Annapurna Circuit Trek ( 21 Days)
Package Price : $2300

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Embark on a magical 21 days Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world’s tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, we will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in between. Beginning the trek from Khudi after about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu, the initial days of the trek involves walking through rice farms, forests and friendly villages in the lower realms of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Khudi [800 m/2624]: 8 – 9 hrs drive

Day 04:  Khudi to Sirung [2200m/7216 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 05:  Sirung to Chamje [1,410m/4,626ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 07:  Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 08:  Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 09: Pisang to Manang : 6 – 7 hrs

Day 10: Manang: Rest

Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3 – 4 hours

Day 12:  Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3 – 4 hrs

Day 13:  Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

Day 14:  Muktinath to Marpha [2,670m/8,760ft]: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 15:  Marpha to Kalopani [2530 m/8300 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 16: Kalopani to Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 17:  Tatopani to Ghorepani [2,850m/9,350ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

Day 18:  Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 19:  Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu : 6 hrs drive

Day 21: Farewell Friend

What’s included

Island Peak Expedition – 16 Days

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel  in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and expedition
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), expedition guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals on mountain
  • Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

 

Trip Introduction

On your 16-day Island Peak Expedition you will not only reach the summit of the magnificent Island Peak but also experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Island Peak was renamed “Imje Tse” in the early ’80s, though its original name is still more popular. The mountain was named “Island Peak” in 1952 AD due to its striking location in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice. Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated west face that rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is a bit tough to do; however, the magnificent views from the summit are certainly a fitting reward for your efforts.

 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5- 6 hours

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 to 6 hours

Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 3-4 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

Day 09: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours

Day 10: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp

Day 11: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) 10-12 hours

Day 12: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

Day 13: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure

 

 

Best Season

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

 

 

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable  vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What’s not included



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