A traveler always chooses a new road, where s/he can meet new people, experience new environment, and make new memories. So, if you are a true traveler, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the trek meant for you. Passing through a variety of climate and topography, this is one of the best trekking destinations in the world.
Annapurna Circuit falls in the Annapurna region of mid-western part of Nepal. The trail runs around the Annapurna Massif and also takes you to the land beyond the Himalayas. Most of its part also falls inside Annapurna Conservation Area, presenting you a glimpse of the rich biodiversity of Nepal.
The variations each new destination offers is a mind-boggling phenomenon. While the hills challenge you with ascends, the passes challenge you with the wind. The forests heal you with its shade, the rhododendron flowers with its beauty, and the rivers with its cold waters. Above all, the views of snow-capped majestic mountains in front of your eyes make you forget all your pain. The mountains that accompany you throughout the trek are Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Manaslu, Mr. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, among others.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through many iconic places of Nepal. You will have to cross the Thorang La Pass (5416 m), the highest pass in the world, and also pass through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. Ghorepani and Poon Hill are famous for the sunrise views that gives a 360o panoramic views of the mountains. The apples from Manang and Mustang is very famous and tasty; you shouldn't miss tasting their dried apples and apple wine. Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage of Lord Vishnu is most famous for the 108 stone spouts.
The variation in topography also brings the variation in the people living. The upper hills are inhabited by the Gurung and Magars, whereas the drier areas are inhabited by the Thakali. Overall, we can see a huge influence of Buddhist cultures and traditions. But regardless of the ethnic group, a good hospitality and a friendly smile from the Nepali host are always guaranteed.
Apart from these, you can enjoy Kaligandaki and Marsayangdi River flowing along the trail. You will also witness numerous waterfalls and natural hot springs. Century-old monasteries, Gumbas, Chortens and prayer flags are also a common sight, giving you positive vibes throughout the trek. So, book your tickets for either spring or autumn, and enjoy the best of Nepal with Adventure White Mountain. We at Adventure White Mountain will make sure that your time in Nepal is the best travel experience.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at the international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend the night in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you get chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend the night in a hotel.
Besisahar is the six-hour drive from Kathmandu. We reach there either by private vehicle or tourist bus. The ride is beautiful as you get chance to see countryside Nepal from the very start of the drive. We follow the course along Trishuli River. The bridges, lush green vegetation, and hills fascinate tourists. We will spend the night in a hotel at Besisahar.
Our trail begins from today. We follow the course along Marshyangdi River. The surrounding is truly pleasing. Around five to six hours of the walk will bring us at Bahaundada. Brahmin-Hill is an English translation of Bahaundada. We put off here at night.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we proceed towards Chamje. On the way, we cross few suspension bridges and villages. With the increasing elevation, we observe different culture and tradition. We will stay overnight in Chamje.
Enter into Manang district we move ahead towards Bagarchhap. The place inhabits Bhotia people. They are regarded as main inhabitants of this place. Agriculture is the main profession of these people. Bagarchhap means Butcher’s place in English. The roof of houses here is built in flat shape indicating that there is less rainfall. We will stay overnight in Bagarchhap.
We will be walking in rocky trail today. Crossing forests and river we arrive at Tyanja. The view of Annapurna ll from Chame is mesmerizing for every trekkers. It (Chame) is head-quarter of Manang district.
As previous days we will take breakfast and start walking towards Pisang. It is a beautiful trail today. Passing through the narrow valley and penetrating thick jungle we move ahead. We get sight of Paungda-dada rock which signifies that we are close to Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.
We will follow the dry course which is at the upper part of Manang. The district falls under rain shaded area and due to less rainfall,l the site seems like the desert. The huge mountains here block monsoon rains. People of Manang are normally engaged in trading. It is their old occupation. We arrive at Mungji. Passing picturesque sites we arrive at Bryanga. Finally, wearrive at Manang where we will stay overnight.
To adjust body temperature with the increasing altitude we take rest for a day and it is known as acclimatization. To avoid altitude sickness it is essential. Despite being rest day we will keep on roaming nearby villages. Here we get chance to view thousand years old caves, monasteries, lakes and many more things. The lifestyle of Manages people are different from others and this is something new for the trekkers.
Leaving Manang behind we proceed towards Thorang La. It is an ascend trail to arrive at Tenki. Walking along Jhrsang Khola we reach Ledar. This are is popular for snow leaopard and musk deer. We sepnd night in Ledar.
In the beginning,g we descend and after a couple of hours, we start climbing to arrive Phedi. There are few houses which are recently built in High Camp. We arrive at High Camp pretty soon from Ledar. It is a kind of climatic walk. We put off at High Camp.
It is a steep climb today. Walking slowly we reach at an elevation of 5416. It takes around 4-5 hours to arrive at the elevation. From here we start moving towards Muktinath. It is a descending trail of around 4-5 hours. Muktinath is at an altitude of 3750m. We will put off at Ranipaua. Muktinath is the 10-minute walk in distance from here. Muktinath is the popular shrine. More than 100,000 pilgrims having faith on both religions—Hindu and Buddhist—visit here. It is a common shrine of Hindu and Buddhist. The temple enshrines Lord Vishnu. In the campus premises of Muktinath, there is a temple of Jwala Mai which means Goddess of Flame and it is worshipped as Female Energy. The word Mukti means salvation and Nath refers to Lord. It is believed that the glimpse of the temple will liberate pilgrims from the chain of birth and death.
After breakfast,t we start walking towards Jomsom. The course is truly splendid for trekkers. The climate is so pleasing that you wish to walk here for a long time. The sight and scenic beauty will capture your heart. We will spend the night in Jomsom.
After breakfast,t we proceed towards Marpha. It is our first destination for today. Marpha is popular for sweet apples and people here do apple farming in bulk. We walk along Kaligandaki River to reach Tuckuche. The place inhabits Thakali people. The further walk of a couple of hours will lead us to Kalopani. Here we spend the night.
Today we will be walking along the river bank. You witness few waterfalls which are the really soothing experience. We cross few bridges before arriving at Tatopani. The word Tatopani means Hot Springs. It is natural hot spring where you can take the dip. We will stay overnight in Tatopani.
You will be taking rest today but at the same time exploring local community. The local tradition of this area will be interesting for foreigners.
After breakfast,t we move towards Ghorepani. It is a simple climbing throughout the day. The walk is truly pleasing as you will be walking through rhododendron forests. We will spend the night in Ghorepani.
Now the important day has finally arrived. Today is a day to experience a rare beauty of nature. We get up early in the morning and head towards Poon Hill. Poon hill is a popular hill station. It is even a perfect destination to seize the unbarred beauty of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The rays of sun beautifully strike on the surface of these mountains will leave everyone stunned. After spending some time here we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the best trekking destinations in terms of Nepal. Hundreds and thousands of people come to visit every year. Tadapani is our final destination for today and we will walk towards there after breakfast. We cross the forest and few lose settlements to arrive Tadapani where we will spend night.
Ghandruk inhabits Gurung people and is popular for Gurung culture. They are regarded as brave people who are mostly engaged in defense service. There is a Gurung Museum here and it portrays many information about this community. Passing through oak and rhododendron forest we arrive at Ghandruk where we will put off at night. You get the view of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu from here.
After breakfast,t we will be walking towards Nayapul. From Nayapul we hire the jeep to arrive Pokhara. In Pokhara, we will get some time to enjoy the evening walk to Lakeside. Boating is another option. We will stay overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast,t we catch the tourist bus to arrive Kathmandu. It is around six hours drive. Here you will get some time to walk around Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer farewell dinner tonight. You will put off in a hotel.
Here ends your Jomsom Trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to airport three hours before the scheduled flight to your onward destination. See you again!!
As a government-registered trekking and travel company, we feel it is in our best interest to offer the best possible services to our national and international customers. While striving to maintain a high quality of service and competitiveness, we have put forward these conditions that will benefit you when you select to travel with us in Nepal. These conditions are applicable when you book with us directly.
For tours within Nepal and Bhutan, you should pay a non-refundable 20% of the total cost at the time of booking. For tours in Tibet, the booking cost is 50%; and the rest can be paid at our office in Nepal before starting the trek.
A travel insurance is mandatory in Nepal. And even if it is not by some authorities, we recommend that you have one. A comprehensive travel insurance package is required to cover medical expenses, emergency evacuations, accidents, cancellations, loss or theft of personal property such as electronic items and luggage, among others. Adventure White Mountain is not liable for the damage and loss of your personal effects.
Risk and Liabilities
We will notify you of any change in travel regulations in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet but we cannot be held responsible for unknown restrictions, disasters, adverse political activities, delay, accident and/or sickness. Costs incurred in such circumstances is your liability. A good way to do it is to mention it to your travel insurance company.
Change of Price
Adventure White Mountain reserves the right to make slight changes in price in terms of foreign currency exchange rates, economic inflation or government actions.
While last-minute booking is not available for Bhutan and Tibet, we can arrange it for treks in Nepal. With full payment, you can book with us just seven days ahead of the tour date.
If you want to cancel your trip, you should inform us in writing 14 days ahead of the tour date. The cancellation charge is USD 180; but if you do not wish to pay the cancellation charge, you can transfer the trip to a person of your choice. In case of Bhutan and Tibet, the cancellation charge is 20 to 50 percent and you should write to us at least 30 days ahead of the tour date.
Tours not Completed
Adventure White Mountain is not liable for refunds for tours not completed due to personal reasons. However, in situations of unforeseen circumstances such as disasters, political blockades and/or adverse weather conditions, we will arrange another trip for you instead.
If you want to postpone your trip, you should inform us in writing at least 30 days ahead of the tour date. The postpone charge is USD 120 and the rest is transferred at a later date. In case of Bhutan and Tibet, the postpone charge is 20 to 50 percent of the total.
Flight Delays & Cancellation
In many parts of Nepal flight delays are common; and in really bad weather, the flights are canceled altogether. For such days, you should carry extra money for accommodation and food.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.