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Annapurna Circuit / Poon Hill / Ghorepani / Ghandruk loop

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This is one of the most popular and classic treks in Nepal. It passes through country inhabited by a wide diversity of peoples. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and it goes to the North of main Himalayan range on to the high and Tibetan plateau. The Southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and formed, except higher regions which support thick forest of rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribes inhabiting this area are Gurungs, Magarss, Chhetris, and Newars.

As one turn Westward into the Manang valley and into the rain shadow of the Annapurna ranges dramatic changes occur. Though there are small fields supporting some crops of millet and wheat and small flocks of sheep and goats, the Manang tribes are traditionally a trading race. They are also Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion. As a matter of fact, their life style is quite different to those tribes on the Southern slopes. Thakali and Mustang tribes’ control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kaligandaki until more through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna into the wetter zones where one can meet Gurungs and Magars again.

The Circuit is usually started from Durmre, on the Kathmandut to Pokhara road.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.

Day 02 : Drive to Besishahar (760m) and change bus to Khudi and trek to Bhulbhule (approx. 7 hrs drive)

Day 03 : Trek to Ghyarmuphat - 1100m (5-6 hr)

Day 04 : Trek to Tal-1700m (5-6 hr)

Day 05 : Trek to Danaque -1940m (4-5 hr)

Day 06 : Trek to Chame-2670m (4-5 hr)

Day 07 : Trek to Pisang -3200m (4-5 hr)

Day 08 : Trek to Manang Village -3540m (5 hr)

Day 09 : Acclimatization day in Manang

Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka -4018m (4-5 hr)

Day 11 : Thorung Phedi - 4450m (4-5 hr)

Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath (3798m) crossing over the Thorung-La (5416m)

Day 13 : Trek to Kagbeni -2800m (3 hr)

Day 14 : Marpha/Tukuche -2670m (5-6 hr)

Day 15 : Trek to Ghasa - 2650m (5-6 hr)

Day 16 : Trek to Tatopani -1189m (5-6 hr)

Day 17 : Lay over day at Hot Spring (Tatopani)

Day 18 : Trek to Shikha- 2390m (4hr)

Day 19 : Trek to Ghorepani - 2850m (3-4 hr)

Day 20 : Early morning visit Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2600m)

Day 21 : Trek Tadapani (2600m) to Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 22 : Trek Ghandruk (1940m) to Nayapul via Birethanti, drive back to Pokhara and end the trip and transfer to hotel and afternoon free day in Pokhara for personal activities.

23 : Free day in Pokhara for personal activities- go for boating in Fewa Lake/rest/ shopping etc…

Day 24 : After breakfast transfer to airport, fly to Kathmandu or drive by tourist bus (6-7 hr.) and transfer to hotel and afternoon free day in Kathmandu for personal activities.

Day 25 : International departure or go for onward program.

  • Airport transfers ( pick up and drop)
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar by private vehicle
  • 3 meal per day and overnight accommodation in lodges along the trail
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porters), as well as their necessary insurance fee, meals and allowances
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance permit fee (ACAP fee)
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu in BB basis before and after the trek.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • After the trek Pokhara-Kathmandu flight or overland journey by tourist bus as required.
  • International airport departure tax
  • Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), donation & tips etc.
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