ROUND ANNAPURNA TREK

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Overview

Round Annapurna Trek also well-known as Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best way to explore the Himalayan environment within a single trek.  Nature and its divergence, culture and its colors, religion and its acceptance you will get to view all in the single package of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek begins after the sightseeing tour of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. The very next day we drive to Besisahar by bus. From Besisahar we incline up to Bahundanda, then to Chamje, then from Chamje to Chame to Manang. At Manang, we rest for a day to acclimatize ourselves to get some more altitude adaptability inside us. Next day we ascend ourselves to Throng Phedi, then to Muktinath, the ancient pilgrimage, passing the Throng-la pass. We then trek to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we trek to Tatopani to Ghorepani, then from Ghodepani poon hill to Nayapul to Pokhara. At Pokhara, we stay at Lakeside and have a sightseeing of beautiful Pokhara valley. To accomplish this endeavor of yours we have programmed an Annapurna Circuit Trek of 21 days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and Sightseeing the heritage of Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (6/7 hours) (830 meters) overnight at lodge

Day 04: Drive to Dharapani in gravel road (4/5 hours) and trek to Temang (2,100 meters) overnight at lodge

Day 05: Trek from Temang to Chame (2,100 meters) (3/4 hours walking) Overnight at lodge

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,200 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang we hike little hill and back to lodge. Overnight at lodge

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yakkharka (4,018 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 10: Trek from Yakkharka to Throng Phedi (4,450 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 11: Start trek early morning And cross to Throng-la pass (5,416 meters) and walk down to Muktinath (3800 meters) (7/8 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 13: Trek from Jomsom to Ghasa (2,500 meters) (5/6 walking) overnight at lodge

Day 14: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1,990 meters (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 15: Rest/Spare day at Tatopani

Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,810 meters) (6/7 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 17: Early morning hike up to Poon hill and trek Tikhedunga (1,570 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 18: Trek from Tikhedunga Nayapul (2/3 hours) (1,010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

Day 19: Half day sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara by tourist bus to Kathmandu (6/7 drive) overnight at hotel

Day 21: Your final departure to Tribhuvan international airport transfer by our representative

 

 

Physical fitness

Round Annapurna trek is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It is the moderate trek that takes you to the Beautiful Annapurna vicinity after some hours of a walk down to the moderate paths. As some of the places lies in higher altitude, one needs to be physically fit and healthy. Before planning for trekking, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician. Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds and low temperatures and also practicing to carry the weight can help you through the trip.

Lodging and food

We will be greeting you at the International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels in the town. While you are on the Trek, you will be staying at the Teahouses/Lodge. The stay may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at high above). Likewise, Access the Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell dinner with every guest after they return from their Trek.

Best Time to travel

February – May, September – November is the best season for this Trek.

Transport

Generally, we offer tourist bus for Trekking to Annapurna region which may take 6 to 8 hours. If you want to travel in private vehicles, then we can make it possible but it may take extra charges. Flights are also available.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

The first day as you arrive at Kathmandu you will be received from airport by our company representative and transfer to the hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and Sightseeing the heritage of Kathmandu Valley

The very next day after you arrive to Nepal our company representative will take you to various renowned places of Kathmandu like Boudhanath, Bhaktapur durbar square, Kathmandu durbar square and Many more for sightseeing. The sightseeing will help you to understand the ancient culture and tradition of Kathmandu Valley. After the completion of sightseeing we will gather together to planning about our trek for the days ahead.

Day 03 Drive to Besisahar (6/7 hours) (830 meters) overnight at lodge

Then we will drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Besisahar lies at an altitude of 830 meters. It will take 6 hours to reach Besisahar. Besisahar is naturally affluent place to be. Our guide will take you to guesthouse at Besisahar.

Day 04 Drive to Dharapani in gravel road (4/5 hours) and trek to Temang (2,100 meters) overnight at lodge

The next day we will leave Besisahar to reach Dharapani. We will drive to Dharapani. Dharapani lies at an altitude of 1960 meters. The Marshyangdi River will accompany us on our way. The bumpy road will make our journey more exciting and somewhat exhausting. After driving whole day on the bumpy road we will then reach to the Dharapani where we will stay at Guest house.

Day 05 Trek from Temang to Chame (2,100 meters) (3/4 hours walking) Overnight at lodge

The Day 5 will add more excitement in our trip. We ascended to 2650 meters on a 5 to 6 hour walk. Now the view will incline its height as we will be able to see mountains above 7000 like Annapurna II. These views are extraordinary, stunning and an ingredients of lifetime memory. We will then reach to Chame where we will reside in the guest house for rest.

Day 06 Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,200 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

We will start to walk for Pisang this day. To get to Pisang we will pass through several villages and after crossing Barthang we will enter to dense forest with pine forest. Upon on reaching to the hill top, vegetation is ended, walking is straight and wide range of river valley starts. The great view of Annapurna Range can be seen from here. Pisang is a beautiful village with riverside. Overnight at guest house

Day 07 Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

The route that follows will ascend us to Manang from Pisang which takes about 4 to 5 hours of Trek. The natural scenery here is outstanding. We can view the beautiful mountain peaks like Annapurna, Pisang Peak and Many more. They are majestic and are really adorable. We will lunch at Braga village and go to Barge monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery of Manang village. Then we will walk half an hour which brings us to the Manang for overnight.

Day 08 Acclimatization in Manang we hike little hill and back to lodge. Overnight at lodge

Day 8 is the rest day in Manang. We will walk to the village, learn about the culture and view the magnificent view of Nature. The day is to be familiar with the altitude. Then we will return back to guest house and rest to gain energy for tomorrow.

Day 09 Trek from Manang to Yakkharka (4,018 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Leaving we will reach to Yakkharka. We make the incline ourselves upward steadily through Tanki Manang, crossing Marshyangdi Valley and Jarsang Khola Valley, we will reach to Yakkharka which is situated at an altitude of 4018 meters. There we see will see the proper mixture of flora and fauna. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10 Trek from Yakkharka to Throungphedi (4,450 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

We will walk two hours to cross the river and then climb up to Throungphedi at an altitude of 4450meters. The place has fantastic natural views. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 11 Start trek early morning And cross to Throung-la pass (5,416 meters) and walk down to Muktinath (3800 meters) (7/8 hours walking) overnight at lodge

At day 11 the trek will add more adventure in our journey and will be a longest trail to walk by. We will wake up early in the morning and walk 3 to 4 hours passing high camp to reach Throung La pass which is at an altitude of 5416 meters. The pass connects the village of Manang, with the temple of Muktinath. We will stay for a while at Throung La pass to view the mountainous majestic scenery. Then we will resume our trek to reach Muktinath then we descend ourselves through rocky mountain, guesthouse, teashop, villages and many more. Then after 3 to 4 hours of walk we will reach to Muktinath a holly pilgrimage of Buddhist and Hindu. Muktinath is the renowned temple of Nepal where every year thousands of people come to worship. Muktinath is derived from the word “Mukti” which means free from sufferings and “Nath” means master of God. It is believed that bathing in Muktinath cleans a person from all the sins he has committed. Overnight at Muktinath

Day 12 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 meters) (4/5 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Our next destination will be Jomsom. After leaving Muktinath we will walk along the Shore of Budi Gandaki River. The fresh blowing air of Budi Gandaki will blow our fatigue. The mountain, rivers, birds, rare animals, dry land and other natural diversity are the mesmerizing attribute on the way. Then after 4 to 5 hours of journey we will be Jomsom. Jomsom is a culturally rich place where we can find the culture of Himalayan indigenous people. It is also a good place to understand the Buddhist culture and its influence in the inhabitants of people living in high altitude. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13 Trek from Jomsom to Ghasa (2,500 meters) (5/6 walking) overnight at lodge

The way now will direct us to Ghasa from Jomsom. The river Gandaki will be with us on whole of the way. The beautiful waterfall along the way like Dana, Rupse Chahara, Kopchepani and other natural ingredients of the region has made this place a heaven in the earth. At last we will arrive at Ghasa a Thakali (indigenous mountainous people) village. Ghasa is also renowned for birds. Then we will stay at guest house in Ghasa.

Day 14 Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1,990 meters (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

We will have breakfast in the morning and get prepared to exodus for Tatopani. On our way we will pass through villages, teashops, forest, rivers and many more. We can also see rare birds and animals. Then we will reach Tatopani. Tatopani is a Nepali word which means “hot water”. The place is called Tatopani because of hot spring over there blowing hot smoke from it. Trekkers can take bath on hot spring which will provide a total relaxation and ecstasy. Then we will stay at guest house for rest and dinner.

Day 15 Rest/Spare day at Tatopani

Tatopani is warm place. We take rest day after our long journey. On this day we take a warm bath in hot spring and enjoy our leisure time. Overnight at Tatopani

Day 16 Trek from Tatopani to Ghodepani (2,810 meters) (6/7 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Then we will walk about 5 to six hours from Tatopani to Ghorepani. The trail is narrower so the passing of donkeys may hurdle our walk. We also have to cross the Rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a heavenly place from where the extraordinary view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri can be seen.

Day 17 Early morning hike up to Poon hill and trek Tikhedunga (1,570 meters) (5/6 hours walking) overnight at lodge

Day 17 will bring us more excitement in our journey. We will wake up early morning and head to Poon hill. It will take one to two hours of walk. Poon hill is an amazing place situated at an altitude of 3210 meters from where the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machapuchhre, down valley along with sunrise at dawn. After that we will leave Poon hill and proceed to Tikhedunga. At Tikhedunga we will stay at guesthouse.

Day 18 Trek from Tikhedunga Nayapul (2/3 hours) (1,010 meters) and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

Then next day we will walk to Nayapul from Tikhedunga. On the way to Nayapul we come across typical villages and terrace farmlands. As we reach Birethanti we have lunch. Then we will gear ourselves up to reach Nayapul. Then at Nayapul the private vehicle will drive us to Pokhara (1:30 hours driving). At Pokhara we will stay at hotel.

Day 19 Half day sightseeing in Pokhara

Pokhara is beautiful city and is the major tourist hub in the mid-western region of Nepal. Pokhara is mostly famous for beautiful lakes and caves along with the view of green hills and snow caped mountains. We will visit various beautiful places of Pokhara like David’s fall, Mahendra cave, Seti gorge for sightseeing. After sightseeing we back to hotel for rest and dinner.

Day 20 Drive from Pokhara by tourist bus to Kathmandu (6/7 drive) overnight at hotel

After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Pokhara. From Pokhara we will drive back to Kathmandu. On the way to Kathmandu we can enjoy the scenery of green mountains streams, rivers and terrace farming high above the mountains. As we reach to Kathmandu our trekking guide will take you to the hotel. At Kathmandu the company will organize a farewell dinner for you.

Day 21 your final departure to Tribhuvan international airport transfer by our representative

our company representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan airport for you final departure

Date & Price

Date & Price All Trekking in Nepal,Himalaya Trek,Peak Climbing-Access The Asia Treks adventure travel trips are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.

Many of you may be confused or are totally unknown for what to pack while trekking. Here are some lists of equipment/gear that may be helped for you as gears are the key thing of every trekker.

Head:

  1. Hat
  2. Woolen hat
  3. Scarf
  4. Mask (to prevent yourself from dust)
  5. Sunglass

Clothing (Body)

  1. 3x T-short
  2. 2x thermals topsDown jacket
  3. 2x trekkers pants
  4. Waterproof pants & Jacked

Hands:

  1. Poly lines gloves
  2. Woolen gloves
  3. Heavy weight gloves

Feet:

  1. Trekking boots
  2. Flip flop
  3. 2x inner socks
  4. 3x woolen socks
  5. Sneakers

Accessories

  1. Head light with extra batteries
  2. sleeping bag (Above -10)
  3. Dry pack
  4. Water bottle
  5. Chemo bag
  6. Walking poles
  7. Alarm watch
  8. Day pack (No more then 15kg)
  9. Camera with extra batteries

Personal hygiene:

  1. Towel
  2. Shampoo & soap
  3. Toothpaste & toothbrush
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Lip guard
  6. Body wipes
  7. Female hygiene products (for female client)
  8. Deodorant

Medical:

  1. Personal first aid kit
  2. Dimox or acetylzolamide
  3. Headache pills
  4. Diarrhea pills
  5. Cough / cold medicine
  6. Water purification tablets
  7. Contact lens supplies

Note:

  1. Since of the above mentioned gear down jacket and sleeping bag can be rented.
  2. Our guide will carry a first aid kit but it’s better to have your own.
  3. Bring the entertaining materials as per need.

Cost includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
  • Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
  • Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  • Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
  • Farewell dinner
  • Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All government taxes

Cost excludes

  • Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
  • Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure ta
  • Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
  • Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.

FAQ

It is full of adventures and is completely different from the one that is in your country. Its trekking trails are rugged and rough and take you to minimum altitude of 3000 m and maximum to 5000 m plus.

If you are physically fit, who can walk minimum of 4 hours then it is definitely for you. The minimum trekking altitude ranges from 2000 m plus and can go up to the maximum altitude of 5000 m plus.

Yes, you will, because you will be trekking in the remotest himalayan region of the world, where you are not familar with its trail, villages, people, and their culture. There, the local people do not speak English much, so you need a trekking guide, who can speak their language and Nepali.

Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Above this will be accompanied by a guide.

They are because Access the Asia gives the topmost priority to their safety.

Climbing peak or trekking peak is an easy peak whose summit can be reached within 1 or 2 days. Its height ranges 6000 m plus. Some trekking peaks are Island Peak, Yala Peak, and Mera Peak.

It must include the terms and conditions that you need while trekking in the Himalayan Region in an altitude of 4000 m to 6000 m. Your travel insurance company must provide you Helicopter Evacuation Service. Normally, it will cost you up to US $5000 in Nepal. If you are coming to Nepal for climbing then you must do climbing insurance in your country as well. Carefully check the terms and conditions of your insurance company, especially what they cover during trekking and climbing.

US $ 20 a day is enough to buy a bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and so on in the remote Himalayan Region.

Yes, you should. There is no fixed rates for tipping. Its up to you. But how much you tip should be reasonable.

The trekking guides of Access the Asia are well - trained in the first aid; they also carry the first aid box and do the necessary treatment for you.

You will be flown to Kathmandu in a helicopter for medical attention.

Lodge or guest house accommodation.

Lodge, where, you will have meal, provides you drinking water. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation costs US$ 1, but at higher elevation, it can cost up to US $4.

Lodges and guest houses.

No. But it will always be its responsibility to finish your trip on time and to follow the itinerary.

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