Active: Annapurna Circuit Trek (ANTA)
Countries Visited: Nepal Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 5 - These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
Group Size: Max 15, Avg 10
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (3 nts), teahouse lodges (14 nts).
Take in stunning Himalayan views, experience high passes and prayer flags, stay in teahouse lodges and tiny hamlets, Visit sacred temples and monasteries, Enjoy a day to trek Poon Hill or unwind
On this incredible trekking adventure, spend 13 challenging days traversing rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world's highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you'll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Kathmandu||Day 1 Kathmandu|
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Jagat||Day 2 Kathmandu/Jagat|
Travel to Besi Sahar before heading out on a short trek to Jagat. Take in the beautiful hot springs along the way. Included Activities: Jagat Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 3||Bagarchhap||Day 3 Jagat/Bagarchhap|
For almost 2 weeks, we immerse ourselves into the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Range. At 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing, creating magnificent panoramas from any view point. Throughout the trek we come across isolated mountain communities, each observing different ancestral customs and traditions, resulting in not only a visually superb expedition but also a culturally rich one. Amid the rugged mountain scenery, we meet warm and welcoming locals herding yaks and goats on grassy pastures, and visit their monasteries and temples. Along the way, we see waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers, broad plains, and high mountain passes and reward ourselves with a soak in natural hot springs (youve earned this!). The trekking is challenging, averaging 6-7 hrs a day, often at high altitudes. The highest point we reach, occurring on Day 9, is the 5,416m (17,769ft) Thorung Pass. Given the dangers of altitude sickness, it is imperative that we take at least 3 days to ascend to this height. A couple of days are also allowed for rest and acclimatisation. Additional Notes: Details for the trek are as follows. Please note however that the exact itinerary can vary due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions or bandhs (strikes) called by the government. Included Activities: Trek to Bagarchhap
|Day 4||Chame||Day 4 Bagarchhap/Chame|
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,670m, 8,760ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 5||Pisang||Day 5 Chame/Pisang|
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m,10,827ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 6||Manang||Day 6 Pisang/Manang|
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m, 11,614ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 7||Manang||Day 7 Manang|
Enjoy a rest day at Manang. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day
|Day 8||Yakkharka||Day 8 Manang/Yakkharka|
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharta (4,018m, 13,182ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 9||Phedi||Day 9 Yakkharka/Phedi|
Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,450m, 14,600ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 10||Muktinath||Day 10 Phedi/Muktinath|
Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m, 12,467ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 11||Muktinath||Day 11 Muktinath|
Enjoy a rest day and explore Muktinath. Included Activities: Acclimatization Day
|Day 12||Kalopani||Day 12 Muktinath/Kalopani|
Drive from Muktinath to Kalopani (2,530m, 8,301ft). Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 65km)
|Day 13||Tatopani||Day 13 Kalopani/Tatopani|
Drive from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,160m, 3,806ft). Transport: Local bus (2.00-3.00 hours, 35km)
|Day 14||Sikha||Day 14 Tatopani/Sikha|
Trek from Tatopani to Sikha (3,108m, 10,197ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 15||Ghorepani||Day 15 Sikha/Ghorepani|
Trek from Sikha to Ghorepani (2,785m, 9,137ft). Included Activities: Annapurna Circuit Trek
|Day 16||Pokhara||Day 16 Ghorepani/Pokhara|
Enjoy an early morning excursion to Poon Hill. It takes about 8 hrs to Nayapul, where our bus will be waiting to take us to Pokhara. Rest and take a well-deserved shower in this lakeside resort town. Included Activities: Poon Hill Excursion Annapurna Circuit Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 17||Kathmandu||Day 17 Pokhara/Kathmandu|
We travel back to Kathmandu where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafEs. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 18||Kathmandu||Day 18 Kathmandu|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.