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16-Day Annapurna Circuit Trekking

By Breathe Nepal

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You want a 16-day trek that takes you around the Annapurna massif up to the highest point at Thorong La Pass and through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Canyon.

Overview

17 days 16 nights
Private trip
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. It takes us around the entire Annapurna massif up to the highest point at Thorong La Pass (5.416 m). The trail leads us through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Canyon with Annapurna 1 (8.091 m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8.167 m) to the west. We witness a magical sunrise at Poon Hill (3.200 m) with the whole Annapurna Range in front of us. During the trek we pass through diverse geographical and cultural regions with amazing fauna and flora in between. In the lower parts of Annapurna Conservation Area we walk through rice fields, beautiful little villages and amazing rhododendron forests.
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What's included

US$ 1,440 NPR165,016.56 per person
  • Transport form Kathmandu or Pokhara to starting point of the trek by bus and back to Pokhara by taxi after trekking. Drop at
  • the hotel in Pokhara-Lakeside.
  • English speaking guide and all his insurances and expanses
  • One porter for 2 people and all his insurances and expanses
  • All meals on trekking (B/L/D) to be chosen from a large menu
  • Morning cup of tea or coffee
  • All rooms in the lodges
  • Trekking permits and TIMS cards
  • Beverages
  • Wifi
  • Tips
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Accommodation

Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible.
Kathmandu or Pokhara
Drop-off
The timing is flexible.
Pokhara Lakeside Hotel

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kathmandu – Besisahar (760m) – Bulbule (840m)

Village life in Bulbule

  • - Duration: 6hrs drive, 2hrs walk
  • - Drive from Kathmandu to Basisahar
  • - Trek to Bulbule, Nyadi, stay overnight
Day 2: Bulbule (840m) - Ghermu (1130m)

Terraced rice fields

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Start trek from Bulbule
  • - Arrive at Ghermu, stay overnight
Day 3: Ghermu (1130m) - Tal (1700m)

Suspension bridge to Tal

  • - Trek past bamboo forest and wild valley
  • - Arrive at Tal
Day 4: Tal (1700m) - Chame (2600m)

Monastery with beautiful frescos

  • - Duration : 5hrs
  • - Cross pine and rhododendron forests
  • - Arrive at Chame, stay overnight
Day 5: Chame (2600m) - Pisang (3200m)

Tibetan monastery

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Walk through Juniper and pine forests and reach Pisang, stay overnight
  • - Visit the Tibetan monastery from where we have a beautiful view of Annapurna II, III and IV, Pisang and Tilichu
Day 6: Pisang (3200m) - Manang (3540m)

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Climb through desert-like landscape to Ghyaru
  • - Continue to Ngwal, then Braga, stay overnight
Day 7: Manang (3540m)

Acclimatization

  • - Duration : 5-6 hrs
  • - Manang day hike those who want to do easy hikes for acclimatisation in Manang.
Day 8: Manang (3540m) - Yak Kharka (4016m)

Grazing yaks

  • - Duration: 4hrs
  • - Easy trail to Yak Kharka (3968m). Yak Kharka means ‘yak pastures’ and we will for sure spot many grazing yaks in this area.
Day 9: Yak Kharka (4016m) - Thorong Phedi (4400m)

Arrive at the foot of Thorong La pass

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Climb up to Phedi (4400 m), the foot of the Thorung La pass
  • - Stay in Phedi for good acclimatization
Day 10: Thorong Phedi (4450m) - Thorung La pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m)

Arrive at one of the world's highest passes, Thorong La pass

  • - Duration: 8-9hrs
  • - Start summit climb to Thorung La pass
  • - Descent to Muktinath, pilgrimage centre for Buddhists as well as Hindus
Day 11: Muktinath (3800m) - Marpha (2670m)

Vishnu Temple and Gompa, Kingdom of apples

  • - Duration: 6hrs
  • - Hike down to Marpha, the kingdom of apples famous for its apple brandy and apple pie
Day 12: Marpha (2670m) - Kalopani (2530m)

Kalopani village

  • - Duration: 5hrs
  • - Trek to Kalopani
  • - Views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri glacier
Day 13: Kalopani (2530m) - Tatopani (1190m)

Hot springs of Tatopani

  • - Duration: 7hrs
  • - Trek down through pine forests to Ghasa
  • - Stop by Rupse Chahare, a gorgeous waterfall
  • - Arrive at Tatopani, enjoy hot spring
Day 14: Tatopani (1190m) - Ghorepani (2860m)

Ghorepani, a beautiful village settlement of the Poon tribe

  • - Duration: 4hrs
  • - Pass through several small villages up to Chitre
  • - Arrive at Ghorepani
Day 15: Ghorepani (2860m) - Tadapani (2590m)

Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill

  • - Walk through beautiful rhododendron forests, alongside wild creeks and waterfalls
  • - Arrive and Tadapani, stay overnight
Day 16: Tadapani (2590m) - Ghandruk (1940m) - Pokhara (850m)

End of trek

  • - Head to Ghandruk, home of Gurung people
  • - Lunch at Ghandruk
  • - Trek down to Nayapul to complete trail
  • - Bus back to Pokhara
Day 17: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu

  • - Take either tourist bus (6hrs) or local flight (35min)

Meet your guide

Breathe Nepal

Roman Paudel has been guiding visitors from across the globe through his beautiful home country of Nepal for the last ten years. He is well versed and possesses immense knowledge on Nepal which definitely helps in providing the most detailed and holistic travel to the country!
5 years experience

Breathe Nepal Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Breathe Nepal would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
Camera, music and books
Comfortable and worn in trekking boots
Down Jacket
Head torch
Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
Loose comfortable T-Shirts
Passport and personal identification
Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, travel towel etc
Poles
Raincoat
Sandals
Scarf
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
Socks
Sun Cream
Sun block and lip balm
Sun hat and sun glasses
Trousers
Warm woolen socks
Water and wind proof jacket
Water and wind proof trousers
Water bottles - please be able to carry 2 litres of water and have bottles that can handle boiling/hot water
Woollen or fleece hat
Woollen or thermal gloves
Ziplock bags are handy for convenient leak-proof storage

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