19 DAYS
Annapurna Round Trek
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"The most classic and promising trips has been long considered one of the world's greatest treks."

Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking invites you on the most classic and popular treks in the world - the Annapurna Circuit or around Annapurna. It has been the most famous trekking area in Nepal since the early 1970s. It is the most exciting and widely trekked route in the whole Himalaya range and probably in the world. It offers grand views of the three highest 8000m plus mountains; Mt. Annapurna,  Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu, including many snow-capped peaks of 6000 to 7000m.

The trail follows the Marsyangdi River all the way to its source at the glacial lake in Manang and beyond. The journey passes through rural farm villages, terraced farm fields and traditional villages from sub-tropic climates to arctic landscapes. The Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking trip on the Annapurna Circuit, and around Annapurna adventure leads to the top of Thorungla at the highest point of this trip at 5,416 meters / 17,740 ft.

From here the trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath. The Muktinath holy water-spouts are one of the sources of the Kali Gandaki River. This grand panoramic trek follows the world’s deepest gorge - the Kali Gandaki River valley passing the charming and quaint villages of Jomsom, Marpha-Tukuche, and Tatopani (hot spring), ending the trek at Pokhara, the tourism capital of Nepal.

The dramatic deep valleys, charming traditional villages, Buddhist culture, and mountain scenery are a few of the highlights of this spectacular trek. This is a truly awesome experience on the Annapurna Circuit or around Annapurna. Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking guarantee the most memorable experience of your holiday with professional guides putting safety first.

Annapurna Round Trek Trip Highlights


  • This is Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking leading a scenic journey through the Marsyangdi & Kali-Gandaki Valley while witnessing varied scenery,
  • From the low sub-tropic warm areas to the high arctic terrain, constant views of Annapurna - the world’s highest mountain range, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri’s, and viewing the world’s deepest gorge
  • The backdrop of traditional Buddhist culture & architecture and passing through the charming villages on the ancient Trans-Himalayan caravan route.

Itinerary

  • 25 minutes
  • 3-star Hotel
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing the Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with The Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
Today after breakfast we have to program for sightseeing central and cultural valley. your sightseeing trip will start at 8:30. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages site.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
After early breakfast, we will drive a scenic view leads towards the Besisahar is around 190 kilometers drive from Kathmandu. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Besisahar. There is no tourist bus service to Besisahar. Whoever wants to go to Besi Sahar either has to travel through our sherpa's private car or local bus or local microvan. After we reached Besi Sahar then we will drive by Jeep to Syange (3,609ft) through Besisahar (2,490ft) by Jeep. We will leave for Syange in the morning in a private vehicle. It takes about 4 to 5 hours drive to get from Besi Sahar. You will be treated with beautiful views of Mount Annapurna II, Manaslu and Mount Lamjung from Syange village.
  • 6 to 7 hours,
  • Guest House
The trek continues on the high road 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 ends here.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climbs through forests to Bagarchhap and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasantly cool morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, a half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
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.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house.
From Pisang onwards, the walks lead with the constant view of the high snow-capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top of a small hill. This grand spot offers dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdae village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk from here is on the downhill and gradual path all the way to Hongdae, from Hongdae the trek is more or less flat on the wide trail most of the way to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near to the village of Braga and Manang, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas, and religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.
  • one day.
  • Guest House
A necessary day to REST and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 meters.], Gangapurna [7,454 meters.] to the South – Tilicho [7,132 meters.] and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West [6,583 meters.] and Chulu East [6,059 meters.] to the North.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House
After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail from here leads to a slow climb for an hour, after the last village of Manang, the track gently winds up offering inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Cloche and the close up views of Chuli’s peaks from mid and west as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region, coming to a small settlements of Yak-Kharka for the overnight with time for a short hike around.
  • 3 to 4 hours.
  • Guest House
The trail from here leads to a slow climb up, after the last settlement of Lear, the track gently winds up offering grand views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Cloche, and the close up view of Chuli peaks as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s, then slowly reaching at Thorang Phedi for the overnight. Depending upon your fitness if all is well here at lunchtime continue the climb on the zig-zag track towards Upper Phedi or High Camp where there are few teahouses or lodge reaching here makes the walk easier start for the next day and shortens the hour of walking towards the pass.
  • 6 to 8 hours.
  • Guest House
Starting early after breakfast, so that you can reach the top of the pass on time before the cold wind starts and to catch the best of the magnificent views of the northern Annapurna, Damodar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. The trail from Phedi follows on the winding gravel path, in the beginning, can be quite strenuous on the steep zig-zag path for an hour, on reaching the first ridge walk continues on the narrow gradual track for half hour or more till a small glacial pond is reached where there is a small teahouse. From here another hour and a half lead to the top of the pass. Though the crossing of the Pass is not technically difficult, one’s got to take it slowly in account the complications of altitude and possible snow, after 3-4 hours of struggle from the bottom, then finally reaching at the height of 5,416 meter at Thorang-la, an impressive view of the stunning high Himalayan scenery can be seen from the top of this pass. The descent is steep and rough, but one can have excellent views of the Dhaulagiri 8,167 m. Along descend to the sacred village of Muktinath, on reaching the bottom there are about two or three teahouses for refreshment, after a break here continue for another hour to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places, during auspicious time according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full and busy with pilgrims from Nepal and India.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
After Muktinath, journey carries on with a 1,200m of descent to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekale Bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, at present, it’s a small settlement with 3-4 teahouses. From here onwards the valley gets very windy in the afternoon time, the walk from here follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. Another two hours of easy walk from Jomsom brings you at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is a little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy, and juice this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for its delicious apple and its product.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
From Marpha, the walk is enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river downstream soon reaching at Tukuche village, beneath the towering Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri, with spectacular views of Mt.Nilgiri’s and the massif icefalls which tumbles from the Dhaulagiri east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche coming to Larjung village, then crossing the broad river bed, either by way of a series of temporary plank bridges over numerous channel if the river level is low, or via a high suspension bridge, after an hour walk, getting back to the tree line of pines, oaks, and rhododendron, the path meanders away from the river for a while for an hour then coming back to the river bed just before Kalapana village, just near Kalapani the trail leads to a suspension bridge over the gorge of raging Kali Gandaki River with awesome view of Dhaulagiri peak and its icefall, from the bridge a short walk brings to Kalapani village. Kalapani, another lovely village of more than 20 houses with excellent lodges with grandeur view of Mt.Annapurna I, Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful forest surrounding. A short descent brings you to Lete village for the overnight stop.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
Walk from Kalapani onwards leads to a dramatic change in the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, passing between the two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna. The first two hours of the trek passes through the village of Ghasa with a constant view of the snow-capped peaks through the cool forest surrounding, there are many settlements and isolated lodges and tea houses, with open areas with enchanting forest and impressive views. Below Ghasa, which is the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people with fewer of this ethnic tribe till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved woodwork in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
After a wonderful time at Tatopani, the trek continues on the gradual trail for an hour crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads by the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails. Route diverts from here leading to the uphill climb, from here ahead lies a steep terraced hillside, dotted with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching the village of Chitre, from here continue towards Ghorepani a short uphill walk through the rhododendron and pine forest brings till Ghorepani is reached for the overnight halt.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
Morning (if the day is promising) one hour hike to the top of Poon-Hill at 3,210m, for a beautiful sunrise over the superb panorama from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu range. After the busy photo session returns back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From Ghorepani the trail follows to the main trail on the downhill path passing through patch of cool shade of forest and small villages till Bhanthati is reached, trek continues on the gradual trail for a short period, and then a long descend from Ulleri village takes you on the stone paved steps all the way to the suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga for the overnight.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 3-star hotel
After a lovely morning at Tirkhedhunga, a pleasant walk leads on the easy 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 for lunch, From this village another thirty minutes walk brings you at Nayapul, on reaching the roadside a scenic drive of fewer than two hours towards Pokhara for the overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa with time for a visit around the Lake or boating and for the farewell celebration with the trekking crew and porters.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards Kathmandu valley transfer to respective hotels close Thamel. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu)
  • 25 minutes.
Today is your international flight time, our Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal the Land of High Himalaya.

Services

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pick up and drop from airport/ hotel/airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Necessary Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Necessary Trekking permits/ National park permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Necessary flight tickets (domestic only).
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All program as per Itinerary

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees.
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Equipments

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are.

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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Price: $1,399 $1049.25
Duration
Duration
19 Days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
Altitude
5416m
Walking
Walking
7/8hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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Duration
Duration
19 Days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
Altitude
5416m
Walking
Walking
7/8hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
Detail itenary
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Detail Itineary