Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal is known as one of the best trekking trails in the world. The Annapurna Circuit trek goes through Marshyangdi River valley which brings you almost to the base of Gangapurna mountain and into the Manang valley known as the Himalayan Shangri-La, where you will spend two remarkable days gazing at the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you. An amazing trekking route that circles around the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, the experience this Annapurna circuit trek offers is unbeatable.
The adventurous climb of Thorong-La pass the highest pass in this trek – at 5416 meters or (
Once we descend from the pass, we will witness the views of upper Mustang Region which is a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhist and numerous friendly Buddhist people.
We will then follow the deepest gorge on earth – the Kali Gandaki River Gorge- which is guarded by the giant 8,000 peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri – 8,167 meters, Nilgiri and Mt. Annapurnas.
We will then use the unchanged ancient paths that were used as trade routes between Nepal, Tibet, and India. We will also pass through the apple and wheat farming areas, interact with local Thakali people, and share our moments with sheep and yak herders.
The lodge to Lodge adventure trekking experience along with a rich cultural immersion that you experience in this Annapurna Circuit Trekking is unparalleled in the world.
Annapurna circuit trek was voted as one of the best trekking trails in the world for many years.
Here the New York Times covered an article about Annapurna circuit trek and Earthbound Expeditions was highly recommended as a reputed trekking agency in Nepal in the year 2010.
Our standard Annapurna circuit trek package is 16 days. But if you wish to make the Annapurna circuit trek just for 12 or 14 days that is also possible as we can use Jeep up to Chame now and also from Jomsom we can take a Jeep or flight to Pokhara. Let us know if you wish to customize the itinerary.
We will come to receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7 km that takes about 15 minutes. O/N at hotel.
After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour of the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE sites which includes: Swayambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, also a beautiful home to lots of monkeys, thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus, with ash rubbed body and matted dreadlocks. For a donation you can take your picture with them and receive a blessing. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual, and pilgrims going around the temple performing their kora. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Spend another night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu for about 6 hours by bus towards Besi Shahar - 830meters / 2723feet, a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal and is the gate way to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Check into a hotel/ tea house and stay.
You are heading towards Chame using local Jeep, the headquarters of Manang, the district beyond the Himalayas, as it is famously known as in Nepal. You will, undoubtedly, enjoy your stay in the mountain town in the lap of Annapurna II - 7937 m / 26040 ft. The walk today is about five hours and offers you some breathtaking views. Check into a guest house in Chame and relax.
The walk today takes you to another exceptionally beautiful town of Pisang through some unbelievable trails with incredible scenery. A slow and paced walk of 6 Hours to today\'s destination provides us the privilege of witnessing some of the jaw-dropping views. Once in Pisang, check into a tea house.Later you can explore a local Buddhist monastery in Upper Pisang.
An about five hours trek today takes you to the mountain village of Manang where you can see the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture. The walk itself offers a magnificent view of the mountain peaks in the famous Annapurna range. Serene mountain atmosphere is an additional bonus for your walk.Once in Manang, check into a tea house.
Take a day break in Manang to acclimatize to the altitude. Explore the local area of Gangapurna glacier and Gangapurna lake; be comfortable adjusting in the high altitude climate. Stay in Manang.
Head towards Yak Kharka, today\'s destination after having breakfast. Yak Kharka literally means the Yak pasture land. You come across those mountain giants - yaks - along the trail. Enjoy the mountain view and beautiful atmosphere on your six hours walk today. Once in Yak Kharka, check into a tea house.
After having breakfast in the morning, start your walk of the day to Thorong Phedi - the base of the Thorong-la Pass. A five hours slow paced walk takes you to the place where you are staying overnight today. Enjoy and relax in the cool mountain environment.
Today is a long day of walk and the highlight of this trip. Wake up very early in the morning to start your adventure towards the highest pass - Thorong pass. A slow paced up hill walk takes you about 4-5 hours to reach the pass. When you are at the top, you feel like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. You have conquered the highlight of this trip. Now, you walk starts descending towards Muktinath for about another six hours. Once in Muktinath, check into a tea house and relax.
A five hours long nice downhill walk takes you to an exceptionally beautiful town of Jomsom. You have some free time to explore the town. Stay in a hotel in Jomsom.
Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom in the morning. Have a leisure time in Pokhara to explore the beautiful lake city. Go for boating, massage and explore the lake side.
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Approx. driving 5 to 6 hours, or have option to fly at extra cost. O/N at Hotel at 3 stars, we host you a dinner with Nepalese cultural show.
After breakfast transfer to the Airport for departure. Namaste!