Dates of trips

  • 19/03/2022-02/04/2022

Description

Annapurna Circuit is a must on the list of places in the world that a mountain tourist should visit. It is one of the most famous and also the most picturesque trek in Nepal. Being technically easy the route is accessible for any healthy person who does some mountain trekking from time to time. Also accomodation in lodges makes this trek quite comfortable. Views of the majestic peaks of the Annapurna Massif will reward all hardships. The most awaited moment of the trip will be reaching the altitude of 5416 m above sea level at Thorung La pass.

Trekking around Annapurna is also a chance to see Nepal, the villages picturesquely embedded in the slopes of the Himalayas, or the colorful and full of noise Kathmandu. It is an opportunity to plunge into the fascinating mix of cultures, religions and traditions.

Group

6-12 persons

Time

15 days

Mountains

Himalaya

Activity

trekking

Teams

6-12 persons

Price

3390 PLN + 900 USD

Country

Nepal

Level

basic

Trip program

Day 1 – departure from selected airports;

Day 2 – arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel ***. Accommodation in double rooms. Meeting with the local guide, technical briefing before trekking. Afternoon walk around Thamel, the tourist and commercial district of the city and its historic center. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 3 – early morning transfer by private transport from the hotel to new Gongabu bus terminal in Kathmandu. Approx. 5-6-hour bus transfer to the city of Besi Sahar (850m a.s.l.). From there, an approx. 3-hour off-road drive along the picturesque Trisula River Valley to Dharapani. Free time in town. Accommodation and dinner in a lodge in Dharapani.

Day 4 – approx. 6-7-hour picturesque trek through the villages of Bagarchhap, Danakyu, Thanchowdo and Koto, where you can observe the traditional life of the inhabitants, to the village of Chame (2750m a.s.l.). Accommodation in a lodge in Chame.

Day 5 – beautiful trek (5-6 hours) through the wild nature to the village of Pisang (3200m a.s.l.). Except the middle part of the route which is quite a demanding ascent, the route is mostly gentle and pleasant. In the afternoon, free time in Pisang for rest or walks, overnight in a lodge.

Day 6 – easy 5-6-hour trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m a.s.l.). Along the way, we will see the high peaks of the Himalayas for the first time. In the afternoon we can visit old Buddhist monasteries in the village and watch the life of the Manangians community. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 7 – acclimatization day in Manang and its surroundings. A trip to the active Buddhist monastery located a few hundred meters above the village, where we can see the prayer rituals of monks and learn a bit about Buddhism. In the afternoon we suggest a trip to the nearby Gangapurna Lake. Overnight in lodge.

Day 8 – this day will start with an early morning departure to see Annapurna in the most beautiful daylight. We will walk from Manang for about 5-6 hours through the Mananga village of Tanki Manag, then through the villages of Ghunsang and Yak Kharka to Ledar (4200 m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 9 – on this day due to the high altitude the trek will be gentle, not too long and not very fast. After reaching the village of Thorung Pedi (4450 m a.s.l.) and a moment of rest, we will continuethe ascent to High Camp near Annapurna (4750 m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 10 – the most awaited and also the most exhausting day of trek. After reaching the Thorung-La pass (5416 m a.s.l.) we reach the highest point of the route, and also the border of the Manang district. Then we wil descend to the town of Muktinath (3800m a.s.l.), which is one of the holiest places of Nepalese Hindus. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 11 – approx. 4-5-hour descent from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m a.s.l.) with views of Dhaulagiri along the way. It is worth stopping here to see the temples, both Buddhist and Hindu. Then a further descent to Jomsom (2760m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 12 – Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then transfer to a hotel. Sightseeing and free time in the city. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 13 – transfer by bus to Kathmandu (approx. 6-7 hours). Then transfer to hotel, accommodation. In the evening, a gala dinner with dance shows. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 14 – free time in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport. Departure to homes.

Day 15 – return flight home.

The trip price includes

  • service of 1 BluEmu leader and a Nepali guide (English speaking) per group (up to 12 people);
  • all accommodations listed in the program: 2 nights in a comfortable *** hotel in Kathmandu and one night in a hotel of a similar standard in Pokhara, as well as accommodation in local guesthouses – lodges during all days of trekking;
  • half board: 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner – any dish to choose from the menu in lodges) during all days of trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu;
  • all local transfers mentioned in the program: by bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and from Pokhara to Kathmandu, by private transport around Kathmandu (from and to the airport, to and from the bus terminal) and Pokhara (from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the bus station), and also by jeeps from Besi Sahar to Dharapani;
  • flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara;
  • all necessary permits;
  • participation in a farewell gala dinner in traditional Nepalese style in Kathmandu (Nepalese cuisine, folklore show);
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance for the entire duration of the trip (while in the mountains, the policy covers high-risk sports);
  • unique t-shirt and buff;
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • air ticket from the chosen airport to Kathmandu and back;
  • Nepali visa (purchased on arrival at Kathmandu airport);
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, additional meals during trekking;
  • bottled drinks, bottled mineral water, as well as boiled water, coffee or tea in lodges during trekking;
  • porter services. One porter carrying up to 25kg is about 25 USD per day (the price includes maintenance and insurance of the porter);
  • personal expenses (e.g. additional meals / snacks / desserts, fees for charging electronic devices in the mountains, WI-FI, fees for photographing, hot shower, laundry, telephone, etc.);
  • customary obligatory tips for a Nepalese guide;
  • excess baggage fees in personal luggage during the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara;
  • the cost of individual transfers from or to Kathmandu airport in case of arrival or departure at a different time than most group members.

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