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Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek-10 Day/s

Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek-10 Day/s

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Height: 5,416 m
  • Walk: 5-7 hours

Accomodation

  • Tea House
  • Hotels in City

Meals

  • 9 x Breakfast
  • 10 x Lunch
  • 9 x Dinner

Duration

10

Days

Trip Introduction

This is one of the most popular treks in the world. This trek is famous for dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, fantastic viewpoints (Poon Hill), hot springs, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages, and stunning views of Annapurna summits.

This trek lies within the Annapurna region around the entire Annapurna massifs and includes crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m), walking by the edge of the world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki Gorge), enjoying sunrise views over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, visiting Muktinath temple (a major pilgrimage destination for the Hindus & Buddhists), and refreshing in the hot springs of Tatopani.

We will be traveling through altitudes ranging from 800m to 5,416m taking us through several climatic zones past rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland, and glacial zones.

This trek provides you the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. There is a slight chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep.

This journey is for trekkers who would like to experience adventurous journeys in the Nepali Himalayan region while enjoying the diversified scenery, geography, and different climate zones. We have other exciting trek packages in the Annapurna region, and if you want, Corporate Adventure Treks can customize your trek. As always for any modification of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, extend, or any other Trek in Nepal or Tour in Nepal please contact our Corporate Adventure Treks [WhatsApp: +9779851029803 Saroj] Team during your booking or via the quick inquiry.

Day To Day Itinerary

  • Arrival On: Kathmandu
  • Departure from: kathmandu

Day 1

Today we will have early Breakfast then, drive to Besisahar (approximately 5.5 hours) to immediately immerse yourself in the spectacular mountain wilderness that encompasses the Annapurna Range. After lunch you’ll link drive to Dharapani; it takes around another 4 hours off-road drive.  Overnight at Dharapani.

Meals: Lunch [1], Dinner [1] , Transport [ By jeep], Accommodation [ Tea house 1 night]

Day 2

We continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a large waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdi River enters a gorge and the trail follows a rock-strewn path. When the steep incline ends, we follow a path amid rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. We cross a stream before entering a pine forest. We then enter the hamlet of Kotho, from where we can get a good view of Annapurna II. The route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame, the administrative headquarters of Manang district. There is electricity, shops, health post, post office and banks in Chame. The hot springs are a major attraction too.

Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours; Ascent: 550 m; Max. Altitude: 2710 m; Accomodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 3

Today we head off for Pisang crossing a large suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi. Our trail meanders through fields leading to Teleku at 2775 metres before reaching Bratang. After leaving the forested village, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape. Further on, we continue up steep trails to the south side and cross a long suspension bridge at 3040 metres. From here we get to view Paungda Danda rising more than 1500 metres from the river. We cross one final bridge and enter the village of Pisang.

Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours; Ascent: 600 m; Max. Altitude: 3310 m;

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 4

We start today heading along a steep ridge with wonderful views of the Manang valley and the Tilicho peak. We descend through Manang’s airstrip to come to Hongde, lying beneath Annapurna III on the north-east face. The route then leads to the wide plain of the Sabje Khola Valley from where we get views of Annapurna IV (7525m). Further on, we cross a wooden bridge, and enter the village of Mungji. We continue along the cultivated fields and after a while arrive at the village of Bryaga which has a lovely monastery. On trekking down to Manang, we get more views of the Annapurna range – Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).

Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours; Ascent: 230 m; Max. Altitude: 3540 m

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 5

We will be acclimatizing on this day. However, we will remain busy throughout the day exploring Manang village. In the morning, we will visit Gangapurna & Ice Lakes, and spend the rest of the day soaking in the magnificent views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. In the afternoon, we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village, where we will be briefed about acute mountain sickness, its symptoms, and preventions.

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 6

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation and allowing our bodies’ time to rest and get used to the environment, we move Yak Kharka. First, we cross a stream and climb to Tenki village, then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest to Jar Sang Khola valley. The trail ascends slowly, as we head northwards.

We will be passing through several pastures and juniper forests. As our trek continues, we will pass through a small village called Gunsan that has houses made of flat mud roofs. You will also get to see yak and horse pastures. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka.

Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours; Ascent: 800 m; Max. Altitude: 4250 m

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 7

Today we head to the foot of Thorong La pass, Thorong Phedi. From Yak Kharka, we will climb up to a ridge, then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge. After climbing up the mountain, we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorung Phedi. The uninhabited, rugged terrain is otherworldly and much different than the lush lowlands that we passed on the way up during the initial phase of the trek.

Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours; Ascent: 600 m; Max. Altitude: 4850 m;

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 8

We have an early start today for the crossing of Thorung La (5416m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp, but as local people have used this trail for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we reach the prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before us, we are presented with dramatic views. The descent to Muktinath is a tough 1600m. But the excellent views of Dhaulagiri are a good distraction. Eventually moraine gives way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple.

Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours; Ascent: 566 m; Descent: 1616 m; Max. Altitude: 5416 m;

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 9

This is the final day of trekking. You walk down to the southern border of Mustang called Kagbeni. The trail gradually descends through salt route and takes you to Kagbeni. After lunch here, you follow the Kaligandaki river bank on a flat and easy track to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is a stop where you can enjoy the local delicacies and even the apple brandy- ’Marpha’ here. Overnight stay at Jomsom.

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Dinner [1], Accommodation [Tea house 1 night]

Day 10

Today, you take an early morning flight to Pokhara. You will have plenty of time spare in Pokhara so you can go visit the Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi temple, and other tourist attractions in Pokhara. In the evening, you can check out the bars and lounges around the lakeside area and celebrate the successful completion of the trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast [1], Lunch [1], Accommodation [Hotel 1 night]

What's Included

  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by transport and Besishahar to Dharapani by Local sharing Jeep.
  • Trekking Permits. (TIMS, ACAP Permits.)
  • Accommodation in good and three star base hotels twin sharing basis with breakfast plan in Pokhara
  • Jomsom to pokhara flight ticket for you and your staff (Flight fare is subject to change) include airport tax.
  • All standards meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • One English License holder guide and porters (one porters shared between 2 pax and his salary wages.
  • Insurance for trekking staff.
  • Frist aid kit for your trekking staff.
  • Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show.
  • All government taxes, Vat, tourist Service and official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • Drinks / Beverages bills for you.
  • Personal Expenses.
  •  Extra transport necessary jeep/ Bus
  • Entrance fees for temple and monastery.
  • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • First aid kit (for you).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Single room supplement on request.
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • Which are not mentioned on “Cost Includes?”

Transport

The general standard of driving throughout Nepal is poor and badly regulated. Roads in Kathmandu are very congested, many drivers are not properly licensed and vehicles are poorly maintained. During the monsoon season (June to September) many roads outside the Kathmandu valley are prone to landslides and may become impassable.

We insist on using a high standard of vehicle and driver for all of our transfers. In Nepal it is not a legal requirement to have seatbelts fitted in the back of vehicles, and while we try to use vehicles that do have rear seatbelts fitted, this cannot always be guaranteed. If you are unhappy about any aspect of the vehicle or the standard of driving, please speak to the driver or our local office immediately.

Gears & equipment for the trek

The gear and equipment you require for the Trek depend on the season you are trekking. However, here is a list of probable items. We recommend our clients to bring just the essentials.

Head

Sun hat or scarf

Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

Headlight with extra batteries

Face

Sunscreen

Sunglasses with UV protection

Face/body wipes

Hands

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

Hiking shirts

Long-sleeved shirt

Hooded rain jacket

Fleece jacket

Lightweight cotton pants

T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

Polypropylene underwear

Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

Sweater

Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

Hiking boots

Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

Thermal bottle

Water purification tablets

Trekking pole

Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

Medium size drying towel

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Deodorant floss

Biodegradable bar soap

Nail clippers

Small mirror

Personal accessories

Money

Watch

Cell phone

Camera

Extra items

First aid kit

Extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport

Notebook and pen

Binoculars

 

Trip Reviews

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Rupen Oswald

Russia
Spetember 14, 2019

My Everest Base Camp Trek- Mrs. Galina Vasileva

I did EBC trek with a helicopter return with The third rock adventures. I can wholeheartedly advise this company to anybody who wants to get best service, best adventures, and best memories. The whole team works as one perfect mechanism, giving you everything you want and a lot more. If you know what you want exactly, they will do it for you, if you do not want to go to too much details while preparing for the trek - just trust them! Thank you once more, my support team of Nabin, Babu, and Nikesh. You did a lot to make me happy and I can now change a bit of Robert Burns's words to “ My heart is in Nepal “.

Samantha Harper

United Kingdom
August 8, 2019

My Everest Base Camp Trek- Mrs. Galina Vasileva

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Agata Jiminez

Spain
August 3, 2019

My Everest Base Camp Trek- Mrs. Galina Vasileva

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