Trekking Destinations > Annapurna > Annapurna Classic Trek (Annapurna Circuit)
The Annapurna region of Nepal, a couple of hundred kilometres northwest of Kathmandu, is reknowned for its blend of undisturbed nature, spectacular mountain views, and embracing culture. The Annapurna Circuit is typically rated as one of the "top 20" trekking experiences worldwide...Now that is an understatement!
This route is considered one of the true classic trekking routes of Nepal...rated widely as one of the "Top 20" treks worldwide. The trail offers amazing mountain scenery as it penetrates the Northern Himalayan range and Tibetan plateau.
We pass through villages populated by a wide diversity of people. Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, Thakali and Newars heavily settle the Southern slopes of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. At higher elevations, human populations thins out and thick forests of rhododendron and fir emerge.
As we enter the Manang valley small fields of millet, wheat and flocks of sheep and goats abound. The Manang people, traditional traders, are Tibetan by origin and Buddhist by religion. As a result, their life style is quite different to those tribes on the Southern slopes.
The Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kaligandaki and Muktinath Temple and the on through the gap between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel / Preparation for trekking.
Explore Kathmandu / Preparation for Trek
Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (175 km/ 7-8 hours): Drive by bus/car
Besi-Sahar to Bahundanda (1250 m.): Trek.
Bahundanda to Chamje: Trek.
Chamje to Dharapani (1890 m.): Trek.
Dharapani to Chame: Trek.
Chame to Pisang: Trek
Pisang to Manang: Trek.
Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang): Explore Manang Valley . See the site Map.
Manang to Yak Kharka: Trek.
Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi/ High Camp: Trek.
.Thorung Phedi/High Camp to Muktinath: Trek.
Muktinath to Marpha: Trek
Marpha to Ghasa: Trek.
Ghasa to Tatopani: Trek.
Tatopani (Natural hot spring): Rest.
Tatopani to Ghorepani: Trek. .
Ghorepani to Poonhill toTadapani: Trek.
Tadapani to Ghandruk: Trek.
Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti: Trek, drive for one hour.
Pokhara to Kathmandu (200 km/ 6-7 hours): Drive by bus/car or fly.End of Trek
Rest day at Kathmandu / Explore Kathmandu valley.
Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal trip.
Annapurna / Tea House Trek
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- Trip Name - Annapurna Classic Trek
- Duration : 24 Days
- Trek Days: 19 Days
- Maximum Altitude - 5416m
- Hotel Use:
04 Nights in Kathmandu
01 Night in Pokhara
- Fixed Departure Date- Autumn 2006
15 Sep 2006 - 06 Oct 2006
01 Oct 2006 - 22 Oct 2006
15 Oct 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
31 Oct 2006 - 21 Nov 2006
14 Nov 2006 - 05 Dec 2006
30 Nov 2006 - 21 Dec 2006
16 Dec 2006 - 06 Jan 2007
2 nights / 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
- 1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Nagarkot
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Daman
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Dhulikhel
1 fulll day sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square, Bugmati, Khokana
If you have some extra days left after the above trip completion or before going back home we would highly recommend the following optional tour programs: