Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Thorong La Pass 5416mtrs

Trip Highlights


Trip Route Ktm - Bulbule - Chame - Manang - Thorong Pass 5416m - Muktinath - Tatopani - Ghorepani - Tadapani - Pokhara - Ktm
Max Altitude 5,416 m at Throng La top
Trip Duration 16 days
Trip Grade 4
Lodging Tea House Trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transportation Private vehicle/ Local bus & tourist bus
Communication Yes
Group Size 1 above PAX
Best Season Sept - Nov & Mar - May
Per Day Walk 5-6 hours
Room Included Yes
Annapurna circuit trek path become opened in 1977ad then very brief time Annapurna circuit trekking has become a totally well-known hiking path in Nepal. Annapurna circuit trekking is surroundings and cultural range and it circulate to the north of the principle Himalayas range to the dry tibet-like trans-Himalaya and go a 5416mtrs Thorong la pass. Annapurna circuit trek, after the jomsom a river economic institution following the dramatic kali gandaki valley. this trek is referred to as round Annapurna trek to be had lodging each night in not unusual relaxation room and rest room however somewhere you'll get connect lavatory as well it is very unusual.
Annapurna circuit trek start from besisahar passing via rice vicinity, gurung, tamang and one of a kind caste settlement further to many villages bahundanda, tal, chame, pissang, and manang following the Marsyangdhi River. After by pass the thorong la angeles by pass 5416mtrs from manang to muktinath 3710m (many pilgrims come to pray at this temple from throughout Nepal and out factor the nepal as called "pilgrims’ excursion”) into the dramatic wilderness like tibet china environment of the top kali gandaki valley. the stroll crosses picturesque villages place of beginning of gurung/manange and thakali, provide lovely mountains perspectives of the several above the 7000m and Annapurna snow peaks similarly to notable warm spring in tatopani loosen up for prolonged days trek and boats a number of the quality trekkers tourist residence in nepal. spherical Annapurna trek is shorting the trekking days because of building street from muktinath to pokhara and alongside the hiking path there may be dusty 4 wheel jeeps, bus and motorcycle website traffic but some part nonetheless left we are able to take a look at that antique course as well. Annapurna round trek is the most busy and maximum well-known trekking region in Annapurna region.

Trip Outline

Day 00: Arrival in Nepal (Tribhuvan International Airport).

Day 01:
Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule.

Day 02:
Bulbule- Bahun danda to Gyarmu Phant.

Day 03:
Ghyarmu Phant - Chamje to Tal.

Day 04:
Tal - Dharapani - Danaque to Timang 2400m.

Day 05:
Timang to Chame, Manang Head Quarter.

Day 06:
Chame - Dukar Pokhari to Pissang.

Day 07:
Pissang - humde to Manang 3500m.

Day 08:
Rest day/Explore day hike to diffirent place around Manang.

Day 09:
Manang - Gunsang to Yak kharka.

Day 10:
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi.

Day 11:
Thorong Phedi - Thorong pass 5416m to Muktinath.

Day 12:
Muktinath to Tatopani (Hot Spring) by drive 5-6hours.

Day 13:
Tatopani - Ghara to Shikha 4-5hours.

Day 14:
Shikha - Chitre to Ghorepani 3-4hours.

Day 15:
Ghorepani - Tikhedunga -  to Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive by deluxe tourist bus to Kathmandu 1350m.

Trip Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 00: Arrival in Kathmandu Nepal Airport 1350mtrs.
Well come to Himalayas Nepal! We pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop to your hotel where you had booked. After resting some hours and we brief about our Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day 01: Drive from Kathakndu to Bulbule 840mtrs/6-7 hours via Besisahar. 
Taking a local Bus/Private jeep to Besisahar-Bulbule depends on which time you prefer. Kathmandu to Besisahar along the high way follow Himalaya rafting river Trisuli and cross Trisuli River in Muglin and follow the Marshyangdi River passing several Gurung, Magar and other villages to reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar. After the Besisahar there is two option by foot or drive,if you drive around 40m and by walk two hours cross the Marshyangdi River through Belauti bisana(village way) and walk up to Bulbule viewing of Himalchuli, Manaslu and other snow peak along the Annapurna range of Nepal over night at lodge.

Day 02: Bulbule - Bahun Danda to Ghermu Phant 1170mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
After breakfast walk through villages, road and continuing to east bank of the Marshyangdi River and will reach Ngadi after uphill to Brahamin settlement of Bahun danda 1270 mtrs hill time for good lunch. Having lunch tail drop down to lili Bhir and then follows an exposed trail is hidden by thick vegetation.Ghermu Phant 1170mtrs has a high waterfall view over night at lodge.

Day 03: Ghermu - Chamje to Tal 1700mtrs/5-6 hours.
After having breakfast in Ghermu trekking trail goes downhill to Syange and cross to the west bank of the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge and then uphill steeply and cross the cliff face to stone village of Jagat. The trail descends before climbing through forest to Chamje 140mtrs. The rocky trail crosses Marshyangdi Khola again, and then follows the valley steadily uphill to sattale then trek to Tal 1700mtrs. The valley has been filled by ancient landslides and the river meanders through the fertile flat land before disappearing under some huge boulders. Tal is the first village of Manang District also gate way of Manang.

Day 04: Tal - Dharapani - Timang 2400mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
This day start crossing the Marshyangdi suspension bridge to Karte such a way Dharapani, Bagarchhap 1960mtrs and reach Danque 2300mtrs which is marked by stone entrance Chorten and typical of the Tibetan influence village. In 1995 landslide swapped houses as well as two lodges in this area and this is quite long day compare to other. After the Danaque 500m climb up to Timang Village from where you can see awesome view of can see some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Mout Manaslu on right.

Day 05: Timang to Chame, Manang Head Quarter 2670mtrs/3-4hours.
Having a breakfast with good view Mt. Manaslu then passing through pine forest of traditional village Thanchock to Koto like a Nepali flat and reach in District headquater of Manang District,Chame over night at lodge.

Day 06: Chame - Dikur Pokhari to Pisang 3245mtrs/ 5-6 hours.
Trail runs through a dense forest narrow valley and crosses to the south bank of Marshyanngdi Khola at 3038 mtrs.Which will bring us to dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500mtrs from the river. The way passing through Telukhu, Brathang and trail goes uphill to the famous lunch spot Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake) and we find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between giant snow peaks and after walking through these wonderful sites we reach beautiful village Pisang 3213mtrs over night at lodge.

Day 07: Pisang -Humde to Manang 3540mtrs/ 4-5hours.
If you spent night in lower pisang there is two ways one is following the Marshyangdi Khola and one is crossing the Khola but that trail met up again at Mungji. The lower way passing through pine forest, manang valley as well as Humde airport where they make flight twice a week and the route through Upper Pissan via Gyaru, Ngawal, and the view is outstanding. The panoramic views of mountains peaks, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and other massif.The trail continue from Mungji past unique village Gompa of Braga village 3470mtrs nearby Manang 3540mtrs over night at lodge.

Day 08: Manang: Acclimatization day.
It is very important to spend a day acclimatising in Manang before pushing on to the Thorong La 5416mtrs.

(optional explore)
- 100 rupees Lama (Monk), if you go there you should donate 100 rupees so we say that and taking bless from lama as well as have cup of sweet tea. Which is around 300mtrs from your hotel and it takes around an hour and rest of time hanging around village watch Movie.
- front of Manang where Gangapurna lake is and walk up to near the glacier and rest of time chill out or save a energy to push Thorong La 5416mtrs.
- Milirepa Cave, which before the Manang if you would like to go there you should back to Braga and crossing river and climb uphill to near the Annapurna III, it takes around 2 to 3 hours.
-Ice Lake is also day explore which is quite far compare to other one it takes 5 to 6 hours both way but you should take pack lunch and over night at Manang.

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka/Chauri Lader 4095mtrs/ 3-4 hours.
The trail uphill to Tanki village from Manang and steadily through Ghungsang leaving the Marshyangdi valley and continue along the jar sang Khola valley and this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees. A cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead it goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. If you hiding to Chauri Lader little further from Yak Kharka uphill taking an hour to Chauri Lader over night at lodge.

Day 10: Chauri Lader to Thorong Phedi 4550mtrs/ 3-4 hours.
This is a last camp before crossing the Thorong La Pass, the way following yak grazing ground along the Nepali flat then down to Jarsang Khola, Crossing a Jarsang Khola 20 minutes way up to Durali Tea shop for best rest as well as good tea.all the way straight to Phedi and will be there lunch time after lunch we can hike up to Thorong High Camp for acclimatization and back to Phedi over night at Thorong Phedi 4550mtrs lodge with delicious food and variety of Bakery items.

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3710mtrs via Thorong Pass 5416 mtrs/ 7-8 hours.
This is a last night in Manang District. Phedi means “Food of the Hill” and last day to hard work as well as long day too. In this morning we have to start early in the morning due to long day I mean climb up 850mtrs up and 1700mtrs down to the day camp. The way is steadily up to Thorong High Camp around 40-50 minutes and such a way walk to Tea shop between Thorong Top and High Camp. After half and an hour will summit on the top of Thorong-La Pass 5416mtrs. It takes 3-4 hours to climb up to pass, marked by chortens and prayer flags.The effort is worthwhile the view from the top Thorong-La Mt.Daulagiri,Tukuche Peak,Dhampus Peak along the great barrier to the barren Kali Gandaki valley is magnificent from Thorong Top.On the way down to Muktinath we can see old and popular pilgrims pace surrounded by white wall over night at Muktianth 3710mtrs.

Day 12: Muktinath to Tatopani 1200mtrs/ 5-6 hours by Drive.
The day has three optional routes from Muktinath to Tatopano or Pokhara, we mean if you take short route flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and walking through the Tatopani it takes 3 days Marpha, Ghasa and Tatopani and this itinerary is driving by jeep or Bus following through the Kali Gandaki River Bank, Capital city of Apple in Thakali villages as well as Deepest Gorge in the world.Tatopani mean Hot water where is very good naturalhot spring so you can fully enjoy sitting inside the pool and drinking cold or hot drink over at night.

Day 13: Tatopani - Ghara to Shikha 1935mtrs/ 4-5 hours.
After spending wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the Burung Khola for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top of Batase Danda and continue with farms, Ghara and Sikha villages. The Shikha is a place to have a lunch.

Day 14: Shikha - Chitre to Ghorepani 2850mtrs/3-4hours.
After having lunch walking through the Magar villages of Phalate and Chitre and the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron and pine forest this day will be quite hard.Finally we will reach Ghorepani from where we can see paradise of Rhododendron flower when it is blooming and fantastic view of many mountains.

Day 15: Ghorepani - poon Hill - Tikhedunga to Pokhara 800mtrs/6-7hours.
An early in the morning hike up to Poon Hill 3210mtrs/40-50m to see sun rise with awesome view of Mt.Daulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli and between of those mountain we can see Annapurna I too and Fishtail as well as Lamjung and Himal range. Poon Hill means Poon is a caste of local people and Hill is made by those Poon people that`s way this tower called Poon Hill. After view of mountains hike to Ghorepani to have Breakfast and trek descending all the way to tikhedunga and some part is flate trail then you will rach Nayapul then after that you can catch prvate or publicVehicle then overnight at Pokhara. 

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus drive 6-7 hours. 
From Pokhara to Kathmandu there are different services we provide choice of clients like by Tourist Bus. Your choice is always well come which way you prefer to take and this night we offer you farewell dinner.

Note: We organise short trek of Annapurna Cicuit Trek start from BESISAHAR and flyout from Jomsom and as our valued clints holiday time.

Package Services

Full Package Sirvices

Service includes
  • International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service
  • 2 Nights Hotels (One night in Kathmandu and One nights in Pokhara)
  • Bus Ticket from kathmandu to Bulbule.
  • Ground Transportation along the trek.
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by car.
  • Tourist Bus ticket Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Drop to Hotel in Kathmandu by car.
  • Three meals a Day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee).
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek normal.
  • An Experience Guide and Helper (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, Transportation, lodging and fooding)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Legal Documents (ACAP permit and TIMS card).
  • Some Dry Fruits
  • Farewell Dinner local Nepali Food.

Service not included
  • Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance incase along the trek.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge, shower and boiled water).
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.

Half Package Services.

Service included.
  • International Airport Pick Up and Drop Service (Airport to Hotel to Airport)
  • 3 Nights Hotels (2 nights in Kathmandu and One night in Pokhara)
  • Bus Ticket to Bulbule.
  • Transportation along the trek (Muktinath to Tatopani).
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by car (Trek ending point to Pokhara).
  • Tourist Bus Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Drop to Hotel in Kathmandu by car.
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek normal.
  • An Experience Guide (License holder)
  • Strong Helper (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, Transportation, lodging and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Legal Documents (ACAP permit and TIMs card).
  • Some Dry Fruits
  • All Government taxes.
  • Token of Love.
  • Farewell Dinner local Nepali Food.

Service not included
  • Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Three meals a Day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee).
  • Travel insurance incase along the trek.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
  • Tips for Guide and Porter.

Useful Info

Useful Information

Annapurna circuit trek path become opened in 1977ad then very brief time Annapurna circuit trekking has become a totally well-known hiking path in Nepal. Annapurna circuit trekking is surroundings and cultural range and it circulate to the north of the principle Himalayas range to the dry tibet-like trans-Himalaya and go a 5416mtrs Thorong la pass. Annapurna circuit trek, after the jomsom a river economic institution following the dramatic kali gandaki valley. this trek is referred to as round Annapurna trek to be had lodging each night in not unusual relaxation room and rest room however somewhere you'll get connect lavatory as well it is very unusual.
Annapurna circuit trek start from besisahar passing via rice vicinity, gurung, tamang and one-of-a-kind caste settlement further to many villages bahundanda, tal, chame, pissang, and manang following the Marsyangdhi River. After bypass the thorong la angeles by pass 5416mtrs from manang to muktinath 3710m (many pilgrims come to pray at this temple from throughout Nepal and out factor the nepal as called "pilgrims’ excursion”) into the dramatic wilderness like tibet china environment of the top kali gandaki valley. the stroll crosses picturesque villages place of beginning of gurung/manange and thakali, provide lovely mountains perspectives of the several above the 7000m and Annapurna snow peaks similarly to notable warm spring in tatopani loosen up for prolonged days trek and boats a number of the quality trekkers tourist residence in nepal. spherical Annapurna trek is shorting the trekking days because of building street from muktinath to pokhara and alongside the hiking path there may be dusty 4 wheel jeeps, bus and motorcycle website traffic but some part nonetheless left we are able to take a look at that antique course as well. Annapurna round trek is the most busy and maximum well-known trekking region in Annapurna region.

Reviews

Annapurna Circuit Trek reviews

Simon Chisnal

The trek was great with amazing scenery. Chandra (Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd.) is very good at responding to emails so you can organize almost everything by internet, including trekking permits.
He is also very available by telephone via the guide; this was good for me as I could vary the itinerary at short notice. They tend to use the same places (lodges and cafes) on the route to keep a reasonable level of quality. Sleeping bag was top quality which is important for the cold nights. Everyone in this small, family company is smiling family.

Visited October 2016


Amanda and Lucy Roberts Email: New Zealand
Best trekking company - Annapurna circuit experience 2016.
We had the fortune of my parents using Himalaya Guide Nepal and doing the Annapurna circuit in October 2015. They spoke so highly of Chandra and their guide (Salman) and porter (Ramesh) that I couldn't not go and experience this myself. So in April 2016 my sister and I embarked on the same journey.
They took such amazing care and consideration of us. We both fell ill at stages during the trip and they went above and beyond to help and make us comfortable and safe. I strongly recommend using this company; it was obvious during our trek that our guide service was far superior to the others we met along the way. We were taken such good care of and made the trip so much more enjoyable. There are some Trekkers who don't use guides - but they were constantly asking our guide/porter for directions and assistance which I don't feel is fair. They provide an amazing service and should be compensated. When we arrived back in Kathmandu after the trek we were again greeted by Chandra and taken back to the hotel and presented with token of love medals to keep with the Annapurna circuit details. 
I am already looking at coming back next year to do the Everest base camp and would only use Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Hope this review was helpful to others, one thing I would recommend with the Annapurna circuit is don't miss poon hill this is very cool. Also if you're a keen Trekker consider adding an extra two days to include Lake Tilicho (from Manang) - Chandra is very helpful so discuss with him before you come and he will sort.
We highly recommend this company for anyone thinking of going in the future.

Doug Roberts
Excellent 2015; 
Trekking the Annapurna circuit has been as my ‘bucket list’ for a number of years. I don`t really know why other than the beauty of the Himalayas and a challenge of a long walk at attitude over a number of days to an experience this. It was a challenge when planning the trip we wanted to have a guide and helper, hence we started searching as the interest and we care up with the above. They have proved to be outstanding in their organization and the guide and helper chosen have been exceptional. The boys were friendly, helpful and careful of a safety. Most of all they were fun to be with. I can absolutely recommend (Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt Ltd.) this firm and guaranteed that they will deliver a wonderful an experience. 


Jane Roberts
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Excellent 2015 ;
Very Cold at base/high camp
Spectacular scenery most impressed with both guide Salman and helper Ramesh - worked as a team and looked after all our needs.
We will constantly be recommending this Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Company.

Christopher Skyner

In 2006 I met Chandra Gurung. Back then he was working as a trekking guide around the Himalayas. He is a now a good friend of mine. 7 years on and he is starting his own trekking company working out of Kathmandu in Nepal. Please hit this man up if you are after an adventure. He has an amazing soul and great knowledge of his homeland.


Chris Milnes

I first met Chandra in January 2005, when he acted as a guide for a friend and I during the Annapurna circuit trek. His knowledge, mountain skills and professionalism ensured we had an absolutely amazing time and always felt safe despite the difficult conditions.
We kept in regular contact and I used Chandra as a guide again in 2010, when I returned to Nepal. Even after that trek had finished, he was more than willing to show me some of the less touristic areas of Kathmandu free of charge - that's the kind of guy he is. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for an educated, reliable and reasonably priced guide in Nepal.


Peter Bent

Chandra is an expert trek operator. He's highly knowledgeable about the landscape and cultures of Nepal, and I learned a lot from him. It was also informative talking with him about current events and politics in Nepal. I would recommend Chandra to anyone who is planning a trek in Nepal. They are organising Trekking, peak Climbing, Tours, Hiking, Jungle Safari, River Rafting and many more trip as your interest part.


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