Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude5416 M
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5416 M
  • Min. Group Size: 02 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Highlights

  • The adventure trekking experience along with a rich cultural immersion that you experience in the himalayas 
  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking is unparalleled best destination in the world. 
  • Annapurna circuit trek was voted as one of the best trekking trail in the world.  

Annapurna circuit or aslo known as the Round Annapurna trek is an outstanding trekking trail in Annapurna Region. Annapurna circuit trek is also knowan as one of the best trekking trails in high mountain. The Annapurna circuit trek goes through marshyangdi river vally which led you almost to the base of Gangapurna mountain and into the Himalayan shangri-la. This amazing trekking route that circles around the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, the experience this Annapurna circuit trek offers is unbeatable and once in a life time. 

The adventurous climb of Thorong-la pass  the highest pass in this trek – at 5416 meters is the highlight of the whole Annapurna circuit trek and once you are on the top, it has the perfect 360-degree views which takes your breath away and leaves you wondering with your jaws open. Once we descend from the pass, we will witness the views of Mustang Region which is a colorful landscape that is home to Tibetan Buddhist and numerous friendly Buddhist people.

We will then follow the deepest gorge on earth – the Kali Gandaki River Gorge- which is guarded by the giant 8,000  peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri – 8,167 meters and Mt. Annapurna I – 8,091 meters. We will then use the unchanged ancient paths that were used as trade routes between Nepal, Tibet and India. We will also pass through the apple and wheat farming areas, interact with local Thakali people and share our moments with sheep and yak herders.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu - 1400 meters

You will be welcomed on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel. Once you check into the hotel, find some free and relaxing time until we meet for the briefing at some point in the evening. You will be informed about the time for the briefing at your hotel.

After breakfast in the morning, we regulate for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO Heritage tour and cultural tour around valley. which are as following:
Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.

Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Stay in hotel.

Drive from Kathmandu for about 6 hours by bus towards Besi Shahar - 830meters / 2723feet, a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal and is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Drive further to Bahundanda via Bulbule by a local bus and stay overnight in local lodge.
Approximate Distance - 250 km
Approximate Travel Duration - 9 Hrs

Start your day after breakfast to Chamje. There will be plenty of stopovers for necessary breaks including the lunch break at Jagat. Once you reach Chamje, check into a tea house and relax.
Approximate Distance - 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

After breakfast we trek to Bagarchhap. During the six hours on nice walk, you can see and experience the mountain climate and culture. The more further you walk, the higher you are heading and slow pace will help you to acclimatize.Check into a tea house at Bagarchhap and stay relax
Approximate Distance - 12 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

You are heading towards Chame from Bagarchhap after breakfast at lodge.The headquarters of Manang, the district beyond the Himalayas, as it is famously known as in Nepal. You will, undoubtedly, enjoy your stay in the mountain town in the lap of Annapurna II - 7937 m / 26040 ft. The walk today is about five hours and offers you some breathtaking views.Overnight at local lodge.
Approximate Distance - 10 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

Hike from Chame to Pisang . Approx. walking 5 to 6 hours, O/N at guest house

An about five hours walk led you to the mountain village of Manang where you can see the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture. The walk itself offers a magnificent view of the mountain peaks in the famous Annapurna range. Serene mountain atmosphere is an additional bonus for your walk.Once in Manang, check into a local mountain lodge and stay relax
Approximate Distance - 9 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

Take a day break in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude. Explore the local area of Gangapurna glacier and Gangapurna lake be comfortable adjusting in the high altitude climate on your rest day.
overnight stay in Manang at local mountain lodge.

Today we head off towards Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka literally means the Yak pasture land. You come across those mountain giants - yaks - along the trail. Enjoy the mountain view and beautiful atmosphere on your six hours walk today from Manang to Yak Kharka. you will stop for lunch on the way and dinner at same lodge in Yak kharka.
Approximate Distance - 8 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

After having breakfast in the morning, start your walk of the day to Thorong Phedi - the base of the Thorong-la Pass. A five hours slow paced walk takes you to the place where you are staying overnight today. Enjoy and relax in the cool mountain environment and get ready for your next day real adventure.
Approximate Distance - 5 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

Today is a long day of walk and the highlight of this trip. Wake up very early in the morning to start your adventure towards the highest pass to Thorong Pass. A slow paced up hill walk takes you about 4-5 hours to reach the pass. When you are at the top, you feel like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. You have conquered the highlight of this trip. Now, you walk starts descending towards Muktinath for about another six hours. Check in local lodge and stay relax.
Approximate Distance - 15 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - about 10 hrs

After breakfast, we start our day trek downhill walk takes you to an exceptionally beautiful town of Jomsom. You have some free time to explore the town.Stay in a hotel in Jomsom.
Approximate Distance - 9 km
Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom in the morning. It is a very beautiful and adventurous flight through the series of mountain peaks in Annapurna region. Have a leisure time in Pokhara to explore the beautiful lake city. Go for boating, massage and explore the lake city

Drive for about seven hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu by regular tourist bus or charter transport. It's a long but scenic drive with beautiful landscpae along the way. Once you are in Kathmandu, check into hotel and take a leisurely and relaxing time. We take you for the dinner with cultural show in th evening.

As today is the last day of the trip, we transfer you to airport for departure. Namaste!

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Aiport pick ups and drop off from hotels and airport
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Accommodation while on trekking (teahouses moutain lodge on twin sharing basis, shared bathroom ) 
  • All meals during the treks ( Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea or coffee ) 
  • Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestict flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All government and local taxes

 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance ( should cover helicopter evacuation, incase of emergency ) 
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Price Include' section)

Trip Map

Useful Info

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Mount Trails works for social causes with some non-profit organization http://letsgocool.org concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization  gocooltonepal@gmail.com  

Trip Note

Our Trekking Group

The trekking group is depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage trekking accordingly. The maximum number 10  is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require. 

Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight. 

Guides and Porters

For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).

Accommodation

Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking of Tsum Valley.  Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 40. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your trek in Himalayas. 

Meals

We mostly serve fresh and hygienic food to let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way. 

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and we serve you a breakfast at same hotel.

Transportation

The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop off from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also we can arrange domestic flight as per your request. Trek in Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to trek starting point.

Safety and Precaution

It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking in Himalayas. As the trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs. 

Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.

Health Issues

Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link: http://www.mounttrails.com/altitude-sickness-in-nepal-himalaya.html

Trekking plus

If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know, we would be so much happy to create a tailor made itinerary as per your time and interest.It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any other travel plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mount Trails expert trek tour operator will design and arrange your holiday as per your time length and interest.