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    Looking for an adventure that’s going to test you? Want to create an unforgettable memory? Then the Annapurna Circuit Trek is perfect for you. This will take you on a circular journey through some of the mesmerizing landscapes.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate to Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Lodges
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5416m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • BEST TIME
      March-May & Sept-Dec

    Trip Overview

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek highlights the wilderness native to the Annapurna Conservation Protection Area. Witness them in their natural habitat and enjoy their presence from afar. Also get to visit Manang Village, Thorong-La Pass, and Muktinath Temple along the way. All of these features make this package unique and complete.

    In terms of landscape, this Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a variety of terrains. From subtropical forests in the lower altitudes to the arid deserts and alpine meadows in the higher altitudes. This region offers you a diverse range of challenges that test your physical and mental fitness. Go up to the elevation of 5400 meters atop Thorang-La Pass and feel the achievement of climbing it.

    Furthermore, this Annapurna circuit trek is adventurous and presents awe-inspiring natural wonders. But the culture local communities and culture are pretty vibrant as well. Interacting with the local people can give you an insight into their lifestyle and the region’s heritage. Hence, you can get a deep appreciation for the culture that has been in existence for hundreds of years.

    During this trek, you’ll visit Muktinath Temple which is a sacred site on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists. Also known as “Mukti Kshetra”- A place of salvation, this temple is also one of the oldest Hindu temples of lord Bishnu. The temple’s Golden Statue is also recognized by Buddhists as a manifestation of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. It is said that Tibetan Buddhism founder, Guru Rinpoche, had stopped at Muktinth for Meditation.

    Another stop on this route is the ancient and traditional village of Manang. It is a charming village situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River. Visit the cultural museum in Manang and witness its ancient traditions.

    Best features of Annapurna Circuit Trek

    • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar and Jagat, witnessing the rural lifestyle along the way
    • Travel through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is one of the largest conservation areas.
    • Trek through diverse terrains, from sub-tropical forests to the high-altitude deserts.
    • Witness regional wildlife and vegetation flourishing in their natural habitat.
    • Acquaint yourself with the local communities and learn about their Himalayan lifestyle.
    • Enjoy local cuisines and the warm hospitality of the local communities along the way.
    • Get glimpses of the stunning peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manasalu.
    • Ascend and cross the Thorong-La Pass with an altitude of 5416 meters. It’s the highest point in the trek offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.
    • Explore the traditional villages of Manang and Mustang to witness its magnificence.
    • Experience the mystical winds at Jomsom, Muktinath, and Mustang.
    • Visit the ancient temple of Muktinath, a major pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and Hindus alike.
    • Spend an evening walking around Pokhara, Stroll the Lakeside, and witness the vibrant city lifestyle.

    Route Overview

    Once you touchdown at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), one of our members from the Nepal Hiking Team will receive you at the arrival gate. They will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu where you’ll be given a brief about your itinerary and trip. You can either rest or you can explore your surroundings.

    Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Jagat through Beshisahar. From there, you start your hike to Dharapani. You pass through beautiful villages like Chame and Pisang to reach Manang. Once you reach Manang, you acclimatize for a day to the higher altitude. Then you move on to Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi.

    The highlight of this trek is crossing the Thorong-La Pass, the highest pass in the region. Crossing this pass is a challenge so it’s advisable to hike at a gradual pace and keep hydrating. After hiking for a few hours, you’ll reach Muktinath where you stay for the night. The next day, you visit this ancient temple and witness serenity like never before.

    After you bid farewell to the holy temple of Muktinath, you trek towards the final destination of the trek to Jomsom. This hike unveils snow-capped peaks, winding trails, and cascading waterfalls. Along this trail, get to witness the warm hospitality of the locals and dwell in their rich culture. Once you reach Jomsom, you spend overnight there.

    Leaving behind the Himalayas, you take a flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom. The flight is typically early in the morning so once you land in Pokhara you’ll have time to explore the vibrant city. You can either stroll around the lakeside or enjoy the peace or you can visit different eateries or restaurants.

    The next day, you’ll have a drive back to Kathmandu. You drive through the lush hills and along the rivers below. Once you reach Kathmandu, you’ll be transported to your hotel where you’ll unwind and rest. You’ll have your departure the next day when you’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • A night's accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek
    • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Syange by private jeep.
    • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare, including departure tax
    • Surface transfer from Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide) porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter), including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunches and Dinners while in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa 
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Circuit Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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