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Nepal - Annapurna Circuit Trek (17 days)

Few places in the world hold such a wonderful variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of a long array of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, hot springs and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly people. This trek takes you far away from the vehicular movement, into the land of the standing mountains.
This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery and an extremely diverse cultural experience along with the vast landscape. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya. It is enjoyable and no technical knowledge is required to undertake this trek. 
This trek will start in Pokhara before going through the different villages or settlements called Bhulbhule, Baggarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Churiledar, Phedi, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha and Tatopani. The trek shows some spectacular valleys including Ngwal, Ghyaru, Marshyangdi, Tengi Manang and Kalu Gandaki valley.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative will be there to welcome and assist you before transferring you to your booked hotel. After your hotel check-in, you will be provided with a welcome drink followed by the tour briefing. The remaining time is for leisure & relaxation; you can spend the time on your own personal activities. Overnight in Hotel.

Our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can observe the typical wood carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here. After that, you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage site for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of holy Bagmati river and explore the surroundings. Then you will go to visit the another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600A.D. and is the only one of a kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. Overnight in a hotel.

We will leave for Syange in the morning in a private vehicle. It takes about seven hours to get to Besisahar through serpentine roads in the hills with stops for lunch and snacks. There are several small towns among green hills and it’s certain that you will not be bored. From Besisahar, Syange village is about one hour’s ride away. You will be treated with beautiful views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Macchapuchhre and Mount Lamjung from this village. Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge

It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Dharapani from Syange village all the way through Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo, and Karte (Khotro).Dharapani situated at an elevation of 1860 meters above sea level. From Syange to Dharapani path is going up and down but it is easy and very nice. Overnight accommodation in trekking lodge

Today you will see the breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight accommodation in local lodge.

Today, the trek begins through the forest areas in a steep, narrow valley. You can enjoy the rugged beauty of the towering Paungda Danda rock face and pose glacial erosion at its finest. The path then leads through a peaceful forest to the upper Manang valley. Upon ascending further, we will reach Pisang, a large & sprawling village. This village bears many lodges which offer delicious meals that challenge your taste buds. Overnight in local lodge.

We will head towards Manang by Ngwal / Ghyaru where spectacular views of the mountains and an exquisite view of the valley can be observed. The trail continues by the northern bank of the river before arriving at Ngwal. One can enjoy some free time and opportunities will be given to explore and soak in nature’s beauty at its rawest form. Overnight in local lodge.

Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang. If the situation allows it, we will enjoy a short boating tour at Gangpura Lake. We can visit the monasteries that are dotted around the area or simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas on the background. It is highly recommended to pay attention to the advice of the Himalayan Rescue Association for your stay in Manang. Overnight in local lodge.

Today,  you will cross a stream and ascend to Tengi. You will continue ascending to get out of the Marsayangdi Valley and reaches Ghunsang (3950m), a small village. You will go through a scattered forest of barberry, juniper, and rose and also cross a large stream to reach Yak Kharka (4,050 m). From here, you will walk for an hour to reach Ledar. Overnight stay at Ledar 

The trail will go through the right side in the beginning until we cross the suspension bridge and the trail goes through the left side of the valley and reaches the Throung Phedi 4450m/14596ft then goes 1 hrs further straight up to the High camp. This day you will see Throung peak and some more mountains. Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.

Today the trekking starts early, around 4:00 AM crossing through Throung-La 5416m/17764ft world largest pass Even though the trail ascends steeply. We can see the Dhaulagiri Massif right straight in the west from the pass. We will reach the village called Chirabu at the bottom of the Pass and we will reach the settlement called Muktinath. After accomplishing this difficult feat, you will be greeted with a tough descending trail (1600m) to Muktinath. Muktinath is a place of great religious significance and you will be transcended into a world of religion. It is a pilgrimage center for both Buddhists and Hindus. You will meet the Tibetan traders, Sadhus (Holy men) and rock piles made from visitors in exchange for a good fortune in their next life. Overnight in local lodge.

In the morning, visit the Muktinath Temple: a very important site for both Hindu and Buddhist religion. Also, you'll visit the Buddhist Monastery and the famous natural gas light which is known as the flame of Muktinath. The Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains can be clearly seen from here. Later, we will start trekking to Kagbeni. The hike is downhill and easy, passing by Tibetan-like villages until you reach Kagbeni, which is situated in the Lower Mustang district. You will have sufficient time to explore the Monastery and/or village and interact with the locals to experience at first-hand the local culture. Afterward, head for Jomsom to catch the flight to Pokhara, the next morning. Overnight in local lodge.

According to the flight time, you will head towards the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. It will take about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara. During the flight, you can see many mountains as well as the trail down to Tatopani /Ghorepani. Check in to Hotel in Pokhara. You have a full day to stroll around the city Pokhara. you can enjoy roaming around the lakeside as well as you can have fun by boating in the Phewa lake and witness the view and shadow of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the water of Phewa lake. Overnight in hotel.

Today, you will be sightseeing the beautiful Pokhara. The enigmatic Davi’s Falls is a few minute’s drives away. The Pardi Khola is the outflow from Phewa Lake, and at Devi’s Fall, it disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground, creating magnificent sprays. Another attraction is the Seti Gandaki river, which flows right through the heart of the town. The limestone in the soil gives the river its milky color. At certain spots, the Seti Gandaki runs completely underground. There are a number of Tibetan settlements around Pokhara which sell handicraft goods & Tibetan carpets. Today we will visit Davi's Waterfall, Ghupteswor Mahadev, International Mountain Museum, which is the major attraction for sightseeing in  Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel.

Today, you will start off with an early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise and also to view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. Thereafter, we will go for boating at Fewa lake and we will hike towards Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski. The boat trip crossing Phewa Lake from Pumdi Bhumdi bay to Phewa Ghat lasts up to half an hour, and it is a good opportunity to enjoy the sight of Himalayan peaks reflecting on the water. It is also a relaxing way to end a hiking day and a panoramic loop at the World Peace Pagoda. Overnight in hotel.

Our guide will receive you at your hotel and start your drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can engage yourself in personal activities, leisure, Shopping, etc. Overnight in hotel.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting another UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for the both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple. Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will be taught to design your own pot and once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation with beautiful patterns and inscriptions. Overnight accommodation at the hotel.

In the morning, manage all your luggage and later on, our office representative will come to transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your future destinations according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

Includes

Private vehicle transport from Kathmandu-BhulBhule & Pokhara-Kathmandu & Sightseeing of heritage sites.
Flight ticket from Jomsom-Pokhara.
 4-star hotel Yatri Suites & Spa at Kathmandu including breakfast.
 3-star hotel  Batika/White Pearl or similar at Pokhara including breakfast.
Accommodation throughout the trek including breakfast, lunch & Dinner in the best available hotel or lodge.
ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Entrance Fees for Heritage sites.
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind
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