Home » »Charity Travel Trek» » Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Nepal is a Himalayan Country that sits at the roof of the world, stretching 500 miles from east to west and 150 miles from north to south. Within these borders can be found 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains and undoubtedly the world’s best trekking areas. Closed to foreigners until 1949, Nepal has long been the ultimate destination for mountaineers and trekkers from all over the world. In addition, Nepal is a land of great diversity – its culture, religions, geography and wildlife fascinate and challenge the imagination.

 

VIN Treks and Tours: We provide a very good trekking and climbing service in Nepal. We do it through our local partners who have long experience in this field of organizing a wide variety of trips for clients from all over the world. The Satisfaction is guaranteed. We have launched this to generate some funds for our community projects for women, children, youth and teachers.

 

The Annapurna region is that north of Pokhara in Central Nepal, and includes some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. These include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre – the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area boasts the Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge.

 

This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya. We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatise and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

 

From here we descend into the Kali Gandaki, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering on either side. En route back to Pokhara we pass through the many beautiful hill villages that populate this ancient trading route between Tibet and India. We also visit the hot springs at Tatopani, and climb up Poon Hill, above Ghorapani, to enjoy magnificent mountain views. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges. Transport to Besi Sahar is by private coach and the return to Kathmandu from Pokhara is by air.

 

 Annapurna Circuit

Trek Summary

Duration: 22 days   Trek days: 16 days Hotel: 4 nights in Kathmandu 1 night in Pokhara

Maximum altitude: 5416m Start Dates:1st and 15th of each month or custom date

 

Price: $1295

Information/What is included in the trek price?

All of the prices include the following :

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
  • 3 nights accommodation and food at hotel / Guest house in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sight Seeing tour as per the itinerary below
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu to Bensishahar and back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by private car / van/bus
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • One night accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Tourist service charge, Vat
  • Office Service charge.

 

Annapurna Circuit Service Excludes

  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist). For detail information regarding the travel insurance, please click here.
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Departure Airport Tax in Nepal – approx. US$ 24.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hard / Soft Drinks like alcohol and coke and mineral water, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Trekking Equipment (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu, which would cost approximately US$ 1 per day per item to hire and US$ 60 to US$ 100 per item to buy).
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver…

 

Itineraries

Day Program Altitude
1 Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our staff and transfer to hotel 1300m
2 Drive to Besishahar from Kathmandu , About 5 hours scenic drive by car / van/bus Overnight at Guest House. 820
3 Besishahar to Bahundanda. Our journey starts at Besishahar, from where, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue the from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda, overnight stay at a guest house 1310m
4 Bahundanda to Chyamje – Today the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje 1400m
5 Chyamje to Bagarchhap – The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trailverse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands 2160m
6 Bagarchhap to Chame – With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. 2630m
7 Chame to Pisang – The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300m. 3300m
8 Pisang to Manang – Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784 3500m
9 Manang – Acclimatization day – we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and overviewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. 3500m
10 Manang to Ledar – we leave Manang, & the trai makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4250m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse. 4250m
11 Ledar to Phedi or High camp – The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp on the elevation of 4600m, we can recently found some good Guesthouses built. Your overnight stay will be there. 4600m
12 Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath – The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. 3710m
13 Trek to Tukuche – This place is also nice settlements of more than 100 houses of Thakali people. It has also 2 monasteries, and one apple brandy factory. If you are interested to see how apple brandy are produced, you will be taken there. 2600m
14 Trek to Ghasa. Overnight at Guest House. 2100 m
15 Trek to Tatopani Trek to Tatopani – This place is famous for its hot spring. This is the best place to relax your body after a long days trek. 1200m
16 Rest day at Tatopani (hot spring). Overnight at Guest House 1200m
17 Trek to Ghorepani. Overnight at Guest House.  
18 Hiking to Poonhill – back to Ghorepani, and trek downhill to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Guest House.  
19 Trek to Birethati, and 1 hour car drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel  
20 Drive back to Kathmandu by Private Car / Van – about 5 hours scenic drive. Overnight at hotel  
21 Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel  
22 Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. See You Again!  

 

Recent News

100 teachers are trained through LRTT conference

Total 100 teachers are trained through four days Teacher’s conference organized by Volunteer Initiative Nepal (VIN), Limited Resource Teacher Training...

August 15, 2018 Read More

EU Aid volunteers for humanitarian projects in Nepal

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is one of the EU Aid Certified hosting organization. It has been implementing many projects to...

July 31, 2018 Read More

CHILDREN SUMMER CAMP IN OKHALDHUNGA

At the first day camp started at 11 am. International volunteers arrived at Shree Himalaya Secondary School just before the...

July 22, 2018 Read More

More People in Kavresthali are found obese and Hypertensive

A Cardio Vascular Disease Prevention campaign conducted at Kavresthali by VIN volunteers has revealed that about 45% of people among...

July 20, 2018 Read More

Mushroom Farming Pilot Project Dadagaun

Could mushroom farming be the key to economic prosperity for the Jitpur Phedi community? VIN has been constantly searching for...

May 25, 2018 Read More
Local Dissemination Meeting of PHASE

Local Dissemination Meeting of PHASE

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) organized local dissemination meeting of PHASE on 11th March 2018. After the certification of hosting organization...

March 15, 2018 Read More

What our Volunteers have said

Testimonials

Muriele Haroutian

"Mon expérience a été une réelle expérience de richesse humaine. J’ai rencontré des femmes formidables et en premier, la responsable..."

Read More

Mayu Suzuki, Yujung Chuong, Georges Luu

"For me, working with VIN was my first volunteer experience abroad, and I am very glad that I was able..."

Read More

Lynne McLachlan

"You need to arrive at your placement with a basic understanding of what you hope to achieve during your time..."

Read More
Anne-Sophie Berrayah giving class on human trafficking during her volunteering period

Anne-Sophie Berrayah

"My experience with VIN is my first experience volunteering abroad. I really enjoyed working with the local team and teaching..."

Read More
Emma De Jong smiling

Emma De Jong

"I’ve had a really nice time working with VIN this month. We were received very well and the induction program..."

Read More
Volunteer writing on the board

Justine Gens

"It has been a life changing experience. I have found myself very comfortable in the adaptation with the local culture..."

Read More
Kristian Kusenda volunteers in Nepal with VIN in teaching program

Kristian Kusenda

"Teaching English in Drikung monastery was a great experience both in teaching and spiritual way. Definitely it’s one of the..."

Read More
Marjolein at Work

Marjolein Wesselo

"When I began my journey to Nepal, I knew I could expect some differences with the Netherlands. In the preparing..."

Read More