Trekking Destination: Annapurna Round
Trip grade: Moderate
Minimum altitude: 750 m
Maximum altitude: 5416 m
Trip duration: 14 days (Only trekking part)
Walking hours: 5-7 hours per day
Accommodation: Hotels and best available tea house lodge
Season: September to late December and February to late May
Round Annapurna trekking is one of the best and common trekking among trekkers. It is also known as Annapurna circuit trekking. In this trek the trekkers have an opportunity to explore the views of many things like amazing mountain and Nepali ethnic groups , local lifestyle, their culture and tradition .The treks begins from Bahundanda via Besisahar an overland journey toward Pokhara. The highest point of this trek is known as Thorong la pass 5416m.This trek circles Annapurna range. After Thorong la pass the trail goes all way down to Muktinath which is holy place and tourist can view natural eternal burning flame. The landscape is very beautiful during this trek. The trekking trails goes through dense forest, beautiful snow capped mountain where the adventure lover enjoy for lifetime memory.
Day-1 :Arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will pick you up from airport. Transport to hotel by private vehicle. You can go for evening walk.
Day-2 :Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast we will organize pre-departure meeting for your day tour and about trekking. After that our tour guide takes you to the important places of Kathmandu valley such as Monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple ,Bouddhanath temple,Kathmandu durbar square etc. Than our vehicle takes you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day-3: Kathmandu to Besisahar
You will go Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus.The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar , there will be checking of permit and TIMS . After that we can provide you sharing jeep up to Jagat. Overnight at lodge.
Day-4: Chyamche to Dharapani (1860m)
A wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins today. From Chyamche we head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge top high above. We cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley where, after rain, many spectacular waterfalls will flow. Just before camp at Dharapani the village in Manang, we come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right. Dharapani is a connected place from Manaslu trekking trail as well where you can have beautiful view of Manaslu & so many more . This night you will stay at tea house lodge on Dhampus.
Day 5: Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There you will find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. Then you will visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, You will rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.
Day 6: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m)
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. You you will cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m.
Day 7 : Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.
Day 8: Manang Rest day
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude.
Day 9: Tilicho Base camp (4150m)
This day you will start to do second stage of your trek because it is more than 3500m. You will trek to Tilicho base camp through the narrow road. There will be little harder to breath because of high elevation. When you will reach Tilicho base camp via Srikharka , you will do rest and prepare to explore Tilicho lake for next day. Overnight at Tilicho base camp tea house lodge.
Day 10: Tilicho Lake(4925)
Most exciting and spectacular day of your trek will be the Tilicho lake exploring day.Tilicho lake is the highest elevation lake all around the world. After having the breakfast on Tilicho base camp , you will start trek for the lake it takes around 3/4 hours to reach . There will be frozen on winter and cloudy summer. , the strong wind and excellent glacier view gives you amazing feelings. After sightseeing around the lake you will back to Tilicho base camp again for accommodation. Overnight at Tilicho base camp lodge.
Day 11: Back to Shreekharka
This day basically you will return through the same way what you done before. After 4/5 hours hiking you will get back to Shreekharka and can have lunch. If you tired better not to rush , you can rest on Shreekharka itself. Otherwise you can trek up to Yakkharka (4050m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 12: Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
This day we wil leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3760m)
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Today you leave Muktinath to Jomsom. Jomsom is a town located at an altitude of about 2720 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakali. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights.
Day15: Jomsom to Tatopani
We will provide sharing jeep or bus to Tatopani via Marpha and Ghasa.After 4/5 hours bus journey when you reach Tatopani , take tea house and go for the natural hot spring bath.(If you like it is also possible to fly back pokhara directly )After deep relaxation on hot spring go back to lodge and take good sleep and prepare for next day bus drive to Pokhara.
Day16 : Tatopani to Pokhara
Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus takes around 3/4 hours . You will pass through Beni and Baglung.In this day you will reach Pokhara on mid day.You can stay at lake side and relax around the lake.Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
Day-17: Pokhara city tour
Today is leisure day in Pokhara. You can just relax and can go for sightseeing around Pokhara.
Paragliding in Nepal is one of the most adventurous traveller’s choice , in terms of excellent view of mountains and the lake of Pokhara will excellent memory all. As travelers
The take point of paragliding is Sarankot (1522m) which is just 2.4 km north of lakeside in Pokhara.You will pick up from the hotel
Total cost: 80$ per person (including transportation , insurance, fotos and video , guide etc.)
Overnight at Lake side.
Day-18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle
- Optional tour:
- 2 night 3 days Chitwan Package
- Pick up from arrival.
- Welcome drinks and brief.
- When you will check in to the hotel ,you will receive programme plan and explanation about it.
- Tharu village tour
When you will reach Chitwan you will visit nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of Tharus.
- Sunset view from Rapti river
- Cultural dance programme
In the evening you will see the Tharu cultural programme ( Tharu stick dance)
- Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Day-2:Canyoning and elephant ride
- Wake up call.
Our hotel jeep will pick you up for national park and you will bring to Rapti river for canyoning. On canyoning you will explore crocodiles and a lots of birds and species . After 30 minutes of canyoning you will enter the national park.
- Jungle walk
You will start hiking with our tour guide on national park to explore Floras and Faunas. During the walking ,you can see some of non dangerous and generous animals such as deers , monkey and many more .On national park there is mentioned different species of plants for recognize jfskdbdhxand diversity of the national park . After having couple of hour hike journey will stop at elephant farm.
- Elephant breeding centre
Chitwan national park is very famous specially for elephants. On the elephant breeding centre you will able to see different age group of elephant( from 3/4 months elephant to 22/25 )
- Lunch .
- Elephant back safari either jeep safari
According to your preference you have right to choose elephant riding or jeep safari to explore inner core of the national park and to expore wild animals such as Tigers, Lions, Bears, Rhinos etc. For the wildlife lovers it would be golden chance to explore such kind of wild animals and very jskdjhds jungle.
- Wake up call.
- Bird watching.
- Departure for onward journey to Kathmandu.
Total cost:$ 140 per person
- All surface transportation .
- 3 times meal.(breakfast ,lunch, dinner)
- Accomodation on A/C deluxe room.
- All necessary permits and entry fees
- Elephant safari or Jeep safari ticket.
- English speaking professional tour guide.
- Canyoning ,cultural show more other activities.
- Bar bills.
- Other things what is not mentioned on cost include bar.s1
Day-19: Shopping and relaxing in Kathmandu
Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day-20 : Final departure
This day will your last day of Nepal. Our airport representative will take to the airport for your final departure.
- Airports pick up & drop by private car / bus.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / bus.
- Besisahar to Gagat by sharing jeep.
- TIMS(trekking information management system).
- Permit(Annapurna conservation area park fee).
- All your standard Meals during the trek.
- English speaking guide or native language speaking guide if you want.
- Surface transfer.
- Best available lodge during trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Cost not Includes
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Your travel insurance.
- Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver–Tipping is expected.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.