Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Many trekkers viewing the dawn reflection in the still waters of Fewa Lake on an early morning boat trip, feel challenged and inspired by the distant and pristine peaks. Drawing closer to the peaks on this circuit is particularly satisfying, since you see the mountains from different viewpoints.

You will enter into the heart of the Himalayas, experience a great variety of landscapes with their distinctive agricultural uses and inhabitants, climb up into the austere and often snowy heights of the Thorung La pass, and cross over into another world, with views to the arid lands of upper Mustang in the clearer air. These are some of the features that make the Annapurna circuit one of the great treks of the world.

With the improvement of the access roads, it is now possible to complete the circuit in about 14 days, finishing at Jomsom, though continuing on to Birethanti is highly recommended. The trail winds through the untouched forests surrounding Ghorepani and allows the prospect of the unforgettable dawn view of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill.

The altitude of 5416 metres attained at the Thorung La pass means that acclimatization of at least one day is necessary at Manang, with shorter days in the subsequent ascent programmed.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking itinerary(Option 1)

(trek via Besisahar )

 Day 01:

 

Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus & trek to Bulbule. 840m (8 hrs).

 Day 02:

 

Besisahar to Bahundanda. 1,310m (4 hrs)

 Day 03:

 

Bahundanda to Jagat. 1,300m (4 hrs)

 Day 04:

 

Jagat to Dharapani. 1,860m (6 hrs)

 Day 05:

 

Dharapani to Chame. 2,670m (5 hrs)

 Day 06:

 

Chame to Pisang. 3,200m (6 hrs)

 Day 07:

 

Pisang to Manang. 3,540m (6 hrs)

 Day 08:

 

Acclimatization day

 Day 09:

 

Manang to Yak Kharka. 4,018m (5 hrs)

 Day 10:

 

Yak Kharka to High Camp. 4,925m (5 hrs)

 Day 11:

 

High Camp to Muktinath. 3,760m (7 hrs)

 Day 12:

 

Muktinath to Jomsom. 2,710m (5 hrs)

 Day 13:

 

Jomson to Kalopani. 2,530m (4.5 hrs)

 Day 14:

 

Kalopani to Tatopani. 1190m (5hrs)

 Day 15:

 

Tatopani to Ghorepani. 2860m (7 hrs)

 Day 16:

 

Ghorepani – Tikhedhunga. 1540m (4 hrs)

 Day 17:

 

Tikhedhunga to Birethanti and then drive back to Pokhara (4 hrs)

 Day 18:

 

Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.

     

Annapurna Circuit Trekking itinerary(Option 2)

(Fly out via Jomsom)

 Day 01:

 

Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus & trek to Bulbule – 840m (8 hrs)

 Day 02:

 

Bulbule to Bahundanda – 1,310m (4 hrs)

 Day 03:

 

Bahundanda to Jagat – 1,300m – (4 hrs)

 Day 04:

 

Jagat to Dharapani – 1,860m (6 hrs)

 Day 05:

 

Dharapani to Chame – 2,670m (5 hrs)

 Day 06:

 

Chame to Pisang – 3,200m (7 hrs)

 Day 07:

 

Pisang to Manang – 3,540m (6 hrs)

 Day 08:

 

Acclimatization day

 Day 09:

 

Manang to Yak Kharka – 4,018m (4 hrs)

 Day 10:

 

Yak Kharka to High Camp – 4,925m (5 hrs)

 Day 11:

 

High Camp to Muktinath – 3,760m – (7 hrs)

 Day 12:

 

Muktinath to Jomsom – 2,720m (5 hrs)

 Day 13:

 

Fly back to Pokhara

 Day 14:

 

Drive/fly to Kathmandu