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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Heritage Highlights in Kathmandu

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Heritage Highlights

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Highlights

Few places in the world hold such a wonderful variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of a long array of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, hot springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by simple and friendly people. This trek takes you far away from vehicular movement, into the land of the standing mountains.
This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery and an extremely diverse cultural experience along with the vast landscape. The trail follows north of the main Himalayan range, to the dry Tibetan-like trans-Himalaya. It is enjoyable and no technical knowledge is required to undertake this trek.
This trek will start in Pokhara before going through the different villages or settlements called Bhulbhule, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Churiledar, Phedi, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha, etc. The trek shows some spectacular valleys including Ngwal, Ghyaru, Marsayangdi, Tengi, Manang, and Kali Gandaki valley.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    When you reach Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be present to greet and support you. They will assist you in transferring to the hotel you have booked. Upon check-in at the hotel, you will take a rest and later attend a tour briefing. The rest of the time is for you to unwind and enjoy at your own pace, engaging in personal activities of your choice.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in 4* Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Thamel
Kathmandu full-day sightseeing
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Not Included
    Start your day early to beat the crowds and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the main Kathmandu Durbar Square which is also a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. As you enter, you'll be greeted by the grandiosity of the ancient palace complex. Take a moment to marvel at the impressive architecture that dates back to the medieval Malla period.
  • Swayambhunath Temple

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Not Included
    Then, we will proceed to Swayambhunath which is also known as the Monkey Temple, a sacred Buddhist stupa perched atop a hill. Climb the 365-stone steps to reach the stupa and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Explore the beautiful stupa, pagodas, and shrines, and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance.
  • Boudhanath Stupa

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Not Included
    Lastly, you will visit Baudhanth Temple. It is also listed on the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. It is nice to wander around this beautiful stupa and have lunch at one of the rooftop terraces.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in 4* Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Thamel
    Food And Drinks
    Breakfast
Drive to Syange from Kathmandu (3,609ft) Via Besisahar (2,490ft) By Jeep Drive duration: 6-7 hours
  • Besisahar

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    In the morning, we will depart for Syange in a private vehicle. The journey will take approximately seven hours as we navigate through winding roads in the hills, making stops for lunch and snacks along the way. As we pass through numerous charming towns nestled amidst lush green hills, rest assured that you will be captivated by the scenic beauty. Once we reach Besisahar, it will take about an hour to reach the picturesque village of Syange. Here, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Machhapuchhre, and Mount Lamjung, adding to the enchantment of the place.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
    Food And Drinks
    Breakfast
Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): Hiking duration: 7 - 8 hours
  • Dharapani

    6 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    The journey from Syange village to Dharapani typically takes around 5 to 6 hours, encompassing scenic stops at Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo, and Karte (Khotro). As we traverse this path, you'll experience a mix of ascending and descending terrain. However, rest assured that the route is relatively easy and offers stunning natural beauty along the way. Dharapani is nestled at an elevation of 1,860 meters above sea level, providing a picturesque setting for you to enjoy during the journey.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours
  • Chame

    6 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Dharapani from Syange village. You will trek all the way through Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo, and Karte (Khotro). Dharapani is situated at an elevation of 1860 meters above sea level. From Syange to Dharapani, the path is going up and down, but it is easy.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Chame to Pisang (3200 m), Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
  • Pisang

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Today, the trek begins through a steep, narrow valley, surrounded by forests. You'll witness the stunning Paungda Danda rock face, shaped by glacial erosion. Moving forward, we'll enter the peaceful upper Manang Valley, and continue our ascent to Pisang, a bustling village. Pisang offers a variety of lodges with delightful meals that will challenge your taste buds.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Pisang to Manang (3657 m) via Ngwal & Ghyaru, Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours
  • Manang

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Our journey will now take us towards Manang, following the route via Ngwal or Ghyaru. This path offers breathtaking vistas of the majestic mountains and a stunning panoramic view of the valley. As we continue along the trail, we'll be walking alongside the northern bank of the river, eventually reaching Ngwal. Here, you'll have some free time to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of nature, with opportunities to explore and appreciate its rawest form. Take this chance to fully soak in the awe-inspiring surroundings.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Rest Day in Manang
  • Manang

    8 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    We will spend a day in Manang for rest and acclimatization. If conditions permit, we can partake in a short boating tour at Gangapurna Lake, adding a touch of serenity to our experience. There are also several monasteries scattered around the area, which you can visit to immerse yourself in the local culture and spirituality. Alternatively, you can simply revel in the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Himalayas, enjoying the magnificent views they offer. It is highly advisable to take note of the advice provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in Manang.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200m) Hiking Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Ledar

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Today's trek will involve crossing a stream and ascending towards Tengi. As you continue your ascent, you'll gradually leave behind the Marsayangdi Valley and arrive at Ghunsang (3950m), a quaint little village. Along the way, you'll pass through scattered forests adorned with barberry, juniper, and rose, adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings. Crossing a sizable stream, you'll eventually reach Yak Kharka (4000m). From there, it's a one-hour walk to reach Ledar, where you can take a well-deserved rest and soak in the tranquility of the area.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Ledar to High camp (4833m, Hiking duration 5/6hrs walk)
  • Thorong High Camp (Hotel & Restaurant)

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    As we begin our trek, the trail initially follows the right side of the valley until we cross a suspension bridge. From there, the trail continues on the left side of the valley, leading us to Throung Phedi at an elevation of 5416 meters. From Throung Phedi, we will continue for approximately 1 hour, ascending straight up to reach the High Camp. Throughout the day, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Throung Peak and other surrounding mountains, adding to the awe-inspiring beauty of the journey.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
High camp to Muktinath (3760m) via Throung-La 5416m, Hiking Duration 8 hrs
  • Thorong La

    7 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Crossing through Throung-La 5416m/17764ft world's largest pass Even though the trail ascends steeply. We can see the Dhaulagiri Massif right straight in the west from the pass.
  • Muktinath

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Today, we start our trek early, crossing the Throung-La Pass (5416m/17764ft), the world's largest pass. The steep ascent rewards us with breathtaking views, including the impressive Dhaulagiri Massif. Descending from the pass, we will reach Chirabu village before finally arriving at the revered settlement of Muktinath. Muktinath holds great religious significance and serves as a pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Here, you'll encounter Tibetan traders, and holy Sadhus, and witness the rock piles left by visitors seeking blessings for their future lives.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800 m) & onward to Jomsom (2743 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours
  • Jomsom

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Start your morning by visiting the Muktinath Temple, a significant site for both Hindu and Buddhist religions. Explore the Buddhist Monastery and witness the famous natural gas flame of Muktinath, while enjoying clear views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Then, embark on an easy downhill trek to Kagbeni, passing Tibetan-like villages along the way. Take time to discover the Monastery, interact with the locals, and experience the local culture. Finally, head to Jomsom for a flight to Pokhara the next morning.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight accommodation in available local lodge
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, Flight Duration: 30 minutes
  • Pokhara

    5 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    As per the flight schedule, you will proceed to the airport for your flight to Pokhara, which is approximately a 30-minute journey. While onboard, you'll have the opportunity to admire the scenic mountains and catch glimpses of the Tatopani/Ghorepani trail. Once in Pokhara, check in to your hotel. You have the entire day to explore the city at your leisure. Take a leisurely stroll around the lakeside area and enjoy the charming ambiance. Make the most of your time by boating on Phewa Lake, where you can witness the captivating reflections of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the serene waters.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara
Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Devi's Fall

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Included
    The Pardi Khola is the outflow from Phewa Lake, and at Devi’s fall, it disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground, creating magnificent sprays.
  • Gupteswar Gupha

    30 minsAdmission Ticket Included
    It is the sacred cave in Pokhara.
  • International Mountain Museum

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Included
    The Museum with history of Mountaineering and more of its attraction.
  • Pokhara

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Today, you will be sightseeing the beautiful Pokhara. The enigmatic David’s fall is a few minutes' drive away. The Pardi Khola is the outflow from Phewa Lake, and at David’s fall, it disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground, creating magnificent sprays. Another attraction is the Seti Gandaki River, which flows right through the heart of the town. The limestone in the soil gives the river its milky color. At certain spots, the Seti Gandaki runs completely underground. There are a number of Tibetan settlements around Pokhara that sell handicraft goods & Tibetan carpets. Today we will visit David's Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev, International Mountain Museum, which is the major attraction for sightseeing in Pokhara.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara
    Food And Drinks
    Breakfast
Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Sarangkot

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Included
    Begin your day with an early morning drive to Sarangkot, where you'll witness the serene and enchanting sight of the city before sunrise. Prepare to be amazed as the first rays of sunlight gently touch the magnificent backdrop of mountains. From Sarangkot, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other majestic peaks. Enjoy the tranquil and magical atmosphere of this scenic location.
  • World Peace Pagoda

    2 minsAdmission Ticket Included
    Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski.
  • Pokhara

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    Today, you will start off with an early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise and also to view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. Thereafter, we will go boating at Fewa Lake and we will hike towards Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski. The boat trip crossing Phewa Lake from Pumdi Bhumdi Bay to Phewa Ghat lasts up to half an hour, and it is a good opportunity to enjoy the sight of Himalayan peaks reflecting on the water. It is also a relaxing way to end a hiking day and a panoramic loop at the World Peace Pagoda.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara
Pokhara to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 7/8 hours
  • Kathmandu

    4 hoursAdmission Ticket Free
    On this day you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your respective hotel and have a rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in 4* Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Thamel
    Food And Drinks
    Breakfast
Sightseeing in Patan & Bhaktapur
  • Patan Durbar Square

    2 hoursAdmission Ticket Included
    You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu Valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Included
    Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood-carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal.
  • Pottery Square

    1 hoursAdmission Ticket Not Included
    While exploring the area, don't miss the opportunity to visit Pottery Square, where you can engage in a pottery-making class using traditional methods. Immerse yourself in the art of pottery as you learn to design your own pot. With guidance, you can shape your creation and even enhance it with intricate patterns and inscriptions. Get hands-on with this ancient craft and unleash your creativity in crafting a unique pottery masterpiece.
  • Accommodations
    Overnight in 4* Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Thamel
    Food And Drinks
    Breakfast
Departure
  • Tribhuvan International Airport

    Admission Ticket Free
    Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.
  • Food And Drinks
    Breakfast

What's included

INCLUDED

4 night accommodation at 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Kathmandu on breakfast basis
All taxes, fees and handling charges
10 night accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis
Breakfast (6)
Transportation as mentioned in itinerary
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
3 night accommodation at Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara on Breakfast basis

NOT INCLUDED

Food, Drinks and beverages
Personal Expenses
Entrance fees for heritages sites (Approx. USD 60 per person)
Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters)
Nepal Visa Fee
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable
Travel Insurance
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Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Service animals allowed
Public transportation options are available nearby
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
A large distance hiking is required.

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