ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING Maximum Altitude 5416 M Minimum Number 2+ pax Model of Travel Bus/Jeep Accommodation Tea House/Camping/Lodge Mountain Sight Dhaulagari ,Nilgiri ,Annapurna…
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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING
|Maximum Altitude||5416 M|
|Minimum Number||2+ pax|
|Model of Travel||Bus/Jeep|
|Mountain Sight||Dhaulagari ,Nilgiri ,Annapurna Range|
|Type of Trek||Camping /Homestay|
|Trek Days||16 Days (approx)|
|Total Days in Nepal||18 Days (approx)|
|Price Per Pax (Avg)||999 USD|
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Arrive at Kathmandu (B.B)Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax and in the evening a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (B.B)After enjoying morning breakfast, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel and take around Kathmandu for sightseeing. You will visit world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambunat and Bouddhanath. In the evening, our trekking guide will conduct a briefing about the trekking program before dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours (B.B)We begin our long drive to Syange early in the morning. En route we get to enjoy the countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms and of course the mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Syange.
Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours (B.B)We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail passes through barley, rice and potato fields and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. We also pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight in Dharapani..
Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours (B.B)Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight in Chame.
Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours(B.B)We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.
Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours (B.B)From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight in Manang.
Manang: Acclimatization day (B.B)In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.
Manang Rest ( B.B.)Today we stay in Manang where we can do a short hike to ascent slightly higher to for instance Khangsar, which is a 200 meter ascend. It is important to have a relatively restful day today, to allow your body to acclimatize to the higher altitudes and thinning air. It also gives us the possibility to wash some of our clothing.
Manang to Letdar (4250).Manang to Letdar (4250) Trekking slowly upwards to Thorung La we will leave the large trees behind and see vegetation consisting mainly of scrub juniper and alpine grass and we will pass a few meadows where horses and yaks graze. After we reach Yak Kharka we will see herds of blue sheep grazing the steep slopes as well. About an hour after passing Yak Kharka we will arrive at Letdar (4:30 hrs)
Letdar (4250) to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours (B.B)It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorung Phedi
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 7 - 8 hours (B.B)Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.
Muktinath to Jomsom (B.B)Trek to Jomsom all the way down to Jomsom you will enjoy your day walk down hill up to the kagbeni and walk through the kaligandaki corridor to the Jomsom
Drive to Pokhara/ flight to Pokhara (B.B)Drive to Pokhara/ flight to Pokhara (B.B)
Drive back to Kathmandu. (B.B)Enjoy a scenic highway drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 6 hours.
Farewell Travel GuestTime to go home and tell your friends and family of the fun and adventure had on your trek in Nepal. Or, you could extend your trip. We can arrange many other tours and trips for you, such as: Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Scenic Flight, Cycling or even another trek in a different region. Nepal Trekking Routes would be both pleased and honored to be at your service
- Airport pick-up and drop off service,
- Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
- Accommodation during the trekking 3*** level hotel in Kathmandu and during trek basic tea house accommodation
- Yatri Sweet and Spa or equal level hotel in Kathmandu
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
- Round Transport ( Kathmandu to Trekking starting point to Kathmandu )
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First Aid Kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
- Personal expenses
- Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in kathmandu
- Single suplimenty (perperson for accommodation USD 80) Per night
- During the trekking single suplimentary is USD 250
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
- Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary )
All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained from embassies abroad upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and on some land borders (including the border with India and Tibet)
Getting a visa at the airport may take time because of long lines. There were cases in which passengers were asked to show return trip tickets. You will also need to provide two copies of the passport and following fees in US dollars in cash. Other currencies are accepted although prices may vary. The following costs were correct at the time of writing:
- Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25
- Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40
- Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$100
Please note that if you are staying in Nepal for less than 24 hours during transportation, a transit visa can be issued upon submission of your international flight ticket. A small fee of US $ 5 is required and one image is required.
The visa application form may require you to specify the dates you enter and leave the country. Please note that we suggest you mention the date of entry a few days before, date of departure after a few days, the dates specified in case you encounter any delays or problems on the way. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings, we found that www.timeanddate.com is very useful.