16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is regarded as the best trekking experience in the world. En-circling the Annapurna mountain ranges within 16 Days.

Our 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the combination ofAround Annapurna Trek with Poonhill trekking route.Enjoy the hilly landscape and vegetation at lower parts and reach up to altitude of 5416 meters at Thorung La pass to see the Alpine vegetation with dramatic views of Trans Himalayan region and close view of the Annapurna ranges.

This 16 days trek starts with drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar. Follow the trekking route passing settlements of Tamang, Bahun, Chetris and Gurungs at the lower hills. The trail goes to Trans Himalayan sections where culture and lifestyle changes along the landscape. You will see Tibetan traditions and culture with dramatic views of the Annapurna, Pisang, Thorung peak. Gather experience crossing high pass at Thorung La. Reach to Muktinath temple which is spiritual destinations for Hindus and Buddhist followers. Trek to Ghorepani and Poonhill completing full circle of the Annapurna Mountain.

For those who wish to fly from Jomsom due to time constrains then Annapurna Half Circle trek is possible. For more details refer to Annapurna Half Circle trek package.

Duration:  16 Days

Primary Activity: Around Annapurna full Circle Trek

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure at: Pokhara

Trip Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House

 

Max Altitude: 5416 meters

Day 01: Drive FROM Kathmandu to Besisahar and Local Jeep to Syange (10 Hours Drive)

Your guide will come and meet you at your hotel in the morning. Transfer to Kathmandu Bus Station to board bus to Besisahar (Option of private transfer also possible with supplement cost). Upon arrival, connect local jeep to drive to Syange following dirt road. Check-in al Local Lodge.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Syange to Jagat (1,300m/4 hours walk)

Trek from Syange to Jagat through the hilly terrain crossing beautiful village settelements.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/7 hours walk)

After breakfast at local lodge, start your trek to Dharapani. Cross Chamje village with beautiful Annapurna Mountain on background and cross suspension bridge before climbing uphill. Reach to Tal and follow the rugged trail to reach to Dharapani.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/6 hours walk)

Trek from Dharapani to Chame. Chame is administrative headquater of Manang and settlements located on the lap of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Rest of the time is free to stroll at local town.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m/6 hours walk)

Start the trek following the high cliff and stone carved trekking trail. Reach to Pisang and check-in at lodge.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang – 7 hours walk

Start your trek to Manang village taking Geru route. This trekking route is more scenic compare to the lower trail to Manang. Enjoy fascinating vistas of Annapurna and Pisang Himal. Visit Barga monastery at Barga and continue to Manang.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang

Day is free for acclimatization. You can possibly do some excursion to nearby villages or if interested then take a long excursion to see Gangapurna lake.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/4 hours walk)

Start your trek following uphill climb following Marysangdi valley. Follow the trail carved inside forest crossing yak gazing grassland. By pass stone mani and Buddhist prayer flags along the route. The trekking trail leads us to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka means the barren land used to gaze the yak and horses by the locals in this area.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/4 hours walk)

Follow uphill climb to reach to Thorung phedi situated on the foot of Thorung peak and pass. Today you will see beautiful view of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Reserve some energy for tomorrow long walk to cross the pass.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) crossing Thorong La pass (5416m) – 8 hours walk

Today is the highlights of your trek which will be long and adventurous. Start your trek early morning before 4 am so that you can cross the Thorung La pass in the morning to avoid the wind and melting ices on the route due to sun heat. You can snap some photographs for the memory of your achievements at Thorung La top. Start the downhill trek to reach to Muktinath temple which is one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist shrine in Annapurna area. Every year hundreds of pilgrims from Nepal, India and near-by country come to the temple of salvage. Spend your rest day experiencing the spiritual moments at temple witness the rituals and prayers.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 11: Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom and trek to Marpha (2,670m)

Morning board local jeep to drive down to Jomsom. Enjoy lunch at Jomsom and start your trek to Marpha village.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/6 hours walk)

Trek down to Kalopani visiting some typical Thakali villages.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,200m/7 hours walk)

Trek to Tatopani bypassing the beautiful Ruptse waterfall and settlements located along the route. Check in at lodge in Tatopani. Tatopani means Hot Water is derive from the Hot Spring located near to village. Enjoy your free time at hot spring.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/8 hours walk)

Start your uphill climb to Sikha and continue to Ghorepani.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 15: Poonhill excursion and Trek down to Tikhedhunga

Early morning enjoy excursion to Poonhill to see beautiful sunrise over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Fishtail Mountains. After breakfast, trek down to Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch en-route and Dinner at Lodge.

Day 16: Trek down to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

Trek down to Nayapool where you will board vehicle to Pokhara. Drop at your hotel in Pokhara.

Additional Note: For permit issuance and trek briefing, you need to send us your passport copies and arrive in Kathmandu in advance. We will organize trek briefing with guide introduction. Further you can also book Pokhara hotel with Pokhara/Kathmandu surface transfer or flight tickets with us with extra cost.

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Service Includes:-

  • Kathmandu/Besisahar transfer using public bus (Private vehicle option possible with extra cost)
  • Nayapool/Pokhara private surface transfer
  • Besisahar/Syange and Muktinath/Jomsom by Local Jeep
  • 16 days Annapurna Full Circle Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide for trek
  • Necessary porters for entire trek duration
  • Annapurna Conservation Area fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Equipments and necessary
  • first Aid Boxes
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu and Pokhara which can be done on request with extra cost
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Extra arrangements and services not mentioned in cost includes section

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Enjoy 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp trekking reaching base of the 10th highest peak in the world – Mount Annapurna with stunning view of Machapuchre Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is consider as one of the best trekking routes in the world which is dotted with typical ethnic Gurung villages en-route. This moderate trekking is unique combination of Culture, Natural Beauty, Village life with best view of the Himalayan ranges.

Annapurna Base Camp trekking is popular choice among first time visitor in Nepal looking for best trekking experience following best vistas and region offering combination of Culture and Himalayan ranges.

Explore typical ethnic Gurung villages such as Ghandrung, Chomrung with rich ancient culture and traditions. This area is featured as one of the most beautiful Himalayan villages in world with splendid backdrop of the Annapurna range. Annapurna Foothills is also home place for Gorkha Soldiers famous for their bravery in world. This region is fertile land for Gorkha recruit every year.

This trek starts after driving from Pokhara to Nayapool and first day trek to Gurung village called Ghandrung. Next day trek to Chomrung and continue to alpine area bypassing forest following Glacier Modi Khola River. Reach to Annapurna Base Camp visiting Machhapuchre Base Camp en-route following glacier moraine.

Annapurna Base Camp offers 360 Degree view of Annapurna massif with Annapurna South, Hinuchuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Fishtail Mountain.

This Annapurna Base Camp trekking is all inclusive trek escorted by professional trekking guide and necessary local porters including the Nayapool transfers and necessary permits.

Duration:  8 Days

Primary Activity: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Pokhara

Departure from: Pokhara

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House

 

Max Altitude: 4130 meters

Day 01: Drive to Nayapool. Trek to Ghandrung (1950m/5 hours trek)

Morning, pick-up with your guide from your hotel and drive to Nayapool along scenic mountain road. Arrive at Nayapool and start your trek to Ghandrung village which is the biggest Gurung settlement located on the lap of the Annapurna south and Hiunchuli Mountain. In Ghandrung visit local village and museum to explore the traditional Gurung culture and lifestyle.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 02: Trek from Ghandrung to Chhomrong (2170m/6 hours trek)

You will descend from Ghandrung hill ridge to Kimrung Khola. Visit the village settlement located on the riverside. Start your uphill climb to Chomrung. Upon arrival, check-in at local lodge with excellent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail Mountain.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 03: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/4 – 5 hours trek)

Start the trekking from Chomrung following 2500 stone steps down to Chomrung Khola. Trek uphill for 1.5 hours to reach to Sinwa. From there follow the trekking trail carved inside forest area to reach to Bamboo.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/4 hours trek)

Follow the Modi Khola river bank along the forest area to reach to Doban. Continue your walk to Himalaya from where the trail opens with excellent first close glimpse of Annapurna South. The landscape changes with vegetation with view of valley down surrounded by stiff rock cliffs. Reach to Deurali and overnight here. We recommend overnight at Deurali to avoid the cases of altitude sickness as this rest allow give your body to get adjust with the increased altitude.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp – 6 hours trek

From Deurali the trek lowers to the Bagar. Cross glacier stream and start your climb to Machhapuchre Base Camp located at the altitude of 3700 meters. From Machhapuchre Base Camp you will see rewarding views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. From this place you will notice that we already reached other side of the Fishtail mountain which we see from Pokhara hence the shape of the peak changes. After spending time for lunch at base camp, you will start uphill climb to Annapurna Base Camp further for 1.5 – 2 Hours at reach to ultimate destination of our trek – ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP. Annapurna Base Camp is located at altitude of 4130 meters above see level offering 360 degree view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the dramatic sunset view and the landscape.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 06: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Doban – 7 hours trek

Early morning enjoy sunrise over Himalayas from base camp. The sunrise view from Annapurna Base Camp is rewarding experience with dramatic changes on the color of the peaks. After breakfast, trek down to Doban following the earlier route.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 07: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/6 hours trek)

Trek to Chomrung following the same trekking route that we followed while trekking up to Base Camp. You will stop at Sinwa or Chomrung for lunch and then continue to Jhinu dada undertaking downhill climb from Chomrung. Check-in at local lodge. If time permit and you are interested then take a small walk down to Modi Khola river bank to enjoy your time at Hot Spring relaxing your muscles.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast at local lodge, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 08: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Trek down to Nayapool and board vehicle to get drive to Pokhara. Drop at your hotel located at lakeside area.

Additional Note: For permit issuance and trek briefing, you need to send us your passport copies and arrive in Kathmandu and we will organize trek briefing. Further you can also book Pokhara hotel with Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu surface transfer or flight tickets with us with extra cost.

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Service Includes:-

  • Pokhara/Nayapool/Pokhara transfer using private vehicle
  • 7 nights/8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide for trek
  • Necessary porters for entire trek duration
  • Annapurna Conservation Area fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Equipments and necessary
  • first Aid Boxes
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu and Pokhara which can be done on request with extra cost
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Extra arrangements and services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is 5 days trekking at Annapurna Area. Experience best sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with typical Gurung village.

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek. Your trek starts after driving to Nayapool from Pokhara with 1 hour scenic drive. Start you trek with your trekking guide passing through the typical settlements at Thikhedhunga.

First day you will reach to Ulleri. The next day you will climb 1000 steps with fairly uphill climb to reach to Ghorepani. Third day is the highlights of the trekking as you will reach to Poonhill for sunrise excursion. Poonhill is located at altitude of 3210 meters. The following days will be trekking through the typical Gurung villages such as Tadapani and Ghandrung.

Poonhill trekking offers 180 Degree view of Dhualagiri massif with Annapurna ranges and Fishtail Mountain. This trek is excellent mixture of Cultural experience with Mountain View with-in short time span. You will see close view of Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m) Fishtail Mountain (6993m) and beautiful Rhododendron forest.

Annapurna Poonhill trek is suitable for any travelers who wish to spend few days at Mountains with easiest trek around Pokhara. With daily 5 hours walk for 5 days, this trek is best suited for all age groups.

This trek is all inclusive trek escorted by professional trekking guide and necessary local porters including the Nayapool transfers and necessary permits.

If you have longer time for trekking activities in Nepal then you can look for other options in Annapurna region undertaking Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Around Annapurna Trek.

Duration:  5 Days

Primary Activity: Trek to Poonhill

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Pokhara

Departure from: Pokhara

Trip Grade: Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House

 

Max Altitude: 3210 meters

Transportation: Surface Transfer

Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Nayapool (1 hour) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/5 hours trek)

Your guide will come at your hotel and pick-up for your transfer to Nayapool. You will drive through small and winding mountain roads offering excellent view of Pokhara valley floor with panoramic view of mountains. Start your trek from Nayapool through forests crossing the suspension bridge near to Tikhedhunga. Start your uphill climb through 1000 stone steps to reach to Ulleri village.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/5 hours trek)

After breakfast at local lodge, start climb to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is typical mountain village dotted with Gurung community on the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain. You will see panoramic view of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains from the village.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 03: Sunrise Excursion to Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,700m/6 hours trek)

You will enjoy excursion to Poonhill view point to catch magnificent view of sunrise view. After sun strikes the mountains the colour of mountains changes from white to orange. View includes 180 Degree view of Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri massif till Fishtail mountain including Annapurna ranges between. Spend sometime at the top and return back to lodge for breakfast.

After breakfast, start your trek to Tadapani village. Descend through forest area with waterfalls and small settlements en-route.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk village (1940m/4 hours trek)

Descend through the trekking trail passing through Rhododendron forest. When the Rhododendron flower blossoms then entire forest turns to red. Arrive at Ghandrung in the afternoon. Enjoy excursion to Old Ghandrung village with visit to local museum. Ghandrung is Gurung village situated on the slop of the hill ridge overlooking Annapurna south and Hiunchuli mountain.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 05: Trek down to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

Morning you will trek down to Nayapool. Board the vehicle to drive to Pokhara. You will get transferred to your hotel booked at lakeside area.

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Service Includes:-

  • Pokhara/Nayapool/Pokhara transfer using private vehicle
  • 4 nights/5 days Annapurna Poonhill Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide for trek
  • Necessary porters for entire trek duration
  • Annapurna Conservation Area fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Equipments and necessary
  • first Aid Boxes
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes as applicable

Service Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu & Pokhara which can be done on request with extra cost
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Extra arrangements and services not mentioned in cost includes section
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent

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