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|Day||Itinerary||Elevation in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1,400m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Drive from Kathmandu to Syange||1,100m / 3,608 ft||7-9 hr Drive|
|3||Trek to Dharapani||1,960m / 6,431 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|4||Trek to Chame||2,710m / 8,891 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|5||Trek to Pisang||3,300m / 10,824 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|6||Trek to Manang||3,519m / 11,546 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|7||Rest & Acclimatization day in Manang||3,519m / 11,546 ft|
|8||Trek to Siri Kharka||4,060m / 13,320 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|9||Trek to Tilicho Base Camp||4,140m / 13,583 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|10||Visit Tilicho Lake (4,919m / 16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka||40,60m / 13,320 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|11||Trek to Yak Kharka||4,110m / 13,485 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|12||Trek to Thorang Phedi||4,420m / 14,501 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|13||Trek to Thorong La pass (5,416m / 17,764 ft) to Muktinath||3,800 / 12,467 ft||7-8 hr Trek|
|14||Drive to Tatopani||1,200m / 3,937 ft||6-7 hr Drive|
|15||Trek to Ghorepani||2,850m / 9,351 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|16||Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,531 ft) then trek to Tadapani||2,700m / 8,859 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|17||Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara||822m / 2,697 ft||4-5 hr trek & 1:30 hr Drive|
|18||Drive / Flight to Kathmandu||1,400m / 4,600 ft||6 hr Drive / 40 m Flight|
|19||Departure day||30m Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport,2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Syange. The journey of about 7 to 9 hours will break by a few stops on the way. The road crossing the Beshisahar, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds butterflies, and trees. Syange is a small village on the lap of a big mountain. Our Trekking starting point.
We begin our day by descending along the rocky path to the River. As we cross the river we start ascending through the lush forest. A few more ups and downs will take us to the beautiful village of Chamjie. From here the view of Annapurna massive and beautiful waterfall on the opposite bank is something remarkable. Now we head to another village of Tal through the deep Forest, cross the Marsyangdi river a few ups and downs. From Tal, the trail becomes rugged and winding. Further, we aim to the village of Karte winding along the Cliffs and the Waterfall. We finally reach Dharapani after some climbing and crossing the suspension bridge.
After the morning breakfast, we begin another Chapter of up-hills and Down-hills. Throughout the trek, we can look up to amazing views of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, and Manaslu- the 8th highest mountain in the world. Nice and easy trail to Bagarchap began here. After having some rest in the village known for prayer flag and Tibetan architecture we will start to gen the altitude. We will pass small villages of Dhanakyu and Ratamron passing through the Farms, pine forests, Rhododendron forests with various flora and fauna. The large village of Chame is not far from here. The capital of Manang district, with many shops, banks, conveniences, and guesthouses.
After enjoying the morning views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan range with breakfast, we will start to ascend the valley through the Apple Farms, small villages, and many hills with fair, pine, and Rhododendron forests. Soon we will arrive in a small village in the rocky area called Dhukur-Pokhari where we can stop for lunch. From here the trail to Bartang village is up, up, and up. After the short climb through the forest, the valley opens with a magical view of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. From here the trail will pass through a long mani wall before we arrive at the windy village of Lower Pisang.
We can take an optional walk to upper Pisang village for another hour to scout the age-old Tibetan Monastery, an ancient village, and stunning views surrounding it.
If you haven’t taken an optional walk to Upper Pisang Village yesterday today we can trek to Manang through this village. The dry and cold weather and changes in landscape and vegetation will give us a different experience. Yes, we are in the more open valley of Manang. We will pass many small villages, apple farms, and rolling hills. The short visit to Barge Monastery which is the biggest in the area will be something remarkable. We will continue trekking along the valley until we reach the Manang village.
After the significant gain in the altitude of few days Climb it’s time to take a rest and acclimatize our body.
We will walk around the village to scout the expressive Tibetan culture, Lifestyle, and tradition. Later on the day, we will hike up to Bhojo Gumpa or Gangapurna Lake. If you have good energy the 6 Hour Challenging hike to Ice Lake can be another gratifying views experience. And you can also hike up to Vraga village where they have Himilayan Rescue Association Aid Post for an interesting and informative visit.
After the acclimatization day in Manang, you should be ready for the higher trek. Today we will leave an Annapurna circuit crowd and head to the Tilicho area where they usually have fewer trekkers. We will leave Manang valley through the western part and head down to the riverside. We will trek along the riverside to the upper valley with an amazing view of Annapurna II Mountain. Once we cross the Khansar River we will ascend to the Khansar village. Nice Tibetan-style village also known as the last village of Nepal.
We will trek along the Tilicho valley after breakfast. It’s a wide new path until we get to Buddhist Monastery in the middle of nowhere. From here we will start ascending towards the high ridge in front of us. Once we reach the top we will again ascend another steep ridge taking the new trail. We will suddenly reach another scenic valley with incredible views. It’s easy and short descends to the small campsite of Tilicho Base Camp. It’s the last camp to get to Tilicho Lake where will spend 2 nights.
One of the most beautiful days of our trek. We will take an early breakfast and possibly the packed lunch for a nice back and forth trip to Tilicho Lake, the Highest Lake on the Planet. It takes about 3 hours through the rocky trail to get there.
Here we can witness The mountains like Khangsar, Muktinath peak, Nilgiri, and Tilicho Pick are surrounding the lake and giving the finest shadow on the lake water.
Hindus believe that Tilicho Lake is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in the epic Ramayana as well. Take your time to enjoy the finest cobalt blue water with stunning surroundings. And possibly drip yourself into the holy water! Take lunch before we get back to Tilicho base camp.
After breakfast, We will follow the same windy trail until high above the Khansar village. Now we follow the overlooked trail through the juniper bushes with an open valley which leads us to the old long suspension bridge. It’s an easy walk from here to Yak Kharka, this is an area where yak and sheep herdsman brings their animals to scrape.
After breakfast, the picturesque trek to Thorang Phedi begins with a gradual climb. You will notice the High Altitude outlook become more exceptional along the way. We trek down to cross the Marsyangdi river on the wooden bridge. Then we start to ascend again towards the right bank of the river. We will follow the narrow trail to reach the top of the ridge and trek down to the highest campsite of this trek Thorang Phedi (meaning: Foot of the Mountain). After established, Relax with your book or chat with your team members.
You can also spend your free afternoon hiking up to High Camp for Acclimatization.
All these days of trekking and Acclimatization have prepared you for this. The final push to Thorang-La Pass the highest pass in the world. The 1 hour climbs through the Zig-Zag trail bring us to High camp. From here we will head towards the north following the stone stacked pillar with prayer flags. After about 2 hours of trekking, we will get the fair Glimpse of the pass. That is to say, Thorang peak and Yakawa Kang peak will be clearly visible. Between these 2 giants is the Thorang-la pass.
Once we finally reach the Throngla pass pat ourselves, we deserve it! The ultimate price of the Annapurna circuit trek is here. We have made it to the top! Here we will be rewarded with the spectacular views of Majestic Mustang Valley, Kaligandaki valley, and surrounding Mountains with a 360-degree view. We don’t be spending too much time here. Click away, capture the moment and buckle up for the descent of more than 1700 m to the Muktinath village on the majestic mustang valley.
The descent to Muktinath is long and almost demanding as the ascent. We continue trekking along the long and grassy slope until the end. It’s almost 4 hours downhill from the pass. The tranquil village of Muktinath will be waiting for us.
We visit Muktinath temple in the morning. Very important pilgrims site of both Hindus and Buddhists. Within Hinduism, it is known as Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the 'place of liberation' and Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters". After visiting this holiest pilgrim we will catch a Local Bus to Jomsom and to Tatopani.
If you wish to trek to Jomsom and take a flight to Pokhara simply contact us to customize your trip. Otherwise, the long and rough Himalayan ride through the world's deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki will bring us to the Natural hot spring place of Tatopani. Where we can recover our weary muscles in the natural hot springs.
You may drop yourself again in the hot spring early in the morning. After Breakfast, we will start our journey towards another famous section of Poon Hill. Trekking to Ghorepani, we pass through beautiful terraced farmland, small villages like Shikha and Chaitre. Furthermore, we start to ascend through the deep Rhododendron forest. This part of the forest is one of the world’s biggest Rhododendron forest areas. The village of Ghorepani is on the top of the Ridge. Ghorepani is popular for the Poonhill hike which presents a spectacular view of the sunrise and a superb panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Early in the morning, we hike up to Poon hill about an hour for the sunrise view. One of the most favorite stopping-place for trekkers. Poon hill offers a wide range of Himalayan panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. One of The most impressive Mountain View spot in Nepal. After enjoying the sunrise view we will trek back to Ghorepani for our breakfast. After breakfast Then we make a climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m /9,711 ft). After that, we descend to the Banthanti for lunch, then we trek 1:30 hour to arrive beautiful village of Tadapani.
Leaving Tadapani, we descend steep downhill through the rhododendron forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandruk village the capital of Gurung people, this one of the biggest village of Annapurna reason. The village hosts dramatic views of the mystic peaks of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna, and Mt Hiunchuli, Slate roofed houses beside paddy fields with people with full of culture and tradition. We continue to trek along with the village down to the right side of Modi River for few hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing trek of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul then 1:30 hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.
We will take an early morning deluxe tourist bus/afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you have time and interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, paragliding, sightseeing will be ideal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Annapurna reason, Guesthouses are providing the room with attached bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
One of the best parts of your adventure in Nepal is our food too. During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (18 breakfast), 16 lunches and 17 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) on the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
Annapurna Round/Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek they have safe drinking water project to avoid the Plastic uses in the mountains. so they have safe drinking water which is purified by in the water purification station. Every single guesthouse and tea shop have this water where you can buy. you should have a water bottle with you to fill up. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In few places in this trek. There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team are ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.
Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
Tips for your guide and support staff.
Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Annapurna circuit trek have Electricity, Hot Shower, and Wi-Fi. for the electricity, some village has a Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them, some villages are connected to the government electricity supply line, and some places relay only in the solar energy. Places like Tilicho Base camp, Yak Kharka, Thorang Phedi, Thorang High Camp don’t have electricity, they are only relying on solar energy, and in case of the bad weather they might not have enough electricity to charge your phone or camera battery. Make sure you get charged everything in the previous place. And for the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and the gas tankless water heater. Wi-fi is available in the most of the places depending on the weather condition.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and a right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional Guide. Among them some of they are: • Trekking Guide Tanning • Tour Guide Training • First-Aid Training • Mountaineering training • High Altitude Risk Management Training • Bird Watching Training
The highest point of the Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek is the Thorangla Pass (5416M/17770FT), also the Highest Mountain pass in the world. We also visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) another highest lake in the world. But Thorang Phedi (4420m/14501ft) is the highest place where you spend the night.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in around Annapurna's reason of Nepal needs to get 2 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, and 2) Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit(ACAP) All of them will cost 40 us dollars for foreigners, 13 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 50 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.