Nepal lion Treks & Tours

Name: Greg Brick
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Name: Sunil Adhikari
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Round Annapurna Trek 18 Days

Price Start
USD 1025  Per Person
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Activity Level

City tour, Trekking ?

Group Size
1-15
Trip Code:
NLTT-ART17
Accommodation:
Hotel in City/ Lodge in Trek
Maximum Altitude:
Throng La Pass (5416m)
Season:
February – May, September – November
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Destination:
Kathmandu/ Manang/ Annapurna
Duration:
18
Grade:
Strenuous
Transportation:
Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane
Trip Attraction:

Mt. Annapurna

No of People Price
1-3 1149
4-6 1099
6+ 1025

Trip Highlights

–  View of Annapurna(8091m)and Dhaulagiri Mountain(8167m.)

– A wide variety of flora and fauna.

–  View of famous rivers and lakes.

–  Breathtaking sunrise view in Ghorepani.

–  Striking and Picturesque views of mountains, landscapes, forests, and monasteries.

Firstly, the round Annapurna trek offers one of the most diverse treks in the world, and this trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. Further, the total area of this Annapurna trek is estimated to be 300km. Next, this trek starts from the lush sub-tropical forest below 800m altitudes.

Above all, in this Round Annapurna Trek, you will know the lifestyle of the Magar, Gurung, and Chhetri communities. The decor changes daily from rice paddies and pine forests to Tibet-like countryside on the northern slopes of the Himalayas in the Manang District. After Manang, the territorial go high altitude ice desert over Thorung La pass 5416m, located at the height of which is considered the most bottomless ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

The Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Annapurna (8091m) to the east and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west. The stunning view of mountains, diverse flora, and fauna in the lower forests, passing via Ghorepani with a sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill.

Round Annapurna Trek journey will take you through the most spectacular and picturesque locations. There will be many sites and places to visit, like monasteries Gompa and temples. The incredible thing about this trek is this trek offers a wide variety of locations like snowcapped mountains, Rocky Mountains, pastureland, barren areas, rivers, streams, lakes, and many more.

You will encounter communities and people living in remote areas and visit the famous villages of Tamang, Sherpa, and Gurungs. And the Round Annapurna Trek amazes you with a visit to the holy site Muktinath and the renowned Jomsom.  

Annapurna 1 is a famous mountain and the world’s tenth-highest mountain. Know that this Round Annapurna Trek will offer us more than that, mountains that are more than 8000m high. En route to that, there will be an abundance of natural beauty which will diffidently give soothing to our eyes.

We will be thrilled by the breathtaking scenery of nature, mountains, rivers, and landscape. Further, the local inhabitant of that area will give you a sense of respect for them. We will have peace of mind and be free from all the boredom and stress.

Itinerary

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you have had time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will meet with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking. 

We will have your welcome dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There are too many places in Kathmandu to visit in a day. So, we will visit the most famous sites, explore the city, and buy souvenirs. The highlight of this day is that you will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, and many more, which hold religious significance.

 

Other historical sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. We will rest for the day and drop you off at your hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next day in the early morning, we will drive to Basisahar with a distance of 800m by road by tourist bus and then trek to Bhulbule for hours. We will spend our night in a beautiful guest house and have a delicious Nepali dinner.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
840m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following sunrise, we will get ready to trek toward another destination, Jaget. The elevation will be 1,340 meters, and we will walk for about 6 hours. Moreover, our trail will be mostly ascension, and you will be amazed by spectacular views of the hilly landscape.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,340m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the fifth day, we will be trekking to Dharapani, observing the views of mountains, hills, etc., for 7 hours. You might be a little exhausted, but the scenery will make it worth your while. Once we get there, we will stay for the night and relax.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,850m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

All the members will get ready to climb up to Chame with 2810m and 10529 ft. through the areas of Danaque, Timamg, and Koto approx for 6 hours. This will be a wonderful lifetime experience for you.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,810m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following day, we will trek uphill toward Upper Pisang. The ascension trail crosses a suspension bridge and a coniferous forest. Today, you will also see the astounding views of Mt. Annapurna II and Pisang Peak from a small village on the Upper Pisang.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,210m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have more exciting journeys ahead today. The previous day’s climb would have refreshed you, so we would walk toward Manang Valley. Now, the trail of Annapurna Circuit Begins. Again, your journey is full of insightful views of the mountains. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,560m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we will be tired through these treks on the ninth day, it will be an acclimatization day side trip to Ice Lake, Meloropa cave, or Gangapurna Glacier walk as per your choice for 7 hours during the day.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,600m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Once you explore the distinct culture of Manang Valley, we will head to Yak Kharka. The trail is steeper and leads to an alpine landscape. Yak Kharka is a beautiful village with few settlements and a resting point for travelers of Annapurna Circuit.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day could be more challenging as it primarily has uphills and barely any plain areas. We will pass through Ledar Village, the last village we pass by before reaching Thorang Phedi. All your hard work will be worth it once you see the exciting views of mountains like Gudang, Thorung, Khatungkan, and many more.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,540m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will finally get to the World’s Highest Pass on the eleventh day, Thorang La Pass. From such a height, you will be amazed by the scenery you’ll see here. It is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. After you cross the pass, you will reach a famous temple, Muktinath. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,820m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Considered the home of Lord Vishnu, Muktinath is a sacred temple for Hindus. It also signifies Hindu-Buddhist harmony through nunnery. You will learn many things about these religions on this day’s tour. 

After exploration, we will start descending toward Jomsom, the windiest town in Nepal. You can see many natural sceneries from your room window in this place. 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,850m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be trekking to Tukuche and Kobang and taking a bus to Tatopani natural hot spring with 1140m. We will be having a wonderful time over there.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,750m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the complication of trekking, we will drive back to Pokhara and stay at the hotel on a concerned day.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
822m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara is Lake City, so you will visit many Lakes and possibly go boating on this day. Moreover, there are multiple caves to explore, like Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteswor Cave. Our tour guide will help you explore many tourist areas possible in a day.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
822m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, with our tour guide, you will return to Kathmandu by a comfy tourist bus. Your trip would have been exhausting, so you can rest easy on the bus or enjoy the green scenery of the Hilly region. We will have a celebratory dinner in the evening with our whole trekking team and celebrate our successful journey.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After completing our Annapurna Circuit, we will drop you at the Tribhuwan Internation Airport. It’s time for you to return home. You will be returning with nothing but good memories and beautiful souvenirs. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • All transportation: Kathmandu- Besisahar- Chyamje, Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • One Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness).
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of guide and porter during the trip
  • Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment (including accommodation in Pokhara)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Mobile SIM Card that works all over Nepal and a map of the trekking region
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu (Complimentary)

Optional Addons

  • Porters

What's Not Included

  • International airfare and Visa charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Any expense for early returning member due to sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Did You Know?

~ Annapurna means “full of food,” significant to Hindus as the “Goddess of Harvest.”

~ Annapurna-I is the tenth-highest mountain in the world at 8,091 meters.

~ Annapurna was the first eight thousandar ever to be climbed in 1950.

~ The renowned Tilicho Lake lies in the Annapurna Region.

~ The successful climbing ratio of Annapurna is only 38%, making it the most dangerous 8000ar to climb.

What is the total distance covered in the Round Annapurna Trek?

Annapurna Round Trek is one hell of a long trek. Probably one of the longest treks here in Nepal. We go all the way from Kathmandu to Upper Pisang. From there we tend to trek all the way to Kagbeni and then to Tatopani. From Tatopani, we will return back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. All this trek will be approximately 230 km (143 miles). This is quite a long journey for an unexperienced one. Thus, above mentioned distance may be up and down depending on your need and itinerary.

What is the highest altitude point in the Round Annapurna Trek?

The Round Annapurna Trek will take you to the absolute peak of 5416 meters(17,769 feet). Here the Thorong La Pass settles which is the only pass that is at this altitude. Moreover, there are other great attractions in high altitudes that you will visit in this round trek. Such as Tukuche (4,750 meters), Throng Phedi (4540 meters)

What are the must-visit places during the Round Annapurna Trek?

Annapurna Round Trek has a lot of highlights around the trek. This trek being a long one takes you to many terrains and places. Some of the must-visit places during the Round Annapurna Trek include:

  1. Stunning village of Manag
  2. The great scared temple of Muktinath
  3. Antique village of Marpha
  4. One of the best lakes Nepal has to offer “Tilicho Lake”
  5. Panoramic view offered by the Poon Hill

How difficult is the Round Annapurna Trek?

Round Annapurna Trek is one of the more challenging treks compared to another trek in Nepal. This trek requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. Trekkers must have prior trekking experience and should be able to withstand all-day walking for several days. This round trek involves high-altitude passes, steep ascents and descents, and long hours of walking each day. However, not just physically but trekkers must be prepared mentally as sometimes the trek may be mentally taxing as well.

What are the best months to do the Round Annapurna Trek?

The spring and fall seasons will be your best friend if you decide to trek this round trip. Spring begins here in Nepal from March to May and Fall beings from September to November. These months offer you the best weather and stable conditions that are great for trekking. With clear skies and moderate temperatures, the views are amazing from those altitudes. You can experience the best time of your life around these seasons. Moreover, being a long trek, even a day of bad weather can mess up your schedule. Thus, choose your trekking time carefully.

What are the transportation options available to reach the starting point of the Round Annapurna Trek?

The Annapurna Round trek is usually started from the town of Besishahar. Which settles at an altitude of 800 meters. Thus, to reach Besisashar, the transportation options are public buses, private taxis, and jeeps. However, for your trek, Nepal Lion Treks will provide a private transportation facility with basic amenities such as Wi-Fi and battery charge. However, transportation by flight is not possible in Besishahar due to the lack of an airport here.

What are the challenges faced during the Round Annapurna Trek?

Being a long trek when compared with other treks that Nepal offers. It does bring an addition of problems. These problems are easily countered by our experienced guides at Nepal Lion Treks. We offer some of the best guides in the town who know the terrain perfectly.

Some of the challenges faced during the Round Annapurna Trek include:

  1. Risk of Altitude sickness in high elevation
  2. The harsh weather including snow and strong winds in high elevations
  3. Rough and beaten terrain
  4. Steep ascents and descents with the rocky trail
  5. Limited accommodation option in some parts of the trek
  6. Limited food options in some parts of the trek

Trekking with Nepal Lion Trek, we make sure that none of these problems will cause you any hindrance. Our guides are well adapted to encounter such situations.

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Round Annapurna Trek 18 Days

Trip Duration 18 days
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