About Trip

Annapurna region is the most diversified and full of splendid creations of Mother Nature. Trekkers who visit this region will be hypnotized by the splendors of nature and grandeurs of majestic Himalayas blessing multiethnic community. Establishment of various roads in the area has paved way for the joyous comfortable journey. Therefore, it is not like before as trekkers don’t need to walk from Besisahar.

The journey has been shortened after the development of accessibility prerequisites. Therefore, travel planners of Sublime Trails have modified itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Redesigned activities have been useful for either trekking or cycling as well. Enjoy majestic contemporary Annapurna region via Modern Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Journey of Modern Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Kathmandu and trekkers start walking adventure from Dharapani. Hilly postal graveled road has been operating in the area. Henceforth, Sublime Trails proposed this contemporary trekking route to witness Annapurna Region round. Walking along the river, tranquil hamlets, remote towns, waterfalls, green lush forests and Mountain Vistas are usual sights. Manang stay during trekking endows mystical feeling. The lifestyle, traditions and rituals of people could be gloss other than splendid Himalayan landscape.

The journey further extends towards Yak Kharka (meadows) before ascending Thorong La Pass (5420 m). The view of mountains like Himchuli, Neelgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many others are seen from top of Thorong La Pass. Snow covered trail is definitely epitome of wilderness thrill. Once you cross this pass mythical Muktinath Temple appears. Witness the amazing harmony between Buddhism and Hinduism in Muktinath by visiting Nunnery and Hindu Temple. Neelgiri Mountain on backdrop and sacred temple will definitely wraps up your mystical trekking of Annapurna round. From Jomsom the scenic flight will take you back to Pokhara.

Book the Modern Annapurna Circuit Trek with the team of Sublime Trails. Most of the trekking agencies are still operating old ways of trekking in Annapurna round area. However, we would like to present absolute thrill and wilderness element to our valued guests while taking them for Himalayan walking holiday. Therefore, for competitive price, exhilarating hassle free trek and impeccable hospitality remember us.

Trip Highlights

  • Thorong La Pass Crossing
  • Spectacular Mountain Vistas of more than 30 mountains
  • Hilly – Himalayan – Hilly landscape
  • Manang Village
  • Muktinath Temple
  • Diversified Forest Environment
  • Lake City Pokhara
  • Jomsom the Windiest town of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
  • Day 02: Orientation and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to chamje for 7-8 Hours and overnight at chamje lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to dharapani (1960m) which takes about six hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) this takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) this would take about five hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) we reckon this takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 08: Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town.
  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours.
  • Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) which takes about 3 and half hours.
  • Day 11: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and this will take about seven hours.
  • Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and this will take about seven hours.
  • Day 13: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m.) takes approximately 5 hours.
  • Day 14: Fly back from jomsom to pokhara ( Lunch relaxation in pokhara) and Overnight at pokhara City.
  • Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Free or transfer to the Int'l airport for journey home sweet home
Detail Itinerary

Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our AnnapurnaTrek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Flight, private transport and shared land vehicle is available on your demand.

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Annapurna Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Annapurna Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Annapurna Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Annapurna Trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Annapurna Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Annapurna region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast.

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch.

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea.

Explore around the place.

Dinner.

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.