Annapurna Massif, Nepal, 18 Day Guided Hiking Tour

AMGA certified guide Sandeep wants to lead you on an unforgettable 18 day trek around the amazing Annapurna Massif and its wonderful villages in Nepal.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

18 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Group


 
The Annapurna massif in Nepal is a sensational and incredibly fascinating area to explore. And on this trip, which can range from 18 to 21 days, I would like to guide you through it on a hiking adventure you will never forget!

The trip will begin as soon as you land at the Kathmandu airport. We will pick you up and take you to your hotel, where you can enjoy some much needed rest. On the following day, you will get to explore the amazing city and all of its highlights. After Kathmandu, the journey through Annapurna will begin.

After a long and scenic drive to Beshisahar, we will start trekking. The long trek that will encompass so much of Annapurna will take you to a number of wonderful Nepalese villages. From Jagat and Dharapani to Chame, Tal, Pisang and more, you will get to immerse yourself in the amazing culture of the area. Richly Tibetan, you will get to spend many nights in different tea houses in the villages we will trek through. Moreover, you will get to meet and talk to the local people, and enjoy their delicious food and wonderful customs.

Throughout this trek, you will also get to enjoy some breathtaking views of the amazing Himalayas. From places like Minang, you will get to gaze at some of the largest peaks in the region, as the sun rises and sets.

 

Highlights

 
  • Spend 18 or 21 days exploring the beautiful Annapurna massif.

  • Spend several nights in different Nepalese villages.

  • Gaze at some of the most incredible peaks in the Himalayas.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
2885 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 In addition to the guiding fee, the price includes airport transfer, hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, sightseeing trip in Kathmandu, park fees and permits, meals and lodgings throughout the trek. The price does not include the Nepalese visa, flights, insurance, personal expenses and gratuities.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu (4,490 ft)

    After you arrive at the airport, a representative will pick you up and take you to your hotel. At the hotel there will be a brief meeting about the trip to come. Afterwards, you can relax, enjoy a meal and get some sleep.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour

    During the day, you can explore Kathmandu on a city tour. You will be able to see much of the city’s highlights, including the Bodhnath Stupa, which is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world, and Pashupatinath, and will get to walk around at your leisure before returning to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 3: Drive to Beshisahar and trek to Bulbule (2,760 ft)

    We will depart Kathmandu early in the morning on a long, scenic drive to Beshisahar. Once there, we will trek for approximately 2 hours to Bulbule where we will spend the night.

  • Day 4: Trek to Jagat (4,270 ft)

    Today we will trek past a beautiful waterfall to Ngaddi. From there, we will cross a suspension bridge, and climb through a forest to Lampatta. After that, we will pass the village of Bahundanda, descend to the river at Syange, where we will cross the river and continue on until we reach Jagat, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 5: Trek to Dharapani (6,100 ft)

    Today we will cross another suspension bridge and climb through an oak forest until we reach the village of Tal. Afterwards, we will cross the river a few times before reaching the village of Dharapani, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 6: Trek to Chame (8,760 ft)

    During today’s trek, we will pass through several villages including Bagarchap, Dhanagyu and Temang, where you can gaze at amazing peaks like Manaslu. Finally, we will make our way to Chame, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 7: Trek to Pisang (10,500 ft)

    Leaving the forests behind, we will make our way through alpine terrain to Brathang. From there, we will continue on, going higher, providing you with amazing views of Annapurna II before we reach Pisang, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 8: Trek to Manang (11,610 ft)

    Today, we will have 2 options as to which route we take to Manang. We can take the main trail, just under Braga, or take the shorter trail, which climbs a low pass into the valley below Pisang peak. After passing through Braga, we will make our way to Manang, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 9: Rest and acclimatization day in Manang

    As you spend the day getting properly acclimatized, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore Manang, and enjoy the abundance of fantastic views of Gangapurna and the Annapurna massif.

  • Day 10: Trek to Yakkharka (13,180 ft)

    We will make our way up to Yakkharka , where we will spend the night, by trekking out of the Marsyangdi valley and up the valley of Jarsang Khola. Once we reach Yakkharka, you will get to take some short, acclimatizing treks up the nearby hills.

  • Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi (14,600 ft)

    For acclimatization purposes, today will be a short day, as we make our way up to the Thorong Phedi, where we will spend the night. Once there, you can walk up to the Thorong high camp and enjoy the views.

  • Day 12: Trek to Thorong-La (17,770 ft) and Muktinath (12,340 ft)

    We will leave Thorong Phedi very early in the morning and make our way up to the Thorong-La pass. From the pass, you can gaze forward into Tibet, back at the Annapurnas and down at the Kali Gandaki chasm. Afterwards, we will descend to Muktinath, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (9,190 ft)

    After visiting a series of temples above Muktinath, we will cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to the village of Jhong, which you will get to explore. Afterwards, we will make our way to Kagbeni, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (8,920 ft)

    Today we will trek to Eklebhatti, where we will have lunch. After that, we will make our way to Jomsom, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 15: Fly to Pokhara (2,790 ft)

    We will wake up early and the morning and take a short, 40 minute flight to Pokhara. Once there, you can check into your hotel, take a shower, and spend the day and night at your leisure.

  • Day 16: Explore Pokhara

    Today is a free day that you can spend how you please in Pokhara.

  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu. Once there, you will have the day free to enjoy some sightseeing and do some last minute shopping.

  • Day 18: Departure Home

    On your final day, we will transport you to the Kathmandu airport, where you will catch your flight home.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Kathmandu international airport.
Accommodation

Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and various tea houses throughout the trek.

More info

Participants must be least 13 years of age.
There is an option to walk back to Pokhara instead of flying from Jomsom on day 15. If you choose this option, it will add 3 additional days if trekking to Beni, and another 2 days if you want to drive back from Jomsom, which would extend the trip to 21 days.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I began my climbing career in the Pacific Northwest and am always seeking new challenges. I have climbed extensively in the Cascades, stood atop the five major volcanoes in Washington and navigated technical routes such as Liberty Ridge on Rainier and the North Ridge on Baker. I am an avid rock climber and enjoy hard sport climbs as well as challenging multi-pitch alpine routes like the North Ridge of Mount Stuart. I am driven by a passion for adventure and new cultural experiences and regularly lead expeditions to India, Nepal, and Kilimanjaro.

 
 
FROM 2885 USD per person

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