- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5-80 yrs
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 5416 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Tour Code BM-439
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- Cross the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek
- Travel through the world’s deepest gorge, Kaligandaki
- Witness some of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna
- Visit the pilgrimage site, Muktinath Temple
The highlight of the trek is crossing the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit- Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass and long altitude gain, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction.
As we descend to the west at Muktinath from the pass, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge that passes between the giant Annapurna (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m) mountains. After you cross the Thorong La Pass from Manang to Muktinath, we head to Tatopani hotsprings and climb to Poon Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas right before descending back to Pokhara.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 2: Drive to Besisahar in a bus & take a Jeep to Syange
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)
Day 4: Trek to Chame (2,670m)
Day 5: Trek to Pisang (3,300m)
Day 6: Trek to Manang (3,500m) via Bhraka (3,360m)
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Manang Village
Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m)
Day 9: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m)
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5,416m)
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,740m) via Kagbeni (4,020m)
Day 12: Drive to Tatopani (1,190m)
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani (2,810m)
Day 14: Trek to Hile (1,470 m) and drive to Pokhara
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in Tourist Bus
Day 16: Departure from Nepal
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights only) and Pokhara (1 night only) including breakfast.
- All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms ( 12 nights only).
- First-aid trained, local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar, shared jeep from Besisahar to Syange, shared Jeep or Bus from Jomsom to Tatopani and tourist vehicle from Hile to Pokhara.
- Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu in tourist bus.
- Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag, trekking map and sun hat (yours to keep).
- A comprehensive first-aid kit with Oxymeter to check Oxygen saturation each day.
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
- Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
- Any other expenses, which is not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.Please bring 2 copies of pp sized photos.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Earn US$ 37+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.