Annapurna Circuit is also known as the Around Annapurna trek. Whatever you call it, it is a classic walk and one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. It follows terraced fields, takes you over the Thorong La at its highest point and then down through the world’s deepest gorge-the Kali Gandaki gorge.
A road is being built between many of the towns and villages but there are still opportunities to get off the road and experience the grandeur of this walk. A key feature of this walk is its diversity. (We may mention this again!) Trekking in the Southern slopes of Manaslu and the Annapurna ranges takes you through areas that are heavily settled and farmed. As you move to the higher regions you walk through thick forests of rhododendron and fir. The region is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups including Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris and Newars. Once you cross the pass, you move into the realm of the Thakali and Mustang tribes who have controlled the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki for ages.
All this cultural and ethnic diversity and more (depending on the season!).
Before trek: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, briefing.
We can arrange for you sightseeing, day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.
Day 01: Drive to Besisahar 6hrs same day Drive to Chyamche.
Day 02: Trek to Taal (1700m)
Day 03: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 04: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 05: Trek to Manang Via Ngawal (3540m)
Day 06: Excursion day
Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka (4050n)
Day 08: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) Via Thorong La Pass (5416m)
Day 10: Trek to Jomsom (2810m)
Day 11: Flight to Pokhara from Jomsom (850m)
Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
After trek: Free day, shopping, departure
All prices are calculated individually based on number of trekkers, choice of accommodation in city, transportation drive or fly, …
What’s usually included:
Airport transfers in Nepal
All relevant surface transfer
All hotel accommodation with breakfast – can be arrange for you as Himalayan Sunrise has negotiated extra price in some cooperating hotels or you can book it individually
All meals on trek
All internal flights (with Goma Air, Tara/Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, personnel insurance
Guide and porters on lodge trek
12 kg free luggage carried by porter
Quality service and trek equipment
Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle – we can arrange for you comfortable day with experienced city guide
Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
Excess baggage charge (beyond 12 Kg each)
Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
Tips, yes, still it is common in Nepal. If you are happy with their service, we recommend around 8–10 USD for guide per day and about 6–8 USD for porter. Although our guides and porters receive a fair wage, it must be remembered that their work is seasonal.
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