The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977.
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Annapurna Circuit Trek is adventurous and romantic long trek trip in Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit is also called Annapurna round trek because of this trek complete the round journey of Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit trek starts from Lamjung districts and ends in Kaski. Trekkers around the world frequently go for Annapurna circuit trek because of its unbelievable natural beauty and diverse cultural attraction. One of the prominent features of this trek is that during Annapurna circuit trek trekkers can fell the unique experience because this trek starts from very lush landscapes of Lamjung district and gradually reach to the totally barren landscapes of Manang and Mustang district. Annapurna circuit trek offers beautiful landscapes, valleys, green hills, dense forests, artistic waterfalls, tranquil lakes, pristine rivers, gorge, temples, monasteries, Gompas situated in five districts Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, and Kaski districts.
Experience of diverse culture and religion is another important aspect of Annapurna circuit trek. During this trek, trekkers go through the several typical villages of diverse ethnic groups of Nepal such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Tibetan Buddhist where trekkers can know the diverse culture, traditions, customs, systems, rituals, festivals and way of life of these ethnic groups. Moreover, in Annapurna circuit trek there are lots of sacred temples, colorful monasteries, and Gompas where trekkers can see the Hindu and Buddhist way of religious rituals. This trek starts from Besisahar and ends in Nayapul on the way it completes the round journey of beautiful and important places.
Highlights of the trek: Beautiful landscapes, valleys, green hills, dense forests, artistic waterfalls, tranquil lakes, pristine rivers, gorge, temples, monasteries, Gompas, superb views of Annapurna (8091m.), Dhaulagiri (8168m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Nilgiri (7061m.) and Himchuli (6441m.), diverse culture of different ethnic groups such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Tibetan Buddhist
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760m) by Deluxe bus,5/6 hrs
Day 04: Drive Besisahar to Chame(2670) by local Jeep, 5 Hrs
Day 05: Chame trek to Upper Pisang (3185 m), 5 hrs
Day 06: Pisang trek to Nagwal (3657 m), 4 hrs
Day 07: Nagwal trek to Manang (3351 m), 2:30 Hrs
Day 08: Rest and Explore manang / Acclimatization/Hike Ice lake, 100 lama gompa
Day 09: Manang trek to Yak Kharka (4195m), 5 hrs
Day 10: Yak Kharka trek to Phedi (4430m), 3-4 hrs
Day 11: Phedi trek to Thorong-La Pass (5416m) and walk down to Muktinath (3802m), 8 hrs
Day 12: Drive Muktinath to Tatopani (Hot Springs), by bus (1189 m), 6/8 hrs
Day 13: Trek Hot Springs to Ghorepani (2856m), 7 Hrs
Day 14: Hike to Poon Hill(3210m) early morning to see sunrise and Trek down to Pokhara, 7 Hrs
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs Day 16: Free from the program