Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Embark on this spectacular Annapurna Circuit Trek that encircles the entire Annapurna massif and takes you to an ultimate elevation at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). The trail also hike through Kali Gandaki Gorge (world deepest gorge) (5,416m/17,769ft) with the great backdrop of Annapurna I (8,091m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best long treks in Nepal partly because of number of peaks seen during the trek. 55km long Annapurna massif is well-connected by Kali Gandaki Gorge in the west, Marshyangdi River in the north and east and Pokhara valley to the south. Trekkers can view 13 peaks above 7,00om, 16 peaks above 6,000m including two eightthousanders – Annapurna I (8,091m)- 10th highest peak and Dahulagiri (8,167m)- 7th highest peak.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of strenuous trek in Nepal that relatively includes pass high altitude pass with magnificent Himalayan views. It demands high fitness level, good health condition and strong determination. We recommend accompanying Annapurna Circuit Guide if you are novice trekkers.
The toughest part of the trek is during the crossing of the high pass of Thorungla and getting Muktinath at the end of the day. Regarding, the trek difficulty, it is difficult but possible if you acclimatize and are well-prepared. (March to April) during spring and (October to November) during autumn are the best time of the year for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Annapurna circuit trekking distance varies between (160km-230km) and the day required to accomplish the trek very much depends on the starting point and the concluding point and optional side trek. The trekking route usually follows forested trails, paddy fields, water streams, impressive cliffs, cultural hamlets and cross Manang, a small settlement having Tibetan-Buddhist influence.
This is long and arduous trek, if you want relatively shorter trek in the same route then Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days is the ideal option for you.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and trek preparation day
Day 03: Kathmandu – Khudi (800m/2,624ft) – 7/8 hours trek
Day 04: Khudi – Sirung (2,200m/7,216ft) – 6/7 hours trek
Day 05: Sirung – Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) – 6/7 hours trek
Day 06: Jagat – Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) – 7/8 hours trek
Day 07: Dharapani – Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) – 5/6 hours trek
Day 08: Chame – Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft) – 5/6 hours trek
Day 09: Pisang – Manang – 6/7 hours trek
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Manang – Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) – 3/4 hours trek
Day 12: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft) – 3/4 hours trek
Day 13: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft) – 7/8 hours trek
Day 14: Muktinath – Marpha (2,670m/8,760ft) – 4/5 hours trek
Day 15: Marpha – Kalopani (2,530m/8,300ft) – 5/6 hours trek
Day 16: Kalopani – Tadapani (1,200m/3,937ft) – 6/7 hours trek
Day 17: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) – 7/8 hours trek
Day 18: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) – 6/7 hours trek
Day 19: Tadapani – Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) via Ghandruk – 5/6 hours trek
Day 20: Pokhara – Kathmandu – 25 minutes flight
Day 21: Final Departure