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  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK 21 DAYS

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek is very popular among the adventure trekking lovers of all around the world. It circumvents the great Annapurna massive and cross the Thorong-La Pass (5 416m), which is the highest pass in this trekking. Annapurna circuit trek follows Marshyangdi River for first half of the trail up to the Thorong-La pass and follows the Kali Gandaki River gorge up to the Tatopani village. The magnificent mountain scenery includes Annapurna I (8 091m), IV, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri (7 061m), Dhaulagiri (8 172m), Machhapuchhare, Manaslu(8 163m), Gangapurna (7 455m) and Tilicho Peak (7 134m).
    The day of the journey will begin from Kathmandu at 6:30 A.M in the morning for a daylong drive by local bus to Bhulbhule. After eight to Nine hours adventurous drive, finally reach the Bhulbhule situated on Marsyangdi River bank. We trek right side of the river leaving dusty road and pass through the paddy fields and subtropical forests, beautiful mountain scenery, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and experience ethnic Gurungs, Thakali, Magar and Tibetan communities’ lifestyle. Each ethnic group has their own language, religion, tradition rite & culture. You will be completely estranged in viewing so many different people of different races in terms of cultural diversity found in this circuit.
    A natural hot water bath in a pool at Tatopani relaxes your tired muscles from the weeks long trek. Similarly, the Poon hill viewpoint above the Ghorepani village provides an excellent view of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges, both are above 8,000m.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    Passes through two giants Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain in first half of the trek
    Crosses Thorung-La Pass (5416m)
    Muktinath and Kagbeni are the ancient Tibetan villages of Medieval time
    Marpha brandy and apple pie of Marpha is very popular among the trekkers
    Passes through the worlds deepest gorge of Kaligandaki which lies in between Dhaulagiri (8 173m) and Annapurna (8 091m)
    A hot spring bath in Tatopani Village provides natural relaxation.
    Punhill view tower provides excellent view of two highest mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri including Sunrise view.
    Pokhara city is well known for its natural beauty and adventure sports activities such as Paragliding, boating, Ultra light Flight, Zip fly.

    SEE TREK PHOTOS

    ABOUT ITINERARY
    This is classic round Annapurna trekking circuit, which dates back to the eighties. Another possibility is to deviate to the restricted area of Nar village and Phu village (it adds 2 extra days and requires prior permission to entry from Kathmandu) and rejoins to the circuit in Ngawal village crossing Kang-la pass before Manang. If time permits we can also go to the Tilicho lake excursion (highest elevation lake of the world which adds one more extra days) and back to the Ledar to rejoins the Annapurna circuit before crossing Thorung-La pass. Many trekkers who have limited time complete the circuit up to the Jomsom (day 14) and fly back to Pokhara or directly to Kathmandu.

    OUTLINED ITINERARY OF CLASSIC ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT
    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
    Day 02: Trek preparation; visit World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.
    Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (840m)
    Day 04: Trek Bhulbhule to Syange (1100m)
    Day 05: Trek Syange to Tal (1700m)
    Day 06: Trek Tal to Bagarchhap (2160m)
    Day 07: Trek Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m)
    Day 08: Trek Chame to Pisang (3300m)
    Day 09: Trek Pisang to Manang (3500m)
    Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
    Day 11: Trek Manang to Ledar (4250m)
    Day 12: Trek Ledar to High camp (4600m)
    Day 13: Trek Phedi to Muktinath (3710m)
    Day 14: Trek Muktinath -Thini Gaon (2840m)
    Day 15: Trek Thini to Lete (2480m)
    Day 16: Trek Lete to Tatopani (1200m)
    Day 17: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850)
    Day 18: Early Morning hiking to Poonhill and trek down to Tikhedhunga (1495m)
    Day 19: Trek Tikhedhunga to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
    Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu
    Day 21: Departure.

  • PRICE & DATES 2018
    This trek can be done during the spring season (March-May), autumn season (Sept-Nov).
    Departure from Kathmandu is guaranteed from minimum 2 participants to Maximum 12 Participants.
    Price: 1600 $ USD per person (Please write us to get special rate for Big Group Organizer)

    Included in the price

    – 17 days trekking in full board basis (accommodation in lodge, 3 meals a la carte)
    – 1 Night Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara includes (Breakfast, lunch and diner.
    – 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu includes Bed & Breakfast
    – Guide and Sherpa services (1 trek guide+1 assistant Sherpa for 5 trekker ratio for a grouped trek).
    – Porter Service during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers- weight limits 30 kgs per porter)
    – All accommodation, meals, equipments and insurance for guide, Sherpa and porter.
    – Satellite telecommunication equipment & a Gamov bag & First aide Medical kit for group.
    – All land transportation including airport pick-up and departure drop.
    – Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA permits) and Trekkers information Management System (TIMS) fees

    Excluded in the price
    – Your International flight tickets.
    – Nepal entry visa 40$ for one month tourist visa issued on arrival at Nepal Airport. You may apply online prior to arrival.
    – Trekking Equipments (sleeping bag/duvet/head lamps/thermal water bottle, trekking boot/shocks/trouser/T-shirts/glove/woollen cap/wind rain shield/down jacket/walking sticks, sun glass/hat/cream, Battery bank/trekking backpack/trekking luggage for porter).
    – Your travel Insurance with emergency mountain evacuation coverage.
    – All alcoholic beverages, laundry and other expenses of personal nature.
    – Donations during the visit of Monasteries and Temples to the priest and Monks.
    – Tips to the guide/porters at the end of the trek.
    Required Documents to submit during the booking/reservations

    (We guaranty that all your Individual information are kept safe, secret and confidential but you agree that we submit to concerned government offices for the permits and entry permits only)

    1. A copy of your international flight booking to pick-up you in arrival & departure.
    2. A scan copy of your passport that is valid up to more than six month.
    3. Travel/trek insurance documents.

    Reservation
    25% of the total amount would required to wire to the account of the agency and remaining payment can be made upon arrival in Kathamndu in cash. If you are already in Nepal, you may pay us directly in cash. We recommend wiring us through the Swift code, as electronic transfer is limited for small payments only in Nepal. For more detail on the cancellation etc. please read the terms & conditions.
    Banking Details
    Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited, KSK Building, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Swift Code: HIMANPKA
    Name of the Beneficiary Account:
    Star World Tours & Travels Private Limited
    Beneficiary Account Number: 01 90 26 15 62 00 14
    Contact:
    Mobile:
    00977- 98 51 05 45 78, 00977- 98 18 60 05 68
    Email: info@starworldtours.com, yamlama@gmail.com

  • DAY TO DAY ITINERARY IN DETAILS

    DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Arrival in TIA, Kathmandu, visa on the spot and welcome and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip and trekking equipments verifications.
    O/N at Hotel with bed & breakfast. Welcome diner included.
    DAY 02: KATHMANDU HERITAGE SITE VISITS
    Kathmandu WHS visits with cultural guide on Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath stupa and Basantapur Durbar squares and buys necessary equipments for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. O/N at Hotel on BB plan.
    DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU- BHULBHULE (846M)
    The day begins with drive to Besisahar – Bhulbhule about 6 hrs from Kathmandu. We take lunch at Besi Sahar and continue for a further 1 hours drive to Bhulbhule a small village situated on Marsyangdi riverbank. Settle in the Lodge with room allocation and take shower and rest.
    -8h drive, 200km
    -O/N at Lodge with full board
    DAY 04: TREK BHULBHULE TO SYANGE (1100M)
    Take early morning breakfast and the luggage preparation for the porter and starts the trek to Nadi Bazar that takes about and half hrs as an easy trail and the 2h climb up to Bahun Danda, a beautiful village where we take our day lunch. Then it’s down, across terraces and over small streams, before the Ghermu village that located on riverbank of Marsyangdi and following it upstream for the village of Syange.
    – 6h of Trek,
    – O/N at Lodge with full board
    – Altitude elevation: +/- 300m
    DAY 05: STANGE TO TAL (1700M)           
    Second day of the trek, we cross the Marsyangdi River through a suspension bridge, rejoin the road, and ascend steeply up to the Jagat village. We continue our journey up to the Chamche village where we take lunch. After lunch, we cross again the river and trek up to the Tal village where we stay for the Night.
    – 6h of Trek
    – O/N at Lodge in Tal
    – Altitude Elevation: +600m
    DAY 06: TREK TAL TO BAGARCHHAP (2160M)
    Today, we proceed through the right side of riverbank by crossing Kawal khola and after few minutes walking we reach to the place where very beautiful Mani wall are constructed. We continue up to the Chaijo where we can see a big landslide but we cross the river through a suspension bridge walk alng lefthand side of the River up to the Kyodo and finally to the Dharapani Village where we take our lunch. We can see first glimpse of the Manaslu Mountain and it is the junction of both Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit. After 2h trekking, we reach the destination of the day Baggarchhap. Installation in Lodge and rest.
    – 6h30 of trek
    – O/N at Lodge in Baggarchhap
    – Altitude Elevation: +460m
    DAY 07: TREK BAGARCHHAP TO CHAME (2630M)
    Today, the rough and rocky trek trail climbs along side the Marshyangdi river towards Tengjya village (2360m) and Kopar village (2590m). We proceed towards the Chame Village, the capital of Manang District from where we can see Annapurna II.
    – 6h of trek
    – O/N at Lodge in Chame.
    Altitude Elevation: +470m
    DAY 08: TREK CHAME TO PISANG (3300M)
    As usually, we begins the day with early morning breakfast and starts slowly walking through the dense oak and pine forest by crossing many suspension bridges. It starts to pears to see the massive black rock mountain of Paunda Danda at an altitude of 3040m. We climb again towards Pisang village, which is situated at an altitude of 3300m.
    -5h30 of trek
    -O/N at Lodge in Pisang Village
    -Altitude Elevation: +670m
    DAY 09: TREK PISANG TO MANANG (3500M)
    The trek trail always follows the Marsyandi River high elevation banks and there are two ways to the Manang. From Pisang we enter in the rain shadow areas of the Annapurna Massif. Northern trail climbs through Gyaru, Ngaru and Ngawal villages and it rewards better views of annapurnas, Gangapurna including other southern Himalayas of Annapurna massif. Similarly second path, which follows densely forested plain path through Hungde airstrip is very easy to trek. Both trails rejoin at Munji village and continue to the village of Braga (3475m). The Braga village is very famous for its monasteries hanged on the cliff and dated back to 5th Centuries. Legend says that Melarepa once medited in a cave here in Braga. After the visit this beautiful monastery, we will reach to Mangang Village around half an hours of walking where we spend our 2 nights acclimatizing.
    – 5h of trekking
    -O/N at Lodge in Manang
    – Altitude elevation: + 200m
    DAY 10: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN MANANG
    Today is the rest day after weeks long trekking. We will make altitude gaining day excursion in a cave monastery, which is situated above the village. We can meet, interact with the old lama and get blessings prior to cross the Thorung-la (5416m) after 2 days later. This place provides excellent view of Gangapurna Mountain and Gangapurna Glacial Lake as well as view of whole Manang Village too. After an hour-long stay in the monastery, we descend to the village and make some village exploration before evening gathering in the restaurant hall of the Lodge in front of wood fire.
    – 2-3h Excursion
    – O/N In Lodge at Manang Village
    – Altitude Elevation: +/- 100m.
    DAY 11: TREK MANANG TO LEDAR (4250M)
    Today, we gain approximately 750m elevations to reach up to the Ledar Village (4250m). We begin our journey as before early in the morning leaving the Manang village crossing through the Tenki village by leaving the Marsyangdi River. From Tenki village, the vegetations are steadily more parse and the trail follows Jarsang Khola valley towards the direction of Ledar Village.
    – 6h o trekking
    – O/N in Lodge at Ledar
    – Altitude Elevation: + 750m
    DAY 12: TREK LEDAR TO PHEDI (4420M) – HIGH CAMP (4600M)
    From Ledar, the trail descends few meters down to the River and cross the river we then climb up again for the Thorung Phedi, which is situated at an altitude of 4420m. We take our day lunch in Phedi and we continue further more climbing up to the High camp at the elevation of 4600m. Before decades ago, there were no lodges available on high camp and all trekkers should stay at Phedi and climb the Thorung-la Pass early in the morning so that one can reach the pass summit before noon to avoid high-speed wind coming from the direction of Jomsom/Muktinath.
    – 6h of trek
    – O/N in Lodge at High Camp
    – Altitude Elevation: +350m.
    DAY 13: TREK HIGH CAMP TO THORUNG-LA & TREK DOWN TO MUKTINATH (3710M)
    The journey for final day of the Thorong-La pass (5416m), the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, begins early break fast in Lodge. About four hours climb up to the pass which is clearly marked by the Chortens, prayer flags and sign boards on the pass, you reached the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. We will spend little moment on the pass by taking some group photos or have some rest.
    We then descend towards the Mukitnath Village, which takes around 3h to reach the sacred site of Holy Muktinath Temple. We visit the site and walk down to Ranipauwa for overnight say in lodge.
    – 7h of trek
    – O/N in Lodge at Ranipauwa
    -Altitude Elevation: + 816m, -1750m
    DAY 14: TREK MUKTINATH-LUPRA- THIN GAON (2840)
    Today, we trek down to Lupra village, which is very old village of Thakalis, and visit an old bon monastery (pre-Buddhist) dated back to XI century. We take our day lunch in this village and trek down to the river and rejoin the road to Jomsom. Before crossing the Kaligandaki River, we take direction of THINI GAON. This village is also known for the ethnic Thakalis (traders) and we will stay in Homestay there. The village committee has launched home stay service recently in May 2018. Welcomed by the committee members and allocation of rooms. We then hike up to the Dhumba Lake- very beautiful lake up above a Bon Monastery. Tharus Cultural Show at evening in Homstay Village of Thini Gaon.
    – 6h of trek
    – Overnight at Home Stay to the villager Home
    – Altitude Elevation: -860m.
    DAY 15: TREK THINIGAON TO LETE (2480M)
    From Thini Gaon, we trek east bank of Kaligandaki River abandoning traditional route of Marpha, Tukuche, Larjung villages which is now connected by dusty road to Mustang. The new trail has been developed to the alternative of this dusty road and we pass through Dhumba, Chimangaon, Kokhethati and finally cross the Kaligandaki through a suspension bridge and arrive at LETE Village. This new trail is moderately difficult and takes more hours than the traditional route.
    – 6h30 of trek
    -O/N in Lodge at LETE
    – Altitude Elevation: -360m
    DAY 16: TREK LETE TO TATOPANI (1200M)
    Today again we follow the Dusty road around half an hour up to the Pari-Letekholagaon and take the village trail to down to Ghasa Village. From Ghasa we cross the river to the east follow the moterroad up to the village of Thaplyang and takes the trekking trail and trek through the Kopchepani, Narchayang, Gonpani and cross the river to west to arrive Tatopani Village. Allocation of room, change and down to riverside natural hot spring bath.
    -6h of Trek
    -O/N in Lode at Tatopani village
    -Altitude Elevation: -1280m
    DAY 17: TREK TATOPANI TO GHOREPANI (2850M)
    Today’s trekking trail is very tough and challenging in term of climbing elevation but do not need to worry about it. We take a privately reserved Jeep climb up to the Shikha Village that is situated 1960m altitudes and begins our trek towards the Chitre Village by climbing up to the 2390m. We take our lunch there by taking a big rest, as it is hard to climb steadily. After Lunch we begin our trail again climbing towards the direction of our last destination Ghorepani (2860m) by passing a pass of Deurali (3300m). This part is less exhausting even it is steep climbing because you are already in high altitude and less humidity plus your are excited to see the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya ranges to forget all your fatigue.
    – 1h Jeep Drive, 6h Trekking
    – O/N in Loge at Ghorepani
    – Altitude Elevation: + 1300m, – 450m
    DAY 18: HIKING PUNHILL & TREK DOWN TO TIKHEDUNGA (1495M)
    Early morning hiking to Poonhill (3232m.) View tower to observe the sunrise view and Mountain View of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South. We trek down to the Lodge to take breakfast and trek down to Tikhedhunga with 4 to 5 hours walking passing through the rhododendrons forest.
    – 6h of trek
    – O/N in Lodge at Tikhedhunga
    – Altitude Elevation: + 350, – 1300m
    DAY 19: TREK TIKHE -BIRETHANTI- NAYAPUL (1070) & DRIVE TO POKHARA (810M)
    We walk down to Birethanti following Bhurungdi khola valley. Take some refreshment and take the Jeep/Bus to 1h drive to Pokhara. Installation and allocation of rooms at your Hotel and Lunch at Lakeside Pokhara. After Lunch it is free afternoon for you. You can take your leisure time to relax in Pokhara or visit Pokhara & around.
    – 4h trek, 1h drive to Pokhara
    – O/N at Hotel in Pokhara
    – Altitude Elevation: -500m
    DAY 20: DRIVE TO SARANGKOT- KATHMANDU
    Wake-up early morning at 5-6 o’ clock (1h before Sunrise) get into the Bus and drive to Sarangkot View Point to see Sunrise and Mountain View. Drive back to Hotel and take breakfast and drive to Kathmandu.
    7/8h long drive. Arrived around 15:00h. Installation and allocation of your room at your Hotel.
    Lunch en Route at Malekhu.
    Evening diner organized by the agency.
    DAY 21: TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE
    Depending on the time schedule of your departure flight, we will drop you to the airport for final departure or any other next destination.