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Annapurna Circuit Trekking


Overview

One of the beautiful trekking in the world, Annapurna Circuit Trekking has been much appreciated with its land escape, breathtaking Himalayan scenery, local people and the pass Throng La 5416m since it’s opened to the trekkers. The trek starts from Besishar at an altitude of 820m and gradually hike to 5514m Throng-La pass the highest point of trekking. The lower part trekking will passes with Hindu culture, tiny villages and while upper part from Chame will change the climate, Tibetan dominated culture, land escape and people.

On acclimatization day at Manang you will have a great experience hiking to Gangapurna glacier, visit a Gangapurna lake and around. Trekking towards the Throng- La, you will feel hard to breath, every step requires a committed effort and amazing mountains are inspiring. Once you arrive at pass you will have fantastic view of Throng Peak, Tilicho peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many other peaks.

After crossing Throng La, you will enter to the words deepest gorge between over 8000m mountain Mt. Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Natural hot spring “Tatopani” will refresh you and once hike to Gorepani (Poon HIll) to enjoy the stunning sunrise from Himalaya and beautiful view of Mountain again. Ending a trek in Pokhara is relaxing next to Phewa lake
Annapurna circuit trekking trail combine to the Upper Mustang trekking trail at Kagbeni. Upper Mustang are is considered a special virgin trekking with pure Tibetan culture, mysterious cave  and barrens mountains.


Trip Highlights

  • One of the beautiful trekking in the world with its land escape, breathtaking Himalayan scenery, and Throng La 5416m
  • Enjoy Annapurna mountains from four direction
  • Experience the Tibetan cultural life and culture in upper part of Annapurna
  • Enjoy the view from 5416m Throng La pass
  • Trek through the worlds deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

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Itinerary

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We will pick you up from Nepal airport and Transfer to hotel. You will have free evening around down town. Late evening we will organize Nepal traditional dinner (it will be optional) in Nepali traditional restaurant.

Meal Included: Dinner at traditional cultural restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in the city center.
Transport: arrival pick up private vehicle

Kathmandu Sightseeing: After breakfast we explore Kathmandu valley sightseeing: Bouddhanath Stupa, biggest Buddhist shrines, Pashupatinath, Hindu temple and cremation, Patan durbar square. Evening briefing about following days treks and guide introduce.
Sightseeing: by private transport for half day
Accommodation: Hotel in the city center.
Meal included: Breakfast
Transport: private car and city tour guide

Drive to Besisahar by private car/ jeep and continue to Bulbule by regular jeep from Besisahar. The road will follow along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River. The amazing view of Mt Manaslu range and Annapurna range can be seen from highway.
• Drive to Bulbule by jeep.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house.

The drive will continue along the Marshyangdi river valley. The road is rough and bumpy. Arrive in Dharapani and night rest at local guest house.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• Drive by regular local jeep.
• BLD form local guest house.

The trail passes through the land slides. You will have a view to Lamjung himal, Annapurna and Manaslu.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

The narrow and seep trail passes ahead with a fantastic view of rock which raise likely 1500m from River. Now you we will enter Manang valley which has its own culture and tradition, derived from Tibet. Pisang is a beautiful village.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

Today you will two different route to arrive to Manang. Upper Pisang route and lower pisang route. The lower route is a normal route and upper is off the beaten trail which has fantastic view to the mountain. The vegetation and climate will be dry and colder.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

After the breakfast we will go to hike to the Gangapurna glacier and Gangapurna Lake. And in the afternoon explore Manang village, excellent views of the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Lake and a small hike to 100 Lama’s monastery. There will be a medical clinic of Himalayan Rescue Association in trekkers season. If you have any altitude or other health problem you can visit the clinic. Night rest at local guest house.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

Now you we are trekking above tree line. This is dry region and we are ascending to 400m, it we must walk slowly to avoid altitude sickness.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

Today is our kind of acclimatization day before the Throng La pass 5416m. We must be all right to the big tomorrow. Some trekkers go further to the high camp but as it is not a good idea spend a night at a high altitude. That may cause mountain sickness. It is recommended to stay lower place to escape form altitude sickness. At the bottom of Thorung La Pass, this place gives your pleasant view.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

We have to wake up early to arrive to the Pass before noon. We might have to push ourselves in every step. The mighty Himalayan peaks and snowy horizon will give you power to go forward. The pass is marked by Chortens and prayer flags. Arrive in Throng La, take pictures, and descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site is in the other side of Annapurna.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• BLD form local guest house

We are traveling through the world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki gorge). On the way, Kagbeni is the getway to Upper Mustang. We will drive forward via Jomsom. Some trekkers fly to Pokhar from Jomsom. Finally arrive in Tatopani, which has a natural hot spring. You can enjoy hot spring and be refresh.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at local guest house.
• Drive by regular local jeep.
• BLD form local guest house

Enjoy the last breakfast at your guest house with the mountain view in the back drop. After the breakfast ride a regular local jeep to Ben. Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant and drive to Pokhara by regular local bus. Night rest at Hotel near by lake side.
• Taken care by English speaking trekking guide and porter
• Over night at Hotel in Pokhara
• Drive by regular local jeep/ bus
• Breakfast and lunch from local guest house.

Take an easy day around Pokhara. There are some interesting sites (David falls, Siddha cave, Barahi temple, Peace Stupa and Lake Side), you can visit them or just take an lazy day. Night rest at Hotel.
• Breakfast will be serving at Hotel
• Over night at Hotel

Transfer to regular tourist Bus Park and drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and free in the evening.
• Transfer by regular tourist bus.
• Over night at Hotel

Enjoy morning for last minute shopping or etc. Later in the afternoon, we will transfer to airport and fly to Home. Sweet Home.
• Breakfast at Hotel
• Transfer to airport by private vehicle.


What are included?

  • Arrival and departure from international airport.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Arrival, departure transfer and other land transfer as per itinerary.
  • One day Katmandu sightseeing by car
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) whilst on the trek from local lodge menu.
  • Lodge accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Trekking permit (ACAP and TIMS)
  • Guide and Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Private transfer to and from the trekking start point.
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.

What are not included?

  • Extra Hotel and meal and sightseeing and entrance in Katmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking equipment  (including sleeping bag and stick or etc)
  • International flight and visa fees
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.
 

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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Trip reviews

We were very happy with the level of service provided by Alpine Asian Treks.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Travelling Year: 2007

To whom it may concern

We, a married couple from Canada completed the Annapurna circuit 11Aoril to 29 April 2007. We booked the services of a guide and a porter through Mr. Shekhar Bahadur Thapa at Alpine Asian Treks and have nothing but good things to say regarding our experience with Mr. Shekhar and the guide and Porter which we hired through Alpine Asian Treks. Our guide Pasang Sherpa, was helpful in times of looking out for our safety and explaining Nepali culture. His warm smile and by laugh helped us through some of the harder days. Our porter Mr. Deb Bhakta, took exceptional care of our belongings and was very efficient and friendly. Both were extremely courteous , attentive and professional. We want to thank Mr. Shekhar for providing us two great people to trek with. We were very happy with the level of service provided by Alpine Asian Treks. Rest assured that Mr. Shekhar is committed to the highest quality of customer service. We would not hesitate to recommend him and his company's professional services to others. One day, when we return to Nepal, we will plan to do further business with Alpine Asian Treks. Thanks for the Great experience.

wonderful experienced and well organized by Alpine Asian Trekking company

UK

To whom it may concern

I have just completed the round Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It was a wonderful experienced and well organized by Alpine Asian Trekking company. In particular my guide Ang was extremely good and enhanced the trek immeasurably, he was a great help and a good guy to be with. He comes with my highest regards and recommendation.