- Incredible trekking, traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets and villages
- Challenging circular trek around one of the world’s highest mountains
- Encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes throughout trek trek
- Led by expert guides, assistant guides and support staffs from start to the end
An anti-clockwise trekking from Besisahar to Jomsom is not only an adventure but also a lifetime achievement. The Thorong La Pass [5,416M / 17,769FT] is a must-do on this trek, otherwise Annapurna Circuit Trek remains incomplete.
Villages in the Annapurna circuit trek have their own traditions and culture and there are dozens of villages and teahouses along Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Snowy mountain views and valleys changes constantly and are always magnificent. This beautiful trekking trail crosses Marshyangdi River and Kali Gandaki River countless times.
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. We will welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by an air conditioned private vehicle.
Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
Your trekking guide will pickup you from the hotel in the morning then we will drive to New Bus Park to catch our transport to Besisahar.
The drive to Besisahar is a scenic experience through small settlements around the sides of Nepalese highway. The drive takes about 5 hours from Kathmandu.
We will then complete necessary permit checking facility in Besisahar before we start secondary part of the journey to reach Bhulbhule. On the way to Bhulbhule we will have first glimpse of Himalchuli Peak. Passing small villages like Samdi, Chanaute, Sera and Khudi we will reach small town near the bank called Bhulbhule; the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trek.
From Bhulbhule we will start the trek keeping Marshyangdi River on the left side. It is a pleasant walk through beautiful hill sides, towering waterfalls and small settlements. It is mostly flat walk until we cross Ngadi and reach Syange.
From Ngadi we will cross the Marshyangdi River without climbing uphill to Bahundanda and follow the trail on the left or Marshyangdi River.
In Syange we will enjoy our lunch in front of a huge waterfall.
From here we will proceed our trek a little further to Chamje. The trail from Syange to Chamje is gentle uphill on the top of Marshyangdi River.
We will cross thundering Marshyangdi River to go to right side of the river and start climbing uphill with beautiful views of the valley. During the climb we will be passing small villages named Sattare and Tal Phedi before climbing steady uphill to reach Tal. Tal is a small valley on the bank of Marshyangdi River and Manang region will start from here.
Continuing our trek further we will be passing through villages like Karte, Naje and Dharapani before reaching Bagarchap. This village is host to a few families and good views of the Himalayas.
We will enjoy our mouth watering breakfast in Bagarchap before starting flat walk until we reach Danakyu. From Danakyu the trail starting climbing uphill through the forests of rhododendron and oak with beautiful views of Manaslu on the back.
Upon reaching Timang Danda we will have spectacular views of the Himalayas. We will enjoy our tasty lunch with spectacular Himalayan background.
Then we will proceed our walk towards Chame passing small villages like Latamarang, Thanchok and Koto. Chame is district headquarters of Manang district with lots of lodges and shops. This place will provide magnificent views of Annapurna II.
We will cross Marshyangdi river once more and enter the forests of pines. The trail enters inside small valley with gentle ups. We will then meet Bratang village. Walking a little some more from Bratang, we will again have to cross the Marshyangdi river. From here the trail goes steep up before we meet the road to Manang.
We will walk on the road for a while then will reach Dhukur Pokhari; our lunch spot.
From Dhukur Pokhari we will walk flat for another hour to reach lower Pisang where spectacular views of Annapurna range will be on display.
We will enjoy our meal in front of Pisang Peak then cross the Marshyangdi River once more. The trail enter thin pine forests along with beautiful views of Himalayas. Not many people walk through this trail.
The higher route to Manang is less visited than lower route, however the views can't be compared. Upper route offers stunning panorama of Himalayas but needs little more energy than lower route.
We will stop either in Ghyaru or Ngawal for lunch then continue mostly downhill to Manang.
The whole trail from Ngawal to Manang will show us stunning Himalayan views. As we will be walking on the high route the views of Hunde and Marshyangdi valley on the bottom also looks fabulous.
We will stop in Manang one more night for acclimatizing our body. We will have a chance to hike to Ice Lake which is a pretty long day and needs packed lunch.
If you want easier option then we can hike to Gangapurna viewpoint. Milarepa Cave is another option for hiking today. Consult with your guide for a memorable hiking experience.
We will enjoy our tasty meal in Manang before we start our gentle uphill climb to Yak Kharka. Our trek will be pretty easy for this day without any steep climbs though high altitude can cause some tiredness. The beautiful views will be always there. We also have some chances to see blue Sheep grazing in the mountains. Views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho etc. will be always together with us.
It's a day with close and stunning views of snowy Himalayas. On our walk we will pass two small villages called Tengi and Gunsang. Both villages have few basic lodges for trekkers. The trail after crossing Gunsang is mostly flat with couple of suspension bridges.
It is another special and breath taking day. Amazing views, light trail and towering Himalayas are together with us. The trail until we cross Kone Khola [stream] is mostly flat. Before crossing this stream we will pass two small villages called Churi Ledar and Ledar.
Once we cross Kone Khola the trail will give us sudden steep climb. As we complete steep uphill, the risks of dry landslide will also become higher. We will need to be aware of stones falling down from the cliffs.
Once we cross this risky area the route again becomes gentle up before we reach Phedi. We can stay here tonight and prepare crossing the pass, continuing for another 40-45 minutes will take us to high camp which is about 400 meters higher than Phedi.
Whether we start from Phedi or High Camp we will have to start our breakfast early in the morning. It is a challenging and special day too.
Once we get our breakfast we will start our trek with torches. The walk can be slippery so we have to be aware of risks. With amazing views around us we will be walking in the middle surrounded by huge white peaks.
There are no lodges or hotels along the way so we have to carry some food with us. There are two tea shops which offers 'world's most expensive tea' but that's special. A warm tea in this altitude and in this place is so special.
Walking for few hours we will reach the highest point of the trek named 'Thorong La' pass. It won't be difficult to recognize the pass as it's surrounded by praying flags. We will enjoy some hot tea here and start walking steep downhill towards Muktinath. It is steep downhill walk with some mountain views far sight.
Once we walk about 1600 meters down we will reach Muktinath (3800M); our destination for tonight. Enjoy some lunch here and explore this small town.
Our trek will start after having a good meal in Muktinath. We will start walking downhill via Jharkot, Khingar Kagbeni and Eklebhatti. The trail is mostly down until Eklebhatti however it's very dusty due to strong wind after mid-day.
From Jomsom we will also have enchanting views of Nilgiri peak too. Jomsom is last place for many trekkers on this region. There is an airstrip from where we will fly to Pokhara next day.
We will first enjoy our last meal in the Himalayas. We will then proceed to airport to catch our flight to Pokhara. The flight is beautiful beautiful and flies between the mountians. It can be taken as a mountain flight. The views from the windows are unimaginable.
Once we complete 20-25 minutes flight we will get our transport to take us to Hotel. You can enjoy free afternoon or go for a sightseeing. There are some remarkable places in Pokhara like world peace Pagoda, Matepani Monastery, International Mountain Museum, Devi's Falls etc. Alternatively, you can go for boating in Phewa Lake. In the evening you can enjoy last night dinner with your staffs and celebration of your successful adventure.
We will follow Prithvi Highway through beautiful rivers, hills and small Nepalese settlements. The drive will take about 7 hours to drop us in Kathmandu. Form the tourist bus park you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you can explore the town and buy souvenirs.
Enjoy your last morning meal in this beautiful Himalayan country before we conclude our memorable Himalayan experience. We will drop you to the airport prior to your flight.
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Besisahar and Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by public and tourist bus accordingly
- Jomsom - Pokhara flights including for the guide with applicable taxes
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cups of hot drinks] during the trek
- Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary during the whole trek
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card & Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit for all members
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, evacuation arrangements in case of emergency
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
I did it from sept 15th to sept 27th and it was a pretty good period to, as the rainy season was almost over (it was raining a little during the evening and night and we only experienced daily rain one day for one hour, during the whole trekking !).
And the trekking track was not busy at all, as it was not high season yet ; less people in lodges too....if you're looking for quietness, it's probably one of the best period.
This trek can be done on your own, if you are sporty and have already some mountain experience, a map and a partner.
But taking a guide will provide you an unforgetable experience, as a local trekking guide will give you explanations about the mountains, flora and fauna and can translate your questions or anything you would like to ask to local people...it really makes a huge difference !
And my guide was really a very special one ; he's officially licensed by the Nepal government, has 10 years experience guiding, is fluent in english and is really caring about his clients, wondering all the time about your feelings, needs, expectations, etc...”
Thank you Upendra for handling all my stupid questions!”