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16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost includes / excludes
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Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek one of the best treks not just in Nepal but also world wide. Annapurna Circuit Trek can be quite long as the original itinerary lasts close to three weeks. Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days) is a readjusted itinerary for those who have limited time schedule and who still want to explore the much renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days) covers the great Annapurna massif and brings in a huge amount of tourists each year. Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days) could be an interesting trek that helps to explore many things about Annapurna religiously, socially, culturally and economically.

The emphasis of Annapurna Circuit Trek (16 Days) is to visit ancient Hindu shrine and Buddhist Stupas. It is believed that if pilgrims take bath in 108 streams at the Muktinath temple then they attain “mukti”, which means “free” or “salvation”. It is situated at an altitude of 3800 meters at Mustang district. The places that encompasses during the trek of 16 days comprise Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Ledar Phedi, Muktinath and Jomsom. During Jomsom-Pokhara flight you can also view the sky-scraping mountains and valleys. Undoubtedly Annapurna Circuit is one of the attractive and beautiful places created by nature.

Itinerary Outline

Day 01: 

Arrival at the TIA, Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu 

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (810m)

Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1310 m) 

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630 m)

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 

Day 07: Trek to Manang (3570m) 

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang 

Day 09: Trek to Ledar (4250m) 

Day 10: Trek to Phedi (4420m) 

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2700m) 

Day 13: Flight to Pokhara 

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure from TIA, Kathmandu

(We encourage you to extend your views in case if you want to change the itinerary)

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in TIA (Kathmandu)
You will be welcomed by Great Nepal Representative at Airport and you will be transferred to hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary.Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Early in the morning you will be sightseeing around the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square and Swayambhunath Temple and other temples and monuments. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (810m) 6hrs
Driving from Kathmandu Valley to Besisahar, which takes about 6-7 hours by local bus or private car/taxi, we reach the headquarters of Lamjung district. Besisahar is a wonderful little town situated on the foothills of western Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m) 5hrs
The next day you can start your trek from Besisahar to Baunndanda. The trail offers nice scenic beauty of different ‘chuli’ like Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli. The trekking trail passes places like Bhulbhule, Ngadi and Lampata before reaching Bahundanda (1310m). It takes around 5 hours to reach Bahundanda. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) 4hrs
For Chamje (1400m), you have to go up from Bahundanda and walk about 3-4 hours. In between the trek, we cross several suspension bridges along the Marshyangdi River. We follow the river until we reach to Jagat, a village made up of stone. We then finally arrive at Chamje,overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) 5hrs
You can continue to walk along the Marshyandi River climbing to Tal (1675m), which is the first village of Manang district. The passage leads to Dharapani (1890m) and then to Bagarchhap (2160m). In Bagarchhap, you can have a chance to view traditional flat-roof with stone houses designed in traditional Tibetan style. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2630m) 5hrs
For the trek to Chame you have to climb rough and rocky trail called Timang (2360m), it continues all the way to forest which is near to the river. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district, where you can have a nice views of Annapurna Mountain Range. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 5hrs
You can trek, walking through several river valleys crossing rivers and bridges. After almost five hours of trek, you will reach Pisang, another beautiful village in Manang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3500m) 4hrs
You need to carry on the trek to the higher part of the Manang district. People who are living in this region are engaged in agriculture and rearing yaks. The track continues from Mungii to the village known called Bryanga (3475m) then we are at Manang (3500m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization purpose
According to the itinerary, we use the 10th day for acclimatization in Manang. There are lots of things to explore about the village and its people of Manang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Letdar (4250m) 5hrs
The next day you can resume your trek after a rest day in Manang. You can continue to climb uphill and in between you will part your trail with the Marshyangdi Valley. A couple of hours trek after crossing the Marshyangdi Valley, you will arrive at Letdar (4250m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12:Trek to Phedi or High camp (4600m) 4hrs
After having breakfast in the morning, you can continue your trek from Letdar and continue towards Phedi or the High Camp. Thorong High Camp is located at around 4600 meters of altitude. After exploring the High Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13:Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 5hrs
On the 13th day, you will climb down from High Camp to the holy pilgrimage site of Mukinath temple. Muktinath also has plenty of Buddhist monasteries and it is quite remarkable that a pilgrimage site known primarily for Hindus also has many Buddhist Gompas. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2700m) 7hrs
From Muktinath, you will trek downhill to Jomsom. The trail is relatively comfortable as you are descending the altitude. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Jomsom.

Day 15: Flight to Pokhara
The next day you can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. In about 30 minutes you reach the beautiful city of Pokhara. For the rest of the time, you will be sightseeing around Pokhara Valley exploring the lakes, caves and Stupas. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu 6hrs
You will drive back to the capital city Kathmandu on day 15th day of the itinerary from Pokhara after a long trek. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure to TIA “Farewell!"
On the 16th day, you will head back to your country taking a flight from TIA in Kathmandu.

 

Cost includes / excludes

Cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with  ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal's representative while arriving and departing.
  • 3 Nights accommodations hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan basis with twin sharing.
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara with BB plan on twin sharing basis.
  • Flight airfare Jomsom to Pokhara and the airport tax
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swoyombhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and  staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 20kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the  Mountain.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carried by Guide for communication also available for members
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all trekking crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during trekking period.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • High altitude food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure

Cost excludes:

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government  regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in cost includes section
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Other info

Accommodations

We will be staying hotel of your request in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost addition. We will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea houses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please e-mail us or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-01-4252525

Route Map:

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 16 Days

Group Size: 2-16 pax

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure: Upon request

Mode of Travel: Fly in/Out, Drive in/out

Max. Altitude: 4600 m

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri & Annapurna
  • experience high passes & prayer flags
  • Tiny Hamlets
  • Climbing and Camping
  • Hot springs
  • Explore Rhododendron forests
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu