Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Cost

$ 1250

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking takes you through the region where you will enjoy the view of dramatic mountain folds, explore the river valley surroundings and natural wonders along the journey. As…

Duration

18 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Moderate to Fairly Hard

Max altitude

5416m

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

3-Star Hotels and Lodges

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

1-16

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek


Annapurna Circuit Trekking takes you through the region where you will enjoy the view of dramatic mountain folds, explore the river valley surroundings and natural wonders along the journey. As the trek goes through beautiful local settlements, this trip also allows you to explore the cultural wonders of the mountains.

The remoteness of mountains along the trail will offer you wonderful landscapes and peaceful nature. The ruggedness of the trail with surrounding jagged mountains will give you a sense of trekking through the remote wilderness. As you trek to a higher elevation, you will experience more remoteness of the mountains. You can also enjoy the best experience of the trekking around the Annapurna mountain range.

Trekking over a mountain pass over 5,000 meters is another highlight of this trip. Thorong La Himalayan pass stands impressively at the elevation of 5,416 meters above sea level. It is a truly an adventure trekking journey from a low river valley up towards the mountainous landscape. Eventually, you will cross the pass just to descend to another side of the mountain and enter another river valley. Marshyangdi River Valley and Kali Gandaki River valleys will offer their distinct charms to the trekkers.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu. Our representatives will aid you in your transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu is a vibrant city with a large population and where the roots of culture and traditions still run deep. You can visit a few of the beautiful landmarks this city has to offer such as, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the Basantapur Durbar Square.

    Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara, Besisahar (800m) on a tourist bus [7-Hours] and drive to Syange (1110m) [1-Hour]]

    We will start early morning journey from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar in a private drive. The drive to Pokhara/Besi Sahar will be exciting with scenic views of hills and Trishuli River. Once at Pokhara, which will take about 7 hours, we will will transfer to a shared jeep that will take us further to Syange. We will reach the destination by the evening and spend the night in Syange.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Syange

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1860m) [5/6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will start our trek towards Syange. On the way, cross Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo and Karte. The trip is exciting as we trek alongside Marshyangdi River, green farmlands, rich forests, rocky terrain and beautiful waterfalls. The path becomes narrow as we gradually reach a suspension bridge. Cross the bridge and arrive at Dharapani.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Dharapani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m) [5/6-Hours]

    After wake up and breakfast, continue the trail towards the headquarters of Manang District. Manang and Mustang are both known as the nation beyond the mountains - due to their geographical location. Appreciate the beauty of Mount Annapurna II and IV along with Mount Lamjung. Take a soothing dip in natural hot spring near Chame.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Chame

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m) [5/6-Hours]

    After breakfast, continue along the trail. Hike against the eye-dropping steep terrain in the region. Today's trip will bring out a sense of adventure as we descend very low into the Marshyandi Valley and later ascend towards the village of Pisang. Feast your eyes with wonderful view of Mount Pisang and other looming mountains.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Pisang

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m) [5/6-Hours]

    Another adventure begins with a dayful of journey towards Manang - a civilization beyond the mountains in the north. The terrain starts looking barren as we move forward. The dry yet extremely chilly wind will seep inside our clothes. It's recommended to have good quality down jackets and wind cheaters in this trail. We will visit Barge, a local monastery in the region.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Manang

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Acclimatization at Manang

    We will spend the well-earned rest day and necessary acclimatization at Manang. For health concerns, it is extremely important that we spend the day actively (hike to Gangapurna Lake, Vraga Village and/or Himalayan Rescue Association Office) and prepare for the next day ascend.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Manang

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Trek form Manang to Ledar (4200m) [5-Hours]

    With enough rest and a good breakfast, we are ready for a trip to Ledar Village. Ascend out of Marshyandi Valley and continue hiking through pastures and forest. We continue gaining elevation as passing through Ghunsa Village and large grassland. Watch yaks and horses grazing peacefully and cross a small stream as you continue along the trail to reach Ledar. Ledar is about an hour walk from Yak Kharka, where it is also possible to spend overnight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Ledar

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Trek from Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4550m) [3/4-Hours]

    We are approaching nearer and nearer to the mighty Thorung-La pass every day. Thorung Phedi (base of mountain) is about 3-hours walk from our starting point. It is the last settlement before we make the ascend towards the high pass of Thorung-La the next day.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Thorung Phedi

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek (cross) Thorung La Pass (5416m) and reach Muktinath (3760m) [7/8-Hours]

    Thorung (Thorong) - La Pass is the highest accessible mountain pass in the world. Even with that record, it is not possible to access this pass in winter. We will wake up very early (4 am) and start our journey. Our objective - reach the highest point in the pass by midday and start descending towards Muktinath on the other side. Don't forget to take a picture at the highest spot in the pass to show it afterwards to friends and family. It is a great achievement. Continue towards Muktinath.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Muktinath

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) via Kagbeni [5-Hours]

    Muktinath region is named after a holy temple by the same name. This temple has a great significance in both Hindu and Buddhist culture. "Muktinath" translates to "the lord of Nirvana". It is commonly believed that washing yourself in the temple's 108 sprouts washes away all the sins of the soul. Every year, many pilgrims from Nepal, China, India and neighboring countries make the journey to this temple.

    We trek along the Kali Gandaki Plateau, ancient Tibet looking landscapes and the apple kingdom (Marpha) before reaching Jomsom, another popular town in the area. There is also a domestic airstrip in the town.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Jomsom

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Trek from Jomsom to Tatopani (1190m) [4/5-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will hire a jeep to bring us to Tatopani from Jomsom. Because of the recently made motorway, it is quite challenging to trek this part. "Tatopani" translates to "hot-spring". Dip yourself to relieve from the muscle pain and acne. Enjoy a blissful evening in the village of Tatopani.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Tatopani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 13

    Day 13: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2880m) [7-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will hike forward to connect with the Ghorepani Poonhill trail in the Annapurna Region. Shikre and Chitre are two small villages situated between the thick rhododendron forests along the way. During spring, the trails look really beautiful. Continue towards Ghorepani. Hike up Poonhill in the evening for sunset view over the Annapurna.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Ghorepani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 14

    Day 14: Hike to Poonhill (3210m) for sunrsie view, trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m) [2-Hours]

    We will wake up early morning for the sunrise view from Poon Hill - one of the most scenic spot in the country. Bring your cameras for capturing the playfulness of colors over the mountains as the sun emerges from the horizon.

    After breakfast, continue back trek towards Ghorepani towards Tadapani, a beautiful village on the south.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Tea house / Tadapani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 15

    Day 15: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) to Nayapul [6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will start a steep descend as we approach nearer and nearer to the highway in Nayapul. Before that, we will arrive to the beautiful-beyond-words village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk Village is rich in natural beauty and hospitality of the native Gurungs. Later, we will continue towards Nayapul, and hire a vehicle to reach Pokhara.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Pokhara

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 16

    Day 16: Pokhara Sightseeing [All Day]

    Spend the day visiting the highlights of Pokhara Valley: Phewa Lake (evening boat ride), Peace Pagoda, Davis Falls, Tibetan Refugee Camp, etc are all worth visiting.

    Watch the sunset while rowing in the Phewa Lake, and spend the night at bars and pubs in the lakeside. Pack your stuff for a 7-hour drive to Kathmandu the next day.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Pokhara

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 17

    Day 17: Tourist-bus ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu [7-Hours]

    We will have an early breakfast and get on the bus to Kathmandu. If you prefer a journey full of scenes rather than sleeping, make sure to get a seat on the left by the window.

    Once in Kathmandu, we will spend the rest of the afternoon resting and later meet for a farewell dinner. Share your experiences and say goodbye to your friends, guides and Hiking Adventure staff.

    Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 18

    Day 18: Airport Transfer / Departure

    Congratulations! Your trek has come to a beautiful end. Our representatives will aid you in your departure. We hope that you have had a wonderful time and will join us in the future for such treks and expeditions once again.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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05/18/2019

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06/16/2019

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Airport pickups and drops via a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
    • An experienced, English-speaking and licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation of staff
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking maps
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
    • First Aid kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Welcome/Farewell dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara
    • One Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara for contingency
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.