Anapurna Circuit is a popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160-230 km (100-145 mi), depending where the motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. The trek rises to an altitude of 5,400m on the Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La (5416m), the highest pass on this trek. Practically all trekkers hike the route counter clockwise, as then the daily altitude gain is slower and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer.
The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu,Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Numerous peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki river valley. Besisahar can be reached after a seven hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages. Annapurna Circuit has often been voted as the best long distance trek in the world, as it combined, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600 m asl to the arctic at 5416 m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang. Continuing construction of a road has greatly shortened the trail and altered the feel of the villages, so the "best trek in the world" can not be said to hold true anymore.
Day 1.Arrival in Kathmandu:-Himalayan High Spirits Adventures's Reprijentive will meet you and welcoming by flower and take you to Hotel,once you check room and rest oue staff take you evening walk
Day 2. After break fast we move for explore Kathmandu valley, we will take you Pashupatinath and budha nath stupa,come back to hotel and lunch/ free afternoon
Day 3. Walk up to shyambhunath in the morning/return to hotel lucnh and trip preparation
Day 4.Day 1. Kathmandu to Bhulbule via Beshishar by bus:-It is pleasant drive to Beshishar from Kathmandu, Road leads you quite gradually flat because you are still in the lower elevation, it is the breath taking experience till to Beshishar, you may see landscape, people custom anyway trail flow you bank of river.
Day 5: Bhulbule to Garmuphat:-It is the place well known for paddy farming, so it’s gain the title rich in growing Paddy .And also this place is famous for the Harvesting. So, you can see local people of this area being so busy on this farming or giving their most of time on this farming.
Day 6: Garmu phut to Chamche:-Chamche is the place which is famous for the productions of lots of vegetables such as pea , cabbage etc.It is located beside the lap of big rocks and along the side of rivers.
Day 7:Chamche to Dharapani:- Dharapani is the place where we can see a lot of scenery, valleys and Himalayas. It also gain the title , “famous for apple garden” because here lot of apples are grown.So , it is famous for the production of apples.
Day 8:Dharapani to Chame:- Chame is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern part of Nepal.Chame is the place where we can see local market and government offices.Most of the villagers buy required goods here.So ,it is also the place for buying required goods.
Day 9:Chame to pisang:- We climbed above 10,000 feet for the first time, ascending through pine forests until the trail opened into a fertile agricultural valley. Rice fields and cow pastures marked a rather more hospitable stretch of terrain, but many of the residents had moved south for the winter, to Pokhara or even Kathmandu, escaping the harsh climate of high altitude. This gave the landscape a rather abandoned air that would remain with us for the rest of the trip. It was actually a bit of relief given how relatively touristy villages like Chame have become.
Day 10:Pisang to monang:- There are two routes from Pisang to Monang, one which stays by the river takes 3 or 4 hours, and one which climbs up the valley and contours the mountains -- this takes about 8 hours. We opted for the higher, not only because it's more scenic, but because it would allow us to ascend to about 12,000 feet before descending to 11,800 feet for the night. A general guideline for acclimatization is hike high and sleep low.
Day 11:Rest in Monang/walking around:-Now ,we can continue hiking up to a ridge overlooking the village and peering far down the valley spotting a monastery up on the hillside. There is one famous monastery.It is believed to be over 500 years old, and housed an impressive collection of books and Buddhas.Here you ca n buy the goods you need because it is the final place to buy required goods for the trekking.
Day 12:Monang to Yak Kharkha:- After Manang, the daily mileage goes down as trekkers for the sake distance for altitude. It is about 13,700 feet. At this point in the trek, there are no longer villages simply a few spots containing a guest house or two, designed specifically for trekkers on their way to the pass. In season, these spots are packed. The landscape, too, becomes more barren, consisting mostly of rocks and dirt paths, leaving behind the trees and vegetation characteristic of lower altitudes. All of this lends to the growing drama associated with approaching an 18,000 foot pass
Day 13: Yak kharka to Thorang pass base camp:- It was again a short hike, but gained about a thousand feet of altitude, to 14,600. One thousand feet doesn't seem like much, but at this altitude, its impact is considerably greater. The air is now noticeably thinner, and finding a reasonable rhythm to the hike is paramount. Thorung Phedi consists of four guesthouses, one of which has a sun room that provided luxurious warmth for the afternoon after our hike.But some time it is closed.
Day 14:Thorang pass base camp to Muktinath:-It is 3000 feet to the pass in -20 degree temperature.Muktinath is one of the famous temples in this site. It is famous for Hindus and Buddhist people. Many foreigners and other people come to visit this temples from far away.
Day 15:Muktinath to Kagbeni:-Kagbeni is a place where nice vegetable fields. And it is the way to Upper mustang and monastery. This monastery is famous and popular in the Kagbeni region.Kagbeni is also popular for large production of fossil.
Day 16:Kagbeni to Jomsom:-Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang district. t extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airportfrom where there are regular flights.
Day 17:Jomsoom to Pokhara:- We can see a lot of Himalayas and tribute, awesome last look at the amazing Himalayas .Pokhara is famous for it’s eye-catching scenery such as David fall,Bindabasini temple,Fewa lake etc. In Pokhara you can do lot of shopping as you desire. It serves as the headquarters of Kaski District, Gandaki Zone and the Western Development Region. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu or Lamjung himal are situated within 30 miles (linear distance) of the city so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas
Day 18:Pokhara:- Explor Pokhara valley
Day 19: Flyback Kathmandu by Flight or private car
Day 20: Free and shoping