The Annapurna Circuit Trek is unique as it covers an unusually wide range of climatic zones in such a short time. The Annapurna Circuit covers altitudes from 900m to 5416m in just over 300 kilometers, which means you will see many different plants and animals, a wealth of cultural insights, a combination of picturesque terraced farms and villages, spectacular high mountain scenery and a challenging pass crossing. Throughout our walk, we enjoy regular contact with friendly villagers, as well as ever-changing panoramas of some of the world's most magnificent mountain scenery, such as Annapurna 8091m, the magnificent ice pyramid which was once the home of the legendary Buddhist guru (teacher) Padmasamba, Dhauligiri 8167m, and Machhupuchhare 6993m, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain in the world.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet. These paths have long facilitated the flow of cultures and religions in this remote and formerly inaccessible region. Today Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism and the mysterious Bon-Po religion still coexist in this region which contains many pilgrimage sites.
We begin the Annapurna Circuit Trek after a highly scenic drive to the road-head in the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows the great Marsyangdi Valley to reach the north side of the Annapurna Massif. Beyond the village of Manang, on the north side of the Annapurnas, we begin the tough ascent to the Thorung La Pass 5416m, the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which touches the edge of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We then descend into the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gadaki valley, reaching a famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath, where there are a number of Hindu and Buddhist temples. Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley for four leisurely days, we then climb to another ridge at Ghorepani, from where we make the sunrise excursion to Poon Hill to watch the dawn break over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas. This is the last stop on the Annapurna Circuit Trek before reaching Pokhara, and returning to many comforts and conveniences that you will no longer take for granted! You can enjoy a well earned rest in the relaxing atmosphere of Lakeside with its magical views of the Annapurnas, reflected in the waters of Phewa Lake.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive 6hrs to Besisahar, and Trek 2hrs to Bhulbule 820m
Day 04: Trek 5-6 hrs to Ghermu Phant 1136m
Day 05: Trek 6-7 hrs to Dharapani, 1946m
Day 06: Trek 5-6 hrs to Chame, 2800m
Day 07: Trek 5-6hrs to Pisang 3200m
Day 08: Trek 5-6hrs to Manang 3540m
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Manang, 3540m
Day 10: Trek 4-5 hrs to Yak Kharka, 4000m
Day 11: Trek 3-4 hrs to Phedi, 4545m
Day 12: Trek 7-9 hrs to Muktinath 3694m
Day 13: Trek 6-7 hrs to Marpha, 2670m
Day 14: Trek 5 hrs to Kalopani, 2410m
Day 15: Trek 6-7 hrs to Tatopani, 1190 m
Day 16: Trek 6-7 hrs to Ghorepani, 2850m
Day 17: Trek 5 hrs to Hile, 1400m
Day 18: Trek 3 hrs to Nayapul, 1010m
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart KathmanduTrip Detail Itinerary
Trip Cost: USD 1090 Per Person - Above 02 pax
The Annapurna Circuit - Tilicho Lake - Thorung La Pass is a customized version of the regular Annapurna Circuit Trek...
Fixed Departure Dates Trek Type: Lodge Duration:19 Days Altitude: 5416m
I am on my way back to the States after 3 weeks in your beautiful country. The highlight of my trip was the 6 days I spent trekking with your company. I fulfilled a lifelong dream of trekking in Nepal and it was much better than I anticipated. The terraced hills of the foothills and the views of the mountains will forever be with me. I am so grateful for the the care I received from you during my stay. You took care of every detail, from picking me up from the airport, to booking hotels and airline tickets to Pokhara before and after the trek. Everything went smoothly from start to finish.
It is good to check out with several companies before making a decision, but please be aware that in Nepal there are some companies who operate without experienced and qualified staff. Certainly they offer cheaper prices, but there may be some unexpected hidden costs. Many clients go back home with bitter experience due to poor services. I saw this repeatedly when I worked as a guide in other companies, which is what motivated me to start this business.
Perhaps you will not believe this; I will give you an example.
Please notice our services; during the trek we provide you a lodge menu which includes unlimited tea or coffee with each meal. After hearty breakfast, we give you some energy snacks, such as Mars, Snicker, Boundary Bars and many more chocolates. When you reach the lunch place, we provide hot tang juice and you can order the lunch of your choice from the lodge menu. After trekking all day you will reach the guest house. After a hot shower, we will serve tea with biscuits. For dinner, you can order your choice from the menu; soup, main course and dessert.
We always want to give high quality service as we believe that in time it will pay off by creating a positive reputation in the market. We are not as concerned with the number of clients; to us the most important thing is this to give excellent quality service. Unfortunately, there is a lot of competition to lower the price, and little competition in providing quality.
Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Adress: Boudha Naya Basti - 4,
Phone: +977 01 6211187
Cell Phone: +977 9841579429