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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 200 hundred thousand trekkers trek to this place. This is the most beautiful trek 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.
Annpurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most beautiful treks. 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 Thorong la, 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 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparation for trek, meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - Hotel
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Chame Via (2,650 m/8690ft) 9 to 10 hrs
Day 4: Trek from Chame to Pisang (6,091m/19,984ft) 5 to 6 hrs
Day 5: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,519m/11,545ft) 5 hrs
Day 6: Day 6: Acclimatization in Manang (3,519m/11,545ft) 5 hrs
Day 7: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4020m/13,189 ft.) 4 to 5 hrs
Day 8: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,540m/(14,895ft) 4 to 5 hrs
Day 9: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,762m/12,343 ft) 7 to 8 hrs
Day 10: Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara (822m/2,697ft) 8 to 9 hrs
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Apex Himalaya Treks (AHT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Apex Himalaya Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotelnearby Thamel as per your requirement. Thamel has great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Accommodation,Transportation
Preparation for trek, meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - HotelAfter breakfast, your day will start for sightseeing of three Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with your professional tour guide. Our first destination for sightseeing will be at Buddhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). Stupa of Bouddhanath epitomizes Buddhism. In this Area, you will visit a Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch. If the weather is clear you will get glimpses of the mountain ranges close to Kathmandu, particularly Mt Ganesh Himal from the restaurant location. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath, one of the holiest temple for Hindu religion people. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally, this old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. It normally takes 5 hours tour to visit all these 3 monuments within Kathmandu city. - Entrance fee for these UNESCO site should be paid in Nepali currency. We suggest you to carry some Nepali money while sightseeing. - Please cover your shoulders and while sightseeing - To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect. - Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples) - Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place. Meeting time at 3pm in your hotel with our office representative and he/she will help you to meet with your trekking guide. Your trekking guide will help you for shopping and collecting remaining equipment for the trek. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation, Accommodation
Drive from Kathmandu to Chame Via (2,650 m/8690ft) 9 to 10 hrsAfter breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus which leave every day at 7:30 am. Our way back to Kathmandu will be same way like on day 3. Upon arriving in Kathmandu bus station you will be transfer to hotel. Free time is for shopping and other individual sightseeing in Kathmandu, specifically Thamel. - If you want fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 30 mins flight then we can upgrade upon to your request. Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transportation
Trek from Chame to Pisang (6,091m/19,984ft) 5 to 6 hrsToday is our first day of real hiking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our trail begins just outside of Chame, passing along the left side of the valley through a landscape characterized by green forests and apple orchards. We’ll cross a suspension bridge and make a steep ascent to reach a beautiful little village called Dhukur Pokhari, where we’ll stop to enjoy a packed lunch. When we’re ready to get moving again, we’ll pick up the path just past the village to continue onwards to Pisang. You can count on getting great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Pisang Peak during this stretch of the trail. When we arrive at Pisang itself, you’ll see that the town is actually divided into Upper and Lower Pisang, separated by the Marsyangdi River. Make sure to explore both parts of town to appreciate the superlative mountain views and colorful local atmosphere. We’ll choose the best available trekking lodge or teahouse for tonight’s accommodations. Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,519m/11,545ft) 5 hrsOur next day on the Annapurna Circuit Trek kicks off with a hike along a valley blanketed in sweet-smelling pines. We’ll stop at the village of Braga, best known for its fascinating hilltop monastery dating back approximately 900 years. If it’s open, make sure to take a look inside—there are some beautiful statues in the gompa’s dark interior, and the views from its roof are simply sublime. Moving on, we’ll ascend through more pine forests and cross several suspension bridges, with the rushing Marsyangdi river far beneath our feet. Our goal today is the village of Manang, where we’ll spend the next two nights for acclimatization purposes. After getting checked in at our teahouse, make sure to visit one of the local bakeries while you gaze upon the vast monoliths of the Annapurnas and Gangapurna. Include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Acclimatization in Manang (3,519m/11,545ft) 5 hrsSpending another day here in Manang will allow our bodies the time they need to acclimate to the high altitude before we plunge further into the heart of the Annapurnas. This is a great place to explore: the town is packed with scenic viewpoints and timeless monasteries—and there’s even a cultural museum! If you find yourself getting restless, we can also embark on one of several available day hikes leading to fantastic glacial lakes set against a backdrop of skyscraping Himalayan summits, including Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Later tonight, we’ll return to our lodge for a filling meal and a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow, our adventure on the Annapurna Circuit Trek continues. Include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4020m/13,189 ft.) 4 to 5 hrsToday’s hike begins with a serious ascent. We’ll take our time, climbing past the village of Tengi and sharing the trail with lots of locals transporting horses and yaks. We’ll reach the village of Gunsang just in time for an early lunch; this isn’t a very busy town, but it’s a nice place to stop and enjoy the marvelous views of Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Then it’s onward through little stands of juniper and across a few suspension bridges. We’ll continue to ascend as we approach Yak Kharka, but the grade is much gentler at this point. You may notice that our trek today was relatively short; this is because we are steadily increasing our elevation and need to ascend gradually in order to avoid altitude sickness. So we’ll stop in Yak Kharka with plenty of time this afternoon to relax before spending the night in one of the town’s comfortable guesthouses. Include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,540m/(14,895ft) 4 to 5 hrsTrek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,540m/(14,895ft) 4 to 5 hrs Our morning begins with a slow climb across expansive alpine pastures teeming with roaming horses, where the shadows of high-flying Himalayan griffons glide across the ground. Soon we’ll approach a dramatic suspension bridge leading to the opposite side of the valley—although a smaller wooden bridge is also available for the faint of heart. How ever we decide to cross, we’ll soon find ourselves carefully navigating a rock-strewn slope on the way to Thorong Phedi. There are a couple of lodges here, as well as a handful of bakeries. We’ll get settled at our accommodations and then spend the rest of the evening resting in order to prepare ouraselves for tomorrow’s ascent over the pass of Thorong La. Include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,762m/12,343 ft) 7 to 8 hrsThis morning, we’ll be making our way up and over Thorong La (5,416m/17,769 ft). This is a thrilling high-altitude mountain pass situated at 5,416 meters in elevation. The views from the pass are sublime, especially with the spectacle of brilliant prayer flags snapping in the wind and contrasting with the windblown snow. In fact, heavy snows can occur here at any time of year; your guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will carefully assess the condition of the pass to make sure that it’s safe to cross. Our steep descent from Thorong La is no less dramatic, and we’ll take it slow in order to avoid slips and falls. Before long, we’ll enter the spectacular Kali Gandaki Gorge. By some metrics, this is the deepest gorge in the world, and it funnels water all the way from the Tibetan Plateau to the Ganges River. We’ll enjoy this fabulous scenery all along the path as we reach Muktinath at last. This town is an important site for religious pilgrims, and there are a number of temples and shrines to explore. We’ll spend the night in one of Muktinath’s teahouses to recover from our long day on the trail. Include: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara (822m/2,697ft) 8 to 9 hrsRight after breakfast- the last breakfast in the mountain, a scenic drive through the beautiful lower Mustang valley towards Pokhara takes about 8-9 hours approximately. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers where you can enjoy international cuisines and foods and feel free to drink a beer or any sort of drink if that is the way of celebrating your successfully completed journey. Pokhara is also a peaceful lakeside location that rests beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Annnapurna and Machhapuahre (Fishtail) ranges. this place is inhabited by mostly people groups of Magars and Gurungs authentic as they are well-known people of hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Enjoy the evening your Time by looking around the colorful lakeside street. Include: Transportation, Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hrsAfter breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus which leave every day at 7:30 am. Our way back to Kathmandu will be same way like on day 3. Upon arriving in Kathmandu bus station you will be transfer to hotel. Free time is for shopping and other individual sightseeing in Kathmandu, specifically Thamel. - If you want fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 30 mins flight then we can upgrade upon to your request. Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transportation
DepartureOur team will ensure that you are transferred on time to the airport for your flights if you are departing Nepal. Includes: Breakfast,Transportation
01. Three Meals normal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) without tea/coffee expect breakfast during the trek.
02. Fruits every evening after dinner as a desserts
– Bus station picks up & drops by private vehicle.
– Kathmandu to Chame in a share bus/jeep (starting point of trek)
– Muktinath to Pokhara in shared bus/jeep (ending point of trek)
– Tourist bus fare from Pokhara to Kathmandu
– International pick-up and drop in a private vehicle
– Sightseeing in Kathmandu in Private vehicle
– Clean tea-house accommodation during the whole trek.
– Three night accommodation in Kathmandu in a decent hotel @ Truly Asia Boutique or similar with breakfast basis.
– One night accommodation in Pokhara in a decent hotel @City Inn or @ Hotel Orchid
– Accommodation during whole trek will be in clean tea-houses, twin-share rooms beds with normal foam mattress and pillows included but shared bathroom and toilet.
– One government license holder English speaking Guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
– Porter in the ratio of 2 client:1 porter and their accommodation, transportations and salary(A porter will carry max load 20-25 kg). Water proof duffle will be provided for you to put your luggage from us.
– Professional tour guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
06. Permits and official arrangement
– Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP)
– Trekker’s information management system(TIMS) card fee.
– Travel & Rescue arrangements.
– All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses.
– Trekking Poles
– Water proof duffle bag of 80 liter for your trekking equipment (which meant to be carried by porters)
– Trekking T-shirt
– Gaiter for high passes or during winter (December to February)
– Spikes for high passes or during winter (December to February)
01. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
02. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.
03. All beverages and bar bills.
04. Local permit, donations personal equipment.
05. Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
06. Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
07. Entrance fee while doing sightseeing around Kathmandu
08. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Apex Himalaya control.
09. Tips for guide and porter at the end of the trek
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