Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Today, upon your arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives from Nepal Himalayas Trekking will welcome you and transfer the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
With the help of our experienced tour guide, you will spend this whole day for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. The main places will be: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square among others.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (823m) by road.
Today, after having breakfast in the morning, we then drive to Beshisahar. We start our journey into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. On the way, we will see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, villages, rivers, farms, and beautiful mountain scenarios. After approx. the 5 and half hours of drive from Kathmandu, we reach Beshisahar.
Day 03: Beshisahar to Bahundanda (1430m)
Today, we will start trekking early in the morning. After having breakfast, we will start moving onward enjoying the natural scenery. Following the trail, we then reach Bahundanda and stay there overnight.
Day 04: Bahundanda to Chamje (1560m)
Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani (1881m)
Today, we enter the Manang Region passing through fields of corn, potatoes, and barley. Then, we pass through the forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village named Tal. Actually, Taal lies on a flat plain next to the sandy beach and river at the base of a large waterfall. While we are hiking, we may sometimes have to give a pass to a large group of donkey caravan. We will stay overnight at Dharapani.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2725m)
Today, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on a route. Remember to lookup through as we will be treated to some sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Small hot springs will relief your long day trek. Overnight, we will stay at Chame.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3100m)
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. The forests and heavy vegetation would now be gone. Then we cross and re-cross the river again and again on suspension bridges. As the trail opens up, we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan peaks. Finally, we reach Pisang and stay there overnight.
Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3500m)
There are two routes that we can follow today. If we take upper route, i.e. the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries are outstanding. It feels like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and several others on the way. We notice the contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today. We visit Barge Monastery which is the largest in the entire Manang district. Overnight, we will stay at Manang.
Day 09: Acclimatization day
Today will be our scheduled acclimatization day. And it is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude is suggested to get acclimatized to the altitude. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting today. Overnight, we will stay at Manang.
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m)
Today, from Manang Village, we then cross a stream and then climb to a village of Tenki above Manang. We then continue our trek to climb out of the Marshynangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. Following the pastures and juniper forests our trail steadily gets elevation. Passing near the Ghunsa village, we then pass through the meadows where horses and yaks graze. We finally reach at Yak Kharka today where we will stay overnight.
Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m)
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throrong Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. People use this point as a base camp. You can also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for you. But we will stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude. We will stay at Thorong Phedi tonight.
Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3802m) the day of Thorang La Pass (5416m)
We will reach the climax of our Annapurna Circuit Trekking today. Sure, it is going to be a lifetime and unforgettable experience to cross the famous Thorong La Pass. We will make our early start so that we will have enough time to enjoy the outstanding Himalayan scenes. After that, we will reach at Muktinath with the setting sun. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists where you can feel the religious harmony in Nepal.
Day 13: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m)
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. We will take our time in the morning for visiting Vishnu Temple and Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down towards Kagbeni. We will stay here tonight.
Day 14: Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m)
From Kagbeni, we then trek onwards to Jomsom. The trail today is quite surreal as you trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki which is the world’s deepest gorge. Then we arrive at Marpha finally. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal. We will stay overnight at Marpha.
Day 15: Marpha to Ghassa (2010m)
From Marpha, we start trekking downhill through the panoramic forests enjoying the beautiful mountain views. We will stop at Ghassa, which is our destination for today. We will stay here overnight.
Day 16: Ghassa to Tatopani (1219m)
Again, the journey today is also going to be downhill mostly. We start to trek early in the morning. As we drop to lower elevations, we emerge back into subtropical lush green forests. We continue along Rupse Chahara which is one of the popular waterfalls there. Crossing the Narchyang Besi, we finally reach at Tatopani. We relax and have a natural hot spring bath at Tatopani and stay there tonight.
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
While we walk along our trail, we will get a chance to observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. We will visit Ghara and Sikhara with terraced and inclined farmlands. Then we gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. Passing through the Phalate and Chitre, we walk through a no-habitation area through rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and some meadows. As we gain height, we will enjoy the wonderful peaks ahead. We stay at Ghorepani for we have to make the climb to Poon Hill Early tomorrow morning.
Day 18: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1951m)
Early at dawn, we take an ascend to Poon Hill today to catch the moment of a spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. You will be enjoying in Poon Hill with the majestic mountain views of surrounding mountains. In fact, Poon Hill is known as the photographer’s paradise. Then, passing through Tadapani, and beautiful forests on the way, we finally reach Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung Settlement in Nepal. We stay here tonight.
Day 19: Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara (800m)
After having lunch at Ghandruk, we continue our trek to Nayapul to complete the trail, which then is followed by a short bus-ride back to Pokhara, a peaceful lakeside city.
Day 20: Rest day + Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Today will be the best day to have a tour in Pokhara city. You can have a sightseeing trip at Pokhara as there are many places worth visiting. The major places include: Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Devi's Fall, Museum, Gupteshwor Cave, Bat's Cave and Mahendra Cave among others.
Day 21: Pokhara to Kathmandu a) by road 8\9 hours, b) by air 30 minutes
Today's drive from Pokhara will take you to Kathmandu. If you take the flight to return back to Kathmandu, it will take around 35 minutes. You can explore the Kathmandu city in the remaining time. And in the evening we will celebrate the farewell dinner.
Day 22: Final Departure
Today, after having breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport for the returning flight. We bid you farewell at the airport hoping to see you again!