Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek

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All cost Included

US $1,950

Duration

22 Days

Difficulty Level

Strenuous

Best Season

March-May, Sept-Dec

Max. Altitude

5,416 M

Circuit of the Annapurna with Base Camp Trek covers the entire Annapurna region and all of the main locations. We schedule this around Annapurna using the base camp route to minimize the impact of road work in some areas. To visit the sites of interest in the Annapurna region, we use the NATT route. Without a doubt, the most diverse walking trail in the world in terms of both topography and culture. 
We hike via the less-traveled trekking paths in Upper Pisang, Ngwal Braka, and Hangsar, stopping to explore Tilicho Lake and Milarepa’s cave. The highest lake in the world is located in this lake. Although crossing the Thoung la over 5400 is one of the difficult passes, the trek is incredibly rewarding.     I can help you rephrase the text you provided without changing its meaning. Here’s the revised version:
Overview:
Experience the ultimate trekking adventure in Nepal by combining the Annapurna circuit with a base camp trek. This four-week-long teahouse trip starts from Kathmandu and covers Tilicho, Thorungla, and Annapurna base camp in one go. We follow a responsible trekking policy of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter and ensure your safety with an Oxygen tank and medical kits, all under the guidance of a trained trekking guide. You will also be provided with full board meals and drinking water throughout the trek.

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Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek
Annapurna Circuit & ABC Trek

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Outlined Itinerary

Day 1:arrival in Kathmandu (350m/4,429ft) 

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (845m)

Day 3: Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1430m)

Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1860m)

Day 5: trek starts from Dharapani.

Day 6: start our hike to Pisan

Day 7:   Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m)

Day 8: Acclimatization day in Manang.

Day 9: trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi

Day 11: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath. 

Day 12: Drive Muktinath to Tatopani. 

Day 13: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 14: Sunrise hike to Poonhill (3210 m) and rest day at Ghorepani

Day 15: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m)

Day 16: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m)

Day 17: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (2920m)

Day 18: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Day 19:Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m)

Day 20:trek back to Matque from Bamboo

Day 21:pokhara to Kathmandu 

Day 22:On your final day in Nepal

Our friendly and professional airport representative will be present to greet and assist you. They will be waiting at the airport’s arrival gate with a sign bearing your name and will escort you to your hotel with utmost care and safety.
Your hotel is a 3-star accommodation located in Kathmandu, which is a lively and touristy area in Kathmandu. This area is known for its bustling atmosphere, lined with numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs. It is a popular choice among tourists and trekkers due to its central location, making it convenient to explore the city.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be checked into your room, where you can relax and freshen up after your journey. Alternatively, you can take a stroll around the neighborhood and explore the many hiking equipment stores located on the streets of Kathmandu. This is an excellent opportunity for you to purchase any hiking gear or equipment that you may need for your upcoming trek.
It is essential to get a good night’s rest to prepare yourself for the adventurous journey that awaits you the next day. Your hotel room is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort, allowing you to have a peaceful and restful sleep.
 
Your trek guide will pick you up from the hotel at around 7 in the morning, and you will be taken to the bus station for Besisahar. Before leaving, make sure to have your breakfast and get ready for the day. The bus ride is comfortable and takes you along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre, where you will take a right turn towards Besisahar. The road after Dumre is narrow, but the drive is thrilling as you glide over a paved path with the Marshyangdi River flowing alongside you. You will get down in Bhulbhule, where you will be staying overnight.
 
Your accommodation for the night is a mountain lodge, where you will be welcomed with warm hospitality and excellent services. The lodge is situated amidst the serene and picturesque mountain landscape, offering a peaceful and scenic ambiance for you to relax and unwind.
After a wholesome breakfast at the lodge, you will begin your hiking journey to Chamje. The trek is approximately 6 hours long and starts with a flat terrain, which soon rises sharply. The trail is carved out of a sheer rock face 200-300 meters above the riverbed, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
 
As you make your way down to Jagat (1300 m), situated on a shelf that protrudes into the treacherous Marsyangdi valley, the trail becomes relatively easier with minor ascents and descents through the woodlands. You will reach Chamje, where you will stay overnight at a mountain lodge, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
 
After a hearty breakfast at the guest house, you will begin your walk by descending to the river and crossing another suspension bridge. You will then begin the ascent to Sattale (1550 m), which is up a slope that is so steep that it seems one slip may send you tumbling down the valley. 
As you continue on a path that winds above the river, you will come across a point where the main river is obscured by enormous stones when a tributary enters from the opposing bank. After ascending a winding path to the hill’s summit, the level plain of Tal (1700 m) will be visible.
The valley narrows after Tal, and the trail twists high, sculpted directly from the rock in some places. You must continue walking along the cliffs beyond the small settlement of Karte (1900 m) before the trail descends again to the river. You will pass a second suspension bridge to reach Dharapani, where you will stay overnight at a mountain lodge.
This trek is an adventurous and challenging experience, but it is also an opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the Nepalese mountains and valleys. Your trek guide and the friendly locals will ensure that you have a memorable and safe journey. 
we begin to hike towards a narrow grassy field. As we move forward, the Marsyangdi River turns to the left, and the Annapurna II peak becomes visible in the distance. We continue hiking until we reach Bagarchhap, a picturesque Bhote village with a nearby Buddhist monastery, where the prayer flags wave flirtatiously in the breeze.
 
After Bagarchhap, we ascend through the pine and oak forests, passing through Danaque (2210 m) to reach the settlement of Timang, located at the base of Lamjung Himal. We cross a short wooden bridge and face a challenging rise before reaching it. The trail becomes flat, and we continue our hike until we arrive at Chame, where we spend the night.
 
The maximum altitude we reach on this day is 2,670m/8,760ft. We enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek, and the elevation gain is 810m/2,657ft. We stay at a comfortable mountain lodge and hike for 5-6 hours, covering a distance of 15km9.3 mii.
 
After breakfast at the guest house. The view of Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the early morning sunlight is a treat for our eyes. As we ascend further, we pass through a large apple orchard until the valley starts to incline steeply.
After reaching Bhratang (2950m), we cross a wooden bridge and proceed along a steep, curving trail. We hike through a pine forest, and the valley’s V-shape turns to a gradual U-shape, revealing a fantastic view. We then reach the lower settlement of Pisang, marked by a long Mani Wall near a bridge. 
The maximum altitude we reach on Day 6 is 3,200m/10,498ft, and we cover a distance of 16km/9.9 mi. We gain an elevation of 530m/1,738ft, and we spend the night at a mountain lodge after walking for 6-7 hours.
Begins with an ascent of a high ridge that offers excellent views of the Manang valley and Tilicho summit (7145 m). As we descend past the airport for Manang at Humde (3320 m), we reach a flat region from where the northeast face of Annapurna III soars majestically above us. Annapurna IV (7525 m) is also visible from the broad plains of the Sabje Khola Valley.
Shortly past this, we take a wooden bridge across the Marsyangdi River to reach the small settlement of Mungji. We can see locals planting crops on either side of the trail. We then reach the village of Braga, with its magnificent monastery, numerous enormous chortens, and Mani walls, all set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan peaks. We arrive at Manang after a strenuous ascent.
The maximum altitude we reach on Day 7 is 3,540m/11,614ft, and we cover a distance of 16km/9.9 mi. We gain an elevation of 340m/1,115ft, and we spend the night at a mountain lodge after walking for 6-7 hours.
 It is crucial to acclimatize well before crossing the Thorung La Pass. Manang is the perfect location for acclimatization as it has optional day hikes, such as crossing the river to view the massive icefall descending from the Annapurnas or ascending well beyond the village to get a full view of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley.
Visiting the Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in Manang is also worthwhile and educational. You can also go to Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to add some varied experiences to your rest day.
The maximum altitude is 3,540m/11,614ft, and we spend the day acclimatizing. We enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the day, and we stay at a comfortable mountain lodge.
It is situated at an altitude of 4050 meters. After a restful day, we will wake up feeling energized and motivated to conquer the challenging Thorung La Pass. However, we will only make it to Yak Kharka on this day due to the high altitude which will leave us feeling fatigued and breathless. The trail gradually ascends from Manang, passing through the settlement of Gunsang (3960 m). As we hike, we will be surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas that will leave us awestruck. The trek may seem short, but the high altitude makes it difficult to breathe, so we will proceed slowly and steadily.
 
We will continue our quest for the Thorung La Pass with a hearty breakfast in Yak Kharka. We will start by climbing up to a hilltop, and then descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi River. We will then cross over a hidden wooden bridge and ascend the mountain on the right bank of the river for a few distances before climbing a treacherous hill on a small path and eventually descending to Thorung Phedi. This day’s trek will take us to an altitude of 4450 meters.
 
We will cross the Thorung La Pass, the highest point of our trek at an altitude of 5416 meters. We will start our hike early in the morning on a challenging but marked trail to the pass. After four hours of steady climbing, we will reach the prayer flags and chortens of the famous pass, where we will be greeted by breathtaking views of Mustang’s brown and purple hills and the snow-capped mountains at the top of the Kali Gandaki valley. The view from the Thorung La Pass will be magical and will leave us feeling joyous and accomplished. After admiring the view, we will head down towards Muktinath, which is an excruciating 1600-meter descent. However, the clear view of Dhaulagiri makes it all worth it. The grassy slopes will eventually replace the moraines, and it will be a delightful stroll up the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath.
 

We will visit the infamous Muktinath Temple and seek blessings for ourselves and our loved ones before returning to the lodge for breakfast. We will then prepare for a 4-5 hour drive to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for its hot water spring, which is believed to heal aches and pains. Upon arriving at the lodge, we can take a bath in the hot spring to ease our tired bodies after the demanding journey of 12 days.

On the thirteenth day of the trek, we will begin our journey after having a hearty breakfast at the lodge. We will start by walking through a flat surface for a while, which will prepare us for the steep climb that follows. The trail will then start climbing sharply for at least an hour, passing through several villages with residents of various ethnicities and plenty of agricultural lands. The families of Gorkhalis who work for the Indian army make up the majority of the population here.
As we continue our journey, we will gradually climb to Ghorepani, passing through several tiny settlements, including Phalate, Chitre, and others. We will hike past rhododendron forests and may encounter many species of wildlife while admiring the expansive panoramas of several mountains surrounding us. The highest altitude we will reach on this day is 2,860m/9,383ft, and we will walk for a total of 6-7 hours, covering a distance of 18 km11.2 mii.
We will enjoy our meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mountain lodge, where we will also spend the night. The elevation gain for the day will be 1,670m/5,479ft.
 
On the fourteenth day of the trek, we will take another rest day at Ghorepani, which is also the last rest day until we complete the entire Annapurna Circuit with Base Camp Trek. However, we won’t spend the entire day relaxing at the lodge. We will go for a sunrise hike to Poonhill, another highlight of the trek.
After an hour of hiking pre-dawn, we will reach the hilltop Poonhill, an excellent viewpoint well-known for its breathtaking sunrise. The warm hue of golden sunrise reflecting from the snow-covered Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Mt. Dhaulagiri will mesmerize you. You will feel like you are in a dreamland!
Magar people majorly inhabit Ghorepani, and for the remainder of the day, you can interact with the locals, initiate conversations with the kids, and spend a relaxing day enjoying a panorama of mountains. The highest altitude we will reach on this day is 3,210m/10,531ft, and we will walk for a total of 1 hour, covering a distance of 1.5km/0.9 miles.
We will enjoy our meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mountain lodge, where we will also spend the night. The elevation gain and loss for the day will be 370m/1213ft.
On the fifteenth day of the trek, we will start our journey after having a warm breakfast at the lodge in Ghorepani. We will hike up and down several hills to finally reach Tadapani, which is a tiny settlement with only a few teahouses in the middle of a forest. On the way, we will pass by Rhododendron forests which light up with red, pink, and white flowers in spring. You can still see the mountain panorama at a distance from the trail.
The highest altitude we will reach on this day is 2,630m/8,628ft, and we will walk for a total of 5-6 hours, covering a distance of 15km9.3 mii. We will enjoy our meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mountain lodge, where we will also spend the night. The elevation loss for the day will be 230m/754ft.
On the sixteenth day of the trek, we will start our journey after having breakfast at the teahouse in Tadapani. We will finally depart on our trek towards the Annapurna Base Camp. You will enjoy the gradual descent through rhododendrons, oak, and other types of lush forests with soothing sounds of birds chirping.
The trail first leads you to Kimrung Khola. The next step is a sharp ascent, followed by 45 minutes of flat walking with a few modest inclines to reach Chomrong, the entrance to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is where we will spend the night.
The highest altitude we will reach on this day is 2,170m/7,119ft, and we will walk for a total of 5-6 hours, covering a distance of 14km/8.7 mi. We will enjoy our meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mountain lodge, where we will also spend the night. The elevation loss for the day will be 460m/1509ft.
On the seventeenth day of the trek, we will begin our journey after eating a delicious breakfast at the lodge. The trail initially drops on stone stairs for an hour and a half before crossing the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge and climbing out of the side valley. The trail winds through bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests high above the Modi Khola on its west bank.
After continuing up a rocky path, we will reach Sinuwa (2350 m). From there, we will gently hike through the forest before descending a long, steep stone stairway into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo. From there, we gently hike up towards Dovan and finally arrive at the Himalayas.
The highest altitude we will reach on this day is 2,920m/9,580ft, and we will walk for a total of 4-5 hours, covering a distance of 12km/7.5 mi. We will enjoy our meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mountain lodge, where we will also spend the night. The elevation gain for the day will be 750m/2,461ft.
On the eighteenth day of the trek, we will start our journey after having a delicious breakfast at the lodge. The valley opens and grows less steep as we begin the hike. The trail continues to the Annapurna Sanctuary, crossing two avalanche trails on a scrambling, cliff-hugging path.
 
Following a little hike, we will arrive at Bagar (3310 m), a lush meadow with a few deserted hotels. The trail travels along the valley’s left side for a while and gradually climbs to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820 m), where we take in some of the most beautiful scenery of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli.
 
We will start our day early as we head towards the Annapurna Sanctuary to witness the breathtaking sunrise. The sanctuary is a glacial basin surrounded by towering peaks of Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and Annapurna I, the tenth-highest mountain in the world. As you stand there, close to peaks that rise to 8000 and 7000 meters, you will feel a sense of awe and wonder. The view is spectacular, and you can take as many pictures as you want to capture this beautiful moment. 
 
After experiencing the sunrise, we will head back to the tea house for a quick breakfast. We will then prepare ourselves for the hike back, which will take us through the same trail that we took earlier. We will pass Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, and Dovan before we eventually reach Bamboo. 
At Bamboo, we will stay at a mountain lodge for the night. This will give us enough time to rest and recharge for the next day’s adventure. You can enjoy the stunning views of the mountains from the lodge and have a peaceful evening.
 
Max. Altitude: 2310m/7,579ft
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Elevation Loss: 1820m/5,971ft
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
Walking Distance: 16km/9.9mi
 
We will pass through several settlements such as Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Jhinu Danda. You will get to see typical Nepalese scenery, with farms, terraced fields, and traditional mud huts. 
Once we reach Matque, we will board a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara, which is about a 2-3 hour drive away. Pokhara is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains and lakes. You can spend the evening relaxing and exploring the city. 
 
Max. Altitude: 822m/2696ft
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
Walking Distance: 17km/10.6mi
After an early breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will board a tourist bus departing at 7 AM to take us to Kathmandu. The 6/7-hour trip will be an amazing experience as we pass various small towns and get to view rural communities, gushing rivers, terraces, and lush rural landscapes. 
 
Once we reach Kathmandu, we will check in to our hotel, and you will have some free time to do some souvenir shopping or just relax in your room. Later in the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate your last night in Kathmandu. 
 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
We will drive you to Kathmandu International Airport for your final flight back to your beloved country. We hope that you had an amazing time in Nepal and that you will carry awesome memories with you as you go through life. We hope to see you again in Nepal. Have a safe journey!
 
Meals: Breakfast on your last night in Kathmandu. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

The trip cost includes 

 
  1. Airport transfers for both domestic and international flights
  2. Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
  3. Full board meals while on the three passes trekking
  4. A porter for each trekker
  5. Accommodation at a teahouse or lodge on twin shares a private room.
  6. Welcome dinner with a cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  7. Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit
  8. All domestic flights and airport taxes listed in the itinerary.
  9. Free use of quality trekking gear, including a sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, and rain poncho as required.
  10. Professional trek guide trained in Wilderness First Aid and trek crew with salary, wages, transportation, proper insurance, and required trek gear.
  11. Supplementary OXYGEN cylinder and comprehensive First Aid Kit as a safety backup
  12. Complementary trek Duffle bag, T-shirts, and trek map
  13. TIMS or VDC trekking permit, Annapurna Machhapuchhre Trek entry fees, VAT, all government taxes, etc.

The trip cost excludes

  1. Nepal entry visa fees
  2. Travel insurance of any kind
  3. International airfare
  4. All beverage drinks
  5. Main meals (lunch and dinner) in cities
  6. Tips and items of personal expenses such as hot showers, battery charges, telephone, and beverage drinks
What are the requirements for trekking?
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Several sets of undergarments
  • Good quality down jacket and pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal wear
  • T-shirts and pants
  • Warm woolen clothes for the night
  • Trekking stick
  • One set of gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle with purifying tablets
  • Toiletries
  • A medium-sized towel
  • Energy bars
  • Basic medications
  • Raingear