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Annapurna Circuit & Sanctuary trek (25 days)

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal. The Southern slopes of Manaslu and, Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and farmed except the higher regions which support thick forests of Rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribes inhabiting this area are Gurungs, Magars, Chehettris and Newars. Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki. One of the most striking significance of this trek is that we have a spectacular view of most mountains range every day.

On the other hand, Annapurna Base Camp is a natural amphitheater ringed by Annapurna South and Annapurna I, Varahashikhar, Gangapurna and the holy mountain Macchapucchre (Fish Tail). The first few days are spent traveling through quaint villages and lush forests before reaching more barren and rugged terrain.

The trail to Annapurna Base Camp threads up the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives way to a grey screed and scrub before reaching snow fields, there are no villages to speak of for five days. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a wonderful trek with some tremendous views, from base camp a labyrinth of mountains tower almost vertically above with Annapurna I in dominance. An hour or two is spent here taking in the high mountains before commencing the return journey. Five further days are taken returning to Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous.

Trip Highlights

Duration: 25 Days
Type of Trek : Teahouse / Camping
Max Altitude: 2630 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Moderate

Detail Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary Trek:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:  City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (823m.) by bus and it takes approximately seven hours.
Day 04: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1200m.) takes about four and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Jagat (1800m.) and it takes about six hours.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1943m.) takes about six hours.

Day 07:  Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2713m) takes about four hours.

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3155m.) and it takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3351m.) takes about five hours.
Day 10: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m.) takes about three and half hours.
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m.) takes about three and half hours.
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3795m.) takes about eight hours.
Day 14: Trek Muktinath to Marpha (2667m.) and it takes about approximately six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2013m.) takes about six hours.
Day 16: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189 m.) takes about five hours.

Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Day 18: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours.
Day 19: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours.
Day 20: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) takes approximately four and half hours.

Day 21: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2030m.) and it takes about five hours.
                                                                                                        
Day 22: Trek from Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 23: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) takes about five hours.
Day 24: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about six hours.
Day 25: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m) takes about five hours.
Day 26: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car.
Day 27: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.
Day 28:  Recreation & shopping day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 29: Transfer to the Airport for final departure (Fly out from Kathmandu). 

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Entry permit fee
  • Trekkers' Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.
  • Rescue Assistance
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • Two nights hotel Accomodation in Pokhara

Price does not include:

  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Hotel accomodation, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

 

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