Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek
21 days

The Annapurna Circuit Trek Thorong la Pass 5416m

Walking completely to the highest altitude trekking routes of the Annapurna region in 21 days the Annapurna circuit trek completes. This trekking route is Moderate trekking trail slice adventure passed. So we need to accumulate our self to make suitable to do trekking in this region. In our trek we can see glorious views Himalayas which includes Mt. Manaslu (8163m),), Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m , Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6998m) Himalchuli (6441m) and many other eye catching mountains. We cross the Thorong la pass situated at the high point and located at the altitude of 5416m above sea level. We will follow the trial of Marsyangdi River which leads us up to Manang valley. Annapurna circuit trekking is highly praised trekking route of Annapurna region trekking since 1977 AD when it was established for tourist because of the presence of golden dawn light panorama mountains. Not only this, the unbelievable crops grown in Annapurna region will also amaze us.

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with a drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu valley. Our drive goes for about 5to 6 hours. After that we will follow the trial of Marsyangdi River. The trial goes Besisahar, Syange, Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang and through the beautiful trekking route. Our trekking route will end to Jomsom. This trekking route is moderate so it is called classic trekking as well. During our trek we can clearly know about the lifestyle, culture and tradition of Gurung, Thakalis and Magar community people. Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) is always on your front foot to help by making you to trek in this place throughout the year trekking in himalaya. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday. We will make you provision of good trekking guide.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu Besishahar (830m)– 7 Hours
Day 04: Trek from Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m) – 5 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) – 5 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) – 5 Hours
Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) – 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) –5 Hours
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) – 5 Hours
Day 10: Acclimatization at Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4000m) – 5 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)– Hours
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La Pass (5416m) – 8 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) – 6 Hours
Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) – 6 Hours
Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) – 5 Hours
Day 17: Rest at Tatopani
Day 18: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2810m) – 6 Hours
Day 19: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m)– 5 Hours
Day 20: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul (1010m) – 3 Hours and Drive to Pokhara – 1 Hour
Day 21: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
Day 22: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 23: Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel

The representatives from Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu Besishahar (830m) – 7 Hours
After talking the morning breakfast in the morning, we take a drive to Besishahar from Kathmandu. It's a distance of 185 kilometers and takes about 7 hours to reach there. Besishahar offers you the beautiful views of snowcapped mountains around. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m) – 5 Hours
We start out trek from Besishahar. We follow the trail that climbs to Khudi, which is the first Gurung village.On the way further we can observe the fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29. We then climb to Bhulbhule and passing through Lampata we eventually reach Bahundanda which offers the wonderful cultural side of Nepal. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) – 5 Hours
From Bahundanda, our trail drops steeply to Syange. On the way, you can witness a large waterfall. After crossing the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River, we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forests to Chamje. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) – 5 Hours
Today, our day begins with a rocky trail following the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal. Tal is the first village in the Manang District. Crossing the wide and flat valley, our trail continues up and down to Dharapani (1890m). Upon reaching Bagarchhap, you can witness the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans. The village is surrounded by apple Orchads and maize fields. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) – 5 Hours
Our trail climbs to Tyanja today continuing through the forest. As we reach Chame, theheadquarter of Manang District, you will be rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II. We also witness two small hot springs by the town. Besides, we are also introduced with the local community of which the residents are said to have migrated from Tibet centuries ago. We stay overnight at a guesthouse at Chame.

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) – 5 Hours
Our day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley crossing a river on a long bridge. After crossing another bridge, we can witness some of the beautiful rock faces of soaring Paungda Danda. And from there, we join the trail to climb to Pisang. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) – 5 Hours
We continue through the upper part of the Manang District today. People of this region herd yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. From Pisang, there are two alternative trails from north and south of Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji.From Mungji, our trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden valley of Bryanga just nearby Manang. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Acclimatization at Manang
We spend a day acclimatizing at Manang. We spend the whole day doing some fine day walks and enjoying the magnificent sights around the village. We can explore the absolutely gorgeous Manang Valley and the lifestyle of the people there. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4000m) – 5 Hours
Following the trail, we continue our journey from Manang today. Our trail ascends nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. Climbing steadily through Tenki Manang, we leave the Marsyangdi Valley and continue along the Jarsang Khola valley. We eventually reach Yak Kharka at 4000m where you can see the herds of yaks and vegetation thinning out. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m) – Hours
From Yak Kharka, we continue our ascent for about two hours and then descend down to cross the river. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi where you can see some decent guesthouses. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La Pass (5416m) – 8 Hours
Our journey today is going to be quite longer today. So we start early in the morning before sunrise to reach the Pass by 9am. We have to consider about the weather conditions that might greatly affect our journey particularly at the Thorung La pass which is at the altitude of 5416m. We have to climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. We need to take maximum care as it often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. It takes around four hours to climb up to the pass. After walking for around four more hours from Thorong La Pass, we reach the holy temple of Muktinath, which is considered one of the holiest pilgrimagesin Nepal. Muktinath Area is home to several monasteries along with the temple of Muktinath. Interestingly, Muktinath is sacred pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. You can witness 108 water sprouts around it and a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670m) – 6 Hours
Today we leave Muktinath and descend through the Kaligandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is considered a home to the legendary apple orchids is known as the Apple capital of Nepal. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste on the way. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) – 6 Hours
From Marpha, we descend down through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River to Ghasa. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) – 5 Hours
Today, we walk through the deepest gorge of the world, Kopchepani. And we then continue descending thorugh the Kali Gandaki River Valley to Tatopani. At Tatopani, you can enjoy bathing in natural hot springs. This is the best place to relax your body after the trek of a long day. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Rest at Tatopani
Today, we take this additional day to take rest at Tatopani.

Day 18: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2810m) – 7 Hours
Today is going to be a big day as it takes around 8 hours to reach Ghorepani from Tatopani. So, we climb about 1650 meters up and pass a couple of Magar and Gurung villages on the way. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Ghorepani.

Day 19: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m) – 5 Hours
Early in the morning today, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which is a best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill offers the best opportunity to witness the phenomenal panorama of the beautiful peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Poon Hill is regarded as the Photographer's paradise. You can enjoy the unobstructed views of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. Poon Hill also offers the best views of sunset too. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we return back to Ghorepani. We then start our journey to Tikhedhung walking down along the ridges and through rhododendron forests of a large Magar village of Ulleri. We finally reach Tikhedhunga after a descent where we stay overnight.

Day 20: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul (1010m) – 3 Hours and Drive to Pokhara – 1 Hour
It takes only few hours (about 2 to three hours) to reach Nayapul fromTikhedhunga. From Nayapul, we take 1-hourdrive to Pokhara where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 21: Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
We spend this whole day sightseeing the beautiful city of Pokhara, which is the best tourist destination in Nepal. Early in the morning, our first aim is to reach Sarangkot, which is popular among tourists as it offers the beautiful sunrise and sunset views. You can witness the phenomenal sunrise in the beautiful Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending an hour at Sarankot, we drive back to Pokhara to explore the number of mysterious caves and temples. We take our time to enjoy boating in Fewa Lake and explore the Seti Gorge and Davis Falls. In the remaining time, you can explore around the city. Overnight, we stay at a guesthouse.

Day 22: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 23: Final Departure
We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • ACAP Permit and TIMS Card
  • Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • DA
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide,
  • Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Tripinfo

Size of group: 1-12 people          

Highest-Point: 5,545m/18,192ft

 Destination: Nepal        

Fitness level: Moderate 

 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  

 Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal                      

 Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek                 

 Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek                  

Trip Introduction

On 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek we experience the astounding iconic mountain views including Mount Everest and the glimpses of the life of the world famous Sherpa people (the climbers) after entering Sagarmatha National Park,a highest world heritage tour site of high altitude Himalayan Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our unleash goal-reaching Everest Base Camp of the world's tallest peak ,Everest. Trip to the popular Everest Base Camp also provides us the lifetime opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary set off to in 1953.

Our 16 days itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for those trekkers who are in good physical shape with good health. Some time if you wish to take much challenge and trek off the beaten trail, then Everest Base Camp Trek to Gokyo Lake valley via alternative Chola Pass would be ideal. Another option for trekkers with limit experienced time would be 14 day Everest Base Camp

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down filled jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, trekking pole and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel International Guest House,a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis during the trek. Twin sharing or Single supplement will be served in Kahmandu.

Nepal Base Camp Treks will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

  • Meals
  • All menu selected meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome dinner with typical cuisine and Menu selected farewell dinners. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the same tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
  • Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
  • 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate for those travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours (10-15km) a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by morning jogging and 1 hours exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.
  • Best Time to Travel to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

TRIP DATES

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Manual Note

Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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  • Lyle Clancy, 4.50 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Lyle Clancy

    In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base…

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    Name : Lucie

    In October 2015 I went to Nepal for the second time. This time I decided to take my family along, because my previous experience with…

  • Krystof, 3.83 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Krystof

    Dear Sappa and friends! I loved our trip to Nepal! Thank you for preparing a delicious food for me, for carrying my backpack, teaching me…

  • Teresa Ojeda, 3.50 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Teresa Ojeda

    Sapa amigo!!!! I can´t tell you how much we think of BEAUTIFUL NEPAL and of YOU! the wonderful time we spent together. We are totally…

  • Renata, 4.20 / 5 (5 votes)
    Name : Renata

    Last year it was my first trip to Asia. I had always dreamt about hiking in Himalayas. I was a bit worried as I turned…

  • Stephan Bank, 4.33 / 5 (3 votes)
    Name : Stephan Bank

    We took an 11-day trekking trip with Sappa and a porter in the Langtang and Helambu region in Mai 2011. We entered Langtang valley at…

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  • Lyle Clancy, 4.50 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Lyle Clancy

    In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base…

  • Christian Bank, 5 / 5 (3 votes)
    Name : Christian Bank

    German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind…

  • Adriano Rosa, 5 / 5 (4 votes)
    Name : Adriano Rosa

    Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na…

  • Lucie, 4 / 5 (9 votes)
    Name : Lucie

    In October 2015 I went to Nepal for the second time. This time I decided to take my family along, because my previous experience with…

  • Krystof, 3.83 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Krystof

    Dear Sappa and friends! I loved our trip to Nepal! Thank you for preparing a delicious food for me, for carrying my backpack, teaching me…

  • Teresa Ojeda, 3.50 / 5 (6 votes)
    Name : Teresa Ojeda

    Sapa amigo!!!! I can´t tell you how much we think of BEAUTIFUL NEPAL and of YOU! the wonderful time we spent together. We are totally…

  • Renata, 4.20 / 5 (5 votes)
    Name : Renata

    Last year it was my first trip to Asia. I had always dreamt about hiking in Himalayas. I was a bit worried as I turned…

  • Stephan Bank, 4.33 / 5 (3 votes)
    Name : Stephan Bank

    We took an 11-day trekking trip with Sappa and a porter in the Langtang and Helambu region in Mai 2011. We entered Langtang valley at…