Annapurna

Annapurna region is one of the popular trekking regions of Nepal which is located in the western part of Nepal and covers the area of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif as well as the Kali Gandaki River. The Annapurna Massif and its surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 sq km Annapurna Conservation Area which is the first and the largest conservation of Nepal. Annapurna Conservation area project was established in 1976 AD. This region is a trekker’s paradise which offers the excellent view of the mountains, wonders of nature as well as the cultural beauty. It is the land of nature’s beauty. While trekking in the Annapurna region you enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains including Annapurna I (8091m.)- the tenth highest peak in the world, Dhaulagiri (8586m.)- 7th highest of the world, Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna II, III and IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri Himal, Himchuli etc.
The gorgeous Annapurna region is the ultimate trekking dream for the trekkers. In this trek trekkers get chance to enjoy its natural beauty. In this region trekkers also get chance to observe the stunning sunset and sunrise view in the snow clad mountains. The world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, blooming rhododendron forest, tall waterfalls, various types of flora and fauna, rare wild animals and birds, Himalayan landscapes enchants every visitor in the Annapurna region. This region is inhabited by various ethnic groups like Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Ghale etc. during the trekking you can explore their culture, religion, lifestyle which remains intact for centuries enjoying their warm greetings and the hospitality.
Annapurna region offers the various trekking trail ranging from easy or family trekking trail to the strenuous trekking trail. Royal trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghandruk trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek are easy grade trekking trail of the Annapurna region where as the Annapurna Circuit trek, Annapurna base camp trek are adventurous trekking. Annapurna region is easily accessible from the beautiful Pokhara city. To have the full experience of nature and culture of the Annapurna region, the best time to go for trekking is autumn and the spring season.

Damai Singgi Tamang,
Trekking Guide, NEPAL

Option I. Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trekking itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit trekking briefing with arrangements. overnight at kathmandu..

Day 02:

Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m)

Day 03:

Beshishar trek to Bahundada (1311m)

Day 04:

Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)

Day 05:

Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)

Day 06:

Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)

Day 07:

Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)

Day 08:

Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)

Day 09:

Manang acclimatizing day. During this day you can hike up to Ice Lake or Gangapurna tea shop from where you will see panoramic Himalayan views of the Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Gangapurna 7455m, Tilicho peak 7134m,Pisang peak 6091m etc , back to Manang .overnight at Manang.

Day 10:

Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)

Day 11:

Yak kharka trek to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)

Day 12:

Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) trek to Muktinath.(3802m)

Day 13:

In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and trek Kagbeni (2776m)

Day 14:

Kagbeni to Jomsom (2720m)

Day 15:

Jomsom by flight back to Pokhara (915m).overnight at pokhar. During this day , you can make pokhara valley sightseeing.

Day 16:

Pokhara back to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 17:

After breakfast, I will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 18:

After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

Option II. Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill Trekking itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill trekking briefing with arrangements. overnight at kathmandu..

Day 02:

Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m and trek to Bulbule (916m)

Day 03:

Bulbule trek to Bahundada (1311m)

Day 04:

Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)

Day 05:

Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)

Day 06:

Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)

Day 07:

Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)

Day 08:

Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)

Day 09:

Manang acclimatization /Rest day.During this day you can hike up to Ice lake or Tea shop near by Gangapurna base camp from where you will see panoramic Himalayan scenery including Mt.Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Thorung peak, Peak 38 etc and overnight at manang village.

Day 10:

Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)

Day 11:

Yak kharka to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)

Day 12:

Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La pass(5416m) to Muktinath.(3802m)

Day 13:

In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and overnight at Kagbeni (2840m)

Day 14:

Kagbeni trek to Marpaha (2676m)

Day 15:

Marpaha trek to Ghasa (2013m)

Day 16:

Ghasa trek to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)

Day 17:

Tatopani (Natural hot spring) trek to Shikha (1920m)

Day 18:

Shikha trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

Day 19:

Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tikhedhunga/Hile(1555m)

Day 20:

Tikhedunga trek to Naya pul than by private vehicle back pokhara and make short sightseeing (915m)

Day 21:

Pokhara to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 22:

After breakfast, I will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 23:

After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

Option III. Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill Annapurna base camp trekking itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Annapurna circuit Ghorepani poon hill Annapurna base camp trekking briefing with arrangements. overnight at kathmandu..

Day 02:

Katmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m and trek to Bulbule (916m)

Day 03:

Bulbule trek to Bahundada (1311m)

Day 04:

Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m)

Day 05:

Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)

Day 06:

Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)

Day 07:

Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)

Day 08:

Pisang trek to Manang (3440m)

Day 09:

Manang acclimatization /Rest day.During this day you can hike up to Ice lake or Tea shop near by Gangapurna base camp from where you will see panoramic Himalayan scenery including Mt.Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Thorung peak, Peak 38 etc and overnight at manang village.

Day 10:

Manang trek to Yak kharka (4210m)

Day 11:

Yak kharka to Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m)

Day 12:

Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La pass(5416m) to Muktinath.(3802m)

Day 13:

In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and overnight at Kagbeni (2840m)

Day 14:

Kagbeni trek to Marpaha (2676m)

Day 15:

Marpaha trek to Ghasa (2013m)

Day 16:

Ghasa trek to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)

Day 17:

Tatopani (Natural hot spring) trek to Shikha (1920m)

Day 18:

Shikha trek to Ghorepani (2855m)

Day 19:

Early in the morning hike to Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tadapni(2045m)

Day 20:

Tadapani trek to Chomorung(2135m)

Day 21:

Chhomorung trek to Dovan(2250m)

Day 22:

Dovan trek to Deuarali(3215m)

Day 23:

Deuarali trek to Machhapuchhare /Fishtail base camp(3788m)

Day 24:

Mchhapuchhare base camp trek to Annapurna base camp(4130m)

Day 25:

Annapurna base camp trek to Himalaya hotel(2910m)

Day 26:

Hmalaya hotel trek to Chomorung (2135m)

Day 27:

Chhomorung trek to Tolka(1750m)

Day 28:

Tolka trek to Dhampus(1920m)

Day 29:

Dhampus trek to Phedi than by private or public vehicle back pokhara and make short sightseeing (915m)

Day 30:

Pokhara to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 31:

After breakfast, I will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.