About Annapurna Circuit Trek with Poonhill

Annapurna circuit is the most famous trekking area for the trekking lovers around the world. This trek is the most diverse trek in terms of views, elevation and culture. You will get majestic view of Annapurna mountain by three different dimensions. Along the way you will see hundreds of small and big peaks with their glaciers, it makes like a Queen with ornaments. From 700 m to 5416m of elevation difference refers really diverse floras and faunas. The highest elevation lake around world Tilicho Lake (4919m() is alos in Annapurna circuit, from where you can see 360 degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Ice lake (4600m) also can be the beautifull attraction on this trek. Rhododendron forest along the way can be the major beauty of Annapurna circuit trek . Gurung people with their warm hospitality and beautiful cultural richness tourist will fall in love with friendly Nepali people. Thakali people are very famous around the world for the delicious Nepal Thali set. Originally thakali are from this region. So along the way of Annapurna circuit trek trekkers will get really delicious and higenic Nepali Thali. After crossing Thorang La pass (5416m) trekkers will get Muktinath temple which is very famous  for the Hindu people around the world as their piligrimage tour destination. When you will get Muktinath transportation will be available. Apple is one of the famous fruits you can get on this area. Marpha is very much famous for Apple. You can pass by downhill by drive or trek via Kaligandaki river. Kaligandaki river is very famous for Black stones also known as Saligram. At the end of Annapurna circuit trek you will get Tatopani, which is natural hotspring you can bath and get relaxation at hotspring on last days of your trek. After Tatopani either you pass by ghorepani to Pokhara, via ABC to Pokhara or directly bus drive to Pokhara via Beni. When you will get back to beautifull city Pokhara you will finish Annapurna circuit trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit to Pashupatinath Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Witness the age-old Buddhist culture at Boudhanath Temple.
  • Visit to the center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture in Patan.
  • Admire Manaslu which is the eight highest mountain in the world and Himalchuli which is the second highest mountain in the Mansiri Himal.
  • Come across amphitheatre shaped rice terraces while trekking to Jagat.
  • Witness the beautiful cascades while trekking to Dharapani.
  • Get a close view of Annapurna II while trekking to Chame.
  • Explore the beauty of Pisang Village.
  • Enjoy the views of a small turquoise lake of Mring Tso while trekking to Bragha.
  • A visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association at Manang.
  • Visit to pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath (3760 m) via Thorang La Pass (5416 m).
  • Celebrate trekking in Jomsom.
  • Visit to Lakeside and attractions of old bazar in Pokhara.
  • Return to Kathmandu for sightseeing tour and some last-minute shopping.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will pick you up from airport. Transport to hotel by private vehicle. You can go for evening walk explore around Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350

You will go Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus.The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar , there will be checking of permit and TIMS . After that we can provide you sharing jeep up to Dharapani. Overnight at local lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1860

The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There you will find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. Then you will visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, You will rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chame
  • Altitude: 2670

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. You you will cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Upper Pisang
  • Altitude: 3300

Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

Today you will spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude. You can explore the Ice lake as a day excursion

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

After 5/6 hours hiking you will get to Yakkharka . And you will stay overnight at best available teahouse in Yakkharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4018

This day you wil leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thorang Phedi
  • Altitude: 4450

The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3760

Today our guide will arrange a sharing jeep to drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge. After you arrive at Tatopani, relax your weary muscles and dip in hot spring pools.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tatpani
  • Altitude: 2135

Another day after breakfast you will trek again toward ghorepani until shikha. You will hike arround 5 hours to get Sika. On this route you will have better view of Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Overnight at Tea House Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sikha
  • Altitude: 1935

After having breakfast you will trek towards Ghorepani . Along the way you will pass by rhododendron forest. Today you will walk around 4/5 hrs to reach Ghorepani. Overnight at Ghorepani Teahouse Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2880

Today you will wake up around 4:30 in the morning and start hiking towards Poonhill going steeper up around 45 minutes. You will see mesmerizing panoramic Mountain View and sunrise. You will see two Mountains Above 8000 m i.e. Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri. Beside these you will see mount fishtail, Mount Gangapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, french pass and other Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After sunrise, you will trek down to Ghorepani and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will trek down all the way back to Nayapul and drive back pokhara by taxi. Overnight at Lakeside hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820

On this day TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE representative will drive you to Kathmandu. The journey to Kathmandu is pleasant and offers views of green hills, silver-river running along most of the route, pretty settlements and terraced farms. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotels. You will have the rest of the day to yourself. You can either rest or go shopping and exploring the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and cisit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathamndu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our proffessional english speaking guide will explain about the history, culture , etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some trek prepration and if you have forgotten to bring anything you can buy in kathamndu thamel. Overnight stay at Kathamndu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by private car with tour guide
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel with Breakfast
  • Pokhara-Kathamndu by Tourist Bus
  • Kathmandu-Beshishar by Local bus
  • Beshishar - Dharapani Sharing Jeep
  • Muktinath-Jomsom-Tatopani-Pokhara by local bus
  • Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi
  • TIMS
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Entrance fee for Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner except trekking time