- Complete the world famous Annupurna Circuit
- Descend into the worlds deepest valley - the Gandaki
- Walk beneath the monster mountains of Annapurna II, III and IV
- Cross Thorung La pass (5418m)
- Visit Annapurna I Base Camp
The Annapurnas provide the adventurer with a complete package in a relatively small area. One can walk beneath some of the highest and as far as the Annapurnas is concerned, most dramatic mountain ranges in the world within days. The Annapurnas also has fantastic glaciers, high altitude lakes and breath taking gorges. The entire area is well serviced by lodges along the way. We utilize these extensively, favouring those that are starting to introduce ecologically sound practices and providing the owners and their families with a much needed income.
Annapurna Circuit (17 Days)
We have specially designed this Annapurna circuit trekking route making it shorter and avoiding the walk on recently built road. This classic 17-day trek completely around the famed Annapurna Massif offers the most diversity of any trek in Nepal: fascinating ethnic groups each with their own language, incredible views of many of the Himalaya's most famous high peaks, and constantly changing panoramas - from lush, tropical rice paddies and moss-laden rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs.
Starting with a drive to Besisar we ascend along the Marsyangdi river valley. We pass beneath snow-capped Annapurnas II, III and IV and a range of 6,000m/20,000ft peaks stretching north to Tibet. Crossing Thorung La pass (5418m/17,770ft) to reach the holy shrine of Muktinath. We then descend into the mighty Kali Gandaki Valley - the deepest river valley on the face of the earth - 7000m/23,000ft deep between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At the end we trek through a wonderful rhododendron forest on the Gorepani Ridge and the picturesque Gurung villages before finishing back in the Pokhara Valley.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu / O/n at hotel / Welcome dinner
Day 02 Cultural Tours in Kathmandu / Preparation for Trek
Day 03 Drive to Besishahar (860m). Trek start, O/n at Teahouse
Day 04 Trek to Nyadi (930) On at Teahouse
Day 05 Trek to Jagat (1341m)
Day 06 Trek to Dharapani (1890m)
Day 07 Trek to Chame (2685m)
Day 08 Trek to Pisang (3475m)
Day 09 Trek to Manang (3535m)
Day 10 Acclimatizing rest day at Manang (3535m)
Day 11 Trek to Ledar (4200m)
Day 12 Trek to Phedi (4400m)
Day 13 Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Throng Pass (5415m)
Day 14 Trek to Jomsom with a historical visit to Kagbeni, the gate to Upper Mustang (2800m)
Day 15 Fly to Pokhara (1100m) O/n at hotel
Day 16 Mountain flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu O/n at hotel
Day 17 Departure / Trip Concludes.
Dates Don't Suit?
No problem. We can run on any date that suits you. Minimum for Private Expeditions is 2 people, so just bring a friend.
- All accommodation in well appointed eco-friendly lodges.
- Transport from Kathmandu
- Equipment including sleeping bag, Duvet /Down/ Gore-Tex Jacket and Duffel Bag
- All park and track fees
- Porterage and Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - except in Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation in the Shakti Hotel - Kathmandu
- Conservation fees
- International flight
- Travel Insurance