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Annapurna Circuit Budget trek – 12 days

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Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal offers the unforgettable trekking adventure i.e. Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. This well-known trail is one of the most well-liked hiking routes in the world since it provides a variety of landscapes, charming cities, and the majestic Annapurna Massif

Trip Overview

 Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek

  • Climb the 5,416-meter-high Thorong La Pass to enjoy breath-taking sweeping vistas.
  • Explore a variety of landscapes, including high desert plateaus, alpine meadows, and lush woods.
  • Engage with Manangi, Thakali, and Gurung communities in their native villages.
  • Admire breathtaking views of Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna the entire time.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a revered pilgrimage site featuring 108 water spouts and an organic flame.
  • Travel through charming communities along the deepest gorge, such as Marpha and Jomsom.
  • Relax in the natural hot springs surrounded by lush vegetation in Tatopani.
  • Witness a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan peaks from Ghorepani’s Poon Hill.

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal offers the unforgettable trekking adventure i.e. Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek. This well-known trail is one of the most well-liked hiking routes in the world since it provides a variety of landscapes, charming cities, and the majestic Annapurna Massif. Trekkers on this popular trekking journey, which takes them on an exciting tour of the Annapurna Massif, may encounter an amazing combination of cultural diversity, different landscapes, and beautiful panoramas. Trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit Trek can visit two breathtaking river valleys connected by the Thorong La Mountain Pass.

 

Situated in the north-central region of Nepal, hikers may enjoy the breathtaking topography around these river basins. The Annapurna Circuit Trek path follows the Marsyangdi River up to the Manang Valley, then drops down into the lower Mustang region via the Kali Gandaki Valley. Between Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) to the west and Mount Annapurna (8,091 m) to the east, the Kali Gandaki River creates deep cuttings. With a depth five times greater than the Grand Canyon, this gorge is the deepest on Earth.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 01 :

Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m/2723ft) by bus. Driving 6 hours.

Day 02 :

Drive to Chame by local jeep (2725m/8938ft) Driving 7:30 hours

Day 03 :

Chame to Pisang (3190m/10464ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

Day 04 :

Pisang to Braga village (3475m/11400ft). Walking 6:30 hours.

Day 05 :

Day hiking to Ice lake 4620m/15157 and back to Manang Walking 7:30 hours.

Day 06 :

Rest and Acclimatization at Manang. (3500m/11480ft).

Day 07 :

Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13416ft). Walking 5 hours.

Day 08 :

Yak kharka to Throung Phedi (4441m/14567ft) walking 6 hours.

Day 09 :

Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3802m /12470ft) via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.

Day 10 :

Drive to Tatopani (Natural Hotspring) 1010m/ 3058ft) by local bus. Walking 4:30 hours.

Day 11 :

Trek to Ghorepani (2725m/ 8251ft). Walking 6:30 hours

Day 12 :

Hiking to Poonhill then trek down to Tikedhunga then drive to Pokhara by local Jeep. Trip ends.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m/2723ft) by bus. Driving 6 hours.

We travel to Besisahar early in the morning in a private vehicle. You will be able to see a lot of beautiful scenery while you travel, and you will be shown to your lodging when you get to Besisahar. You can take a stroll around the village in the evening.

Day 02 Drive to Chame by local jeep (2725m/8938ft) Driving 7:30 hours

Following a lavish breakfast, we head to Chame, which is a charming point of entry into Manang. You’ll be even more excited for the journey ahead as the strange landscapes start to appear before your eyes.

Day 03 Chame to Pisang (3190m/10464ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we head towards Upper Pisang. Before spending the night in Upper Pisang, we journey around small curves and waterfalls while taking in the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Day 04 Pisang to Braga village (3475m/11400ft). Walking 6:30 hours.

After a hearty meal of regional fare, we make our way to Braga Village. Along the route, you will come across a lot of friendly folks who will greet you with smiles. You will also be able to witness the local’s real way of life. Stay overnight in Braga.

Day 05 Day hiking to Ice lake 4620m/15157 and back to Manang Walking 7:30 hours.

Our target for the day is Ice Lake, one of the highest lakes in Nepal. The weather and the sights are both going to be amazing. We’re going to take a quick walk back to Manang where you’ll spend your night

Day 06 Rest and Acclimatization at Manang. (3500m/11480ft).

We will take a rest day as per protocol to allow our bodies to adjust to the higher altitude.

Take a short hike to one of the neighboring locations to enjoy the view of the mountains. Take a stroll in the evening through Manang’s streets. Overnight at Manang.

Day 07 Manang to Yak Kharka (4090m/13416ft). Walking 5 hours.

We’re going to Ledar this morning after breakfast. Here, you can savor some delectable churpi and yak cheese. You can also bring some Churpis home with you because they keep for several months. We will spend the night at Yak Kharka and walk to Thorung High Camp the next day.

Day 08 Yak kharka to Throung Phedi (4441m/14567ft) walking 6 hours.

Today, you will walk up to Thorung High Camp. It will be a long hike, so we’ll head out early. While traveling, you’ll be able to see a lot of amazing mountain vistas and other amazing sites of Nepalese wonders.

Day 09 Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3802m /12470ft) via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.

We will be traveling to a well-known mustang region today, and our overnight stop will be Muktinath. We traverse Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point on this journey at 5,416 meters. Given the length and difficulty of today’s trip, we will begin out early and go slowly. This evening, we will be staying at the village of Muktinath.

Day 10 Drive to Tatopani (Natural Hotspring) 1010m/ 3058ft) by local bus. Walking 4:30 hours.

We travel in the direction of Tatopani today in order to investigate an intriguing detour to Poonhill. Poonhill, known for its breathtaking views of the mountains, is today one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. For the night, Tatopani will serve as our base.

Day 11 Trek to Ghorepani (2725m/ 8251ft). Walking 6:30 hours

We depart for Ghorepani, a Magar village and one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations, this morning after breakfast. Ghorepani’s native population is known as the Magars. You will be able to see many breathtaking vistas of the mountains on our way to Ghorepani, where we will spend the night.

Day 12 Hiking to Poonhill then trek down to Tikedhunga then drive to Pokhara by local Jeep. Trip ends.

We head to Poonhill early in the morning in an attempt to witness the magnificent dawn. From the Poonhill viewpoint, which is 3,193 meters above sea level, you can see many amazing snow-capped mountains, including Dhaulagiri I (8,167 meters), Nilgiri, and Tukuche, as well as the Annapurna range, which includes Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Annapurna I (8,091 meters), and Annapurna South (7,219 meters). After arriving in Ulleri, we take a car back to Pokhara so we can get a good night’s sleep. This marks the end of this exhilarating Annapurna Circuit Budget Trek.

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Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06
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