Annapurna Circuit Trekking is among the few treks that combine different landscapes, undulated and adventurous sections, extensive biodiversity and, flora and fauna besides the cultural variations of the inhabiting communities. From the lush valleys of Pokhara and Kali Gandaki River to the mysteries of Manang, Muktinath, and Marpha, this trekking experience shall leave you truly mesmerized and smiling. Beautiful waterfalls and lush valleys, colorful and lively villages, close up views of Annapurna massifs, unique Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, and several others, and the challenging Thorang La Pass (5416m) with the fabulous view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, decorate this trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking circumambulates the amphitheater of Annapurna massifs in the anti-clockwise direction starting the trek from Khudi which is near Besi Sahar, the administrative headquarters of Lamjung District. Gradually exploring the villages less influenced by the ills of development and through the trails with beautiful waterfalls, green and lush landscapes, the trail enters Tibetan influenced settlements of Manang and heads into the Mustang district over the challenging yet inspiring Thorang La Pass decorated with prayer flags and providing the beautiful view of lofty peaks. You shall then experience exemplary religious harmony in the surroundings of sacred Muktinath Temple before moving onto the Marpha village, famous for delicious apples and local elixir made from apple, through the trail that turns windy in the afternoon.
Through another famous settlement of Jomsom, you shall explore the natural hot-springs in Tatopani, trek past one of the deepest gorges of the world (the gorge made by Kali Gandaki River) after Kalopani village and wander around Ghorepani before moving on to the villages at lower altitude including Tikhedhunga and beautiful Poonhill. Complete your Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Pokhara valley and move on to Kathmandu before leaving for the respective onward destinations. En route you shall enjoy the lively countryside of Nepal near Khudi, cross vertigos suspension bridges and subtropical forests, walk through stone stairs at several places, explore beautiful apple orchards in Brathang, Marpha and other villages and marvel at excellent views of the Himalayas accompanying the entire trail.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking is graded as moderate to adventurous trekking trail with the maximum elevation at Thorang La Pass (5416m). In the trail that offers an original trademark and diverse cultural characteristics of Nepal, you need to have above average physical fitness, mental endurance and openness to enjoy the diversity offered. Though this trail can be embarked upon round the year, September to December and March to May are the best seasons. Get the best out of this exciting trail by joining the quality professional team of Nepal Trekking Planner. We also organize other activities such as trekking, tours, peak climbing and more for groups of elders and families with children. Enjoy a hassle-free holiday in Nepal with our team.
All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
03 deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
02 deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle.
Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
02 guest=01 porter (will carry about 15 kg-20 kg weight)with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
First add kid box
Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekkiung(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary
Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Meals during the traveling time
Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
Anything not included in service includes column
Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
Day bag.( Small handbag)
Sports shoes or sandal.
Warm woolen cap
Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
Pullover or warm sweeter
4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
3/4 pairs of Underwear
4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
Flash or Torch light
Camera and batteries.
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