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A superb circular trek of the Annapurna Massif, crossing the Thorong La pass – 5416 mtr – incrediable landscape!

The Annapurna Circuit trek was named the world’s greatest trek by Backpacker Magazine in their Jan “09 International travel edition.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Nepal:

A classical trek of Nepal through one of the best trekking trails in the world!!..
The Annapurna circuit trek starts from a drive to Besishar and wings through lush, subtropical forests and traditional farming terrace villages of west Nepal. Every ridge brings a Himalayan panorama with Annapurna and Himalchuli soaring above. A trek of the Marshangdi River valley will bring you almost to the base of Gangapurna and into the Manang valley where you will spend unforgettable 2 days gazing at the snow-covered peaks above and the beauty of the landscape around, Manang is a Himalayan Shangri-La. We will then proceed to climb the pass Thorong-la, (5416mtr), which once on top has a perfect 360-degree view that is breathtaking will make you feel proud to be there!

Once we descend from the pass we will come into view of Mustang; a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhism and many friendly mangolian looking people. We will follow the deepest gorge on Earth, the Kali Gandaki Valley, which is guarded by the giant peaks Dhaulagiri (8169m) and Nilgiri, then we use the same ancient paths that where used as trade routes between Nepal, India and Tibet. We will pass through apple and wheat farming areas, interacting with local Thakali people and sharing our beautiful moments with sheep and yak herders.
Below is the related Topic and Article about Annapurna circuit Hiking you may be interested to read

On March 21, 2010 The New York Times published an article about Annapurna Circuit trek giving the headline “Last Footfall in Nepal”please read here the full article – it says Hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal Before Roads Take Over – NYTimes.com and they recommended Earthbound Expeditions as one of the reputed trekking agency in Nepal to arrange such trek.
Also read a beutifully written blog by one of our clients about Annapurna circuit trek with us in Octobert 2010 at http://thirdeyemom.com/category/travel-by-country/nepal-travel/
One of our clients Mr. David Ellison just uploded beutiful pictures of Annapurna circuit, the team of 4 teachers from California did Annapurna circuit trek, Rafting, Yoga and Chitwan trip with us in June 2011, please click here to view photos
On May 27th, 2011, BBC at travel section covered an Article about Annapurna circuit – see full article about it from this link, the time to do Annapurna circuit trek is now.

****IMPROVED ROUTE****

Annapurna circuit trek – For those who want to do 20 days Annapurna circuit trek

We have recently revised the itinerary between Muktinath and Ghorepani pooh hill for this Annapurna circuit trek to avoid the dirt-road being built along the Kali Gandaki Valley. This section of the route now follows footpaths through pretty villages away from the road, but returns to the traditional circuit villages for overnight lodge stays. Like the route will go Jomsom to Dona Lake to Marpha visting some Gompas. From Marpha it goes to Tibetan refuge camp to Chibang Tukuche . Then to Larjung Titi lake – Titi village , Taklung – Kunjo then Ghasa.

The Annapurna circuit trek you can also end in Jomsom taking flight to Pokhara, if so the trek can be shorten to 16 or 18 days. Because of the motorable road reached to Jomsom now ( although not many car or Jeep running) people prefer to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Important Note and Optional Activities

Important Notes

Trip Highlights

Annapurna trekking trail of Nepal declared one of the 12 best walks in the world by Modern Maturity USA's largest circulated travel magazine.

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal Before Roads Take Over - says NYTimes.com

Explore voted Annapurna Circuit as No. 1 in iExplore's Hiking and Trekking Trips. Annapurna circuit trek is the most popular safe trek and Nepal's most classical trek. Annapurna trekking trail is one of the best trekking trails in the world, It is one of the classical route which cover the highest pass in the trek of 5416 mtr. This is also called Annapurna round trek.

You can have option of flying back to Pokhara from Jomsom ending trek in 16 days. You can choose any date to departure, we we have 1 or 2 people it is gaurentee to go. This trek also can combine with Annapurna Yoga trek, or trek to Tilicho lake or Nar Phu valley trekking. Also can combine with upper Mustang Lo- manthang trek. Please ask us for the full options.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival Katmandu (1310m/4298ft)

    We will come to receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7 km that takes about 15 minutes. O/N at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

    Visit our office for details information for basic preparation, questions and we take you for Sightseeing of the UNESCO world Heritage sights of Kathmandu valley. We go to Patan and we visit the
    fantastic Durbar Square and we travel their streets full with art and history. In the afternoon we go to Pashupatinath, one of the four Hinduist
    Temples more important of the subcontinent. To the banks of the river
    Bagmati can contemplate the incinerations in the Ghats. We visit the immense stupa of Boudhanath, back to hotel and stay. B

  • Day 3

    Kathmandu to Bensisahar

    Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbule via Bashishar and trek to Bahundanda (1430m/4691ft). Approx. walking 3 hours after drive, O/N at guest house, B, L, D

  • Day 4

    Trek to Chamje

    Bahundanda to Chamje (1560m/5118ft). Approx. walking 5 to 6
    hours, O/N at guest house, B, L, D

  • Day 5

    Trek to Chame

    Chamje to Chame (2725m/8940ft) via Dhararpani (1810m/5938ft) Approx. walking 5:30 to 6 hours each day , O/N at guest house

  • Day 7

    Chame to Manang

    Chame to Manang (3500m/11483ft) via Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Approx. walking 5 to 6 hours each day , O/N at guest house

  • Day 9

    Explore around Manang

    One day rest in Manang for acclimatization, walk around it is Himalan Shangri-la. O/N at guest house

  • Day 10

    Trek to Thorang Phedi

    Manang to Throung Phedi (4441m/14570ft) via Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Approx. walking 4 hours each day , O/N at guest house

  • Day 12

    Trek to Muktinath

    Throung Phedi to Muktinath (3802m/11512ft) crossing Throung-la pass(5416m/17769ft) - hightlight of this trek. Approx. walking 8:30 to 9 hours , O/N at guest house

  • Day 13

    Trek to Jomsom

    Muktinath to Jomsom village via Kagbeni (2665m/8743ft). Approx. walking 5:30 to 6 hours, O/N at guest house

  • Day 14

    Fly to Pokhara

    Fly to Pokhara and saty in Pokhara, explore the lake city.

  • Day 15

    Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After Breakfast Drive back to Kathmandu or have option of flying out to Kathmandu on USD 105 perperson extra, evening join cultural show and dinner

  • Day 16

    Final Departure

    Transfer to the airport for Final departure, Namaste!!!

Cost Includes

Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star hotel and in trek simple lodges
Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) as mentioned above in the trek
One professional guide and necessary number of porter for the trek with their meal, Insurance and Salary
All Trekking permits and TIMs Card
Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, airport pick up and drope Service
All ground transport by car/ Tourist Bus

One night cultural show and dinner
All internal Domestic Flight as per the Itinerary
Down jacket and sleeping bag for trek if necessary

 


Cost Excludes

Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc), food in Kathmandu, while not mentioned
Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fees
Personal, medical and evacuation insurance Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc
Tips any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.

The given prices are per person twin sharing basis and international flights exclude. Earthbound Holidays also organizes luxury trips on small groups, so we suggest you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away.

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