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Facts of the trip

Trip Code: BTA-02
Trip Duration: 20 days
Max. Altitude: 5416m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Beshishahar
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 2+
Best season: March - June / September-November

Annapurna circuit overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek is also called Around Annapurna Treks. It is one of the typical and the most rewarding trekking in Nepal. This trekking area is in the northern part of Nepal. It has great scenery aspect of the natural beauty of Highland and its ethnic people.

In the Annapurna Circuit, the altitude gets higher from upper Manang which doesn’t support the animal life or vegetation. However, birch, blue pines, firs, bamboo, and rhododendron grow in the lower areas. There are no plants above 18,690 feet (5,750 meters).

Animals like Musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bears, etc. are found in Annapurna Circuit Trek at lower altitudes. There are numbers of Himalayan thars, deer, langur monkeys, hares, mountain foxes and martens.

Annapurna Circuit Trek gives you the opportunity to see the natural beauty and rural lifestyle of typical Nepalese tribes on the west of Manang valley. The Manang tribes are traditionally a trading race, they are Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion. Their architecture and lifestyles are quite different from those tribes on the southern slopes. They work on small fields harvesting some crops of millet and wheat, and small flocks of sheep and goats.

The Thakali’s are tribes of Mustang and have a completely different culture than any other tribes. However, they are able to manage the busy trading as well as preotect their culture simultaneously. The view of the Kaligadaki River flowing through the gap between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is amazing. As we move to wetter zones, we meet Magars and Gurungs. On the whole Annapurna Circuit trek, there isn’t a single day without having marvelous views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri ranges.


Day 01:– Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft.

Day 02:- Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs)

Day 03: Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs)

Day 04:- Chame to Pissang (3200m/10,400ft. 6hrs)

Day 05:- Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,482ft. 6 -7 hours)

Day 06:- Manang:- Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 07:- Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft 5-6 hours).

Day 08:– Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours).

Day 09:- Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4060m/13,020ft.4-5 hours).

Day 10:- Yak Kharka to Thorong High camp (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours).

Day 11:- Thorong High camp  to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours).

Day 12:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2738m/8,900 ft 6-7 hrs).

Day 13:- Jomsom to Ghasa (2584m/8,400 ft 5 hrs).

Day 14:- Ghasa to Tatomani (1534m/4,988 ft 5hrs).

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs).

Day 15:- Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs).

Day 16:– Ghorepani (Poon Hill ) to Birethanti (1046m/3,400 ft:6hrs).

Day 17:- Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 18:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international ariport (1,300m/4,264ft): then pick you up and take a short drive from the airport to the hotel check in the hotel and rest for few hrs then we meet again with guide and barging about the trek what we need the equipment for then trek and what time we live from Kathmandu details.

Day 02:- Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs):- After morning berakfast we start to from Besisahar to Cchme by four wheel drive will follow Marsyangdhi valley and it passes through many mountain village and beautiful scenery.We stop for a lunch one way it is call Khothe thanti about 1 hrs. After Lunch we keep continue our 4WD drive. It will go through unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for possible bumpy road. Stay overnight at Chame in Tea house.

Day 03: Drive Beshisahar to Chame (2670m/8677ft. 5 hrs):- After morning berakfast we start to from Besisahar to Chahme by four wheel drive will follow Marsyangdhi valley and it passes through many mountain village and beautiful scenery.We stop for a lunch one way it is call Khothe thanti about 1 hrs. After Lunch we keep continue our 4WD drive. It will go through unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for possible bumpy road.

Day 04:- Chame to Pissang (3200m/10,400ft. 6hrs):- continuously cross the river all day, Palling through the narrow and steep sided gorge, Nearing the village of Passing top a ride to get first views of the Manang valley, a wide U-shaped valley hanging between two lions of snow peaks. It also takes approximately 6hrs. Stay overnight at Pisang in Tea house.

Day 05:- Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,482ft. 6 -7 hours):- After breakfast we trek on the lower  trail through lower pisang. We choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak .as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang. Stay overnight at Manang in tea house.

Day 06:- Manang:- Rest day for acclimatization: A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village, of about 500 flat roofed houses, is picturesquely set amounts spectacular scenery; Annapurna II, Annapurna III (24,787ft), Gangapurna (24,457ft) and Chulu East (19,880ft) to the north.

Day 07:- Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft 5-6 hours):- After breakfast we walk an easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations, we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other snow Cover Mountains Stay overnight at Lodge..

 Day 08:- Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours):- We start the day early to avoid afternoon wind. After a steeps consistent climb of 2-3 hours we reach Tilicho lake, The highest lake in the world also referred as the “the great ice lake” by the leader of the French expedition team .this is a large sparkling lake that lies at the foot of the north face of tilicho peak, after spending some time here we take the same route back to siri kharka Stay overnight in Siri Kharka at tea house.

Day 09:- Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4060m/13,020ft.4-5 hours):- We descend to the uninhabited Khangsar village, pass Tare gumba,a thousand year old monastery then follow a rock wall out of Khangsar to descend a bridge in the Thorong Khola valley.We go across a river ,hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka .from her you can see Annapurna mountains range, other peaks, blue sheep (bharal) and if you are lucky you might spot a snow leopard.
Stay overnight at Tea house lodge.

Day 10:- Yak Kharka to Thorong High camp (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours):- After breakfast we are continue our way to the foot of the pass, Throng high camp today. Thorong high camp is a only one teahouse and alwaays busy catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors stay only low camp but a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for us. Stay overnight at tea house. 

Day 11:- Thorong High camp  to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours):- After early fast breakfast  we continue our trek to crossing the difficult Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Stay overnight in Muktinath at Tea house lodge.

Day 12:- Muktinath to Jomsom (2738m/8,900 ft 6-7 hrs):-The trail descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 500ft. below. The descend is through a dramatic arid landscape and continues to Jomsom . After the last few days Jomsom seems almost busy in fact it is a major village on the Kaligandaki trading route.

Day 13:- Jomsom to Ghasa (2584m/8,400 ft 5 hrs):- The thakali are the dominant tribe of the valley, interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the southern slopes. Then pass through Marpha and ‘Tukche, beautiful Thakali villages and camp at Ghasa Stay overnight at Ghasa in teahouse

Day 14: Ghasa to Tatomani (1534m/4,988 ft 5hrs):– A dramatic change in the vegetation, from day, arid, deserts, to pine and conifer forests occurs passing through and between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna . Passing through Kalapani the view of the Annapurna is magnificent. Camp at spectacular Tatopani (Hot spring) Tatopani means Hot water and is possible to bath on the spring.

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- Cross the Kali Gandaki and climb steadily to the Magar village of Sikha   for lunch . Then the trail ascends to Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Stay overnight at Ghorepani in tea house.

Day 15:- Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- After break we start to descend is almost as tiring as the day from Muktinath.Mule trains, loaded with goods keep up entertained however beck to Birethanti after Birethanti to Nayapur about 30 minute. From Nayapul to Pokhara we take our private vehicle. Stay overnight at Pokhara at lodge.

Day 15:– Tatopani to Ghorepani(poon Hill) (9,200 ft 6hrs):- Cross the Kali Gandaki and climb steadily to the Magar village of Sikha   for lunch . Then the trail ascends to Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Stay overnight at Ghorepani in tea house.

Day 16:- Ghorepani (Poon Hill ) to Birethanti (1046m/3,400 ft:6hrs):- After break we start to descend is almost as tiring as the day from Muktinath.Mule trains, loaded with goods keep up entertained however beck to Birethanti after Birethanti to Nayapur about 30 minute. From Nayapul to Pokhara we take our private vehicle. Stay overnight at Pokhara at lodge.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu: – Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours. If we take flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu about 25 minutes.While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel

Day 18:- From hotel to Trivhuvan international airport:- today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing then we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

 

 

 

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Cost Include

Cost Is Included

  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B basie plan
    • Kathmandu to Beshishara transfer by bus.
    • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhra with B/B basic plan
    • All airport and hotel transfers
    • National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
    • Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
    • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
    • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
    • Transfer from Nayapul to Pokhara by private Car
    • For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Cost Is Not Included

• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

 

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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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