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Annapurna Circuit Trek 19 Days ( USD 1005 P/P )

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Annapurna Circuit Trek ,one of the most traffic areas for every age which was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 A.D. The three weeks trekking in this region has become the most popular trek in the world due to its spectacular views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and VI, Fish Tail, and Nilgiri. The main attractions of this Annapurna Circuit Trek is wonderful variety of landscapes, versatile castes, massive and panoramic view mountains, friendly and loyal nature of people, easily accessible and theme of actual Nepal trek. Yearly more, than 20 million trekker’s trek to this place. This is the most beautiful for all different age group and different aims. According to the view, of student for research, couple for honeymoon, single for pleasure, trekker for trek, Banjara for fun, family for vacation, to the adventurer for expedition. Eventually, the jaw dropping view of mountains, interesting history of ancient brave Gorkhalis and  respect of lovable local, will not let you go when you enter to Annapurna Circuit Trek. And I bet it !!!!

 FACT

•Trip Price : USD 1005 P/P

•Trek Start from : Beshisahar

•Trek End at : Nayapul

•Grade : Moderate/Difficult

•Trek start Elevation : 1050 m.

•Highest Elevation : 5416 m.

•No. of pax min : 1

•Best time : Oct, Nov, Dec,Feb, March, April

•Mode of Trek : Tea-house

•Trek Duration : 19 days

Annpurna Circuit Trekking is one of the  most beautiful trek. It was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977,the three weeks trekking in Annapurna Circuit  has become the most popular trek in Nepal.  It passes through country side inhabited by a wide diversity of people ,offers spectacular mountain views, scenery and goes to the north of the main Himalayas range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau.The circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction because of the difficulties of crossing the Thorang-la Pass. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and cultures, from the subtropical lower Marsyangdi valley where Gurung and Thakali settlements dominate to the northern Buddhist areas. Along the Marsyangdi River, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forests, you will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize. After leaving Pisang one can get stunning and extremely up-close views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurna II, III and IV. This remote area lies in a rain shadow formed by the Annapurna and the landscape supports little in the way of forests apart from pine, juniper and scrub rhododendron. Huge glacial moraines abound, etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars. The Thorong La Pass (5416m) is one of the highlights of this trek.The main attraction of the Annapurna Circuit treks  are  the spectacular views from manang and Thorangla ,Beautiful landscape, sceneries , rivers comes from the mountain,diversity of culture and religions,Hindus people are low land and the Buddhist people are inhabited  in high land,good understanding and respect between the religions, Pilgrimage site on Muktinath, Kaligandaki George, Kaligandaki valley, Natural hot spring,Two major mountains over 8000 m height,sunrise and sun set views from the Poon hill and many more.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley 

Day 3: Scenic drive to Besisahar to Khudi 

Day 4: Trek to Jagat

Day 5: Jagat to Dahrapani

Day 6: Dahrapani to Chame 

Day 7: Chame to Pisang 

Day 8: Pisang to Manang 

Day 9:  Rest day at Manang [an acclimatization period]

Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka

Day 11:Yak Kharka to Phedi

Day 12: Phedi to Muktinath

It takes 3 hours to get to the top. (Thorong La Pass 5416m) After the pass all the way down to Approx. 4 hours to get to Muktinath  at 3,800m (8 hrs).

Day 13:  Muktinath to Marpha

Day 14:  Marpha to Tatopani

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani

Day 16: Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Wake up early in the morning, climb up Poon Hill to enjoy the views & see the sunrise. And then  walk doen to the Ghandhruk. This day is a bit difficult than the others day because of all the way up hills to Ghorepani. It takes about 6-7 hours.

Day 17:  Ghandruk to Pokhara

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu by Tourist Coach.

Day 19: Departure

You depart to your own destination

Day 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and in a private vehicle takes you to your hotel. You will be served welcome drinks in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley 

Today, you visit famous historical and cultural places of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. After breakfast you visit the famous Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath from where you can observe the Kathmandu valley. You will be accompanied by our guides. Then after taking launch you visit Kathmandu and Patandurbar square. At eventide, you will be briefed about your trip.Overnight at the hotel.

 Day 3: Scenic drive to Besisahar to Khudi

From Kathmandu we drive to Besisahar through the Prithivi Highway. It takes 7-8hours to reach to Khudi. You follow the Trishuli River up to Mugling and Then Marsyangdi River.  On the way you can enjoy the massif Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Overnight at lodge.

 Day 4: Trek to Jagat

As we continue the trek from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (NgadiChuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata and nearby Bahundanda. It is highly inhabited by the Brahmans. Then we head to Jagat passing through the terraces, Bamboo forest as well as the village of Buddhist populated by the ethnic groups Buddhists Gurung, Magar, Tamang. We cross the long suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River in Syange and ascend to Jagat.

Day 5: Jagat to Dahrapani

From Jagat we ascend through forest to Chyamjevillage. Then we continue to walk in the flank of the mountain. The landscape is very mineral and the gorge is narrow, we can hear the sound of the Marsyangdi River below. We cross many suspension bridges up to Dharapani, a big village.

Day 6: Dahrapani to Chame

Today we climb the gradually ascending path to Bagarchap, which is another Tibetan village.  From there see impressive view of high mountains like Manaslu, Ngadichuli, Lamjung, Annapurna 2. From there we continue our journey through the ascending path in the coniferous forest. The glaciers are closer and the temperature rapidly falls in the night.

 Day 7: Chame to Pisang

 This day we continue our walking towards Brathangwhich is the last village before we arrive in the Manang Valley.. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring PaungdaDanda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and3300m.

Day 8: Pisang to Manang 

Today at first we climb to higher Pisang where we visit the Buddhist monastery. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga to nearby Manang at 3500m.

Day 9:  Rest day at Manang [an acclimatization period]

Today is the rest day. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over-viewing the magnificent views around the village.We can walk to the 4000/ 4500 m above Manang valley in order to acclimatize.

Day 10: Manang to Yak-Kharka 

Today we leave Manang and we ascend to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the JarsangKhola Valley, we reach Yak-kharka at 4050m, there we see the vegetation steadily more sparse. ( Acclimatize for 1 hrs )

Day 11: Yak-Kharka to Phedi 

Its 4 hrs walk to the Phedi from Yak-Kharka along the river. Today walk will be easy as we ascend up to the Phedi very slowly. When you reached at Phedi then you will feel like you are surrounded by big mountains. ( Acclimatize for 1 hrs) 

Day 12: Phedi to Muktinath

We begin our journey from Phedi (foot of the hill)and make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Nilgiris and the massif of Dhaulagiri (8167m). In Muktinath We could see the pilgrims purifying themselves in the 108 sacred water fountains.

Day 13:  Muktinath to Marpha

From Muktinath we head to Marpha. Marpha is for apple. 2hrs of descend and 1 hrs 30 min of walk in the flat land lead to Jomsom where we have Lunch. Again it takes an hour and 30 minute on flat way to reach Marpha We taste the apple juice, cider, and Calvados local to celebrate the passage of Pass.  

Day 14:  Marpha to Tatopani

This day also we continue following the Kaligandaki River. On the way we can see the Dhaulagiri glacier as well as the Tukuche Peak (6920m.)  After arrival at Kalopani we might see the summit of Annapurna 1 (8091m.), it is visible only from this village during the whole trek.  Then we we walk in the descent path. 

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani

Tatiopani is famous for its natural hot spring. This is the best place to relax your body. From Tatopani, we have very beautiful view on the Nilgiri. We leave Kaligandaki climbing in the direction to Ghorepani. We can observe the panoramic view of massif Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas.

Day 16:  Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Early in the morning we climb to Poon Hill from where we observe the sunrise in the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and the Annapurnasrange. Then we descend through the humid tropical forest where the water falls, Rhododendrons and orchids are found. At last we arrive at Ghandruk the superb village of Gurungs.

Day 17:  Ghandruk to Pokhara

Today we gradually descend to Nayapul walking in the mountain flank at first and then river bank of ModiKhola. From Nayapul we take bus to Pokhara.

Day 18:  Pokhara to Kathmandu

This day you return to Kathmandu in a Tourist bus.

Day 19: Departure

You depart to your own destination

 

date and cost coming soon

Trip price: USD 1005 P/P 

Cost Detail

When it comes to money we would like to explain to you what you are paying for. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest prices possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

The Cost Includes for:

  • Trekking Tims & permits.
  • Airport pickup & drop
  • Guide/porters insurance
  • Guide / porters accommodation food & salary.
  • All transport
  • Client’s accommodation food, tea coffee.
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trek.
  • One night hotel in Pokhara after the trek.

The Cost Doesn't Include for:

  • Visa fee
  • Airport tax
  • Insurance yourself
  • Beverage coke, beer, any alcohol drink.
  • Personal expenses tips / donation.

 

Q:  Is Nepal safe enough for tourist to travel?

Yes. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is after the monsoons that end in August until mid-December, before the winter sets in. Also, from mid-February to early June are the most preferred months by visitors. During these two periods, the rains wash the dusty tracks and the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. Mountain views are clear most of the time. It is humid in plains at this time but it is still better than the scorching heat of the summer.

It is best to visit hilly areas in summer; that is, the months of May and June. The average temperature at that time is around 22-25 degrees Celsius. Nights are a bit chilly in the lower Himalayan region but are comfortable. Mountainous areas are extremely unsafe during the monsoon season, which are very common. The persistent rains make the hilly tracts slippery.

In winter, most of the hilly areas become threats due to very heavy snowfall and avalanches, but if you are fond of snowfall then you can opt for the lower Himalayan regions that look beautiful covered in blankets of snow.

Q: Is it important to take any vaccines?

You should contact your general practitioner or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. It is advisable to be up-to-date with Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccination shots. If you are extending your stay in Nepal you may need anti-malarial protection.

Q: Do I need travel insurance?

It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. You can arrange this yourself or through Apex Himalaya in Nepal. The coverage per day is $15 dollars per person.

You must advise your insurer that you are going on a trek at relatively high altitudes and that your cover needs to include air evacuation and repatriation. A copy of your insurance document should be sent to us prior to coming to Nepal.

Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?

Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the Terminal Hall. She/he will be holding an ‘Apex Himalaya’ sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel.

Q:  How much shall I bring & where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It really depends on your budget and what you want to do and for how long but approximately $500-$1700 in either travelers’ cheques or cash for your trip would be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards can be used in Kathmandu Pokhara and other cities if additional cash needed. You will need $30 for the tourist visa fee (can receive visa upon entry) at the Kathmandu International Airport. You must pay only in cash in U.S. dollars or Euros. It is advisable to exchange your money either on your first day or the day after while you are in Kathmandu at a reliable money exchange counter.

Q:  Why Should I trek with an agency?

Trekking with an agency can be worthwhile for those who are on a very tight schedule but not on money. A trekking agency can organize a trek for you at affordable costs, which includes food, accommodations, transportation, porters and guides. To receive trekking permits and TIMS cards, clients must go through a trekking agency for issuing and ensuring a safe and legalized trek or tour.

Q: Does your company provide a TIMS card?

Apex Himalaya is a government registered company and a member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal). We are legally authorized to provide TIMS cards to trekkers. For further information about this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Should I need to be totally fit in order to trek?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find trekking suits you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. It is important to remember, however, that trekking requires an adequate level of physical conditioning. To prepare yourself for a trek, especially a difficult one that lasts two weeks or more, some moderate physical exercise is recommended before you embark on your journey such as walking, running swimming, or hiking. It is also worth remembering you can choose the pace and direction of your trek.

*Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Q: What is the general duration of treks?

The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which each client has. Generally speaking, treks can range from 2-3 days to a month’s time or sometimes longer periods if trekkers’ wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

Q: What do we get to experience in a trek?

You will mostly be on well-maintained trekking routes that consist of dirt trails. The terrain on some of these trails may be long, steep climbs or descents as well as rocky, dusty paths and forest tracks. There are also a lot of big stone steps and staircases especially on the Annapurna circuit. In some cases, treks include mountain passes so the trail can be narrow in places. You will feel a moderate altitude effect starting at around 3,000m upwards.

Q:  Is it necessary to use a trekking guide?

There is no compulsion to use a guide while trekking in Nepal. However, no matter how experienced or fit you are at outdoor activities, it is important to have a good orientation to a new area, especially if you go trekking. We highly recommend every guest to use our trained guides so that guests can easily and safely complete their trek. We believe that having a qualified trekking guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they act as a companion and interpreter. Our trekking guides are well-versed in a variety of foreign languages including English and take full responsibility of everything during a trek or expedition.

Q: What else should I be bringing in a trek?

Most of what you need during a trek is available in Kathmandu, and you can buy them or rent them once you are there. Most books on trekking will list them; check one out before you embark on your trek. If you do not have a book yet and plan to get one only once you are in Nepal, there are some things you may want to bring from home. Bring ear-plugs to help you sleep in spite of barking dogs. A battery operated short-wave radio can be helpful to listen to weather reports or the news. Also bring along a pocket knife, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, photographic equipment, binoculars, a compass, a good watch with possibly an altimeter, and a day pack. Others, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu for reasonable price.

Q: When I go for treks, can I store my luggage somewhere?

Generally your hotel or lodge will let you store your luggage with them for some nominal or no fee. As long as you lock up your bags, they are normally safe.

Q: What is the weather & temperature like while trekking?

The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, at night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. If it is raining at the base of the mountain, it will be snowing at the top of its peak. There will be heavy snowfall during the months of December and February. It is important that you stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Temperatures could be as high as 20 degrees C and as low as -10 degrees C.

Q: What are the accommodations like on a trek?

Along the trekking routes, tea-houses and lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to be returned after your trip) but it is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment if possible. Accommodations have private rooms with twin beds that may be used for double or single occupancy. Tea-houses have an adjoining dining room around a fire burning stove. You may take a hot shower but need to ask them to boil the water.

Q: Do you think it is safe to eat freely in Nepal?

In general, yes. But, it's always good to take sensible precautions in order to avoid any health problems. No matter how tempting --and it can get very tempting after a long trek- avoid drinking any other water than bottled water. If you have to drink non-bottled water, purify it with iodine or chlorine tablets (available readily in most drug stores in Kathmandu). Asking for bottled water in restaurants is always a best idea.

Do not eat roadside food that is exposed in the open air. Avoid buying and eating raw and unpeeled fruit and vegetables. Other than that, it is fine to have boiled, fried or properly packaged food items. Read the FAQ on Health and Insurance for details on what to do in case of health problems.

Q: What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours. Medicine is no substitute for descent. If a doctor is available, he may give medicine and oxygen. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.

Q:  If I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness, what should I do?

First of all, your trekking guide will provide you with First Aid. If the case becomes more serious, you will be transferred to a health post where you can consult with a doctor. For acute sickness, at your request, you will be immediately taken down by helicopter or airplane to Kathmandu for treatment and rest. It is strongly recommended to descend from the mountain if you are suffering severely from altitude sickness.

Q: What is your cancellation policy and terms of conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel their trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, Apex Himalaya can only refund 65% of the deposited amount. However, clients can postpone their travel date or make slight modifications to their original travel itinerary free of cost if given proper notice. Please see our Terms of Conditions for further details.

Q: Which documents do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash and traveler’s checks (keep numbers and proof of purchase separately); flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of T/C’s, banks, insurance and family members and any medications.

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