Round Annapurna Trekking

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Duration

22 Days

DIFFICULTY

Moderate High

GROUP SIZE

1-12

MAX. ALTITUDE

5415

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking per day

7 hours

Overview


Round Annapurna trekking is one of the best and most rewarding treks in Nepal. In the Annapurna round, the trekkers have an opportunity to explore the wonderful views of the southern and northern Himalayas and the beautiful Nepali hills. The cost starts at US$799.00.

Thorong-La Pass (5,415m) is the highest pass on this trek. From Thorong-La Pass, the trail goes all the way down to Muktinath, an important holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Close to Muktinath temple, tourists can view an eternal burning flame over the underground water spring.

The Annapurna circuit provides tourists with an opportunity to explore many different Nepali ethnic groups, their culture and traditions. An excursion day in Muktinath is a fantastic way to understand the ethnic people and their culture. Trekkers encounter red rhododendron forests fully bloomed in March to April. The landscape on this trek is amazing. Some parts of this trek grant you access to a dense forest. And another part comprises just the necked hills and snowcapped mountains.

Tourists enjoy a bath in the natural hot water pond at Tatopani. The Poone hill at Ghorepani is the best place to view the amazing scenery of the Annapurna and Dhoulagiri Himalayan ranges, both above 8,000m.

Flora and Fauna in round Annapurna trekking

There are many plants in Annapurna trekking. Schima,chestnut,hemlock,silver fir, rhododendrons, and many small plants. Schima and chestnut are the major species of trees. In the Nepali language, schima is called chilanune (itchy). It belongs to the tea family. Chestnut belongs to the family of oak or beech. The evergreen oaks are found at a height of 1,700m to 3,000m. There are more than 30 species of rhododendron called “Lali Gurans” in the Nepali language. The lower land of the trekking trail is covered by beautiful rhododendron flowers. The hills are just as colourful in spring when the rhododendron trees bloom.

There are many small birds around the Annapurna trek, including white-capped river chat,whistling thrush,large pied kingfisher, white-breasted kingfisher, Eurasian kingfisher, Himalayan griffon, and lamer geier.

There are more than 100 wild animals found in the Annapurna round trek. Among them, trekkers could view monkeys and common langurs. Blue sheep are more common, and trekkers may come across them between Manang and Thorongla Pass. Leopards and bears are also found in this area.

Highlights of Round Annapurna Trekking

1. Magnificent views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, the Annapurna Himalaya range, Gangapurna Himal, and Tilicho Peak. 2.

2. Marshyandi River with water springs

3.traditional villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Kagbeni

4. The well-known Thorongla-Pass (5,415m), the trek’s highest point.

Itinerary


  • Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Picked up by our office representative and brought to hotel

  • Introduction to the guide. Briefing about the trekking and trekking preparation, including essentials

  • About 6 hrs drive to Beshisahar from Kathmandu. The road leads along the mountains and thundering rivers like Trishuli and Marshandi. The green hill road is really amazing. Lunch is provided on the way in a typical Nepali local restaurant

  • Breakfast. Drive about 4 hrs till Chamje. The mountain road is really wonderful. Take lunch on the way to Chamje. About 2 hrs trekking starts from Chamje and stay at Tal village (1,800m)

  • After breakfast, in 2 hrs pleasant walk we arrive to Dharapani from where we can see the magnificent view of the Manaslu Himal (8,156m). The trail goes gradually uphill and in another 2 hrs we arrive to Danakyu (2,210m). Stay overnight

  • Breakfast. Trekking and first 2 hrs is the trail really steep till Timang and the trail leads almost flat till Chame (2,700m). If the weather is good, we can view very clearly the Mt. Manaslu. As you move towards Chame. We can see the beautiful Mt. Annapurna Second till Chame. Stay overnight

  • Trek about 5 hrs to Pisang (3,200m) starts. The trail passes through the pine tree with amazing view of rocks. In Pisang you can see the beautiful buck wheat fields and ‘Mani Walls’ with prayer wheels. Stay overnight

  • Trek about 5 hrs from Pisang to Manang (3,400m) starts through almost flat road. Tall rocks and Hongde airport are the main attractions of the Day and stay at Manang

  • We spend one more day in Manang for acclimatization as we have to encounter with the Thorong-La Pass (5,415 m). We can make excursion day around the Manang village. There are some monasteries. We can walk till Chongar view point

  • After breakfast we head to Yak Kharka and takes about 4 hrs walk from Manang. From Manang, the trail leads graduaaly uphill but it is flat road and stay overnight to Yak Kharka (4,020m). From here you can see herds of Yaks and Blue Sheeps grazing around the hills

  • We walk gradually uphill about 4 hrs till Thorong Phedi (4,500m)

  • Today we wake up early in the morning and have breakfast and walk 4 hrs steep up and 4 hrs down to Muktinath (3,810m) via Thorong-La Pass

  • Pleasant walk about 3 hrs. The trail goes all the way down and visit beautiful village Kagbeni located at the bank of Kaligandaki River (2,600m) after Muktinath temple excursion on the way. The red–walled Kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa is really impressive to visit

  • Walk about 3 hrs to Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. Look around and rest. The road passes almost flat or down till Tukuche. In Marpha, you can see the beautiful apple and apricot gardens and stay at Tukuche (2,600m). It takes about 6 hours walk altogether to Tukuche

  • Today we walk about 5 hrs to Ghasa. The trail passes along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. If the weather is clear, we can view the beautiful views of Nilgiri Peak, Dhoaulagiri and Annapurna Himal and stay at Ghasa (2,000m)

  • About 6 hrs walk to Tatopani and enjoy in natural hot water spring (1,100m)

  • Today’s walk is little longer, 7 hrs uphill to Ghorepani (2,800m) through the beautiful Sikha village and stay overnight

  • In the early morning, we walk about 45 minutes uphill to Poon hill, the best view point of Nepal. From here we can view the whole range of Dhoaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri and sunrise. Spend about 45 minutes here and get back down to Ghorepani. Breakfast. Trek about 4 hrs to Hile (1,500m). Today the road goes all the way down

  • About 4 hours trek down to Birethanti (1,100m) and have lunch. This is the ending point of our adventure trekking journey. Drive about 45minutes to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel

  • Drive  to Kathmandu from Pokhara with tourist Bus

  • Rest in Kathmandu and celebrate the success of the trek with a farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program

  • Drop off at the airport and departure for your country

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Cost Includes


  • Pick up and drop off transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation and breakfast with tea/coffee, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter(s)
  • National parks’ fees and government royalties
  • Insurance of our trekking staff
  • Sleeping bag (guests may have their own if they prefer)
  • Dawn jacket (guests may have their own if they prefer
  • Trekking map
  • TIMS Card
  • First Aid Kit
  • Nepal Mountain Lovers’  T-shirts
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes


  • Domesdtic and International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees.
  • All kinds of foods, drink during trekking and travel stay with us.
  • Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists.
  • All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment.
  • Other personal expenses and tips.
  • Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency.

What to Expect?


Flora and Fauna in round Annapurna trekking

There are many plants in Annapurna trekking. Schima,chestnut,hemlock,silver fir, rhododendrons, and many small plants. Schima and chestnut are the major species of trees. In the Nepali language, schima is called chilanune (itchy). It belongs to the tea family. Chestnut belongs to the family of oak or beech. The evergreen oaks are found at a height of 1,700m to 3,000m. There are more than 30 species of rhododendron called “Lali Gurans” in the Nepali language. The lower land of the trekking trail is covered by beautiful rhododendron flowers. The hills are just as colourful in spring when the rhododendron trees bloom.

There are many small birds around the Annapurna trek, including white-capped river chat,whistling thrush,large pied kingfisher, white-breasted kingfisher, Eurasian kingfisher, Himalayan griffon, and lamer geier.

There are more than 100 wild animals found in the Annapurna round trek. Among them, trekkers could view monkeys and common langurs. Blue sheep are more common, and trekkers may come across them between Manang and Thorongla Pass. Leopards and bears are also found in this area.

Highlights of Round Annapurna Trekking

1. Magnificent views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, the Annapurna Himalaya range, Gangapurna Himal, and Tilicho Peak. 2.

2. Marshyandi River with water springs

3.traditional villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Kagbeni

4. The well-known Thorongla-Pass (5,415m), the trek’s highest point.

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Gear List


  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
  • Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
  • One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your  director
  • Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Camera

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