Annapurna Circuit Base Camp

DESTINATION: Nepal
TRIP GRADE: Moderate To Challenging
SEASON: Apr – May & Oct – Nov
ALTITUDE: 5416 mtrs /17769 ft

 Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Elevation: 1350m/4428ft
Welcome to Nepal and the start of our adventure! An Airport Representative will greet you upon landing and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a final briefing, and then it’s time to rest for the exciting day ahead.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar
Approximate Time: Driving (7 to 10 hours)
Elevation: Besisahar 820m/2700ft Driving (7 to 10 hours)

Today involves a long drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, bringing us closer to the trek’s starting point. Get ready for the first glimpse of snow-capped mountain scenery!

Day 03: Besisahar to Chamje via Syange
Approximate Time: Drive (1 hour) and Trekking (5 to 6 hours). 8 Km Hike/5 miles
Elevation: Chamje 1385m/4540ft

We leave Besisahar early, driving to Syange and taking the first stroll of our journey. Descending steeply, we cross the Marsyangdi River via a suspension bridge, passing through the stone village of Jagat before reaching Chamje.

Day 04: Chamje to Bagarchhap
Approximate Time: Trekking (6 to 8 hours). 15 km/9 miles
Elevation: Bagarchap 2160m

Continuing along the Marsyangdi, we climb towards Tal, reaching Bagarchhap by the end of the day, surrounded by flat-roofed homes against a backdrop of apple orchards and maize fields.

Day 05: Bagarchhap to Chame
Approximate Time: Trekking (5 to 6 hours). 13km/8 miles
Elevation: Chame 2710m/7090ft

Passing through Tyanja, we trek through the forest and parallel to a river, reaching Chame, the seat of the Manang district, with stunning views of Annapurna II.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang
Approximate Time: Trekking (5 to 6 hours). 13km/8 miles
Elevation: Pisang 3250m/10660ft

Trekking through the forest and across a steep valley, we head to Pisang, treated to spectacular views of the Paungda Danda rock face.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang
Approximate Time: Trekking (6 to 7 hours). 15 km/9 miles
Elevation: Manang 3540m/11600ft

Trekking through the higher, drier portion of Manang, we pass through Mungji village and either Hongde or Ghyaru, reaching our guesthouse at Manang.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Manang
Elevation: Manang 3540m/11600ft Rest Day
 

A rest day in Manang for acclimatization, exploring the village and gradually adjusting to the altitude.

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka
Approximate Time: Trekking (3 to 4 hours). 10km/6 miles
Elevation: Yak Kharka 4050m/13290ft

Our trail ascends steeply to Yak Kharka, passing through the Tenki Manang and along the Jarsang Khola Valley.

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Approximate Time: Trekking (3 to 4 hours). 9km/5.5 miles
Elevation: Thorung Phedi 4450m/14600ft

We climb high for about two hours before descending slightly, reaching Thorong Phedi, where we prepare for the challenging climb ahead.

Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass
Approximate Time: Trekking (7 to 8 hours). 16km/9.5 miles
Elevation: Muktinath 3800m/12460ft via Thorung Pass 5416m/17800ft

An early start for a steep climb to Thorung La Pass at 5,416m, followed by a descent to the holy town of Muktinath.

Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha
Approximate Time: Trekking (6 to 7 hours). 15km/9 miles
Elevation: Marpha 2670m/8760ft

Trekking from Muktinath to Kagbeni via Jhong, a less-traveled but richly rewarding leg of the Annapurna Circuit.

Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa
Approximate Time: Trekking (7 to 8 hours). 20km/12 Miles
Elevation: Ghasa 2010m/6600ft

Trekking to Ghasa, a small Thakali settlement, passing through charming villages and enjoying the changing climate.

Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani
Approximate Time: Trekking (7 to 8 hours). 20km/12 miles
Elevation: Tatopani 1200m/3940ft

Trekking to Tatopani, known for its hot springs, passing through ethnically diverse villages and lush greenery.

Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Approximate Time: Trekking (7 to 8 hours). 15km/9 miles
Elevation: Ghorepani 2870m/9410ft

A challenging leg through Shikha to Ghorepani, a major stop for trekkers, bustling with activity.

Day 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill, Pokhara
Approximate Time: Trekking (6 to 7 hours). 15km/9 miles
Elevation: Poon Hill 3200m/10500ft

An early morning excursion to Poon Hill for a breathtaking sunrise panorama, followed by a downhill stroll to Nayapul. A taxi ride takes us to Pokhara for a comfortable stay.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Elevation: Pokhara 1000m/3280ft

 An early morning flight back to Kathmandu, with the rest of the day free for relaxation. A farewell dinner is planned for the evening.

Day 18: Departure Day
Elevation: 1350m/4428ft

Ensuring you reach the airport on time for your departure, bidding farewell with hopes that you’ve made lasting memories. 

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