Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 18 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Elevation: 5416 m

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you on a circumambulation of the Annapurna massif which is 55km long and consists of fourteen peaks over 7,000m and sixteen peaks over 6,000m. Among them Annapurna I (8,091m) is the tenth highest mountain that towers over the whole of Annapurna region. The circuit provides perhaps the most magnificent panorama of Himalayan peaks ranging from Annapurna range, Manaslu ranges to Dhaulagiri range.

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek? The 16 days Annapurna circuit trail passes through forests of birch and rhododendron within Annapurna Conservation area, and across terraced paddy fields, waterfalls, and picturesque ancient villages. The Annapurna Circuit trekking varies between 160km to 230km, depending on where you prefer to end up your trek.

Annapurna Circuit is safe Trek-Along the Annapurna Round trekking there are many Aid post and easy access with local lodges and it is good for the beginners as well. Annapurna Round Trekking starts from Syange after you leave the road behind. The altitude varies from Syange 800m to Throng-la top 5,416m and ended at 1,100m. This is actually good to have well acclimatized for every trekker.

Why Annapurna Trek is more popular?

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the most popular trekking trails in the world. The facet is Annapurna Mountain chain lies inland causes a large chunk of the land to fall in the rain shadow area. Hence Annapurna Circuit Trekking is considerably drier than the southern slopes of Annapurna Mountain. Annapurna Circuit trekking passes through the historically popular town of Manang and Mustang. The central piece of this part of Nepal is the Himalayan abode including Annapurna I 8,091m, Dhaulagiri 8,156m and many more Mountain vista.

Between these (Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri) giant Mountain “Kali Gandaki Valley” is the deepest gorge in the world. The views of lush forest, fertile farmland and undisturbed flora and fauna, add the mixture of many ethnic cultures and diverse range of experiences that makes the Annapurna Circuit Trekking the most satisfying trekking destination in Nepal.

Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek- Nepal faces 4 different seasons, Jun to Mid September is Monson season and 70% rain as well as rockfall and landslides are more likely to occur. Autumn-September to November is the best time to complete the Annapurna Circuit because the sky is clear and there are no hazy. The spring season-March to May is another beautiful time for the Annapurna circuit due to the Rhododendron flowers, birds and different spice of mammals. Annapurna Round trekking is the hub of butterflies, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and many more…

Highlights

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek makes a complete circle of Annapurna Massif
  • 180 degree snow capped mountains like Mt.Annapurna I (8091m.), Mt.Dhauligiri (8167m.) and Mt. Manaslu (8163m.) range
  • Cross one of the highest Himalaya pass, Thorong La
  • Colorful culture of Gurung ethnic community

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking staff will meet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel.

  • No food
  • Hotel
  • 1350m

•Pashupatinath Temple: 

 Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

•Boudha Nath Stupa: 

The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

•Monkey Temple:

 Swayambhunath/Monkey Temple is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

•Kathmandu Durbar Square: 

Kathmandu Durbar Square is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1350m

After 5hrs drive to Beshisahar the Annapurna Circuit Treks begins. The road is quite smooth and very scenic to Beshisahar. Again we will keep our journey to Syange by bus another 2 hrs. 

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 1100m

From Syange the trek goes all the way up hill to Jagat which is the ancient Tax Collection place. Mostly we are walking up hill and facing some mountain and boulders. Tal is one of the finest place to stay because silent noise from Marshyangdi river. Tal lies on the bank of the river. You will have real experience with local people and husbandry work. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 1700m

We follow the Marshyangdi river for some time trail leads you ascend to the hill side but the path is wide and facing to the snow caved Himalaya and waterfalls. As soon as you cross Dharapani check post the giant killer Mt. Manaslu will appears for a short time and hide itself

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2160m

Chame is the district head quator of Lamjung district and all internet services are available. The trail to Chame is easy and facing all the snow caped mountain and walking through Chir pine, on the lap of giant mount. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2670m

Slowly you are going to enter into the different world and gaining the elevation and walking through the pine forest. Pissang is the inhabitant of Gurung people. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3200m

After crossing the Marshyangdi river follow the off the beaten path to Manang. You will have a better view of Annapurna massive. Experience the local Gurung culture and customs. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3540m

Visit Annapurna Aid Post and Gangapurna Lake

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3540m

You will be walking as a slog due to the altitude. Along the way you will encounter with Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and all mountain range. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4050m

Trek to Throng Phedi and have a Lunch then 2hrs hike to High Camp. 

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4925m

Early morning ascend 490m to the Throng la top and walk down to Muktinath. This is a pilgrimage holy place in Annapurna region. Once you are in Muktinath you are entering into the different world which you may feel.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3760m

The most relaxed day and walking into the barren land and facing to the warier caves, visit the hundreds of years Monastery and Experience the Tibetan tribes.  

Note: If you would like to end up your trek here, there is a flight facility from Jomsom to Pokhara and end up the trek earlier.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2810m

You are walking into the pilgrimage trail and Kaligandaki is the holy river which starts from the Mt.Kailash (Tibet). You may find fossils and Saligrame along the trek. Marpha is the place for Thakali/ Buddhist /Monastery and apple garden.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2670m

Again you are walking through the rain forest and Thakali local village. On this day you will have the excellent view of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Kaligandaki valley is known as the deepest gorge in the world

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2000m

Even though we are trekking into the valley still Mountain view, Waterfall, Local lives and Natural Hot Spring on the bank of Kali River makes very pleasant of your day. Take a hot bath in the natural pools. 

  • Full Board
  • Guest House
  • 1200m

You may visit Pokhara walking along the lakeside. Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast.

  • Breakfast+Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 820m

arrival and transfer to Hotel, evening farewell dinner at Nepalese typical Restaurant. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1350m

After the healthy breakfast, we drop you at the airport for your final departure for your onward destination.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 3 nights lodging with breakfast
  • One-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 14-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD  for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • 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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Useful Info

Breakfast- Toast, Any style of eggs, Tibetan bread, Pancakes, Chapattis, Muesli, Oat porridge, Tea and coffee

Lunch-Fried noodles/ Chowmin, Fried rice, Fried potatoes, Noodle soup, Dal Bhat, Thukpa, Sherpa stew, Momo

Dinner-Macaroni, Spaghetti, Pizza, Dal Bhat, Spring rolls, Fingers chips, any styles of desert

These are the most served food in the Himalaya. Still, there are many more…

Accommodation while on the Annapurna Circuit trekking: Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouse so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some place for an additional cost.

Passport and Visa: All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information: All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.

You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid. The lowest price are on offer and highest price also available through out the year.

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