Trekking in Nepal
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Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 Days


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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Visiting Buddhist Monastery
  • Cross Thorung-La Pass over 5416 meters
  • Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Natural Hot Spring Pond
  • Sunrise in Poon Hill with Spectacular view of Annapurna Range
Annapurna Circuit trek is a classic trekking around the world's tenth highest mountain i.e. Annapurna. Annapurna Circuit Trek is highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region. Core Trek is happy to organize this trip for you to make it your lifetime experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.) Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2:  City tour and trek preparation day (1300m) Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to  Syange  via Besishahar (830m)  7/8 hours drive. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4: Syange to Dharapani (1960 m) 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Dharapani to Chame (2670m) 6/7 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6: Chame to Pisnag (3200m) 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7 : Pisnag to Manang (3,540m)   5/6 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,200m) 4/5 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phide (4420m) 3/4 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong pass (5416m) – Muktinath (3760m) 8/ 9 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) (30 min. flight) and Explore Pokhara . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (01 night)
  • Airfare ticket Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Syange by private vachile.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner. 

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.)

Today is the day of your arrival in Nepal, after landing at Tribhuvan International airport. Our representative member will welcome you and receive you at airport and bring to the hotel. Take rest at day time and in evening we have short meeting with our trekking staffs to discuss about our trek plan. At night you will have a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with traditional Nepalese food. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Dinner)

Day 2

​City tour and trek preparation day (1300m)

Today’s schedule is to visit Kathmandu valley. After talking breakfast we will be ready for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu district is one of the three districts located in Kathmandu valley. It is located in the hills of Bagmati zone. In Kathmandu you can visit abundance of temples. Among them today we are going to visit are as follows;
  1. Swayambhunath, Monkey temple (world Heritage Site):  Swayambhu Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, the stupa is one of the most scared Buddhist sites in Nepal. From swayambhu we can see the view of Kathmandu valley.
  2. Kathmandu Durbar square (world Heritage Site): The Kathmandu Durbar Square is an overwhelming frenzy of art and architecture. This palace complex is locally known as the Basantapur Durbar. In Kathmandu Durbar we can catch a glimpse of kumari temple, kasthamandap,Nautale Durbar, Historical  museum etc.
  3. Pashupatinath (world Heritage Site):  One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over Nepal and India. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is located at the bank of Bagmati River. All the dying people are brought to  Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
  4. Bouddhanath:   It is the world’s biggest stupa located about 2 km to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal stupa is known by the name of Bouddha Nath, the god of wisdom. Bouddhanath attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.
After completing our sightseeing return back to hotel, take rest, then we have short meeting for our trek preparation with our related trek guides.  Overnight at Hotel. ( Meal Included: Breakfast)

Day 3

​Kathmandu to Syange via Besishahar (830m) 7/8 hours drive.

Now, we start our exciting journey from Kathmandu to Syange. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Syange through private vehicle. The road, passing through the hills, the windy road along the Trishuli river. On the way we can catch many more of panorama of Nepal that extends grassy hills, rivers, villages and farms. Taking pleasure of charming scenery finally we reach to Besisahar.  Besisahar is the one of the most attractive town in the mid hills of Nepal. It is a main gate way to Annapurna circuit trekking. Our trek start from Besisahar, our destination is to reach at syange. While to reach at Syange we have to across Bulbhule and Bahundanda. On the way to Bahundabda we can catch a great cascade it is really eye- opening. Through passing this cascade, we can see many more impressive snow cover mountains scenery.  Passing, these god gifted natural scenery finally we reach to Syange.  Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4

​Syange to Dharapani (1960 m) 6/7 hours

Our day begins with delightful breakfast, after completing our breakfast, we move towards the Dharapani. We can reach there after walking 6 to 7 hours. During the 7 hours an adventure walk, you can catch sight of the mountains view with their culture n climate. We make a route verse crossing a wide, flat valley. Our trek will continue with adventures and wonderful sightseeing, before we reach to Dharapani. On the way of hiking we need to give a pass to the number of donkeys which are caring loads.  Walking up and down steps, viewing many wonderful scenery at last not the list we reach to Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

Dharapani to Chame (2670m) 6/7 hours.

The route climbs to Tyanja, continues through forest and river.  We are heading to Chame. Chame is the headquater of Manang district, which lies in Himalayan region.  After arrive at Chame, we are welcomed by the admirable views of mountain. ( Annapurna II)   After 5 to 6 hours walking and give you some eye- opening views.  In chame there is mini hot spring which gives you relief after walking long and tough trek. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

​Chame to Pisnag (3200m) 5/6 hours.

Today, our day begins through lush forest in a steep and slender valley. We need to across the river by the help of bridge.  Passing away the forests and bulky vegetation again we need to re cross the river through the suspension bridge.  As the route opens we found ourselves surrounded by dignified Himalayans peak. Walking through these comely sites, finally we reach to our target place Pisang. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

Pisang to Manang (3,540m), 4-5 hours.

Today, we continue our trek to Manang, it proffer a choice in routes from lower Pisang to Manang: the flat lower route which follows the river and gets you to Manang in about 4 t0 5 hours. We can choice another route also which was challenging upper route we need to climb up and down a mountainside and takes around twice as long. On the way, extremely cold and dry climate creates us difficult on walking.  Continue walking about 4 to 5 hours trek today takes to the mountain village of Manang, where you can see Tibetan Buddhist culture, lifestyles and their Tibetan house designs. We can see people of these region cattle Yaks and grows crop like potatoes, millet etc. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8

​Rest day at Manang for acclimatization.

The Manang valley, which lies close to the Nepal- Tibet border, offers tremendous opportunity due to its natural flora and fauna.  Today, we take a break in Manang to adjustment to the altitude. In Manang we explore the local area of Gangapurna lake and Gangapurna glacier.
We can go for the sightseeing little bit far distance to the village called Uraga, where we can see monastery. At the site, we also visit the Himalayan Rescue association where we can get some ideas about mountain sickness which help us to prevent from mountain sickness. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9

​Manang to Yak Kharka (4,200m) 4/5 hours.

After our delightful breakfast in the morning, we are ready to move towards Yak kharka. Yak kharka means the pasture land of Yak. While we are moving towards to Yak kharka, we need to cross the steam, climb to the village called Tenki which lies above Manang, and then steady to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley. The route follows this valley, passing a few pasture lands. Our route goes through grassy land where we can see horses, yaks and sheep are grazing.  After passing pasture land we need to cross the river through a wooden bridge, the route passes an old mani wall in a amusing meadow and finally we reach to small and wonderful village called Yak kharka. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10

Yak Kharka to Thorong Phide (4420m) 3/4 hours.

From Yak kharka village, today we are moving forward towards to Thorong phedi.  After walking maximum 2 to 3 hours we need to cross the river and then climb up to Thorong phedi. It is a small n busy place where all the trekker n climbers like to stay here and they want to use this place as a base camp.  You can chill with the cool mountain environment. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11

Thorong Phedi to Thorong pass (5416m) – Muktinath (3760m) 8/ 9 hours.

Crossing the Jurisdiction of Thorong pass at a dizzy height of 5416m is next best part of this trek. We need to start our trek early in the morning because we need to go through the icy high altitude route. Walking through icy trail we feel pleasure also and on the way snowdrift cause of the strong wind therefore we need to start our trek early in the morning. Walking of 7 to 8 hours we reach to Muktinath at the evening time. Muktinath is famous pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindus. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12

Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) 5/6 hours.

We start our trails descending down the attracted Kali Gandaki Gorge the farm land. We need to pass Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. We need to move following the valley along the banks of the Kali Gandaki. Walking of 6 hours we reach to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse. ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13

Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) (30 min. flight) and Explore Pokhara

Early in the morning we get to Pokhara by flight within 25mins. After landing at Pokhara airport you will take to the represent hotel by private bus. You can take a rest for a while and after lunch we will go for sightseeing in Pokhara.
Nature is at its best in Nepal. Nepal is gifted with many beautiful places for lakes, rivers and mountains.  Among all the beautiful places, Pokhara is very famous. It is well known to the tourists because of its heart touching scenario.  Tourists visit Pokhara for many purposes just likes:   sightseeing, boating, trekking, paragliding and for visiting holy places. Today, we will move to visit Bahari temple, Devis fall, Gupteshowar cave and Mountain museum. After visiting all these places return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel ( Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14

​Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus.

Today, we will be back to Kathmandu after our adventure trek. We can get through by tourist bus or you can have flight too. After arriving in Kathmandu, get back to hotel and take rest. At night you will serve by farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel. ( Meal Included: Breakfast,  & Dinner)

Day 15

Departure day

Today, it is the last day of your as a journey in Nepal. We hope that you have wonderful time throughout the trek and hope to see you again in Nepal for next adventure trek. Thanking a lot for choosing us. We will transfer you to the airport before 3 hours of your flight time. Have a safe flight ( Meal Included: Breakfast)

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (01 night)
  • Airfare ticket Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Syange by private vachile.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner. 

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew
  • Lunch / Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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A pair of light hiking boots
A pair of sandals
2 pairs of woolen socks and 2 pair of hiking socks
1 medium poly pro shirt
1 pile jacket
1 down jacket
1 woolen hat
A pair of sunglasses
A pair of glove shells with liner or ski gloves (opt.)
A pair of woolen gloves
One Trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity
One Sunscreen lotion
Two Reading books (Optional)
One Walkman (Opt) and Music tapes (Opt)
A one liter water bottle
A pair of Trekking poles.
One flash light with 4 sets of batteries
One -10 to -20 sleeping bag  ( Which is provide by company during the trek)
Two T-shirts and one long sleeve T/city shirt
One Thermocot
One Trekking baggy pant

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Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : High altitude trek / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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