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    Hunger for adventure amidst stunning landscapes and cultural immersions? Then, this Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek is just the right pick for you. This incredible trip offers you a circular trip around the Annapurna Region, incorporating diverse terrains and customs alike.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      18 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 - Nov

    Trip Overview

    Get captivated by the lush forest, rocky canyons, and snow-capped mountains along this Classic Annapurna Circuit. You’ll also be immersed in the unique customs and cultures of the locals, which will encourage a deeper understanding of Nepal's beauty.

    Take a picturesque drive through the winding roads to Jagat, where your trek will begin. You’ll be trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where the highlights will be its native wildlife and vegetation. You’ll also get to visit the village of Manang, Mustang, the Thorang-La Pass, the sacred Muktinath Temple, and many more. All these are what make this package even more thrilling and adventurous.

    The circuit boasts diverse landscapes, from sub-tropical forests to rocky deserts to alpine meadows at high altitudes. Also, this region challenges you physically and mentally while you reach the elevation of 5400 meters on the Thorang-La Pass. But you’ll feel the achievement of climbing to the top as you admire the panoramic views of the mountain ranges.

    Moreover, this Classic Annapurna Circuit offers you adventurous natural wonders and cultural vibrancy. The local communities around the area are friendly, and their hospitality is top-notch. Interact with the local communities to get an in-depth insight into their traditions and the region’s heritage. Hence, you get a deeper appreciation for the culture that has existed for hundreds of years.

    You’ll also be trekking to the sacred temple of Muktinath. This site on the Classic Annapurna Circuit has religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists. Also known as “Mukti Kshetra—A place of Salvation,” this temple is one of the oldest Bishnu temples. The golden statue inside the temple is also known as the Manifestations of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. There is a myth that the Tibetan Buddhism Founder, Guru Rinpoche, once meditated here.

    Another attraction is visiting the villages of Manang and Mustang, which are known as the deserts of Nepal. You can also visit Marpha, home to apple orchids and apple-made delicacies. Walk through Kali Gandaki Gorge, the World’s deepest gorge, and experience a thrill you’ve never felt before. You can also relax in the hot springs of Tatopani (Hot Water).

    So, do you possess the spirit and determination required to conquer this trek? Join us on this exhilarating journey to complete the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    Key Highlights of the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek

    • Hop on a drive to drive to Jagat from Kathmandu, traveling through the scenic landscape to the Annapurna Region.
    • Take a plunge into the Nepalese's distinctive culture and way of life in the mountains, engaging and interacting with them.
    • Observe the beautiful vistas of the panoramic Himalayas, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manasalu.
    • Encounter the local wildlife inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and also the wild vegetation.
    • Conquer Thorang-La Pass at an elevation of 5416 meters and get awed by the panoramic Himalayan views.
    • Pay a visit to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
    • Reenergize your body after the long trek at the hot springs of Tatopani, soothing you after a tiresome journey.
    • Ascend to the viewpoint of Poon Hill and relax among the glory of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range.
    • Roam around the captivating city of Pokhara, where you can extend your trip for sightseeing or adventure sports like paragliding.

    Route Details

    Once you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our member will pick you up at the arrival gate and transfer you to your hotel. You can take some time to relax after your flight and later you’ll be briefed about your itinerary and trip. Following that, you can either rest for the night or you can roam around the local market in your surroundings.

    Your journey is set with a picturesque drive to Jagat, from Kathmandu. Jagat is a charming village in the district of Lamjung. From there you will travel to the villages of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang. After pisang you’ll travel to the mesmerizing village of Manang, also known as the “crown Jewel” of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    Your acclimatization is set on Manang for a day-to-the higher altitude. Then you move on to Yak Kharka and Thorang Phedi where you’ll be climbing to Thorang-La Pass, the highest pass in the region. This is probably the major highlight of this entire trip because you’ll be climbing to an elevation of 5400 meters. Crossing this path gradually becomes challenging so it’s advised to keep a steady pace and keep hydrated. After that, you descend to the spiritual site of Muktinath, where you’ll visit the temple to witness its serenity.

    After bidding farewell to Muktinath Temple, you head on to Marpha which is a delightful village in Mustang Region. This small yet pleasant village is also famous for its apple orchids. You can find food products made from apples, especially apple brandy. After Marpha, you go to Ghasa which is another that lies in this Classic Annapurna Circuit.

    After leaving Ghasa, you trek towards Tatopani (Hot Water) which has natural hot water springs. You can rest and rejuvenate your body after a long trek. From the relaxing Tatopani, you travel to Ghorepani and after that to Poonhill to witness the superb sunrise and the majestic Himalayas.

    After returning to Pokhara, you rest for a while and explore the vibrant city. The next day, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu where you stay overnight, and depart the day after.

    If you are looking for a personalized or customized trip to Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek or any kind of trip, the Nepal Hiking Team is always at your disposal.

    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
    • One 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 accommodation during the trek
    • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Syange by local jeep
    • Surface transfer from Pokhara to 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-season 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 including ACAP and others (please bring three passport- sized photographs)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Local flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, if required, which costs an additional USD 90.00 per person
    • Nepal entry visa and visa fee. Visa can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or entry point.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Wi-Fi internet during the trek
    • 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 Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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