Annapurna Round Trek

Trip Code: Annapurna Round Trek and Circuit Trek
Trip Route: Chame/ Manang/ Thorang la/ Muktinath /Ghorepani
Max Altitude: 5,416m (17,700ft) at Thorang-la Pass
Trip Duration: 15 days trekking and city 5 days
Trip Grade: 3
Lodging: On Tea-House / Lodge basis
Meals: Full board on trek, breakfast in City
Transportation: Private vehicle / flight or public vehicle
Communication: Available
Group Size: Any
Best Season: February -June and September- December
Per Day Walk: 4-7 Hour

Trip Highlights

  • The semi adventurous scenic and very popular trekking in high alpine valleys and trekking zones.
  • Varied dramatic scenery of high mountains and beautiful landscapes.
  • Spectacular view over the most admired Himalayan range of the world including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other snow capped peaks.
  • Exploration up to the home land of Indigenous peoples with their unique life style, culture, religion etc.
  • The world’s deepest George “Kali Gandhaki” and an adventurous trekking pass Thorang la pass 5,416m.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek, Near Manang.

    Annapurna Circuit Trek, Near Manang.

  • View of Mt.Annapurna range

    View of Mt.Annapurna range

  • Tea house on the trek

    Tea house on the trek

  • View of Mt.Dhaulagiri from Muktinath

    View of Mt.Dhaulagiri from Muktinath

  • Annapurna mountain range from ice lake

    Annapurna mountain range from ice lake

  • The view from near Thorong la

    The view from near Thorong la

Join our 20 days Annapurna Round Trek, the great semi adventure trekking which offers you spectacular panoramas of three highest 8000 meters mountain range from Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit Trek also include arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks. The circuit trek of Annapurna massif is the best adventurous holiday ranked on the world’s top classic destination listed by Lonley Planet. We encircle the whole Annapurna Himalaya passing during our Round Trek. By passing through the beautiful forest, shiny glaciers, beautiful villages, snow covered mountains, attractive landscape, snow fall lakes, rivers, wild animals, adventurous passes, various group of culture and tradition with amazing views of the snow capped Himalayas and similarly a friendly local people. This trek also covers the Manang village trek which is similar to a Tibetan Plateau. It is also one of the most recommended trekking off all the time.  

The Annapurna round trek and circuit trek  starts with a day drive from Kathmandu to Syange via Beshishar. The adventure leads varieties of adventure by following the Marshyangdi River and passing wonderful villages all the way to its source at the glaciar lake in Manang and beyond, this wonderful adventure leads through remote farm villages and terraced fields from the sub-tropic, climate to arctic zone. The round Annapurna leads to Thorong-la pass at (5,416 meters / 17,700 ft) festooned by prayer flags and mountain the highest point of this trek. The trail descends all the way to Pokhara passing the holy site of Muktinath with 108 water spouts believed as one of the source of the Kali Gandaki River. This grand trek follows the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley and passing the charming villages of Jomsom, Marpha-Tukuche, Tatopani (hot spring) and poon hill. poon hill is one of the best place for sun rise and sun set.

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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar [823m] [7-8 hrs Drive].
Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani [1,860m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2,715m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3,185m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3,350m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 08: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka [4,130m] [4 hrs walks].
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang High Camp [4, 600m] [3-4 hrs walks].
Day 11: Cross Thorang-la pass [5,416m] and trek to Muktinath [3,800m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni via Jhong [4-5 Hrs walk].
Day 13: Excursion to Jomsom and Drive to Tatopani (hot spring) [1,190m] [3 hrs walk & 5 hrs drive].
Day 14: Early morning bath with hot spring & trek to Sikha [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani [2,874m] [3-4 hrs.].
Day 16: Early Morning Hike to Poon hill [3,210m] and Trek to Tikhedhunga [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 17: Trek to Nayapool [1,100m] ans drive to Pokhara [860m] [2 hrs hike & 1.5 hrs drive].
Day 18: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 
Day 19: Free for personal activities or guided tour on Request.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Note: The itinerary can be changed or customized  according to your duration of holidays &  as per your requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

         ANNAPURNA ROUND TREK MAPAnnapurna Round Trek

Service includes

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses in the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and well experienced city guide. 
  • All meals includes during trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out agreed price.
  • ACAP fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Necessary equipments during the trek.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

Service does not include

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
A Detailed Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek/Annapurna Round Trek designed by Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition: 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you on arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and help you to transfer hotel and until the check in procedure ends at Hotel. We arrange a meeting or discussion program which includes your daily schedule of Annapurna Round Trek and brief introduction and rules and regulations regarding Nepal Trip. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities]

Day 02: Sightseeing tour around World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
The first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Kathmandu contains 7 World heritage sites certified by UNESCO.


Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities]

Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar [823m] [7-8 hrs Drive]
Morning begins with a scenic drive towards the picturesque famous Pokhara with an interesting ride on the Himalayan foothills, just few hours ahead of Pokhara the drive diverts from the Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. Journey continues further following the raging Marshyangdi River to Syange village for the overnight stop.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani [1,860m] [5-6 hrs walk] 
Our real walking adventure begins from here with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls and snow capped peaks the dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through winding path from Syange and Jagat village, trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From this village journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure stops here.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2,715m] [5-6 hrs walk] 
Dharapani with change in vegetation, people and the landscapes; the air gets cooler our trail climbs through the alpine forest to Bagarchhap, the first village on this walk with typical Tibetan architecture. After a nice morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi the trek passes farm areas, apple and apricot orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II , trek follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the several villages before Chame is reached for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3,185m] [4-5 hrs walk] 
The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] 

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3,350m] [4-5 hrs walk] 
We have two options to reach Manang from Pisang.
We recommend all our guests to follow the trail via Gheru and Nawal due to its unlimited sceneries. This option contains quite longer than other and reaches you to maximum altitude if we compare with other alternative way. The trail leads with the constant view of the high snow capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top with dramatic views of the valleys, gheru village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The trail again little up and down till reach to Nawal village, after here, the trail continues with pine forest and reach to small village. After an hour walk finally reach Manang for overnight stop.   
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] 

Day 08: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization. 
A rest day for acclimatization visit Manang village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, with spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m ) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 m)  and Chulu West (6,583 m)0and Chulu East (6,059 m). to the North.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka [4,130m] [4 hrs walks] 
After a good time in Manang village, the path leads to a gradual up for an hour, offering grand views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the close up views of Chuli’s peaks from mid and west as the trail heads up in the windswept landscapes with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this area, then reaching at a small settlements Yak-Kharka for the overnight with afternoon free for a short hike.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang High Camp [4, 600m] [3-4 hrs walks]  
From here trek to an easy short climb , passing Ledar a small place with few Lodges, then trail slowly winds up with excellent views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the  Chuli peaks, the trail heads up in the arid  terrain's, then  reaching at Upper Thorang Phedi for the overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] 

Day 11: Cross Thorang-la pass [5,416m] and trek to Muktinath [3,800m] [7-8 hrs walk] 
After an early start to reach the top of the pass on time before the chill starts and to catch the best of the spectacular scenery of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar,Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. The trail leads on the winding gravel path in the beginning with quite strenuous walk on the zig-zag trail after few hours trek leads to the top of the pass at Thorang-la 5,416 meter, an excellent views of high Himalayan peaks.
Then descent on the steep and rough path, with views of worlds 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, finally this long descend reaches at the sacred village of Muktinath a holy place, during auspicious time according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full and busy with pilgrims from Nepal and India.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni via Jhong [4-5 Hrs walk]
The day includes most of the downhill trails with spectacular mountain   views.  One can feel like the walk in a desert due to the rocky path. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 13: Excursion to Jomsom and Drive to Tatopani (hot spring) [1,190m] [3 hrs walk & 5 hrs drive]
From Kagbeni, we heads to the Jomsom Bazaar and drive to Tatopani with zigzag off road. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 14: Early morning bath with hot spring & trek to Sikha [3-4 hrs walk]
Tatopani (Hot spring) is a mysterious lake where always comes hot water. After having an exotic bath on the hot spring our trip leads to Sikha. Most of the trails are dramatically upwards till reach to Sikha.  
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 15: Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani [2,874m] [3-4 hrs]
After breakfast, continue the walk with dense forest of rhododendron, pine forests, terraces and villages. In this day, most of the trails goes gradually up until reach to Ghorepani.  
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee]

Day 16: Early Morning Hike to Poon hill [3,210m] and Trek to Tikhedhunga [6-7 hrs walk]
Morning if the day is clear an hour hike to Poon-Hill at 3,210m, for sunrise over the panoramic views of Mt.Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to 
Mt. Manaslu range. After the photo session return back to Ghorepani and continue trek on the main trail a downhill path passing through patch of cool shade of forest and small villages till Bhanthati is reached, walk continues on the long descend from Ulleri village on the stone paved steps all the way to the suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga for the overnight. 
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] 

Day 17: Trek to Nayapool [1,100m] and drive to Pokhara [860m] [2 hrs hike & 1.5 hrs drives] 
After Tirkhedhunga, a pleasant walk leads on the downhill path most of the way passing through rural farm villages and great views of the cascading waterfalls nearby, and then reaching to a beautiful village at Bhirethati by the river Modi, from here half hour walk brings you at Nayapul for interesting two hours drive to scenic spot at Pokhara by the palcid Phewa Lake for the overnight stop with time for a visit around the Lake or boating and for the farewell celebration with the trekking crew and porters.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities]

Day 18: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Morning or afternoon flight to Kathmandu as per the flight schedule, this scenic flight from Pokhara takes half hour or less to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen from the plane. Arriving in Kathmandu domestic terminal, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer back to Hotel after an amazing time in the high mountains with Nepal Dream Path Treks.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities]
 
Day 19: Free for personal activities or guided tour on Request
A free day in Kathmandu, inform Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley on request, evening join with Nepal Dream Path Trek’s farewell dinner program which helps to share the experience of entire Annapurna round trek with us. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]
Meals: BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities]

Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure. 
Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, Nepal with the memory of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Nepal Dream Path Team.

  • Annapurna Trek with Best guide and company UK Email: tobiasshephard@gmail.com
    I and my girlfriend have visited Nepal from September 13 2016 to September 24 2016 and our trip was fully organized by Nepal Dream Path Treks. The company provides us best service, our guide DP was absolutely perfect and has full information about the trekking trails; he was perfect in his work. Shyam our porter was really strong he used to carry our stuffs and walk faster than us; we cannot walk in his pace during trek. Although the weather was not so good, there was Heavy rain everyday in the evening and the trekking route were slippery in the next morning but also DP Manage our trek in a perfect way. This was the first time in Nepal and Nepal Dream Path Treks makes it memorable with lots of adventure in the Nepalese Himalaya.
  • brilliant circular trek around the Annapurna region brilliant circular trek around the Annapurna region

    We have just returned from a brilliant circular trek around the Annapurna region (Birethanti-Ghandruk-Tadapani-Ghorepani-Ulleri-Birethanti). Many thanks to our guide Damodar (DP) - he was extremely knowledgeable and considerate and spoke excellent English. Nothing was too much trouble for him to arrange and he made great efforts to ensure that our plans worked out for us and we could walk at the pace that we wanted. His expert knowledge of the area and history of the land and people made this a very special experience.  Thanks also to our porter Shree - he carried our big heavy bag with no trouble and always ended at the destination before us!  We can thoroughly recommend Dream Path Treks.

     

    Arlene & Colin Sharp, UK.  April 2016

  • Best Company with Great Guides Naomi Conner - USA Best Company with Great Guides I accomplished the Annapurna Round Circuit in November and had the memorable time of my life. I have done many guided trips throughout many countries but this tour was awesome and remarkable. The trip was outstanding and trek was superb. The views and the scenery, people, hospitality makes me emotional.  Though, the porters and guide was knowledgeable. Without any doubt Guide was the best, extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and I felt that we were in good hands of Nepal Dream Path Treks as soon as the trek ongoing. They provide me the necessary information and took good care of me during the trip. I have an intimacy with the Guide, porters and Nepal Dream Path treks for everything they did for me in the whole trip. I am looking forward to come for the Everest trek and also recommend Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition P. Ltd for my friends.

    Thanks once again for your nice hospitality!!

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