Annapurna Circuit Trek via Poon Hill (19 Days)

  • Tharong La Pass Trek
  • Tharong La Pass
  • Group Annapurna Circuit
  • Sunrise Poon Hill
  • Poon Hill Sign

Annapurna Circuit Trek counted among the best trekking trails amongst the trekkers from the entire world. Amongst other diverse trekking options in Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the magnificent treks which bestow different adventurous experiences with natural beauty and has equal significance of both enriching values too. Annapurna trekking ways are adorned out by the arresting Himalayan scenes. The locations are full of plentiful lifestyle; pleasant way of life of striking communities making the trek meaningful journey in Nepal. Furthermore, we will wander all the way by way of the Rhododendron woods, the trivial air of the Tibetan flat terrain and countless more.

Similarly, you will have a tour to delightful Ghandrung, filled with Gurung inhabitants plus you will get to see prehistoric buildings and idyllic setting under the peak of Machhapuchhre lying at 6,993m as well as Gurung museum too is the enthralling part of the trek. Typically, this place is admired for its amazingly lined courtyards. Besides, the trek will allow you view the enjoyable settlements of Magars, terraced slopes, rhododendron woods, and other assorted ethnic group who are sociable in nature. You will go up to 17, 000 m passes, glaciers, and the like. The major appeal of the trek goes by Thorung La Pass (5416m). Far below to the west way, we will view the Kaligandaki River. We will walk downward for the travel around to Muktinath, the sacred spot for Hindus and Buddhists equally.

Third Eye Adventure arranges this moderate 19 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking captivate you with its amazing background of Annapurna(8,097) plus Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lumjung, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Tukuche peak, and the like. Plus, the trek will present an option to view the natural riches of Nepal and to hike around rustic villages.

 

Trip Overview

Click here for Detailed Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1320m).

Welcome to Nepal! Here our representative will meet you with a name card as you leave the airport. You will be welcomed by receiving a garland (floral wreath) around your neck, this means welcome to Nepal.  You will then be driven to your hotel by car.  Here you can have a rest and enjoy the day around Thamel; the tourist centre of Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu, Meals B

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan’s Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swayambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu, Meals B

Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (800m/2,624ft): 8-9 Hour Drive

We leave early and drive to the village of Bhulbhule, just north of Pokhara. The spectacular journey, which takes approximately 8 hours, offers travellers an exciting adventure along Nepal’s cliff-side road network.

Tea House in Bhulbhule, Meals B,L,D

Day 04: Trek to Syange (1,410m/4,625ft): 6-7 Hours

The trail to Chame is surrounded by amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, steep cliffs, villages and lush forests. We follow the Marsyangdi River as we travel through the village of Syange (1,100m/3,609ft). The demanding trail from Syange to Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) ends as we approach Chame.

Tea House in Chame, Meals B,L,D

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5-6 Hours

Higher in the Manang region, local crops transition from rice to corn, barley and potatoes. We continue up the Marsyangdi river valley through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way is the village Tal, which sits along a sandy beach and beautiful waterfall.

Tea House in Dharapani, Meals B,L,D

Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5-6 Hours

We follow a set of steep forested ridges, where it is common to see several landslides along the trail. This trail offers sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft).

Tea House in Chame, Meals B,L,D

Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3,300m/10,827ft): 5-6 Hours

The trek to Pisang is dominated by a dramatic curved rock face, rising nearly a mile from the river. As we travel into the alpine regions of the Himalayan range, the forests and vegetation we experienced earlier disappears. You will get spectacular photos as we cross and re-cross the river via several suspension bridges.

Tea House in Pisang, Meals B,L,D

Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,535m/11,598ft): 6-8 Hours

The trek to Manang offers several variations depending on the level of adventure you crave. The lower and less-strenuous route, which takes around five hours, follows a trail contouring the valley and stunning views of the Manang valley. As you continue on the trail and over multiple ridges, breathtaking views of Annapurna III (7,555m/24,787ft) will greet you as the trail rises to the left, passing through the village of Hongde.

The high route offers a serious eight-hour adventure for any trekker looking for an extra challenge. The high route follows the east bank of the Marsyangdi River valley. As you leave the village, the trail continues to rise until crossing a beautiful mountain stream. Then strenuous zigzag climbing leads to the village of Ghyaru. A visit to the gompa at the top of the village offers wonderful views of Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. The trail continues, passing through the Ngawal village. After Ngawal, you will descend back to the valley floor and re-join the main trail, bringing you to the villages of Braga and Manang.

Tea House in Manang, Meals B,L,D

Day 09: Rest and relaxation in Manang (3,535m/11,598ft) 

The village of Manang offers a nice spot to rest, relax and adjust to the higher altitude. It is essential to acclimatize, as we are now high in the Himalayas. Take some time to walk around and enjoy the village. There are several beautiful lakes near the village, as well as souvenir shopping and a clinic run by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

Tea House in Manang, Meals B,L,D

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,200m): 3-4 Hours

After acclimatization in Manang, we continue to Yak Kharka.  As you get higher in the Himalayas, it’s important to be aware of the effects of altitude sickness. It is essential for proper acclimatization to make stops between Manang and Thorong Phedi. As we leave Manang, the path gradually ascends higher up the valley; however, at this altitude, you will definitely feel the effects of the higher elevation. We will stay overnight at the village of Yak Kharka. If you still have some energy, there are several additional shorter hikes you can take around the village in the afternoon.

Tea House in Yak Kharka, Meals B,L,D

Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi or high camp (4,400m-4600m): 4-5 Hours 

This is another short day on our way to Thorong Phedi. After leaving Yak Kharka, we take the higher route and pass through the small village of Letdar. The trail continues on the eastern side of Thorong valley, before dropping down to the valley floor and crossing the Thorong valley. We continue the short, but sharp climb to Thorong Phedi. We will arrive in Thorong Phedi around lunch. After lunch, adventurous trekkers may want to take a short hike around the village.

Tea House in Phedi/High Camp, Meals B,L,D

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft): 7-8 Hours

If we stay in phedi. This early morning start begins a challenge. At dawn, we ascend steeply for approximately one hour to a notch in the trail at 4,679m/15,351ft.  From high camp we continue up the trail, ascending several false summits before we top out at the Thorong La pass at 5,416m/17,769ft. The pass is decorated with large cairn and Buddhist prayer flags. You will have spectacular views of the Annapurna Range to the south and the Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. After the four-hour trek to the pass, the decent to Muktinath takes three to four hours. The decent offers stunning views of Dhaulagiri (8,175m/26,821ft), Tukuche Peak (6,920m/22,703ft) and the valley of the Kali Gandaki below.

Hotel in Muktinath, Meals B,L,D

Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,665m/8,743ft): 4-5 Hours 

The trail to Marpha is an amazing journey. The trail passes along a plateau above Kali Gandaki gorge, recognized as one of the deepest gorges in the world. The dry and arid landscape throughout the valley resembles Tibet more that Nepal. Marpha is the apple capital of Nepal. Trekkers can enjoy the wonderful apple products created in the area. The more adventurous can partake in the famous Marpha apple brandy, popular throughout Nepal.

Tea House in Manang, Meals B,L,D

Day 14 Trek to Kalopani (2,560m/8,399ft): 5-6 Hours

We follow the Kali Gandaki gorge, enjoying the beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Annapurna I. As we get lower in the valley, the vegetation dramatically changes with the arid landscape, transforming into a more subtropical climate.

Tea House in Kalopani, Meals B,L,D

Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,180m/3,871ft): 6-7 Hours 

From Kalopani, the trail continues downhill to Tatopani. The trek travels through numerous villages and settlements. As we get lower, you will notice how the lower altitudes are much more populated than the higher valleys in the area. We cross the suspension bridge at Ghasa and continue down the east bank from Kopchepani via Garpar to a bridge at Dana, on our way to the hot springs at Tatopani. Here you can have a well needed soak in the hot springs.

Tea House in Tatopani, Meals B,L,D

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,830m/9,285ft): 7-8 Hours

We continue to pass through a number of Nepali villages on our way back uphill to the village of Ghorepani. The walk will take 7-8 hours and is a strenuous uphill journey.

Tea House in Ghorepani, Meals B,L,D

Day 17: Ascend Poon Hill (3,200m/10,499ft) then trek to Tirkedunga (1,550m/5,085ft): 5-6 Hours

In the morning, we will make the short trek up Poon Hill over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Due to its proximity to Pokhara, Poon Hill is a popular photography site, with its unobstructed views over the region. Early morning we ascend Poon Hill (3210m) for about an hour.  Here we will catch the spectacular sunrise view of the Dhaulagiri ranges and Annapurna ranges with Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and many more peaks. Then descend to the hotel to have breakfast and pack our bags and trek to Hile (1510m) and get a jeep to Nayapul or direct go to Pokhara.

Hotel in Pokhara, Meals B,L

Day 18: Return to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft): 7 Hour Drive 

From Pokhara, it is a six-hour tourist bus ride back to Kathmandu. The highway is cut into the side of the river valley and follows a series of steep rocky gorges, landslides and roaring rapids, crossed by precarious suspension bridges. Once back at your hotel you can relax or go explore the maze of souvenir shops in Thamel.

Hotel in Kathmandu, Meals B

Day 19: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards they will drop you to the airport.

Note of above Itinerary:

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch 

D = Dinner

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule (800m/2,624ft): 8-9 Hour Drive

Day 04: Trek to Syange (1,410m/4,625ft): 6-7 Hours

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3,300m/10,827ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,535m/11,598ft): 6-8 Hours

Day 09: Rest and relaxation in Manang (3,535m/11,598ft)

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,200m): 3-4 Hours

Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi or high camp (4,400m-4600m): 4-5 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) crossing Thorung La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft): 7-8 Hours

Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2,665m/8,743ft): 4-5 Hours

Day 14: Trek to Kalopani (2,560m/8,399ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1,180m/3,871ft): 6-7 Hours

Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (2,830m/9,285ft): 7-8 Hours

Day 17: Ascend Poon Hill (3,200m/10,499ft) then trek to Tirkedunga (1,550m/5,085ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 18: Return to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft): 7 Hour Drive

Day 19: Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home.

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along. Add $100 per person If choosing one way flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • 1 Person -$1370
  • 2-4 People -$1290
  • 5+ People -$1240

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 19 Days

Grade: Moderate to challenging

Maximum Altitude: Thorung La Pass (5,416 m)

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Bus, Plane(optional)

Best Time: October to early December; March and April 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
[email protected] +977-9851175534
Quick Enquiry

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Nationality

Your Message

Book Now
Book Now

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Airport Pickup
YesNo

Nationality

Number of People

Questions or Comments

USD Currency Converter
All our prices are in US Dollars, use the below convertor to change to your local currency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow and like us:

Need Insurance?

Testimonials

  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    Luke Dildz Hildred
  • I visited Kathmandu in May and was very impressed with using Third Eye Adventures for our tours. Very helpful and made our time there very enjoyable, a great country to visit and would highly recommend anyone travelling to Nepal to use them cheers Steve
    Please follow and like us:
    Steve H
  • Visited May 2014
    Please follow and like us:
    James Duffy
  • “Trek of a Lifetime”

    Visited February 2015

    Please follow and like us:
    786Alice