Nepal-Tibet-Bhutan
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Trip Facts
Country: Nepal
Duration: 19 days
Area: Annapurna region
Activities: Trekking [More Info.]
Max. Group Size: 16  Person
Min. Group Size: 2 Person
Difficulty: Strenuous
Max. Altitude: 5,416  M.
Seasons: April - Jun, Sept - Dec

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Price List
  • $1,475 (1-3 Person)
  • $1,425 (4-7 Person)
  • $1,375 (8-11 Person)
  • $1,325 (12-12+ Person)


Client Testimonials

We are so gald to have found our friends at Mactrek. These two American girls had an incredible time here in Nepal. Our trek round the Annapurna circuit was truly spectacular because of our trusty guide Dambar. Becase we had such a wonderful guide we were able to mingle with the locals and I mean really mingle Dancing and singing nepali music , drinking raksi and we were also invited into several kitchen for warmth by the fine and traditional nepali food. We have had a brilliant time in Kathmandu with our friends at Mactrek. Thank you all friends in Mactrek for everything. We will be back.

 Michale Zontine , Shari Robinson

 Van Nessave, San Francisco LA USA Octavia, Sanfrancisco LA USA

 


Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Day by day Itinerary
Day 01 - Arrival Day in Kathmandu.

We start the trip on arrival at Kathmandu with airport pick up service. Since no activities are planned on day one, you can arrive at your own time. A briefing of the trip will be given by the tour/trek guide.

Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

We begin the sightseeing tour by our visit to Boudhanath Stupa; a place of worship for the Buddhist, the shrine is one of great importance to the Buddhist religion. Here we visit monasteries and watch the monks in prayer. We then continue and make our way to Pashupatinath temple, considered one of the holiest sites dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple holds great importance as a place of worship to the Hindus. It forms a major part of the people on a day to day basis. Here you can watch devotes offering prayers and watch the activities that are undertaken in the temple premises. The afternoon is free for shopping and leisure.

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi.

After breakfast we start our drive to Beshisahar and Khudi following the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway. Leaving the main Pokhara highway in Dumre we drive north alongside the Marshyangdi River to Beshisahar. There are regular buses services up to Khudi which is around one hour drive from Beshisahar. Overnight in Khudi.

Day 04 - Trek to Bahundanda.

The beginning of the day is easy as we walk through the deep river gorge, rice and maize fields. After Nagdi village the trail then ascends up to Bahun Danda, a beautiful village at the top of the hill. Views of Mt. Himalchuli and Manasalu from the lodge and campsite makes this place an ideal place to stay overnight.

Day 05 - Trek to Chamje.

The trail descends steeply down from Bahundanda. Passing through the rice fields, beautiful villages we arrive at Syange where lunch is served. After crossing the suspension bridge at Syange we continue our trek further ascending to Jagat and a flat, gentle walk to Chamje.

Day 06 - Trek to Dharapani.

Following the east bank of the Marshyangdi the trail climbs gradually before the valley suddenly opens into a large plateau at Tal situated at 1511m. After crossing the broad flat valley and the barley and potato fields the trail climbs steeply on a stone staircase high above the river. There are some steep ups and downs on this section passing through forests of blue pine to Dharapani situated at 1946m.

Day 07 - Trek to Chame; headquarter of Manang District.

From Dharapani the trail passes a school and climbs and descends gently to Bagarchhap. Bagarchhap is the first village we meet in this trek with typical Tibetan buildings and examples of Buddhist culture including a Monastery. The trail climbs along the mule track through pine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. We pass through scattered small villages before arriving at Chame (2630m.)

Day 08 - Trek to Pisang.

We follow the east bank of the Marshyangdi to Brathang; here Annapurna 11 is directly above. We continue the trek through the forest with the dramatic Paungda Danda rock face rising more than 5,000 feet from the river. After crossing a suspension bridge we climb over a ridge and descend to the valley floor. Finally we trek across dry grazing land at Dhukur Pokhari. Pisang Village (3190m), our overnight stop is around half hour trek from this place. There are good views of Annapurna to the south and Pisang Peak to the northeast.

Day 09 - Trek to Humre Airport. Visit to Ghyaru and Ngawal Village.

We are now in the dry, arid region of Manang called Nyesyang. Since this area falls in the rain shadow area of the Himalaya, it seldom rains in the summer months, though it snows in the winter and the snow remains on the ground for a long time. The population is mostly farmers and traders. There are two routes leading out of Pisang towards the Manang Valley. We follow the upper route to Ghyaru and Ngawal Village. We visit the Upper Pisang village, Ghyaru Village and the ruins of castle of Ngawal King and descend down to Humre Airport for our overnight stay.

Day 10 - Hike to Annapurna IV Base Camp and trek to Braga.

In the morning, after breakfast we go to explore Annapurna 4 base camp which is around 4 hours trek. After this side trip we trek to Braga 3450m which is an hour walk. In the evening we join the prayers at the Braga Monastery.

Day 11 - Milarepa Cave and Monastery Visit and trek to Manang.

Early morning we trek up to the Milarepa Cave and Monastery which is just above Braga village. The cave is seen from the Monastery situated around 4500m. We enjoy the Annapurna glacier view and trek down to Manang. Tibetan culture begins in earnest as we start to trek towards Manang through fields of grazing yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement commands good views of Annapurna II, IV and Tarke Kang. The afternoon is free to explore the beautiful Manang Village situated at 3540m.

Day 12 - Acclimatization day in Manang.

This is the day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. There are splendid views of the surrounding peaks from Manang. Manang is a large village situated on a rise immediately across from the huge glacier descending from Glacier Dome and Gangapurna. A beautiful emerald lake lies at its foot. Overnight in Manang.

Day 13 - Trek to Yak Kharka.

After Manang the trail climbs steeply to the village of Tenki, which is the last permanent settlement, this side of the Thorung La. We climb a little further and then contour slowly past pastures to Yak Kharka situated at 3900m.

Day 14 - Trek to Thorung Phedi or High Camp.

We continue through pastures on the east bank of the Jarsang Khola before crossing. The trail climbs on slopes high above the river to Phedi 4420m, our overnight lodge before crossing Thorung La. Depending on the health conditions of the clients we might even trek further up to High Camp 4800m for overnight stay.

Day 15 - Crossing Thorung La Pass to Muktinath.

We start early from Phedi. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving our lodge. As local people have used this trail for hundreds of years the path is well defined. From Thorung La pass 5416m, one can enjoy the views of the Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the West. The trail descends steeply over glacial moraine, which gives way to grassy meadows before we reach Muktinath. This is one of the most important Pilgrimage sights for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of poplars. Muktinath is also home to many ethnic Tibetan s and holy Buddhists, who come here for the temple in which fire miraculously burns in a stream of water inside a small but very holy temple.

Day 16 - Trekking to Jomsom.

The trail descends today to the dramatic Kali Gandaki Valley. After passing through villages with typical Tibetan architecture we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom, passing beneath vertical rock cliffs. The Kali Gandaki valley here is called the Thak Khola, from the ethnic group the Thakalis, the main inhabitants of this area. Farewell dinner is organized in the evening and you can enjoy the time with your friends, guide and porters.

Day 17 - Fly to Pokhara.

A scenic flight to Pokhara which is in the morning. Upon arrival in Pokhara hotel, you have the time to freshen yourself and enjoy the beautiful lake side city view.

Day 18 - Drive to Kathmandu.

The drive to Kathmandu is around 6 hours. Afternoon is free to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu.Cultural dinner program at evening.Overnight at Hotel

Day 19 - Final departure.

Depending on the departure time, we transfer you to the airport for your final departure back home.




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