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Annapurna Circuit Trekking 16 Days

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Grade

Hard

Duration

16 Days

Activity

Trekking
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Overview

Group Size: 1 - 15 people People.

Max Altitude:  5416 m.

Arival On: Kathmandu.

Departure From:  Kathmandu.

Meals:  All Major Meals on the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu.

Accomodation: Tourist Class hotel in Kathmandu, tea house on the trek.

Trip Information: This trip is also available on your requested dates.


Tough explorers! This Annapurna Circuit Trekking is for you if you enjoy high-altitude trekking and want to cross the world's highest mountain pass. Trekking around the Annapurna mountain range on the rugged high mountain trails offers an amazing view of the Himalayan peaks.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through many beautiful mountain villages with fascinating cultures, as well as passing through the world's highest mountain pass, Thorang La, at 5416 meters above sea level. This high-altitude trekking provides adventure trekkers with the real thrill of being high in the mountains, mapping the Himalaya's rugged trekking trails. Trekking from a low altitude slowly ascending to the high elevations of Manang and then Mustang district, crossing the Thorang La pass, provides adventure trekkers to the Himalaya with an indescribable experience.

Join us to witness the thrill of trekking the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalaya.


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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu 1337 meter.

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Day 2
Heritage Tour of Kathmandu.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Day 3
Kathmandu – Bahundanda 1310 meter.

Take your breakfast early in the morning and check out the hotel to go to Bahundanda today. A beautiful scenic drive of about seven hours by tourist bus takes you to the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Bulbule via Besi Shahar. Take a local bus ride to Bahundanda from Bulbule. Although a long and bumpy drive, the highway brings to you some of the amazing countryside scenario so that you will have a little bit of understanding of how rural Nepal looks like. Check into a simple guest house and rest.

Day 4
Bahundanda – Chamje 1385 meter.

Start the trek for the day after your breakfast in the guest house. After trekking for about five hours, you reach a beautiful village of Chamje to stay overnight. The trek in between these two places is a beautiful cultural experience. Once in Chamje, check into a simple tea house.

Day 5
Chamje – Bagarchhap 2160 meter.

About six hours of trek today will take you to Bagarchhap. After you take breakfast at the tea house, start the trek. Hike towards Bagarchhap on your pace taking in all the beautiful things that you come across the trekking of the day. Check into a tea house and relax.

Day 6
Bagarchhap – Chame 2710 meter.

You are slowly gaining elevation every day you walk to the new destination. Your walk to Chame will start after breakfast today. Five hours of walk today take you the elevation of 2650 meters to the town of Chame, the headquarters of Manang district. Enjoy some spectacular views of the mountain peaks in the Himalayas.

Day 7
Chame – Pisang 3250 meter.

Trek to Pisang for about six hours after breakfast. You are gaining some elevation today as well. Every next overnight staying place will be at a higher elevation gaining height towards Thorong La. Once in Pisang, check into a tea house and enjoy the view of the mountains.

Day 8
Pisang – Manang 3540 meter.

Walk to Manang today enjoying great views of the Himalayas. A beautiful town of Manang waits you at the other end while you start the trek of the day from Pisang. An approximately five hours in between Pisang and Manang brings you to some of the spectacular places that make you trip for the day. Stay in a tea at Manang.

Day 9
Acclimatize at Manang 3540 meter.

Spend a day hiking and exploring around Manang so that you acclimatize with the high altitude environment and your further trekking days become easier.

Day 10
Manang – Yak Kharka 4050 meter.

High elevation trek today takes you to Yak Kharka at the height of 4000 meters above sea level. After the acclimatization in Manang, your body adapts to the trekking at this elevation. Despite the high level difficulty in the trek, the incredible view around the Himalayas gives you strength to move ahead towards the destination today.

Day 11
Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi 4450 meter.

Today’s walk is about five hours after the breakfast to Thorong Phedi from where the ascension to Thorong La very early morning tomorrow will start. Take enough time to get a good rest so that you get all set for tomorrow.

Day 12
Thorong Phedi – Thorong La 5416 meter – Muktinath 3810 meter.

Start the adventure today very early morning. You are going to achieve the culmination of the trek, Thorong La, today. Crossing the pass over 5400 meters above sea level is certainly an exciting adventure. Ascend the mountain on the trail on slow pace to only to find the breathtaking Thorong La on the top waiting you there. After crossing the pass, trek down to Muktinath, a beautiful village in the mountains.

Day 13
Muktinath – Jomsom 2720 meter.

Trek from Muktinath to the charming mountain town of Jomsom. Spend leisurely time exploring the beautiful Jomsom. Your trekking adventure comes to end here so give your legs some rest after these many days of walking in the Himalayas. Enjoy an easy day.

Day 14
Jomsom – Pokhara 827 meter.

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. A short flight of about twenty minutes brings you the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. Check into hotel. After spending some quiet days in the mountains, you might be craving for some city civilization. Lakeside town in Pokhara will bring your craving to reality. Enjoy you free day today in Pokhara strolling around lakeside.

Day 15
Pokhara – Kathmandu 1337 meter.

Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.

Day 16
Departure.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time. If you continuous trek all the way down via Beni, via Ghorepani to state right Pokhara. via Tadapani Ghandruk or via Annapurna sanctuary (ABC) tells us, we creat itinerary according to your interest and time.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3 star category with breakfast.
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language speaking city guide.
  • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide.
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.).
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew.
  • Tea House accommodation on twin or multi sharing basis during the trek.
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges).
  • Farewell dinner.

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hot shower while on trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
  • Donation to the local organization.
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