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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hiking
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Start: Kathmandu
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End: Kathmandu

Spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages.

Activity
Hiking
LocationAnnapurna, Nepal
Duration18 days
Start / EndKathmandu / Kathmandu
Tour operatorG Adventures

Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hiking·
18 days·G Adventures
Start: Kathmandu
·
End: Kathmandu

Description

On this incredible trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout...

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Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time.
Day 2Kathmandu/Jagat
Travel to Besi Sahar and then on to Syange via local bus. From Syange, head out on a short trek to Jagat and take in the beautiful hot springs along the way.
Day 3Jagat/Bagarchhāp
Begin 11 days of challenging trekking in one of the highest mountain ranges on Earth. Experience stunning Alpine pastures, forests of rhododendron, temples, rural villages and local people, waterfalls, glaciers, and some of the most spectacular mountain scenery known to man. For almost 2 weeks, we immerse ourselves into the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Range. At 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any view point. Throughout the trek we come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, and visit their monasteries and temples. Along the way, we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs (you've earned this!). The trekking is challenging, averaging 6-7 hrs a day, often at high altitudes. The highest point we reach, occurring on Day 9, is the 5,416m (17,769ft) Thorung Pass. Given the dangers of altitude sickness, it is imperative that we take at least 3 days to ascend to this height. A couple of days are also allowed for rest and acclimatisation.
Day 4Bagarchhāp/Chame
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft).
Day 5Chame/Pisang
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft).
Day 6Pisang/Manang
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft).
Day 7Manang
Enjoy a rest day at Manang.
Day 8Manang/Yakkharka
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft).
Day 9Yakkharka/Phedi
Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft).
Day 10Phedi/Muktināth
Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft).
Day 11Muktināth/Kalopani
Take a local bus to Kalopani and view the contrasting yellow hills against green farmland of the valley floor. View the Kali Gandaki, home to the deepest canyons.
Day 12Kalopani/Tatopani
Cross a suspension bridge and switchback across the river. Spend 3-4 hours trekking through waterfalls, bridges, varieties of trees, and small communities to reach Tatopani.
Day 13Tatopani/Sikha
Climb a stairway of stone steps and cross a suspension bridge. Reach a mesmerizing view of ascending levels of teahouses and lodges with the mountains surrounding. Today's hike will be 4-5 hours.
Day 14Sikha/Ghorepani
Today trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft). View local villages, teahouses, and settlements along the uphill route.
Day 15Ghorepani/Birethanti
Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. Then venture through Poonhill to Ramghai, enjoying spectacular views of the Annapurna range along the way. Cross through forests, streams, and bridges to reach the final destination, Birethanti.
Day 16Birethanti/Pokhara
Take a short hike from Birethanti to Nayapul where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town.
Day 17Pokhara/Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu. We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafés.
Day 18Kathmandu
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (3 nts), tea house lodges (14 nts).

What's Included

English-speaking local guide and full support team of porters and assistants for the Annapurna Circuit trek between Besi Sahar, Muktinath, Jomson, Pokhara. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 lunch

What to Take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water-proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 7.5kg/16.5lb per passenger. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a ... Read more
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