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16-Day Annapurna Circuit Trekking by Breathe Nepal

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Private trip
17 days 16 nights
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.

Meet your guide

BN

Breathe Nepal

4 years experience
TAAN (Trekking Agency of Nepal), NMA ( Nepal Mountaineering Association), Lions ( The International Association of Lions Clubs) Certfication
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!

Prices

Prices start from USD$1,440 per person Prices start from NPR159,408
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

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)

What's included

  • 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

Where you'll be staying

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Flexible
Pick-up Point
Kathmandu or Pokhara
Drop-off Time
Flexible
Drop-off Point
Pokhara Lakeside Hotel

What to bring

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!
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

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 7 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Flexible cancellation policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. If the adventure is cancelled more than 7 days before the adventure start date, the adventure will be fully refunded as well. Cancellations within 7 days of the adventure start date, will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 22 Oct 2019
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