Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

14 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

5416m Thorong la pass.

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Comfortable drive and flight from Jomsom to pokhara. (Flight from KTM-PKR-KTM available).

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very well-known trek destination located in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal owing to the beautiful trail transitory over Marshyangdi & Kali Gandaki stream with exquisite panoramic splendor of vast mountain peaks.

This circuit trek has diverse altitude variations hard to find anywhere else. As the altitude varies, so does the culture and lifestyle, and always accompanied by amazing arrays of floras and faunas widely scattered throughout the region. 

The trekking trails comprise a mix of small villages and hamlets that houses culturally rich ethnic communities like the Gurung, Magar, Thakali and the Tamangs.

The trajectory also precedes you to the Buddhist hamlets and Hindu pilgrimage sites, particularly the locality of Muktinath - one of the sanctified site for both Buddhists & Hindus, and Braga - the oldest monastery in this area.

Annapurna Circuit Trek unfolds the wonders of nature as it meanders through the paddy fields, river valleys, and gorges and through small mountain hamlets giving you a true enigma of the Himalayan trekking experience. 

In addition, Annapurna Circuit also has been listed as one of the top 10 must-visit places & the best trekking trails numerous times in terms of culture and unique landscape by individual authors, magazines, BBC, Trip Advisor, media companies and such.

The best season for this trek is in Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to December). During these periods, the weather is almost flawless with moderate warmth & usual cool nights.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & trek preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Syange (1,100m). 7-8 hrs drive
Day 4: Trek to Tal / Karte (1,700m). 5 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Chame (2,630m). 5-6 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Pisang (3,190m). 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Manang (3,540m). 4-5 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Letdar (4,250m). 4-5 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,500m). 3-4 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass(5,416m). 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,713m). 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara. 20 min flight.
Day 13: Fly/drive to Kathmandu. 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.
Day 14: Final departure.

Himalayan Trekkers delivers the best value by giving due consideration to your outlook & interest. Our staff members make sure to gratify all your needs keeping safety as the first priority. For further information about Annapurna Circuit Trek, please feel free to email or contact us. We are here 24/7 at your service.

 

Starting Price

USD 1275 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Once you arrive in Nepal, you will be welcomed by a Himalayan Trekkers representative in a traditional way and transfer you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu & trek preparation.

Meals included: Breakfast

You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites such as Syambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath and Durbar Square in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Syange (1,100m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With a certain determination and a huge amount of enthusiasm, you will start your trek today. Taking the Prithvi Highway until Dumre, then you will take an uneven road by the River Marshyangdi. While on this trail, you will pass through the low-lying villages on the banks of the river and the paddy fields that are a common feature in this area. Following this trail, you will reach Besi Sahar after a drive of around 6 hours. Besi Sahar is the Headquarter of Lamjung District and is a small commercial center along the banks of the River Marshyangdi. And from here, you will be heading to Syange, which is another 2 hours journey by an automobile. Overnight at the teahouse.

(Note- Apart from the Monsoon season, you can drive till Dharapani reducing one more day as the motorable road has reached Chyamche/Dharapani now. Furthermore, although you can choose the private drive till Synge, you can also walk further 1.5/2 hrs to Jagat / Chyamche).

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 4

Trek to Tal / Karte (1,700m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Syange you will travel down to Jagat (1.5 hours) and further continue till Chyamche. Today also you will be walking along the banks of the River Marshyangdi. You will descend until the trail reaches the river. Further, you will walk through a lush green forest for an hour and reach the village of Chamje. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, you will descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As you walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then you approach Karte which is a village in the midst of a deep forest. This is your last destination for the day.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Chame (2,630m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will continue through the narrow village trail keeping the Dudh Khola to our left. The Dudh Khola originates from the southern face of Manaslu. Further on, the Marshyangdi River enters a gorge and the trail follows the rock-strewn path. You will stop for a while to enjoy the majestic and impressive view of the Manaslu before the inclined ends and the forest of Rhododendron starts. Walking further up, you will reach the hamlet of Koto, from where you can have the most awe-inspiring view of Annapurna II and surrounding peaks. From here you will walk for nearly one hour until you reach a white gate with a corrugated iron roof, the entrance to Chame, a small village that serves as the Headquarter of the Manang District. It is dotted with most of the government offices of the area.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Pisang (3,190m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

One of the most mesmerizing moments would be when you wake up with the sun rising beautifully over the Lamjung Himal (6,993m). This is how our 6th-day trek will start. After the overnight rest, you will be heading towards Pisang, which will be your overnight destination for today. On your way to Pisang, you will cross through the barley fields gently swaying in the winds, cross-mountain passes, enjoy the sight of apple orchards and small hamlets on the way to the untouched hamlet of Bratang. After passing through this village, you will continue your journey enjoying the majestic beauty of Annapurna II, Gangapurna Glacier, and stunning snow-capped peaks. Similarly, after a walk of almost 3-hours, you will arrive at Pisang village.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Manang (3,540m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our day starts with the journey towards Manang. On the way to this town, you will pass through the beautiful and scenic Manang Valley and have a glimpse of the sky-high Tilicho Peak (7132m). You can see this while descending through Manang's airstrip, Humde. After a while, you will reach the spot where the north-eastern face of Annapurna III is visible. Further on, after a while, you keep on walking through the Sabje Khola Valley, you can also see the Annapurna IV, which stands at 7525m, in all its majestic glory. Further on, you will cross a wooden bridge, as the Marshyangdi Khola gushes below you after which you enter the village of Mungji. You will continue downhill till you reach Manang and experience the awe-inspiring sight of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak [7134m] standing majestically in their full glory as of the backdrop of your trail. Manang is one of the typical Nepali villages where one can find traditional houses made up of clay with a mix of Manangi and Tibetan culture in addition to the unique lifestyle of the local people.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Letdar (4,250m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is going to be a thrilling day as you have reached that point in the trek where you will start your ascent towards Thorung La. You will start your walk after breakfast and start climbing uphill to Tengi, and 120 meters above Manang. Furthermore, you will cross Marshyangdi Valley turning north-west up the valley of the Throng Khola and continue further to Gunsang (3960 m). This is a small mountain hamlet with houses that have flat roofs made up of mud. You will walk past picturesque meadows and rich forests of barberry, juniper, and other alpine plants. On the way, you might encounter horses and yaks grazing. This whole scene depicts the picture-postcard perfection also renowned as Yak Kharka. Keeping yourself on the same track, you will continue walking across the large stream coming down from the Chulu west. You will follow the trail until you reach a rich pasture that is 4000 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,500m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving Letdar behind, you will gradually climb to a ridge before going downhill to the gushing headwaters of the River Marshyangdi. You will then cross the river using a covered wooden bridge. After a short climb up the mountain path on the bank of the river, you will follow a narrow trail across an uneven steep slope and then climb down to Thorung Phedi. Similarly, if time allows then you will climb to High Camp (4883m) and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass(5,416m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the most exciting day of the trek as you will be crossing the Thorung La [5416m], the highest trekking pass in the world. It has been listed as one of the best trekking trails in the world in terms of culture and unique landscape, many times by many organizations, individual authors, Magazines, BBC, Trip Advisor, and the Lonely planet as well. So, you will start early for the climb followed by the downhill trek. The trail is very steep but well defined and easy to track as it has been used by the villagers for hundreds of years now. The walk will uphill and strenuous for the next four hours until you reach a place with prayer flags and a small stupa/chorten. From up here, you can see the majestic snow-capped mountains, rolling hills of Mustang and the beautiful Valley of Kaligandaki. After a brief rest, you will start your descent in the direction of Muktinath (3800m). You will take a path along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, a popular pilgrimage in the Himalayan region for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Jomsom (2,713m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Coming down the mountain in the morning you will find yourself in Jharkot and Khingar, where there are beautiful monasteries. You will experience the culture of the local people which in many ways is similar to Tibetan culture. One cannot really get over the awesome view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri throughout the trail. You will walk past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom along the banks of River Kali Gandaki. Jomsom is the Headquarter of Mustang district and you can spend some time here to explore the area and interact with the locals.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 12

Fly to Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

Since Jomsom lies in the mountainous region so there is always an early flight to Pokhara because in the morning, the days are clear and also the flight duration is about 20 minutes. Similarly, Pokhara is also known as “City of Lake” and is one of the most popular places for foreigners after Kathmandu. There are lots of interesting things to see in Pokhara. So when you are in Pokhara don’t miss to visit the popular landmarks there.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 20 min flight.

Day 13

Fly/drive to Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today either you can fly to Kathmandu, which will be 30 minutes scenic flight, which lets you view the changing natural vegetation with Himalayan Range. Otherwise you can drive from Pokhara. The drive will also be scenic and you will get the opportunity to experience the highway of Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 14

Final departure.

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) paperwork and fee
  • All Permits in the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost incurred from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Includes Section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

How difficult is the trek?

The trek is graded a bit strenuous due to its challenging path, a lot of walking, and remote areas. However, it is not that threatening and you can accomplish it easily if you have some trekking or serious hiking experience.

Can I alter the itinerary?

Yes. It can be done by consulting with the Himalayan Trekkers team.

Do I have to stay in tented camps?

No, you won't have to. There are lodges/guesthouse/teahouse available in every overnight stop of the trek.

Will I be able to take hot showers during the trek?

Hot shower facilities are available in almost every place. In more remote areas, you can take a bath with a bucket of hot water in a secluded place which can be arranged if you pay a little extra at your lodging.

How much should I carry for personal expenses?

Personal expenses are up to you so there is no particular amount you would require. We suggest you carry a few thousand rupees for personal expenses such as meals in Kathmandu (approx.$7 per meal), tipping, hot showers, souvenirs, and other extra expenses.

What kind of insurance would I need?

A proper travel insurance package that covers all the medical charges, expenses of rescue/ evacuation by helicopter, and other expenses incurred by mishaps even in high altitudes is necessary. It should also cover you for any baggage theft/loss.

Is there a chance of getting altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness can be a real problem in alpine regions, however, we make sure you acclimatize properly by trekking gradually with all the precautions. So, altitude sickness is not very likely.

How is any emergency situation handled?

In case of accidents or mishaps, you will be immediately rescued/evacuated (by helicopter if urgent) to a safe place with medical assistance if necessary. Please make sure all the costs incurred in such situations are covered by your insurance.

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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base on 6 Reviews

10 Mar 2016

Simona Jackubcova

Hong Kong

Stunning Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Adventure Mission Nepal group will always make you feel that you are a member of their family - actually you will become. Since my first visit in Nepal (two years ago - before the earthquake), Raj and his family has been treating me as a close family friend. It is always a pleasure for me to come back and spend a wonderful time with them. This year, me and my friends decided to do the Annapurna circuit, one of the classics, most diverse and stunning tea house trek in the Himalaya. We had a blast - we forgot about all daily duties and just enjoyed a peaceful, heartwarming and real local environment. Our team - Balkrishna (guide), Sisi & John (porters) were really caring, knowledgeable, easygoing and funny ppl, we had with them all the time. "Resham firiri"

11 Oct 2013

Duncan

Australia

Amazing!

I spent 2 months in Nepal and this tour was definitely one of the highlights. Raj and Sadeep looked after me for 3 weeks and they were perfect! We saw a real and authentic side to Kathmandu before completing the Annapurna circuit trek. They were so warm, hospitable and friendly at felt at home even in such a foreign place. I would recommend these guys to anyone no matter which adventure you choose.
Duncan

01 Apr 2013

Lucie L

Czech Republic

perfect holidays

We spent three weeks in nepal and whole our trip was managed by Raj . We did some sightseeing around Kathmandu, then we went to annapurna circuit trekking and finally to Chitwan national park. Everything was fine, without any problems . I would definitely come back. Lucie

07 Apr 2016

Jorge B

China

Great adventure trek in the Annapurna Circuit

Raj and his team made our trip a great experience, different than the typical organised trips. Thanks to them we could enjoy a perfectly organised holidays without having to take care of anything and also we had the chance to have some real local experiences.
The adventure mission team rapidly became part of our "family" sharing with us those fun moments. Kind, efficient and extremely helpful, made easy even the most exhausting parts of the treks.

We will definitely repeat next year!

06 Oct 2019

Victor Alekseyev

Russian Federation

The experience of Annapurna Circuit and ABC treks

I met Himalayantrekkers.com through online. I had surfed through Internet and had came across other several websites but the information in their website was super captivating and full of knowledge of the trip. So, i connected with them and the prompt replies they provided were amazing. After i arrived in kathmandu, Raj (owner of the company) who had experience in this field for over 2 decades, organized all the necessary requirements for the trip and he fully made sure for my trip to go well. I performed Annapurna Circuit and ABC trek. The weather was not so in favor in the beginning days but after it was quite beautiful. The throughout experience of the trek was full of joy and unique adventures. The spectacular view of Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Glacier Lake, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, seen from Throng-La Top, Poonhill, ABC and other places breathtaking. My guide Sonam was very experienced and had all the information about the entire trip. Raj and Sonam both took proper care of me and made sure of my security and convenience. Raj was contacting us throughout entire trip. The porter kapil was very young but friendly and helpful. The entire trip went beyond my aspiration and it was only possible due to the entire AMN team. I was in very good hands and they served me very well.They even customized the trip according to my will and budget. I super recommend them to all and will surely experience Nepal and Bhutan tour with them in future.

06 Nov 2011

Martina & Jan

Czech Republic

Track around Annapurna 

All the organization with Raj was very comfortable and went smooth.
Track was well prepared and our experienced guide Tika made few changes according to our conditions.
Even we chose quite advanced track through lake Tilicho and Throng-la pass, we felt fine and relax.
We felt great support from our guide and all members of the organization.

Thanks a lot.

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