Annapurna Circuit Trek

Highlights

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek begins with 2 exciting nights in Kathmandu. Then we hit the road and you’ll travel in our private bus to Bhulbhule. The next day, we begin our trek along the Marsyandi Valley and through the many Hindu villages along the route. The mountains are slowly revealed and we take in our first views of the stunning main Annapurna range.

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Machapuchare in the Annapurna region of Nepal

We travel through lush forests and small villages. Everyone we meet is incredibly friendly. Ascending further we arrive in Manang and enjoy uninterrupted views of Annapurna III and Gangapurna. En route to Thorong Phedi, we stay just below the famous Thorong La pass at 5416m. We cross the pass and marvel at Dhaulagiri rising an impressive 8167m from the valley below.

After a long descent to Muktinath and take a well-earned rest. Here the landscape has changed dramatically and we can see the southern tip of the barren Upper Mustang region. We trek from Muktinath to Jomosom and it feels like we’re in an old western movie. From here we travel through Tatopani to Ghorepani and visit the hot springs along the way. From Ghorepani we ascend Poon Hill for classic views of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The view from Poon Hill is renowned as one of the best in all of Nepal. Our Annapurna Circuit Trek ends with a night in Pokhara beside the beautiful Phewa Tal lake. The following day we fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy some well-earned R & R by the rooftop pool at The Radisson.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with us

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary includes plenty of rest days allowing for a gradual acclimatisation. This is an ideal adventure for those seeking a moderate to challenging trek at altitude. The highest point reached during this trip is 5416m at the Thorong La pass. The Annapurna Circuit is the perfect “next trek” for people that have already experienced the Everest region.

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Itinerary

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Crossing the famous Thorong-La Pass at 5416m

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by Trek Climb Ski staff to your accommodation at The Radisson Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks hosted by your guides and Sherpa crew.

Day 2
A fantastic buffet breakfast at The Radisson followed by a morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. Our staff will be available in the afternoon to assist any guests that may need to make last minute purchases.

Day 3
After breakfast we leave Kathmandu and drive in our private bus along the Kathmandu to Pokhara highway. The drive is impressive and we take in a number of picturesque towns and villages along the way. We stop for lunch then continue on to Besisahar and then to the end of the road at Bhulbhule (846m) in the beautiful Marsyandi Valley. Overnight in Bhulbhule.

Day 4
Trek from Bhulbhule and ascend gently through Bahundanda and then onto Jagat at 1300m. Overnight at Jagat.

Day 5
Today we cross a number of streams (via suspension bridges) and enjoy a variety of changes in the scenery. Lush forests, stunning landscapes and waterfalls along the way to Dharapani at 1860m. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 6
From Dharapani to Chame at 2620m. Overnight at Chame.

Days 7 & 8
We spend the next 2 days trekking over steep forested ridges and passing through dense oak and maple forests. We pass the Manang District Administrative Headquarters and have our trekking permits stamped. On the way to Pisang we view the incredibe Paungda Danda rock face – 1500m of curved slab rock rising spectacularly from the river below. Views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak are impressive as we make our way to Manang at 3530m.

Day 9
A rest and acclimatisation day in Manang.

Days 10 & 11
From Manang to Letdar at 4200m. Impressive views of Manaslu along the way and 2 nights at Letdar to assist with acclimatisation.

Days 12
A short but important walk to Thorung Phedi at 4450m in readiness for crossing the Thorung La the next day. Overnight at Thorung Phedi.

Day 13
Today we leave early and cross the Thorong La at 5416m. This is a challenging day but a highlight of the trip with incredible views across to Chulu West, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. A long descent follows the crossing down to Muktinath and we quickly appreciate the return to 3800m. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 14
From Muktinath to Jomosom at 2710. Another solid descent this day with great views across to the barren landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. Much of today feels like we are travelling across a remote desert landscape and the busy town of Jomosom is a welcome sight. Overnight at Jomosom.

Days 15, 16 & 17
From Jomoson to Tatopani via Lete and Dana. Tatopani means ‘hot spings’ in Nepalese and the beautiful warm waters are a welcome sight after some long days trekking. Day 17 overnight at Tatopani.

Day 18
From Tatopani to Ghorepani at 2750m. Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 19
Today we continue on to Ghandruk at 1940m and along the way ascend the famous Poon Hill for incredible views of the main Annapurna range. Poon Hill is a highlight of the Annapurna Circuit and the views from this vantage point are among the best in the world.

Day 20
Trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul at 1340m. Final views this day of Machhapuchare and Annapurna before arriving at Naya Pul. At Naya Pul we board our private bus and return to Pokhara for a welcome hot shower and celebrations with our guides and porters. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 21
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu and re-check into The Radisson Hotel. Final celebrations and overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 22
Trip concludes and all guests will be conveyed to Kathmandu International Airport to meet their respective flights.

What's included

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On top of Poon Hill

3 nights accommodation at The Radisson Hotel (or equivalent standard) in Kathmandu with breakfasts

1 night accommodation in 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

Welcome dinner and drinks with your Sherpa guides and leaders in Kathmandu

All ground transfers in Nepal

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)

Internal flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (includes taxes)

Private bus transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara

National Park entrance fees and trekking permits

All meals while trekking

All lodge and tea house accommodation while trekking

Experienced leaders and guides

Porters to carry all personal and group equipment

Porter’s insurance

Emergency medical kit and gamow bag

Down jacket and down sleeping bag

Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag

All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees

 

Tips for porters and guides are NOT included

Accomm + meals

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Muktinath with Dhaulagiri (the world’s 7th highest mountain) looming above

This trip includes 3 nights at The Radisson (or equivalent standard) Hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in a 3-star Hotel in Pokhara. During the trek you will stay in the best available lodges and tea houses along the route.

** Your trip price includes accommodation that is twin-share. This includes your hotel room in Kathmandu and when in lodges in the mountains (or tents if you’re camping). If there is an odd number of clients travelling on your trip you may find yourself in unshared accommodation. If you’d prefer to guarantee your own room in Kathmandu and when in the mountain lodges (including your own tent for camping expeditions) then you will need to purchase a Trip Single Supplement for AUD $385 – please see our online booking form for details **

 

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Apr 1 – Apr 22, 2017 Closed
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