 5 hours
: Acclimatization Day in Manang.
: Trek to Yak Kharka (4050m) 4 hours
: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) 3 hours
: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via thorung pass (5416m) 6 hours.
: Trek to Marpha (2670m) 6 hours
: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 6 hours
: Trek to Tatopani (1120m) 6 hours
: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) 6 hours
: Trek to Tadapani with via Poonhill
: Trek to Nayapul 7 hours and drive to Pokhara ,Overnight at Hotel
: Drive to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’ who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend the night in the comfy bed.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.
Day03: Drive to Khudi via Besisahar:
Pleasing drive through the meandering road with fabulous views of rice terraces, looming mountains and rivers will lead us through Mugling to Dumre where we part our ways with Prithvi Highway and head for Besisahar. A mere 30minutes drive from Besisahar will be enough to take us to Khudi.
Day04: Trek to Bhahundanda:
The sensational trekking experience comes into action once we arrive at Khudi. Crossing the suspension bridge over river, we will continue uphill through woods to the small Tamang village of Taranche before following the escalating trail towards Sirung which offers the homestay facility.
Day05: Trek to Chamje:
Walking past the paddy fields and few small villages, we will walk along the Marsyangdi River to arrive at Syangje which locates itself at 1100m altitude. Following the steep trail to Jagat located at 1300m altitude, we will continue clambering the trail towards Chamje.
Day06: Trek to Dharapani:
6th day marks the entrance into Manang Region as we continue walking through corn and barley fields to woods of bamboo and blooming rhododendrons which is famous for several local bird watching. Traversing the woods, we will arrive at village of Tal from where the trail stretches further to Dharapani.
Day07: Trek to Chame:
It takes 6hours of gratifying trekking along the trail that continues upward through the forested ridge to arrive at Chame located at 2710m altitude. Enroute, we will be blessed with scenic views of magnificent Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Lamjung Mountains.
Day08: Trek to Pisang:
Continuing through the tapered route that makes its way to the deep woods, we will cross the river at several points over suspension bridges to reach the basin which extends further uphill to Pisang located at 3300m altitude where we will be staying overnight.
Day09: Trek to Manang:
Chasing the trekking trail that continues through Geru, we will make it to Upper Pisang which serves as the natural vantage point offering the close-up views of colossal Annapurna, Pisang and many more peaks. While at Manang, we will be paying our respect to Barge Monastery which happens to be the largest Monastery in entire Manang district.
Day10: Acclimatization Day in Manang:
10th day is taken as the acclimatization day which is required to synchronize our bodily functions to the higher altitude of the environment. Since subtle walking is recommended over remaining idle, we will be having brief exploration around Manang. Bhojo Gompa, Gangapurna Lake and Vraga Village are some sites that are worthy visiting.
Day11: Trek to Yak Kharka:
Crossing the river, we will chase the raised path all the way to Tenki Village which further passes uphill through Marshyangdi Basin to pastureland. Continuing the easy trail along the way near to Ghunsa Village, we will head through ancient Mani Walls to Yak Kharka located at 4110m altitude.
Day12: Trek to Thorong Phedi:
About 4hours of walking through the bit strenuous trail that passes through the rocky terrain will lead us to the beautiful Village of Thorong Phedi which exists at 4600m altitude height. Staying at the village of Thorong Phedi on this day is advised over climbing to the high camp.
Day13: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La:
Conquering the Thorong La Pass (5416m) would be the toughest part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Ascending up through the ridge with much toil, we will reach the summit which offers kaleidoscopic views of many snow-clad mountains. Devoting some time to admire the natural vista, we will follow the steep trail downhill to the famous Muktinath temple.
Day14: Trek to Marpha:
Taking the ritual bath in the taps around Muktinath Temple, we will worship in the Muktinath Temple which is equally venerated among Hindus and Buddhists before lowering down through Ranipauwa Village, Kagbeni and Jomsom to eventually reach Marpha Village which is famous for its production of apple.
Day15: Trek to Ghasa:
Treading through the pretty settlement at Chokhopani Village, we will walk past the villages of Thakali natives to Kokhethanti. Crossing the river at Kokhethanti, we will chase the trail that prolongs to Kalopani. Enroute, we will enjoy the natural grandeurs of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Mountains.
Day16: Trek to Tatopani:
Crossing the bridge at Ghasa, we will have a gradual descent through the woods and waterfall from where the trail progresses through Kopchepani, Garpar, Dana and Narchyang Besi to Tatopani which is a natural hotspring. Taking bath in Tatopani is believed to cure skin ailments.
Day17: Trek to Ghorepani:
Progressing through the villages of Ghara and Sikha, the trekking trail rises upward through the forest that is colored in rhododendron and other alpine flowers which further leads us to Ghorepani which is the exquisite village located at 2850m altitude where we will be staying overnight.
Day18: Trek to Tadapani:
We will leave the bed early in the morning along with the wakeup call from the hotel staff and take a hurried trip to the summit of Poonhill where we will be enjoying the mesmerizing sunrise views along with the spectacular vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. Returning back to the hotel, we will have a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Taddapani.
Day19: Trek to Nayapul via Ghandruk Drive to Pokhara:
Lowering down through the dense woods of blooming rhododendrons, we will walk past the largest settlement of Ghandruk to make it to Nayapul which marks the end of pleasant trekking experience as we take an hour long drive back to Pokhara where we will be staying in the hotel at Lakeside of Pokhara.
Day20: Drive to Kathmandu:
5hours of scenic drive through the serpentine roads along Prithvi Highway with exotic views of Trishuli River, paddy fields, terraces and hills will lead us back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel. Dinner will be served in the evening to celebrate the successful ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek.’
The enticing 21days ‘Annapurna Circuit Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
- Seasonal Fruits
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- An experience English speaking and Government licensed holder trek leader
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter)
- Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All Local/Government Taxes
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014