Annapurna Circuit

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The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular and demanded treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Travelers have been praising the 128-mile route, which circles Nepal’s heaven-high Annapurna range, as the holy grail of trekking since it was first opened to foreigners in the early 1980s. Sure, there are treks that are more rugged or more remote, huts that are more luxe, pilgrimage sites that are more holy, wildlife that’s more exotic, and even scenery–sacrilege!–that’s more beautiful. You’ll be able to snap photos of the postcard-perfect mountains from the trailhead. But compared to such instant-access treks (the bon-bons of the hiking world), the Annapurna Circuit is a full 12-course meal.

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Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit is the 2nd most famous trek in the Himalayas, a very popular and really authentic trek. We organize group departure regularly. Our Next departure is on the 22nd of October 2021. Limited places are available.

Nepal’s most popular trekking region the Annapurna region is bursting with life, colors, and flavors to delight the senses. The white peak of Machapuchare, the red, yellow, and blue of prayer flags, the green terraced fields make this are more than just an exceptional trekking region. Lower in altitude than the Everest region and with easier access that is not as weather dependant the Annapurna region is ideal for shorter treks.

This trekking trail in Nepal stretches almost 100 miles – beginning from tropical zone to elevated highland Thorung La Pass, Annapurna Circuit Trek included widely diverse cultural and natural aspects. The world’s deepest gorge, The Kali Gandaki gorge, has an elevation of 4,660m and is flanked between two mountains both above 8,000m, namely Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). The trek will take you through Throng La pass which rises up to an altitude of 5,416m. During the Annapurna Circuit trek, you walk through a blend of exquisite culture, typical Nepalese village lifestyle, unbelievably challenging yet mesmerizingly beautiful landscape, and above all pristine Himalayas. You will encounter varied cultural experiences of both Hindu and Buddhist lifestyle which will be manifested in numerous temples and monasteries that you bump into on the way.

Let us join our fixed departure for spring 2022. Let’s experience the Himalayas together.

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Day 1: Arrival Day – Kathmandu

Welcome to the Land of Himalayas! On your arrival, Namaste Nomad Guides and Sherpa would pick up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu. After check in to the hotel, time for refreshment.

Evening, we will have a group meeting and introduction Hotel lobby for a trek briefing session with your trek leader. Then, to one of the typical Nepalese Restaurant (Nepali Chulo) for the welcome dinner (We eat Dal Bhat, typical Nepalese food)with cultural show and ethnic dancing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Today you will have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tour guide in the town. After breakfast, we escort you to Pashupatinath-the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal. You will see exceptionally carved statues and idols of Hindu deities, a long row of Shiva-Lings, series of small temples and the golden hood at the top of the main Temple is truly fascinating. You may witness the Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat Pashupatinath. We continue to Boudhanath, a large domed-shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. Tour continues to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. Tours sightseeing in Kathmandu, as well as a hotel with breakfast, is included.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by deluxe Bus and trek to Bhulbhule (840m), 7 hours drive and 1-2 hours trek

After breakfast, we begin our journey, driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then following the rough road above Marsyangdi River. We pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields. After 6-7 hours of a long drive, we finally arrive in Besi Sahar. From Besi Sahar, our trek kicks off. We trek along the trail of the village and descend down along the narrow path to the Pam Khola. On crossing the stream, we ascend towards the village of Denauti where we get to see Nepali village life closely. The trail further leads to the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola, passing through paddy fields and subtropical forests. As the trail nears the Khudi Khola, we approach the Gurung village of Bhulbule. Once we reach Bulbule we will have time to rest and explore around. Overnight at Bhulbule.

Day 4: Trek to Ghermu (1310m) 5-6 hrs walk

After having breakfast at Bhulbhule, we start our Annapurna Circuit trek with a pleasant walk along Marsyangdi River to Ngadi village. Crossing a couple of suspension bridges, our trail goes high up to Bahundanda village. Beyond Bahundanda, the trail goes down and we chase the leveled trail to Ghermu for the overnight. Enjoy your evening with the Ghermu waterfall view. Overnight at Ghermu.

The Bhutanese capital of Thimphu for a two-night stay. On the second day the numerous attractions of Thimphu beckon. we can help you narrow down the options but the National Textile Museum and Folk Heritage Museum are fantastic introductions to Bhutan’s fascinating history. If you want to stretch your legs then the one-hour walk to the Tango Monastery rewards you with pretty views over the town. Plant a prayer flag here to formally start your journey in Bhutan!

Day 5: Ghermu to Tal (1700m), 6 hrs walk

Once we finish our breakfast, we start our trek with a short downhill walk to Syange village and go gradually up to Jagat village. An hour-long pleasant walk will bring us to Chamje village. And again, a short walk will bring us to the suspension bridge over the rushing Marsyangdi River. On the other side of the bridge, a steep uphill climb awaits us. A couple of hours of the effortful uphill climb would bring us to Tal Village overnight. Evening we explore and rest in Tal. Overnight at Tal.

Day 6: Tal to Bagarchhap (2160m), 5-6 hrs walk

Again after breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk along the bank of the Marsyangdi River. Crossing few suspension bridges and walking the sandy trails bring us to a big settlement, Dharapani. An hour walk from Dharapani would bring us in Bagarchhap Village for the overnight. Overnight at Bagarchhap.

Day 7: Bagarchhap to Chame (2670m), 6 hrs walk

After breakfast, we start our trek and from today we start to feel the altitude. The air gets cooler, the landscape, vegetation around begin to change, and flanking regions have few sparsely populated villages. We start our trek with an easy walk to Danaque and then the trail goes along the steep uphill climb to Timang Village. Timing village offers a magnificent view of the Manaslu Range and a closer view of Lamjung & Annapurna II. After Taming, trekkers enjoy an easy and pleasant walk to Chame. We ascend and descend occasionally, we cross past buckwheat fields, apple farms, and green forest to reach Chame. Enjoy your evening in Chame by exploring around. Overnight at Chame.

Day 8: Chame to Pisang (3200m), 5-6 hrs walk

Today, we start our trek after breakfast and continue our trek by crossing the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail goes through the pine forest with few ups and down to arrive in Bhartang Village. The trek continues along the leveled trail for a while before we cross the suspension bridge again over Marsyangdi River. Then we climb steeply high through the pine forest that brings us to the top of the ridge, Dhukur Pokhari. On the way to Pisang, we will have a wonderful view of Pisang peak and Mt. Chulu. In the evening, we visit upper Pisang village which is famous for Tibetan-style houses, monasteries along with the panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley. Overnight at Pisang.

Day 9: Pisang to Manang (3540m), 5 hrs walk

After breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk through the pine forest. The trail goes gently up for half an hour to the top of the ridge. From here, we can see the beautiful Manang Valley, which offers the view of Humde village with a short air-strip, as well as towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho, and more. From here it is easy to walk almost flat to Humde village. Further trekking for an hour brings us to traditionally built village Braga. From Braga, it is less than an hour’s walk to Manang Village for the overnight. Explore Manang village and Overnight at Manang.

Day 10: Acclimatization and Rest in Manang (3540m)

Today is our acclimatization day in Manang. After breakfast, we explore around. We make a short hike to Gangapunra Lake. Nearby hill offers a spectacular view of Gangapurna, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 2, Tilicho Peak, Chulu peak as well as the beautiful Marsyangdi Valley. The rest of the time is our relaxing time at Manang. Overnight at Manang.

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m), 5 hrs walk

After breakfast, today we start our trek with a slow climb to Tenki Manang. Further, an hour’s walk brings us to Gunsang and from here we have a wide panoramic view of Annapurna starting from Annapurna II to Tilicho peak. The trail goes slowly up through the juniper bushes with few huts on the way before we arrive at Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak kharka.

Day 12: Yak kharka to Throang Phedi (4450 m), 4 hrs walk

After breakfast, we start our trek with a slow climb for about an hour to reach Ledtar Village. The pace is slow as we are walking above 4 thousand meters. The landscape and mountains view is amazing throughout the day. An hour-long descending trek brings us to the narrow wooden bridge over Jorsang Khola. Crossing the bridge we trek along the trail that goes steeply up to a narrow gully. Further, an hour-long walk along the gully will bring us to Thorang Phedi for the overnight.

Day 13: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3760m)

Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3760m) Via Thorang-la pass (5416 m), 8-9 hrs walk to start our trek after the breakfast and today is our toughest day of Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is a very long and hard day. The trail goes steeply up to High Camp. We walk slowly having a rest on the way. 3-4 hrs tough walk will finally bring us to the top of Thorang pass, which is the highest point of the trek. We take few minutes here, taking photographs; enjoy the scenery of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. From here we go all the way down to Muktinath. Explore around the Muktinath and Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 14: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m), 6-7 hrs walk

Today we visit the Muktinath Temple early in the morning and continue our trek after breakfast. It is an easy and enjoyable downhill trek to Eklebhatti. From here onwards, the trail follows to the windy path on the bank of Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Again we have an easy walk for a couple of hrs to reach Marpha Village. Let your trek exhaustion go at Marpha. Overnight at Marpha.

Day 15: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m), 6-7 hrs walk

Today we trek with a slow descent to Tukuche Village. This part of the trail offers a close view of Tukuche peak and Mt.Dhaulagiri. An hour further descend will bring us to Kalopani village. Kalopani is another beautiful village with lovely views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri towering above the beautiful pine forest. The final two hrs of the downhill easy walk for the day will bring us to Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 16: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m), 4 hrs walk

Today begins with a pleasant walk, descending slowly to the rich Rupse waterfall. We then continue our trek through terraced fields to reach Dana valley. Afterward, the trail is almost flat and goes along the Kaligandaki River to reach Tatopani Village for the overnight. Enjoy the hot bath in a natural hot spring and Overnight at Tatopani.

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m), 7-8 hrs walk

Today, we cross a suspension bridge over Kaligandaki River and divert to Ghorepani crossing again the suspension bridge over Ghara Khola. The trails go steeply up for about an hour and further up for a couple of hrs, which brings us to Sikha. We continue our walkthrough rhododendron forest for 3 hrs until we reach to Ghorepani. The rest of the time we explore Ghorepani and Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 18: Poon Hill (3210 m) hike and trek to Tadapani (2630m), 4-5 hrs walk

Early morning hike to Poonhill, which is 45 minutes walk with the crowd of trekkers. Poonhill is the place that offers a wide range of Himalayan Panorama of Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. The sunrise over Himalayas is really great. After having a great time at Poonhill, return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani. Overnight at Tadapan.

Day 19: Tadapani to Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara

Today we have short trekking to Ghandruk.  It is easy and pleasant walking through the forested path, almost all the way down.  Three hrs walk with occasional view of Annapurna bring us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest & modern Gurung Villages that offers great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli & Fishtail. We continue our trek by walking down for a couple of hrs to Nayapul. From Nayapul we will have a one-hour scenic drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 20: Return to Kathmandu

Early morning we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After arriving in Kathmandu, the guide will transfer you to your Hotel. In the evening, you are invited to a cultural restaurant for the farewell dinner.

Day 21: Depart Kathmandu

This is your last day in Nepal. You can do shopping or buy some souvenirs for your family, friends or relatives until your departure at the airport. We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure to your onward destination. Unless you have more extra days after the trek otherwise we will say goodbye until next time.

That’s the End of your Annapurna Circuit.

Price Includes
  • Arrival airport picks up and drops
  • Welcome dinner with a live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Thamel.
  • 3 Nights at 3 star standard accommodation at Hotel moonlight Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 Night at 3 stars standard accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley.
  • All transportation
  • Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • All Guides & Sherpas – highly skilled & experienced
  • Annapurna Trekking permit/TIMS Card
  • One duffle Bag and Namaste Nomad T-shirt
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)Oxygen bottles for an emergency.
Price Excludes
  • Nepal Visa
  • International flight ticket
  • Few meals at Kathmandu and Pokhara except welcome & farewell dinners and breakfasts
  • The entire cost of beverages, mineral water while on the trek
  • Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Tips for staff

Testimonials

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I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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I travelled with a group from Ireland to Nepal where we started our joureny to Everest Basecamp. This trek was very special to me as I was doing it for charity in memory of my late brother who was a keen hillwalker. Our group was made up of 9 people from Ireland, Scotland and USA. Such a fantastic group it turned out to be. We all supported each other and made new friends, having alot of fun along the way. Oh From start to finish Mohan our leader, did everything in his power to ensure that our trek was 100% successful. The trip was very challenging but very rewarding. He supported us all even when we were struggling and was there at our beck and call at all times. I would like to give a special mention to the 3 sherpas who accompanied us during our trek, Tshering, Pimba and Paldene. Such fantastic support to all of us and true gentlemen. I would highly recommend this group for anybody contemplating a similar experience.

Kieran McCli to k

Trek to Everest Basecamp 20th September 2019

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I couldn't recommend this trip enough, I highly recommend Mohan as a guide. Trip was so enjoyable. I can't wait to go on another . From scenery to accommodation , everything was top class.

S C

Picos De Europa

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What a great trip! This trip lets you see a different side to Northern Spain and the Camino. We had a super time trekking in the Picos de Europe with an amazing bunch of people. The groups are small group so it was flexible and there was no issue with tailoring days to what people needed or required. All ages groups, singles, couples but most of all at the end great friends! Accommodation and meals for each night had been thoughtfully located and selected! Food was amazing! This trip has to be experienced and enjoyed by everyone!

caite1

Picos De Europe

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I have achieved my goals of adventure eye opening experience of pure amazing life's memories that were very special for me personally. Sometimes in life l realise ed to crab life opportunity with both hands life is short . Travelling is my passion and adventure is dream . Married to the mountains lol There is no other feeling to compare the sense of accomplishment where your own feet has taken yourself one step at a time to the summit and importantly back home safe again. Never give up on your dreams . I can't wait to begin my next adventure I have now travelled a few times with this group and will again travel to island peck 6000mtrs to see again some very good friends l have made from previous trips All ways felt very well looked after never had any worries at all . Safe and sound at all times . Food accommodation l never had any issues Enjoying the whole experience Can't wait For this adventure to start. Namaste Josephine

Seoasimhin

Island peck Nepal india

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I am a professor at George Mason University. Namaste Nomad arranged our study abroad trip to Nepal (Conservation Storytelling). We had used another company the year before and have spent many years in Nepal. This company out performs anyone else in Nepal and anywhere globally. Mohan (the CEO) is extraordinarily knowledgable and works very hard to make sure everything is exactly as you need. The people that work for him are the absolute best available in country. Our guide had led multiple tours up Everest and I 100% trusted him with our lives. Our drivers were the same. In addition, Mohan cares very much about the world, the environment and the ability to share cultures and beliefs. And this is how his company is run. With responsibility and heart.

JennLewDC

Great for Student Learning Trip!

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After meeting Mohan briefly in Donegal I soon signed up to join him his team and 10 other travellers to trek Nepal's Langtang valley. Best decision ever! From the get go when we all met at Dublin airport the level of organisation and planning Mohan had put into this trip became clear. After hassle free flights Mohan had arranged for a local taxi company to meet us at the airport keeping the group together making for stress travel to the hotel, the hotel selected also was to a high standard with everyone's needs catered to. As part of our trip Mohan had arranged for Cultural shows, dinner booking and buses to Kathmandu's heritage sites including a local guide. Allowing us to make the most of our time in this culturally intriguing city. Then it was on to the trekking bit! after the 8 hour bus journey to the mountains we where treated to dinner cooked that the hotel by our guides and porters this was to be the case daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was excellent and more importantly the level of food hygiene Mohan requires these guys work to more than meets any western standards, out of 11 people no one got any food related sickness unlike some people we met on the way who where travelling with other companies if only for this reason alone I couldn't recommend Namaste Nomad highly enough. While on the trek the scenery was simply stunning where the true beauty of the Himalayas is apparent. Making the trek all the more enjoyable was the level knowledge our guides had on the area, plants and animals, and they where only to happy to impart this on us. While being the real professionals they where also great company through out. For most of the group including myself it was our first team at high altitude, and the focus on everyone's safety from Mohan and team was very evident. Something we all found extremely reassuring allowing you to enjoy the trek knowing that you are in good hands. In turn giving us the confidants to make the optional climb to 4800m an experience that will simply leave you gob smacked with a real sense of achievement. After this we made the trek back down through the valley which was an absolute delight with everyone on a high after what had been an unforgettable experience and achievement. With another couple of days to spend in Kathmandu it was a great way to round off the trip. I have already signed up to trek to Everest base camp in September 2019 and that in it self is properly best recommendation I could possibly give.

Eamonn C

Langtang valley trek March 2018

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Thank you, Namaste Nomad and Mohan, for an epic trekking experience of a lifetime to the Everest Base Camp (EBC). The planning process was straightforward with timely and accurate communication from Mohan. He was quick to answer our questions which inspired great confidence in the company. We knew that we were in good hands. Mohan and his team made every effort to ensure that we were all safe and that everyone achieved their goals of reaching EBC. He documented the trip along the way and posted photos and stories on social media, which was comforting, enjoyable, and informative for family and friends at home. The food is clean, healthy and delicious, and was carefully prepared to provide perfect fuel for our bodies throughout the trek. The company is also very eco-friendly as they bring all plastics and rubbish down the mountain for recycling. While we were enjoying the amazing Himalayas of Nepal, Mohan and his team expertly handled the daily logistics of travel and lodging. Mohan’s familiarity with the region and its ever-changing weather patterns paid off as he was able to adjust our daily treks to maximize the experience and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. He always had a Plan B! And, a big shout-out to the Sherpas who are all skillful climbers and very friendly. The company provides duffle bags for the trekkers which helps ensure that the Sherpas only carry up to 48.5 lbs. each! Namaste Nomad truly cares about their clients and ensures that they get the most out of world-class trek. Highly recommended!

LARK131

Trek of a Lifetime

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I went to India and Ladakh with Namaste Nomad two years ago. I absolutely loved it, particularly the Himalayas. I therefore challenged myself to trek to Everest Base Camp with them. I did this last year and I can truthfully say that it was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I am in my sixties, but the care and attention given me made everything not only manageable but immensely enjoyable. I've now signed up to climb Island Peak with Mohan and the team - my first serious Himalayan mountain. It's a prospect that fills me with a mixture of great excitement and a healthy dose of fear - but I know that I am in the safest of hands. Mohan and the team are watching you every step of the way. Safety is their number one priority, but they manage to make every trek great fun too. Bring it on!

Malachy D

Truly a high-point of my life

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Had an amazing trip. Was worth every penny. The sherpas and guides were very experienced and professional (two of them had summited Everest). The food was great too. Mohan knew what was best for the group, was great at leading us to Everest!

Kate F

Adventure of a lifetime


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