Annapurna circuit trek with us

This wondrous trek rising above 5,400 metres allows you to get close up and personal with one of the longest and most captivating mountain ranges on the planet. Trekkers the world over have fallen in love with this truly magnificent place, replete with stunning vistas, dazzling flora and fauna, and fascinating mountain culture.

The trails along the circuit are well designed and maintained, allowing for comfortable trekking. Solid suspension bridges, from which picturesque views of this remarkable place can be had, span many of the major river crossings.

The landscape along the route ranges from lush green subtropical valleys, home to Hindu villages and terraced farms, to the desert scape of the Tibetan Plateau, inhabited predominantly by Tibetan Buddhists.

Our trek will take us through four Nepalese rural districts – Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi – each dotted with villages that offer tantalizing glimpses into traditional Nepali village life. Mustang is notably one of the last regions of the world to observe the ancient Bonpo religion, the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.

For better acclimatisation, we will trek counter-clockwise, passing by the prominent peaks of Manaslu (8156m, 8th highest mountain in the world ), Langtang Himal, Annapurna II, IV and III (7937m, 7525m and 7937m respectively), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna I (8091m, 10th highest mountain in the world) and Dhaulagiri (8167m, 7th highest mountain in the world). When we arrive at the prayer flags of Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5416m, commanding mountain views will greet you from every side. Amazingly, the surrounding summits will appear to be at eye level or lower, making you feel like you are literally on top of the world. We will continue on through the world’s deepest gorge on either side of which two 8,000 metre-high mountains tower like stone gods. We will make an ascent to Poon Hill towards the end of the trek to enjoy an unobstructed, 360-degree view of these two monoliths as well as South Annapurna and Machapuchare, the famed ‘Fishtail Mountain’.

This trail is part of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) High Route, the longest and highest walking trails in the world.

Your Authentic Experience with us

Your authentic experience will include visiting some of the iconic Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries in bustling Kathmandu, a living museum full of ancient monuments and buildings where you will be able to witness the day-to-day lives of intriguing locals including monks, priests, devotees and indigenous people. Walking through the villages while chatting with the guide on trek, you will feel like travelling back in time to see primitive forms of farming and indigenous way of living. You will also see exemplary community living in an ethnic settlement of Gurungs, who  are the predominant race recruited in the famous Gurkha regiment of the British and Indian army, and are known as brave Gurkha soldiers.

Our Services

Pre-departure

At the time of booking, we will provide you with a comprehensive trip note covering things like the difficulty level/expected fitness level, health and training tips for effective trek preparation and important safety information.

We will also organise a free pre-departure information session for groups which covers all important aspects of the journey and provides a forum for answering all of your questions.

In Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, a licenced tour guide will take you on a heritage sightseeing tour of ancient monasteries, temples, monuments and buildings. Drawing upon extensive local knowledge, the guide will take you through the side streets and alleyways where you will be able to see local and indigenous people up close, going about their day-to-day lives. This unique tour will literally make you feel like you are travelling back in time!

In the evening on the day of arrival, when the tour guide meets and greets you, he will facilitate a group dinner if there is an interest among the travellers for a traditional culinary experience (on your own expenses).

On The Trek

On your unforgettable trek, you will receive continual support from a highly experienced crew, which includes a licenced and seasoned English-speaking trekking guide, porter and Sherpa (for large groups). The trekking guide has first aid along with other relevant training, and understands high altitude sickness and its management.

All our guides are friendly and caring. They will go beyond the call of duty to ensure your continual safety and comfort. For example, they will check (where possible) with the lodge owners to ensure that your rooms throughout the trek are well set. They will advise you on how to stay hygienic on the trek and will help you with meal selection. If the crew is aware that someone in the group has a birthday, they may surprise everyone by organising (where possible) a birthday cake.

With us, all you will need to carry is a day pack to store your personal items (e.g. hat, sunscreen, chocolate and energy bars, etc).  The rest will be carried by a porter. All accommodation on this busy trail will be organized by us in advance. Meals are available at each lodge. Your guide will help you to place meal orders and will ensure that you are looked after. All you will need do each evening is kick back and relax at the lodge so that you will have a fresh start the next day.

So, get ready for a wondrous alpine journey which has been nothing short of a life-changing experience for so many.

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Ghorepani Poonhill trek in Annapurna with us

This popular short and low-altitude trek in the famous Annapurna region offers magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, which together boast three of the world’s eight thousand metre-high mountains, along with a unique insight into diverse Himalayan cultures.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers what is commonly known as ‘Annapurna balcony trekking’, meaning that the route is fit for all trekkers and adventure seekers. This trail leads to the west of Pokhara, offering superb views of the entire Annapurna trekking region. Trekking in the area offers dazzling mountain scenery punctuated by the one and only Machapuchare (‘Mt Fishtail’), thick rhododendron forests teeming with birds, deep sub-tropical valleys and charming alpine villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar peoples.

This trail is notable for the rhododendrons that bloom from March to May, making the hills look as though they have been carpeted in red. Apart from a visual spectacular, you will also enjoy an authentic cultural experience as you encounter the various ethnic groups of the region, including the Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Thakali and Gurung peoples.

Is this trip part of GHT ( Great Himalayan Trail), Nepal?

Yes, it is. This trip falls in Annapurna region of GHT, Nepal. This region is the 7th leg of the GHT, Nepal. The Ghorepani-Poonhill trek does not meet GHT high route, however, it follows the GHT cultural route between Ghorepani to Birethanti (Just before Nayapul), in the mid-hills of Annapurna region.

Annapurna circuit trek, one of our other popular trip follows most of GHT high route.

To understand the ‘Great Himalayan Trail’, please visit:

http://www.sherpatours.com.au/blog/2011/03/kick-off-the-ght-great-himalayan-trail/

Your Authentic Experience with us

Your authentic experience will include walking through the villages on trek where you will see primitive forms of farming and indigenous way of living.

Our Services

Pre-departure

At the time of booking, we will provide you with a comprehensive trip note covering things like the difficulty level/expected fitness level, health and training tips for effective trek preparation and important safety information.

We will also organise a free pre-departure information session for groups which covers all important aspects of the journey and provides a forum for answering all of your questions.

In Kathmandu

In the evening on the day of arrival, when the tour guide meets and greets you, he will facilitate a group dinner if there is an interest among the travellers.

On The Trek

On your unforgettable trek, you will receive continual support from a highly experienced crew, which includes a licenced and seasoned English-speaking trekking guide, porter and Sherpa (if you are going on a group camping trek). The trekking guide has first aid along with other relevant training, and understands high altitude sickness and its management.

All our guides are friendly and caring. They will go beyond the call of duty to ensure your continual safety and comfort. For example, they will check (where possible) with the lodge owners to ensure that your rooms throughout the trek are well set. They will advise you on how to stay hygienic on the trek and will help you with meal selection. If the crew is aware that someone in the group has a birthday, they may surprise everyone by organising (where possible) a birthday cake.

With us, all you will need to carry is a day pack to store your personal items (e.g. hat, sunscreen, chocolate and energy bars, etc).  The rest will be carried by a porter. All accommodation on this busy trail will be organized by us in advance. Meals are available at each lodge. Your guide will help you to place meal orders and will ensure that you are looked after. All you will need do each evening is kick back and relax at the lodge so that you will have a fresh start the next day.

So, get ready for a wondrous Himalayan journey which has been nothing short of a life-changing experience for so many.

To view itinerary, please click here.

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