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Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The Annapurna trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages. Annapurna Circuit has often been voted as the best long-distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600 m asl to the arctic at 5416 m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.   

The Annapurna Circuit trekking has been famed as a 300-kilometre trek in Nepal around the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas which reaches an altitude of 5,300 meters on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the fabled Tibetan plateau. The trek follows the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet which played a significant role in facilitating the flow of culture and religions in the remote region. The existing pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists in the region reveal the religious harmony among Tibetan Mahayana, Buddhism, Hinduism and the mysterious Bon - Po religion from the ancient time.

The trail follows Marshyangdi Valley north of Manang, crosses snow-covered Thorang La Pass (5430 m.) offering the spectacular views that spread from the northwest of Mustang to incredible mountain ranges of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri to the south, passes Muktinath, an important site of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages. The journey continues to the south exploring the arid beauty of Tibetan plateau and crossing the world's deepest gorge backdropped by enchanting views of Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri and returns to Pokhara via Kali Gandaki River.

Max. Altitude:                    5430 m.

Trip Duration:                   17 days

Trek Grade:                      Moderate Plus

Accommodation:             Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)

Meals:                               Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Transportation:                Car / Van / Plane

Best Time:                        Feb, March, April, May,                                                      Oct, Nov, Dec.

Per day Hiking:                 5 to 7 hours

 Machapuchare Mountain (Himal ).

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m). 

Day 02: Rest, preparation, City tour (Pashupatinath, Bouddha, Swayambhunath) in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 04: Jeep drive from Besisahar to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.   

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ladder (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Ladder to Thorong Phedi (4540m-6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 11: Trek via Thorong-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m-9 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes), explore Pokhara city; Hotel.

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 Hours), hotel transfer

Day 15: Fly back home Home

  • Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).

  • 1 Nights Hotel in Pokhara.

  • 11 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on room sharing bases.

  • Private Car or Bus Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • All three-time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking.

  • ACAP entry free.

  • Trekking permit.

  • An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.

  • All staff wages.

  • Insurance of the trekking and staffs.

  • Trekking permit.

  • SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).

  • First Aid Kit.

  • Farewell Dinner with cultural show.

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal visa fee.

  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.

  • Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Personal equipment (your personal clothing.).

  • Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.

  • All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.

  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

  • Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.

  • Tips to the staffs.

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